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  1. Shopper & Customer
The power of audience profiling lies in the ability to target your ideal customers by understanding exactly what makes them tick. Without it, you’re reducing your chances of landing effective marketing campaigns. But the problem is, attributing audience profiling directly to revenue results is a challenge all marketers face. How can you tell if it’s […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DETROIT — Kroger Health is partnering with Michigan’s second-largest health plan, Priority Health, to launch two co-branded Medicare plans that promise to address patients’ whole-health needs. The two co-branded plans, PriorityMedicare + Kroger (PPO) as well as PriorityMedicare D-SNP + Kroger (HMO), will be available in eight counties in Southeast Michigan beginning in January 2023. […]
  1. Department & Category
The enhanced oil recovery (EOR) market will witness a period of considerable growth. With BCC Research predicting a 13.1% CAGR, the market will expand from $41 billion in 2022 to an impressive $64.2 billion by 2027, maintaining a confident pace throughout the forecast period.
  1. Data & Insights
With the ever-increasing workflow and data management complexity, an ecommerce ERP solution has become a critical tool in a digital merchant’s tech stack. ERPs allow retailers to consolidate various business functions and continuously maintain the transparency of enterprise operations, which is crucial for any growing business. However, enterprises can reap even more benefits from their […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  – Hy-Vee Inc. is deploying its Disaster Relief Fleet to locations in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian. The relief effort involves two caravans. The first group will take Hy-Vee’s mobile command center, Hy-Vee’s mobile water system (which includes a tank and pump trailer), and Hy-Vee’s rapid response pickup truck. The second […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Recent Grocerant Scorecards reveal that 34.7% of customers at your restaurant are first time visitors.  If you want to garner new customer you must extend a branded invitation with customer relevance according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. A new report from Intouch Insight Ltd. found that convenience does […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Fast fashion giant Shein has set out targets to reduce its overall emissions across its entire value chain by 25% by 2030. Its greenhouse gas emissions inventory for 2021 will… The post Shein sets out to cut emissions by 25% by 2030 appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In partnership with Lendistry, this program supports urban and rural small businesses in socially and economically distressed communities with financing options to sustain and grow their businesses After a successful pilot, both companies will help even more sellers fund strategic business needs,
  1. Shopper & Customer
Despite inflation chatter dominating economic discussions, U.S. container imports in July 2022 (the most recent data) was up 3 percent from July 2021 to 2,530,906 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) and up 15 percent from pre-pandemic July 2019 — setting yet another monthly record. In fact, every month in 2022 has been a record month when […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Plus: What we do every minute online. A retail giant is making a major investment into the virtual world with new Roblox experiences. Walmart is launching “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play” which allows children to collect virtual merchandise, play games with toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp go to live concerts and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We’re recording live this week from the just wrapped GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas. Our guest this week is Tim Simmons, SVP & Chief Product Officer of Sam’s Club, who takes  us deep into the transformation process that he’s been helping lead. We learn how Walmart and Sam’s Club have been evolving and accelerating the […]
  1. Department & Category
Bloomberg has a story about how Circle K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard is developing a series of tactics designed to serve a core strategy – growing its food sales to represent between 20 and 25 percent of sales. The impetus comes from a recognition that the company is too dependent on fuel sales and profits at […]
  1. Department & Category
Fox Business reports that Unilever CEO Alan Jope, in an appearance at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, “reaffirmed the consumer goods giant’s sustainability agenda … saying it ‘will not back down’ despite ‘ant-sustainability’ and ‘anti-woke’ backlash.”  Jope, the story says,, “called ‘anti-sustainability’ and ‘anti-woke’ backlash ‘incredibly dangerous for the world.’  He […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  It seems to the team at Foodservice Solutions®that convenience stores are out marketing restaurants of late. Consider this, Kwik Trip Inc. is a-“mazing” consumers this fall with a Kwik Trip-themed corn maze. The maze opened Sept. 10, at Stevens Point, Wis.-based Feltz’s Dairy Store.  This year Feltz’s is welcoming customers to its annual corn […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
