Store Location

  1. Trends & External Forces
From the Seattle Times: “PCC Community Markets formally opened its new location in downtown Seattle Wednesday morning – and the ceremony, which drew business leaders and elected officials, a heavy media presence and a well-heeled crowd stretching down Fourth Avenue, often felt less like a ribbon-cutting than a rescue operation. “Located on the ground floor […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including augmented reality vouchers, livestream shopping, and Amazon opening its first ever physical fashion store. M·A·C Cosmetics Beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The pandemic has completely changed the way people order from restaurants and shop at grocery stores, according to the report “How We Eat,” a collaborative effort between PYMNTS, Carat from Fiserv. The report surveyed 5,266 consumers and asked them about their restaurant and grocery buying habits. Of those surveyed, 33% held college degrees, 52% were female and 36% […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Google Search Console provides essential tools to improve traffic from organic search. The data comes from the source: Google itself. Here are six reports to monitor frequently. The post SEO: 6 Critical Search Console Reports appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CNBC reports that Amazon plans to open its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store, with customers using their smartphones to choose items and communicate with staffers in a way that the company hopes will alleviate some of the “pain points” inherent in such shopping trips. The Amazon Style store is slated to open in The Americana at […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Keep emails on brand, spend less time making them and increase sales leads. Sounds good, right? You can do this with an email design system, a collection of reusable email modules and components that helps teams create consistent-looking email. Like any design system, it should be easy to use and provide clear guidelines.  My job […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  If you run a restaurant specifically a chain restaurant you are in most cases exhausted from all of the changes your company has made during the pandemic trying to keep customers, protect your brand, secure the technology you deploy. Consumers are dynamic not static it is imperative that you keep-up with them or you […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Kenyan B2C e-commerce company Copia Global has raised $50 million in a Series C equity round led by Goodwell Investments. The new financing round welcomed new investors such as Zebu Investment Partners, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and Koa Labs, as well as past investors Lightrock, German development finance institution DEG, and Perivoli […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Lululemon, H&M, and Nike are among many on the growing list of retailers that have been forced to reduce business hours or operations as a result of Omicron.  Mounting data has shown Omicron to be considerably less deadly than previous COVID-19 variants, but infections are rising and companies are struggling to keep employees staffed.  Across […]
  1. Department: Food
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B in late December celebrated the opening of its newest store with a New Year’s Eve-inspired ball drop, welcoming shoppers to the El Dorado H-E-B outlet in Webster, Texas, in the Houston suburbs. The ball dropped during the opening ceremony featured a metal shingle design resembling the underside of the Space Shuttle, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Running a retail business is all about getting customers through the door. You need to do what you can to get more eyes on your brand and encourage people to make purchases. And the same applies whether you own a physical store or an e-commerce website, although the strategies involved may be different. In order […]
  1. Department & Category
  When consumers are evolving faster than your brand, customer relevance ebbs to the point your franchisees close stores, your profits trail off, and you watch your customers migrate to any brand that is more relevant to them.  That said, brands have value, consumers know just what they like from your brand but at times […]
  1. Department: Food
  New year, new store and a renewed focus on foodservice will drive growth at QuickChek in 2022 according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  With a renewed customer focus on Grocerant Niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food QuickChek is doubling down on comfort food, with selections like Nashville […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A great email can turn ho-hum offers into lead generation blockbusters. A poor signup experience can doom an otherwise brilliant promotion. Strategic investment in digital experience can deliver outsized marketing returns. And your brand’s return on experience (ROX) is a necessary data indicator that tracks brand growth, customer engagement, and profitability. Whether you’re a marketing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Historical numbers could vary slightly due to methodology updates. Cited accelerations and decelerations could differ slightly due to rounding. Earnest Research Spend Index growth decelerated from November as online spend fell below year ago levels for the first time since the pandemic began. Fashion Resale, Footwear, Mid-Tier Departments Stores, and Off-Price Department Stores YoY growth […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger has opened its first ghost kitchen at a Ralphs in Los Angeles. The company expects to expand the project to Texas in the near future. The company is working with Kitchen United to open the ghost kitchens. “When our customers think of food, they think of Kroger,” said Dan De La Rosa, group vice […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has won the 2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award. The award honors individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as being an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Kroger yesterday announced an expanded collaboration with Nuro “with the introduction of Nuro’s third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle,” which it will use to grow its offerings in Houston, Texas. The move, Kroger says, builds “on its commitment to anything, anytime, anywhere. Grocery delivery through autonomous vehicles is a leading-edge e-commerce solution that offers customer-focused convenience – […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
  Tantalizing, Taste, Texture, in a hot dog designed to stimulate trial.  Wienerschnitzel has found a way to delivery on a brand promise to evolve and stay relevant with consumers. So, after years of receiving requests for vegetarian-friendly hot dogs, Wienerschnitzel finally found a tasty plant-based Veggie Dog worthy of its menu. Steven Johnson, the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
A Letter from the CEOs Dear Customers, Teammates, Partners, and Friends, We are very excited to announce our recent acquisition of Sightcorp, revolutionizing the way brands interact with customers in-location through AI-powered analytics.  To survive and thrive in the future of brick and mortar, brands must deliver a seamless in-location customer experience that’s convenient, digital, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Workers at a Starbucks in the Buffalo, NY, area have voted to be represented by Starbucks Workers United, according the results confirmed by the National Labor Relations Board. The store becomes the second in the market to unionize. Workers at the first location walked off the job last week after claiming Starbucks was not taking […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Today, 24 million e-commerce stores exist worldwide and yet the industry is still growing. In 2020, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to $4.28 trillion U.S. dollars, and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to $5.4 trillion U.S. dollars in 2022. This astounding progression shows no signs of stopping with more and more people shopping online, […]

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash. The acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest video gaming company. “We’re investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  2. Channel: Restaurants
  3. CPG: Beverage
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  5. Agencies & Vendors
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  7. International
Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]

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