September, 2023

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Retail media: How retailers are becoming advertising giants

Retail Gazette

Shoppers browsing their favourite websites, from Argos to Amazon, may be bombarded with a raft of deals, however some may be more prominent than others. The positioning of product listings is just one way brands are working with retailers to advertise to the huge audience that many shopping websites attract. With millions of visitors each month – the UK’s most visited site Amazon gets 286m hits a month, according to SEM Rush – it’s no surprise why brands are trying to rea

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Guest Post: How to Design a Customer Success Program That Works

Hyken

This week, we feature an article by Devin Pickell, Growth Marketing practitioner and head publisher of Do I Need SEO. He writes about designing a compelling customer experience process and training your team to implement it. The bar for providing a top-notch customer experience (CX) seems to be rising year after year, regardless of whether you operate in B2B or B2C.

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Holiday Retail Forecasts and Predictions 2023

RIS News

For retailers, the holiday season is here. Succeeding in the next few months and into 2024 requires analyzing and understanding shoppers. Here to help retailers strategize, RIS presents our fourth annual guide to peak selling season.

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As US consumers slow down, Walmart is muscling out its competition

Retail Dive

The retail giant is embracing strategies previously mastered by Target, Amazon and others, and that’s paying off, various analysts report.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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One of every four shoppers say shoplifting is justifiable, survey shows

Inside Retail

One of every four shoppers in Australia believes that shoplifting is justifiable amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, according to a recent survey. The Australian Consumer and Retail Studies (ACRS) unit at Monash University surveyed 1001 shoppers across Australia last June, asking them questions about the cost of living and consumer deviance. The survey emphasised the perception of shoppers on shoplifting, which is the only form of consumer deviance that negatively affects retailers.

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Why retail staff are facing mental health crisis, and what needs to change

Inside Retail

Given the numerous and complex challenges that retail staff have confronted in recent years – such as rampant underpayments , retail crime, customer aggression, the Covid-19 pandemic and wages not keeping up with the cost of living pressures – it might come as no surprise that burnout, turnover and absenteeism remain high. However, recent findings from a survey conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are alarming.

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It’s Official – Amazon is an Ecommerce Enabler First and a Retailer Second

Retail TouchPoints

Dharmesh Mehta, VP of Worldwide Selling Partner Services at Amazon , is celebrating his 10th anniversary with the company this year, and so he kicked off the fourth annual Amazon Accelerate conference for sellers by comparing the differences between the ecommerce platform today and 10 years ago. It’s true that the character of Amazon has seen some dramatic shifts in the last decade: 10 years ago third-party sellers represented 40% of sales on Amazon; now those scales have tipped in the other dir

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Charity Super.Mkt to open first Kent store at Bluewater

Retail Focus

Charity Super.Mkt, the ‘department store for second-hand style’ launched earlier this year by Maria Chenoweth and Wayne Hemingway, will open at Bluewater this week. Bluewater, one of Europe’s leading shopping and leisure destinations, will join Edinburgh and Bristol as new stores for the brand which has previously opened successful pop-ups in London, Glasgow and Reading.

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Tesco offers staff bodycams as physical assaults soar by a third

Retail Gazette

Tesco workers are being offered body cameras following an increase in violent attacks, according to the grocer’s CEO. Physical assaults at the grocery giant have risen by a third since 2022, Ken Murphy said in The Mail on Sunday , as he called for stricter laws for the perpetrators. Although recent law changes have made attacking a shop employee an “aggravating factor” in convictions, Murphy said he wanted “abuse or violence towards retail workers” to become an offe

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Joann undergoes restructuring, layoffs

Retail Dive

The craft retailer, which is still operating without a permanent CEO, said it’s “exploring every opportunity” to drive growth and operate more efficiently.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Silly Solly’s plans 10 more stores as it moves to franchise model

Inside Retail

Aussie discount retailer Silly Solly is on a growth trajectory, with plans to expand as a franchise, after shifting from a licensing model. Media spokesperson Solly Stanton told Franchise Executives, “We were a licence agreement and have progressively changed to a franchise model. This offers our store owners more protection and the opportunity to resell their business.

