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  1. CPG: Food, the world’s largest virtual shopping mall, has teamed up with Mars to launch the Starburst Juicyverse, a vibrant and colorful metaverse filled with fruit-inspired characters and designs, in collaboration with MetaVRse and BambuMeta® Web3 Loyalty. The new addition to’s virtual shopping experience was unveiled at SXSW 2023, and features a range of exclusive […]
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The whirlwind of the pandemic and the fluctuating economy over the last few years has left retailers quickly adapting to the new demands of today’s consumers. Now that the dust has settled a bit, retailers continue to look for new ways to provide the best experience for shoppers — both in-store and online. Furthermore, they’re […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Starbucks released its first paid collection of NFTs today, selling all 2,000 Siren items in just 18 minutes. The company dubbed its release “Siren Collection,” with 2,000 NFTs worth $100… The post Starbucks releases “The Siren NFT Collection” which sells out in 18 minutes appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
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Amazon’s NFTs are rumoured to drop next month, yet the confusion surrounding the nature of the tech giant’s non-fungible tokens remain. With the 15 upcoming NFT collections, we dive into… The post What will Amazon’s NFTs actually look like? appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Are you in on the NFT craze or playing it safe? If you fall into the latter, you may miss out on some amazing opportunities for engaging with customers and cultivating a loyal community of fans and collectors. During this episode of Retail Remix, our host Alicia Esposito sits down to chat with Ash Pampati, […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Żabka Polska, Ikea, Prada, River Island, Casper, Amazon, and M&S. AiFi and Żabka Polska Autonomous retail firm, AiFi, has hit an active stores milestone. In a LinkedIn post, the company said: “The launch of our […]
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What a difference a year (or even a few months) makes.   Just last January, I drew a cartoon showing a couple marketers (as legless avatars) standing in a virtual world under a banner that reads, “welcome to our brand experience in the metaverse!”  One is saying to the other, “I’m sure consumers will show […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the last year or two, we have seen gamification and digital assets such as NFT’s skyrocket in growth.   Now, the retail industry is using gamification and digital trends to help build customer loyalty and increase the customer experience.   This week we talk about how brick-and-mortar stores are using touches of digital to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Decoding Google’s AI Ambitions (and Anxiety) Anyone who’s experimented with ChatGPT can get a sense of the potential of generative AI—even in the technology’s earliest stages. The hype around AI was rising throughout 2022, and has reached a fever pitch today. We’ve seen hype cycles swell around specific technologies before. Blockchain, Metaverse, NFTs, the list […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Image Credit: Business of Fashion Many of the high-flying concepts and companies that led the charge into the metaverse and web3 have come crashing down to earth. Ironically, this makes it exactly the right time to take these visions of the future seriously. By Doug Stephens It wasn’t long ago that the global business community […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Italian fashion brand, Pinko, has announced the launch of its first virtual store, developed using the Emperia platform and celebrating the opening of its new Milan boutique. It says that this aims to “drive brand recognition and tap into new female communities, alongside empowering women around the world to feel independent and able to express […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Do you like numbers? Do you like retail systems news? Then this is the article for you. Including Emperia, Amazon UK, Mercaux, Gemba, Adobe, and Twinco Capital. $18 million…Gemba, a virtual reality training startup used by the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola, and Amazon, has bagged $18 million in a Series A round of funding from […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luxury fashion retailer Prada has announced the latest launch of its ‘Timecapsule’ NFT collection. The Timecapsule drop is an online monthly event that takes place on the first Thursday of… The post Prada unveils ninth exclusive timecapsule NFT appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re gearing up to publish the latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List. RTIH is scouring the retail tech world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of people and trends that shaped the industry in 2022 and will continue to drive it further in 2023. With the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We don’t exactly have a crystal ball to look into the future of PR, but we can make educated guesses based on our experiences and analysis. Here is our 2023 PR trends forecast:  AFFILIATE MARKETING The gift guide climate really evolved this year with affiliate links and/or major online retailer availability becoming a requirement for […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With $0 media spend, the #DogeCan campaign generated 2 billion impressions. The iconic men’s grooming brand AXE set out to refresh its image. The brand, which was founded in 1983, was still presenting outdated messages about masculinity. Its messaging wasn’t in sync with the Gen Z consumers it aimed to capture. Through research, it defined […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on Microsoft’s plan to invest $10 billion in OpenAI. He also discusses how the concept of anonymity has enabled rampant wash trading in the NFT market. Finally, we check in on the state of EU tech regulations from the DLD conference in Munich. Learn more […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
I’m going to start the year with a controversial prediction: we are at the beginning of a massive wave of growth in martech. The next 7 years of expansion in our industry and profession will dwarf the past 7 years. I assume that’s a controversial claim because most people think this is going to be […]
  1. Department & Category
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared meals and meal components continue to drive customer adoption, retail service change, and food industry sector upheaval according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Recently FoodMix Marketing Communications’ 2023 Predicted Food Trends that Johnson believes our regular readers would benefit from reading.  […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Everyone in the retail industry knows January means two things: lots of holiday returns and the venerable NRF Big Show, running Jan. 15-17, 2023 and featuring more than 950 exhibitors and 100 educational sessions. High-profile speakers for the event at New York City’s Javits Center include Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor and writer Kal Penn […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The hype surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and metaverse environments has had highs and lows. Media attention increased dramatically in late 2021 after Facebook rebranded as Meta and virtual art sales made huge profits. This initial fervor quickly subsided with consumer search volume for NFTs and the term “metaverse” decreasing substantially in 2022. It’s still difficult […]
  1. Data & Insights
It’s a tale as old as time: You, a customer, enter a store (digital or otherwise), just looking to make a purchase and move on with your life. But you may leave with a little more than you bargained for: Your purchase of bananas, NFTs, or a limited-edition furby … and having shared your personal […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
PR pros, here’s what you need to know. Now that we’re officially in the new year, there’s no better time to reflect on 2022. As always, there was no shortage of monumental moments throughout the tech space, with everything from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented reality (AR) making waves. While many of 2022’s trends will […]

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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
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Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]
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Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]