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White paper: Joy of Shopping

Retail Focus

Following the oppression of isolation brought on by the pandemic, shopping-for-leisure in physical stores begins to replenish our essential need for real-time experiences and face-to-face interaction.

Retail Sales Tips - 5 Lies Customers Tell And How To Sell Around Them

Retail Doc

Lies customers tell. They're rarely talked about. Maybe some shoppers feel salespeople can’t be trusted. But retailers are often faced with selling to customers who tell white lies to avoid purchasing expensive items. Retail Sales Training selling tips

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Sustainability and shopping: Here’s what customers really want from brands

Inside Retail

It’s no secret that brands are now under increasing pressure to take sustainability more seriously, especially as many customers are very clear about their expectations, as a new report from Inside Retail and Klarna has revealed.

How the emergence of online shopping will change the face of bricks and mortar grocery retail

Mike Anthony

Pure online grocery shoppers are rare. In a study we conducted across all categories in the US, most online shoppers also bought the same category offline.

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.

Myer reports strong sales growth despite Omicron outbreak

Inside Retail

A “particularly strong” run-up to Christmas saw department-store chain Myer achieve solid sales growth in the five months to January 1, despite the company losing 27 per cent of its brick-and-mortar store trading days due to Covid-related trading restrictions. .

Meta Works with NVIDIA to Build Massive AI Research Supercomputer

Nvidia

Meta Platforms gave a big thumbs up to NVIDIA, choosing our technologies for what it believes will be its most powerful research system to date. The AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), announced today, is already training new models to advance AI.

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Shopify Vs Squarespace: Which is Best for Your Small Business?

Small Biz Trends

When it comes to setting up an online store, two platforms that are most popular with small business owners are Shopify and Squarespace. Both platforms are designed to make it easier for an e-commerce business owner with no coding experience to set up shop easily.

CGI, manga and fantasy: Sydney fashion label Injury launches NFT art series

Inside Retail

Sydney-based fashion label Injury is set to launch Australia’s first digital fashion non-fungible token (NFT) art series.

Today’s Advancements in Compute Hardware Can Power the Next Generation of ‘Moonshots’

Cisco CSR

Future of Hardware Blog Series – Blog 1. The world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019 to great fanfare, understandably so.

The customer is in control: Here’s the new payment and checkout experience

Inside Retail

E-commerce skyrocketed when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, as more consumers realised its ease and convenience. However, the past few years have also exposed what online shopping just cannot replicate – human interaction, experiential shopping and social connection. . “We

4 Ways to Customize the Employee Experience With Retention in Mind

Retail Touch

Without customers, retail businesses grind to a halt. That’s why price and merchandise are carefully curated to align with brand image. But buyers aren’t shopping your brand solely based on inventory — they’re equally as motivated by the engagement they have with your service employees.

Sales of LVMH’s Hublot, Bulgari watches top pre-pandemic levels

Inside Retail

LVMH’s luxury watch brands Hublot and Bulgari have pushed sales above 2019 levels in the past year and more growth is expected this year on strong US demand, company executives told Reuters ahead of LVMH Watch Week that kicks off on Monday.

Should retailers be investing in the metaverse?

Retail Dive

The opportunity for retailers to get in front of millions of active users to promote or sell physical and virtual goods has officially arrived

How Good 360 turns excess stock into solutions for vulnerable communities

Inside Retail

From school supplies and bedding to clothing and electronics, not-for-profit organisation Good 360 redirects excess stock from brands to vulnerable communities in need. And since Covid-19 hit two years ago, demand is at an all-time high.

Balancing Privacy for Good

Cisco CSR

“The processing of personal data should be designed to serve mankind.

Revealed: Costco Australia’s expansion plans for online, grocery

Inside Retail

Since launching locally in 2009, American grocery membership chain Costco has grown from a single store in Melbourne to 13 sites across Australia and is now present in almost all capital cities.

Ferrero refreshes Easter range and takes more steps to make packaging 100% recyclable

Talking Retail

Chocolate-maker Ferrero has given makeovers to many of its well-known ranges in time for Easter. Thorntons, owned by Ferrero since 2015, is also refreshing its packaging.

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Store closures and higher delivery costs impact Adairs’ performance

Inside Retail

In a trading update on Monday, homeware retailer Adairs announced group sales for the first half landed at $242 million – including a $12.5 million contribution from Focus on Furniture sales in its first 26 days of ownership.

