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  1. Channel: Grocery
NEW ORLEANS — Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG) on Wednesday marked the celebration of Winn-Dixie’s 65th Anniversary in Louisiana with two store openings and kicked off a series of community events throughout the greater New Orleans area that aim to honor the culture, people and community that have supported Winn-Dixie since 1956. Louisiana governor John Bel […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Home baking brand Betty Crocker is partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning, as part of the brand’s “Bake a Difference” campaign. The partnership will kick-off on 23 August and run until 24 September and will see the brand donate £100,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support through a “one pack = one donation” mechanic across four […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If understanding the market is about understanding yourself to set your business strategy while also understanding your customers and their needs and wants, then positioning is about what you do to make those two things meet up. The purpose of positioning is to help buyers to quickly understand your offering, so when they are searching […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Also: Seattle Mariners award community grants, CDC reinstates indoor mask guidelines and Shutterstock acquires AI companies to help customers. Hello, communicators: The Seattle Mariners baseball team has announced that its nonprofit, Mariners Care, will present community impact grants to organizations that are working to improve physical and mental health for kids from Black, Indigenous and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 27, 2021 — Today, Walmart announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates through its Live Better U (LBU) education program. Starting Aug. 16, the $1 a day fee will be removed for associates, making all education programs paid for by Walmart. This means approximately 1.5 million part-time […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is enhancing its Live Better U (LBU) education benefit, paying 100% of the cost of college tuition and books for associates enrolled in the program. Starting on August 16, the retailer will eliminate the $1 a day fee it had charged for participating associates, the company said Tuesday. This means approximately […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is set to launch its annual in-store customer fundraising campaign benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals next month. The campaign will run from August 1 through August 28. All funds donated by customers will benefit 53 local children’s hospitals providing lifesaving care and services for kids in Rite Aid communities. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Selling B2B on Amazon through Amazon Business allows Businesses with an Amazon Business Account to sell and purchase products, both one-off and in bulk with various discounts on Amazons’ marketplace. There are 2 programs involved in Amazon B2B for Amazon Business. There is a program for sellers called the Amazon Business Sellers Program. There is a program for […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Ready to immerse yourself and your kiddos in an awesome adventure — right from the comfort of home? Say hello to Target’s newest design partnership, Christian Robinson for Target, a limited-edition collection of more than 70 adorable items including home goods, apparel and books for kids and baby. It’s the full-of-wonder creation of artist, illustrator, and children’s […]
  1. Merchandising
MPB Careers: The Home Depot – Manager Packaging Design LOCATION: Atlanta, GACATEGORY: MarketingTYPE: CorporateJOB ID: 152764 JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION PURPOSE The Manager, Packaging Design position will lead a team of creative agency partners that will be responsible for the design direction and execution of all private label packaging across The Home Depot enterprise. Responsibilities include initiating, […]
  1. International
Regarding out story about how liquor-to-go remains a good business for restaurants, many of which hope it will remain legal in post-pandemic days, one MNB reader wrote: Liquor regulation is a patchwork of insanity left over from the Prohibition era now a full century past. In a moment when understanding history and the context of […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  Now that Dollar General operates more than 17,408 stores in 46 states you would think they would act like most legacy brand retailers but they don’t. Dollar General since its inception has sought after a product and price point differentiation that consumers have been migrating too according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
SANDTON, South Africa and BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22, 2021 — Underscoring the importance of both short-term and long-term solutions to address hunger and relief efforts related to the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Massmart are committing more than 13 million rand (over $880,000) in cash and in-kind donations to hunger relief […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Dive Brief: Gap Inc. on Thursday unveiled a loyalty scheme that includes all four brands — Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy — and integrates its credit card rewards with its previous loyalty program. There are four tiers, with perks added as annual spend increases: core (zero to $500), enthusiast ($500 to $999) and icon (above $1000). Cardholders […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
MPB Careers: Lowes Home Improvement Packaging – Opns Project Manager Job Description Job Summary: The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead the packaging, signage, in-store display and other creative and marketing collateral for Lowe’s private brands. This includes responsibility for managing multiple creative and production processes and ensuring that all work […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
WALTON, Ky. —Dollar General celebrated the grand opening of a distribution center in Walton, Ky., on Tuesday. The facility represents a nearly $65 million investment and is expected to create 300 new jobs and support more than 800 Dollar General stores at full capacity. “We are excited to celebrate our Walton distribution center grand opening […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Nature’s Truth recently partnered with both LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry and Convoy of Hope to donate over $3.5 million in vitamins and supplements to those in need. As part of the wellness brand’s ongoing mission to share good health, Nature’s Truth said it is striving to get vitamins and supplements into […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The media landscape has been inundated with sympathetic messaging around COVID-19 – support for healthcare workers, families reuniting and long-time friends catching up on Zoom calls. While these messages of positivity have been well received, there’s an element that’s been forgotten.  Brands need to be real with women. Even in the best of times, our […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
We had a story yesterday about how Amazon is likely to double its e-grocery sales in the next five years, leading one MNB reader to write: Just a short example of Amazon power. I needed a figurine light replacement. Could find it at the local Lowes for $4.19 My wife found it on Amazon for […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
During the pandemic, much like our working lives and our socializing, retail had to migrate solely online — and with this seismic shift, shopper expectations have skyrocketed. A smooth transaction and quick delivery is no longer a perk for customers — it is the baseline expectation. Consumers everywhere now seek a rewarding and enjoyable online […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Welcome to the Remarkable Retail podcast Season Three, Episode Two! I’m Michael LeBlanc, and I’m Steve Dennis.   This week we go deep on a growing trend that Steve introduced in his book, and recently unpacked in a Forbes article: namely how so many aspects of retail–stores, supply chains, brand distribution strategies and more–are moving […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The service industry is on the cusp of trying to redefine itself in the new age of retail. As consumer habits and expectations continue to change toward cleaner, safer, accurate and hyper-personalized experiences — during and after the pandemic — retail is struggling to fulfill such on-demand productization and experiences safely and efficiently. Today, retail […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Work culture matters. Now more than ever. The past year has been a lesson in patience and fortitude as we’ve braved a global pandemic, bracing revelations about systemic injustice and some of the most divisive politics in our country’s history. It’s also made clear just how much of an opportunity — and obligation — we […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Purpose-driven spending on the rise: shoppers willing to pay 20% more for sustainably sourced products. Almost half (43%) of consumers would pay more for a product or service if they knew it was ethically or sustainably sourced, while 33% have paid more in practice, according to new research by supercharged commerce. On average, shoppers agreed they […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s hard talking to kids, especially if you don’t know them.  There’s always been a myth that being a teenager or ‘tween’ is just a phase – one characterized by self-indulgence and social media addiction. But this is an unhelpful generalization and our data challenges a number of these stereotypes.  Also, the attitudes expressed at […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
No “hot” tech trend is safe from scrutiny — and NFTs are no exception. Although NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have garnered a lot of buzz in cryptocurrency circles, executives in potentially impacted industries — namely retail and digital media — have questioned their staying power. But that hasn’t stopped digitally driven brands, such as e.l.f. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Ecommerce sites often have hundreds or thousands of product pages. Creating keyword-based ads in Google for each page is laborious and sometimes impractical. That’s the purpose of dynamic search ads. Advertisers can tell Google which pages and themes to target on their sites, and Google will dynamically show ads for those targets from relevant search […]

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