Wed.Jun 22, 2022

Samsung Australia fined $14 million over false water-resistance claims

Inside Retail

Australia’s competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of $14 million over misleading claims about a water-resistance feature in some of its smartphones.

HydraFacial open hybrid flagship in London

Retail Focus

A prime high street unit in Portman Square, London, has been transformed into HydraFacial’s new London flagship location as their first physical presence in the UK, after typically working online, B2B and with in-person skin clinic.

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The effect of employee experience and customer experience on revenue

Inside Retail

Improving the customer experience has been an important point of focus for retailers for quite some time.

Per Mar Security remains resilient as threats evolve

Cisco CSR

As an early adopter of Cisco Secure Endpoint , Per Mar Security Services has seen the product evolve alongside the threat landscape. According to Dan Turner , CIO at Per Mar, the evolution of the Cisco security portfolio has helped the company remain cyber resilient during the pandemic and beyond.

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.

Ikea launches loyalty program to support small businesses

Inside Retail

As small businesses recover from the pandemic, Ikea has unveiled a new loyalty club called Ikea Business Network. The network aims to create meaningful connections for small businesses, fostering a platform to share knowledge and opportunities.

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Denny’s Makes Commitment to Black Franchise Business Ownership Program

Small Biz Trends

Denny’s recently announced a commitment to the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program created by the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA). Denny’s Makes Commitment to Black Franchise Business Ownership Program.

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Amazon Announces Prime Day 2022 for July 12-13

Small Biz Trends

Amazon’s Prime Day 2022 has been announced for July 12-13, and it will be a good time for small businesses and entrepreneurs to get great deals on items they may need. Amazon Announces Prime Day 2022 for July 12-13.

Anaconda to open massive outdoor concept store in Sydney

Inside Retail

Outdoor retailer Anaconda is to launch its largest retail concept yet, dubbed the Anaconda Adventure HQ, within the next month. .

How to Write a Price Increase Letter + Examples

Small Biz Trends

With inflation impacting economies around the world, price increases are practically unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean customers welcome the price change. Even if consumers understand the price increase, it still could impact their buying decisions.

Inside Penfolds’ ‘space-capsule’ pop-ups taking off across Southeast Asia

Inside Retail

In an effort to increase its foothold in the Southeast Asian market, Australian winery Penfolds has launched a set of pop-ups across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia across June and July.

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.

Connected Justice and the rapid change in technology

Cisco CSR

COVID-19 brought numerous changes to the world of government and technology while ushering in an urgency to embrace technology in every aspect of operations. Our justice system was one of the most critically affected segments of our government.

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice

Inside Retail

Amazon wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother – or anyone else.

EBay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin

Retail Dive

The deal will usher in “a new era of digital collecting to the world’s top destination for collectibles,” according to eBay

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Meet Asia’s most influential retail leader, K11 founder, Adrian Cheng

Inside Retail

Drumroll, please! We’ve just unveiled Asia’s most influential list at Inside Retail Asia , a collection of the region’s changemakers, rulebreakers and innovators.

Simon Debuts Multi-Retailer Product Search Engine Offering Mall Shoppers In-Stock Data

Retail Touch

Mall operator Simon has launched a new search engine that will let shoppers research in-stock products at participating retailers in Simon properties. Simon Search, as the platform is called, is currently being tested at 29 Simon retail centers across the U.S.,

An appetite for competition: New rivals eat into the fast food market

Inside Retail

The fast food industry has been well-placed to survive the pandemic, indeed some franchised brands have reported solid trade as house-bound Aussies turn to deliveries and takeaways. In August 2021, the New Zealand-based Restaurant Brands reported its Australian operations grew 24.1

Good Intentions Can Be More Important Than Perfection

Shep Hyken

Not long ago, I wrote about calling your customer or an employee “honey.” It generated dozens of comments. One of our subscribers made a good point.? .

“There is no finish line”: Nike’s motto rings true in circular economy push

Inside Retail

The recent Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen was centred around the theme “Alliances for a new era”. It was a meeting of minds to foster collaboration and cross-industry alliances to accelerate the transition to a net positive industry.

