Fri.Jun 14, 2024

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Capture attention with effective POS and POP

Retail Focus

Whether you are browsing the aisles of your closest supermarket or walking the stalls of the local market on a Saturday morning, you are almost certain to come across some form of point of sale or point of purchase materials. Known more commonly among retailers as POS and POP, these tools, when used correctly, are an effective way of drawing the attention of shoppers, directing them to products and, most importantly, generating sales.

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Kohl’s Expands Return Services for Additional Brands and Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

Kohl’s has added brands including Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s to its newly christened in-store returns service, The Return Drop @ Kohl’s. The retailer has partnered with Inmar Post-Purchase Solutions and Narvar to provide shoppers with package-free, label-free returns in its 1,100+ stores nationwide. Kohl’s has years of experience in this area; the retailer partnered with Amazon in 2017 to accept returns for the ecommerce giant, expanding the service chainwide in 2019.

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Froyo chain Yo-Chi marks growth milestone

Inside Retail

Frozen yogurt and acai brand Yo-Chi has opened its 30th store in Semaphore, South Australia, which management said marks a “huge milestone” for the brand. “It is amazing to see how many Australians have become a part of the Yo-Chi family that continues to grow by the day,” said Brooke Rodger, COO of Yo-Chi. Established in 2022, the yogurt shop is known for its buffet-style bar that allows customers to create their own frozen yogurt or acai desserts.

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Cannabis Brand Pot + Pan Bakes Up First Store in Portland

Retail TouchPoints

Cannabis edibles brand Pot + Pan will open its first retail store in Portland, Maine on June 15, 2024, in the Woodfords Corner neighborhood. The Pot + Pan Kitchen will feature a curated selection of kitchenware and lifestyle products alongside a 21+ cannabis experience. Image courtesy Pot + Pan The Pot + Pan ethos, to “bite boldly, savor joyfully and celebrate the everyday,” is carried through in the store’s design.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Earthletica teams with Modern Meadow to create world-first Bio-Alloy jacket

Inside Retail

Sustainable activewear brand Earthletica has joined forces with bio-material maker Modern Meadow to develop an eco-friendly jacket named after its co-founder, Bronte Campbell, a competitive swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. The lightweight Bronte Jacket is crafted from 100 per cent recycled nylon and coated with Bio-Alloy Shield, a plant-based waterproof membrane free from PFAS/PFC.

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Walmart Zeroes in on Gen Z with Private Label Apparel Relaunch

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for less than $15 and many pieces for just $5.

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Interview with Ranjan Roy of Adore Me: Meet the Ecommerce Advisory Council

Retail TouchPoints

In our bi-monthly advisory council meetings, we discuss top-of-mind trends and current challenges facing the retail industry. One major trend that has dominated the conversation lately is generative AI. According to a recent survey by NVIDIA, 98% of retailers plan to invest in generative AI in the next 18 months.

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Tyson Foods CFO Arrested for DWI, Suspended From Company

Retail Wire

This is the second arrest for the Tyson Foods CFO.

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Supreme Court Sides with Starbucks, Saying NLRB Overstepped its Authority

Retail TouchPoints

The recently decided Starbucks v. McKinney case, which tested the National Labor Relations Board’s authority to demand that workers fired for union organizing be reinstated, went in the retailer’s favor in a near-unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision. A group of Starbucks workers labeling themselves the “Memphis Seven” had invited a TV news crew into a closed Starbucks store and were subsequently fired for violating company rules, although the group claimed they were let go because of their unio

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How Quantiful’s AI transformed Farmers’ replenishment planning process

Inside Retail

Farmers is owned by the James Pascoe Group (JPL), a long-standing jewellery retailer across Australia and New Zealand. Successfully meeting New Zealand’s need for home and fashion merchandise since 1909, Farmers operates 60 brick-and-mortar locations across the country, as well as a busy online store. Loyal customers rely on Farmers’ one-stop shopping experiences for on-trend products.

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Innovation Fest: Summer of AI

Join Bloomreach at Innovation Fest: Summer 2024, a virtual event, to explore the future of personalized marketing and merchandising! Along with the company’s top product experts, CEO Raj De Datta will provide an exclusive look at the company’s latest AI innovations reshaping the omnichannel experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow industry leaders and explore the latest trends in retail technology.

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Google Faces Trial in US Antitrust Case Over Digital Advertising

Retail Wire

In a significant development, Alphabet's Google will face trial over allegations from U.S. antitrust enforcers that it illegally dominates the online advertising technology market.

