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How coaching influences retail sales culture

Inside Retail

It’s time to get that great sales team of yours delivering the best possible well-rounded customer experience. Here’s the coaching framework to make that happen: Sales training alone won’t cut it anymore.

Content Marketing Course Options for You

Small Biz Trends

Getting your product ready for market is only the primary step, selling your product requires different types of marketing strategies.

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Retailers, Are You Ready to Maximize Your Retail Media Revenue?

Retail Touch

With heady revenue predictions for retail media north of $100 billion and with equally impressive growth rates, it’s not surprising to see a surge of retailers opening advertising shops in attempts to capture share.

Dyson launches new pioneering technology space in Harrods, London

Retail Focus

Dyson has unveiled its innovative new technology space in Harrods, Knightsbridge. Dyson’s latest innovations in Haircare, Environmental Care and cord-free Floorcare will now be available at Harrods.

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.

Mountain bike apparel startup debuts sustainable clothing range

Inside Retail

Mountain bike apparel startup, Norman, has unveiled its first range of sustainable and ethically-produced clothing that combines “support and utility with a modern minimalist aesthetic”.

The Value Shopper – How to understand shoppers in an economic downturn

Mike Anthony

Around the world, inflation is rising, putting pressure on the economy, and on consumer and shoppers. As I speak to business leaders of consumer goods companies and retailers alike, it is clear that the challenge of winning with shoppers during this economic uncertainty is now top of mind.

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Marks and Spencer to open new store at Lakeside, Essex

Retail Focus

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, is pleased to announce that M&S has signed to open a new store at the centre, due to launch in Spring 2023. Lakeside’s existing M&S store will move from its current location to the new unit, covering 98,000 sq ft of net selling space.

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‘A huge win’: HR experts welcome progress on paid domestic violence leave

Inside Retail

CW: This story is about family and domestic violence. Help is available at 1800RESPECT.

ChatOps: Managing Kubernetes Deployments in Webex

Cisco CSR

This is the third post in a series about writing ChatOps services on top of the Webex API. In the first post , we built a Webex Bot that received message events from a group room and printed the event JSON out to the console.

From Cloud to Car: How NIO Develops Intelligent Vehicles on NVIDIA HGX

Nvidia

Building next-generation intelligent vehicles requires an AI infrastructure that pushes the cutting edge. Electric vehicle maker NIO is using NVIDIA HGX to build a comprehensive data center infrastructure for developing AI-powered, software-defined vehicles.

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.

Laings opens debut OMEGA showroom for Wales in St David’s

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced that Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, has opened a new dedicated OMEGA showroom at St David’s Cardiff.

Woolworths to take a majority stake in MyDeal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is to acquire a majority 80.2 per cent stake in online marketplace, MyDeal. Sean Senvirtne, CEO and founder of MyDeal, and other key management will retain the balance of the shares and will continue to lead the business after the sale. The deal – an all-cash consideration of $1.05

Want SASE? Just Add Software!

Cisco CSR

Twenty-first-century networking. It seems like a simple idea. All you want is to get the network to do what you intend it to. Nothing more, nothing less.

Mastercard to launch biometric checkout tool for retailers

Retail Dive

The company plans to try out facial recognition and hand scanning technology in multiple countries

Volvo zooms into Brent Cross with electric car showcase

Retail Focus

Volvo, one of Europe’s leading car makers, has opened a new studio at Brent Cross, providing unique access to its latest electric vehicles as the brand aims to ‘become all-electric’ by 2030.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year.

Your employees are everywhere. Is your security?

Cisco CSR

Embracing security resilience for the hybrid work era. Hybrid work is here to stay. According to our survey, only 9 percent of the global workforce plans to return to the office full time.

Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme

Small Biz Trends

Two Florida men have been given prison sentences after they led a nationwide scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars in loans. Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme. So far, 25 people have been charged for their part in the scheme, and now the U.S.

e.GO Mobile Opens New Brand and Experience Store in Berlin

Retail Focus

Independent German electric car manufacturer, Next.e.GO Mobile SE, is setting a new benchmark in customer experience with brand stores that are more than just a point of sale. In the new Brand Store on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm (216), visitors can experience the e.GO

Click Central closes after strategic review

Inside Retail

Australian online marketplace Click Central closed on Friday as its owners decided to redirect resources to its other online platforms.