According to the UN, the transportation sector accounts for approximately 25% of all carbon emissions globally, and Amazon transports a lot of goods. To combat the climate impact of all those deliveries, Amazon has teamed up with Infinium to begin powering its transportation fleet with ultra-low carbon electrofuels beginning in 2023. Infinium develops ultra-low carbon […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee Inc. has earned a GreenChill recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its work to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease its environmental impact. Hy-Vee was honored with the GreenChill recognition for Superior Goal Achievement, awarded to GreenChill partners that achieve their annual GreenChill refrigerant emissions reduction goal. EPA’s GreenChill […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
GeekWire reports that Amazon plans to begin using “electrofuel” – described in the story as a diesel substitute that “is made from carbon dioxide captured from an industrial source that is then combined with hydrogen that’s produced from clean energy” – to power its delivery trucks next year. The electrofuel is being purchased from a […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Destination XL Group, Inc. has hired James Reath, former SVP of Marketing at Bed Bath & Beyond, as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Reath will replace Ujjwal Dhoot, who will leave the company Oct. 11, 2022. Reath will manage overall marketing strategy, brand, consumer, creative, media, CRM and digital commerce for the company, which operates […]
  1. Department & Category
Amazon-backed Infinium said on Tuesday that it will supply low-carbon electrofuels for the ecommerce giant’s trucking fleet, starting from next year. Infinium’s supply of electrofuels, which are a fossil-based fuel… The post Amazon-backed firm says it will provide electrofuels to ecommerce giant’s fleet appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. International
Getir is giving away free pints of milk in the UK, as inflation is causing fuel prices to fall, making milk more expensive than petrol in some cases. According to… The post Getir offers free milk with orders over £20 appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that consumers paid higher prices for everything from cereal to eggs last month, sending retail food price inflation up 0.7% in August and 13.5% year over year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last months, 13.5% increase was the highest rate for that number since March 1979, the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By Christoph Wagner, CEO, Scanbot SDK GmbH The retail industry is facing seismic shifts, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been rocket fuel for changes in customer demands. Today, digital and contactless shopping experiences are just part of everyday life for many – especially amongst the younger generations. 🚀Retail x Mobile Barcode Scanning Are you still […]
  1. Department & Category
Interesting piece from Bloomberg about how “Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., the publicly listed Philippine arm of Shell Plc, plans to have retail shops and restaurants in a third of its gasoline refilling stations by 2025 as its seeks to boost revenues beyond fuel. “That could drive non-fuel retail earnings to grow at least 15% a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Paradoxes are both familiar and common to the human condition. They are brain teasers that reveal faults in our senses and errors in human logic. Authors and poets delight in paradoxes because they stop the reader in their tracks to ponder the apparent contradictions. Like the familiar phrase, “Less is more,” or when Shakespeare’s Hamlet […]
  1. Department: Food
AUSTIN, Texas — Lafe’s Natural BodyCare has launched a new 100% plastic-free plant-based stick deodorant. The collection is available in Citrus + Bergamot, Lavender + Aloe, Cedar + Lime, Rose + Coriander and is packaged in paper barrels. “Sustainability has always been synonymous with Lafe’s,” said founder Lafe Larson. “During our 27-year history we’ve been […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Baby boomer, Gen Z, millennials, they get talked about a lot. But what about Generation Alpha? Who are they? Who are Generation Alpha? The first letter of the Greek alphabet for the first generation to be born solely after the start of the 21st century. This bunch of 8-15 year olds share their birth years […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
One of the first references to Christmas in July was in an 1892 French opera when in response to children singing Christmas carols during the summer a character says, “When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season.” For retailers, the idea of planning Christmas in July is anything but rushing the season. A […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
As inflation soars and supply chains experience ongoing disruption, it’s almost inevitable that retailers are increasingly scrutinizing their marketing budgets. It can be tempting for companies to shrink marketing spend when faced with economic downturn, as they focus on short-term profit and sales channels instead. But you know the old saying, “Those who don’t learn […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
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Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]