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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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Tesco said in a trading statement today that it is continuing to “build momentum” after a first quarter in which its overall sales increased like-for-like by 4.6% in the UK to £11.3bn. Almost every part of Tesco increased sales, although its wholesaler Booker was an… This story continues at Tesco flourishes, but tobacco decline hits […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
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StrongPoint reports that Belgian retailer Collect&Go, Colruyt Group’s online shopping service, is trialling its grocery lockers for e-commerce orders.  The lockers will be installed at a number of Colruyt Group locations, providing customers with a way to collect their online groceries. “We are thrilled to partner with Collect&Go, Colruyt Group’s online shopping service, and have […]
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Following on from a successful expansion of their fresh range, One Stop have launched 16 new bakery, bread and cake lines. These include Simply Doughnuts Mini Ring Bites 8’s for £1.50, One Stop Cinnamon Buns 2’s for £1.80, Tesco Raspberry Sponge for £1.60 and even… This story continues at One Stop expands bakery range , introducing […]
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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including Dunnes Stores, Tesco Ireland, Aldi Ireland, Kwayga, Ordergroove, Heineken, Blue Yonder, Wolt, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, and the 2014 RTIH Innovation Awards. Sainsbury’s and Microsoft connect as grocery giant looks to boost customer and colleague experience with artificial intelligence Sainsbury’s and Microsoft […]
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Dunnes Stores, Tesco Ireland and Aldi Ireland are partnering with Kwayga, a B2B supplier sourcing engine in the food and drink sector, to employ AI driven strategies enabling the accessibility of good quality products at sustainable prices. Kwayga says that, with its AI data driven technology, buyers can cut sourcing times by 40% and increase […]
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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including the latest issue of RTIH magazine, Currys, Walmart, Roblox, Shein, Forever 21, Rimi Baltic Group, adidas, Tesco, and Pets at Home. Focus on influencers and retail technology innovation: sixth edition of RTIH magazine now available in digital format We’re pleased […]
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UK supermarket giant Tesco will use AI to provide personalized purchasing challenges to as many as three million members of its Clubcard loyalty program, offering them a chance to earn a maximum of £50 (approximately $62 USD) in Clubcard points. Beginning May 20, 2024 and lasting six weeks, participating members will receive 20 challenges that […]
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Eagle Eye has secured a one-year contract, with the option to renew for a further year, with Tesco for its AI powered Personalised Challenges solution. This is a digital platform which allows retailers to personalise promotions, providing customised challenges designed to reward incremental behaviour. In-built AI and deep machine learning facilitate hyper personalisation through its […]
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Sainsbury’s faced a delivery setback this morning, as a technical glitch cancelled several customer deliveries.  The supermarket giant confirmed via a post on X (formerly Twitter) that technical difficulties caused the disruptions. @sainsburys I’m assuming my order is cancelled too? No email, no text and finding information out on here, nothing official – not ideal! […]
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Reapp has added Waitrose & Partners to the list of major UK retailers available on its AI driven platform, Reapp Insights. This helps brands and retailers understand what products are selling, where and when. Through the use of artificial intelligence, it utilises factors such as temperature and trends to help inform decisions at shelf-edge.  The […]
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Excluding tobacco, retail sales at wholesaler Booker grew by 11% in the year to 24 February, according to the annual results from parent company Tesco released earlier this week. Retail sales rose to more than £3.2b but tobacco sales dropped by 4.3% to £1.86bn. Overall,… This story continues at Booker retail sales grew by 11% […]
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Tesco-owned Booker has hit back at claims from independent retailers – published in The Guardian earlier today – that its recent range reduction is “squeezing them out of business” by restricting supplies and deliveries. Retailers said Booker had: Reduced the range of items available by… This story continues at Booker hits back at claims independents […]
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Bloomberg reports that in the UK, both Tesco and J Sainsbury suffered disruptions over the weekend caused by “technical disruptions.” According to the story, “J Sainsbury Plc, the country’s second-largest grocer, experienced ‘issues’ with contactless payments and won’t be able to deliver the ‘vast majority’ of the day’s online orders … Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Officer […]
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By combining in-store and out-of-store customer journey insights, the partnership delivers retailers and CPGs with actionable strategies in today’s highly competitive environment.
