Articles about sustainability efforts in retail and CPG.

  1. Department: HBC
Lincolnshire Co-op has extended its partnership with Retail Insight for an additional four years, as it looks to further reduce food waste across its store estate.  As part of this, Lincolnshire Co-op will roll-out an enhanced version of Waste Trim, the latest feature of Retail Insight’s WasteInsight platform, which aims to optimise stock assortment, minimise […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Macy’s board of directors has unanimously agreed to terminate buyout discussions with Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management following months of negotiations that included several bid increases and a board proxy battle.  In a statement, the Macy’s board said that months of discussions “have failed to lead to an actionable proposal with certainty of financing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Cloud mining serves as a form that gives people permission to mine cryptocurrencies without the need to be in possession of nor maintaining any hardware. Instead of purchasing and setting up their own mining rigs, users let computational power from remote data centres. This method makes mining possible for a wider public, including those who […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
With all of the negative factors caused by rising prices and inflation, recent developments are pointing towards signs of some relief. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% from May, slowing the annual inflation rate to 3% from 3.3%. This marks the first monthly decline since May 2020, driven by falling gas and car […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Batteries Plus has been selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant of more than $7 million to support a comprehensive nationwide initiative for increasing battery recycling. The DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains chose Batteries Plus based on its extensive franchisee network of 700+ stores and its specially trained battery professionals, […]
  1. Merchandising
Packaging Waste Confusion refers to the uncertainty and misunderstanding that consumers often face when trying to properly dispose of packaging materials. This confusion arises due to several factors, including the variety of materials used in packaging, unclear recycling labels, and differing local recycling regulations. This confusion not only hinders effective recycling efforts but also contributes […]
  1. Department: Beverage
It’s not often that independent retailers are in favour of more legislation being imposed on their businesses, but the ban on sales of energy drinks to under-16s is a clear exception. Our online poll (see The Big Story) shows a landslide majority of store owners… This story continues at Digital ID on the cards | […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A ban on the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s is just one of the many policies promised by the incoming Labour government led by new prime minister Keir Starmer. Under the proposals – one element of the party’s Action Plan for Child Health… This story continues at To ban or not to ban? […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has invested heavily in its digital transformation over the last two years — and its latest adoption of digital shelf tags and post-purchase offers powered by its retail media network are designed to further improve the omnichannel grocery shopping experience. Digital Shelf Tags Improve Store Efficiency and Sustainability Through a partnership with […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Solid state batteries represent a significant leap forward in energy storage technology, offering numerous advantages over traditional lithium-ion batteries. With growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), portable electronics, and renewable energy storage, the solid-state battery market is poised for substantial growth. In this blog, we’ll explore the drivers behind this market, the benefits of solid-state […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Starbucks has been a longtime champion for reusable cups. The coffee giant has conducted more than 20 reusable tests in stores worldwide and earlier this year, it became the first national coffee retailer to accept reusable cups for drive-thru and mobile orders.   Now Starbucks is aiming to make reusable cups mainstream by bringing in a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Let’s talk about our little friend, content marketing. We’re sure you’ll agree that a content marketing strategy is something every brand needs, but getting it right is easier said than done. Not every marketing team will take the same approach, but we’ll let you in on a secret – all the best content marketing strategies […]
  1. Data & Insights
June 2024 Retail Metrics: In this week’s Retail Traffic Trends, we are breaking down the month of June to see how each industry performed to start the year. Join us as we analyze the trends, shifts, and performances that set the tone for the year ahead. Today’s Rundown Trends and behaviors : Consumer spending behavior […]
  1. Department & Category
