August, 2022

Employee Perks: Are You Giving Too Many or Not Enough?

The Retail Doctor

Are you guilty of giving your employees too many perks? Or, are you not giving them enough? I read about a Canadian candy company looking for a Chief Candy Officer. The benefits? For a salary of up to $100,000, they get to taste 3,500 products every month. The most valuable perk though?

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SBA Opens Program to Get Women Owned Businesses Federal Contracts

Small Biz Trends

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the return of ChallengeHer to help women-owned small businesses gain access to federal contracts. SBA Opens Program to Get Women Owned Businesses Federal Contracts.

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The Challenges and Opportunities Facing City Centre Retail

Retail Focus

Napoleon once described the UK as a “nation of shopkeepers”. While intended as an insult, Brits are pretty happy with that depiction as we are, indeed, a country of ingenious and creative entrepreneurs that are always looking for new ways to serve our customers better. .

City Chic posts solid sales growth, especially in the US

Inside Retail

Global plus size fashion retailer City Chic says it has accelerated growth across all regions, and reached an “exceptionally strong position” in the US market. For the 53 weeks to July 3, group sales rose 39 per cent to $369.2 million while tax-paid profit increased 4.7 per cent to $22.3 million.

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!

Pandora launches lab-made diamond collection as US sales decline

Retail Dive

The new 33-piece Brilliance collection has diamonds made with renewable energy, and includes 100% recycled silver and gold

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Quick automation wins with Cisco DNA Center

Cisco CSR

With the investment into today’s modern and agile networks, many IT organizations are searching for intelligent tools that can help simplify the complexity that comes with the advanced capabilities of today’s networks and keep up with the business demands.

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8 Key Ecommerce Automation Strategies That Drive Sustainable and Profitable Growth

Retail TouchPoints

It’s hard to say that 2022 has been the year of ecommerce so far. Looking at all the stats, frankly one might even say quite the opposite. According to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report, ecommerce transactions have declined 1.8% from a year ago, while in-store sales rose 10%.

BOSS launch new Oxford Street store concept and experience

Retail Focus

Dalziel & Pow have partnered with HUGO BOSS to redefine and design their new BOSS store concept and experience, which has just launched on Oxford Street, London.

Winners revealed for 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Inside Retail

Denni Francisco’s brand Ngali with the Warmun Art Centre has won the Fashion Designer Award at the 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) announced last night in Darwin.

How brands are collapsing the e-commerce purchasing funnel with augmented reality

Retail Dive

Brands are relying on WebAR to transform their e-commerce sites into powerful AR commerce destinations

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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.

Cisco IT — ISE is the way

Cisco CSR

In collaboration with Ragupathi Rajavel , Information Security Engineer @ Cisco. Sometimes you can say you get to work on a solution that everyone interacts with. For Network access at Cisco, an example of this is the Identity Services Engine (ISE).

What is a Cybersecurity Policy and How to Create One?

Small Biz Trends

Humans are the weakest link in building a robust defense against cyber threats. According to the latest report , 82% of data breach incidents are caused due to the human element. A strict cybersecurity policy can help you protect confidential data and technology infrastructure from cyber threats.

Upping the Standard: NVIDIA Introduces NeuralVDB, Bringing AI and GPU Optimization to Award-Winning OpenVDB

Nvidia

NVIDIA today announced NeuralVDB , which brings the power of AI to OpenVDB, the industry-standard library for simulating and rendering sparse volumetric data, such as water, fire, smoke and clouds.

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King Living open European flagship on Tottenham Court Road

Retail Focus

Australian furniture brand King Living lands amongst homeware flagships; bringing their cool, contemporary and authenticity to Europe for the first time.

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.

Christina Stephens: Meet adaptive fashion’s disruptive duo

Inside Retail

In just two years, the adaptive fashion brand Christina Stephens has grown retail revenue fourfold by tapping an underserved market for stylish clothes that meet the unique needs of people with disabilities.

