Fri.Nov 18, 2022

Christmas retail sales tipped to top $60 billion

Inside Retail

Australian Christmas retail sales are predicted to exceed $60 billion, despite the impact of inflation and cost of living problems, according to research from the National Retailers Association (NRA). Covering the pre and post-Christmas shopping periods, that figure would represent a 3.9

Adidas creates ‘Virtual Gear’ product category as it preps for metaverse future

Retail Dive

The athletics brand also released its first collection of NFT wearables as it accelerates a “community-based, member-first, open metaverse strategy &rdquo

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In the News: $2,500 in Grants for Black-Owned Businesses

Small Biz Trends

Underserved small business communities have a much harder time when it comes to getting funding. Whether it is women or other minorities, this particular issue has created a big problem for these communities.

How to Protect Against Rising Organized Retail Crime

Retail TouchPoints

Organized retail crime (ORC) is a growing concern for retailers of all sizes. Groups of professional thieves are systematically targeting retail establishments to steal easily resold merchandise such as pharmaceuticals, groceries, diapers and beauty supplies.

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!

Gap Inc. recovers in Q3 despite Yeezy debacle and heavy discounting

Retail Dive

The apparel retailer swung to a profit, and, in a surprise, its once-dormant Banana Republic label led the way

Iceland recreates Netflix Blockbuster with a frozen turkey

A1 Retail

Iceland has unveiled a new film worthy of a Royal premiere. The Turkey Crown. A retelling of Netflix’s The Crown.

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5 Types of Crowdfunding You Should Know About

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Crowdfunding campaigns have recently emerged as a way to secure funding for projects and businesses. A successful crowdfunding campaign can be incredibly useful as a way to gain investment for your business and attract customers.

Babylist Holiday Survey: Shoppers Seeking Both Value and Values in the Gifts They Buy

Retail TouchPoints

The holiday season is known as a season for giving and spending time with family. As more households open their doors and host gatherings for their immediate and extended family, they are returning to some old spending behaviors.

The Weekly Closeout: Snoop Dogg launches pet brand as athletics retailers jump into virtual goods

Retail Dive

"If my dogs ain't fresh I ain't fresh,” the artist said of his latest business. Meanwhile, Nike and Adidas made major metaverse moves

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NRF: 166.3 Million People Expected to Shop on Thanksgiving Weekend, Setting New Record

Retail TouchPoints

An estimated 166.3 million people plan to shop between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in 2022, representing 69% of all holiday shoppers, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Analytics.

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.

Get A 2023 Desk Calendar Today

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While it may seem like a trivial item, a desk calendar is an important part of your day! It’s often the first thing you see when you reach your desk and the last thing you see when you leave.

High-End Outerwear Brand Nobis Launches Resale Program

Retail TouchPoints

Canadian premium outerwear brand Nobis has launched a new peer-to-peer resale program, NEXT by Nobis , in partnership with Recurate.

Dollar Tree hires 4 new C-suite executives

Retail Dive

In a continued leadership shakeup, the company named chief compliance, diversity, sustainability and communication officers

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Building Materials “Stubbornly High” as Housing Market Slump Continues

Small Biz Trends

Rising interest rates aren’t helping the nation’s home builders. The cost of building materials remains “stubbornly high,” according to the NAHB report. Add that to the elevated interest rates, and you get declining affordability. Housing Market Slump Continues for 11th Month.

Retail Marketing in a Recession UK: 10 tips from experts

With a recession predicted, retail is often the hardest hit. Marketing is crucial to remain prosperous once economic difficulties have subsided, but investing in the right places is critical. Here are 10 expert tips for retail marketing in a recession.

Google enhances AR search tools to help harried holiday shoppers

Retail Dive

Offerings for the beauty and sneaker categories allow consumers to get a better sense of what a product looks like without having to step into a store

Ride the Waves at Surf Expo’s Winter Trade Show

Independent Retailer

Daydreaming about warm weather and beach days? Well you can experience the real deal at Surf Expo , the world’s premier watersports and beach lifestyle trade show.

