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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. Channel: Convenience
  The race is on to order you 7-Eleven X Crocs.  That’s right shoes / clogs branded for 7-Eleven enthusiast. Yes, it is where style meets the snack aisle with the all-new 7-Eleven X Crocs collaboration. The exclusive collection introduces three limited-edition styles, including Crocs’ newest icon: the height-forward Mega Crush Clog. How is your brand […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  It seems to the team at Foodservice Solutions®that convenience stores are out marketing restaurants of late. Consider this, Kwik Trip Inc. is a-“mazing” consumers this fall with a Kwik Trip-themed corn maze. The maze opened Sept. 10, at Stevens Point, Wis.-based Feltz’s Dairy Store.  This year Feltz’s is welcoming customers to its annual corn […]
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In a rapidly changing business landscape, it’s more important than ever for contractors to stay ahead of the curve. One way to do this is by using modern tech age solutions to help them reach high paying clients. The modern tech age has given rise to several new tools and platforms that contractors can use […]
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Every entrepreneur or brand representative has an idea of how much effort and time it takes to expand the clients base and increase the company’s revenue. If your company has been around for a long time, then you probably remember the times when it was necessary to use leaflets and organise an advertising campaign on […]
  1. Data & Insights
The holiday season encompasses the next three months in the form of Halloween by the end of next month to Christmas and New Year by the end of the year. But the most important or ‘peak’ holiday season lies between the two (in November this time) in the form of Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]
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Today’s guest post comes from Lindsey Alves, Vice President of Customer Success at Kalderos. Lindsey describes the challenges facing remote workers who manage government-managed drug discount programs. As she explains, all drug discount stakeholders require novel technology-enabled collaboration tools. To learn more, register for Kalderos’ panel discussion, The Dreaded Duplicate Discounts: Collaborating in the New Hybrid […]
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In today’s retail landscape, it’s more important than ever to have a strong brand identity. With so much competition out there, customers have endless options to choose from. So, how can you make sure they choose your store over someone else’s? By making sure your branding is on point. But what exactly is it and […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that consumers paid higher prices for everything from cereal to eggs last month, sending retail food price inflation up 0.7% in August and 13.5% year over year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last months, 13.5% increase was the highest rate for that number since March 1979, the […]
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Meta is looking to slash costs by 10% in the coming months, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The cuts are expected to come in the form… The post Meta employees face layoffs as it slash costs by 10% appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Each day, I hear food founders ask things like, “If we’re headed into a recession, how can I possibly make it work with my CPG brand?” or, “Is anyone having success raising money right now?” or “My products are already expensive – how am I going to navigate price increases on top of this?” Sound […]
  1. Media & Marketing
With Instagram updates coming out every second week (an exaggeration but it definitely feels that way), staying on top of your social media strategy may seem like an impossible task, especially if you are a smaller business or budding content creator.  If you want to increase your followers, engagement and views, or just understand the latest algorithm […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores let the fun begin!  Did you know that 60% of Americans agree that it is socially acceptable to start celebrating the holiday before October. That said, we turned to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson, stated, “linking your brand to ‘fun’ edifies it with […]
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Dror Poleg, an economic historian and author of “Rethinking Real Estate: A Roadmap to Technology’s Impact on the World’s Largest Asset Class”, joins Scott to discuss wealth inequality, the digital dollar, TikTok, and the future of cities. Follow Dror on Twitter, @drorpoleg.  Scott opens with his thoughts on his move to London, office space, and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 22, 2022 — Walmart is ready to serve its customers this holiday season, offering better value and more convenience than ever as customers start their holiday shopping. More than half of Walmart customers will start their holiday shopping research in October1 and Walmart is prepared to meet their needs and help them […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Over the past few years, there’s been an increasing shift towards online retail, particularly with many of the attitudes adopted over the course of the pandemic now a part of everyday life. And many of these transactions are being carried out on mobile devices through different channels, such as “traditional” e-commerce platforms and social platforms. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Here are some of out Grocerant Guru’s Clues from National Restaurant Show 2022 .  The retail foodservice customer is not fickle, they are evolving, dynamic, and moving forward searching for ways to make dinner complexity free according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson.  I hope you are not the Neanderthal brand marketer waiting for […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The battle for control of the specialty patient continues. In 2022, specialty pharmacies—via white, brown, and clear bagging—now constitute a meaningful share of the distribution channels for provider-administered oncology drugs. However, buy-and-bill appears to have rebounded substantially at hospitals. As I explain below, this resurgence likely reflects the success of vertically-integrated hospital/specialty pharmacy/physician mega-systems against […]
  1. Data & Insights
How developers work in the world of Salesforce What does a developer do with Salesforce? Which skills does a developer need to work with Salesforce? What are the career prospects for a developer who works with Salesforce? Which credentials and certifications are relevant for the job? Embarking on your developer career journey Salesforce helps more […]
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The crypto industry seemed to age several decades over the past bull run, maturing in some places while barreling ahead in ambitious new pursuits, including DeFi, NFTs and web3. And while scams continued to proliferate and hacker heists became a weekly occurrence, the space onboarded an onslaught of retail investors and fostered feverish excitement among […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Jay McBain, formerly of Forrester and now with tech analyst firm Canalys, is the world’s leading expert in partner, channel, and ecosystem technology. Where I’ve gone broad with the martech landscape, Jay has gone deep with his own ecosystem tech landscape. He recently released his 2022 Channels Ecosystem Landscape, shown in the image above but […]
  1. Media & Marketing
On October 11, 2022, Drug Channels Institute will release The 2022–23 Economic Report on Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and Specialty Distributors. This report—our thirteenth edition— remains the most comprehensive, fact-based tool for understanding and analyzing the large and growing U.S. pharmaceutical distribution industry. We are providing you with the opportunity to preorder this thoroughly updated and revised […]
  1. Data & Insights
There’s been a great deal of hand-wringing around the advertising industry lately as brands deal with rising marketing costs. Marketing budgets are 9.5% of total company revenue so far this year. Direct-to-consumer brands in particular have been hit hard, with many reporting huge increases in marketing spend in Q1.  There are many explanations. Apple’s ad […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart Connect Update – positive feedback in light of cost pressures brands are facing: In our latest Walmart Connect Update, we take a look at how brands are investing into the platform given macroeconomic pressures. Overall we’ve seen that brands are still investing on budget given the high conversion rate of retail media investments and an […]
  1. Holiday & Events
WASHINGTON – More Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, which found that holiday-related activity will return to pre-pandemic levels. The survey found that 69% of consumers planning to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 65% in 2021 and comparable […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is a time to honor the history and contributions of Hispanic cultures to American business. While this is a great time to celebrate the significance, we recommend supporting Latino-owned brands all year long—just as we do with LGBTQ-, POC-, and AAPI-owned businesses. Observation of Hispanic heritage […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Do you sell food?  Are you inviting consumers to you brand?  Are you making it easy for consumers to understand just how your meal is prepared? There is a new smart phone app called flavrs. Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson thinks you should know about this app. The flavrsApp is […]

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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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