We know how tough it is to sift through industry relevant news that is insightful and has tangible takeaways. We wanted to do some of the heavy lifting for you and picked out some of this month’s top tier industry content.


Whether you’re in the sports industry, homewares or pets, we have some awesome content for you that we have scouted! Take a look below to get caught up on the latest retail news for your specific industry.


Health and Beauty


Retail Scoop June - H&B


CVS Health launches health, beauty makeover for drugstores hit by lower sales

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it is adding fresh foods, healthy snacks and expanded beauty options to many of its locations.

Mayvenn, an online seller of hair extensions, just announced that it raised a $10 million

More than 30,000 stylists have signed up with Mayvenn since its launch in 2011. The founder said the next step is to fill out all the hair extension categories, and then go into other beauty, hair, and health products.

Bounty Brands surpasses its R1 billion annual revenue target

Bounty Brands has acquired two more businesses, bulking up its portfolio of brands.

China’s beauty ecommerce industry is still full of fakes, even the ‘foreign imports only’ shops

Fake products are a persistent problem across China’s ecommerce market but the beauty market may be particularly afflicted.

Carlsberg launches beer-based grooming products for men

Apparently barley and hops are good for the hair and rich in vitamins and proteins?


Sports and Apparel


Retail Scoop June - Sports


IBM details sports consumer shopping trends

83% of Sports Apparel retailers who presented customers with large, high-resolution images more effectively engaged shoppers, improved product identification and increased sales conversion rates.

Blackhawks now a ‘national team’ in apparel sales

The “cool factor” of the Chicago Blackhawks’ brand is translating into eye-popping apparel sales numbers after the team’s most recent Stanley Cup win.

Outdoor Retailer now accepting applications for ‘Showcase Products’

The Made in America Product Showcase will feature products from Outdoor Retailer exhibiting brands that manufacture product in the United States. You can reach the same sports retailer audience today if you have you products on Hubba!

Want to sell Apparel to Canada? Four things your US business needs to know

Canada is a different market with different tastes. Here are 4 things you need to know about the Canadian shopper.


Food and Beverage


Retail Scoop June - Food


Heinz in PR disaster as QR codes on ketchup link to hardcore porn

Heinz has been left red-faced after a complaint from a consumer in Germany, who claims the QR code on a bottle of ketchup is linking to a hardcore porn site.

Panera Bread promotes transparency with new marketing campaign

Panera Bread is hopping on the clean-eating bandwagon with the official launch of the “Food As It Should Be” marketing campaign today.

Use of Big Data in CPG marketing still a work in progress

CPG organizations are working diligently to get a handle on Big Data for consumer marketing with 4/10 organizations are acquiring tools to enable them to process Big Data

Shake shacks biggest advantage has nothing to do with food

Do you know what helps Shake Shack stay popular? Shake Shack spends barely any money on marketing, focusing instead on the quality of food.


Baby and Toys


Retail Scoop June - Baby


Barbie Brands get digital marketing makeover

Toy maker Mattel is looking to boost Barbie’s pop culture presence, and after introducing a more culturally diverse Barbie line, the company is turning to social media in its latest marketing push.

Building brands like Pixar makes movies

Pixar is one of the world’s most creative businesses. Here is what you can learn from Buzz, Nemo and Monsters Inc.

Facebook challenges Pinterest with newsfeed buy button for Shopify merchants

Facebook is now its opening up  it’s buy button to more retailers on Shopify’s ecommerce platform.

Meet Crane: a brand thats rethinking boring household appliances.

Take a look at how this appliance company has completely rethought the household humidifier and turned it into a gold mine – for babies.


That’s it for today, stay tuned for our next Retail Scoop! Feel free to comment below and leave links to what you’ve been reading in retail news.