Whole Foods

  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
NEW YORK — The first Whole Foods Market Daily Shop location is set to open on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at 1175 Third Avenue, this fall. The company also announced today the second future location for the Whole Foods Market Daily Shop format, at 301 West 50th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. An additional New […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Direct-to-consumer floral delivery company The Bouqs Co. is popping up in three Whole Foods Market stores throughout California to give local customers fast and easy access to its fresh florals and same-day delivery service.   The “flower shop-in-shops” in Orange County, La Jolla and San Francisco opened shortly following the Mother’s Day rush and is the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Citing “extremely low volumes” of customers using personal checks, Target will stop accepting checks for in-store payments on July 15, 2024, as reported in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and confirmed by Target. The retailer joins several supermarket retailers that have stopped accepting checks, including Aldi, Whole Foods Market and Lidl. “Target is committed to creating an […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by the cheif revenue officer of ibotta, Chris Jensen. ibotta is a leading performance marketing platform that has delivered more than $1.8 billion in cumulative rewards to its users. Launched in 2012, ibotta has more than 50 million downloads, is one of the most frequently used shopping […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Service is a mission-critical activity that deserves your attention today and every day. Key findings and surprises from Bizrate Insights’ January 2024 survey of 900 online shoppers provide a framework to view what is most important to the demanding online shopper. Retailers must beware. A look at the mindset of the online shopper relative to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE – Amazon posted better-than-expected revenue and earnings in the quarter ended March 31. Net sales increased 13% from a year earlier to $143.3 billion. The company reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 billion, or 98 cents a diluted share, compared to $3.2 billion a year earlier. Amazon’s operating income surged to $15.3 billion, up […]
  1. Channel: Mass
From 12 noon ET on Monday, April 29 through noon on April 30, the Walmart+ Early Access online sales event will offer program members a curated assortment of products new to Walmart — including Dolly Parton’s Rockin’ New Baking Collection, Doritos Flamin’ Hot Mystery Flavor, Pampers diapers and men’s and women’s shoes from Reebok. “Walmart+ […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Following a pilot in three U.S. cities, Amazon is making its grocery delivery subscription available to all Prime members in the U.S. For $9.99 a month, Prime members will now have access to unlimited grocery delivery on orders over $35 from Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods Market and a variety of local grocery and specialty retailers, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE—In a bid to bring greater convenience to budget-minded food shoppers, Amazon has unveiled a new grocery delivery subscription option to Prime members and customers using EBT in over 3,500 cities and towns across the United States. Priced at $9.99 per month for Prime members, this subscription service offers unlimited grocery delivery on orders exceeding […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Walmart is raising its return shipping rates for seller-fulfilled orders, citing “changing market conditions,” according to an update posted this month on the Walmart Marketplace website. While the retailer doesn’t make its return shipping rates public, the company told Talk Business it’s the first rate increase in two years. Walmart marketplace allows third-party sellers to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is removing its cashierless Just Walk Out (JWO) technology from its Amazon Fresh supermarkets and will not deploy the solution in new locations scheduled to open later this year, according to multiple media reports. The retailer will instead rely more heavily on its smart Amazon Dash Carts, which have been deployed at Fresh stores […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
An Amazon One app has gone live, enabling customers to sign up for the service by taking a photo of their palm. Amazon One is a palm recognition service for entry, identification, and payment. Until now, people had to visit a physical location to hover their palm over a device to sign up for the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumers want convenience, personalization and value — it’s what pushed the U.S. retail market to a record $5.13 trillion in 2023. As inflation subsides, what shoppers want and how they spend will keep playing a big role in how the market evolves. Retailers need to keep pace with a more connected, savvy and discerning customer […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
  While the acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon in 2017 brought potential benefits, there have also been criticisms of Amazon’s approach, including our own Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions. Here are 8 points often mentioned: 1.       Branding: Buying Whole Food aka ‘Whole Paycheck’ Amazon missed an opportunity to reposition […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
by Kevin Coupe I got a note the other day from MNB reader Gary Cohen in which he attached an email that he’d received from Amazon: Gary wrote: Every time I get an email like this from Amazon…I think of you . In a good way. By paying $120 a year membership…actually $119.88…I can have […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Got this email responding to Tom Furphy’s and my Innovation Conversation about Walmart’s Luminate program: Walmart does not necessarily need to use data to target specific customers because they attract a large percentage, overall, of demographic and income levels.  If they already know that XX% of people from a specific economic level regularly shop in […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Whole Foods Market, the Austin-based grocery store chain owned by Amazon.com, announced Monday it was introducing a new, smaller, “quick-shop” store format “designed to provide customers in urban neighborhoods a quick, convenient shopping experience with easier access to fresh, high-quality offerings,” according to a company press release. The new format, called Whole Foods Market Daily […]

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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 […]