Trends: Tech

Articles on Trends in retail tech.

  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including checkout free store milestones, startups focused on building in Web3, and the ongoing digitalisation of the fashion industry. Poundland Poundland has launched a suite of digital accessibility tools to support job applicants and workers with […]
  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 Emperia, Recite Me, Amperity, Walmart’s incubator arm Store No8, and Outlier Ventures. 1. Emperia – new Apple mixed […]
  1. Retail Operations
Europe’s leading direct to consumer e-commerce fulfilment company, Alaiko, is expanding into the UK. To serve the local market, its is partnering with a state-of-the-art fulfilment centre north of London. Unlike other logistics providers, Alaiko is a tech first fulfilment company. It enables shops to manage e-commerce operations from start to finish, using its unique […]
  1. Data & Insights
Amperity, an enterprise customer data platform (CDP), has announced a partnership with Forever 21. The fast fashion retailer says that it will now be able to provide more relevant, personalised customer experiences. reach more consumers, while enriching advertising campaigns through insights on cross-channel behaviour, data science scores, and content affinities. Forever 21 has a significant […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart’s incubation arm, Store Nº8, and Ebay have both launched new accelerator programs aimed at supporting startups developing technologies designed to help shape the future of digital commerce. Store Nº8 Accelerator Aims to ‘Unlock’ Decentralized Commerce Store Nº8 has teamed up with Web3 investor and accelerator Outlier Ventures to launch the Store Nº8 dCommerce Base […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
Bed Bath & Beyond has reportedly received interest in BuyBuy Baby from at least two bidders, according to CNBC. DTC baby registry website Babylist is looking at the retailer’s trademark and domain, while an unnamed bidder is looking at BuyBuy Baby as a going concern and has expressed interest in keeping 75% of stores open. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Store No8, Walmart’s incubation arm, and Outlier Ventures, a Web3 investor, have announced the launch of the Store No8 dCommerce Base Camp accelerator programme. Applications open today, and the 12-week initiative will begin in mid-August. The aim is to help a select cohort of startups focused on building in Web3 to deliver solutions that improve […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
As the world evolves, so do the buying habits of consumers. Understanding the unique shopping tendencies of different generations is crucial for businesses in today’s fast-paced, digital environment. However, one cannot look at generational buying as a single purchase funnel. Retailers need to consider a spectrum of content and commerce to adapt their strategies accordingly. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  In a new partnership Wendy’s wants to re-fresh its messaging, re-focus on summer, and renew its goal to garner a larger share of this target market Gen Z and Millennials to drive new electricity according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. In case you had not head, Wendy’s has […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  When your competitors evolve and you don’t more often than not that spells trouble.  Here is why, consumers over acknowledge that they like change that is slow. What they do like even more than change is ‘discovery’ according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Johnson went on to say, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
For the last decade, the retail industry has been on an existential search for the future of its own soul. Consumers armed with smartphones increasingly turned to browse-and-buy shopping from virtually anywhere, flipping the nature of retail on its head. Meanwhile, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have struggled to find effective ways to keep pace with digital […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The fifth edition of the RTIH Innovation Awards is now open for entries. The awards celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world and include a supply chain category. Deadline for 2023 submissions is Friday, 27th October, with winners being revealed at an exclusive event in central London on Wednesday, 29th November. Entries […]
  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 Amazon One, Marks and Spencer, Walmart, and eBay. 1. Amazon One payments solution rolls out age verification with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
eBay has launched a pre-loved wedding hub – a collection of second-hand bridal and bridesmaid dresses, accessories and vintage suits. The e-commerce giant says that it is offering a sustainable and cost-effective option for shoppers to get designer outfits from the likes of Vera Wang, Suzanne Neville, and Pronovias Mildred. Kirsty Keoghan, Global GM of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ever since ChatGPT was released near the end of 2022, organizations and decision makers have been scrambling to figure out how they can use the new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to work better, faster and more effectively. Customer service delivery is no exception. It really does feel like a breakthrough moment for technology, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In today’s competitive, increasingly omnichannel marketplace, retail leaders know great customer experiences (CX) are key to revenue growth, customer retention and long-term brand success. Investments in CX and building genuine customer relationships pay off by driving customer loyalty. In fact, Kroger shared that its loyal shoppers spend 10 times more than occasional shoppers. To see […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Should retailers get a foothold in virtual worlds to sell their digital wares, or sit tight until the technology matures? Nik Nicholas, Head of Sales at Radically Digital explores the issues  Less than two years after renaming itself, Meta has noticeably de-emphasised that vision for the future. CEO Mark Zukerberg, while not completely shelving his […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
This year, a perfect storm of economic, social and technological headwinds are buffeting the retail industry. Despite analysts’ fears of a 2023 recession, consumers have switched from online to in-store sales in such large numbers, analysts describe the trend as “boomerang” shopping. Even so, researchers are finding that inflation is eating away their purchasing power by […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
  Revive, renew, reinvent, and refresh its brand relationships with key demographics, Subway announced that it will become the Official Sandwich of 100 Thieves, kicking off a sweeping ‘refresh’ of the premier lifestyle brand and gaming organization as it embarks on a challenging stretch in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).     That move […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Simultaneous localization and mapping, or SLAM, is a technology used by computer vision systems to gather visual data from the outside world using a wide range of built-in sensors. The technology enables robots and other autonomous cars to create a map and simultaneously localize themselves on that map. After slow beginnings due to complexity, it’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH gets the lowdown on Clix Technology, which recently launched a new product – the Clix Smart Locker – having trialled it in B&Q Cardiff since July 2022. RTIH: Tell us about yourself and Clix Technology MC: I have worked in the retail industry for over 16 years. I started out as a designer, working […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ways to stay ethical and forward-thinking. Generative AI technology is advancing at dizzying speed. That’s why it’s more important than ever to have a code of ethics to guide and ground you as you learn and experiment. “When it comes to generative AI, there’s the people waving the caution flag and then there are people […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Formula One hits America this weekend, with the 2023 Miami Grand Prix taking place at the Miami International Autodrome in Florida, on Sunday, 7th May. This will feature an autonomous store powered by AiFi technology. Ballin’ out in Miami 🏀🏖️ Another #MiamiGP helmet design for @LandoNorris 🤩#F1 — Formula 1 (@F1) May 4, 2023 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency and the largest by market capitalisation, has been around for quite a while. It has gone through several changes to be the digital currency we know today, changes that have highly contributed to the coin being valued at thousands of dollars. Indeed, it might not have undergone as many changes […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Who is your customer and where are they shopping today.  That said, don’t stop where will they be shopping next week, next month, next year.  What channels of distribution are your entrees, sides, or deserts selling? Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that if you are not evolving with […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado Group has announced it has reached agreement with Shopify over the acquisition of 6 River Systems. 6 River Systems is a collaborative AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) fulfilment solutions provider… The post Ocado Group announces an agreement to acquire 6 river systems appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
UK shoe retailer Clarks is returning to the metaverse for a virtual concert with acclaimed Afrobeats artists, following the success of its CICAVERSE in 2022. The ‘Beyond Worlds’ show will… The post Clarks returns to the metaverse with a virtual concert appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.

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  1. Channel: Mass
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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
  1. Channel: Mass
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  3. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Retailer Media
  6. Shopper & Customer
  7. Trends & External Forces
  8. Owned Brands (Private Label)
From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Stores & Formats
Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
  1. Retailer Media
  2. ESG
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  5. Shopper & Customer
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]