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  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, all — welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. And oof, what a week it was. Want this newsletter in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Signed up? Let’s just dive right in. most read Mass layoffs at Twitter: […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that Instacart plans to “pay out its first companywide cash bonuses starting in December … as the grocery delivery provider aims to motivate staff after delaying its initial public offering.” The Journal notes that “the cash bonus is a shift in the company’s efforts to reward and retain […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The CPG (consumer-packaged goods) industry is on an exciting and transitionary path. Virtually everything about the category has changed over the last 15 years, from the way brands develop and bring products to market to how consumers learn about and purchase them. Obstacles that once protected legacy brands’ share of the market and prevented new […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
The intimates category is undergoing a significant transformation, shifting to an era of inclusivity, body positivity and styles that prioritize comfort and confidence. At Walmart, we’re making a few big changes of our own as we continue to evolve and grow our fashion assortment to reflect these trends and create brands that resonate with our […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Fidji Simo, Instacart CEO, yesterday sent a memo to employees to advise them that current stock market conditions make it “highly unlikely” that the company will pursue an initial public offering this year. “The markets still remain closed for new IPOs, which is why there has not been a tech IPO in the last 10 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss the likes of rapid delivery services, the metaverse, drones, micro-fulfilment, and autonomous solutions with Celia Van Wickel, Global Director and Head of Omnichannel Analytics at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. RTIH: What does […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Data powered by Earnest’s Orion spend dataset. Supermarket sales excludes food sales at big box and warehouse club retailers like Walmart and Costco. Albertson’s (ACI) short run as a public company may be coming to a close as it enters talks to merge with the nation’s second largest grocer and largest supermarket chain, Kroger (KR). […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Luxury media outlet Modern Luxury Media has launched a new clothing rental service curated by Modern Luxury editors and powered by rental and logistics firm CaaStle. Modern Luxury Media’s ecosystem of 85+ brands across 22 markets includes Hampton’s Magazine, Ocean Drive and Aspen Magazine, reaching more than 16 million readers. The new ModLux.Rent platform offers […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
NEW YORK  — PLMA’s sold-out 2022 Private Label Trade Show, Nov. 13-15 in Chicago, will have a strong exhibitor presence of nonfood suppliers of everyday essentials, such as OTC medicine, baby care, personal care, health and wellness, pet care and household goods, among others. More than 500 booths devoted to nonfoods will be on display at […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Saudi Arabia-based e-commerce specialist Zid has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round led by IMPACT46 with participation from new investors, Aramco venture capital arm (Waed Ventures) and Endeavour Catalyst. Previous backers Global Ventures, Elm Company, Arzan and MSA were also involved. This is the third round of investment Zid has received since […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
SHEIN has launched SHEIN Exchange, an integrated online peer-to-peer resale platform for buying and selling previously owned SHEIN products, created in partnership with Treet. The launch was fueled by community-created Facebook groups and social platforms where SHEIN customers displayed their interest in a resale destination where they could buy and sell preowned items without the […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Jitterbit has announced a partnership with THG Ingenuity, the end to end e-commerce business of THG, formerly known as The Hut Group. This will see the latter use Jitterbit’s API integration technologies to connect to clients’ existing business systems, such as warehouse and logistics platforms, ERP software and third-party delivery. Zach Low, Senior Vice President […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., which acquired a majority stake in CareCentrix in August, is moving ahead to take full ownership of the home care company. WBA says the move will expand its reach into the growing home care sector and advance its healthcare long-term growth strategy. CareCentrix CEO will join WBA to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Our guest this week is Ivonne Kinser, VP of Marketing & Innovation for Avocados from Mexico, the innovative marketing organization that has delivered some truly remarkable results. In our fourth episode recorded live at last month’s GroceryShop event in Las Vegas, we get the inside story of how AFM went from start-up to advertising on […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
“[In] today’s market, acquirers want to buy a fully-formed asset. There was a time when every big conglomerate had a venture fund that was created to get into companies early and acquire them before they had to overpay. Now, these big conglomerates are willing to overpay. They’re willing to overpay for a more fully-formed company […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Wall Street Journal has a story about Instacart, suggesting that as it plans/envisions an upcoming IPO, one of its real long-term advantages will be “advertising – the kind Instacart sells, rather than pays for … Ads, which DoorDash and Uber Technologies’ Uber Eats are also pushing into, will boost Instacart’s bottom line as a […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Allbirds is expanding its retail partnerships by selling 11 Allbirds footwear styles in 41 REI stores and via the outdoor retailer’s website. Known for its commitment to sustainability, Allbirds has been fortifying its brick-and-mortar presence since its IPO in November 2021. In May 2022, the footwear and activewear brand partnered with Nordstrom as the retailer […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Sandro has launched its own pre-loved marketplace in partnership with resale technology start-up Archive. The platform builds on the fashion retailer’s already established resale programme, Seconde Main, which it launched… The post Sandro partners with Archive to launch US resale marketplace appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Allbirds is expanding its retail partnerships by selling 11 Allbirds footwear styles in 41 REI stores and via the outdoor retailer’s website. Known for its commitment to sustainability, Allbirds has been fortifying its brick-and-mortar presence since its IPO in November 2021. In May 2022, the footwear and activewear brand partnered with Nordstrom as the retailer […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Freight management start-up Zeus has expanded into Europe after partnering with fashion retailer Primark. The partnership, which will see Zeus handling freight transport for the retailer on distribution routes to… The post Zeus rapidly expands into Europe following Primark partnership appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Health and hygiene brand Essity has completed its acquisition of Knix, a digitally native intimates brand,  for $320 million. Essity now owns 80% of Knix shares, while CEO and founder Joanna Griffiths retains the remaining 20%. The closing of the transaction was completed as Knix celebrated its 2 million customer milestone during a time when […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has started making employees redundant ahead of its expected public listing, according to a report from the Information, citing people familiar with the matter. The US-based grocery technology retailer… The post Instacart cuts staff before impending IPO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
With 2 million third-party sellers accounting for more than half of its retail revenue, Amazon’s relationship with the businesses that sell on its platform has become essential to its success. As those sellers have become more successful though, they have also become more powerful …and more demanding. Many are no longer content to exist solely […]

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  1. Shopper & Customer
  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. Department: Nonfood
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  7. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  8. Media & Marketing
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  10. Agencies & Vendors
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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. Department: HBC
  4. Department: Nonfood
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  7. Media & Marketing
  8. Agencies & Vendors
  9. Data & Insights
  10. Technology & Innovation
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department: HBC
  4. ESG
  5. Media & Marketing
  6. Trends & External Forces
  7. Associates & Employees
  8. Merchandising
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Corporate Finance
  4. Corporate Purpose
  5. ESG
  6. Media & Marketing
  7. Shopper & Customer
  8. Associates & Employees
  9. Merchandising
  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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