Dept. Consumer Electronics

  1. Media & Marketing
Best Buy is rolling out new features in its mobile app to better personalize the shopping experience. The electronics retailer promises that “each time you open the app, your experience will become more tailored and relevant,” with My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total loyalty program members getting access to even more personalized offers and exclusive […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Disney Advertising and Walmart’s retail media division Walmart Connect are teaming up to bring retail media insights to Disney’s streaming TV platforms, including Hulu and Disney+, for programmatic advertising campaigns and measurement. Walmart’s audience and measurement solutions will now be available for brands’ use across Disney’s addressable streaming inventory, offering advertisers closed-loop attribution on their […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Membership programs are quickly becoming 2024’s hottest accessory, whether you’re a luxury resale platform or an electronics ecommerce site. Online marketplaces Rebag and Newegg have joined the growing roster of retailers launching membership programs. This year alone, the list of retailers that have launched or beefed up their loyalty and membership programs includes Albertsons, Carter’s, PetSmart, Target, Sunglass […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sports, unlike all other genres, have the power to attract large, consistent TV viewership—and on set schedules. You’d have to have been living under a rock this past year to have not been exposed to the whirlwind NFL season, which culminated in record viewership for Super Bowl LVII. Regardless of the appeal, however, the immense […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Trying to get your product placed at Walmart, the world largest retailer? Many thousands of businesses every year dream of getting their products into Walmart.  However, only a handful of vendors will make the cut.  Why do some companies make it on the retailer’s shelves while many others don’t?   To answer this question, here […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Have a new product that you’re getting ready to launch? You can’t just put it on a store shelf or make it available and hope people find it – you’ve got to promote it if you want a shot at it being successful. And while conventional marketing like print, online, television and radio advertising still […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The journey from a simple sketch on paper to a tangible, state-of-the-art device combines creativity, precision, and technological expertise. But how is it accomplished? Selling a product to retail involves numerous steps, spanning from idea conception and production to placing it on store shelves. Depending on factors like product complexity, manufacturing timelines, distribution logistics, and […]
  1. Department: HBC
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart entered 2024 moving simultaneously on several fronts to advance its transformation into a new kind of retailer — indeed, a new kind of business enterprise. At the same time, the company is re-emphasizing the importance of its retail roots with plans to resume opening stores in the United States. At a […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Joining us for a deep dive on creating remarkable brand stories and driving powerful customer engagement are two industry veterans who will also be gracing the stage at next month’s Shoptalk event in Las Vegas. Christiane Pendarvis, co-CEO of Pattern Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care brand, and Andrea Moore, Chief Digital Officer of NEST […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Either before or after you’ve watched The Innovation Conversation, above, this is a must-see – Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s keynote presentation to the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in which he sketched out an expansive and ambitious vision that sets the bar high for every other retailer. Note:  McMillon begins speaking at the 8:35 point. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Best Buy Canada has partnered with Bell Canada to operate 165 stores in malls and smaller and mid-sized communities across the country. The stores, which had been branded as The Source, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell, will be renamed Best Buy Express and offer both Best Buy consumer electronics and telecom services from Bell. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Attending a tradeshow can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It gives you the opportunity to network, learn about new products, and potentially grow your business. However, with large events like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The Inspired Home Show, and the National Hardware Show, it can also be overwhelming and exhausting. To help make […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Associated Press decided to look around to see what products were getting panned at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and it ended up that Amazon and Instacart were among the companies mentioned. •  The AP points to one of the criticisms was of Amazon’s partnership with BMW, which will put the […]
  1. Data & Insights
​[[“value”:”Walmart has revealed new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tools at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held in Las Vegas, US. The post Walmart reveals new AI-powered tools at CES conference in Las Vegas appeared first on Retail Insight Network. “]] 
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Amazon, Pinterest, Aldi, Walmart, HMV, New Look, TrusTrace, One Water, Polytag, BERSHKA, and 3DLOOK. Amazon Amazon has opened a Second Chance Store in London, giving festive shoppers the chance to buy quality returned products in-person, […]
  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. Data & Insights
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 313 is a preview of the upcoming 2023 holiday retail season. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook Episode 313 is preview of Holiday 2023 with Rob Garf, Vice President and General Manager, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Circuit City has launched a Series A funding round along with plans for alliances with national companies, though it did not identify which companies will be involved. These “Powered by Circuit City” partnerships will be centered on store-in-store concepts designed to seamlessly integrate the retailer’s electronics expertise and global brand awareness with other retail platforms, […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Twenty years ago, retailers aiming to launch new store brands to fend off the negative associations created by the “generics era” would say to their design agencies, “Get this as close to the national brand target as you possibly can.” Call it the copycat phase of private label development. Mimicking Green Giant or Coca-Cola was […]
  1. Channel: Mass
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has also stepped up, with deals set to start several weeks ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Published Sept. 19, 2023 A Walmart truck. Walmart, Target and Best Buy announced details about early holiday shopping deals this week. Provided by Walmart.  “]] 
  1. Department: Nonfood
Next generation advanced batteries are cost-effective and energy-efficient alternatives to traditional lithium-ion batteries. As well as offering speedy charging and a desirable shelf-life, advanced batteries also play a key role in the green revolution. Electric vehicles – among various other consumer electronics – wouldn’t be feasible without them.
  1. Shopper & Customer
How to Determine the Best New Product Launch Strategy Based on Target Consumer Profile Background: A consumer goods manufacturer or retailer is planning to introduce a new product. The product is a consumer electronics product, with the following characteristics:  • Designed for a Tech savvy consumer • A prestige brand name • An upscale product   […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Best Buy has lowered the price of its Totaltech membership program from $200 to $179.99 a year. The consumer electronics chain has also debuted tiers to the program, including a free option. “We’re excited about introducing a new tier of membership that we believe leverages the insights that we gained around member pricing being really […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon has debuted a new immersive shopping functionality called Amazon Anywhere that allows customers to discover and buy physical products from Amazon within virtual environments such as video games, augmented reality applications and mobile apps. Today, most shopping in virtual worlds is enabled through virtual currencies and is usually limited to in-game digital items, as […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Analysts at investment bank UBS are forecasting that some 50,000 U.S. stores are likely to close by the end of 2027, because of expected cutbacks in consumer spending, tighter credit and the continued shift to ecommerce. Store closings could accelerate to 70,000 to 90,000 if retail sales turn out to be weaker than expected, according […]
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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]

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