Operations & Supply Chain

  1. Technology & Innovation
This past week in New York City, National Retail Federation hosted its annual BIG Show. Recognized and respected as the largest conference and expo in the world supporting the retail industry, I was both excited and proud to return to the NRF show floors for the first time since the global pandemic.   And, while […]
  1. Department & Category
PALM BEACH, Fla. – On January 23-25, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will welcome NACDS regional chain and associate members to Palm Beach, Fla., for the 2022 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. “NACDS is thrilled to welcome back NACDS chain and associate members to in-person meetings,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson. “The great strength of […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Following nearly four years in the prototype phase, Cana Technology is unveiling what it calls the “world’s first molecular beverage printer” after securing $30 million in funding from venture foundry The Production Board. If you’re wondering exactly what this might be, it’s basically a SodaStream meets a computer printer. The smart connected device is about […]
  1. Department: Food
Grocery delivery startup Calii is carving out a piece of Latin America’s $1 trillion groceries and food delivery market with its approach to cut inefficiencies in the food supply chain so it can bring produce and thousands of other grocery items to customers’ doorsteps in less than two hours. Calii app To continue on that […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including augmented reality vouchers, livestream shopping, and Amazon opening its first ever physical fashion store. M·A·C Cosmetics Beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
DoorDash has partnered with local hunger organizations in Pennsylvania to deliver food boxes to the elderly. The initiative is designed to remove barriers and increase enrollment in the underutilized Pennsylvania Senior Food Box Program, which provides meal deliveries and nutrition services to eligible older Pennsylvanians. “It’s high time that Pennsylvania’s food assistance programs offer services […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Wholesaler AF Blakemore & Son has announced an 18% sales increase for the four weeks ending 2 January. The company said its purpose-built distribution centre in Bedford meant it was able to meet strong customer demand. Chairman Peter Blakemore said: “Much of the sector had forecast a challenging operating period with predictions of supply chain […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CNBC reports that Amazon plans to open its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store, with customers using their smartphones to choose items and communicate with staffers in a way that the company hopes will alleviate some of the “pain points” inherent in such shopping trips. The Amazon Style store is slated to open in The Americana at […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon.com is opening Amazon Style, a 30,000-square-foot store in Los Angeles. The store is Amazon’s latest entry merging its digital and physical operations. “Customers enjoy doing a mix of online and in-store shopping. And that’s no different in fashion,” said Simoina Vasen, the managing director of Amazon Style. “There’s so many great brands and designers, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Keep emails on brand, spend less time making them and increase sales leads. Sounds good, right? You can do this with an email design system, a collection of reusable email modules and components that helps teams create consistent-looking email. Like any design system, it should be easy to use and provide clear guidelines.  My job […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In our last data study, Momentum Commerce showed that Amazon Private Label products captured a growing share of both Best Seller and Amazon’s Choice badges across the most popular search terms on the retail site during Cyber Week. Most remarkably across those same top 1,000 search terms, the share of Amazon’s Choice badges going to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday we posted an email from an MNB reader suggesting that the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow – for the moment, anyway – the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to establish vaccinate-or-test mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees was misguided. After all, he said, OSHA is allowed to regulate the use […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
2021 saw many major challenges for logistics and supply chain professionals. With capacity constraints, ecommerce growth and driver shortages creating dilemmas for many as well as the increased focus from the industry on environment and machine learning, it was a year that was definitely not without its tests.  While reflecting on some of the ways […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Multinationals like Amazon and Alibaba have leveraged logistics infrastructure such as UPS and FedEx to create large businesses. It’s not the same in Africa, where few third-party infrastructure players exist to provide end-to-end logistics to e-commerce companies. PAPS, a Senegal-based logistics and delivery company, is filling this gap in its region by offering customers various logistics […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Parfetts has appointed Richard Fleming as head of operations in part of its region. He will be responsible for developing the delivered service for the Stockport, Aintree and Anfield depots and running the cash and carry operations. Fleming previously worked for Booker and will report to Andy Whitworth, wholesale director at Parfetts. Whitworth said: “Richard […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Joe Davis, VP North America eCommerce at The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s most iconic brand and manufacturer of beverages loved by generations.  Follow  Joe Davis on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-davis-coca-cola/Follow Coca-Cola on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company/ Follow Coca-Cola online at: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/ Joe answers these questions: […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Kenyan B2C e-commerce company Copia Global has raised $50 million in a Series C equity round led by Goodwell Investments. The new financing round welcomed new investors such as Zebu Investment Partners, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and Koa Labs, as well as past investors Lightrock, German development finance institution DEG, and Perivoli […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Fears about Omicron directly affected how some customers went about their Christmas shopping, according to research from the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD). Although more than half (56%) felt a return to normality this Christmas, just under a third (32%) said that Omicron affected their celebrations and 27% said they had avoided any ambitious plans […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon.com has pledged to make half of its logistics operation carbon neutral by 2030 and a big part of the company’s plan depends on electric delivery vans. The company has place orders for thousands of vans from a variety of e-vehicle makers, including Rivian, Stellantis, Daimler and Mahindra.
  1. Department & Category
The pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but the food service industry has been hit particularly hard. More than 90,000 restaurants and bars have closed, leaving workers unemployed in an already precarious industry. And those who kept their jobs faced the stressful demands of customer-facing work in a pandemic. In response to the changed industry […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Shoppers will divide markedly into haves and have-nots in 2022, says the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD). Because Covid has accentuated divisions the IGD put the potential two-tier spending pattern at the top of its list of predictions for the next year. In a statement it said: “For 2022, there will be a division amongst […]

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  2. Channel: Restaurants
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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]

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