Whole Foods

  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
From the Wall Street Journal, an interview with incoming Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel in which he says that “price investments are resonating with Whole Foods customers, he said, particularly as inflation is changing the way people shop. “As prices increase, the grocer is working with suppliers and deciding how much to pass on and […]
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Amazon announced today that it’s launching a new physical retail store analytics service that offer brands insights about the performance of their products, promotions and ad campaigns. The new service, Store Analytics, gives brands anonymized insights about their products in Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh stores in the United States that use Just Walk Out […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
EasyBins is targeting busy suburban families with a service that lets people bundle products across retailers like Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. The focus is less on speed and more on reliability, assortment and affordability. 
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
BOARDMAN, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SpudLove™ Organic Thick-Cut Potato Chips continues to build upon its rapid growth with plans to expand nationally across all 509 Whole Foods Markets locations. Potato chip lovers will be able to find SpudLove’s USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified gluten-free thick-cut potato chips at stores nationwide beginning this summer. SpudLove chips are […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Today, Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council revealed its  first-ever summer condiment trends predictions  along with a list of corresponding products from emerging and established brands. The Trends Council – a collective of Whole Foods Market buyers and experts with extensive industry knowledge – predict global barbecue, chili peppers, elevated ketchup and mustard, next-level fermentation, and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
A second Amazon Style store is set to open during the autumn. The newest location for the fashion retail concept, which looks to combine the personalisation of e-commerce with the immediacy of bricks and mortar shopping, will be Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Amazon opened the first Amazon Style location in May at The […]
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Yesterday we reported that Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop plans “a $140 million capital investment in its New York City stores to improve the shopping experience for local customers with a focus on adding thousands of new items from around the globe to ensure the assortment at each store reflects the diversity of the neighborhood […]
  1. Channel: Mass
CNBC reports that Walmart increasingly is using its fleet of stores – about 4,700 just in the US – as the foundation for a network of fulfillment services that will support and differentiate its e-commerce business, especially against Amazon. The clock is ticking.  AdWeek reports on a new study from digital commerce service Edge by […]
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The growth of online ordering and delivery has transformed the food economy over the last two years. Delivery is no longer for people to order Domino’s pizza or get an Amazon order. One of the most profound ways that delivery has helped people is by increasing access to quality fruit and vegetables and reducing food […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Signaling its ambitions to make a dent in the apparel market, Amazon today opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Offering a twist on the traditional experience, visitors to the Glendale, California shop at The Americana At Brand use an app to scan codes on displayed items from […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Amazon is expanding its bricks-and-mortar grocery footprint by opening more of its hi-tech Amazon Fresh stores, as it hopes to eclipse its Whole Foods subsidiary. The ecommerce behemoth has opened… The post Amazon deliberately ‘cannibalising’ its Whole Foods subsidiary appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Delivery
  Regular readers of this blog are familiar with GoPuff.  What Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, likes about GoPuff is its ability to combine the food industry intellectual quotient (IQ) and consumers emotional quotient (EQ) at the point of purchase. So, instant-needs delivery platform Gopuff has launched The Mean Tomato, […]
  1. Department: Food
Last Friday we had a story about how H-E-B has signed on with Looma, a shopper education company, to use a network of smart tablets to tell stories about beer and wine products in a way that will inform purchase decision and connect customers to the people behind the products.  Which I found great, though […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that Instacart filed “confidentially” a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a first step in the process of an initial public offering (IPO). The New York Times explains that a confidential filing means that “it does not yet have to disclose certain data […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
From Bloomberg, a provocative thought: “What happens when the growth stops? “Amazon.com Inc. last week disclosed an eyebrow-raising milestone: The world’s largest online retailer sold roughly the same number of goods in the most recent quarter as it did in the same period last year. “Unit sales – reported in Amazon’s earnings in terms of ‘year-over-year […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg reports that New Jersey is the first state “to ban both plastic and paper bags,” which leaves “companies and shoppers to find creative workarounds to get their groceries home.” According to the story, “ShopRite, with more than 100 New Jersey stores, will charge a flat $1.50 per order for reusable bags. Instacart Inc., which […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Longtime Austin, Texas residents Min and Jenna Choe started out entertaining family and friends at home and are now setting out to create a Chinese restaurant empire based on online ordering and delivery. In the South, entertaining and cooking go together. Fittingly, there is a longstanding joke in the Choe household about Jenna’s inability to […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg has a piece in which it writes that “while Instacart sales are still higher compared to pre-pandemic levels, its year-over-year sales growth and average sales per customer are declining. However, Instacart is continuing to see sales growth in some metro areas like Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York.” There are a number of reasons for […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
As parent company Amazon adjusts its brick-and-mortar retail operations, Whole Foods Market plans to close six stores in four states. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods on Monday confirmed published reports that stores in Montgomery and Mobile, Ala.; the DePaul section of Chicago; Tarzana, Calif.; and Brookline, Mass., are slated to be shut on May 6. Another store, in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Today I am visiting the new Whole Foods store in Sherman Oaks, California … the second in the fleet to be equipped with Amazon’s Just Walk out technology.  What I found was a small store – just 10,000 square feet – in which the tech is impressive, but the brand’s trademark focus on fresh diminished.  […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Dallas Morning News reports that grocers in the Dallas-Fort Worth market are preparing to bring their A-game as H-E-B starts opening stores bearing its eponymous banner there later this year – with the likely result being that “Dallas-Fort Worth grocery shopping is going to be the best it’s ever been in 2022 … The […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Baseball is back, food sales are rebounding, technology is making life easier, (most of the time) and food technology leaders are expanding their leadership to help baseball teams sell fresh food faster with less cost involved in doing that according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “time is […]

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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 […]
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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 […]
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  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.

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