1. Technology & Innovation
World of Sweets is adding three sweet dispensers to its range  ahead of the launch of the latest Buzz Lightyear film. Two of the dispensers are of Buzz Lightyear and the third is Sox, a robotic cat who is Buzz’s personal companion. Each pack contains one dispenser and individually wrapped packs of Pez refill sweets. […]
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Nisa has begun to stock Co-op’s summer range of food and drink in an effort to help stores boost sales in the next three months. The “Summer Feastival” range includes dips and side salads, picnic and barbecue foods, ice-creams, tubs and cones, as well as new drinks lines. The range is backed by a full […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Soft drinks firm Barr is adding two fruity lemonades to its range. Barr Fruity Lemonade Cherry and Fruity Lemonade Blue will become available next month and are aimed at 12- to 24-year olds, known as Generation Z. Adrian Troy, Barr’s marketing director, said: “Barr Fruity Lemonades offers shoppers something really quite different, blending big, full-on […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Victoria’s Secret has launched VS&Co-Lab, a curated digital platform designed to connect shoppers with unique brands and their stories, while bringing their intimates, lifestyle and swimwear products to the forefront. The emphasis will be on brands that align with the retailer’s values of innovation and inclusivity. The collection will feature 19 brands at launch, with […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Macy’s raised its annual sales and earnings forecast after a strong start to 2022. “While macroeconomic pressures on consumer spending increased during the quarter, our customers continued to shop,” Macy’s CEO Jeff Genette said. “We saw a notable shift back to occasion-based apparel and in-store shopping, as well as continued strength in sales of luxury […]
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WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. has named Jennifer Heinzen Krueger vice president of team experience, effective May 30. Krueger replaces Matt Lutcavage, who is leaving for a new opportunity outside of the company. In her new role, Krueger will lead GIANT’s human resources team, which the company says is focused on fostering a culture […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree reported a 43.2% increase in net income, to $536.4 million for the first quarter ended April 30. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter increased 48.1% to a first-quarter company record $2.37, compared to $1.60 in the prior year’s quarter, the company said Thursday. Consolidated net sales increased 6.5% to $6.90 […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Customer retention is a bigger issue now than ever before for retailers, as consumers have an increasing amount of variety and choice when it comes to where they make their purchases – particularly online. It is estimated that globally there are a total of 26 million ecommerce stores – a figure that grows by the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Today in data, as retailers report higher in-store sales, consumers say they prefer tailored online shopping experiences. Data $1.05B: First quarter sales by Urban Outfitters, which reports a dip in eCommerce shopping and a rise in in-store traffic 9%: Drop in eCommerce sales from 2021 reported by Dick’s Sporting Goods as customers returned to the […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended April 30, 2022. “The team delivered a solid start to the year – with a 6.5% top-line sales expansion, a 19.2% lift to gross profit, and a 48.1% increase to earnings per share. During the quarter, the Dollar Tree […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Getir is gearing up to slash its global workforce by around 14% as it grapples with industry headwinds. The Turkish-based rapid delivery giant currently employs around 32,000 people in the… The post Getir gears up to slash 14% of its global workforce appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Delivery
Fears of an impending recession are forcing rapid grocery delivery companies to slam the brakes on growth. This week, two of the largest instant grocery apps, Getir and Gorillas, announced decisions to lay off hundreds of employees. Another firm, Zapp, said it is proposing redundancies in its U.K. team.
  1. Department: Beverage
Iced coffee brand Emmi Caffe Latte has linked up with ITV’s reality show Love Island. The collaboration, launching on 6 June, will begin with television advertising and an on-pack competition, giving customers the chance to win two pairs of tickets to the final Love Island party with travel to Mallorca and two nights’ accommodation. Laura Graham, […]
  1. Department & Category
  What’s for Dinner is the age-old question every parent hears, and most say I don’t know.  Today more and more families or looking online, or for new avenues of fresh food distributions in the way of meals and meal components that can be mixed and matched into perfect family meal.   Alternative fresh food […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
78% of of e-commerce websites in the UK are unable to convert shoppers due to their inability to “understand” natural language and thus, shoppers’ intent, according to a new report from Klevu. This found that over three quarters of the 50 retailers researched delivered zero or irrelevant results when presented with conversational queries. Only 20% […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 

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