Wed.Sep 22, 2021

Skin deep: Why Camilla and Marc, H&M and Jurlique are embracing ageing

Inside Retail

It’s not every day that we see a centenarian front a collection for a leading global fashion brand, but that’s exactly what happened last week.

How To Avoid Going Bankrupt? It Begins With Visiting Your Competitor

Retail Doc

One of the first things I do when conducting a business makeover is to get the owner and manager to accompany me on a visit to a competitor. This usually results in a bit of a battle. Retail Sales Training mystery shops Payless ShoeSource

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Melbourne quake raises question for retailers: Are you ready for a crisis?

Inside Retail

In the aftermath of the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Melbourne and regional Victoria on Wednesday morning, some retail leaders may have found themselves saying words they never thought they’d speak: “Thank god for lockdown”.

JD Sports signs up to new store in Cheltenham

Retail Focus

Canada Life Asset Management, jointly represented by ARC Retail and Colliers International, has signed JD Sports Fashion plc to prominent premises in Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade, as the latest bolstering of the town’s retail and leisure offering.

Premier Investments profit almost doubles despite 50,000 lost days

Inside Retail

Premier Investments has almost doubled its profit in FY21 to $271.8 million, with earnings hitting a record figure of $351.9 million – up 88 per cent. Sales in the retail group rose 18.7 per cent to $1.4 billion worldwide, with online contributing a record 20.8 per cent of global sales.

Retail Industry Awards 2021: winners revealed

Talking Retail

The winners of the 2021 Retail Industry Awards were announced last night at a face-to-face awards dinner in the City of London. Big winners on the night included Nisa, which took home the trophy for Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year.

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When the vaccinated can enjoy shops and cafes, what about the staff?

Inside Retail

The New South Wales and Victorian governments have released detailed roadmaps outlining how they’ll ease restrictions across Sydney and Melbourne.

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Woolworths backs next-gen plan to replace virgin plastics

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is backing Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics by creating infinite recycling.

NRF: Record Halloween spending expected

Mass Relators

WASHINGTON – Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion this year, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. That’s up from $8.05 billion in 2020. Photo by Oxana Melis on Unsplash).

The new rule book on performance reviews in a pandemic

Inside Retail

Debates about performance reviews – their purpose and impact – take on new intensity during a pandemic and when uncertainty, change and remote working define workplaces.

ThirdLove launches into activewear

Retail Dive

The company faces category competition from traditional retailers like J.C. Penney and Target, as well as fellow DTCs like Thinx and Allbirds

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Michael Hill hiring 1200 new staff for Christmas

Inside Retail

Jewllery brand Michael Hill is looking to hire 1,200 new staff globally heading into the busy holiday season. The business is looking to onboard 260 staff in New Zealand, 580 in Australia, and 360 in Canada. “We

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Albertsons Cos. Aims to ‘Make Online Experiences Fun’ with Shoppable Content

Retail Touch

Albertsons Companies has teamed up with short-form video platform Firework to bring a shoppable livestream video experience to the websites of several of its banner grocery brands, which include Albertsons , Acme , Kings and Safeway.

How Aussie brands can drive visibility and sales on marketplaces

Inside Retail

If you’re selling on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, a product data feed is no stranger to you. Coming in the form of a spreadsheet with information about your products, you must never underestimate its power.

PayPoint offers a free month’s service if you refer another retailer

Talking Retail

PayPoint is asking stores who offer the service to refer other retailers in a recruitment drive. The ‘refer a friend’ scheme would earn both the new business and the referrer a free month’s service fee. The promotion runs until 29 October.

NVIDIA Extends AI Inference Performance Leadership, with Debut Results on Arm-based Servers

Nvidia

NVIDIA delivers the best results in AI inference using either x86 or Arm-based CPUs, according to benchmarks released today.

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PVM rewards retailers through loyalty scheme

Talking Retail

Confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) is offering convenience store retailers the chance to win prizes as part of its £2m Loyalty Rewards Scheme.

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Presto launches Colombian instant coffee

Retail Times

Presto, the ethical British coffee start-up, has launched a Colombian Instant Coffee designed to deliver a silky smooth instant brew. The launch is designed to capitalise on the growing premiumisation of the UK coffee market, giving instant coffee gourmet credentials. RSP £6.99/100g.

