Articles on international retail across the globe.

  1. Technology & Innovation
“Virtual reality is a medium for the extension of body and mind… constructed by the senses and only exists in the minds of users.” You may be thinking this sounds revolutionary, right? But it was actually published all the way back in 1993 by Frank Biocca and Mark Levy. The point we’re making is, like […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s has announced that Dave Burwick will join the company’s board of directors as a member of the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, effective immediately. “We are pleased to welcome Dave to our board,” said Bob Eddy, chairman and CEO.  “Dave brings over 30 years of strategic leadership experience in the […]
  1. Data & Insights
There’s a lot of debate about what it takes to create scroll-stopping ads and award-winning campaigns, but here’s one truth we’ll always stand by: Market research is the backbone of every successful strategy.  When you know how to do market research, you have the power to understand consumers and make data-led decisions with confidence. Without […]
  1. International
Dominic Hall, joint managing director of James Hall & Co, has been elected president of Spar International. It is the inaugural election of a Spar UK representative to this role and Hall brings a wealth of experience to the position. Having worked in the James… This story continues at Dominic Hall named president of Spar […]
  1. Associates & Employees
In a near-unanimous vote, members of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) in New York City will join the 1.3 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). The newly chartered ALU-IBT Local 1 will represent the approximately 5,500 Amazon warehouse workers at the JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, N.Y., and also will have jurisdiction over the […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Webinar Building brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences LGBTQ+ consumers welcome brand engagement—provided it’s done in an authentic and inclusive way. Watch our latest webinar and learn how to build brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences.   Watch the webinar Webinar Building brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences LGBTQ+ consumers welcome brand engagement—provided it’s done in an authentic and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Complacency is the enemy of excellence. Doug McMillon delivered that message to a gathering of some 14,000 colleagues that marked the culmination of Walmart’s annual Associates Week. Recalling his 40-year career with the retailer, McMillon, who has served as president and chief executive officer for the past decade, said, “I have seen […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been on my bucket list ever since I started in marketing. I’m here for the first time this week thanks to System1 — who I’ve known since their Brainjuicer days. They invited me to be a Marketoonist-in-Residence for the week, so I’m going to capture some of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
And, just like that, Drizly is out. As of March 2024, the departure of what was once the largest online marketplace for alcohol in North America has created a significant void in the adult-beverage industry. However, this void also presents a significant opportunity for grocers. With customers increasingly returning to in-store shopping, grocery stores are […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Initially a cult classic among runners and exercise fiends, HOKA is now undeniably a mainstream phenomenon. In fact, HOKA parent company Deckers revealed in its Q4 and results for fiscal 2024, which ended March 31, 2024, that the brand’s net sales for the quarter increased 34% year over year, while its full fiscal year net […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  In 2019, Chipotle Mexican Grill took a unique and proactive approach to brand elevation by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee with its own version: the Chipotle Bee, For Real. This initiative was a testament to the power of innovative branding in driving future growth and creating a new energy within a brand.  […]
  1. Retailer Media
If you search for a waffle weave blanket on Amazon, summer styles at Target or a dishwasher at Best Buy, there’s a good chance that the first search results you’ll see will be sponsored ads. You might also get a promotional banner at the top of the page and a nicely branded video after a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As part of its Consumer Pulse survey, KPMG polled 3,000 UK consumers ahead of multiple international sports tournaments being screened this summer. Food and drink purchases are set for a boost, with a fifth of people intending to buy more snacks, or branded alcohol, and… This story continues at Consumers reveal ‘summer of sport’ spending […]
  1. Associates & Employees
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Complacency is the enemy of excellence. Doug McMillon delivered that message to a gathering of some 14,000 colleagues that marked the culmination of Walmart’s annual Associates Week. Recalling his 40-year career with the retailer, McMillon, who has served as president and CEO for the past decade, said, “I have seen a lot […]
  1. International
TJX — the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra — has entered a joint venture with the South American multi-brand retailer Grupo Axo to expand its off-price business into Mexico. Axo is a leading retailer of apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, beauty and personal care, with a slate of full- and off-price brands that operate […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  In a notable move, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) shareholders recently approved a 50-to-1 stock split, significantly reducing the price of individual shares. That got Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinking; that while stock splits are often seen as a sign of confidence and a way to make […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
BOSTON – Yellow Wood announced the acquisition of Elida Beauty brands from Unilever. The portfolio of consumer brands acquired in the deal includes Q-tips, Caress, Ponds, Noxzema,  and St. Ives and others. In conjunction with the closing, Alfie Vivian has been appointed as CEO of Elida to work with the Yellow Wood team to develop […]
  1. International
  Once again Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® weights in on the battle for share of stomach.  I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the red-hot competition between fast-casual restaurants and grocery store delis. Here’s the intel: grocery delis are making serious strides, and fast-casual needs to adapt or risk getting squeezed. Grocery Delis: Convenience, Choice, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey has released its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines how the company is implementing its global sustainability strategy. The report zeroes in on data across the company’s six priority areas  – cocoa, responsible sourcing and human rights, environment, people, youth and community. Hershey’s Cocoa For Good strategy runs […]
  1. Data & Insights
Few things have disrupted the ecommerce industry of late quite as thoroughly as AI. The experts agree, predicting that global AI in the retail market will surpass $24 billion by 2028, growing at 24.4% CAGR YOY. Yet many retailers haven’t begun leveraging AI to its fullest potential. They recognize GenAI’s contribution to their future success […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Growing worries about water shortages and the increasing efforts of international organizations to manage water resources are paving the way for the water filtration industry. Governments worldwide are prioritizing water management. The water industry is undergoing rapid changes and is expected to keep evolving through 2030.
  1. CPG: Food
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Julie Bowerman, Chief Marketing Officer at Kellanova, a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen foods, with iconic, world-class brands and strong underlying growth momentum and profitability. Follow Julie Bowerman on LinkedIn at: Follow Kellanova on LinkedIn at: […]
  1. Data & Insights
The medical technology sector is continuously evolving, but without the right information, it can be tough to navigate the trends. Investors are increasingly turning to alternative data to gain insights into market trends and company performance to bolster their investing in this field.  Understanding Alternative Data in MedTech Alternative data encompasses information that goes beyond […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. The Children’s Place, Inc. CEO Jane Elfers left the company last month under a “mutual agreement” with the specialty retailer, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a corporate announcement. The board of directors has initiated a search […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  With out much fanfare, major fast-food chains across the nation, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Burger King, and Taco Bell, have all announced significant price reductions on their menus. This sudden move has sparked widespread speculation and curiosity among consumers and industry experts alike. Why are these fast-food giants dropping their prices, […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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