International – North America

  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Dollar Tree Inc. today announced the departures of key operating and financial executives, a shake-up that the company said was made to support implementation of its turnaround initiatives. Dollar Tree said it is seeking candidates to replace chief operating officer Thomas O’Boyle, chief legal officer William Old, chief strategy officer David Jacobs […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Walmart Canada has launched a new online convenience store, Walmart Now, designed to deliver orders to customers in 30 minutes. The service, powered by Instacart, currently is available in the Toronto metro area. According to the announcement, “Walmart Now service provides customers with the opportunity to shop from Walmart’s wide assortment of fresh groceries, pantry […]
  1. Data & Insights
AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company “is aware of a bad actor claiming to be in possession of stolen data,” adding that “an investigation is currently underway.” […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Automotive aftermarket parts retailer Advance Auto Parts has opened a 45,000-square-foot “super hub” flagship location near downtown Los Angeles as part of the company’s Western U.S. expansion, which includes 22 new stores in the L.A. area. Adding to its 4,687 stores across the U.S. and Canada, the retailer began its move westward in spring 2021 […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Walmart Canada is piloting a new rapid-delivery grocery offering in the Greater Toronto area in partnership with Instacart. Called Walmart Now, the virtual convenience service will offer delivery as quickly as 30 minutes for nearly 4,000 of Walmart’s most-shopped items, including fresh groceries, snacks and pantry and household essentials such as pet, baby and personal […]
  1. Associates & Employees
More than 330 Hudson’s Bay Co. warehouse workers have gone on strike after union talks with the company failed to create a new labor contract that addresses wage demands. Unifor Ontario regional director Naureen Rizvi said the retailer has failed to give scheduled pay increases to some workers. “Canada’s flagship retailer is cynically exploiting the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Drag queen and TV personality, Scarlett Bobo, visited GTA-based Amazon facility to host a Drag 101 for employees TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 24, 2022) – To celebrate Pride Month, Amazon Canada is shining light on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond, through a
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Scarlett Bobo, drag queen et vedette télévisée, s’est rendue dans un centre d’Amazon de la région du Grand Toronto pour animer une séance d’initiation au métier de drag à l’intention des employés TORONTO (ONTARIO), le 24 juin 2002 – Afin de célébrer le Mois de la fierté, Amazon Canada met en
  1. Channel: Delivery
Dive Brief: Instacart announced on Thursday it has expanded its partnership with Walmart Canada to include a virtual convenience store pilot in Toronto. Called Walmart Now, the virtual store offers nearly 4,000 items for delivery in as fast as 30 minutes with service powered by Instacart and orders fulfilled from 10 of the retailer’s stores, according to a Walmart Canada […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The ODP Corporation has declined to split up its Office Depot and OfficeMax businesses or to pursue a sale, following a review of both public and private non-binding proposals. The retailer’s Board of Directors unanimously determined that divesting the consumer business is not in its best interest at this time, but did not rule out […]
  1. International
Program kicks off with company’s Canada Refugee Career Day on June 23, 2022 Toronto, June 23, 2022 – Today, Amazon Canada announced the launch of the Amazon Canada Refugee Support Program. Developed in collaboration with key immigration stakeholders across the country, including officials with
  1. International
Le Programme de soutien aux réfugiés d’Amazon Canada est lancé à l’occasion de la Journée carrière pour réfugiés au Canada, le 23 juin 2022 Toronto, le 23 juin 2022 – Aujourd’hui, Amazon Canada a annoncé son tout programme national de soutien aux réfugiés.
  1. International
Canada will ban the manufacture and importation of single-use plastics, including grocery bags and takeout containers, as of December this year. The country will end the sale of single-use plastics by the end of next year and the exportation of them by the end of 2025.
  1. Media & Marketing
Shopify has partnered with social media platform Twitter to launch Twitter Shopping as the social commerce strategy. The Canadian ecommerce giant becomes Twitter’s first commerce partner launch the Twitter Shopping… The post Shopify partners with Twitter to expand social commerce offering appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. CPG: Food
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Co announced Tuesday that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses, via tax-free spin-offs, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential.  The three companies, whose names will be determined later, would be […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash has inked an exclusive arrangement with Canadian grocery chain Loblaws, under which the delivery company will build warehouses for the latter, the Financial Times reported. The warehouses will facilitate 30 minutes-or-less delivery for between 5,000 and 8,000 Loblaws’ President’s Choice products. That brand, according to the Financial Times, has been licensed to a new […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
API-first companies are on the rise, not just in fintech but also in sectors like healthcare. This diversification is boosted by the fact that employees who have earned their chops on banking APIs are now applying their skills to other problems. Healthcare is one of the sectors that could benefit from API solutions. While there […]
  1. Media & Marketing
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  1. Data & Insights
NEW YORK — Revlon announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Chapter 11 filing will allow Revlon to strategically reorganize its legacy capital structure and improve its long-term outlook, especially amid liquidity […]

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  1. Channel: Restaurants
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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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  9. Holiday & Events
What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
  1. Corporate Finance
  2. Department: HBC
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.