Wed.Sep 21, 2022

Star Pharmacy names new CEO

Inside Retail

Star Pharmacy Group has appointed Peter Piliouras as the new CEO of its national pharmacy business. The group incorporates its own national brand, Star Discount Chemist and a number of Priceline Pharmacies and independent stores.

Hybrid Cloud Networking Made Easy

Cisco CSR

Hybrid cloud and the use of multiple public clouds is the new normal. Cisco has been pursuing a strategy to make it easier for organizations to manage this complexity.


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Dior opens Brisbane pop up to showcase winter menswear range

Inside Retail

Luxury fashion label Dior has opened a pop up in Queensplaza, Brisbane, to introduce its men’s winter 2022 collection. . Dior says the ground-floor store, which will remain open until the middle of next month, was inspired by a winter morning in Paris on the Pont Alexandre III.

Exploring Default Docker Networking Part 2

Cisco CSR

Well, hello everyone. I’m back to continue my exploration of default Docker networking. If you haven’t already read (or it has been a while since you read) Exploring Default Docker Networking Part 1 I would recommend checking it out.

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!

Coles Group to sell convenience store business to fuel partner Viva Energy

Inside Retail

Coles Group is to sell its fuel and convenience business to listed Viva Energy for $300 million in a deal which will have to first satisfy the competition regulator and gain foreign investment approval.

Leveling Up CBD Product Packaging and Branding With AI to Ensure Consumer Attention, Retention and Conversion

Retail TouchPoints

Within the heavily regulated CBD industry, it’s difficult for brands to advertise their products across the same depth and variety of channels afforded to companies in other categories.

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Gap to eliminate 500 corporate jobs

Retail Dive

The retailer recently ended its partnership with the Yeezy brand and reported widening declines in sales


Gap eliminates 500 corporate jobs amid shrinking margins

Inside Retail

Gap Inc is eliminating about 500 corporate jobs, the apparel chain said on Tuesday, as it struggles to protect margins and battles weak sales of outdated clothes at brands including Old Navy.

Wi-Fi is “the” unlicensed spectrum technology…and it needs access to more unlicensed spectrum!

Cisco CSR

The Preamble. For the last five years, I have spent considerable time turning my mind to the issues of good and bad coexistence between Wi-Fi and competing technologies, such as LTE?U, U, LAA, and NR?U, U, in unlicensed spectrum.

How to make products that last a lifetime: Designers weigh in at NYFW

Inside Retail

When it comes to luxury fashion and interior design, the topic of sustainability is unavoidable. That was apparent at the recent New York Fashion Week, which featured a panel discussion on the long-term luxury of sustainability.

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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.

Retail Industry Awards 2022: Winners (independent)

Talking Retail

The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Here are the winners and highly commended in the independent categories. More details about the winning entries will follow soon.

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How Maison Francis Kurkdjian built a brand around the Picasso of fragrance

Inside Retail

Born of a collaboration in 2009 between Marc Chaya and perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, Maison Francis Kurkdjian has become a major player in the luxe fragrance industry, and is sold across more than 700 locations worldwide.

Retail Industry Awards 2022: Winners (independent)

Talking Retail

The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Here are the winners and highly commended in the independent categories.

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The Many Benefits of the Star Empower Program

Star Miconics

The Star Empower Program helps channel partners boost profit while offering top-of-the-line POS solutions for today’s market. Star Micronics began its widely successful Star Empower Program to better serve its resellers and distributors after the Covid-19 pandemic put a wrench in global commerce.

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.

Farm to Flame Energy: How bio-generators provide clean energy to off-grid communities

Cisco CSR

Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022 winners have been officially announced , you’ll want to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation.

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The Future of Digital Consumer Engagement: How Branded Web3 Communities using NFTs and Metaverses Can Rewrite the Rules of Marketing

Retail TouchPoints

One of the hottest topics in marketing over the last 18 months has been non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Indeed, investment banking firm Jeffries predicts that the rapidly growing market will reach $80 billion by 2025.

