International

Articles on international retail across the globe.

  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Mondelēz International is bringing back its Big Win-Win campaign again this year offering both retailers and their shoppers the chance to win cash prizes. The Cadbury Big Win-Win on-and off-pack promotion will run from the end of February to mid-June, inviting consumers to nominate their… This story continues at Cadbury Big Win-Win promotion returns Or […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  McDonald’s is selling lots of fresh food through their drive-thru for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  In terms of drive-through speed, McDonald’s has been a major player in the fast-food industry. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA Based Foodservice Solutions®, when it come to speed of drive-thru service they need to do better. […]
  1. Department: Food
Are you hungry to carve out a niche in the bustling food industry but not quite sure where to dig in? Get ready for some food for thought! We’re about to explore ten tantalizing types of food retail businesses that might just align with your entrepreneurial appetite and spice up your life.  From the sweet […]
  1. Data & Insights
The shipping and delivery phase of an e-commerce order is filled with opportunities or ‘touchpoints’ that you can capitalize on to convert one-time shoppers into repeat customers and spread positive word of mouth to influence their close ones, all while hoping that you don’t encounter any challenge that can infuriate your customers and get your […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In the rapidly evolving retail landscape, 2024 is already proving to be a crucial year for retailers to improve customer acquisition and retention. Analysts report that global expenditures on digital transformation initiatives will reach $3.4 trillion by 2026, with software innovation being the driving force behind trends like immersive shopping experiences, redefining the in-store experience, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A concerning trend has emerged in the evolving retail landscape over the past few years: the spike in retail theft. As examples, Los Angeles and Dallas experienced staggering increases of 109 percent and 73 percent, respectively, in shoplifting incidents from H1 2022 to H2 2023. As the problem intensifies, communities are left grappling with the […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Guess? has partnered with the global brand management firm WHP Global — which owns the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands as well as a stake in Express — to acquire the New York-based fashion brand Rag & Bone. The deal is expected to close during Q1 of the Guess? 2025 fiscal year, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The consumer is dynamic not static, and Dunkin’, founded in 1950, is the largest coffee and donuts brand in the United States, with more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets is more customer relevant today than ever according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Dunkin’s Customer-focused […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
MNB reader Doug Galli has a reaction to my argument that while Amazon may try to steer shoppers to products with higher margins, so do many retailers: Kevin, you are correct on this point of how retailers “merchandise” and market their respective stores. You work to steer customers toward higher margin products, which might not […]
  1. International
Parcel delivery service Evri is set to be sold for around £2bn according to reports. The majority owner, Advent International, is working with advisers from investment bank Rothschild to explore options for Evri, according to The Sunday Times. Advent International purchased a 75% stake in… This story continues at Options being explored for £2bn Evri […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The Los Angeles Times has a story about “the California Fast Food Workers Union,” describing it as “the state’s newest labor organization.” The Times writes that “The union is a unique effort that will pave the way for more than half a million workers at fast-food chains across the state to bargain as a single […]
  1. International
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, is on an international mission to raise considerable funds for an ambitious new project. He aims to radically escalate the production of the essential high-performance semiconductors that fuel advanced AI programs such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
  1. International
The concept of globalisation applies perfectly to supply chain management, or SCM for short. Raw materials come from all over the globe, and are processed and turned into parts in equally diverse geographies. As a result, supply chain management must in most cases be a ‘big picture’ endeavour. Particularly in the modern world, with all […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) will speak at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Chain Members and NACDS Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC) Breakfast during the 2024 NACDS Annual Meeting, to be held April 27-30 in Palm Beach, Fla., the association announced on Friday. Ryan […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Primark has opened it second U.S. distribution center, in Jacksonville, Fla., to serve its expanding store fleet. The retailer also has signed leases for planned new stores in four locations: Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va.; Mall at Prince George’s in Hyattsville, Md.; CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin, Tenn.; and Katy Mills in Katy, Texas. The new […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Estée Lauder is cutting 3 percent to 5 percent of its global workforce as part of a restructuring program that aims to increase profits and become more nimble in a challenging international environment, reports ABC News. The layoffs were announced Monday as the New York cosmetic giant reported falling profits and revenue in the second […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Our guest this week is Jane Ewing, SVP, Sustainability at Walmart* recorded live at last month’s NRF “Big Show.” In a wide-ranging interview we discuss how Walmart is putting people and planet at the heart of all of its decisions. We explore Walmart’s sustainability journey and go into details on their key initiatives, the challenges […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
For households across America and the world, the Amazon “smile” has become a familiar feature of their daily lives. Emblazoned on countless corrugated boxes and bag mailers, it greets folks as they arrive home or provides a welcome respite in the middle of the day. So it’s a bit surprising that Amazon would be willing […]
  1. International
Doritos is debuting the brand’s first-ever unified international creative campaign and brand platform, ‘For the Bold in Everyone’. “Doritos has always been synonymous with ‘bold,’ but we know it’s time to redefine and evolve it’s meaning to continue to drive relevance with new generations” says… This story continues at Doritos launches ‘For the Bold in […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Fanatics Commerce, the fan gear designer, manufacturing and retail division of the Fanatics digital sports platform, has made three new executive appointments to drive its next phase of growth.   In the C-level, Fanatics Commerce has appointed Valerie Love as its new Chief People Officer and Justin Tsai as Chief Product Officer. As Chief People Officer, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
From having their morning coffee waiting for them at the click of a button, to winding down with a personalized movie recommendation on Netflix, consumers are accustomed to personalized experiences at every touchpoint throughout their day. Their expectations while shopping are no different. And while retailers are clear on the need to tailor for individual […]
  1. Department & Category
  Today, the Team at Foodservice Solutions® has a coveted food focused leadership role in social media as well will well over 350,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. While Technomic founder, Ron Paul, was a mentor to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, he was also the inspiration for much of what Johnson has accomplished making Foodservice Solutions®, […]
  1. Data & Insights
The post-purchase is an exciting phase for your customers, as it is the last station before they get to their destination called happiness from collecting their orders. However, with most e-commerce merchants not having much awareness about the post-purchase phase and unwillingly neglecting its events, the ‘exciting phase’ is also one of the ‘most anxious’ […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to reduce its corporate workforce 10 percent to 15 percent during the next six months as part of its “productivity initiative” to drive long-term growth. The initiative, a two-year program named Project FUEL, is designed to accelerate the execution of Levi’s brand-led and direct-to-consumer first strategies while fueling long-term […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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