Fri.Dec 03, 2021

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Eli Gurock from Magic Beans

Retail Doc

“Our business is different because I can be confident that our customers are getting an unmatched experience every time they walk through the doors of our stores.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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Debenhams.com opens flagship Beauty destination in Manchester

Retail Focus

Debenhams.com has opened a physical flagship Beauty destination at the iconic Manchester Arndale.

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Report: Sean Combs Places $3.3 Million Bid to Acquire His Sean John Brand Out of Bankruptcy

Retail Touch

Hip-hop entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs has reportedly placed a $3.3 million bid to acquire his own fashion brand, Sean John , out of bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg.

Ulta's Q3 sales hit a record $2B as it finishes Target expansion for 2021

Retail Dive

Chief Operating Officer Kecia Steelman said customers are shopping the entire assortment at the big-box retailer

Guest Post: 4 Ways to Transform Customer Experience While Growing Rapidly

Shep Hyken

This week we feature an article by Dan Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Xpress Global Systems , an organization focused on innovation, efficiency, and scalability of shipping and distribution of flooring products.

Furniture retailers struggle with depleted inventories after Vietnam lockdowns

Retail Dive

Williams-Sonoma and La-Z-Boy expect continued inventory delays as factories work to ramp up production

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Developing the Optimal Lifecycle for Successful Promotions

Retail Touch

The e-commerce space is becoming increasingly competitive as brands and retailers recognize the importance of an omnichannel commerce strategy. In response, retailers will need to explore other means of differentiation. A unique opportunity: promotions.

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REI Taps Former Amazon Exec for New Chief Commercial Officer Position

Retail Touch

REI Co-op has named long-time Amazon executive Cameron Janes to its newly created position of SVP and Chief Commercial Officer. The outdoors retailer also has promoted Kelley Hall to EVP and CFO, and named Vivienne Long to SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. Cameron Janes.

Shoe Carnival acquires Shoe Station for $67M

Retail Dive

The regional chain adds some $100 million in sales to a company that aims to be a multi-billion-dollar footwear retailer in the coming years

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Shoe Carnival Buys Shoe Station, Expects to Operate 400+ Stores by End of 2022

Retail Touch

Shoe Carnival has made the first acquisition in its 43-year history with the purchase of family-owned shoe retailer Shoe Station for $67 million. Shoe Station currently has 21 locations in five Southeastern states, which Shoe Carnival will now own and operate under the Shoe Station banner.

The Weekly Closeout: The Container Store brings in new brands and the latest Toys R Us comeback

Retail Dive

The home goods retailer is adding products from Blueland and The Laundress, while the once-ubiquitous toy retailer is entering brick and mortar again

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Lingerie Brand Parade Opens First Physical Store

VMS

Lingerie retailer Parade (New York) opened its first physical store at 577 Broadway in SoHo, reports WWD. Founder and CEO Cami Téllez says a store was the next step for the previously online-only brand, explaining that research shows 80 percent of lingerie purchases are made in stores. “In

Neiman beefs up executive ranks

Retail Dive

The department store also began the year with a leadership shakeup, doubling down on digital as it seeks to reignite growth after last year's bankruptcy

How Retailers like Rothy’s and Shinola are ‘De-Risking’ Product Design with Consumer Data

Retail Touch

Technological innovations have optimized and enhanced almost all areas of the retail organization, from marketing to fulfillment, but the process of bringing products to market has been markedly slower to advance.

Toymaker Ty air ships products for the holidays to avoid port congestion

Retail Dive

More companies are taking their freight to the skies during the holidays, sacrificing the cost-effectiveness of ocean shipping

REI Hires First Chief Commercial Officer

VMS

Outdoor retailer REI (Sumner, Wash.) hired its first chief commercial officer and has prmoted two executives to new leadership positions, according to a press release.

Fabletics taps actress Vanessa Hudgens to promote new Velour clothing line

Retail Dive

The retailer released its "first-ever lifestyle collection," which caters to women 18 to 45 and is inspired by '70s fashion

Sean “Diddy” Combs Bids for Bankrupt Sean John Label

VMS

Sean “Diddy” Combs has reportedly bid $3.3 million to purchase the assets of Sean John, the fashion brand he founded, out of bankruptcy, reports Bloomberg. Brand management firm GBG USA Inc. owns 90 percent of the brand via a joint venture with Combs, according to court papers.

