L2: ‘Amazon Choice is becoming increasingly important as we transition to this world of voice’

‘Amazon Choice is becoming increasingly important as we transition to this world of voice’

Alexa… how can I win on Amazon?

By Elaine Watson

It’s well known that the brands that are growing the most rapidly on Amazon are not necessarily growing the most rapidly in grocery stores, so what are the most successful CPG players on Amazon doing differently?

Sprouts now has more than 2,100 items in its private label range

Private label is a growth engine at Sprouts, says CEO

By Elaine Watson

Private label sales now account for more than one in every ten dollars spent at Sprouts stores, said the Phoenix-based retailer, which posted a 0.7% rise in same store sales in the latest quarter while rival Whole Foods Market has continued to see its...

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Has Whole Foods lost its mojo?

By Adi Menayang

As natural and organic goes mainstream, Whole Foods’ differentiator is, well, not that different from the rest of the market anymore, says one retail analyst.

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USDA pilot to allow Americans to buy groceries online with food stamps

By Elizabeth Crawford

The US Department of Agriculture’s recent selection of a diverse group of national and independent retailers to sell online groceries to Americans using food stamps not only potentially expands the retailers’ consumer base, but it could be a “lifeline”...

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Walmart tests gas station grocery pick-up concept

By Adi Menayang

Retail giant Walmart opened its second grocery pick-up and gas station hybrid store in Thornton, Colo., where shoppers can pick up their online order as they fill up their tanks.

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