International

Articles on international retail across the globe.

  1. Channel: Restaurants
The Wall Street Journal reports that “consumers might no longer be able to count on delivery of pancakes, ice cream or whatever else they crave, whenever they crave it. “Some restaurants, struggling with labor shortages and the return of customers to on-site dining, are choosing to scale back at times on often less-profitable delivery and […]
  1. International
CNN reports that “amid shortages, Canada is tapping into its strategic reserves. “This time, for maple syrup. “The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, a leading trade group, said it is releasing roughly 50 million pounds from its strategic maple syrup reserves, almost half of the stockpile … The government-supported organization, which is often called the OPEC […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart said Monday that executive vice president and chief financial officer Brett Biggs will begin transitioning away from his role at Walmart next year. Brett Biggs Biggs, who plans to begin a new chapter of his career involving opportunities in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, will remain in the CFO role until […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  In a battle for share of stomach leaderships matters. Regular readers of this blog know that a high tide lifts all boats.  Well, in the battle for share of stomach Domino’s knows its customers eat more than just pizza.  They also know that the halo of ‘better-4-you’ extend beyond its four walls. Focusing on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Bestseller owner and CEO Anders Hoch Povlsen’s holding company, Heartland, is investing $4.4 million in Touchtech, a venture whose tech brings digital experiences to shoppers in physical spaces. This gives Povlsen a 25% stake in the company, which is publicly traded on the Swedish Spotlight Stock Market. The investment follows a tie up between Touchtech […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Assist has announced an extension in service provision to include data exchange support for Ted Baker. The retailer will use the Ra-X service, with Retail Assist also providing key first and second line help desk support. Ra-X helps retailers to share key product data in the required formats between stores, concessions, franchises, e-commerce sites […]
  1. International
Health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic opened its 13th store in Hampstead, north London, this week. The fast-growing group will open its 14th, also in London, in Hackney next month. It is a busy time for the chain, with a new chief executive, George Dymond, taking over next week. Dymond was previously head of international […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has adopted a new Seafood Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) that reinforces its commitment to environmentally and socially responsible seafood, the company said Wednesday. “Hy-Vee is committed to advancing social responsibility in our seafood supply chains, and this new Code of Conduct is an articulation of our company […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Today’s completely outside-the-lines guest in our continuing series of “MNB @ 20” conversations is Stu Upson, CEO of the USA Pickleball Association.  Not only does Stu talk about the process of growing – and controlling the growth – of the nation’s fastest growing participatory sport, but he also draws a through line to his experience […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 281 is a discussion with Mark Mahaney Senior Managing Director at Evercore ISI and author of Nothing but Net: 10 Timeless Stock-Picking Lessons from One of Wall Street’s Top Tech Analysts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
AliExpress has continued its efforts to digitalise for international merchants and streamline its logistics ecosystem at its 2021 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, which lasted 48 hours.  This year also marked… The post AliExpress digitalises upgrades logistics solutions at 2021 Global Shopping Festival appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Merchandising
UK shoppers spent £10.4 billion online in October, an increase of 5% on last year’s Covid driven gains, according to research by Adobe. The figure is the highest ever online spend in October and 58% higher than in 2019.  This brings the UK’s year-to-date online spending to £94 billion, up 12% YoY and 55% when […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
This morning’s entry in our continuing series of conversations keyed to the celebration of MNB’s 20th anniversary is with Stephen Smith, president/CEO of LL Bean, in which he talks about his career over the past 20 years from Hannaford in Maine, to various Walmart international divisions, and then back to Maine with one of the […]
  1. CPG: Food
Mondelēz International is to launch a cinnamon crunch flavoured Cadbury Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun Bar for the run-up to Easter 2022. The new 110g bar will be available in cases of 18 at an RRP of £1.40. A Mondelēz spokesperson said: “Tablets are the heartland for the Cadbury brand, so this addition to the […]
  1. Holiday & Events
If your holiday marketing strategy doesn’t already include a strategy for Giving Tuesday, it’s time to create one.  Celebrated the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 30, 2021), Giving Tuesday has emerged as a date in the holiday calendar as pivotal as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Simply put, Giving Tuesday is an international day of […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart this morning said that its third-quarter same-store sales were up 9.2 percent and 15.6 percent on a two-year stack.  E-commerce sales for the period grew eight percent, and 87 percent on a two-year stack. In addition, the company said, U.S. inventory is up 11.5 percent ahead of holidays. The Wall Street Journal this morning […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  Fun, Family, or ‘Friendsgiving’ cooking a Thanksgiving meal at home can be a chore if you have not done it before.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the number one obstacle to cooking a Thanksgiving meal at home is deciding just ‘what to cook’ for the meal. Recent […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Suppose, for some reason; you’ve been unsure of what’s been going in business and especially in retail. In that case, we’re going to bring you up to speed real quick: absolutely everything that could change has changed, and if you’re not planning on bringing anything new to your in-store environment, you might as well start printing your […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
WHSmith is set to open its first checkout-free store in the coming weeks. This will be based inside one of New York’s three major international airports and will feature Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, which was pioneered at the Amazon Go offering in the States. The store will be WHSmith branded, as opposed to the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
WHSmith is to trial Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech in new store which will be based inside one of New York’s major international airports. The store will be WHSmith-branded instead… The post WHSmith to trial Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech in new store appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
CNN reports that DoorDash is getting into the national shipping business, facilitating the sending of products from restaurants around the country to customers anywhere in the US. “Here’s how it works: DoorDash and Caviar users will see a “Nationwide Shipping” carousel in their apps. Once they click through, they can select what they want from […]

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
It’s time for a Friday evening QuickWit, short and sweet. Interesting news on the CVS and Microsoft partnership, as we have seen Microsoft successfully partner with other retailers already (i.e. Kroger with KPM). Additionally, Ahold seems to be on the upswing as Food Lion added a significant number of new stores this year. Happy weekend […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Kroger beats earnings estimates with a great Q3 Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen said on the investor call that new cooking skills, bigger holiday gatherings are lifting grocery sales. Identical sales (exc fuel) increased 3.1% (+14% on a two-year stack) The two-year stack for digital sales increased 103%. Sales were $31.9 billion in the third quarter, […]
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Ahold Delhaize unveils growth plan The plan is expected to generate an incremental $11B in sales by 2025. It consists of four components: (1) “…developing deeper digital relationships”, (2) “accelerating… omnichannel transformation”, (3) “leading the transformation into a healthy and sustainable food system”, and (4) “leveraging the company’s portfolio to create the ultimate ecosystem for […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Holiday & Events
Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated. Black Friday — it’s complicated. Perhaps above all, the pandemic isn’t over (and unfortunately could be entering another worrisome phase, according to a report from the World Health Organization over the Thanksgiving weekend). Throughout 2021, retailers and consumers have continued to grapple with […]

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