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Homeworld Helensvale sells for $265 million

Inside Retail

Queensland’s large format retail centre Homeworld Helensvale has sold for $265 million to a private investor, marking Australia’s second largest and Queensland’s largest transaction on record for such a centre.

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Frasers Group makes takeover bid for Australia’s MySale

Inside Retail

Frasers Group is set to acquire Australian-based fashion marketplace MySale, launching a bid for the 71.3 per cent of the company’s share it does not already own. The offer values the shares not already held by Frasers at around $23.47 million.

Cisco DNA Center Template Labs – Rest-APIs – Part 9

Cisco CSR

Overview. In this episode of our ongoing DNA Center Automation Series , our focus moves to Rest-APIs and using postman to automate the network. We will change our focus from templating to automation through Postman, a great tool to examine RESTful APIs in a single user interface.

How to Effectively Create a Frictionless Customer Experience in E-Commerce

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge, Founder, Managing Partner and CEO - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito, Interim VP and Consultant, Chameleon Collective | Mike Leibovitz, General Manager of Digital Solutions - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how addressing customer friction and smoothing out your digital customer experience will help you thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges.

“I will 100 per cent buy less”: Gen Z poses problem for the luxury industry

Inside Retail

From $300 bucket hats to $900 sneakers and $700 t-shirts, the high-flying luxury sector is fretting over the appetite among financially stretched Gen Z consumers for such “aspirational” purchases.

Pandora launches lab-made diamond collection as US sales decline

Retail Dive

The new 33-piece Brilliance collection has diamonds made with renewable energy, and includes 100% recycled silver and gold

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Extend your enterprise SDWAN to the new industrial outdoor routers

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Are you looking to be a jack of all trades with your Utility network? Look no further!

Inside the evolution of heritage luxury pearl brand Kailis

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Australian luxury pearl brand Kailis has been creating beautiful pieces for customers since the Kailis family became involved in pearl farming in the 1970s in Western Australia.

Praval Singh on Using Zoho Social for Your Business

Small Biz Trends

? In this episode of Small Biz in :15 On Location, we traveled to Austin, Texas, for ZohoDay 2022 to talk to Zoho Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience Praval Singh.

Korean streetwear brand Acmé de la vie continues international expansion

Inside Retail

Korean streetwear brand Acmé de la vie (ADLV) is continuing its international expansion, with the opening of its third store in Australia this week.

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.

10 Cleaning Franchise Opportunities

Small Biz Trends

If you’re looking for a business with a lot of opportunity and growth potential, you might want to consider a commercial cleaning franchise. With our list of cleaning services franchise opportunities to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your interests and abilities.

“Just the beginning”: Showpo partners with Meta to trial 3D models

Inside Retail

Showpo has commenced a new trial today, using artificial intelligence to generate automated and inclusive ad creative using 3D models.

First-Class Collaboration and APIs, Delivered by Postman

Cisco CSR

Join Kevin Swiber, API Lifecycle and Platform Strategist at Postman, on September 8th, 2022 at 10:00am Pacific Time for How to Manage Complexity Across the API Lifecycle , a live online event hosted by the Cisco Developer Relations team! If you’re developing with APIs – and who isn’t?

From the All Blacks to Sylvia Park: Replay reveals NZ expansion plans

Inside Retail

Italian denim brand Replay is gearing up to enter the New Zealand market, as it looks to capitalise on the brand awareness it has built from sponsoring the All Blacks rugby team for the past two years.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

SKU’d: Retailers, don’t be goblins when you fire people

Retail Dive

Layoffs aren’t easy, but some companies are making big mistakes in communicating corporate changes to staff

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Meditation and business heroes: Q&A with The Daily Edited CEO, Tania Liu

Inside Retail

We have a quick chat with Tania Liu, CEO of leathergoods brand The Daily Edited about her business heroes and whose bag she’d love to look inside. Describe your ideal start to a work day.

Retailers Go Digital to Improve Team Engagement 

Retail TouchPoints

Even as the pace of the economy slows, there remain, on average, two open positions for every job seeker. As recently as April, there were more than 1.1 million unfilled retail jobs in the United States. Moreover, Gartner, Inc.

