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16 October 2020
We look at how Walmart has evolved its plans for Black Friday this year, with a focus on providing customers with a safer and more convenient shopping experience. A COVID-19 holiday season Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart is planning for a different holiday shopping experience this year. Last month, it announced that its stores would be closed on Thanksgiving Day, a day which the retai...
13 October 2020
Following the success of its drive-in movie initiative and summer camp programme, Walmart is launching three new events for the fall, including store and virtual Halloween activities. Halloween ‘spooky street’ Over the summer months, Walmart hosted drive-in movies at 160 stores , repurposing its large car parks. Building on this, it will transform 100 of its car parks into ‘spooky stre...
12 October 2020
Ahead of Waitrose's strategy update on Friday, we round up the grocer's latest news. New value-focused promotional campaign The new "Priced to the Pound" campaign focuses on round pound pricing demonstrating simple value for shoppers. Over 120 branded products in ambient grocery and non-food categories are showcased in the promotion. Food & grocery director leaves the business Accordi...
23 September 2020
We look at Walmart’s plans for Black Friday and the holiday season as it adjusts to the COVID-19 trading environment. Ensuring a fast, easy and safe shopping experience Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart is planning for a different holiday shopping experience this year. Last month, it announced that its stores would be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the traditional kick-off to the holiday s...
22 September 2020
As Christmas products are starting to hit the shelves, retailers and suppliers are hopeful that despite conditions, shoppers will be looking for little luxuries at the end of the year. We explore six themes for Christmas this year and what retailers are doing to help create an exciting festive season. More time spent at home With concerns about the virus, people will be spending more time a...
15 September 2020
Tesco launches new Clubcard Prices campaign and extends Aldi Price Match Tesco has stepped up actions to appeal to price sensitive shoppers with a new Clubcard Prices campaign and the extension of Aldi Price Match to more products. Up to 50% off selected brands through Clubcard Prices From today, exclusive 'Clubcard Prices' will be automatically offered to customers with Clubcard account...
03 September 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainties regarding students returning to school in the UK. Parents are equipping their children with new school essentials such as face masks, hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes to ensure they are safe. With many changes in the way school will be conducted such as no school meals, retailers in the UK are providing inspiration and solutions to he...
27 August 2020
Latest developments include queuing solutions, earlier Christmas shopping, a new marketing campaign, and innovative services.... Virtual queuing trial Six Waitrose stores and three John Lewis stores will trial a virtual queuing system, reports The Grocer. The trial will run for four weeks, encouraging shoppers to scan a QR code to hold their place in line. They will receive a text message w...
20 August 2020
Woolworths is set to launch its latest Ooshies collectables campaign on 26 August, with the exception of in Victoria due to the current COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne. 36 Disney+ characters will be available for collection The campaign will build of the Lion King Ooshies that it ran last year, with the new theme focused on the Disney+ that launched in Australia in November last year. When s...
20 August 2020
Summer this year has looked very different to before as social distancing and travelling restrictions impact summer plans. Retailers and brands are addressing the challenges posed by the global pandemic and coming up with innovative solutions and exciting products to help shoppers celebrate summer safely. We explore one of the most prominent trends this summer, staycation. The rise of staycati...