Sat.Jan 20, 2024 - Fri.Jan 26, 2024

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Retail Theft Prevention: Tips for Protecting Your Business

Tokinomo

In an era where retail theft is evolving into a sophisticated challenge, businesses across America are facing an unprecedented surge in shoplifting and organized retail crime (ORC). These shifts are not only impacting the bottom line of businesses but also altering the shopping experience for consumers nationwide.

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Transforming Retail Spaces for Today’s Generation of Shoppers

Retail TouchPoints

The mall is experiencing a resurgence, defying predictions of its demise. This retail renaissance is not just a return to traditional shopping spaces but also signifies a shift in the shoppers’ culture, expectations and behaviors. Fueled by a desire for experiential interactions, expanded leisure and dining offers, personalized shopping journeys and the integration of digital elements, malls are becoming hubs of innovation and adaptation in addition to their social elements and place as our new

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Every store is a flagship

Retail Dive

Most stores have no vibe because retailers lost sight of what makes people get off the couch, according to WD Partners' Lee Peterson.

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Can independent retailers drive a high street resurgence in 2024?

Retail Focus

Charlotte Broadbent – UK General Manager at Faire After a bruising year for retail, there are finally some reasons for optimism going into 2024. The holiday season appears to be delivering to expectations. The freeze on business rates has put real cash in retailers’ pockets. And while I hear from our retailers some nervousness about the continued impact of our struggling economy on discretionary spending, the deceleration of inflation should at least prevent customers from tightening the p

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Seen and Heard at #NRF2024: 5 Trends from the Big Show

Retail TouchPoints

Over five days and a growing portfolio of on- and off-site events, the National Retail Federation brought together more than 40,000 attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors in NYC. And after three years of pandemic aftershocks, industry experts confirmed what everyone in attendance felt (especially in their aching feet): the Big Show is officially back. The positive vibe of the show was largely driven by retail executives’ obvious eagerness to explore which new technologies would help them maximize custo

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Navigating the Future: Leslie Sarasin's Insights on AI

RIS News

Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI, explored the impact of artificial intelligence on the food and retail industry at the recent FMI Midwinter Executive Conference. Hear her call to action.

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7 reasons why everyone’s confused about shrink and theft

Retail Dive

There’s even less data about retail crime now that the National Retail Federation has retracted a key claim about its impact. What’s going on?

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Secure Your Spot at the Prestigious 2024 Retail VM and Display Awards

365 Retail

The Retail Visual Merchandising and Display Awards 2024 are rapidly approaching, and the growing excitement in the industry underscores the importance of securing a table or ticket for anyone involved in the retail sector. These awards, celebrated annually, are a coveted mark of excellence and innovation in the world of retail design and display. It’s an opportunity for professionals to showcase their skills, for brands to highlight their creativity, and for the industry to come together i

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Tesla Prepares for Optimus Robot Production

Retail Wire

The world might be on the brink of a futuristic shift as Tesla plans to mass produce its Optimus humanoid robots. The renowned electric vehicle and artificial intelligence company, Tesla, is rapidly expanding its workforce in Palo Alto, a strong indication of its ambitious production plans.

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Is this the end of Australia’s supermarket duopoly?

Inside Retail

The allegations of price-gouging during a cost-of-living crisis by Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths could finally be the death knell of the duopoly that has long dominated the country’s grocery sector. Today, the Albanese government announced the Australian Competition and Consumer Consumer Commission (ACCC) will conduct a twelve-month probe to examine if Australian supermarkets have used their market power to increase their profit margins.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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‘London Calling’: Gibson Garage Opens Second Location in the UK

Retail TouchPoints

Gibson , the iconic global instrument brand, will open a new Gibson Garage flagship store in historic London, just off Oxford Street, on February 24, 2024. It will be the second store of its kind, with the first stationed in Nashville, Tenn. Gibson Garage is designed to be the “ultimate guitar experience and destination” for music lovers. The UK store will have 4,500 square feet of retail space and be designed with local flourishes and “uniquely British cultural discoveries.

