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  1. Channel: Convenience
Coin Telegraph reports that Bitcoin Depot announced “that more than 700 of its Bitcoin ATM machines had already been installed at Circle K convenience stores in 30 U.S. states as part of the new partnership. The crypto ATM distributer said the expansion could provide underserved communities with financial access tools and attract more people to […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Delivery service Instacart announced yesterday what it called the “first phase of the company’s next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada,” saying that it will work with automation partner Fabric to build warehouses for its retail partners, using them to make the fulfillment process more efficient […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
As Uber continues to build out its logistics business, Uber Freight will acquire Transplace for $2.25 billion, including up to $750 million in Uber Technologies common stock with the remainder in cash from TPG Capital. . The combined companies will seek to combine Uber Freight’s network of digitally-enabled carriers with the Transplace shipper technology and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Circle K is rolling out a network of bitcoin ATMs at 700 of its locations across the U.S. and Canada in an exclusive partnership with Bitcoin Depot. Bitcoin ATMs have already been installed at Circle K stores in 30 states. Bitcoin Depot ATMs are kiosks that enable users to exchange cash for immediate access to […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Today, Instacart unveiled the first phase of a next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
MPB Careers: Lowes Home Improvement Packaging – Opns Project Manager Job Description Job Summary: The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead the packaging, signage, in-store display and other creative and marketing collateral for Lowe’s private brands. This includes responsibility for managing multiple creative and production processes and ensuring that all work […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Shares of fast-casual burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) jumped during after-market hours on Tuesday, rising more than 4%. The stock’s big gain followed the company’s strong second-quarter results, which featured soaring sales and a bullish outlook from management.
  1. Merchandising
From the Boston Globe this morning: “Maine Governor Janet Mills this week signed the nation’s first extended producer responsibility (EPR) law, effectively holding the corporations accountable for the packaging waste they create. Now, nearly a dozen states, including Massachusetts, are on track to follow Maine’s lead. “Think about it: A company that sells you a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Related: 8 Simple Tactics to Increase Market Basket Size How Consumers Compare Prices to Make Purchase Decisions How Buy One, Get One Can Improve Your Sales What’s in your tool kit for capturing consumer insights? Odds are, the methods at your disposal haven’t changed much in years. You have focus groups, surveys, panels, and the […]
  1. International
Heather Sim is the head volunteer for Breakfast Club of Canada at her school in LaSalle, Quebec – to acknowledge her efforts, Amazon Canada gifted her with a home makeover and more surprises from Carey and Angela Price SEATTLE – July 20, 2021 – Not all heroes wear capes, or a goaltender’s mask – a
  1. International
Heather Sim est la bénévole en chef du Club des petits déjeuners à son école de LaSalle (Québec). En reconnaissance de ses efforts, Amazon Canada lui offre une transformation déco et d’autres surprises de Carey et Angela Price. SEATTLE – 20 juillet 2021 – Les héros ne portent pas tous une cape, ou
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Say What?  Poppable chicken nuggets at Popeyes?  That’s right, Popeyes have been about sharing chicken ever since they began in 1972.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated “hand held food for immediate consumption that can be shared is the perfect addition to the Popeyes menu to edify […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Welcome to the Remarkable Retail podcast Season Three, Episode Two! I’m Michael LeBlanc, and I’m Steve Dennis.   This week we go deep on a growing trend that Steve introduced in his book, and recently unpacked in a Forbes article: namely how so many aspects of retail–stores, supply chains, brand distribution strategies and more–are moving […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It’s no surprise that the pandemic accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail stores in favor of the convenience of online shopping. Amazon and other online retailers are essentially logistics companies that have become today’s consumer interface to deliver goods to your front door within hours. Convenient? Yes. Memorable? Not exactly. Will you remember the brand […]
  1. Channel: Apparel
Nordstrom has acquired a minority interest in the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands in a new joint venture with ASOS designed to drive global growth of the brands. ASOS acquired the Topshop brand portfolio from Arcadia Group in February 2021.   The new joint venture will set the stage for a wider strategic partnership in which the […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Just as it says on the jar, Trader Joe’s certified spice sensation Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend offers all the flavors of a classic, freshly grilled elote (Mexican street corn), just without the corn that normally carries them. So when the time came to infuse those flavors into a tangy yogurt dip, we got […]
  1. Department: HBC
Because legal marijuana is reportedly cutting into beer sales, brewers have openly embraced cannabis companies. Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) was the first major alcoholic beverage company to break the taboo of investing in a pot stock, buying a $4 billion stake in Canadian pr
  1. Associates & Employees
This article is part of Raydiant’s new Future of Workspace Series which features interviews with a wide range of professionals and thought leaders to learn more about the future of office space and how the workplace experience will evolve.  The following is an interview we recently had with Leslie Saul, President of Leslie Saul & […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Developers and merchants will now have even more potential to create unique experiences that will define the future of commerce on the internet Internet, Everywhere–(Newsfile Corp. – June 29, 2021) – Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP) already powers commerce on the internet; in 2020, more than 450 million people checked out on Shopify, and we […]

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Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]