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  1. Media & Marketing
Also: the latest tech offers new horizons for accessibility, Instagram adds pronouns, and Ohio creates lottery to reward vaccinated residents. Hello, communicators: Since the pandemic, many companies are exploring new accessibility communication tools to help differently-abled stakeholders interact with their content. The latest example comes in the form of a new, experimental device that turns […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  New electricity around the Gopuff / Uber Eats partnership is creating discomfort within the rank’s legacy grocery stores, convenience stores, and dollar store retailers as they learn the details of this grocerant niche duo according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.    This partnership is operating at the intersection […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Street cred and street threads … convenience retailer 7‑Eleven is going all-in on its collab with Chicago native Joe Robinson – better known as Joe Freshgoods – to create a limited-edition private brand capsule collection. The first set of merch drops May 13 at 7:11 p.m. ET, kicking off the retailer’s self-proclaimed Brainfreeze SZN – a super chill season celebrating […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 5/12/2021America’s largest grocery retailer invites local and regional growers and producers to apply for new accelerator program CINCINNATI, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a new partnership program inviting American growers and producers to apply for the opportunity to work with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: Mattel wants to recycle old Barbies, YouTube offers funds to compete with TikTok for influencers, insights from Ragan’s Communications Benchmark Report, and more. Hello, communicators: Plenty of brands are looking to have an impact on the conversation around COVID-19 vaccines—despite mixed evidence on the effectiveness of incentives and giveaways. Following Krispy Kreme’s promo offering […]
  1. Department: Food
Bloomberg reports on an acquisition made by Apeel Sciences – which has developed “a patented, plant-based coating that extends the freshness of produce like avocados, English cucumbers, mangoes and organic apples without refrigeration” – of a company called ImpactVision, “a developer of food security software using artificial intelligence and advanced imaging.” The Impactvision technology, according […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that a court in the European Union has voided a 2017 European Commission ruling that Amazon owed the EU the equivalent of $300 million in taxes, giving the tech company a major win that could have implications for other companies. Essentially, the EC maintained that Amazon cooked the books so […]
  1. Channel: Mass
  Once again, the ‘halo’ of grocerant niche ‘better-4-you’ food is taking center stage. Walmart has edified its brand marketing messaging to include ‘Better-4-You’ messaging; that is consumer family focused, interactive, and participatory according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Regular readers of this blog understand the dynamic growth, consumer […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Good & Gather, Target’s grocery private brand which launched in 2019 is jumping on the plant-based craze as it introduces Good & Gather Plant Based, a new range featuring plant-based creations like decadent non-dairy chocolate-flavored mousse dip, crispy chick’n tenders, savory buffalo-style cauliflower wings and more. Rick Gomez, executive vice president and chief food and […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
The My Private Brand Design Summit, starts TODAY, May 12. You will not want to miss our exciting lineup of speakers, live speed networking, and Vertex Award Winners. The My Private Brand Design Summit is the only event wholly focused on branding and package design for private label/private brand/own brands. The unique two-day experience is […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council Benchmark Report reveals new areas of focus for communicators that add to more traditional concerns. New priorities have emerged in the communications discipline this year, all of them related to the shocks of 2020. They include diversity, equity and inclusion, communicating with the remote workforce, workplace wellness and communications via mobile […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The COVID pandemic forever changed shopping as we know it. We’ve seen human behaviors change virtually overnight due to the impact of COVID. In fact, 60 percent of global customers changed their shopping behaviors since the onset of the pandemic. This simple human shift of being at home vs. being “out” had a ripple effect […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
As leaders think about the future of work and the hybrid workplace, here are the essential elements that must be present for workers to feel a sense of purpose and belonging. As leadership coaches, we have found that the dual pressures of performing and leading in the virtual work environment require gentle reminders for what […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: AAA seeks to calm consumer fears over gas shortage, Twitter tip jar posts home addresses, and Patagonia’s CEO shares strategies for activism campaigns. Hello, communicators: The Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA) and its Golden Globes awards mark the latest high-profile example of what happens when an organization takes too long to enact reform and improve […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Good & Gather, Target’s No. 1-selling food and beverage owned brand, has been a guest go-to since launching in 2019. (Who doesn’t love great taste without artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic colors and high fructose corn syrup?) It’s delicious food that you can feel good about eating. And now we’re adding even more goodness with the introduction of Good & […]
  1. Media & Marketing
This week our very special guest is Chris Schultz, a veteran executive with previous stints at Starbucks and MOD Pizza, who now serves as CEO of Voodoo Donuts, the remarkable Portland, Oregon based company that invented the gourmet donut category and has developed a cult-like following, despite expanding to a dozen locations. Chris shares many […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Bed Bath & Beyond has launched Simply Essential, a new private label of more than 1,200 opening price point essential items, designed for every room of the home.  As the retailer’s first range at opening price points and third label launched this year, Simply Essential underpins Bed Bath & Beyond’s commitment to appeal to a […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
The My Private Brand Design Summit, starts Wednesday, May 12. You will not want to miss our exciting lineup of speakers, live speed networking, and Vertex Award Winners. The My Private Brand Design Summit is the only event wholly focused on branding and package design for private label/private brand/own brands. The unique two-day experience is […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
“We were thrilled at the speed of the implementation. Where Microsoft Nav took six months just to upgrade, Brightpearl was set up in a matter of weeks. We now save 60 hours per week on order entry alone thanks to its automation component.” — Nick Ernst, Co-Founder, Snap Supply Making it Snappy Founded by two brothers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
New data from the 2021 Adobe Digital Economy Index makes it clear: online spending is surging and shows no signs of stopping. In fact, Adobe expects that by 2022, e-commerce will become a $1 trillion market. To stay competitive and efficient in this increasingly critical space — and to enable a more robust customer experience (CX) — many retailers have rightfully added chatbots and […]

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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 […]

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