Store Location

  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
UK parcel carrier Yodel has announced a strategic partnership with location technology company, what3words. This will see what3words integrate its system into the Yodel customer app, enabling customers to specify their online delivery address, addressing the challenges associated with ambiguous or hard to find locations. The former has divided the entire world into a grid […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Seattle Times has a piece about the proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons by Kroger, and the companies’ saying that they will sell 413 stores, including 104 in Washington State, to C&S Wholesale Grocers in order to get Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approvals. While Kroger has pledged that it will not close any stores […]
  1. Media & Marketing
    [[“value”:” Big Y Foods has revamped its myBigY Rewards loyalty program to offer shoppers more flexibility in the way they use their rewards points. It also appears to compete more directly with the Stop & Shop GO Rewards program offered by Big Y’s main rival in the region. Related: How Big Y’s […]
  1. Holiday & Events
    [[“value”:” Amazon and Target have released their holiday hiring plans for the season, reports the Associated Press. Amazon plans to hire 250,000 workers for the holidays and Target plans to add nearly 100,000 workers for the season. Amazon said that it is looking to hire both full- and part-time workers at a 67% […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including autonomous stores, virtual commerce, Just Walk Out tech meets RFID, and phone shops reinvented. 1. Pixevia works with […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Engagement ring spending in the United States rose 9.2 percent in 2022 year-over-year, according to the latest data from The Wedding Report, and another 2 million-plus weddings are likely for 2023. As a result, there are going to be lots of young couples walking into jewelry stores with that gleam in their eyes, ready to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The United Food and Commercial Workers union on Wednesday expressed deep concerns about the proposed acquisition of 413 Kroger- and Albertsons-owned stores by C&S Wholesale Grocers. “It looks like Haggen 2.0,” said Kim Cordova, president of UFCW Local 7 in Colorado and Wyoming, referring to Haggen’s 2015 implosion after acquiring 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the last few years we have witnessed shopping patterns take many twists and turns. This week, we’ll look at the latest insights on shopping trends and how they impact holiday forecasts and Predictions for 2023. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Carbon neutral: Eco-friendly online shopping to top $100 Billion.Doorcounts is becoming Click HERE to learn […]
  1. Department: Food
MNB often focuses on stores that differentiate themselves through unique products and services, offering a value proposition that seems different from those offered by the competition. That seems to be the pitch for FreshTake, a new grocer scheduled to open next summer in Augusta, Georgia, in a former Whole Foods location, which has been getting […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Walmart has opened its first-ever Pet Services center at the same store in Dallas, Ga. Where it piloted the first Walmart Health center. “Now customers will be able to conveniently access their family’s basic health care solutions in one central location, including the health care needs of their furry friends,” said Kaitlyn Shadiow, VP of Merchandising […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Physical and digital retail have largely remained separate, with purchases made either offline or online. But consumer behaviors are changing; we scan QR codes in physical stores to make payments or learn more about a certain product; we use mobile apps to redeem offline discounts on our frequent purchases. And now, brands are increasingly embracing […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
How can you grow your e-commerce business without spending more money? Rising inflation, slower economic growth and slashed budgets mean there’s less cash available to invest in marketing activities, but a greater need to gain new customers and increase sales. A brand’s various marketing efforts tend to focus on one part of the consumer purchase […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Kroger has revamped a Signature store in Houston to include several features geared toward the area’s majority Hispanic population, according to reporting from the Houston Chronicle. In addition to bilingual signage, the newly remodeled store also includes some unique product offerings, including the chain’s first-ever assortment of fresh, store-made ceviche. The ceviche […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Innovation of the Week is a new series from RTIH highlighting stand out deployments, launches, and initiatives. Every week, we will showcase forward thinking tech plays that have impressed our Editor and the Retail Technology Innovations Report judging panel, in the run up to the publication of the 2024 report early next year. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Decathlon has announced the appointment of Jimena Almendares as its new Chief Digital Officer. Decathlon says that the appointment is in line with the retailer transforming its digital offering and putting technology at the heart of all business operations. The aim is for each and every customer to enjoy an excellent digital experience when shopping […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  The U.S. Navy wants it sailors, sailor’s families, employees to be happy and adding relevance to their lives makes them happy. Steven Johnson who once work the with the Naval Personal Command to refresh and renew relevance to the ‘club’ system thinks is first step is a great step for Naval Personal and their […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we transition from Back to School to Black Friday and full-scale holiday shopping, foot traffic in stores continues to rise. Shopping-related destinations started the year off with a 20 percent increase in foot traffic compared to the year before and the lift is expected to be seen into the holiday season ahead. On the other hand, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined ByteDance-owned TikTok €345 million (approximately $368 million) for a series of violations of children’s data privacy. DPC is the lead regulator in the EU for many of the world’s top tech firms, due to the location of many of their regional headquarters in Ireland, Reuters reported. An […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In today’s hyper-competitive market, product discovery is often more challenging for emerging brands than the production process for its products. While large retailers and e-commerce giants have typically been the avenues of choice, independent retailers are increasingly becoming a viable and rewarding alternative.  Unlike large chains, independent retailers offer a unique mix of benefits to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Sometimes to make a point one needs to combine humor with some graphic visualization to break through. Here are three examples that leverage “waste”. The turd on the table The grass is greener because it is fertilized with Bullshit. No Flatulence does not smell like Chanel 5. 1.The turd on the table. What is a […]
  1. Department & Category
  Once again, another food industry news and research firm edifies the findings of the work that Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and his team have been doing since 1991. So, here we go, almost all of the retailers surveyed in the 2023 Convenience Store News Foodservice Study said they sell prepared […]
  1. Data & Insights
There has been much talk of late around artificial intelligence and its growing applications across many use cases in business. In the retail sector, AI is being leveraged in a variety of ways, from demand forecasting to automated inventory management to pricing decisions to optimizing product placement. Another way, perhaps not often considered, is the […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the past few years, browser extensions have transformed the online shopping experience. These online shopping aids offer great value and convenience, allowing savvy consumers to find the best bargains, block ads, and rapidly access product information. Despite their growing popularity, some browser extensions are still met with lukewarm responses from e-commerce professionals, who fear […]
  1. Data & Insights
By 2025, the number of gamers is estimated to reach 3.6 billion and generate a whopping $211 billion in revenue.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The retail foodservice customers are not fickle, they are evolving, dynamic, and moving forward searching for ways to make dinner complexity free according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson.  I hope you are not the Neanderthal brand marketer waiting for yesterday and the status quo to return to the way things in the restaurant, grocery, and convenience store sectors […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  The customer is dynamic not static and it is the customer who decides what to eat and when to eat it.  Once again it still does not look as if work from home is going to go away any time soon.  With many companies wanting all workers back at least a couple days a […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Retailer Media
#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Holiday & Events
Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]