Thu.Sep 23, 2021

Gamified and global: How Wish aims to compete with Amazon

Inside Retail

San Francisco-based mobile shopping app Wish has kicked off a campaign to dramatically increase the number of merchants on its platform from countries other than China.

Tommy Hilfiger upsizes at London Designer Outlet

Retail Focus

Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger is set to significantly upsize in London Designer Outlet following the success of its pop-up store at the outlet one year after it opened its doors.

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Value of inner city logistics hubs to soar as e-commerce grows: CBRE

Inside Retail

Sydney alone will need to increase its overall logistics footprint by at least 720,000 sqm over the next four years in order to keep up with the rising relevance of online shopping, according to a new report from property firm CBRE.

Why raising minimum wage is no longer enough to draw in retail workers

Retail Dive

Workers are not responding to these cues as they traditionally have. Most retailers are using an outdated hiring playbook, write Alvarez and Marsal's David Ritter and Conor Gaffney

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VIDEO: How streetwear unicorn StockX keeps one step ahead of customers

Inside Retail

Resale streetwear and lifestyle platform StockX is one of the hottest retailers at the moment, where customers can purchase exclusive, authenticated products from sneakers to handbags from sellers or its DropX model concept.

In my opinion: FMCG prices are going to keep on rising. It’s time for supply change

Retail Times

By Justin Floyd, CEO of RedCloud. Comment In my opinion Opinion Time RedCloud

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Vestiaire Collective raises US$210 million as orders surge

Inside Retail

Pre-loved fashion online platform Vestiaire Collective has raised US$210 million during its latest financing round, bringing its value to US$1.7 billion.

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Bottles to bears: The Aussie toy company making Walmart more sustainable

Inside Retail

An Australian toy company is shaking up the category with an eco-friendly range of plush toys which will launch at Walmart in the US next month. Resoftables is a range of soft plush toys constructed entirely from household plastic waste and packaged in recycled cardboard.

AI in the Sky: NVIDIA GPUs Help Researchers Remove Clouds from Satellite Images

Nvidia

Satellite images can be a fantastic civil engineering tool — at least when clouds don’t get in the way. . Now researchers at Osaka University have shown how to use GPU-accelerated deep learning to remove these clouds. .

Nominations for the 2022 Top 50 People in E-Commerce closing soon

Inside Retail

Inside Retail is accepting nominations for the 2022 Top 50 People in E-Commerce, an annual report recognising the best and brightest in online retail.

Walmart simplifies shopping for eco-friendly and healthy products

Retail Dive

The retailer has created an online shopping destination called Built for Better that includes items with independent certifications

Factory Buys: case study of the importance of online review

Inside Retail

With the rise of online shopping thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s plain to see just how important it is for consumers to trust where they are buying from. The current state of the world has placed less of a reliance on viewing and testing products in store.

Shoppers are looking for lower prices, says data

Talking Retail

Convenience shoppers are already becoming more budget conscious, suggest latest figures from Lumina Intelligence. The analyst’s latest data, which covers the four weeks to 25 July, indicate that the average amount spent per week by convenience store shoppers fell 1% to £23.27.

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Boosted Commerce hires former Goop exec as CTO

Retail Dive

Juan Paul Ramirez's experience with DTC, marketplaces and marketing tech will help the company acquire and grow digitally native brands

Sanicat unveils new design on sustainable packaging

Talking Retail

Cat litter brand Sanicat has rolled out a new pack design to give shoppers “clearer and greener choices when shopping for petcare products”. The new design will run across the brand’s core products, including Sanicat Classic, Sanicat Clumping and Sanicat Plant-Based.

Target announces plans to hire 100K seasonal workers

Retail Dive

The retailer is planning to make fewer hires this holiday but it is offering existing staff an additional 5 million hours and a more flexible schedule

Amid Current Hiring Crunch, Diversity has Become Even More Critical to Retail Success

Retail Touch

Diversity and hiring are both huge areas of focus for retailers at the moment, and now the two are converging as jobseekers find themselves with the upper hand in a tight labor market.

Retail groups ask for 3 months to get ready for vaccine mandate

Retail Dive

Two leading industry groups outlined questions and potential difficulties retailers have around the Biden administration's vaccination rules

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Holiday Shopping 2021: How SEOs Can Help Clients Inspire, Deliver and Sustain

Retail Touch

Every SEO strategy session with clients these days should include a moment of recognition and praise for how hard business owners are working to keep serving the public amid monumental challenges.

