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  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including drone deliveries, Bitcoin rewards, smart shopping carts, and autonomous convenience stores. Pinterest and Samsung Pinterest has teamed with Samsung to launch of the first ever ‘flippable’ Pin on its platform. The aim is to show people just […]
  1. Associates & Employees
A new report by industry charity the Retail Trust has found that one in five (21%) British retail workers and nearly a third (31%) of people working for the UK’s… The post One in five retail workers are planning to quit the sector appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. has named Jennifer Heinzen Krueger vice president of team experience, effective May 30. Krueger replaces Matt Lutcavage, who is leaving for a new opportunity outside of the company. In her new role, Krueger will lead GIANT’s human resources team, which the company says is focused on fostering a culture […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
While unusual to many consumers, the Metaverse Fashion Week, known as Decentraland, offered a glimpse into the future. For retail, the metaverse presents the optimal middle ground between the ease and convenience of online shopping and the immersive and tangible enjoyment of physical shopping. The metaverse can be seen as a third layer, a new market or […]
  1. Data & Insights
If there’s one rule that proves the importance of psychographic research, it’s this: Individuals who fall into the same demographic or behavioral group don’t always fall into the same psychographic group. And when the aim of marketers is to fully understand who their audience is and what drives them, using demographics and behaviors alone for […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
The Nisa group’s charity initiative has won a second award in as many weeks for its support of good causes. The latest award for the Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity came at the Business Charity Awards. MADL was given the corporate foundation award for its outstanding support to the charity sector, with judges noting […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens this month added three executive positions to its leadership team, a move the national pharmacy chain said was made to bolster its retail, marketing and customer-experience offerings. The newest team members are Linh Peters, senior vice president and chief marketing officer; Luke Rauch, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer; and […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
The Wall Street Journal has a story about Unilever’s efforts to move beyond its traditional focus on “taste, spreadability and ingredients,” and “push to give each of its 400 brands a social or environmental purpose … The brands-with-purpose strategy has become a centerpiece for Unilever since Alan Jope took over as chief executive in 2019. […]
  1. International
Staff from 100 of the UK’s biggest retailers have taken part in the first retail wellbeing festival for retail workers run by industry charity the Retail Trust. Together Fest for retail wellbeing Together Fest brought together nearly 600 people working for retailers including ASOS, H&M, Iceland, New Look and Superdrug for a variety of talks, classes […]
  1. Department & Category
Accomplished executives will accelerate Cooler Screens' mission to transform the consumer experience and solidify its role as a strategic digital media platform for retail. 
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Through its Earth Month partnership with Trust for Public Land (TPL), Macy’s raised $1.5 million, and now the retailer has increased its sustainability initiatives by partnering with nonprofit organizations Better Cotton and HERProject. During the month of April, Macy’s encouraged customers to round up their purchases and donate their change — up to $.99 — […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Cooler Screens, which is creating the world’s largest in-store digital media platform, unveils a partnership with Place Exchange for programmatic ad buying opportunities of in-store media for omnichannel ad campaigns.
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 18, 2022 — Today, Walmart announced the arrival of Walmart+ Weekend, an online savings event exclusively for Walmart+ members that stretches over three days. The fun begins on at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2, with the deals ending at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Sunday, June […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With Sponsored Product Now Available in Canada, CPG Brands Are Leveraging Instacart to Drive Growth Across North America We’re proud to announce the expansion of Instacart Ads in Canada. Today, CPG brands and media agencies with a presence in Canada can tap into Instacart Ads capabilities to engage with Canadian consumers as they search and […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Clothing banks installed outside Nisa stores have raised nearly £6,000 for local causes, the group’s charity said this week. There are now 42 clothing banks outside Nisa shops, all of which raise money for Making a Difference Locally (MADL), the symbol group’s charity fund. The clothing banks also allow the stores to help reduce the […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Loop Returns, the return platform for Shopify brands such as Allbirds, FIGS, Princess Polly and Chubbies, has joined with its competitor Happy Returns by PayPal to offer box-free, label-free drop-off for U.S. consumers at 5,000 Return Bars across the country. The Shopify brands use the Loop platform to help them retain revenue with returns, which […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
It has been written that culture eats strategy for breakfast and that culture is a great differentiator among companies. If you query Google on “What is a good company culture?” you will get billions of results (6, 250,000,000!) and if you clicked on the links of the results on the first page you would have […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Dave Wilson has left the position of IT Director at Hollywood Bowl Group and announced his retirement from the retail technology world. He spent almost seven years at Hollywood Bowl Group. Prior to that, Wilson was Head of Technical Services (UK & IRE) at Vue Entertainment. An impressive CV also included stints as Head of […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has won a prestigious national award. This week MADL has been recognised at the Better Society Awards ceremony, which pays tribute to the efforts of commercial organisations that help create a more equal, ethical and sustainable world. MADL was given the national commitment to the community award for […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As brands compete to stay top of mind for consumers, ensuring they have the flexibility to adapt and react quickly to new trends and engagement opportunities is incredibly important. Brands can no longer rely on legacy technology to achieve that competitive edge. These platforms are rigid and add friction when campaign teams want to integrate […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Today in the connected economy, Google unveils a new digital wallet, as well as new security features for online purchases with the help of Visa. Also, Airbnb updates its website and search functions, while CarGurus rolls out a digital platform that connects car buyers and dealers. Google Unveils New Android Digital Wallet Google has unveiled […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Crocs, the casual footwear brand, is donating 10,000 pairs of its shoes to healthcare workers this week as part of National Nurses Week, the retailer recently announced. The company is also partnering with healthcare apparel brand FIGS to donate 10,000 scrubs. The donations will go to caregivers across the country. Qualified healthcare workers must sign up […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Designer Brands Inc., the parent company of shoe retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, joined the immersive, experience-based retail trend with the debut of its Warehouse Reimagined retail store format, according to a Tuesday (May 10) company press release. The upgraded design, launched in Houston, uses “modernized merchandising,” including shop-in-shops, offerings for the entire family and imagery […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
In episode 348 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ali Mize, director of environmental and social governance (ESG), belonging and corporate philanthropy at Neiman Marcus Group, the portfolio of luxury brands including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. Listen in as Mize discusses the release of Neiman Marcus Group’s first-ever ESG report, […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Tinder is launching a pop-up pub experience, The Bark & Spark, to “celebrate our dogs being our ultimate dating partner”.  The Bark & Spark is inviting dog owners and dog lovers to enjoy a first date on Tinder on 14th and 15th May.  Come to our Bark & Spark pop ups next weekend, bring your […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Unilever is the latest major company to rename the Chief Marketing Officer.  Having added the word “Digital” in 2019 as “Chief Digital and Marketing Officer”, they got rid of the word “Marketing” altogether last month to announce the role as “Chief Digital and Commercial Officer.” Announcing her new role, Unilever CDCO Connie Braams said: “And no, before you ask, we’re not dropping marketing, we’re adding sales.”
  1. Corporate Strategy
VAUGHAN, Ontario — Bausch + Lomb Corp. launched as a publicly traded company Friday focused on protecting and enhancing sight for millions of people around the world when it began trading under the “BLCO” symbol on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange. “Today marks a tremendous milestone for Bausch + Lomb and […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
You must move forcefully to put deep purpose into practice if you are to reap its benefits. Here are seven suggestions to help you translate a deep purpose mindset into leadership action. 1. Check your organization’s commitment to its purpose. Because purpose naturally decays over time, it requires constant care and attention. Has energy around […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
  1. Retailer Media
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior.