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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CNBC reports that Zipline, which has “flown more than 38 million miles with its autonomous electric delivery drones since the company was founded in 2014,” last week “showed off its next-generation aircraft, which it hopes will make rapid aerial deliveries an everyday convenience for customers throughout the U.S., even in densely populated urban areas.” According […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Dollar General will invest nearly $100 million to increase labor hours for its more than 170,000 store employees in 2023 to enable “consistent store standards while further enhancing the associate and customer experience,” said CEO Jeffrey Owen on the company’s fiscal year 2022 earnings call. The move comes as retailers continue to struggle to attract […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon will eliminate 9,000 more jobs in the next few weeks, primarily in AWS, PXT, Advertising, and Twitch, according to CEO Andy Jassy. The news comes after the end of… The post Breaking news: Amazon slashes 9,000 more jobs appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer failed to alert Amazon Go customers in New York City that they were being monitored by biometric tracking technology, including facial recognition. The suit states Amazon is in violation of a 2021 law that requires businesses in the city to post signs informing customer […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
REI has hired Apple Musni as its new Chief People Officer, effective March 20, and promoted two executives to leadership positions: Chris Speyer has been named SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer, and Isabelle Portilla has been promoted to VP, Co-op Brands, effective immediately. Musni, most recently VP for Field People Experience and Recruiting at Chipotle, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
E-commerce pricing startup BlackCurve has secured £750,000 in new funding from investors including Nauta Capital and ACF Investors, bringing its total raised to £3.7 million.  Founded in 2017, BlackCurve’s technology enables retailers to evaluate and optimise their product pricing decisions. They can tap its platform to set rules that automatically change prices in reaction to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
2023 will continue to come with challenges for the retail industry. One that remains front and center  is recruiting and retaining customer facing employees. While 223,000 jobs were added in the U.S. in December, the retail industry continues to struggle. In our most recent research report, The Future of Retail Customer Service, the #1 barrier […]
  1. CPG: HBC
Yesterday we took note of a Fast Company piece arguing that it is an over-generalization to say that Gen Z is made up largely of people who are “quiet quitting” or doing the bare minimum at work, that they are devoid of a work ethic or any sort of ambition.  The larger problem, the author […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ecommerce giant Amazon has stopped selling print and Kindle magazine and newspaper subscriptions, with the Kindle Newsstand shutting down on 4 September 2023. “Effective March 9, 2023, Amazon is no… The post Amazon ditches Kindle Newsstand subscriptions appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Corporate Strategy
Dive Brief: Shopify’s integration of Deliverr will help the company build out its fulfillment capabilities for merchants in a more cost-effective manner, CFO Jeff Hoffmeister said at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media and Telecom Conference last week. The addition of Deliverr, an e-commerce fulfillment and order storage provider, provides Shopify with an asset-light network of warehouse partners, along […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday I featured an email from an MNB reader that read: I was in the Kansas City airport, the 2nd day of the “new” airport. Down in baggage claim of all places is an Amazon Go store. Now I don’t know what title the people assisting shoppers are called (mentors, geniuses, etc.) but they had […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
According to, the U.S. food market is worth $1.5 trillion annually, or roughly 4 percent of the domestic gross product. $800 billion of that revenue is from supermarkets and food stores. Compare this to the U.S. apparel market, which is estimated to be worth $318 billion (Statistica). And while the retail industry often focuses […]
  1. Retailer Media
What do Mall of America, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Walmart, CVS, and Best Buy have in common? They’ve all added the fastest-growing ad-supported retail media channel to their marketing toolkit. Retail media networks (RMNs) — retailer-owned digital platforms that sell ad space — are expected to double over the next four years. How fast is the RMN […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
[Editor’s note: This is the third article in our series on AI in retail. Be sure to check out our other stories on consumer attitudes toward AI and store design applications.]  Since OpenAI debuted ChatGPT a little over three months ago, “generative AI” has become a hot topic and no industry has been left untouched […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital sued Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries, saying the state agency violated its due process rights by requiring it to change a warehouse’s operations while the company appealed the directive. A federal judge in Seattle ruled against Amazon, leaving the company with little choice but to make the changes ordered.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Nashville, TN – March 15, 2023 – The nation’s first trade show dedicated entirely to sexual wellness, STIMULATE, is excited to announce their first keynote speaker. Claire McCormack, an Editor for Beauty Independent, is widely recognized for her commitment to sharing sexual wellness industry news, with her most recent report – Exciting Spring Product Launches […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
by Kevin Coupe I got an Eye-Opening email from an MNB reader this week that I wanted to share: I was in the Kansas City airport, the 2nd day of the “new” airport. Down in baggage claim of all places is an Amazon Go store. Now I don’t know what title the people assisting shoppers […]
  1. Retailer Media
For an advertiser looking for real-time conversions on its ads, retail media is nothing short of magic. Retail media ads connect impressions directly to purchases. You can see exactly how many people saw your ad and then completed a transaction. No other ad medium comes close. With retail media, brands can reach tens of millions […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have recently wrapped notable funding rounds, including Ocula Technologies, Yoti, Patchworks, and APEXX Global. 1. Ocula Technologies Ocula Technologies has received new investment from Lloyds Banking Group and its FinTech Investment Team. The SaaS startup aims to let retailers harness the power of AI to enable data […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital and Rivian are discussing ending an exclusivity agreement between the two companies after the online retailer placed an order for electric vans from the automaker at the low end of the range agreed upon. Amazon said it remains committed to buying 100,000 vans from Rivian by 2030.
  1. Retailer Media
Social media. TV. Influencer marketing. Search. They’re big, they’re glitzy, and often seen as the most popular advertising channels. But there’s another serious contender on the block: retail media networks (RMNs). Though online RMNs have been around since the launch of’s ad business in 2012, it’s only recently that they’re gaining real traction among […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is developing a video game called Alexa Arena in which users interact with virtual robots to train machines on how to behave around humans. Alexa Arena is aimed at… The post Amazon to create Alexa Arena video game to train robots on human interactions appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Wegmans Food Markets recently announced the introduction of enhanced in-store pharmacy auxiliary aids and accessibility options for customers with sensory disabilities, including persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing and/or persons with visual impairments. Those aids and accessibility options include: Video remote interpretation services in American Sign Language (“ASL”); Video Relay Service […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Just as the vast biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest can often serve as a microcosm of the planet’s broader ecology, the sheer scale of’s operation can also provide some insights into the behaviors and trends shaping the global economy.

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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
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Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]
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Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]