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  1. Department: Beverage
Rapid grocery delivery has been one of the pandemic’s biggest winners, with the industry growing exponentially over the last 18 months and brands including Getir, Weezy and Gorillas all taking… The post The on-demand wine merchant taking on the grocery delivery giants appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Buy now pay later (BNPL) borrowing can be like slipping into quicksand, a charity has warned, as the Treasury launched a consultation into bringing the sector under regulation. Products allow… The post Crackdown on BNPL looms as consultation is launched appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has announced that its customers will now be able to purchase Bitcoin at several of its stores in the US. The cryptocurrency will be able to be bought at… The post Walmart customers can now purchase Bitcoin at ATM machines appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & guest host Melisssa Burdick from Pacvue are joined in this episode by Ross McNab, President for North America Advertising at Cardlytics which partners with financial institutions to understand where and when consumers are spending their money. They use these insights to help marketers identify, reach, and influence likely buyers at […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  Panera Bread tested a subscription coffee service as regular readers of this blog know then they launched an $8.99 per month coffee and tea subscription program for its MyPanera loyalty program members. Steven Jonson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, it’s clear that Coffee subscriptions work giving the first-hand knowledge JAB Holding Company […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon has opened a first of its kind robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts.  The new facility will expand Amazon robotics manufacturing capability in the US and create more than… The post Amazon opens robotics manufacturing facility in the US appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sephora has unveiled its new partnership with Relex Solution artificial intelligence (AI).  The global beauty giant will employ the Relex solution to improve its demand forecasting and automated replenishment.  The… The post Sephora unveils AI system to improve operations appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Associates & Employees
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It’s a time to recognize the many contributions people with disabilities have made to the workforce and economy. It’s also a time to acknowledge the ways in which the workforce can support the advancement of this community. For me, honoring this month is especially important. For far too […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
If you’re running a successful B2B company, your sales operations (sales ops) crew is likely the unsung hero of your sales process. Business leaders sometimes make the mistake of seeing sales operations (increasingly known as revenue operations) as a cost instead of a potential revenue driver. But companies in the know, like Snowflake and McAfee, […]
  1. Department: HBC
OMAHA, Neb. — Hy-Vee’s Amber Specialty Pharmacy subsidiary has promoted three executives to new posts that focus on continued growth and innovation for the company, which was named 2020 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy. In the promotions announced on Friday, John Ortner transitions to senior vice president of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC|Retail Tomorrow plans to dissolve as a member-owned nonprofit at the end of the year. The decision, made by the trade group’s board, must still be approved by its members. “This news is disappointing to many, but we recognize our industry has changed significantly,” GMDC president and CEO Patrick Spear said. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco launched its first checkout-free store in Central London using the chain’s GetGo technology. The retailer is deploying the tech at a 2,000-square-foot Tesco Express convenience store. Customers choose items they wish to purchase and check out using the company’s mobile app. Tesco has not indicated whether it plans to expand the tech’s test beyond […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Gopuff has expanded its offering of digital-first bricks-and-mortar retail stores after debuting in New York City with over a dozen locations. The modified dark stores, which can be found in… The post Gopuff launches bricks-and-mortar locations in New York City appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Apparel
Nike is facing a number of lawsuits totalling over $70 million from construction firms which claim they have not been paid for completing the company’s campus extension. The expansion involved… The post Nike faces $70m lawsuit from construction firms over claims it hasn’t paid them appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In its quest to add to its Zero Trust edge (ZTE), also known as secure access service edge (SASE), portfolio, Forcepoint acquired cloud security gateway (CSG), also known as cloud access security broker (CASB), provider Bitglass for a Forrester-estimated $200-300 million last week. Beyond the usual criteria (ability to retain marketing and development talent of Bitglass), […]
  1. Department: Beverage
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Shoppers can now buy Bitcoin at several Walmart stores in the USA. They can purchase the cryptocurrency at Coinstar machines, enabled by Coinme. “Coinstar, in partnership with Coinme, has launched a pilot that allows its customers to use cash to purchase Bitcoin,” Walmart Communications Director Molly Blakeman told CoinDesk. “There are 200 Coinstar kiosks located […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon users are able to request all the data that the ecommerce giant has collected on them and delete it after a TikTok went viral of user showing how much… The post Viral TikTok video shows how much data Amazon keeps on its users appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The UK government has ditched its proposed tax on Big Tech after global reforms were agreed. The tax, which was supposed to be generated through the likes of Facebook, Amazon… The post UK government ditches proposed tax on Big Tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Today’s guest post comes from Scott Johnsen, VP of Product at Kalderos. Scott discusses the advantages of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to efficiently process reimbursement data and avoid duplicates. Learn more about Kalderos’ solutions to solve drug discount management challenges at scale during a free webinar on November 17: The Power of the Platform: […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The halo of ‘better-for-you’ continues to be top of mind with Gen Z and Millennial Americans. Young parents are constantly looking for better for my baby, better for my child, food and associated products according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. It’s at the intersection the Gen Z, Millennial […]
  1. Channel: Mass
It’s Friday, the week is nearly done, 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 Tesco, Gorillas and Walmart. 1. Tesco opens Trigo powered GetGo checkout-free store Tesco has launched its first high street […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]