1. Corporate Purpose
Currys reports that three employees have been recognised in this year’s Role Models for Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail index, produced by WiHTL & Diversity in Retail, in partnership with the MBS Group. Kirsty Littlemore, Nigel Paterson and Zoë Martin-Pearce were named as role models for their outstanding contributions to inclusion and diversity in […]
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Citigroup is set to bring 600 of its U.S. employees back to the office full-time, signaling a shift in Wall Street’s work culture as regulatory requirements tighten. This move comes as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the primary watchdog for U.S. brokerage firms and exchange markets, prepares to reinstate pre-pandemic rules to monitor workplaces […]
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The United Auto Workers (UAW) has lodged a formal complaint against Mercedes, alleging that the company interfered with a recent union election at two Alabama factories by intimidating and coercing workers into voting against unionization. The union is seeking a new vote, arguing that the company’s actions violated labor laws and hindered a fair election […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Brendon Garner, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of KIKI, will discuss the future of loyalty with Kelly Cook of David’s Bridal and Bobby Stephens of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retail sales volumes fell by 2.3% in April 2024, following a drop of 0.2% in March 2024, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Sales in food retail were down by 0.8% in terms of the quantity bought. Sales volumes… This story continues at April retail sales hit by wet […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Bear is launching a new on-pack promotion in partnership with Water Babies to offer children the opportunity to win swimming lessons. Running across its Bear Little Paws and Fruit Treasures ranges, aimed at young children, the promotion is set to appeal to both new and… This story continues at Bear partners with Water Babies for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Don’t miss your chance to enter (free of charge) the leading awards event for the retail tech space. Deadline for 2024 RTIH Innovation Awards entries is late October with our 2024 winners being announced at an awards ceremony in Central London on Thursday, 21st November. The awards celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Red Star Brands has announced its summer festival sponsorship line-up for RTD brand, Four Loko. Four Loko will be the sponsoring three summer music festivals in 2024; Parklife, Manchester (June 8-9), TRNSMT, Glasgow (July 12-14) and Leeds Festival (August 21-25). Red Star Brands is investing… This story continues at Four Loko announces trio of summer […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Forecourt retailers could unlock a £36m sales opportunity by upping the number of soft drinks sold from one in every four baskets to one in every three, according to manufacturer Britvic. The increase would equate to an extra £4,900 a year for every forecourt, according… This story continues at Britvic Soft Drinks Review 2024: huge […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Brothers Cider is to headline in its own festival-themed advertising campaign this summer. Running throughout the summer, the comprehensive £4m push comprises video-on-demand TV advertising, a nationwide 6-sheet poster campaign, extensive festival-related activation at more than 100 summer events, consumer PR, and a major drive… This story continues at Brothers launches festival-themed ad campaign Or […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Changes to the law to make assaulting a shopworker in the course of their job a standalone criminal office look likely to be shelved as a result of the snap general election called by prime minister Rishi Sunak earlier this week. The Tobacco & Vapes… This story continues at Separate offence for assaulting store staff […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Walmart+ has added a new membership benefit designed to appeal to the more than 75% of its members who are pet owners: 24/7 veterinary telehealth services offered in partnership with Pawp. The retailer piloted the offering last year and it became the loyalty program’s most successful limited-time offer of 2023. Key features of Pawp for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Polytag, Marks and Spencer, Retail Insight, The Home Depot, Hugo Boss, Zippin, and OneStock. 1. Polytag announces single-use […]
  1. Media & Marketing
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart+ is teaming up with Pawp to introduce a new telehealth benefit to its pet-owning members. Starting later this year, Walmart+ members will have 24/7 virtual access to Pawp’s team of veterinary professionals, providing unparalleled convenience and peace of mind. This new benefit provides a free pet health service for Walmart+ members […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is calling attention to a new policy paper published by the Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) highlighting the important role pharmacists play in making vaccinations accessible to adults in the United States. The paper — “Challenges in Adult Vaccination: Policy Strategies for Sustaining Access […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — CVS Health is seeking a private equity partner to fund growth at Oak Street Health, a primary care provider the chain purchased a year ago, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. CVS has been working with financial advisers to help find capital to back new clinics that will be opened by Oak Street, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Up to 60% of merchants say reducing friction between in-store and online is a top priority. To create a competitive experience, the back end of a merchant’s in-store and online business needs to be unified, ultimately creating a front-end experience that is consistent and cohesive. Shopify provides a unified commerce platform designed to enable seamless […]
  1. Department: Food
At the intersection of ‘better for you food’ and fresh prepared food, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe CVS Pharmacy can find incremental customer relevance. One trend that’s impossible to ignore is the rise of ready-to-eat and heat-n-eat fresh prepared foods. This “grocerant” niche is rapidly growing, and it’s time […]
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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]

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