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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Food Lion Connects to Local Communities by Pledging to Donate 500M Meals by 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Food Lion Connects to Local Communities by Pledging to Donate 500M Meals by 2020

In a Nutshell:  Food Lion is in the business of keeping its customers supplied with food so it's only fitting its philanthropic focus would revolve around hunger relief in many of the food-insecure communities it serves. Demonstrating the grocery chain's commitment to social responsibility, the Food Lion Feeds™ program has a goal of donating 500 million meals by the end of 2020. The chain also donates millions of pounds of food annually through its Food Rescue Program, which takes... read more »

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center at Cal-Berkeley Studies How Innovation in Logistics Impacts the Retail Landscape

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center at Cal-Berkeley Studies How Innovation in Logistics Impacts the Retail Landscape

In a Nutshell: With the rise of e-commerce and the development of self-driving vehicles, both retail and transportation are fundamentally changing. The University of California Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) is continuously monitoring those changes with a focus on how the retail industry relies on transportation. The TSRC team researches solutions to help industries, policymakers, investors, and innovators address inefficiencies in their operations and... read more »

Part-Time Hobby to Full-Time Business: How Entrepreneur Jessica Bishop Cultivated a Wedding Planning Community

Part-Time Hobby to Full-Time Business: How Entrepreneur Jessica Bishop Cultivated a Wedding Planning Community

In a Nutshell: Jessica Bishop, founder and editor of The Budget Savvy Bride, built a brand around helping couples on a budget plan and save for their weddings. By providing compelling content to a niche community, partnering with brands that align with her message, and being passionate about helping others, Jessica grew her site from a part-time hobby to a full-time, successful business. Jessica's reliance on a passion statement rather than a mission statement allowed her to stay the... read more »

D-Link: Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Storefront and Business IP Surveillance

D-Link: Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Storefront and Business IP Surveillance

In a Nutshell: IP (Internet Protocol), or digital, video surveillance is replacing analog closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, and D-Link is doing its part to help business owners transition to equipment that improves clarity, scalability, and intelligence through new technology. Boasting a reliable all-in-one solution that gives vigilant business owners the peace of mind of knowing their businesses are being monitored around the clock, D-Link has earned our Editor’s Choice... read more »

Intelligent Media Delivery at Valassis: Print & Digital Marketing Solutions That Help Local Businesses Attract and Retain Customers

Intelligent Media Delivery at Valassis: Print & Digital Marketing Solutions That Help Local Businesses Attract and Retain Customers

In a Nutshell: All brick-and-mortar businesses want to drive foot traffic and sales while building a loyal customer base — but some are better equipped to do it than others. SMBs serving local communities often lack the marketing resources to go up against large, national brands with internal resources at their disposal. That's where Valassis comes in. A leader in intelligent media delivery since 1970, Valassis offers custom print and digital marketing solutions that deliver... read more »

How the Success of Columbia Restaurant Enabled a New Line of Unique Dining Experiences Rooted in Heritage and History

How the Success of Columbia Restaurant Enabled a New Line of Unique Dining Experiences Rooted in Heritage and History

In a Nutshell: In a competitive industry where businesses continuously rise and fall, the 113-year-old Columbia Restaurant, in Tampa, Florida, has stood the test of time. The Columbia’s commitment to quality, customer service, and unique dining experience has made it the oldest restaurant in Florida — and one of the oldest family-run restaurants in the country. While other brands devise marketing strategies to establish an identity, the Columbia has an authentic story rooted in... read more »

How AliExpress Reached 100 Million Users and Supported Alibaba Group’s Globalized E-Commerce Strategy

How AliExpress Reached 100 Million Users and Supported Alibaba Group’s Globalized E-Commerce Strategy

In a Nutshell: With 100 million users worldwide, AliExpress supports the globalization strategy of Alibaba Group, which is developing the infrastructure to make global e-commerce a reality. Alibaba Group is not only to bringing China to the world, but it is also bringing the world to China with the goal of serving 2 billion consumers and while supporting 10 million entrepreneurs. And AliExpress has plans to grow with Alibaba Group into the next century by providing a platform for... read more »

Verint Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Customer Engagement Optimization

Verint Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Customer Engagement Optimization

In a Nutshell: Retailers today strive to provide quality customer service and act quickly on feedback that is gathered across a variety of digital channels. What makes that more challenging is the rising expectation of consumers to give feedback on their own terms. Verint is a company that helps retailers gather actionable data on consumers while avoiding interrupting their journey. With a focus on connecting a variety of data points, Verint's tools are built to unearth insights from... read more »

How Ben’s Bargains Built a Loyal Following Around Its Discounts Thanks to a Team of Deal-Savvy Editors

How Ben’s Bargains Built a Loyal Following Around Its Discounts Thanks to a Team of Deal-Savvy Editors

In a Nutshell: Today’s time-pressed online shoppers are always in search of a trustworthy, convenient, and timely resource for finding the best deals. Over the last several years, Ben’s Bargains has cultivated a loyal base of those users looking for up-to-the-minute information on where to save. The site's experienced editors — each with his or her own area of expertise — do the work so users don’t have to. They continuously scour the web for bargains, sifting through flashy... read more »

International Gemological Institute Certification Ensures Authenticity & Adds Rock-Solid Confidence to Jewelry Purchases

International Gemological Institute Certification Ensures Authenticity & Adds Rock-Solid Confidence to Jewelry Purchases

In a Nutshell: Much of a diamond's value comes from its rarity, but modern technology has produced synthetic diamonds that are nearly indiscernible from their natural, mined counterparts. While the two are identical in beauty and durability, natural diamonds are considerably more valuable. That's where the International Gemological Institute shines. Since 1975, IGI has added confidence to jewelry purchases by providing reports on gemstones true value using lab equipment and... read more »