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The Co-op and Microsoft Caboodle platform is now live in all of the former’s 2,600 food stores across the UK. Created with technology consultancy BJSS and Team ITG, the not for profit digital solution enables UK supermarkets, cafés and restaurants to connect with community groups and volunteers to redistribute surplus food. It is built on […]
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Earlier this spring, Google announced that its flagship analytics platform, Google Analytics, will be transitioning from Universal Analytics (UA) to Google Analytics 4 (GA4). Beginning July of 2023, UA properties will no longer process new data. If you have an ecommerce site, you need to prepare for this change — and fast. More specifically, if […]
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Aston Manor Cider has launched its first-ever TV advert to promote the Crumpton Oaks brand through its campaign, Straight Outta Crumpton. The illustrated animation brings to life the world of cider through the lens of hip-hop, from break dancers and low riders to golden mouth grills, and DJ decks. Calli O’Brien, head of marketing at […]
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Working with the London Borough of Hackney, Amazon has launched its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in Central London. E-cargo bikes and walkers from the facility, along with Amazon’s electric fleet already on London’s roads, will make over five million deliveries a year across more than 10% of the city’s Ultra Low […]
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  Time and time again regular readers of this blog have heard Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® explain how and why consumers do not want to invest the time to cook a meal from scratch.  Rather consumer like to buy grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat meals or meal components. Yes, […]
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Amazon has announced new methods of reducing emissions with deliveries to be made by bike and on foot for the first time in the UK. As a result, delivery drivers… The post Amazon to swap vans for walking and cargo bikes in Central London appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
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The author of this post loves books and reads at least one a week. All of them in analog form which are marked and underlined using a very special instrument( Faber Castell pencil )and then the best lines are copied by hand using a decades old Mont Blanc pen onto parchment paper in leather bound […]
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*80% of retailers have been hit with supply problems in the last year; *52% of shops and ecommerce brands have experienced stockouts, resulting in a loss of sales; *Supply crisis has added 23% to retailers’ costs over the last year and 51% have put up prices as a result; * Results are from a new […]
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  Small meals, or snacking has become a mainstay lifestyle for many in the United States according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Time starved, on-the-go consumers are replacing traditional meal periods with small meals or snacks that can fit into a pack on-the-go lifestyle according to Johnson. Sally Lyons […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups. The latest proof? Y Combinator this week announced Launch YC, a platform […]
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In this episode, Sri & PVSB engage in some rank punditry as they explore the state of the CPG/Retail industry half way into 2022. Topics they cover: State of omnichannel – ecommerce or store – who is winning?  Implosion of immediate delivery vertical The emergence of live streaming & video  Influence of digital content on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. J.B. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B. Hunt 360 technology to automate processes such as check calls and transactions. “Real-time testing with customers […]
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Testing new satellites and space-based technologies has never been easy exactly, but it definitely could be easier. Slingshot 1, a 12U Cubesat mission just launched via Virgin Orbit, is an attempt to make building and testing a new satellite as easy as plugging a new keyboard into your computer. To say it’s “USB for space” […]
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Ron Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Enjoy Technology Back in 2016, Ron Johnson was asked in a fireside chat at Shoptalk about the biggest mistake he had ever made. His response: “Going to JCPenney.” Prior to his failed stint as JCPenney’s CEO, Johnson was riding high as the chief architect of the Apple Retail concept […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Half of consumers find the idea of rapid grocery delivery in half an hour or less appealing, according to a report by data and digital consultancy TWC. The research reveals… The post Half of consumers find rapid grocery delivery appealing appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.

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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
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Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.