Philanthropy

Articles on philanthropic initiatives and programs.

  1. Corporate Finance
Amazon has launched Amazon Catalytic Capital, an initiative that will invest $150 million in venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding. The company will invest in funds that focus on Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Apple CEO Tim Cook says that his company seeks employees that distinguish themselves through collaboration, creativity, curiosity and expertise. He said that it is Apple’s responsibility to put its employees into jobs that help them fulfill a noble purpose. “People have to work for a reason bigger than themselves,” he said. “So you want to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Charts are the language of business, used every day at all levels to convey information. But too often, they’re an incomprehensible mashup of pies, bars, gauges, dots and lines that leaves the reader no more informed about the topic at hand. The good news is it’s almost certainly not your fault — it’s the charts […]
  1. Merchandising
Starboard Cruise Services, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury retail-at-sea company, has promoted Sherrie Day to the role of Global Head of Merchandising. Day will report to Lisa Bauer, President and CEO of Starboard. Day’s responsibilities will include managing Starboard’s merchandising strategy worldwide. She will oversee global buying and work with more than 700 […]
  1. Department: Food
Beyond Meat, the plant protein, traditional meat alternative brand, has a value equation problem. A value equation is the internal mind-set that customers have when assessing the worth of a brand. A value equation is a mental perception that assesses value prior to a purchase. A customer-perceived value equation is what you get for what […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is supporting storm relief efforts in communities across Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, with $1 million in donations announced on Monday. The donations include $500,000 each to the Florida Disaster Fund and the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund. The American Red Cross donation goes […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., & HILLSIDE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) are proud to announce AutoT, the first of its kind revolutionary digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. Launching exclusively this month both on Walmart.com and in stores, AutoT collectibles will break new ground in the digital collector […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart invites communities to get healthy ahead of peak flu season at Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., where customers can receive affordable immunizations like flu, pneumonia, shingles, HPV and more at pharmacies nationwide. COVID-19 bivalent boosters will also be available with […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ESG has been important to companies and to investors though recently there has been some blowback from certain segments of the market on whether ESG is a feel-good, hard to measure, share-holder unfriendly and fuzzy goal. This piece proposes that while ESG remains important a new ESG which is far more focused and therefore measurable, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up some of the most read TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. The goal? Even when you’re swamped, a quick skim of WiR on Saturday morning should give you a pretty good understanding of what happened in tech this week. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
There is an image of an advertising campaign poster making the rounds on social media that has been marked with comments that question the motives and manipulative methods behind the design. (See Below) It is a good example of social and cultural commentary being added onto a commercial poster, but it is far from a […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Heath took place this week, designed to address food insecurity in the nation, and Albertsons, FMI-The Food Industry Association, and the National Grocers Association (NGA)_ all released statements in which they made commitments going forward. •  Albertsons said that “it will contribute new goals and initiatives designed […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize said Wednesday that its Supervisory Board intends to propose the reappointment of Frans Muller as president and CEO and member of the Management Board at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 12, 2023. Frans Muller Peter Agnefjäll, chair of the Supervisory Board of Ahold Delhaize, stated: “We […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
When Snapchat first hit the scene back in 2011 it was an instantaneous hit with younger audiences because it offered something that was almost impossible to find on the internet — transience. In the 11 years since, Snapchat has evolved to more closely resemble its social media counterparts (which in turn have adopted many Snapchat-style […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
The total raised for good causes to date via Nisa’s ‘Making a Difference Locally’ charity has reached the £15m mark this month. The milestone amount has been raised for communities across the UK since the registered charity’s formation in 2008, with more than £1.1m raised during its last financial year (July 2021 – June 2022) […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
An artist’s rendering of the planned new research and innovation center. Photo provided courtesy of L’Oréal USA NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA onTuesday announced that it will be opening a new, state-of-the-art Research & Innovation (R&I) Center in Clark, N.J., replacing its existing facilities that it has occupied in the area for more than six […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retailers are working feverishly behind the scenes to optimize their e-commerce operations for the upcoming 2022 holiday shopping season. This year, retailers will face some of the same challenges they did during the 2021 holiday shopping season — with additional new challenges brought about by excess inventory, inflation and general volatility, uncertainty, chaos and ambiguity […]
  1. Media & Marketing
CARLISLE, Pa. – GIANT Co. has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s GreenChill Program for reaching its annual refrigerant emissions reduction goal in 2021. The Superior Goal Achievement honor was presented to GIANT and other GreenChill Partners during the recent FMI Energy & Store Development Conference. “We know every effort counts when […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 26, 2022 — Hold onto your headsets! Today, Walmart is announcing the launch of two new immersive experiences in the metaverse mega-platform, Roblox. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces offer unique interactive content and entertainment for customers, bringing to life the best of Walmart’s ‘isles’ in a virtual […]
  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. Media & Marketing
In today’s retail landscape, it’s more important than ever to have a strong brand identity. With so much competition out there, customers have endless options to choose from. So, how can you make sure they choose your store over someone else’s? By making sure your branding is on point. But what exactly is it and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is moving aggressively to position its stores as preferred holiday shopping destinations. The retailer said Thursday it was ready to serve its customers this holiday season by offering better value and a more convenient shopping experience. Walmart said that more than half of its customers planned to start their holiday shopping […]
  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. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 22, 2022 — Walmart is ready to serve its customers this holiday season, offering better value and more convenience than ever as customers start their holiday shopping. More than half of Walmart customers will start their holiday shopping research in October1 and Walmart is prepared to meet their needs and help them […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
You want to earn your customers’ trust, now more than ever. But delivering out-of-this-world experiences, at scale, in real time, across your whole organization isn’t exactly easy. In short, you need customer magic.  Enter Genie the Rabbit, the newest Salesforce character. Genie the Rabbit represents Genie the product, bringing real-time agility, speed, and near-infinite data […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Here are some of out Grocerant Guru’s Clues from National Restaurant Show 2022 .  The retail foodservice customer is not fickle, they are evolving, dynamic, and moving forward searching for ways to make dinner complexity free according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson.  I hope you are not the Neanderthal brand marketer waiting for […]
  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 […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Department: Food
  3. ESG
  4. Merchandising
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
  2. Channel: Delivery
  3. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  4. Channel: Grocery - Natural
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]

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