Articles on the impact the government and regulation has on retail.

  1. Channel: Delivery
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was FTC turns to competition about Kroger / Albertsons merger. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the FTC wants to know how retailers
  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. Corporate Purpose
Them, a news site that defines itself as serving and reporting on the  LGBTQ+ community, has story saying that “in the face of increasingly draconian anti-trans legislation, some unlikely (or extremely likely, depending on how you see it) allies have emerged.” One of them is the convenience store chain Kum & Go, which “tweeted its […]
  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. Technology & Innovation
Get to know RETHINK Retail’s Top Retail Influencers through the “Meet the TRI” Q&A series! Dive in to learn about a member of the thought leader community and follow their work and insights across our content and their social channels. Hi, I’m Andrew Neelon, Founder & CEO, 1REC. Connect with me on LinkedIn! “Tell us […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission asked Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snap, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube to provide details on how they screen for misleading ads run on their social media sites. “Social media has been a gold mine for scammers who tout sham products and other scams that have cost consumers enormously in recent years,” […]
  1. Media & Marketing
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said that a U.S. ban on TikTok does not seem like a “practical” approach to national security concerns about the video-sharing app. “You have 100 million TikTok users in the country or something,” Mr. Sununu said. “Our job is to make sure folks know that if they’re choosing to use […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A ban on the sale of single-use vapes is being called for by Glasgow City Council amid growing health and environmental concerns. The city’s trading standards officers have seized more than 13,000 illicit vapes in the last three months. Glasgow’s Environment and Liveable Neighbourhoods Committee is writing to the Scottish government to back calls for […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Large corporations think it’s unfair that they are held to account when uppliers skirt labor laws and hire child workers to fill low-paid and often dangerous jobs. The very leverage these companies have over suppliers makes them the logical choice for making sure vendors operate within the law.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Porter’s 5 forces model is a tool that is widely taught in business schools and various training centres. Among other things, this tool makes it possible to analyse the competition in a market. Porter’s forces refer to the following elements The intensity of competition, The bargaining power of customers, The bargaining power of suppliers, The […]
  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. International
Trade union GMB Scotland and UK headquartered multinational alcoholic beverage company Diageo have separately criticised the chancellor’s decision to hike spirits duty in the Spring Budget. The government will increase the duty rates under the revised duty structure for alcohol products being introduced from 1 August 2023 in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI). […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
John Webber, head of business rates at Colliers has responded to what he believes is a “disappointing Budget.” “The Government’s lack of comment on business rates in its Budget today (15 March) is desperately disappointing- with no reassurance that it has engaged with the industry -despite the fact the new 2023 Revaluation list becomes live […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Tiktok’s leadership is considering the possibility of pursuing a sale or initial public offering if it cannot address U.S. national security concerns about its parent company ByteDance’s relationship with the Chinese government. A sale or IPO is considered an action of last resort if the American government takes action against the video-sharing app. TikTok is […]
  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. Shopper & Customer
Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson predicts that 2023 will be a record year of chain restaurant discontinuity.  Specifically, with more chain restaurant closing stores and fewer total chain restaurants open entering 2023. Today many restaurants, c-stores, grocerants, have been “holding on by a thread” according to Johnson, since the COVID-19 pandemic the prepared meal […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retailers north of the border are having a hard time of it of late, thanks in no small part to the determination of the Scottish government to be seen to be ahead of the curve – and certainly ahead of its counterpart in Westminster – when it comes to almost anything health- or environment-related. The […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Food-at-home prices rose in February at a 10.2% annual rate, down from 11.3% the month before, the federal government reported Tuesday. Dive Brief: Food-at-home prices rose in February at an 10.2% annual rate, down from the 11.3% rate recorded the month before, according to Consumer Price Index data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The food-at-home index […]
  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. Trends & External Forces
Following reports that the UK government is preparing to “block” Scottish attempts to introduce its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), campaign groups have expressed concerns. Alister Jack, the Scotland secretary, said that he intends to deny a request from the SNP government for a trade exemption for its DRS. he has criticised the scheme as badly […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Following the success of the Scottish Grocers’ Federation’s Go Local Programme, launched in December 2020, the cabinet secretary for rural affairs Mairi Gougeon has approved the roll-out of the next phase of the project which went live from 1 March 2023. The fourth phase of the Programme will build upon the aim to support convenience […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Some retail organizations are seeing significant setbacks as a result of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Toy e-commerce startup Camp, for example, sent an email to customers on March 10 that said it was slashing prices and would use the sales to help fund its continued operations after much of its money was tied up in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Last week we had a story about Kroger saying it would make “a more than $770 million incremental investment in its associates during 2023 … to raise average hourly rates, improve healthcare options, build new training and development opportunities, and more.” One MNB reader – obviously someone better at math than I am –  wrote: […]

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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.
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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 […]
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  2. Channel: Grocery
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  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 […]