Store Format

  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including autonomous stores, virtual commerce, Just Walk Out tech meets RFID, and phone shops reinvented. 1. Pixevia works with […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Kroger has revamped a Signature store in Houston to include several features geared toward the area’s majority Hispanic population, according to reporting from the Houston Chronicle. In addition to bilingual signage, the newly remodeled store also includes some unique product offerings, including the chain’s first-ever assortment of fresh, store-made ceviche. The ceviche […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
EE is opening a new Experience store in Kent’s Bluewater Shopping Centre tomorrow (Thursday 24th August). The second of the company’s new concept stores showcases various experience zones and room sets, with each area curated to give shoppers a taste of future living and demonstrate how cutting-edge technology and connectivity can enhance their everyday lives. The […]
  1. Department: HBC
 Rise Dispensaries, a cannabis retail chain owned by Green Thumb Industries Inc., has revitalized its brand identify and refreshed retail stores across 14 markets. The new branding, developed in partnership with design firms Turner Duckworth and Brand Bureau, aims to better establish Rise’s awareness and positioning in the U.S. — especially as cannabis enters the mainstream. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Keeping up with the fast pace of retail is a never-ending cycle between maintaining brand promise, fostering employee productivity, and improving the customer experience. These three factors are all dependent on the other: employee productivity is key to meeting consumer demand, and meeting consumer demand is vital to increasing revenue and protecting the brand. Given […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SpartanNash said this week that it is “upgrading store guest experiences across the Midwest by consolidating its No Frills, Sun Mart and Dan’s Supermarket retail banners into Family Fare, its flagship retail banner. Family Fare is best known for everyday value and convenience, outstanding service and a commitment to community. This summer, seven stores in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
MAPCO has launched its second checkout-free store. The Grabango powered location can be found in Nashville, Tennessee. “We’re thrilled to bring Grabango’s seamless checkout experience to additional Nashville customers, who want quick and efficient visits,” says Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO at MAPCO. “We are seeing an increasing number of our shoppers opt for this faster, convenient […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B recently opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Plano, Texas, a project that expands the retailer’s commitment to integrate innovative technologies that drive omnichannel growth and provide a better shopping experience for Texans.  The 55,000-square-foot facility supports H-E-B’s curbside pickup and home delivery services throughout a fast-growing region of the state. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Although reports show that U.S. retail sales are growing, it’s still essential for business owners to make use of effective marketing practices to remain competitive and stay ahead of the curve. By utilizing targeted advertising, optimizing your in-store displays, offering personalized customer experiences and more, you can create a distinctive and exciting shopping atmosphere that […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including EE, Barclaycard, the Isle of Wight Festival 2023, no-boxx, Valtech, commercetools, MACH Alliance, and Brave Bison Commerce. UK mobile network giant EE seeks to reinvent retail with new Studio store launch at Westfield London EE has opened a new flagship store, The EE […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
BOSTON — CVS Health is in the midst of reimagining its drug stores to reinforce its position as the front door of health care in America. At the company’s first annual Retail Supplier Summit yesterday, Musab Balbale, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer, talked about the process and how it will better align retail […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee this month will celebrate the grand opening of the newest store featuring the regional supermarket chain’s entirely reimagined grocery store format. After more than a year of construction, the store, in Gretna, Neb., is set to greet its first customers June 13. The 135,000-square-foot store will feature many of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
U.S. food prices surged by 11 percent last year, marking the largest increase since the 1980s. While the rate of inflation has gradually calmed down since its June 2022 peak, rising prices remain a significant concern for retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands. Given the possibility of a recession, it may be tempting to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  When your competitors evolve and you don’t more often than not that spells trouble.  