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How to run Cisco Modeling Labs in the Cloud

Cisco Retail

Did you ever want to run Cisco Modeling Labs but did not have the hardware or software to do so? Or have you wanted to run a topology on your local deployment—but couldn’t because you did not have enough memory available locally? What about integrating CML into a CI/CD pipeline , which includes the creation and destruction of the entire pipeline, including CML?

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Is Retail Media Like Eating the Forbidden Fruit?

Retail TouchPoints

There will be no religious talk in this article, but I will pose a challenging question. Is the shiny new toy of retail media everything the market has made it out to be, or is there a second wave of transformation needed for marketers to make the most of their investments? From a simple point of view, retail media has exactly what advertisers want: a direct connection to the consumers who are on a site to, hopefully, shop for a product or category of products.

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Traditional Korean pavilions inform open-sided Aesop store in Seoul

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Skincare brand Aesop has collaborated with designer Samuso Hyojadong to create a store in Seochon, Seoul , that features an open facade and an oversized stone plinth. Positioned in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Seoul's Jongno-gu district, the Seochon outlet was created to "fit harmoniously within its local context", according to Aesop's design team.

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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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BREAKING: Poundland owner to acquire up to 71 Wilko stores

Retail Gazette

Poundland owner Pepco Group has agreed to take control of up to 71 Wilko store leases from administrator PwC in a new last-minute deal. The discount giant’s parent company said it expects to convert stores to the Poundland brand while offering roles for Wilko team members as it looks to continue its own transformation programme. Poundland boss Barry Williams said it recognised the last few weeks had been difficult for workers of the embattled retailer.

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Doing More Than Expected (Even When It’s Not in Your Job Description)

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As customers, we appreciate it when someone we’re doing business with does more than we expect. Even if we don’t consciously recognize it when it’s happening, the value of that “something extra” makes us enjoy the experience and want to come back. The same thing happens with employees inside an organization. You can usually find someone who seems to be doing more than expected – something that’s not in their job description.

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ARA chief calls for consistent trading hours deregulation

Inside Retail

The Queensland, SA and WA governments have been urged by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) to deregulate trading hours for physical stores – in a consistent policy. The ARA said the deregulation is to create a more flexible, safer, competitive and customer-friendly retail environment, as retailers try to address declining discretionary spending during the holiday period.

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My Journey to Cisco: Fulfilling a Dream and Finding Family

Cisco Retail

As a young college student, I was introduced to the world of networking, and from that moment, I knew Cisco was where I belonged. The way its technology connected the world and empowered businesses left an indelible mark on my heart and set the course for my life’s journey. After college, I embarked on a path to turn my dream of working at Cisco into reality, immersing myself in learning and building up my skills.

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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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Meta Debuts Suite of New AI Tools Including Chatbots, Celeb Voices and Image Editing

Retail TouchPoints

Meta debuted a series of new AI-powered tools for its social platforms, including Facebook , Instagram , Messenger and WhatsApp , at its annual developers conference Meta Connect on Sept. 27. And while Meta hasn’t completely abandoned its namesake, the metaverse — reveals at the event also included the new Quest 3 VR headset and upgrades to its line of smart glasses with Ray-Ban — the company has clearly shifted its focus to this year’s hottest technology, AI.

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Toys R Us to open up to 24 US flagship stores

Retail Dive

Parent company WHP Global announced a partnership with Go Retail Group for the rollout, which also includes experiences in airports and cruise ships.

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BREAKING: The Range buys Wilko brand for £5m

Retail Gazette

The Range is understood to have bought Wilko’s brand in a deal worth around £5m. Sky News revealed that the deal is set to be confirmed by Wilko administrator PwC later today. The Range, set up by Devon-based entrepreneur Chris Dawson, had faced competition from online marketplace OnBuy to snap up Wilko’s brand assets. The deal could see the Wilko name live on as The Range could sell Wilko-branded goods in stores and could also trade under the name online.

