Dept. Consumer Electronics

  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 […]
  1. Stores & Formats
The 15,000 jobs added by department stores in March were not enough to offset significant losses in other retail verticals, including appliances, consumer electronics, furniture and home furnishings, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The retail industry lost 15,000 jobs in March.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumers are still looking for ways to shop smart and save due to overall economic uncertainty. According to a recent survey with over 2,000 U.S. consumers, many respondents are showing what’s known as the “split-brain budget mindset” and are feeling empowered to shop creatively to maximize the spending power they have in the moment. But […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Best Buy announced Tuesday it has struck a three-year deal with Atrium Health, an integrated, nonprofit health system part of Advocate Health, to help enable a hospital-at-home program, reports CNBC. Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, one of the country’s largest healthcare nonprofits. The consumer electronics retailer will sell devices and its Geek Squad will handle […]
  1. Media & Marketing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta has launched Acosta Group, a new unified brand for the company, aligning its omnichannel retail, marketing and foodservice agencies to provide seamless access to the company’s end-to-end solutions. Building on the company’s transformation and strategic investments over the past three years, this move distinctly positions Acosta Group as the leading driver […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Consumer electronics giant Samsung has unveiled its new official software partner for global displays. The company has partnered with the Sprinklr platform, now available as an integrated app for Samsung… The post Samsung unveils new software partner appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
In this article PTON Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Leslie Berland, chief marketing officer of Twitter Inc., speaks during the company’s #HereWeAre Women In Tech event at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Patrick T. Fallon Bloomberg
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  1. Department: Food
  2. Holiday & Events
  3. Operations & Supply Chain
When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
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Here’s today’s news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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  5. Channel: Specialty & Other
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
  1. Data & Insights
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  3. Department: Consumer Durables
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  5. Department: Nonfood
  6. Data & Insights
  7. Shopper & Customer
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  9. Merchandising
We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]