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  Once again, Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson predicts that 2022 will be a record year of chain restaurant discontinuity.  Specifically, with more chain restaurant closing stores and fewer total chain restaurants open entering 2023. Regular readers of this blog know that back in the day (2005) the team at Foodservice Solutions® released a White Paper Restaurant Consumer Discontinuity; we […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including drone deliveries, Bitcoin rewards, smart shopping carts, and autonomous convenience stores. Pinterest and Samsung Pinterest has teamed with Samsung to launch of the first ever ‘flippable’ Pin on its platform. The aim is to show people just […]
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On-demand convenience app Zapp has launched a new Period Store for National Period Hygiene Day, this Saturday. The new store will feature all the essentials including organic tampons and pads,… The post Zapp launches the first ultra-fast delivery Period Store appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Two-and-a-half years into my foray going from consultant to owning my own e-commerce business, I’ve realized a few things. No matter what we do, what other platforms we do business on with Premo Guard, Amazon.com is still the 800-pound gorilla in the room. And that frustrates the (insert expletive here) out of me. Now I’m […]
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World of Sweets is adding three sweet dispensers to its range  ahead of the launch of the latest Buzz Lightyear film. Two of the dispensers are of Buzz Lightyear and the third is Sox, a robotic cat who is Buzz’s personal companion. Each pack contains one dispenser and individually wrapped packs of Pez refill sweets. […]
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Victoria’s Secret has launched VS&Co-Lab, a curated digital platform designed to connect shoppers with unique brands and their stories, while bringing their intimates, lifestyle and swimwear products to the forefront. The emphasis will be on brands that align with the retailer’s values of innovation and inclusivity. The collection will feature 19 brands at launch, with […]
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On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
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WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage of […]
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  What’s for Dinner is the age-old question every parent hears, and most say I don’t know.  Today more and more families or looking online, or for new avenues of fresh food distributions in the way of meals and meal components that can be mixed and matched into perfect family meal.   Alternative fresh food […]
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78% of of e-commerce websites in the UK are unable to convert shoppers due to their inability to “understand” natural language and thus, shoppers’ intent, according to a new report from Klevu. This found that over three quarters of the 50 retailers researched delivered zero or irrelevant results when presented with conversational queries. Only 20% […]
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During my conversation with Plastic Bank’s David Katz, above, I reference a piece I read in the Tufts Observer, a student magazine at Tufts University.  Written by an impressive young writer named Meghan Smith, it essentially argues that the benchmarks traditionally used in a capitalist society may not be appropriate when grappling with climate change. […]
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Kroger said yesterday that it is opening a new “spoke facility,” powered by Ocado, in Central Ohio, that it says “will extend the grocer’s reach and ability to provide fresh and friendly services to its customers … The 61,000-square-foot facility located on Shook Rd in Lockbourne will collaborate with the fulfillment hub in Monroe, Ohio and […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “regulators proposed new disclosure and naming requirements for investment funds that tap into public angst regarding climate change or social justice, in an effort to address concerns about ‘greenwashing’ by asset managers seeking higher fees. “The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to issue two proposals that aim to […]
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Starbucks has reached a deal to sell its Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juice brand to Bolthouse Farms. Bolthouse is owned by the private equity group, Butterfly, which acquired the brand from The Campbell Soup Company in 2019 for $510 million transaction. Terms of the current deal have not been disclosed.
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Starbucks announced yesterday that it is selling its Evolution Fresh business to Bolthouse Farms.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement said that “Evolution Fresh is a leading producer of primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium juice products. By joining forces with Bolthouse Farms – the No. 1 super premium refrigerated beverage brand and largest […]
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Recently, US-based plant-based meat maker, Beyond Meat, announced that professional tastemaker, icon and entrepreneur, Kim Kardashian, has become their new “chief taste consultant”, in addition to starring in a new campaign focused on the brand’s mission of health and sustainability. “As an icon synonymous with impeccable taste in food, fashion, beauty and more, Kim will highlight […]
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While unusual to many consumers, the Metaverse Fashion Week, known as Decentraland, offered a glimpse into the future. For retail, the metaverse presents the optimal middle ground between the ease and convenience of online shopping and the immersive and tangible enjoyment of physical shopping. The metaverse can be seen as a third layer, a new market or […]
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E-commerce sales have been on the upswing as a share of total sales since before 2000, and in the last decade, social platforms have played an increasing role. Then 2020 happened, driving an unprecedented spike in online sales. This year so far, we’re seeing social media mature as a force that drives e-commerce, in addition […]
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How do consumers view e-grocery platform pricing compared to in-store? In our latest study tracking 1800 online grocery shoppers it was clear that the online grocery players fall into 3 tiers in terms of consumer price perception. First, is Walmart.com which is by far perceived as being most fair / cheapest as the vast majority of […]
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Signaling its ambitions to make a dent in the apparel market, Amazon today opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Offering a twist on the traditional experience, visitors to the Glendale, California shop at The Americana At Brand use an app to scan codes on displayed items from […]
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Robinsons is launching its new ‘Big Fruit Hunt’ campaign, centred around a digital augmented reality (AR) fruit hunt. The campaign encourages families to flavour their water bottles with Robinsons, “whenever,… The post Robinsons launches ‘Big Fruit Hunt’ AR campaign appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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  There is no doubt that consumers are evolving with technology so fast many retailers feel that they can’t keep up, it cost too much to keep up, or that they should not try to keep up. The team at Foodservice Solutions® believes that it’s not the technology that’s the problem. The problem is how […]
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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Bolthouse Farms today announced entry into a definitive agreement for Bolthouse Farms to acquire the brand and business of Evolution Fresh. The partners (employees) that support the business will also transition to Bolthouse Farms upon close of the transaction. Evolution Fresh is a leading producer of primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium […]
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CHICAGO – The annual Most Innovative New Product Awards have kicked off the 25th Sweets & Snacks Expo by recognizing this year’s most innovative confectionery and snack products and the companies that created them. These products have been developed over the last year and are now available on store shelves or will be made available to […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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