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Physical and digital retail have largely remained separate, with purchases made either offline or online. But consumer behaviors are changing; we scan QR codes in physical stores to make payments or learn more about a certain product; we use mobile apps to redeem offline discounts on our frequent purchases. And now, brands are increasingly embracing […]
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Metacask, an online marketplace which allows users to buy, sell and collect spirits via the blockchain, has teamed up with crypto payment processor BitPay. The aim here is to make it simple and secure to use cryptocurrencies on the former’s marketplace when buying any of the rare spirits that are available via auction or exclusive […]
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The 25 Worst Stocks by Shareholder Wealth Losses (1926-2022) Among publicly-listed U.S. companies, the 25 worst stocks have lost shareholders a collective $1.2 trillion since 1926. Put another way, just 0.1% of all stocks have led to 14% of all cumulative losses in shareholder wealth. In this graphic, we use data from Henrik Bessembinder of […]
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Generative AI isn’t crypto, or blockchain, or the metaverse. Unlike other new technologies for which we typically advise a cautious approach, we believe you must act on genAI now. In Forrester’s 40 years, we’ve rarely recommended that clients move immediately to build a new technology. We typically counsel cautious experimentation until the tech matures and […]
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We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Asda, Penny Black, Marie Curie, AiFi, JUXTA, and Pocket Planet. PMC announced as headline sponsor of the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards, winners to […]
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Payment methods with fast transactions are in high demand in the casino space. Everyone wants an app that can process deposits instantly. And when they need to withdraw their winnings, they expect their banking partners to facilitate quick withdrawals. Surprisingly, wire transfers are still a popular payment option in the casino sector despite processing payments […]
  1. Start Ups
Retail businesses — especially fully online retail businesses — are the top types of businesses that were started during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics. As e-commerce continues to grow and more businesses become fully remote, opening your online retail business is easier than ever before. All you need is a […]
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RTIH rounds up five retail systems ventures who have recently secured significant investments in their businesses, including, Serve Robotics, and Clean Food Group. 1. London-based supply chain startup,, has secured a £900k investment to enhance its platform with artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT. The company, which was founded in 2020, works with manufacturers and […]
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Jennifer Roebuck has joined the board of AllBright, a career network for women, as a NED. Roebuck is currently CMO at Web3 specialist Metaversal. She has also worked at Ted Baker (as Chief Customer Officer) and Sephora UK (as CMO). AllBright launched in 2018 and supports women at all ages and professional stages with online […]
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Sure, points and coupons are great, but today’s consumers are expecting far more from branded loyalty programs. While dollar savings may be top-of-mind for many shoppers today, “value” can have a very different meaning for others. That is why consumers are looking for more diverse and robust programs that provide value in different ways. In […]
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Any retail expert worth their salt knows that personalization is the one true key to profitability. This is only becoming more important as the market grows saturated and customer expectations keep getting more demanding. But how will artificial intelligence technology change the ever-evolving retail landscape? Personalization is all about providing engaging customer experiences, which is […]
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Check out the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Under Armour, Lacoste, Dsquared2, Ikea, Ocado Group, Co-op, Sweaty Betty, and Mars. RELEX Solutions helps Getir ‘reap benefits of autonomous, adaptive, and unified supply chain planning’ Rapid grocery delivery firm, Getir, is partnering with RELEX Solutions. This will see it gain an integrated […]
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Online crypto scams are a persistent threat for anyone looking to cash in on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Research from leading blockchain data platform Chainalysis shows that crypto scammers took home more than $5.9 billion from consumers in 2022. Scammers have developed increasingly diverse and elaborate methods to swindle their victims, and here’s what you […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
L’Occitane En Provence has launched a virtual experience that transports its customers to the heart of Provence, where the French beauty brand gets its inspiration. “We strive to be pioneers in the beauty industry, constantly pushing boundaries to create products that inspire and transform. By embracing innovation, we aim to turn our customers’ dreams into […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
​[[“value”:” From Super Bowl ads to Bitcoin ATMs, cryptocurrency seems to be everywhere lately. Although it’s yet to become a mainstream payment method, reports to the FTC show it’s an alarmingly common method for scammers to get peoples’ money. Since the start of 2021, more than 46,000 people have reported losing over $1 billion in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
French fashion brand Lacoste is expanding the utility of its UNDW3 NFT collection, first released in June 2022, to include a Web3-based loyalty program that will allow members to earn rewards and co-create, multiple sources report. Owners of one of the company’s 11,212 “Genesis Pass” UNDW3 (pronounced “underwater”) NFTs can now convert those digital tokens into […]
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Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods across the U.S. have been receiving bomb threats with some callers threatening to detonate devices if not paid Bitcoin, gift cards or money. A Kroger spokesperson said the company is “working closely with local law enforcement and the FBI to investigate similar threats that have taken place around the country… […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Reuters reports that investigations continue into the “recent wave of bomb threats across the United States, targeting grocery operators and other stores … Retail companies including Kroger, Walmart and Amazon’s Whole Foods Market, among others, have received bomb threats at their stores in recent months, the report said, adding that some callers demanded gift cards, […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Epic Games has created Airphoria, a Fortnite island created in partnership with Nike using the Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), with support from Fortnite creator studio Beyond Creative. The virtual landmass is a visually immersive Air Max-themed universe within Fortnite. Nike’s vision of Airphoria is as a place for fans to engage with Air Max […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
London-based DREST, a luxury fashion, beauty, lifestyle and metaverse gaming firm, has raised £15 million of funding to continue the development of its new product proposition, DREST Game 2.0. Launched in 2019 by Lucy Yeomans, the former Editor-in-Chief of Porter, and Harper’s Bazaar UK, DREST has raised £30 million in total to date, and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Nike is gearing up to drop a collection of sneaker nonfungible tokens (NFTs) in Epic Games’ online game Fortnite. In an announcement across Nike’s social media channels, the firm says that on 20th June the “ultimate Sneakerhunt begins.” In an accompanying video, Fortnite’s and Nike’s Air Max logos appear among a backdrop of floating clouds […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
adidas Originals has teamed up with 20-year-old Web3 artist, Victor Langlois, aka FEWOCiOUS, to offer a range of physical and digital product drops. First appearing in an official capacity with adidas /// Studio (Three Stripes Studio) for an installation during Art Basel Miami in December 2022, FEWOCiOUS says that he has long had an affinity […]
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These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Wilko, Apple, Walmart, and Aldi. Too much retail automation too soon? Examining the recent customer backlashes against M&S and Tesco RTIH Editor Scott Thompson asks: Is the constant drive by retailers to innovate via technology deployments really delivering what […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, launches, deployments and pilots from the past seven days. Including Obsess, dunnhumby, Recite Me, Amperity, Bringg, Virtualstock, and Brightpearl by Sage. J.Crew J.Crew has announced the launch of an immersive virtual store powered by experiential e-commerce platform Obsess. The 3D, shoppable experience celebrates the company’s 40th […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including checkout free store milestones, startups focused on building in Web3, and the ongoing digitalisation of the fashion industry. Poundland Poundland has launched a suite of digital accessibility tools to support job applicants and workers with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Emperia, Recite Me, Amperity, Walmart’s incubator arm Store No8, and Outlier Ventures. 1. Emperia – new Apple mixed […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]