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5 tech revolutions that haven’t happened (at least not yet)

Retail Dive

Why isn’t the sky darkened by drones yet? Why do cash registers still exist? Will the robots take all sales floor jobs? We consider the answers to these and more

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Boost Revenue With Upsells and Cross-Sells

Wiser

Picture this: you want to brush up on your ping pong skills and decide it’s time to reinvest in a new pair of paddles to get the ball rolling. So, you turn to online shopping. You find the paddles you want, a pack of balls, and you’re about ready to check out.

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Christmas retail sales tipped to top $60 billion

Inside Retail

Australian Christmas retail sales are predicted to exceed $60 billion, despite the impact of inflation and cost of living problems, according to research from the National Retailers Association (NRA). Covering the pre and post-Christmas shopping periods, that figure would represent a 3.9

Rethinking the Retail Environment Through Food-and-Beverage Design Concepts

Retail TouchPoints

The retail industry has experienced a great deal of change over the last 2½ years with the accelerated growth of online sales, the introduction of new safety protocols, the expansion of experiential retail concepts and the integration of new technologies.

Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how you can thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges. Don't miss out; register today!

How Burberry’s new leadership duo can reignite the luxury brand’s spark

Inside Retail

Burberry’s new chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd will on Thursday set out his plan to finish the job started by his predecessor: boosting growth at the British luxury brand to the levels of its European rivals.

London’s First Crisp Pick ‘n’ Mix Pop-Up Arrives This November

Retail Focus

Simply Roasted announce the opening of London’s first ever Pick ‘n’ Mix bar dedicated solely to one of the nation’s favourite go to savoury snacks, crisps.

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WeWork Closing About 40 Locations in the US

Small Biz Trends

The leading global flexible space provider, WeWork, has announced plans to exit around 40 locations in the United States consisting of around 41,000 workstations. WeWork Closing About 40 Locations in the US.

How digital signage and kiosks can help stores match the online experience

Inside Retail

Having embraced digital shopping channels during the pandemic, Australian consumers have become well used to the personalisation and tailored content offered online. So how can physical retail stores replicate the experience and deliver an equally personalised interface for customers?

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Bang and Olufsen launch flagship store in the heart of Mayfair

Retail Focus

Bang & Olufsen announces a new home for sound, design, and sensory experiences on London’s iconic New Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair. .

How retailers are connecting the metaverse to the real world and revenue

Retail Dive

Brands are diving into virtual environments to connect with young consumers. But are these digital spaces just billboards for brands, or can they have tangible benefits

How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

Top 4 Strategies for AI-Powered Profitability

Retail TouchPoints

Retailers today are faced with mounting pressure to maximize their bottom lines while maintaining cost expectations for consumers. But amid volatile market changes, ever-evolving customer expectations and increased competition online, this is increasingly challenging to realize.

Furniture retailer Ecosium to charge more on Black Friday

Inside Retail

In a bid to bring awareness and reduce excessive consumption during the Black Friday sales period, sustainable furniture company Ecosium is set to levy a 50 per cent surcharge on orders.

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Asda welcomes fresh draught beer, cider and cocktail concept

Retail Focus

Asda Pudsey customers will be able to pick up their favourite from a rotating range of freshly poured tipples after Craft on Draft, the fresh craft beer, cider and cocktail concept opened at the Asda Pudsey store in Leeds.

Sales of Small Businesses Slows in Third Quarter

Small Biz Trends

The latest BizBuySell Insight Report shows that after five consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth, small business sales activity has slowed. The number of closed deals reported in the third quarter of 2022 dropped by 2% from last year reaching 2,237. The third quarter of 2022 was also 4.5%

Retail Marketing in a Recession UK: 10 tips from experts

With a recession predicted, retail is often the hardest hit. Marketing is crucial to remain prosperous once economic difficulties have subsided, but investing in the right places is critical. Here are 10 expert tips for retail marketing in a recession.

New Shopping App TRYO Aims to Make AR Try-On More Accessible to Consumers and Brands

Retail TouchPoints

3D and AR design studio QReal is moving deeper into direct commerce with the launch of the new multi-brand, multi-category shopping app TRYO.

Does Redcycle’s collapse prove retail needs alternatives to plastic?

