Mon.Nov 29, 2021

SurfStitch managing director stepping down this week

Inside Retail

Justin Hillberg, managing director of shared services of SurfStitch-owner Alquemie Group, is stepping down from his role leading the surf brand’s restructure at the end of this week. While leaving was a difficult decision, the timing for an exit feels right for me and the business,” Hillberg said.

From Street Fashion to Online – How to Set-up an E-commerce Store

Retail Focus

These days, online shopping is a massive industry. In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, online retailers earned over $4.2 trillion from just over two billion shoppers. Overall, the industry grew by about 25 percent, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. .

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Ebay cements focus on $1bn sneaker market with authenticator acquisition

Inside Retail

Ebay has picked up Sneaker Con Digital: a business it had partnered with to power its Authentication Guarantee on sneaker sales across the globe. The details of the deal were not disclosed.

Appnovation unveils a Series of Strategic Initiatives to Support its Retail and Commerce Expansion

Retail Focus

As the global digital consultancy continues on its growth trajectory, Appnovation announces new leadership talent, several strategic partnerships in the retail and commerce industry and its acceptance into the MACH Alliance.

Meet the Aussie smart farm that made a statement at COP26

Inside Retail

Bartle Frere Bananas, an award-winning Queensland banana farm that supplies fruit to the nation’s biggest supermarkets, showcased its smart farm technology on the world stage earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

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Does a Wine’s Taste Represent the Next Frontier in Digital Personalization?

Retail Touch

As consumers spend more time and money online, brands and retailers are feeling greater pressure to stand out.

Coles signs up to Government’s voluntary emissions transparency report

Inside Retail

Coles is among the first Australian businesses to have signed up to the new Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report, which will encourage reporting of net emissions in a clear and standardised way.

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Romance Was Born takes home top award at Australian Fashion Laureate

Inside Retail

Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Romance Was Born have been named Australia’s fashion designers of the year at the Australian Fashion Laureate.

Walmart's CFO to leave the company after 22 years

Retail Dive

Brett Biggs officially departs on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will remain a board member of the retailer's fintech startup

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Peak season sales are off to a good start. But don’t relax just yet

Inside Retail

Boosted by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, November has overtaken December for retail sales for the past three years. November 2021 seems likely to again be crucial to Christmas trading results for retailers with consumers having been urged to shop early to avoid possible product shortages.

3 critical steps to building a retail media network

Retail Dive

Consider these top steps to making a successful retail media operation

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Inside the book industry’s supply chain ‘crisis’

Inside Retail

Australians have been warned to do their Christmas shopping early, as international supply chain issues are impacting global shipping.

Gift Card Purchases Up 414% as Americans Shift to ‘Buy Now, Shop Later’ Mindset

Retail Touch

Gift cards are shaping up to be a holiday hero this season, as consumers and retailers continue to grapple with supply and shipping issues.

Warehouse, shipping workers pay the hidden cost of the holiday season

Inside Retail

What’s the meaning of Christmas? For many, it’s about feasting, family, and napping while watching the cricket. But for e-commerce giants like Amazon, Christmas is the most lucrative time of the year. During the 2020 holiday season, Amazon processed more than A$6.6 billion in sales.

Glasgow store finds increased demand thanks to Snappy Shopper

Talking Retail

A Nisa store in Glasgow which was one of the first to use the Snappy Shopper delivery app has seen daily orders rise to 50 a day. The Nisa Local in Motherwell Rd, run by Daniall Nadeem, has been working with Snappy Shopper since the beginning of last year. At first, orders were just a.

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Why Viktoria & Woods is about creativity, inclusivity and sustainability

Inside Retail

Margie Woods launched her fashion label Viktoria & Woods in 2004 in Melbourne to offer women timeless pieces in their wardrobe, with knitwear at the heart of it.

Mask mandate returns in England, but unions argue it should have been with us all along

Talking Retail

The government has decided to re-introduce mandatory mask wearing in English stores from tomorrow (30th November). Even before the announcement was made some critics were arguing that compulsory mask wearing should never have been stopped in England in July.

Australia’s supply chains should never look the same again

Inside Retail

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission released a worrying report into the state of the world’s global ports and supply-chain networks – and the impact this is having on Australia – in November.

