1. Channel: Mass
“Supermarket price war: retailers to ‘come out fighting’ after Tesco’s pledge to cut more than 700 grocery items. “Move is likely to put pressure on other supermarket chains to follow suit, leading to significant savings for Irish consumers. “Ireland’s leading supermarkets are likely to follow Tesco’s lead in reducing the price of hundreds of products […]
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It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Six Flags, Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech, Aldi UK, Polytag, SADA, Frasers Group, Ingka Group, and Made4net. 1. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi UK has partnered with recycling technology company Polytag. It will trial the deployment of Polytag’s invisible UV tags onto its packaging, starting from July. With the company’s unique readers installed at the Biffa Teeside recycling centre, Aldi will get insights on the quantity of its packaging that is actually recycled and be able to […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Lidl GB has set out its intentions to branch out across the country as it publishes its list of priority locations for new stores. The update comes after Lidl welcomed a record number of new shoppers to its stores in 2022, as over 1.4 million switched to Lidl from other supermarkets in a bid to […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Publix, Lidl, Lowes Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market are adding new stores this year in the increasingly competitive Charlotte, NC, market. Walmart, Harris Teeter and Food Lion are the three biggest grocers by market share in Charlotte, which currently has 722 food stores.
  1. International
The Guardian reports that the John Lewis retail group in the UK, which is 100 percent employee-owned, “is in the early stages of exploring a plan” that would change the ownership structure of the company as it tries to raise the equivalent of more than $2 billion (US). The money, Bloomberg reports, “would go toward […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
According to, the U.S. food market is worth $1.5 trillion annually, or roughly 4 percent of the domestic gross product. $800 billion of that revenue is from supermarkets and food stores. Compare this to the U.S. apparel market, which is estimated to be worth $318 billion (Statistica). And while the retail industry often focuses […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Christmas commercials Relaxed Christmas. Oh, the Christmas holiday! A few days off that are filled with overbuying, cooking, and time spent with friends and relatives. Sometimes, these activities can drive you nuts. Well, Lidl’s commercial depicts the “Cool Uncle” that has everything under control during the holiday season. Check out this “easy” commercial. 
  1. Channel: Drug
More comments from the MNB community about the proposed Kroger-Albertsons deal… One MNB reader wrote: One key learning after going through this process that I feel is evident to both Kroger and Albertsons management is the follow up to divestiture. Recall the Haggen’s debacle, where Albertsons sold some 88 stores to Haggen, (who failed miserably […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Bloomberg reports on how German discounter Aldi continues to gain market share in the UK, “gaining market share from bigger rivals as millions of Britons search for cheaper bills on their weekly shop.” It is, the story suggests, “a repeat of the aftermath of the financial crisis when Aldi and its fellow German discounter Lidl […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
British grocery retailing has for decades been dominated by a small number of large and powerful retailers. That remains the case. Over the period however the number of firms involved has altered. In the 1980s we talked about the “big 5”. This became the “big 4” when Morrisons and Safeway merged and has remained that […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer has launched the Retail Trust Index (RTI), with the aim of examining online tracking practices across the retail industry, and the impact of intrusive data practices on consumer trust.  This shows that consumers when shopping online with the UK’s leading retailers will be on average tracked by ten separate trackers, and over 50% were […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
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Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]