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  1. Department & Category
  Small meals, or snacking has become a mainstay lifestyle for many in the United States according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Time starved, on-the-go consumers are replacing traditional meal periods with small meals or snacks that can fit into a pack on-the-go lifestyle according to Johnson. Sally Lyons […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. J.B. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B. Hunt 360 technology to automate processes such as check calls and transactions. “Real-time testing with customers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Testing new satellites and space-based technologies has never been easy exactly, but it definitely could be easier. Slingshot 1, a 12U Cubesat mission just launched via Virgin Orbit, is an attempt to make building and testing a new satellite as easy as plugging a new keyboard into your computer. To say it’s “USB for space” […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abortion rights in the U.S., many people are questioning how the apps they use every day might suddenly be turned against them. As concerns mount over the endless well of data that tech companies built an entire industry around, Google is taking at least […]
  1. Data & Insights
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  1. Channel: Marketplace
Even a great store visit can feel like a wasted afternoon if the lines are long and there’s nothing else to do. And word gets around: about 81% of shoppers who had a bad checkout line experience will tell others about it. Fortunately, retail shops can prepare for the influx of foot traffic, and use the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
As marketers, our goal is to attract people to our brand. But not just any people: we want to draw prospects with a high likelihood of becoming customers. Good lead-generation tactics can help.  We define lead generation as the process of creating consumer interest for a service or product, with the end goal of turning […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Key features your mobile app must have to create the ideal customer experience By Brandon Solnit – PAR Technology As we move into a post-pandemic world, restaurants have needed to adjust and adapt their services for their guests. In the eyes of the customer, mobile ordering apps have become a hot commodity in the restaurant […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance posted third quarter sales and earnings that beat Wall Street’s projections. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of 96 cents topped analysts’ forecast of 92 cents, while its revenue of $32.6 billion exceeded the predicted $32.06 billion. WBA said it was maintaining its full year adjusted EPS guidance of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy’s rate of growth is slowing, but consumers remain financially healthy and the nation is unlikely to enter into a recession during the remainder of 2022, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said Thursday. “I am not betting on an official recession in the near term, but the most recent […]
  1. Media & Marketing
PoS and omnichannel commerce solution startup XY Retail has closed a $4 million seed round led by Monta Vista Capital with participation from Stage 1 Ventures. The cash will be used to accelerate the company’s global roll-out of its XY platform to luxury brands. The aim is to help them digitise their enterprises and manage […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The consumer is telling us the cost of everything can’t keep going up.  Consumers are cutting back on visits to their favorite restaurants and convenience store.  If you are a retailer that means less money, in the till, less profit in the back at the end of the month.  The questions Steven Johnson, Grocerant […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Mark Tritton, who took over as CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond in late 2019 to lead a transformation amid declining store traffic, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Bed Bath & Beyond Board Director Sue Gove, who is taking over as interim CEO, said in a news release that the leadership change occurred because […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said yesterday that it plans to drive sales at its Amazon Fresh bricks-and-mortar stores by offering Amazon Prime members a 20 percent discount on select items. “We’re excited to launch the new Prime member savings benefit at Amazon Fresh stores today, offering 20% off everyday essentials across aisles,” Jeff Helbling, vice president of Amazon […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Consumers are dynamic not static.  In 2022 there is no doubt that food marketers that want to reach their primary and secondary target customers are forced to shift how and where they spend their marketing dollars in order to garner the best results according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A narrowly divided Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has filed a misguided lawsuit against Walmart regarding money transfer services that the Company offers to consumers. Here’s what you need to know about the lawsuit: Since Walmart began offering our customers flat, low fee money transfer services at our stores, the company has saved consumers—particularly the unbanked […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
If you are starting a retail business, attracting and retaining customers should be one of your top priorities. There are several things you can do to achieve this, including offering great customer service, providing a unique experience, and stocking high-quality products. Keep in mind that it takes time and effort to create a loyal customer […]
  1. Media & Marketing
As the pandemic has eased, catalogers are having to pivot to the new reality of the post-pandemic world. Most catalogers saw significant changes to their businesses with the onset of the pandemic. Now, most catalogers are seeing another shift as demand, response rates, and the basic business models shift again. How can catalogers understand the […]
  1. Data & Insights
Wayfair’s pandemic gains waning Wayfair remains the dominant pure player in the home category, with over two times the market share of its closest competitor, Bed Bath & Beyond. However, the retailer’s market share has dipped since the height of the pandemic, from over 30% in April 2020 to about 20% in April 2022.The online […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Where are you selling food today?  Just this month retailer after retailer seems to be experimenting with a new format, platform, delivery type, or menu item that ‘travels well’, according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. These days, even the most regional restaurant chains are investing in new store prototypes […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Every year, consumers present new buying habits, particularly influenced by the surrounding social and technological norms. In particular, social media has been a major contributor to the change in consumer habits. For a company, it is impossible to ignore a presence on social media. These platforms are vital for businesses, regardless of their size.  Indeed, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The global pandemic sparked an evolution in the retail landscape that doesn’t show signs of stopping. Namely, there have been two obvious shifts among consumers: increased omnichannel shopping habits and decreased brand loyalty. Customers aren’t hesitating to find another retailer that gives them the shopping experience they desire, whether in-store or online. To keep up […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Automotive aftermarket parts retailer Advance Auto Parts has opened a 45,000-square-foot “super hub” flagship location near downtown Los Angeles as part of the company’s Western U.S. expansion, which includes 22 new stores in the L.A. area. Adding to its 4,687 stores across the U.S. and Canada, the retailer began its move westward in spring 2021 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Economic factors are prompting multi-unit and growth-aspiring brands to consider a broader range of restaurant POS features as part of their purchase decision. by PAR Technology Unsurprisingly, restaurant owners and managers favor restaurant POS systems that offer ease of use, affordability, and reliability. Macroeconomic conditions and a variety of other factors have lifted new features […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the past several decades, lawmakers and the e-commerce sector have made significant efforts to reduce credit card theft. Card frauds have virtually been abolished to a large extent, thanks to the introduction of new point of sale (PoS) payment technologies like EMV chips, dynamic data, contactless payments, and thorough encryption. Source However, as obvious […]

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  1. Channel: Restaurants
  2. CPG: NonFood
  3. Channel: Restaurants
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  5. Department: Consumer Durables
  6. Department: HBC
  7. ESG
  8. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  9. Media & Marketing
  10. Data & Insights
  11. Shopper & Customer
  12. Trends & External Forces
The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Data & Insights
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Technology & Innovation
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  8. Associates & Employees
  9. Holiday & Events
What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
  1. Corporate Finance
  2. Department: HBC
  3. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
  4. Corporate Strategy
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. ESG
  7. Data & Insights
  8. International
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  12. Merchandising
  13. Operations & Supply Chain
Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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