Start Ups

  1. Department: Food
In episode 393 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Kevin Miller, chief marketing officer of The Fresh Market, a specialty grocery retailer based in North Carolina. Listen as Miller discusses the business’ vision to become one of America’s most-loved brands (0:50), his professional background in marketing (2:18), and The Fresh Market’s launch of the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The business world is constantly evolving, and new ideas are constantly appearing. In 2023, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, but with a bit of creativity and vision, anyone can come up with an innovative business startup idea that will have the potential for success.  However, you must remember that a […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Porter’s 5 forces model is a tool that is widely taught in business schools and various training centres. Among other things, this tool makes it possible to analyse the competition in a market. Porter’s forces refer to the following elements The intensity of competition, The bargaining power of customers, The bargaining power of suppliers, The […]
  1. CPG: Food
Kellogg Company yesterday said that when the company splits into two, probably by the end of the year, the North American company will be called the WK Kellogg Co., and the global snacks business will be known as Kellanova. According to the announcement, “Kellanova will be a global snacking powerhouse with a portfolio of iconic, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In collaboration with Baringa, Retail Technology Show 2023 has announced its 2023 Start-Up Safari Stars, a selection of firms whose “groundbreaking and disruptive solutions are set to transform the retail industry”. Retail Technology Show 2023 will take place on 26th and 27th April at London’s Olympia. Visitors to the show will be able to check […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Tiktok’s leadership is considering the possibility of pursuing a sale or initial public offering if it cannot address U.S. national security concerns about its parent company ByteDance’s relationship with the Chinese government. A sale or IPO is considered an action of last resort if the American government takes action against the video-sharing app. TikTok is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have recently wrapped notable funding rounds, including Ocula Technologies, Yoti, Patchworks, and APEXX Global. 1. Ocula Technologies Ocula Technologies has received new investment from Lloyds Banking Group and its FinTech Investment Team. The SaaS startup aims to let retailers harness the power of AI to enable data […]
  1. Media & Marketing
APEXX Global, a global payments orchestration platform, has raised $25 million from existing and new investors, closing a Series B round. The funds will be used to develop its products and technology and to expand its presence in North America. The company has raised $37 million in total, including $8 million in its Series A […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Shein, the Chinese fast-fashion giant, is reportedly set to raise £1.6 billion in a new funding round this month, ahead of its potential US IPO later on this year. The… The post Shein set for £1.6 billion funding round ahead of potential US IPO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott explains how Virgin Galactic’s unique supply and demand constraints make it a terrible business. He also breaks down why Amazon and are partnering to allow Amazon employees to pledge their stock as collateral for home loans — with a catch. Finally, Scott takes a look at the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Say hello to local, branded, technology. If you have a local independent restaurant with a local following and you are growing top-line sales, bottom-line profits, and year over year customer counts there is a very good chance that you have integrated technology that helped you level the playing filed between you and national chain […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The concept of the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) has been enshrined in marketing and sales circles for decades. Advanced by advertising executive Rosser Reeves in the late 1940s and 50s and then introduced into the lexicon in his 1961 book Reality in Advertising, he called on brands to extend their product advertising from product features to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have recently wrapped notable funding rounds, including Hexa, Hectare, and ZIPZERO. 1. Nosto E-commerce tech startup, Nosto, has announced the closure of a $16 million funding round, from Mandatum Asset Management’s Growth Equity team (MAM GE). Since its founding in 2011, Nosto’s technology has been tapped by […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Israel-based Hexa, a 3D asset visualisation and management platform specialist whose customers include Amazon, Macy’s, Logitech, and Crate and Barrel, has announced a $20.5 million Series A funding round, bringing total funding to date to $27.2 million.  The funding came from Point72 Ventures, Samurai Incubate, Sarona Partners, and HTC. Founded in 2018, Hexa’s proprietary tech […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Hectare says that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by existing and private investors. The investment will be used to support Hectare’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) inventory, trading, logistics and market insights product development, and expansion into new international markets. Since its launch in 2015, the startup has facilitated over […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Got the following email responding to the story about the Whole Foods employee who didn’t do anything about shoplifters because the perpetrators seemed hungry and the company can afford it: OMG……..reading that story just made me drop my jaw to the floor. I spent twenty-four years of my life chasing people down without hesitation whenever […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A new study by climate tech start-up Ecologi and retail consultancy Portas has found that the majority of retail businesses are committed to climate initiatives despite the current economic downturn. The survey of 257 respondents found that almost three-quarters (72%) of businesses are likely to increase or strengthen initiatives to address climate change within the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Online fashion giant Shein projects its sales will more than double to nearly $60 billion by 2025, despite competition growing and a fall in its valuation. The company is hoping… The post Shein unveils ambitious sales forecast as it prepares for IPO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  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 Instacart, Foodcellar Market, John Lewis Partnership, Adyen, and FC Bayern Munich. 1. US grocer Foodcellar Market deploys Scan […]
  1. Stores & Formats
It is always such an amazing moment for any start-up company or shop when they realise that they are generating enough profit and interest to justify moving into a physical brick and mortar location. This is one of the clearest signs that you are ever going to get that your brainchild is succeeding out there. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The ringing in of a new year was quickly followed by the ringing in of a new era of technological innovation at CES 2023. Brands across categories unveiled their latest, greatest, and most forward-thinking solutions to consumer pain points. Here are a few innovations introduced at CES that stood out to Mintel’s tech and media […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
London-based rapid delivery firm, Zapp, has announced an exclusive Valentine’s Day collection with TikTok star Olivia Neill. Launching on Thursday, 9th February, and running until the end of Tuesday, 14th February, this will focus on self-love and wellness products from brands such as Dr. Barbara Sturm, Bamford, Coucou, OnlyRoses, Trudon, as well as an exclusive […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Half of US merchants are stuck with excess stock even after the New Year sales – and January and early February’s ‘returns tsunami’ will only make things worse, according to a new survey * 27% of US retailers had written off excess stock as a loss in 2022; * Inventory Planner’s Sara Arthrell said: “Excess […]
  1. Retailer Media
The CPG Guys speak with Katherine Black, Senior Partner at Kearney, a global consulting partnership with presence in 40 countries. Follow Katherine Black on LinkedIn at: Kearney on LinkedIn at: Kearney online at: Katherine answers these questions: 1) Let’s start with your professional background. I met you over a decade ago when […]

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  1. Channel: Mass
  2. International
  3. Shopper & Customer
  4. Technology & Innovation
Supermarket giant Tesco came under fire following the announcement that it will be reducing the value of Clubcard reward vouchers from June 2023. The reduction will come into force after… The post Tesco infuriates shoppers as it slashes Clubcard points value appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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  4. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  5. Media & Marketing
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  8. International
  9. Shopper & Customer
  10. Technology & Innovation
AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Shopper & Customer
  4. Technology & Innovation
Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department & Category
  4. Department: Beverage
  5. Department: Food
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Shopper & Customer
  8. Technology & Innovation
  9. Trends & External Forces
  10. Merchandising
  11. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]