Strategy

Articles on retail strategy and thought leadership.

  1. Corporate Finance
Amazon has launched Amazon Catalytic Capital, an initiative that will invest $150 million in venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and venture studios that provide funding to entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, primarily at the pre-seed/seed stage of venture capital funding. The company will invest in funds that focus on Black, Latino, Indigenous, women, and LGBTQIA+ founders […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Market Performance Group (MPG) has acquired The Creative Partners Group (The CPG). The deal will further expand MPG’s best-in-class omnichannel strategy and services capabilities at Target Corp. and throughout the retail marketplace, the company said. Marc Greenberger   Described as a one-stop retail powerhouse, The CPG is one of the country’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The pressure of inflation on name brands is starting to show. Prices slashed. Pack sizes reduced. Budgets cut. Innovation postponed. Advertising on hold. All of which ignores the one sure and proven way to win during downturns. Don’t cheapen the brand. Making sure a brand fits a budget is true during good times, too. So, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luxury fashion house Versace has selected a new tech partner to transform its retail planning. The retailer has partnered with Board to enhance its global item planning process, calculating target… The post Versace selects new tech partner to transform retail planning appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. Data & Insights
Data gathering and analysis play a significant role in modern business. As big data and cloud technologies continue to grow, so does the importance of data. Companies are turning towards centralized data storage and collection.  Making the most of all the data that enters a business is crucial. In other words, modern companies need to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With customer acquisition costs (CACs) increasing, brands are investing more than ever into marketing and advertising to get shoppers into stores and clicking on “buy” buttons. Yet this focus on the top of the funnel means brands are neglecting some of the most crucial moments in the customer journey. Specifically, those that happen post-purchase, when […]
  1. Media & Marketing
With the global economic downturn, inflation, ongoing supply chain challenges, and uncertainty due to the Ukraine war, this year’s holiday shopping season promises to be very challenging. Will people be in the mood to spend despite the gloom? Or will they rein in their enthusiasm and save for the year ahead? With these issues in […]
  1. Data & Insights
Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) have partnered to launch AutoT, a digital collectible platform featuring limited-edition figures and collectibles. The collection, which will be available both at Walmart.com and in stores, will feature exclusive figures and rare chase variants signed by stars and creators. Each series in the AutoT line is based […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  School is well underway in most of the USA and teachers are scrambling to lean every student’s name, create good weekly lesson plans, and enjoin students with the love of learning.  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® encourages everyone to help Subwayby submitting a nomination for a Subway catered teachers lunch at […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
  1. Merchandising
Starboard Cruise Services, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury retail-at-sea company, has promoted Sherrie Day to the role of Global Head of Merchandising. Day will report to Lisa Bauer, President and CEO of Starboard. Day’s responsibilities will include managing Starboard’s merchandising strategy worldwide. She will oversee global buying and work with more than 700 […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The new list of the 50 fastest growing e-commerce brands of the past year reveals that the top 25 US ecommerce brands generated more than $341 million in revenue over a 12-month period (2020-2021). A specialist bicycle wheel store has emerged as the fastest-growing ecommerce brand in the US, with a staggering 13x (1,357%) growth […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Despite the optimism within the retail industry that a return to normal might be seen at some point in 2022, as we move through the back half of the year, the state of the retail industry is perhaps in a more vexing and fragmented state than it was when the year began. After two-and-a-half years […]
  1. Department: Food
Beyond Meat, the plant protein, traditional meat alternative brand, has a value equation problem. A value equation is the internal mind-set that customers have when assessing the worth of a brand. A value equation is a mental perception that assesses value prior to a purchase. A customer-perceived value equation is what you get for what […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
From the Wall Street Journal: “A persistent economic puzzle is why labor is still so tight amid slowing growth, high inflation and growing fears of recession. “Gross domestic product growth slipped into negative territory in the first half of the year. Borrowing costs have risen steeply as the Federal Reserve boosts interest rates in an […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
FMI-The Food Industry Association is out with its second installment of the 2022 Power of Private Brands report, which “surveys food retailers and manufacturers about their private brands growth strategies.”  Among the findings: •  “Retailers report having strong goals over the next two years for their private brand portfolio, with a current average dollar share […]
  1. Data & Insights
With the ever-increasing workflow and data management complexity, an ecommerce ERP solution has become a critical tool in a digital merchant’s tech stack. ERPs allow retailers to consolidate various business functions and continuously maintain the transparency of enterprise operations, which is crucial for any growing business. However, enterprises can reap even more benefits from their […]
  1. Merchandising
“Every six months, there are new skill sets and new roles being created. Because of COVID, that has accelerated even more.” — Lauren Stiebing, Founder and CEO of LS International In an already hot job market, the competition for experienced ecommerce talent has gotten fierce.  Companies that want to attract top talent need to have […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Are you a small consumer electronics product brand who’s trying to figure out how to sell to Best Buy? If so, you are not alone. Best Buy is the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the US for consumer electronics, which is why thousands of brands attempt to get their products in the company’s stores every year. In […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ESG has been important to companies and to investors though recently there has been some blowback from certain segments of the market on whether ESG is a feel-good, hard to measure, share-holder unfriendly and fuzzy goal. This piece proposes that while ESG remains important a new ESG which is far more focused and therefore measurable, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Asda has selected Dassault Systèmes solutions to “transform” its in-house transport operations. The supermarket said it will leverage the software company’s planning and optimization capabilities that improve efficiency and sustainability,… The post Asda selects Dassault Systèmes for planning and optimisation solutions appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Department: HBC
Cannabis is in growth mode: the industry posted sales between $24.5 and $27 billion in 2021 and reached an estimated 11,800 retailers in 2022, according to data from the MJBiz Factbook. A Gallup poll found that 68% of Americans believe marijuana should be legal and 16% of adults aged 26 and over used cannabis in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Prezzee has appointed Nick Eshkenazi as its new chief digital officer. In his new role, Nick will lead the digital gifting company’s digital, data, engineering and technology strategy, and the… The post Prezzee appoints Nick Eshkenazi as chief digital officer appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
This video features a keynote, The AI Factor: How Retailers Can Extract Value From Data, delivered by Asha Saxena, CEO and founder of Women Leaders in Data and AI, at Total Retail Tech 2022 in Nashville. There has been an acceleration of digitalization resulting in more data than ever. Organizations are thinking about how they can […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Department: Food
  3. ESG
  4. Merchandising
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]

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