Dept. Pet

articles about the pet category

  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
A 45-year-old family-owned luxury business might not be the kind of company one expects to be at the cutting edge of digital commerce, but thanks to President Ken Natori, the company’s second-generation leader, Natori is just that. The designer fashion brand launched its own ecommerce operation in 2008, at a time when many other high-end […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With Sponsored Product Now Available in Canada, CPG Brands Are Leveraging Instacart to Drive Growth Across North America We’re proud to announce the expansion of Instacart Ads in Canada. Today, CPG brands and media agencies with a presence in Canada can tap into Instacart Ads capabilities to engage with Canadian consumers as they search and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Earnest Research Spend Index reaccelerated from March, as consumer spending lapped March 2021 stimulus checks and inflation remained above 8% YoY. Online spend remained below year ago levels for the second consecutive month while total spending swung to growth. Travel stood out, likely as higher fuel prices increased spending on Gas Stations, Air Travel, Lodging […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With the world’s largest grocery catalog at our fingertips, we’ve had a front row seat to the food trends and eye-popping stats that illustrate how people are eating, drinking and shopping over the past decade.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has made two key additions to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for the Family Dollar banner. “Driving supply chain efficiencies and improving the operating performance of our Family Dollar banner are important elements to long-term value creation for our […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Success does leave clues and at Taco Bell they know that consumer focused interactive participatory marketing food Marketing drives customer engagement driving top-line sales and bottom-line profits according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   At the intersection of yesterday’s menu, older customers, industry buzz, and social media Taco […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
In episode 348 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ali Mize, director of environmental and social governance (ESG), belonging and corporate philanthropy at Neiman Marcus Group, the portfolio of luxury brands including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. Listen in as Mize discusses the release of Neiman Marcus Group’s first-ever ESG report, […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Tinder is launching a pop-up pub experience, The Bark & Spark, to “celebrate our dogs being our ultimate dating partner”.  The Bark & Spark is inviting dog owners and dog lovers to enjoy a first date on Tinder on 14th and 15th May.  Come to our Bark & Spark pop ups next weekend, bring your […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Recently, The New York Times ran a lengthy story about the revitalization of Barnes & Noble, the last book megastore on the American retail landscape. Although some still question the future of the brand, there is no question that Barnes & Noble has come back from the brink. In August of 2019, activist hedge fund […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Blending Petco Health and Wellness Company’s expertise in animal care and Backcountry’s trusted position in outdoor specialty goods, the retailers have partnered on a new line of gear to help consumers travel and explore safely with their dogs. Capitalizing on the growing status of pets as core members of a consumer’s family, Backcountry x Petco […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
CINCINNATI — This May during National Pet Month, Bounty Paper Towels is picking up pet adoption fees for new pet owners at Best Friends Animal Society Lifesaving Centers across the U.S. The animal welfare organization’s lifesaving centers provide the love, care and medical treatment for animals in need of a forever home. For every pet Bounty […]
  1. Media & Marketing
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the industry, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes.  This time around, our five questions go to Seb Robert, CEO and Founder at same day and last mile delivery specialist Gophr. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Growing a brand requires vision, focus, strategy and solid tactics daily according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Entrepreneurs and would be restaurateurs that want to test a brand, a product or a concept are doing so utilizing virtual restaurants, virtual kitchens, as a platform for testing. Back in […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
New poll also finds 65% of British pet-owners are dog-owners, 41% have cats Over half of pet owners allow their pet to sleep in their bed & are willing to splurge on premium pet food The majority spend £26-£50 per month on their pet and prefer to shop in-store versus online To ring in National […]
  1. Department & Category
Now more than ever, sustainability initiatives have been gaining ground in online retail across nearly all segments, driven largely by consumer expectations and demand. According to findings from the Footprint Foundation, the pandemic may have contributed to this trend by making consumers more aware of the effect humans have on the planet’s ecosystems, as well […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
STERLING, Ill. —Wahl will be displaying their expertise at the 2022 NACDS Annual Meeting in space 464, with the launch of various grooming products. • The Wahl Pro Series Metal Edition Clipper is wrapped in a sleek metal armor and houses an ultra-powerful pivot motor. The clipper’s durable double wall metal construction harnesses the motor’s power, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Five years ago, the term “retail media network” (RMN) was synonymous with Today, the landscape looks much different. Numerous brands, from grocers and pharmacies to pet supply stores and delivery services, now offer retail media networks. Advertisers are starting to shift budgets, but Amazon is still a key player, capturing 45 percent of consumer […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Corey Paske has joined HRG as business development manager. His mission will be to bring HRG’s resources, such as category management, space planning, visual merchandising, retail strategy, creative services, and asset management, to the pet, hardware, and beauty segments of the retail industry. HRG has already applied its expertise with manufacturers in […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
LendingTree is out with a new study saying that “nearly 70% of buy now, pay later users admit to spending more than they would if they had to pay for everything upfront.” Here are some other key findings from the study: •  “43% of Americans have used a buy now, pay later (BNPL) service, an […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The alternative protein space is hot, hot, hot as evidenced by both the number of companies developing products and the venture capital going into the space. Investment into alternative proteins, for example, plant-based meats and dairy substitutes was $5 billion in 2021, according to both the Good Food Institute and Crunchbase data. The latest company […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
  1. Department & Category
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Restaurants
  4. Department: Food
  5. Media & Marketing
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  9. Trends & External Forces
Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]