Giant Food's pharmacy is adding fruit and vegetables to its prescription options at a store in Washington, D.C., as part of a program called Produce Rx. The program, which is available to certain Medicaid recipients, provides produce prescriptions for diet-related chronic illnesses and a weekly $20 coupon for buying fresh fruits and vegetables.
Window shopping has moved from the malls to online, and innovative retailers are utilizing visual search technologies to make it easier for consumers to find and purchase their products, writes Inbal Lavi. To ensure success, Lavi urges marketers to make sure images can be easily displayed online, file names and URLs include keywords and product descriptions are included with images.
Women have played key roles in the conception, construction and launch of the Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, New York City's newest luxury mall. "The fact that I get out of the subway, look up to see where I am, and see towers that we designed? That my kids can point to the buildings and say, 'My mom made that' -- it's always a thrill," Marianne Kwok, senior architect and design director, says.
Women in the US are buying more jeans, and more than half their denim purchases are discounted, according to a report from NPD Group. Fit was a factor as consumers purchased about 80% of their jeans in stores last year, but online purchases also grew 32%, the report found.
Online sneaker reseller StockX is poised to close on a funding round led by DST Global that would value the company at about $1 billion, sources said. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert co-founded StockX in 2016 to connect avid sneaker fans with hard-to-find styles.
Pet supplies seller Bark, which launched with the BarkBox subscription service before gaining a presence in Target, spent a year studying and strategizing in anticipation of starting to sell on Amazon. "For us, it's opportunistic and about serving the customer better. They're both friend and faux and so we have to act that way," CEO Matt Meeker said.
Aeropostale aims to open 60 retail locations in Turkey in 2019 in its collaboration with Boyner Department Store, a major fashion retailer in the country. Aeropostale plans to have 95 stores in Turkey by 2023, with the first openings in the Bursa, Istanbul and Izmir areas.
British retail sales rose 1.1% in March from the previous month, marking the third consecutive month of growth, according to the Office for National Statistics. Robust consumer spending due to healthy employment figures and rising wages helped to increase first-quarter sales by 1.6%.
Consumers in five states in southern India average higher spending on groceries than their counterparts in the rest of the country, according to Kantar Worldpanel. The shoppers generate approximately 24% of spending on fast moving consumer goods and are more open to experimenting on new products, the survey says.
NRF has surveyed US consumers about how they plan to celebrate Easter annually for more than a decade. Take a deeper dive into the data from the last 10 years, and use the interactive charts to explore a demographic breakdown of total and average spending, types of gifts planned and ways they plan to celebrate. Read more.
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