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  1. Data & Insights
Earlier this spring, Google announced that its flagship analytics platform, Google Analytics, will be transitioning from Universal Analytics (UA) to Google Analytics 4 (GA4). Beginning July of 2023, UA properties will no longer process new data. If you have an ecommerce site, you need to prepare for this change — and fast. More specifically, if […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Happy Monday. It’s Independence Day here in the United States, which means that much of TechCrunch is on holiday. But as last week came to a close, several important pieces of data dropped that are worth our consideration. Let’s not let that opportunity pass, day off or not. (Also, this is the last day of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Time and time again regular readers of this blog have heard Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® explain how and why consumers do not want to invest the time to cook a meal from scratch.  Rather consumer like to buy grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat meals or meal components. Yes, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Twice monthly we publish a rundown of new products, updates, and services that could help merchants. This installment includes updates on live stream shopping, sales analytics, social commerce, and more. The post Ecommerce Product Releases: July 4, 2022 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Media & Marketing
Looking to launch an email marketing program? Here’s a quick rundown of the basics from longtime contributor Carolyn Nye, addressing subscriber growth, vendor selection, frequency, and more. The post Email Marketing: Tips for Getting Started appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Data & Insights
The author of this post loves books and reads at least one a week. All of them in analog form which are marked and underlined using a very special instrument( Faber Castell pencil )and then the best lines are copied by hand using a decades old Mont Blanc pen onto parchment paper in leather bound […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Equity crowdfunding — or community raises, as the fundraising platforms involved prefer to call it — has grown steadily over the last few years. Regulations governing the process continue to evolve in the market’s favor, and 2022’s venture funding pullback may be the final piece needed to quiet the fundraising strategy’s naysayers for good. This […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
*80% of retailers have been hit with supply problems in the last year; *52% of shops and ecommerce brands have experienced stockouts, resulting in a loss of sales; *Supply crisis has added 23% to retailers’ costs over the last year and 51% have put up prices as a result; * Results are from a new […]
  1. Department & Category
  Small meals, or snacking has become a mainstay lifestyle for many in the United States according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Time starved, on-the-go consumers are replacing traditional meal periods with small meals or snacks that can fit into a pack on-the-go lifestyle according to Johnson. Sally Lyons […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups. The latest proof? Y Combinator this week announced Launch YC, a platform […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In this episode, Sri & PVSB engage in some rank punditry as they explore the state of the CPG/Retail industry half way into 2022. Topics they cover: State of omnichannel – ecommerce or store – who is winning?  Implosion of immediate delivery vertical The emergence of live streaming & video  Influence of digital content on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. J.B. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B. Hunt 360 technology to automate processes such as check calls and transactions. “Real-time testing with customers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Testing new satellites and space-based technologies has never been easy exactly, but it definitely could be easier. Slingshot 1, a 12U Cubesat mission just launched via Virgin Orbit, is an attempt to make building and testing a new satellite as easy as plugging a new keyboard into your computer. To say it’s “USB for space” […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ron Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Enjoy Technology Back in 2016, Ron Johnson was asked in a fireside chat at Shoptalk about the biggest mistake he had ever made. His response: “Going to JCPenney.” Prior to his failed stint as JCPenney’s CEO, Johnson was riding high as the chief architect of the Apple Retail concept […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Half of consumers find the idea of rapid grocery delivery in half an hour or less appealing, according to a report by data and digital consultancy TWC. The research reveals… The post Half of consumers find rapid grocery delivery appealing appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Data & Insights
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abortion rights in the U.S., many people are questioning how the apps they use every day might suddenly be turned against them. As concerns mount over the endless well of data that tech companies built an entire industry around, Google is taking at least […]
  1. Data & Insights
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  1. Shopper & Customer
Personalization is among the most hotly debated topics among marketers. To some, it’s the holy grail their organizations need to seize to delight existing customers, acquire new ones, and prove return on marketing spend. To others, it’s a false flag for invasive data collection and inaccurate promotions that alienate shoppers. One way to reframe the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The second half of 2021 saw 35.5 billion online transactions processed with a global growth in volume of 44 percent year-over-year (YoY), according to a recent LexisNexis® Risk Solutions study. The study illustrated that accelerated digitalization, fueled by the pandemic, continues across a multitude of different demographics and geographies. This change in consumer mentality and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In episode 356 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Erica Hood, director of global loyalty at The North Face, a VF Corporation brand, the premier exploration company in the world. Hood discusses her role and how she’s impacting The North Face’s global loyalty strategy (0:48), why the brand decided to redesign its XPLR Pass […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Kohl’s has rejected a $53-per-share takeover bid — down from a previous offer of $60 — from the Franchise Group (FRG), according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the retailer on July 1. “Despite a concerted effort on both sides, the current financing and retail environment created significant obstacles to reaching an acceptable and fully executable […]
  1. Data & Insights
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on SheerID, a digital verification platform that can instantly verify the identity of individuals and businesses. With SheerID, enterprises can deliver gated, personalized, and exclusive offers to their customers while mitigating fraud and friction. As a […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you could have your audience feel one emotion what would it be? Excitement? Empathy? Surprise? Answering this question and building your next event around your desired emotional response can make all of the difference in how it is valued and what is remembered. Neurologist Donald Calne sums up the power of emotion: “Reason leads […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
  1. Data & Insights
As artificial intelligence charges forward on many fronts, computer vision continues to be one of, if not the most, critical method of connecting the real and digital worlds. Computer vision is now well out of niche implementations and use-cases and has mass-market appeal across industries and applications. Despite its usefulness, computer vision is hamstrung by […]

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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
  1. Corporate Finance
  2. Department: HBC
  3. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
  4. Corporate Strategy
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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