Roku unveils Shopify integration in quest to secure more SMB ad dollars

Retail Dive

The partnership signals another step in the growth of streaming TV ads as well as the convergence between commerce and content

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: GFN Thursday Celebrates Team17 Titles Streaming From the Cloud

Nvidia

GFN Thursday is all about bringing games powered by GeForce NOW’s GPUs in the cloud to gamers. Today, that spotlight shines on Team17, the prolific publisher behind many games in the GeForce NOW library.

Mitigating Dynamic Application Risks with Secure Firewall Application Detectors

Cisco Retail

As part of our strategy to enhance application awareness for SecOps practitioners, our new Secure Firewall Application Detectors portal, [link] , provides the latest and most comprehensive application risk information available in the cybersecurity space.

Brilliant Earth halves number of shares, lowers price in IPO

Retail Dive

"We're holding on to our shares because we think there's so much tremendous long-term value," CEO Beth Gerstein said in an interview ahead of the opening bell Thursday

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The Cisco DNA Expansion Pack is replacing Cisco DNA Premier in Switching and Wireless

Cisco Retail

What is the Cisco DNA Expansion Pack? The Cisco DNA Expansion Pack is a more flexible way to purchase Cisco ISE, Cisco DNA Spaces, Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch), ThousandEyes and other licenses, appliances, and services all in one convenient “point and click” ordering menu.

Salesforce vs. Retail Execution Platform: Why Your Field Team Needs Both

RepslyBlog

What’s one of the most common barriers to success we hear when talking to CPG brands about their technology stack? Our field team is using Salesforce's CRM to stay organized in the field.”. Service Industry Tools & Tech Field Sales

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Together, We Can Fix Climate Change (Video)

LS Retail

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Doing the Math: Michigan Team Cracks the Code for Subatomic Insights

Nvidia

In record time, Vikram Gavini’s lab crossed a big milestone in viewing tiny things. The three-person team at the University of Michigan crafted a program that uses complex math to peer deep into the world of the atom.

SKUx Helps Retailers Simplify Promotional Offers

Retail Touch

Fintech company SKUx has launched SKUPay, a platform designed to transform coupons, rebates or promotional offers into serialized single-use offers.

Top 5 Ecommerce Trends for 2022

Independent Retailer

by Brad Shorr. COVID lockdowns accelerated the shift from brick-and-mortar to online shopping. With rising demand, competition to attract and keep ecommerce customers will heat up in 2022.

Target Increases Hours, Flexibility for Existing Associates to Cut Holiday Hires by More Than 20%

Retail Touch

In a nod to the tight labor market , Target is gearing up for the holiday season by increasing hours for existing employees and hiring fewer seasonal workers — 100,000 compared to 130,000 in each of the past two years.

Global Pet Expo Returns to Live Event in 2022

Independent Retailer

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) have announced Global Pet Expo will be held live and in-person March 23-25, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.

Don’t be Scared: Halloween Spending to Reach Record Highs

Retail Touch

Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation ’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. .

My Skyrocketing Career Growth at Cisco!

Cisco Retail

A lot can happen when you’re working hard and having fun, and I can attest to that being true at Cisco. In just four years’ time, my career as a Cisco network engineer has skyrocketed!

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Chewy, Five Below, McDonald’s CEOs to be Honored by NRF Foundation

Retail Touch

NRF Foundation has named the retail leaders to be included on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022.

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Made in the USA Holiday Decorations

Independent Retailer

The weather is slowly getting cooler, the leaves will soon start to change colors, and pumpkin spice is in the air. Before you know it, the holidays will be here and consumers will want to brighten up their homes with all different kinds of decorations.

Use of cash falls again, says British Retail Consortium

Talking Retail

Card transactions now account for four in every five pounds spent, says the latest annual survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The consortium’s Payments Survey found that 81% of transactions were by card in 2020, compared to 78% in 2019.

Tesco warns Government of panic buying fears amid driver shortfall

365 Retail

Tesco has warned the Government that it has a shortfall of 800 drivers and is concerned about panic buying in the run up to Christmas if the nationwide HGV crisis is not addressed.