Pricing & Promotions

  1. Technology & Innovation
This past week in New York City, National Retail Federation hosted its annual BIG Show. Recognized and respected as the largest conference and expo in the world supporting the retail industry, I was both excited and proud to return to the NRF show floors for the first time since the global pandemic.   And, while […]
  1. Media & Marketing
1. What’s my starting point? 2. How can I get prepared? 3. Can Superbadge Super Sets help me? 4. What’s my time commitment? 5. How do I ace the exam? 6. Are there more resources? Salesforce Administrators are the productivity champions who keep their company’s instances of Salesforce running at peak efficiency. They help ensure […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
From the Seattle Times: “PCC Community Markets formally opened its new location in downtown Seattle Wednesday morning – and the ceremony, which drew business leaders and elected officials, a heavy media presence and a well-heeled crowd stretching down Fourth Avenue, often felt less like a ribbon-cutting than a rescue operation. “Located on the ground floor […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including augmented reality vouchers, livestream shopping, and Amazon opening its first ever physical fashion store. M·A·C Cosmetics Beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a […]
  1. Media & Marketing
An analysis of the 100 most popular broadcast TV programs of 2021, KC suggests, offers a compelling metaphor for what traditional retailers need to do to compete effectively in the modern marketplace. Here is the graphic referred to in the video: The post FaceTime with the Content Guy: Goal Line Stand appeared first on MNB.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The pandemic has completely changed the way people order from restaurants and shop at grocery stores, according to the report “How We Eat,” a collaborative effort between PYMNTS, Carat from Fiserv. The report surveyed 5,266 consumers and asked them about their restaurant and grocery buying habits. Of those surveyed, 33% held college degrees, 52% were female and 36% […]
  1. Merchandising
Nisa is offering discounts this month on several cupboard staples in an effort to help customers beat rising inflation. The promotion features products at half price or better, including Nescafé Azera Americano coffee 100g at £3, Cheerios Multigrain 390g at £1.34 and Sunpat Smooth Peanut Butter 400g at £1.50. Also on offer are fajita kits […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CNBC reports that Amazon plans to open its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store, with customers using their smartphones to choose items and communicate with staffers in a way that the company hopes will alleviate some of the “pain points” inherent in such shopping trips. The Amazon Style store is slated to open in The Americana at […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery delivery company Instacart announced this morning that it will partner with Chase to offer an Instacart-branded credit card that will offer accelerated points on purchases made using the card for purchases in the Instacart system. The card reportedly will be made available to consumers later this year. The announcement says that “the new Instacart […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
AppExchange helps Trailblazers work smarter AppExchange is driving exponential customer and partner success Together, our collective future is looking bright We are humbled by the trust that Trailblazers around the world have demonstrated in Salesforce and our ecosystem by installing apps from AppExchange—more than 10 million times! This milestone is about the customers who thrive […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Interactive, participatory, brand marketing is the best tool in a food marketers tool box according to Steven Johnson,Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  When a brand extends its brand invitation to all members of the family it eliminates the ‘veto’ vote what the most dreaded daily question pops up, What’s for Dinner. Recently […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Keep emails on brand, spend less time making them and increase sales leads. Sounds good, right? You can do this with an email design system, a collection of reusable email modules and components that helps teams create consistent-looking email. Like any design system, it should be easy to use and provide clear guidelines.  My job […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In our last data study, Momentum Commerce showed that Amazon Private Label products captured a growing share of both Best Seller and Amazon’s Choice badges across the most popular search terms on the retail site during Cyber Week. Most remarkably across those same top 1,000 search terms, the share of Amazon’s Choice badges going to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday we posted an email from an MNB reader suggesting that the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow – for the moment, anyway – the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to establish vaccinate-or-test mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees was misguided. After all, he said, OSHA is allowed to regulate the use […]
  1. Media & Marketing
What does a Salesforce Admin do? How do I start building admin skills? How do I take my admin skills to the next level? Why go expert-led for my learning? What tips do you have for admins? How do I earn my Salesforce Administrator credential? Connect with #AwesomeAdmins around the world! The Salesforce ecosystem is […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced its 2022 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead.
  1. Media & Marketing
Join Dr. Adam J. Fein, CEO of Drug Channels Institute (DCI), for three live video webinars during 2022. These live, interactive events will be broadcast via Zoom from the Drug Channels Video studio in beautiful downtown Philadelphia. Click here to order the Drug Channels 2022 Video Webinar Series During these events, Dr. Fein will address […]
  1. Department: Food
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B in late December celebrated the opening of its newest store with a New Year’s Eve-inspired ball drop, welcoming shoppers to the El Dorado H-E-B outlet in Webster, Texas, in the Houston suburbs. The ball dropped during the opening ceremony featured a metal shingle design resembling the underside of the Space Shuttle, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retail sales (excluding automotive) increased 8.5% year over year this holiday season, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Online sales grew 11% compared to the same period last year, the preliminary insights show. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, defines the holiday season as running from […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Virtual brand entrepreneur Robert Earl has partnered with Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy on a virtual brand and delivery-only concept. Called Barstool Bites, the concept offers sandwiches, spicy chicken wings, dips and buckets of flavored popcorn. “We’re going to experiment with giving our fans the ability to order the types of food we eat when […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Dogecoin (DOGE) prices shot up on Friday as Elon Musk announced that Tesla would start accepting the cryptocurrency as online payment for merchandise.  Musk rates DOGE over Bitcoin, particularly as a payment option, due to its lower electricity consumption. He told Time magazine: “Fundamentally, Bitcoin is not a good substitute for transactional currency. Even though […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A great email can turn ho-hum offers into lead generation blockbusters. A poor signup experience can doom an otherwise brilliant promotion. Strategic investment in digital experience can deliver outsized marketing returns. And your brand’s return on experience (ROX) is a necessary data indicator that tracks brand growth, customer engagement, and profitability. Whether you’re a marketing […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie is offering deeper discounts on more than 150 most-shopped products, the retailer said Thursday. The grocer’s “Down Down” program promises to save Winn-Dixie customers more than 15% on average when they buy the products, which are identified by special signs and tags bearing a red hand. The deals will help offset […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The pace of digital acceleration catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed commerce, and it isn’t slowing. Gone are the days when the customer journey is a straightforward and linear path. Customer needs have evolved, and new buying behaviors are strikingly apparent—while convenience may still be king, sustainability is no longer a customer demand […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Speed continues to be the name of the game in grocery delivery. Instacart and Dollar Tree are working together to offer one-hour delivery at locations across the country. “When it comes to major household expenses, we know every dollar counts,” said Instacart President Carolyn Everson said. “That’s why we’re proud to expand our footprint with […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. has launched its newest ship-to-home e-commerce site, WholeLotta Good. WholeLotta Good offers customers a full range of dietitian-approved health and specialty products that can be purchased online and shipped directly to homes across the U.S. Shoppers can find a wide variety of products including grocery items, vitamins and […]

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash. The acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest video gaming company. “We’re investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes […]
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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]

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