Fri.Nov 25, 2022

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Is the retail sector struggling or thriving in 2022? 

Retail Focus

With the likes of EY and Goldman Sachs predicting the UK will be in recession until at least the middle of next year, investors, workers, and bosses have all eyes on the economy. One area being watched with baited breath is the retail sector.

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Want to Create Better Experiences for Customers? Embrace These Technologies

Retail TouchPoints

Incredible digital user experiences sit at the heart of a successful retail brand.

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‘Must-see Moments’ for MAPIC 2022: Conference Programme, Events & Speakers

Retail Focus

The 2022 MAPIC Conference Programme has been released.

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In the News: Recovery Grants From $1,000 to $100K Available to Small Businesses

Small Biz Trends

The impact of the pandemic will be felt for a long time. This is why pandemic-related grants are still available across the country from city, state, and federal grant programs to help small businesses.

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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Imperial launches new disposable vape

Talking Retail

Tobacco giant Imperial Brands has launched a new disposable vape range under the Blu banner. The range is made up of a collection of compact pocket-sized vapes with each containing 20mg of nicotine in 2ml of liquid, providing up to 600 puffs.

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eCommerce warehouses: Letting the robots take the strain at peak

A1 Retail

When Christmas peak kicks in, automation combined with experienced staff will ease the pressure in eCommerce warehouses, says Luís Barros, Operations & Transport Director at Asendia UK. We’re heading into what’s been dubbed a ‘cash-strapped Christmas’.

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Business Dissolutions: What to Know Before the End of the Year

Small Biz Trends

There are many reasons small business owners decide to close their businesses: cash flow difficulties, too much competition, the economy, retirement, or wanting to move on to another opportunity.

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Coca-Cola lights up London with karaoke takeover of iconic Piccadilly Circus

A1 Retail

Piccadilly Circus was illuminated in festive red on Thursday evening as part of a huge Coca-Cola Christmas sing-along. Thousands joined the live karaoke moment celebrating the return of the brand’s much-loved “Holidays Are Coming” advert. Holidays are coming!

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Guest Post: Transactional vs Relational Customer Service

Shep Hyken

This week, we feature an article by Deniz Kuran, Head of Marketing at Idiomatic , an organization that helps companies understand their customers by translating customer feedback into actionable data. She discusses the difference between transactional and relational customer service.

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7 Steps to Create Successful Shipping for Your Business

Independent Retailer

by Sidney Karanja. Today’s business environment is more globalized and complex than ever before. In order for online brands and ecommerce businesses to compete in this marketplace, it is essential to have a shipping process that is efficient and cost-effective.

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how you can thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges. Don't miss out; register today!

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Retailer's Huge Holiday Wish?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/pialhovik Retailers’ biggest holiday wish is to get rid of all that excess inventory. As some of the nation’s largest retailers report quarterly earnings and revenue, Wall Street is paying close attention to another number, too — inventory levels.

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Axel Arigato rejects "McDonald's approach" to interiors with Berlin flagship store

Deezen

Travertine displays that double as DJ podiums feature alongside glistening butter-yellow columns in Axel Arigato 's Berlin outpost, which the streetwear label has designed together with longtime collaborator Halleroed.

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Removing failed payments could increase this year’s Black Friday weekend sales by up to £200mn for UK online retailers

365 Retail

UK online retail businesses could increase their gross sales by up to £200 million during the 2022 Black Friday weekend (25th – 28th November) if failed payments are avoided, according to the latest analysis by BR-DGE ’s failed payments calculator.

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Balenciaga Apologizes for “Sickening” Ads Featuring Children Holding Teddy Bears in Bondage Gear

VMS

Balenciaga (Paris) crossed a line with a recent ad campaign that depicted toddlers holding teddy bears in bondage gear, prompting widespread criticism and calls to boycott the luxury fashion brand. Beyond the teddy bears, the ads are littered with suggestive references to child abuse.

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How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

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Refurbishment reaps sales rewards at Leicestershire village store

Talking Retail

The overhaul of a busy village store in Leicestershire has helped boost the sales by more than 20%. Nisa retailers Paul and Jack Matthews refurbished their family store in Rothley just 18 months after doing the same at Bradley’s in Quorn, also in Leicestershire.

