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  1. Technology & Innovation
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Track Indoor Entertainment spending for free Access chart in Dash. Spending at Dave and Busters in Friendswood, TX—the first location of their remodeling campaign—is up close to 20% YoY in the 13 weeks ending March 2nd, 2024, according to Earnest credit card data. This growth also materially outperformed the rest of the system. Spending at […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In today’s dynamic world of retail, the spotlight remains on artificial intelligence (AI) — and for good reason. AI is undoubtedly transformative, reshaping the future of retail. In addition to AI, other technologies are also making significant strides. Radio-frequency identification (RFID), replacing barcodes, revolutionizes supply chain and inventory management. Video analytics leverages computer vision to […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Whole Foods Market, the Austin-based grocery store chain owned by Amazon.com, announced Monday it was introducing a new, smaller, “quick-shop” store format “designed to provide customers in urban neighborhoods a quick, convenient shopping experience with easier access to fresh, high-quality offerings,” according to a company press release. The new format, called Whole Foods Market Daily […]
  1. Stores & Formats
One MNB reader had a good question about people’s varied reactions to shrinkflation: How long have food retailers shown “unit pricing” on the shelf tag? A long time.  Good point.  All the info is there to help people make intelligent buying decisions.  One just has to look. Responding to our stories about retailers testing small […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Loss prevention in the retail sector is undergoing a transformative phase in 2024, necessitated by the imperative to protect profits amid a multitude of challenges. From the surge in shoplifting to broader concerns like shrinkage, retailers are confronted with multifaceted issues demanding innovative solutions. This report delves into key trends in loss prevention, shedding light […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Party City will accelerate remodels to expand a new store format that features a dedicated service area for the retailer’s extensive balloon assortment along with “birthday worlds,” designed to be one-stop shops for both kids’ and adults’ celebrations. The retailer, which emerged from bankruptcy in October 2023 with a fleet of more than 750 stores, […]
  1. Department & Category
  In a time when there are more digital natives working and spending money than ever before retailers are evolving to give them what they want and according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® that means technology. There is no doubt that more and more retail foodservice executives are embracing […]
  1. Department: HBC
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart entered 2024 moving simultaneously on several fronts to advance its transformation into a new kind of retailer — indeed, a new kind of business enterprise. At the same time, the company is re-emphasizing the importance of its retail roots with plans to resume opening stores in the United States. At a […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Boston Globe this morning reports that “in an effort to pressure Stop & Shop to change its pricing in certain community stores, youth organizers with the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain are calling on the grocery chain to use its consumer data profits to eliminate the price inequities the group uncovered in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Hospitals and medical campuses typically look at retail as an essentially insignificant element in their patient, visitor and employee experiences. That translates into gift shops and cafeteria spaces that are often sterile environments featuring the same mediocre-quality products and pre-packaged foods. Marie Kloor and her firm, Hydra Health, are focused on changing that. “Our mission […]
  1. Data & Insights
For retailers designing curated and experiential spaces for customers to elevate their in-store experience vs. competitors’ stores or e-commerce alternatives, the challenge remains: How do you design a store layout that maximizes both the customer experience and overall sales? Artificial intelligence (AI), including generative AI, can provide deeper insights, faster iterations and more intuitive store […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Growing brands need their actions and words to resonate with consumers and Choice Markets is doing a very good job focusing in on its prime targeted customers today and for tomorrow Gen Z and Millennials with a fresh fast footprint and messaging that resonates according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Best Buy Canada has partnered with Bell Canada to operate 165 stores in malls and smaller and mid-sized communities across the country. The stores, which had been branded as The Source, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell, will be renamed Best Buy Express and offer both Best Buy consumer electronics and telecom services from Bell. […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Asda is continuing the rapid roll-out of its convenience store format with the addition of a further 21 shops by the end of this month (January) Five stores are set to open today in locations including Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Crawley in West Sussex. The announcement… This story continues at Rapid roll-out of Asda Express convenience […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In 2017, Amazon opened two Fresh Pickup locations in the Seattle area, testing the idea that customers would order groceries online and then pick them up at a central location where employees would bring them to their cars.  One was in the SoDo neighborhood, in the parking lot of Starbucks’ global headquarters, and one was […]
  1. Stores & Formats
The Wall Street Journal has a story about how “the average store size in the U.S. is the smallest it’s been in at least 17 years, reflecting profound changes in the way Americans now shop.” Here’s how the Journal makes the case: “The rise in e-commerce and a growing distaste for giant emporiums are softening […]
  1. Data & Insights
Sears and Kmart once dominated the retail landscape.
  1. Shopper & Customer
The best marketing in the world won’t move the needle if potential customers shy away at the last moment. One way to avoid this is shopper marketing, a group of tried and true techniques designed to make the last mile of the purchase journey so effortless that potential customers become actual customers. In this blog […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Ikea will open a Plan and Order Point as its third store in the Dallas-Fort Worth market on Nov. 29, 2023, offering design consultations as well as a location where customers can pick up their online orders. The 10,800-square-foot location in Southlake joins two large-format stores in Frisco and Grand Prairie, Texas. Customers can book […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon will close its two Amazon Style stores, located in Glendale, Calif. and Columbus, Ohio, by Nov. 9, 2023, according to CNBC and other media outlets. The stores had been open for less than two years: the Glendale location opened in May 2022, although the concept had been reported on as early as January 2022. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon will close its two Amazon Style stores, located in Glendale, Calif. and Columbus, Ohio, by Nov. 9, 2023, according to CNBC and other media outlets. The stores had been open for less than two years: the Glendale location opened in May 2022, although the concept had been reported on as early as January 2022. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
    [[“value”:” Four years ago, Sprouts Farmers Market made a pivot regarding its target audience, shifting its focus to health enthusiasts and innovation seekers. That move appears to have paid off, with strong third quarter results which the company attributes to the moves it has made in that sector.  According to CEO Jack Sinclair, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Żabka Polska has launched its first ever store that is open 24/7 and offers both a traditional and autonomous shopping option. In a LinkedIn post, Patryk Powierża, Head of Nano Growth at Żabka Polska, said: “Today we opened the first hybrid Żabka store powered by autonomous technology (supplied by AiFi). How does it work?” “From […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Got the following email from MNB reader Michael Blackburn: Regarding CVS and Walgreens (not even going to bring in the bankrupt Rite Aid into this discussion as they have been failing for the past two decades), when exactly were they poised to take over the U.S. healthcare system?  Historically, drug stores sold scripts with a […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
Whether you want to work in a supermarket, a convenience store, or have an online business, it is possible to apply retail management skills in a wide variety of contexts. Discover the degrees that you can consider for a career in retail management by reading this article. Studies in retail management If you wish to […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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