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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Uber is teaming with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery. 72 Grocery Outlet stores across California, Oregon, and Washington are now available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. Pilot customers will receive a $0 delivery fee on their first Grocery Outlet order of $30 or more. Uber One members benefit from […]
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Reuters reports that “a New York state agency has accused Amazon.com Inc. in a complaint of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday. “Amazon was also accused of having policies requiring workers to take unpaid leaves of absence, even if they are capable of working, instead of […]
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Predictive analytics — everyone in the insurance world is talking about it. But what is it, and how can predictive analytics help you grow your brokerage client list?  Here’s a quick definition: predictive analytics takes scattered pieces of data from across your systems, organizing them to assess what has happened in the past. Then, using […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luke Bayliss has joined autonomous retail specialist Trigo as Senior Operations Manager. He was previously at Tesco where, over a 15 year period, he held such roles as Transformation Project Manager and Change Manager. Tesco is an investor in Trigo. Last year, the grocery giant opened its first high street checkout-free store, powered by Trigo […]
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Food delivery robots are taking to the streets of Cambourne, UK, as part of a pilot organised between Cambridgeshire County Council and Starship Technologies, in partnership with the Co-op. The tie-up will see 12,000 residents in 5,000 homes benefit from quick deliveries of products from their local Co-op. The project, beginning today, is part of […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Starship Technologies has launched an autonomous food delivery trial in Cambourne, UK, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and the Co-op. Around 12,000 residents in 5,000 homes benefit from speedy… The post Starship Technologies trial autonomous food delivery in Cambourne appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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85% of social media marketers anticipate incorporating new technologies like virtual reality, the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs into their strategies within the next year, according to research by Sprout Social. The company surveyed over 500 marketers and 1,300 consumers in the UK and Ireland. Two in five brands are planning to invest up to half […]
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Uber Eats and autonomous vehicle company Motional have begun driverless deliveries in Santa Monica, Calif. The effort is being done in conjunction with robotics company Serve Robotics, which was Uber acquired with the purchase of Postmates and spun off in 2021.  The partnership between Uber and Motional was announced in December. At the time, Uber […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social commerce, the latest darling of digital marketers, continues its meteoric rise with the latest predictions putting the industry at $1.2 trillion in purchases by 2025. With more than $958 billion spent in 2021, it’s clear that social commerce represents a very real, profitable tactic for brands. No wonder there’s hunger to invest. But at […]
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Clarks has announced it has entered the metaverse, tying up with online gaming platform Roblox to do so. The partnership involves a unique Roblox stadium designed for fans to connect,… The post Clarks enters metaverse with Roblox tie up appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  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. Channel: Delivery
With the rise of the metaverse, more brands are looking to find a foothold with digitally savvy audiences. Is the gaming market an opportunity for you? Some brands are looking to get more seriously into the video game space. With rise of the metaverse and developments like Sony’s plan to deliver in-game ads on its […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Uber Eats plans to launch two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday (May 16). According to a report by TechCrunch, the first is in conjunction with Motional, an autonomous driving firm, while the second is with Serve Robotics, a sidewalk delivery platform that is an off-shoot of Uber. The report said the test-runs […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new programs are a part of a range of new products Uber is launching across its ride-hail and delivery platforms, which are being announced on Monday […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“I believe this is where the internet is heading and it’s where commerce is heading.” — Justin King, Chief Evangelist, Salsify When you hear the terms cryptocurrency, blockchain, Web3, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), they may almost sound like words from a foreign language. But these phrases could actually reshape the future of ecommerce. “In 1997, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  It’s time to start saving gas as the price of gasoline seems to be going up day after day. If you’re looking to avoid driving around with rising gas prices but are missing the immaculate drive-thru vibes, Jack in the Box here to help by launching its first virtual drive-thru on Tuesday via Twitch.  Until May […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Lucky Beach cafe in Brighton says that it is the first hospitality business in the UK to introduce buy now pay later technology.  The initiative has seen Klarna working in partnership with storekit to deliver BNPL to the restaurants, cafes, and hotels which comprise the latter’s customer base. Lucky Beach was the beta client for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Uber Eats beginning on Monday will give customers in Los Angeles the choice of whether their orders are delivered by a human or a robot. “This is the first chapter of autonomous vehicles doing delivery on Uber,” said Noah Zych, who heads up autonomous delivery at the company. “We see the potential in the future […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
DPD Eesti and Cleveron Mobility have claimed to be the first to deliver a customer a package via an autonomous delivery vehicle in Europe. The delivery was performed in Tallinn,… The post DPD and Cleveron Mobility claim to be the first to deliver a package via autonomous delivery in Europe appeared first on Latest Retail […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Photo by Obi – @pixel6propix on Unsplash When Oscar Orozco, the director of forecasting at eMarketer, set forth to model TikTok’s growth for 2021, he thought it had to slow down. People used TikTok for 38.6 minutes each day in 2020, approximating Facebook’s all-time high of 39.8 minutes. That was a year of lockdowns. And […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Fast fashion big hitter boohoo has partnered with four female artists from the NFT community (Amy Kilner, Reem El, Aoife O’Dwyer and Shar.eth) to create an “affordable and inclusive avatar collection”. The artists created 230 unique traits and features, with a range of these consisting of statement fashion pieces from boohoo’s product range. Using these […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail’s Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss key findings from the 2022 Retail Technology Report, recently produced by Total Retail in conjunction with Zipline. This annual report offers an analysis of current and future tech spending trends, buying behaviors, and how technology figures to influence the industry’s future. […]
  1. Department: Food
  Food Marketing professionals never take a break, and they are always looking a customer ahead.  Global CPG retailer Unilever is actively targeting Generation Alpha.  So just who is Generation Alpha?  They are the children of Generation Y, and often the younger siblings of Generation A.  More that 2.5 million are born globally ever week.  […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Cleveron Mobility and DPD Eesti say they’re the first in Europe to deliver a package to a customer via a driverless autonomous vehicle. Said vehicle is manufactured by Cleveron Mobility, with delivery taking place under the DPD banner. “The e-commerce market is continuing to grow rapidly in the developed world,” says CEO Arno Kütt. “And […]
  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 […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]

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