Store Format

  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 […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos began an exciting new leadership chapter at Dollar General Corp. on November 1 as he transitioned from chief executive officer to senior advisor. The new role underscores the leadership, mentorship and perpetual evolution that has defined Vasos’ retail career for nearly four decades. MMR is proud to honor Vasos with […]
  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 H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Audience segmentation is a crucial aspect of retail media networks, as it allows retailers to tailor their marketing and advertising efforts to specific groups of consumers. By dividing their audience into smaller segments based on various characteristics, retailers can create more targeted and effective campaigns that are more likely to resonate with their desired audience. […]
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We had a piece here yesterday about the growth in the dollar store channel, which led me to comment: The growth of the dollar store format, and its perfect positioning at a moment of inflation and recession concerns, means that it may be the biggest threat to many conventional stores – especially those without a […]
  1. Stores & Formats
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that “dollar stores, boosted by demand for less expensive groceries and goods in underserved rural areas, are far outpacing other retailers in opening new stores. “Bricks-and-mortar shopping has rebounded strongly since the height of the pandemic, with many companies now adding new locations. Leading the pack are the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Superstore retailer Meijer is scheduled to open its first Meijer Grocery stores on Jan. 26, 2023 in Michigan’s Orion and Macomb Townships. The supermarket store concept represents a departure for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-headquartered superstore retailer, relying on a smaller 75,000 to 90,000-square-foot space. The Meijer Grocery locations also will offer a variety of local […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer has set January 26 as the opening day for its first two Meijer Grocery stores, which will be located just outside Detroit in Orion Township and Macomb Township. “By opening Meijer Grocery stores, we’re introducing a new way for our customers to shop that provides convenience, value, and the great quality […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced it has opened its first MinuteClinic locations in northern Delaware. MinuteClinic, the medical clinics inside select CVS Pharmacy stores, provides high-quality, affordable and convenient care for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions for patients ages 18 months and older. MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provider to receive […]
  1. Data & Insights
As a retailer, you likely already have a wealth of customer data. This data can include customer contact information, purchase history, and demographic information. By understanding this data, you can gain insights into your customer’s needs and preferences, which can, in turn, help you to improve the shopping experience and boost sales.  In addition, analyzing […]
  1. Department & Category
LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food will hold the grand opening of a new store in Baltimore on Friday. Located at 857 East Fort Avenue, the new store will bring more than 150 new jobs to the community and will be Giant’s sixth location in the city of Baltimore, the company said. “Giant has served the […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
On Friday, we took note of a Fox Business story saying that “Sears Holdings has emerged from bankruptcy after more than 10,000 court filings and a four-year stay that saw the department store chain shrink from almost 700 stores to less than two dozen.  The bankruptcy estate’s reorganization plan took effect on Oct. 29, signaling […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Bloomberg reports that Target built a new store in Katy, Texas, that offers a blueprint for a larger format in which the backroom is “devoted to handling online orders for same-day pickup,” and “is five times as large as at stores of a similar size.” The new store is 150,000 square feet, about 20,000 square […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Target has unveiled plans for its next-generation store design. At nearly 150,000 square feet, the retailer’s new larger-format stores will optimize additional space in an effort to support same-day fulfillment services and deliver on its stores-as-hubs strategy for fulfillment of online orders. The new store format recently debuted in Katy, Texas, outside Houston, and is […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target has introduced a larger-format store concept — nearly 150,000 square feet compared to the chain average of 130,000 square feet — that will become the retailer’s focus for new stores in the next few years. The new design, which features a more open layout and localized elements, will also be incorporated into future remodels […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS  – Target Corp. today unveiled a new prototype for its larger-format stores that offers a more open layout for shoppers while adding a dramatically larger backroom fulfillment space to support online delivery and pickup orders. Stores with the new design will measure nearly 150,000 square feet, or more than 20,000 square feet larger than […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Behind every customer experience is a story. Every single product bought has reasoning and meaning behind it that, as a brand or retailer, isn’t always easy to understand at a surface-level. This is where shopper data comes in. These insights help you understand what shoppers are thinking and feeling while moving through the aisles. What […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Ikea U.S. has announced the opening of two new planning studios in the Los Angeles area to increase consumer access to the retailer in the city. In this video interview, Ikea Los Angeles Area Manager Gustavo Tinajero discusses why the home furnishings retailer introduced the new store format, why L.A. is a good fit for the stores, and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Operational efficiency for retailers whilst still delivering for their customers in both proposition and shopper experience, were the key elements of the Nisa Local store format being showcased at the annual Nisa Expo this week. As retailers face into an ever-evolving landscape, increasing costs and consumer need and expectation high, the Nisa format store demonstrates […]
  1. Media & Marketing
CARLISLE, Pa. – GIANT Co. has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s GreenChill Program for reaching its annual refrigerant emissions reduction goal in 2021. The Superior Goal Achievement honor was presented to GIANT and other GreenChill Partners during the recent FMI Energy & Store Development Conference. “We know every effort counts when […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By Christoph Wagner, CEO, Scanbot SDK GmbH The retail industry is facing seismic shifts, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been rocket fuel for changes in customer demands. Today, digital and contactless shopping experiences are just part of everyday life for many – especially amongst the younger generations. 🚀Retail x Mobile Barcode Scanning Are you still […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In the restaurant business, they say that “People eat with their eyes first.” That means that even if the food is cooked perfectly and is delicious, a bad presentation can put someone off before they even try it. Retailers and brands are facing the same challenges. You might have the best products or prices on […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
From pick-up only parking spaces and curbside delivery services to scan-and-go checkouts and touchless shopping, stores look different now than just a few years ago. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers knew they needed their stores to become more than just a point of sale and started to make changes. Over the last two years, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Providing a great in-store experience for your customers is one of the best ways they can engage with your brand. This could include having an easy-to-navigate store layout, signage for wayfinding, the ability to interact with products, the opportunity to learn from demonstrations or educational events, and technology to help find products and checkout smoothly. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Claire Peters has been appointed Vice President, Worldwide Amazon Fresh, and Peter Bowrey Vice President, Amazon Fresh Store Operations. Peters joins from Woolworths Supermarkets where she served as Managing Director. Her CV also includes a stint as Chief Operating Officer at Tesco Stores. Bowrey, meanwhile, worked for Tesco for over 30 years across various functions […]
  1. Department: Beverage

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]