June, 2022

7 Ways To Transform Retail Store Displays Into Sales

The Retail Doctor

There are a lot of ways your sales displays can be your silent salesperson. The trick is to make sure your displays include some of the basics. Try these seven ways to make your retail store displays do more than just look attractive. Retail visual merchandising

Shopper Behavior – Don’t always believe what you read in secondary data sources

Mike Anthony

Articles and secondary reports are a critical part of any journey to get a better understanding of shopper behavior. This is true for everyone, but especially true if your shopper research budget is small or non-existent.

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Influencers: A Secret Weapon for Tackling Supply Chain Challenges

Retail TouchPoints

With supply chain challenges rampant worldwide, many brands and retailers are focusing on consistent, even proactive, communication to address the demand side of the equation.

Harrods to open stand-alone beauty emporium in Gateshead

Retail Focus

The opening of this fifth H beauty store nationally demonstrates Harrods’ continued commitment to bringing its beauty authority, expert curation, and luxury shopping experience to a wider audience across the UK. H beauty Gateshead is opening at 9am in the Metrocentre on the 14 th June. .

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How to Effectively Create a Frictionless Customer Experience in E-Commerce

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge, Founder, Managing Partner and CEO - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito, Interim VP and Consultant, Chameleon Collective | Mike Leibovitz, General Manager of Digital Solutions - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how addressing customer friction and smoothing out your digital customer experience will help you thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges.

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.

Top of Mind Security Insights from In-Person Interactions

Cisco CSR

The past few months have been chockfull of conversations with security customers, partners, and industry leaders. After two years of virtual engagements, in-person events like our CISO Forum and Cisco Live as well as the industry’s RSA Conference underscore the power of face-to-face interactions.

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AI in the Big Easy: NVIDIA Research Lets Content Creators Improvise With 3D Objects

Nvidia

Jazz is all about improvisation — and NVIDIA is paying tribute to the genre with AI research that could one day enable graphics creators to improvise with 3D objects created in the time it takes to hold a jam session.

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How to Optimize Your Online Storefront

Wiser

If your business is looking to optimize its online storefront, then it’s likely your team already has a lot of great products. Now, it’s all about figuring out how to get people to find and hopefully purchase those products.

Despicable Discs Minion pop-up is coming to Carnaby

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of Minions: The Rise of Gru Record store at 19/21 Foubert’s Place. The vinyl pop-up brings a 70’s explosion back to Carnaby to celebrate the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Inflation helps fuel strong Australian retail sales in May

Inside Retail

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail sales grew in May by 10.4 per cent year on year according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Department stores saw the strongest growth at 5.1 per cent followed by cafes, restaurants and food handling at 1.8 per cent and 0.8

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.

Standard Operating Procedure Becomes Lifelong Learning Asset

Cisco CSR

A few weeks ago, something remarkable happened. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) had its first in-person meeting in over two years. Typically, the IETF meets in person three times per year to “make the internet better” through interoperable standards.

Cure Retail Disruption With A Customer-Focused Approach

The Retail Doctor

A lot of money is chasing the term of disruption in retail and examining radical disruptive trends. increase retail sales retail disruption

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In the News: Apply by June 30 for a Chance at a $25,000 Business Grant

Small Biz Trends

From growth to inventory, equipment, employee retention, technical assistance and more, this week’s grants look to provide the funds that will assist small businesses to overcome these challenges.

McKinsey: Metaverse may create $5 trillion in value by 2030

Retail Dive

The research firm found that up to $2.6 trillion of that value could be in e-commerce

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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.

JD Sports opens new flagship store in Gateshead’s Metrocentre

Retail Focus

This Saturday saw JD Sports , Fashion plc, retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, open the doors to its newest flagship store at Metrocentre Gateshead. The 18,000 sq.