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AI shopping experience, Associate experience, and Building Private Label - Weekly Snacks #88

Tokinomo

Campaign corner Rebel beverage. The "Liquid Death x Rebel Moon: Mandatory Beverage of the Motherworld Commercial" was a joint promotion for Liquid Death and Rebel Moon, directed by Eli Snyder, known for his work on A Child of Fire and The Scargiver. Filming took place on the Rebel Moon Veldt set, incorporating footage from A Child of Fire. Additionally, Liquid Death collaborated with Netflix to promote Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead through their short film "No Brainer.

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T-Mobile’s ‘Hulu On Us’ Brings Trouble for Users

Retail Wire

T-Mobile's latest perk, Hulu On Us, was launched just yesterday, but the joy was short-lived for some users who ran into trouble trying to claim their free Hulu subscription.

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The Outnet partners with ELV Denim in collection using deadstock fabric

Inside Retail

Online luxury retailer The Outnet and British luxury brand ELV Denim have launched a limited-edition 50-piece upcycled capsule collection. The collection features contrast denim styles alongside new categories including tailoring, knitwear and leather items. All these items are transformed from past seasons, leftover deadstock, and produced by ELV Denim in London.

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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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Chevron ExtraMile Tests AI Assistants, Dynamic Content in 3 Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Three Chevron ExtraMile convenience stores are implementing dynamic merchandising, social media content and AI-powered sommeliers as part of a pilot program with Samsung Electronics America. Parent company Chevron Stations Inc. (CSI) will use a combination of digital screens, foot traffic analysis, an AI-powered social media solution and a robust content management system to power these new experiences.

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Make Llum BCN’24 a part of your ‘Destination for Innovation’ experience at ISE 2024

Retail Focus

Prepare for an electrifying fusion of artistry and technology as Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the unrivalled global hub for professional audio-visual (pro AV) and systems integration, proudly announces its third-year sponsorship of the dazzling Llum BCN’24 light arts festival. Transforming Barcelona into a luminous masterpiece from 2 – 4 February, Llum BCN’24 promises an immersive journey into the realms of contemporary art, technology, and cutting-edge lighting design and is a programme of

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Oklahoma City Is Aiming for America’s Tallest Building

Retail Wire

Matteson Capital intends to reshape the Oklahoma City landscape with a daring new plan. The company seeks approval to construct America's tallest building, now tipped to reach an astonishing 1,907 feet.

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Gami Chicken and Beer’s sales surge amid healthier options rollout

Inside Retail

Korean restaurant chain Gami Chicken and Beer saw its sales more than doubled in the second half of last year, upon the introduction of healthier menu options. The restaurant, first launched in 2006, saw sales growth of 172 per cent from June to December, thanks to the addition of individual menu items. Sales of the individual items surged 152 per cent during the period. “Gami Chicken has gradually introduced individual menu items such as Bibimbap, Kkochi Salad, Gochujang Chicken, and a Ga

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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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Stitch Fix Teams up with Spotify to Give Shoppers a ‘Style Tune Up’

Retail TouchPoints

Stitch Fix has partnered with streaming music service Spotify to create an interactive experience that combine’s Spotify’s “sonic sensibilities” and Stitch Fix’s styling expertise to give shoppers a “Style Tune Up.” Shoppers can get personalized outfit recommendations based on the trends from Stitch Fix’s 2024 Style Forecast along with curated #OOTD (outfit of the day) playlist on Spotify to amp up their getting-ready routine.

