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  1. Stores & Formats
Parliament yesterday discussed the vital role of local shop workers in an all-party meeting on the future of retail employment. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Future of Retail heard evidence from several industry bodies, including the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the Retail Trust and shopworkers’ union Usdaw. The aim of the session […]
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Axis’ Graham Swallow looks at the concept of the unmanned store that is gaining in popularity, the impact on the retail industry and how innovative security technology can help. While the foundation of autonomous retail has been built up over the past few years, it is only now that retailers are beginning to fully experiment […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retail is getting more competitive by the day. And while the retail landscape has become increasingly saturated over the last few decades, the 2020 e-commerce boom brought more options to the digital market than ever before. As a result, retailers and brands must strategize new ways to save time, boost profits, and grow—all while meeting […]
  1. Retailer Media
Retail media networks are having a real moment. It seems like everyone is trying to capitalize on this new revenue opportunity, and are taking a page from Amazon’s growth playbook. But why?   For this week’s Retail Remix, we dig into the retail media trend by revisiting a fireside chat between Nicole Silberstein, Ecommerce Editor for […]
  1. Department & Category
Third-party marketplaces have emerged as one of the biggest growth opportunities for retailers this year, with companies from Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond to Giant Food and Michaels launching marketplaces (or announcing plans to do so) in the last six months alone. Albertson’s will soon join that mix as well, and the company’s Senior […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re back from Chicago after a whirlwind few days at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo!   Our heads are still reeling from all of the incredible content and conversations that took place, so we’re going to break down everything we learned on the podcast.   Join Alicia Esposito and content specialist Erica Vallecorsa as they discuss: […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social commerce has quickly grown from a revolutionary idea to a mainstream concept, and the channel is expected to continue expanding to reach $1.2 trillion in sales by 2025. However, it’s still a young medium, meaning retailers are still learning how they can make the most of the opportunities it presents. Jane, a DTC home […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and design:retail have unveiled the 2022 slate of 40 Under 40 Award winners. Representing the entire retail realm — from store design to CX strategy, ecommerce and retail operations — the 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight up-and-coming leaders who have done innovative and remarkable work and contributed significantly to the progress of the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Online shopping might be easy, convenient and prolific, yet it hasn’t erased the need for flagship brick-and-mortar retail establishments. In fact, retail real estate is undergoing a phenomenal — and some might say surprising — comeback. As REJournals reported, roughly 60 percent of businesses with physical retail assets plan to expand their footprints in 2022. What’s driving the momentum? […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As a marketing tool, word of mouth outperforms paid advertising on multiple levels, according to Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In his keynote at the Retail Innovation Conference and Expo in Chicago, titled Creating a Contagious Brand: How to Drive Word-of-Mouth and Influence in an Always-On […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The first thing Cathy Hackl, Chief Metaverse Officer at Future Intelligence Group, wants people to know about the metaverse is that you haven’t missed the boat. Merriam-Webster doesn’t even have a definition for the term “metaverse” yet — Hackl checks every day. Bottom line, there’s still plenty of time to wrap your head around the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Designer Brands Inc., the parent company of shoe retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, joined the immersive, experience-based retail trend with the debut of its Warehouse Reimagined retail store format, according to a Tuesday (May 10) company press release. The upgraded design, launched in Houston, uses “modernized merchandising,” including shop-in-shops, offerings for the entire family and imagery […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Just five months after the opening its first brick-and-mortar store in Las Vegas, size-inclusive lingerie brand Savage x Fenty is planning to more than double its physical footprint, from five locations to 11. The brand’s Las Vegas debut in January was quickly followed by four additional locations, in Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia and the Washington, […]
  1. International
Cavai’s Rogier Lammers, VP of Sales Central Europe, tells us why the future of retail media is so promising, and how new digital ad formats will turbo-charge the industry’s value to $130bn across Europe and in the US by 2026.  There’s no doubt the numbers are pretty spectacular, and with analysts predicting retail media will […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer […]
  1. Media & Marketing
How did the biggest brands and retailers in the world get to the top? In part, they understood the competition. You can’t be the best—and stay the best—unless you know how you compare to your competitors, how you are different, and how you can capitalize on their mistakes to grow your market share. This is especially true regarding price. Consumers are incredibly price sensitive. It’s easier than ever to compare prices both in-store and online, and they’ll jump to your competitors if they offer more value. That’s why a strong and strategic competitive pricing analysis is a requirement for success in retail. Know who your competitors are and how you rank with regard to price. Then, you can create an effective strategy to beat those competitors and join the best in retail at the top of the food chain.
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his stand out ‘future of retail’ systems deployments from last month, including NFT collections, checkout-free stores, and TikTok shopping events.  Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer owned cooperative in the US, has announced a pilot with Simbe Robotics to deploy its business intelligence solution, Tally, at […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Recently, The New York Times ran a lengthy story about the revitalization of Barnes & Noble, the last book megastore on the American retail landscape. Although some still question the future of the brand, there is no question that Barnes & Noble has come back from the brink. In August of 2019, activist hedge fund […]
  1. Retail Operations
Although retail was already shifting toward integrated physical and digital experiences, the pandemic accelerated the trend, disrupting incumbent business models. Moreover, agile competitors further widened these gaps in the traditional retail landscape, carving out profitable niches for themselves. Retail has changed drastically, and if organizations are to survive in this alien environment, they’ll need to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Today we all love — and have likely used — curbside pickup at some point over the last two years. But let’s be honest: there’s no reason retailers couldn’t have offered this a decade ago. As we take stock of the many changes to come out of the pandemic, one of the biggest in retail […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Rapid delivery services are changing the convenience store landscape by adding even more options for hungry shoppers to stock up on what they need on their own schedules. The boom has led to the launch of multiple competing services, from major grocers like Kroger to established delivery companies like DoorDash to online pure plays like Gopuff.
  1. Media & Marketing
Retailers often lose sight of the basics around shopping and tend to “overcomplicate things”, according to Mike Coupe, the former Sainsbury’s Chief Executive. Speaking at Retail Technology Show, which is taking place today and tomorrow at London’s Olympia, the industry veteran, who stepped down as boss of the supermarket chain in 2020, stated it was […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Supply chain management is the heart of retail management and has the ability to inform the overall health of a business. As a result, businesses looking to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace are investing more heavily in supply chain management. Investment in the proper technologies needed to build a strong supply chain […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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