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  1. Media & Marketing
Dixons Carphone is introducing hybrid working at its North Acton, London HQ as it makes plans for a post-Covid world. “We’ve listened to our colleagues and made a decision: hybrid working will be the future at our North Acton site,” the retailer said in a LinkedIn post. “Although traditional office working is now possible, we’re […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
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 will the workplace of the future look like? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace Hybrid is here to stay! This is a true sea change moment in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Iceland Managing Director, Richard Walker, has called on the UK government to take urgent action and add supermarket store workers to its quarantine rules exemption list. Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers in England will now be exempt. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate began to affect the availability […]
  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. International
Retail workers will find out later today if they will be able to apply for exemption from self-isolation as the government prepares to release an updated list of ‘critical’ sectors.… The post Retail workers will find out “today” if they can avoid self-isolation as empty shelves spread across UK appeared first on Latest Retail Technology […]
  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. Data & Insights
Two-thirds believe the Government should force companies into offering sustainable deliveries, new survey shows As parcel volumes surge, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of online deliveries. Two-thirds of UK consumers now believe the Government should crack down on online delivery CO2 emissions and force online retailers to invest in more sustainable […]
  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. Trends & External Forces
We had a story yesterday about how Amazon is likely to double its e-grocery sales in the next five years, leading one MNB reader to write: Just a short example of Amazon power. I needed a figurine light replacement. Could find it at the local Lowes for $4.19 My wife found it on Amazon for […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Like DoorDash, Uber Technologies is diving headfirst into grocery delivery. The company is buying 100% of the Latin American grocery delivery service Cornershop and is expanding grocery delivery to 400 cities across the country through a partnership with Albertsons. Uber has been transitioning away from being exclusively a ride-sharing service. In 2019, the company purchased […]
  1. Department & Category
Food costs for the average family are set to jump £160 a year thanks to new “ill thought out and rushed through” government regulations set to be introduced. According to… The post Food prices to jump £160 per household thanks to new “ill thought out” recycling regulations appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From […]
  1. Data & Insights
Mastering data is critical for retailers, particularly those serving specialty areas. The ability to reach consumers at the moments in time when they’re likely to make — or at least consider — key purchase decisions is the ultimate marketing challenge. This was especially true when COVID-19 accelerated triggers resulting from life events that motivated more people to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – Consumers plan to spend record amounts for both school and college supplies as families and students plan to return to in-person classrooms this fall, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The pandemic forced parents and their school-aged children to quickly adapt to […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Retail and business leaders have called on the government to urgently amend self-isolation policies to end the crippling staff shortages driving many to “critical point”. The Confederation of British Industry… The post Food shortages and store closures looming as NHS app causes “crippling” staff shortages appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Six UK grocery retailers have written to Brexit minister, Lord Frost, and Vice President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations, Maroš Šefčovič, calling for urgent action to address the future of GB-NI trade following the end of the Northern Ireland grace period in October. From October, unless a solution is found, retailers will face […]
  1. Department & Category
Pat Brown, founder of Impossible Foods, expects his company to eliminate the need for animal agriculture within 15 years. He thinks this is a realistic goal as the company’s alt-meat products stack up better against animal protein in taste and cost. “When I founded the company, my premise was we can’t rely on the political […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON — Retail sales grew in June after dipping month-to-month in May, in a sign that the industry is benefiting from an improving economy. Retail sales rose 0.6% in June, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, which also revised data for May to show sales falling 1.7% instead of declining 1.3% as previously reported. Many […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Hubert Joly is credited with turning Best Buy around after joining the consumer electronics retailer in 2012. His humanistic and empathetic approach to leadership is credited with helping to make necessary cultural changes at the company that led to its success during and after his tenure. Now, Mr. Joly is looking to do something similar […]
  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. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Banner Acquisition, a blank check company backed by Banner Ventures, filed on Thursday with the SEC to raise up to $150 million.The Lehi, UT-based company plans to raise $150 million by offering 15 million units at $10. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one-half
  1. Trends & External Forces
European heavy goods vehicle (HGV) could be granted short-term visas amid new plans being discussed to help tackle the national driver drought. According to the reports from The Telegraph and… The post Government considering short-term visas to tackle driver shortage crisis appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s hard talking to kids, especially if you don’t know them.  There’s always been a myth that being a teenager or ‘tween’ is just a phase – one characterized by self-indulgence and social media addiction. But this is an unhelpful generalization and our data challenges a number of these stereotypes.  Also, the attitudes expressed at […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Retailers across a wide number of verticals are expecting to see an incremental sales lift after Americans begin receiving monthly child tax credit payments from the federal government starting in July. “It’s a good thing for Walmart and grocery stores,” said Jim Sullivan, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame. “The retail sectors […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
No “hot” tech trend is safe from scrutiny — and NFTs are no exception. Although NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have garnered a lot of buzz in cryptocurrency circles, executives in potentially impacted industries — namely retail and digital media — have questioned their staying power. But that hasn’t stopped digitally driven brands, such as e.l.f. […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. recently posted results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 that fell short of some analysts’ projections, although the company’s Retail Pharmacy Segment achieved robust sales and profit growth. However, the company’s full-year earnings forecast disappointed Wall Street, which drove down Rite Aid’s stock price by nearly 15% […]

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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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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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