September, 2022

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How online and offline retail are converging

Inside Retail

For more than two years into the pandemic, digital transformation and investment accelerated, and customers increasingly turned to online shopping as an alternative to traditional shopping. . However, as lockdowns and movement restrictions become more rare, what does this mean for the future of physical stores? Earlier this month, we heard from industry experts at Country Road, Klarna and Marketplacer about the latest trends they’ve seen in online and offline shopping, where the two are convergi

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Analysis: a perfect retail storm is brewing

Inside Retail

Australian retailers generally fared well over the last 18 months during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite temporary store closures as part of government-imposed lockdowns, although headwinds may be on the horizon. Inflationary pressure on consumer discretionary spending, supply chain disruptions and elevated inventory levels, which tie up a retailers’ net working capital, are set to create the perfect storm for retailers that do not have a strategy in place to ensure they are well positioned for t

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How Retailers can Overcome the Challenges Faced on the Path to Sustainability

Retail TouchPoints

There are signs of a disconnect between consumers and retailers when it comes to sustainability. A recent report has found that two-thirds of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products than retailers expect — and reveals that consumer preference for recommerce models is also being underserved. Further reinforcing this misalignment is the finding that only half of the senior retailer executives surveyed believe sustainability to be an important purchase consideration for consumers

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Toyota Motor Europe unveils its vision for the future with new showroom experience & concept

Retail Focus

Earlier this year, Toyota Motor Europe partnered with Dalziel & Pow to design the vision for the future of its European retailer network at a new site in Paris Nord. It confirms the central role of Toyota retailers in delivering to our customers an immersive brand experience as the company transitions to a mobility company. Toyota’s approach is fully consistent with its wider mission to go ‘Beyond Zero’ by providing memorable customer experiences which cater for all their needs.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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Cisco DNA Center and Device configuration management

Cisco Retail

In my conversations with customers and partners, there are two topics that are different but somewhat related: compliance and device configuration management. In my latest blog, “Compliant or not? Cisco DNA Center will help you figure this out” , we discussed compliance capabilities in Cisco DNA Center 2.3.3. In this blog, I will address device configuration management.

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Attend REUTERS MOMENTUM to Shape the Future Technology of Your Business

Small Biz Trends

If there is one constant in today’s digital ecosystem it is fast development. As a small business, it is imperative to find out what these developments are and see if you can implement them into your workflow. REUTERS MOMENTUM is an event looking to showcase what these technologies are and show you how you can shape the future of your company with these innovations.

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NRA in ‘upheaval’ after CEO quits amid vaping furore

Inside Retail

The future of the National Retailers Association is unclear after CEO Dominique Lamb resigned suddenly, within two months of the exit of long-standing chairman Mark Brodie. . Their departures follow a controversy surrounding the unexplained source of $430,000 in “policy services” in the association’s books. There have been allegations that the funds came from the tobacco industry to assist the NRA in lobbying in favour of the vaping industry.

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Bloomingdale’s Kicks off 150th Year with Virtual Store, Anniversary Exclusives and Events

Retail TouchPoints

Blackstock & Weber for Bloomingdale’s 150th. Bloomingdale’s has debuted a lineup of designer collaborations, events and digital activations, including a virtual store, to celebrate its 150 th anniversary. A 150th Anniversary Collection of exclusive limited-edition merchandise launched on Sept. 8, the day before New York Fashion Week kicks off.

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Doing More With Less: Unleashing Transformation With Automation

Mulesoft

The pandemic changed the entire business landscape over a short time period. Customers now expect digital experiences by default. Leaders expect data at their fingertips. Employees expect to work remotely. How did everyone’s expectations change so quickly? There were a number of factors. The urgency of the pandemic gave most companies clear priorities, business and […].

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Cisco Secure 5 Best Practices Security Analysts Can Use to Secure Their Hybrid Workforce.