How Cisco DNA Assurance Proves It’s ‘Not a Network Issue’

Cisco CSR

When something in your house breaks, it’s your problem. When something in your network breaks, it’s everyone’s problem. At least, that’s how it can feel when the sudden influx of support tickets, angry phone calls, and so on start rolling in.

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Stay on Top of Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS Technology at this Expo

Small Biz Trends

Staying on top of the latest technologies is one of the ways your small business can keep ahead of the competition. TECHSPO ATLANTA 2022 is going to bring together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators, and evangelists in their field.

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Retail Focus

Carnaby unveils a brand new installation to mark this year’s celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A glistening crown embellishes Carnaby Streets Union Flag with two platinum disc arches bookending both ends of the street.

Opinion: Our customers will vote on climate action with their wallets

Inside Retail

Incredibly, climate action barely rates a mention in this year’s election campaign, yet a significant national survey undertaken during the heart of the pandemic revealed that – even in the midst of that crisis – Australians were more concerned about climate change than Covid-19.

Securing Your Migration to the Cloud

Cisco CSR

Cisco Secure Access by Duo and Cisco Umbrella expands availability on AWS Marketplace. Cisco Secure powers security resilience enabling you to protect the integrity of your business amidst unpredictable threats and major change, such as migrating to the cloud.

Secondhand US market to reach $82B by 2026: ThredUp

Retail Dive

Consumers are turning to used goods to save money during a time of high inflation, a new report found

New tenants sign up at Cwmbran Centre Wales

Retail Focus

Four new and exciting retailers are coming to Cwmbran Centre, Wales, after agreeing lease terms with the owner of the town’s leading retail destination.

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Coles to offer 10 days paid gender affirmation leave to staff

Inside Retail

Coles has introduced 10 days of paid leave for team members who undergo gender affirmation. Coles’ chief legal and safety officer, and chair of the Coles Pride Steering Committee, David Brewster said the retailer is committed to championing LGBTQI+ inclusion in the workplace. “We

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Learnings from Implementing Microservices Authorization

Cisco CSR

Once developers start the journey of adopting a modern microservices based architecture they also need to handle other aspects of Cloud Native architecture like Full Stack Observability, microservices authentication and authorization, CICD pipeline etc.

Coca-Cola introduces bottles with attached caps to reduce waste

Talking Retail

Coca-Cola is introducing attached caps to its recyclable plastic bottles in an effort to make sure fewer caps get left behind.

ISE 2022 debuts in Barcelona

Retail Focus

After much anticipation, ISE finally arrived in grand style at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía (10-13 May). With a total 43,691 unique attendees from 151 countries, making 90,372 visits to the show floor, exhibitors reported busier than expected booths and many fruitful business connections.

Mature workers ‘critical’ to resolving retail staffing shortages says ARA

Inside Retail

Traditional recruitment sources won’t fulfil long-standing labour shortages in the retail sector, says the Australian Retail Association (ARA) which is asking the government to allow employment income to be exempted from the Age Pension income test.

How to Contribute to Open Source and Why

Cisco CSR

Getting involved in the open-source community (especially early in your career) is a smart move for many reasons. When you help others, you almost always get help in return. You can make connections that can last your entire career, helping you down the road in ways you can’t anticipate.

10 Tips for Planning for Your Small Business’s Future

Small Biz Trends

It’s impossible to know exactly what’s in store for the future of your business. But some careful planning can help you make the most of your opportunities. Below are tips from members of the small business community for planning for the future. Make Your Business Bloom This Summer.

Why do Brits love online shopping?

Retail Focus

Online shopping has revolutionised how we consume goods and has also changed how businesses and companies market and sell their products and services. It has even eliminated the need for a shop front altogether. . But why do Brits, in particular, love online shopping?