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. Technology & Innovation
Tesco is kicking off its annual ‘Global Hackathon’ this week, with colleagues from around the world competing to solve the most prominent problems in retail technology. The UK’s largest grocery… The post Tesco starts ‘global hackathon’ tech competition to solve retail tech problems appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, 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 H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
  1. Holiday & Events
If the headline figures are to be believed, it’s been a good Christmas for food and drink retailers. Market analyst Kantar puts year-on-year growth in December at 9.4%, the fastest increase since February 2021. The multiples also reported strong sales, with Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer all posting like-for-like growth of about 7.2%. But, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
• Derek Sarno to leave retailer after helping to establish plant-based food in the UK and developing two innovative plant-based brands • Tesco commits to drive innovation on plant-based alternatives and hero ‘veg led’ options After six years at the helm, Derek Sarno, Tesco’s Director of Plant-Based Innovation is set to leave the retailer this […]
  1. Retail Operations
US ecommerce giant Amazon has topped a survey which asked shoppers about their spending habits from Retail Week. Both UK grocers Tesco and Asda both followed with Aldi bringing up… The post Amazon tops ranking for customer experience appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Supply chain consultant and former Amazon executive, Brittain Ladd, has provided a first look at an AutoStore micro fulfilment centre (MFC) installed in a H-E-B store in Plano, Texas, USA.    In a LinkedIn post, Ladd said: “I can state with no hesitation that the installed MFC is the most incredible AutoStore MFC I’ve ever […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Many UK retailers reported strong Christmas performances this week, with Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and the discounters leading the way, albeit in part fuelled by inflation. In this article, we look at the key retail technology takeaways from an eventful five days of festive results. 1. Never underestimate the power of Click and Collect Marks and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Several supermarkets saw strong trading over Christmas as higher prices boosted their sales, defying predictions of seasonal gloom for retailers as household budgets squeezed. Tesco said like-for-like sales at its UK stores rose by 5.3%. Its chief executive Ken Murphy admitted that the volume of goods sold was marginally lower than the same period last […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The UK Home Office reports that trials of digital age verification at supermarket self-checkouts has now ended.  Yoti, whose technology was tested out by the likes of Morrisons, Tesco, Co-op, and Asda, has shared its initial key takeaways from the initiative. During the trials, shoppers in participating stores could try two new ways to prove their age. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco to bring back Kids Eat Free scheme from Boxing Day 23 December, 2022 | by Angela Beevers Tesco will be bringing back its Kids Eat Free scheme in its 312 cafés across the UK between Boxing Day and 6 January. The cafes will be offering one free Kids Hot Meal Deal, Kids Breakfast or Kids […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Without a doubt, one of the biggest retail technology stories of 2022 was Amazon putting the brakes on the expansion of its UK checkout-free convenience stores. This was due to sales falling short of expectations and fit out costs being multiple times higher than with a standard location. The slowdown came despite a key hire […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco’s distribution teams are partnering with 15 of the retailer’s major suppliers to reduce the number of trucks on the road this Christmas. The retailer’s ‘road traffic control’ team has been busy reviewing which suppliers deliver to the same locations, and has now been able to consolidate and streamline the routes suppliers use when delivering […]
  1. Department & Category
One Stop, the Tesco-owned convenience chain, said today it has donated the equivalent of a million food bank meals since last year. One Stop has worked with several organisations that combat food poverty, including Fareshare, Olio and Too Good to Go. Fareshare works by providing donated food to the vulnerable with One Stop among those […]
  1. International
Today, a conversation with MatthewLee Sawyer, author of “Make it In America: How International Companies & Entrepreneurs Can Successfully Enter & Scale in US Markets.”  I was interested to talk to Sawyer because I’ve had a chance to cover a number of failed attempts over the years – from Tesco to Carrefour to Auchan – […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The opening of a rival convenience store in the neighbourhood was the catalyst for a long-time retailing couple to invest in their shop and show shoppers how independent retail can really stand out from the crowd. Siva and Jamuna Thampoo had been trading under an independent fascia with Nisa for more than a decade when […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco has revamped its Clubcard coupon offer before the Christmas period before the current app prepares to close in 2023. Over four million of the grocer‘s Clubcard and grocery app… The post Tesco revamps Clubcard coupons offer before festive period appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Starship Technologies has partnered with Leeds City Council and the Co-op to bring autonomous grocery delivery to the streets of Leeds. The service will be available to 20,000 residents initially within the Adel and Tinshill area of Leeds. Orders are made through the Starship app, which is available for download on iOS and Android, with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Kingfisher is to deploy Fluent Commerce’s Order Management System (OMS), with the aim of supporting the Group’s online retail business and enhancing customer experience.  The solution will first be rolled out at B&Q. Integrating the new platform with the latter’s existing architecture is being led by Valtech in collaboration with Kingfisher Group, with deployment first […]

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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. […]