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 While the pandemic showcased the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, it also validated an indulgent relationship with food. In the UK, almost half of consumers say it’s been easier to justify eating indulgent food/drink since COVID-19. This agreement is even higher among younger adults. While ice cream is inherently indulgent, brands have been […]
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One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores with a brand redesign that illustrates the link between One Stop own-label fresh food and parent company Tesco. There are now more than 160 products in the Selected by Tesco range of chilled food products, including fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, […]
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The John Lewis Partnership has doubled down on its pledges to “protect and restore” nature and reduce the impact of its commercial activity on the natural environment. The company has… The post John Lewis unveils new sustainability pledges to “protect and restore nature” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
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PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Market Performance Group (MPG) has acquired The Creative Partners Group (The CPG). The deal will further expand MPG’s best-in-class omnichannel strategy and services capabilities at Target Corp. and throughout the retail marketplace, the company said. Marc Greenberger   Described as a one-stop retail powerhouse, The CPG is one of the country’s […]
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Walmart allegedly fired an employee in New Jersey after he tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment screening test. The worker in question, Eric Zanetich, had not even reported for his first shift at the chain when he was let go. Marijuana consumption is legal in New Jersey and the state’s law makes clear that […]
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KP Snacks has launched brand new, limited edition Christmas packaging for its premium snack brand Tyrrells. Rolling out from October, the festive packaging will feature across sharing bags of the top 5 Tyrrells flavours: Lightly Sea Salted, Mature Cheddar & Chive, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper and Veg Crisps with Sea Salt. Designed to engage shoppers, […]
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Luxury fashion house Versace has selected a new tech partner to transform its retail planning. The retailer has partnered with Board to enhance its global item planning process, calculating target… The post Versace selects new tech partner to transform retail planning appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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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 […]
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The power of audience profiling lies in the ability to target your ideal customers by understanding exactly what makes them tick. Without it, you’re reducing your chances of landing effective marketing campaigns. But the problem is, attributing audience profiling directly to revenue results is a challenge all marketers face. How can you tell if it’s […]
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It’s no longer breaking news that customers want multiple ways to shop. Whether it’s through online ordering with curbside pickup or purchasing directly from a retailer, meeting the omnichannel demands of the modern consumer requires brands to support several buying options in the most useful, convenient, and accurate way.  In other words, we want our […]
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Data gathering and analysis play a significant role in modern business. As big data and cloud technologies continue to grow, so does the importance of data. Companies are turning towards centralized data storage and collection.  Making the most of all the data that enters a business is crucial. In other words, modern companies need to […]
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Designed to spark conversation and action, Malnutrition Labels: Nutritional Ink, has been launched in the UK by the Dole Sunshine Company (DSC), the global packaged fruit products specialist. The campaign calls attention to the low nutritional value in some of Britain’s favourite snacks and on-the-go food options by printing ads using ink made almost entirely […]
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Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now wrapped in packaging with 30% recycled plastic. The company has started to roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars. This […]
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Lincolnshire based manufacturing company, Jakemans has been creating menthol confectionery for over 100 years. Ahead of what is expected to be a bumper sales season for the category, Jakemans is revealing a packaging refresh. Remaining true to the heritage of the brand, the new branding will retain its traditional styling and bold colours but will […]
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With the global economic downturn, inflation, ongoing supply chain challenges, and uncertainty due to the Ukraine war, this year’s holiday shopping season promises to be very challenging. Will people be in the mood to spend despite the gloom? Or will they rein in their enthusiasm and save for the year ahead? With these issues in […]
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Calling the pandemic and its aftermath a black-swan event at global scale is an understatement. Besides being a personal tragedy and suffering for millions, it dislocated the world order along several vectors, some irretrievably. As we put it behind us, it opens vast opportunities for the bold and decisive. One of the winners, if such […]
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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 […]
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Nike is reportedly aggressively clearing out its inventory before the holiday season, according to a report from Retail Dive. The sportswear giant warned of gross margin trouble ahead as its… The post Nike is “aggressively” offloading inventory before the holiday season appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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DETROIT — Kroger Health is partnering with Michigan’s second-largest health plan, Priority Health, to launch two co-branded Medicare plans that promise to address patients’ whole-health needs. The two co-branded plans, PriorityMedicare + Kroger (PPO) as well as PriorityMedicare D-SNP + Kroger (HMO), will be available in eight counties in Southeast Michigan beginning in January 2023. […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
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Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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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 […]

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