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How Retailers Can Adjust to Soaring Inflation Prices

Independent Retailer

With inflation at its highest level in years, consumers are heavily weighing where and how to spend their hard-earned money. While some are splurging on big-ticket items before prices rise even higher, others are no doubt contemplating where they can save a few extra bucks here and there.

Presenting the ‘Rock Stars’ of Digital Signage

A1 Retail

Join an unrivalled speaker line-up of formidable industry movers and shakers to explore this year’s theme: ‘Digital Signage Business Critical’. Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS Europe) returns to Munich on 6-7 July with its most impressive speaker line-up to date.

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What is a Recession?

Small Biz Trends

Ever heard the term “recession?” ” Chances are, your definition is quite different from what economists actually mean when they use the word. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what a recession is and explore some of the reasons why this economic decline happens.

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.

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.

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.

Cisco Product Innovations for a Wireless First World with Wi-Fi 6 and 6E

Cisco CSR

The advent of Wi-Fi has been a global success story. Today it is the world’s most used wireless communications technology, thanks to its many features, high performance, ease of use, and cost-efficiency.

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Caledonia Park signs Kate Spade for Scottish Outlet debut

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager responsible for the safekeeping and administration of over £37 billion AUM for several pension schemes, announces the launch of global lifestyle brand kate Spade New York’s first outlet store in Scotland, at the designer village, Caledonia Park.

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.

A compelling story

Cisco CSR

This article is part of a series in which we will explore several features, principles, and the building blocks of a security detection engine within an extended detection and response (XDR) solution.

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.

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.

Theory opens layered flagship store on Regent Street

Retail Focus

Architecture studio Sybarite have created a retail concept for the new Theory flagship store located on 101-113 Regent Street. This will be part of a ‘connected retail space’ with Uniqlo, also owned by Fast Retailing.

QBD Books expands its Queensland footprint

Inside Retail

QBD Books is increasing its investment in Queensland,y opening a new store in Brisbane and an Australian Geographic store at Westfield Chermside. . QBD Books’ 85th store, in Westfield North Lakes, will be attended by two well-known locals, author Grantlee Kieza and illustrator Andy Geppert.

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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.

How Looking at Art Can Help Grow Your Business Skills

Small Biz Trends

Most small business owners are looking to sharpen their problem solving, analysis, and communication skills. Can this really be done by looking at works of art ? On The Small Business Radio Show this week, Amy Herman says that art can be the key for improving business skills.

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Gilly Hicks delivers a daily dose of happy to Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

Gilly Hicks, a brand in the Abercrombie & Fitch portfolio offering activewear, loungewear and underwear, has today announced the opening of its new store located at 39 Carnaby Street, in the heart of London’s busiest shopping district.

The Reject Shop names its new CEO

Inside Retail

The Reject Shop has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks executive as its new CEO. Phil Bishop (LinkedIn). Phil Bishop, who was most recently director of merchandise & marketing at Bunnings, also served as COO at Officeworks.

Hybrid Work in Government – Why It’s a Good Thing

Cisco CSR

We’ve heard it said that work is not a place, but rather a thing we do. Admittedly, I’ve made the same comment but in reality, work is a place. The place just happens to move with us. We can now do it from anywhere.

$20K in Small Business Grants Available to Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Small Biz Trends

From big cities to small rural communities, small businesses around the country can benefit from grant funding. This week, several large cities announced new programs to support their local business community. Read on for opportunities in NYC, Detroit, Boulder, and more.

Miele launches new experience centre at Touchwood shopping centre

Retail Focus

Miele has selected Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull as the location for its latest store. The German premium domestic appliance manufacturer has taken 2,000 sq ft on a new ten-year lease.

Made to measure pioneer Citizen Wolf seeks funding for global foray

Inside Retail

Sydney-based clothing technology company Citizen Wolf has launched a crowdfunding program to fund expansion abroad.

