Trader Joes

  1. Associates & Employees
The New York Times reports this morning that “in the latest sign of a growing backlash within corporate America” against the authority exercised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Amazon is arguing that the 88-year-old federal agency is unconstitutional. The position, taken in a legal filing made yesterday, echoes a similar position taken in […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
CNBC reports that “Trader Joe’s is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a judge’s scathing dismissal of the grocery store chain company’s lawsuit that alleged trademark infringement by an employee labor union in selling merchandise on its website. “The appeal, filed Thursday, comes nearly a month after the judge accused Trader Joe’s of trying […]
  1. CPG: Food
From USA Today: A nationwide recall of products containing cheese with a risk for listeria contamination continues to grow larger with salad kits and taco kits sold at stores including Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, and WinCo being removed from shelves. “Rizo-López Foods of Modesto, California, on Feb. 5 recalled dozens of dairy products including Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese, because […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Study 2023-2024 is out, concluding that “overall customer satisfaction surging 4% to a score of 78.0 (out of 100).” According to the report, “More than 60% of retailers measured see their individual ACSI scores improve in 2024 …  Customer satisfaction with online retailers remains unchanged […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
HuffPost reports that in their most recent appearance before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), lawyers for Trader Joe’s, charged with defending charges of union-busting, suggested that “the labor board itself, which was created during the New Deal and has refereed private-sector collective bargaining for nearly 90 years, is ‘unconstitutional’.” It was, the story suggests, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Costco is getting notice for how it is dealing with a vote by employees in Norfolk, Virginia, to unionize. The vote last month means that 238 workers in Norfolk will join the Teamsters, in what the employees say is an effort to improve working conditions;  CNN writes that “the workers said their hope in becoming […]
  1. Department & Category
  Once again, the line between restaurants and food retailers is growing ever thinner. The fight for America’s food dollars continues to intensify as consumers find fresh prepared Ready-2-Eat food options at a wide and growing array of outlets across almost every channel including convenience stores, chain drug stores, restaurants, grocery stores, club stores, vending […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  Looking for a meal for one or two at a price you can afford that is good!  Well it seems that many consumers are doing the same thing and that they are doing that with gusto at Trader Joe’s.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “In the minds-eye […]
  1. Stores & Formats
We had a story the other day in which it was stated that “retail theft has been lower this year in most of the country than it was a few years ago, according to police data.” But MNB reader Mike Moon asked a good question: But I have to wonder, how much retail theft is […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The Boston Globe has a story about how “nearly 500,000 workers have gone on strike this year, almost four times as many as the year before, according to the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and hundreds of thousands more have threatened to do so, leading to gains for auto workers, Hollywood writers […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Twenty years ago, retailers aiming to launch new store brands to fend off the negative associations created by the “generics era” would say to their design agencies, “Get this as close to the national brand target as you possibly can.” Call it the copycat phase of private label development. Mimicking Green Giant or Coca-Cola was […]
  1. Department & Category
  Once again, Foodservice Solutions®, Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson stated “The restaurant industry is not an industry known for trying to be first as in fastest to market with an ideation, food or technology advance. In the United States the larger the chain in almost all cases the more slowly they are to adopt something […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
With our Editors Perspectives column, you’ll get insights and opinions from the Retail TouchPoints editorial team as they dig into the latest trends in retail, marketing and tech. “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Yesterday we took note of a Bloomberg report that “C&S Wholesale Grocers – with backing from SoftBank Group Corp. – is in talks to buy grocery stores that Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. are selling to win regulatory approval for their $25 billion merger, according to people familiar with the matter.” We got several emails […]
  1. Data & Insights
A well-curated retail assortment bridges the gap between customer preferences and demand for the products offered, ensuring that each item in your inventory adds value to the customer and your business. Moreover, an effective assortment strategy allows retailers to stand out in the fiercely competitive retail landscape, providing a unique and memorable shopping experience. The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
I did a FaceTime earlier this week suggesting that Aldi’s acquisition of Winn-Dixie and Harveys indicates that anything can happen, and I mentioned that an MNB reader observed that since Aldi and Trader Joe’s are owned by the same company, maybe we’ll see Trader Joe’s sections in Winn-Dixie stores.  (I noted that the two companies […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Trader Joe’s executives have confirmed that the company has no plans to introduce self-checkout kiosks in its stores, emphasizing their commitment to maintaining their employee-centric approach. In an episode of the company’s podcast, they debunked rumors that Trader Joe’s employees are trained to flirt with customers, clarifying that their friendly and chatty interactions with customers…
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  1. Department: Food
  2. Holiday & Events
  3. Operations & Supply Chain
When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
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Here’s today’s news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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  14. Owned Brands (Private Label)
  15. Stores & Formats
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Grocery
  4. Channel: Mass
  5. Channel: Specialty & Other
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  8. Media & Marketing
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  11. Shopper & Customer
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  13. Merchandising
  14. Stores & Formats
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Department & Category
  3. Department: Consumer Durables
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  5. Department: Nonfood
  6. Data & Insights
  7. Shopper & Customer
  8. Trends & External Forces
  9. Merchandising
We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]