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Primark Expands Click + Collect Trial to Include Womenswear

365 Retail

Primark is set to offer womenswear online for the first time as it expands its Click + Collect trial. From next Wednesday, 13 September, customers of the 57 trial Click + Collect stores across Greater London and the North West of England and North Wales will be able to buy a selection of womenswear online for collection in their local store. Womenswear now joins kids’ and nursery products on the trial service , meaning customers will be able to shop from around 2,500 Primark products via Click +

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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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Westfield Knox reveals tenant lineup for new fashion retail precinct

Inside Retail

Westfield Knox in Victoria will open a new fashion retail precinct later this year, which will serve as home to popular brands including Uniqlo, JD Sports, Glue Store, and General Pants Co. “We’re very pleased to be part of Westfield Knox’s exciting redevelopment and investment into the local community, and we are excited to finally share that we will be opening a Uniqlo store in Westfield Knox later this year,” said a Uniqlo spokesperson. “We are excited to present our u

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Distributed ZTNA enables simple and scalable secure remote access to OT assets

Cisco Retail

Zero trust network access (ZTNA) is the ideal alternative to cellular gateways and VPN solutions for remote access. But in OT environments, ZTNA needs to be distributed.

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Walmart is Following Amazon’s Marketplace Playbook, but it has an Ace in the Hole — its 4,600 Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Exhibit A — how Amazon built its hugely successful digital commerce business: 1. Create an effective ecommerce platform 2. Open that platform to third-party sellers 3. Sell those sellers access to logistics and fulfillment services, many of which were already built for its own first-party retail business 4. Sell those sellers advertising opportunities so they have a better chance of standing out amid the ever-growing crowd of other sellers.

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Sycamore to buy Chico’s for $1B

Retail Dive

The agreement strikes a deal that eluded the private equity firm four years ago, despite repeated attempts then to acquire the women’s apparel retailer.

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Disruption Reimagined: How to Conquer, Not Crumble, During Supply Chain Instability

Speaker: Robyn O’Brien - Founder of Sirona Ventures, Adjunct Professor at Rice University’s Business School, Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics Expert

Today’s supply chain leaders are required to stay strong in the face of disruption and not only accept it, but embrace it – after all, progress is made outside of your comfort zone. While it’s easier said than done, conquering the fear of instability in your supply chain is within your reach. Thanks to the advancement of technology and AI, we now have more tools and resources at our disposal than ever before to conquer, not crumble, in the face of uncertainty.

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Wilko: Administrators to conduct review over £77m dividend payouts

Retail Gazette

Wilko’s administrators PwC are set to grill majority shareholder Lisa Wilkinson on the distribution of £77m in dividends to investors during the decade leading up to the discount retailer’s demise. This inquiry comes amid growing demands for the Wilkinson family to address a £56m deficit in the pension funds of the company’s employees. The Times reports that PwC will hold a review into the dividends paid out to the Wilkinson family and the retailer’s other directors as part of a broa

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Playing to Win in Customer Service

Hyken

One of the more enjoyable activities in my life is playing hockey. When I’m in town – not out speaking at conferences – I lace up the skates several times a week to play in a friendly hockey game. In close games, when my team is up by one or two goals, I remember my school days when our coaches encouraged us to continue playing to score, even when we were winning, versus switching to more defensive play to prevent the other team from scoring.

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How a ‘two-speed landscape’ is evolving in Australian retail

Inside Retail

New research from Combank shows a growing divergence between Australian consumers who say they’re comfortable and those who say they’re doing it tough, irrespective of their financial situation. The research comes from the latest edition of Commonwealth Bank’s Consumer Insights Report 2023 which confirms that the cost of living and interest rates are hitting consumers hard; more than a quarter of respondents surveyed said they are “doing it tough” at the moment.

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The importance of cybersecurity in the rail industry

Cisco Retail

The railway industry is increasingly embracing new systems and technologies to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and connectivity. As operators move on from their legacy systems, there is an ever-increasing number of connections and complexity to deal with from a security standpoint. Expanded connectivity means increased chances for cyber criminals to disrupt critical infrastructure and global economies.

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