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With the global economic downturn, inflation, ongoing supply chain challenges, and uncertainty due to the Ukraine war, this year’s holiday shopping season promises to be very challenging. Will people be in the mood to spend despite the gloom? Or will they rein in their enthusiasm and save for the year ahead? With these issues in […]
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The new list of the 50 fastest growing e-commerce brands of the past year reveals that the top 25 US ecommerce brands generated more than $341 million in revenue over a 12-month period (2020-2021). A specialist bicycle wheel store has emerged as the fastest-growing ecommerce brand in the US, with a staggering 13x (1,357%) growth […]
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CHICAGO – Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released Monday. The perceived rate of food at home inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February […]
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WASHINGTON – Consumers are still spending despite their worries about inflation and rising interest rates, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said today. “The economic situation in the United States is unsettling,” Kleinhenz said. “Consumer confidence is down, consumer spending’s rate of growth has slowed, and economists and consumers alike are worried about the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ESG has been important to companies and to investors though recently there has been some blowback from certain segments of the market on whether ESG is a feel-good, hard to measure, share-holder unfriendly and fuzzy goal. This piece proposes that while ESG remains important a new ESG which is far more focused and therefore measurable, […]
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Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up some of the most read TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. The goal? Even when you’re swamped, a quick skim of WiR on Saturday morning should give you a pretty good understanding of what happened in tech this week. […]
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Getting a new foot traffic counter for your store is an important decision to make.  Whether you are a “mom and pop” with a single store or a 50-store chain, there is a wide range of options available. Some of the variables to consider when selecting a system are total daily traffic, average sale value, […]
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Big Technology is a weekly newsletter dedicated to covering the tech world with honest, nuanced reporting. Join the 80,000+ subscribers who tune into Big Technology for tech news without the spin. Here’s an easy way to subscribe: Subscribe now Join us in Santa Clara on 10/18 and 10/19. On Thursday afternoon, the Delaware Chancery Court […]
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ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI—The Food Industry Association released on Thursday its second installment of 2022 Power of Private Brands, which surveys food retailers and manufacturers about their private brands growth strategies. Retailers report having strong goals over the next two years for their private brand portfolio, with a current average dollar share of 18.2% and an ambitious […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to act without further delay and enforce Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) requirements for Medicare Part D covered prescriptions no later than January 1, 2023. Among the policies that NACDS commented on to CMS […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
AI nutrition technology company Spoon Guru has formed a partnership with Google Cloud, the aim of which is to create innovative grocery retail solutions, starting with a product search and recommendations engine. With Spoon Guru’s commerce solutions available on Google Cloud Marketplace, retailers will be able to quickly deploy the offerings to their Google Cloud […]
  1. Media & Marketing
“Natural” was the word of the day at Google’s third annual SearchOn event, where the tech giant unveiled a host of new ways it is working to make search, translation, navigation and discovery online work and feel more like it does in the real world. “Since day one, we’ve dedicated ourselves to a mission to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Marketing is often first on the chopping block during a recession, and with GDP contracting two quarters in a row, retail marketers are working hard to determine how to make each dollar go further. Many organizations will cut marketing spend in a bid to preserve margins. But research shows slashing marketing programs can undermine revenue […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Edifying its relationship with consumers, Panera Bread announced updates to its industry-leading MyPanera Loyalty Program, giving more choices to guests when redeeming loyalty rewards. Interactive and participatory Panera’s reward program will reap long term benefits from these new inclusive changes according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   So, starting October […]
  1. Channel: Mass
JOLIET, Ill. — Walmart held grand opening ceremonies on Wednesday for a 1.1 million-square-foot Next Generation fulfillment center (FC) here. Walmart FCs work to store millions of items, available on, that are then picked, packed and shipped directly to customers – now faster than ever. The new state-of-the-art facility will also fulfill Marketplace items […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
BigCommerce has launched on Google Cloud Marketplace for the first time, helping to make it easier for global enterprise customers to modernise their ecommerce platform to expand audience reach and… The post BigCommerce partners with Google to help ecommerce merchants grow online appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  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. Technology & Innovation
Retail software solution company TLM technologies has fully integrated its flagship EPOS software, evoBackOffice with NearSt. This will allow thousands more retailers to easily get their products on platforms like Google and Facebook, driving online customers in-store. Founded in 2015, the technology from NearSt was developed to make products on physical store shelves visible to […]
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. — With more shoppers opting to save time by ordering groceries online, Food Lion announces the expansion of its Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service to 24 more stores in North Carolina and Kentucky, beginning Sept. 26. Food Lion is offering shoppers their first pickup for free. The launch of this service comes […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Google has succeeded in beating a suit brought by a developer who accused the tech giant of unfairly dismissing him. Robin Frewer was dismissed from his role because he sexually… The post Google beats ex-director’s antitrust lawsuit after he sexually harassed colleagues appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Over the past few years, there’s been an increasing shift towards online retail, particularly with many of the attitudes adopted over the course of the pandemic now a part of everyday life. And many of these transactions are being carried out on mobile devices through different channels, such as “traditional” e-commerce platforms and social platforms. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Historically, marketers have relied on the 4 Ps — Product, Price, Place and Promotion — to inform their marketing strategies. These foundational components help companies satisfy the dynamic wants and needs of the consumer, while also meeting the demands of the business. However, rapid advances in technology, magnified by the pandemic, have fundamentally changed consumer behavior, particularly the way […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) said it is joining with CVS Pharmacy as the exclusive retail partner of the FARE Teal Pumpkin Project 2022. This program is a yearly effort to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for the one in 13 children in the U.S. living with food allergies and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In its latest step of the app cleanup drive, Google is folding in Assistant and Calendar reminders in its Tasks app. The company wants to make it easier to manage your tasks and reminders from any of these three apps by unifying its to-do systems. Currently, Google Tasks — which was first launched as a […]
  1. Data & Insights
Like most companies, Salesforce has data in many places. Our core data, such as accounts, contacts, leads and opportunities, lives within our customer relationship management (CRM) system. But customers interact with our brand in more ways than that. They respond to marketing campaigns, attend our events, learn new skills on Trailhead, watch content on Salesforce+, […]
  1. Department: HBC
BETHESDA, Md. – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced Tuesday its first-ever Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Career Achievement Award winners at its annual Regulatory, Scientific & Quality (RSQ) conference in Bethesda. Created to honor individuals maintaining a career of exceptional service and contributions within the consumer healthcare products industry, the establishment of this award […]

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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 […]