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A Disruptive Design For A New-Age Tea Drinkers’ Haunt

Retail Focus

The second outlet of the trendsetting Teavaro Global Brewhouse in New Delhi, located in Punjabi Bagh, is a 500 square feet next-gen tea haven. The latest branch of the teahouse is an exercise in breaking the monotony of the tea industry and shifting the perceptions of the modern urban denizen around the concept of tea. The main aim of the commission was to make the young Indian tea drinker perceive tea beyond the traditional connotations of chai by introducing them to innovative products and exp

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Microsoft Teams Hit by Outage, Impacting Users Across Americas

Retail Wire

Microsoft recently experienced a hiccup with their Teams platform, causing users across North and South America to encounter significant issues. The problem didn't instantly resolve, even after a failover operation was initiated.

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Ultra Violette raises $15m from private equity investor for American expansion

Inside Retail

Australian sunscreen brand Ultra Violette has secured a $15 million capital from US consumer growth equity firm Aria Growth Partners, as it seeks to further expand in North America. The investment coincides with Ultra Violette’s celebration of its fifth anniversary. Aria has taken an undisclosed stake in the business in what marks the first time Ultra Violette has taken outside capital, having previously been bootstrapped by its founders Ava Chandler-Matthews and Rebecca Jefferd, (pictured above

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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Walmart Shutters Store No. 8 Innovation Incubator

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart will reportedly shut down its Store No. 8 innovation unit, according to the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, as the retailer seeks to cut costs and find new ways to develop and test new ideas. The division, which was formed in 2017 following Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com , has been the incubator for initiatives including shopping via text message and a recently released software development kit (SDK) to make it easier to integrate Walmart commerce into games and apps.

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Asda faces another store strike over slashed hours and bullying claims

Retail Gazette

Asda workers at its Wisbech store are due to vote in a ballot as the GMB claims employees have faced a cut in hours and “management bullying” Concerns about poor training and support, a years-long equal pay claim, and health and fire safety issues being ignored will be addressed in the vote, which is expected to include more than 150 GMB union members from Asda Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.

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Microsoft Teams Hit by Outage, Impacting Thousands of Users

Retail Wire

Microsoft recently experienced a hiccup with its Teams platform, causing users across North and South America to encounter significant issues.

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Apparel label The Upside partners with pilates chain in sustainable collection

Inside Retail

Apparel brand The Upside has partnered with fitness franchise Strong Pilates to launch a sustainable activewear collection. The collection features 100 per cent sustainably-focused fabrics with each piece carrying a custom-designed branded artwork including Strong Pilates’ logo. Strong Pilates is an advocate of sustainability, maintaining a plastic-free environment at its studios. “As a brand, Strong has always been very clear on its values and goal of feeling stronger both physicall

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, 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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Why Backend Orchestration is the True Payment Experience Unlock

Retail TouchPoints

The seamless nature of digital commerce has inspired consumers to expect more from the payment experience everywhere they shop — online, in-store and even via social channels. But although brands have invested heavily in functions like product discovery, merchandising and on-site personalization, consumers largely face the same old headaches when they’re finally ready to make a purchase.

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Poundland launches ‘Motherland’ store as it expands baby and kidswear

Retail Gazette

Poundland is launching a new flagship store in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, dubbed “Motherland” due to its extensive baby and kidswear collection. The 10,000 sq ft store, a former Outlet, which is due to open on 24 February, currently displays “coming soon” hoardings featuring “Motherland” signage. The signage, which was erected earlier this week, was put up to inform shoppers this will be a store housing the business’s widest range of clothing, including

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Microsoft Becomes the Second Company To Surpass the $3 Trillion Mark

Retail Wire

Microsoft recently joined an elite league of tech companies by becoming the second company to achieve a $3 trillion market cap.

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Pamela Anderson takes stake in minimalist beauty startup Sonsie Skin

Inside Retail

Pamela Anderson has invested in Sonsie Skin, a minimalist skincare startup, and will serve as co-founder and owner. This project is described as a new chapter for Sonsie and Anderson, as they present “a common vision for holistic beauty and self-empowerment” “Pamela is an icon, trailblazer, and someone I admire deeply,” said co-founder Marie von Behrens-Felipe.

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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.