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Black Friday drives 5.8 per cent retail-wide sales bump in November

Inside Retail

Retail spending rose 5.8 per cent in November compared to the same period of 2020, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported on Tuesday, while online spend, driven by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, rose 22.8 per cent.

EuroCIS 2022 in Düsseldorf will be postponed

Retail Focus

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and especially the rapid spread of the Omikron variant also have an impact on EuroCIS 2022 , which will now be postponed to May 31 to June 02, 2022.

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SalesRX Customer Success Story: The Hollidays of Children's World

Retail Doc

“Where I see the impact is when we bring a new employee in and can compare those who have followed the system successfully against those learning the system. You can see the difference in their confidence, how they react with the customers, and their ability to get the full sale.”.

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How Macy's set out to conquer the department store business — and lost

Retail Dive

At the dawn of the 21st century, the 160-year-old retailer expanded amid the sector's steep decline. What now

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.

Australia Post names new retail divisional chief

Inside Retail

Former McDonald’s Australia CEO Catriona Noble has been named as the head of Australia Post’s retail business. Noble, who most recently headed the retail division of ANZ Bank, takes up the Australia Post role of executive GM, retail, reporting to group CEO and MD Paul Graham.

Data dynamism: Three ways embedded analytics are transforming retailers’ data into competitive retail insights

Retail Focus

For many retailers, there is a significant gulf between wanting to become a data-driven organisation and the reality of becoming one.

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NVIDIA Named America’s Best Place to Work on Latest Glassdoor List

Nvidia

NVIDIA is America’s best place to work, according to Glassdoor’s just-issued list of best employers for 2022. Amid a global pandemic that has affected every workplace, NVIDIA was ranked No. 1 on Glassdoor’s 14th annual Best Places to Work list for large US companies.

76 per cent of retailers impacted by worker isolation: ARA

Inside Retail

Three quarters of retailers are currently impacted by worker isolations, according to a survey by the Australian Retailers’ Association, and half rank ‘staff shortages’ as the biggest issue they are facing currently ahead of supply chain issues.

JD.com launches Ochama Robotic Shop

Retail Focus

JD.com has opened two robotic shops by the new brand name “ ochama ” in the Netherlands, with more locations to follow soon. The new model of shops introduces an unprecedented shopping format merging online ordering and pick-up shop in which robots prepare the parcels, and home delivery service.

Top 10 IoT use cases—and what they demand from your network

Cisco Retail

When I was growing up in Brazil I loved the “Can you spot the differences?” puzzle in Coquetel , a children’s magazine. The challenge was to spot slight differences in ten seemingly identical drawings.

GFN Thursday: ‘Fortnite’ Comes to iOS Safari and Android Through NVIDIA GeForce NOW via Closed Beta

Nvidia

Starting next week, Fortnite on GeForce NOW will launch in a limited-time closed beta for mobile, all streamed through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app.

‘Like a ghost town’: Retailers react to the Omicron wave

Inside Retail

An already beleaguered retail industry is being pummelled by Omicron. Foot traffic is down in CBDs and shopping centres as consumers return to working from home. And stores are short-staffed as the highly contagious Covid-19 variant forces hordes of people into isolation.

Abercrombie and Fitch turns to its employees in a new brand activation

Retail Focus

Abercrombie & Fitch has turned to its employees to share their new experiences in a new brand activation aimed at “officially reintroducing” the retailer to its customers.

Connect and Use Your OT Cybersecurity Insights with APIs

Cisco Retail

Updated API and sample scripts for Cisco Cyber Vision. Attention developers ! I have very good news for you. Since the latest version update to 4.0, Cisco Cyber Vision became even more developer friendly introducing an updated API and an updated sample script collection.

World Record-Setting DNA Sequencing Technique Helps Clinicians Rapidly Diagnose Critical Care Patients

Nvidia

Cutting down the time needed to sequence and analyze a patient’s whole genome from days to hours isn’t just about clinical efficiency — it can save lives.

Finalists revealed for Inside Retail’s Retailer Awards 2022

Inside Retail

Inside Retail is thrilled to announce this year’s finalists for the upcoming Retailer Awards presented by Commonwealth Bank.

Armourcoat® exhibiting at The Surface Design Show in February 2022.

Retail Focus

Decorative surface finishes specialists Armourcoat will be exhibiting at The Surface Design Show in February 2022, a must-visit event for architects, designers and specifiers looking to explore the best in surface material innovation.

