Articles on international retail across the globe.

  1. CPG: Food
Kellogg Company yesterday said that when the company splits into two, probably by the end of the year, the North American company will be called the WK Kellogg Co., and the global snacks business will be known as Kellanova. According to the announcement, “Kellanova will be a global snacking powerhouse with a portfolio of iconic, […]
  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. Technology & Innovation
According to, the U.S. food market is worth $1.5 trillion annually, or roughly 4 percent of the domestic gross product. $800 billion of that revenue is from supermarkets and food stores. Compare this to the U.S. apparel market, which is estimated to be worth $318 billion (Statistica). And while the retail industry often focuses […]
  1. International
Booker Group has announced the launch of its first ever colleague network which happened on International Women’s Day. Called ‘Women in Booker’ its purpose is to champion gender equality and to help women be at their best. A virtual event saw over 750 colleagues covering all areas and work levels across the group coming together […]
  1. Media & Marketing
APEXX Global, a global payments orchestration platform, has raised $25 million from existing and new investors, closing a Series B round. The funds will be used to develop its products and technology and to expand its presence in North America. The company has raised $37 million in total, including $8 million in its Series A […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released its fiscal year 2022 ESG report, detailing the company’s efforts to live up to its stated purpose of creating more joyful lives through better health. WBA yesterday hosted a virtual event, featuring report highlights and discussions with ESG thought leaders. In addition to sharing the company’s […]
  1. International
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  1. Channel: Mass
WASHINGTON – Walmart maintains its No. 1 position on the National Retail Federation’s latest list of the Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted by Kantar, the 2023 list ranks the world’s most impactful retailers based on their operations at the beginning of 2022. Kantar’s ranking system gives points to retailers according to their domestic and international […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
E-Commerce Nation, in partnership with Similarweb, has compiled a list of the Top 100 E-commerce UK. The recent surge in energy and life prices has significantly impacted household consumption. As the high season approaches, brands are actively competing to lure customers to their online stores, accessible via computers, mobile sites, and increasingly, mobile apps. In […]
  1. International
Embracing equity is so important as it is the first step to equality. It means gaining a deep understanding of the reasons why people are not starting from the same place. There are factors at an individual, societal and structural level which can mean that some people have more opportunities—meaning they have privilege—whilst others face […]
  1. International
Nisa is hosting several employee events to celebrate women’s achievements and embrace equity on International Women’s Day 2023. It is a global day for celebration of women’s achievements around the world and takes place today (Wednesday, 8 March). This year’s mission is to help forge a gender equal world, with the hashtag #EmbraceEquity being used. […]
  1. Channel: Home Improvement
Lowe’s has launched its second annual “Into the Blue” product pitch event, inviting entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to apply to get their products on the home improvement retailer’s shelves. Both U.S.-based and international companies and individuals with ready-for-market products can apply through March 20, 2023. Selected prospective suppliers will be invited to attend […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is #EmbraceEquity. Gender equity involves recognising the differences in needs between groups and providing the necessary resources and opportunities for all to thrive. Gender biases and inequalities have been reported in healthcare. Women are more often underdiagnosed and undertreated for a variety of health conditions. In […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  At the intersection of what’s for dinner and fast food recently two east coast Shoprite’s have debuted a foodservice at retail concept: “Fresh to Table,” with an emphasis on fresh, easy to prepare ingredients, and grab-and-go. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®reiterated once again on the importance of “focusing on […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Recently, Procter & Gamble indicated that it would continue to raise prices even though lack of consumer demand – due to increased prices – was responsible for half of its sales decreases. P&G’s CFO indicated that the packaged goods behemoth’s focus on continuing price hikes would be acceptable to consumers because, after all, people still […]
  1. International
Fae Johnstone, a queer, trans and feminist activist, tweeted about being included in Hershey’s “Her for She” campaign for International Women’s Day. That led to calls on social media to #BoycottHersheys. The candy and snack company has been criticized for its inclusive messaging, which some on the right view as part of the “woke” culture.
  1. Trends & External Forces
by Kevin Coupe The Wall Street Journal has an Eye-Opening report that “the slow move toward a cashless society is helping to send the ubiquitous ATM into decline around the U.S., presenting challenges for those who still largely rely on cash.  “After peaking at 470,000 ATMs in the U.S. in 2019, the number of machines […]
  1. Department & Category
  One of the success clues found driving customer adoption within the grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food has been the discovery of food that is deemed ‘better-4-you by consumers according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  A recent news article pointed out that today more […]
  1. Channel: Club
Costco Wholesale Corp, an American multinational retailer, fell short of its second-quarter revenue estimates on Thursday as sales of discretionary items, especially electronics and housewares, had dropped. The increasing food… The post Costco misses second-quarter revenue targets as demand for electronics slows appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Merchandising
  Chain restaurants have catered to consumers Lenten increase in fish consumption for years with “limited time offers” (LTO’s).  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® chain restaurants have set a standard for Lenten LTO’s by offering fish options while eating out. This year convenience store retailers are offering a […]
  1. Media & Marketing
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Żabka Polska, Ikea, Prada, River Island, Casper, Amazon, and M&S. AiFi and Żabka Polska Autonomous retail firm, AiFi, has hit an active stores milestone. In a LinkedIn post, the company said: “The launch of our […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have recently wrapped notable funding rounds, including Hexa, Hectare, and ZIPZERO. 1. Nosto E-commerce tech startup, Nosto, has announced the closure of a $16 million funding round, from Mandatum Asset Management’s Growth Equity team (MAM GE). Since its founding in 2011, Nosto’s technology has been tapped by […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When Ebay debuted in 1995, it and Amazon were pretty much the only game in town. Fast forward 28 years and Amazon and Ebay are still the two largest marketplaces in the U.S. — albeit in a vastly more crowded landscape. Not only have a slew of new marketplaces launched, but big-name retailers like Walmart, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Hectare says that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by existing and private investors. The investment will be used to support Hectare’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) inventory, trading, logistics and market insights product development, and expansion into new international markets. Since its launch in 2015, the startup has facilitated over […]

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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. […]
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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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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 […]
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Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]