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  1. Corporate Purpose
UK grocer Marks & Spencer’s M&S Food is launching a new children’s book to excite and engage young minds through the stories of the Select farmers that make M&S Food special. The publication comes at a time when families are increasingly engaged in conversations about sustainability and how to contribute to a greener world. Farm […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
If the trade press is anything to go by, you’d imagine that the discounter channel had somehow disappeared over the last twelve months. All the headlines are about e-commerce growth and devastated high streets and traditional retail. True, the discounters have had a quiet pandemic. But does that mean we can forget about them? Far […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Iceland is facing fresh controversy over its refusal to repay £46 million of business rates relief as its accounts show its owners funnelled millions into a new restaurant business. Iceland… The post Iceland facing fresh questions over refusal to repay £46m in relief as accounts reveal millions funnelled to restaurant chain appeared first on Latest […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon has been accused of “routine destruction of millions of perfectly good products” as charities call for new anti-waste laws to be brought in. Video recordings and photographs, published by… The post Amazon slammed for “routine destruction” of millions of products as charities call for new ‘Amazon law’ appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Digitization has afforded retailers access to new markets and more consumers. Small local retailers are now competing with massive conglomerates on a global scale. On the other side of the purchase, consumers now have access to brands across the globe — and the appetite to try new things through online experiences. When you give smaller […]
  1. International
Morrisons has announced plans to expand its networks of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points to a further 100 locations over the next year. The grocer, which already boasts the UK’s… The post Morrisons to expand UK’s largest ‘ultra-fast’ EV charging network to 100 more locations appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is set to begin offering its ecommerce technology to small and medium-sized businesses amid a major push to diversify its offering outside of its core retail business. Walmart is… The post Walmart to begin offering its ecommerce technology to third-party retailers appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. International
StockX has made a push into beauty by announcing a partnership with makeup brand Revlon. The popular resale platform has teamed up with the cosmetic brand to sell limited edition… The post StockX ventures into beauty with Revlon collaboration appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Apple has announced a 50 per cent increase in iPhone sales despite chip shortages disrupting global supply chains in its quarterly report. The tech company’s flagship product beat analysts’ expectations… The post Apple announces 50% increase in iPhone sales appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon has officially denied media reports that it is planning to begin accepting Bitcoin payments by the end of the year. Bitcoin’s value soared by nearly 20 per cent yesterday after reports emerged suggesting that the ecommerce giant was “ready to roll” on a project to begin accepting cryptocurrencies. It came after Amazon posted a […]
  1. Channel: Department Stores
Selfridges’ owners have launched a formal auction to sell the department store chain, which has been valued as high as £4 billion ($5.5 billion U.S.), according to Yahoo! News. The potential sale emphasizes the difficult position many department stores find themselves in: Selfridges has taken multiple steps to revive its business, but despite some notable […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Online retail spend in the UK is back on the rise despite lockdown restrictions being lifted as the surge in delta variant cases deters shoppers from the high street. Online… The post ‘Pingdemic’ and delta variant surge drives shoppers back online appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Videos of a man dressed in a Spiderman costume punching and kicking an Asda employees have driven yet more demands for new laws to crack down on violence towards shop… The post Video of Asda worker being kicked in the throat ignites latest demands for new laws to protect staff appeared first on Latest Retail […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Technology is constantly evolving, and sooner or later, it encroaches on everything, forcing the world, commerce and industries to change with it or risk becoming irrelevant. Retail is no different, and significant changes are already happening that will shape the future of how people shop.  New types of money, such as digital currencies, are a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Contactless card transaction values will reach $2.5 trillion by the end of the year according to new research by Juniper. The report suggested that global contactless card transaction values will… The post Contactless card transaction value to reach $2.5tn by end of year appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Just Eat Takeaway’s largest shareholders have warned the food delivery group to prop up the its share price otherwise to avoid the risk of a hostile takeover. Cat Rock Capital,… The post Just Eat Takeaway’s largest shareholders warn of hostile takeover risk appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
Oxford has become delivery firm DPD’s first electric vehicles only city, with nine further UK locations set to be confirmed this year. Vision 25 is DPD’s pledge to deliver ‘green’ to 25 major UK towns and cities, covering 25% of the UK population by 2025, and is backed by a £111 million investment in electric vehicles. We […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Amazon’s warehouses are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases according to a number of workers while the company pushes ahead with plans to scrap onsite testing and relax mask rules.… The post Amazon workers fear for safety as COVID rules relaxed despite spike in cases appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. International
Christmas and Black Friday could be severely impacted by the ongoing shortage of heavy good vehicle (HGV) drivers, according to a leading industry voice. Shoppers could be faced with empty… The post Driver shortage will mean empty shelves at Christmas as UK set for “6-12 months of challenge” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Netflix is expanding its retail operations further as it announces plans to open its first ever permanent physical store next year. The streaming giant, which opened its debut online store last month, plans to open a high-tech physical store in Tokyo, Japan, in 2022 aiming to “merge the virtual world of the internet with the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado’s third warehouse fire in as many years could actually be “good news” for the online grocer, as its stock price continues to recover. Last week Ocado was forced to… The post Ocado’s latest warehouse fire could actually be “good news” according to analysts appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Marks & Spencer is set to become the first major UK retailer to launch same-day clothing deliveries nationwide. The move would make M&S faster than competitors such as Asos and Next. Chief Executive Steve Rowe told the Times it would show how bricks and mortar retailers could use their stores as an advantage in a […]
  1. International
Ebay is launching a new Amazon-style fulfilment service for its sellers in the UK, offering them end-to-end fulfilment even on items sold on other platforms. Ebay has announced the rollout… The post Ebay is launching Amazon-style end-to-end fulfilment service in the UK appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon-backed electric car manufacturer Rivian announced on Friday it had closed a $2.5 billion funding round led by its existing investors Amazon, Ford Motors and T. Rowe Price. Rivian has… The post Amazon-backed electric vehicle venture Rivian raises $2.5bn appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Data & Insights
One in five UK consumers (21%) have stopped buying a particular brand or product because of concerns over its environmental impact on the environment, with those concerns most notable in the weekly grocery shop, according to a new study. More than a third (36%) of shoppers say they have stopped buying from a food and […]
  1. CPG: NonFood
The Guardian reports that Jacek Olczak, the CEO of Philip Morris International is saying that the UK government ought to ban cigarettes within the next 10 years, and that the world would be a better place without cigarettes – “and actually, the sooner it happens, the better it is for everyone.” Olczak says that government […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Superdry is set to open a global flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, which will act as a hub for both its influencer programme and wholesale customer base. Located at 360 Oxford Street, this is close to Selfridges and adjacent to the new Bond Street Crossrail station. Opening in the autumn, it will replace the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Twitter has announced it plans to move into ecommerce in the future amid its second quarterly report. The platform’s chief financial officer Ned Segal said the company wanted to bring… The post Twitter looks to ecommerce to compete with TikTok and Facebook appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon and AO.com’s credit card provider NewDay has launched a new fully digital credit card aiming to provide an alternative to rivals like Apple Pay and Google Pay. NewDay is… The post Amazon & AO.com’s credit card provider launches new digital credit card to rival Apple Pay appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The government is set to hold emergency talks today amid plans to double the number of workers allowed to avoid self-isolation. Ministers are set to discuss plans to double the… The post Government plans to double exempt key workers as pingdemic threatens “collapse of the supply chain” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From […]

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