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Back to School and Back to College 2018: The Shopper View

14 Aug 2018

By: Caroline Dumas, Rachel McGuire

Shoppers adopt a “status quo” back-to-school spending outlook in 2018, but will likely shop more retailers, and deal-seeking will figure prominently in shopping strategies.

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The phone is your ‘phriend’

13 Aug 2018

By: Abigail Benkert

Most smartphone users rely on their devices to make in-store shopping more efficient and less stressful. Here’s how brands and retailers can use mobile as an active resource in store to support two specific trip types.

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The future of the food journey

13 Aug 2018

By: Sutton Wunderle

We look at how macroeconomic and demographic trends will shape the food journey 10-15 years from now and highlight what retailers and suppliers can do now to prepare.

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Followers: 3

Whole Foods pickup has arrived: What it means for Amazon’s grocery offering — and everyone else’s

10 Aug 2018

By: Tory Gundelach, Meaghan Werle

Amazon and Whole Foods have launched curbside pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members. Prime members can now order groceries and pick them up at select Whole Foods locations. While click-and-collect has existed at many major grocery players for some time now, this announcement is significant.

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Followers: 251

CVS Health Q2 earnings: All about health

9 Aug 2018

By: Kate Senzamici

CVS Health’s revenue increased by 2.2% in Q2 2018, to $46.7 billion. The company continues to make it very clear that its primary focus today is on building its identity as a healthcare innovation leader.

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Followers: 52

Target Talk: Despite their size, Target’s small-format stores have an outsized influence on the retailer’s strategy

9 Aug 2018

By: Ben Antenore

Drastically smaller than the typical store and usually located in urban areas, the small-format stores represent new opportunities for Target and its suppliers as it seeks to win with Millennials and prove its relevancy.

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CVS Health Q2 2018 results

9 Aug 2018

By: Kate Senzamici

CVS Health’s revenue increased by 2.2% in Q2 2018, to $46.7 billion – coupled with a net loss of $2.6 billion.

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Followers: 40

Albertsons and Rite Aid call off merger, so what’s next for the second largest grocer?

9 Aug 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Rite Aid and Albertsons have announced a mutually agreed-upon merger termination. Shareholders were scheduled to vote on the $24 billion deal August 9.

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Followers: 251

Rite Aid: Here I go again on my own

9 Aug 2018

By: Kate Senzamici

Rite Aid and Albertsons have announced a mutually agreed-upon merger termination. Shareholders were scheduled to vote on the $24 billion deal August 9.

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Macy’s Backstage: Walking the box

6 Aug 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan

A look inside Macy’s growing off-price presence shows a strong emphasis on brands and prices.

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Homesense: Walking the box

6 Aug 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan

TJX’s newest off-price concept focuses on elevating the off-price shopping experience.