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dunnhumby has released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index (RPI), looking at which grocers are best serving their customers in a faltering economy, and concluded that the top five are Market Basket, Aldi, WinCo, Grocery Outlet and Save A Lot. Rounding out the top 10:  Lidl, Dollar General, Food4LessFoodsCo, Family Dollar, and Military […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.— Publix Super Markets on Monday announced that two members of its executive team are retiring, and another has been promoted. Vice President of Finance Gino DiGrazia has decided to retire at the end of this year after 30 years with the company. DiGrazia, 60, began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Fortune is out with its list of the best retail workplaces, and Wegmans – as often happens – tops the list of large retailers cited in the annual compendium. In order, the other large retailers making the list are Target, Sheetz, Altar’d State (a lifestyle and fashion brand), Publix, and Nugget.  Aldi comes in at […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been named on the 2022 Best Workplaces in Retail list by Fortune, ranking No. 5 of the 20 best large retail workplaces. Publix associates say the company’s dedication to service, welcoming culture, desire to give back and support for associates to take time off when they need it are some of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Customer Service list, ranking No. 1 in the supermarket category for the sixth year in a row. “One of Publix’s founding principles is treating our customers like royalty,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Over 92 years later, we still pride ourselves on […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Terri Nguyen first learned the concept of entrepreneurship through her father, who found financial success exporting automotive parts internationally. However, when Nguyen was just 15 years old, the South Vietnamese forces collapsed under the rapid advancement of the North Vietnamese. This caused a significant rift in her life and millions of others. When the North […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Bloomberg Second Measure is out with an analysis of how consumer spending has changed during a time of high inflation and supply chain issues, concluding that “average transaction values increased the most year-over-year at H-E-B and The Kroger Company, but Ahold Delhaize saw the most growth in year-over-year sales. “H-E-B and Kroger saw the most […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Publix launches curbside pickup for prescriptions ranked as the week’s top story. Publix Super Markets has introduced pharmacy curbside pickup in four stat
  1. Corporate Finance
Earnings reports from Albertsons, Ahold Delhaize and Publix show consumers still value the supermarket format despite record-high food prices. Can companies keep the momentum going long term? Pardon the Disruption is a column that looks at the forces shaping food retail. Grocers like a little bit of inflation in their business. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen has said […]
  1. Retail Operations
NAPCO Research, in conjunction with Blackhawk Network, recently executed a comprehensive review of the state of U.S.-based merchants’ gift card offerings. The 2022 report included an assessment of retailers’ e-commerce/digital, mobile, and in-store gift card offerings, providing an omnicommerce view into the consumer gift card purchase and recipient experience. The subsequent report, the fifth annual version, features data […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“I think consumers are happy to go back to the store. But I also think they’re going to continue using ecommerce, so that’s not going away. So, what does that really mean? It means that retailers have to offer it and it may be a loss leader for them, but they’re going to have to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Publix Super Markets kept up robust sales growth in the fiscal 2022 second quarter but took a hit to the bottom line amid a volatile stock market. In the second quarter ended June 25, sales totaled $12.9 billion, up 9.3% from $11.8 billion a year earlier, when the top line rose 3.9%, Publix said Monday. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
TROY, Mich. — With more than 258.1 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and an estimated 40 million flu vaccinations seasonally dispensed at retail pharmacies, U.S. consumers have grown accustomed to—and very comfortable with—the idea of receiving health services at their local pharmacies. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released Thursday, the evolution toward health and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Key takeaways: Consumers still spend the bulk of their dollars at Big Box stores despite shifting wallets Rising fuel prices are taking dollars from other categories, especially Online Marketplaces and Home The consumer wallet is structurally different from pre-pandemic after sustained increases in Delivery Aggregators and Online Marketplaces spending Consumers spend the most at Big […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BEAUFORT, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Publix Super Markets opened a new store at Beaufort Plaza in Beaufort, South Carolina. Location: Beaufort Plaza 33 Robert Smalls Parkway Beaufort, SC 29906   Date of Opening: Wednesday, July 13, 2022   Time of Opening: 7 a.m.   Regular Store Hours: Seven days a week – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is moving ahead with its planned expansion into Kentucky, the company’s eighth state. On Thursday the supermarket broke ground on its first Kentucky store, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter of next year, and announced plans for a third store in the state. “It’s an exciting day for […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Publix broke ground on its first store in Louisville, Kentucky, located at the northwest corner of Terra Crossing Boulevard and Old Henry Road in Jefferson County. Kentucky will mark Publix’s eighth state of operation. The Terra Crossing Shopping Center, 2500 Terra Crossing Blvd., is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Amid the myriad retailing developments that have distinguished — for good or ill — the retail landscape thus far in 2022, perhaps the most surprising (though not entirely unexpected) alteration has been the emergence (or reemergence) of the supermarket segment of the mass retailing community. If this re-ignition has taken some industry people by surprise, […]
  1. Department: Food
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, on World Oceans Day, Publix announced its continued support of seafood sustainability by donating $40,000 to Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). The company also announced its enhanced commitment to marine life conservation by collaborating with SFP to analyze and understand current fishing practices within the supply chain. SFP is a nonprofit marine conservation […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Axios and the Harris Poll are out with a new survey in which they identify the most visible brands in America and gauge their reputations, ranking them from “excellent to “very poor.” The top nine, all rated as “excellent,” are, in order … Trader Joe’s, H-E-B, Patagonia, Hershey, Wegmans, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon, and Honda. Among […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]