Is Brand Packaging Important to Customers?

Retail Technology Review

By Ed Smith, freelance writer Branded packaging may seem like a minor detail when it comes to ecommerce, but you might be surprised at just how effective it can be and how it could help your business to thrive over the competition. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

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Four Types of Ecommerce Merchandising That Business Owners Should Know

Retail Technology Review

The concept of merchandising is based on guiding prospective customers through the buyer’s journey and presenting them with the right products, at the right time and place, in the right quantity, and with the best prices. By Sam Cortez, managing editor and outreach specialist for Scalefluence.com Merchandising is the process and practice of displaying and arranging products for the best customer experience.

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Customer data analysis key to omnichannel marketing success and business growth

Retail Technology Review

Companies which collate and analyse customer data, both online and offline, have grown 16% in the past year and are more than twice as likely to significantly exceed business goals and see strong return on investment (32% versus 14%), according to a global survey of 235 organisations with annual revenues of at least $50m.

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

Retail Technology Review

At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday – Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

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.

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Retail Technology Review

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has signed a new deal to completely overhaul the IT systems at French footwear retailer, Minelli, in a bid to streamline the business and improve the shopping experience for customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

Retail Technology Review

Ian Hall, COO at Atheon Analytics, provider of the SKUtrak platform, shares 3 things to plan now, to maximise Christmas sales in grocery retail. None of us foresaw COVID, and the impact it would have on panic buying. It feels like a lifetime ago that the shelves had no toilet roll and pasta. But you don’t have to be a retail expert to foresee an uplift in turkeys, alcohol, and mince pies this December.

Luxury British fashion brand JOSEPH opens at Icon Outlet

Retail Focus

Icon Outlet at The O2, London’s leading outlet shopping destination, has announced British contemporary design brand, JOSEPH, is the latest new retailer to open a store. JOSEPH perfectly complements our premium female fashion and lifestyle offering at Icon Outlet.

Continuous Learning at Cisco Leads to Career Advancement, Best-in-Class Networking Solutions

Cisco CSR

Continuous Learning is central to our belief that the development of employees at all levels of expertise promotes creativity and engagement which in turn creates best-in-class networking solutions. That’s why Continuous Learning is so important at Cisco.

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: How JJ Cummings protects people in Ukraine from cyberthreats

Cisco CSR

This blog is part of our series that focuses on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Want to meet one of the employees leading these efforts at Cisco? JJ: We established several different efforts at the onset of this war.

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Lew hits back at hints of capital raising at Myer

Inside Retail

Premier is astounded that Myer and its board are wasting corporate resources exploring ways to dilute Premier instead of fixing Myer’s chronic and prolonged underperformance,” Leibler wrote in a letter to Myer’s legal representative Rory Moriarty at Clayton Ulz. “[And]

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Dyson debuts innovative technology at Victoria Square

Retail Focus

Russell Banham, UK Head at Commerz Real, added: “Dyson is a brand recognised worldwide and this offer provides an immersive experience for our visitors alongside the extensive brands already within Victoria Square.

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Sensory maps improve accessibility at Stockland town centres

Inside Retail

Aspect’s Autism Friendly team carried out assessments at Stockland’s retail town centres at Green Hills, Merrylands, Point Cook, Shellharbour, Wetherill Park and Wendouree. The post Sensory maps improve accessibility at Stockland town centres appeared first on Inside Retail.

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Back at the Office? Not So Fast!

LS Retail

Should bosses let workers stay at home, bring everyone back to the office or find a solution in between – called a hybrid approach? back at the office herd immunity remote-work return to normality workers stay at home

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Inditex’s third flagship store opens at Liverpool ONE

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced the opening of leading international Inditex clothing brand, Bershka, at Liverpool ONE, marking its regional debut. The post Inditex’s third flagship store opens at Liverpool ONE appeared first on Retail Focus - Retail Design.

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Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK. Later this month, Rituals Cosmetics is to open a new store at centre:mk, marking its debut in the region.

Designer Thierry Mugler dies, at 73

Inside Retail

Some of his famous pieces include a motorcycle-inspired bodice at Mugler spring/summer ’92 worn by Niki Taylor and Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look in 2019. . “It The post Designer Thierry Mugler dies, at 73 appeared first on Inside Retail.

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ZARA launches at One New Change

Retail Focus

Landsec has today announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London. The post ZARA launches at One New Change appeared first on Retail Focus - Retail Design.

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Fourteen new retailers to open at Gold Coast Airport

Inside Retail

The post Fourteen new retailers to open at Gold Coast Airport appeared first on Inside Retail. Gold Coast Airport will add 14 more retailers to its existing and new terminals as part of a broader expansion project.

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Fashion for people with disabilities celebrated at Australian Fashion Week

Inside Retail

For the first time ever, a runway show for people with disabilities will feature at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in May. . Last year was the first time models with disabilities featured at AAFW, including Paralympian Reed McCracken, Sarah Walsh and Michael Roeger.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Inspiration to action, stepping toward climate solutions

Cisco Retail

Welcome to our blog series on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. At Cisco, we envision a world where our planet’s limited resources are used sustainably so both people and ecosystems can thrive.

