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  1. Channel: Mass
Yesterday we took note of a CNBC report that Walmart plans to give its Walmart+ members advance access to its Black Friday deals, which, if outside estimates are to believed, has the potential of making some 32 million US households feeling a little more joyful about the end-of-year holiday shopping season. I commented, in part: […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 18, 2021 — After overwhelmingly positive customer feedback for Walmart’s reinvented Black Friday shopping experience last year, the retailer is announcing the return of its month-long savings event, “Black Friday Deals for Days.” Walmart’s second annual “Black Friday Deals for Days” events will deliver the incredible prices customers expect from the most […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Bentonville, Ark., and Palo Alto, Calif., October 15, 2021 — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Transcarent today announced they would be working together as go-to-market partners for self-insured employers across the country.  The agreement allows Transcarent, which offers employees and their dependents a new, different and better health and care experience, to share Walmart’s everyday low cost on pharmaceuticals and other services with self-insured employers […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Quaker Oats has launched a campaign to build on its support for charity Magic Breakfast. The brand’s “The Fire Inside” campaign aims to show how “wholesome nutrition can feed more than just consumers’ bellies”, supported by multi-million pound activity including TV, digital and social media throughout October and November. The brand is also driving awareness […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 14, 2021 — Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that Suresh Kumar, chief technology officer and chief development officer of Walmart Inc., will participate in a discussion at the KeyBanc Technology Leadership Forum on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. CDT.The session will be webcast live through the “Events” link at stock.walmart.com.A […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In today’s hybrid work environment, service team members are rarely all located under one roof. This makes it critical to have the right customer service engagement tools in place to collaborate no matter where teammates are located. Managers must maintain a clear view of everyone’s availability and skillset to ensure that neither the agent nor […]
  1. Channel: Mass
With most items under $30, the collection is Target’s most inclusive partnership to-date and features toys, gifts, apparel and more for the entire family, inspiring fans of all ages to build new memories together this holiday season and beyond MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its limited-edition collection with the LEGO Group, featuring a lifestyle assortment that […]
  1. Associates & Employees
A new report offers six steps to improve employee experience and bolster culture in a post-pandemic landscape. The pandemic is profoundly transforming how workplaces—and workers—function. And it’s not all bad. A majority of businesses have been able to somewhat seamlessly transition to long-term remote work, with productivity even rising for some. However, this lack of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Diego Saez-Gil grew up in Argentina, on the outskirts of what he described as a beautiful jungle. Today he’s on a mission to restore the natural ecosystems in South America and other places where they have been similarly lost to deforestation. He’s part of a growing generation of “ecopreneurs,” entrepreneurs that merge business ideas and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Living in perpetual flux takes a toll, no matter who you are or what you do. That truth recently led psychologist Amy Cuddy to coin the term “Pandemic Flux Syndrome,” which she discussed on a recent episode of Dare to Lead with Brene Brown. Pandemic Flux Syndrome is a (non-clinical) way of describing our conflicted […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has filled two key executive leadership positions, the company said on Tuesday. Holly May was appointed executive vice president and global chief human resources officer and Anita Allemand was appointed chief transformation and integration officer. May and Allemand will both report to WBA CEO Roz Brewer, as members of […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa’s charity Making a Difference Locally (MADL) has re-launched its community champion awards for retailers. The awards recognise two different stores each month – one over and one under 3,000 sq ft – with a £250 donation to a local good cause. To be in with a chance of winning, Nisa partners simply need to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
GroceryAid, the grocery industry charity, has named Allan Leighton as its new President. Leighton, chairman of the Co-operative group, BrewDog and Pizza Express, will take up the role in January. He said: “The grocery trade has been a huge part of my life since I was a child, and I was honoured to be asked […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
From an economic perspective, sustainable distribution can seem challenging, but there are ways wholesale distributors can go green and still be profitable. The post Sustainable distribution: Profitability with purpose appeared first on The Future of Customer Engagement and Experience.
  1. Corporate Strategy
WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation will recognize Target chairman and chief executive officer Brian Cornell with its The Visionary award, which will be presented during the seventh annual NRF Foundation Honors event in New York City. CVS Pharmacy president Neela Montgomery will also be honored as one of the People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022. […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
The New York Times has a long interview with former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi in which she talks about corporate responsibility, a conversation that is linked to her new memoir, “My Life in Full.” An excerpt: “The PepsiCo that I inherited — it’s a great company that was purpose-built for one time. Society was different, […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
WitsNotes Volume 4 takes us to a new frontier of Marketing. Title: Re-invented Marketing: A Candid, Myth-busting Interview Author: Rishad Tobaccowala (The talk and his website)  Topic(s): Marketing Length: 1 hour RetailWit Summary: 5 minutes Summary Marketing is in a perilous spot—the cookie is crumbling, privacy will be a competitive advantage, CMO tenure is the […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Throughout my career, I have often been either the only or one of few — whether as a woman or Latina — especially on executive teams. At the same time, I’ve also had incredible sponsors and mentors who have supported my career. This is why I’m dedicated to using my voice and platform to create […]
  1. Media & Marketing
To make sure your branding is converting as many potential customers as possible, it’s important to ensure your brand is consistent across all areas of your business. Here are five important components of successful and cohesive branding.  1 – Simple and consistent logo The easiest way to ensure your branding is cohesive is by making […]
  1. Media & Marketing
FatFace has announced a partnership with Thrift+, offering customers online and in-store the option to resell their old clothes through the latter’s platform.  “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and we know shopping consciously is super important to our customers too,” Liam Price, Head of E-commerce at FatFace, said in a LinkedIn […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Pets continue to be big business, and Alpha Paw is the latest to draw investor attention. The Austin-based company raised $8 million in Series A funding, led by Nordic Eye, after bootstrapping for the past three years. CEO Ramon van Meer took over the company in 2018 via an acquisition and is working with his […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s no secret that marketers love to connect with each other to learn, trade stories, or simply make new friends. But with so many channels to choose from, it’s hard to find a comfortable, virtual place to meet regularly. That’s why I’m passionate about building Slack communities for marketers. I’ve been using Slack within the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
US-based e-commerce delivery startup Pandion has announced $30 million in new funding, consisting of a $22.5 million Series A and a $7.5 million add-on investment. The startup’s founder and CEO is Scott Ruffin, who was the head of Amazon Air for almost five years. He has also served as Vice President and Head of Walmart’s […]
  1. Associates & Employees
CINCINNATI — Kroger’s Family of Companies’ second nationwide hybrid hiring event, including virtual and on-site interviews, will take place from 2-5 p.m. ET Oct. 13. The company’s mission is to hire 20,000 associates by finding talent for retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate, and pharmacy and health care roles. “The Kroger Family of Companies is […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
America's largest grocery retailer to host nationwide holiday hiring event on October 13.
  1. Channel: Drug
Also: Bank of America creates financing directory for women entrepreneurs, Tesla explains racism lawsuit to employees, William Shatner goes to space, and more. Hello, communicators: October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and Bank of America is marking the occasion by launching the Bank of America Access to Capital Directory, a resource designed to educate […]
  1. Channel: Drug
  Retailer after retailer find that evolving with consumers pays off in the long run. Consumers are dynamic not static and retailers must be as well.  Demand for grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food had created new growth for many a retailer as regular readers of this blog know. Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]

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