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Walmart has announced that its customers will now be able to purchase Bitcoin at several of its stores in the US. The cryptocurrency will be able to be bought at… The post Walmart customers can now purchase Bitcoin at ATM machines appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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The number of online grocery customers who report using curbside pickup at least once in the last year increased to 61% on average in 2021, up 9% from the previous year’s survey, according to a study by Mercatus conducted in collaboration with Incisi
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NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommended booster shots for many recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines. As a result, up to 99 million Americans are now eligible for additional doses bolstering protection against COVID-19 beginning Friday. This follows FDA authorization of a Pfizer booster dose on Sept. […]
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Tesco launched its first checkout-free store in Central London using the chain’s GetGo technology. The retailer is deploying the tech at a 2,000-square-foot Tesco Express convenience store. Customers choose items they wish to purchase and check out using the company’s mobile app. Tesco has not indicated whether it plans to expand the tech’s test beyond […]
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Gopuff has expanded its offering of digital-first bricks-and-mortar retail stores after debuting in New York City with over a dozen locations. The modified dark stores, which can be found in… The post Gopuff launches bricks-and-mortar locations in New York City appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
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It has been said that no one likes to wait. Yet stores that have a long line tend to attract even more people to wait because they feel it must be worth it. Few of us like it when someone has power over us. Think The doctor will see you now or You’ll have to […]
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One-hundred vessels, a record, are currently waiting to dock at ports along the West Coast, according to Kuehne+Nagel. “We would expect this can continue even longer than six or twelve months. There’s no sign of relief,” said CEO Detlef Trefzger. “This is a bullwhip effect we experienced. And it’s getting worse at the moment.”
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Shoppers can now buy Bitcoin at several Walmart stores in the USA. They can purchase the cryptocurrency at Coinstar machines, enabled by Coinme. “Coinstar, in partnership with Coinme, has launched a pilot that allows its customers to use cash to purchase Bitcoin,” Walmart Communications Director Molly Blakeman told CoinDesk. “There are 200 Coinstar kiosks located […]
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UK forecourts now provide more than 88,000 secure jobs, according to the latest sector report from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The report adds that the country’s 7,395 forecourts play a key role in local communities, not just in providing essential services, but also social support. More than three quarters (76%) of independent forecourts […]
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New tools identify international sales opportunities for third-party sellers, simplify listing products in Amazon’s stores around the world, enable global inventory management, and allow U.S. sellers who fulfill orders themselves to use Customer Service by Amazon free of charge More than 6 million
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It’s Friday, the week is nearly done, 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 Tesco, Gorillas and Walmart. 1. Tesco opens Trigo powered GetGo checkout-free store Tesco has launched its first high street […]
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Gone are the days of consumers who prefer to visit retail locations to research, upgrade, or purchase their smartphones. Research indicates that just 25% of consumers go to a CSP’s physical storefront for product research. And a mere 31% of shoppers make an in-person purchase. Telco retail trends data shows that digital channels are skyrocketing […]
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Without hesitation, most of us would agree that our expectations from online retailers have changed significantly since the advent of the digital transformation. Retail giants like Amazon and Walmart now offer two-day to same-day shipping and that’s shaped consumer expectations on a broad scale. What’s shocking? Retail has experienced more developments made in the last […]
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Just months after its initial rollout, the retailer is expanding the number of dedicated stores from 17 to 36 locations. Dive Brief: As holiday shopping ramps up, Target announced that it is more than doubling the number of dedicated Apple shops within its locations to 36 stores. Target initially opened 17 Apple shop-in-shops in February, promising to open more by the end […]
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Oct. 21, 2021 By Tom Ward, SVP of Last Mile, Walmart U.S. Walmart is delivering a few more reasons to be merry this holiday, making it easier than ever for customers to get what they need when they need it – from turkey and trimmings to Black Friday deals and top-rated toys to put under […]
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Amazon is rolling out “Local Selling,” a set of services that allow local and regional retailers to offer both in-store pickup and fast delivery to nearby customers. With this new option, sellers can offer in-store pickup for products and services to shoppers in specific ZIP codes. In some instances, customers will be able to purchase […]
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Vinyl records are the most popular physical format for music, with 17 million LPs sold in the U.S. through the first six months of the year. The growing popularity of vinyl records has led to delays in units shipping to stores. Delays on new releases are running up to 25 weeks from the date of […]
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MNB reader Tom Murphy had a thought about yesterday’s piece about Target using more and more in-store boutiques in its stores: This is an extremely interesting article.  When I was a grocery industry executive and then consultant (1990 – 2018), the standard grocer premise was that floor space was too important an asset to “lease […]
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Vicente Zavarce, founder of Yummy Three months after announcing a $4 million seed round, Venezuelan delivery super app Yummy is back with an $18 million Series A round that will accelerate the company’s proposed expansion throughout Latin America. Anthos Capital led the latest round, with additional participation from JAM Fund, whose founder Justin Mateen was […]
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The convenience of Walmart’s pickup services at its thousands of U.S. stores is seen by consumers as a key differentiator with Amazon.com. Walmart’s year-over-year online growth has outpaced that of Amazon in recent years, although its total online sales are just a fraction of Amazon’s.
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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today released new data on availability of a basket of five Thanksgiving-related grocery categories across stores nationally. “As the holiday season approaches and widespread supply chain challenges continue to impact industries across the economy, IRI is tracking a basket […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
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Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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