Posts Categorized: Retail

Marsh Supermarkets Integrates Digital Platform

Marsh Supermarkets joins 112 other grocery retailers who use My Web Grocer services which enables customers to select and purchase groceries from the comfort of their computer.  Shoppers will have access to planning tools including online circulars, personalized shopping lists and recipes, enabling them to plan meals and stay informed about sales and specials that… Read more »

Kroger Appoints a New Magazine Buyer

The Kroger Company has named Bob Niesyto as the new category manager for magazines.  His predecessor, Dave Rustad, has been promoted to another merchandising position with broader responsibilities, including magazines.  Rustad will be working closely with Niesyto over the next few weeks, as he transitions into his new position.  Niesyto began his career with Kroger… Read more »

Walmart Requests 2009/2010 Production Schedules for all Mainline Titles

Walmart has announced that they will be effecting changes to their magazine mainline, including: new planograms, designated title assignment to the Flex pockets, new authorized list development, etc.  These changes are summarized in the memorandum below from Magazine Buyer Christy Jenkins.  The retailer has also issued a production schedule collection assignment to each publisher or… Read more »

Target Opens Digital Newsstand on Website

Target has opened a newsstand on its website for digital issues, in partnership with Zinio.  The digital editions, which can be viewed within a web browser or through a downloadable application from Zinio, are meant to look — if not feel — like the print magazines they are replacing.

HDS Advises on Pulling Sales Data from Magnet and Data Pro Systems

The following text is from an HDS Retail North America memorandum  released yesterday.  WHEN VIEWING HDS RETAIL NORTH AMERICA DRAW/SALES INFORMATION ON THE MAGNET AND DATA PRO SYSTEMS YOU MUST TAKE THE FOLLOWING IN TO CONSIDERATION:  HDS RETAIL NORTH AMERICA has several business entities associated with it. These include The HDS Retail North America stores… Read more »

Wal-Mart to Reduce Mag Mainline Space by 20 Feet in 650 Stores

Wal-Mart’s “Project Impact” remodeling program for 650 of its stores will reduce magazine mainline shelf space by 20 feet, move the mainline from the front to the back of the store (in the entertainment department) and also decrease the number of authorized titles that will appear on each checkout aisle, according to a report in… Read more »

Consumers Union Launches Product Safety Campaign in Major Retailers

This week, a series of videos on the safe and effective use of consumer products began running at Wal-Mart and Costco check-stands and video walls, as part of a public information campaign called Safe Marketplace sponsored and produced by Consumers Union.  The initial series of videos – which focus on bicycle helmets, carbon monoxide detectors,… Read more »