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  1. Channel: Club
CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]
  1. Department: Food
International Fresh Produce Association report gauges sector’s economic impact. The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association. The report highlights the significant role the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is moving aggressively to position its stores as preferred holiday shopping destinations. The retailer said Thursday it was ready to serve its customers this holiday season by offering better value and a more convenient shopping experience. Walmart said that more than half of its customers planned to start their holiday shopping […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 22, 2022 — Walmart is ready to serve its customers this holiday season, offering better value and more convenience than ever as customers start their holiday shopping. More than half of Walmart customers will start their holiday shopping research in October1 and Walmart is prepared to meet their needs and help them […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has unveiled its interactive retail digital twin in two stores and will open its virtual 3D product catalog to populate this new technology in the coming weeks. Lowe’s digital twin is powered by the NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, which allows associates to engage with a store’s digital data to optimize operations and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers strive to strengthen their relationship with the consumer, particularly in a retail climate increasingly affected by inflation and supply chain issues, there are two converging trends to consider — enriching the omnichannel shopping experience and meeting specific consumer need states in new ways.  These aren’t new trends, but […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Historically, marketers have relied on the 4 Ps — Product, Price, Place and Promotion — to inform their marketing strategies. These foundational components help companies satisfy the dynamic wants and needs of the consumer, while also meeting the demands of the business. However, rapid advances in technology, magnified by the pandemic, have fundamentally changed consumer behavior, particularly the way […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Firework has signed a partnership agreement with Walmart Connect, a closed loop omnichannel media business of Walmart, to bring livestream and premium shoppable video content to the retail giant’s offering. Walmart Connect is aiming to bring shoppable, short form, social media style videos to its own digital properties while also making them available to advertisers. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A hefty majority, eight in 10, of consumers are back to shopping in the store during the past 12 months and 52% cite it as their preference when it comes to shopping. Just one in four for prefer ordering and delivery. Those are top findings from a Service Management Corp. research report on what aspects […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
A Jack in the Box in Chula Vista, CA, recently added Flippy the French fry-making robot to its kitchen. The robot is expected to address labor shortages and fulfill orders more quickly with uniform consistency. Jack in the Box is looking to add five to 10 robots to make fries in other locations in 2023.
  1. Technology & Innovation
A Serve Robotics delivery robot has failed to reroute around a police barrier due to human error. Video of the robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral last week. A food delivery robot forces it’s way across a police crime scene. pic.twitter.com/T5DaET5Q5b — Film The Police […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart yesterday introduced a program it is calling Connected Stores, described as “a bundle of six new Instacart Platform technologies that layer on top of existing offerings, helping grocers bring together the best of online ordering and in-store shopping for consumers.”  The goal, Instacart says, is to “create a unified, personalized experience for customers by […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Jay McBain, formerly of Forrester and now with tech analyst firm Canalys, is the world’s leading expert in partner, channel, and ecosystem technology. Where I’ve gone broad with the martech landscape, Jay has gone deep with his own ecosystem tech landscape. He recently released his 2022 Channels Ecosystem Landscape, shown in the image above but […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Facing a new era of retail in a volatile market, many businesses have had to rapidly expand or strengthen their online presence. Retailers that are thriving are doing so with the help of intelligent automation (IA). In fact, in a recent Deloitte report, 82 percent of sector leaders said “automation wherever possible will be a high priority,” and 67 […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
SPAR is collaborating with food tech company Whywaste to reduce food waste by as much as 40% in store. With over 13,600 stores in 48 countries, the convenience retailer will… The post SPAR partners with Whywaste to tackle food waste through tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.— Publix Super Markets on Monday announced that two members of its executive team are retiring, and another has been promoted. Vice President of Finance Gino DiGrazia has decided to retire at the end of this year after 30 years with the company. DiGrazia, 60, began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Consumers who turned to online shopping during the pandemic have chosen to stay there, with those returning to in-store relying on online research to guide their decisions. Consumers realized the importance of “connection” and were forced to adapt and connect in new ways including social feeds, livestreaming, mobile and more, specifically across video and connected […]

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  1. Channel: Club
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Owned Brands (Private Label)
CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Mass
  4. Corporate Strategy
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  7. Media & Marketing
  8. Data & Insights
  9. International
  10. Shopper & Customer
  11. Start Ups
  12. Technology & Innovation
  13. Trends & External Forces
  14. Associates & Employees
  15. Operations & Supply Chain
  16. Stores & Formats
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
  2. Channel: Mass
  3. Corporate Strategy
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Retail Operations
  7. Holiday & Events
  8. Merchandising
  9. Operations & Supply Chain
Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]

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