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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of its ongoing quest to meet its customers wherever they are, Walmart on Monday launched two new immersive virtual experiences on Roblox, a metaverse gaming platform. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces are meant to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for Gen Z shoppers, allowing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Time is running out to enter the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. The awards, sponsored by PMC, 3D Cloud by Marxent, CADS, and FreedomPay celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world. Deadline for submissions is 4th November, with winners being announced at an exclusive event in central London during December. It’s free to […]
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From TechCrunch, a story about how Walmart “is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: ‘Walmart Land’ and ‘Universe of Play.’ The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart customers and let Roblox players collect new virtual merchandise, play games featuring toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp, attend live concerts, […]
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Walmart is launching two new immersive experiences on the Roblox metaverse platform: Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play. The former will bring fashion, style, beauty and entertainment items to the Roblox community of over 52 million daily users. The latter, meanwhile, is pitched as “the ultimate virtual toy destination in Roblox, just in time […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 26, 2022 — Hold onto your headsets! Today, Walmart is announcing the launch of two new immersive experiences in the metaverse mega-platform, Roblox. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces offer unique interactive content and entertainment for customers, bringing to life the best of Walmart’s ‘isles’ in a virtual […]
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Next has hired Duncan Robson as Chief IT Architect. He joins from IBM where he spent almost 30 years, taking on such roles as Retail CTO for IBM UK and Executive IT Architect for the Distribution Industry and IBM TCG Chair. In a LinkedIn post, dated 20th September, Robson said: “Today was my first day […]
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Rapid grocery delivery service Getir is giving away free milk in the UK amidst the cost of living crisis.  The company says that, in supermarkets, it is cheaper to buy milk in bigger quantities, but it may not be practical for those living alone, the elderly and those who do not use a lot of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Autonomous stores specialist, Trigo, has designed what is pitched as “a new way to manage in-store inventory”. EasyStock uses its existing sensing infrastructure to automatically provide real-time on-shelf availability in order to accelerate the shelf replenishment process and reduce out-of-stock rates. In a LinkedIn post, the company says: “With our shelf and inventory management software, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has unveiled its interactive retail digital twin in two stores and will open its virtual 3D product catalog to populate this new technology in the coming weeks. Lowe’s digital twin is powered by the NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, which allows associates to engage with a store’s digital data to optimize operations and […]
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Celia Van Wickel has taken on the role of Global Director and Head of Omnichannel Analytics at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. She joins from Kantar where she served as Senior Director, Digital Commerce. Prior to that, she was Senior Manager, DTC & E-commerce Shopper Insights at The Coca-Cola Company. After over 30 years as a Mars […]
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The crypto industry seemed to age several decades over the past bull run, maturing in some places while barreling ahead in ambitious new pursuits, including DeFi, NFTs and web3. And while scams continued to proliferate and hacker heists became a weekly occurrence, the space onboarded an onslaught of retail investors and fostered feverish excitement among […]
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A Serve Robotics delivery robot has failed to reroute around a police barrier due to human error. Video of the robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral last week. A food delivery robot forces it’s way across a police crime scene. — Film The Police […]
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Jay McBain, formerly of Forrester and now with tech analyst firm Canalys, is the world’s leading expert in partner, channel, and ecosystem technology. Where I’ve gone broad with the martech landscape, Jay has gone deep with his own ecosystem tech landscape. He recently released his 2022 Channels Ecosystem Landscape, shown in the image above but […]
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“Generally speaking, we’re in an environment that we probably could have predicted, and one where our retail gut and our retail experience will actually help us through. ‘How can we make it easy for people to buy things that we make a profit from? How can we make it easier to increase basket spend? How […]
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The Wall Street Journal has an analysis of a report issued by FMI-The Food Industry Association indicating that “self-checkout is nearly twice as widespread as it was before the pandemic, representing 30% of all grocery store transactions in 2021, according to an FMI-The Food Industry Association report released last week. That is up from 18% […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Gen Z is arguably one of the most in-demand, and yet most elusive, generations of our time. While some brands claim to completely understand what these consumers really want, there are many times when Gen Z shoppers’ thoughts and behaviors don’t quite match up. And at a time when knowing and resonating with your customer […]
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Long before the dawn of the digital age, Hollywood gave rise to the fear that one day, robots will become too intelligent for their own good. At a glance, these fears are valid – particularly when you look at the vast innovations and developments taking place across the industry. Humanoid robots have an abundance of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
One of a brand’s most important elements is its perception as a responsible entity. This is especially true of a corporate brand. Responsibility is about demonstrating good corporate citizenship. Responsibility must be corporate-wide. Responsibility must be ingrained into the enterprise as a whole and reflected in all thought and action. Every brand should have a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With an estimated market value of more than $1 trillion in yearly revenue, the metaverse is quickly emerging as a significant opportunity for brands to engage customers and create a community of loyal advocates. While it provides a wealth of marketing opportunities, the metaverse — a set of interconnected virtual reality (VR) worlds where people […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are just around the corner, and it’s never too early to prepare ahead. This year, in addition to the lingering effects of the pandemic, there’s a looming recession that’s shifting consumer behavior and demand. Product and fulfillment costs are rising, consumption is declining, and inventories are surging. As a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The adoption of artificial intelligence and other technologies is accelerating global productivity. We look at the latest trends, using four charts. The post Charts: Trends in Technology, AI for 2022 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Technology & Innovation
  At the intersection of robotics technology, restaurants, cloud computing, fresh fast food, and labor saving solutions is a new retail restaurant called Mezli.  According to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Mezli is ushering in a new platform for growth in both urban and rural locations.”.   A recent article about […]
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Blackstock & Weber for Bloomingdale’s 150th Bloomingdale’s has debuted a lineup of designer collaborations, events and digital activations, including a virtual store, to celebrate its 150th anniversary. A 150th Anniversary Collection of exclusive limited-edition merchandise launched on Sept. 8, the day before New York Fashion Week kicks off. The line features more than 300 products from brands […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Uber and Nuro have announced a ten-year partnership to use the latter’s autonomous, electric vehicles for food deliveries in the United States. The tie up will kick off this autumn with deliveries in Houston, TX and Mountain View, CA. Uber and Nuro plan to expand the service to the greater Bay Area. [email protected] is our […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]