Tue.Aug 16, 2022

Super Retail Group delivers record sales, eyes expansion

Inside Retail

Super Retail Group has reported a “record” year of sales in its full-year results marked by a strong second-half performance – but its bottom line did not fare as well. For the year to July 2, the business says sales grew 2.8 per cent to $3.55

Optimize and secure transit fleet management with visibility to connected devices and secure remote access

Cisco CSR

Children have been singing “The wheels on the bus go round and round” since 1939. What’s new today is the tech that keeps those wheels rolling safely and on schedule.

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Woolworths MD of B2B & Everyday Needs Claire Peters resigns

Inside Retail

Claire Peters, Woolworths’ MD of B2B & Everyday Needs, has resigned to take up a new role with Amazon in the US. Peters joined Woolworths as MD of supermarkets in 2017, before taking on her current role in 2020.

Improving the Economics of Broadband and Content Delivery

Cisco CSR

Transformation is hard. It requires changes to the status quo with a vision for a better outcome. In rural regions of the United States, there are at least three critical factors to get right to change the status quo in the economics for rural broadband and for content delivery.

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.

Temple and Webster CEO Mark Coulter reveals growth strategy

Inside Retail

Pureplay furniture business Temple and Webster ended yesterday’s trade with shares almost 30 per cent up after showing a strong full-year result. The business’ revenue rose to $426.3 million, up 31 per cent on FY21 and 142 per cent on FY20.

IKEA U.S. Installs EV Chargers at 25+ Stores, Plans Wider Rollout by 2023

Retail TouchPoints

IKEA U.S. is deploying fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers at more than 25 retail locations across the country via a partnership with Electrify America and Electrify Commercial.

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How Kids Foot Locker Plays Well with Gen Alpha

Retail TouchPoints

Social platforms and the metaverse have given Gen Alpha a new way to share their voice, their creativity and their identities with the world. Kids Foot Locker sees this as an incredible opportunity to amplify and engage with its target audience.

Change of heart: Ted Baker sold for £211 million

Inside Retail

Reebok owner, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), is set to reveal a £200 million deal to buy London-based fashion brand Ted Baker – just two months after it withdrew an offer in June.

Walmart sales rise, profits fall on inflation in Q2

Retail Dive

The retailer has gained market share and revenue. But sales and consumer shifts are eating into profits at the same time

Haydenshapes unveils new fashion offering, online

Inside Retail

Surfboard label Haydenshapes has expanded its fashion offering by launching a ready-to-wear 35-piece capsule collection titled Acetone.

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.

Sparked by Pandemic Stresses, Unionizing Workers Seek Respect and a Place at the Table

Retail TouchPoints

While only a small number of retail stores have unionized, the growing popularity of the movement may herald of what’s to come. More than two-thirds ( 68% ) of Americans approve of unions, the highest level in half a century, according to a Gallup poll.

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The Iconic helps customers resell past orders, with AirRobe

Inside Retail

Online fashion and lifestyle marketplace, The Iconic has unveiled a new feature that allows customers to resell their past purchases in partnership with re-sale platform AirRobe. Previously, customers could only add new purchases from the marketplace on AirRobe with an option upon checkout.

Survey: Nearly three-fourths of footwear spend occurs online

Retail Dive

More than two-thirds of online footwear customers seek user-generated photos and videos when they shop, according to PowerReviews research

ABG Adds Ted Baker to its Brand Roster

Retail TouchPoints

Brand management firm Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has added another major retailer to its portfolio with the acquisition of beleaguered British fashion chain Ted Baker.

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.

Reebok owner Authentic Brands Group strikes deal to acquire Ted Baker

Retail Dive

ABG wants to separate Ted Baker into an IP holding company and one or more operating companies that would manage the brand’s retail, e-commerce and wholesale operations

Walmart Adds Streaming to Walmart+ Membership With Paramount+ Partnership

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart is further enhancing the value of a Walmart+ membership with the addition of a Paramount+ Essential subscription at no extra cost. The plan will give Walmart+ members access to Paramount’s streaming service, which includes shows, movies and live sports.

