most popular articles on retail technology from last week – Center for Innovation in Retail Technology

The Marks and Spencer Macclesfield team reached the cornerstone of TikTok

The TikTok of the M&S Macclesfield team reached 13.8 thousand followers, with the latest video engaging 2.6 million people and receiving 360,000 likes plus 13,000 comments.

Ella Barnard, support team manager at Marks and Spencer, said in a LinkedIn post: “Social media has allowed stores to interact personally with their audiences to build followers as well as a fan base. The power he has to reach so far amazes me with #power! ”

She added: “Also, watching #teammandsmacclesfield have fun while selling our amazing products is truly mesmerizing.”

The inclusive online market of Victoria’s Secret VS & Co-Lab is launched live

Victoria’s Secret has launched an online marketplace accessible through VictoriasSecret.com and called VS & Co-Lab, which “will showcase brands that are in line with its values ​​of innovation and inclusion”.

This includes 19 brands, 75% of which are founded, owned or operated by women.

Victoria’s Secret recently acquired minority stakes in two of the companies represented, For Love & Lemons and Frankies Bikinis.

Kingfisher Chief Information Officer Chris Blackford gives an early progress report

Kingfisher, which operates in eight countries across Europe under retail banners, including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix, TradePoint and Koçtaş, recently announced the appointment of Chris Blackford as the group’s CIO.

Blatchford, a newcomer to the retail sector, has now turned to LinkedIn for an early progress report.

Neurolabs raises $ 3.5 million “to democratize computer vision”

The UK-based synthetic computer vision startup Neurolabs has announced an initial $ 3.5 million round, led by LAUNCHub Ventures and co-invested with Lunar Ventures, Techstart and 7% Ventures.

He plans to use the cash to scale operations and expand its supply in several uses for packaged consumer goods.

The company uses digital twins of retail products to train computer vision models to find these products in the real world. This helps retailers and CPG brands automate complete, visually based processes, such as monitoring store shelves in their physical stores.

Tesco and WWF announce the winners of the Innovation Connections Acceleration Program

Tesco and WWF have announced the five startups that have won funding and the opportunity to test and scale their solutions in the former’s supply chain to reduce the environmental impact of the middle market basket and support a sustainable and sustainable food system in the UK.

The Ocado Beyond 2022 exhibition / conference shows the interruption of online grocery stores

Ocado Beyond, the leading annual product event and conference of Ocado Solutions, exclusively for its C-level and senior OSP partners, took place in London on 23-26 May.

Carrefour UAE to replace plastic counter bags with starch alternatives

Carrefour UAE, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, will offer a sustainable alternative to plastic bags in response to a new government policy banning the use of disposable plastics.

The retailer will provide plant-based bags made of starch at their counters.

They will be available for 25 people at Carrefour stores in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from June 1 and in Dubai from July 1. It takes them less than six months to break down completely.

Prada launches Timecapsule NFT collection and Web3 community

Prada announced its first solo NFT fall. The brand is planning more falls after its first foray into this space in collaboration with adidas Originals.

Self-Fall is related to Prada Timecapsule, an online event in which a different exclusive item is available in limited quantities in selected markets for only 24 hours each month.

Prada Crypted also launched last week, a new community server at Discord that is open to anyone who wants to join.

Kiosko and Intouch.com are a strategic partnership in Mexico

Intouch.com, a Dublin-based startup that has developed an AI-powered platform aimed at shoppers with personalized in-store offerings, has secured a multi-year contract with Mexican retailer Kiosko.

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