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  1. Channel: Restaurants
So, how is your branding extending your brand invitation this fall? How involved are you within your local community?  If you are a restaurant owner today it has never been more important to be involved within you community including staying in touch with your local elected officials according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Department & Category
  Regular readers of this blog know that in every sector of retail foodservice today, grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food is driving incremental growth.  Hand held food for immediate consumption is the unsung platform driving consumer adoption according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Panda Express excels […]
  1. Department: Food
Jiffy, one of the UK’s leading ultra-rapid grocery delivery companies has announced it is releasing its own brand of fresh produce. The move, which is the first by any rapid-delivery… The post Jiffy launches own-branded fresh produce in industry first appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Corporate Purpose
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food fast is driving customer adoption in all channels of retail foodservice today.  Frictionless shopping within the C-store sector both edifies relevance for Gen Z and Millennials it elevates the incremental food and beverage offerings a convenience store had to offer according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
GRIMES, Iowa — A new Hy-Vee supermarket that opened here on Tuesday is billed as the “the company’s first entirely reimagined grocery store,” with expanded dining options, digital shelf tags and kiosks, and in-store specialty departments offering everything from shoes to fitness equipment. “The Grimes Hy-Vee is our most innovative store to-date with state-of-the-art technology […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Providing 30-Minute Delivery Enabled by First-of-its-kind Virtual Convenience Store.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this morning said that its Q2 total sales were $31.7 billion, up from $30.5 billion for the same period last year. Excluding fuel, same-store sales decreased 0.4% for the period but over a two-year period were up 14 percent. Q2 digital sales over the past two years were up 114 percent. Operating profit for […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Stuck in a rut of their own making, Walmart, while owning and operating Asda stifled its growth with a supply chain mentality from a bygone era according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Johnson continued, “within the foodservice world, the supply chain is important, however never more important than customers, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this morning said that its Q2 total sales were $31.7 billion, up from $30.5 billion for the same period last year. Excluding fuel, same-store sales decreased 0.4% for the period but over a two-year period were up 14 percent. Q2 digital sales over the past two years were up 114 percent. Operating profit for […]
  1. Department: Food
MONTEREY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of conventional Curly Leaf Parsley. The product being recalled is Dole® Curly Leaf Parsley, with harvest dates of August 18, 2021, and August 19, 2021. A random, routine regulatory sample collected in Michigan tested positive for non-O157 STEC (Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli). […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Walmart.com Keyword Research Guide You Need Most, if not all, of the major online marketplaces, have their own algorithms. These are to determine which products should rank on top while what other items will go beneath them, based on the search term or keyword users enter. There is even Walmart.com keyword research to look […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday unveiled a six-part plan to combat COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads and some 80 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated. “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” he said in a speech from the White House, making clear that he blamed the unvaccinated for the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its second quarter 2021 results and will update investors on how key initiatives are positioning the company for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Channel: Mass
  There is no doubt that Walmart knows what customers want for dinner.  Where Walmart has stumbled was trying to sell consumers for dinner what they bought 25 years ago, the same brands, but in a smaller packaging size for more money according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. At […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
ADM announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 75% ownership stake in PetDine, Pedigree Ovens, The Pound Bakery and NutraDine (P4 Companies), a provider of private label pet treats and supplements. The transaction values the four enterprises in their entirety at approximately $600 million, and ADM will acquire 75% of the […]
  1. Department: Food
Waitrose has announced its largest ever new vegan and vegetarian private brand product launches with two new ranges, Plantlife and GoVeggie, part of the recently launched Holistic Living brand.  The new ranges feature a number of ‘first to market’ supermarket products including Crispy No Beef with Sweet Chilli Sauce, Thai Style No Fish Cakes, No Chorizo […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A wise person once said, “Success breeds more work,” and Tesla’s remarkable achievements will magnify further if the brand commits to mass marketing. Competition in the electric vehicle space is about to intensify. Dear Tesla, Congratulations on the recent press surrounding Tesla’s new Model S Plaid model, which Dan Neil of the Wall Street Journal […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Fall football season garners college sports fans from a bygone era to today’s students. Restaurant chains with a goal to expand their brands relevance while driving new electricity are wise to follow the lead of Jersey Mike’s this fall according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  With college football […]
  1. Department: Food
Starting on 20 September and until the end of the year, Carrefour will be testing “Carrefour +”.“Carrefour +” is a commitment-free subscription service that gives customers 15% off products from more than 20 Carrefour brands* for €5.99 a month (€4.93 for Pass card holders). That’s more than 7000 products (excluding traditional fresh produce), every day […]
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  14. Channel: Apparel
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  23. Department: Consumer Durables
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 275 is an interview with industry luminary, Mickey Drexler. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Mickey Drexler Mickey Drexler is the former CEO of Ann Taylor, The Gap, J. Crew, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
TLDR; We built a cool benchmarking tool to help brands understand their relative performance on Amazon.com across 17 different performance KPIs spanning Product Discoverability, Catalog Depth, Pricing, Promotion, Reviews and Ratings. If you’d like a free sample report or to learn more, email us at Hello@MomentumCommerce.com.  At Momentum Commerce, we are frequently hired by leading […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The grocery industry remains one of our nation’s most vital and essential operations, as it meets the needs of the rapidly changing consumer.   Our nation’s independent grocers with 21,000 stores, representing 25% of the retail grocery industry sales, $140B in annual sales, and 1% of the United States GDP, [1] are a significant portion […]
  1. Department: Food
For the first time in quite a while, I’m looking forward to being on the road and having the opportunity to spend time (taking all appropriate pandemic-related precautions, of course) with members of the MNB community – always one of my favorite things to do over the past two decades. Here’s a breakdown of where […]
  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. Data & Insights
Today the trade association Private Label Manufacturers Association released a study about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients’ food shopping attitudes and behaviors. The survey included traditional private label questions focused on asking consumers if private labels are “as good, the same as, or better than” on value and quality as well as “Store brand […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
NEW YORK — The Private Label Manufacturers Association has released a study about SNAP recipients’ food shopping attitudes and behaviors. Peggy Davies   “The findings produce a marketing and merchandising roadmap that retailers can use to encourage SNAP customers to spend more of their monthly benefits on store brands, thereby stretching their food dollars,” said Peggy […]

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Loyalty takes center-stage with WitsNotes Volume 3:  Title: The Tipping Point of Loyalty (2021) Author: Upside Topic(s): Loyalty, Retail Length: 66 pages RetailWit Summary: 2 pages The Summary: The value of a loyal customer has increased—for retailers, the top loyal customers are worth up to 27x of revenue versus your non-loyals. And, shoppers are less […]

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