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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Chipotle Mexican Grill said that price increases it put through enabled it to offset higher prices on beef and shipping. The fast casual chain posted adjusted earnings per share of $7.02, well above the $6.32 expected by analysts. Net sales rose nearly 22 percent during the most recent quarter.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon has opened a first of its kind robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts.  The new facility will expand Amazon robotics manufacturing capability in the US and create more than… The post Amazon opens robotics manufacturing facility in the US appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sephora has unveiled its new partnership with Relex Solution artificial intelligence (AI).  The global beauty giant will employ the Relex solution to improve its demand forecasting and automated replenishment.  The… The post Sephora unveils AI system to improve operations appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Associates & Employees
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It’s a time to recognize the many contributions people with disabilities have made to the workforce and economy. It’s also a time to acknowledge the ways in which the workforce can support the advancement of this community. For me, honoring this month is especially important. For far too […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
If you’re running a successful B2B company, your sales operations (sales ops) crew is likely the unsung hero of your sales process. Business leaders sometimes make the mistake of seeing sales operations (increasingly known as revenue operations) as a cost instead of a potential revenue driver. But companies in the know, like Snowflake and McAfee, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. While reporting Snapchat’s Q3 results yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel conceded Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework “disrupted” Snap’s advertising business, as it reported lower-than-expected earnings. The earnings miss drove sharp declines in Facebook’s and Twitter’s stocks as well. ATT, which rolled out in April with iOS 14.5, requires users […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Solving a personal hardship may be the most common motivator for starting a business. Clark Nowlin’s hardship was acidity in coffee. It wrecked his stomach. Golden Ratio Coffee is Nowlin’s answer. It’s a producer of low-acid coffee. The post Gas Station Coffee Spurs Golden Ratio Founder appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Department: HBC
OMAHA, Neb. — Hy-Vee’s Amber Specialty Pharmacy subsidiary has promoted three executives to new posts that focus on continued growth and innovation for the company, which was named 2020 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy. In the promotions announced on Friday, John Ortner transitions to senior vice president of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC|Retail Tomorrow plans to dissolve as a member-owned nonprofit at the end of the year. The decision, made by the trade group’s board, must still be approved by its members. “This news is disappointing to many, but we recognize our industry has changed significantly,” GMDC president and CEO Patrick Spear said. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
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. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Luxury watch brands are turning to Instagram to create awareness for their new products, and companies such as Breitling are using commenters on the social media site as an advisory board. “We show them new products, concepts or ideas one to two years in advance,” said George Kern, Breitling CEO. “And here and there, we […]
  1. Channel: Mass
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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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 […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
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 […]