Online shoppers view supermarkets for stock-ups

Supermarkets that also offer online shopping options are generating larger per-order online rings than their “pure-play” e-commerce counterparts, suggesting shoppers view them as “stock-up” solutions as opposed to the more-narrowly focused shopping missions served by virtual competitors, an industry consultant told SN.... Read more

Is It Closing Time For Macy's?

Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. announced plans in August to close about 100 as-yet-unidentified stores due to declining sales. Media speculation ramped up in October that downtown Minneapolis might be one of those stores.... Read more

Startups offer Thanksgiving in a box

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have used meal kit delivery services in the hopes that, yes, they can. Meal kits are disassembled dinners: Recipes and pre-portioned ingredients delivered directly to your home. (But they still require all the chopping and sauteing before you can actually enjoy the meal.)... Read more

Amazon private label gains share

Amazon's move into private label products appears to be paying off as a new analysis finds these competing with category leaders or even becoming the online category leader.... Read more


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