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Mondra, a product footprinting and supply chain decarbonisation AI driven SaaS platform, has raised £3.6 million in pre-Series A funding.  Investors include 7 Generation Ventures, AlbionVC, GC Foodtech Ventures, Foodsparks by Peakbridge, Ponderosa Ventures, and Vala Capital.  The cash will be used to expedite Mondra’s roll-out to UK grocers, of whom, the company claims, 85% […]
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Nectar360, which owns and operates Nectar, the UK’s largest coalition loyalty programme, as well as managing Sainsbury’s and Argos retail media services, has announced a partnership with advertising technology specialist The Trade Desk. This will enable advertisers to target campaigns to Nectar audiences, optimise and report on the performance of ad campaigns through a combination […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
European e-commerce grocery delivery firm Rohlik Group reports that it is investing in AutoStore automation technology in the Austrian market. In a LinkedIn post, Tomáš Čupr, Group CEO at Rohlik Group, said: “We’re thrilled to announce a major leap forward in our journey towards innovation and efficiency: our latest investment in automation technology in Vienna […]
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As we approach the end of the year, here’s a look at our most popular retail systems articles during 2023, including Gorillas, The Trade Desk, Samsung UK, Amazon Fresh, H-E-B, AutoStore, and the RTIH Innovation Awards. 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards winners announced during glittering ceremony in central London Last month, we announced the winning submissions […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The expansion aims to accelerate the picking and packing process for the vast array of products offered by Ocado Group. Credit: chrisdorney via Shutterstock. In a strategic move to enhance its online grocery packing capabilities, UK-based online supermarket Ocado is set to double the number of robotic arms at its Luton warehouse, the Financial Times […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Amazon, Pinterest, Aldi, Walmart, HMV, New Look, TrusTrace, One Water, Polytag, BERSHKA, and 3DLOOK. Amazon Amazon has opened a Second Chance Store in London, giving festive shoppers the chance to buy quality returned products in-person, […]
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Portuguese startup Sensei has announced its entry into Italy with the opening of the country’s first autonomous supermarket. Located in Verona, the Tuday Prendi & Vai location was inaugurated on Wednesday 8th November, offering a shopping experience with no queues, or self-scanning or checkout processes. Sensei, whose autonomous stores can also be found in Europe […]
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Thousands of cash rewards have been redeemed by UK consumers as part of the first nationwide digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) trial led by Polytag, Bower, and Ocado Retail. Since 14th July, Ocado Retail customers have been able to claim monetary rewards for recycling any of its own brand two and four-pint milk bottles using […]
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Retail Technology Innovation of the Week is a new series brought to you by RTIH and sponsored by 3D Cloud by Marxent, highlighting stand out deployments, launches, and initiatives by retailers and tech suppliers. Every week, we will showcase forward thinking tech plays that have impressed our Editor and the Retail Technology Innovations Report judging […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Innovation of the Week is a new series from RTIH highlighting stand out deployments, launches, and initiatives. Every week, we will showcase forward thinking tech plays that have impressed our Editor and the Retail Technology Innovations Report judging panel, in the run up to the publication of the 2024 report early next year. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
I did a FaceTime the other day about how employee disengagement actually can be an infection that can ravage an organization.  One MNB reader responded: Businesses that are grounded in higher purpose, mission, values and beliefs offer their customers an opportunity to be part of something greater than themselves. In tandem, these organizations culturally are […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Diginomica reports that Ocado’s relationship with Kroger has “run into some bumps in the road as the US firm puts the development of new Ocado automated Customer Fulfilment Centers (CFCs) on hold until such time as it is confident that ones that have already been opened are meeting expectations.” According to the story, “Kroger and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Innovation of the Week is a new series from RTIH highlighting stand out deployments, launches, and initiatives. Every week, we will showcase forward thinking tech plays that have impressed our Editor and the Retail Technology Innovations Report judging panel, in the run up to the publication of the 2024 report early next year. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Check out the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Under Armour, Lacoste, Dsquared2, Ikea, Ocado Group, Co-op, Sweaty Betty, and Mars. RELEX Solutions helps Getir ‘reap benefits of autonomous, adaptive, and unified supply chain planning’ Rapid grocery delivery firm, Getir, is partnering with RELEX Solutions. This will see it gain an integrated […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this week opened a new “spoke” delivery facility in Independence, Kentucky, which will serve customers in the northern part of the state. According to the company, the spoke facility “will work in conjunction with the Monroe, Ohio fulfillment center. All orders are picked at the products’ peak freshness within the Monroe facility. Associates carefully […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Norwegian robotics specialist AutoStore is to pay £200 million to British online grocery retailer and tech supplier Ocado Group as part of a deal to settle all outstanding patent litigation claims. Both companies licence their technology to retailers and had been involved in legal battles to defend their intellectual property. They are now able to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Innovation of the Week is a new series from RTIH highlighting stand out deployments, launches, and initiatives. Every week, we will showcase forward thinking tech plays that have impressed our Editor and the Retail Technology Innovations Report judging panel, in the run up to the publication of the 2024 report early next year. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
For the first time, Ocado customers will receive a 20p monetary reward for scanning and recycling packaging using their smartphones.  The retailer has teamed up with Polytag and Bower to deliver the initiative, starting from today. Customers can scan a QR code printed onto Ocado’s own brand two and four pint milk bottles, which have […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado Group has appointed Gregor Ulitzka as its first President, Europe for Ocado Solutions. In this role he will lead the firm’s operations across the region, growing relationships with current partners and bringing new retailers to the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). Ulitzka joins Ocado from Amazon, where he worked for over 10 years, most recently […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Reuters reports that “Ocado shares fell as much as 11% on Wednesday, with traders attributing the drop to a media report that Amazon had denied speculation it would make a bid for the British retail company. “Shares in Ocado were down 6.5% at 1430 GMT, while Amazon shares were up 1.4%. “On June 22, Ocado […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
​The report suggests that big technology players could be weighing up their options with regards to Ocado and picks out Amazon as a potentially interested party.  KEY POINTS Shares of British online grocer Ocado Group soared more than 40% Thursday after The Times newspaper reported “speculation of bid interest from more than one American suitor.” The report suggests that […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Yesterday, we posted this email from an MNB reader, commenting on kroger’s recent Q1 numbers: The one thing that stands out for me is the 50% increase in quarterly earnings versus year prior. Marginal sales improvement versus a 50% increase in earnings. It is quite obvious that Kroger is fattening up their cash position to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ocado backed robotics startup Karakuri, which was founded in 2018, is winding down its operations. The firm, which developed technology for the QSR industry, had been in talks to secure additional funding, and had recently discussed a rescue deal with Henny Penny, a US-based food-service equipment manufacturer. But those negotiations fell through. Big news! @Jestic_Ltd […]
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