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Miele launches new experience centre at Touchwood shopping centre

Retail Focus

Andrew Hilston, Managing Director at Ardent, commented: “Miele is renowned for the quality of its products, and as such is an ideal addition to Touchwood’s roster of leading retailers. Miele has selected Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull as the location for its latest store.

Cisco at DistribuTECH 2022

Cisco CSR

It was wonderful to be back at a live event and connectwith all the colleagues and customers. . Our participation at DistribuTECH gave us a chance to demonstrate that partnership. . Software solutions to process data at the edge of the Utility network .

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: Volunteering with AppD Cares fulfills a passion for giving back

Cisco Retail

We have created a new blog series that will focus on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Jamelyn Banuelos, AppDynamics customer success leader and chapter leader at AppD Cares Richardson, Texas.

Bvlgari unveils serpenti pop-up at Harrods

Retail Focus

Bvlgari has revealed the summer Serpenti Maestria pop-up boutique at Harrods. The post Bvlgari unveils serpenti pop-up at Harrods appeared first on Retail Focus - Retail Design.

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: How the Send IT Back mobile app contributes to a circular economy

Cisco CSR

We have a blog series that focuses on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Luckily, we have people at Cisco who are dedicated to accelerating our transition from a linear to a circular economy.

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: How water stewardship in our supply chain leads to a more inclusive future for all

Cisco CSR

Around 4 billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year, and that could increase as much as 40 percent by 2050. Toddy: I had a roommate at university who had interned at Cisco. Water is one of Earth’s most precious natural resources.

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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. M&S’ move reflects this and is indicative of wider demand for prime space like ours here at Lakeside. “M&S’

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Cisco drives an inclusive, sustainable future through the circular economy

Cisco Retail

Welcome to our blog series on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Can you tell me a bit about your path to working at Cisco? . Katie Schindall, Director of Circular Economy at Cisco. How is circular economy being deployed at Cisco? .

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CPG Trends on Display at Natural Products Expo West 2022?

Rangeme

Natural Products Expo West made its return at the Anaheim Convention Center March 8-12, 2022, and it was quite a different event from where we left off back in 2020 when the world as we knew it changed. Going premium helped me turn out at least one to two national chains.

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EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

Retail Focus

Sustainability is at the heart of the services offered in the new store, customers can use the on-site repair centre to give a new lease of life to Apple, Google, and Samsung devices within 2 hours.

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: A commitment to business and human rights

Cisco Retail

Welcome to our blog series on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. But at the same time, there is an increased risk of technology being used in ways that harm human rights. Katie Shay, Head of Business and Human Rights (BHR) at Cisco.

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Pets at Home sales surge but cost pressures remain

365 Retail

Pets at Home continues to benefit from the huge boom in pet ownership during the Covid-19 pandemic with bosses predicting profits will be up nearly 50% compared with a year ago. Pets at Home continued to enjoy the boom in pet ownership (Pets at Home/PA).

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New tenants sign up at Cwmbran Centre Wales

Retail Focus

H&T Pawnbrokers is opening at 13, The Parade, after agreeing a 10-year lease. The retailer, which offers pawnbroking loans, buys gold, offers travel money and sells pre-owned jewellery and watches, is to open at the end of the month and has created four local jobs.

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Automated Service Assurance at Microsecond Speed

Cisco CSR

Automated Assurance and Orchestration that can Handle SLAs at Scale and Speed. By tightly integrating automated assurance and orchestration, Accedian Skylight with Cisco Crosswork enables closed-loop automation based on end user experiences at microsecond speeds.

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Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading

Retail Focus

The retailer currently has a store at Hyde End Road, Shinfield, and the new store will be built on the land behind the existing store. The post Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading appeared first on Retail Focus - Retail Design.

First licensed wedding takes place at Selfridges

Retail Focus

Selfridges has hosted its first wedding at its London store’s new dedicated Wedding Suite, realising its promise to offer wedding experiences for couples looking for a non-traditional ceremony in a venue like no other. or visit the Experience Concierge at Selfridges London.

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People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Inclusive Communities contribute to a Conscious Culture

Cisco Retail

We have created a new blog series that will focus on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. At Cisco, we have 29 employee resource organizations (EROs) and networks that are part of what we call our “ Inclusive Communities.”

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Sydney’s lockdown extended for at least another week

Inside Retail

The lockdown in Sydney will be extended by at least another week, as the city’s total virus cluster grew by another 27 overnight. She did hint at a potentially staggered exit to the lockdown, however.

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Retailers talk development at conference

Talking Retail

Retailer Ian Lewis told delegates how he has embraced the Spar Market format at his Minster Lovell store. This story continues at Retailers talk development at conference. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail.

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Wesfarmers makes $687 million bid at picking up Priceline

Inside Retail

Retail conglomerate Wesfarmers has made a $687 million bid at buying up Priceline’s parent company Australian Pharmaceutical Industries – an offer which will net API’s shareholders a 21 per cent premium.

Animal opens its first outlet store at Caledonia Park

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager for the £37bn Railways Pension Scheme, has announced Animal, a coastal lifestyle clothing brand, has opened its first UK outlet store at Caledonia Park, Scotland’s premier designer village.

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Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar at Chadstone

Inside Retail

Kiwi fashion label Rodd & Gunn has introduced ‘The Lodge Bar’, its first experiential retail concession, at Myer Chadstone. . The post Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar at Chadstone appeared first on Inside Retail.