Articles on corporate partnerships.

  1. Data & Insights
The Retail Industry Leaders Association has partnered with Optera to launch the Direct-Use Product Emissions Database (DPED), to provide retailers and their suppliers with an aligned database for quantifying greenhouse gases emitted during use by appliances, electronics and power equipment. The DPED’s goal is to foster uniform metrics for comprehending and managing scope 3, category […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Walmart has officially ended its consumer credit card agreement with Capital One, marking a significant shift in the retail giant’s financial partnerships. This decision follows a series of disputes over customer service issues that culminated in a legal battle and a federal judge’s ruling.
  1. Corporate Finance
In an era when ecommerce is reshaping retail, platforms like Shopify have emerged as indispensable allies for businesses large and small. Shopify, originally a beacon for small and medium-sized enterprises, is now expanding its reach to larger corporations. However, this expansion brings to light a critical issue for CFOs and finance teams: the intricate and […]
  1. Data & Insights
In career and in life, a key is to maximize optionality. It is important to ensure that except for a life partner, one is not so dependent on a single platform, company, supplier or approach that we loses agency over our future choices. Optionality also matters across a range of areas in order to remain […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Customers of The Home Depot can now get same-day delivery in as fast as one hour — including big and bulky products weighing up to 60 pounds — from nearly 2,000 stores via the retailer’s new partnership with Instacart. The nationwide expansion follows a pilot conducted earlier this year. “Our brick-and-mortar stores are foundational to […]
  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. Media & Marketing
L’Oréal Paris, Walmart and Snapchat have teamed up for a new phygital integration designed to bring hair colors from the beauty brand’s Féria line to life in stores. Image courtesy Snapchat At Walmart stores nationwide, Féria hair dye boxes have been equipped with QR codes that shoppers can scan to try the colors on via […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Currys reports that three employees have been recognised in this year’s Role Models for Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail index, produced by WiHTL & Diversity in Retail, in partnership with the MBS Group. Kirsty Littlemore, Nigel Paterson and Zoë Martin-Pearce were named as role models for their outstanding contributions to inclusion and diversity in […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Brendon Garner, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of KIKI, will discuss the future of loyalty with Kelly Cook of David’s Bridal and Bobby Stephens of […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Bear is launching a new on-pack promotion in partnership with Water Babies to offer children the opportunity to win swimming lessons. Running across its Bear Little Paws and Fruit Treasures ranges, aimed at young children, the promotion is set to appeal to both new and… This story continues at Bear partners with Water Babies for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Don’t miss your chance to enter (free of charge) the leading awards event for the retail tech space. Deadline for 2024 RTIH Innovation Awards entries is late October with our 2024 winners being announced at an awards ceremony in Central London on Thursday, 21st November. The awards celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Walmart+ has added a new membership benefit designed to appeal to the more than 75% of its members who are pet owners: 24/7 veterinary telehealth services offered in partnership with Pawp. The retailer piloted the offering last year and it became the loyalty program’s most successful limited-time offer of 2023. Key features of Pawp for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Polytag, Marks and Spencer, Retail Insight, The Home Depot, Hugo Boss, Zippin, and OneStock. 1. Polytag announces single-use […]
  1. Media & Marketing
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart+ is teaming up with Pawp to introduce a new telehealth benefit to its pet-owning members. Starting later this year, Walmart+ members will have 24/7 virtual access to Pawp’s team of veterinary professionals, providing unparalleled convenience and peace of mind. This new benefit provides a free pet health service for Walmart+ members […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — CVS Health is seeking a private equity partner to fund growth at Oak Street Health, a primary care provider the chain purchased a year ago, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. CVS has been working with financial advisers to help find capital to back new clinics that will be opened by Oak Street, […]
  1. Department: Food
At the intersection of ‘better for you food’ and fresh prepared food, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe CVS Pharmacy can find incremental customer relevance. One trend that’s impossible to ignore is the rise of ready-to-eat and heat-n-eat fresh prepared foods. This “grocerant” niche is rapidly growing, and it’s time […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
StrongPoint reports that Belgian retailer Collect&Go, Colruyt Group’s online shopping service, is trialling its grocery lockers for e-commerce orders.  The lockers will be installed at a number of Colruyt Group locations, providing customers with a way to collect their online groceries. “We are thrilled to partner with Collect&Go, Colruyt Group’s online shopping service, and have […]
  1. Retailer Media
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – United Natural Foods Inc. is launching a first-of-its-kind Retail Media Network for independent and regional grocery retailers across the United States. The UNFI Media Network (UMN) is powered by Swiftly, a leading provider of innovative retail technology, tools, and solutions. The move is intended to bring cutting-edge retail technology solutions to UNFI’s […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize is entering a sponsorship with the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), an international non-profit organization dedicated to hunger relief while reducing food loss and waste. Beginning in July, Ahold Delhaize will contribute to GFN’s mission of supporting community-led food banks, which are crucial in redirecting surplus, nutritious food to those […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said today that it has sold about $400 million worth of shares in Cencora, reducing its stake in the drug wholesaler formerly known as AmerisourceBergen. With the transaction, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of Cencora’s common stock has decreased from approximately 13 percent to approximately 12 percent. Walgreens Boots Alliance said […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart is enhancing its partnership with Peacock with the launch of a custom, curated cart experience based on the new Bravo reality series The Valley. Cast members of the show, which debuted in March 2024, were once nightlife regulars who are now dealing with home ownership, kids and backyard barbecues. The Instacart x The Valley […]
  1. Department: Food
Brutal Fruit, a part of the Budweiser Brewing Group portfolio, has announced the launch of Brutal Fruit Cider, the new premium cider, across off-trade channels. The UK Cider category represents a huge opportunity of £2.9bn in sales. However, recent research suggests it is losing relevance… This story continues at Budweiser launches Brutal Fruit Cider in […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Big Penny Social, the UK’s biggest beer hall, has announced Müller Rice as its headline presenting partner for this summer’s screenings of football, taking place from 14 June – 14 July. The partnership – brought together by sponsorship specialists Three Thirteen and Müller Rice’s creative… This story continues at Müller Rice partners with Big Penny […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Children’s Place President and CEO Jane Elfers has left the company, effective May 20, 2024. Board Director Muhammad Umair has been named President and Interim CEO as the retailer seeks a permanent replacement for Elfers. Umair, who joined the board in February 2024, was most recently a Senior Advisor for Origin Funding Partners, a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
UK-based Dormole, whose brands include Toolbank, Forgefix and Faithfull Tools, has appointed Steven King as Group IT Director. He joins from Seasalt where he held the role of Director of Technology. His CV also includes stints at Kurt Geiger (as Head of Technology) and Travis Perkins (as IT Development Manager). In a LinkedIn post, King […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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