Results & Investment

Articles on retail finance (from results to investments).

  1. Media & Marketing
In the fiercely competitive retail landscape, loyalty programs stand as a pivotal point of differentiation. The 2024 outlook underscores a strategic pivot toward crafting loyalty programs that not only incentivize but also personalize the shopping experience, drawing on trust and engagement as key drivers. Incorporating the latest feedback from Wiser customers, we delve deeper into […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Erik and Pete Nordstrom, the CEO and President, respectively, of Nordstrom, want to explore a transaction that would take the company private. In response, the Nordstrom board of directors has authorized the “exploration of possible avenues to enhance shareholder value,” forming a special committee of independent and disinterested directors to evaluate proposals from the Nordstroms […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
The Children’s Place will get a $90 million unsecured and subordinated loan from Mithaq Capital SPC, a Saudi Arabia-based venture capital firm that had purchased a majority stake in the company in February 2024. That stock acquisition had automatically put The Children’s Place into default on its existing credit agreements; this new financing will “waive […]
  1. Data & Insights
Identity is a big topic in data-driven marketing. Advertisers want to target consumers at the person level, publishers want to monetize their audiences, and identity is crucial to ensure that the “John Smith” the brand is trying to reach and the “John Smith” currently shopping on Amazon, scrolling through TikTok, or searching for a weekend […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Two weeks ago, a podcast with a “top 1%” audience, whose listener net worth averaged $2.5 million, asked me to join as a guest. The host was familiar with my work, citing a recent CNBC appearance, and seemed ready to hold an engaging conversation. It seemed worthwhile, except the podcast was fake.  With a bit […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK, NY — EZ Newswire, an AI-enabled platform that makes it easy for businesses to create and publish their news, today announced that it was selected as a winner in The MBA Fund’s sixth annual pitch competition for pre-seed and seed startups. In addition to the investment from The MBA Fund, Contour Ventures committed […]
  1. Media & Marketing
For retail marketing executives, one area that must not be overlooked is the value of utilizing extremely precise, high-speed, hyperpersonalized direct mail. Despite the rise of digital marketing, direct mail is still broadly utilized by retailers (and other industries) to get marketing messages out to target audiences. This article examines the benefits for retailers in […]
  1. Data & Insights
Global location intelligence provider, dataplor, has announced a $10.6 million Series A funding round led by Spark Capital. This takes the total raised to date to $20.3 million. The round, which included participation from Quest Venture Partners, Acronym Venture Capital, Circadian Ventures, Two Lanterns Venture Partners and APA Venture Partners, will boost dataplor’s expansion plans, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Online shopping continues to grow as a significant part of modern commerce. Data from Forbes Advisor shows that global retail e-commerce sales will hit $6.3 trillion in 2024, making up around a fifth of all retail transactions. The rise of online shopping has been advantageous but has also brought a host of challenges. Consumers, in […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Parfetts has appointed Richard Bone as commercial director. He joins the business from Unitas where he was finance director for over three years. Bone will join the board, to support the commercial development within Parfetts stated growth plans of a £1bn turnover and 2000 symbol… This story continues at Parfetts appoints former Unitas finance manager […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’ve all heard the analogy of the boiling frog: when a frog is put into a pot of boiling water, it will instantly jump out. However, when the frog is immersed into a pot of lukewarm water that is slowly brought to a boil, the frog doesn’t sense any danger and ultimately perishes. There’s an […]
  1. Data & Insights
Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has set the marketing world aflame. Tools like DALL·E and Adobe Firefly have demonstrated the potential of AI to produce engaging creative from limited resources. Looking beyond that, what can it offer in terms of media efficiency for brand and retail marketers? The ability of GenAI tools to remix and iterate […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), once a differentiator for brands, is now the norm. Today’s consumers expect those they do business with, including retailers, will have positive impacts on the world. In fact, Gen Z consumers are three times as likely to say that the “purpose of business is to serve communities and society” rather than […]
  1. Media & Marketing
URBN, parent company of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and FP Movement, will adopt Stripe as its primary payments infrastructure for both online and in-store sales, consolidating the majority of its North American payments volume onto the solution provider. “Payments are a critical link between our brands and millions of URBN customers who expect checkouts […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK, NY — Concurrences, the leading antitrust publisher, last week awarded “The Proper Measure of Profits for Assessing Market Power” as the Reader’s Choice Award winner in the “Best Business Article: General Economics” category at the 2024 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. The paper was co-authored by Keystone Senior Partner Michael Cragg, alongside economists Patrick […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Hedge fund Heaven, take the money and run! While making a presentation the other day Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® was asked if he knew what “Hedge fund Heaven was”, he answered from my mind-eye its, take the money and run. Johnson noted consumers want meals, meal components, fresh, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Multiple news sources report that Peloton, the fitness giant known for luxury in-home stationary bikes and related exercise classes, has quietly removed its unlimited free membership option on its app that was originally intended to capture new customers who may have been intrigued by the brand but weren’t willing to spend thousands on its equipment. […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Richard Bone, Unitas Wholesale’s finance director, is leaving the company to take up a new role within the industry. Bone will remain with Unitas until the end of July, until the search for his replacement is completed. John Kinney, Unitas MD, said: “Since Richard joined… This story continues at Unitas Wholesale prepares for executive changes […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Boisson was created to make it easier for consumers to discover and learn about non-alcoholic beverage brands. The company helped jumpstart the market, which is projected to have a 25% compound annual growth rate through 2028.  Founder Nick Bodkins had a vision where Boisson was “the Sephora of NA,” bringing together the power of an […]
  1. Retail Operations
Regardless of the time, location or platform that customers choose to interact with their favorite brands, they expect a personalized and engaging experience. And for businesses that can deliver a unified experience, meeting customers’ heightened expectations is a great opportunity to outperform rivals. In fact, 80 percent of customers admit that the experience a company […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including AiFi, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Wow Bao, Shopsense AI, Paramount Global, Intergamma, Getir, PLUS Retail, and commercetools. Inventory monitoring startup Gather AI bags $17 million in funding to transform supply chain traceability Gather AI, a provider of computer vision […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Are you ready to explore the evolved customer journey? The Retail TouchPoints team is reporting on all the news breaking before, during and after the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, taking place June 4-6, 2024, at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year, we’ll hear senior-level executives’ perspectives on how customer experiences are evolving as content, […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Welcome back, retail enthusiasts! One of the topics that consistently comes up in the retail world is the logistics of shipping. From the manufacturers to the distributors, to your retail store – there are many factors and unexpected costs to consider during the shipping process that can be often overlooked. There are many facets of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Kevin Tulip, President of Primark U.S., will be one of several C-level leaders speaking in the C-Suite Corner, where they’ll delve into the macro […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In this episode, the CPG Guys speak with Marlow Nickell, Co-Founder & CEO of Grocery TV, an in-store retail media network with over 21,000 displays in grocery stores across the U.S. and over 200 retail partners. Retailers partner with Grocery TV to connect their in-store retail media strategy, engage with shoppers, and generate incremental revenue. […]
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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