1. Channel: Mass
Growing up in inner-city Chicago as the child of a strong, single working mom and the oldest of three siblings, I learned firsthand that access to opportunity unlocks potential. My first job was delivering newspapers in my neighborhood, come rain, sleet or snow. It was on-the-job education, and I learned time management, discipline and commitment. […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Amazon.com is freezing hiring for its corporate staff in retail for the rest of the year. More than 10,000 openings had been posted as of Monday evening. According to Brad Glasser, an Amazon spokesperson, the company has many jobs available throughout the company, but he said “we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The instant delivery e-tailer’s second private brand includes allergy medications and at-home test kits, while its new partnership makes convenience items available to diners on the Grubhub Marketplace.
  1. Department & Category
  Building a brand with the ‘halo’ of better for you is the undercurrent driving a number of chain restaurant start-ups, and one outstanding grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food retailer. That retailer is Everytableas regular readers of this blog know our own Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson believes “Everytable has the best messaging within […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Amazon has launched Amazon Catalytic Capital, an initiative that will invest $150 million in venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding. The company will invest in funds that focus on Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In addition to providing capital, the new Amazon Catalytic Capital initiative will also offer mentorship and business opportunities to startups led by Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders Initial fund investments include Collide Capital , Elevate Future Fund , Share Ventures ,
  1. Trends & External Forces
 While the pandemic showcased the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, it also validated an indulgent relationship with food. In the UK, almost half of consumers say it’s been easier to justify eating indulgent food/drink since COVID-19. This agreement is even higher among younger adults. While ice cream is inherently indulgent, brands have been […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s announcements by both Booker and Tesco of an additional pay increase for hourly paid workers in the face of the cost-of-living crisis. Booker hourly paid retail staff will receive an additional 25p per hour increase from 13 November, taking the base rate from £9.75 to £10 an hour. […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Sales at Booker rose by 13.9% in the six months to 27 August 2022, according to Tesco’s interim results, out today. The increase was driven by a strong recovery in its catering revenues, up 35.5% compared with one year ago, when Covid restrictions were still in place. Excluding tobacco, Booker’s retail arm saw sales up […]
  1. Channel: Mass
One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores with a brand redesign that illustrates the link between One Stop own-label fresh food and parent company Tesco. There are now more than 160 products in the Selected by Tesco range of chilled food products, including fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
Coca-Cola will today launch its FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign, “Believing is Magic”. The new campaign will run across TV, Radio, out-of-home, social media and digital platforms into November. The new TV advert will air for the first time during the Women’s England vs USA match this Friday. Also, for the fifth time, Coca-Cola and […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
The John Lewis Partnership has doubled down on its pledges to “protect and restore” nature and reduce the impact of its commercial activity on the natural environment. The company has… The post John Lewis unveils new sustainability pledges to “protect and restore nature” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Market Performance Group (MPG) has acquired The Creative Partners Group (The CPG). The deal will further expand MPG’s best-in-class omnichannel strategy and services capabilities at Target Corp. and throughout the retail marketplace, the company said. Marc Greenberger   Described as a one-stop retail powerhouse, The CPG is one of the country’s […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Walmart allegedly fired an employee in New Jersey after he tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment screening test. The worker in question, Eric Zanetich, had not even reported for his first shift at the chain when he was let go. Marijuana consumption is legal in New Jersey and the state’s law makes clear that […]
  1. Merchandising
KP Snacks has launched brand new, limited edition Christmas packaging for its premium snack brand Tyrrells. Rolling out from October, the festive packaging will feature across sharing bags of the top 5 Tyrrells flavours: Lightly Sea Salted, Mature Cheddar & Chive, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper and Veg Crisps with Sea Salt. Designed to engage shoppers, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luxury fashion house Versace has selected a new tech partner to transform its retail planning. The retailer has partnered with Board to enhance its global item planning process, calculating target… The post Versace selects new tech partner to transform retail planning appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The New York Times this morning writes that “by many measures, the labor market is still extraordinarily strong even as fears of a recession loom. The unemployment rate, which stood at 3.7 percent in August, remains near a five-decade low. There are twice as many job openings as unemployed workers available to fill them. Layoffs, […]

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Iconic M&M’S brand’s “brew-ti-fulI” new offering will join its permanent flavor lineup in 2023    NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, M&M’S®, a proud part of Mars, unveiled its latest product innovation, M&M’S Caramel Cold Brew. The new product delivers a delicious combination of smooth, robust coffee flavor and sweet, chewy caramel, covered in classic M&M’S milk […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
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  3. Partnerships & Alt Profit
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  5. Owned Brands (Private Label)
The instant delivery e-tailer’s second private brand includes allergy medications and at-home test kits, while its new partnership makes convenience items available to diners on the Grubhub Marketplace.
  1. Department: Nonfood
  2. Department: Nonfood
To lighten the load of college football fans this season, Molson Coors brand Coors Light has teamed up with Tide Cleaners, a personal clothing washing company created by P&G detergent brand Tide, according to a press release. Coors Light wants to help fans “keep their chores light” by inviting those in select markets to drop their […]