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Total UK food and drink market declines in real terms in 2022, IGD reports

Retail Times

he total food and drink market across eating in and out is forecast to finish this year at +6.6% vs 2021, with further growth for 2023 of +5%, according to new forecasts from IGD’s Eating In Vs. Eating Out report.

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Tim Hortons doubles drive-thru estate across UK in one year

A1 Retail

Iconic Canadian QSR brand Tim Hortons ® has announced the opening of its 50 th drive-thru restaurant in Watford on 28 th November, a milestone that will see the brand doubling its drive-thru estate in the UK in one year, with four further drive-thru openings to come before the end of 2022.

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Co-op serves-up new-look Pilgrims Hatch store and Post Office

Retail Times

Co-op has served-up a new-look store today (Friday, 25 November) in Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, following a near three month programme of works to extend and improve the store. Retail News Retailer News Co-op

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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British independents select Icon Outlet at The O2

A1 Retail

Icon Outlet at The O 2 , one of London’s leading outlet shopping destinations, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the signing of three independent British retailers – TOG24, Raging Bull, and Luke 77 – adding to the outlet shopping destination’s line up of over 60 premium retail brands.

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Kuusoft Corporation Announced a Collaboration with Slutty Vegan to Provide the Restaurant with its Digital Signage Solution

Kuusoft

Jenny Lin Kuusoft Corp. +1

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JYSK delivers record results despite global challenges

A1 Retail

For the financial year 2021/22, JYSK reached its highest EBIT result to date of DKK 4.56 billion (EUR 612 million) and increased turnover by 11% to DKK 36.2 billion (EUR 4.87 billion). However, the retail chain is now seeing the first signs of a slowdown in sales due to global challenges.

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Princes launches duo of drinks made from not from concentrate juices and botanical extracts in first of its kind for the brand

Retail Times

Popular food and drink brand, Princes, has recently launched a brand-new duo of premium drinks that make the perfect choice for those looking for refreshing, delicious convenience this season. Manufacturer news Product Time Soft drinks Princes

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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CRICKET signs for flagship store at Liverpool ONE

A1 Retail

Grosvenor has announced that luxury boutique retailer, CRICKET, is to launch a new 21,000 sq ft flagship store at Liverpool ONE.

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Can Your Business Benefit From Data Extraction?

Retail Minded

Data generated by companies and consumers is set to grow exponentially over the next few years to 175 zettabytes, according to some estimates. These vast volumes of data represent value, particularly for businesses that can leverage them.

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Blakemore and Bestway among the winners at FWD Gold Medal Awards

Talking Retail

Bestway was named top Retail Wholesaler at this year’s Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) Gold Medal Awards, which took place last night at Old Billingsgate market in London.

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Brindisa announces new La Chinata Smoked Hot Sauce

Retail Times

Brindisa, the home of Spanish food in the UK for over 30 years, has launched a new spicy sauce, made with smoked peppers grown in ‘La Vera’, a traditional pepper growing region in Extremadura, southwest Spain.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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Rollover extends its range

Talking Retail

Rollover, the hot food-to-go brand best known for its hot dogs, has increased its burger range by launching a cheeseburger and a double cheeseburger. The new burgers are available to convenience stores all over the UK.

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Tesco ‘Give Back Express’ opens its doors

Retail Times

As FareShare and the Trussell Trustreport they expect to provide food support to more than 1.2 million people this winter,Tesco and its charity partners have launched The Give Back Express - their first ever ‘reverse supermarket’ to help spread Christmas joy and boost donations.

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Conference briefs industry on Scotland’s new deposit return scheme

Talking Retail

More than 600 representatives from drinks producers, retailers and hospitality businesses have met this week in Glasgow to prepare for the introduction of Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. The scheme begins in August next year.

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Apple Airpods, iPads, gaming, TVs and Hotel Chocolat advent calendars are Black Friday top sellers at John Lewis

Retail Times

Apple Airpods, iPads, gaming, TVs and Hotel Chocolat advent calendars are the top selling lines on Black Friday at John Lewis, the retailer reports. Retail News Retailer News John Lewis

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.