Robomart launches store-hailing platform for retailers

Retail Dive

The startup, which lets shoppers summon a mobile grocery or convenience store, is betting on more companies joining the instant-delivery trend

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Superdry partners with Oxfam for ‘Give Back’ scheme

Retail Times

Refresh, recycle and reinvigorate your wardrobe. Give your pre-loved clothes a new lease of life, whilst having a positive impact on someone else’s. Retail News Superdry

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Mirror CEO steps down after last year's acquisition by Lululemon

Retail Dive

The $500 million acquisition has raised questions from analysts about its path to profitability, and customer acquisition costs are also rising

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Cisco Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure. SASE, Multicloud, Analytics… …

Cisco Retail

We are excited to announce that Gartner has again recognized Cisco as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

Stitch Fix mutes expectations as it dives into traditional e-commerce

Retail Dive

The apparel retailer has added old-fashioned online sales to its subscription-box offer, but faces disruption by an even older retail concept — stores

The power of possibilities – Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node

Cisco Retail

Cisco UCS X-Series was designed to be modular, expandable, and blur the lines between the efficiencies of blade servers (cable reduction and power & cooling) and the expandability of rack servers (storage & PCIe). It all starts with the Cisco UCS X210c Compute Node. The Brains.

The Culture Challenge

Shep Hyken

Culture is one of the most important parts of customer service and customer experience. I’ve written numerous articles about this and have included a chapter on this topic in my latest book, I’ll Be Back: How to Get Customers to Come Back Again and Again , which by the way, is finally out.

Having Confidence in Your Wireless Security

Cisco Retail

As each day passes, wireless security becomes even more critical to the day-to-day operations of organizations. Several factors contribute to the growing need for reliable security.

A Hackathon to Develop Solutions That Can Help SMBs

LS Retail

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Cisco Strengthens Partnership with Qwilt to Modernize Content Delivery

Cisco Retail

Today is an exciting day, as our partner Qwilt, just announced Cisco’s investment in the company.

Macy's, Neighborhood Goods to participate in Coresight's 10.10 Shopping Festival

Retail Dive

Citing the industry's growth in China, the firm's focus for this year's event is to speed up the adoption of live video shopping in the U.S.

Automating AWS with Cisco SecureX

Cisco Retail

The power of programmability, automation, and orchestration. Automating security operations within the public clouds takes advantage of the plethora of today’s capabilities available and can drive improvements throughout all facets of an organization.

Walmart Tags Products that are ‘Better’ for Customers’ Health and the Planet’s

Retail Touch

Walmart has launched “Built for Better,” an online platform that uses icons to help customers identify and shop for products that are healthier for people and better for the environment. “We’re

NVIDIA Invites Healthcare Startup Submissions to Access UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

Nvidia

It takes major computing power to tackle major projects in digital biology — and that’s why we’re connecting pioneering healthcare startups with the U.K.’s s most powerful supercomputer, Cambridge-1.

Product Launch of the Year 2021 winners

Talking Retail

The winners of the 2021 Product Launch of the Year awards have been unveiled. The victorious products were revealed last night at the Retail Industry Awards 2021 dinner in the City of London.

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Warby Parker provides guidance ahead of public debut

Retail Dive

The DTC eyewear brand, which is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange next week, projects revenue to grow up to 36% in 2021

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thredUP Gears up for Resale Boom with New Texas-Sized Distribution Center

Retail Touch

Online consignment retailer thredUP plans to open a new 600,000-square-foot , 10-million-item flagship distribution center in Lancaster, Texas in 2022 that’s designed to expand the company’s item capacity by 150%. The announcement comes following reports of an exploding secondhand market.

Wild Things: 3D Reconstructions of Endangered Species with NVIDIA’s Sifei Liu

Nvidia

Endangered species can be difficult to study — they’re elusive, and the very act of observing them can disrupt their lives. Now, scientists can take a closer look at endangered species by studying AI-generated 3D representations of them.

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How Data Can Help Build Loyalty for Your Private Label Brand

Retail Touch

The pandemic has introduced more than 22 million U.S. consumers to online shopping channels since March 2020, fundamentally changing the way people shop for consumer packaged goods (CPG).