Peloton sues Lululemon in dispute over apparel line

Retail Dive

After the cycle maker launched its own private label apparel, the athleisure specialist claimed the new products infringed on its patents

AI linked to soaring revenues during holiday retail boom

Inside Retail

Two years of unprecedented disruption to retail have brought us to a holiday season that’s sure to be dominated by e-commerce.

Kettle Chips supports retailers at Christmas with cash prizes

Talking Retail

Kettle Chips is running a trade competition ahead of Christmas, offering retailers the chance to win cash prizes worth £10,000.

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Virgil Abloh dies at 41

Retail Dive

The Off-White founder and men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton was diagnosed with cancer years ago, but kept his condition private

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Commercial leases – what to understand before you sign

Retail Times

As the retail sector continues its fragile recovery from Covid-19, many business owners will be mulling over whether their current premises will meet their post-pandemic needs.

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Three critical steps to building a retail media network

Retail Dive

Consider these top steps to making a successful retail media operation

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Walmart CFO Biggs to Step Down

Mass Relators

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Walmart said Monday that executive vice president and chief financial officer Brett Biggs will begin transitioning away from his role at Walmart next year. Brett Biggs.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise Helps Researchers, Hospitals Targeting Cancer Hit the Mark

Nvidia

Whether facilitating cancer screenings, cutting down on false positives, or improving tumor identification and treatment planning, AI is a powerful agent for healthcare innovation and acceleration. Yet, despite its promise, integrating AI into actual solutions can challenge many IT organizations.

Nearly nine in ten retail customers feel shopping experience improved during pandemic

365 Retail

The vast majority of retail customers (87.9%) felt the shopping experience improved during the pandemic. This coincided with a move to online services and apps, with many saying they will continue to shop in this way even after the pandemic subsides.

Simplify Network Security with Cisco Secure Firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS) on AWS

Cisco Retail

Introduction. With traditional firewalls, network security teams are charged with the heavy lifting of deploying new solutions. They are responsible for a variety of costs, including licensing, appliance, related infrastructure updates, and ongoing maintenance.

Today in Global Small Business: Workers Tell It Like It Is on the Global Supply Chain Crisis

LS Retail

©iStock/welcomia What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: Workers telling it like it is on the global supply chain crisis. Worth of a read and an appreciation of what these folks are handling.

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Black Hat Europe 2021 Network Operations Center: London called, We answered

Cisco Retail

It was so amazing to return to London for the Black Hat Europe 2021 Network Operations Center (NOC).

If I Had a Hammer: Purdue’s Anvil Supercomputer Will See Use All Over the Land

Nvidia

Carol Song is opening a door for researchers to advance science on Anvil, Purdue University’s new AI-ready supercomputer, an opportunity she couldn’t have imagined as a teenager in China. “I

Meet Ryan from Cisco’s customer advocacy community

Cisco Retail

Our customers are the heart and soul of everything we do at Cisco and each one of them has an interesting story to tell!

5 Top Customer Service Articles of the Week 11-29-2021

Shep Hyken

Each week I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Increase Employee Retention With These 4 Tips by David Finkel.

Cisco Security Heroes: The power of partnerships, employee education, and zero trust policies

Cisco Retail

Today’s cybersecurity universe shares many similarities with the Marvel Universe. There’s bad guys (those pesky cyber-attackers) and there’s good guys, like cybersecurity thought leader Mark Lynd, and Enric Cuixeres Saez, Head of IT at Leng-d’Or.

Work has commenced on a solar panel installation for Metrocentre

A1 Retail

Work is now underway on an ambitious new project to ensure a more sustainable future for Metrocentre with the installation of over 3,500 rooftop and solar car port panels.

Black Friday spending soars to beyond pre-Covid levels

365 Retail

Black Friday spending levels have surpassed the previous two years, provisional data has indicated. Figures from Barclaycard – showing credit card spending from midnight to 5pm on Friday – revealed sales volumes have increased by 2.4%

Kick Game scores with first Manchester store

A1 Retail

The luxury streetwear retailer, which specialises in rare and exclusive sneakers, will occupy the 1,662 sq ft Unit 5 space on New Cannon Street at Manchester Arndale.