Walmart weds data to popular apps like TikTok in latest ad play

Retail Dive

A new Innovation Partners program that also features Snapchat and Roku seeks to help brands better understand what engages Gen Z


How Culture Affects Communication Styles

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Kar-Tr For Professor Michele Gelfand , it all comes down to culture. As a cross-cultural psychologist, Gelfand is fascinated by social environments and their effects on human behavior, particularly, how strictly people adhere to social norms.


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.

Generational marketing: In-store marketing for every generation


You’ve seen hundreds of articles about how to market to Gen Z and Millennials. While these two young generations make up a big chunk of the shopping population, this doesn’t mean that we should forget about the older population. in-store marketing retail marketing

6 Tips to Overcome Business Challenges

Independent Retailer

by Devin Partida. Small business owners all have seen issues arise while running their retail operation. They must navigate and overcome obstacles at every level, from retaining customers to collecting debts. However, challenges can be opportunities in disguise when handled correctly.

Three Powerful and Easy Ways to Gain Employee Trust

Shep Hyken

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about how to create trust with customers. No doubt, a customer who trusts you is more likely to do business with you. And while that is obviously important, creating trust with employees may be even more so.

Top Holiday Gifts to Fill Your Shelves

Independent Retailer

The holidays are quickly approaching, and retailers need to ensure their shelves are fully stocked with all of the hot and trending gifts of the season. From jewelry and skincare to ornaments and home goods, Wholesale Central has put together the ultimate list of top holiday products for 2022.

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.

MG2 Names Wendy Unzelman CFO


(PRESS RELEASE) SEATTLE — International architecture and design firm MG2 recently announced the promotion of Wendy Unzelman to chief financial officer. Unzelman has more than 35 years in finance and accounting, serving most recently as the firm’s vice president of finance.

VK re-brands in time for students return to study

Talking Retail

The vodka-based alco-pop VK has re-branded in an effort to boost sales of the drink in the new university year.

Instacart Bringing Updated Smart Carts to Grocery Stores, Helping Them Compete with Whole Foods and Amazon Stores


Instacart (San Francisco) is launching a bundle of new technologies to help grocers unify online shopping with in-store experiences, including a revamped smart cart.

Scottish retailers told to get going with DRS scheme preparation

Talking Retail

A leading waste management specialist has warned that independent retailers in Scotland need to prepare now for the start of the deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers, which begins next summer.

County Supplies named Foodservice Supplier of the Year at the FPC Awards

Retail Times

County Supplies was named Foodservice Supplier of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards on 16 September 2022. Awards Services Time

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Gap Laying Off 500 Corporate Employees


Gap Inc. San Francisco) is cutting 500 corporate jobs at its offices in San Francisco, New York and Asia, The Wall Street Journal reports. About 8700 people work at the company’s headquarters locations, according to Gap’s annual report , so the layoffs impact nearly 6% of its corporate payroll. “We’ve

CafePod to introduce winter limited edition, Oh My Gingerbread

Retail Times

CafePod has announced that it will be following its delicious Choc ’N’ Roll and Hey There Hazelnut pods, with a very exciting winter limited edition Oh My Gingerbread. Coffee Hot beverages Product Time CafePod


The Benefits of Entering Purchase Orders as Soon as You Write Them

Retail Smart Guys

Entering purchase orders is one of the tasks most retailers hate doing. Just thinking about working on it is already exhausting, especially since most retailers want to be on the sales floor with customers.

FARE teams with CVS for Teal Pumpkin Project

Mass Relators

NEW YORK — Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) said it is joining with CVS Pharmacy as the exclusive retail partner of the FARE Teal Pumpkin Project 2022. This program is a yearly effort to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for the one in 13 children in the U.S.

As Partnership with Sephora Winds Down, JCPenney Plans Mass Rollout of Inclusive Beauty Experience

Retail TouchPoints

JCPenney plans to roll out its new beauty experience nationwide a year after introducing the retailer-owned concept. JCPenney Beauty debuted in fall 2021 after the retailer’s 15-year relationship with Sephora came to a contentious end in 2020, when the Sephora at Kohl’s collaboration was unveiled.