Fri.Mar 17, 2023

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Access Upgrade for Mill Gate Shoppers

Retail Focus

Aiming to improve accessibility throughout, the Mill Gate shopping centre in Bury is in the process of replacing many of the automatic entrances with technologically advanced TORMAX operators, improving functionality and standardising systems.

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NFTs will Bridge the Gap Between the Real World and the Metaverse

Retail TouchPoints

The first currency goes back to 3000 B.C. when the world’s earliest civilization developed in Mesopotamia. The retail store, on the other hand, appeared further down the road in ancient Greece, where merchants sold goods in the Agora city center.

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Critizr changes name to Goodays

A1 Retail

New identity accompanied by launch of Artificial Intelligence Lab and appointment of new Chairman Martin Green Critizr, the specialist in customer satisfaction and experience management for commerce, has announced that it is changing its name to Goodays.

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The Future is Diverse, so Retailers Must Shift from a ‘Mass’ to a ‘Micro’ Model to Keep Up

Retail TouchPoints

Society is changing rapidly, and retail needs to evolve just as rapidly to keep up, according to the Buying Into Better: The Future of the Consumer Industry report by Deloitte.

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Retail Reimagined: What It Means To Be An Innovative Retailer

Speaker: DeAnna McIntosh, Retail Growth Strategist

Join DeAnna McIntosh, Retail Growth Strategist, for this idea-sparking session on how to multiply and diversify your revenue (and impact) with zero ad spend, how to create disruption in your industry, and how to reimagine and innovate the retail business model.

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Toolstation Team to walk 563 miles throughout March in support of Macmillan

A1 Retail

The Toolstation Finance Team will be walking 563 miles throughout the month of March to help raise funds for its designated company charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Lawsuit Claims Amazon Failed to Alert NYC Store Customers About Biometric Tracking

Retail TouchPoints

Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer failed to alert Amazon Go customers in New York City that they were being monitored by biometric tracking technology, including facial recognition.

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Serta Simmons Seeks to Improve Inventory and Supply Chain Planning with New Tech

Retail TouchPoints

Mattress retail conglomerate Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) — the owner of brands including Serta , Simmons , Beautyrest and Tuft & Needle — is working to transform its supply chain planning capabilities through a new partnership with Blue Yonder.

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Bank Holidays bring a ‘Spring in the step’ for retailers

A1 Retail

YouGov study commissioned by Gekko finds millions planning shopping spree ‘Retail as leisure’ as consumers combine shopping with eating out and socialising As the UK heads towards the spring and an enhanced bank holiday season, millions of consumers have revealed they are planning to go shopping on the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekends.

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REI Names New Chief People Officer, Promotes Merchandising and Private Label Execs

Retail TouchPoints

REI has hired Apple Musni as its new Chief People Officer, effective March 20, and promoted two executives to leadership positions: Chris Speyer has been named SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer, and Isabelle Portilla has been promoted to VP, Co-op Brands, effective immediately.

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Yodel to Open New Depot in Coventry, Signaling Continued Growth

365 Retail

Yodel, the UK independent parcel carrier, has announced plans to open a new depot in Longford, Coventry. The company’s sustained growth has led to the need for additional capacity, and the new facility, covering over 6.5 acres of land and at almost 135,000 sq.

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The ABM Benchmark Survey

ABM gets better with age — but unfortunately, marketers don't have the luxury of pouring it into an oak barrel for a couple decades to let it mature. It’s clear there’s a maturity gap in ABM strategies, so how can marketers start closing it?

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How to use data to improve customer experience in retail

I Vend

Ask any retailer and they’ll tell you that an enhanced customer experience is at the top of their ‘must do’ list. Improving customer experience is the key to winning new customers, keeping existing ones happy and bumping up revenue and profit.

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Dollar General to spend $100M on staffing and stores

Retail Dive

The retailer plans to sustain its store opening momentum, with more than 1,000 new locations planned this year

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Glossier Bolsters C-Suite with New Creative, Marketing and Commercial Officers

Retail TouchPoints

Beauty brand Glossier has expanded its all-women leadership team with three C-suite appointments, including the promotions of Marie Suter to Chief Creative Director and Kleo Mack to Chief Marketing Officer, as well as the hiring of former Chanel executive Chitra Balireddi as Chief Commercial Officer.

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Publix Opens 46,791-Square-Foot Store at Marketplace at Ellis Crossing in Durham, North Carolina

Shopping Center

Durham, N.C. Publix Super Markets has opened a 46,791-square-foot store at Marketplace at Ellis Crossing, a 30-acre mixed-use development underway in Durham.

