Month: November 2018

Month: November 2018

Supermarkets Are Ready for a Redesign
November 30, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Amazon/Whole Foods effect could revolutionize the conventional grocery store format By Phil Lempert  There has been significant reporting recently on how Amazon and Whole Foods Market have affected the grocery business. Some pundits suggest that while Amazon Prime members are getting a break on prices, for the most part the average American still finds the chain’s prices
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Loblaw lets shoppers scan as they go
November 30, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

                  The grocery giant introduced new tech that turns smartphones into checkout scanners By David Brown  |  November 23, 2018 Loblaw began testing new self-serve technology that effectively turns smartphones into checkout scanners, allowing people to scan their groceries as they shop. “This is just one way
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Canada’s CEOs talk real change (not fads) at Thought Leadership
November 29, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Corporate culture and lexicon are some of the areas that can benefit from change, say industry execs By Kristin Laird We often hear the industry is going through unprecedented change and most of these conversations revolve around technology and its impact on foot traffic. These are the changes that make headlines. But it’s a change of
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Shoppers Willing to Pay More for Food at the Holidays: Survey
November 29, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

  According to Accenture’s 12th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey, which for the first time included questions related to food shopping, quality is important, and consumers will pay more for it. Six in seven food shoppers (86 percent) identified quality as “important” or “very important.” Additionally, consumers are also likely to “trade up” when shopping for food at
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Ahold USA Tests Robots to Detect Hazards, Out-of-Stocks
November 28, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Ahold USA is testing a new type of robot that strolls the store checking shelf stock and tags, and scanning for floor hazards that may cause someone to slip or trip, according to news site PennLive.com. The slender, gray robot, named Marty, is developed by Lexington, Ky.-based Badger Technologies, and is being tested in a
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This Is How China’s Largest Automated Warehouse Works
November 27, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Located in Cainiao’s Future Park logistics complex in Wuxi, China, the warehouse uses 700 robots to streamline and speed up the order-fulfillment process. Read an in-depth story on Cainiao    

Marijuana Could Be the Next Emerging Category for C-stores
November 27, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

The marijuana industry is expected to hit $50 billion by 2026. LAS VEGAS — There is a hot new category that could usher in huge opportunities for convenience stores. The bad news: It is not legal in all states and certainly not legal at the federal level. That being said, marijuana has the potential to turn
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LIDL US to Acquire Best market
November 26, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

 Deal extends discount grocer’s market reach into metro New York Russell Redman 1 | Nov 16, 2018 Lidl US is planting its foot squarely in the metropolitan New York market. The deep discount grocer, the U.S. arm of Germany-based Lidl, said Friday that it plans to buy 27 Best Market supermarkets in New York and New Jersey.
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Lidl US to acquire Best Market
November 26, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Deal extends discount grocer’s market reach into metro New York Russell Redman 1 | Nov 16, 2018 Lidl US is planting its foot squarely in the metropolitan New York market. The deep discount grocer, the U.S. arm of Germany-based Lidl, said Friday that it plans to buy 27 Best Market supermarkets in New York and New Jersey.
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Amazon Go Stores Poised to be a Ruthless Competitor
November 26, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

By Phil Lempert  Technology-based ultra-convenience could turn retail and foodservice upside down. You’ve already heard how Amazon plans to open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores over the next three years—and while there is little doubt that the c-store operators are nervous—fast-food joints like McDonald’s and Burger King have every reason to be scared as
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