Store Location

  1. Department: Food
US-based specialty cake company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, has reached a significant milestone with the opening of its 600th store in Tampa – Town ‘N’ Country, Florida. This new location marks a pivotal point in the company’s strategic expansion, having already established a strong presence across 40 states in the US and in Canada.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is making a bold move to attract the Gen Z demographic. The company is leveraging its affordable fashion line, No Boundaries, to entice this younger generation to not only buy clothes but also fresh food from their stores. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Walmart […]
  1. Data & Insights
AI is revolutionizing retail, delivering substantial returns, enhancing customer personalization, optimizing supply chain management, and streamlining operations. Join us as we highlight real-life examples and best practices from industry leaders who are leveraging AI to transform their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. Today’s Rundown State of the Consumer 2024: What’s now and what’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
  1. Stores & Formats
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief The chains, in a “liquidity crisis” since their bank found them to be in default, require emergency funding to make payroll Friday. Published June 21, 2024 A Bob’s Stores location. The retailer and sister company Eastern Market Sports previously filed under Chapter 11 seven years ago. “Bob’s Stores” by Mike Mozart is […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — KISS Products has debuted their partnership with 2020 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion, Suni Lee, naming her a brand ambassador for the NEW KISS Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System.  In her role as a Brand Ambassador, Suni will be the face of the Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System, and will be featured […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The global athleisure market is projected to grow 9.3% each year through 2030, reaching $358.07 billion in total value, according to Grand View Research. The firm noted that “the global shift towards more casual and adaptable attire has propelled athleisure into the forefront of fashion.” Gabby Hirata, Global Brand President for Halara, agrees with this […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Digital product agency Inviqa has measured the carbon impact of the UK websites of 50 leading retailers to demonstrate the role their digital and tech teams can play in delivering sustainable e-commerce. Combined, the 50 websites benchmarked would require an estimated 1.3 million trees to be planted to offset the carbon generated by hosting the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
DALLAS — Skincare brand Cetaphil has launched a new digital campaign, “Made for Phil,” seeking to shift the dialogue on male skincare routines. The campaign features two hero videos on Cetaphil’s social channels introducing the “Ceta Six Pack” and the “CetaGrill,”  a 30,000 BTU barbecue grill with custom holders for Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. “There is […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO — Sally Beauty and Instacart have announced a partnership to offer same-day delivery. Customers can now select from over 7,000 products to be delivered in as fast as an hour. The partnership will be available nationwide with offerings from more than 2,200 Sally Beauty store locations, following a successful smaller collaboration with Instacart […]
  1. Media & Marketing
NEW YORK— MET-Rx has launched a new campaign with John Cena, using CapCut video software to offer a library of turnkey video templates and filters on Tiktok. In a series of accompanying new videos, Cena calls on fans to share their “biggest flex” by using the filter in creative ways to showcase their achievements. The […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance is working to reenergize the front end at its nearly 9,000 retail pharmacies in the United States and Puerto Rico as it expeditiously responds to consumers’ changing needs and bolsters its competitiveness. The process of revitalizing the front end began with a reassessment of the merchandise mix and an […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has launched a review of “strategic alternatives” for its beleaguered Family Dollar unit, including “a potential sale, spin-off or other disposition of the business.” The announcement comes as Dollar Tree confronts a changing economic environment that has prompted a portfolio review. Company executives have identified some 600 Family Dollar […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEWARK, N.J. — The 2024 Morning Consult Most Trusted Brand report has named M&M’S, part of Mars, as one of the most trusted brands among all overall consumers. “It is an honor to have M&M’S recognized as one of the most trusted brands among consumers,” said Gabrielle Wesley, chief marketing officer, Mars Wrigley North America. […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Initially a cult classic among runners and exercise fiends, HOKA is now undeniably a mainstream phenomenon. In fact, HOKA parent company Deckers revealed in its Q4 and results for fiscal 2024, which ended March 31, 2024, that the brand’s net sales for the quarter increased 34% year over year, while its full fiscal year net […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  In an era where digital convenience is king, new insights suggest that customers who dine in at restaurants tend to be happier than those who order online. This revelation, backed by Steven Johnson, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA-based Foodservice Solutions®, is based on data from Merchant Centric.  Merchant Centric’s proprietary data has given […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Albertsons Media Collective, the retail media arm of Albertsons Companies, has debuted Collective TV, a new solution designed to “unlock the combined value of retail media and TV.” The offering brings together a variety of connected TV (CTV) ad serving and measurement solutions, along with Albertsons Media Collective’s shopper data and insights, into a single […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
NEW YORK — Clinch has announced today that the company will be the omnichannel ad server and DCO partner powering Albertsons Media Collective’s expansion into Connected TV (CTV). Albertsons Media Collective, the retail media arm for Albertsons Companies, launched Collective TV to unlock the combined value of retail media and TV, providing advertisers with a modern currency for […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief In addition to its Amazon partnership, the department store will now accept returns from brands like Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s. Published June 14, 2024 By Tatiana Walk-Morris A Kohl’s storefront. With the retailer’s returns process, shoppers can choose “Kohl’s Drop Off” to receive a QR code and drop off the item at […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Kohl’s has added brands including Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s to its newly christened in-store returns service, The Return Drop @ Kohl’s. The retailer has partnered with Inmar Post-Purchase Solutions and Narvar to provide shoppers with package-free, label-free returns in its 1,100+ stores nationwide. Kohl’s has years of experience in this area; the retailer partnered with […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  At the intersection of yesterday and tomorrow hot dog sales are making noise, garnering new consumers, and driving change in fresh food landscape. That said, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® asks. Is there a beef between Wienerschnitzel and Portillo’s or should there be:   1.       Menu Variety and Pricing: […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Poshmark has introduced Posh Party Live, daily events that will each be merchandised to a unique theme such as summer neutrals or luxury goods. Taking place daily at 2 p.m. Pacific, the new offering brings together the platform’s Posh Shows seller livestreams with its popular Posh Parties feature, which allow any seller to share listings […]
  1. Data & Insights
Father’s Day 2023 saw record-breaking sales, exceeding $22.9 billion, marking a significant milestone for retailers across the country. This impressive achievement highlights the growing importance of Father’s Day as a key shopping event and reflects changing consumer behaviors and preferences. In this edition, we’ll dive deep into the factors behind last year’s Father’s Day sales […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“What’s the one thing my business needs to do to be successful?” It’s a question asked around the world, at TED talks, conferences, bars, and boardrooms. No matter the size of your business, it’s something everyone wants to know. And the answer boils down to one thing, knowing your customers.  And when we say knowing […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The RealReal makes a concerted effort to keep counterfeit luxury items off the market, removing approximately 5,000 fakes each month (a total of 250,000 since 2011). So what are these faux handbags doing in a RealReal retail store located on NYC’s Canal Street, a notorious knockoff hub? The answer is simple: the fakes, identified by […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Navigating the legal system can be a daunting task, especially when faced with complex and specialised legal issues. Whether you’re dealing with family matters, business disputes, criminal charges, or intellectual property concerns, finding a specialist lawyer who can provide expert guidance is crucial. Specialist lawyers possess in-depth knowledge and experience in specific areas of law, […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
  1. Channel: Mass
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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  3. Corporate Finance
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  10. Holiday & Events
  11. Operations & Supply Chain
Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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