4-22 Retail and Food Daily Update

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Is This a Good Sign of Things to Come?

Masks on faces and with sanitized hands, 70 percent of consumers are going the bricks-and-mortar route for food (and toilet paper, of course). Will those same consumers shop Kohl's and eat at Cracker Barrel when they reopen?

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And You Thought
E-commerce is Booming
Like a Bass Drum Now

If you’re not in e-commerce by now, your business might be in a world of hurt. If you’re in it and want to continue to succeed, you will have to keep investing in people and technology, which could be the greatest investment you ever make.

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Starbucks Spot on for Taking ‘Human’ Approach to Re-openings

Retailers can learn from the approach Starbucks plans to take when opening its cafes after coronavirus restrictions are lifted in the U.S. We’d call it a cup full of best practices.

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That's Quite a Number


That's the percentage Netflix stock has soared in 2020, thanks to consumers staying home and watching everything they can get their eyes on, from "Tiger King" to "The Office" reruns to 1980's comedy classics like "Stripes."

Couldn't have said it better ourselves:

"The best and brightest are going to survive, and even thrive thereafter. But if you are marginal, it will be more difficult to get the requisite capital to survive."

 — Cathy Leonhardt, managing director and co-head of consumer retail at financial advisory firm PJ Solomon, on what it will take for retailers to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNBC)

A Company That Inspires Us

Message in a Bottle

Cape Classics makes it its business to seek out wines that demonstrate high standards in winemaking and sustainability.

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Product in the Spotlight

Mark’s Mindful Munchies introduces Pop Bitties Ancient Grain Chips. Launching this spring, Pop Bitties feature sorghum along with brown rice, quinoa and chia seeds. Pop Bitties are available in three flavors: Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Hickory Barbeque and vegan Sour Cream & Onion. Pop Bitties are gluten-free, corn-free, peanut/tree nut-free and vegan. They contain vitamins, protein, and fiber to help improve digestive health, regulate sugar levels and reduce cholesterol, according to the company. The product contains no artificial ingredients.

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How Sam’s Club is Prioritizing Safety for All

Sam's Club President and CEO Kathryn McLay talks about Sam's Club "today," and how the warehouse club is dealing with the coronavirus.

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