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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Business Insider has a story this morning about the degree to which inflation is affecting Amazon’s retail business. “The uncertainty over rising costs and consumer prices shows that even Amazon, a $1.1 trillion company obsessed with meticulous attention to detail, can be roiled by the rising inflation around the world — adding an unwelcome jolt […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Oliver Bullough, a journalist and the author of “Butler to the World: How Britain Became the Servant of Tycoons, Tax Dodgers, Kleptocrats and Criminals,” joins Scott to discuss how Britain essentially became the epicenter for money laundering and kleptocrats. Follow Oliver on Twitter, @OliverBullough.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the latest surrounding Elon and […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food will drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits in 2022 according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Stop by and visit us at the 2022 National Restaurant Show. Today, the need for branded, craveable fresh food is preferred 8.6 to 1 over […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have been making waves with major investments, including Flink, buymie, Next, Storyblok, and GreyOrange. 1. Nexite Nexite, whose Bluetooth tag and SaaS merchandise platform delivers real-time in-store sales intelligence aligned to customer behaviour, has raised $67 million in a Series C round of funding, and $100 million […]
  1. Corporate Finance
David Yermack, a professor of Finance and Business Transformation at the Stern School of Business, joins Scott for a special reports episode on how to think about the current stock market and crypto volatility. We also learn more about whether Elon can actually back out of his deal to acquire Twitter. Learn more about your […]
  1. Media & Marketing
E-commerce accelerated through the pandemic, and consumers are increasingly expecting to purchase products on platforms they already use. The established digital commerce leaders, such as Google Shopping, Amazon.com, and Etsy, have seen substantial usage increases since the onset of the pandemic, which is emblematic of the broader digital storefront trend. Historically, retailers have had a […]
  1. International
Cross-border tax complexity cost UK retail businesses £414 million in lost revenue last year, according to new research commissioned by tax compliance technology company Avalara from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). The report finds that the stresses of navigating complex regulations post-Brexit continues to hold back growth for UK retailers, and is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Twitter is debuting a new subscriber-only element to let creators build their in-app communities with Super Follows Spaces, Social Media Today reported Tuesday (May 17). The feature will be available to Super Follows creators, and the report noted that this will let creators offer “an extra layer of conversation,” engaging with them through live audio. […]
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The billionaire’s plans are on hold, but you should still reconsider your relationship with the platform. The warning was blunt: “Once the deal closes, we don’t know what direction this company will go in.” That’s what Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal told his employees recently, referring to the pending takeover of Twitter by billionaire flamethrower Elon […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
US-based rapid delivery firm, Gopuff, has announced Bob Iger, former Disney CEO and Chairman, as an advisor and investor.  Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Iger will, according to a press release, “advise co-founders and co-CEOs Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev, and the broader executive team, to help deepen Gopuff’s consumer engagement and growth […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 18, 2022 — Today, Walmart announced the arrival of Walmart+ Weekend, an online savings event exclusively for Walmart+ members that stretches over three days. The fun begins on Walmart.com at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2, with the deals ending at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Sunday, June […]
  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 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Because solo founders don’t have to run decisions past anyone, they exert near-total control over their startup’s mission. But you’ve got to pay the cost to be the boss: A shot-caller must be comfortable with making decisions under pressure and needs to be adept at fundraising, recruiting, onboarding, managing … well, everything. According to Russ […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Blackrock Capital Group and Mithril Capital Management Group have announced a $110 million investment in robotic fulfilment and inventory optimisation software firm GreyOrange. GreyOrange, which works with the likes of Walmart and H&M, says it will use the cash to “accelerate the company’s technology leadership, continue our global expansion and further support the adoption of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already tuned into the new series I’ve been doing – #MorningWalkTalk. It’s pretty much just me chatting during my morning walks and filling you guys in on whatever’s currently on my mind.  That being said, enjoy these quick takeaways from every walk talk I’ve done so […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With Sponsored Product Now Available in Canada, CPG Brands Are Leveraging Instacart to Drive Growth Across North America We’re proud to announce the expansion of Instacart Ads in Canada. Today, CPG brands and media agencies with a presence in Canada can tap into Instacart Ads capabilities to engage with Canadian consumers as they search and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
Hybrid work has existed long enough, and in large enough numbers, that researchers have identified why some organizations are more successful with it than others. It comes down to three things: tools, training, and team building.  Pre-pandemic, only 8% of the 60 million U.S workers whose jobs could be done remotely worked exclusively at home, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Made, an online retailer which designs and sells homewares and furniture, has announced the appointment of Patrick Lewis as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 27th June. He will join the Board, succeeding Adrian Evans. Evans, who joined Made in 2017, will step down from the Board on 27th June, remaining with the company until […]
  1. Department: Food
  Food marketing executives are loving the virtual kitchen, virtual restaurant, and delivery space.  Today there seems to be no end to the ability of food marketers extend a brand, concept or partnership according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Nextbite,is a virtual restaurant.  They are rolling out its first […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
We recently shared information about product images on Instacart, best practices for submitting product images, and how to know if your product images were approved. If you haven’t read these articles, it may be helpful for you to review them before digging into this one. If you have but you’re still running into trouble, this […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Dave Wilson has left the position of IT Director at Hollywood Bowl Group and announced his retirement from the retail technology world. He spent almost seven years at Hollywood Bowl Group. Prior to that, Wilson was Head of Technical Services (UK & IRE) at Vue Entertainment. An impressive CV also included stints as Head of […]
  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. Data & Insights
In the modern world, consumers know what they want and when they want it. As consumers quickly become more comfortable with ordering food on third-party (3P) delivery platforms, what players are gaining the most traction and how? 3P Delivery order frequency hits new highs. Despite inflation woes, average order frequency continues to rise across all […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Looking to switch up your social content? This infographic provides five stats that all social media marketers should know. Regardless of whether your company has completely abandoned Facebook or you’re waiting with bated breath to see what Elon Musk eventually does to Twitter, social media strategy is a must for any successful organization. [RELATED: Enter […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With the world’s largest grocery catalog at our fingertips, we’ve had a front row seat to the food trends and eye-popping stats that illustrate how people are eating, drinking and shopping over the past decade.
  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 […]

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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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