BigTech

  1. Retail Ecosystem
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Big Technology is a weekly newsletter dedicated to covering the tech world with honest, nuanced reporting. Join the 80,000+ subscribers who tune into Big Technology for tech news without the spin. Here’s an easy way to subscribe: Subscribe now Join us in Santa Clara on 10/18 and 10/19. On Thursday afternoon, the Delaware Chancery Court […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
There are few in retail circles who would argue that the role of the store is the same as it ever was. With the rate of change accelerating like never before, consumers are throwing new challenges at retailers faster than they can implement solutions. It’s no wonder that many retailers seem to be in a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
View the full-size version of this infographic. The Most Searched Consumer Brands in 2022 View the high resolution of this infographic by clicking here. In today’s fast-paced world, a strong brand is a powerful asset that helps a business stand out in a sea of competition. What are some of the most popular brands around […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The chief executive of autonomous vehicle developer Aurora Innovation presented a swath of cost-cutting and cash-generating options to its board, ranging from a hiring freeze and spinning out assets to a small capital raise, going private and even selling itself to high-profile tech companies Apple and Microsoft. The ideas, all aimed at shoring up its […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
When Kevin Beauregard talks about the economy of his forthcoming racing game, ExoGP, the CEO of gaming developer Atmos Labs wants to talk about ownership, not earning. The metaverse-focused game’s core is the exosuit, a sort of armored wingsuit built on a nonfungible token (NFT) that lets you build and add other NFT-based components onto […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has reached a $35 million settlement in a class action lawsuit in Illinois. The suit alleges that Snapchat’s filters and lenses violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which is a powerful state measure that has tripped up tech companies in recent years. The news was first reported by […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Amazon Fresh has appointed Asda veteran Lousie Bagshaw as to a new central operations position. She joins the tech giants grocery arm from the Big 4 grocer, where she spent… The post Amazon Fresh poaches Asda veteran for new central operations position appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
The Information has a piece suggesting that there is a reason that Amazon has gone on what looks like an acquisition binge… “We’re learning how Amazon plans to deal with Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan’s anti–tech acquisition policy – by striking so many deals that the FTC will have a hard time fighting them […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As consumers return to in-person shopping, businesses everywhere are moving quickly to include the best parts of physical retail in the online customer journey. But retailers looking to take features from brick-and-mortar shopping and port them over to the online experience are thinking about it in the wrong way. Success in this new age of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Information reports that Amazon on Friday announced that it is acquiring iTobit, the manufacturer of the Roomba automated vacuum cleaner, for $1.7 billion. CNBC writes that “the acquisition marks Amazon’s fourth-largest deal, behind its $13.7 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods in 2017, its $8.45 billion purchase of film studio MGM last year, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Young startups often thrill early adopters by offering outstanding customer service with a personal touch. Many Big Tech companies, on the other hand, are […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
by Kevin Coupe The “On Tech” newsletter written by Shira Ovide for the New York Times has a fascinating piece this week about how US regulators are suing to stop the acquisition of publisher Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House, which would “shrink the number of large American publishers of mass-market books from five […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just sued to block Meta from acquiring a VR company, saying it would put the social media giant “one step closer to its ultimate goal of owning the entire ‘Metaverse.’” That’s something CEO Mark Zuckerberg had better get on with, given the dismal Q2 earnings report the company released on […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Just nine months into its new life as Meta Platforms and the social media giant’s money-losing pivot to the metaverse and augmented reality has slammed head-on into economic reality. Not only did the renamed parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Reels just deliver its first-ever decline in sales, but CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
For an industry that rarely has major news anymore, this was an awfully big week for virtual reality. Unsurprisingly, all of the important data points are related to the industry’s sole benefactor these days, Meta, which managed to raise the cost of entry to its VR ecosystem, find itself in a new battle with the […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
The Boston Globe  has an interview with Chris Bischoff, who helps lead health care investing at Cambridge-based venture capital firm General Catalyst, in which he suggests that Amazon’s planned acquisition of the One Medical health care system could prompt activity around other healthcare startups. “We’ve clearly seen these big tech companies come in … I’m […]
  1. Data & Insights
A new report detailing the cost of mobile data in different markets across the world, bears the evidence of why internet use in most of Africa remains low despite the growing broadband internet coverage. The Worldwide Mobile Pricing 2022 report, which surveyed 233 countries, shows that five of the 10 most expensive countries to buy […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Big technology companies including Facebook’s parent Meta and Google have signed a pact to self-regulate themselves over harmful content shared across digital platforms in New Zealand. The move comes as regulators across the globe grapple with ways to make the internet a safer and less hostile place for users. Indonesia last week pushed a strict […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon “has started drastically reducing the number of items it sells under its own brands, and the company has discussed the possibility of exiting the private-label business entirely to alleviate regulatory pressure, according to people familiar with the matter.” The story notes that Amazon has some 243,000 SKUs […]
  1. Media & Marketing
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  1. Data & Insights
Most of the central banks in western countries have formally adopted a neutral position when it comes to the decision of whether to issue a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank (ECB), just to name a few, are conducting research and developing the […]
  1. Data & Insights
AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company “is aware of a bad actor claiming to be in possession of stolen data,” adding that “an investigation is currently underway.” […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced the launch of Saga, an Android web3-focused smartphone. “This is something that I fundamentally believe the industry needs to do,” Yakovenko said. “We didn’t see a single crypto […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The UK risks becoming a ‘rule taker’ from Brussels when it comes to regulating Big Tech companies after the government chose to not give the regulator powers to set codes… The post UK risks becoming too soft on Big Tech, CMA chief says appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Data & Insights
Data centers, which drive the apps, websites, and services that billions of people use every day, can be hazardous places for the workers that build and maintain them. Workers sometimes have to service a data center’s electrical equipment while it’s being energized. And they can become exposed to chemicals like chlorine, which is used as […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon is tapping into augmented reality in an attempt to appeal to sneakerheads shopping its site. The retailer this morning announced a new feature called Virtual Try-On for Shoes that will allow customers to visualize how a pair of new shoes will look on themselves from multiple angles using their mobile phone’s camera. The company […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Dave Clark, the former Amazon consumer chief, will take over as CEO of freight forwarding and customs brokerage startup Flexport starting September 1, 2022. Clark resigned from his role as CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division on Friday. His last day at the big tech company will be July 1, after which time he’ll join […]

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  1. Shopper & Customer
  2. Corporate Strategy
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  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Technology & Innovation
  7. Trends & External Forces
  8. Stores & Formats
Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Department: Food
  3. ESG
  4. Merchandising
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
  2. Channel: Delivery
  3. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  4. Channel: Grocery - Natural
  5. Department & Category
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Corporate Purpose
  8. ESG
  9. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  10. Media & Marketing
  11. Retailer Media
  12. Agencies & Vendors
  13. Retail Ecosystem
  14. Data & Insights
  15. International
  16. Shopper & Customer
  17. Technology & Innovation
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  19. Retail Operations
  20. Associates & Employees
  21. Operations & Supply Chain
  22. Stores & Formats
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]

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