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  1. Department: Beverage
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
  1. Department: HBC
WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued the following statement from Marcia Howard, vice president, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuance of a Proposed Rule and Draft Guidance for establishing a regulatory category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids: “CHPA applauds FDA for issuing this long-awaited proposed rule which has the […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Petrol forecourt retailer EG Group has opened its latest Spar convenience store and forecourt at the Buchan Gateway Retail Park, Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The 3,000 sq ft store has parking, an external ATM and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Food-to-go includes sandwiches, hot and cold rolls and pastries, as well as a […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The food industry is not as difficult as some make it out to be.  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food sold when hot food is hot, cold food is cold, and full of flavor continues to drive growth in every sector of food retail today according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Bentonville, Ark., and Palo Alto, Calif., October 15, 2021 — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Transcarent today announced they would be working together as go-to-market partners for self-insured employers across the country.  The agreement allows Transcarent, which offers employees and their dependents a new, different and better health and care experience, to share Walmart’s everyday low cost on pharmaceuticals and other services with self-insured employers […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Dunkin Donuts will be top of mind with customers from coast to coast this year on the streets, at the office, at schools, and at home Halloween gathering according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Once again, Dunkin’ has partnered with Spirit Halloween this month with a sweet lineup of […]
  1. Channel: Drug
  Retailer after retailer find that evolving with consumers pays off in the long run. Consumers are dynamic not static and retailers must be as well.  Demand for grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food had created new growth for many a retailer as regular readers of this blog know. Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  At the intersection of fresh, fast, flavorful food is the convergence of time starved consumers looking for What’s for Dinner.  Regular readers of those blog know consumer want a meal, that is full flavored, fast to fix, and Restaurants with drive-thru’s have been clogged for two years, as consumers look for a quick solution […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart and Sam’s Club are now administering Pfizer booster shots in more than 5,100 pharmacies around the country where supply allows. In addition, Walmart has a role to play in supporting long-term care facilities and will provide support to administer boosters to those in facilities with in-store events and onsite events at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has appointed Douglas “Duffy” MacKay as senior vice president of dietary supplements. MacKay will lead CHPA’s cross-functional dietary supplements team, directing strategy, shaping policy and collaborating with stakeholders to help protect and grow this important, expanding consumer health category on behalf of the CHPA membership.  CHPA represents […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid Corp. has expanded its partnership with Uber Technologies to offer delivery of Rite Aid products nationwide through Uber Eats, the company said Friday. This partnership will allow customers to conveniently order and receive essential health care and grocery items directly to their homes. Jim Peters On-demand delivery is now available for 2,185 […]
  1. Department: Food
  Engaging customer trial with grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food has been a success clue with relevance in every sector of retail foodservice for the past 18 years according to Nielsen and Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Now Kum & Go is rolling out a new fresh […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The 2021 Global Market: Fall Experience is just around the corner and will be taking place October 18-22, 2021. This is a unique, four-day product discovery experience facilitated by ECRM (RangeMe’s parent company) and powered by RangeMe. The goal is to bring suppliers and retailers from around the world face-to-face, virtually. Global Market is carefully […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This is a sponsored post produced in collaboration with Accenture. Late in 2020, executive leadership at Accenture recognized that their business-to-business (B2B) sales transformation offering was not going to serve clients the way they needed it to. Sure, there was the coronavirus pandemic, which in the near term has basically nullified tried-and-tested sales techniques – […]
  1. Department: Beverage
A Nisa Local in Leicestershire has installed a bistro with draught beer and wine at the back of the store to create a new experience for their customers. The idea is that customers can enjoy a drink and something to eat at the same time as they pick up their shopping at the Nisa Local […]
  1. Data & Insights
With Q4 right around the corner, it’s time to quickly look into the pass to gather predictions for the 2021 holiday season. Analysts were pessimistic going into the 2020 holiday season and were quickly proved wrong when holiday sales were up 5.8% compared to 2019 sales. This year, with foot traffic increasing and retailers adapting […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Nick Costelloe Contributor Share on Twitter Nick writes actionable growth marketing insights as head of content at Demand Curve. More posts by this contributor Demand Curve: How to double conversions on your startup’s homepage Demand Curve: 10 lies you’ve been told about marketing When people are uncertain, they look to others for behavioral guidance. This […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
IRI®, a fast-growing global technology leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today announced the launch of IRI Lift™ for Facebook
  1. Shopper & Customer
Price management. Sounds fun, right? Regardless of your expertise and sophistication around pricing (you might be an analytics type who does actually think price management sounds fun), setting the right price on a product your company builds from scratch is incredibly important. Prices impact how resellers view your brand and color all your relationships with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
OrderNerd co-founders Stephen Gladney and Justin Barber were eating at a restaurant a few years ago and noticed the establishment had four different tablets, one for each third-party delivery service. The process was awkward and cumbersome. They talked about the problem and decided that integrating all the order information into one platform would help restaurants. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
From CNBC, a story about how Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos says that “the retailer is chasing business opportunities in health care for a simple reason: About 65% of the company’s stores are located in ‘health deserts.’ “That translates to more than 10,000 stores — including many in rural areas and small towns — where […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
From CNBC, a story about how Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos says that “the retailer is chasing business opportunities in health care for a simple reason: About 65% of the company’s stores are located in ‘health deserts.’ “That translates to more than 10,000 stores — including many in rural areas and small towns — where […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The government has indicated it is not going to introduce a new legal offence of assaulting a shopworker, despite being pressed to do so after a Parliamentary select committee report. Today (September) the Home Affairs Select Committee published the government’s response to its report on violence and abuse towards retail workers. The government said: “A […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The more consumer focused, consumer interactive, consumer participatory a brand is the more frequency a customer will show it according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Mr. Gatti’s Pizza with 113 locations is now open and in development nationwide, has recently bottled its famous buttermilk Ranch Dressing after more […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The customers have spoken: Three bad experiences with a brand and they’re done. In fact,  90% of consumers expect online shopping to be better than in-person shopping.    The e-commerce giants of the world, from Amazon to Alibaba, have set a high bar. Now, all customers expect the same level of relevant information and personalization. […]
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  19. Channel: Apparel
  20. Channel: Specialty & Other
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 274 we deep dive into the S-1 fillings from both Warby Parker and AllBirds. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ?????  Warby Parker and AllBirds filed their S-1 registrations with the SEC in […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  You do not have to be in Massachusetts, or visit Salem, Massachusetts to get a Midnight American Porter beer this fall. However, Boston, based Dunkin’ is rolling out four new beers again this year all in time for Halloween according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Get this, to […]
  1. Channel: Drug
This timeline depicts pharmacy and drug store sales in the United States from 1992 to 2020. In 2020, U.S. pharmacy and drug store sales amounted to about 300.86 billion U.S. dollars. U.S. Pharmacies and Drug Stores Industry The retail drug industry is comprised of pharmacies or drugstores, as they are known in North America. With […]

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  1. Channel: Grocery
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