Competition

General articles on the competitive situation and competitive forces in retail.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Eco-friendly bamboo brand The Cheeky Panda has partnered with DreamWorks franchise Kung Fu Panda to launch a competition on packs of the firm’s kitchen roll and baby wipes, giving shoppers the chance to win a weekend of adventure in Edinburgh. The prize includes a Kung Fu masterclass, a trip to Edinburgh Zoo, a dim sum dinner […]
  1. Data & Insights
What is DTC? Why Do You Need to Look into it? DTC has been making ripples in the ecommerce world owing to the fact that it has enabled brands to have direct access to their customers and cater to their specific needs head-on, rather than dealing through monopolized third parties.  Traditionally successful brands who have […]
  1. Data & Insights
In late May, the U.S. military airlifted 70,000 pounds of baby formula from Europe to the U.S. to help with the national shortage.  It was another troubling development in what has become a national supply-chain crisis that’s still affecting everything from cars to semiconductors to lumber. And that’s a problem for marketers focused on lower-funnel […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
What makes a supplier successful on RangeMe? That’s a question I sought to answer at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, held recently in New York City. I met with over a dozen suppliers, who each got onto retail shelves from connections or direct purchases made on RangeMe. During our discussions, these brands – which […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Imagine how much more productive and efficient you could be if you could take all of the repetitive, routine, manual work out of your day. Imagine if that kind of work were simply done for you, freeing you up for the value-added work that drives success for you, your business, and your customers. A growing […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Gambling Commission has formally awarded the National Lottery licence to Allwyn Entertainment UK following a High Court decision to lift the suspension. On 15 March, the Commission announced Allwyn as preferred applicant for the fourth National Lottery licence but subsequently received legal proceedings in relation to the competition process, placing an automatic suspension on […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Interesting piece in The Information about three startups working with direct-to-consumer online retailers to help them “work together to showcase their goods in new ways – without cannibalizing each other’s sales.” Two of the companies – Canal and Disco – have similar business strategies, helping “one merchant sell its goods on another merchant’s site. When […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A narrowly divided Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has filed a misguided lawsuit against Walmart regarding money transfer services that the Company offers to consumers. Here’s what you need to know about the lawsuit: Since Walmart began offering our customers flat, low fee money transfer services at our stores, the company has saved consumers—particularly the unbanked […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Fashion brands have accounted for a quarter of ‘greenwashing’ complaints since new guidelines were introduced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last year, according to a report by international… The post Fashion brands make up a quarter of ‘greenwashing’ complaints to the CMA appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Walmart Canada has launched a new online convenience store, Walmart Now, designed to deliver orders to customers in 30 minutes. The service, powered by Instacart, currently is available in the Toronto metro area. According to the announcement, “Walmart Now service provides customers with the opportunity to shop from Walmart’s wide assortment of fresh groceries, pantry […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Every year, consumers present new buying habits, particularly influenced by the surrounding social and technological norms. In particular, social media has been a major contributor to the change in consumer habits. For a company, it is impossible to ignore a presence on social media. These platforms are vital for businesses, regardless of their size.  Indeed, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
GE has been injecting urgency into conversations—and actions— for over 130 years. In our conversation with GE’s chief marketing officer, Linda Boff about the company’s ability to continuously shift gears to stay relevant, she said, “Progress is part of our constant. Progress and solving tough problems for the world. You don’t get to be 130 […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Op-ed: How Biden’s Competition Agenda Will Lower Prices, Raise Wages, and Help Small Businesses ASowah@doc.gov Mon, 06/27/2022 – 17:27 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Publication Yahoo Finance Monday, June 27, 2022 Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@doc.gov Gina Raimondo is the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Cecilia Rouse serves as the 30th Chair of the Council of Economic […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Gopuff, Amazon Fresh, STOCKED, Zapp, Roku, and Walmart. Gopuff named as instant delivery partner for London’s The O2 arena Quick commerce big hitter Gopuff has announced a tie up with The O2 arena in London. It has been named as the O2’s Principal […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“Subscription commerce” was all the rage as companies like Stitch Fix and Blue Apron were riding their rocket ships to unicorn status. But lately it seems that achieving retail prominence can be tougher than boosting financial valuations: Stitch Fix is trying to recover after announcing layoffs and weak revenue guidance, while Blue Apron is selling […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Over the last few years, developers and authorities have questioned Apple and Google’s power over app distribution on mobile operating systems. If you have an Android app, there’s a chance that you can use alternative app stores like the Amazon app store. But if you have an iOS app, you have no option but to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — A recent NPD survey has found that 83% of U.S consumers are planning to make changes to reduce their spending in the next three to six months. And consumer demand has already become less predictable than it had been during the first two years of the pandemic, according to NPD data, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Cynthia Price Contributor Share on Twitter Cynthia Price is the SVP of marketing at Litmus. Her team grows and supports the Litmus and email community through content marketing, demand generation and events. She has been in the email marketing industry for over 10 years and was previously VP of Marketing at Emma, an email service […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association praised the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s passage of the bipartisan Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 (S. 4293). The new legislation addresses several anticompetitive practices used by many of the drug middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) while giving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and […]
  1. Data & Insights
The Summer Fancy Foods Show finally made its comeback this year after a two-year long hiatus, with the previous in-person show happening in 2019. From June 12-14, over 1800 exhibitors took over the Javits Center in New York City to display a variety of goods representing every single subcategory you can think of in the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash has inked an exclusive arrangement with Canadian grocery chain Loblaws, under which the delivery company will build warehouses for the latter, the Financial Times reported. The warehouses will facilitate 30 minutes-or-less delivery for between 5,000 and 8,000 Loblaws’ President’s Choice products. That brand, according to the Financial Times, has been licensed to a new […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
“No pain, no gain.” It’s a common expression thrown around by coaches, bosses, or parents when growing up. Luckily today, many innovative solutions help with the pain so you can strictly gain. TensCare Ltd is a drug-free solutions provider based in the United Kingdom, helping people feel better naturally since 1997. The brand is committed […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
While Africa’s health systems are still reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic, the adoption of digital health services has been revved in some countries. Telemedicine, the standout offering, witnessed massive adoption during the pandemic, and in the last five years, no other service has been launched more by healthtech startups. However, a particular […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Quick commerce big hitter Gopuff has announced a tie up with The O2 arena in London. It has been named as the O2’s Principal Partner and Official Grocery, Food and Beverage Delivery Partner. Through the multi-year deal, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Gopuff will deliver food and other essential items within the venue, as well […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Buy now pay later (BNPL) began as an online pay-over-time option, which has surged since the pandemic. The global BNPL market is projected to grow up to $22.86 billion this year. BNPL has extended to brick-and-mortar stores: As economies see in-store shopping returning to normal, consumers demand seamless and convenient payment methods like BNPL. Retailers […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
If your business is looking to optimize its online storefront, then it’s likely your team already has a lot of great products. Now, it’s all about figuring out how to get people to find and hopefully purchase those products. Maybe you’ve got some clicks coming in here and there, but they’re leaving too quickly to […]

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Today in data, continued inflation and fears of a recession have contributed to a drop in the Consumer Confidence Index. Data $267.2B: Orders last month for manufactured durable goods, a sign that consumers were still spending despite inflation 98.7: The Consumer Confidence Index, down from 103.2 last month, and the lowest level since February 2021 43.2: Decline in […]
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This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]

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