Datasembly grabs $16M to give brick-and-mortar retail pricing a big data intel boost
Online shopping often feels like a one-way street from the point of view of the physical retail world: e-commerce has a wider selection, it’s open all the time and there seems to be an endless f
Retail media targeting on the AI maturity curve
Let’s look at the three most important milestones along the road to predictive analysis in the retail media context.
Everseen raises over $70M for AI tech to spot potential retail theft
In 2007, Alan O’Herlihy, who previously worked with large SAP installations as well as retail, set out to find a way to help retailers minimize “shrinkage,” or where a store has fewer it
Target will allow you to return items from your car starting this spring
Curbside pickup of groceries and other big-box retailer goods had been growing for years, then boomed during the pandemic, reaching mainstream adoption. Now, Target is taking the opportunity to offer
Crypto makes you more attractive, according to a new Binance survey
In true Valentine’s Day fashion, we’re diving into the theme of love…and crypto? According to a new study by Binance, the world’s largest blockchain by trading volume, crypto could have a posi
Emperia is helping brands like Bloomingdales build shopping experiences in VR
Does the average person want to shop for apparel in virtual reality (VR)? Speaking for myself, it sounds rather cumbersome — having to plop on a headset to browse for, say, trousers as opposed t
Katrina Lake is back as interim CEO of struggling Stitch Fix, 17 months after stepping down
Can Katrina Lake save Stitch Fix? The founder of the nearly 13-year-old, subscription-based online personal shopping service is going to try, returning today to her role as CEO 17 months after steppin
Insite AI raises $19M to help consumer brands figure out their in-store strategies
Insite AI, a platform for consumer packaged goods companies that uses AI to provide recommendations on how to price, distribute and promote their products in physical stores, today launched out of ste
Dame Products expands sexual wellness product line following $7M raise
Dame doubled revenue, customers and employees each year for the past two years, and the new funding gives it runway for product expansion.
Retail tech startup Swiftly valued at $1B after bagging another $100M
Swiftly’s technology taps into that online shopping experience to make shopping at a brick-and-mortar store just as engaging and easy.
Grocery delivery startups with low margins might drop IPO dreams for M&A reality
Getting a bunch of bananas and avocados from your favorite 15-minute grocery delivery company at 3 a.m. might be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but some of these companies are finding themselv
Walmart introduces virtual try-on tech which uses customers’ own photos to model the clothing
Walmart is expanding its support for AI-powered virtual try-on technology that allows online shoppers to better visualize clothing on models that look like themselves in both appearance and body type.
The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it?
Just as traditional alternatives are becoming a consistent part of the modern portfolio, a new era of alternative assets is emerging, fueling a broader and more fragmented landscape for investing.
Alima aims to build out Latin America’s perishable foods supply chain
Alima’s platform digitizes and optimizes procurement, transport and traceability using artificial intelligence and analytics integration so that less food is spoiled.
SnappRetail helps Pakistan’s kiryanas compete against supermarkets
The number of global retailers, department stores and supermarkets operating in Pakistan is increasing, which spells convenience for consumers, but trouble for kiryanas, or small general stores. Accor
Lily AI lands new capital to help retailers match customers with products
During the pandemic, retailers were forced to embrace e-commerce. But some found that they struggled to maintain customer loyalty as consumer expectations changed and purchasing patterns shifted. As a
Walmart+ adds a new cash-back feature for members, Walmart Rewards
Walmart is introducing another perk designed to sweeten the deal for its Walmart+ membership program — the retailer’s answer to Amazon Prime, which today offers a combination of free shipp
Nigerian B2B e-commerce platform Omnibiz raises millions to gain and retain retail customers
Africa’s informal retailers supply most of the continent’s population with a broad range of consumer goods and generate over $1 trillion in sales annually. However, troubles with outward inefficie
Walmart’s last-mile delivery service, Walmart GoLocal, tops 1M deliveries in year one
Walmart’s last-mile delivery service business, Walmart GoLocal, has topped 1 million deliveries in its first year, the retailer today revealed. The company offered a brief update on the state of
Vividly wants to put some sparkle in your next CPG trade promotion campaign
The company provides tools to manage trade spend from the creation of campaigns to promotion planning, forecasting and deductions management.