Publix

  1. Channel: Mass
Newsweek is out with a list, generated by BrandSpark International, of the “most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers. BrandSpark surveyed 3200 Americans to capture their real opinions of what grocery store brands they trust the most.” The national top four:  Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Meijer. The northeast top four:  ShopRite, Walmart, Aldi, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Best Retailers list, ranked No. 2 in the supermarkets category. “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a pleasurable shopping experience — from knowledgeable, friendly associates and quality products to a convenient and clean shopping environment,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Being […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Best Retailers list, ranked No. 2 in the supermarkets category. “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a pleasurable shopping experience — from knowledgeable, friendly associates and quality products to a convenient and clean shopping environment,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Being […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has moved closer to a planned IPO after confidentially submitting a draft registration statement with the SEC on May 11, 2022, although specific details were not revealed. While Instacart shared a valuation of $39 billion following a $265 million funding round in March 2021, by March 2022 the company had slashed its valuation by […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Dive Brief: Publix recorded a comparable store sales increase of 11.7% for the first quarter of 2022 on a year-over-year basis, as sales for the period rose 13.5% to $13.2 billion, the Florida-based supermarket chain reported Monday. Earnings per share excluding the effect of fair value adjustment related to the value of equity securities came in […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix reported sales of  $13.2 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2022, a 13.5% increase from $11.7 billion in 2021. Comparable store sales for the three months ended March 26 increased 11.7% over the prior-year period. Net earnings for the quarter were $618 million, a decline of 58.7% versus the prior […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The past few years have been full of uncertainty. In my practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’ve noticed that many of my patients have reprioritized their health with a commitment to promoting long-term habits and lifestyles.   In the early days of the pandemic, our behaviors changed in an instant – some of us had […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is launching a 15-minute delivery service in Miami powered by Instacart’s nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. The service, which debuted on Thursday and will roll out over the coming weeks, will allow customers in Miami’s Brickell, Coral Gables and Wynwood neighborhoods to have a wide range of fresh produce, pantry staples, household goods and […]
  1. Department: Food
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix announced today that the company has donated more than 50 million pounds of produce as part of its initiative to support farmers and food banks in the Southeast. Launched in response to farmers being forced to discard produce they could no longer sell due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Publix began purchasing produce […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Brian Nightengale speaks here in his capacity as NACDS vice chair and as chair of the NACDS Political Action Committee. Nightengale was elected as NACDS chair of the board, and will accept the gavel on Tuesday morning. PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Employees are the frontline when it comes to customer relationships and delivering the brand experience. This is especially true in a service business. Investing in a brand’s people should always be a priority. In March 2022, Starbucks changed its CEO. Kevin Johnson who became CEO in 2017, announced that he was leaving. Mr. Johnson was […]
  1. Department: HBC
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Kadenwood said Wednesday it has achieved a new retail distribution milestone with products available in over 22,000 stores. Leveraging Kadenwood executives’ years of experience in retail strategy, the company’s retail distribution has far exceeded many industry players in a significantly reduced amount of time. Having only been founded in 2019, Kadenwood […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
by Michael Sansolo Hardly a day seems to pass without us all getting yet another lesson in how technologically enabled connections are changing the world in more ways that we could ever imagine. And quite honestly, not all those changes are great. A few weeks back, a business friend introduced me to the concept of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the 25th consecutive year, Publix has been recognized on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Publix is 1 of only 4 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998. “Our founder, George Jenkins, once said people are the key to Publix’s success,” said Publix CEO […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix said Monday that its board of directors has approved a 5-for-1 stock split and an increase in the number of authorized shares of its common stock from 1 billion to 4 billion shares. The company’s board also declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock. Under the revised Florida Business Corporation […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Information reports that Instacart plans to open mini-warehouses – it calls them “nano-fulfillment centers” – that will promise 15-minute delivery services in a n umber of markets. The new facilities could begin opening as soon as next month, the story says, and will be positioned as serving Instacart’s client supermarket chains, such as Publix, […]

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  1. Channel: Delivery
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  3. Department & Category
  4. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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  9. Department: Food
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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
  1. Shopper & Customer
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  4. Shopper & Customer
  5. Associates & Employees
A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
  1. Department & Category
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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  4. Department: Food
  5. Media & Marketing
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  8. Shopper & Customer
  9. Trends & External Forces
Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]

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