Bfresh store plans on the back burner at Ahold Delhaize | Door to Door Organics' exit gives Doorganics room to grow | Sephora mentors women who lead beauty businesses
November 21, 2017
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Bfresh store plans on the back burner at Ahold Delhaize
Bfresh store plans on the back burner at Ahold Delhaize
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Ahold Delhaize will postpone plans to open its small-format Bfresh stores in Philadelphia and other national markets, and it will close its Everything Fresh store, which was a model for the Bfresh banner, the company said Monday. The retailer will move forward with plans to open stores in the locations slated for Bfresh's expansion, but the concepts for those locations will be re-evaluated.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/20) 
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Door to Door Organics' exit gives Doorganics room to grow
Organic grocery delivery firm Doorganics will expand into the Detroit market next month, hoping to pick up market share in the area after the sudden closing of Door to Door Organics last week. The Michigan-based retailer had planned to wait until 2018 to expand, but decided to move into the market sooner when Door to Door Organics closed, CEO Mike Hughes said.
Progressive Grocer (11/20) 
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General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness News
Sephora mentors women who lead beauty businesses
Sephora mentors women who lead beauty businesses
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Beauty retailer Sephora launched its Accelerate program two years ago to offer a seven-month mentorship program aimed at helping women expand their beauty businesses. Thus far, three brands founded by program participants have made it to Sephora's store shelves.
Glossy (11/21) 
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MAC honors Transgender Day of Remembrance with videos
MAC Cosmetics observed the Transgender Day of Remembrance Monday with social media videos revolving around gender identity and trans people. "The beauty industry holds a large responsibility in giving all people, including the trans community, the opportunity to feel comfortable in their own skin," said MAC executive Nancy Mahon.
CosmeticsDesign (11/20) 
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Innovation and Retail Technology
Amazon launches Relay app to speed warehouse deliveries
Amazon launches Relay app to speed warehouse deliveries
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Amazon last month made its first attempt at automating some of the truck delivery process by launching Relay, an app that lets truck drivers get in and out of the company's warehouses faster. It's the first connection between the e-commerce giant and millions of truck drivers.
CNBC (11/17) 
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Pinterest launches personalized gift guides
Pinterest launches personalized gift guides
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Pinterest users can create personalized gift boards based on what friends and family members are pinning. Amazon, Coca-Cola, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS and Universal Pictures are providing input for the Pinterest Secret Santa feature.
Adweek (11/20) 
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Industry and Consumer trends
Amazon could be key to success for new brands, products
Amazon is on track to command up to half of retail sales this holiday season, according to Morgan Stanley, giving the e-commerce giant the power to determine success or failure for products and brands. Amazon also has access to startup brands, allowing it to be the exclusive seller of some new products.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/21) 
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Data: Wealthy consumers to fuel holiday sales growth
Consumer confidence is at a 17-year high with high employment, low gas prices and a still-soaring stock market, trends expected to fuel growth of up to 4% in holiday spending. Other data show that much of the growth will come from affluent households, with middle- and low-income consumers expected to pull back on gift purchases.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/20) 
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