Cisco Retail

The hybrid work environment has been around for years, albeit not common but it existed. I can recall my first job where I was able to split my time working in an office and working from my makeshift home office. This was many moons ago as I will call it… pre-COVID-19. . Job seekers are certainly looking to have the flexibility of working from anywhere at any time – preferably in an environment of their choosing.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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How to Use TikTok and Other New Strategies to Level Up Your Business

Small Biz Trends

Is your business stuck in a rut? If you’ve noticed your growth steady in recent years, a new strategy may be necessary to get you to the next level. This may involve a new marketing platform , extra revenue sources, or even global expansion. Members of the online small business community have wisdom to share on all these subjects. Read on for their tips.

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Why m-commerce is the new e-commerce and why retailers need to adapt quickly

Retail Dive

Market disruption has triggered massive changes in the retail sector, and one of the biggest developments is a major shift by shoppers toward m-commerce or mobile shopping and ordering.

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Aje eyes US expansion with NYFW debut

Inside Retail

Australian fashion brand Aje has made its first “off-schedule appearance” at the New York Fashion Week. At an immersive show at Roll & Hill in Manhattan, the brand featured curated pieces from its Spring Summer 23 ‘Lumen’ collection teaming up with NY-based creative agency Replica. The brand says its ‘Lumen’ collection pays “homage to the perennial beauty and power of dawn, a symbol of hope and new beginnings”.

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Survey: Consumers Want Easy Access to Apparel Sustainability Info

Retail TouchPoints

The apparel industry’s enormous global environmental impact has made it a primary focus of sustainability efforts, and consumers — or at least a significant portion of them — want to do their part. However, the industry needs to make relevant information (such as how to recycle a garment at the end of its lifecycle) easy for shoppers to access as they’re making their purchase decisions, whether they’re in-store or online.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Kelly Goetch, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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The Future of DataWeave

Mulesoft

Following its introduction in 2015 as MuleSoft’s answer to data transformation, the DataWeave language has been on a path across and beyond Anypoint Platform. Today, we’re honored to announce that the future of DataWeave is now open. DataWeave: The evolution of our language Back in the time of Mule 3 and the early days of […]. The post The Future of DataWeave first appeared on MuleSoft Blog.

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Visibility & Resiliency: Letting Your Factory Work For You

Cisco Retail

I am consistently asked by our customers: How can manufacturers contain customer satisfaction without excessive overstock? How can manufacturers better predict the output of manufacturing? What is the impact of manpower, materials, and methods on OEE? Could there be a link between IT-OT infrastructure and manufacturing visibility and resiliency? Manufacturers are meeting these challenges by adopting a digital first model and many plan on accelerating their technology transformation to power real

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T-Mobile Offers Small Business Canva Pro and Some Facebook Ads for Free

Small Biz Trends

T-Mobile recently launched an offer to help small businesses get more value out of their marketing using Canva Pro. T-Mobile Offers Small Business Canva Pro and Some Facebook Ads for Free. In collaboration with Canva and Meta, T-Mobile is giving eligible small business customers Canva Pro on Us until the end of the year. They will also be providing the eligible businesses with $200 of free advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

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Alo Yoga releases first ready-to-wear collection, NFT at New York Fashion Week

Retail Dive

The new Aspen Collection features floor-length faux fur jackets and cashmere sets, and comes with non-fungible tokens providing exclusive perks.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Hermes opens a luxury Sydney gym like no other

Inside Retail

Hermes will launch HermesFit, a temporary workout venue, in Sydney on the 14th and 16th of next month at The Hordern Pavilion. The HermesFit pop-up will be styled in the house’s recognisable orange, with graphic motifs adorning the walls. It will feature a space for scheduled workout classes such as a weights wall with Hermes kettlebells and barbells, a callisthenics course inspired by silk, a boxing ring that serves as a photo booth, and a juice bar.

