Articles on inclusivity initiatives and programs.

  1. Corporate Purpose
Them, a news site that defines itself as serving and reporting on the  LGBTQ+ community, has story saying that “in the face of increasingly draconian anti-trans legislation, some unlikely (or extremely likely, depending on how you see it) allies have emerged.” One of them is the convenience store chain Kum & Go, which “tweeted its […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
REI has hired Apple Musni as its new Chief People Officer, effective March 20, and promoted two executives to leadership positions: Chris Speyer has been named SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer, and Isabelle Portilla has been promoted to VP, Co-op Brands, effective immediately. Musni, most recently VP for Field People Experience and Recruiting at Chipotle, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Porter’s 5 forces model is a tool that is widely taught in business schools and various training centres. Among other things, this tool makes it possible to analyse the competition in a market. Porter’s forces refer to the following elements The intensity of competition, The bargaining power of customers, The bargaining power of suppliers, The […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Society is changing rapidly, and retail needs to evolve just as rapidly to keep up, according to the Buying Into Better: The Future of the Consumer Industry report by Deloitte. The headline is that retailers can’t just invest in outside programs or initiatives that focus on diversity and sustainability — changing demographics and customer demands […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Food retail, wholesale and distribution company AF Blakemore, one of the UK’s largest independently owned businesses, has the announced the winners of their first Women in Blakemore Awards, via a story book. The book launch amalgamates the stories of the winners and their nominees. The awards, created to champion and recognise diversity and inclusivity in […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that it will host its next quarterly Best of Local Brands Summit in May to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Since the Best of Local Brands summits began […]
  1. Associates & Employees
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. recently recognized its outstanding team members at its annual business meeting last week, handing out 15 awards to stores, employees and teams. “The dedication of our team members to serve our customers and our communities never wavers, as they continue to demonstrate every day how nimble, agile, and resourceful […]
  1. International
Booker Group has announced the launch of its first ever colleague network which happened on International Women’s Day. Called ‘Women in Booker’ its purpose is to champion gender equality and to help women be at their best. A virtual event saw over 750 colleagues covering all areas and work levels across the group coming together […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released its fiscal year 2022 ESG report, detailing the company’s efforts to live up to its stated purpose of creating more joyful lives through better health. WBA yesterday hosted a virtual event, featuring report highlights and discussions with ESG thought leaders. In addition to sharing the company’s […]
  1. International
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  1. Department: Consumer Durables
KPMG yesterday released a new study saying that “37% of consumers consider environmental sustainability and 33% consider social responsibility in buying decisions.” Other conclusions in the study: •  “Over 75 percent of consumers are at least somewhat familiar social responsibility.–over 50 percent of them associate social responsibility with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); employee human […]
  1. International
Embracing equity is so important as it is the first step to equality. It means gaining a deep understanding of the reasons why people are not starting from the same place. There are factors at an individual, societal and structural level which can mean that some people have more opportunities—meaning they have privilege—whilst others face […]
  1. Channel: Home Improvement
Lowe’s has launched its second annual “Into the Blue” product pitch event, inviting entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to apply to get their products on the home improvement retailer’s shelves. Both U.S.-based and international companies and individuals with ready-for-market products can apply through March 20, 2023. Selected prospective suppliers will be invited to attend […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is #EmbraceEquity. Gender equity involves recognising the differences in needs between groups and providing the necessary resources and opportunities for all to thrive. Gender biases and inequalities have been reported in healthcare. Women are more often underdiagnosed and undertreated for a variety of health conditions. In […]
  1. Data & Insights
AI is already making big leaps forward. Back in December, we tried the then-new ChatGPT to see how it could handle writing an article and a press release. The results were mixed. The article was decent; the press release was a bit of a disaster. Part of the problem with the press release is that […]
  1. International
Fae Johnstone, a queer, trans and feminist activist, tweeted about being included in Hershey’s “Her for She” campaign for International Women’s Day. That led to calls on social media to #BoycottHersheys. The candy and snack company has been criticized for its inclusive messaging, which some on the right view as part of the “woke” culture.
  1. Channel: Mass
While the 2022 holiday season was an overall success, the specter of a potential recession was clearly looming over the retail industry in the final months of the year. That pressure can be felt in the Q4 2022 results and fiscal 2023 outlooks released by a multitude of retailers this week. Walmart has already warned […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
For online retailers, the last mile is a critical element to the customer’s overall brand experience, covering the entire spectrum from website browsing to purchasing a product and, finally, to receiving a delivery. While the last mile is critically important to the customer’s brand experience, it contributes an estimated 53 percent to the total shipping […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 3/2/2023 Fourth Quarter Highlights Fiscal 2022 Highlights CINCINNATI, March 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 results, provided 2023 guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth. Comments from Chairman and CEO Rodney […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc., which is set to announce its fourth quarter results on March 1, is under new management. Executive chairman Rick Dreiling has taken on the additional role of chief executive officer. Mike Witynski, who has been in leadership positions at Dollar Tree since 2010 and served as CEO since 2020, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Victoria’s Secret & Co.(VS&Co)is piloting a new combined loyalty program for Victoria’s Secret and Pink that will allows customers to earn rewards when shopping both brands, regardless of their payment method. Called “The VS & Pink Collective,” the new loyalty program is being tested with 30% of current Victoria’s Secret and Pink customers in select […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Buoyed by record membership growth, Sam’s Club announced plans to open more than 30 new clubs across the country, starting with a unit in Florida that is slated to open next year. The Walmart division also revealed a multiple-year plan to invest in and modernize its supply chain through new distribution and […]
  1. Department & Category
  Success does leave clues and if you want your fresh prepared Grocerant niche food brand to have distinctive differentiated messaging and positioning below are 10 clues from Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®:   1.     Purpose.   Do you have contemporized customer fresh food relevance? Why you are there?  The most successful brands are inclusive, include values greater than […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  At the intersection of fresh food retail and the consumer is a fledgling concept by Amazon called Amazon Go. After spending billions on Whole Food and stumbling, they rolled out Amazon Fresh a grocery store with technology and fresh food but it has failed to meet or exceed consumers expectations as well. So, they […]

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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
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  4. Technology & Innovation
Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Channel: Grocery
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  11. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]