Operations & Supply Chain

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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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Aldi, Primark and Tesco are among retailers that are pulling production out of Myanmar after that country’s military overthrew the democratically elected government. Labor abuses, which were said to be common prior to the coup, have grown more intractable since then.
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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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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 customer acquisition costs (CACs) increasing, brands are investing more than ever into marketing and advertising to get shoppers into stores and clicking on “buy” buttons. Yet this focus on the top of the funnel means brands are neglecting some of the most crucial moments in the customer journey. Specifically, those that happen post-purchase, when […]
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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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Food banks, Axios reports, more and more are relying on “donated services” to reach people in need “who can’t or won’t make the trek to pick up groceries.” Examples cited in the piece: “DoorDash last week unveiled a partnership with 18 mayors that will provide funding for delivery and logistical expertise to help get donated […]
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Bloomberg reports that “Florida’s farmers and ranchers are facing ‘widespread destruction’ from Hurricane Ian that threatens to curb supply from a key US source of fruit and vegetables this winter.  Along with citrus crops the state is famous for, other fruit, vegetable, livestock and dairy operations have been devastated by the storm.”  And, “in addition […]
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The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
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  School is well underway in most of the USA and teachers are scrambling to lean every student’s name, create good weekly lesson plans, and enjoin students with the love of learning.  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® encourages everyone to help Subwayby submitting a nomination for a Subway catered teachers lunch at […]
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Ann Taylor and LOFT have launched StyleRewards, a revamped multi-tender loyalty program that lets shoppers earn benefits across Ann Taylor, LOFT, Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet. The program has a tiered structure and was designed to emphasize a customer-first loyalty approach. Members earn two points per dollar spent on qualifying purchases across all the […]
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Fisherman’s Friend’s ‘Whatever the Day Throws at You’ sponsorship campaign featuring the brand’s hardy fisherman, has returned to TV this month. The iconic lozenge is returning to the small screen with a re-run of six amusing 5- and 10-second creatives as lead sponsor of Channel 5’s Every Day Heroes series of programming across its main […]
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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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PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) broke ground on its new 1.2 million square foot manufacturing facility at the Denver High Point development area, with local government representatives, community partners, and more than 250 local PBNA employees in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony. The new facility will be PepsiCo’s largest and most sustainable domestic outpost, serving […]
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The retail sector has faced countless challenges in recent years, having a significant impact on retail worker wellbeing and mental health. The continuous pressure to adapt around COVID restrictions, supply chain issues and staff shortages has meant that those in the industry have had little certainty. But what impact has this had on retail worker […]
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Target Deal Days returns bigger than ever with four times more offers than last year, including deals on the newest, most sought-after items for gifting and gathering across all categories Guests wil …
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The new list of the 50 fastest growing e-commerce brands of the past year reveals that the top 25 US ecommerce brands generated more than $341 million in revenue over a 12-month period (2020-2021). A specialist bicycle wheel store has emerged as the fastest-growing ecommerce brand in the US, with a staggering 13x (1,357%) growth […]
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Nike reported last week a 44 percent increase in inventory compared to the prior year period, driven by an increase in inventories from ongoing supply chain volatility. As a result, the sportswear brand plans to ramp up discounting and promotions to clear out some of its $9.7 billion in footwear and apparel before the holidays. On […]
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Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
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Despite the optimism within the retail industry that a return to normal might be seen at some point in 2022, as we move through the back half of the year, the state of the retail industry is perhaps in a more vexing and fragmented state than it was when the year began. After two-and-a-half years […]

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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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