Dept. Pet

articles about the pet category

  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is continuing its encroachment onto Amazon’s turf with the addition of a new subscription service for repeat purchases, similar to Amazon’s Subscribe and Save offering. But Walmart took the moment to also remind customers of other capabilities enabled in the Walmart app that they won’t find on Amazon (without using those words of course), […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is continuing its encroachment onto Amazon’s turf with the addition of a new subscription service for repeat purchases, similar to Amazon’s Subscribe and Save offering. But Walmart took the moment to also remind customers of other capabilities enabled in the Walmart app that they won’t find on Amazon (without using those words of course), […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Walmart has opened its first-ever Pet Services center at the same store in Dallas, Ga. Where it piloted the first Walmart Health center. “Now customers will be able to conveniently access their family’s basic health care solutions in one central location, including the health care needs of their furry friends,” said Kaitlyn Shadiow, VP of Merchandising […]
  1. Department & Category
Market segmentation is fundamental to marketing. Segmentation is evergreen when it comes to building and managing brands. J.M. Smucker, purveyor of jams, jellies, Jif peanut butter, Folgers coffee, Uncrustables, Carnation evaporated milk and pet food items including Milk Bone dog biscuits and Meow Mix, has just purchase Hostess brand snack foods. Hostess makes Twinkies, Ding […]
  1. Department & Category
  Once again, another food industry news and research firm edifies the findings of the work that Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and his team have been doing since 1991. So, here we go, almost all of the retailers surveyed in the 2023 Convenience Store News Foodservice Study said they sell prepared […]
  1. Data & Insights
By 2025, the number of gamers is estimated to reach 3.6 billion and generate a whopping $211 billion in revenue.
  1. Data & Insights
Sign up to explore EASI data and category level trends for free in Earnest Dash. Access chart in Dash. Earnest Analytics Spend Index powered by Orion transaction data remained below year-ago levels in August, as in-store and online both decelerated slightly. Gyms and Workout Classes accelerated, growing mid single digits. Active & Athleisure and Fashion […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
  At the intersection of just paying the bills to stay open and keeping customers happy Lazy Dog Restaurants has found a way forward that edifies both top-line growth and bottom-line profits.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® more restaurants should explore the options that Lazy Dog Restaurants have […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
  Insider Intelligence predicts that nearly half of all US Pet Care product sales will shift to the online realm by 2025. Embracing this fast-paced digital age, pet owners are flocking to online platforms to fulfill their furry friends’ needs, and the numbers are nothing short of impressive.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Look around, and talk to your friends and you will see that, Americans do not want to eat alone.  Don’t want to shop, and don’t want to cook, while man is a social and needs to connect with others and sharing a meal with friends, family, or even a stranger is preferred rather than […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Do you know who is your customer and where are they shopping today.  That said, don’t stop where will they be shopping next week, next month, next year.  What channels of distribution are your entrees, sides, or deserts selling? Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that if you are […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
For many of us, the experience of welcoming a pet into our lives is an incredibly happy one. As well as the instant boost to your mood from having a dog or cat to snuggle up with, it has long been suspected that pets help our mental and physical health. The relationship between us, as […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief However, executives noted consumer shifts that signal shoppers may be seeking out more value in light of economic uncertainty. Published Aug. 31, 2023 Chewy packages being loaded onto a truck. The online pet retailer reported sales of $2.8 billion in the second quarter. Permission granted by Chewy “]] 
  1. Media & Marketing
We’re wrapping up one of newsiest summers in recent memory. Time to pack away your bathing suit, send the kids back to school, and cherish these curated curiosities that I combed from the Jersey Shore: Fresh evidence of patients’ copay maximizer pain How payers pay more to hospitals than to physician offices Surprise? Rationing care […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
​ This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. It’s been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week, and what we’re still thinking about. From pumpkin spice’s return to retail, and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief: Kohl’s on Wednesday said Q2 net sales fell 4.8% year over year to $3.7 billion, with comps down 5%. Other revenue, mostly the retailer’s store credit card, fell 3.1% to $217 million. Inventory was down 14% year over year. Gross margin declined by 61 basis points year over year to 39%, driven […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
I did a FaceTime earlier this week suggesting that Aldi’s acquisition of Winn-Dixie and Harveys indicates that anything can happen, and I mentioned that an MNB reader observed that since Aldi and Trader Joe’s are owned by the same company, maybe we’ll see Trader Joe’s sections in Winn-Dixie stores.  (I noted that the two companies […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Parade reports that Publix Super Markets has started putting up signs in its stores noting its “ban on pets and emotional support animals.” The move – which actually just serves to enforce a policy that has existed for years – is generating some controversy among customers.  “While some people agree with the ban,” the story says, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
HOBOKEN, N.J.  – Nestlé Health Science, a leader in nutrition, science and wellness, announced Tuesday the appointment of Brian Groves as chief marketing officer (CMO), effective September 11. With more than 30 years of experience in performance marketing and brand management, Groves will drive business growth and customer satisfaction, delivering on the organization’s digital media […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“For me, the big [Q1] takeaway for brands is really focusing on that loyalty marketing … We need to focus on retaining those existing customers. It’s much cheaper to retain an existing customer than it is to acquire a new one.” — Andrea Leigh, Founder and CEO, Allume Group Every quarter, several trends shake up […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief Over 10,000 of the retailer’s products for pets including dogs, cats, fish, reptiles and birds are available on DoorDash Marketplace. Published Aug. 18, 2023 By Tatiana Walk-Morris A person with a dog. Petco is growing its physical store presence with a new flagship store and more shop-in-shops. Courtesy of Petco “]] 
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The New Yorker has a good story about reverse logistics, entitled, “What Happens to All the Stuff We Return?” An excerpt: “A century ago, the average return rate at Penney’s (JC Penney was a pioneer in the returns business) was probably something like two per cent; before Internet shopping truly took hold, retail returns had […]
  1. Data & Insights
Discerning consumers expect more from their online shopping experiences, especially during the busy holiday season when timely delivery, readily available products, and seamless checkout and return policies are more important than ever. In fact, the holiday season is often a “make or break” time for most retailers, particularly smaller ones eager to make a big […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As the holiday season quickly approaches, having a pulse on the performance of various marketing channels is essential for brands to maximize their return on investment. This is especially true when it comes to heavily relied upon opt-in channels like email and SMS. A recently released email and SMS marketing report shed light on these […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“The role of the image as the first moment of truth in the gateway to consideration has never been more powerful.” — Jehan Hamedi, Founder and CEO, Vizit Product detail pages (PDPs) feature vital information customers need to make an informed buying decision, from product descriptions to pricing details. Many of these page elements produce […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]