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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Industry Association (FMI) is out with a report that examines how traditional grocery business cycles are being upended by pandemic-fueled changes in consumer behaviors. “The Food Industry Speaks 2021” tells the story of the food retail industry’s resilience and transformation in 2020, and identifies how the landscape continues to shift, […]
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The ways we work have radically changed. But the ways we build our workforces have not undergone the same shifts. How do we hire, support, and prepare a tech workforce for jobs that don’t exist yet? How do we ensure that the workforce we build is more inclusive, diverse, and skilled than ever?   These are […]
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Jaclyn Huang contributed to this article. Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while unhoused. The fund, Backstage Capital, is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and LGBTQ+. Investing in underestimated founders After starting from scratch in 2015, Backstage […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced an extension of its Confidence Beyond Measure marketing campaign to include its men’s and kid’s apparel with diverse models. The expansion strengthens the retailer’s commitment to inclusivity for all. “At Meijer, we know that real style, goes beyond labels, trends and sizes,” said Annette Repasch, group vice president of softlines at Meijer. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been recognized by Fortune as one of the Best Workplaces for Women, ranking No. 59 on the 2021 large companies list. “Publix recognizes the value of a diverse organization where all associates are supported and empowered in their roles and the strength women bring to the workplace,” said Vice President of […]
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Month-long celebration of Latinx and Hispanic communities begins Sept. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off today, and runs through Oct. 15, several retailers are marking the occasion with promotions, deals and events. Minneapolis, Minn.-based Target Corp., for example, is rolling out its first Latino Heritage Month product assortment, with items including apparel, totes, notebooks and […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark is expanding its efforts to decrease health disparities among patients with certain conditions including sickle cell, HIV and cardiovascular disease by collaborating with local partners and utilizing its unique enterprise assets, the company said Wednesday. It is increasing its investments in programs that address barriers to care and developing additional […]
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CINCINNATI —  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Procter & Gamble is proud to introduce a comprehensive initiative to accelerate progress of Hispanic communities across the U.S. To launch the initiative, P&G produced a powerful film called “Powering Progress” to showcase that Hispanic progress is a pro for America. Despite the challenges the Hispanic community faces […]
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Support diverse communities. Increase representation of minorities. Invest in diverse-owned media. This is likely the thought process of advertisers and agencies that have made public commitments during the social justice movement of the past year. As the advertising industry looks to deliver on those commitments, that brings opportunity for the long tail of diverse-owned media […]
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The buzz has started and you might be wondering – what is Dreamforce? If you’re new to Salesforce and what we do, you may not know about Dreamforce, our annual event that combines community and customer success. For some Trailblazers — our community of customers, partners, and employees — it’s the highlight of the year. […]
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Walmart, Senior Manager II, Merchandising Sourcing – Private Brands- Pets, Baby & Beauty Position Summary… What you’ll do… Senior Manager II, Merchandising Sourcing – Private Brands- Pets, Baby & Beauty At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make and drives […]
  1. Channel: Department Stores
Department store stalwart JCPenney continues to attempt to reinvent itself and private brand continues to take a key role in that reinvention. The lateste move comes with the newly reimagined J. Ferrar and Stafford collections bring style and versatility to menswear. The J. Ferrar brand has been redesigned with modern style and comfort in mind, merging tailored suiting […]
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Elaine Welteroth first made history when she became the first Black beauty and health director in Condé Nast history. Not long after, she made history again when, at the age of 29, she became the company’s youngest (at the time) editor-in-chief and the second Black person to hold the title in 107 years. After leaving […]
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NEW YORK — Retailers and suppliers have done a tremendous job over the past 18 months of serving consumers during a difficult time, Wendy Liebmann, founder and chief executive officer of WSL Strategic Retail, said during a presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ recent virtual Total Store Expo. But when the pandemic […]
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Are you creating inclusive experiences for your customers? Many companies aren’t. For example, here’s a sampling of what we heard when we evaluated typical approaches to collecting personal information from consumers: “There is no open box to identify yourself. Ticking ‘other’ is alienating; therefore, if I didn’t identify as male or female, I wouldn’t feel […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon – Product Leader, Private Brands DESCRIPTION We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader that is passionate about products and brands. This leader should be customer-obsessed and growth-minded. This Sr. Product Manager role will own the development and launch of our Seasonal Product strategy across our Grocery Private Brands. In this role, you will be […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its second quarter 2021 results and will update investors on how key initiatives are positioning the company for long-term sustainable growth.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart entered the green bond market Wednesday with a record-setting $2 billion offering. The giant retailer said that net proceeds from the green bond offering will be used to fund projects designed to help Walmart achieve its sustainability goals. “It certainly seems like they’re serious about taking a sustainability leadership role within […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE) the non-profit professional development organization announced plans for their 2021 annual meeting, Thursday, November 4, 2021. The exciting agenda for this virtual event will include featured speaker, Colonel Merryl Tengesdal, USAF (ret.), the first and only African-American woman U-2 pilot. Colonel Merryl Tengesdal, USAF (ret.) Colonel Merryl Tengesdal (ret.) is the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CLEVELAND  — The discount grocery chain Save A Lot has sold 32 company-owned stores to Yellow Banana LLC, as part of an ongoing effort to convert corporate-owned stores to local ownership. The 32 stores, located across the greater Cleveland, Chicago and Milwaukee areas, generate annual revenues in excess of $130 million, making Yellow Banana one […]
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 274 we deep dive into the S-1 fillings from both Warby Parker and AllBirds. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ?????  Warby Parker and AllBirds filed their S-1 registrations with the SEC in […]
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September 1, 2021 By Lauren Uppington, Vice President, Omni Merchandising Baby Hardlines, Walmart Modern parenting is evolving quickly, but the love, excitement and stress new parents experience will never change. As a mom of three kids and a proud aunt to a dozen more, I know that. I’ve lived that. And I know firsthand, especially […]

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  1. Channel: Grocery
Digital efforts pay off as grocer retains consumers within its ecosystem As consumer behavior shifts with each COVID wave, The Kroger Co. is seeing its digital efforts pay off as the grocer retains shoppers within its ecosystem. Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of Kroger, expressed excitement for the future of grocery e-commerce at the Groceryshop trade show in […]
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Loyalty takes center-stage with WitsNotes Volume 3:  Title: The Tipping Point of Loyalty (2021) Author: Upside Topic(s): Loyalty, Retail Length: 66 pages RetailWit Summary: 2 pages The Summary: The value of a loyal customer has increased—for retailers, the top loyal customers are worth up to 27x of revenue versus your non-loyals. And, shoppers are less […]