Dept. Toys & Games

  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Foot Locker and Fred Jordan Missions, which serves people in need in the Los Angeles area, have continued their three-decade-plus partnership with donations of new shoes, backpacks and school supplies to more than 3,000 underserved children. The 35th annual “Care for Kids” Back-to-School Giveaway took place on Sept. 22 on the streets of the city’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Doug Stephens Over the last 20 years, technology has transformed retail. Mobile phones have become essential conduits for communication, entertainment and commerce. Technologies like augmented reality, once a novelty, have become commonplace digital merchandising and selling tools. E-commerce, which in 2003 amounted to a rounding error on most retailers’ profit and loss statements, has […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Doing good work while working to do good is a formula that edifies both customers and employees to your brand. In the case of 7-Eleven focusing on doing good, will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, employees while garnering favor with consumers according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, […]
  1. Merchandising
While’s impact on e-commerce is sizable, arguably one of the most impressive parts of the company has less to do with selling products and more about delivering them. In 2014, the company had a 0 percent logistics market share. As reported by Axios in 2020, just six years later, Amazon’s logistics arm overtook FedEx […]
  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. Channel: Dollar/Value
Access chart in Dash. Dollar General shoppers are increasingly buying from online deep discounter Temu according to Earnest credit card data. Since the Pinduoduo-owned online marketplace Temu entered the US market in late 2022, it has shaken up the discount sales space. Temu sells rock-bottom priced home goods and clothing through its gamified app and […]
  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. Channel: Mass
– – • Tesco has become the latest member of Wastebuster’s Recycle to Read toy recycling initiative – designed to educate and promote toy reuse and create a new infrastructure for recycling plastic toys. – • Recycle to Read collection bins will be trialled in selected Tesco stores from 4 September. – • Customers will […]
  1. Merchandising
Toys ‘R’ Us Canada is in the process of opening 10 new locations across the country in time for the 2023 holiday season, including two standalone Babies ‘R’ Us stores in Edmonton, Alberta. Seven of the stores already have opened, with the remainder scheduled to debut in October. Both brands will be hosting opening celebrations […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Online casinos have risen to prominence in recent years, upsetting the conventional bricks and mortar casino business model. This proliferation provides you with a fresh and practical option to partake in betting on your favourite games. In this article, we will examine the wide ranging effects they have had on the betting industry. So, follow […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Do people line up for LEGO events for blocks? Would a ‘World Origami Championship’ be aired on Paperview? I’ll speak to that below, and as a spectator and ‘puntestant’ (my stage name is Kenny Dewitt – ‘Can-He-Do-It’) I can tell you Punderdome is amazing and a shining example of a successful event brand. Since 2011 […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The launch of Meta’s new app Threads is a unique moment in the history of social media. Most social networks start from scratch, and their culture evolves over time under the influence of early adopters and users. Threads is different. Helped by an easy integration with Instagram users’ pre-existing social graphs, it had tens of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Asda, Penny Black, Marie Curie, AiFi, JUXTA, and Pocket Planet. PMC announced as headline sponsor of the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards, winners to […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retailers are doubling down on technology and redesigned stores that fuse digital and in-store experiences. Here’s an overview of world retail trends September 2023 as witnessed by Mood Media, a global specialist in elevating customer experience at the point of sale. UK LEGO focused on experience LEGO has announced a second store in Manchester, located […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
The Lego Group will triple its sustainability investments over the next three years, spending $1.4 billion to design carbon-neutral buildings and facilities and boost production of renewable energy at its sites. These plans are part of the brand’s near-term climate target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2032 compared to a 2019 base […]
  1. Department & Category
The LEGO Group announced last week its pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 as part of its continued efforts to reduce environmental impact. The pledge is an extension of its existing near-term climate target to reduce GHG emissions by 37 percent by 2032 from a 2019 base, according to a company […]
  1. Retail Operations
It’s National Read a Book Day, and Books-A-Million is marking the occasion with the introduction of same and next day online delivery for customers across its 231 Stateside locations, starting with its Southeast and Midwest markets.  The retailer is teaming up with Walmart GoLocal, Walmart’s white label, delivery as a service platform, to make this […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
The Lego Group will triple its sustainability investments over the next three years, spending $1.4 billion to design carbon-neutral buildings and facilities and boost production of renewable energy at its sites. These plans are part of the brand’s near-term climate target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2032 compared to a 2019 base […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Understanding the difference between “bounded” brands and “unbounded” brands is how toddler companies become unicorns. Most companies provide their Users with solutions to their problems and slog away at becoming better, faster, cheaper, stronger, more powerful, more engaging, easier to use, better fitting, frictionless. These companies compete with other enterprises within their vertical: whether it’s […]
  1. Department: Food
  Expanding relevance to your existing customer base is key too edifying a long-lasting loyal relationship and The Honey Baked Ham Company has found new relevance in tailgating according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. If you listen to your customers, you can drive both top-line sales and bottom-line profits. […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Lego has managed to increase its market share in the toy industry during the first half of the year, even as the overall toy market declined. The Danish toymaker reported a 1% rise in sales to 27.4 billion Danish crowns ($4 billion) for the first six months of 2023, despite a challenging period for the…
  1. Media & Marketing
  What could be more relevant, timely, or customer focused in the fall than a branded tailgating opportunity for a fresh fast quality hand held restaurant than tailgating mix and match bundled meal?  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinks that Bojangles revamped Bojangles app are a prefect fit for fall.  […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Payment methods with fast transactions are in high demand in the casino space. Everyone wants an app that can process deposits instantly. And when they need to withdraw their winnings, they expect their banking partners to facilitate quick withdrawals. Surprisingly, wire transfers are still a popular payment option in the casino sector despite processing payments […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Our regular Editors Perspectives column offer insights and opinions from the Retail TouchPoints editorial team as they dig into the latest trends in retail, marketing and tech. Is cynicism a natural facet of growing older? I can’t tell you for sure, but I can tell you that after celebrating a milestone birthday (you can probably guess, but […]
  1. Media & Marketing
To say video games are popular is an understatement. There are estimated to be around 3 billion gamers in the world. The video gaming industry is among the fastest-growing segments in the entertainment business, and BCC Research anticipates the market to reach a whopping $473.7 billion by 2027. No small numbers here.

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  1. Channel: Grocery
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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 […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Grocery
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  5. Department: Food
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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 […]