Dept. Pet

articles about the pet category

  1. Channel: Convenience
  The race is on to order you 7-Eleven X Crocs.  That’s right shoes / clogs branded for 7-Eleven enthusiast. Yes, it is where style meets the snack aisle with the all-new 7-Eleven X Crocs collaboration. The exclusive collection introduces three limited-edition styles, including Crocs’ newest icon: the height-forward Mega Crush Clog. How is your brand […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
I saw a report from Bloomberg a little while ago that the Federal Reserve has a new plan to end high inflation — through a “growth recession” strategy. Worrisome, huh? The economist who first thought up “growth recession” likened it to a contained tiger – not a tiger running loose, but not a paper tiger […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
With 2 million third-party sellers accounting for more than half of its retail revenue, Amazon’s relationship with the businesses that sell on its platform has become essential to its success. As those sellers have become more successful though, they have also become more powerful …and more demanding. Many are no longer content to exist solely […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Petsense by Tractor Supply and pet food brand Canidae are joining forces to offer relief to animal shelters affected by Kentucky’s flash flooding in July. Local Kentucky animal shelters and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will benefit from the partnership, which will deliver 1,560 pounds of dog food to these […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores let the fun begin!  Did you know that 60% of Americans agree that it is socially acceptable to start celebrating the holiday before October. That said, we turned to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson, stated, “linking your brand to ‘fun’ edifies it with […]
  1. Channel: Mass
We know that the world is full of big problems. So big that it’s easy for them to make us feel small. But something magical happens when we come together to help our communities. Our collective actions can have a big impact. And impact is our aim.So, we asked ourselves: How might we do even […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Celia Van Wickel has taken on the role of Global Director and Head of Omnichannel Analytics at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. She joins from Kantar where she served as Senior Director, Digital Commerce. Prior to that, she was Senior Manager, DTC & E-commerce Shopper Insights at The Coca-Cola Company. After over 30 years as a Mars […]
  1. Holiday & Events
WASHINGTON – More Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, which found that holiday-related activity will return to pre-pandemic levels. The survey found that 69% of consumers planning to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 65% in 2021 and comparable […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
NEW YORK  — With more than 2,000 exhibit booths, the PLMA event being held from Nov. 13 through Nov. 15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Center in Chicago will be the largest convention for store brands in North America. “The exhibit hall will be filled with thousands of new products that will shape […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Buying groceries online simply cost much more than it does in the store.  However according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “saving time and convenience at this point in time are continuing to drive adoption. In case you did not know, grocery shoppers remain undeterred by high e-commerce grocery prices, […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
New Instacart Pop-Ups Enable Brands to Inspire and Delight Consumers As They Shop for Life’s Moments As the fall football season kicks off, we’re excited to partner with Pepsi as one of the first brands to leverage Instacart Pop-Ups. Pop-Ups are a new way for people to shop for seasonally relevant use cases. Our new […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for our customers. And when it comes to online shopping, customers want a great experience that takes the guesswork out of shopping and makes it easy for them to find the perfect item. They don’t want to buy a dress and have to hope […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
MINNEAPOLIS — Target is teaming up with FAO Schwarz to raise its game in the toy category ahead of the holiday season. Target said Monday that, beginning in mid-October, FAO Schwarz toys will be available exclusively at Target stores, Target.com and FAO Schwarz stores. Target also announced that its 10th annual Bullseye’s Top Toys list […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Acosta has released the preliminary findings of an Online Grocery Landscape Report, which it describes as “a new shopper insights study on the attitudes and preferences surrounding online grocery shopping habits,” and concluding that “consistent with levels observed in fall 2021, half of U.S. shoppers are at least occasionally purchasing grocery items online.” The study […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In recent years and particularly during the pandemic, the world went subscription crazy. Led by B-to-C digital commerce ($687 billion), the total market was predicted to surge to $1.5 trillion by 2025. But two years in, many of the factors that led so many consumers to invest in subscription services have begun to evaporate. Some […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Food and pet care manufacturer Mars late last week announced “that its entire portfolio of more than 40 Mars food, treats, ice cream, and pet food brands are now available for same-day delivery through Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America … the Mars-Instacart partnership gives consumers across the U.S. access to their […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Major retailers, including Chewy and Petco, have issued cautions about the state of the economy and its potential impact on spending in the pet category. “As expected, and similar to other consumer categories, inflationary pressures have softened the discretionary areas of our business,” said Petco CEO Ronald Coughlin.
  1. Data & Insights
These Trends Are Shaping the Pet Industry Each year, SuperZoo reminds us why it’s a must-attend show for anyone in the pet industry. In addition to meeting plenty of four-legged attendees, SuperZoo showgoers get a first look at new products hitting the market, learn how innovative brands are shaping the industry, and get to talk […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Charlie Casey, CEO at LoyaltyLion. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right now, check-out free stores, rapid delivery services, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
At Walmart, everything we do is in service of the customer. Sam Walton used to say, “Give customers what they want, and a little more.” This is our ambition with Walmart+ — to offer a suite of benefits and services that are additive for our members. And as the needs of our members evolve, we […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Our news-laden summer is coming to an end. Time to pack away your bathing suit, send the kids back to school, and cherish these curated curiosities that I combed from the Drug Channels coastline: Howard Dean attacks patient-unfriendly cost shifting Cancer patients’ views of copay assistance My $0.02 on key specialty pharmacy trends Evidence for […]
  1. Stores & Formats
This week we ask the question: can small stores save department stores? And do they, in fact, need saving? Despite the suggestion that the department stores may be rebounding, it is looking more like a dead-cat bounce. In response to decades long declines, Macy’s and Kohl’s are placing big bets on rolling out smaller stores […]
  1. Department: Beverage
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Raley’s has reopened its Bel Air location in Arden Park. The redesigned and remodeled store is tailored to meet the needs of the local community, the company says. Inspired by Raley’s vision to infuse life with health and happiness, the Bel Air store has an wide variety of natural and organic […]

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  1. Channel: Club
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Owned Brands (Private Label)
CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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  2. Channel: Mass
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  9. Operations & Supply Chain
Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]

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