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How to scale your e-commerce business

Inside Retail

Congratulations! So, you’ve managed to launch a successful e-commerce business. Now what? At EIZ, we know a thing or two about e-commerce. And that doesn’t just come from designing and developing technology solutions for the industry.

Marks and Spencer to open new store at Lakeside, Essex

Retail Focus

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, is pleased to announce that M&S has signed to open a new store at the centre, due to launch in Spring 2023. Lakeside’s existing M&S store will move from its current location to the new unit, covering 98,000 sq ft of net selling space.

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Click Central closes after strategic review

Inside Retail

Australian online marketplace Click Central closed on Friday as its owners decided to redirect resources to its other online platforms.

Dyson launches new pioneering technology space in Harrods, London

Retail Focus

Dyson has unveiled its innovative new technology space in Harrods, Knightsbridge. Dyson’s latest innovations in Haircare, Environmental Care and cord-free Floorcare will now be available at Harrods.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme

Small Biz Trends

Two Florida men have been given prison sentences after they led a nationwide scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars in loans. Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme. So far, 25 people have been charged for their part in the scheme, and now the U.S.

Most Product Purchases Aren’t Impulsive, So Why Sell Them That Way?

Retail Doc

I walked into a store in California last year and they had what seemed like thousands of mason jar candles stacked on a glass fixture from the '80s. It was right next to the register. I could see the logic of putting the display there. Candles are an impulse item. We probably don’t have to talk much about them. They could be a grab-and-go and increase sales. The flaw in this thinking was the price point. These were $24.95. That is not an impulse item.

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How coaching influences retail sales culture

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It’s time to get that great sales team of yours delivering the best possible well-rounded customer experience. Here’s the coaching framework to make that happen: Sales training alone won’t cut it anymore.

Content Marketing Course Options for You

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Getting your product ready for market is only the primary step, selling your product requires different types of marketing strategies.

From Cloud to Car: How NIO Develops Intelligent Vehicles on NVIDIA HGX

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Building next-generation intelligent vehicles requires an AI infrastructure that pushes the cutting edge. Electric vehicle maker NIO is using NVIDIA HGX to build a comprehensive data center infrastructure for developing AI-powered, software-defined vehicles.

28 Brands Sign Charter to Mitigate Racially Biased Experiences in Retail Environments

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Sephora and 27 other retailers, along with the Open to All nonprofit, have signed the Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter, marking their commitment to concrete steps that will improve equality across the industry.

Woolworths to take a majority stake in MyDeal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is to acquire a majority 80.2 per cent stake in online marketplace, MyDeal. Sean Senvirtne, CEO and founder of MyDeal, and other key management will retain the balance of the shares and will continue to lead the business after the sale. The deal – an all-cash consideration of $1.05

Laings opens debut OMEGA showroom for Wales in St David’s

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Landsec has announced that Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, has opened a new dedicated OMEGA showroom at St David’s Cardiff.

Former Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Charged with PPP Loan Fraud

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Austin St. John, 47, McKinney, TX, is one of 18 people charged in a Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) fraud scheme that allegedly involved 16 loans and $3.5 million. John is best known as the original Red Power Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series. The series launched in 1993.

Secondhand US market to reach $82B by 2026: ThredUp

Retail Dive

Consumers are turning to used goods to save money during a time of high inflation, a new report found

U.S. Apparel Resale to Double in Next Five Years, Fueled by Retailers and Brands

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There was a time, not too long ago, when it took a lot of convincing to get consumers to consider secondhand. Now, both consumers and the retailers that serve them are quite willingly jumping on the resale bandwagon, driving an already hot sector toward even further growth. The U.S.

Opinion: Our customers will vote on climate action with their wallets

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Incredibly, climate action barely rates a mention in this year’s election campaign, yet a significant national survey undertaken during the heart of the pandemic revealed that – even in the midst of that crisis – Australians were more concerned about climate change than Covid-19.

Volvo zooms into Brent Cross with electric car showcase

Retail Focus

Volvo, one of Europe’s leading car makers, has opened a new studio at Brent Cross, providing unique access to its latest electric vehicles as the brand aims to ‘become all-electric’ by 2030.

