Articles on philanthropic initiatives and programs.

  1. Associates & Employees
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix honored six of its associates for their community involvement, recognizing them with the Mr. George Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to their communities during the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting. The company notes that Publix founder George Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, believed that Publix and its associates should make […]
  1. CPG: Food
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity is kicking off a new partnership with grocery brand Kellanova to support grassroots and inclusive football teams across the UK. Through MADL’s Stronger Together initiative, Kellanova will be giving prizes to five teams, offering resources and equipment. Each… This story continues at MADL teams up with Kellanova to […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart Canada, in partnership with TerraCycle, will mark Earth Day on April 22 with a “Fresh Start” Day of Action, encouraging consumers to recycle their used blue Walmart shopping bags as part of a free national recycling pilot program. TerraCycle will launder usable bags and donate them for reuse by charity partners; bags that are […]
  1. Channel: Home Improvement
For the 15th year, The Home Depot has awarded grants for campus improvements to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of its Retool Your School program. This year’s nearly $3 million donation will be divided among 42 HBCUs, with Albany State University, South Carolina State University and Paine College each receiving $150,000 as […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Independent retailer Dike & Son has now donated over £100,000 to local community causes through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity. An award-winning, independent supermarket in north Dorset, family-run since 1851, has contributed to a range of community initiatives since partnering with Nisa in… This story continues at Dike & Son reaches £100,000 donation […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
See this visualization first on the Voronoi app. Industry Favorability, by Political Party This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. Much and more has been written, in the last decade particularly, about the U.S. […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa Local, also known as The Brow, in Watford, has donated £1,200 to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bhaktivedanta Manor through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity. The donation will directly support the Bhaktivedanta Manor’s ongoing initiative to provide free daily meals… This story continues at Nisa Local donates £1,200 to support […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
If you only attend one online event this year… well, then it’s clearly not 2021 anymore! But this one is worth it. I guarantee you will be surprised, if not shocked, by what we share. On Tuesday, May 7, Frans Riemersma and I will host our annual #MartechDay celebration. We’ll release the epic 2024 martech […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Emerging brands have to support each other.  This is the way we climb mountains. None of us can do it on our own. It takes a collective interest. How can we together move the needle? The key word here is “together.”  Our founders take on big CPG brands – bringing even bigger ideas and with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
PetSmart has added two new tiers to its renamed loyalty program, Treats Rewards, along with personalized offers, special benefits for members using services like grooming and Doggie Day Camp and additional rewards for charitable donations. The retailer already has more than 67 million Rewards members who will be automatically enrolled in the enhanced program. Key […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa Local Riley Square in Coventry has donated £2,000 to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice through their Making a Difference Locally (MADL) fund. Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry provides specialist palliative care for babies and young children with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice relies almost entirely… This story continues at Coventry Nisa Local donates £2,000 to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Insights of consumers are a tool that every marketing team can benefit from. In the case of Progressive Grocer, they go directly to shoppers to explore not only what they’re buying in supermarkets, but also why they’re making certain decisions.  In a great article by Jenny McTaggart the insights are easy to absorb. Steven […]
  1. Department: Beverage
During yesterday’s webcast, Fire Department Coffee CEO, Luke Schneider, discussed how he raised $1.8M for his business through crowdfunding with the help of StartEngine. The webcast also included Harrison Bert, Director of Sales for StartEngine and was moderated by Wayne Bennett, SVP of Retail for ECRM and RangeMe. For those of you not familiar with […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SAN ANTONIO — Robert Morton, an innovative leader who worked as the director of healthy living at H-E-B, suddenly passed away while attending the Expo West show.  He was 68 years old. The unwavering commitment that Morton had to advancing health and well-being had a profound impact on the lives of a great number of […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa Local Smithy Green in Wigan has donated £400 to Fever Morris Dancers through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity initiative. The donation will be put towards the troupe’s efforts to replace their worn-out and mismatched costumes to brand new outfits for years to… This story continues at Nisa Local Smithy Green donates to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Jisp, Walmart, Global Fashion Agenda, PDS Ventures, Pinterest, the Retail Trust, and The Very Group. Jisp In a review of its Scan & Save app’s performance through February, Jisp says it found that the total […]
