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  1. Merchandising
MPB Careers: The Home Depot – Manager Packaging Design LOCATION: Atlanta, GACATEGORY: MarketingTYPE: CorporateJOB ID: 152764 JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION PURPOSE The Manager, Packaging Design position will lead a team of creative agency partners that will be responsible for the design direction and execution of all private label packaging across The Home Depot enterprise. Responsibilities include initiating, […]
  1. Department & Category
  At the intersection of branded food sales and consumer demand grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food continues to resonate with consumers.  While new avenues of distribution continue to open-up driving customer trial, the frozen food court is increasingly playing a larger and larger role for many families according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Chalk one up for the home team is an old adage we have all heard.  Touting the success of a new limited time offer or menu item is not the same as touting the success of an entire daypart; according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Marketing messaging, total unit […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve.  Here are some of our favorite responses: What Workplace Technologies Will Be The Most Important In The Years Ahead? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace A hybrid infrastructure includes more obvious communication and collaboration tools […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Dixons Carphone is introducing hybrid working at its North Acton, London HQ as it makes plans for a post-Covid world. “We’ve listened to our colleagues and made a decision: hybrid working will be the future at our North Acton site,” the retailer said in a LinkedIn post. “Although traditional office working is now possible, we’re […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve. Here are some of our favorite responses: What will the workplace of the future look like? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace Hybrid is here to stay! This is a true sea change moment in […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve. You likely don’t have time to read every interview so we’ve pulled together some of our favorite answers: Zoë Morris, President of Frank Recruitment Group and Mason Frank International If preparation is half the […]
  1. International
Regarding out story about how liquor-to-go remains a good business for restaurants, many of which hope it will remain legal in post-pandemic days, one MNB reader wrote: Liquor regulation is a patchwork of insanity left over from the Prohibition era now a full century past. In a moment when understanding history and the context of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Rapid grocery delivery startup, Gopuff, is close to raising approximately $1 billion, valuing it at $15 billion, according to media reports. The venture was last valued at $8.9 billion after a March funding round pulled in $1.15 billion. The latest round will include participation from Blackstone Group, and also existing investor Fidelity. Gopuff is using […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Consumers around the globe are drinking coffee with a conscience. According to research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), nearly half (48%) of all new coffee product launches in 2020 carried an ethical or environmental claim***, close to double the number from almost a decade ago (2012) when just one in four (25%) coffee […]
  1. Data & Insights
Why E-commerce Businesses Must Not Overlook Their Customers’ Returns Experience Digital businesses today spend a lot of time, money and human resources acquiring new customers and retaining them; but customer journeys have evolved to become a lot more than the pre-purchase and purchase phase — and brands realizing that will win in the era of […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Brian Beitler, chief marketing officer of QVC U.S.A and HSN, believes that improved storytelling can bridge the gap between physical and virtual retailing. “What was so powerful about retail experiences was the relationships you built with the shopkeepers and the proprietors of those stores. And candidly, in many ways, shopping was as much about fulfilling […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
As Uber continues to build out its logistics business, Uber Freight will acquire Transplace for $2.25 billion, including up to $750 million in Uber Technologies common stock with the remainder in cash from TPG Capital. . The combined companies will seek to combine Uber Freight’s network of digitally-enabled carriers with the Transplace shipper technology and […]
  1. Merchandising
High-end retailer Rebecca Minkoff has begun offering hundreds of clothing items on its website for rent without requiring a membership in a subscription service like those offered by some other fashion companies.
  1. Channel: Mass
SANDTON, South Africa and BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22, 2021 — Underscoring the importance of both short-term and long-term solutions to address hunger and relief efforts related to the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Massmart are committing more than 13 million rand (over $880,000) in cash and in-kind donations to hunger relief […]
  1. International
Waitrose has announced plans to install 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at stores across the UK amid a new tie up with energy giant Shell. The grocer will install… The post Waitrose to install 800 EV charging points across UK amid Shell tie-up appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our Athens office is celebrating its third birthday – and while the pandemic has certainly warped time, it feels like only yesterday our first employee started there. Back in 2018, I outlined the rationale behind opening an office in Greece. Extremely high education levels, English as the primary business language, and an increasing desire to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Two-thirds believe the Government should force companies into offering sustainable deliveries, new survey shows As parcel volumes surge, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of online deliveries. Two-thirds of UK consumers now believe the Government should crack down on online delivery CO2 emissions and force online retailers to invest in more sustainable […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Do you work or study in the fields of recycling and/or sustainable materials? Are you trying to commercialize a recycling- or sustainability-related innovation? Do you work with students who need foundational or background knowledge on materials recycling and sustainable materials? Maybe you’re looking for market data on these industries—market sizing, global market shares, revenue projections—to guide your decision-making and make you aware of new opportunities […]
  1. Stores & Formats
In today’s tech-driven world, retail leaders are focused on using online media and marketing to drive customer engagement. To stand out and scale in an increasingly competitive environment, marketing and CX leaders believe that having a comprehensive digital strategy is key. But in the word of CAMP, the primary goal is to have their customers put their devices down and play.   So far, the experiential retailer for families has […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
One of the strains on the logistics industry is increased consumer demand for speedy delivery — and this requirement is making it even more important to consider the environmental impacts of faster fulfillment. We spoke with experts in the field to find out what’s happening to make logistics more sustainable, and how this sustainability can […]
  1. Merchandising
From the Boston Globe this morning: “Maine Governor Janet Mills this week signed the nation’s first extended producer responsibility (EPR) law, effectively holding the corporations accountable for the packaging waste they create. Now, nearly a dozen states, including Massachusetts, are on track to follow Maine’s lead. “Think about it: A company that sells you a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Related: 8 Simple Tactics to Increase Market Basket Size How Consumers Compare Prices to Make Purchase Decisions How Buy One, Get One Can Improve Your Sales What’s in your tool kit for capturing consumer insights? Odds are, the methods at your disposal haven’t changed much in years. You have focus groups, surveys, panels, and the […]

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  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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