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Inflight retail and advertising market set to boom

Inside Retail

The inflight retail and advertising market is forecasted to reach $5.1 billion by 2029, with North America posting the highest expected compound annual growth rate globally. A MarketsandMarkets study estimated a 7.8 per cent compound annual growth rate for the sector over the next five years from $3.5 billion this year, benefiting from growing passenger volumes and the surge in e-commerce.

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Former NSA Head Joins OpenAI Board and Safety Committee

Retail Wire

On Thursday, OpenAI revealed that retired General Paul Nakasone, who previously led the National Security Agency, is joining its board of directors.

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Pandora opens refurbished store as 15 brands invest in Liverpool ONE since January

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced that Pandora, the world’s largest jewellery brand, has opened a 2,000 sq ft Evoke 2.0 concept store at Liverpool ONE. A refurbishment of its existing unit on South John Street, the launch reemphasises Liverpool ONE’s standing as a go-to location for showcase store concepts, a position bolstered by the 15 brands that have invested in the destination since the beginning of 2024.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Ford Eases Dealership EV Requirements Amidst Pushback

Retail Wire

Ford is making significant changes to its Model E dealership certification program, allowing all dealerships access to electric vehicle (EV) inventory.

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Walmart targets Gen Z with apparel brand relaunch

Retail Dive

The overhaul of its “No Boundaries” private label is the retailer’s latest attempt to gain traction in fashion, this time with casual style and low prices.

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Tesla Shareholders Approve Musk’s $45 Billion Pay Package

Retail Wire

Tesla shareholders have approved a $45 billion compensation package for CEO Elon Musk following a contentious referendum.

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Tesco CEO insists new marketplace is ‘not trying to be Amazon’

Retail Gazette

Tesco’s chief executive has said the supermarket is not trying to replicate Amazon with its new marketplace, which launched earlier this month. The boss said: “The primary focus of marketplace is to build out and extend the range of food, food related and home products available to customers – so to be very clear, we are not trying to be Amazon.” “We are not trying to be all things to all people.” He explained that the grocer is making “all of those nich

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Waffle House Implements Price Hike After Increasing Wages

Retail Wire

Waffle House, a beloved fast-food chain, is joining the ranks of restaurants raising prices to fund wage increases for their employees.

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Rihanna launches Fenty Hair

Retail Dive

The brand, which launched on the Fenty Beauty website Thursday, includes nine hair care and styling products built around the concept of repair.

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Enveda Secures $55 Million To Integrate Ancient Remedies With AI for Drug Discovery

Retail Wire

On Thursday, Enveda announced that it has secured a $55 million Series B extension from new investors to integrate ancient remedies with AI to discover new drugs.

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The Weekly Closeout: GameStop raises $2B and Bark Air has a ruff start

Retail Dive

The meme stock frenzy continues to be kind to the gaming retailer, while Bark’s new airline effort faced a lawsuit within its first month of operation.

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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A Dozen Wells Fargo Employees Fired for Allegedly Faking Work

Retail Wire

The affected employees were reportedly simulating being on their keyboards.

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US consumers don’t trust Temu, but still shop there: report

Retail Dive

The survey, conducted by Omnisend, found that 17.5% of global respondents think Temu could surpass Amazon as the leading e-commerce platform.

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Passport Renewals Are Available Online Again

Retail Wire

After a multi-year pause, passport renewals are available online again.

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Kohl’s introduces Return Drop service to stores nationwide

Retail Dive

In addition to its Amazon partnership, the department store will now accept returns from brands like Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Debenhams expands offering as it relaunches Quiz online

Retail Gazette

Quiz has relaunched online at Debenhams, with over 600 items from the fashion retailer available as part of the new tie-up. Quiz said it was previously “one of the most prominent fashion brands” in the Debenhams portfolio prior to the popular retailer falling into administration back in 2020. The move comes as Debenhams continues its efforts to introduce new brands to its marketplace as part of its ongoing strategic focus on fashion, beauty and home.

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Torrid moves toward 50-50 mall split as sales fall 5%

Retail Dive

CEO Lisa Harper said that while 65% of the apparel retailer’s stores are currently inside malls, shoppers are increasingly going off-mall.

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Waitrose relaunches premium No.1 range

Retail Gazette

Waitrose has relaunched its premium own-brand No.1 range with nearly 200 new and improved products. The upmarket grocer has refreshed its packaging for the line and introduced 130 new items to the range, which are being launched in stores between June and October. It has also updated and improved a further 40 items, bringing the total No.1 range to over 600 products.

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Walmart+ Week returns Monday ahead of Amazon’s Prime Day

Retail Dive

This year's event includes deals on fuel, cash back on flights booked through Walmart+ Travel and a mystery offer.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI