November, 2021

Grill’d marketing deemed “extremely inappropriate”

Inside Retail

A recent advertisement made by burger chain Grill’d has been slammed by the Ad Standards board for suggesting sexual violence to its audience, after it showcased a Ronald McDonald-like clown seemingly exposing himself to children in an alley.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

Retail Focus

Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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How To Prepare For Small Business Saturday Nov 27

Retail Doc

Small businesses have survived the judgment made about them as “non-essential” and now there is a groundswell of support for them this Small Business Saturday that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Small Business Saturday shop small

Pricing Tools Explained: Which Option Solves Your Pricing Challenges?

Wiser

The world of pricing can be a little complicated. Not only do you have to manage a long list of products, but you have to compete with the Amazons and Walmarts of the world.

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.

‘Paint Me a Picture’: NVIDIA Research Shows GauGAN AI Art Demo Now Responds to Words

Nvidia

A picture worth a thousand words now takes just three or four words to create, thanks to GauGAN2, the latest version of NVIDIA Research’s wildly popular AI painting demo.

Reflecting on twenty years of NetHope

Cisco Retail

NetHope is a journey that we needed to take. Cisco started the Networking Academy program in 1997 with the intent of teaching students – whether they were in the technology field or not – to design, install, and maintain networks.

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Harrods opens first beauty emporium in Scotland

Retail Focus

Harrods has launched its first stand-alone H beauty destination in Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following two successful H Beauty store openings across England, the latest H beauty, will be located at St James Quarter, in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.

How To Determine If Your Employee Scheduling Is Too Lean

Retail Doc

Almost every retailer looks at employee scheduling as their most expensive operating cost. Employee Management store operations employee scheduling

A new breed of retail shoppers: remote workers

Retail Dive

For retailers, emerging work-from-anywhere habits bring new opportunities to attract shoppers

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NVIDIA to Build Earth-2 Supercomputer to See Our Future

Nvidia

The earth is warming. The past seven years are on track to be the seven warmest on record. The emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C C of average warming since the period 1850-1900.

Black Hat Europe 2021 Network Operations Center: London called, We answered

Cisco Retail

It was so amazing to return to London for the Black Hat Europe 2021 Network Operations Center (NOC).

AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

Inside Retail

The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

Retail Focus

Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

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SalesRX Customer Success Story: Richard Tubman from Circle Furniture

Retail Doc

“SalesRX has helped people have fun at work. Bob is engaging to listen to, and the program was enjoyable. Straight-up sales training can, on occasion, be dry. Bob brings a level of fun and enjoyment to it.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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A successful retail logistics partner keeps you well-prepared for whatever's in store

Retail Dive

A single source retail logistics partner can be your biggest asset for making sure what needs to be done gets done

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Sugary snacks for babies should not be labelled ‘healthy’, says pressure group

Talking Retail

Some snacks for babies and toddlers that are marketed as ‘healthy’ contain too much sugar, according to a health watchdog’s survey. Action on Sugar – which is based in Queen Mary College at the University of London – says that some snacks contain two teaspoons of sugar per serving.

Get to Know 5G – Part 1

Cisco Retail

This blog is co-authored by Ammar Rayes , Cisco Principal Engineer, and Matt Denapoli , Software Engineering Leader. Today, enterprises use Wi-Fi as their main wireless access network indoors, and VPNs and borderless connections over cellular networks for mobile workers and assets.

LVMH ups support for Sephora Australia as losses mount

Inside Retail

Beauty firm Sephora struggled through another difficult year and may have difficulties trading as a going concern, according to a report in AFR. The report, which cites Sephora Australia’s accounts filed with ASIC this week, states the makeup retailer’s losses hit $7.87

EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

Retail Focus

EE has unveiled its new concept store designed to give customers a more immersive experience combined with expert knowledge. The One Braham store will also act as a hub for local communities, as part of EE’s commitment to deliver the most personal and local service on the high street.

