1. Associates & Employees
Amazon has announced that it hopes to hire 150,000 employees across its operations network for the holiday season, about the same amount as last year. The news comes just days after The New York Times reported that Amazon was putting a freeze on corporate hiring in its retail business for the rest of the year […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
We are excited to release a series of bonus episodes recorded live in Las Vegas at the recently completed GroceryShop 2022 conference. Our second special guest is Krystina Gustafson, SVP Content at ShopTalk and GroceryShop, whom we caught up with just as the conference was wrapping up. Krystina provides a behind the scenes look at […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Ikea U.S. has announced the opening of two new planning studios in the Los Angeles area to increase consumer access to the retailer in the city. In this video interview, Ikea Los Angeles Area Manager Gustavo Tinajero discusses why the home furnishings retailer introduced the new store format, why L.A. is a good fit for the stores, and […]
  1. Retail Operations
Thanks to advances in technology, QR codes are becoming increasingly embedded in the customer experience. From retail to quick-service restaurants, their use for payments is on the rise. In fact, it’s predicted that the number of U.S. smartphone users scanning a QR code will increase from 83.4 million in 2022 to 99.5 million in 2025. As […]
  1. International
Online beauty retailer LookFantastic has unveiled its new rewards programme, LF Beauty Plus+. Launching in the UK, the Rewards Club is free to join and provides exclusive member perks, such… The post LookFantastic launches new rewards programme appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON — As high rates of inflation persist, consumers across income levels are feeling the pain of higher prices on everything from household essentials to services like travel and dining out. Despite challenges, consumers are still prioritizing holiday spending. An NRF September 2022 consumer survey found that: Households earning over $75,000 a year are twice as likely […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH has announced the first batch of judges for its 2022 Innovation Awards. These are: Mike Cadden, Technology and Business Transformation Director, Start-Rite Shoes Martin Newman, Founder, The Customer First Group  Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader, IGD Matt Taylor, Technology Transformation Leader at EY, Retail and Consumer Products Amodini Chhabra, Investor, Compass Digital Ventures Gary […]
  1. Department & Category
Last weekend I went to “The Big E,” otherwise known as The Eastern States Exposition, where six New England states come together each year for what struck me as a state fair on steroids.  While the food offerings ran the gamut from funnel cakes to deep fried everything, it was on the long baked potato […]
  1. Department & Category
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil-producing nations said that they will cut production by two million barrels a day, which will cause gas prices rising across the globe. The Biden administration is considering steps to reduce OPEC’s influence over energy markets. “The President is disappointed by the shortsighted […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Consumers are flocking to McDonald’s to get their new adult Happy Meals and some members of the fast food giant’s frontline are started to crack under the pressure. “We ran out of boxes the first day we had them, ran out of toys the second, and on the third day we had to say the […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Thinking outside of the box can help you understand why and where your customers are shopping when they are not shopping at your food outlet.  More important looking outside the box can help you look a customer ahead according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Convenience store retail […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Walmart has entered an agreement to acquire Alert Innovation, a robotics automation company that develops material-handling technology for automating order fulfillment in retail supply chains. Walmart has been working with Alert to customize technology for its market fulfillment centers (MFCs) since 2016. Now, the retailer plans to increase its investment in the technology in order […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The electric vehicle (EV) and fuel cell vehicles market is expected to reach heights of $2.5 trillion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 16.4%. With enduring policy support implemented by governments worldwide, the market is set to expand in line with the increasing global adoption of electric vehicles.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Salesforce came to life 23 years ago in a San Francisco apartment by Founder and current Co-CEO Marc Benioff. Dreamforce, its annual event created to bring together the global Salesforce community for learning, community building, fun, and philanthropy, found its conception 20 years ago. And this year, I was able to experience Dreamforce for my […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It’s been over two years since a deadly virus disrupted the world, causing, for most, a sudden shift in their life trajectory. Some said goodbye to careers, family members or relationships — and said a cautious hello to an unprecedented new beginning. The pandemic not only launched a new way of living, but a new […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Peloton is cutting another 500 jobs in a move that CEO Barry McCarthy said should position the struggling fitness equipment maker to return to growth. The cuts, which amount to about 12 percent of Peloton’s workforce, mark a pivot point for the company, McCarthy told CNBC on Thursday. Peloton already has had multiple rounds of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Taco Bell has a contest for its Rewards members. Taco Bell Rewards members will be able to vote on which menu item can return to the menu: The Enchirito or The Double Decker Taco. Only Taco bell members can vote. Taco Bell’s Chief Brand Officer told Restaurant Business, a trade press, “… we wanted to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In a single week this past September, Momentum Commerce leaders gave two advanced audiences detailed talks about what it takes to win on Amazon. Our CEO John Shea taught an MBA class at Harvard Business School, while our head of strategy Eileen Devor led a discussion at Charlesbank’s invite-only Digital Day conference. Being a part […]
  1. Channel: Mass
NEW YORK — On Wednesday a panel of federal judges ordered that more than 80 cases accusing CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart of selling generic Tylenol (acetaminophen) without warning of a potential link to autism if taken during pregnancy be consolidated. The cases have been consolidated for multi-district litigation to Judge Denise Cote of […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Lexie Hearing announced Thursday that Lexie Lumen hearing aids will be available over-the-counter at Walgreens stores nationwide for adults ages 18 and older with mild-to-moderate hearing loss starting October 17. This announcement follows the passage of the OTC Hearing Aid Act by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which allows […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
ANDOVER, Mass. – Alert Innovation, a market leader in e-grocery fulfillment automation, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Walmart. Alert Innovation has been working with Walmart to customize technology for Walmart’s market fulfillment centers (MFCs) since 2016 and began piloting the Alphabot System in Walmart’s first MFC in Salem, New Hampshire in 2019. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Click and Collect transactions will be worth £42.4 billion in 2022 – 8.4% of the UK’s total retail spending, according to research from Barclaycard. The company’s study – ‘What’s in store for retail?’ –  focuses on retail businesses with over ten employees, and looks at the rise of ‘hybrid’ shopping. Barclaycard surveyed 2,006 UK consumers […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
“Bricks-and-mortar store owners are emerging from the pandemic with surprising strength, posting some of their best numbers in years and plotting expansions as more Americans venture out to buy things again,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “U.S. retail vacancy fell to 6.1% in the second quarter, the lowest level in at least 15 years, while […]

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Kroger’s meal solutions company Home Chef is in the spotlight with a celebrity chef partnership, per a Wednesday announcement. Home Chef has linked up with Rachael Ray on a new line of meal kits available in more than 1,300 Kroger stores and online. The first recipe available under the collaboration is a steakhouse burger with Dijon […]
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Dive Brief: Walmart has entered a definitive agreement to purchase micro-fullment center (MFC) developer Alert Innovation, according to a Thursday press release. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The retailer is taking over Alert after working with the startup on a multi-year pilot of the company’s robotic grocery order-fulfillment technology, known as Alphabot. Walmart is absorbing […]
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Peloton will eliminate 500 jobs in its latest round of layoffs, which began in February 2022 with cuts of 2,800 positions. While the layoffs will be felt companywide, they will heavily impact the marketing department. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy noted that this recent elimination of approximately 12% […]
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Tesco has warned its full-year results will be lower than expected with profits plummeting and online sales dropping by 11.3% as consumers turn to discount rivals. For the six-month period ending 27 August, Tesco posted a 10% fall in underlying retail operating profits to £1.25bn, despite group sales (excluding fuel) rising 3.1% to £28.2bn. Despite […]