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“Virtual reality is a medium for the extension of body and mind… constructed by the senses and only exists in the minds of users.” You may be thinking this sounds revolutionary, right? But it was actually published all the way back in 1993 by Frank Biocca and Mark Levy. The point we’re making is, like […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has named Tony Rogers as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Rogers has served as chief marketing officer at Walmart and chief marketing officer at Signet Jewelers. At Dollar General, he will lead the company’s marketing, brand, media and personalization strategies across all digital channels and the DG Media Network. “I […]
  1. CPG: Food
Nestlé Cereal is launching its new campaign, “Bring the Cheer with Cheerios,” celebrating its renewed partnership with the British Paralympic Association as we countdown to the Paris 2024 Summer Paralympic Games. Paralympic athletes Hannah Cockcroft OBE, Will Perry, Jack Hunter Spivey, Ellie Challis and Thomas… This story continues at Nestlé Cheerios teams with the British […]
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As Euro 2024 approaches, a survey shows that Scottish football fans are planning to spend more than their English counterparts on food and drink during the tournament. Most of this will be spent at home, as only a quarter (25%) plan to enjoy the games… This story continues at Scottish fans predicted to spend even […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In the simplest terms, an innovator is someone who creates or introduces something new. But in the world of retail, innovators have the power and potential to do so much more: they drive cutting-edge tech implementations, unlock new revenue opportunities and help drive a brand into a new era of relevance and impact.   This year’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Circana has released the 2023 New Product Pacesetters report, showcasing the top-selling new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood consumer packaged goods sectors. The report shared that consumers sought exploration as they adjusted to active post-pandemic lifestyles. Leading products reflect shifts in Americans’ daily routines, offering increased versatility and venturing into […]
  1. International
National Lottery operator Allwyn is launching a special edition Paris 2024-themed Scratchcard to celebrate how players support Team GB and ParalympicsGB when they play National Lottery games. Featuring two designs – one centred on Team GB and the other on ParalympicsGB – the £1 Scratchcard… This story continues at National Lottery players’ support for British […]
  1. Data & Insights
We’re at a surreal stage of generative AI adoption, as some of the growing pains of this still relatively new technology are revealed in funny and bizarre ways. Google released “AI Overviews” at scale in the US recently, giving everyone an opportunity to kick the tires and ask Google questions answered by AI, which then […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Lifestyle media company Tastemade has partnered with Shopsense AI to cook up shoppable TV experiences for its U.S. audiences. The partnership will debut with Tastemade’s new series, Kitchen Glow Up, with viewers able to shop items for their kitchens, pantries and cooking spaces in real time, from every episode, via a dedicated page on shop.tastemade.com. The […]
  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 L’Occitane en Provence, Amazon, Grubhub, Retail Technology Show 2025, Superdrug, and Roblox. 1. L’Occitane en Provence partners with […]
  1. Data & Insights
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Amazon, Grubhub, EE, L’Occitane en Provence, Emperia, Balenciaga, and Tastemade. Amazon and Grubhub Amazon customers in the US can now order from hundreds of thousands of restaurants in all 50 states with Grubhub directly on […]
  1. Data & Insights
On a balmy, late August afternoon in 2023, the Women’s Southern Brave cricket team secured a victory in the Hundred Women’s Competition Final at Lord’s, London. This win marked the culmination of a successful month-long tournament, featuring 32 matches. But the most significant victory isn’t on the scoreboard. Overall attendance reached a record-breaking 300,000 spectators, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Guess? Inc. has appointed Andrew Rosen as Executive Chairman of Rag & Bone, which operates as an independent brand within the Guess? portfolio. Guess? and WHP Global joined forces to purchase Rag & Bone in February 2024; Guess? owns all of Rag & Bone’s operating assets, while the retailer and WHP Global jointly own the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retail trade union Usdaw has criticised Tory ministers for failing to follow through on their promise to create a standalone offence of assaulting a shop worker. The government did table an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill but it fell when a general election was… This story continues at ‘Tories played political games with shop […]
  1. Department: Food
A trade show is a competitive playground where multiple upcoming businesses are eyeing consumer attention. It presents an excellent opportunity for you to network and generate immediate leads.  However, how do you attract visitors who are spoilt for choices in the event and probably have short attention spans? You need something that serves two purposes: […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Just a few weeks after making real-world products available for sale within Roblox, Walmart has debuted Walmart Realm. This immersive experience features three distinct shopping environments designed around social trends and influencers: the underwater world of So Jelly, vintage Americana at Y’allternative and chic beauty and fashion at Go Chromatic. “It’s fantastical, it’s inspirational and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  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 Polytag, Marks and Spencer, Retail Insight, The Home Depot, Hugo Boss, Zippin, and OneStock. 1. Polytag announces single-use […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Francine Li Beauty curation and membership company IPSY has hired a new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to support the brand’s growth and innovation. Francine Li will report to CEO Scott Gilbertson, leading all marketing and communications to not only effectively engage current community members but also reach new customers. As someone who is deeply passionate […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Modern technology and reading apps are shaping modern literacy. We can now say goodbye to one-size-fits-all reading solutions. This article uncovers the tailored experiences and barrier-breaking capabilities that digital reading platforms provide, welcoming a diverse array of readers into a new era of literacy. Key takeaways ●      Digital reading tools have revolutionised literacy by offering […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Advanced audiences, also referred to as audience segments, is industry shorthand for groups of people that marketers put together for ad targeting purposes, using demographics, interests, media habits, shopping behavior and many other attributes curated from internal and external records. Advanced audience targeting has been around for a long time for many digital channels. But […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Skechers is bringing its brand to new audiences with a virtual store in Roblox aimed at younger consumers and a new co-branded collection with tractor brand John Deere designed for agricultural and construction professionals. Skechers Roblox Store Banks 3.4 Million Visits in First 5 Weeks Image courtesy Super League Skechers has opened its first virtual […]
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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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