Typhoo launches first brand campaign for five years

Talking Retail

Typhoo Tea has launched its first brand campaign in nearly five years. The “OO Please” campaign, which will include radio advertising, sponsorships and social media, kicked off last week with a special evening in several locations in Liverpool.

Lush takes on Australia Day: ‘We recognise our power to create change’

Inside Retail

According to the ABC ’s latest Australia Talks National Survey, conducted in 2021, 55 per cent of people believe Australia Day should not be celebrated on January 26, given the historical significance of the date for Indigenous people.

Unwrapping the top 21 of 2021 omnichannel retail blogs

Retail Dive

View these top retail resources to help navigate the uncertainty of what lies ahead

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Don’t forget rural stores in ‘levelling-up’ agenda, says ACS

Talking Retail

Rural stores should play a significant role in the government’s “levelling-up” agenda, says the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

7-Eleven introduces subscription delivery service

Retail Dive

For $5.95 a month shoppers can get items delivered by the convenience store in about 30 minutes

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How the Intelligent Supply Chain Broke and AI Is Fixing It

Nvidia

Let’s face it, the global supply chain may not be the most scintillating subject matter. Yet in homes and businesses around the world, it’s quickly become the topic du jour: empty shelves; record price increases; clogged ports and sick truckers leading to disruptions near and far.

Saks launches personal styling service

Retail Dive

After shoppers take a brief quiz, the retailer will match them with a personal stylist and provide them with tailored recommendations within a day

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Retail at a Pivot Point

VMS

The tinsel, lights and multi-colored ornaments have been removed from a would-be forest of withering Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and Scotch Pine evergreens.

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Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure now Operational

Cisco CSR

In collaboration with the national research and engineering network Internet2, Cisco is pleased to announce the completed transition of Internet2’s research and education (R&E) network traffic to a fifth-generation backbone.

Deloitte: Strengthening Employee Schedule Stability Can Help Retailers Relieve Labor Woes

Retail Touch

Retailers are heading into 2022 in the face of serious challenges, including inflation and labor shortages, but many executives are confident that the industry will prevail.

EMEAR Service Provider Summit 2022: Accelerating Innovation and Shaping the Future with You

Cisco CSR

We live in an era marked by significant market disruptions and rising uncertainty. As organizations and decision-makers grapple with unprecedented economic, social, and technological changes, our Global Service Providers are at the forefront of digitization and network transformation.

Why Retailers Need to Prioritize the Post-Sale Experience

Retail Touch

Operations Experience Management, or OXM, empowers brands and retailers to drive loyalty post-purchase. Rather than simply personalizing the browsing and buying experience, OXM helps companies ensure that consumers receive timely and relevant information about their orders.

Kohl's acknowledges takeover interest

Retail Dive

The department store, under pressure from activist investors, reportedly received offers from firms including Sycamore Partners and Acacia Research

American Eagle, The North Face, Eagle Creek Donate to Colorado Fire Relief Efforts

Retail Touch

Two entrepreneurs based in Boulder, Colo. have teamed up with the non-profit GLAM4GOOD to collect unused product from brands and retailers for distribution to victims of the Marshall Fire, which displaced close to 10,000 people in two adjacent Colorado towns on Dec. 30, 2021. .

Sears gets smaller with Florida store closure

Retail Dive

Kmart and Sears department stores are an endangered species, with just a few of each remaining — and the count is getting smaller all the time

Walgreens to Host Virtual Supplier Diversity Summit

Retail Touch

As part of efforts to broaden its product offerings, Walgreens will host a virtual Supplier Diversity Summit April 5-8, 2022.

Customer touchpoints in retail: Impress and engage

Tokinomo

The pandemic has affected the way people shop. Also, 75% of the 33,000 customers mentioned that they changed the brands they shop due to Covid. This pandemic has hit customer loyalty because more and more people moved to online shopping and discovered various other brands. retail marketing

Report: Sycamore, Acacia Make Acquisition Bids for Kohl’s as it Faces Investor Pressure

Retail Touch

Kohl’s has confirmed that at least two suitors have made acquisition offers. Sycamore Partners is reportedly willing to pay $65 per share, or over $9 billion in total for the company, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.