TOPICS & ANALYSIS

Grocery Purchase Drivers Evolving Beyond Value, Price, Convenience

Grocery Purchase Drivers Evolving Beyond Value, Price, Convenience

Retailers must learn to stay relevant in a market where health and wellness, food safety, social impact, experience and transparency…

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Execution is Key to Effective Displays

Execution is Key to Effective Displays

 Webinar explains why retailers should collaborate with CPGs for in-store merchandising with maximum impact.…

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Fuel Rewards Resonate Strongly with Millennials

Fuel Rewards Resonate Strongly with Millennials

Millennials show a likelihood to ditch a favored retailer if they can get cash off fuel, says Brandon Logsdon of…

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New Features


Sears Holdings Accelerating Store Closures

Sears Holdings Accelerating Store Closures In an update on its fourth-quarter performance, Sears Holdings Corp. announced that it is accelerating the closing of unprofitable stores,…
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2016 Retail Sales Growth To Be Slightly Up

2016 Retail Sales Growth To Be Slightly Up Retail industry sales (excluding automotive, gas stations and restaurants) will grow 3.1 percent, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7…
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Industry News
Report: Kroger is After Fresh Market Report: Kroger is After Fresh Market

Kroger is among the suitors in the second round of bidding to acquire The Fresh Market, according to Reuters.


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Industry News
Haggen Delays Store Auction for Third Time Haggen Delays Store Auction for Third Time

The auction of 33 stores in Washington and Oregon owned by Pacific Northwest grocer Haggen has been delayed for a third time, according to The Associated Press. 


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Industry News
Remaining Xpect Discounts Stores To Shutter Remaining Xpect Discounts Stores To Shutter

Marc Glassman Inc., which owns discount grocery chains Marc’s in Ohio and Xpect Discounts in Connecticut, will close its remaining three Xpect Discounts stores by the beginning of April, thus exiting the Connecticut market, the Hartford Courant reported. 

 


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Industry News
Produce Bus Brings Relief to Phoenix Food Deserts Produce Bus Brings Relief to Phoenix Food Deserts

A bus selling fresh, discounted produce operating in Phoenix metropolitan area is helping to provide relief in low-income neighborhoods without a local grocery store, according to The Arizona Republic.


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Consumer Insights
Mobile Coupons More Popular than Print Mobile Coupons More Popular than Print

More consumers search for coupons via mobile apps than print or on desktop computers, according to a “The State of Coupons and the Role of Mobile,” a new white paper produced by digital offers marketplace RetailMeNot and location analytics provider Placed.


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Industry News
Key Food Buys A&P’s SuperFresh Banner Key Food Buys A&P’s SuperFresh Banner

Key Food Stores, a Northeastern U.S. supermarket cooperative, said it acquired the SuperFresh banner name and related intellectual property assets from A&P, after the company filed for bankruptcy last July and finished closing its supermarkets last November. 


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International Business
Natural Grocers Enters Iowayeah Natural Grocers Enters Iowayeah

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, a natural and organic grocery chain based in Colorado, opened its first Natural Grocers store in Iowa Feb. 9, according to The Des Moines Register. 


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