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When we talk about industrial robot manufacturers, we often think of massive machines working in factories. But there’s a new wave of innovation coming from companies like MiR, which design and manufacture autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). These mobile robots are not just for heavy-duty industrial work; they’re making waves in retail too, especially in supply chain […]
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In career and in life, a key is to maximize optionality. It is important to ensure that except for a life partner, one is not so dependent on a single platform, company, supplier or approach that we loses agency over our future choices. Optionality also matters across a range of areas in order to remain […]
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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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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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Citigroup is set to bring 600 of its U.S. employees back to the office full-time, signaling a shift in Wall Street’s work culture as regulatory requirements tighten. This move comes as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the primary watchdog for U.S. brokerage firms and exchange markets, prepares to reinstate pre-pandemic rules to monitor workplaces […]
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The United Auto Workers (UAW) has lodged a formal complaint against Mercedes, alleging that the company interfered with a recent union election at two Alabama factories by intimidating and coercing workers into voting against unionization. The union is seeking a new vote, arguing that the company’s actions violated labor laws and hindered a fair election […]
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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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Changes to the law to make assaulting a shopworker in the course of their job a standalone criminal office look likely to be shelved as a result of the snap general election called by prime minister Rishi Sunak earlier this week. The Tobacco & Vapes… This story continues at Separate offence for assaulting store staff […]
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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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Up to 60% of merchants say reducing friction between in-store and online is a top priority. To create a competitive experience, the back end of a merchant’s in-store and online business needs to be unified, ultimately creating a front-end experience that is consistent and cohesive. Shopify provides a unified commerce platform designed to enable seamless […]
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Not all e-commerce orders are successful with the delivery being made. Some products have issues that are revealed only when the package is opened, some customers often end up becoming unhappy with the product or delivery, etc.  Mind you, these are not isolated incidents, 30% of all e-commerce orders are returned by consumers (2x -3x […]
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With the introduction of our new Performance Dashboard, we can now thoroughly examine industry performance in real time. This week, we will dive into the evolving shopping behaviors and analyze what recent trends reveal about consumers in 2024. Today’s Rundown Behavior shift: 5 ways consumer behavior is changing with Gen-Zs. Q1 2024 Benchmark report: Download […]
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The Children’s Place President and CEO Jane Elfers has left the company, effective May 20, 2024. Board Director Muhammad Umair has been named President and Interim CEO as the retailer seeks a permanent replacement for Elfers. Umair, who joined the board in February 2024, was most recently a Senior Advisor for Origin Funding Partners, a […]
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Acosta Group announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CROSSMARK, including its headquarter Sales Agency and Retail Solutions businesses, and Product Connections, a marketing services business, from WIS International. WIS International will retain its inventory verification services business. This transaction will further accelerate Acosta Group’s ongoing transformation, enhancing […]
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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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Target will lower the everyday prices of approximately 5,000 frequently shopped items. Reduced prices already are in effect for about 1,500 items, and additional cuts will be instituted over the summer. Consumers will see lower prices on products including milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, coffee and diapers. In a post […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]
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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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In the first installment of a two-part interview, Lynne Fruth, CEO of Fruth Pharmacy, tells this week’s Video Forum about the company’s role in securing passage of legislation to rein in PBM practices under West Virginia’s public employees insurance plan. She discusses the benefits that the changes will bring to patients, taxpayers and retail pharmacies. […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]
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Hanna Andersson has named Mike Frazzini, most recently Technology Chief of Staff at FTD, as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Frazzini, who will report to CEO Aimée Lapic, brings 25 years’ experience in delivering effective software products, systems integrations and solutions for ecommerce, business intelligence, ERP, finance and operations. At FTD, Frazzini was second-in-command […]
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Retail trade union Usdaw is deeply concerned by recorded crime statistics from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) showing a 20% uplift in shoplifting in the last twelve months. This continues the trend of increases since the pandemic and shoplifting has now risen to… This story continues at Usdaw calls for a protection of […]
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Tracking foot traffic is a critical aspect of retail management that can significantly enhance the performance and profitability of your store. Understanding the flow of customers through your physical space provides valuable insights into customer behavior, store layout effectiveness, and marketing campaign success. Here’s why and how you should track foot traffic in your store. […]
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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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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]

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