Results & Investment

Articles on retail finance (from results to investments).

  1. Corporate Finance
Amazon has launched Amazon Catalytic Capital, an initiative that will invest $150 million in venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding. The company will invest in funds that focus on Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In addition to providing capital, the new Amazon Catalytic Capital initiative will also offer mentorship and business opportunities to startups led by Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders Initial fund investments include Collide Capital , Elevate Future Fund , Share Ventures ,
  1. Media & Marketing
The pressure of inflation on name brands is starting to show. Prices slashed. Pack sizes reduced. Budgets cut. Innovation postponed. Advertising on hold. All of which ignores the one sure and proven way to win during downturns. Don’t cheapen the brand. Making sure a brand fits a budget is true during good times, too. So, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The power of audience profiling lies in the ability to target your ideal customers by understanding exactly what makes them tick. Without it, you’re reducing your chances of landing effective marketing campaigns. But the problem is, attributing audience profiling directly to revenue results is a challenge all marketers face. How can you tell if it’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It’s no longer breaking news that customers want multiple ways to shop. Whether it’s through online ordering with curbside pickup or purchasing directly from a retailer, meeting the omnichannel demands of the modern consumer requires brands to support several buying options in the most useful, convenient, and accurate way.  In other words, we want our […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Calling the pandemic and its aftermath a black-swan event at global scale is an understatement. Besides being a personal tragedy and suffering for millions, it dislocated the world order along several vectors, some irretrievably. As we put it behind us, it opens vast opportunities for the bold and decisive. One of the winners, if such […]
  1. Data & Insights
Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DETROIT — Kroger Health is partnering with Michigan’s second-largest health plan, Priority Health, to launch two co-branded Medicare plans that promise to address patients’ whole-health needs. The two co-branded plans, PriorityMedicare + Kroger (PPO) as well as PriorityMedicare D-SNP + Kroger (HMO), will be available in eight counties in Southeast Michigan beginning in January 2023. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
  1. Holiday & Events
“Litehouse in the House” Campaign is a First-of-its-Kind Investment for the Brand SANDPOINT, Idaho, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Litehouse, Inc., the No. 1 Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S.1, is kicking off a new multichannel marketing campaign to support retailers and…
  1. Shopper & Customer
Prices are rising and the stock market is not doing well. On the other hand, the job market remains strong and consumer confidence is high despite the challenges. Sylvester Villareal, owner of Bundy Auto Sales, said his business in Santa Monica, CA, is doing well. “Around where I work, it’s not a blue-collar area, but […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Nike reported last week a 44 percent increase in inventory compared to the prior year period, driven by an increase in inventories from ongoing supply chain volatility. As a result, the sportswear brand plans to ramp up discounting and promotions to clear out some of its $9.7 billion in footwear and apparel before the holidays. On […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Despite the optimism within the retail industry that a return to normal might be seen at some point in 2022, as we move through the back half of the year, the state of the retail industry is perhaps in a more vexing and fragmented state than it was when the year began. After two-and-a-half years […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Across the e-commerce landscape, brands and business leaders are reckoning with economic conditions that present serious challenges to growth and profitability. Inflation is higher and consumer sentiment lower than at any point in multiple decades. Continuing disruptions from compounding crises of the pandemic, supply chain, and war in Ukraine have rendered nearly every organization’s growth […]
  1. Department: Food
Beyond Meat, the plant protein, traditional meat alternative brand, has a value equation problem. A value equation is the internal mind-set that customers have when assessing the worth of a brand. A value equation is a mental perception that assesses value prior to a purchase. A customer-perceived value equation is what you get for what […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO – Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released Monday. The perceived rate of food at home inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
FMI-The Food Industry Association is out with its second installment of the 2022 Power of Private Brands report, which “surveys food retailers and manufacturers about their private brands growth strategies.”  Among the findings: •  “Retailers report having strong goals over the next two years for their private brand portfolio, with a current average dollar share […]
  1. Data & Insights
With the ever-increasing workflow and data management complexity, an ecommerce ERP solution has become a critical tool in a digital merchant’s tech stack. ERPs allow retailers to consolidate various business functions and continuously maintain the transparency of enterprise operations, which is crucial for any growing business. However, enterprises can reap even more benefits from their […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ESG has been important to companies and to investors though recently there has been some blowback from certain segments of the market on whether ESG is a feel-good, hard to measure, share-holder unfriendly and fuzzy goal. This piece proposes that while ESG remains important a new ESG which is far more focused and therefore measurable, […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Custom made paper is one of the most incredible marketing tools, no question about it. Regardless of what kind of industry you are in, custom paper products can help your company stand out from the crowd. For purposes like printing, die-cutting, packaging, or even promotions, there are various ways custom paper can benefit your business. […]
  1. Department: HBC
Cannabis is in growth mode: the industry posted sales between $24.5 and $27 billion in 2021 and reached an estimated 11,800 retailers in 2022, according to data from the MJBiz Factbook. A Gallup poll found that 68% of Americans believe marijuana should be legal and 16% of adults aged 26 and over used cannabis in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up some of the most read TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. The goal? Even when you’re swamped, a quick skim of WiR on Saturday morning should give you a pretty good understanding of what happened in tech this week. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon will increase pay for U.S. frontline employees beginning in October 2022 through a nearly $1 billion investment over the course of the next year. This change will raise the average starting pay for customer fulfillment and transportation departments to more than $19 per hour up from an hourly rate of $18. Employees will earn […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
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  2. Department: Food
  3. ESG
  4. Merchandising
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]

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