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Are you ready for the retailer-as-service revolution?

Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion is a summary of a current article from the Spieckerman Retail blog. The following article synopsizes key takeaways from Episode 24 of the Spieckerman Speaks Retail podcast. Services and solutions have quickly become retailers’ growth engine of choice. Major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Target and Amazon.com have branched out into health services, ad marketing, financial...

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Publix Aims to Dominate Florida’s Supermarket Food Chain

To understand just how aggressively Publix Super Markets is blanketing South Florida with stores, look no farther than the corner of Commercial Boulevard and Dixie Highway in Oakland Park. At the northwest quadrant is a Publix that has operated for years. And just across Commercial Boulevard is another Publix. The newer location at the corner opened in 2018 and replaced a former Safeway. Three years later, both stores continue to...

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Blackhawk Network Wants Supermarkets To Take A Chance On Lottery

Consumers clearly like playing the lottery — they purchase roughly $60 billion worth of scratch-off tickets a year. You have to be in it to win it, as the expression goes, and American consumers are mostly certainly in it. But not when they are shopping at the grocery store, which doesn’t tend to sell these types of tickets nearly as easily or readily as convenience stores and gas stations do. It’s a situation that is largely...