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Don’t Get Scammed by a Grifter: How to Avoid and Manage Gift Card Fraud

Retail Touch

Fraud and gift cards go hand in hand. Since their inception in 1930, many have been caught up in scams or fraud, and according to an AARP survey , around one in 10 people will fall victim to gift card scams and fraud. Retailers around the world rely heavily on gift card purchases.

Leading HPC Software Company Bright Computing Joins NVIDIA

Nvidia

Bright Computing, a leader in software for managing high performance computing systems used by more than 700 organizations worldwide, is now part of NVIDIA.

We’re witnessing one of the worst policy failures in Australia’s history

Inside Retail

Australians are getting a stark reminder about how value is actually created in an economy, and how supply chains truly work. Ask chief executives where value comes from and they will credit their own smart decisions that inflate shareholder wealth.

ISE announces three-month postponement

Retail Focus

After consultation with the ISE exhibitor and visitor community and in the light of the increasing impact of the Omicron variant in Spain, Integrated Systems Events announces that ISE 2022 , scheduled for 1-4 February, has been postponed and will now take place on 10-13 May 2022 at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía. .

How to drive a successful, proactive tech refresh

Cisco Retail

One of the five main findings in our newly published Security Outcomes Study, Volume 2 , was the clear benefit in having a proactive strategy of refreshing business-critical technologies. So, what exactly does this mean — and why are we focusing on it here?

Elevated Entertainment: SHIELD Experience 9.0 Upgrade Rolling Out Now

Nvidia

SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 9.0 is rolling out to all NVIDIA SHIELD TVs , delivering the Android 11 operating system and more. An updated Gboard — the Google Keyboard — allows people to use their voices and the Google Assistant to discover content in all search boxes.

City Chic records strong revenue growth despite logistical disruptions

Inside Retail

Global plus-size women’s apparel retailer City Chic has seen unaudited sales revenue of $178.3m for the 26 weeks to 26 December, creating sales growth of 49.8 per cent. .

Sustainable Bust Forms made in Spain

Retail Focus

Sempere Mannequins is a leading company in the production of mannequins in. Spain since 1957. Sustainability has always been at the core of the company, its latest contribution is a collection of sustainable bust forms made with circular material that is infinitely recyclable.

Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 2

Cisco Retail

Extracting and integrating data into your own dashboard. In Part 1 , my colleague Mel Delgado gave an introduction to ThousandEyes, and how you can deploy your own ThousandEyes agent at home via a raspberry pi.

What’s Behind the New Urgency Driving Sustainability Initiatives?

Retail Touch

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many things in the business world, but one item that temporarily fell off the priority list was sustainability.

Changes to isolation requirements for critical workers divide the industry

Inside Retail

Staff shortages and supply chain/delivery issues are the most pressing challenges facing retail businesses in Australia at present, according to an online poll conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).

Tips for Retail Workers This Christmas

Retail Focus

There is no time quite like Christmas. The family comes together, the lights and decorations are up, and the food is delicious. It is one of the most anticipated times of the year for a very good reason.

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The time to transform manufacturing was yesterday, and sustainability has a NEW meaning.

Cisco Retail

Because of massive turnover in workforces, a renewed focus on employee safety, and negative impacts on customer loyalty and satisfaction, manufacturers have built new business models to service their customers.

Lucozade expands stimulant range with original flavour

Talking Retail

Lucozade is adding its Lucozade Original flavour to its Alert range, following £1m generated in less than two months within the convenience sector. Lucozade Alert Original will be available from February in 500ml plain and price-marked cans.

Isolation rules lifted for critical industries

Inside Retail

The National Cabinet has relaxed isolation rules for several key industries in order to curb the growing workforce shortages. The easing of isolation rules for close household contacts of Covid cases has been met with backlash from The Transport Workers’ Union.

Holiday rewind: How the shopping experience changed in 2021

Retail Dive

From the return of Macy's Santa visits to augmented reality stores, holiday shopping took on a new form

5 ways Cisco’s supply chain catalyzes positive impacts for workers and communities

Cisco Retail

The following is an excerpt from the? 2021 Cisco Purpose Report , published on December 13, 2021. . Our external manufacturing partners and suppliers are an important extension of our operations. How our products are made matters.

Football prizes on offer from Cadbury

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International is bringing back its Cadbury FC promotion, offering shoppers the chance to win football-themed prizes.

JAM the Label to talk access and inclusion at Retail Fest

Inside Retail

Inspired by their clients, two attentive occupational therapy students launched JAM the Label n 2019 after seeing a massive gap in the market. Meeting at university, Emma Clegg and Molly Rogers were both working casually in disability support.

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