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Walmart, P&G Team Up to Tackle Beauty Product Waste

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart and P&G have joined forces to offer free in-store recycling collection for beauty packaging at 25 Walmart locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The program is being run in partnership with TerraCycle , which offers recycling solutions for products not typically collected by curbside programs, and is free to customers through sponsorship from Walmart and P&G.

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Make the Most of Dreamforce 2022

Mulesoft

Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference, is almost here! Join MuleSoft and the Salesforce family from September 20–22, 2022, in-person in San Francisco or virtually on Salesforce+, for the 20th annual Dreamforce conference! Get ready to learn, connect, have fun, and give back. To help you make the most of all the amazing content and […].

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Human-Machine Interactions of the Future: Unpopular Opinions [Part 1]

Cisco Retail

This is part 1 of a 3-part blog series on a Cisco futurist’s perspectives on some buzzy terms and technology trends. At Cisco, I’m responsible for looking at the future of human-machine interaction. The future of human-machine interaction spans an exploration into all kinds of futures — from the future of trust and higher education to the future of quantum internet and IoT.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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In the News: Grants of $15K to $25K From Amazon As Well As Other ARPA Grants

Small Biz Trends

Grant opportunities come from public and private organizations and as an applicant, you have to keep an eye out for what is available. This is because there are new grants being offered all time. And when it comes to grants, time is of the essence. Applying early gives you a better chance, especially for grants with narrow application windows. With that in mind, here are some grants available now you can apply for as a small business owner.

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Macy’s launches third-party marketplace in time for the holidays

Retail Dive

The department store is filling gaps in its assortment with an online selection of toys, pet goods and other items. Should some end up in stores, too?

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Cinnabon to launch into Sydney

Inside Retail

US-based chain Cinnabon is expanding its Australian presence with its first store in Sydney soon to open. . Scheduled for late November or early December, the store be located in Darling Square, expanding a network that is currently confined to Queensland and Melbourne. The 40sqm retail Sydney store will have 15 to 20 outside seats and sell the brand’s signature sticky cinnamon rolls, as well as chocolate and caramel-pecan varieties and monthly specials. .

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Carhartt Launches Grant Program Aimed at Diversifying Skilled Trades Workforce

Retail TouchPoints

Through its new For the Love of Labor program, workwear retailer Carhartt will award $175,000 in grants to four organizations committed to serving women and/or diversifying the skilled trade workforce. The retailer is committing all online sales made on Labor Day, Sept. 5, to programs supporting education, training and placing workers into meaningful skilled trade jobs.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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Dreamforce 2022: 5 Reasons MuleSoft Partners Should Attend 

Mulesoft

That magical time of year is upon us: it’s almost time for Dreamforce! Whether you attend in person or on Salesforce+, the Dreamforce magic will reach across physical and digital spaces, spotlighting our customer heroes and inspiring everyone to learn, connect, have fun, and give back. As a trusted partner, you’ll have endless opportunities to […].

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Cisco U. Inclusive Learning, Delivered

Cisco Retail

We recently introduced Cisco U., one of our newest learning initiatives, at Cisco Live. Cisco U. promises to meet the diverse global community through an inclusive digital learning experience. If you’re wondering what that means, well, I’m so glad. Inclusive learning is something that is a huge priority for me on a personal level. And as a member of the product team for Cisco U., I find myself uniquely positioned to explain how Cisco U. embraces inclusive learning. .

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American Marketing Association Connex at Catalyst Ranch

Small Biz Trends

The ability to connect with your customers is getting more complex as more tools are available for small business owners. Finding out what is available and learning how to use them is key to reaching your audience in a digital market. American Marketing Association Chicago: Connex at Catalyst Ranch is an opportunity to network with leading marketers in small groups to better understand what is taking place in the segment.

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Amazon offers sellers long-term inventory storage with new service

Retail Dive

Amazon Warehousing & Distribution allows the company to capture more value from its fulfillment network, which has grappled with excess capacity this year.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.