Michael A. Levin Blog

A blog devoted to analytics, research, and retail

Michael A. Levin Blog - A blog devoted to analytics, research, and retail

Grocery Home Delivery – Failures

Jim Lukens publishes a weekly email that highlights a specific idea for grocers. Many of his ideas can be adapted for other retailers to incorporate. Recently, Lukens distributed two emails that cover failures and successes related to grocers’ home delivery efforts. He has graciously allowed me to repost both emails here. Today, Lukens looks at failures. On Thursday, he will cover successes.
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Big Box Retailers Go on a Diet

Cabela’s, Rona, and Walmart have become the latest retailers to move from big box to small box outlets. Cabela’s wants to move into smaller markets. Rona’s customers no longer prefer the big box format’s vastness. Walmart continues to introduce its Neighborhood Market format to urban markets that have resisted the retailer’s larger footprints. Regardless of reason, the store’s financial performance remains paramount.