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​[[“value”:” 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 Rent the Runway’s decision to restructure […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey (Goodwill NYNJ) has opened its first Mini Shop & Donation Drop location in Manhattan’s Upper East Side (UES). The 1,000-square-foot Goodwill Mini Shop & Donation Drop is a smaller-format store compared to traditional Goodwill stores and Donation Centers, and it offers a curated selection of pre-loved donated goods including […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Tesco, B&M, TPP Retail, SeeChange Technologies, Coalescent Mobile Robotics, German Doner Kebab, and the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards. B&M rolls out TPP Retail […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
As part of a recently signed multiyear agreement, Foot Locker has become an official National Basketball Association league marketing partner in the U.S., unlocking a multitude of brand-building benefits for the struggling retailer.   The collaboration will engage fans throughout the NBA season, including at marquee events like the NBA All-Star Game, and Foot Locker […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Evri has announced a partnership with Tesco that will enable people to collect Clubcard points for every parcel they send with it. This is the first time that the UK’s largest retailer has agreed this type of Clubcard partnership with a parcel delivery firm. From today, consumers will be able to collect one Clubcard point […]
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  Regular readers of this blog know that old adage; if the shoe fits ware it, well apparently so does the marketing team at McDonald’s. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe relevant brands look for ways to bring comfort and convenience to their customers.  There is no doubt that McDonald’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Blockchain has been around for a while now, and while it was mostly associated with cryptocurrency, the security benefits have been something that more industries have looked to use. Blockchain offers a transparent and secure way to manage transactions, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and reduce fraud. So, what industries have benefited from the secure way […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Visitors to Trafford’s White City Retail Park are now able to charge their electric vehicles while they shop thanks to the installation of five new ultra-rapid chargers.  All Be.EV members will also have exclusive access, free of charge, at this location for a week, from Tuesday 14th until Tuesday 21st November. The project marks the […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
[[“value”:” Share Copy Link The retailer has reduced plastic packaging in its own-brand ranges by 29% since 2017. Credit: Grand Warszawski via Shutterstock. Lidl GB has unveiled its strides towards sustainability in its fourth ‘Good Food’ report. Lidl GB has achieved a 43% reduction in food waste since 2016, positioning itself well on the path […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Seeking to unlock the creativity and entrepreneurial ambitions of Gen Z consumers, E.l.f. Cosmetics has launched e.l.f. UP! on Roblox. As part of a highly personalized experience, users can create dream startups representing places and causes they care most about. The goal is to foster self-expression in a gamified environment while also building life skills […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Seeking to unlock the creativity and entrepreneurial ambitions of Gen Z consumers, E.l.f. Cosmetics has launched e.l.f. UP! on Roblox. As part of a highly personalized experience, users can create dream startups representing places and causes they care most about. The goal is to foster self-expression in a gamified environment while also building life skills […]
  1. Media & Marketing
FinTech firm Freedompay has announced a strategic partnership with Pennies, the micro-donation charity. This will see it integrate Pennies into its technology stack. Alison Hutchinson, CEO at Pennies, says: “We’re delighted to be partnering with FreedomPay, whose innovation, growth and purpose-led mission has the potential to unlock millions more micro-donation opportunities.” “FreedomPay’s values align with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
[[“value”:” Share Copy Link Pandora’s EBIT margin was 16.5% over in the quarter. Credit: Charity Davenport/ Flickr (Creative Commons). Denmark-based jewellery manufacturer and retailer Pandora has reported a total revenue of DKr5.57bn ($798.33m) in the third quarter (Q3) of 2023, compared with DKr5.26bn in Q3 2022. Driven by the Phoenix strategy, the company delivered organic […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In what is pitched as a world first, Manna Drone Delivery is distributing candy this Halloween to families in North Texas by, yep, you’ve guessed it, drone. The initiative kicked off the European company’s first US operations, where it will be serving residents at Pecan Square by Hillwood Communities. They will have the opportunity to […]
  1. Department & Category
    [[“value”:” Whole Foods Market is on the verge of opening a new 45,791-square-foot store in Kansas in the city of Overland Park. The store, which opens Nov. 15., will be a relocation of an existing store in the area which has been open since 2007. Related: Whole Foods forecasts top 10 food trends […]
  1. Channel: Drug
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced their annual Paragon Award Winner’s, the best of the best across Pharmacy, Front Store and Distribution Centers. There were a total of 12 winners. The annual Paragon Awards recognize the best of the best among CVS Health colleagues and are among the highest honors awarded by the company. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Walmart is celebrating the military community with a star-studded concert for veterans and their families. The first Heroes & Headliners concert features musical acts Chris Stapleton, H.E.R. and Imagine Dragons with Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek serving as emcees. Customers will be able to stream the sold-out concert live on, […]
  1. Department & Category
  Food retailers are all competing for a larger share of stomach according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. In order to garner incremental customers food retailers including restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, dollar stores, and bodegas must focus specifically on Generation Z and Millennials where food discover and fresh […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
After several disrupted holiday celebrations due to pandemic lockdowns and economic crisis, the future outlook for US holiday retail sales is improving. Although value remains a top priority for many US consumers and they continue to take budgeting measures, especially those still affected by high prices, experts expect a record high in seasonal retail this […]
  1. Holiday & Events
The holidays are a time of joy and charity, but they are also a time of stress, overeating/drinking/indulging, money worries and family squabbles. To help moms and other caregivers manage the less pleasant side of this season, Zulily is offering a limited-edition electronic button that plays five empowering messages from Jonathan Van Ness of Netflix’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
HARRISBURG, Pa. – GIANT Co. is supporting National Farmers Day by donating $20,000 to support agriculture education programs that will empower future generations of food and agriculture leaders, the retailer said on Thursday. Partnering with the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation, Maryland FFA Association, Virginia FFA Foundation, and West Virginia FFA Association, the company will support more […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
AMBLER, Pa. — Two short spans of time — one just over 7 seconds and the other just under 15 minutes — were among the many talking points at The Emerson Group’s 2023 Industry Day last week. The day-long event brought together retailers and suppliers, brand innovators and other thought leaders to discuss the future […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As the high cost of living continues to impact UK households this autumn and winter, shopping for seasonal food, gifts, decorations, and costumes is once again subject to restrained spending behaviour. This comes after a brief relief in seasonal retail for Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Christmas in 2021, following the lifting of pandemic-related restrictions. However, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In this era of the “Retail Renaissance,” independent retailers are in a prime position to carve their niche in the market through innovative marketing ideas and concepts. The fusion of digital technology, experiential engagement, and personalized narratives empowers these retailers to thrive. Research shows that 75% of businesses increased their credibility and trust by harnessing […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
[[ by We speak to Katy Faulkner, Head of Retail Operations at Sue Ryder, about their Retail Employer of the Year award at this year’s inaugural People in Retail Awards. “Your people are your greatest asset, and when you empower them to be their authentic selves and contribute to your organisation’s goals, great things happen”. […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
    [[“value”:” Dot Foods Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc., celebrated the official grand opening of its new distribution center in Ingersoll, Ontario, Friday. The $50 million (CAD), 168,875 square-foot facility includes offices and dry, refrigerated, and frozen warehouse space. Dot and its trucking affiliate, Dot Transportation Canada, Inc., currently employ 70 […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Foot Locker and Fred Jordan Missions, which serves people in need in the Los Angeles area, have continued their three-decade-plus partnership with donations of new shoes, backpacks and school supplies to more than 3,000 underserved children. The 35th annual “Care for Kids” Back-to-School Giveaway took place on Sept. 22 on the streets of the city’s […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was […]