10 Red Flags That May Indicate Your New Hire Is a Bad Fit

Small Biz Trends

All new hires should be given a fair chance to acclimate to their new position and get used to the way things are done within your company. However, after some time, you may start noticing signs that the onboarding period simply isn’t going well for your new employee.

Walmart's profits take a hit as fuel spikes and consumers react to inflation

Retail Dive

As costs continue rising, the retailer is being strategic about pricing — raising and rolling back as it seeks market share and profit

RICE 2022: How Brands Can Turn Their Unique Expertise into Memorable Value Propositions

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As its name implies, Direct to Consumer (DTC) retail seeks to appeal directly to consumers with a brand they will recognize and seek out. But as this part of the industry grows more crowded, DTC retailers are finding it tougher to make their mark.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year.

e.GO Mobile Opens New Brand and Experience Store in Berlin

Retail Focus

Independent German electric car manufacturer, Next.e.GO Mobile SE, is setting a new benchmark in customer experience with brand stores that are more than just a point of sale. In the new Brand Store on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm (216), visitors can experience the e.GO

10 eCommerce Fulfillment Services

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Are you too busy to take care of order fulfillment in your eCommerce business? Do you lack the infrastructure to efficiently serve your customers nationally and globally? Do you not want to invest in running and staffing your own warehouse because of uneven sales?

Ear piercing is the next fun retail trend

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Target is doing it. So is CVS and Five Below. But, can piercing draw shoppers into stores

ChatOps: Managing Kubernetes Deployments in Webex

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This is the third post in a series about writing ChatOps services on top of the Webex API. In the first post , we built a Webex Bot that received message events from a group room and printed the event JSON out to the console.

Mountain bike apparel startup debuts sustainable clothing range

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Mountain bike apparel startup, Norman, has unveiled its first range of sustainable and ethically-produced clothing that combines “support and utility with a modern minimalist aesthetic”.

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Retail Focus

Carnaby unveils a brand new installation to mark this year’s celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A glistening crown embellishes Carnaby Streets Union Flag with two platinum disc arches bookending both ends of the street.

Comcast Offering Grants to Small Businesses in Five Large Metro Areas

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Businesses in communities around the country are still reeling from COVID and its after-effects. Women and entrepreneurs of color have been hit especially hard.

Bath & Body Works outlook on profit growth turns negative as inflation wears on

Retail Dive

The retailer expects material, transportation and wage costs, along with technology investments, to weigh on earnings

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Eyezon Expands Live Shopping Services to South America

Retail Touch

On-demand social shopping platform eyezon has expanded into Latin America. The solution provider connects shoppers with retail agents, friends and product and category experts through livestreaming sessions.

The enormous cost of McDonald’s Russian exit

Inside Retail

McDonald’s is set to take a one-off impairment of US$1.2 billion to $1.4 billion from its decision to sell its Russian business and withdraw from the market in response to Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

New tenants sign up at Cwmbran Centre Wales

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Four new and exciting retailers are coming to Cwmbran Centre, Wales, after agreeing lease terms with the owner of the town’s leading retail destination.

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Answer the Question the Right Way?

Shep Hyken

Sometimes a customer asks a question, and then either doesn’t understand or like the answer. And sometimes, it’s more than just a misunderstanding or a breakdown in communication. Maybe it’s because the employee doesn’t want to take the time to answer the question correctly.

2 top Kohl's executives to depart as the retailer gets closer to a sale

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The retailer, which reported a rough first quarter, said Chief Marketing Officer Greg Revelle and Chief Merchandising Officer Doug Howe are leaving

Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander high school students pursuing careers in technology

Cisco CSR

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, we are celebrating the diversity and accomplishments of Waipahu High School in Hawaii. Waipahu is a nationally recognized career academy school, committed to preparing its students for competitive and in-demand occupations.

Woolworths to anchor new Devonport retail centre

Inside Retail

A development application has been lodged for a $40 million retail centre in Devonport, Tasmania with Woolworths confirmed as the anchor tenant. Stony Rise Village will be built adjacent to the suburb’s Devonport Homemaker Centre.