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Wal-Mart, America's Largest Grocer, Is Now Selling Ugly Fruit And Vegetables

Over the past few years, so-called ugly fruit and vegetables have been gaining a host of admirers.<p>Now, Wal-Mart has officially joined the bandwagon. Starting this week, America's largest grocer says it is piloting sales of weather-dented apples at a discount in 300 of its stores in Florida. If this …

Walmart is getting in on the sharing economy

Walmart is turning to the sharing economy for help with online grocery delivery.<p>The world’s largest retailer said Friday (June 3) that it plans to begin testing last-mile grocery delivery through Uber in Phoenix and Lyft in Denver in the coming weeks. Since March, Walmart has also been trialling …

eCommerce

Kroger Has an Incredibly Ambitious Plan to go Green

Supermarket chain Kroger (kr) is making a big commitment to going green.<p>The retailer has published an outline detailing how it plans to become more …

10 fascinatingly untranslatable Norwegian words

1. Uting<p>Directly translated, it means «unthing.» Figuratively translated, it usually describes a bad habit or tradition — of which, of course, there …

Language

Price Consistency Vs. Discounts; Who Needs What?

The U.S. retail industry has been on a roller coaster ride over the past couple of years due to a pullback in consumer spending amid an uncertain …

Fortune.com

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Wal-Mart CEO reveals the company's 8 biggest problems

With sales in the US lagging, Foran has traveled to Wal-Mart stores across the country in search of ways to improve customers' experiences with the retailer.<p>Foran shared what he learned during his travels in a meeting with investors on Wednesday. Here's what he said:<p><b>1. Many Wal-Mart stores lack</b> …

Online Grocery: The Five Retailers That Do it Best

Grocers are increasing offering online shopping but have yet to get the service right. When it comes to shopping for food online, ease of use and …

eCommerce

65 Songs You Will Never Be Able To Listen To The Same Way Again

What you are about to read may change your life.<p>1. Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was originally written for Celine Dion.<p>2. The song "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia is actually a cover. The original is by Ednaswap.<p>3. "Tainted Love" is a cover as well. The original is by Gloria Jones and …

Büro – Brand Identity by Socio Design

Büro System Branding.<p>This is another great branding project by agency Socio Design from London. “Büro” is the name of this men’s cosmetics range. It …

Graphic Design

Formula Five Chili Lip Balm

Made with just cocoa butter, beeswax, avocado oil, almond oil and chili, Australian-made Formula Five lip balm is an all-natural way to moisturize, nourish and perfect your pout. Created and developed by Sarah James, the balm isn't only for chili enthusiasts. James is usually anti-spice herself, …

10 Technology Trends That Will Revolutionize Retail

The National Retail Federation’s annual “Big Show” kicks off in New York this week. Thousands of industry insiders will be there to explore the future of brick-and-mortar stores, global expansion, mobile commerce, the customer experience, and much more. There’s an entire track of sessions on “big …

Grocers rush to open 'dark stores' as online food shopping expands

Grocers are cutting back on megastores, but rising internet food sales will see supermarkets sign up for twice as much online warehouse space this year.<p>The major supermarkets – including Tesco, Asda and Waitrose – will this year commit to doubling the space devoted to internet distribution centres, …

10 trends TO watch For 2014 by dougstephens

"We will see more disruption in the next ten years of retail than we did in the previous one thousand."