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Articles on ESG (Environmental, Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association has partnered with Optera to launch the Direct-Use Product Emissions Database (DPED), to provide retailers and their suppliers with an aligned database for quantifying greenhouse gases emitted during use by appliances, electronics and power equipment. The DPED’s goal is to foster uniform metrics for comprehending and managing scope 3, category […]
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Just a few weeks after making real-world products available for sale within Roblox, Walmart has debuted Walmart Realm. This immersive experience features three distinct shopping environments designed around social trends and influencers: the underwater world of So Jelly, vintage Americana at Y’allternative and chic beauty and fashion at Go Chromatic. “It’s fantastical, it’s inspirational and […]
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As consumers become more mindful of their spending, the global sales of cooking ingredients and meals saw a notable increase of 4.4% in 2023, driven by inflation and higher commodity prices, according to Euromonitor International. This trend underscores a shift in consumer behavior towards more economical choices while still showing a preference for premium, healthier, […]
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Augmented reality (AR) has evolved from a novelty into a critical investment for retailers that want to capture audience attention and dollars. Businesses that offer AR-driven experiences are 41% more likely to capture consumer attention than those that do not, according to Deloitte, and 66% of consumers are interested in using this tech while shopping. […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
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L’Oréal Paris, Walmart and Snapchat have teamed up for a new phygital integration designed to bring hair colors from the beauty brand’s Féria line to life in stores. Image courtesy Snapchat At Walmart stores nationwide, Féria hair dye boxes have been equipped with QR codes that shoppers can scan to try the colors on via […]
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In the retail world, a unique type of theft has been steadily increasing: pushout theft. This phenomenon, where shoplifters brazenly wheel out carts laden with unpaid merchandise, is causing significant financial strain on retailers. As this form of theft becomes increasingly sophisticated, the industry is scrambling to find effective solutions. Rising Rate of Pushout Theft […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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Ebay, the OG of online resale, has released its fourth annual Recommerce Report highlighting what many of us already know anecdotally — that the sale of secondhand goods is growing across categories and channels, especially as economic conditions continue to push consumers to seek out value pricing. In fact, saving money was the number one […]
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – United Natural Foods Inc. is launching a first-of-its-kind Retail Media Network for independent and regional grocery retailers across the United States. The UNFI Media Network (UMN) is powered by Swiftly, a leading provider of innovative retail technology, tools, and solutions. The move is intended to bring cutting-edge retail technology solutions to UNFI’s […]
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ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize is entering a sponsorship with the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), an international non-profit organization dedicated to hunger relief while reducing food loss and waste. Beginning in July, Ahold Delhaize will contribute to GFN’s mission of supporting community-led food banks, which are crucial in redirecting surplus, nutritious food to those […]
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This summer, Red Bull aims to tap into the take-home occasion and drive trial with a brand-new mixed multipack offered in 4 x 250ml (£5.25), and 4 x 250ml PMC (£5.35). Available from 1 June, the new multipack includes the original Red Bull Energy Drink along with some… This story continues at Red Bull unveils new mixed multipack […]
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Big Penny Social, the UK’s biggest beer hall, has announced Müller Rice as its headline presenting partner for this summer’s screenings of football, taking place from 14 June – 14 July. The partnership – brought together by sponsorship specialists Three Thirteen and Müller Rice’s creative… This story continues at Müller Rice partners with Big Penny […]
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UK-based Dormole, whose brands include Toolbank, Forgefix and Faithfull Tools, has appointed Steven King as Group IT Director. He joins from Seasalt where he held the role of Director of Technology. His CV also includes stints at Kurt Geiger (as Head of Technology) and Travis Perkins (as IT Development Manager). In a LinkedIn post, King […]
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In the dynamic world of retail, the ability to navigate seasonal fluctuations can make or break a business. From the bustling holiday season to the quiet lulls in between, managing cash flow during these ebbs and flows is a critical challenge. By implementing strategic financing strategies, retailers can position themselves for consistent growth and long-term […]
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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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In the face of rising inflation and grocery prices, low-income families are increasingly finding themselves in a precarious financial situation. If you did not have enough disposal income to go to a restaurant, or buy a meal for delivery, would you buy a desert or treat once in a while grocery shopping? That is the […]
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To increase sales and build a loyal customer base, you need a strategic approach that combines marketing, customer service, and operational efficiency. Here are some effective strategies to help you boost sales in your furniture store. 1. Enhance Your Online Presence Running a furniture store in today’s competitive market requires more than just stocking high-quality […]
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A lesser-known but no less important sector exists in the massive aviation industry, where sleek planes glide through the skies: aircraft recycling. The market for recycled airplanes stands out as a symbol of both economic potential and environmental responsibility as the globe works toward sustainability. This blog post delves into the worldwide aircraft recycling market’s […]
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Campaigns rely on the seemingly delicate mix of brand and performance needed to maximize full-funnel visibility. Having analyzed hundreds of thousands of marketing mix decisions, we’ve seen the pendulum swing hard from brand to performance in recent years. Consider that it was barely ten years ago that Binet and Field published The Long and the […]
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There is no doubt it cost a lot to go out to eat at fast food restaurant, fast casual restaurants and full-service sit-down restaurants.  That’s a problem for the restaurant industry according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Some new research insights on how the culinary interests of younger generations are shaping the […]
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If you are looking to secure a contract with a retail buyer, there are a few musts everyone should follow. One of these key rules is to only contact a buyer if you are prepared. Buyers can’t stand when vendors have not prepared before a sales presentation – it wastes the time of the buyer, […]
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MELVILLE, NY — KISS Products Inc. recently launched the “imPRESS Yourself” advertising campaign featuring the “imPRESS Express.” The international multimedia campaign, developed by the EGC Group , offered a first-of-its-kind showcase to demonstrate the speed and ease-of-use for both the imPRESS Press-on Manicure and the imPRESS Press-On Falsies. EGC said its mission was to create ads that […]
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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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