Meta to sell virtual luxury clothes on avatar fashion store

Inside Retail

Facebook owner Meta Platforms is launching a digital clothing store where users can purchase designer outfits for their avatars, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Deployment Options Expand with New Cisco DNA Center Virtual Appliance

Cisco CSR

Virtualization technology has changed the world of IT and enabled cloud computing. It has also been embraced by Cisco customers due to its flexibility and cost benefits.

5 Ways To Ace A Store Refresh Of Your Retail Merchandising

The Retail Doctor

When I lived in Los Angeles, I did business makeovers for the Los Angeles Times. Now that I speak and travel more, I only do business makeovers as a paid consultant. visual merchandising business makeover retail merchandising

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.

What is the Difference Between Bookkeeping and Accounting?

Small Biz Trends

Small businesses need to ask important questions, such as ‘What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?’ ’ The bottom line is both are needed to corral financial records and understand them. Critical financial decisions get made based on the different approaches.

Amazon launches virtual try-on for shoes

Retail Dive

The new mobile feature, currently only available on iOS, allows customers to try on thousands of shoe styles from brands like Puma and Reebok

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FLANNELS open new luxury destination in Liverpool

Retail Focus

The latest FLANNELS opening has found a home in a building with historic fashion heritage. Over seven ?oors oors and 120,000 square feet, the behemoth space formerly owned by revolutionary draper Owen Owen hosts an expansive fashion offering.

Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Inside Retail

After 90 years, the famous US cosmetics company Revlon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its debt.

As Internet-Connected Medical Devices Multiply, So Do Challenges

Cisco CSR

To consumers, the Internet of Things might bring to mind a smart fridge that lets you know when to buy more eggs, or the ability to control your home’s lighting and temperature remotely through your phone.

The King’s Swedish: AI Rewrites the Book in Scandinavia

Nvidia

If the King of Sweden wants help drafting his annual Christmas speech this year, he could ask the same AI model that’s available to his 10 million subjects.

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The 7 Best Small Business Mobile Ad Networks

Small Biz Trends

It’s safe to say that mobiles have become an extremely crucial part of our lives. They’ve also majorly decreased the use of desktop computers. Here are a few stats to prove the point: According to Statista, there are over 6B mobile users in the world.

As consumers spend more on gas and food, a shadow looms over retail

Retail Dive

The second half of the year will be tough for retailers as shoppers hunt for lower prices, opt for experiences and shift their loyalties

Beauty Pie opens ‘Warehouse of Dreams’ pop-up in Covent Garden

Retail Focus

The membership beauty brand is offering shoppers the chance to try the products in real life at their new pop-up concept store. The cosmetics subscription brand will open its doors in Covent Garden, dubbed ‘London’s beauty quarter’, from 30 June to 11 July.

Viva China to take control of shoe label Clarks

Inside Retail

Hong Kong-listed Viva China, a major shareholder of Li Ning, is closer to taking control of British shoemaker Clarks after the company’s extraordinary general meeting approved the acquisition plan.

Wireless Catalyst 9800 WLC KPIs, Part 2

Cisco CSR

Part 2 of the 3-part Wireless Catalyst 9800 WLC KPIs. In the previous blog Wireless Catalyst 9800 WLC KPIs, Part 1 we shared how to check WLC and connections to other devices. In this blog, we will concentrate on Key Performance Indicators for Access Points (AP) and Radio Frequency(RF).

Axonify Acquires Nudge to Enhance Frontline Training and Communication Capabilities

Retail TouchPoints

Employee training and communications software provider Axonify has acquired Nudge , an employee communication and execution platform. This combined company will aim to simplify frontline team enablement and offer best-in-class tools for frontline-devoted organizations.

$250,000 in Small Business Grants Available from Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Small Biz Trends

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the oldest legal distillery in Texas, is offering $250,000 in small business grants.

Zara now charges for some returns. Will other retailers follow?

Retail Dive

In some regions, customers pay a fee to return online purchases to third-party drop-off points. It may mark a turning point for companies

Pride in London pop-up opens their doors on Foubert’s Place

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced that the Pride in London pop-up has opened their doors on F oube r t ’ s Place marking the 50 year anniversary of Pride.