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  1. Retail Ecosystem
When Macklemore’s 2012 single Thrift Shop became a hit, it pushed secondhand shopping into the spotlight; but this wasn’t enough to change people’s general views on it. As a 2013 Time article put it, “apparently, flannel zebra jammies only look good in music videos”.  eBay was turning some heads back then, yet many would still […]
  1. Media & Marketing
TikTok could be facing £27 million fine over a potential breach of UK data protection law by failing to safeguard children’s privacy when using the app. The Information Commissioner’s Office… The post TikTok may face £27 million fine for “failing to protect children’s privacy” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that consumers paid higher prices for everything from cereal to eggs last month, sending retail food price inflation up 0.7% in August and 13.5% year over year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last months, 13.5% increase was the highest rate for that number since March 1979, the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Dror Poleg, an economic historian and author of “Rethinking Real Estate: A Roadmap to Technology’s Impact on the World’s Largest Asset Class”, joins Scott to discuss wealth inequality, the digital dollar, TikTok, and the future of cities. Follow Dror on Twitter, @drorpoleg.  Scott opens with his thoughts on his move to London, office space, and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
YouTube has announced it will start handing over larger amounts of advertising revenue with popular content creators as part of a bid to catch up with market-leader TikTok. The announcement… The post YouTube to start sharing ad revenue with Shorts creators to catch TikTok appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Consumers who turned to online shopping during the pandemic have chosen to stay there, with those returning to in-store relying on online research to guide their decisions. Consumers realized the importance of “connection” and were forced to adapt and connect in new ways including social feeds, livestreaming, mobile and more, specifically across video and connected […]
  1. Media & Marketing
BeReal is a French photo-sharing app that prompts users once a day to snap a selfie. The app uses the phone’s front and back cameras to provide a fuller picture of what’s going on around the user. BeReal is growing increasingly popular and inspiring imitators among other social sites. TikTok recently debuted TikTok Now, which […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Nearly 20 percent of videos presented as the results of news searches contain misinformation, according to a NewsGuard. Videos presented to search queries “repeatedly delivered videos containing false claims in the first 20 results, often within the first five. Google, by comparison, provided higher-quality and less-polarizing results, with far less misinformation.” A TikTok spokesperson said […]
  1. Holiday & Events
WASHINGTON – More Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, which found that holiday-related activity will return to pre-pandemic levels. The survey found that 69% of consumers planning to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 65% in 2021 and comparable […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is a time to honor the history and contributions of Hispanic cultures to American business. While this is a great time to celebrate the significance, we recommend supporting Latino-owned brands all year long—just as we do with LGBTQ-, POC-, and AAPI-owned businesses. Observation of Hispanic heritage […]
  1. International
ByteDance will spend up to $3 billion on repurchasing shares from investors, according to a company memo seen by Reuters. The deal means that the owner of TikTok is worth… The post ByteDance to spend $3bn in repurchasing shares from investors appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
Members of Generation Z are increasingly turning to TikTok to search for information on a wide variety of topics. “In our studies, something like almost 40 percent of young people, when they’re looking for a place for lunch, they don’t go to Google Maps or Search. They go to TikTok or Instagram,” said Prabhakar Raghavan, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Walmart made news recently when Reuters broke that it may be “exploring” the influencer space. In case you missed it: The retail giant indicated that it may launch a platform to use social media influencers to help it (and its 100,000 third-party sellers) promote goods and services online when it filed trademarks for “Walmart Creator” and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
One of a brand’s most important elements is its perception as a responsible entity. This is especially true of a corporate brand. Responsibility is about demonstrating good corporate citizenship. Responsibility must be corporate-wide. Responsibility must be ingrained into the enterprise as a whole and reflected in all thought and action. Every brand should have a […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Meta’s efforts to match the popularity of TikTok by promoting short-form videos called Reels on its Instagram platform is falling short. Although Reels is Meta’s fastest growing format for content, the amount of time Instagram users spend watching Reels is less than 10% of the time TikTok users spend watching videos on that platform, The […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Parents are being warned to pay closer attention to the TikTok accounts their children are following, as the number of uncertified vaping sellers on the popular social media platform hit an all-time high. Looking at the popular Elf Bar product, there has been a 15% – equivalent to nearly 100,000 users – increase of young […]
  1. Merchandising
“We really compete on speed, flexibility, and value-add. We aren’t going to beat out a room full of Wharton MBAs. It’s just not going to happen … There [are] too many middle-market and lower middle-market players that can outbid us there, but where we can beat them is speed when running diligence in a turnaround […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Lowe’s and Instacart have announced that same-day delivery is now available from more than 1,700 of the former’s stores Stateside. Nearly 30,000 items can be ordered for delivery in as fast as an hour. Lowe’s is one of the first retailers on the Instacart app to roll-out same-day and scheduled delivery for large items, up […]
  1. Data & Insights
Less than 2 months to go for the holiday season to officially kick off — which means as an e-commerce retailer, you have to make use of the little prep time left to get better equipped at handling the holiday rush. Here are some tips categorized via different stages of the customer journey to help […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Consumers surveyed by Kantar favored “real-world” advertising for the third year running, but brand investment plans remain focused on digital. Dive Brief: Consumers view ads on Amazon as more relevant and engaging than those on other leading digital media platforms, putting the e-commerce giant at the top of Kantar’s latest Media Reactions report. The analysis ranks […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
It’s time to recession-proof your brand. Recent economic reports highlight market issues like higher inflation, interest rate hikes, lower consumption, layoffs, and reduced hiring. Together, these trends point toward an economic slowdown and potential recession.1 Kelly, Jack. What You Need To Know About Layoffs, Hiring Freezes, Inflation And A Possible Recession. Forbes. June 23, 2022. […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]