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According to a recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center there was a 68% increase in data breaches in 2021 compared to 2020, awarding last year with the highest number of data breaches ever reported. Given that much of this compromised data will include email and password combinations, cybercriminals have been handed even more […]
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85% of social media marketers anticipate incorporating new technologies like virtual reality, the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs into their strategies within the next year, according to research by Sprout Social. The company surveyed over 500 marketers and 1,300 consumers in the UK and Ireland. Two in five brands are planning to invest up to half […]
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Social commerce, the latest darling of digital marketers, continues its meteoric rise with the latest predictions putting the industry at $1.2 trillion in purchases by 2025. With more than $958 billion spent in 2021, it’s clear that social commerce represents a very real, profitable tactic for brands. No wonder there’s hunger to invest. But at […]
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Clarks has announced it has entered the metaverse, tying up with online gaming platform Roblox to do so. The partnership involves a unique Roblox stadium designed for fans to connect,… The post Clarks enters metaverse with Roblox tie up appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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We’re back from Chicago after a whirlwind few days at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo!   Our heads are still reeling from all of the incredible content and conversations that took place, so we’re going to break down everything we learned on the podcast.   Join Alicia Esposito and content specialist Erica Vallecorsa as they discuss: […]
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With the rise of the metaverse, more brands are looking to find a foothold with digitally savvy audiences. Is the gaming market an opportunity for you? Some brands are looking to get more seriously into the video game space. With rise of the metaverse and developments like Sony’s plan to deliver in-game ads on its […]
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Photo by Obi – @pixel6propix on Unsplash When Oscar Orozco, the director of forecasting at eMarketer, set forth to model TikTok’s growth for 2021, he thought it had to slow down. People used TikTok for 38.6 minutes each day in 2020, approximating Facebook’s all-time high of 39.8 minutes. That was a year of lockdowns. And […]
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Fast fashion big hitter boohoo has partnered with four female artists from the NFT community (Amy Kilner, Reem El, Aoife O’Dwyer and Shar.eth) to create an “affordable and inclusive avatar collection”. The artists created 230 unique traits and features, with a range of these consisting of statement fashion pieces from boohoo’s product range. Using these […]
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As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
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The first thing Cathy Hackl, Chief Metaverse Officer at Future Intelligence Group, wants people to know about the metaverse is that you haven’t missed the boat. Merriam-Webster doesn’t even have a definition for the term “metaverse” yet — Hackl checks every day. Bottom line, there’s still plenty of time to wrap your head around the […]
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As brands compete to stay top of mind for consumers, ensuring they have the flexibility to adapt and react quickly to new trends and engagement opportunities is incredibly important. Brands can no longer rely on legacy technology to achieve that competitive edge. These platforms are rigid and add friction when campaign teams want to integrate […]
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RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on Namogoo and Infosys Equinox. Namogoo offers eCommerce brands a Digital Journey Continuity Platform that automatically compiles data on consumer behavior, website, product, device and environment so you can easily analyze each customer’s unique journey. Infosys […]
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The last two years have marked a sharp turning point for the e-commerce industry, with sales rising by 14.2 percent in 2021. Yet, online brands continue to face pressure to serve consumers relevant product recommendations and seamless experiences while retaining customer loyalty amid the demise of third-party cookies. Due to global data privacy regulations like […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These retailers and brands are leading the way in the booming non-fungible tokens (NFTs) space and showing that there really is substance behind the hype. Featuring boohoo, Starbucks, Selfridges, Paco Rabanne, Victor Vasarely, TAFT, and Dolce & Gabbana. 1. Starbucks Starbucks will launch its own NFT collections later this year. During its fiscal Q2 2022 […]
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Many titans of the Web 1.0 and 2.0 eras have been relegated to the dustbin of history, rendered irrelevant or knocked out altogether for failing to evolve and give consumers what they want. As we sit on the precipice of the more decentralized and immersive Web 3.0, more commonly known as Web3, today’s companies need […]
  1. Media & Marketing
As consumers grow more savvy about influencer advertising, how influencers are used by brands is set to take divergent paths. Concerns about the negative ramifications of misleading influencer content will see greater emphasis on authenticity, while simultaneously growing excitement about virtual reality and the metaverse is presenting opportunities to use virtual influencers. Advertisers to crack […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Designer Brands Inc., the parent company of shoe retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, joined the immersive, experience-based retail trend with the debut of its Warehouse Reimagined retail store format, according to a Tuesday (May 10) company press release. The upgraded design, launched in Houston, uses “modernized merchandising,” including shop-in-shops, offerings for the entire family and imagery […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Collaborating with Pizza Hut, interactive custom content puts fans in the center of the field; Rube Goldberg-inspired machine serves up mouthwatering KFC and Pepsi PURCHASE, N.Y., May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It’s a combo move, and Pogba is looking for you! Pepsi is teaming up with Pizza…
  1. Data & Insights
Entering 2022, privacy technology was identified as the top prediction for increased marketing investment to look for throughout the year. Consumers have voiced anger, confusion and suspicion over company breaches, unwanted sharing of personal information, and collection of data from other entities. A survey right before the new year, seen in Forbes, showed that almost […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by: Taj Peeran, VP of Digital, Commerce & Brand Engagement at Reckitt Rahul Kumar Singh: Co-Founder  at Sigmoid This episode is sponsored by Sigmoid. Follow Sigmoid online at: Sigmoid on LinkedIn at: Sigmoid on Instagram at: Rahul on LinkedIn at: […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to leading industry analyst and RTIH Innovation Awards judge Christine Russo.  RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right now, check-out […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Is word of mouth marketing dead? Far from it. A recent survey of small business owners showed that over 63 percent of entrepreneurs considered it their most effective marketing channel, compared to social media (13.3 percent) and digital ads (6.3 percent). What exactly does “word of mouth” mean these days, though? With the pandemic accelerating our […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]