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Retail Sales Training: Pepper Your Presentation to Remove Insecurity

Retail Doc

Ever been at a great dinner and used the salt instead of the pepper? The whole entree is ruined. This retail sales training blog is about peppering your approach to avoid the salt of insecurity. Retail Sales Retail Sales Training

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Winners and losers of Black Friday 2021

Retail Dive

Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated

Boursin unveils plant-based cheese alternative

Talking Retail

Boursin has launched a plant-based alternative for its Garlic & Herbs cheese. Boursin Plant-Based Garlic & Herbs will be available from February 2022 in a 130g resealable format, retailing at £3. The launch will be supported by in-store and online activity.

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5 Things You Should Know About Cisco ISE on AWS

Cisco Retail

Cloud is an essential element of a digital enterprise, and the pandemic has made this fact indisputable. Gartner predicts businesses to spend a total of $480 billion on public cloud services in 2022 , a 21% increase compared to 2021.

Spend your Christmas time well with this game-changing e-commerce platform

Inside Retail

Throughout 2021, Covid-19 looked like the Grinch that might steal Christmas from families and business owners alike. Now, with most state borders open, the festive season is full of opportunity. The latest ANZ card-spending data shows there’s a renewed appetite for household spending.

Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

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The Jobs Problem In Retail Isn’t What You Think

Retail Doc

Much is being written about people quitting and the Great Resignation. People quit all the time and oftentimes find the grass isn't always greener. But the jobs problem in retail isn't what others are telling you. Retail Sales Associate Training

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This DC neighborhood used to be synonymous with high-end shopping. Now it's mostly abandoned.

Retail Dive

Friendship Heights was once known for luxury retail in the Washington, D.C. area, but retail options have dwindled

Spar Scotland pledges £26,000 to green charities during COP26

Talking Retail

Spar Scotland has this week launched a project to donate £26,000 to environmental schemes chosen by their customers during the COP26 Glasgow climate change conference. The effort will run until 12 November and involve the Scottish retail group contributing £1000 each to 26 different green groups.

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Secure Code Warriors – Final Battle Winners

Cisco Retail

We have arrived at the third and final blog post around Secure Code Warrior. In the first two blogs… So, You Can Code… But Can You Write Secure Code? Finding Cisco DevNet Elite Secure Code Warriors.

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Retail media – the future of personalisation in a privacy-conscious world

Inside Retail

If your brand isn’t rethinking data consent and tracking, now is the time to act. We know that privacy laws in Australia are under the microscope and expected to continue tightening in 2022 (and beyond).

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Shaun the Sheep Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

Fenwick Newcastle store unveiled this year’s much-anticipated Christmas window theme – moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s latest film – The Flight Before Christmas – created in partnership with Aardman.

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SalesRX Customer Success Story: Rebecca Wierda from Leigh's

Retail Doc

“I can't remember the last time that I have received so many phone calls and emails from customers saying what an exceptional experience they had at Leigh's. I feel that the training was a huge part of that.

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GTC Wrapup: NVIDIA CEO Outlines Vision for Accelerated Computing, AI, Omniverse, Avatars and Robots in Keynote

Nvidia

Bringing simulation of real and virtual worlds to everything from self-driving vehicles to avatars to robotics to modeling the planet’s climate, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang Tuesday introduced technologies to transform multitrillion-dollar industries.

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Co-op links up with Unilever to trial refillable packaging

Talking Retail

The Co-op has linked up with manufacturing giant Unilever to launch two trials of refillable packaging, to find out how consumers will respond. The trial will test two refill models: ‘Refill on the go’ and ‘Return on the go’ and include some of Unilever’s best-known brands.

An Open Security Ecosystem with Shared Signals is the Future of Zero Trust

Cisco Retail

Zero Trust : as the name implies, is the strategy by which organizations trust nothing implicitly and verify everything continuously. This industry north star is driving different architectures, frameworks, and solutions to reduce an organization’s risk and improve their security posture.

Harvey Norman profit tumbles 35 per cent from pandemic high

Inside Retail

Harvey Norman has been hit by falling sales and depreciating exchange rates, with global sales falling 8.8 per cent during the period between July and November, and unaudited gross profit falling 35.5 per cent between July and October, compared to the same periods of last year.