1. Technology & Innovation
C&C Group, an Irish manufacturer, marketer and distributor of alcoholic drinks, has appointed Carole Kingsbury as its new CTO. Last year, Kingsbury departed Ted Baker, where she served as Director of IT, with plans to take some time out. “Not often we get the opportunity to take a break in our world,” she told RTIH […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
MKM Building Supplies is one of the leading home improvement purveyors for both commercial and DIY customers throughout the United Kingdom, known for its personal touch and localized offerings. But when it came to serving customers online, the company was decidedly behind the times. Image courtesy MKM “As a business, MKM is very traditional; people […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Brent Bellm, Chief Executive Officer at BigCommerce, has taken to social media to hit out at e-commerce rival Shopify. Last week, the latter flagged up a study claiming that it has the best total cost of ownership in commerce. “We are better value because where our competitors put their complexity onto the backs of their […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The ecommerce industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years, with global sales reaching an estimated $5.8 trillion in 2023, according to research by Statista. The same study suggests this trend is only expected to continue: by 2027, the global retail ecommerce market is projected to grow by 39% and surpass the $8 trillion mark. […]
  1. Retail Operations
DNA Payments Group, an omnichannel payments company operating in the UK and EU, has appointed former Adyen executive, Jan-Pieter (JP) Lips, as its new Chief Executive Officer.  He will be responsible for DNA Payments’ next period of growth as the company continues to develop and provide payments solutions into fast growing vertical market sectors such […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
While at NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show in New York City this week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Michael Challinger, CEO of Houzer, an emerging kitchen and bathroom product company, to learn more about the brand’s partnership with commerce platform BigCommerce. Challinger discusses transforming the Houzer digital business after joining the company as CEO, why […]
  1. Data & Insights
The National Retail Federation forecasted 2023 holiday sales to grow between 3 percent and 4 percent. And while sales growth has slowed due to the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and other factors, retailers must still compete — if not compete even harder — for consumers’ eyeballs and wallets. The smartest retailers will leverage advanced technologies like […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Rare is the e-commerce small to midsize business (SMB) that has the time, resources and expertise to build its own website. It’s basically, Shopify, a Shopify competitor, or bust. Thanks to a bunch of artificial intelligence-powered releases from Shopify in the second half of 2023, that’s not necessarily as limiting as it might sound. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Do you like numbers? Do you like retail systems news? Then this is the article for you. Including TrusTrace, New Look, Square, Fossil Group, NewStore, InPost, and the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards. 5…This week, we announced the winning submissions for the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards, sponsored by PMC, FreedomPay, Worldpay from FIS, CADS, 3D Cloud […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In this era of the “Retail Renaissance,” independent retailers are in a prime position to carve their niche in the market through innovative marketing ideas and concepts. The fusion of digital technology, experiential engagement, and personalized narratives empowers these retailers to thrive. Research shows that 75% of businesses increased their credibility and trust by harnessing […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Imagine walking into a store where every detail, from the decor to the products on the shelves, tells a compelling story. A story that captivates your senses and entices you to become a part of it. Welcome to the world of crafting a unique brand identity and customer engagement in retail. In this article, we […]
  1. Data & Insights
The holiday shopping season means an entirely different thing for shoppers and merchants. For the latter, it’s not just about festivities, gift-giving, and visiting places but the busiest time of year, when they have to work amidst the incoming rush if they’re looking to stay ahead of the competition and maximize sales.  In the case […]
  1. Data & Insights
I decided to switch to reusable bags instead of plastic ones, and I’m tote-ally okay with it. Well, that isn’t just a fun wordplay; it’s a statement that perfectly captures how the winds of change are sweeping across the marketplace. The retail landscape is undergoing a monumental shift, and the numbers prove it. According to […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Carole Kingsbury has departed Ted Baker, where she served as Director of IT. She joined the company in 2019 as Head of Project Delivery, before taking on the role of Head of Business Solutions in 2020, and then Director of IT in 2022. Ted Baker has been cutting head office jobs following its acquisition by […]
  1. Merchandising
“It [ecommerce] is a different animal in that to sell it, you have to know it. You have to use your network to be able to see how it’s working elsewhere. Because it’s 27 years old, it’s relatively a baby compared to traditional retail.” — Colette Richards, Director of Alternative Sales and Distribution, Barcel USA […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
The MACH Alliance, a group of companies focused on advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems, has announced changes to its executive board and leadership team. Board elections take place every year with each term lasting two years. Executive board members are permitted to serve a maximum of two terms. The MACH Alliance says that the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
MACH Alliance, a group of tech companies focused on advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems, has announced PayPal as the first company to join its new Supporter membership category. The move represents the expansion of MACH Alliance into the FinTech sector. The Supporter membership category is for companies that sit outside of the requirements for […]
  1. Data & Insights
While having a product page with quality images and a description might have been enough a few years ago, the current e-commerce landscape demands that your product pages aren’t just “nice” but effective. A competently optimized product page can increase your presence in relevant search results, improve the customer experience, and ensure your conversion rate […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including EE, Barclaycard, the Isle of Wight Festival 2023, no-boxx, Valtech, commercetools, MACH Alliance, and Brave Bison Commerce. UK mobile network giant EE seeks to reinvent retail with new Studio store launch at Westfield London EE has opened a new flagship store, The EE […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The digital shelf is much like the brick-and-mortar shelf. It’s full of merchandised products and descriptions designed to catch the consumer’s eye. Rather than vying for customers with local high-street retailers, however, digital shelves compete on a global scale. And within this ever-expansive ecommerce ecosystem, one low-quality image or lackluster product description could mean a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With a macroeconomic headwind looming, now is the time for enterprise retailers to reduce their exposure and risk with the objective of making smart investments in their technology stacks to future-proof their e-commerce operations to ensure adaptability during periods of economic uncertainty. Composable commerce — a modular approach that allows merchants to customize their tech […]
  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. Corporate Finance
E-commerce integration provider, Patchworks, has received a further £4 million in funding from Gresham House Ventures. This follows investments totalling £4.8 million over the past two years, bringing the total investment to £8.8 million since the firm’s first round in August 2021. Patchworks is investing the cash on enhancing its low code/no code self-serve integration […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ecommerce platform BigCommerce has announced a new tool to enable merchants of all sixes to manage multiple store fronts. Multi-Storefront was previously only available for enterprise merchants is now available… The post BigCommerce enables merchants to open multiple storefronts through new tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
The NRF Big Show, held in NYC Jan. 15-17, did more than bring together 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. The event also gives us business editors the chance to suss out the major trends that retail decision-makers will be grappling with in 2023. Here’s our take on just a few of the key […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
If you’re a child of the ’90s then you already know (and probably love) Dippin’ Dots. If you’re not and you don’t have kids or have never been to an amusement park, then here’s the long and short of it — Dippin’ Dots is cryogenically frozen ice cream that form little beads to create a […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
BigCommerce and Sage have established a partnership to provide merchants with an end-to-end commerce solution, integrating their online storefronts to their back-office. The leading open SaaS platform has teamed up… The post BigCommerce ties up with Sage to provide end-to-end commerce solutions appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
BigCommerce has launched on Google Cloud Marketplace for the first time, helping to make it easier for global enterprise customers to modernise their ecommerce platform to expand audience reach and… The post BigCommerce partners with Google to help ecommerce merchants grow online appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
On June 8 and 9, 2022, Deliver Event took place in Amsterdam. This event gave us the opportunity to meet and exchange with logistics solutions from all over the world. In this context, I had the opportunity to exchange with Andrew Chan, co-founder and CMO at AfterShip. The company, now based in Hong-Kong, had its […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]