Matalan has appointed former New Look boss Nigel Oddy as interim CEO as the retailer begins a formal sales process and growth strategy. Oddy will officially join the company on… The post Matalan appoints former New Look boss as interim CEO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
Yodel is looking to recruit 4,000 temporary jobs as the parcel courier prepares for the busy festive period. The company said that a variety of roles are available at its… The post Yodel to create over 4,000 temporary jobs for the festive period appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has added Advance Auto Parts veteran Michael Creedon Jr. to its executive team, naming him chief operating officer. “Mike’s impressive career in retail is rooted in a deep knowledge and understanding of his customers,” Dollar Tree president and chief executive officer Mike Witynski in announcing the hire. “Mike will […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of its ongoing quest to meet its customers wherever they are, Walmart on Monday launched two new immersive virtual experiences on Roblox, a metaverse gaming platform. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces are meant to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for Gen Z shoppers, allowing […]
Time is running out to enter the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. The awards, sponsored by PMC, 3D Cloud by Marxent, CADS, and FreedomPay celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world. Deadline for submissions is 4th November, with winners being announced at an exclusive event in central London during December. It’s free to […]
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 […]
From TechCrunch, a story about how Walmart “is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: ‘Walmart Land’ and ‘Universe of Play.’ The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart customers and let Roblox players collect new virtual merchandise, play games featuring toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp, attend live concerts, […]
U.S. manufacturing facilities lost 1.36 million jobs from February to April 2020. As of August 2022, a total of 1.43 million jobs, a gain of 67,000, have been added. “One of the most striking things that we are seeing now,” said Brian Deese, the director of the National Economic Council, “is the number of companies […]
President Biden last week said that the COVID-19 “pandemic is over” even as around 400 people every day die in the U.S. after contracting the virus. Much of America has returned to a semblance of life before the pandemic, but many activities are not yet back to the way they were in 2019 as individuals […]
Find out more about the Retail Industry Awards 2022 winning entries by clicking on the links below. INDEPENDENT WINNERS Best Use of Technology – Independent Sponsored By: Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry, County Down Chilled Retailer of the Year – Independent Lynch’s Eurospar Skeoge, Derry, County Londonderry Drinks Retailer of the Year – Independent Lusty’s Centra, […]
The majority of Brits (80%) are concerned about spending this Christmas, according to new research from customer insights platform, QuMind. 60% of Brits expect to spend less on Christmas this year, with one in 10 (11%) reporting they will reduce Christmas spending by 50% or more compared to last year. The research, conducted to understand […]
In episode 368 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Brendan Lokes, brand media manager at Carhartt, a manufacturer of premium clothing and workwear known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality and fit. Lokes discusses why Carhartt has formed a partnership with Snapchat and Bitmoji (0:48), how the brand listened to customer demand for Carhartt […]
Apple Pay Later is grappling with “significant” setbacks that could delay its launch until 2023, according to a Bloomberg report. The tech giant said its Pay Later feature would be… The post Apple Pay Later facing “technical and engineering” issues appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
PayPal has been warned to stop “pushing political opinions” on the British public by business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg. Rees-Mogg has made his views known following a growing row over PayPal’s… The post PayPal warned against ‘cancel culture’ by Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
Kroger is the largest supermarket operator in the U.S. and the retailer is using its size to deploy technology and analytics to understand its customers as well, if not better than, its smaller competition. “We are leveraging data to engage with customers through digital channels such as apps and website logins to make the customer […]
Large businesses, which have been able to avoid paying federal taxes in the past based on deductions, won’t have the option going forward following the passage last month of the 15 percent corporate minimum tax. Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and eBay are on a short list of companies expected to be affected by the change in […]
When Macklemore’s 2012 single Thrift Shop became a hit, it pushed secondhand shopping into the spotlight; but this wasn’t enough to change people’s general views on it. As a 2013 Time article put it, “apparently, flannel zebra jammies only look good in music videos”. eBay was turning some heads back then, yet many would still […]
Co-authored by: Tricia Kelley How we work is changing—from where we host our meetings, to our day-to-day operations, life has been transformed by the pandemic. The push for work and life balance has never been stronger and the need to adopt more sustainable practices has never been more urgent. A digital-first approach has become imperative […]
Walmart will launch three new returns options as part of its “No Concerns” campaign to accommodate early holiday shopping. Beginning in Oct. 1, 2022, Walmart will introduce: An extended Holiday Guarantee returns period allowing customers to return eligible purchases made on or after Oct. 1, 2022, through Jan. 31, 2023; Curbside returns, which will allow […]