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Over 100,000 Tesco shoppers have a signed a petition calling for Tesco to replace its self-service checkouts with real people. Pat McCarthy, a 69-year-old pensioner, launched the petition after realising… The post Tesco shoppers call on grocer to “stop replacing people with machines” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Tough quarter for Target, which reported a $1 billion Q1 profit yesterday … a big number, but one that was about half that reported during the same period a year ago.  Q1 revenue was up four percent, to $24.8 billion, same-store sales were up 3.3 percent, and digital sales were up 3.2 percent, but profit […]
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Luke Bayliss has joined autonomous retail specialist Trigo as Senior Operations Manager. He was previously at Tesco where, over a 15 year period, he held such roles as Transformation Project Manager and Change Manager. Tesco is an investor in Trigo. Last year, the grocery giant opened its first high street checkout-free store, powered by Trigo […]
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As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
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Paul Wilkinson has taken on the role of Group Product Manager – Grocery Partners at Deliveroo. He joins from Amazon where he spent almost two and a half years as Senior Product Manager (Tech), Alexa Shopping. Prior to that, Wilkinson worked for Tesco for nine years, where he held such positions as Head of Technology […]
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Paul Wilkinson, former senior product manager at Amazon’s Alexa Shopping business, has joined Deliveroo as its new group product manager. Before Amazon, Wilkinson spent almost 10 years at Tesco, where… The post Paul Wilkinson joins Deliveroo from Amazon’s Alexa Shopping appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Tesco and WWF have launched a new accelerator programme which pairs pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers to fast-track sustainability innovation in the supply chain which can cut the environmental impact of food and support UK food security. Innovation Connections will address a key barrier preventing promising sustainability innovations from being adopted at scale in food supply […]
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Tesco’s managing director Chris Poad has joined Google Cloud as its new managing director of retail solutions. Poad joined the supermarket giant from Amazon, where he spent over 10 years… The post Former Amazon boss joins Google from Tesco appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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It’s official! Sevenoaks in Kent will host the UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store outside of London. Yesterday, we reported on rumours that this would be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow. Council planning documents, we noted, showed that permission had been granted for both interior and exterior work on the […]
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Sevenoaks in Kent looks set to host the UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store outside of London. According to KentOnline, this will be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow. While official details are scarce, and Amazon did not respond to our request for comment, council planning documents show that permission has […]
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Tesco has linked up with Uber to help with its rapid delivery service, Whoosh, with the delivery specialist initially serving 20 stores. The shops involved include those in Edinburgh, Bradford, Portsmouth, Norwich, St Albans and Letchworth. Uber’s couriers will fulfil Whoosh orders placed through Tesco.com or Tesco’s grocery and Clubcard app. Tesco’s Whoosh service, which […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Tesco is teaming up with UberEats to expand its rapid delivery service Whoosh, which aims to deliver food and drinks in under 60 minutes. UberEats couriers will now fulfil Whoosh… The post Tesco partners with Uber Eats to offer rapid grocery delivery service appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
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Tesco has introduced HGV trailers with refrigeration units powered by solar panels rather than using traditional diesel engine technology. The first 13.6 metre refrigerated trailer based at Tesco’s Peterborough Distribution Centre has already hit the road and is delivering stock to stores across the East of England, with three more destined for Peterborough later this […]
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RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the industry, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes.  This time around, our five questions go to Seb Robert, CEO and Founder at same day and last mile delivery specialist Gophr. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Jiffy is pledging to price-match more than 150 products available on Tesco’s online store and discount a further 460 lines “in response to the cost of living crisis”. The Tesco.com… The post Jiffy to price-match Tesco on 150 products appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retailers are starting to redesign their entire store format now they do not need to include checkout tills due to Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, an executive at the e-commerce giant has said. Max Gill, who leads Amazon’s checkout-free offshoot in the EMEA, said the company’s tech is allowing retailers to “play with space and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco brought together suppliers at a sustainability event to discuss new ways to eliminate even more plastic waste where it matters most. As a part of Tesco’s 4Rs packaging strategy – Remove, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – suppliers will be asked to accelerate progress and to go further and faster in removing plastic where alternatives are […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The “Guinness meets cold-brew coffee” beer is 4% ABV and is initially being launched in Tesco in a 440ml can format. It will gradually be made available in wholesalers and convenience stores throughout April, May and June. John Burns, head of Guinness GB, said: “We firmly believe we have created a taste experience truly unrivalled […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Bill Dudziak has taken on the role of Pricing Principal at Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology unit. He joins from PROs, whose AI-based solutions power digital commerce offerings, where he served as Lead Strategic Consultant. Dudziak’s CV also includes stints at Whole Foods Market as Vice President (Global Executive Coordinator) Merchandising Operations, and Director – […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Responding to my piece and commentary last week about a new study of Amazon Prime members illustrating the power of automated replenishment systems, MNB reader Matt Nitzberg wrote: Thanks for your recap of the study! In addition to loyalty (for retailers) and convenience (for shoppers), subscription and auto replenishment models have important systemic benefits.  For […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco is planning to expand its 60 minute ‘Tesco Whoosh’ delivery service to 600 stores over the next year. Over the past year, the supermarket giant has expanded ‘Tesco Whoosh’… The post Tesco to expand Whoosh delivery service to 600 stores appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
Al Ries, the American marketing guru famously says, “Marketing is not a battle of products, it’s a battle of perceptions.” And he’s right. But successfully shifting consumer perceptions in today’s media landscape is no easy feat.  Fast-moving consumer trends are urging marketers to be bolder in their approach, sparking more data-led campaigns and more audience-centric […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Bloomberg has a piece entitled “Tesco Is Being Way Too Pessimistic About Inflation,” in which it argues that while “Tesco Plc has become the first British food retailer to warn about the impact of the cost-of-living crisis,” it is “worth remembering that inflation — even at a 30-year high of 7% in March — isn’t all bad […]

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As marketing professionals, we’d like to share a quick lesson in one of the fundamentals of marketing having to do with relevance, what we call being “meaningfully different.” Marketers know it’s not enough to be merely relevant to be worthy of a customer’s admiration and loyalty. Something must be relevantly different to attain this status. […]
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Recently, US-based plant-based meat maker, Beyond Meat, announced that professional tastemaker, icon and entrepreneur, Kim Kardashian, has become their new “chief taste consultant”, in addition to starring in a new campaign focused on the brand’s mission of health and sustainability. “As an icon synonymous with impeccable taste in food, fashion, beauty and more, Kim will highlight […]
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How do consumers view e-grocery platform pricing compared to in-store? In our latest study tracking 1800 online grocery shoppers it was clear that the online grocery players fall into 3 tiers in terms of consumer price perception. First, is Walmart.com which is by far perceived as being most fair / cheapest as the vast majority of […]
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Dive Brief: Pepsi announced on Twitter that it will no longer sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show, a midgame extravaganza it has held the rights to for the past decade. While the brand is stepping away from that particular event, its parent company, PepsiCo, is renewing a larger partnership with the NFL that covers a wide portion […]
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In a bid to get closer to customers and enter new neighborhoods, Kohl’s said Wednesday (May 25) that it was launching a sweeping store investment program that will see the addition of 100 new small-format locations over the next four years. The announcement coincides with the retailer’s Investor Day meetings and marks the latest effort […]