Healthy Retail

Photo Tour | Woolworths in Crows Nest, Sydney

I recently returned from a business trip to Sydney, Australia, where I used to be based. I was in town to speak at the Naturally Good Expo and Naturally Good Business Summit. While there I had a look at some of Sydney's grocery retail scene, including some of the stores I used to shop at when I lived in Sydney.

One of the stores I visited was Woolworths in Crows Nest. This 'Woolies' store just reopened in April 2016 after two years of major renovation. I shopped at this Woolies during my time in Sydney; last time I was here it was still being demolished. Now, $52 million later in redevelopment, it's a completely different store. Previously it was a very tired, soulless, one-level store -- the kind that's so unpleasant, you can hardly wait to get out of it. Now it's shiny, new and includes multiple-levels. 

Below are some photos I took of Woolworths located at 10 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW 2065, Australia.

Woolworths - Crows Nest, Sydney

Woolworths - Crows Nest, Sydney

Such a beautiful structure on the outside. Crows Nest is an adorable community, but it could use some updating. The new Woolworths helps modernise the community. 

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Main level includes lots of grab & go options.

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Spotted several products featuring the Australian Certified Organic bud, Australia's most recognised organic certification amongst Australian consumers.

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This Thomas Dux corner on the first floor made me sad. I'm glad Woolworths still managed to let the brand live on in some form, but I'm disappointed that the stand alone stores no longer exist. Thomas Dux Grocer closed about two years ago. There used to be an outstanding Thomas Dux right around the corner from here; it's now a different store, called About Life. Read my blog post, photo tour of About Life here.

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Stayed tuned here on our blog, #GetInHerCart, for more information on grocery retail and from our travels around the world as we speak at various conferences and conduct shopper research in different markets. 

Photo Tour | Whole Foods Market - Westchase in Houston, Texas

Photo Tour | Whole Foods Market - Westchase in Houston, Texas

They say everything's bigger in Texas. Even the Whole Foods Market stores are bigger!

We visited the Westchase store in Houston, Texas. What a huge, beautiful store and a real treat to explore the many expansive sections. A newer store layout, see our photo tour to survey what a large, newer Whole Foods Market store is like.

How well do you know your consumers? Shop-Along Research 101.

How well do you know your consumers? Shop-Along Research 101.

How well do you know YOUR shoppers?  Not shoppers your read about in a nationwide report, or a certain segment of shoppers (like women in general), but YOUR consumers that shop at the retailers where YOUR products are actually sold.

Photo Tour | Take a Virtual Tour of Whole Foods Market

Photo Tour | Take a Virtual Tour of Whole Foods Market

Take a virtual tour of Whole Foods Market, the American grocery chain that sets the standard for healthy, natural and organic grocery retail in the USA. Also the store that healthy food manufacturers are dying to get their products into. 

Shopper Marketing Magazine: Healthy Food Shoppers

Shopper Marketing Magazine: Healthy Food Shoppers

Green Purse PR Founder & CEO, Lisa Mabe's, insights on connecting with health-conscious consumers are featured in the new issue of USA-based Shopper Marketing Magazine. 

New Hope Network: Working with Influencers to Bolster your Brand

New Hope Network: Working with Influencers to Bolster your Brand

The New Hope Network just published a new thought leadership article by our Founder & CEO, Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos, offering a recap from her recent speaking engagement at the 2016 Natural Products Expo West trade show. 

What's new in Healthy Snacking? Discover JicaChips at Expo West

What's new in Healthy Snacking? Discover JicaChips at Expo West

We're excited to help introduce America to a new healthy snacking option made from jicama, a root vegetable not well known yet here in the USA. If you will be at the Natural Products Expo West trade show March 11-13, plan to discover JicaChips and their delicious new line of non-GMO, gluten free, baked chips.

M2Moms Example: The Honest Company Stocks Healthy Travel Essentials for Moms at Airports

M2Moms Example: The Honest Company Stocks Healthy Travel Essentials for Moms at Airports

I was recently traveling through the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) recently and was thrilled to spot a beautiful kiosk in Concourse C from The Honest Company. The kiosk stocks a variety of travel essentials for moms and the whole family, such as new Honest Feminine Care products, diapers/nappies and hand sanitizer. I love this new initiative; kudos to The Honest Company for being so savvy and providing health-conscious travelers with healthy options! 

Behind-the-Scenes of a Shop-Along

Behind-the-Scenes of a Shop-Along

Ever wonder why one bottle of olive oil gets picked over the other, or how to get new moms coming into your supermarket more frequently? Or what about the brands and retailers that seem to get all the engagement online; ever consider why those companies' social pages are resonating with shoppers more than others?

MediaPost.com: New Moms More Inclined to Shop Healthy

MediaPost.com just published a new thought leadership article by our Founder & CEO, Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos, about first-time moms' tendency to shop healthy, and in many cases, convert to natural and organic products.

Read the entire article on MediaPost.com here.

Just Announced: Lisa Speaking at Healthy Retail Conference & Expo

We are excited to announce that Green Purse PR Founder & CEO, Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos, will be a speaker at the inaugural Healthy Retail Conference & Expo October 28-30 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Lisa's session, Exploring New Demographic Opportunities, will focus on marketing to millennial moms. The session takes place Thursday, October 29th from 3-3:30 PM at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort.