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Whole Foods (WFM) Q3 Earnings Beat, Comparable Sales Decline | Nasdaq.com

Whole Foods (WFM) Q3 Earnings Beat, Comparable Sales Decline | Nasdaq.com

However, the company witnessed a 1.9% dip in comparable-store sales (comps) during the quarter, following a 2.8% decline in the preceding quarter. This was the eighth consecutive quarter of comps decline. Analysts believe stiff competition, food price deflation, an aggressive promotional environment and waning store traffic are the primary headwinds plaguing the sector. Nevertheless, Whole […]

Let’s Talk: Would you shop at midnight if groceries were cheaper? | Starts at 60

Let’s Talk: Would you shop at midnight if groceries were cheaper? | Starts at 60

Fixed pricing could be a thing of the past. The thought of shopping in the dead of night may sound unappealing but if it meant you could save hundreds on your monthly grocery bill, you may change your tune. It seems retail experts are predicting fixed prices will be virtually non-existent within five years. A […]

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Fresh off its biggest Prime Day yet, the Whole Foods Market Inc. bid, and a slew of announcements including Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon.com Inc. was the subject of two investor calls Thursday that raised concerns that it is getting too big. In one case, hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass said government intervention could be imminent. “I am […]

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

As mentioned late yesterday, despite the enormous success of “Prime Day,” the continued expansion of product offerings and an all-time record stock price, Amazon.com Inc.  (AMZN) is likely to face its greatest existential threat from regulatory agencies and legislators in Washington, D.C., over the next year: “I am shorting Amazon today because I have learned […]

Kroger’s analytics and personalized pricing keep it a step ahead of its competitors | Food Dive

Kroger’s analytics and personalized pricing keep it a step ahead of its competitors | Food Dive

Coupled with price-cutting initiatives, Kroger’s focus on personalized pricing through e-coupons and mobile app offers — Best Customer Bonuses and Free Friday Downloads among others — helps keep it price-competitive against Walmart and a host of value retailers like dollar stores as well as Aldi and Lidl. The personalized deals also strongly resonate with shoppers […]

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed the decline of paper coupons | Food Dive

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed the decline of paper coupons | Food Dive

With its price matching and guaranteed low prices, Amazon, like Walmart, has played a major role in the decline of traditional coupons. Experts speculate the company will keep this focus with Whole Foods, and that this could speed the decline in paper coupon use as the company draws more customers and other retailers emulate its […]

The rise of dynamic pricing in UK supermarkets | Dispatch Weekly

The rise of dynamic pricing in UK supermarkets | Dispatch Weekly

Supermarkets are changing their product prices depending on the day, time, season or demand. Dynamic – or surge pricing is a common practice in the hospitality, and travel industries. It now seems the trend has made its way into online grocery stores and is now looking to enter brick and mortar supermarkets. Most people experience […]

Coles looms as biggest challenge for incoming Wesfarmers boss Rob Scott | afr.com

Coles looms as biggest challenge for incoming Wesfarmers boss Rob Scott | afr.com

Woolworths outscored Coles on strategic and tactical thinking and cultural issues. But the most worrying scores for Scott are around Coles’ performance in its stores. Coles couldn’t beat Woolworths on nine separate metrics around in-store execution, including on-shelf availability, overall store presentation, in-store staff calibre and value for money. The biggest gap between the giants […]

Food waste in focus at Summer Fancy Food | Food Business News

Food waste in focus at Summer Fancy Food | Food Business News

NEW YORK — A “win-win-win” may aptly describe Wasteless, a new technology platform developed to reduce food waste and recapture $1 billion of lost grocery store revenues each week. Wasteless enables shoppers to pay less for a food product nearing its expiration date, said Tomas Pasqualini, business development director. The concept was one of several […]

Are brands killing their market value and positioning over discounts and chaotic e-commerce rush? | Indiaretailing.com

Are brands killing their market value and positioning over discounts and chaotic e-commerce rush? | Indiaretailing.com

The online retail industry is heavily dependent on discounts to woo customers and they organize sale every few months. Many of the e-commerce companies are constantly coming up with sale periods, and have adopted an unrealistic pricing strategy repeatedly to attract a large consumer base. They believe offers and discounts are the right way to […]