Philanthropy

Articles on philanthropic initiatives and programs.

  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General marked the grand opening of its 19,000th store in Joplin, Mo. on Monday with a community celebration and a $19,000 donation to a local elementary school. Customers also received complimentary DG gift cards, tote bags and product samples. “Today marks an exciting milestone in Dollar General’s history as we open […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The status quo is always being challenged. Whatever dominates is always being criticized and derogated. The mainstream is never the only thing. Trends invite counter-trends. Purpose used to be a challenge to the mainstream. The idea of shareholder capitalism accountable to no other constituencies of interest became the mainstream view of business during the 1970s. […]
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Plus: MrBeast’s blindness video raises ethics questions. Whole Foods has asked some food producers to lower prices as pressures from inflation begin to ease across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported. “We know our customers are weighing the impacts of inflationary pressure on their buying choices,” Alyssa Vescio, Whole Foods’ senior vice president of […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dollar General (NYSE: DG) commemorated the grand opening of its 19,000th store in Joplin, Missouri today with a community celebration and $19,000 donation to a local elementary school. Customers also received complimentary DG gift cards, tote bags and product samples. “Today marks an exciting milestone in Dollar General’s history as we open our […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The team at Spar Scotland have made a special donation to the staff of Crosshouse Hospital. Taking place on 20 January, a fun morning of activity was available for everyone to enjoy with prizes to win from the Spar spinning wheel, and product samples and giveaways from Browning’s and Snappy Shopper. All Crosshouse Hospital staff […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Bioprinting is a promising technology that offers hope to patients on the notoriously lengthy waiting lists for organ donation. Not unlike additive manufacturing, bioprinting involves 3D printing technology but instead uses organic material. The aim is to imitate natural tissue for a range of applications, including drug discovery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
  1. Corporate Purpose
Kidderminster retailer Bill Sidu’s Nisa Local store has donated £2,500 to two local community causes. Kidderminster Foodbank has benefited from £1,500 worth of support and an additional £1,000 has been donated to Kidderminster Athletic Football Club. Both donations were made via Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity. Kidderminster Foodbank supports local people in need […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We know from talking with consumers that convenience stores have the most positive impact on the local areas where we operate. That’s partly by being there and providing a vital service, but it’s also about what we do to add value to the community. This might be in the form of charity work and positive […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The other day we referenced a story from the New York Times detailing how when many workers start jobs in the restaurant business, they are required to “pay around $15 to a company called ServSafe for an online class in food safety.”  What they don’t know is that ServSafe “doubles as a fund-raising arm of […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is ending its long-running charitable giving program AmazonSmile, saying that after a decade in operation it has not created “the impact that we had originally hoped.” Instead, the company said it plans to pursue and invest in “other areas where we’ve seen we can make meaningful change.” The news was announced to Amazon customers […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon.com has informed customers that it will end its AmazonSmile charity program through which the company donates a percentage of sales on eligible products to organizations selected by customers. “After almost a decade, the program has not grown to create the impact that we had originally hoped,” the company said in a statement. “With so […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Amazon has announced it is winding down its online donation service, AmazonSmile, six years after it launched. The US retail giant said the scheme, which enabled online shoppers to donate… The post Amazon winds down charity donation tool AmazonSmile appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Associates & Employees
In episode 384 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Tom Nolan, CEO of Kendra Scott, a fashion-lifestyle jewelry brand with a focus on philanthropy and community. Nolan provides an overview of the Kendra Scott brand (0:45), his professional background that led to his current role (2:28), and how the jewelry brand differentiates itself […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has announced plans to open three new Winn-Dixie stores to support economic growth in its communities. The first Winn-Dixie store was opened shortly before Christmas in the rapidly growing Grand Cypress neighborhood in a […]
  1. Data & Insights
Location-based analytics, application performance, and automation are a few of the capabilities that serve as a springboard for digitally savvy retailers to be extraordinary.  But what is it about these capabilities that differentiates one retailer from another? Leveraging insights from ecommerce platforms, click & collect locations, and suppliers in order to provide smarter and safer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retailers using Salesforce Commerce Cloud can now offer their customers convenient pickup and delivery experiences with Walmart’s leading store fulfillment technologies and local delivery services.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