Rising prices have made shoppers choosey, budget-minded and less loyal — but they’re still spending

Retail Dive

With some relief at the pump for consumers in July, retail sales held steady against inflation. But the rest of the year could be tough as the holidays approach

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.

Upstate New York Warehouse Becomes Latest Amazon Site Seeking Unionization

Retail TouchPoints

An Amazon warehouse in Castleton, N.Y. is the latest of the ecommerce giant’s to seek unionization, according to the National Labor Relations Board. The Amazon Labor Union, which led one successful and one unsuccessful unionization push at Staten Island, N.Y.

30 Online Business Ideas

Small Biz Trends

Today, it’s easier than ever to start a business without a physical location. In fact, there are many business models that can be run completely online.

Sephora at Kohl’s to Expand Shop-in-Shop Concept to All Kohl’s Locations

Retail TouchPoints

One year after Kohl’s and Sephora launched their Sephora at Kohl’s shop-in-shop collaboration, the retailers plan to roll out the successful concept to all 1,100 Kohl’s locations. Currently available in 600 Kohl’s stores across the U.S.,

Online Business Courses Entrepreneurs Should Consider

Small Biz Trends

Starting a business brings with it great opportunities as well as challenges. Capitalizing on these opportunities means understanding these challenges. And the best way of doing this is by taking online business courses for entrepreneurs.

BNPL: Multiple Growth Opportunities Despite Rumblings About Regulation

Retail TouchPoints

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) was the trendiest way to pay for all those lockdown purchases back in 2020. But now, as BNPL offerings — and consumers’ understanding of them — mature, the explosive growth of the last two years is slowing.

Five ways climate change is impacting humanitarian crises around the world

Cisco CSR

It is impossible to read the news these days and not be struck by the record-breaking heatwaves, intense wildfires, prolonged droughts, severe storms, and widespread flooding. The effects of climate change are all around us.

SKUx Helps Retailers Capture First-Party Data from Engagement With Offers

Retail TouchPoints

SKUx has launched the Buyer (X)ccelerator, with the goal of helping retailers capture first-party data based on how consumers engage with offers.

Bath & Body Works cuts 130 positions, COO exits

Retail Dive

The retailer is positioning itself for long-term growth, and is expected to save around $30 million in the second half of the year

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Activist Investor Continues to Wreak Havoc at Bed Bath & Beyond

Retail TouchPoints

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. tumbled after it was revealed that activist investor Ryan Cohen — who owns approximately 11.8% of the retailer through his firm RC Ventures — might be planning to sell his entire stake in the company.

Kohl’s will bring Sephora to all stores in hopes of adding $2B in sales by 2025

Retail Dive

A similar partnership with the beauty retailer didn’t do much for rival J.C. Penney, but Kohl’s sees potential in the tie-up as sales and profits plummet

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As Gen Z Gains Spending Power, Luxury Brands Go Big with Digital  

Retail TouchPoints

Once reserved for an ultra-affluent clientele with disposable income to spend on shopping trips in the world’s most fashionable cities, the luxury category is undergoing a significant transformation.

Robbers Take $800,000 in Jewelry from NYC Store, Attack Workers with Bear Spray

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Robbers took $800,000 in jewelry from a retailer in The Bronx, N.Y., and attacked store workers with bear spray. A group of 10 robbers entered Revel Jewelers at around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the New York Post reports. Police said one of the thieves flashed a gun.

What is Peer to Peer Lending?

Small Biz Trends

Peer-to-peer loans are a relatively new form of borrowing, and lending that cuts out the middleman.

Inflation drives shopping changes for 85% of consumers: survey

Retail Dive

Low- and middle-income consumers could bear the brunt of inflation, creating trouble for retailers this holiday season, Morning Consult suggests

The Roadmap to Follow: A Reflection of Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2022 Women in Technology Leadership Forum

Retail Minded

A 2021 report revealed that the world’s five largest tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, only have a workforce of about 34% women.