USA news

04 December 2020
Walgreens and VillageMD to open 40 more co-owned clinics, while the retailer establishes the Walgreens Advertising Group to support suppliers and Boots appoints a new Chief Marketing Officer. 40 new Village Medical to open at Walgreens clinics Walgreens and VillageMD plan to open 40 more Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of summer 2021 as part of its ...
04 December 2020
7-Eleven has launched 7-Eleven Wallet app to allow customers to add cash into the 7-Eleven app and pay for items from their mobile phones. A service to encourage more cashless transactions Cash can only be loaded (without a transaction fee) at the cash register in-store, but other payment methods such as debit, credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and prepaid 7-Eleven gift cards can be loade...
02 December 2020
Third quarter key numbers Dollar Tree’s consolidated net sales increased 7.5% to $6.2bn, with enterprise same-store sales up 5.1% Same-store sales for the Family Dollar banner increased 6.4%, while Dollar Tree same-store sales increased 4.0% Operating income increased 9.9% to $465.5m Customers shopping events and holidays early Dollar Tree saw a strong performance across most ...
30 November 2020
With retailers adopting different tactics this year, we look at how consumers shopped Black Friday. Setting up a strong Cyber Monday Data from Adobe Digital Insights revealed that shoppers spent $9.0bn online this year, an increase of 21.6% versus 2019. Toys and electronics were among the most popular items bought online. Adobe expects Cyber Monday (November 30) to set new records for digit...
26 November 2020
We look at some of key themes shaping campaigns through the holiday season in the US and what the retail environment could look like heading into 2021 as many businesses move beyond reprioritisation and reassessment to a broader reset of their models. First phase and second waves This holiday season will be unlike any other in the US. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and new mandates are bein...
26 November 2020
We look at how Circle K’s parent company, Couche-Tard, continues to adjust to the pandemic and the changes it’s making across its global operations. Second quarter key numbers Total merchandise and service revenues increased 6.3% to $3.8bn Same-store merchandise revenues increased 8.6% in Europe, 4.4% in the US and 11.4% in Canada Operating income increased 32.0% to $1.0bn 1. ...
25 November 2020
Building on their existing strategic relationship, Kroger and Ocado are expanding their collaboration to include in-store fulfillment. Improving channel economics The extension of the partnership will see Kroger optimise Ocado’s in-store fulfillment solution. This includes proprietary software that supports associates in assembling orders, making it easier and more efficient to find product...
24 November 2020
Following a solid second quarter performance, The J.M. Smucker Company has raised its guidance for the full year, anticipating many of the new consumer behaviours which have underpinned the business, will be sustained beyond the pandemic. Improvements in key metrics In raising its sales outlook, the retailer pointed to the elevated demand which drove a 9% increase in its coffee segment and ...
24 November 2020
The world’s largest convenience chain 7-Eleven continues to drive innovation. We provide the latest trading updates from U.S, Australia and Japan. U.S: 7-Eleven opens fifth Evolution Store 7-Elven has opened its second Evolution Store in Dallas and the fifth in the country. Located at 9750 Walnut Hill Lane, the new store features Laredo Taco Co., self-serve beverages on tap, fresh bakery, m...
20 November 2020
Walmart plans to acquire the talent, technology platform and IP of JoyRun, a technology start-up based out of Silicon Valley, which operates a peer-to-peer delivery platform. Optimising local networks JoyRun essentially enables users to pickup and deliver items for friends and neighbours. It is used as a last-mile delivery platform by more than 500 companies, with over 30,000 people serving...