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  1. Shopper & Customer
Digitization has afforded retailers access to new markets and more consumers. Small local retailers are now competing with massive conglomerates on a global scale. On the other side of the purchase, consumers now have access to brands across the globe — and the appetite to try new things through online experiences. When you give smaller […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Also: Seattle Mariners award community grants, CDC reinstates indoor mask guidelines and Shutterstock acquires AI companies to help customers. Hello, communicators: The Seattle Mariners baseball team has announced that its nonprofit, Mariners Care, will present community impact grants to organizations that are working to improve physical and mental health for kids from Black, Indigenous and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Seattle Times reports that “Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Adam Selipsky has launched an investigation into the business segment’s culture after more than 550 employees signed a petition accusing the cloud-services division of tolerating racial and sexual discrimination and harassment.” The petition, according to the story, says that there is “an underlying culture of […]
  1. Merchandising
“We all know that on the digital shelf there is infinite competition with constantly changing requirements by your retail customers or your direct-to-consumer teams trying to deliver compelling product experiences to your end consumer.” — Joe Gaudreau, Head of Commerce Strategy at Salsify To truly compete on the digital shelf, brands must align their goals […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve.  Here are some of our favorite responses: What Workplace Technologies Will Be The Most Important In The Years Ahead? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace A hybrid infrastructure includes more obvious communication and collaboration tools […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Ebay has been accused of emotional and psychological “torture” of a couple in order to prevent them reporting on the company. Ebay is being sued by David and Ina Steiner,… The post Ebay accused of emotionally and psychologically “torturing” journalist couple to stop negative reporting in shocking lawsuit appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News […]
  1. International
Regarding out story about how liquor-to-go remains a good business for restaurants, many of which hope it will remain legal in post-pandemic days, one MNB reader wrote: Liquor regulation is a patchwork of insanity left over from the Prohibition era now a full century past. In a moment when understanding history and the context of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Hut Group (THG) has developed an award winning anti-fraud technology which won recognition at last night’s Retail Risk’s Fraud Awards 2020. The tech, coined THG Detect, is used by… The post THG develops award winning anti-fraud tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our Athens office is celebrating its third birthday – and while the pandemic has certainly warped time, it feels like only yesterday our first employee started there. Back in 2018, I outlined the rationale behind opening an office in Greece. Extremely high education levels, English as the primary business language, and an increasing desire to […]
  1. Channel: Club
Tiffany and Costco have settled an eight-year-old lawsuit brought by the jewelry brand over rings bearing its name sold by the warehouse club retailer. The settlement followed an appeals court ruling that Costco had acted in good faith when it marketed “Tiffany” rings to members, who were smart enough to have realized that the items […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Fake reviews could soon be made illegal in the UK and websites which host them could face huge fines as part of a new government crackdown. The government has unveiled… The post Writing, hosting and paying for fake reviews could soon be illegal in the UK appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across […]
  1. International
How to make your retail business accessible for deaf and hard of hearing customers. With 9 million people around the UK having some form of hearing loss, it’s crucial that businesses accommodate those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Not only is this a legal requirement, but advertises to customers that your business is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amazon has successfully had an app removed from the Apple App Store which detects and reports fake product reviews. Fakespot, a popular app which analyses Amazon product reviews and flags… The post Amazon accused of “bullying” as it gets fake review spotting app removed from Apple store appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From […]
  1. International
“Freedom Day” has arrived and most restrictions have been lifted up and down the country despite cases of the virus being at its highest levels since January. Almost all legal… The post “Freedom Day” rules explained: Where do you have to wear a mask when shopping? appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In the United Sates there are 79.1% of adults have a mobile smart phone.  Smartphone consumer are not early adopters they are the majority of the marketplace. Smartphones have become hand held marketing tools that every food retailer should consider first as they reach into their marketing tool kit according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Online shopping fraud has skyrocketed by 65 per cent over the past year seeing online fraud victims lose a whopping £2.3 billion. Fraud rates are continuing to skyrocket across the… The post Online shopping scams skyrocketed 65% during pandemic costing shoppers £69m appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Work culture matters. Now more than ever. The past year has been a lesson in patience and fortitude as we’ve braved a global pandemic, bracing revelations about systemic injustice and some of the most divisive politics in our country’s history. It’s also made clear just how much of an opportunity — and obligation — we […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Boohoo could be forced to pay damages of over $100 million as it becomes embroiled in another damning lawsuit claiming its brands run sham sales to mislead shoppers. The fast… The post Boohoo being sued for $100m in latest damning court case over fake discounts appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 269 is a recap of Amazon and Instacart news as well as other industry news. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Breaking News: Instacart has appointed Facebook executive Fidji […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amazon has been cited as a victim in a landmark antitrust case against Google, despite it being one of the few companies larger than the search giant. Alphabet, Google’s parent… The post Amazon cited as victim in landmark Google lawsuit despite it being bigger than search giant appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is on the brink of a possible breakup, and marketers should be ready to seize the opportunity. It’s difficult to imagine life without Amazon — as we know it. But with ongoing antitrust probes by Congress, there’s a real possibility that Amazon’s e-commerce dominance may soon end. Let’s examine what a breakup of Amazon […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
There are roughly 44 million active patents globally. While well-known to those in the legal field, patents can serve as a massive library of scientific information and product innovation for brands and marketers. But what exactly is a patent and why/how should marketers pay more attention to them? In today’s episode, host Edward Bergen welcomes […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Years ago when I and my team were first putting the GRIN platform together, a lot of brands were doing influencer marketing, but it wasn’t a fully standardized marketing technique. Today, it’s totally different. In just a few years, both brands and creators are like, “Wow, there is amazing potential here to make money and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Many retail businesses these days turn to modern technology not only for convenience and ease but also for protection. Our move into the digital age means that we rely more than ever on modern technology, and even basic things such as storing data and files involve the use of technology these days. While this definitely […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s a long-standing misconception that baby boomers have a difficult relationship with tech, but it’s more likely that this stems from the simple fact they’re generally less interested in it – rather than outright technophobia. While they’ve shown less of a reliance on technology in the past, the ramifications of the pandemic have caused a […]
  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Another week, another Ransomware attack. The same group behind the JBS attack hit Kaseya, an IT firm that powers retail technology. The attack affected Swedish retailer, Coop. One thing is for certain: retailers need to focus on cybersecurity efforts, identify and build in redundancy in their systems—this will not be the last ransomware attack. Andy […]

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Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]

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