Legal & Criminal

Articles on illegal activity in the retail industry.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Politico reports that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “is planning to take action soon on at least three of its half-dozen investigations of Amazon — moves that could lead to a blitz of litigation to rein in the iconic tech-industry giant. “The FTC has been investigating the internet titan on multiple fronts dating at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Created in 1960 by Jerome McCarthy, the marketing mix gives concrete form to the marketing actions that can play a major role in satisfying the target audience in a given market. Indeed, your marketing and sales strategy must be based on clear objectives and positioning to enable you to envisage concrete actions to become a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The business world is constantly evolving, and new ideas are constantly appearing. In 2023, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, but with a bit of creativity and vision, anyone can come up with an innovative business startup idea that will have the potential for success.  However, you must remember that a […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
The Wall Street Journal reports that Dollar General “plans to pour an additional $100 million into its stores, primarily in staffing levels, as it looks to attract more bargain-hunting shoppers from rivals. “Chief Executive Jeff Owen said Thursday the investment in additional labor hours looks to build on its continued sales growth and capture market […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The New York Times has a really good piece of journalism that looks at how homelessness, and the crime that often accompanies it, is overwhelming much of urban America, focusing on a small, family-owned sandwich shop in downtown Phoenix. The Times recounts how Joe Faillace, the owner of Old Station Subs, “looked out the window […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retailers and law enforcement agree that organized retail theft is a significant problem. How big a problem remains in question as there are currently no independent means to verify industry reports. Home Depot says theft increased in the double digits over the past year. Walgreens said it might have “cried too much” when talking about […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer failed to alert Amazon Go customers in New York City that they were being monitored by biometric tracking technology, including facial recognition. The suit states Amazon is in violation of a 2021 law that requires businesses in the city to post signs informing customer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Clothing retail giant Zara’s owner Inditex will introduce a new security technology and will phase out hard anti-theft tags in stores this year. The tags will be replaced with chips… The post Zara’s owner to introduce new anti-theft technology appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday I featured an email from an MNB reader that read: I was in the Kansas City airport, the 2nd day of the “new” airport. Down in baggage claim of all places is an Amazon Go store. Now I don’t know what title the people assisting shoppers are called (mentors, geniuses, etc.) but they had […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
[Editor’s note: This is the third article in our series on AI in retail. Be sure to check out our other stories on consumer attitudes toward AI and store design applications.]  Since OpenAI debuted ChatGPT a little over three months ago, “generative AI” has become a hot topic and no industry has been left untouched […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Common Dreams reports that “a progressive coalition of more than 100 unions and consumer advocacy groups from across the United States has come together to build the ‘Stop the Merger’ campaign, a national and state-level effort to prevent Kroger from acquiring Albertsons and establishing the country’s most powerful grocery cartel. “On Tuesday, the coalition announced […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The New York Times reports that a class action lawsuit has been brought by a Chicago-area man against Buffalo Wild Wings, charging that “the restaurant chain is falsely advertising its boneless wing products, which he says are more like chicken nuggets.” The Times writes that “on its website, Buffalo Wild Wings describes its boneless wings […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit against Rite Aid for allegedly violating the Controlled Substances Act, alleging that the company “knowingly filled unlawful prescriptions for controlled substances.” In a statement, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Department of Justice is “using every tool at our disposal” to hold Rite Aid accountable for contributing […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Scott discusses his thoughts on whether AI has the potential to be a real-time fact-checker. He then offers his advice on finding a solution to systemic issues hindering working mothers. He wraps us with an honest conversation about fame and happiness.  Music: / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we pointed out a Wall Street Journal piece about how, as people return to physical stores, retail theft is rising, cutting into companies’ profits.  There are, the story notes, two kinds of theft – shoplifting and organized retail theft, which is a much bigger problem. I commented: The Journal story says that there are […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The internet is becoming ever more complex and challenging. An outage can happen to anyone at any time. For e-commerce companies, it means a standstill of business. Recent estimates put revenue loss of outages to at $220,318 per minute. You can’t fully prevent them, but your IT team can take measures to proactively reduce […]
  1. Data & Insights
How many times have you sent out a customer’s package and stayed eager to know their feedback, only to learn from them that it was damaged or didn’t make it to them at all?  Truly a haunting experience, given that all your efforts to convert the customer have now taken heavy ‘damage’, thanks to no […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Bryan Wiener is one of the early digital pioneers who has created over half a billion dollars of shareholder value across the many companies he has either co-founded or helped grow and sell. He is best known for his leadership of 360i which he sold to Dentsu and his turnaround of Profitero which he sold […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — The state of California will not renew a $54 million contract with Walgreens because of the chain’s decision to not dispense abortion pills in some states where abortion remains legal, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) office announced this week. Walgreens said that it would not be dispensing mifepristone — used in medication abortions — in some […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Kroger said yesterday that it has hired John Boehner – the former Congressman from Ohio who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015 – to help its lobbying effort aimed at federal approval of its proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. The Hill reports that “Boehner, who works for law […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A new coalition of lawyers are planning a possible class action lawsuit against US retail giant Amazon which could include evidence of alleged breaches of competition laws and The Groceries… The post Amazon faces possible class action lawsuit from suppliers appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Running a business involves juggling an array of tasks. For many, payment management can be challenging to tackle. However, starting on the right track regarding the payment aspect is crucial to ensure a seamless flow of operations. In the past years, payment processing can be considered complex since various elements such as customer data, invoices, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
It’s hard to imagine companies funding employee travel and expenses (T&E) without plastic credit cards. They offer the ultimate flexibility for employees to get whatever they need when they’re away on company business. However, these cards aren’t always the best — or most lucrative — option. The biggest challenge with physical cards is that companies […]

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  1. Channel: Mass
  2. International
  3. Shopper & Customer
  4. Technology & Innovation
Supermarket giant Tesco came under fire following the announcement that it will be reducing the value of Clubcard reward vouchers from June 2023. The reduction will come into force after… The post Tesco infuriates shoppers as it slashes Clubcard points value appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Corporate Finance
  4. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  5. Media & Marketing
  6. Agencies & Vendors
  7. Data & Insights
  8. International
  9. Shopper & Customer
  10. Technology & Innovation
AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Shopper & Customer
  4. Technology & Innovation
Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department & Category
  4. Department: Beverage
  5. Department: Food
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Shopper & Customer
  8. Technology & Innovation
  9. Trends & External Forces
  10. Merchandising
  11. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]