  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® including Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® here, ready to serve up some tasty insights on a critical issue facing the restaurant sector and food industry today. As we witness a seismic shift in dining habits, it’s high time for chain restaurant CEOs to pivot their focus […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart will increase support for its grocery operations with enhancements to its perishable network, including five new high-tech perishable distribution centers (DCs), expansions to four traditional perishable DCs and a retrofit of the retailer’s Winter Haven, Fla. DC with the latest technology. One of the new DCs, in Shafter, Calif., has been operational since 2021, […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
In today’s competitive business environment, efficiency and productivity are key to success. Lean business practices, derived from the principles of lean manufacturing, offer a comprehensive approach to streamlining operations, reducing waste, and improving overall performance. By adopting lean practices, businesses can achieve significant cost savings, enhance customer satisfaction, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK — Stores remain the preferred destination for back-to-school shopping, according to Sensormatic Solutions’ 2024 U.S. Back-to-School Consumer Sentiment Survey, which found that 74% of consumers plan to conduct their back-to-school shopping in-store. Additionally, 43% of shoppers say they’ll utilize “buy online, pick up in-store” (BOPIS) for back-to-school purchases (compared to 34% in 2023) […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, is here once again to dish out some delicious insights on a topic that’s been simmering on the back burner for a while: the decline of the traditional family dinner. Once a staple of family life, dinner time has undergone a radical transformation. […]
  1. Department & Category
What is Hydrogen Storage? Hydrogen storage refers to the methods and technologies used to safely store hydrogen gas for various applications. Since hydrogen is a gas at room temperature and pressure, storing it efficiently is critical for its use as a clean energy source. Common methods include compressing hydrogen gas into high-pressure tanks, liquefying it […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Introduction: The infrastructure supporting water and wastewater systems is essential to modern civilization as it guarantees the availability of clean water and the proper disposal of waste. Upgrading and maintaining this infrastructure depends on the global market for water and wastewater pipelines. This blog examines the market’s current situation as well as major trends, factors […]
  1. Data & Insights
Join YipitData’s Alex Matters, Cynthia Sarkis, and Geoffrey Tseng, on July 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT for a 2Q overview of top US e-commerce names (AMZN, SHOP, ETSY, EBAY, CHWY, WMT, W). The team will discuss: Outperformers and underperformers this quarter Drivers of growth/weakness for each name Trends in the overall U.S. e-commerce environment […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
This summer, RangeMe, and our Preferred Services partners will launch a series of weekly content aimed at providing emerging brands with insights to help them boost sales, maintain strong cash flow, elevate advertising, optimize logistics, and champion environmental sustainability as they gear up for this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday season.  The series, collectively titled S.C.A.L.E […]
  1. Data & Insights
At, we understand how difficult it is for brick-and-mortar businesses to maximize every sales opportunity. This is why we offer real-world AI computer vision to analyze foot traffic, improve teams, and automate data. The Problem Inability to get accurate foot traffic counts Motion detection technology, while a significant advancement in its time, has inherent […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Businesses across industries have embraced generative AI across their organizations to power efficiency and performance. In fact, 79% of business leaders said they expect generative AI to transform their organizations within three years, according to a Deloitte survey of more than 2,800 executives whose organizations are currently piloting or implementing generative AI. In a recent […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Consumer adoption of technology is seemingly endless.  Any food retailer not thinking about how to drive brand adopting via handheld technology is missing the boat according to Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So are you ready to delve into the dynamic world of digital engagement and coupon strategies […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In 2022, LoudCrowd started working with boohoo to scale the online retailer’s influencer programmes. In a LinkedIn post, Gary Garofalo, CEO at LoudCrowd, said: “They were already working with hundreds of influencers in a one-to-one capacity. And like most brands, they had roughly reached their capacity in cost/effort.” “We were able to set up automated […]
  1. Department: Food
  Ah, watermelon! The summertime delight, the picnic staple, the fruit that makes you wonder if nature really did stuff an entire swimming pool into a green-striped ball. The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and the Grocerant Guru® says, hold on to your seeds (unless you’re one of those sophisticated types who only […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Hold onto your hats, folks, because 7-Eleven is turning 97 and throwing a birthday bash that’s set to be the coolest event of the summer! On Thursday, July 11, Slurpee Day is back and better than ever. Picture this: any customer strolling into a participating 7-Eleven, Speedway, or Stripes store will score a free […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]