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Target Hits The Mark

The Target chain’s omnichannel excellence helped drive a 23% increase in Q1 sales. But persistent out-of-stocks remain a challenge. There are plenty of chains that

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The Road to Recovery

Now that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, how can retailers make sure frozen gains stick? A global pandemic doesn’t offer many silver

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Viva La Mexico

Founded in 1980 by a Mexican immigrant looking to make his American dream come true, family-owned Northgate González Market operates 41 Hispanic-focused grocery stores across

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Retailer of The Year – Kroger

Early investment in automated customer fulfillment centers gives the Cincinnati-based Kroger chain a huge head start in the race for e-commerce supremacy. When the pandemic

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What’s Next?

COVID changes the rules on innovation. In normal times, product development specialists would rely heavily on sales data from the past year to help identify

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Whole Foods Gets it Half Right

Nearly four years post-acquisition, the chain leads the way in online shopping. But the in-store experience leaves something to be desired. The minute Amazon acquired

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Sprouts Returns to its Roots

The natural chain uses a differentiated assortment, including innovative new frozen items, to win over core consumers. [hr] Since the pandemic struck in March, consumers

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Dips & Spreads Blossom

The all-day snacking trend was already driving growth. But new plant-based offerings are taking the segment to the next level. [hr] The refrigerated dips (+13.7%),

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A Change In The Wind

National brands are outperforming private label for the first time in years. Will it blow over or is this another ‘new normal’? [hr] From shuttered

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Racism

Statements of condemnation came first. But what’s the industry’s next move? The answers aren’t always black and white (or Black and white).   [hr] The

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