Walmart picks Paramount as streaming partner for membership plan

Retail Dive

Starting in September, Walmart+ customers can access the ad-supported Paramount+ Essential tier at no extra cost

Ecommerce Personalization in the Age of Consumer Data Privacy

Retail TouchPoints

Optimized personalization is a necessary tenet of any ecommerce brand that aims to stand out. The importance of winning loyal customers depends on one-to-one customer personalization and engagement based on customers’ behavior and intent.

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.

ThredUp lays off 15% of its corporate workforce as Q2 losses widen

Retail Dive

The tough spending environment has come for resale, although higher-income customers looking for upscale goods spent more on average

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‘Stranger Things’ Café Takes Tokyo to the Upside Down

VMS

Luckily, your pasta doesn’t come that way, but Netflix and Japanese eatery chain Pronto are turning things upside-down in Tokyo’s Shibuya district with a Pronto café themed on Netflix’s hit sci-fi series “Stranger Things.”. The homage to creepy-doings in the little town of Hawkins, Ind.,

Diesel Price Down for 8th Week in a Row, Remains Historically High

Small Biz Trends

The weekly national average price for a gallon of diesel fell by a little over 10 cents in the past week reaching $5.021, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). However, retail diesel prices remain high indicating a long road ahead for diesel prices to start stabilizing.

Amazon Launching 1-Hour Drone Delivery for Prime Customers

VMS

The next stage of evolution of Amazon Prime is about to take flight. Two years ago, Amazon’s Prime Air drone program received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Carrier Certificate to operate as an airline.

15 Password Apps

Small Biz Trends

Strong and complex passwords offer the first-line defence against unauthorized access to your computers and online accounts. But creating strong passwords for multiple accounts is not easy, let alone remembering all your passwords.

Bath Spa University leverages Wi-Fi 6E to provide students with new learning models

Cisco CSR

Those of you that read my blog posts know that I love to talk about customers and Cisco technology. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Richard Atkin, Cisco Champion and Head of Technical Solution Development at ITGL , a Cisco Gold partner based in the U.K.

How to Get Funding for a Business with No Money

National Retail Solutions

When starting a business, owners must develop a comprehensive game plan to ensure that they have a specific amount of money to get started. They must also consider all potential expenses to determine the total amount needed to ensure that owners do not run out of money. To find a[.].

What Is Cybersecurity?

Small Biz Trends

As the world and businesses continue to get connected through the internet spurring innovations both individuals and businesses are understanding the need for cybersecurity to protect their sensitive and valuable data, from hackers and prying eyes.

Labour shortage sees millions of pounds of fruit and vegetables wasted

Talking Retail

At least £20m worth of fruit and vegetables were wasted in the first half of this year because there weren’t enough workers to pick the crops, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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DoorDash Offering $10,000 Business Grants to Restaurants

Small Biz Trends

DoorDash and Hello Alice are launching a new round of grant funding for restaurants that have experienced natural disasters. The Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund offers grants of $10,000 to restaurants impacted by fires, floods, and hurricanes to aid in recovery efforts.

How Pavelka’s Connect Element Help Me Beat My Anxiety Spike

Cisco CSR

Of all the things we’ve likely learned these past few years, the fact that we all can (and likely do) experience anxiety at one time or another may be one of the biggest lessons. I have, however, learned to somewhat enjoy my anxieties as I learn to live alongside them.

20 Faith Based Business Ideas

Small Biz Trends

You can run a successful business and practice your faith at the same time. In fact, there are many business opportunities that incorporate religious materials into the fabric of the company. Here are some ideas for those looking to start a faith-friendly company. What Is a Faith-based Business?

3D AR Customizer from Reality Interactive

VMS

3D AR Customizer from Reality Interactive. A tool for visualizing a product with endless customization options. Make imagination a reality with the 3D AR Customizer. A tool for visualizing a product with endless customization options, it’s ideal for customer engagement in retail environments.

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Get an Adding Machine for Your Small Business

Small Biz Trends

You can get by using a mobile phone calculator to do some home budgeting, but if you run a small business, you need a professional adding machine that will help you to increase your efficiency and overall productivity.

ChaseDesign Merges with JGA Environmental Design Firm

VMS

ChaseDesign, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based based retail design firm, will merge with JGA, an environmental design agency based in Southfield, Mich. Both firms will continue to operate separately, according to a joint announcement.