Technology & Innovation

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  1. Technology & Innovation
Pacsun has appointed President Brie Olson to the role of Co-CEO alongside Co-CEO Mike Relich, effective March 9, 2023. Current Pacsun Co-CEO Alfred Chang will step down after 17 years with the company to join Fear of God as CEO. Chang will stay with Pacsun in his current capacity until March 8 to facilitate the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The big takeaway Your customers will respond to offerings that are genuinely useful and helpful to them, even in an economic downturn. The key is investing in innovation that adds value, rather than chasing what’s trendy. Need proof?  Beauty giant L’Oreal has invested more in research and development every year, even in tough times. That […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Wayfair is prioritizing innovation across its organization, supported by technology providers like Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Kevin O’Riordan, head of physical retail and supply chain engineering at Wayfair, and Fredrik Carlegren, vice president of marketing and communications at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. In […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Boston Globe writes about Addie’s, a new independent pickup-only grocery store that has opened in Norwood, Massachusetts, about 20 miles south of Boston. It is, the Globe writes, “the brainchild of Jim McQuade, an aerospace engineer by training, who says he became ‘obsessed’ with the online grocery concept more than a decade ago, after […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WOONSOCKET, R.I. —CVS Health announced a new initiative that will address barriers to care in underserved communities across the country. The CVS Health Community Equity Alliance is being established to expand the community health worker workforce, enhance connections between health care institutions and communities and address disparities in heart health and mental health outcomes. The Alliance […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
[[ Getty Images Chipotle Mexican Grill is seeking to hire 15,000 restaurant workers ahead of its busiest time of the year, which runs from March to May. In recent months, restaurants have found it easier to attract and retain workers, a reversal after the labor crunch that ensued after pandemic lockdowns. However, the sector has […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[ Getty Images Walmart-owned Sam’s Club on Thursday said it will open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re gearing up to publish the latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List. RTIH is scouring the retail tech world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of people and trends that shaped the industry in 2022 and will continue to drive it further in 2023. With the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members- April Sabral, Andrew Smith, Carl Boutet, Alberto Serrentino, Charles Haseman, Christine Russo, Guy Courtin, and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust suit against Google, arguing that the tech giant has engaged in monopolistic behavior including leveraging its market dominance to force digital advertisers to use its services. Google has responded by accusing the government of trying “to pick winners and losers in the highly competitive advertising-technology sector.”
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
It seems like everyone is talking about Amazon Marketing Cloud lately. You might be wondering why there is so much excitement for AMC, and how you can actually use Amazon’s newest analytics tool to grow your business. Today, we’ll walk through three categories of use cases that advertisers like yourself can start implementing today.  What […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The online eCommerce and retail industries are consistently adapting to new trends and technology, such as Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) and other innovations. All successful businesses are resultantly aware that flexibility is the key to longevity and maintaining customers.  But, while recent years have seen a focus on eCommerce, this is expected to make up […]
  1. Department: HBC
Today’s consumers want the beauty brands they use to source ingredients ethically, are transparent and authentic, appealing to the senses, and offer products with high efficacy. With this in mind, how can brands find the right balance of these trends while still delivering good value to their discerning consumers? In 2023, there will be a […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Bioprinting is a promising technology that offers hope to patients on the notoriously lengthy waiting lists for organ donation. Not unlike additive manufacturing, bioprinting involves 3D printing technology but instead uses organic material. The aim is to imitate natural tissue for a range of applications, including drug discovery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Before you launch your brand in the United Kingdom, it’s important to know what’s going on in today’s U.K. retail market as it may differ from the markets your brand currently has a presence in. Whether the British market is familiar territory or completely new, here’s a deep dive into understanding the U.K.’s marketplace, retailers, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding experiences of someone’s life, and the satisfaction that comes with owning a successful business can be life-changing. It isn’t all easy, but seeing your labor bear fruit can be worth the effort. Starting a retail business, in particular, is one of the most popular small […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
When Nike’s ten business development principles were written by Rob Strasser in 1977 the words marketing, systems, research and planning were all dirty words inside of Nike’s culture. I know, I was there at a critical time in Nike’s growth. During those days Nike had very idiosyncratic, gruff, scruffy but brilliant leaders, who even thought […]
  1. International
Global shipments of smartphones tumbled in Q4 to the lowest level since 2013. Normally the festive period provides a boost for smartphone manufacturers, however thanks to macroeconomic weakness and waning… The post Smartphone shipments plunge to worst low since 2013 appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
One in four consumers are willing to pay return fees, according to Sendcloud. Major retailers like H&M and Zara have started charging customers for returns, and as a result one… The post Free returns could be on the way out as consumers prepared to pay appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Foot Locker is making cuts to its staff and store fleet as it looks to trim costs under new leadership. The footwear retailer on Thursday announced that it would eliminate an undisclosed number of “corporate and support roles,” which the company expects to account for about $18 million in cost savings on an annualized basis starting […]
  1. Data & Insights
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We had a story the other day about a poll suggesting that while ;people were cutting back on day to day expenses, they still want to indulge in occasional luxuries, which prompted MNB reader Rich Heiland to write: I used to use a statistic about Millennials in one of my presentations about finding and attracting […]
  1. Stores & Formats
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Buoyed by record membership growth, Sam’s Club on Thursday announced plans to open more than 30 new clubs across the country, starting with a unit in Florida that is slated to open next year. The Walmart division also revealed a multiple-year plan to invest in and modernize its supply chain through new […]
  1. Data & Insights
Big news, people: GWI has partnered with Audiense, the leading audience intelligence solution. “So what?” we hear you ask. Well, insights drawn from different sources – in this case GWI’s survey data and Audiense’s social data – paint a more detailed and reliable picture of what audiences think, feel and do. Or to put it […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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