Executives

Articles on retail leadership and executives.

  1. Media & Marketing
We’re recording live this week from the just wrapped GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas. Our guest this week is Tim Simmons, SVP & Chief Product Officer of Sam’s Club, who takes  us deep into the transformation process that he’s been helping lead. We learn how Walmart and Sam’s Club have been evolving and accelerating the […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Matalan has appointed former New Look boss Nigel Oddy as interim CEO as the retailer begins a formal sales process and growth strategy. Oddy will officially join the company on… The post Matalan appoints former New Look boss as interim CEO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has added Advance Auto Parts veteran Michael Creedon Jr. to its executive team, naming him chief operating officer. “Mike’s impressive career in retail is rooted in a deep knowledge and understanding of his customers,” Dollar Tree president and chief executive officer Mike Witynski in announcing the hire. “Mike will […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of its ongoing quest to meet its customers wherever they are, Walmart on Monday launched two new immersive virtual experiences on Roblox, a metaverse gaming platform. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces are meant to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for Gen Z shoppers, allowing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
From TechCrunch, a story about how Walmart “is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: ‘Walmart Land’ and ‘Universe of Play.’ The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart customers and let Roblox players collect new virtual merchandise, play games featuring toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp, attend live concerts, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Kroger is the largest supermarket operator in the U.S. and the retailer is using its size to deploy technology and analytics to understand its customers as well, if not better than, its smaller competition. “We are leveraging data to engage with customers through digital channels such as apps and website logins to make the customer […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
When Macklemore’s 2012 single Thrift Shop became a hit, it pushed secondhand shopping into the spotlight; but this wasn’t enough to change people’s general views on it. As a 2013 Time article put it, “apparently, flannel zebra jammies only look good in music videos”.  eBay was turning some heads back then, yet many would still […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Walmart will launch three new returns options as part of its “No Concerns” campaign to accommodate early holiday shopping. Beginning in Oct. 1, 2022, Walmart will introduce: An extended Holiday Guarantee returns period allowing customers to return eligible purchases made on or after Oct. 1, 2022, through Jan. 31, 2023; Curbside returns, which will allow […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, gives Video Forum an update on recent events in the fast-paced nutritional supplements category. He provides a critique of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory and educational work in the field, talks about a new CRN study on savings to the health care system […]
  1. Department: Food
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General is introducing an exclusive line of health and wellness gummy supplements, which the company says supply nutrients that help make everyday wellness routines easy, fun and delightful. Products in the OhGood! line are made with clean ingredients, Dollar General says, and are non-GMO, gluten free and made with natural flavors. Additionally, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is launching two new immersive experiences on the Roblox metaverse platform: Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play. The former will bring fashion, style, beauty and entertainment items to the Roblox community of over 52 million daily users. The latter, meanwhile, is pitched as “the ultimate virtual toy destination in Roblox, just in time […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 26, 2022 — Hold onto your headsets! Today, Walmart is announcing the launch of two new immersive experiences in the metaverse mega-platform, Roblox. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces offer unique interactive content and entertainment for customers, bringing to life the best of Walmart’s ‘isles’ in a virtual […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Nike will struggle to engage its customers on its mission to switch towards a more direct-to-consumer model without any retailers. In a recent business review, company CEO John Donahoe claimed… The post Opinion: Nike’s conversion to DTC will be a ‘battle’ without retailers appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Woodie’s, a DIY, home and garden retailer, is partnering with same-day delivery platform buymie.  From 10th October, customers in South East Dublin can use buymie’s personal shopping services to order 20,000 DIY and home improvement products from their nearest Woodie’s store and receive items to their doorstep in as little as two hours.  This builds […]
  1. Department & Category
Bloomberg has a story about how Circle K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard is developing a series of tactics designed to serve a core strategy – growing its food sales to represent between 20 and 25 percent of sales. The impetus comes from a recognition that the company is too dependent on fuel sales and profits at […]
  1. Department & Category
Fox Business reports that Unilever CEO Alan Jope, in an appearance at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, “reaffirmed the consumer goods giant’s sustainability agenda … saying it ‘will not back down’ despite ‘ant-sustainability’ and ‘anti-woke’ backlash.”  Jope, the story says,, “called ‘anti-sustainability’ and ‘anti-woke’ backlash ‘incredibly dangerous for the world.’  He […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Next has hired Duncan Robson as Chief IT Architect. He joins from IBM where he spent almost 30 years, taking on such roles as Retail CTO for IBM UK and Executive IT Architect for the Distribution Industry and IBM TCG Chair. In a LinkedIn post, dated 20th September, Robson said: “Today was my first day […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Instant Commerce, a headless storefront builder, has secured a €5.4 million seed. The round was led by HV Capital and joined by Hearst Ventures and existing investor firstminute capital. Since being founded at the start of 2022, Instant Commerce has landed more than 30 clients including Bols, ID&T, Ekster, and Yaya. This latest round comes […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
With 2 million third-party sellers accounting for more than half of its retail revenue, Amazon’s relationship with the businesses that sell on its platform has become essential to its success. As those sellers have become more successful though, they have also become more powerful …and more demanding. Many are no longer content to exist solely […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger will roll out BrightDrop’s temperature-controlled Trace Grocery e-carts to its stores later in 2022 to help streamline the handling of curbside grocery orders. The retailer recently completed a pilot of the technology at its stores in Lexington and Versailles, Ky., where it experienced an improvement in both the customer and associate experiences. The carts […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]

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