National brands and retailers' own brands are in for quite a fight, elbowing for shelf space in-store and “stream space” online. Three key areas to keep an eye on, as detailed by Wall Street analyst Ali Dibadj at the Private Label Trade Show in mid-November, include retailers becoming a major
BJ’s ready to roll in Detroit
Food retailing competition heating up in the Detroit area where BJ’s Wholesale Club is slated to make its market entry next month. The $13 billion operator of 217 membership warehouses is scheduled to open its first location in Taylor on Nov.
Why shoppers will want drone delivery
Like the advent of barcodes and scanning in the 70’s, retail historians will look back at this decade as the one when drones entered the mainstream as an integral component of the supply chain.
"Online Grocery Shopping Still Rare in U.S.,” was the headline on recent Gallup survey of American’s food shopping behaviors. Gallup’s interpretation of its survey results, that online food shopping is still rare, isn’t true and rare is a poor choice of words.
Food delivery services have made it easy to avoid a trip to the grocery store, creating a challenge for conventional food retailers that won’t be solved by an enhanced store experience alone.
Services provided by the likes of Uber Eats, Grubhub and Waitr facilitated roughly $5 billion in food sa