Wireless Catalyst 9800 WLC KPIs, Part 1

Cisco CSR

Part 1 of the 3-part Wireless Catalyst 9800 WLC KPIs. When working in critical wireless infrastructures, it is important to be proactive and determine in advance if there is any potential issue that could impact end-clients experience. Wireless Catalyst 9800 WLC KPIs will help in that task.

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.

Loupe launches its flagship boutique at centre:mk in Milton Keynes

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the 103-year-old family-owned jewellers with 71 stores nationwide, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of a new carefully curated concept luxury diamond, jewellery and watch brand – Loupe, which opened the doors of its highly anticipated flagship boutique on Thursday 9 th June 2022 at centre:mk in Milton Keynes.

Development Victoria sells town centre site for $12.3 million

Inside Retail

Melbourne’s Riverwalk Town Centre has been acquired for $12.3 million by Oreana Group from the state government’s property arm Development Victoria. The 3.01ha shopping centre site lies 35kms from the Melbourne CBD in the area of Werribee.

Moving into the Metaverse: Growing Swath of Brands Test Out Virtual Experiences

Retail Touch

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Part 1 of this series focusing on evolving consumer perceptions of the metaverse. If the first quarter of this year was consumed with existential questioning — What exactly is the metaverse? Do we need to be a part of it? —

Cisco Live Day 4: Wrap-up from the DevNet Zone

Cisco CSR

Cisco Live has come and gone. If you spent any time at all in the DevNet Zone, I am sure you left smarter and more equipped to tackle tomorrow’s technology challenges!

Tessuti signs to Victoria Square for Northern Ireland debut

Retail Focus

Tessuti, the modern premium fashion store which is part of the JD Sports Group, has signed for a 12,900 sq ft store in Victoria Square. It will be moving into a prime location at the William Street entrance to the scheme. The new regional flagship store is set to open in quarter four of this year.

Private equity stalks Boost, Betty’s Burgers parent

Inside Retail

Retail Zoo, the parent of Boost Juice and Betty’s Burgers, may be taken over by Quadrant, the private equity firm.

Lego to open first US factory

Retail Dive

The company’s $1 billion facility in Virginia will help support a supply chain strategy that rapidly responds to changing consumer demand

Supermercados ECONO Implements Software to Power Ecommerce Platform in Two Languages

Retail Touch

Supermercados ECONO , a retailer with 64 grocery stores in Puerto Rico, is upgrading its current ecommerce platform, ECONO ToGo, with technology from Local Express. ECONO will utilize the tech upgrade to provide its shoppers with exceptional service.

Harrods launch fifth standalone H beauty in Gateshead

Retail Focus

Harrods has opened H beauty Gateshead, the brand’s fifth standalone beauty store in the UK, located in the Metrocentre. The 30,203 sq.ft. space brings together a diverse portfolio of must-have products and exceptional services from an array of beauty brands for customers to enjoy.

Minimum wage boost may push some retailers over the edge, says ARA

Inside Retail

Today’s 5.2 per cent increase in the minimum wage announced by the Fair Work Commission has been greeted with alarm in the retail sector. After today’s change, the minimum wage will be $21.38 per hour or $812.60

Ron Johnson's Enjoy Technology wants to create a new form of retail. But first it must survive.

Retail Dive

The former J.C. Penney CEO has built out a fleet of mobile stores to bring the shopping experience to homes. Its losses are mounting, though, and cash is running out

People: A cornerstone for fostering security resilience

Cisco CSR

Security resilience isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s something that grows with every challenge, pivot and plot change. While organizations can invest in solid technology and efficient processes, one thing is critical in making sure it translates into effective security: people.

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Smart Utility Vehicle: NIO ES7 Redefines Category with Intelligent, Versatile EV Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

Nvidia

Accounting for nearly half of global vehicle sales in 2021, SUVs have grown in popularity given their versatility. Now, NIO aims to amp up the volume further. This week, the electric automaker unveiled the ES7 SUV, purpose-built for the intelligent vehicle era.