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Loss prevention in the retail sector is undergoing a transformative phase in 2024, necessitated by the imperative to protect profits amid a multitude of challenges. From the surge in shoplifting to broader concerns like shrinkage, retailers are confronted with multifaceted issues demanding innovative solutions. This report delves into key trends in loss prevention, shedding light […]
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Mondra, a product footprinting and supply chain decarbonisation AI driven SaaS platform, has raised £3.6 million in pre-Series A funding.  Investors include 7 Generation Ventures, AlbionVC, GC Foodtech Ventures, Foodsparks by Peakbridge, Ponderosa Ventures, and Vala Capital.  The cash will be used to expedite Mondra’s roll-out to UK grocers, of whom, the company claims, 85% […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
American singer, songwriter and businesswoman Beyoncé’s new haircare brand, Cécred, has gone live on Shopify. After teasing her fans (aka the BeyHive) about the venture last May, Beyoncé recently took to social media to announce her first ever beauty brand. Captioning a post on Instagram with “hair is sacred”, an accompanying video interspersed archive footage […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Lidl Ireland reports significant progress in the installation of in-store solutions enabling customers to return cans and bottles. In a LinkedIn post, Alan Barry, Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Lidl Ireland & Lidl Northern Ireland, says: “In less than 12 months Lidl Ireland has installed 358 Re-turn machines in 179 stores, constructed 88 Deposit Return […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ann Summers, a lingerie and sex toys retailer, has awarded Evri a multi-million-pound delivery contract. It has been selected as the sole partner to handle all of Ann Summers’ business-to-customer parcels including delivery pick-up, drop-off (PUDO) and returns. Evri has a network of more than 13,000 PUDO locations including ParcelShops and lockers. According to the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Booker has reported solid increases in retail sales in its latest trading statement released this week. Sales to retailers by the Tesco-owned wholesaler were up 4.1% like-for-like in the 19 weeks to 6 January, when compared with the same period last year. A Tesco statement… This story continues at Rising profits and more retailers give […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  When asked what’s more important where you sell your product or the price of the product?  The answer may be more difficult than you think.  If you were to ask PepsiCo, they might just say the value of their product is at the intersection of what consumers are willing to pay for it and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco’s comparable sales growth over six weeks to 6 January was 6.8% higher compared to the same period last year, the retailer reported in its trading statement. The supermarket reported particularly strong performance in fresh food driven by consistently strong volumes. Its value proposition was… This story continues at Tesco reports strong festive period sales […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
UK supermarket chain Asda is fortifying its digital foundation both for the present and the future. The company has appointed Morrisons executive Matt Kelleher as its first Chief Digital Officer and plans to double the number of workshops it hosts this year in partnership with Girls in Data, an organization that encourages girls to consider […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Glory Global Solutions, Flooid, Barron McCann, HMV, Worldpay from FIS, FreedomPay, Trigo, Sodexo Live!, and AiFi. Glory Global Solutions set to acquire UK-based […]
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As we approach the end of the year, here’s a look at our most popular retail systems articles during 2023, including Gorillas, The Trade Desk, Samsung UK, Amazon Fresh, H-E-B, AutoStore, and the RTIH Innovation Awards. 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards winners announced during glittering ceremony in central London Last month, we announced the winning submissions […]
  1. Data & Insights
As of early December, Amazon is on the verge of eclipsing Walmart as the world’s largest retailer, with the online giant’s holiday revenues potentially surpassing its longstanding rival’s / Credit: VDB Photoss via Shutterstock The retail landscape in 2023 is a battlefield, with economic challenges and global uncertainties, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, geopolitical tensions, […]

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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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