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  1. Media & Marketing
I grew up with a self-employed retail family. Our “family trips” to other cities always involved going to a trade show or to see a new vendor. As a child, I felt slighted and disappointed that these “family trips” were really focused on work. However, as I got older and began working in my family’s […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott and Ed unpack what happened to Silicon Valley Bank and what its stress test means for the strength of the U.S. banking system. They also discuss how branding has played a role in the chaos, particularly as it relates to the two tiers of venture capitalists that have […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer failed to alert Amazon Go customers in New York City that they were being monitored by biometric tracking technology, including facial recognition. The suit states Amazon is in violation of a 2021 law that requires businesses in the city to post signs informing customer […]
  1. Department: Food
  Consumers want grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food with full flavor, fresh, and fast according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson stated, “In every sector of retail foodservice it is grocerant Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat that consumers are migrating too according to Nielsenand the team at Foodservice […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In today’s digital era, most consumers prefer shopping online, resulting in less retail store foot traffic. However, implementing an effective store design that offers customers better and richer retail experiences can help combat this effect. An excellent retail design combines physical layout, interior décor, and advertising usage within your shop. It can be the difference […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 17, 2023 — Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The meeting will be held in a virtual-only format and will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. While shareholders will be able to attend the meeting online through a live audio […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We’ve all done it: We get to that point of finishing our purchase and we’re presented with the choice of checking out as a guest or creating an account with the retailer. Some part of us knows that we should just create the account — but then we hesitate. The form, the fields, the time, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported strong sales for the fourth quarter and fiscal year (53 weeks) ended February 3, although store traffic was down and sales came in below expectations. Fourth quarter net sales increased 17.9%, and fiscal year net sales increased 10.6%. Same-store sales in the fourth quarter increased 5.7%, falling short […]
  1. Data & Insights
Last week, the 2023 edition of Natural Products Expo West brought the natural industry together in Anaheim for an exciting week of education, conversations, product showcases, and—most importantly—sampling. With more than 65,000 registered attendees and 3,000 exhibitors across 5 days and multiple halls, Expo West reminded everyone why it is the event of the year […]
  1. Retailer Media
For an advertiser looking for real-time conversions on its ads, retail media is nothing short of magic. Retail media ads connect impressions directly to purchases. You can see exactly how many people saw your ad and then completed a transaction. No other ad medium comes close. With retail media, brands can reach tens of millions […]
  1. Data & Insights
The retail sector has seen dramatic changes in recent years with the rise of online shopping and an isolating pandemic driving an exodus of customers from long-established shared spaces such as malls and movie theaters. Despite less-than-ideal circumstances, many of these trends have challenged traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to rethink how they do business, and some […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The internet is becoming ever more complex and challenging. An outage can happen to anyone at any time. For e-commerce companies, it means a standstill of business. Recent estimates put revenue loss of outages to at $220,318 per minute. You can’t fully prevent them, but your IT team can take measures to proactively reduce […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The wireframe is used in e-commerce to help e-tailers develop their websites. It is a particularly important step in the development of new features and websites. You will categorise your ideas to give a harmonious and coherent final result. The aim is not to define the graphic elements but to concentrate solely on the ergonomic […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
E-Commerce Nation, in partnership with Similarweb, has compiled a list of the Top 100 E-commerce UK. The recent surge in energy and life prices has significantly impacted household consumption. As the high season approaches, brands are actively competing to lure customers to their online stores, accessible via computers, mobile sites, and increasingly, mobile apps. In […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Green Zebra, the Portland, Oregon, “healthy convenience store” that began operations a decade ago, announced this morning that it will wind down operations and close all three of its units at the end of the month. “We have been holding on by a thread since the pandemic started and have been in austerity mode since […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in Iowa will begin offering a new COVID-19 and flu test-to-treat service as part of a pilot through eTrueNorth. Hy-Vee is one of the first pharmacy providers in the state of Iowa to offer this service. With one test, patients can […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The retail landscape has been dramatically changing in recent years, forcing businesses to accommodate multiple channels when selling to consumers. Although many new product companies are finding success selling on Shopify or Amazon, online sales still only represent 20% of all retail sales, whereas offline channels like brick-and-mortar locations, catalog, TV Shopping and Reward and […]
  1. Stores & Formats announced late last week that it plans to close eight of its Go convenience stores, a decision that coincides with a pullback in its physical footprint and a broader effort to cut costs. The company will shut two Go stores in New York City, two locations in Seattle, and four stores in San Francisco. […]
  1. Data & Insights
Dr. Adam J. Fein, CEO of Drug Channels Institute (DCI) and the author of Drug Channels, invites you to join him for a new video webinar: Discount Cards, Cost-Plus Pharmacies, and PBMs: Trends, Controversies, and Outlook This event will be broadcast live on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. This […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The most popular terms on Amazon continue to drive a significant percentage of the overall search volume on the retail site. But over the past year, as overall search volume on Amazon rose across the board, a noticeably greater share has shifted towards terms with lower search frequency ranks (SFR). While the degree of these […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Claire’s is celebrating the opening of its next-generation store in Paris with a Fashion Week event on March 6, 2023 that will spotlight the brand’s partnership with fashion designer Nicola Formichetti and V Magazine. At the same time the brand also is expanding its presence across grocery stores in the U.S. Parisian Store Offers Glimpse […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said on Friday that it is pausing construction of its vaunted HQ2 corporate offices in Arlington, Virginia, as well as permanently closing eight of its pioneering checkout-free Amazon Go stores. Bloomberg broke the story on Friday about Amazon’s HQ2 decision :  “John Schoettler, Amazon’s real estate chief, confirmed the pause … Schoettler said the […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
A surprise loss in Q4 2022 put Kohl’s newly confirmed CEO Toms Kingsbury in the hot seat as the company continues to grapple with declining sales and pressure from activist investors. Steep discounts lead a more than 10 percentage point decline in Q4 gross margins to 23%, with net sales down 7.2% and comparable store […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Best Buy is planning to evolve its operating model with a greater emphasis on smaller stores as the retailer plans to close 20 to 30 large-format stores, implement eight experiential store remodels and open approximately 10 additional outlet stores over the coming year. The retailer plans to invest $200 million in capital expenditures for both […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Low-and-no contact retail exploded in response to the demands of COVID-19, yet these service delivery methods remain popular. Near-store, curbside solutions leverage modern, fast data networks to help to minimize that contact. When Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone in 2007, few could have  anticipated just how much smartphones and their adoption would transform what […]

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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
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Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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  2. Channel: Grocery
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  11. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]
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  5. Stores & Formats
Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]