Amazon CEO signals more layoffs to come in 2023

Retail Dive

After announcing job cuts this week, Andy Jassy said the company would eliminate more roles, including in its team devoted to stores

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Perron-Roettinger clads Kim Kardashian SKKN pop-up store in raw plaster and cement

Deezen

Design studio Perron-Roettinger has created a pop-up shop for Kim Kardashian 's skincare and homeware brand SKKN in Los Angeles that showcases its products in a physical space for the first time.

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.

Asda welcomes fresh draught beer, cider and cocktail concept

A1 Retail

Asda Pudsey customers will be able to pick up their favourite from a rotating range of freshly poured tipples after Craft on Draft, the fresh craft beer, cider and cocktail concept opened at the Asda Pudsey store in Leeds.

Target Loses $400 Million in Profit, Points to Organized Theft

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Target (Minneapolis) has lost $400 million in profit this year due to inventory shrink, a figure that could balloon to $600 million by the end of the fiscal year, the retailer said during its third quarter earnings call. The company cited organized shoplifting as a significant driver of those losses.

The Key to Scaling Your Private Label Brand

Independent Retailer

by Eric Linxwiler. It has been a banner year for private labels. Inflation and the rising cost of living have changed how consumers shop, leading more to turn to store brand alternatives to save money.

Obituary: Tony Camilletti of Federal Heath

VMS

Anthony “Tony” M. Camilletti passed away unexpectedly Nov. 14, 2022, age 66. Tony was most recently the National Account Executive for signage firm Federal Heath based in Michigan.

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.

New chief Mary Dillon details plans to ‘simplify’ Foot Locker business, improve e-commerce

Retail Dive

As Dillon sets her strategy, the retailer will no longer expand into Japan and is winding down two European ventures

Celeb Chef Opens Sixth Restaurant in Sin City with Caesars

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Multi-Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay continues to make his mark in Las Vegas by opening his sixth restaurant there with Caesars Entertainment. Located in Caesars’ Harrah Las Vegas is the 244-seat Ramsay’s Kitchen, a concept inspired by his travels abroad.

Guest Post: Why B2B Business Needs Dedicated Customer Support

Shep Hyken

This week, we feature an article by Kateryna Boiko, Marketing Director at Mobilunity , an organization that provides dedicated digital marketing and development teams to companies worldwide. She shares the benefits of having dedicated customer support in B2B organizations.

Gap Writes Off $53 Million Related to Yeezy Line

VMS

Gap Inc. San Francisco) said it is taking a $53 million write-off on its investment in Yeezy, a fashion line created controversial artist Ye (formerly Kanye West). That figure was disclosed in the specialty apparel company’s financial results for its third quarter ended Oct. 29, 2022.

Poundland Local convenience store to open in Swiss Cottage creating 18 jobs

Retail Times

Poundland is expanding its presence in London with the opening of its latest Poundland Local convenience store in Swiss Cottage. Retail News Retailer News Poundland Local

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itsu on the menu at centre:mk

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Popular healthy fast-food restaurant, itsu, is set to open its latest location at centre:mk Milton Keynes.

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How the POS Can Help Retailers Prepare for the Holidays

Star Miconics

The retail industry has been through some crazy ups and downs since the global pandemic began. Between the labor shortage, supply-chain issues, and the stock market crash, it’s a wonder how retailers can keep up with consumers at all.

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Asda shoppers can pick up Christmas Dinner for a family five for under £22

Retail Times

As Christmas approaches and customers are looking for ways to start spreading the cost, savvy Asda shoppers can stock up on their frozen Christmas dinner essentials in advance, packing the freezer to feed a family of five for just £21.98. Retail News Retailer News asda

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Planned bans for alcohol advertising are overdone, says trade group

Talking Retail

A trade group of alcohol producers has criticised Scottish proposals to restrict advertising as “entirely disproportionate”.

Pop-Tarts enters metaverse with Blankos Block Party game characters

Retail Times

Kellogg’s has entered the metaverse for the first time in Europe with its own Pop Tarts characters for the popular NFT-based game Blankos Block Party. Cereal bars Cereals Product Time

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