Legal & Criminal

Articles on illegal activity in the retail industry.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Tobacco maker JTI has called for tougher measures against the illegal tobacco and vape trade. The manufacturer gave evidence to the UK parliament this week on the scale of the illegal trade and asked for stronger powers and additional funding for trading standards departments to tackle the issue. Test purchasing undertaken for JTI has gathered […]
  1. Data & Insights
As a retailer, you likely already have a wealth of customer data. This data can include customer contact information, purchase history, and demographic information. By understanding this data, you can gain insights into your customer’s needs and preferences, which can, in turn, help you to improve the shopping experience and boost sales.  In addition, analyzing […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Whether you’re a company that staffs employees or a self-employed individual, you need to know how much you made each year, calculate your taxes, and reduce the risk of legal errors. While you could use pay stubs to advertise your startup to potential employees or customers, it can also make you legally compliant in states […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Online shoppers taking advantage of Black Friday discounts are being urged to protect their packages from porch pirates as the first global report on parcel theft reveals that the UK has suffered the biggest increase in the rate of stolen and missing packages – with the cost-of-living crisis expected to make this even worse.  The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The New York Times reports that “Penguin Random House’s deal to buy Simon & Schuster, a rival publisher, is close to collapsing after Simon & Schuster’s parent company decided to allow the purchase agreement to expire, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke anonymously to discuss confidential deliberations. The deal was already […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Quadient is warning ’porch pirates’ will be out in force over Black Friday and Christmas, as a series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to UK police showed the number of reported parcel thefts almost quadrupled between 2019 and 2022. The average reported value of a stolen parcel is £115.07, which with Citizens Advice claiming […]
  1. Department: Beverage
by Kevin Coupe After 21 years of doing this, the following story seems like the perfect MNB Eye Opener… The New York Times reports on a German study in which scientists fed 10 cows industrial hemp with high levels of THC, and then observed that “compared with cows that received the usual diet of corn […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
One by one, the tech CEOs apologized. They had failed to anticipate people’s behavior would return to normal once Covid restrictions lifted. So their projections for growth — in streaming, ecommerce, and the like — were way off. With expenses mounting and growth stagnating, they’d need to cut costs dramatically. Mass layoffs were coming. “This did […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Authors: Blake Hoge, Sr Governance, Risk, and Compliance Engineer, and James Cha, Sr Security Engineer Building trust with our retailer partners is one of Instacart’s highest priorities. Instacart CEO Fidji Simo sets the tone at the top at every company-wide meeting, emphasizing to our teams just how critical retailer trust is to our mission. This […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Black Friday sales are anticipated to continue their upward trajectory, as retailers capitalize on the opportunity to preserve market share early in the holiday season and shoppers still strongly resonate with bargain pricing. Having established itself as the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, despite recent trends to shift spending earlier in the cycle, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2022 — Walmart announced today it has agreed to a $3.1 billion nationwide opioid settlement framework designed to resolve substantially all opioid lawsuits and potential lawsuits by state, local, and tribal governments, if all conditions are satisfied.Walmart believes the settlement framework is in the best interest of all parties and will […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
H&M is facing another class action lawsuit over allegations that its Conscious Choice collection amounts to greenwashing. In the latest greenwashing case against the fashion giant, a claim filed in… The post H&M facing another greenwashing lawsuit appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Merchandising
Retail and other small businesses face a lot of competition, particularly online. It can be challenging to stand out and start growing. But taking care of a few things consistently can produce excellent results in the long run. Here are four things that are essential for small businesses to grow: Build A User-Friendly Website All […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap the top TechCrunch headlines from the past seven days. Get it in your inbox every Saturday AM by signing up here. Ready? Let’s go. most read Twitter had a week so strange that it could easily make up this entire newsletter, so […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Seattle Times reports that “Albertsons’ investors hoping for their share of a promised $4 billion payment must wait at least another week for a payout bound up in a controversial merger with rival Kroger.  “On Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Ken Schubert extended through Nov. 17 a week-old restraining order on the payment. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Bloomberg reports that “the US Federal Trade Commission plans to make wider use of its 1914 founding statute to police anticompetitive behavior by companies in the internet age,” issuing a new policy statement signaling its intention to prevent “unfair methods of competition. “FTC Chair Lina Khan said the policy, which re-affirms Section 5 of the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Plus: Musk’s case for Twitter Blue. TikTok is creating a new ranking system to evaluate how well creators sell products, according to a MarketWatch report. These rankings will be made available to brands and companies using the platform’s new commerce system. [FREE GUIDE: The Ultimate Corporate Communications Internal Email Broadcast Best Practices] TikTok will rank creators […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Bloomberg reports that “ Inc. is the world’s first public company to lose a trillion dollars in market value as a combination of rising inflation, tightening monetary policies and disappointing earnings updates triggered a historic selloff in the stock this year. “Shares in the e-commerce and cloud company fell 4.3% on Wednesday, pushing its market […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Reuters reports that a US federal court judge has refused to temporarily block a $4 billion dividend payment to its shareholders in advance of the company’s proposed acquisition by Kroger. According to the story, “The federal court in Washington D.C. denied issuing a restraining order in the case, which was filed by the attorneys general […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Asda has selected Veeam Software’s Availability Suite to provide backup and restore for mission critical systems. Following its divestiture from Walmart in early 2021, the supermarket chain has taken responsibility for protecting the large, virtualised infrastructure that underpins its business. It says that Veeam has enabled it to do this without sending IT headcount soaring. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, all — welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. And oof, what a week it was. Want this newsletter in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Signed up? Let’s just dive right in. most read Mass layoffs at Twitter: […]
  1. Data & Insights
“Poetry is accelerated thinking.” “Poetry is the best words in the best order.” “Poetry is stored magic.” “Poetry restores us to what is deepest in us. It consoles us.” “The greatest poetry is written at the borders of what can be said. It makes a strong effort at expressing the unsayable.” “The meaning of poetry […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Influencer marketing is a relatively new advertising strategy that took off at the same time as social networks. These platforms have indeed allowed some personalities to stand out and professionalize their profile. These people, called influencers, have managed to create a community around their name and their activity. This allows brands to have an additional […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Younger shoppers are no longer afraid of secondhand gifting —67% of millennials said they would be likely to give a pre-owned item as a gift, according to data from Trove. An even higher number, 74% of millennials said they would like to receive a pre-owned gift — just one sign that the potential for resale […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Got a statement yesterday from critical issues firm Brunswick Group, detailing Albertsons’ response to our story about Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filing a lawsuit to prevent Albertsons from paying investors a $4 billion dividend in advance of the company’s proposed merger with Kroger: “The lawsuit brought by the Washington State Attorney General is […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health easily beat analysts’ sales and earnings estimates for the third quarter and again raised its full year guidance. The company reported adjusted earnings per share $2.09 on revenue of $81.16 billion, which climbed 10% from a year earlier. Wall Street had expected adjusted EPS of $1.99 on revenue of $76.75 […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has agreed in principle to financial amounts and payment terms as part of settlement frameworks to substantially resolve opioid-related litigation. Under these frameworks, the company expects to settle all opioid claims against it by participating states, subdivisions and tribes, for up to approximately $4.95 billion in remediation payments to be paid […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Plus: CEOs need to say more about issues around them, survey says. This week, police in Dunwoody, Georgia, have issued a warning after paramedics were called to a high school to treat a student who attempted to participate Paqui’s “One Chip Challenge,” where participants eat a super-spicy snack flavored with Carolina Reaper and Scorpion peppers. The “high […]
  1. Data & Insights
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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department: HBC
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]