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  1. Technology & Innovation
BENTONVILLE, Ark — In collaboration with Walmart Global Tech’s Sparkubate, Walmart will work with Agritask to pilot a technology solution program that is geared to enable sourcing managers to make more well-informed decisions on seasonal fruit crop yields such as cherries and blackberries. This first-of-its-kind Agritask initiative aims to secure surety of supply, reduce food […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
  1. Data & Insights
Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has named Tony Rogers as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Rogers has served as chief marketing officer at Walmart and chief marketing officer at Signet Jewelers. At Dollar General, he will lead the company’s marketing, brand, media and personalization strategies across all digital channels and the DG Media Network. “I […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has launched a review of “strategic alternatives” for its beleaguered Family Dollar unit, including “a potential sale, spin-off or other disposition of the business.” The announcement comes as Dollar Tree confronts a changing economic environment that has prompted a portfolio review. Company executives have identified some 600 Family Dollar […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The UK contact lens retail market is experiencing a notable surge in growth, reflecting a broader trend towards increased adoption and usage of contact lenses. A recent report from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) reveals that the size of the UK contact lens market reached £360 million in 2023, up 5.6% from 2022. […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  In 2019, Chipotle Mexican Grill took a unique and proactive approach to brand elevation by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee with its own version: the Chipotle Bee, For Real. This initiative was a testament to the power of innovative branding in driving future growth and creating a new energy within a brand.  […]
  1. Corporate Finance
As a product startup, it can be difficult to know how to find the right venture capitalists. There are many factors to consider, and it can be tough to determine which VCs are the best fit for your company. However, by doing your research and understanding what you’re looking for, you can increase your chances […]
  1. International
TJX — the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra — has entered a joint venture with the South American multi-brand retailer Grupo Axo to expand its off-price business into Mexico. Axo is a leading retailer of apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, beauty and personal care, with a slate of full- and off-price brands that operate […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  In a notable move, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) shareholders recently approved a 50-to-1 stock split, significantly reducing the price of individual shares. That got Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinking; that while stock splits are often seen as a sign of confidence and a way to make […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Dollar Tree Inc. has launched a review of “strategic alternatives” for its beleaguered Family Dollar unit, including “a potential sale, spin off or other disposition of the business.” The announcement comes as Dollar Tree confronts a challenging economic environment for deep discounters, prompting an ongoing portfolio review. As part of that review, […]
  1. Stores & Formats
QUEBEC City, Canada – FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging company and METRO Inc. announced a new partnership to provide fast charging at more than 130 grocery store locations across Quebec and Ontario. The partnership will install at least 500 fast charging ports in Metro, Super C, Food Basics and Marché Adonis locations starting in August. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In the first of several episodes brought to you by Bambuser and recorded at Shoptalk Europe, we did our first full episode in front of a live audience. Our topic may at first seem counter-intuitive given the dramatic and continuing growth of e-commerce. But in a world where the role of brick-and-mortar locations has evolved […]
  1. Channel: Club
For the fourth year, Retail TouchPointsand Design:Retailare revealing a new class of emerging leaders worth knowing. The 40 Under 40 Awards and its winners represent the diversity of the retail industry and its various players: brands, technology vendors, agencies and consultancies, and design firms. And at the brand level, we have the honor of spotlighting […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. today said it has acquired the designation rights to 170 leases of 99 Cents Only Stores in four states: Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. The deal also gives Dollar Tree select intellectual property rights, as well as equipment including on-site furniture and fixtures, the company said in announcing the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Our special guest this week is James Reinhart the pioneering CEO of ThredUp, the fast-growing online consignment and thrift store. We learn about James’ fascinating journey from teacher to entrepreneur and how his passion drives one of the most successful purpose-driven retail brands. We go deep on the drivers of the re-commerce market, how ThredUp differentiates […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
On Tuesday, the Canadian athletic brand confirmed that the company’s chief product officer, Sun Chloe has resigned to take on another opportunity and will leave by the end of this month. The company also said it has no plans to replace the role after her departure.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Azita Martin,  Vice President and GM of AI for Retail, CPG and QSR at NVIDIA is our very special guest. She joins us to discuss the ways AI is beginning to transform the retail landscape, and how NVIDIA is helping accelerate retailers’ journeys. We start off by discussing how NVIDIA has grown to become the […]
  1. Data & Insights
Walmart’s Data Ventures division has announced the international expansion of the Walmart Luminate data insights platform, beginning with Walmex in Mexico and followed by Walmart Canada later this year.   Launched a little over three years ago to drive more value for both the Walmart business and its suppliers, Walmart Luminate gives the retailer’s suppliers access […]
  1. Associates & Employees
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart said on Tuesday that it plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its corporate headquarters and relocate a majority of its U.S. and Canada-based remote workforce to three main offices. The move marks a shift in strategy after the company initially endorsed virtual work during the pandemic. “We are asking the […]
  1. International
Ted Baker Canada, which controls business operations for Ted Baker in Canada, Ted Baker Ltd. in the U.S., and Brooks Brothers and Lucky Brands in Canada, has begun store closing sales across select locations. As of May 10, the retailer also ceased ecommerce sales “for the time being,” according to a statement, and noted that […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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