Merchandising

articles on merchandising and category management

  1. Shopper & Customer
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is making a bold move to attract the Gen Z demographic. The company is leveraging its affordable fashion line, No Boundaries, to entice this younger generation to not only buy clothes but also fresh food from their stores. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Walmart […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
BENTONVILLE, Ark — In collaboration with Walmart Global Tech’s Sparkubate, Walmart will work with Agritask to pilot a technology solution program that is geared to enable sourcing managers to make more well-informed decisions on seasonal fruit crop yields such as cherries and blackberries. This first-of-its-kind Agritask initiative aims to secure surety of supply, reduce food […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Texas — The next milestone in the development of a vibrant community dedicated to nonfoods products within FMI – The Food Industry Association will be reached in September, when the group’s first business conference devoted to such categories is convened here. Held in conjunction with FMI’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), the nonfoods event will […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has named Tony Rogers as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Rogers has served as chief marketing officer at Walmart and chief marketing officer at Signet Jewelers. At Dollar General, he will lead the company’s marketing, brand, media and personalization strategies across all digital channels and the DG Media Network. “I […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The global athleisure market is projected to grow 9.3% each year through 2030, reaching $358.07 billion in total value, according to Grand View Research. The firm noted that “the global shift towards more casual and adaptable attire has propelled athleisure into the forefront of fashion.” Gabby Hirata, Global Brand President for Halara, agrees with this […]
  1. Merchandising
Pladis has successfully implemented a significant reduction in plastic across its classic Jacob’s Crackers Selection. On shelf now, the updated packaging for Jacob’s Crackers Selection features the same impactful orange design synonymous with the iconic brand, but with 78% less plastic per pack. It follows… This story continues at Pladis cuts plastic in Jacob’s Crackers […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance is working to reenergize the front end at its nearly 9,000 retail pharmacies in the United States and Puerto Rico as it expeditiously responds to consumers’ changing needs and bolsters its competitiveness. The process of revitalizing the front end began with a reassessment of the merchandise mix and an […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Although inflation’s pace has slowed since the middle of 2022, the cost of everyday essentials continues to rise. At Dollar General, more shoppers are experimenting with store brands as they seek ways to lessen the strain on their family budgets, says Jackie Li, senior vice president, private brands and global sourcing at […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Tractor Supply Co. will deploy the Base Price and Markdown pricing solutions from Revionics, an Aptos Company, to help scale optimized pricing across its 2,200 stores and ecommerce site. The rural lifestyle retailer has been a Revionics customer since 2010. “Tractor Supply is focused on providing customers with what they need at the everyday low […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“What we’re seeing is marketers placing what I like to refer to as ‘no regret bets.’ They’re identifying areas where productivity can be raised and making the investments to use AI to drive productivity gains.” — Mike Monroe, Managing Director, Deloitte Digital It’s safe to say we’re living in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Initially a cult classic among runners and exercise fiends, HOKA is now undeniably a mainstream phenomenon. In fact, HOKA parent company Deckers revealed in its Q4 and results for fiscal 2024, which ended March 31, 2024, that the brand’s net sales for the quarter increased 34% year over year, while its full fiscal year net […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for […]
  1. Department: HBC
Cannabis edibles brand Pot + Pan will open its first retail store in Portland, Maine on June 15, 2024, in the Woodfords Corner neighborhood. The Pot + Pan Kitchen will feature a curated selection of kitchenware and lifestyle products alongside a 21+ cannabis experience. Image courtesy Pot + Pan The Pot + Pan ethos, to […]
  1. Channel: Mass
ENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced Friday it will relaunch its fashion brand, No Boundaries. The company commissioned an expert design team to build the line with Gen Z customers in mind. This is the first time Walmart has dedicated fashion designers to the No Boundaries brand. “Refreshing our private brand portfolio is critical to our […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Kohl’s has added brands including Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s to its newly christened in-store returns service, The Return Drop @ Kohl’s. The retailer has partnered with Inmar Post-Purchase Solutions and Narvar to provide shoppers with package-free, label-free returns in its 1,100+ stores nationwide. Kohl’s has years of experience in this area; the retailer partnered with […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
MMR held an event in New York this week to honor Mass Market Retailing’s Most Influential Women of 2024. The retail honorees who attended included Alisa Dart of Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, Lindsay Knoop of Hy-Vee, Jocelyn Konrad of Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, Jennifer Lambert of Hy-Vee, Jill Pavlovich of Albertsons, Bonita Price of Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, […]
  1. Data & Insights
HanesBrands will sell the IP and certain operating assets of its global Champion business to Authentic Brands Group for $1.2 billion, a figure that could increase to $1.5 billion via an additional contingent cash consideration if certain performance thresholds are met. The acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by the HanesBrands board of directors, is […]
  1. Retailer Media
If you search for a waffle weave blanket on Amazon, summer styles at Target or a dishwasher at Best Buy, there’s a good chance that the first search results you’ll see will be sponsored ads. You might also get a promotional banner at the top of the page and a nicely branded video after a […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In the simplest terms, an innovator is someone who creates or introduces something new. But in the world of retail, innovators have the power and potential to do so much more: they drive cutting-edge tech implementations, unlock new revenue opportunities and help drive a brand into a new era of relevance and impact.   This year’s […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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