RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
Food banks, Axios reports, more and more are relying on “donated services” to reach people in need “who can’t or won’t make the trek to pick up groceries.” Examples cited in the piece: “DoorDash last week unveiled a partnership with 18 mayors that will provide funding for delivery and logistical expertise to help get donated […]
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on? Which generations are […]
Deliveroo is today opening its first bricks-and-mortar grocery store in the UK, in partnership with Morrisons. The new Deliveroo Hop store on New Oxford Street in London, will allow customers… The post Deliveroo launches first bricks-and-mortar store in partnership with Morrisons appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
Sports fan destination site Fanatics and beauty retailer Sephora are both gearing up for the holiday sales rush with the debut of new, faster delivery options. Fanatics has teamed up with UPS-owned Roadie to offer local next-day delivery; while Sephora has debuted a same-day delivery option that will be served by its delivery partners Uber, […]
As inflation hikes up the prices of raw food ingredients for restaurants, eating out is getting more expensive for consumers. Menu pricing across the restaurant industry has been accelerating rapidly since last year. Coffee has seen the most significant growth with >12% increase in July 2022 YoY. This increase is just ahead of pizza, up […]
Dive Brief: Instacart on Wednesday announced Instacart Health, a health-focused business initiative aimed at tackling three main areas: nutrition security, food as medicine and making healthy options easier to access. As part of the initiative, the company is rolling out several features and tools, including shoppable carts from health experts and influencers; expanded health tags […]
As food and beverage businesses announce their participation in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Wednesday (Sept. 28), many are using the opportunity to unveil not only environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives, as one might expect, but also features to drive customer acquisition and loyalty with nutrition-minded shoppers. These efforts […]
On the subject of a new Walmart+ offering which provides pickup services for products that customers want to return, one MNB reader wrote: Not very green! Do not see how it is economical. Maybe not. I have no idea how closely the metrics have been examined, but if there are trucks out there making deliveries […]
The White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is expected to release a report in the coming weeks that may reclassify third-party workers performing jobs for Amazon.com, DoorDash, Lyft, Uber and others as employees of those companies. The new proposed rule from the Department of Labor is currently under review. The National Retail […]
Business Insider writes that as Kroger builds “its own tech infrastructure, including automated warehouses for delivery orders,” it means that it inevitably will end up “in competition with Instacart, its longtime grocery-delivery partner, analysts say.” This competition may also play out as both companies seek advertising revenue from suppliers – there are only so many […]
Instacart has started making employees redundant ahead of its expected public listing, according to a report from the Information, citing people familiar with the matter. The US-based grocery technology retailer… The post Instacart cuts staff before impending IPO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
Next has hired Duncan Robson as Chief IT Architect. He joins from IBM where he spent almost 30 years, taking on such roles as Retail CTO for IBM UK and Executive IT Architect for the Distribution Industry and IBM TCG Chair. In a LinkedIn post, dated 20th September, Robson said: “Today was my first day […]
With 2 million third-party sellers accounting for more than half of its retail revenue, Amazon’s relationship with the businesses that sell on its platform has become essential to its success. As those sellers have become more successful though, they have also become more powerful …and more demanding. Many are no longer content to exist solely […]
Grocery delivery firms Gorillas and Deliveroo have both joined the the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD)’s global standard for ecommerce. The agreement means that both firms will benefit from… The post Deliveroo and Gorillas pledge to maintain IARD’s global ecommerce standard appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
By Christoph Wagner, CEO, Scanbot SDK GmbH The retail industry is facing seismic shifts, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been rocket fuel for changes in customer demands. Today, digital and contactless shopping experiences are just part of everyday life for many – especially amongst the younger generations. 🚀Retail x Mobile Barcode Scanning Are you still […]
Celia Van Wickel has taken on the role of Global Director and Head of Omnichannel Analytics at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. She joins from Kantar where she served as Senior Director, Digital Commerce. Prior to that, she was Senior Manager, DTC & E-commerce Shopper Insights at The Coca-Cola Company. After over 30 years as a Mars […]