Here is why, consumers over acknowledge that they like change that is slow. What they do like even more than change is ‘discovery’ according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Johnson went on to say, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Have you ever compared your online shopping experiences to your in-store experiences? Physical and digital retail experiences should both be inspirational and filled with entertainment and emotion. But that doesn’t change the fact that when it comes to engaging customers and eliciting sales, physical retail has a “leg up” on e-commerce because real-world shopping experiences […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retailers have a huge opportunity to offer intuitive, technology-driven experiences to employees. Despite facing industry headwinds, research has revealed that 68 percent of U.S. retailers plan to increase their technology spending over the next three years. This is due to growing customer expectations, as well as the return of consumers to brick-and-mortar stores, which is […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Oakley’s dystopian-looking headquarters building in Southern California until recently included a small flagship store with a similar aesthetic. That has changed with a remodel that increased the store size from 1,132 square feet to 2,869. The new flagship has a warmer vibe and sits adjacent to the eyewear maker’s museum. “We felt we needed to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In today’s competitive retail industry, improving efficiency is crucial for businesses to stay ahead. With the rise of e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers must provide optimized experiences to attract and retain customers. Fortunately, retailers can implement various tips and techniques to boost their efficiency and improve their bottom line.  By embracing new technology, digitizing processes, streamlining staff […]
  1. International
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. entered Mexico last month with the opening of a Mi Súper Dollar General outside Monterrey. “We are excited about our international expansion,” chief executive officer Jeff Owen said during a conference call discussing fourth quarter earnings. “We have been very encouraged by the customer response and community reception we […]
  1. Merchandising
As a retailer, getting shoppers into your store is the first big hurdle, but then comes an even more complex beast—getting them to make a purchase. One essential component of this is using the best retail assortment strategy for your store. For some retailers, simply offering a wide variety of items is the key, even […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Five Below plans to expand its higher-priced Five Beyond concept by converting 400 more store locations, reports PYMNTS. The specialty discount store is looking to appeal to a new demographic of customers with its Five Beyond concept, which sells items priced above $5 but “still below the rest,” according to the company website. The new store prototype is […]
  1. Data & Insights
The retail sector has seen dramatic changes in recent years with the rise of online shopping and an isolating pandemic driving an exodus of customers from long-established shared spaces such as malls and movie theaters. Despite less-than-ideal circumstances, many of these trends have challenged traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to rethink how they do business, and some […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Green Zebra, the Portland, Oregon, “healthy convenience store” that began operations a decade ago, announced this morning that it will wind down operations and close all three of its units at the end of the month. “We have been holding on by a thread since the pandemic started and have been in austerity mode since […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
During the early 2000s, while the retail industry was getting battered by e-commerce, grocery stores were seemingly safe. Twenty years — and a pandemic — later, much has changed; e-commerce and delivery services have transformed grocery retail. Today, when consumers visit a store, they enter with much higher expectations. A convenient and smooth, seamless shopping […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Are you looking for a way to make your local retail shop stand out from all the rest? Whether it’s redesigning the store interior, creating engaging marketing campaigns, or finding innovative products, there are plenty of creative ways to make your store truly shine.  Creative and unique ideas can help you make a lasting impression […]
  1. Data & Insights
Forecasting a new store’s sales is f***ing hard When you’re building a business case for a new store, the Year 1 Sales forecast is arguably the most difficult line item to pin down. It’s also one of the most influential variables in the model that can make or break the business case. Most of the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Over the past three years, most of us have done a lot more shopping online, so it’s easy to forget that while ecommerce is still growing, most retail commerce still happens in stores. In Q3 2022, ecommerce accounted for less than 15% of all retail sales. That means brick-and-mortar is still going strong, and not […]

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  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Channel: Mass
  3. Department: Adult Beverage
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  5. Department: HBC
  6. ESG
  7. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  8. Media & Marketing
  9. Retailer Media
  10. Agencies & Vendors
  11. Retail Ecosystem
  12. Data & Insights
  13. Shopper & Customer
  14. Trends & External Forces
  15. Retail Operations
  16. Operations & Supply Chain
  17. Stores & Formats
Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Grocery
  4. Channel: Grocery - Natural
  5. Department: Food
  6. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
  7. Corporate Finance
  8. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  9. Shopper & Customer
  10. Start Ups
  11. Technology & Innovation
  12. Trends & External Forces
  13. Associates & Employees
  14. Operations & Supply Chain
  15. Stores & Formats
Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Retailer Media
#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Holiday & Events
Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]