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  1. Shopper & Customer
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is making a bold move to attract the Gen Z demographic. The company is leveraging its affordable fashion line, No Boundaries, to entice this younger generation to not only buy clothes but also fresh food from their stores. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Walmart […]
  1. Data & Insights
AI is revolutionizing retail, delivering substantial returns, enhancing customer personalization, optimizing supply chain management, and streamlining operations. Join us as we highlight real-life examples and best practices from industry leaders who are leveraging AI to transform their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. Today’s Rundown State of the Consumer 2024: What’s now and what’s […]
  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. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
  1. Data & Insights
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – dunnhumby, the global leader in Customer Data Science, along with its corporate venture capital arm, dunnhumby ventures, has launched a new platform designed for early-stage startups, enterprise partners, and investors in Retail and Consumer Goods technology sectors to cultivate strategic alliances across the ecosystem. “The Retail Innovation Network has two overarching goals: (i) […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
And, just like that, Drizly is out. As of March 2024, the departure of what was once the largest online marketplace for alcohol in North America has created a significant void in the adult-beverage industry. However, this void also presents a significant opportunity for grocers. With customers increasingly returning to in-store shopping, grocery stores are […]
  1. Associates & Employees
By: Matt Mueller In today’s retail landscape, high employee turnover and low engagement are critical challenges affecting both sales and customer experiences. Managing retail teams myself on the front lines, I was focused on hiring people who could just fog a mirror so I didn’t have to work double shifts and close the store alone. When […]
  1. Data & Insights
Father’s Day 2023 saw record-breaking sales, exceeding $22.9 billion, marking a significant milestone for retailers across the country. This impressive achievement highlights the growing importance of Father’s Day as a key shopping event and reflects changing consumer behaviors and preferences. In this edition, we’ll dive deep into the factors behind last year’s Father’s Day sales […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the fast-paced world of retail, maintaining a robust and high-performing retail media network can be a strong competitive advantage. If a retail media network is underperforming, there are strategic steps retailers can take to turn things around. Here are three key strategies to consider: 1. Embrace identity platforms. The first strategy that can help […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Imagine throngs of festival-goers pulsing with energy, immersed in the electrifying atmosphere of Coachella. The air is alive with the beat of the music, the vibrant colors of the crowd and the tangible excitement that permeates every corner of the festival grounds. Now, imagine capturing that very essence and weaving it into the fabric of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail industry events are typically designed to showcase the brands and executives that have it all figured out: they’ve conquered business challenges, embraced industry disruptions and charted their own unique path to growth. But the reality is that the retail industry is always changing — and so are consumers. That means even if leadership teams […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Since Rebecca Minkoff began her entrepreneurial journey in the early 2000s, the number of ways for brands to listen to (and influence) consumers has multiplied countless times: the social media explosion begot micro, macro and nano influencers and also facilitated the emergence of livestreaming and many other forms of digital expression. But despite being an […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
MRI Software has announced a partnership with Holland & Barrett, a UK health and wellness retailer that has over 1,000 stores across the UK and Europe. By leveraging AI driven technology from MRI OnLocation for Footfall Analytics, Holland & Barrett will gain insights into store performance metrics within its portfolio as well as visibility relative […]
  1. Channel: Drug
There is no better way to find out what’s going on at retail than to actually visit stores, which is exactly what Retail TouchPoints had the chance to do while in Chicago this week for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE). RTP’s editors joined the #RICE24 store tours hosted by intrepid travelers and retail […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It can be difficult for executives immersed in the business of retail to appreciate the cultural significance of the transactions they facilitate every day. But best-selling author and professor of marketing at the University of Michigan Dr. Marcus Collins makes a convincing case that commerce as we know it today exists almost purely because of […]
  1. Data & Insights
 To optimize brand and product discovery across all channels, brands have to optimize their product data. However, many merchants struggle to create, manage and update this data effectively, while integrating it with relevant customer insights. Zoovu is designed to provide a single, scalable platform designed to help merchants support end-to-end product discovery and create content […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In the first of several episodes brought to you by Bambuser and recorded at Shoptalk Europe, we did our first full episode in front of a live audience. Our topic may at first seem counter-intuitive given the dramatic and continuing growth of e-commerce. But in a world where the role of brick-and-mortar locations has evolved […]
  1. Data & Insights
Alex Weinstein is equally passionate about marketing and data science, and he’s putting that passion to good use as Chief Digital Officer of Hungryroot.  Although one could easily lump Hungryroot in with other grocery delivery services, the company is investing heavily in artificial intelligence to power customer-facing touch points as well as back-end operations. During […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
C&C Group, an Irish manufacturer, marketer and distributor of alcoholic drinks, has appointed Carole Kingsbury as its new CTO. Last year, Kingsbury departed Ted Baker, where she served as Director of IT, with plans to take some time out. “Not often we get the opportunity to take a break in our world,” she told RTIH […]
  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
We hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! In this edition, we will delve into an analysis of how the furniture and mattress industries performed during this holiday weekend compared to last year. Join us as we break down the numbers, highlighting key trends and insights that emerged over the past few days. Today’s Rundown […]
  1. Merchandising
In today’s crowded retail landscape, capturing customers’ attention and standing out from the competition is harder than ever. That’s where a strategically designed product display comes in. By telling a story, creating an emotional connection, and highlighting your product’s unique value, a well-crafted display can stop customers in their tracks and drive sales. But before […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has announced the dates for its Nourishing Change Conference, a groundbreaking event this summer that will explore the transformative power of nutrition, consumer product goods, technology, retail, and other health interventions that can improve the well-being of individuals and communities. The conference, which reflects Kroger Health’s vision to help people live […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retasmart is designed to enable retailers to unify all channels and experiences in one solution, allowing them to solve challenges related to inventory management, customer engagement, payment options, reporting and analytics, and multichannel retailing — all from a single platform. With Retasmart’s all-in-one commerce platform, businesses can effectively sync their online and in-person sales. Retailers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
EE is introducing a new cloud-based PoS solution from Aptos in its retail stores. The aim is to enhance customer engagement capabilities and reduce the IT infrastructure footprint in each store.  Following a six week pilot across 15 locations, the software is being rolled out to EE’s more than 400 stores across the UK. As […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Our special guest this week is James Reinhart the pioneering CEO of ThredUp, the fast-growing online consignment and thrift store. We learn about James’ fascinating journey from teacher to entrepreneur and how his passion drives one of the most successful purpose-driven retail brands. We go deep on the drivers of the re-commerce market, how ThredUp differentiates […]
  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. Shopper & Customer
Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Brendon Garner, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of KIKI, will discuss the future of loyalty with Kelly Cook of David’s Bridal and Bobby Stephens of […]

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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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