[[“value”:”Amazon ‘s (AMZN) soon-to-be widely available Buy with Prime service, which allows Prime members to use their Amazon accounts to shop with other online merchants, could be a profitable revenue channel for the e-commerce giant. However, the Club holding’s stock is still expensive, a high multiple compared to the broader stock market. Amazon on Tuesday […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 9, 2023 — A new year is here, and Walmart invites communities to start down the path of getting – and staying – healthy at the first Walmart Wellness Day of 2023 on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers can receive free health screenings for things like glucose, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
This Dry January, BrewDog is promoting positive mental health through a tie up with the campaign, #IAMWHOLE, including limited edition 4-packs of Punk IPA Alcohol-Free 330ml. As well as introducing limited edition packs, which hit stores this December, a donation from the sales will go towards supporting #IAMWHOLE, an award-winning mental health campaign aimed at […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[“value”:”Every weekday the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer holds a “Morning Meeting” livestream at 10:20 a.m. ET. Here’s a recap of Friday’s key moments. Stay wary of tech Wait to buy Constellation Stick with Wells Fargo 1. Stay wary of tech stocks Stocks rose Friday on signs wage growth is moderating , signaling the […]
  1. Channel: Club
[[“value”:”Club holding Costco Wholesale (COST) delivered strong sales growth in December, demonstrating the retailer’s ability to consistently attract customers despite gathering economic headwinds. For the 5 weeks ended Jan. 1, Costco’s net sales increased 7% year-over year, to $23.8 billion, the company reported Thursday. Total comparable sales, which excludes the impact of fluctuations in gasoline […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Constellation Brands (STZ) could potentially implement a stock buyback program, CEO Bill Newlands said Thursday — a move we would welcome as shareholders in the alcoholic beverage maker. Newlands’ comments came on the heels of Constellation reporting mixed 2023 fiscal third-quarter results earlier in the day, sending the company’s stock price tumbling. Shares of Constellation […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Alcoholic beverage producer Constellation Brands (STZ) reported mixed fiscal 2023 third-quarter earnings on Thursday before the opening bell. While the results came in short of our expectations, we see the subsequent drop in the Corona beermaker’s share price as chance for investors to buy up the stock. Net sales climbed 5% year-over-year, to $2.44 billion, […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
EL DORADO, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Murphy USA announced today that its Board of Directors had recently approved a $25 million donation to the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation which will continue to support positive changes in local communities with an emphasis on El Dorado and Southern Arkansas. The Foundation funds the Company’s matching gifts, including the annual United […]
  1. Department & Category
Food Lion and its customers helped provide 5.4 million meals to families in need through the supermarket’s annual Holidays Without Hunger campaign. The campaign is part of the Food Lion Feeds initiative, which benefits hunger-relief organization Feeding America through 33 local Feeding America member food banks as well as hundreds of partner feeding agencies within Food […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
The Investing Club holds its “Morning Meeting” every weekday at 10:20 a.m. ET.[[“value”:”Every weekday the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer holds a “Morning Meeting” livestream at 10:20 a.m. ET. Here’s a recap of Friday’s key moments. The Fed isn’t ready to stop Investing mantra reminder Looking to buy 1. The Fed isn’t ready to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retailers have plenty of questions on their minds during the holiday shopping season. What will post-pandemic consumer spending look like? What effect will inventory levels and inflation have on profit margins? Will flagging consumer confidence impact brand loyalty? But there’s another crucial question you should be asking: What are the chances that “digital Grinches” will […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Artificial Intelligence is one of those technologies steeped in a certain mystery. It has long fascinated speculative science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov and, today, we are already seeing the societal effects of the advancement of AI, as exciting as they are foreboding.   Even before its modern developments, AI long spurred the imagination in […]

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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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KEY POINTS “We are just at the dawn of the robotics age. And I would say artificial intelligence and battery technology are all a part of that movement as well,” Cathie Wood said. Amazon had more than 1.6 million workers at the end of 2021, according to its most recent annual report. Wood’s Ark Innovation […]
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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]
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Charted: U.S. Egg Prices Double in 2022 Eggs are a staple food for many countries around the world, and the U.S. is no exception. Americans eat between 250‒280 eggs a year on average. Eggs are also easy to cook, protein-dense and supply many daily vitamins needed for healthy living, making them a popular meal or […]

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