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  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including drone deliveries, Bitcoin rewards, smart shopping carts, and autonomous convenience stores. Pinterest and Samsung Pinterest has teamed with Samsung to launch of the first ever ‘flippable’ Pin on its platform. The aim is to show people just […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand convenience app Zapp has launched a new Period Store for National Period Hygiene Day, this Saturday. The new store will feature all the essentials including organic tampons and pads,… The post Zapp launches the first ultra-fast delivery Period Store appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Two-and-a-half years into my foray going from consultant to owning my own e-commerce business, I’ve realized a few things. No matter what we do, what other platforms we do business on with Premo Guard, is still the 800-pound gorilla in the room. And that frustrates the (insert expletive here) out of me. Now I’m […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
78% of of e-commerce websites in the UK are unable to convert shoppers due to their inability to “understand” natural language and thus, shoppers’ intent, according to a new report from Klevu. This found that over three quarters of the 50 retailers researched delivered zero or irrelevant results when presented with conversational queries. Only 20% […]
  1. Corporate Finance
During my conversation with Plastic Bank’s David Katz, above, I reference a piece I read in the Tufts Observer, a student magazine at Tufts University.  Written by an impressive young writer named Meghan Smith, it essentially argues that the benchmarks traditionally used in a capitalist society may not be appropriate when grappling with climate change. […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Starbucks announced yesterday that it is selling its Evolution Fresh business to Bolthouse Farms.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement said that “Evolution Fresh is a leading producer of primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium juice products. By joining forces with Bolthouse Farms – the No. 1 super premium refrigerated beverage brand and largest […]
  1. Media & Marketing
E-commerce sales have been on the upswing as a share of total sales since before 2000, and in the last decade, social platforms have played an increasing role. Then 2020 happened, driving an unprecedented spike in online sales. This year so far, we’re seeing social media mature as a force that drives e-commerce, in addition […]
  1. Department: Food
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Bolthouse Farms today announced entry into a definitive agreement for Bolthouse Farms to acquire the brand and business of Evolution Fresh. The partners (employees) that support the business will also transition to Bolthouse Farms upon close of the transaction. Evolution Fresh is a leading producer of primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Empty shelves and $10 bottles of hand sanitizer….ah, those were NOT the days. But working from home, learning to cook for ourselves, and becoming increasingly more aware of how dirty the world can be has created a need for more household cleaning products. COVID-19 turned cleaning brands into lifestyle brands and built disinfecting habits consumers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Google Shopping e-commerce marketing platform Bidnamic has completed a $5 million Series A funding round led by Gresham House Ventures.  This marks the UK-based venture’s first institutional investment. The round also included existing angel investors, such as Marin Mayer, co-founder of, Chris Forrest, board advisor to Net-A-Porter, and Luke Judge, former CEO at Incubeta. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer recently opened two new supercenters in northeast Ohio. Located in Brunswick and Canton, the 155,000-square-foot stores are considered retail anchors in developing communities, the company said in announcing grand openings at both locations. Each supercenter offers consumers a state-of-the-art retail experience that features multiple ways to shop, Meijer said. “These […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
What is strategy design? How does strategy design differ from user experience (UX) design? Salesforce Strategy Designer Certification Skills needed to become a Salesforce Certified Strategy Designer Ready to get certified? Here’s how to get started! You got this, Trailblazer As the digital world continues to grow, companies are realizing more and more the importance […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The billionaire’s plans are on hold, but you should still reconsider your relationship with the platform. The warning was blunt: “Once the deal closes, we don’t know what direction this company will go in.” That’s what Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal told his employees recently, referring to the pending takeover of Twitter by billionaire flamethrower Elon […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In a world where marketers are tasked with engaging consumers across a growing abundance of channels and platforms, it can be challenging to establish relationships that feel genuine and personal. And while brand building remains global marketers’ top objective, mass reach channels may not always fit the bill. With a focus on brand building, marketers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
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 […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
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 […]
  1. Department: Food
Last Friday we had a story about how H-E-B has signed on with Looma, a shopper education company, to use a network of smart tablets to tell stories about beer and wine products in a way that will inform purchase decision and connect customers to the people behind the products.  Which I found great, though […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The end goal of any business is selling and delivering products to match consumer expectations. These expectations, however, constantly change, requiring retailers to be flexible and adaptable in turn. This is why routed delivery strategies are important for retailer success.  Simply defined, routed deliveries optimize logistics channels to create the best in quality, speed and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new programs are a part of a range of new products Uber is launching across its ride-hail and delivery platforms, which are being announced on Monday […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Nich Weinheimer, GM of Strategy and Commerce at Skai (fka Kenshoo). Skai is an AI-powered suite of technologies for brands and retailers including consumer and market insights, strategic planning, omnichannel media activation, testing and measurement. Skai’s solutions all share a uniquely comprehensive data […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Michael Popchuk Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Popchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Saldo Apps. The jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) approach provides a framework for defining, categorizing, capturing and organizing all your customers’ needs. It teaches us to think about users’ needs and develop a product to meet those needs. The framework […]
  1. Department & Category
In volumes one, two, and three of our sustainability series, we examined how consumer behavior is driving the demand for more environmental awareness among eCommerce, how companies are responding throughout their supply chains, and how major retailers are helping online shoppers go green. Our fourth and final volume asks if going green pays off. While […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Innovation in retail is powered by the need to create a competitive advantage. To achieve this, retailers have to deliver always available, differentiated services at pace while reducing costs and business risks. The retail industry has undergone a complete digital revolution over the past few years, and recent technological advancements have enhanced the customer experience […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
During the pandemic especially, it’s become overwhelming for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to answer all of their customer service requests. A Freshworks survey found that companies experienced a 71% increase in overall contact volume between February 2020 and January 2021, and expect it to increase further. At the same time, customers — while empathetic […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
HANOVER, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) (“Utz” or the “Company”), a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, today reported financial results for the Company’s fiscal first quarter ended April 3, 2022. “We are pleased to deliver record first quarter net sales with Organic Net Sales growth of nearly 21 percent” Tweet this Highlights: […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Growth in the direct-to-consumer space is no longer limited to remaining ahead of trends in a brand’s core category. The first phase of growth for many DTC brands often comes from the founders’ inspiration for filling a void with a product or solution. But these brands often find themselves hitting a ceiling with their original […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
  1. Retailer Media
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  5. Data & Insights
Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior.