Wed.Aug 17, 2022

E-commerce sales fall as cost-of-living pressures hit consumers

Inside Retail

As inflation and rising interest rates start to bite and reduce consumers’ spending capacity and confidence, Australian e-commerce sales declined sharply in July. .

‘Reclaiming’ lost loyalty for high-street brands via the Metaverse

Retail Focus

Mark Zuckerberg has tongues wagging with big claims about his “Metaverse”, and while he’s since shed very little light so far on what this will entail, or how far it’s progressed, we know the aim is to create a ‘phygital’ world where people can work, play and hangout, accessed by virtual and augmented reality tools. .


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Western Australia gets its first Coles Local store, in Perth

Inside Retail

Coles is set to open its first Coles Local supermarket store in Perth, Western Australia, in November.

8 Key Ecommerce Automation Strategies That Drive Sustainable and Profitable Growth

Retail TouchPoints

It’s hard to say that 2022 has been the year of ecommerce so far. Looking at all the stats, frankly one might even say quite the opposite. According to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report, ecommerce transactions have declined 1.8% from a year ago, while in-store sales rose 10%.

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.

ACCC probes consumer concerns, competition in the social-media market

Inside Retail

Australian businesses and consumers are encouraged to share their views on social media services as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) prepares the sixth interim report in its Digital Platform Services Inquiry.

Server deployment done right – Cisco UCS X-Series with Intersight

Cisco CSR

Whether it is a new VDI environment to enable remote work or being able to decommission older, slower, more power-hungry servers, a new server provides no business benefits until it is deployed and in production. The UCS difference.

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Lids Picks Basketball Theme for First Brick-and-Mortar Store in Australia

Retail TouchPoints

Photo courtesy of Lids. Photo courtesy of Lids. Photo courtesy of Lids. Photo courtesy of Lids. Photo courtesy of Lids. Lids is continuing its brick-and-mortar expansion with its first store in Australia, focusing on the NBA and WNBA for the Melbourne shop.

Meal delivery startup ChefPrep buys Co-Lab Pantry

Inside Retail

Australian gourmet ready-meal delivery startup ChefPrep has acquired artisan food vendor Co-Lab Pantry , with the retooled venture promising to become the “Amazon for food” with next-day delivery across the country.

Kohl’s Names Interim Marketing Leader as its New CMO

Retail TouchPoints

Kohl’s has named Christie Raymond as its new Chief Marketing Officer, reporting directly to CEO Michelle Gass. Raymond has had the post on an interim basis since the May 2022 departure of former CMO Greg Revelle. Christie Raymond.

Sneakers for all: How online marketplace Kicks Crew plans to take over the world

Inside Retail

Kicks Crew has had quite an eventful year so far. Back in March, it secured USD$6 million in Series A funding, which it will use to increase its foothold in the US market and attract talent across engineering, products, and its marketing team.

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.

What Mixed Signals Do You Send Your Customers?

Shep Hyken

Then I read Jan Carlzon’s book, Moments of Truth, many years ago. It was one of the most powerful customer service and experience books at the time, and the content aligned perfectly with my idea of creating Moments of Magic for our customers. Carlzon’s definition of the Moment of Truth was: .

It’s not just wax and a wick: Ecoya CEO on the rise of home fragrance

Inside Retail

Ecoya’s new CEO Claire Barnes discusses the booming home fragrance sector, her favourite New Zealand brands and the evolution of the business. . Inside Retail : Congratulations on your new appointment as CEO at Ecoya. You’ve been at the business for 13 years.

ThredUP Forges Ahead with its War on Fast Fashion Amid Cost-Cutting Initiatives

Retail TouchPoints

Resale platform ThredUP has debuted a new, light-hearted marketing ploy in its ongoing battle against “fast fashion addiction,” mere days after announcing it was joining the ranks of tech companies cutting staff amid an economic slowdown. Strong Q2 Masks Impending Slowdown. On Aug.

Myer bringing student projects to life with Miss Shop

Inside Retail

Department store Myer has recently launched a program giving fashion design students the opportunity to sell their products in-store.

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.

Chipping Away at Game-Changing Operational Efficiency

Cisco CSR

When I’m not leading my region’s global enterprise sales team for Cisco, I can be found hanging out with my family or playing golf. And while I once threw a club (out of excitement) after sinking a birdie, I wouldn’t call myself a scratch golfer by any means.

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Coles CMO Lisa Ronson quits citing new career interests

Inside Retail

Lisa Ronson, chief marketing officer at Coles, has announced on Linkedin her departure from the company. . Ronson joined Coles in 2019 and worked in different sectors throughout her career including FMCG, payments, banking, retail, tourism and supermarkets.

How Kids Foot Locker Inspires Gen Alpha…from TikTok to the Metaverse

Retail TouchPoints

While many brands and retailers are focusing on engaging Gen Z, Gen Alpha is slowly creeping into the picture. Gen Alpha — consumers born after 2010 — have grown up immersed in technology.

Sneakers for all: How online marketplace Kicks Crew plans to take over the world

Inside Retail

Kicks Crew has had quite an eventful year so far. Back in March, it secured USD$6 million in Series A funding, which it will use to increase its foothold in the US market and attract talent across engineering, products, and its marketing team.

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.

Shopify Debuts Creator Marketplace to Connect Influencers with Merchants

Retail TouchPoints

Shopify has launched a new platform called Shopify Collabs that makes it easier for creators to find and partner with Shopify merchants looking for marketing support.

Meet rising star of the week: Natasha Neal, Lovehoney

Inside Retail

Natasha Neal’s first job in retail was working as a Christmas casual at a supermarket in the UK.

Target Net Earnings Drop 90% in Q2 2022 While Walmart Sees Grocery Growth

Retail TouchPoints

Inventory markdowns weighed on Target in Q2 2022 as its net earnings dropped to $183 million , down almost 90% from its Q2 2021 performance. Walmart reported operating income of $6.8 billion for Q2 2023, down 6.8% from Q2 2022.

Home Depot pushes ahead of Lowe’s as it leans on pro customers

Retail Dive

A shorter spring impacted sales from DIY customers, but that disproportionately affected Lowe’s, which receives 75% of sales from that cohort


After ‘Pandemic Hangover,’ Rebel Green Gains Actionable Insights With Data Analytics Solution

Retail TouchPoints

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, eco-friendly household cleaner brand Rebel Green happily grappled with a surge in overnight mainstream success as consumer demand for cleaning products skyrocketed. It was a dream come true, but Rebel Green had a rude awakening once the surge slowed.

Amazon announces first peak season fee for its fulfillment services

Retail Dive

The e-commerce giant said it previously absorbed the higher cost of holiday shipping, but added that seasonal expenses have reached new heights

Warheads Sour Soda arrives in UK

Talking Retail

The sour candy brand Warheads has officially launched in the UK. The American brand’s range consists of five flavours – Black Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Apple, Lemon, and Watermelon.

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Target takes 87% hit to operating profit as it resets inventory

Retail Dive

The retailer resorted to markdowns after facing sluggish demand as consumers grapple with inflation. Was it a speed bump, or a sign of poor planning

Be Prepared for an Emergency with a Portable Power Station

Small Biz Trends

Do not let power disruption or the wilderness stop you from accessing your essential devices. Just like batteries, a portable power station will provide you with electric power whenever you need it.

DoorDash is testing delivery of Facebook Marketplace orders

Retail Dive

The two companies are piloting the service in multiple cities, which allows drivers to deliver items that fit in the trunk of a car


SpeedPro’s P-O-P Signs


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22 Small Business Ideas for Men in 2022

Small Biz Trends

There are a lot of opportunities for men who are looking to start their own businesses and earn extra cash or gain financial freedom in 2022. The business ideas for men in this article are some of the most promising opportunities available.

Walgreens brings in Starbucks vet for new chief format concepts and design officer role

Retail Dive

Min Cho will focus on “innovative store design and architecture which embraces creativity and functionality,” the drugstore retailer said


Outsourced Web Development: It’s Not What You Think

Small Biz Trends

When you need a new website or an overhaul to your existing site, you need results fast. The longer it takes to complete your project, the longer you’ll have to wait to start seeing any kind of ROI.

Kohl’s names chief marketing officer

Retail Dive

Interim CMO Christie Raymond takes on the role permanently as she looks to scale the retailer’s in-house retail media agency