Dept. Apparel

  1. Technology & Innovation
When we talk about industrial robot manufacturers, we often think of massive machines working in factories. But there’s a new wave of innovation coming from companies like MiR, which design and manufacture autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). These mobile robots are not just for heavy-duty industrial work; they’re making waves in retail too, especially in supply chain […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In an era when ecommerce is reshaping retail, platforms like Shopify have emerged as indispensable allies for businesses large and small. Shopify, originally a beacon for small and medium-sized enterprises, is now expanding its reach to larger corporations. However, this expansion brings to light a critical issue for CFOs and finance teams: the intricate and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Just a few weeks after making real-world products available for sale within Roblox, Walmart has debuted Walmart Realm. This immersive experience features three distinct shopping environments designed around social trends and influencers: the underwater world of So Jelly, vintage Americana at Y’allternative and chic beauty and fashion at Go Chromatic. “It’s fantastical, it’s inspirational and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Augmented reality (AR) has evolved from a novelty into a critical investment for retailers that want to capture audience attention and dollars. Businesses that offer AR-driven experiences are 41% more likely to capture consumer attention than those that do not, according to Deloitte, and 66% of consumers are interested in using this tech while shopping. […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
  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 Polytag, Marks and Spencer, Retail Insight, The Home Depot, Hugo Boss, Zippin, and OneStock. 1. Polytag announces single-use […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Not all e-commerce orders are successful with the delivery being made. Some products have issues that are revealed only when the package is opened, some customers often end up becoming unhappy with the product or delivery, etc.  Mind you, these are not isolated incidents, 30% of all e-commerce orders are returned by consumers (2x -3x […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ebay, the OG of online resale, has released its fourth annual Recommerce Report highlighting what many of us already know anecdotally — that the sale of secondhand goods is growing across categories and channels, especially as economic conditions continue to push consumers to seek out value pricing. In fact, saving money was the number one […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
UK-based Dormole, whose brands include Toolbank, Forgefix and Faithfull Tools, has appointed Steven King as Group IT Director. He joins from Seasalt where he held the role of Director of Technology. His CV also includes stints at Kurt Geiger (as Head of Technology) and Travis Perkins (as IT Development Manager). In a LinkedIn post, King […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Channel: Mass
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 […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Two years into its plan to ‘Reshape for Growth’, Marks and Spencer has posted its highest profit in more than a decade. As a result of its revived food and clothing divisions, the retailer posted a profit before tax and adjusted items of £716m for… This story continues at M&S profits hit 10 year high […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
On Tuesday, the Canadian athletic brand confirmed that the company’s chief product officer, Sun Chloe has resigned to take on another opportunity and will leave by the end of this month. The company also said it has no plans to replace the role after her departure.
  1. Technology & Innovation
London-based startup Haz, an AI social commerce app that connects friends through the things they own, has landed $1.4 million in pre-seed funding led by Speedinvest with participation from the scout programmes of A16Z (co-founder Reface, Dima Shvets), Atomico (Sameer Singh), Concept Ventures (Oliver Kicks), and individuals from Lapse, Lendable, Lottie & Ecoigo. The cash […]
  1. Data & Insights
Do you ever think about how much personal information you give while shopping? Whether you’re swiping your card in retail stores or online shopping, you’re trusting retailers with sensitive details like your credit card details and addresses. As a customer, you expect them to keep that data safe. But in in the current retail industry, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including Dunnes Stores, Tesco Ireland, Aldi Ireland, Kwayga, Ordergroove, Heineken, Blue Yonder, Wolt, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, and the 2014 RTIH Innovation Awards. Sainsbury’s and Microsoft connect as grocery giant looks to boost customer and colleague experience with artificial intelligence Sainsbury’s and Microsoft […]
  1. Data & Insights
  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® it not to late to review the following ten insights before you step on the floor of the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, this year. Before the Show: 1.       Set Goals and Priorities: Determine what you want to achieve at the show. […]
  1. International
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has warned the Container Store that it is at risk of being delisted because its average closing stock price dropped below $1.00 over the last 30 trading days.  The Container Store said in a statement it is considering solutions to regain compliance, including a reverse stock split to reduce […]
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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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