Mon.Nov 21, 2022

How Hong Kong gourmet food start-up Le Dessert is tapping into tech to grow

Inside Retail

Established in Hong Kong in 2018 by Paris-born Julien De Preaumont, Le Dessert has quickly gained a reputation for its signature Pavlovas and Charlotte layer cake creations, as well as creative jar desserts and cookies.

Watchfinder & Co to open a boutique in Bicester Village

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Opinion: Why foresight is the future of marketing strategy

Inside Retail

Questions and anxiety levels are being raised across the world as we adjust to our present reality. The currents of change can feel swift and frightening as we stumble from the pandemic to changing ways of working and other global crises.

The Ins and Outs of Market Research

Wiser

It’s no secret that introducing a new product to the market can be extremely difficult. Coming up with the product idea feels like the first big hurdle, but the true challenge comes from a different step—doing your homework.

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!

Why industry experts think “Christmas is going to be good for food retail”

Inside Retail

After several years of impacted Christmas holiday periods, retailers are now gearing up for the first peak period in some time when consumers won’t be in lockdown or self-isolating due to Covid-19.

Bloomingdale’s Features Chanel, Ralph Lauren in Multi-Brand Virtual Holiday Store

Retail TouchPoints

Bloomingdale’s has launched a multi-brand virtual shopping experience for the holidays with dedicated spaces featuring Chanel , Ralph Lauren and Nespresso. Developed by Emperia , the virtual store is available via the Bloomingdale’s website on desktop and mobile.

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Nike pursues ‘next stage’ of expansion with first Rise concept in North America

Retail Dive

Nike Aventura in Miami mimics the tech features at the company’s other locations and marks yet another investment in data-driven stores

Opinion: It’s time to make stores inclusive for neurodiverse customers

Inside Retail

Shopping can be an anxiety-inducing experience for the one in five Australians who live with a disability. For those with non-visible conditions such as cognitive differences and sensory sensitivities, the customer experience is at best, hit and miss.

Business Success Begins with Employee Training and Empowerment

Retail TouchPoints

Customer experience in retail is more important than ever before, but businesses are struggling to meet the expectations of the modern consumer. Numerous socioeconomic and macroeconomic factors have created a perfect storm of challenges that has business leaders feeling the heat.

Blooms The Chemist opens three new stores in Greater Sydney

Inside Retail

Blooms The Chemist is expanding its network with three additional stores in the Sydney neighbourhoods of Crow’s Nest, Gladesville, and Penrith.

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.

Foot Locker Plans to ‘Simplify the Business’ and Grow its Omnichannel Opportunities

Retail TouchPoints

Foot Locker President and CEO Mary Dillon is “looking for ways to simplify the business to make sure we’re focused on the areas that hold the most strategic value and will generate the most return,” she said on a Nov. 18 call with investors.

How Youtime, Endota and JSHealth are shaking up the wellness sector

Inside Retail

The wellness industry is booming and the pandemic only served to speed up its growth. Here, the leaders of three successful brands discuss how they thrive in their niche of the market. Steve Terry, founder of Youtime. Inside Retail : How would you describe Youtime?

The Counterintuitive Marketing Magic Behind True Classic’s DTC Success

Retail TouchPoints

Being a DTC brand is a bit of a slog lately — just ask Peloton , Wayfair or Allbirds. But as these brands and many others look to new channels, such as stores and wholesale, to combat flagging sales and elusive profitability, True Classic is doubling down on digital. .

Deloitte: Shoppers to spend an average of $500 during Black Friday week

Retail Dive

Families of all income levels are planning to increase their spending during the holiday, as well as their reliance on credit cards

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.

TechCrunch: Gopuff Adds New Services Including Gifting and In-store Pickup

Retail TouchPoints

Delivery startup Gopuff has updated its services to make ordering easier with a new version of its app that was introduced Nov.

Bloomingdale’s debuts virtual department store for the holidays

Retail Dive

A multi-branded space features shopping experiences from Ralph Lauren, Nespresso and Chanel

What Is a Master Franchise?

Small Biz Trends

A Master Franchise happens when an investor goes all in. These franchisees pay big money to develop business opportunities in a specific territory. They recruit new franchisees, train them and offer support. Master franchise opportunities cover a number of new businesses over a specific period.

Returns are no longer just a cost of doing business

Retail Dive

A comprehensive returns strategy can enhance shopper engagement while minimizing the impact on the bottom line

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.

78% of Black Friday Shoppers Want Products That Last

Small Biz Trends

Shopify have published its Black Friday Cyber Monday global research survey, and one of its main revelations is that shoppers are demanding products that last. 78% of Black Friday Shoppers Want Products That Last.

Luxury retailers power through despite strong dollar, shaky economy

Retail Dive

Wealthy consumers are shrugging off inflation and buying high-end goods at higher prices, but that could soften soon

How to Write a Simple Small Business Plan

Independent Retailer

To successfully launch any small business off the ground, you need a business plan.

Goat to offer rare items, exclusive sneakers during Black Friday event

Retail Dive

The marketplace wants to create an immersive online shopping experience during its annual holiday event

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.

Improve Your Supply Chain With an Effective Data Strategy

Independent Retailer

Over 80 percent of current warehouses operate without any automation, meaning supply chains and their data are left unoptimized. Increasing data transparency will display any constraints allowing you to develop suitable solutions.

7-Eleven to offer a year of free delivery during Black Friday

Retail Dive

New Gold Plus members who sign up between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 get free shipping on over 3,000 items, including food and alcohol

Strategies for Growth During a Frugal Holiday Shopping Season

Independent Retailer

by Mark Hook. A Shift In Advertising Focus. 4 Tactics to Grow and Protect Cash Flow. Consumer Spending Will Be Lower. As the ‘golden quarter’ once again rolls around — the third since the pandemic began — retailers have learnt from experience to expect a direct challenge to business.

Hasbro looks to unload eOne entertainment studio

Retail Dive

The toy giant bought the business for $4 billion in 2019. It plans to retain some production capabilities to support projects around key brands

Life in Chipotlane Is on the Grow

VMS

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Newport Beach, Calif.) has opened its 500th restaurant with a Chipotlane, its digital order drive thru pick-up lane. Located in Louisville, Ky.,

USPS better equipped for 2022 holidays after past peak struggles

Retail Dive

The Postal Service will be less reliant on “peak season heroics” this year, an agency representative said at a House subcommittee hearing

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H&M Unveils “Rotating Style” Concept: Photos

VMS

H&M (Stockholm, Sweden) has lifted the curtain on a new store design that will change with the seasons, and sometimes faster than that. The fast-fashion brand calls it a “rotating style” concept, which has debuted in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.,

The holiday clues in October retail sales

Retail Dive

Consumers will be relying on credit cards, their savings and heavy discounts in what is shaping up to be an uncertain season for retailers

Amerlux’s SPEQ-L

VMS

Amerlux’s SPEQ-L. The system allows you to instantly change color temperature, hue, saturation and intensity. These SPEQ-L track heads work to improve product visibility using open-protocol Bluetooth connectivity.

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Herschel Supply opens first US store as it plots expansion

Retail Dive

The 2,500-square-foot store will be in New York City’s Flatiron District and will feature a space dedicated to local artists and community events

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