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  1. Technology & Innovation
Shein has handpicked six U.S.-based designers to develop the first apparel collections for the EvoluSHEIN by Design program, which aims to accelerate the use of preferred materials and scale responsible manufacturing processes. Designers were selected based on their passion and their adherence to EvoluSHEIN by Design standards. Garments must consist of at least 30% preferred […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Doug Stephens Over the last 20 years, technology has transformed retail. Mobile phones have become essential conduits for communication, entertainment and commerce. Technologies like augmented reality, once a novelty, have become commonplace digital merchandising and selling tools. E-commerce, which in 2003 amounted to a rounding error on most retailers’ profit and loss statements, has […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Technological advancements over the years can be described as mind blowing and have impacted many aspects of life. Healthcare is no exception to this incredible journey; it goes beyond fancy gadgets to how technology improves healthcare for patients or medical professionals. Unsurprisingly, UK research has suggested that groundbreaking healthcare tech could transform medical procedures and […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Casey’s General Stores continues looking a customer ahead entering into new technology partnerships that will reduce ‘pain-points’ for both customers and employees according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Casey’s is upgrading its foodservice program with two new technology solutions that will streamline operations and while adding convenience to the ordering […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With the popularity of online shopping, it’s critical for retail brands to have a strong online presence and make their products easily accessible. However, many consumers still prefer an in-store shopping experience. A dual approach capturing all retail channels allows brands to reach the widest possible audience of consumers. For retail brands, the concept of […]
  1. Data & Insights
With online shopping maintaining its edge over the in-store experience post-pandemic, brands are already focusing on their e-commerce advertising strategies ahead of the holidays — from social media integration to maximizing their use of consumer data. According to a recent survey, a staggering 66 percent of e-commerce decision makers said they were prioritizing collecting first-party customer data in […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The holidays are filled with myths, misconceptions and half-truths. We’ve all heard them: “Santa is real,” “I love this heinous sweater,” or “I’m not sure where that last cookie went.” When it comes to the retail industry, myths about customer experience (CX) are some of the most pervasive. During the holiday season, it’s critical for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, 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 autonomous stores, virtual commerce, Just Walk Out tech meets RFID, and phone shops reinvented. 1. Pixevia works with […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Verge reports that Uber Eats “will start accepting food stamps and healthcare benefits as payment for grocery delivery orders.” Starting in 2024, the story says, “Anyone with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which disburses funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), will be eligible to use their funds […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
From Axios: “Amazon held its annual fall event to show off the company’s latest smart speakers, displays and tablets. But the company’s plans to bolster its voice assistant Alexa using generative AI was arguably the biggest news of the day. “Why it matters: The popularity of Alexa helps boost the company’s hardware strategy and e-commerce […]
  1. Data & Insights
  It’s that time of the year to begin hiring for the holiday season. With the battle for share of stomach continuing to drive a wedge between restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores the companies that are not understaffed will win this holiday season.  Today Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® […]
  1. Data & Insights
In today’s digital age almost all of us have experienced the thrill of clicking “add to cart” and the subsequent anticipation of our purchases arriving. Yet many of us may not reflect on the multitude of interactions and emotions that succeed that singular moment. Underlying these experiences is the invisible hand of artificial intelligence, steering […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Counterfeiting is a pressing concern for businesses globally, transcending all sectors and demographics. It affects the brick-and-mortar, catalog, and e-commerce sectors and undermines customer retention, service, management, merchandising, mobile, and omnichannel integration. It encompasses everything from fake consumer goods to fraudulent copies of digital products. This rising tide of counterfeiting is fueled by an intricate […]
  1. Data & Insights
Rising inflation and changing marketplace trends are among the key concerns of retailers around the U.S., as shoppers not only display unprecedented behaviors but also watch every dollar they spend. This makes it even more difficult for businesses in this space to create compelling marketing campaigns that drive conversions and increase loyalty Shopper Behavior in […]
  1. Department: Food
    [[“value”:” WinCo Foods has selected the Invafresh grocery platform to optimize the company’s fresh operations across multiple departments, starting with deli, food service and seafood divisions, to reduce shrink, improve in-stocks and deliver a fresher experience to customers. WinCo was looking for a solution to automate production planning to deliver optimal on-shelf availability […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the last few years we have witnessed shopping patterns take many twists and turns. This week, we’ll look at the latest insights on shopping trends and how they impact holiday forecasts and Predictions for 2023. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Carbon neutral: Eco-friendly online shopping to top $100 Billion.Doorcounts is becoming Click HERE to learn […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Restaurants from fast food outlets to fine dining establishments are currying favor with consumers seeking an answer to the age–old question; What’s for Dinner. They are doing that by […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Scott answers a question about how AI might benefit the legal industry. He then takes a question about dealing with the financial stress and uncertainty that comes with entrepreneurship. He wraps up with advice to a listener who is deciding whether to move to London and start a job in trading. Music: / @dcuttermusic […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Innovation of the Week is a new series from RTIH highlighting stand out deployments, launches, and initiatives. Every week, we will showcase forward thinking tech plays that have impressed our Editor and the Retail Technology Innovations Report judging panel, in the run up to the publication of the 2024 report early next year. […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has made its initial public offering (IPO), pricing its stock at $30 per share and valuing the grocery delivery and technology company at approximately $10 billion. Instacart, which will trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol “CART,” sold 22 million shares in the IPO, with 14.1 million coming from the company and 7.9 million […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has made its initial public offering (IPO), pricing its stock at $30 per share and valuing the grocery delivery and technology company at approximately $10 billion. Instacart, which will trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol “CART,” sold 22 million shares in the IPO, with 14.1 million coming from the company and 7.9 million […]
  1. Retail Operations
“RGM [revenue growth management] teams have become really essential drivers [of profitability] … they started off as analytic and consultative support, and I think we’re seeing now leaders really moving them forward into a real seat at the table.” — Peter Leech, Managing Director of Retail and Omnichannel Commerce, The Partnering Group (TPG) Brands are […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Gallup is out with a new survey saying that “22% of US workers worry technology will make job obsolete,” a number that is up seven points in two years. Here’s how Gallup frames the increased concerns: “The recent rise in people’s concern about their job becoming obsolete is owing almost entirely to college-educated workers, among […]
  1. Data & Insights
Informa Connect’s Patient Support Services Congress November 7-9, 2023 The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA Exclusive Offer – Be sure to use your exclusive promo code 23DC10 to save 10% off* of your registration. The Patient Support Services Congress is a dialogue-driven meeting that arms the industry with innovative trends and next-generation approaches to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  It is at the intersection of time starved digital native consumers and food sales that there is a battler for share of stomach between Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Convenience Stores all seeking the best technology to edify their brand with targeted customers Gen Z and Millennials according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]