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The BBC reports that sandwich chain Pet a Manger, which earlier this year announced it would start selling packaged versions of its popular fresh items in Tesco stores in the UK, now is going one step further, opening actual sandwich ships inside four Tesco stores. If the test works, expect more Pret shops to be […]
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In the UK, almost 27 percent of individuals answering to a survey claimed that they did not shop on due to the inconvenient delivery slots. The online delivery service offered by the supermarket chain was too expensive for almost one in five respondents.
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A survey carried out in the UK and released in October 2020 showed that 64 percent of Tesco’s online consumers used to have home delivery, while 22 percent of them opted for click & collect. Lastly, 14 percent of surveyed UK consumers used both delivery options.
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Beyond Meat Inc on Thursday reported a wider quarterly loss than expected, due to higher transportation costs, new product innovation, and slowing sales to restaurants. Kellogg’s net sales rose 5.1% YOY to $3.58 billion in their latest earnings release. Strong demand for its snacks helped drive the quarter’s sales growth. In North America, Kellogg saw […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
In an uncertain world, how can a big box retailer make personal wellness accessible for all? Wellness is now worth up to £2.8 trillion worldwide and growing rapidly. UK-based retailer Asda recognized its importance to customers and wanted to make Wellness accessible to all. They developed a new range of private brand Wellness products spanning […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The Financial Times has a story about how $142 billion worth of new investment into the food delivery segment – supporting new apps with names like GoPuff, Getir, Gorillas, Weezy and Dija – is rattling the leadership at delivery companies that have been around for awhile.  The concern is that they will use “their war […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
( The April 2021 tech trends highlight the latest innovations in apps, gaming, phone and computer hardware, and much more. Amazon Fresh opened its very first store in the UK, bringing consumers a…
  1. Merchandising
Equator Design has appointed of Kate Fischer to the role of Account Director. Kate is highly experienced with a strong creative and design management background and will be responsible for the strategic development of several key FMCG accounts. She will also be instrumental in the delivery of retail strategy, consumer behavior and sustainable packaging. Originally […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The Wall Street Journal reports that entrepreneurs in New York City are hoping “to cash in” on the city’s unique desire for fast delivery. “Two companies based in the city, 1520 and Fridge No More, have set up shop in recent months with just that promise,” the Journal writes.  “They are positioning themselves as alternatives […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s Friday, and we all can use a nice palate cleanser … and so I’m happy to share with you the trailer for “Ted Lasso,” season two … scheduled to debut on Apple TV+ on July 23. “Ted Lasso” was one of the delights of last year – perfect for a time when we’ve all […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By Jack M. Germain Apr 22, 2021 10:25 AM PT From coin shortages and curbside operations to contactless transactions, how consumers pay for their purchases has been completely transformed during the pandemic. Marketers expect that transformation to continue and expand. The digital payments industry continues to mature at an accelerated pace. Shoppers will see new […]

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  1. Channel: Mass
Here’s the RetailWit’s top picks from yesterday: B&G Foods reports Q1 results (+12.4% sales, adjusted EBITDA +5.2%) and names former Mars exec Kenneth Keller as CEO. Sprout reports Q1 results (-9.4% ID sales). Bright spots for growth in the following month include smaller format stores, logistics, and targeting / digital capabilities. Ex-Barry Callebaut boss Antoine […]