Affirm, a payment alternative provider, has partnered with NutriBullet so that eligible shoppers can invest in kitchen appliances such as blenders and juicers while paying over time.
In a move to incorporate wellness into its operations, Kroger is working with musician Jewel to introduce a new health-related initiative.
Value City Furniture has tapped interior designer and author Farah Merhi as its first-ever Designer Looks Style Expert.
In another indication that wellness is becoming a bigger influence on retail, Sam’s Club has entered into a collaboration with virtual primary care provider 98point6 to provide its members exclusive telehealth virtual clinic services via a text-based app.
After reviewing changing customer shopping behaviors and speaking with customers over the past six months, Walmart plans to address three key shopping trends expected for this unique holiday season: an increase in online shopping, evolving wish lists and the need for a fast, easy and safe shopping experience.
Amazon is launching Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for consumers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Scott Lindblom as chief technology officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, effective September 28. Lindblom will report directly to John Hartmann, chief operating officer and president of buybuy Baby, and will lead the company’s enterprise technology transformation.
iRobot has expanded its Roomba robot vacuum lineup with the launch of the new Roomba i3+, which features intelligent navigation, self-emptying capability with Clean Base automatic dirt disposal, and an expanded range of personalized cleaning features powered by the recently launched iRobot Genius Home Intelligence platform.
Beachcombers Coastal Life (BCL) has expanded its coastal, home, gift and souvenir collections.
To support what has become an important part of its online business, Walmart said that Marcus by Goldman Sachs will invite its eligible marketplace sellers to apply for lines of credit offered.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have spurred the growth of cookware and bakeware in a variety of ways, the category is now up against an increasing battle of supply and demand. Retailers of differing sizes have been looking to add to their assortments or bolster holiday offerings, but suppliers have been backing down, citing too much demand and not enough product.
Dallas Market Center, via its parent company, Market Center Management Company, has formed a strategic alliance with Dubai Global Connect to support the development and management of a 10-million square foot wholesale marketplace in Dubai opening in 2023.
Rite Aid has appointed Trent Kruse as svp/investor relations and treasury.
Anova, a subsidiary of Electrolux, has appointed Scott Heimendinger as chief marketing officer. Heimendinger will lead all product, consumer and content marketing, as well as advise on the direction and development of future products. He will report directly to Anova’s CEO and co-founder, Stephen Svajian.