Fri.May 20, 2022

Click Central closes after strategic review

Inside Retail

Australian online marketplace Click Central closed on Friday as its owners decided to redirect resources to its other online platforms.

Why do Brits love online shopping?

Retail Focus

Online shopping has revolutionised how we consume goods and has also changed how businesses and companies market and sell their products and services. It has even eliminated the need for a shop front altogether. . But why do Brits, in particular, love online shopping?

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ChatOps: Managing Kubernetes Deployments in Webex

Cisco CSR

This is the third post in a series about writing ChatOps services on top of the Webex API. In the first post , we built a Webex Bot that received message events from a group room and printed the event JSON out to the console.

From Cloud to Car: How NIO Develops Intelligent Vehicles on NVIDIA HGX

Nvidia

Building next-generation intelligent vehicles requires an AI infrastructure that pushes the cutting edge. Electric vehicle maker NIO is using NVIDIA HGX to build a comprehensive data center infrastructure for developing AI-powered, software-defined vehicles.

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.

Dive into Network Programmability and Automation at Cisco Live 

Cisco CSR

To get back to what was considered “normal” in the “before times,” we are once more heading for an in-person Cisco Live US event! This after a hiatus of two years of virtual events.

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Secondhand US market to reach $82B by 2026: ThredUp

Retail Dive

Consumers are turning to used goods to save money during a time of high inflation, a new report found

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Senate Fails to Pass $48 Billion Small Business Covid Relief Act of 2022

Small Biz Trends

The $48 billion Small Business Covid Relief Act of 2022 bill (S-4008) has failed in the Senate. S-4008 would have provided $48 billion to restaurants, gyms, live venues, minor league sports teams, border businesses, exclave businesses and providers of transportation services.

Introducing new cloud resources page for Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco CSR

The last two years have created a lot of pressure on us all. The pandemic has forced us to adapt to new ways of working and has presented many technological challenges, one of which is multi-cloud transformation.

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Maze unveils brand refresh and new website

365 Retail

Maze, the creator and purveyor of luxury outdoor furniture, has announced a brand refresh. To best suit its evolving customer in 2022 and core demographic, the rebrand features an all-new aesthetic, revitalised brand values, a new-look website and more.

Cisco Innovations showcase at ServiceNow Knowledge 2022

Cisco CSR

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More Small Businesses Eligible for Disaster Relief Due to Drought

Small Biz Trends

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that multiple counties across four states are now eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan of up to $2 million. More Small Businesses Eligible for Disaster Relief Due to Drought.

Albertsons to Launch Smart Shopping Carts at Select Stores

Retail Touch

Albertsons Companies will launch cart-based smart checkout technology later this year at select supermarkets throughout the country, in partnership with Veeve Smart Carts.

What is Extended Reality?

Nvidia

Advances in extended reality have already changed the way we work , live and play , and it’s just getting started. Extended reality, or XR, is an umbrella category that covers a spectrum of newer, immersive technologies, including virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

Foot Locker's Nike replacement efforts working 'exceptionally well'

Retail Dive

CEO Dick Johnson said Foot Locker is underpenetrated in "virtually all of our brands outside of our top three." " That leaves room for growth

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Ulta Launches Retail Media Network, Sephora Likely Not Far Behind

Retail Touch

Ulta Beauty is the latest retailer to launch a retail media network, aiming to tap into the growing pool of ad dollars flowing into closed-loop systems as marketers look beyond search engines and social media in preparation for a cookie-less future.

The Top Dropshipping Course Options Today

Small Biz Trends

With classic business procedures owning warehouses and inventory is a common practice.in recent years new practices have come up with ways to reduce or render obsolete the need for inventory and inventory for certain types of business.

What Every Retailer Should Do to Stop Account Takeover Attacks

Retail Touch

According to a recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center there was a 68% increase in data breaches in 2021 compared to 2020, awarding last year with the highest number of data breaches ever reported.

An Action Plan to Boost Open Source Security

Cisco CSR

Last week, Cisco’s Head of Open Source, Stephen Augustus, and I joined nearly 100 executives from 37 companies and leaders from the White House and across the U.S.

Kohl’s Sale Looks Bleaker Now: Report

VMS

Observers of a potential Kohl’s acquisition say enthusiasm for a deal has waned after the retailer turned in a shoddy sales update, the New York Post reports. The department store chain reported a 5.2% drop in comparable sales as consumers tightened their wallets amid creeping inflation.

