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Also: the latest tech offers new horizons for accessibility, Instagram adds pronouns, and Ohio creates lottery to reward vaccinated residents. Hello, communicators: Since the pandemic, many companies are exploring new accessibility communication tools to help differently-abled stakeholders interact with their content. The latest example comes in the form of a new, experimental device that turns […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 5/12/2021America’s largest grocery retailer invites local and regional growers and producers to apply for new accelerator program CINCINNATI, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a new partnership program inviting American growers and producers to apply for the opportunity to work with […]
  1. Channel: Mass
  Once again, the ‘halo’ of grocerant niche ‘better-4-you’ food is taking center stage. Walmart has edified its brand marketing messaging to include ‘Better-4-You’ messaging; that is consumer family focused, interactive, and participatory according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Regular readers of this blog understand the dynamic growth, consumer […]
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From the Boston Globe this morning: “It can take a big push to make a drastic change. And when it comes to people’s work lives, there has been perhaps no greater disruptor than the COVID-19 pandemic. Many got laid off, or were suddenly allowed to do their jobs from anywhere. Some got sick, while countless […]
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As leaders think about the future of work and the hybrid workplace, here are the essential elements that must be present for workers to feel a sense of purpose and belonging. As leadership coaches, we have found that the dual pressures of performing and leading in the virtual work environment require gentle reminders for what […]
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By John K. Higgins May 5, 2021 10:19 AM PT A legal dispute between Google and Oracle over software copyrights has now been decided, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Google. The Court’s decision in Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. was released on April 5, 2021. The decision ended 10 years […]
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MPB Careers: UNFI – Brand Manager United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence Purpose: The Brand Manager will play a significant role in the development and execution of multiple brand marketing plans, strategies and innovation to achieve the brand’s short and long-term business objectives. This role will collaborate with Sales, Supply Chain, Insights and Creative […]
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This week our very special guest is Hubert Joly, former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and the author of the just released bestselling book The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism. In a wide-ranging interview we explore Hubert’s storied career as one of […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
New purpose-built analytics service reduces the time it takes Financial Services Industry (FSI) organizations to find, prepare, and analyze data from months to minutes Legal & General and Deloitte among customers and partners using Amazon FinSpace SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 3, 2021– Today,
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The ARF Creative Council has authored the first, comprehensive resource for creative research terms. Known as the Creative Council Research Glossary, its purpose is to inform and help marketers better communicate. The glossary includes 880 terms, many of which have references to one or more related terms. It is available for free on the foundation’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
America’s largest grocery retailer continues to transform e-commerce with introduction of drone delivery pilot taking flight this spring in the Midwest CINCINNATI and MONROE, Ohio, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Drone Express, a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc., today announced a pilot to offer grocery delivery via autonomous drones, expanding […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The roaring success of Amazon and other eCommerce businesses, coupled with rising internet access globally, has been an inspiration to many online entrepreneurs. The increasing shift to online shopping has attracted much attention and changed the business landscape as we know it. New online stores are opening daily, and most offline businesses have an eCommerce […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger today announced the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program – offering customers a free and easy way to recycle flexible plastic packaging – to include all private brands, including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome, Abound, and more. The newly expanded Kroger Our Brands Recycling Program is the first program of its kind and advances […]
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This Earth Day, Retail Business Services – the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA – is celebrating the importance of sustainability. In line with new sustainability goals, Retail Business Services is focused on decreasing single-use plastics, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency and investing in renewable energy sources, all while bringing health and sustainability […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 4/22/2021 Program now enables customers to recycle nearly 2,500 products from America’s leading private-label brand portfolio from home CINCINNATI, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s largest grocer, today announced the expansion of its Simple Truth® Recycling Program – offering customers a free and easy way to recycle flexible plastic packaging – […]
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 261 is an interview with Benedict Evans, a well-known VC with deep familiarity with the commerce industry. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) has been a […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The newest Raley’s O-N-E Market, and the first conventional Raley’s location converted to the new format, debuted Saturday in the Sacramento-area community of El Dorado Hills. “Raley’s O-N-E Market is an important part of our long-range strategy, and there will be additional conversions beyond this one,” Raley’s president and CEO Keith […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Success does leave clues.  Today, we have a guest blog by Jean-Philippe Nuel.  Like Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Nuel believe that now is the time evolve not remain as we once were ‘back in the day’ aka 2019. Nuel believes that hotels need ‘to reinvent, revitalize and reposition’ […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
To our shareowners: In Amazon’s 1997 letter to shareholders, our first, I talked about our hope to create an “enduring franchise,” one that would reinvent what it means to serve customers by unlocking the internet’s power. I noted that Amazon had grown from having 158 employees to 614, and that we had surpassed 1.5 million […]
  1. Media & Marketing
There is no denying that Instagram has been at the center of consumer attention across the world for the last several years. In fact, just last year it came in third place for the most popular social apps in the world, behind only parent-company Facebook, and new competitor TikTok — which became the most time-consuming […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Most successful companies and individuals defeat themselves. This comes from some combination of hubris, incestuous thinking and improperly aligned incentives. Intel was so deluded by its success around Windows computing and 86 architecture that they missed mobile computing and were late to the needs of Cloud computing. It has been superseded by Nvidia, Taiwan Semiconductor […]
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When we develop market research, we go way beyond revenue projections and market sizing (though we cover those in depth, of course). We interview major players in every industry we cover and ask them where they see their industry going in the next five to ten years–to give you practical, on-the-ground market insights that supports […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens is kicking off its annual Red Nose Day to support underserved children. The non-profit charity is run by Comic Relief U.S. and it’s the seventh year the drugstore brand has been involved, according to a press release. This year the effort is even more important, according to Walgreens, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The […]
  1. Corporate Finance
One of the most vital things in running a successful business is raising capital. While it can take many forms, whether human, produced, natural, social, and financial resources, money is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about business financial capital. Indeed, business financial capital refers to the money available to fund daily […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Raley’s this week released what it is calling its first-ever Impact Report, looking to track and highlight initiatives designed to “positively impact their people, communities and planet” and support its “purpose of changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time.” Among the achievements:  “Opened the first Raley’s O-N-E Market, a unique shopping […]
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The office shut-down at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year spurred huge investment in digital transformation and a wave of tech companies helping with that, but there were some distinct losers in the shift, too — specifically those whose business models were predicated on serving the very offices that disappeared overnight. Today, one […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
All pairs of the infamous $1018 (£741) “Satan Shoes” will be recalled from customers and removed from circulation after Nike sued their creators. Nike has won a trademark infringement lawsuit against art collective MSCHF Product Studio, which it says altered pairs of Nike Air Max 97s and distributed them without its permission. All 666 pairs […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Yesterday, we took note of a Los Angeles Times story about how a new coalition of small business organizations called Small Business Rising “is urging policymakers to break up Amazon,” calling for antitrust regulators to separate Amazon’s own retail business from its third-party marketplace. I commented, in part: While I completely understand the motivation behind […]

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Here’s the RetailWit’s top picks from yesterday: B&G Foods reports Q1 results (+12.4% sales, adjusted EBITDA +5.2%) and names former Mars exec Kenneth Keller as CEO. Sprout reports Q1 results (-9.4% ID sales). Bright spots for growth in the following month include smaller format stores, logistics, and targeting / digital capabilities. Ex-Barry Callebaut boss Antoine […]