Articles on international retail across the globe.

  1. Technology & Innovation
By Doug Stephens Over the last 20 years, technology has transformed retail. Mobile phones have become essential conduits for communication, entertainment and commerce. Technologies like augmented reality, once a novelty, have become commonplace digital merchandising and selling tools. E-commerce, which in 2003 amounted to a rounding error on most retailers’ profit and loss statements, has […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Doing good work while working to do good is a formula that edifies both customers and employees to your brand. In the case of 7-Eleven focusing on doing good, will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, employees while garnering favor with consumers according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
    [[“value”:” CVS Health Corporation has appointed Michael F. Mahoney, Chairman and CEO of Boston Scientific Corporation, a global medical technology leader, to serve on the Board of Directors of CVS Health, effective November 1. “Mike’s focus throughout his career – to drive improvements in health outcomes and increase access to care – align […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Bloomberg reports that “three Amazon executives were accused by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission of participating in an alleged plan to make it difficult for customers to cancel subscriptions to the company’s Prime membership service. “Senior Vice Presidents Neil Lindsay and Russell Grandinetti, along with Vice President Jamil Ghani, were added as defendants Wednesday in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Counterfeiting is a pressing concern for businesses globally, transcending all sectors and demographics. It affects the brick-and-mortar, catalog, and e-commerce sectors and undermines customer retention, service, management, merchandising, mobile, and omnichannel integration. It encompasses everything from fake consumer goods to fraudulent copies of digital products. This rising tide of counterfeiting is fueled by an intricate […]
  1. Department: Food
MNB often focuses on stores that differentiate themselves through unique products and services, offering a value proposition that seems different from those offered by the competition. That seems to be the pitch for FreshTake, a new grocer scheduled to open next summer in Augusta, Georgia, in a former Whole Foods location, which has been getting […]
  1. Department: Food
WINNER! Twirl Xtra Mondelēz International In February, Cadbury expanded its popular Duos range by bringing its bestselling singles product into this increasingly popular format. Twirl Xtra features even more of the velvety Cadbury Twirl chocolate consumers know and love, with two longer pieces of chocolate in each consumer pack. The total duos market is growing by […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Decathlon has announced the appointment of Jimena Almendares as its new Chief Digital Officer. Decathlon says that the appointment is in line with the retailer transforming its digital offering and putting technology at the heart of all business operations. The aim is for each and every customer to enjoy an excellent digital experience when shopping […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  The U.S. Navy wants it sailors, sailor’s families, employees to be happy and adding relevance to their lives makes them happy. Steven Johnson who once work the with the Naval Personal Command to refresh and renew relevance to the ‘club’ system thinks is first step is a great step for Naval Personal and their […]
  1. Data & Insights
Life’s a pitch. Especially if you’re an agency on a mission to secure your next big client.  Whether you’re trying to win or retain existing business, it all comes down to whipping up the perfect pitch – and this is where GWI’s intuitive market research platform comes into play. You can spend weeks researching, planning, […]
  1. International
Selling to an international market can be more tricky than with your local customers, even if it’s online. But it’s always possible and can be more profitable. It’s just that you need to double up on your efforts to make your marketing strategies work. Learning and staying open to new ideas will help you succeed. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive customer migration in every sector of retail foodservice today according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. That migration is creating both food channel disrupting and opportunity. Johnson stated, “Recent Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant ScoreCards found 84.9 percent of meals […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Look around, and talk to your friends and you will see that, Americans do not want to eat alone.  Don’t want to shop, and don’t want to cook, while man is a social and needs to connect with others and sharing a meal with friends, family, or even a stranger is preferred rather than […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The launch of Meta’s new app Threads is a unique moment in the history of social media. Most social networks start from scratch, and their culture evolves over time under the influence of early adopters and users. Threads is different. Helped by an easy integration with Instagram users’ pre-existing social graphs, it had tens of […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
PITTSBURGH (September 7, 2023) – To stay informed about pertinent trends, consumer habits, and shoppers’ purchasing behaviors, GNC collaborates with some of the industry’s best to amplify its expert internal research capabilities. That’s why it recently selected SPINS as its new research partner. With a partnership designed to elevate the company’s consumer-first mindset and leverage […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
All Saints founder Stuart Trevor is introducing a new eponymous brand that creates clothes solely from discarded material, and taps technology from Stored, a mobile payments startup. “I am excited to see our payment technology align with Stuart Trevor’s visionary approach. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to redefining the shopping experience, where sustainability and convenience […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
The Lego Group will triple its sustainability investments over the next three years, spending $1.4 billion to design carbon-neutral buildings and facilities and boost production of renewable energy at its sites. These plans are part of the brand’s near-term climate target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2032 compared to a 2019 base […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
The Lego Group will triple its sustainability investments over the next three years, spending $1.4 billion to design carbon-neutral buildings and facilities and boost production of renewable energy at its sites. These plans are part of the brand’s near-term climate target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2032 compared to a 2019 base […]
  1. International
[[“value”:” Footfall in shopping centres dropped by 3.8% YoY in August. Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay. Total retail footfall in the UK dropped by 1.6% last month on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, according to data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Sensormatic IQ. The decrease is below July 2023’s figure of +1.8%. During the month, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In a first-ever partnership between two retail icons, Macy’s will carry an exclusive collection of sleepwear, underwear and intimates for men and women from Gap. The assortment, which will feature exclusive designs and colorways priced from $12.50 to $79.95 online, will be available online, on the Macy’s mobile app and at select stores nationwide. “This […]
  1. Department: HBC
e.l.f. Beauty has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Naturium, a fast-growing, high performance skin care brand for $355 million in a combination of cash and stock, the company announced Tuesday. The deal is expected to double e.l.f. Beauty’s presence in skin care to approximately 18 percent of retail sales. The transaction, which is subject […]
  1. Department: HBC
E.l.f. Beauty has acquired the fast-growing skin care brand Naturium for $355 million in a combination of cash and stock. The acquisition is expected to close around Sept. 30, 2023 and will double E.l.f.’s presence in the skin care category to approximately 18% of the company’s retail sales. “Naturium aligns with E.l.f. Beauty’s vision to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Temu, Marks and Spencer, Aldi UK, New Look, EE, and Amazon Fresh. Consumption nation: Here’s what American retailers can learn from booming Chinese shopping app Temu US retailers beware. Riding high with Temu, the Chinese are coming and they’re coming to win. That’s […]
  1. Data & Insights
Fast-moving innovation is a tricky thing. What was a surprise-and-delight experience for customers two years ago is now an expectation. And when that expectation isn’t met, it’s a big problem. For example, according to Forbes, 71% of B2C customers expect companies to deliver personalized interactions and 70% are frustrated when they don’t. Personalization is the […]
  1. International
Private label sellers are making their mark in the ever-expanding world of commerce across Canada and the rest of the world. They bring unique products to the market, build brand identities, and create loyal customer bases. But amidst the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, most private label sellers often overlook the role of trademarking in […]
  1. Data & Insights
At Wiser Solutions, we understand that increasing your share of shelf is a top priority for any business. It’s about more than just having your products available; it’s about making them the go-to choice for consumers.   That’s where suggestive selling comes in.   This powerful strategy can be the difference between a product that merely exists […]
  1. International
Online food and beverage retail sales, which includes instore pickup, curbside delivery and at-home delivery, tracked by Euromonitor International, reached $76 billion in 2022, and the market researcher predicts online grocery will be the largest source of growth for food and beverages in the United States in the future.

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Retailer Media
#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
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  3. Holiday & Events
Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]