Thu.Sep 22, 2022

Kmart eyes New Zealand growth ‘for many years to come’

Inside Retail

Kmart is planning to open four more stores in New Zealand within the next year.

Unscrambling Cybersecurity Acronyms: The ABCs of EDR and MEDR Security

Cisco CSR

In the first part of this blog series on Unscrambling Cybersecurity Acronyms , we provided a high-level overview of the different threat detection and response solutions and went over how to find the right solution for your organization.

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Optus warns cyberattack may have exposed Australian client details

Inside Retail

Optus, the Australian unit of telecoms firm Singapore Telecommunications, said it was investigating the unauthorised access of customer details including home addresses, driver’s licence and passport numbers, after a cyberattack.

What to look for in an application resource management solution

Cisco CSR

This is the final blog in the series on application resource management. Also see “ How IT can become a better business partner through application resource management ” and “ Application resource management 101: What it is and how to get started.”.

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!

Searchspring Launches Tools for Personalized Email Campaigns

Retail TouchPoints

Searchspring , a search, product merchandising and personalization platform, has added Searchspring Personalized Email Recommendations to its Personalization Suite.

Walmart slows holiday hiring to 40K associates

Retail Dive

A year ago the big-box retailer was preparing to hire 150,000 seasonal workers

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Ralph Lauren to open 250 stores in the next 3 years

Retail Dive

The luxury brand has exited most department stores to focus on its direct-to-consumer strategy

Ancora Holdings Calls for New Kohl’s CEO and Chairperson Following Rejected Acquisition Offers

Retail TouchPoints

Activist investor Ancora Holdings Group is seeking the removal of Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass and Chairman Peter Boneparth. The firm, which holds a 2.5%

Hedge fund pushes to oust Kohl’s CEO, board chair

Retail Dive

Ancora Holdings, among investors that last year forced changes to the retailer’s board, says CEO Michelle Gass “is no longer well-positioned to lead &rdquo

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Elephant Park looking rosy as three new F&B operators open

A1 Retail

Lendlease has announced the opening of The Rosy Hue at Elephant Park, a neighbourhood pub from south London group Livelyhood.

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.

Target plans 100K seasonal hires as it looks to start discounts sooner

Retail Dive

The retailer’s holiday price match guarantee will begin Oct. 6, the same day that its Deal Days start

Walgreens Boots Takes Full Ownership of Shields Health, Announces New U.S. Leadership Structure

Retail TouchPoints

As other retailers edge their way into healthcare, legacy retailers in the space also are looking to expand their business in new directions to remain competitive (and profitable).

Stitch Fix is losing customers as it competes against itself

Retail Dive

The e-retailer’s new e-commerce site is stealing sales from its curated box business just as consumers pull back on apparel purchases

Clearspring adds three fruiter new flavours to Organic Purée range

Talking Retail

Organic fine foods brand Clearspring has added three new Organic Fruit Purées to its popular and convenient purée range: Apple Banana Strawberry, Apple Mango Coconut and Pear Apple Peach.

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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.

Barclays downgrades Nike on inventory trouble, slowing demand and volatility in China

Retail Dive

The retailer’s strength in North America may no longer be enough to offset its challenges in China, the analysts said

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WSJ: Gap Cuts 500 Corporate Positions Following Weak Quarter 

Retail TouchPoints

Gap is reportedly eliminating approximately 500 corporate jobs, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

What can an Amazon Fashion executive do for Beautycounter?

Retail Dive

Kara Trousdale joined the beauty brand as its chief commercial officer in March and is bringing lessons from the e-commerce giant to help guide its omnichannel strategy

Welsh government introduces Bill to ban single-use plastic bags

Talking Retail

The Welsh Government has introduced a Bill which bans or restricts the sale of some of the most commonly littered single-use plastics in Wales, including a ban on plastic bags which are currently subject to a 5p charge.

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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.

FTC investigates Amazon’s $1.7B bid to acquire iRobot

Retail Dive

The news marks the second acquisition by the mass retailer that the Federal Trade Commission has requested further information on this year

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Landsec grows dining and retail offer at Victoria, London

A1 Retail

Landsec has announced over 25,000 sq ft of leasing deals across Victoria, London, as demand for prime hospitality and retail space grows.

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Alibaba Leverages the Metaverse to Offer ‘Multi-Dimensional Interactions’ to Luxury Customers

Retail TouchPoints

With China set to become the world’s largest luxury market by 2025 , Alibaba is intent on building out the immersive digital experience on its Tmall Luxury Pavilion to capture those consumers.

Lowe’s debuts ‘digital twin’ store

Retail Dive

The virtual replica of one of the retailer’s stores combines spatial data with Lowe’s data, including product location and historical order information

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.

Sam’s Club Adds Design Studio to Foster Cross-Functional Collaboration

Retail TouchPoints

Sam’s Club will develop a design studio at its Bentonville, Ark. headquarters to support design thinking for all employees, with a focus on facilitating cross-functional team collaboration across engineering, product management and design departments.

Destination XL loses marketing chief, names replacement

Retail Dive

Ujjwal Dhoot played a major role in the big-and-tall retailer’s turnaround and hunt for market share

Cisco Black Belt Academy’s Annual Refresh FY23

Cisco CSR

October Refresh FY23. Cisco Black Belt Academy’s Annual Refresh is here. It is the time for a Refreshed learning Journey.

3 Expert Perspectives on Why Margin, Experience and Loyalty Will be Key to Winning Holiday 2022

Retail TouchPoints

Inflation and the threat of recession are defining aspects of the 2022 holiday season, but the potential bad news will do little to dampen a potentially successful — if not extraordinary — season.

Macy’s partners with Kylie Cosmetics

Retail Dive

A limited-edition holiday collection featuring cosmetics, gift sets and ornaments will be available online and in select stores Oct.

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Performance made simple with Cisco UCS X-Series powered by Intersight

Cisco CSR

In the first blog of this series, we saw just how easy it was to deploy a X210c Compute Node with Cisco Intersight. Last week, we showed how X-Series can deliver outstanding performance for Oracle databases.

Why Is Culture So Important?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/melitas Dutch social psychologist Geert Hofstede did a pioneering study of cultures across modern nations. One of his big questions is: Why is culture so important? His website says: Do we need to bother about culture?

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Cisco is a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN

Cisco Retail

Simplify your WAN platform to create better experiences today and tomorrow. Change—a word that has become synonymous with our reality. How we work, live, and connect with one another continues to change at a pace we never thought possible, making it incredibly difficult for IT to keep up.

Gift card sector celebrates success at annual Hall of Fame Awards

A1 Retail

The winners of the 2022 GCVA Hall of Fame Awards, which celebrate the best of the UK gift card and voucher industry, have been announced.

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Belvita offers customers gift cards in marketing campaign

Talking Retail

The breakfast biscuit brand Belvita is launching a promotion offering prizes including £650 in-store gift cards, Spotify and Netflix gift cards and Headspace subscriptions.