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Retailers always have to get it right today

Retailers always have to get it right today

A customer who has a positive shopping experience with a retailer will come back for more, a new study suggests, which seems obvious enough. But the research, conducted for the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), found that a single in-store purchase translates into additional spending via the retailer’s online platform, and vice versa. The

Supreme Court sides with FMI in SNAP case

Supreme Court sides with FMI in SNAP case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Food Marketing Institute’s favor on Monday, backing the trade group’s efforts to protect the confidentiality of the store-level data of retailers that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The case involved a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Argus Leader newspaper in

Asda-Sainsbury’s merger cancelled

Asda-Sainsbury’s merger cancelled

LONDON — British grocer Sainsbury’s planned £7.3 billion ($9.4 billion) acquisition of Walmart’s Asda division has been blocked by U.K. regulators. Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority ruled that the deal, announced in April 2018, would hurt competition and result in higher prices for consumers, not only in stores but also online and at gas stations.

CBD category is gaining momentum

CBD category is gaining momentum

NEW YORK — Although obstacles to a widespread rollout remain, CBD products are edging into the mainstream. Late last month both CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens announced that they would begin selling CBD products in some stores. CVS has begun carrying CBD products in selected stores in seven states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and

There is no truce in transaction fee war

There is no truce in transaction fee war

The war between retailers and credit card companies over transaction fees continues. The latest battle in that war began on March 1, when Kroger Co. announced that its Smith’s Food & Drug Stores division will be the company’s second banner to stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment, beginning on April 3. Foods

GIANT Food opens e-commerce hub

GIANT Food opens e-commerce hub

CARLISLE, Pa. — GIANT Food Stores hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for a new e-commerce hub in Lancaster, Pa. The facility is part of the retailer’s recently rebranded digital grocery operation, which is called “GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod.”  The new hub, which is being operated in partnership with Peapod Digital Labs, will

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