There is a growing number of grocery delivery services and initiatives by retailers, in spite of the fact that only 1 percent of all food and beverage sales are made online.
The new Market Bistro by Price Chopper in Latham, New York is one of those rare stores that makes you stop and think. And that's saying a lot about a category that has been shy of innovation.
REI's Senior VP of Digital Retail, Brad Brown, is overseeing a complete overhaul of the outdoor outfitter's digital presence.
Two days of conference sessions, booth visits and scheduled meetings at Shop.org's annual Summit yielded lots of ideas, conversations and connections. But one thing was very much missing from the conference: social.
My eyes skim the headlines of what has become commonplace: another data breach at another retailer, customer information stolen by hackers. As a reporter and concerned citizen, I wonder how many more retailers will be hit. But as a consumer, I'm frankly not that concerned…yet.
Sure, I hear and read the stories of people's identities being stolen and how it damages their credit and financial standing for years. And while I don't want this to happen to me, the possibility is not enough to deter me from openly swiping my credit or debit card at any cashier without thinking twice.
> Tesco chairman Richard Broadbent announced he will step down after it was discovered that an accounting error contributing to falling profits went back further than expected. An independent investigation by Deloitte accountants found that the company's profit forecast for the six months ending August 23 had been overstated by more than £250 million, an error that now appears to go back to before 2013. Story
> Eyewear giant Luxottica Group announced Procter & Gamble executive Adil Mehboob-Khan to the post of co-CEO. After Roger Abravanel's resignation last week, independent director Marco Mangiagalli was also named as a member of the human resources committee. Mehboob-Khan's new role will be effective Oct. 29, when the board meets to approve and release quarterly results. Massimo Vian is expected to be named as the company's interim CEO at that meeting until Mehboob-Khan joins in January. Story
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