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  1. Media & Marketing
In episode 356 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Erica Hood, director of global loyalty at The North Face, a VF Corporation brand, the premier exploration company in the world. Hood discusses her role and how she’s impacting The North Face’s global loyalty strategy (0:48), why the brand decided to redesign its XPLR Pass […]
  1. Media & Marketing
When you think of challenger brands, you’d be forgiven for associating them with scrappy startups and companies so small that agility doesn’t come with compromise. Because the essence of being a challenger is often associated with the underdog and overtaking market leaders with smart strategy, it’s easy to align their characteristics with rising stars. While […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The pandemic sucks. Bold statement. I know, I know. Our relationship with COVID-19 feels like the most toxic relationship you could imagine. Once we think we’re close to done with cancellations, quarantines and masks, one of those pesky little variants pops up and forces itself back into our lives. We grab our belongings (I imagine […]
  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. Department: Consumer Durables
Lucozade Sport has been announced as the official sports drink of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The deal will see the company provide thousands of athletes with isotonic drinks throughout the multi-sport event. The Games are taking place between 28 July and 8 August, with Lucozade expecting to provide over 102,000 litres of its sports […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has promoted seven executives to new leadership roles, the company said Tuesday. Mark Banister has been promoted to senior vice president, in-store experience. In this role, Banister will lead the space management, project execution and support, fixtures and supplies, and store planning teams. He joined Dollar General in 2009 and has […]
  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. Department: Food
Old El Paso has today announced its biggest ever UK partnership in sport as the Official Meal Kit of Team GB, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Part of the brand’s continued effort to address food insecurity in the face of the current cost of living situation, the partnership will support UK charity FareShare. […]
  1. Data & Insights
Retailers are embracing new sources of revenue outside of the traditional retail model — from rethinking how to use their physical stores to monetizing their delivery networks to utilizing their customer data for revenue streams such as advertising. Large retailers such as Target, Kroger, and Walmart are cashing in on the shift away from third-party […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB has been named as the Official Soft Drinks Provider to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.  The Games will take place from 28 July to 8 August at venues across Birmingham. More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 27 sports and para sports.  CCEP, the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Over the last few years, developers and authorities have questioned Apple and Google’s power over app distribution on mobile operating systems. If you have an Android app, there’s a chance that you can use alternative app stores like the Amazon app store. But if you have an iOS app, you have no option but to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) raised money through its annual fundraising campaign in support of Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in eight Midwest states. The SpartanNash Foundation has donated more than $9.7 million and tens of thousands of volunteer hours throughout its 38-year partnership with the non-profit […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Many would-be entrepreneurs and startup owners expect to enter the retail industry more efficiently than any other business niche. After all, there are so many possible tangible products to sell. Many retail business ventures hold promising potential, from consumable items to daily necessities. It can be lucrative but may be challenging to begin.   Fortunately, you […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Success does leave clues and you don’t get to be the third largest pizza chain in the world without picking up some good clues.  One of the best clues for a food retailer to learn is that the right partnership can drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits while creating new electricity for your brand; according […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. announced the return of its highly anticipated Target Deal Days sales event, with incredible savings on hundreds of thousands of items – no membership fee required. Featuring three full days of savings exclusively on and the Target app, the annual Target Deal Days sale returns July 11-13, with deep deals across every […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Lego plans to invest $1 billion to build a new factory in Virginia. The move is being made to avoid supply chain disruptions to the U.S. market. “Our strategy to be close to our core markets has only been confirmed recently,” said Lego COO Carsten Rasmussen.
  1. Corporate Purpose
In June, many brands show their support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community with rainbow-colored merchandise, community partnerships, artist collaborations, proceeds donations, and more. Perhaps you have seen Lego’s Everyone is Awesome set or Skittles’ Pride Pack sitting on retailers’ shelves. However, while the intention to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Much like many activities, television viewing has historical norms, many of which are driven by the calendar. The growth of streaming, however, continues to change history, as streaming viewership hit yet another new high in May, claiming 31.9% of total TV time. May is historically the month when TV viewership is at its lowest, and […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Discord is introducing a native way for servers to preemptively detect and block harmful messages and spam. The tool, called AutoMod, is available today and will allow anyone who moderates one of Discord’s server-based communities to create a custom list of words that the new bot can scan for and intercept. When one of the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
When an artist named Beeple sold a piece of digital art for $69 million in 2021 through a Christie’s auction, it raised eyebrows — mostly because it was an NFT. At the time, most people had never heard of this acronym. But in the last year cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, continued to attract investors […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Apple has signed a deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will see the company stream every MLS match for 10 years starting in 2023. The partnership will allow fans to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup, and select MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches in the Apple TV app. Starting in early 2023 through […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Footwear brand Timberland has stepped into the metaverse with the launch of its semiannual CONSTRUCT: 10061 design program within Fortnite, to engage customers in an updated product design process that blends physical and virtual experiences. The experience was made possible through a partnership with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and the CONCEPTKICKS Innovation platform. Within CONSTRUCT: […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Apple’s music and gaming revenue could reach $8.2 billion by 2025, analysts from JPMorgan said Monday (June 13). Reuters reported that figure — a 36% increase — would come from a subscriber base of around 180 million people — 70 million in gaming and 110 million in music. Most of that revenue would come from […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Part 1 of this series focusing on evolving consumer perceptions of the metaverse. If the first quarter of this year was consumed with existential questioning — What exactly is the metaverse? Do we need to be a part of it? — Q2 appears to be the moment of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The advancement of technology has led to several online activities. These include online gaming and sports betting. When it comes to the former, it implies any game you can participate in online or through an internet connection using smart devices.  Online gaming has become popular due to its several benefits. Therefore, if you want to […]

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  1. Channel: Restaurants
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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 & […]
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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
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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.