1. Media & Marketing
We’re just back from New York and the 2023 edition of the National Retail Federation’s Big Show. As we rest our weary legs, we hop back on the mic to share some of our key takeaways gleaned from the Expo floor, the conference stages, conversations in the halls, and at various events we attended.  We […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luxury fashion retailer Prada has announced the latest launch of its ‘Timecapsule’ NFT collection. The Timecapsule drop is an online monthly event that takes place on the first Thursday of… The post Prada unveils ninth exclusive timecapsule NFT appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Pacsun has appointed President Brie Olson to the role of Co-CEO alongside Co-CEO Mike Relich, effective March 9, 2023. Current Pacsun Co-CEO Alfred Chang will step down after 17 years with the company to join Fear of God as CEO. Chang will stay with Pacsun in his current capacity until March 8 to facilitate the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The big takeaway Your customers will respond to offerings that are genuinely useful and helpful to them, even in an economic downturn. The key is investing in innovation that adds value, rather than chasing what’s trendy. Need proof?  Beauty giant L’Oreal has invested more in research and development every year, even in tough times. That […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Food manufacturer Baxters has developed and refreshed five recipes within its Favourites soup range. The five enhanced soups include Cream of Tomato, Minestrone, Cream of Chicken, Carrot and Coriander and Country Garden, with Cream of Tomato leading the line-up. Available in stores now, Baxters’ new Favourites soups start from £1.60 for a 400g tin. The […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The Bestway group this morning reported that it has taken a £193m stake in Sainsbury’s and might buy more shares in the supermarket. Bestway, which operates Costcutter, Best-one and Bargain Booze in the independent convenience sector, now has a 3.45% stake in Sainsbury’s. It has indicated that this is purely an investment and is not […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Wayfair is prioritizing innovation across its organization, supported by technology providers like Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Kevin O’Riordan, head of physical retail and supply chain engineering at Wayfair, and Fredrik Carlegren, vice president of marketing and communications at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. In […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Today’s guest post comes from Saket Patel, Consultant, Advisory Services at MMIT. Saket discusses market access and contracting strategies for medical benefit products when pharmacy benefit biosimilar therapies launch. He then describes how to automate formulary and medical policies to protect manufacturers from overpayment. Click here to learn about MMIT’s Contract Validation solution. Read on […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Boston Globe writes about Addie’s, a new independent pickup-only grocery store that has opened in Norwood, Massachusetts, about 20 miles south of Boston. It is, the Globe writes, “the brainchild of Jim McQuade, an aerospace engineer by training, who says he became ‘obsessed’ with the online grocery concept more than a decade ago, after […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. said it doesn’t have the funds to repay its banks after they determined the retailer has defaulted on its credit lines. “The home-goods chain said Thursday it received a notice of default from JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Wednesday. The banks are calling for […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WOONSOCKET, R.I. —CVS Health announced a new initiative that will address barriers to care in underserved communities across the country. The CVS Health Community Equity Alliance is being established to expand the community health worker workforce, enhance connections between health care institutions and communities and address disparities in heart health and mental health outcomes. The Alliance […]
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. —  Food Lion and Novant Health are collaborating to launch a food pharmacy pilot program at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. A leading omnichannel retailer serving towns and cities across 10 states, Food Lion is committed to nourishing neighbors and families, setting them up for success in life. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — CVS Health and Walmart said they will be reducing pharmacy hours to address the ongoing pharmacist shortage, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. CVS plans to cut or shift operating hours at about two-thirds of its 9,000-strong U.S. network in March, while Walmart intends to close most of its nearly 4,600 stores two […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
[[ Getty Images Chipotle Mexican Grill is seeking to hire 15,000 restaurant workers ahead of its busiest time of the year, which runs from March to May. In recent months, restaurants have found it easier to attract and retain workers, a reversal after the labor crunch that ensued after pandemic lockdowns. However, the sector has […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[ Getty Images Walmart-owned Sam’s Club on Thursday said it will open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
[[ Getty Images Hasbro said Thursday it would eliminate around 1,000 employee positions and warned of weak holiday-quarter results. Shares of the toy maker fell more than 6% in extended trading. “Despite strong growth in Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming, Hasbro Pulse, and our licensing business, our Consumer Products business underperformed in the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re gearing up to publish the latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List. RTIH is scouring the retail tech world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of people and trends that shaped the industry in 2022 and will continue to drive it further in 2023. With the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members- April Sabral, Andrew Smith, Carl Boutet, Alberto Serrentino, Charles Haseman, Christine Russo, Guy Courtin, and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
It seems like everyone is talking about Amazon Marketing Cloud lately. You might be wondering why there is so much excitement for AMC, and how you can actually use Amazon’s newest analytics tool to grow your business. Today, we’ll walk through three categories of use cases that advertisers like yourself can start implementing today.  What […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
What used to be known as TV dinners featuring foods that were edible but bland are now called ready meals and they are anything but tasteless. Instead, these ready meals are mostly appetising and flavourful and save consumers a lot of time and effort.  The demand for ready meals is no longer just a Western […]
  1. Department: HBC
Today’s consumers want the beauty brands they use to source ingredients ethically, are transparent and authentic, appealing to the senses, and offer products with high efficacy. With this in mind, how can brands find the right balance of these trends while still delivering good value to their discerning consumers? In 2023, there will be a […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Bioprinting is a promising technology that offers hope to patients on the notoriously lengthy waiting lists for organ donation. Not unlike additive manufacturing, bioprinting involves 3D printing technology but instead uses organic material. The aim is to imitate natural tissue for a range of applications, including drug discovery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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