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Weezy ponders selling its last-mile grocery delivery service

September 15, 2021

Via: Charged

Weezy is considering selling its on-demand grocery business as the industry considers consolidation. The startup, which was founded in 2019, is currently working alongside investment bank Evercore to explore the potential sale of its operation, according to Bloomberg. Weezy recently […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Kroger partners with Instacart to launch rapid grocery delivery service in the US

September 15, 2021

Via: Charged

Kroger has announced it is partnering with one of the US’ biggest grocery delivery brands, Instacart, to offer 30 minute delivery for its customers. The Kroger Delivery Now service, will give access to 25,000 products and is being made available […]


News & Trends, Suppliers

Nike to lose 160 million pairs of shoes after factory closure in Vietnam

September 14, 2021

Via: Charged

Nike is on the cusp of losing the production of 160 million pairs of shoes after the closure of a factory in Vietnam due to a Covid spike. The sportswear giant announced in July that manufacturing in Vietnam had to […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Digital wallets reach “tipping point” as usage continues to soar post-lockdown

September 14, 2021

Via: Charged

Digital wallet usage has continued to soar skyrocket lockdown restrictions were lifted across the UK, as the nation reaches a “tipping point” in how it chooses to pay for goods. Nearly two thirds (62 per cent) of Brits said they […]


Suppliers

Making the world go ’round: Circularity in supply chains

September 13, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Never before have the complexities and the crucial role of supply chains been so clear to the public. Issues related to supply and demand of certain products have highlighted the need for greater visibility into inventories and movement through distribution. […]


News & Trends

China to disintegrate Alipay in huge blow to Alibaba

September 13, 2021

Via: Charged

China has said it wants to “break up” Alibaba-owned Alipay in replace of a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business. Beijing wants Ant Group (the affiliate company that owns Alipay) to turn over all of the user […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online retail sales drop for 4th month in a row as supply issues bite

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Online retail sales dropped by a further 9.3 per cent in August marking the fourth consecutive months of decline. While the UK’s ecommerce sales decline slowed slightly from July’s fall of 9.6 per cent, August’s performance was still well below […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Digital wallets to make up $11bn of online spending by 2026

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Digital wallets are estimated to account for $11 billion of online spend by 2026, according to figures from emerchantpay. The study, which has been published to examine consumer behaviour post pandemic shows that there will be stark differences in attitudes […]


News & Trends

Shein is now being downloaded twice as much as Amazon

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Shein is now being downloaded more than twice as much as Amazon as it solidifies its place as the world’s most popular shopping app. The ultra-fast fashion brand, understood to also be the world’s fastest growing ecommerce company, was downloaded […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Shopify president outlines his retail predictions for the upcoming months

September 8, 2021

Via: Charged

Shopify president Harley Finkelstein has given his predictions for the upcoming holiday season and its effects on retail on Twitter. “QR codes will continue to play a big role – the pandemic reinvigorated the use of QR codes as a […]