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We’re recording live this week from the just wrapped GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas. Our guest this week is Tim Simmons, SVP & Chief Product Officer of Sam’s Club, who takes  us deep into the transformation process that he’s been helping lead. We learn how Walmart and Sam’s Club have been evolving and accelerating the […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
When Macklemore’s 2012 single Thrift Shop became a hit, it pushed secondhand shopping into the spotlight; but this wasn’t enough to change people’s general views on it. As a 2013 Time article put it, “apparently, flannel zebra jammies only look good in music videos”.  eBay was turning some heads back then, yet many would still […]
  1. Channel: Mass
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 […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The race is on to order you 7-Eleven X Crocs.  That’s right shoes / clogs branded for 7-Eleven enthusiast. Yes, it is where style meets the snack aisle with the all-new 7-Eleven X Crocs collaboration. The exclusive collection introduces three limited-edition styles, including Crocs’ newest icon: the height-forward Mega Crush Clog. How is your brand […]
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Woodie’s, a DIY, home and garden retailer, is partnering with same-day delivery platform buymie.  From 10th October, customers in South East Dublin can use buymie’s personal shopping services to order 20,000 DIY and home improvement products from their nearest Woodie’s store and receive items to their doorstep in as little as two hours.  This builds […]
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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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Instant Commerce, a headless storefront builder, has secured a €5.4 million seed. The round was led by HV Capital and joined by Hearst Ventures and existing investor firstminute capital. Since being founded at the start of 2022, Instant Commerce has landed more than 30 clients including Bols, ID&T, Ekster, and Yaya. This latest round comes […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  It seems to the team at Foodservice Solutions®that convenience stores are out marketing restaurants of late. Consider this, Kwik Trip Inc. is a-“mazing” consumers this fall with a Kwik Trip-themed corn maze. The maze opened Sept. 10, at Stevens Point, Wis.-based Feltz’s Dairy Store.  This year Feltz’s is welcoming customers to its annual corn […]
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In a rapidly changing business landscape, it’s more important than ever for contractors to stay ahead of the curve. One way to do this is by using modern tech age solutions to help them reach high paying clients. The modern tech age has given rise to several new tools and platforms that contractors can use […]
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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 […]
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Image Credits: City of London The City of London police report they’ve arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking and said he remains in custody, without releasing any other details. Police declined to say what incident the arrest was in connection with, but many of the details line up with recent high-profile hacks. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that consumers paid higher prices for everything from cereal to eggs last month, sending retail food price inflation up 0.7% in August and 13.5% year over year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last months, 13.5% increase was the highest rate for that number since March 1979, the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By Christoph Wagner, CEO, Scanbot SDK GmbH The retail industry is facing seismic shifts, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been rocket fuel for changes in customer demands. Today, digital and contactless shopping experiences are just part of everyday life for many – especially amongst the younger generations. 🚀Retail x Mobile Barcode Scanning Are you still […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores let the fun begin!  Did you know that 60% of Americans agree that it is socially acceptable to start celebrating the holiday before October. That said, we turned to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson, stated, “linking your brand to ‘fun’ edifies it with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Dror Poleg, an economic historian and author of “Rethinking Real Estate: A Roadmap to Technology’s Impact on the World’s Largest Asset Class”, joins Scott to discuss wealth inequality, the digital dollar, TikTok, and the future of cities. Follow Dror on Twitter, @drorpoleg.  Scott opens with his thoughts on his move to London, office space, and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 22, 2022 — Walmart is ready to serve its customers this holiday season, offering better value and more convenience than ever as customers start their holiday shopping. More than half of Walmart customers will start their holiday shopping research in October1 and Walmart is prepared to meet their needs and help them […]
  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. Data & Insights
How developers work in the world of Salesforce What does a developer do with Salesforce? Which skills does a developer need to work with Salesforce? What are the career prospects for a developer who works with Salesforce? Which credentials and certifications are relevant for the job? Embarking on your developer career journey Salesforce helps more […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Firework has signed a partnership agreement with Walmart Connect, a closed loop omnichannel media business of Walmart, to bring livestream and premium shoppable video content to the retail giant’s offering. Walmart Connect is aiming to bring shoppable, short form, social media style videos to its own digital properties while also making them available to advertisers. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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. pic.twitter.com/T5DaET5Q5b — Film The Police […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“The first rule of Retail Fight Club is to tell everybody about Retail Fight Club.” – Michael LeBlanc This week we debut a new segment: Retail Fight Club, where we debate a contentious issue that just about everyone in retail is talking about. Ethan Chernovsky, Placer.ai’s VP of Marketing returns to the pod and steps […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Richard Zubrik has departed Not On The High Street where he served as Chief Product & Technology Officer. Zubrik joined the online marketplace in 2019 as CTO, and became CPTO in 2020. Prior to that, he held the role of Director of Technology – E-commerce at Asos. In a LinkedIn post, he said: “It’s been […]
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Swiftly has announced a $100 million Series C funding round led by BRV Capital Management, bringing the company’s total valuation to more than $1 billion. This marks Swiftly’s second $100 million financing round in less than six months. The startup provides bricks and mortar grocers with branded phone apps designed to help retailers gather highly customer […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Do you sell food?  Are you inviting consumers to you brand?  Are you making it easy for consumers to understand just how your meal is prepared? There is a new smart phone app called flavrs. Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson thinks you should know about this app. The flavrsApp is […]

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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 […]

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