1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Lidl remains the fastest growing retailer in the last 12 weeks ending 10 September, as food inflation accelerates and UK shoppers focus on buying little and more often to help manage rising food bills, reveals new data released today by NielsenIQ. Data from NielsenIQ reveals that Total Till sales growth slowed from +4.5% the previous […]
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dunnhumby has released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index (RPI), looking at which grocers are best serving their customers in a faltering economy, and concluded that the top five are Market Basket, Aldi, WinCo, Grocery Outlet and Save A Lot. Rounding out the top 10:  Lidl, Dollar General, Food4LessFoodsCo, Family Dollar, and Military […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Market Basket is rated the top U.S. grocer in terms of gaining customers as consumer prices rise, according to a special edition of the Retailer Preference Index (RPI) from dunnhumby, a provider of customer data and analysis. Market Basket topped all 69 retailers in the Inflation RPI rankings, ahead of household […]
  1. Department: Food
The long spell of hot and dry weather has resulted in a stunted vegetable crop, say suppliers. Retailers have been warned to expect different looking fresh vegetables this year As a result, Lidl is among the UK retailers that has signalled its willingness to accommodate smaller and strangely shaped produce in its current lines. Today […]
  1. Data & Insights
It’s July and that can only mean one thing – it is time to update the grocery market share data for Great Britain. Forget global warming and the heatwave and the cost-of-living crisis (not really for either), this is the latest instalment of slow data for this series. Regulars to this blog know that I […]
  1. Data & Insights
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on parcelLab, the leading global Operations Experience Management platform. parcelLab brings people and brands closer together with unique post-sales experiences tailored to customers’ needs. Over 550+ brands trust parcelLab, including top retailers, like IKEA, Lidl, Bose, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Content Guy’s Note:  Scott Moses, Managing Director and head of the Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants investment banking practice at Solomon Partners, last week posted on his company’s website an analysis of the Federal Trade Commission’s recent Merger Guidelines Listening Forum videoconference, designed to allow the FTC’s leadership to hear from members of the public about […]
  1. Merchandising
Ocean and beach plastic packaging and products are among the terms being called out as greenwash by environmental campaign group Changing Markets Foundation. Brands including Coca-Cola and Unilever as well as retailers such as Tesco and Lidl are among those the organisation is exposing as it expands its website to include plastics as well […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In between graduation ceremonies last Friday (as we caught up with the pandemic impacted ceremonies of 2020 and 2021), I was interviewed by Steven Vass of The Conversation about the cost of living crisis and Shopping. The result is a Q&A piece which was published last Friday and which I reproduce from The Conversation below. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Lidl said to have ‘robust’ argument over yellow and blue eblem. Source: Lidl/The Grocer Lidl argues the solid yellow circle and blue background of its logo form a ‘wordless’ trademark A legal expert has backed Lidl’s prospects in its High Court battle with Tesco over similarities between the discounter’s logo and its bigger rival’s Clubcard Prices sign. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The UK grocery market is set to grow by 11.3% – from £216.8 billion to £241.3 billion – between 2022 and 2027, according to IGD. While inflation will underpin the majority of growth in 2022, with a 3.5% value increase predicted, this will moderate from 2023 onwards. With the war in Ukraine impacting the UK […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Whether it’s Coca-Cola claiming to have won the war against Pepsi; Apple claiming its Mac is cooler than the PC; Tesco claiming to be cheaper than Aldi; or Lidl claiming to be ‘Like Brands. Only Cheaper’; comparative adverts can be deployed across the retail sector to great effect.  In a competitive market, a comparative advert […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Lidl US is giving a break to consumers feeling the squeeze of elevated food prices amid historically high inflation. The hard discount grocer said Wednesday that it will drop prices on more than 100 items in all of its stores on the East Coast. Among a sample of 29 participating products, the discounts ranged from […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg reports that New Jersey is the first state “to ban both plastic and paper bags,” which leaves “companies and shoppers to find creative workarounds to get their groceries home.” According to the story, “ShopRite, with more than 100 New Jersey stores, will charge a flat $1.50 per order for reusable bags. Instacart Inc., which […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Asda said it will cut or freeze prices on 100 everyday products and Morrisons plans to reduce prices on 500 items as inflation makes it more difficult for British consumers to stretch their pounds. The grocers are facing increased competition from Aldi and Lidl.

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]
  1. Department: Food
  2. International
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International Fresh Produce Association report gauges sector’s economic impact. The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association. The report highlights the significant role the […]