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  1. Stores & Formats
Sales at Booker rose by 13.9% in the six months to 27 August 2022, according to Tesco’s interim results, out today. The increase was driven by a strong recovery in its catering revenues, up 35.5% compared with one year ago, when Covid restrictions were still in place. Excluding tobacco, Booker’s retail arm saw sales up […]
  1. Channel: Mass
One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores with a brand redesign that illustrates the link between One Stop own-label fresh food and parent company Tesco. There are now more than 160 products in the Selected by Tesco range of chilled food products, including fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. Holiday & Events
James Hall & Co plumped for T&E Forshaw to be its main pumpkin supplier for Halloween for a third consecutive year after two successful seasons of pumpkin sales in Spar stores across the North of England. This year, T&E Forshaw will supply six times the number of pumpkins for James Hall & Co. supplied Spar […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With customer acquisition costs (CACs) increasing, brands are investing more than ever into marketing and advertising to get shoppers into stores and clicking on “buy” buttons. Yet this focus on the top of the funnel means brands are neglecting some of the most crucial moments in the customer journey. Specifically, those that happen post-purchase, when […]
  1. Media & Marketing
With the global economic downturn, inflation, ongoing supply chain challenges, and uncertainty due to the Ukraine war, this year’s holiday shopping season promises to be very challenging. Will people be in the mood to spend despite the gloom? Or will they rein in their enthusiasm and save for the year ahead? With these issues in […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Calling the pandemic and its aftermath a black-swan event at global scale is an understatement. Besides being a personal tragedy and suffering for millions, it dislocated the world order along several vectors, some irretrievably. As we put it behind us, it opens vast opportunities for the bold and decisive. One of the winners, if such […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DETROIT — Kroger Health is partnering with Michigan’s second-largest health plan, Priority Health, to launch two co-branded Medicare plans that promise to address patients’ whole-health needs. The two co-branded plans, PriorityMedicare + Kroger (PPO) as well as PriorityMedicare D-SNP + Kroger (HMO), will be available in eight counties in Southeast Michigan beginning in January 2023. […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The Wall Street Journal reports that Walgreens is using robotics to help compensate for staffing shortages in its retail pharmacies, “setting up a network of automated, centralized drug-filling centers that could fill a city block. Rows of yellow robotic arms bend and rotate as they sort and bottle multicolored pills, sending them down conveyor belts. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) have partnered to launch AutoT, a digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. The collection, which will be available both at Walmart.com and in stores, will feature exclusive figures and rare chase variants signed by stars and creators. Each series in the AutoT line is based […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tupperware is typically sold directly to consumers through its own website or “Tupperware parties.” Now, it can also be purchased in Target’s stores and websites. The retailer will offer container bundles ranging from $7.99 to $79.99. Tupperware, which has tested sales through retailers including Target previously, also sells its storage containers on Amazon.com.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retailers are doubling down on technology and redesigned stores that fuse digital and in-store experiences. Here’s an overview of World Retail Trends and phygital developments witnessed by Mood Media, global specialist in customer experience at the point of sale. Keep reading to see some of the most exciting World Retail Trends from September.  Subscription model […]
  1. Channel: Mass
  Walmart is targeting the next generation of consumers with interactive participatory marketing that it hopes to edify its relationship with a new generation of consumers according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   In what it hopes is branding coup, Walmart recently debuted 2 digital play experiences that tie […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
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. Retail Ecosystem
Premier, the Booker-owned symbol group, is celebrating its 4,000th outlet by trialling a raft of new sustainability and technology initiatives designed to keep its stores relevant to an emerging generation of younger consumers. The group is testing out several of the measures at a newly refurbished store in Bournemouth, Dorset, situated across the road from […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Empathy.co has launched the Retail Trust Index (RTI), with the aim of examining online tracking practices across the retail industry, and the impact of intrusive data practices on consumer trust.  This shows that consumers when shopping online with the UK’s leading retailers will be on average tracked by ten separate trackers, and over 50% were […]
  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. Technology & Innovation
Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
  1. Department: Food
Beyond Meat, the plant protein, traditional meat alternative brand, has a value equation problem. A value equation is the internal mind-set that customers have when assessing the worth of a brand. A value equation is a mental perception that assesses value prior to a purchase. A customer-perceived value equation is what you get for what […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon has reduced over 200 product lines as part of a major price reduction campaign across all of its 19 UK-based bricks-and-mortar stores. The 200 products, which come from both… The post Amazon Fresh slashes prices by up to 20% appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO – Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released Monday. The perceived rate of food at home inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is supporting storm relief efforts in communities across Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, with $1 million in donations announced on Monday. The donations include $500,000 each to the Florida Disaster Fund and the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund. The American Red Cross donation goes […]
  1. Department: HBC
Business Insider reports that Rite Aid “is struggling against increased theft at its New York City stores that executives say cost the pharmacy chain $5 million in losses during its most recent quarter … In a call with investors Thursday, executives said the company is testing new security efforts to prevent theft in high-crime areas. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Got the following email from an MNB reader responding to Michael Sansolo’s column last week about classical music groups playing a popular repertoire as a way of expanding Appeal: Last Saturday evening my wife, a friend and I went to a candlelight concert in Chicago at a nearby Episcopal church – Taylor Swift songs played […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., & HILLSIDE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) are proud to announce AutoT, the first of its kind revolutionary digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. Launching exclusively this month both on Walmart.com and in stores, AutoT collectibles will break new ground in the digital collector […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 3, 2022 — Walmart invites communities to get healthy ahead of peak flu season at Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., where customers can receive affordable immunizations like flu, pneumonia, shingles, HPV and more at pharmacies nationwide. COVID-19 bivalent boosters will also be available with […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens is setting up a network of prescription drug fulfillment centers to serve customers at local stores. The fulfillment centers make use of robots to fill prescriptions more quickly than human pharmacists. “This frees up the capacity of our most skilled professionals,” said Rina Shah, group vice president of pharmacy operations and services at Walgreens. […]

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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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