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  1. Media & Marketing
PoS and omnichannel commerce solution startup XY Retail has closed a $4 million seed round led by Monta Vista Capital with participation from Stage 1 Ventures. The cash will be used to accelerate the company’s global roll-out of its XY platform to luxury brands. The aim is to help them digitise their enterprises and manage […]
  1. Data & Insights
Amazon said yesterday that it is launching a new retail analytics service that is designed to “offer brands insights about the performance of their products, promotions and ad campaigns. The new service, Store Analytics, gives brands anonymized insights about their products in Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh stores in the United States that use Just […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amazon.com has launched Store Analytics, a new in-store measurement service to provide consumer packaged goods companies with insights about the performance of their products, sales promotions and ad campaigns in the retailer’s convenience stores and supermarkets.
  1. Shopper & Customer
The rising cost of living is wreaking havoc with consumer spending. And as food, transport, and energy prices continue to rocket, consumers aren’t the only ones cutting back. Tesla recently announced mass layoffs, while buy-now-pay-later giant Klarna has cut 10% of its staff. We see a clear consumer dilemma in our Zeitgeist data – between […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The consumer is telling us the cost of everything can’t keep going up.  Consumers are cutting back on visits to their favorite restaurants and convenience store.  If you are a retailer that means less money, in the till, less profit in the back at the end of the month.  The questions Steven Johnson, Grocerant […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
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 Jan Heijblom, Sales Manager at GreyOrange. Jan and I were able to discuss various topics, […]
  1. International
Who would have thought that a row over boozy parties held in Downing Street during lockdown would have a material impact on the future of independent convenience stores? Bizarre, yes, but that does appear to be what happened last month after the government announced that some of the planned rules on restricting the sale of […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Mark Tritton, who took over as CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond in late 2019 to lead a transformation amid declining store traffic, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Bed Bath & Beyond Board Director Sue Gove, who is taking over as interim CEO, said in a news release that the leadership change occurred because […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
After launching in 2019 and delivering hugely successful follow up events in 2020 and 2021, the RTIH Innovation Awards return in 2022, featuring PMC as Headline Sponsor. The fourth edition of the awards is now open for entries, and includes a new category: Omnichannel retail initiative of the year. This award will go to a […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said yesterday that it plans to drive sales at its Amazon Fresh bricks-and-mortar stores by offering Amazon Prime members a 20 percent discount on select items. “We’re excited to launch the new Prime member savings benefit at Amazon Fresh stores today, offering 20% off everyday essentials across aisles,” Jeff Helbling, vice president of Amazon […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Seeking to improve merchandise availability and supply chain visibility, Hugo Boss will deploy the Nedap iD Cloud platform chainwide. The premium apparel retailer operates in 128 countries at approximately 6,800 points of sale as well as online in 59 countries. All Hugo Boss stores will be equipped with the Nedap iD Cloud store app, designed […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]
  1. CPG: Food
Nature Valley has announced the launch of a new HFSS-compliant Fruit & Nut range. The cereal bar brand will shortly roll out its new flavours to convenience stores across the country. The range is made with 100% wholegrain oats, is high in fibre and contains no colours, artificial flavours, or preservatives. The bars are intended […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
UNION, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named Sue Gove, an independent director on the company’s board and chair of its strategy committee, the company’s interim chief executive officer. She replaces Mark Tritton, who has left his role as president, chief executive officer and  board member, the company said Wednesday. The move came […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart has entered into an agreement to acquire augmented reality tech company, Memomi. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming weeks, with Memomi employees joining the Walmart Global Tech organisation.  Since 2019, Memomi has enabled digital measurements for Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers, across more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
From the Dallas Morning News: “H-E-B has taken the lead in a consumer preference index as the top e-commerce grocer ahead of second- and third-place finishers Amazon and Amazon Fresh. “Customer data science firm Dunnhumby said Tuesday that it was a near statistical tie, but San Antonio-based H-E-B narrowly edged out Amazon. Walmart ranked fourth, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Interesting piece in The Information about three startups working with direct-to-consumer online retailers to help them “work together to showcase their goods in new ways – without cannibalizing each other’s sales.” Two of the companies – Canal and Disco – have similar business strategies, helping “one merchant sell its goods on another merchant’s site. When […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon announced today that it’s launching a new physical retail store analytics service that offer brands insights about the performance of their products, promotions and ad campaigns. The new service, Store Analytics, gives brands anonymized insights about their products in Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh stores in the United States that use Just Walk Out […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart and Memomi, an augmented reality (AR) optical tech company, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care.
  1. Corporate Strategy
Bed Bath & Beyond has replaced its CEO, the retailer announced Wednesday (June 29) in the wake of another disappointing earnings report. Sue Gove, an independent director on the company’s board and chair of its strategy committee, has been named interim chief executive of the household furnishings provider, replacing Mark Tritton, who is stepping down […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Deliveroo has announced the launch of a new advertising platform, Deliveroo Media and E-commerce. The rapid delivery firm is working on this offering with Criteo who are supplying the advertising technology and media sales services.  From this month, brands will be able to advertise to Deliveroo customers with relevant offers across its app, on the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A narrowly divided Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has filed a misguided lawsuit against Walmart regarding money transfer services that the Company offers to consumers. Here’s what you need to know about the lawsuit: Since Walmart began offering our customers flat, low fee money transfer services at our stores, the company has saved consumers—particularly the unbanked […]
  1. Data & Insights
The retail industry isn’t immune to the side effects brought on by the Great Resignation. According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 155,000 job openings in retail as of March 2022. While big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target can incentivize retail associates to fulfill job openings […]
  1. Media & Marketing
As the pandemic has eased, catalogers are having to pivot to the new reality of the post-pandemic world. Most catalogers saw significant changes to their businesses with the onset of the pandemic. Now, most catalogers are seeing another shift as demand, response rates, and the basic business models shift again. How can catalogers understand the […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Dollar Tree Inc. today announced the departures of key operating and financial executives, a shake-up that the company said was made to support implementation of its turnaround initiatives. Dollar Tree said it is seeking candidates to replace chief operating officer Thomas O’Boyle, chief legal officer William Old, chief strategy officer David Jacobs […]

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Today in data, continued inflation and fears of a recession have contributed to a drop in the Consumer Confidence Index. Data $267.2B: Orders last month for manufactured durable goods, a sign that consumers were still spending despite inflation 98.7: The Consumer Confidence Index, down from 103.2 last month, and the lowest level since February 2021 43.2: Decline in […]
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This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]

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