Here are the most popular retail technology articles from RTIH on LinkedIn — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

We are big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the items currently on their radar including Sainsbury’s, Foodhub, Penny Black, Hugo Boss, Jisp and Trigo.

Sainsbury’s engages Tata Consultancy Services for cloud-first move

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is partnering with Sainsbury’s as the UK grocery giant seeks to accelerate its cloud-first strategy.

TCS has been a strategic partner of Sainsbury’s for over a decade.

Under a new multi-year deal, it will consolidate and modernize the retailer’s IT infrastructure landscape into a hybrid cloud stack using TCS Enterprise Cloud.

It will also provide end-to-end managed services for workplace services, network connectivity and security.

The goal is to help Sainsbury’s accelerate time to market, create new revenue streams and improve agility to respond to new business scenarios in real time.

Sainsbury’s plans to reinvest the savings to deliver value to customers through innovation and lower costs.

Foodhub is urging the new UK Prime Minister to curb rising food prices

Online takeaway company Foodhub has set up a giant inflatable duck outside Downing Street, urging the new Prime Minister to “clean up this ducking mess” after food costs soared under Liz Truss’ short reign.

The company is protesting what it calls “government inaction over rising costs” and is urging the new prime minister (Rishi Sunak) to confront the issue head-on.

E-commerce marketing and packaging startup Penny Black secures £1.3m investment

Penny Black, an e-commerce platform that turns packaging into a marketing channel, has secured £1.3million in seed funding from AGFA and ninepointfive.

Incubated in AGFA’s innovation lab, backed by ninepointfive, Penny Black launched independently in the UK and Europe in April.

Its software connects ecommerce stores, marketing tools, and fulfillment operations to provide personalized experiences the moment customers open their ecommerce packages.

The startup is collaborating with luxury jewelry and watch retailer PAUL VALENTINE, tea blend company Bird & Blend and online nursery decor store The Modern Nursery, among others.

Penny Black has also partnered with global e-commerce fulfillment providers like Radial and Cloud Fulfillment, and marketing automation company Klaviyo.

Woolworths Group announces payments partnership with Gr4vy

Gr4vy has announced a multi-year partnership with Woolworths Group.

POP (Payment Orchestration Platform) technology will support Woolworths Group’s Wpay platform.

Jisp celebrates Scan & Save’s retail sales milestone

Jisp, a money saving and rewards app startup, reports that its Scan & Save solution has brought in £1m in retail sales.

Since its launch on 13 September 2021, Scan & Save is now operational in over 337 convenience stores across the UK.

RaiaDrogasil partners with Cloud4Wi to unlock location-based marketing in stores

Cloud4Wi was selected by RaiaDrogasil, the largest drugstore in Latin America by revenue and market cap, to deploy location-based marketing technology across its 2,500 Brazilian stores.

RTIH is running this week’s coolest retail tech games

RTIH Editor Scott Thompson brings you his key launches and implementations of “future retail” systems from the past week, including 3D technology patents, augmented reality experiences for Halloween, and cashless stores in basketball arenas.

Hugo Boss announces Adobe 3D innovation in fashion

Hugo Boss has engaged Adobe to advance its strategy around 3D and immersive design.

“To support our vision of becoming the world’s leading premium technology platform for fashion, we were one of the first companies to explore the potential of 3D and immersive design in fashion,” said Sebastian Berg, Vice President, Business Operations Excellence at Hugo Boss.

“Now over 400 people are working with these innovative tools to make more inspiring and sustainable products and lead our industry in digital.”

“With Adobe Substance 3D as part of our Adobe Creative Cloud stack, we have a powerful tool that delivers hyper-realistic renderings of our products. It gives us a faster response to global consumer trends and helps us experiment with new digital services to drive 3D innovation in fashion.”

Autonomous retailer Trigo announces its latest $100 million funding round

Checkout specialist Trigo has bagged $100 million in funding, raising a total of $204 million to date.

The investment was led by state-owned investment firm Temasek (TEM.UL) and Singapore-based 83North.

New strategic investors include SAP, and existing backers also joined the round including Hetz Ventures, Red Dot Capital Partners, Vertex Ventures, Viola and supermarket giant REWE Group.

Zebra Technologies points to a shift in buyer sentiment towards home improvement

Shoppers are returning to stores to shop in similar numbers to before the Covid-19 pandemic.

They’ve also embraced self-service habits as they increasingly use do-it-yourself technology, giving more staff more time on-site to help customers.

That’s according to research by Zebra Technologies of more than 4,200 shoppers, store associates and retail decision makers worldwide.

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