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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon, Tesco Bank, Waitrose and the NHS app were all taken offline yesterday as widespread internet outages hit millions of users. The NHS app, now notorious amid the ongoing ‘pingdemic’… The post Internet outages bring down NHS app, Amazon, Waitrose and thousands more websites potentially costing millions in lost revenues appeared first on Latest Retail […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  As the pandemic set in across the country, restrictions brought a temporary pause to the traditional methods of shopping for groceries. With demand for online delivery skyrocketing overnight, huge… The post Delivery Wars: The Rise of Ultra-Fast Delivery in the UK appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Merchants know that content marketing can engage and retain customers. However, identifying a topic that prospects want to consume — read, watch, listen — and then producing it is often difficult. But not for Kyle Boureston. The post Keyword Sleuthing, Freelancers Propel Niche Publisher appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Media & Marketing
Iceland Managing Director, Richard Walker, has called on the UK government to take urgent action and add supermarket store workers to its quarantine rules exemption list. Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers in England will now be exempt. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate began to affect the availability […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
As more retailers offer contactless delivery services, Mercari, a resale marketplace, has partnered with Uber to grow its no-meetup delivery service called Mercari Local across the country. Through Uber’s fulfillment logistics, Mercari Local (previously known as Mercari Now) offers sellers and buyers a way to exchange products without leaving their homes, the company announced on Tuesday. The launch follows a rollout in major cities […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
U.S. consumers bought $6.8 billion worth of groceries online in June, according to the latest monthly survey from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus. That’s a 23% decline from the same period last year and down 3% compared to May 2021. In all, 63.5 million U.S. households bought groceries online during the month, a 12% drop […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Yesterday, we released The Forrester Wave™: Application Modernization And Migration Services, Q3 2021. We looked at the 14 most significant vendors — Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, EPAM, EY, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), NTT DATA, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Wipro — in the market and evaluated them across 26 […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Ebay has been accused of emotional and psychological “torture” of a couple in order to prevent them reporting on the company. Ebay is being sued by David and Ina Steiner,… The post Ebay accused of emotionally and psychologically “torturing” journalist couple to stop negative reporting in shocking lawsuit appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News […]
  1. International
UK shoppers are remaining “cautious” about spending amid the growing number of COVID-19 cases despite retail sales edging up in June, experts have warned. According to the latest figures from… The post UK shoppers remain “cautious” of spending despite June bump analysts warn appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Food stores led the way in the increase in retail sales in June, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Food stores reported a sales increase of 4.2% in June compared with the previous month, with anecdotal evidence suggesting the increase was due to the Euro 2020 football championship. Overall […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Coin Telegraph reports that Bitcoin Depot announced “that more than 700 of its Bitcoin ATM machines had already been installed at Circle K convenience stores in 30 U.S. states as part of the new partnership. The crypto ATM distributer said the expansion could provide underserved communities with financial access tools and attract more people to […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Delivery service Instacart announced yesterday what it called the “first phase of the company’s next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada,” saying that it will work with automation partner Fabric to build warehouses for its retail partners, using them to make the fulfillment process more efficient […]
  1. International
Regarding out story about how liquor-to-go remains a good business for restaurants, many of which hope it will remain legal in post-pandemic days, one MNB reader wrote: Liquor regulation is a patchwork of insanity left over from the Prohibition era now a full century past. In a moment when understanding history and the context of […]

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Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]