Relevant and Extended Detection with SecureX

Cisco Retail

Thousands of One Stop staff commit to helping customers with dementia

Talking Retail

One Stop said this week that 10,000 of its staff have now been registered as “dementia friends” to help them to better understand and assist customers suffering from the condition.

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Securely connecting the hybrid workforce and network edge: SD-WAN’s role in a SASE architecture

Cisco Retail

Over the last 20 years of enterprise computing, we’ve seen big changes in work environments and IT setups. At the turn of the millennium, most employees worked at headquarters or in a branch office, and most software ran from on-site servers.

Gentleman Givenchy from House of Givenchy

LS Retail

©iStock/tupungato Gentleman Givenchy is a the newest creation by Nathalie Lorson and Olivier Cresp from House of Givenchy ; the eau de toilette is encompassed in woody floral aromatic notes, with bergamot, basil, and cardamom used to open up the fragrance.

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Cisco Secure Firewall named Best Next Generation Firewall in SE Labs 2021 Annual Report

Cisco Retail

Cisco is proud to be the only vendor recognized by SE Labs as Best Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) in their 2021 Annual Report.

Christmas shoppers urged to support Small Business Saturday

365 Retail

Shoppers are being urged to support small businesses as they face fresh uncertainty heading into the crucial festive trading period.

Checkmate in One…Cisco Silicon One

Cisco Retail

The “second half of the chessboard” parable is a fitting metaphor for the industry to which I have dedicated my career. If you’re unfamiliar with the parable, here’s the gist of it: The game of chess was introduced to a king. The king was so delighted, he offered the inventor any reward she desired.

Staff shortages and the supply chain continue to trouble small business

Talking Retail

More than two-thirds of businesses think that staff shortages and supply chain problems are going to affect Christmas, according to a survey.

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AppDynamics 2021 virtual project with The African SOUP: Every child deserves a quality education

Cisco Retail

For two years, AppDynamics’s community impact team has collaborated with Team4Tech , a US-based nonprofit organization (NPO), to provide pro-bono service-learning projects worldwide.

Wickes profits set to beat expectations

365 Retail

DIY and home improvement business Wickes has said customers are continuing to flock to stores although not at the same levels as at the height of the pandemic a year ago.

Cisco IoT – Two new tools to help partners take on the competition

Cisco Retail

Partner IoT practices are growing substantially as IoT TAM increases Q/Q and Y/Y. The TAM for Industrial routing alone is over $1.5 Billion. The worldwide 5G and LTE router/gateway revenue over the next 5 years is expected to grow at 29% CAGR according to IDC.

Secret Sales doubles Black Friday turnover year on year

365 Retail

Secret Sales has doubled Black Friday turnover year on year, bucking the wider online retail industry downturn during the annual shopping event.

NRF: Holiday spending could top forecast

Mass Relators

WASHINGTON – With the holiday season “off to a good start,” the National Retail Federation’s chief economist now expects consumer spending to exceed his October forecast, overcoming supply chain disruptions, inflation and challenges like the new COVID-19 omicron variant.

Pre-Sales Consultant Vacancy

Secure Retail

The Company. Secure Retail is a leading supplier of Payment Solutions (eCommerce and Customer Present) along with hardware across all market sectors.

Marcolin and Moncler Lunettes announce limited edition Palm Angels collaboration

Retail Times

Marcolin with Moncler Lunettes has announced a new Limited Edition Palm Angels pair of glasses. Retail News Retailer News Marcolin Palm Angels

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Jägermeister kicks off ice cold campaign

Talking Retail

Mast-Jägermeister UK is launching a multi-million-pound national campaign to reinforce Jägermeister’s perfect serve — an ice-cold shot chilled to -18C, poured into a branded green frosted shot glass.

Spar is onside after signing deal with Burnley FC in the Community

Retail Times

Spar is onside with Burnley FC in the Community after signing a sponsorship deal to support the Premier League club’s charity work. Wholesaler news James Hall and Company Limited

3 CIO priorities to succeed in the digital economy

Mulesoft

Innovative business leaders are embracing new opportunities and tackling new challenges in the digital economy that has stemmed from systemic shifts brought on by the pandemic.

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Jollyes, the Pet People, acquires Bannerbrook Pets in Coventry

Retail Times

Pet retailer of the year Jollyes today [30 November] announced it had purchased Bannerbrook Pets in Coventry for an undisclosed sum. Retail News Retailer News Jollyes

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