4 Benefits of Automated MAP Price Monitoring for Brands

Wiser

Retailers modify prices, costs, discounts, and more every single day. All these little pricing changes are integral if they want their eCommerce businesses to stay relevant. From a brand manufacturer perspective, however, these daily price changes can be a cause for concern.

Service Chaining VNFs with Cloud-Native Containers Using Cisco Kubernetes

Cisco CSR

To support edge use cases such as distributed IoT ecosystems and data-intensive applications, IT needs to deploy processing closer to where data is generated instead of backhauling data to a cloud or to the campus data center.

Best Bulk Notebooks and Legal Pads for Your Business in 2022

Small Biz Trends

Notebooks and legal pads have been part and parcel of many businesses for decades now. Despite massive technological advancements, notebooks have remained a daily necessity making bulk notebooks and bulk notepad purchases a common consideration.

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.

The role of Universities in accelerating the transition to Net Zero

Cisco blogs - Education

The higher education sector has a major role to play in the journey to Net Zero – both in terms of reducing its own environmental footprint and by helping to develop new climate technologies through applied research and co-innovation with industry.

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Superdry opens at ICON Outlet at the O2 as the destination continues to outperform

Retail Focus

Icon Outlet at The O2, the London outlet shopping destination, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the opening of Superdry, the premium apparel brand.

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Sydney Airport opens new luxury precinct

Inside Retail

Sydney Airport has opened the first stage of its premium luxury retail precinct in the T1 International terminal. The 2700sqm precinct will house 19 of the world’s leading sought-after luxury fashion brands along with new concepts from Heinemann Tax & Duty-Free.

Dollar General adds 436 stores, Dollar Tree cuts prices as discounters vie for shoppers

Retail Dive

The sector has an opportunity to win over new customers as inflation squeezes household budgets

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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.

The Case for Multi-Vendor Security Integrations

Cisco CSR

Just like the myriad expanding galaxies seen in the latest images from the James Webb space telescope, the cybersecurity landscape consists of a growing number of security technology vendors, each with the goal of addressing the continually evolving threats faced by customers today.

Debate Heats Up on Inflation Reduction Act Effects on Small Business

Small Biz Trends

On Sunday, August 8, 2022, the Senate approved bill H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 a climate change, health care, and tax package. The Senate vote was passed along partisan lines with a narrow margin of 51 to 50.

4 Ways Brands Can Prepare Their Email Marketing Program for BFCM

Retail TouchPoints

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are right around the corner, and many ecommerce brands are already planning for another uncertain year.

Romantic femininity, tone and texture are at the heart of steele. HOUSE flagship

Retail Focus

The steele. HOUSE flagship store is a physical manifestation of all that the fashion brand embodies. From the tactility of finishes that ignite the senses, to the saturation of natural light that makes for a dreamy retail atmosphere.

Retail Food Group profit rises despite trading difficulties

Inside Retail

Multibrand food chain franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) says tax-paid profit increased more than threefold to $5.3 million despite a challenging trading environment. .

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This is the last Sears for hundreds of miles. What can it tell us about the state of malls?

Retail Dive

The department store in Maryland is sparsely merchandised and low on traffic. Senior Reporter Ben Unglesbee takes a look inside to see how retail has changed since the heyday of malls

Cisco NDFC One View – Centralized Management of the Global SAN Infrastructure

Cisco CSR

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC) is a scalable application for managing Fibre Channel SAN. However, in some cases a single NDFC server may not be efficient.

Praval Singh on Using Zoho Social for Your Business

Small Biz Trends

? In this episode of Small Biz in :15 On Location, we traveled to Austin, Texas, for ZohoDay 2022 to talk to Zoho Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience Praval Singh.

Bath & Body Works Rolls Out Loyalty Program Nationwide

Retail TouchPoints

Bath & Body Works has launched its loyalty program nationwide at the retailer’s 1,750+ locations following testing in select markets.

Primark launches vintage clothing concessions in Birmingham and Manchester

Retail Focus

Primark is partnering with the Vintage Wholesale Company, an independent vintage clothing business, to open two new concessions in its flagship Birmingham and Manchester stores, under the brand WornWell by the Vintage Wholesale Company. .