20 Apr

Pure-play not likely the way in online grocery

2018-04-20T16:58:18+00:00

U.S. consumers are taking a cross-channel approach to online grocery shopping in which brick-and-mortar retailers are holding their own versus pure-play e-tailers, a CoreSight Research survey finds. Of U.S. adults who have bought groceries online in the last 12 months, 50.8% chose to pick up their orders in stores, while [...]

Pure-play not likely the way in online grocery 2018-04-20T16:58:18+00:00
18 Apr

Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market on the future of the grocery store

2018-04-18T18:30:44+00:00

How does the retail grocery industry adapt to the challenges wrought by e-commerce, and the consumer's propensity to shop with their mobile devices and wanting access to more information about the food they buy? It's a tall order, to say the least and a topic a pair of retail grocery [...]

Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market on the future of the grocery store 2018-04-18T18:30:44+00:00
17 Apr

Amazon Report Sends CVS, Walgreens, Other Drug Distributors Soaring

2018-04-20T17:22:42+00:00

Amazon has shelved plans to become a wholesale distributor of prescription drugs due to the cost and complexity, CNBC reported. The news lit a fire under shares of beaten-down drug retailers and distributors. CVS Health (CVS) shot up 4.2% and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) jumped 3.8% on the stock market [...]

Amazon Report Sends CVS, Walgreens, Other Drug Distributors Soaring 2018-04-20T17:22:42+00:00
16 Apr

U.S. sees slowdown in new grocery space

2018-04-16T16:43:49+00:00

Addition of new grocery square footage slowed last year as retailers scaled back store openings and smaller formats took hold, according to real estate and investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). In 2017, grocery store openings dropped 28.8% year over year, JLL’s 2018 U.S. Grocery Tracker study found. The decline [...]

U.S. sees slowdown in new grocery space 2018-04-16T16:43:49+00:00
16 Apr

These 7 international retailers want to make a splash in the US

2018-04-16T16:41:22+00:00

Most shoppers have probably heard of Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, Aldi or Lidl, all retailers that ventured into the U.S. after they found success overseas. Now, the number of international retailers — apparel brands, grocers, cosmetics companies and more — looking to move to America is growing at a rapid clip, [...]

These 7 international retailers want to make a splash in the US 2018-04-16T16:41:22+00:00
16 Apr

Reports of Retail’s Death Are Premature

2018-04-16T16:39:12+00:00

Earlier this month, Senator Marco Rubio reacted to news of rising mall vacancies by calling for help for the "millions of workers who will be increasingly displaced." Yet for all the talk of the "Death of Retail,” reports of store chains going bust and malls closing, the stock market appears to [...]

Reports of Retail’s Death Are Premature 2018-04-16T16:39:12+00:00
13 Apr

How Instacart Is Ramping Up Its Grocery Strategy To Fend Off Amazon

2018-04-13T16:26:38+00:00

Amazon’s announcement last June of its plan to buy Whole Foods served as a wake-up call to grocers that the threat of e-commerce could no longer be ignored. And grocery-delivery startup Instacart, known for its same-day delivery from big-box supermarkets, was ready to help. In February, the company closed a [...]

How Instacart Is Ramping Up Its Grocery Strategy To Fend Off Amazon 2018-04-13T16:26:38+00:00
13 Apr

Walmart Partners With Postmates To Expand Grocery Delivery, Going Up Against Amazon

2018-04-13T16:23:19+00:00

Walmart announced Tuesday that it was teaming up with on-demand delivery service Postmates to expand its grocery-delivery business, in another effort to compete with Amazon. The partnership will allow Walmart to provide same-day delivery of fresh food and other items to customers who order online, starting in Charlotte, North Carolina, [...]

Walmart Partners With Postmates To Expand Grocery Delivery, Going Up Against Amazon 2018-04-13T16:23:19+00:00
13 Apr

The days of the retail clerk are over

2018-04-13T16:20:21+00:00

What does the future hold for retail employees? Well, there’s just no way to put it gently. The days of the retail clerk are over. By clerk, I’m referring to the millions of retail workers who operate checkouts, greet customers at the door, count inventory, look up prices, scan bar [...]

The days of the retail clerk are over 2018-04-13T16:20:21+00:00
13 Apr

Kroger to hire 11,000 supermarket workers, including 2,000 managers

2018-04-13T16:17:52+00:00

Amid sweeping changes in the grocery industry, Kroger announced on Tuesday it is hiring for 11,000 new positions, including 2,000 management roles. It is also investing $500 million in associate wages and training and development over the next three years. As an example of the expected wage changes, Kroger cited [...]

Kroger to hire 11,000 supermarket workers, including 2,000 managers 2018-04-13T16:17:52+00:00