Start Ups

  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Whizz, an e-bike subscription platform for last mile delivery drivers, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by LETA Capital, with participation from Flashpoint VC, and others. The round takes the company’s total funding to $20 million. These funds will enable Whizz, which was founded in 2022, to provide mоrе delivery […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by the cheif revenue officer of ibotta, Chris Jensen. ibotta is a leading performance marketing platform that has delivered more than $1.8 billion in cumulative rewards to its users. Launched in 2012, ibotta has more than 50 million downloads, is one of the most frequently used shopping […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Andrew Lipsman, an independent analyst and founder of  media, ads + commerce. Andrew is ex-marketer and the author of many a report on which many have made investment decisions over the last few years on their ecommerce and omnichannel retail investment budgets. Follow Andrew Lipsman on […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
L’Occitane Groupe, the controlling shareholder of L’Occitane International, has submitted an offer to acquire the remaining shares of the French beauty retailer in a bid to take the company private. L’Occitane Groupe, which is controlled by former L’Occitane CEO Reinold Geiger, currently owns 72.64% of the company and is proposing a buyout of the remaining […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
TUCSON — Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers have partnered with ECRM for Founders’ Innovation Day, an exclusive event designed for D2C and emerging brands to make the most of their potential at food, drug and mass retailers, and from e-commerce. The “day of insight, connection and growth” is being held on June 3 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up ten retail systems ventures who have recently secured significant investments in their businesses, including blockchain enabled Web3 fashion startups, customer journey management platforms, and computer vision and AI powered warehouse inventory monitoring solutions. 1. TheyDo Customer journey management platform, TheyDo, has secured an additional $34 million in a Series A+ funding round. […]
  1. Department & Category
Twenty-five years ago, Tariq Farid saw some fruit displayed in a unique way at an event. He turned the idea into a business — and Edible Arrangements into a household name. But his daughter, Somia Farid Silber, who’s now the company’s President, isn’t coasting on the company’s past success — she’s too busy thinking about […]
  1. Data & Insights
Global location intelligence provider, dataplor, has announced a $10.6 million Series A funding round led by Spark Capital. This takes the total raised to date to $20.3 million. The round, which included participation from Quest Venture Partners, Acronym Venture Capital, Circadian Ventures, Two Lanterns Venture Partners and APA Venture Partners, will boost dataplor’s expansion plans, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including AiFi, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Wow Bao, Shopsense AI, Paramount Global, Intergamma, Getir, PLUS Retail, and commercetools. Inventory monitoring startup Gather AI bags $17 million in funding to transform supply chain traceability Gather AI, a provider of computer vision […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Once a quarter, we sit down with either a client or an agency partner to discuss various topics. This quarter, we are pleased to sit down with Jonathan Chaupin, the founder and CEO of Agency 2.0. an Austin-based agency that does marketing, PR, copywriting, design, advertising, video production, retail and fulfillment for crowdfunding campaigns since […]
  1. Corporate Finance
For retailers looking to expand their operations, securing financing is a crucial step to fuel growth. Whether opening new locations, renovating existing stores, or investing in technology and inventory, retail expansion requires significant capital investment.  Financing this growth remains a significant challenge for many retailers, from small boutiques to large chains. The good news is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Gather AI, a provider of computer vision and AI powered warehouse inventory monitoring solutions, has announced a $17 million Series A-1 round led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from Tribeca Venture Partners, Dundee Venture Capital, Expa, and Bling Capital. This provides a total of $34 million raised to date. The cash will be invested […]
  1. Department: Beverage
During yesterday’s webcast, Fire Department Coffee CEO, Luke Schneider, discussed how he raised $1.8M for his business through crowdfunding with the help of StartEngine. The webcast also included Harrison Bert, Director of Sales for StartEngine and was moderated by Wayne Bennett, SVP of Retail for ECRM and RangeMe. For those of you not familiar with […]
  1. Data & Insights
In a recent update to its initial public offering (IPO) prospectus, Reddit disclosed that it’s under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its data-licensing practices for training artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
  1. Corporate Strategy
It was a tough week to be at the top in retail with a number of companies announcing CEO switch-ups following disappointing performances, including Petco, Under Armour, Fossil Group and, as Retail TouchPoints previously reported, Allbirds. Former Best Buy COO to Lead Petco While CEO Search Gets Underway Ron Coughlin — who led Petco through […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Polytag has secured Series A seed funding for its mission to transform the recycling industry across the UK and Europe. The undisclosed investment builds on partnerships with major UK retailers, including Ocado Retail, Aldi, and Co-op. Polytag’s technology offers real-time visibility and insights into single-use packaging throughout its lifecycle. Using its QR codes and Invisible […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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