  1. Department & Category
Americans discard nearly 120 billion pounds of food every year — approximately 40% of the country’s food supply. Rite Aid is tackling this food waste issue head-on by partnering with Copia, a technology-enabled service that helps manage food surplus redistribution. The pharmacy retailer will use Copia’s platform to track inventory, prove compliance and record impact. […]
  1. Department: HBC
Karissa Bodnar, Founder and CEO of clean beauty brand and DTC success story Thrive Causemetics, grew up in a small town in rural Washington state. She lived off a dirt road where neighbors were few and far between, there was no cable and the internet was sporadic. Not exactly the kind of place one imagines […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
One Stop has announced its 2024 Easter campaign, which includes the convenience retailer giving away £1,000 community grants to 25 community and charity groups across the UK. Customers will have the opportunity to nominate a community group or charity of their choice and outline why… This story continues at One Stop Easter campaign includes community […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Loss prevention in the retail sector is undergoing a transformative phase in 2024, necessitated by the imperative to protect profits amid a multitude of challenges. From the surge in shoplifting to broader concerns like shrinkage, retailers are confronted with multifaceted issues demanding innovative solutions. This report delves into key trends in loss prevention, shedding light […]
  1. Associates & Employees
To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Carhartt will donate up to $250,000 from women’s apparel sales online and in its 43 stores that day to support Metallica Foundation’s All Within My Hands program and its Metallica Scholars initiative. All Within My hands is a philanthropic organization dedicated to creating sustainable communities by connecting […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The UK homeware market has shown remarkable resilience and adaptability in recent years, having faced the extended hiatus of the COVID-19 outbreak and a cost of living crisis which squeezed budgets back to the essentials. The high interest rates of 2023 also impacted homebuyers – a key target market for this sector. Despite these challenges, […]
  1. Department & Category
When you open your 20,000th store you are executing relevant brand messaging and at Dollar General were talking more and more about a lot of food according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Steve Deckard, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations and development, stated, “Today marks an incredible […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Rapid grocery delivery specialist Getir has donated £30,000 to London’s Community Kitchen (LCK) thanks to its long-standing partnership with Nisa. Funds were raised from sales of Co-op products sold through the Getir app. Marking the donation, Getir showcased its support for local communities at the… This story continues at Getir and Nisa partnership leads to […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Friday celebrated the grand opening of its 20,000th store at its DG Market location in Alice, Texas. “Today marks an incredible milestone in Dollar General’s history,” said Steve Deckard, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations and development. “From our first general store to today’s 20,000th store opening, […]
  1. International
ARLINGTON, Va. — Rock legend Roger Daltry will perform at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2024 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the association said Wednesday. His performance will be part of the grand finale during the Directors Dinner & Entertainment, which will be held on Tuesday, April 30th, from 7:30 p.m. to […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our guest this week is Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, VMLY&R who joins us to talk about the ever changing landscape of retail and consumer branding, customer engagement, and loyalty. In particular with dip into what defines high performance retail and the emerging world of “creative commerce.”  We also get a sneak preview of her […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s that time of the year. The Northern hemisphere looks forward to spring. The Southern hemisphere looks forward to fall. And everybody in martech and marketing operations looks forward to the annual Stackie Awards. This will be our 10th edition of The Stackies: Marketing Tech Stack Awards. Wow, a decade of hundreds of martech stack […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Lifesaving defibrillators have been installed at two Southport Spar stores, and fundraising has started for a further two in the area. Spar Roe Lane and Spar Cambridge Road now have the defibrillators installed after collaborative work between local charity Southport Saviours and James Hall &… This story continues at Southport Saviours and Spar team up […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
An Amazon Just Walk Out technology powered store has opened at Lesley University in the US. Lesley University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its students can now experience a frictionless shopping experience on campus, with the likes of snacks and drinks available to buy. In a LinkedIn post, Brisbane Vaillancourt, Regional Vice President […]
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  1. ESG
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Channel: Dollar/Value
  3. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  4. Channel: Grocery
  5. Department: Food
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  10. Trends & External Forces
  11. Retail Operations
  12. Merchandising
  13. Stores & Formats
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]