In-store concepts feeding customers’ needs

As food retailers gain more experience providing prepared-foods solutions for their customers, they are carefully selecting restaurant partners or developing concepts themselves that meet the needs of their shoppers. Some operators that had previously relied primarily on in-house foodservice have begun bringing in more restaurant concepts from outside, especially local [...]

2019-05-13T23:10:24+00:00May 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Amazon’s Whole Foods price cuts aim to build a ‘Costco-like’ relationship with Prime members

New lower prices at Whole Foods Market may not dispel the natural grocery chain’s “whole paycheck” reputation, but it could build stronger relationships with owner Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime members, much like Costco Wholesale Corp. has with its loyal repeat customers. On Wednesday, Whole Foods lowered prices on hundreds of items [...]

2019-04-08T16:29:41+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Whole Foods And Walmart Continues To Disappoint Shoppers

Customer satisfaction in six retail categories – supermarkets, department and discount stores, health and personal care stores, specialty retail stores, internet retail and gas stations falls for the second straight year according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®). ACSI’s latest Retail and Consumer Shipping Report, which is based on [...]

2019-03-01T00:19:06+00:00March 1st, 2019|Tags: , |

Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods. Now They’re Climbing Back Up.

Whole Foods is raising prices again, bowing to pressure from some consumer-product makers to cover rising packaging, ingredient and transportation costs on hundreds of products. Internal communications reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show the natural grocer raised prices from 10 cents to several dollars as suppliers have boosted their [...]

2019-02-13T17:18:43+00:00February 13th, 2019|Tags: , |

Is Amazon the Sears of a new generation?

It’s been said many times before that the evolution and ultimate rise of Amazon could be compared to that of the legendary American retailer Sears. Both companies created a new business model where there was none, founded on the principle of bringing the store to the customer. For Amazon, that [...]

2019-01-21T16:47:54+00:00January 21st, 2019|Tags: , , |