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Marketing-Led COVID-19 Growth Strategies: 2022 and Beyond

More than two years in, COVID-19 is far from over. Businesses are tasked with beating pre-COVID numbers, making marketing crucial. This is your time to create brand awareness, bring in the best leads, and play a vital role in new and existing profit.

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Top 3 Highlights from TrailblazerDX (TDX) 2023

Mulesoft

Integration, automation, and API management each had a huge role this year at TrailblazerDX (TDX), and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds! Find out everything we covered at TDX 2023. The post Top 3 Highlights from TrailblazerDX (TDX) 2023 first appeared on MuleSoft Blog.

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Boxed considers filing for bankruptcy

Retail Dive

The e-commerce company, which sells bulk-sized pantry items and runs a fresh grocery delivery business in the New York City area, is facing tension with lenders amid a tightening cash position

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Charles Tyrwhitt is “coming home” to Bristol

A1 Retail

British clothing brand Charles Tyrwhitt has chosen Cribbs Mall as its debut location in Bristol. The 1,600 sq. ft store will be located on the upper floor is set to open in late March, stocking Tyrwhitt’s full collection of quality shirts, suits, casualwear, shoes and accessories.

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In my opinion: metaverse virtual events mark a new era for retail collaboration, says Flox

Retail Times

By Jaie Genadt, co-founder at Flox With combined sustainability and budgetary pressures facing retail leaders in 2023, in-person events, conferences and exhibitions are making less and less sense for retail brands.

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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Black Sheep Coffee makes regional debut in Queensgate, Peterborough

A1 Retail

Queensgate has announced that independent coffee pioneer, Black Sheep Coffee, has signed for a regional debut in Peterborough, as the brand continues its rapid expansion across the UK. Black Sheep Coffee will open a 1,800 sq ft kiosk unit on the ground floor of the centre.

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5 Ways ChatGPT Helps Shopper Marketers

Shopperations

Are you tired of hearing about ChatGPT yet? It seems like everyone is talking about it these days. ChatGPT has so many applications, both for personal and professional life!

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The Weekly Closeout: Neiman Marcus expands partnership with Ferragamo, Peeps beefs up collabs ahead of spring

Retail Dive

The department store will have in-store activations, customer experiences and exclusive products from the brand, while the confection’s list of partners grows

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Millbrook Dairy announces new partnership with ZZA IQF Mozzarella in UK

Retail Times

Fast-growing, innovative dairy business, Millbrook Dairy Company, has announced a new partnership with ZZA IQF Mozzarella to sell its products in the UK’ Wholesale, Foodservice and Retail sectors. Millbrook, which saw a 30% increase in turnover in 2021/2022 with revenues for the year up from £20m to £26m, is expanding into the mozzarella market with […] Products Millbrook Dairy

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Walmart launches clean beauty platform with most products under $10

Retail Dive

Clean Beauty at Walmart includes products formulated without more than 1,200 ingredients and will expand over time

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See what’s new in payments and meet with Secure Retail’s Team at the Retail Technology Show (26-27 April 2023) Olympia, London

Secure Retail

Secure Retail is an established provider of secure and bespoke omnichannel payment solutions, delivering vendor-agnostic payment gateways, hardware, software solutions and associated managed services.

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Ironic totes help deliver L.L. Bean’s second-best revenue year

Retail Dive

The Maine outdoor retailer, best known for its iconic boots, plans to expand inclusive sizing after seeing sales rise 15% in that segment

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FUEL10K announces Waitrose listing

Retail Times

FUEL10K has announced a range of six products will be launching into Waitrose from the end of March 2023. Leading the way in healthier, nutritious, convenient breakfast options and sustainable packaging, the team is delighted Waitrose customers will now be able to enjoy its products as spring begins.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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REI names chief people officer

Retail Dive

The retailer also announced the internal promotions of a new chief merchandising officer and a vice president of Co-op Brands

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York sees retail boost as national jeweller invests £900k in new store and watch boutique

Retail Times

Family-owned national diamond, jewellery and watch retailer, Beaverbrooks, has invested £900,000 in its new upsized York store and has introduced the city’s first TAG Heuer Boutique.

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Vanessa Hudgens’ Know Beauty relaunches on Amazon

Retail Dive

The brand initially launched in 2021, aiming to tackle consumers’ entire skin care regimes. Now, it’s prioritizing one product at a time

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Aldi gives all store colleagues a further pay rise

Retail Times

Aldi has maintained its position as the UK’s best paying supermarket by raising its starting pay for Store Assistants to a minimum of £11.40 per hour nationally, and £12.85 within the M25. The new £11.40

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.