Marketing: Trade

  1. Technology & Innovation
M&S reports a big week for its app, with over 100,000 downloads in just 48 hours after the retailer launched its new Sparks digital advent calendar. Every day from 1st-12th December, Sparks customers will get a special festive offer to use across M&S clothing, home, food etc. On one of the 12 days, they will […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Year-over-year sales on Cyber Monday fell for the first time ever with revenues coming in at $10.7 billion, down 1.4 percent from 2020, according to Adobe Analytics. Sales were also softer over the Thanksgiving weekend. “With early deals in October, consumers were not waiting around for discounts on big shopping days like Cyber Monday and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Cyber Monday’s online sales have slowed down, figures suggest as fewer discounts and limited choices have deterred shoppers. Retailers had spread out their promotions over a large period of time… The post Cyber Monday sales slow due to global supply chain slump appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize has unveiled a new growth and investment plan that promises to generate an extra €10 billion ($11.31 billion) in sales by 2025 by strengthening the company’s omnichannel capabilities while supporting its vision of offering the “leading local food shopping experience for customers.” Company president and chief executive officer Frans Muller […]
  1. Holiday & Events
U.S. retailers are expected to generate fewer dollar sales for Cyber Monday than they did last year as limited inventory and less sharply discounted fail to move consumers. “We’ve seen the lowest holiday discount rates in recent history,” said Rob Garf, general manager of retail at Salesforce. “There won’t be more presents under the tree […]
  1. Data & Insights
If two things could define the last two years other than the pandemic, it is the rise of TikTok marketing and conscious consumption of skincare products.  Jane Ormon, a young entrepreneur has taken advantage of both and has built a rapidly growing skincare brand that has grown beyond double its production value in the past […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By Justin Biddle, UK Lead at Shopware Popular with Gen Z, Shein has received recognition for being a leader of social media advertising, but has also been criticised for its aggressive marketing tactics, which some have argued,  verge on manipulative. It has clearly chosen a ‘Close to the Wind’ path for its social media strategy, but whilst these […]
  1. Stores & Formats
On the surface, it can seem as though retailers are losing out on money by offering discounts, but in reality, they can boost the business. They can help attract customers as well as provide a reputation boost – as seen with stores that offer an NHS staff discount. Below, we explore why retailers offer these […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Competition for the pre-Christmas beer, wine and spirits market is well under way this week, with Nisa among those to offer its retailers a range of alcohol promotions. Included is Estrella Damm 4x330ml at £4.50 and Peroni 4x330ml, plus a range of gins including Whitney Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin 700ml at £20, Hendrick’s Gin […]
  1. Data & Insights
From everyone on the DC team, we want to wish you a happy early Thanksgiving and wish you the best of luck for a successful sales weekend. Although many consumers have already begun snagging Black Friday deals as they come, the tradition of shopping over Thanksgiving day and through the weekend is still alive and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK — Black Friday will be back this year, according to Deloitte’s “2021 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey,” released on Monday. The survey found that 56% of consumers are planning to shop in-store on Black Friday, up from 41% last year. The share of online sales for the day is holding steady at 18%. Black Friday […]
  1. Merchandising
Amazon will kick off its Cyber Monday Deals Weekend on Saturday, November 27, by offering customers more deals and deep discounts on must-have items for the gifting season Plus, Prime members get 30 minutes of early access to select Lightning Deals on Amazon throughout the holiday season – and
  1. Holiday & Events
Amazon will kick off its Cyber Monday deals weekend on Saturday, November 27 , by offering customers more deals and deep discounts on must-have items for the gifting season Throughout the weekend and on Cyber Monday, customers will find savings on top gifts and products from brands like Ninja,
  1. Channel: Convenience
  There is nothing more iconic this time of year than a Butterball Turkey stacked sandwich and 7-Eleven is leveraging that knowledge too drive new electricity into its grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat food product line according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  That’s right this year 7-Eleven is getting into the […]
  1. Merchandising
UK shoppers spent £10.4 billion online in October, an increase of 5% on last year’s Covid driven gains, according to research by Adobe. The figure is the highest ever online spend in October and 58% higher than in 2019.  This brings the UK’s year-to-date online spending to £94 billion, up 12% YoY and 55% when […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
After more than two years of business disruption, its time to reset leadership perspectives and embrace a new way of working. Here is the fact: As business leaders, we are all up against the biggest workplace revolution many of us have seen in our entire careers. And in the agency world, we already deal with […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, with customers primed to take advantage of huge discounts ahead of the peak Christmas season. In normal years, the sheer number of orders can cause problems even for well prepared retailers. Websites crash, stocks run out, and customers get frustrated. However this year, given the […]
  1. Holiday & Events
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compare all the latest early UPPAbaby Vista deals for Black Friday, featuring the best VISTA, CRUZ & MINU discounts. Links to the best deals are listed below. Best UPPAbaby Deals: Save up to 53% on UPPAbaby strollers, accessories and more at buybuyBABY.com – get the latest prices on MESA car seats, CRUZ V2 strollers, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Can you imagine Santa navigating Christmas Eve without cookies fueling his mission? Retailers and consumer goods brands may be feeling that same pain this holiday season.  Internet browsers have begun phasing out third-party cookies — the small identifiers that track user behavior across websites — in response to growing concerns about online privacy.  Even though […]
  1. Merchandising
A recruitment drive by payment specialist PayPoint is offering retailers a two-month service fee refund if they sign up before the end of the year. PayPoint offers an electronic point of sale (EPoS) system with mobile stock inventory management, printing of shelf-edge labels and set-up of promotions and special offers. The PayPoint systems are designed […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Holiday is the most exciting and important time in retail. It’s where all the preseason inventory planning, the ramp up in hiring of seasonal employees for stores and warehouses, the marketing events, and all the promotions come together to deliver up to 60 percent of the total year’s business for the industry. Over the last […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Early Black Friday stereo & surround soundbar deals are here. Review the latest discounts on Samsung soundbars, Bose Smart Soundbar 300 & 500, and more. Explore the full selection of deals using the links below. Best Soundbar Deals: Save on the latest Sonos Beam soundbars and bundles at Sonos.com – includes deals on Beam, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize is kicking off a new growth and investment plan designed to support its vision of offering the “leading local food shopping experience for customers,” while also enhancing its digital and supply chain capabilities, and increasing its focus on health and sustainability. The new plan, unveiled as part of the […]

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
It’s time for a Friday evening QuickWit, short and sweet. Interesting news on the CVS and Microsoft partnership, as we have seen Microsoft successfully partner with other retailers already (i.e. Kroger with KPM). Additionally, Ahold seems to be on the upswing as Food Lion added a significant number of new stores this year. Happy weekend […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Kroger beats earnings estimates with a great Q3 Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen said on the investor call that new cooking skills, bigger holiday gatherings are lifting grocery sales. Identical sales (exc fuel) increased 3.1% (+14% on a two-year stack) The two-year stack for digital sales increased 103%. Sales were $31.9 billion in the third quarter, […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Ahold Delhaize unveils growth plan The plan is expected to generate an incremental $11B in sales by 2025. It consists of four components: (1) “…developing deeper digital relationships”, (2) “accelerating… omnichannel transformation”, (3) “leading the transformation into a healthy and sustainable food system”, and (4) “leveraging the company’s portfolio to create the ultimate ecosystem for […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Holiday & Events
Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated. Black Friday — it’s complicated. Perhaps above all, the pandemic isn’t over (and unfortunately could be entering another worrisome phase, according to a report from the World Health Organization over the Thanksgiving weekend). Throughout 2021, retailers and consumers have continued to grapple with […]

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