SCORE Analysis Shows LGBTQ+ Small Businesses Contribute $1.4 Trillion to US Economy

Small Biz Trends

The 1.4 million LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs across the United States are being honored during Pride Month by SCORE, mentors to small businesses and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE Analysis Shows LGBTQ+ Small Businesses Contribute $1.4 Trillion to US Economy.

Lowe's releases limited-edition NFT collection, digital assets for builders

Retail Dive

The retailer wants to focus on its digital offerings as its pandemic-induced boom declines

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Shopify Adds New Tools for Twitter, Google and iOS to Enhance Retailers’ Reach

Retail Touch

Shopify has launched a number of new integrations aimed at helping retailers meet shoppers wherever they are — across social media, stores and in-person events.

Nordstrom leans on off-price Rack for growth and profit

Retail Dive

The retailer was said to be exploring a spinoff of the business, but now says it’s cranking up its footprint and tying it more tightly to its full-line operations

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If Your UX is Stale, You Might be Throwing Money Away on Advertising

Retail Touch

You can do everything right in your advertising plan — target the right users, deep-link to the ideal product pages and create great ads — and still see users clicking on your ads only to quickly leave your site.

Rising returns hurt everyone

Retail Dive

The costs of lenient shipping and return policies are proving to be unsustainable. What can be done

Amazon Appoints Insider as CEO of Worldwide Stores

Retail Touch

Amazon has named 17-year company veteran Doug Herrington to the renamed role of CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores, filling the position left vacant by former CEO of the Worldwide Consumer Dave Clark. Since 2015, Herrington has served as Amazon’s SVP of the North America Consumer.

Alo Yoga accepts crypto payments, allows crypto paychecks

Retail Dive

The DTC lifestyle brand is betting big on Web3 technology, although U.S. data suggests minimal usage of crypto for purchasing goods

What Are Business Credit Bureaus?

Small Biz Trends

A business credit bureau keeps tabs on businesses. The business credit reporting bureaus collect data from various sources, including information from lenders about payment history and information from other creditors, such as suppliers.

LabTech courts five more F&B brands at Camden Market Hawley Wharf

A1 Retail

LabTech , owners of the world-famous Camden Market and a London property investment company, has announced a quintet of new F&B brands at Camden Market Hawley Wharf , the 580,000 sq ft retail, F&B, and experiential destination in the heart of Camden.

Chews news from Chupa Chups  

Talking Retail

Leading lollipop brand Chupa Chups is launching the “mouth-wateringly moreish” Incredible Chew. The chewy sweet treats will be available in three flavours – green apple, orange, and colaa.

Kroger to Create 400 Jobs at New Denver Fulfillment Center

Retail Touch

The Kroger Co. is fortifying its delivery services in the Denver metropolitan region with the addition of a nearly 300,000-square-foot customer fulfillment center in Aurora, Colo. that will create 400 new jobs.

Artem Cherkasov and Olexandr Isayev on Democratizing Drug Discovery With NVIDIA GPUs

Nvidia

It may seem intuitive that AI and deep learning can speed up workflows — including novel drug discovery, a typically years-long and several-billion-dollar endeavor.

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Lowe’s Creates 500 3D Assets to Help Customers Build in the Metaverse

Retail Touch

Instead of building its own branded space in the metaverse, Lowe’s is focusing on doing what it does best — helping its customers bring their own (virtual) building projects to life.

Intelligence Node Speaks : Employee Spotlight Series : Meet Priya Gaikwad – An OG INodian

IntelligenceNode

Meet Priya Gaikwad – An OG INodian and AVP Admin. Priya is one of the original five at Intelligence Node and has been with the company for nine years.

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Spotlight: Magnetic Eyes Innovates Cruelty-Free Products in the Beauty Industry

Small Biz Trends

Cruelty-free products have gained significant traction in the beauty industry. Magnetic Eyes aims to bring that concept from cosmetics to magnetic eyeliner and lashes. Read about the founder’s story and unique idea in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does.

Five Ways Retailers Can Benefit From Coworking Spaces 

Retail Minded

Many would-be entrepreneurs and startup owners expect to enter the retail industry more efficiently than any other business niche. After all, there are so many possible tangible products to sell. Many retail business ventures hold promising potential, from consumable items to daily necessities.