REI Appoints First Chief Supply Chain Officer to Support Growth Initiatives

Retail Touch

REI Co-op has named Sylvia Wilks to the newly created role of SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective May 23, 2022.

David M Robinson reaffirms commitment to Liverpool ONE with upsize

A1 Retail

Grosvenor has announced that award-winning British luxury jewellery retailer, David M Robinson (DMR), has significantly upsized and extensively refurbished its Liverpool ONE flagship.

Best Office Floor Mats for 2022

Small Biz Trends

Floor mats for chairs are some of the most cost-effective office products around. They extend the life of your carpet or floor by protecting against wear and tear and preventing scratches on hardwood floors. They can also protect your equipment and data from damage caused by static electricity.

The Weekly Closeout: Kohl's considers packaged foods and Target partners with Tabitha Brown

Retail Dive

The department store looks into new categories as profit takes a hit, and the author and actress created four collections for the mass merchant

The State of the Creator Economy is Thriving

Small Biz Trends

From its humble beginnings in the 1990s, the creator economy has now grown into a massive industry. Part of the “new economy,” early creators included authors, journalists, actors, musicians, artists and others.

Hugo Boss COO leaves to head Swiss outdoor brand

Retail Dive

Heiko Schäfer joined in March 2020, just as COVID-19 began to upend the apparel industry

Inside Natori’s Transformation from High-End Wholesaler to Omnichannel Brand

Retail Touch

A 45-year-old family-owned luxury business might not be the kind of company one expects to be at the cutting edge of digital commerce, but thanks to President Ken Natori, the company’s second-generation leader, Natori is just that.

eBay invests to support businesses attending its regional Roadshow

A1 Retail

Small businesses attending eBay’s first ever physical Roadshows can apply for grants and support packages. Grants offered up to £5k per small businesses, whilst the ‘Start and Scale’ packages will include eBay store credits and promo funding . Part of eBay’s yearlong regional roadshow and investment programme which aims to help fledgling and would be entrepreneurs to start up and scale up. Next event to be held in Manchester’s MediaCity at the end of May.

Global Small Businesses Resume International Travel Boosting Export Sales

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/jacoblund Export Delaware is ready to travel the world again ! After two years of being grounded due to the global pandemic, business owners are chomping at the bit to get back to in-person business.

E-Flex: The role of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology in a sustainable future

Cisco CSR

We can’t control time, but we can control how we fill it. Everything we do today, every hour, every minute, every second, will shape what we can do tomorrow.

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Guest Post: Why Should Your Customer Service Team Care About NPS?

Shep Hyken

This week, we feature an article by Simona Benetinová, content manager at Nicereply , a company that helps organizations, of all sizes, provide outstanding customer service. She writes about customer loyalty and why your team should care about your brand’s Net Promoter Score.

What’s Happening at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022: Day 2

Cisco CSR

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 is ongoing in Valencia, Spain! And we’re here with the latest buzz, keynote information, and Cloud Unfiltered interviews. Here’s what happened at Day 2 of the conference. . Quote of the Day. We think [centralized authorization] can be sexy.

Seven Dials’ dining offer evolves

A1 Retail

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of four new culinary operators in the Seven Dials community.

Accelerate digital transformation with Anypoint DataGraph 

Mulesoft

Many digital transformation initiatives are failing. In fact, 85% of digital transformations are slowed down or derailed by integration challenges. Because various disparate systems and legacy infrastructure are barriers. Data is siloed. The pace of change is accelerating.

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Thousands of pounds raised for local community causes

A1 Retail

More than £170,000 has been raised by co-operative colleagues and customers across Southern Co-op stores in southern England. Thousands of pounds will be shared between 157 separate charities and good causes which were the 2021 local partners of The Co-operative Food stores.

The Container Store Plotting 76 New Stores by 2027

VMS

The Container Store (Coppell, TX) is planning to open 76 new stores by the end of fiscal 2027, the company announced as part of its fiscal Q4 sales report. Those new doors include smaller-format locations in Colorado Springs, CO and Salem, NH, which will cut their ribbons in the second half of 2022.

Hy-Vee offers pediatric COVID-19 boosters

Mass Relators

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Friday that free Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available by appointment only at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations for 5- to 11-year-olds at least 5 months after their second dose.