Store Format

  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
  Supply chain problems?  When it comes to retail foodservice including C-stores, delis, and restaurants Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes the same way Joseph Bona & James Owens do. Joseph Bona is founding partner and president of Bona Design Lab and James Owens, AIA, NCARB, is a vice president and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Tesco is working on a second checkout-free GetGo store. Self-service terminals will sit alongside an autonomous retail option when the location opens in central London in the near future. The store in Chiswell Street (near to the Barbican) is fitted out with Trigo’s cashierless technology, which is a combination of check-in gates, ceiling cameras and […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
A Family Dollar/Dollar Tree combo store is opening in South Plainfield, NJ. The 19,500-square-foot store will operate in a space that previously housed an Aldi. “Dollar Tree has had significant early success with this new combo-store format and targeted this desirable market for expansion,” said Vanessa Fernandez-Kelty, leasing representative for the store.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Here at RTIH, we’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Co-op, Starship Technologies, Studenac Market, Wolt, Aldi Nord, Trigo, Morrisons, and Worldline. Co-op and Starship expand robot grocery delivery service […]
  1. Department: HBC
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is piloting a new Skin Care Center format, launching in three CVS locations, featuring a wholly owned “shop-in-shop” beauty experience to bring enhanced access to skin health innovations. The Skin Care Center format is now in select CVS Pharmacy locations in New York, N.Y. Woodland Hills and Walnut Creek, Calif. […]
  1. Merchandising
In this piece, we spoke with David Anthony, looking at examples of visual merchandising techniques that retailers can benefit from introducing instore. What are visual merchandising techniques? Visual merchandising techniques are the presentation tips that you use to make products appear as desirable as possible. Examples of visual merchandising techniques include store layout, lighting, colour […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Research conducted by GS1 UK has found that removing products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) from prime locations in-store may have a far greater impact on the nation’s health than raising prices. As the cost-of-living crisis continues to derail plans for tackling obesity, the omission of proposed HFSS taxes in the government’s response […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon announced today that it’s launching a new physical retail store analytics service that offer brands insights about the performance of their products, promotions and ad campaigns. The new service, Store Analytics, gives brands anonymized insights about their products in Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh stores in the United States that use Just Walk Out […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon has today opened an Amazon Fresh checkout-free store in Hoxton, London, its 18th such location in the UK. Amazon customers (no Prime membership needed) use the e-commerce giant’s app to enter, put their phone away and shop for what they need. At the end of their trip, they can just walk out.   The product […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Discount variety chain Dollar General is looking to self-checkout as a way to “leverage and reinforce our position as a low-cost operator,” COO Jeff Owen told analysts on the company’s Q1 earnings call on May 26, 2022. Dollar General already has self-checkout kiosks in 8,000 of its 18,000 stores and plans to increase that number […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Alimentation Couche-Tard announced yesterday that it “will deploy more than 10,000 Mashgin Touchless Checkout Systems branded as “Smart Checkout,” to over 7,000 of its Circle K and Couche-Tard stores during the next three years. The AI-powered self-checkout system developed by Mashgin will improve customer checkout times as much as 400%, driving customer experience forward while […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
The department store Belk is collaborating with the home goods and furniture retailer Conn’s HomePlus to launch a store-within-a-store concept later this year. The new store format, which will launch under a new brand name soon to be announced, will give Belk customers access to Conn’s home product categories, including furniture, home electronics and appliances, and […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has added two members to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for its Family Dollar banner. Both Flanigan and Gatta spent time at Dollar General Corp. during the tenure of Rick Dreiling, the former Dollar General chief executive who […]
  1. Department: Food
Chile-based retailer Cenoscud will spend $676 million to acquire a 67 percent stake in The Fresh Market, its first move into the US marketplace. The Fresh Market has 160 stores (100 percent leased) across 22 states, with an average store size of approximately 21,000 square feet. The post Chilean Retailer Takes Majority Stake In The […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We had an open letter to Jeff Bezos the other day that was highly critical of a new Amazon Fresh store, prompting MNB reader Monte Stowell to write: This open letter to Jeff Bezos by the 69 year old shopper is a call to action by Jeff Bezos. Does one believe that Jeff Bezos is […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has made two key additions to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for the Family Dollar banner. “Driving supply chain efficiencies and improving the operating performance of our Family Dollar banner are important elements to long-term value creation for our […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Designer Brands Inc., the parent company of shoe retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, joined the immersive, experience-based retail trend with the debut of its Warehouse Reimagined retail store format, according to a Tuesday (May 10) company press release. The upgraded design, launched in Houston, uses “modernized merchandising,” including shop-in-shops, offerings for the entire family and imagery […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s official! Sevenoaks in Kent will host the UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store outside of London. Yesterday, we reported on rumours that this would be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow. Council planning documents, we noted, showed that permission had been granted for both interior and exterior work on the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sevenoaks in Kent looks set to host the UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store outside of London. According to KentOnline, this will be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow. While official details are scarce, and Amazon did not respond to our request for comment, council planning documents show that permission has […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The age of minimalism is upon us, and from what we can see, it has established a permanent home in the hearts of both retail and commercial designers. Minimalism has a number of advantages for retail establishments, including the following: ●      Exudes a sophisticated, elegant, and opulent atmosphere. ●      Customers are able to concentrate more on the […]

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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 […]