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Suppliers

Supply chain resilience reaches peak of inflated expectations

September 13, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Supply chain resilience has reached the peak of inflated expectations and will arrive at the plateau of productivity in five to ten years, according to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2022. The peak of inflated expectations highlights […]


Suppliers

Autonomous vehicles to start delivering Uber Eats orders in Texas and California

September 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Uber Eats vehicles will soon start to be delivered by Nuro’s autonomous trucks in both Texas and California. The ride-hailing giant announced on Thursday that it is launching a 10-year partnership with the robotics firm. Deliveries will start in Houston, […]


News & Trends

Amazon halts reviews on The Rings of Power to combat fake ratings

September 7, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has started a policy of halting user reviews posted on its streaming service Prime Video by up to three days in order to tackle fake ratings. The moves comes after an influx of “review bombing,” which has been come […]


News & Trends

Ikea opens first planning studio on US West Coast to cosy up to US consumers

September 2, 2022

Via: Charged

Ikea is opening the two planning studios as part of a strategy to get closer to US consumers on the West Coast. Two stores based in California opened their doors this week, located in Santa Anita and Long Beach and […]


Suppliers

Amazon rolls out delivery route algorithm to reduce miles driven

September 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For Amazon, a decision on how a customer order should be fulfilled is made quickly based on item location and other factors. However, there can be a five- to six-hour gap from when an order is placed to when the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Alibaba launches ‘Super September’ B2B sales event

September 1, 2022

Via: Charged

Alibaba.com has announced the launch of ‘Super September’, its largest B2B sales event of the year. Super September will connect more than 40 million buyers and 200 thousand suppliers from around the world to help them discover new products, services, […]


Suppliers

Shoppers to shun online retailers who charge for returns

August 30, 2022

Via: Charged

Nearly half, 47%, of consumers wouldn’t shop with an online retailer that charges for online returns, according to a new report from PPM platform ROI Hunter. The research reveals that price is still the most important influencing factor in online […]


News & Trends

High income shoppers have already spent nearly $9B on beauty in 2022: report

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Even as many households have cut discretionary spending during a time of high inflation, the beauty category is showing signs of resilience. Eighty-five percent of consumers have indicated a shift in their shopping behaviors, according to a recent Morning Consult […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

BNPL player Affirm sees share price tumble after poor annual forecast

August 26, 2022

Via: Charged

Buy now, pay later company Affirm has watched its shares tumble 11% in morning trading after posting a disappointing full-year revenue forecast. There has been a mixed picture for tech stocks and how they have dealt with rising rates of […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Retailers are missing out by not accepting crypto payments, says Paysafe

August 24, 2022

Via: Charged

Retailers may be missing out by not accepting payments in cryptocurrency, according to a new report by specialised payments platform Paysafe. The research reveals that a staggering 80% of crypto owners want to pay for goods with their crypto balances […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Online grocery sales drop by nearly 9%

August 23, 2022

Via: Charged

Online grocery sales fell by 8.7% in to the four weeks ended 13 August, as UK shoppers spent £3.6 billion on groceries at convenience stores, according to new data. NielsenIQ revealed over the four week period, total grocery sales remained […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon halts Fresh store rollout amid disappointing sales

August 22, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon’s aggressive grocery push onto the high street has ground to a halt after poor sales amid the cost-of-living crisis. According to a report from the Sunday Times, Amazon has walked away from talks for dozens of potential sites for […]


News & Trends

Why retailers should integrate text into marketing channels

August 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Retailers should integrate text messages into their marketing channels, according to new research from Wunderkind, surveying over 2,000 consumers. The data revealed that while email is still the preferred marketing channel, text is becoming more prevalent. Approximately 84% saying they […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Next online shopping ‘grounds to a halt’

August 4, 2022

Via: Charged

High street retailer Next has revealed its online shopping has grounded to a halt, whilst in-store retail has had a “renaissance”. As retail sales recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic, online growth reverted back to its longer term trajectory, the retailer […]


Others, Tech

Retailers are increasingly relying mobile self-scanning functionality

August 3, 2022

Via: Charged

Retailers are increasingly investing in mobile self-scanning functionality according to research from RBR. The data found that during the course of 2021, an additional 10,000 stores globally began offering this service, with customers scanning items as they shop either using […]


News & Trends

Amazon reassures Wall Street by posting strong revenue and guidance

July 29, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has reported strong revenue and guidance, reassuring Wall Street with an upbeat forecast for the remainder of the year. The company’s shares rose over 10% in after-hours trading after the company reined in costs and benefitted from an increased […]


News & Trends

Apple beats profit expectations and avoids headwinds

July 29, 2022

Via: Charged

Apple has reported higher-than-expected profit and sales as it avoided headwinds that have come as a result of rising inflation and an economic slowdown. Sales and profit for the quarter were $83 billion and $1.20 a share, according to Apple, […]


Suppliers

Complying with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’s strict supply chain rules

July 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA” or “Act”), which took effect last month, ushers in a new era of supply chain diligence for importers. The Act creates a rebuttable presumption that any goods produced in whole or in part […]


News & Trends

Adidas slashes expectations amid slow recovery in Greater China

July 27, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Adidas highlighted in its release that second quarter results were slightly ahead of expectations thanks to strong growth in its Western markets and a return to growth in Asia-Pacific. However, the change to its projections for China still constitute a […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon offers EU concessions to end antitrust investigation

July 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has said it will refrain from using sellers’ data for its own retail business and offer concessions to end an investigation an antitrust investigation, according to EU regulators. The US ecommerce behemoth also said it would treat its marketplace […]