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  1. Retail Operations
Europe’s leading direct to consumer e-commerce fulfilment company, Alaiko, is expanding into the UK. To serve the local market, its is partnering with a state-of-the-art fulfilment centre north of London. Unlike other logistics providers, Alaiko is a tech first fulfilment company. It enables shops to manage e-commerce operations from start to finish, using its unique […]
  1. Associates & Employees
WAUKESHA, Wis. —  HRG has promoted three associates to new roles. Steve Hill was elevated to PC development/technical analyst lead and Cat Renwick and Noah Rosenthal were both promoted to category analysts. Hill has been with HRG since 2019. In his new role, HRG’s developer team will report to him, and he will be responsible for […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The evolution of e-commerce and consumer behavior has naturally transformed various processes. Since the early days of online sales, payment methods, logistics, user experience, and many other elements have undergone significant changes. These changes are driven by trends that are based on consumer behavior, identifying specific needs to address. Among these evolving processes, logistics has […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
I’m excited to announce a new book coming out this summer, The New Automation Mindset: The Leadership Blueprint For An Age When Anyone Can Automate Anything With AI. Written by Vijay Tella, CEO of Workato, with contributions by Massimo Pezzini and myself, it offers a framework for harnessing automation as an engine of innovation, not […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Bouclair, a home furnishings and décor brand operating across Canada, has completed the integration of PredictSpring’s PoS into all of its retail locations. “For over 50 years, we have been committed to offering our customers not only stylish and affordable home furnishings, but also a personalised and enjoyable shopping experience,” says Peter Goldberg, President and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The food industry is one of the oldest in the world. For as long as humans have existed, people have needed to eat, but that doesn’t mean we still consume food in the same way that our distant ancestors did. There have been numerous technological innovations over the past few thousand years, from harnessing the […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The Information reports that Shopify plans to “lay off 20% of employees and would sell its logistics business to Flexport, as the e-commerce company pushes to cut costs further and refocus on its core business.” The moves come as the company said that its Q1 revenue increased 25% to $1.5 billion, compared to the same […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon and Uber have entered into a partnership that will integrate Uber Eats directly into Amazon Echo devices, letting shoppers track their orders hands-free. Alexa will provide timely updates on critical points in the delivery process, such as when an order is being prepared through when the order has been delivered. Shoppers can set how […]
  1. Data & Insights
Since its launch in November, Open AI’s ChatGPT has left no industry untouched and retail is no exception. Grocery delivery giant Instacart recently partnered with Open AI to launch a new artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot feature called “Ask Instacart.” Shopify has integrated ChatGPT into its Shop app. Many retailers are quickly realizing they need to […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
In tandem with strong Q1 2023 earnings, ecommerce platform Shopify announced a number of major strategic moves designed to “sharpen its focus on building and scaling the future of commerce,” including the sale of its logistics business to Flexport and job cuts amounting to 20% of the company’s workforce. Shares of the company surged on […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado Group has announced it has reached agreement with Shopify over the acquisition of 6 River Systems. 6 River Systems is a collaborative AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) fulfilment solutions provider… The post Ocado Group announces an agreement to acquire 6 river systems appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Hannover Messe, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for industrial technology, returned in full force this year. The BCC Research team, consisting of Greg Johnson (Associate Director of Consulting), Michael Goeloe (Senior Account Manager), and Erik Yurof (Senior Director of Account Management), were kept busy at the event, participating in industry discussions on the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
John Lewis has tapped up robotics and automation exhibitor, Logistex, to help improve its warehouse execution system. The new system will optimise the retailer‘s new ecommerce distribution centre in Fenny… The post John Lewis invests in Logitex’s cutting edge warehouse transformation tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. last month opened its latest fulfillment “spoke” in Austin, Texas, allowing the grocery retailer to expand the reach of a customer fulfillment center (CFC) already operating in the Dallas area and powered by technology from U.K.-based Ocado Group PLC. “Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and we […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
One MNB reader sent me an email with some thoughts about the lawsuit filed by consumers objecting to the Kroger-Albertsons merger: Do you think concerned grocery shoppers are most worried about a lack of competition (choices) or low prices?  I think many of us are guilty of supporting a “just cause” and shopping the opposite.  […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail Technology Show, which is set to take place on 26th and 27th April at London’s Olympia, has announced the shortlist for its 2023 Innovation Awards. Ten solutions have been shortlisted as “shining examples of trailblazing tech and innovation that can help retailers drive their businesses forwards and generate competitive advantage – from new retail […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
More than three quarters of customers prefer talking to a real person when contacting a business. And many say it’s more important to them as an increasing amount of communication becomes automated. The information, from a ‘future of customer experience’ report commissioned by PwC, highlights the essential role phone calls still play across businesses, whether […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Industries the world over are transforming to meet the needs of future generations. The population is expanding, which means processes must be refined, enhanced, and optimized. Automation technology, specifically Robotic Process Automation (RPA), is at the core of these changes, allowing businesses to use software-driven robots to automate routine activities. As a result, human labor […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The last few years have been very interesting; and I’m not (just) talking about the global pandemic. What has struck me over the past few years has been the rise in robotics within supply chain. For decades, robots have played an important role within manufacturing, but more recently, we’ve seen an increase in robots penetrating […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Resources are important in helping you meet your customers’ needs efficiently. These are broad and include human, financial, intellectual, and physical resources. As a business owner, you aim to have the resources bring you returns matching the money you invested in acquiring them. However, you’ll only achieve this if you fully utilize your business resources. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Specsavers, Nando’s, Amazon, Tesco, Obsess, Covariant, and In The Style. Valtech announces partnership with Specsavers to optimise optical retailer’s customer facing technology Having […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is using its two-day 2023 Investment Community meeting to provide details of its investment approach. Company leaders are presenting a roadmap for how investments centered around people and leveraging a state-of-the-art integrated supply chain network are delivering a leading omnichannel experience and driving top-line growth, margin expansion and an improved return […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
At this year’s Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference—MURTEC—retail experts and executives from around the restaurant industry came together to share insights on the latest industry trends and projections. After a challenging 2022, this year’s theme focused in on the deeper integration of existing information technologies to leverage greater operational efficiencies and personalization for customers, that “the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
TAMPA, Fla., April 4, 2023 — Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is kicking off its two-day 2023 Investment Community meeting, where leadership will highlight how the company is investing to strengthen its business through its people and an unparalleled, next generation supply chain network of stores, clubs, and fulfillment centers and driving future global growth opportunities across […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Stores & Formats
Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]