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  1. Channel: Grocery
Albertsons Companies has teamed with DoorDash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 Albertsons banner stores across the US, including Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco, via the DoorDash marketplace app. Albertsons will offer more than 40,000 grocery items, including fresh and prepared foods and core grocery, floral and convenience items at select stores. Additionally, in some markets, […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Do you have a solid retail store operations strategy? According to McKinsey’s Future of Retail Operations report, “Brick-and-mortar retail stores need to up their game. Technology could give them a significant boost.” 
  1. Channel: Mass
Fast Company has a story about how “by 2040, Target aims for 100% of its own products to be designed for a circular future.” The goal, the article says, “is part of a larger sustainability strategy by the retailer called Target Forward, which has three main objectives: to design and elevate sustainable brands, to eliminate […]
  1. Data & Insights
Concerned Shoppers Are Taking Control During the lockdown months, many shoppers had limited options when it came to their health routines. Some gyms and fitness classes were closed, while plenty of people didn’t feel comfortable returning to in-person workouts anyway. Between those restrictions, a desire to stay healthy (and out of the doctor’s office), and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and by the following month, Walmart Grocery (which is now integrated into the Walmart app) surpassed Amazon as the No. 1 shopping app on […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you’re a business owner or if you interface with customers, you’ve probably heard the term “CRM” bantered around. But what is CRM, and what does CRM do? And more importantly, what can a CRM do for your business to help it grow? What is CRM?  CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management, and it’s a […]
  1. Channel: Apparel
PVH Corp. is selling its Heritage Brands portfolio — which includes the Izod, Van Heusen, Arrow and Geoffrey Beene brands — to fellow brand management firm Authentic Brands Group for approximately $220 million. PVH had been working to optimize the Heritage Brands portfolio over the past few years amidst a shifting of resources to “higher-return businesses,” said […]
  1. International
375 MW solar farm in Vulcan County is Amazon’s second renewable energy project in Alberta, bringing the company’s investment in Canada to more than 450 MW, which will allow it to supply its local operations with more than 1 million MWh of renewable energy Amazon is already the largest corporate
  1. Data & Insights
It’s no secret that data crime has developed on an industrial scale. Measured in terms of damage done, it comes third in the world ranking of economic crimes, behind corruption and drug trafficking. In 2020, data security specialist Varonis calculated that close to 10 billion data records had been lost or stolen since 2013 — […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target Corporation today unveiled Target Forward, the retailer’s new sustainability strategy that puts its business to use to positively impact both people and the planet. Building on its legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices, Target Forward marks a new era in sustainability for the company, as the retailer aims to co-create an equitable and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is already the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe and globally, with 232 projects around the world, enough to power 2.5 million U.S. homes Amazon reaches 10 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity and advances its commitment to decarbonizing its business operations and
  1. Corporate Purpose
In 1902, Reverend Edgar Helms began collecting used goods that were being discarded in wealthy Boston neighborhoods and redistributing them to people in need. Helms quickly realized that by employing those same people to repair and resell the products, he could give them something much more valuable than a handout — he could give them […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Earlier this year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2021 retail sales forecast. NRF expects retail sales to rise between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent over 2020, which equates to a $4.33 trillion uptick. This prediction hinges on the success of COVID-19 vaccinations and the re-opening of the economy, but should it play out, would […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As Accenture notes, the retail industry is quickly reaching the peak of the AI hype curve, as 86% of retailers are experimenting with it to forge new paths to growth. We are now seeing the boldest of retailers tackle a new frontier when it comes to AI adoption: data-scarce demand forecasting. Forecasting in situations with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Visual AI platform renovai offers real-time solutions that help retailers create inspiring, personal interactions with shoppers. The company leverages its correlated deep tagging technology to hyperpersonalize the shopping experience, by making products more discoverable and improving the tagging accuracy with computer vision AI. Correlated deep tagging can improve filtering based on the categories shoppers want […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target has laid out a new, wide-reaching sustainability strategy called Target Forward, featuring hard targets around eliminating waste and promoting circular product cycles, as well as inclusion and equity. Target Forward is the result of nearly two years of gathering input across all areas of the business, researching the latest insights and collaboration with key […]
  1. Channel: Department Stores
HBC will spin off the ecommerce operations of Saks OFF 5TH into its own independent entity through a partnership with Insight Partners. This is the second such separation made by HBC in recent months. The department store retailer took a similar route by dividing Saks Fifth Avenue into distinct ecommerce and brick-and-mortar companies — a […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Tuesday unveiled Target Forward, the company’s new sustainability strategy that puts its business to use to positively impact both people and the planet. Building on the retailer’s legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices, the company said Target Forward marks a new era in sustainability the company, as the retailer […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Staples CEO Alexander (Sandy) Douglas will step down effective June 18, 2018. John Lederer, Executive Chairman of the Board, will take on the role of interim CEO as the company begins to search for a permanent replacement. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Sandy for his commitment and dedication to the […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Anticipate growth Growth is something every e-commerce brand strives for. Growth, and more of it. So why, then, do so many wait until they’re in the thick of that growth to begin thinking about how to address inventory and fulfillment? The post Choosing a Fulfillment Partner: 7 Things to Consider First appeared first on Medallion […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Prime Day 2021 kicked off yesterday, with Amazon CEO Dave Clark taking to Twitter to label it his “happy place” and a “great day for customers”. You can probably guess what comes next… If only Amazon’s employees could give such positive feedback, the Twitterverse shot back. At my happy place…thanks to everyone who is making […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  If your house is anything like our house, I’m sure you have heard the words, ‘turn off the computer and come to dinner’.  There is more than one family meal in America that has been eaten cold when a child or errant adult just could not get off the computer while playing games. Gamification […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic present an excellent opportunity to drive innovation, according to the Connecting The Dots: Driving Change Through Innovation webinar, hosted by NetElixir. Jerry Wind, Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, laid out three steps retailers should follow to focus their efforts as they develop […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Amazon recently launched an incentive program for vendors in regards to the pre-existing Frustration-Free Packaging program which includes incentives for both sortable and non-sortable ASINs. Vendors will receive incentives for units shipped between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. On the site, manufacturers are able to calculate their estimated incentive. There has been an increased […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Amazon is looking to expand within the U.S. pharmacy and virtual care markets. Our research indicates the company’s current priority within that space is to have their digital capabilities fully vetted prior to partnering/buying brick and mortar assets. We believe a central part of Amazon’s pharmacy strategy is Amazon Care, with the most attractive […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
by Kevin Coupe Yahoo Finance had an interview with Scott Moses, managing director at PJ Solomon, in which he discussed the acceleration of e-grocery during the pandemic (he judged it “sustainable,” with plenty of room for growth) and the growing dominance of companies like Amazon and Walmart (he said both understand that “if you’re going […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Consumers are on the move no more so than Gen Z and Millennials in search of food discovery, an integrated mobile lifestyle, with a meal’s on demand mindset according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Did you know that SpotOn is integrating with Order with Google, so it’s even […]

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  1. Trends & External Forces
Retail recovery is proceeding at different rates in various parts of the US. In May 2021, we adjusted our retail recovery heat map model to include the following factors: Economic sentiment — based on household expected loss of income in the next four weeks Change in cases — 14-day percentage change in cases Saturation of […]

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