Inside Retail

Last week, soft plastics recycling program Redcycle paused its nation-wide collection program and revealed it had been stockpiling plastics collected from the supermarket sector for months, rather than recycling them as it had said it had been.

Grosvenor appoints new Liverpool ONE lead

Retail Focus

Grosvenor announces the appointment of Chris Jukes as Director of Liverpool ONE, succeeding Alison Clegg who is retiring after leading the destination for 15 years. . Chris joined Grosvenor in 2005 and has held various finance positions in Grosvenor Property UK and the broader Grosvenor business.

How to Recover from Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know

Small Biz Trends

Ransomware attacks are increasingly targeting small business owners. And if you’re unprepared, a ransomware attack can devastate your business. This post will share everything you need to know about how to recover from ransomware. What Is Ransomware?

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.

Q3 Results: Walmart Grabs Grocery Share, Target Clears Inventory and ThredUP Order Volumes Soar

Retail TouchPoints

Inflation continued to loom in Q3 2022 and it has proven to be the defining force for many retailers. Walmart ’s comparable sales rose 8.2% as shoppers flocked to the retail giant for inexpensive groceries, while Target ’s comparable sales rose 2.7%

Business ownership the dream for Australians; Specsavers makes it possible

Inside Retail

Despite everything the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown at the business community in the past three years the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive in Australia. According to recent research conducted by NAB four in 10 people indicated they would love to own their own business (41 per cent).

Ksubi Open Their First London Standalone Store

Retail Focus

Global streetwear brand Ksubi have opened their first UK standalone store, located in the heart of Soho on 10 Carnaby Street. The opening will also coincide with the launch of a limited-edition collaboration with London-based artist Slawn.

How to Become a Vrbo Host

Small Biz Trends

If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money, consider becoming a Vrbo host. Vacation properties are in high demand these days, and by renting out your extra space in a popular vacation destination, you can bring in some much-needed cash.

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.

From Israeli Kibbutz to SoHo: Naot Footwear’s New Flagship to Serve as Brand Showcase

Retail TouchPoints

The streets of New York City’s SoHo are a far cry from the fields of Northern Israel.

Uniqlo opens its first South Australian store, at Myer Centre

Inside Retail

Uniqlo has expanded its Australian footprint, opening a new brick-and-mortar store in Adelaide’s Myer Centre. The new store, with 900sqm of floor space, will open on November 24 and provide a full line of Uniqlo life wear clothes for men, women, children, and newborns.

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Chinti and Parker has opened its debut pop-up on the King’s Road

Retail Focus

Sloane Stanley has announced that Chinti & Parker , the luxury womenswear brand, has opened its debut pop-up on the King’s Road, joining returning fashion favourites, Prochaine and Seraphina , as well as Dacre Art x Air Contemporary at 340 King’s Road. .

In the News: $2,500 in Grants for Black-Owned Businesses

Small Biz Trends

Underserved small business communities have a much harder time when it comes to getting funding. Whether it is women or other minorities, this particular issue has created a big problem for these communities.

Amazon Debuts Next-Generation Drone Design and Fulfillment Robot

Retail TouchPoints

Last week at the inaugural Delivering the Future event, Amazon welcomed the outside world to its new robotics manufacturing facility, BOS27, in Westborough, Mass.

Cettire reports solid sales growth as active user count nearly doubles

Inside Retail

Australian-listed online luxury fashion retailer Cettire says it is experiencing a “strong profitable growth trajectory”. Cettire sales grew 82 per cent in October to $34.8 million compared to the same period last year while adjusted EBITDA was at least $3 million for the month.

RetailNext Acquires UK Counting and Footfall Solutions Specialist from Ipsos

Retail Focus

RetailNext, the leading analytics solution for brick-and-mortar retailers, today announced the acquisition of Retail Performance, the UK-based people-counting and footfall solutions from Ipsos, one of the world leaders in Market Research.

SKU’d: Andy Warhol is the ghost of Christmas past. And he’s here to help Tiffany & Co.

Retail Dive

He’s been gone for 35 years, but the pop artist is still making the luxury retailer joyful and relevant

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How to Protect Against Rising Organized Retail Crime

Retail TouchPoints

Organized retail crime (ORC) is a growing concern for retailers of all sizes. Groups of professional thieves are systematically targeting retail establishments to steal easily resold merchandise such as pharmaceuticals, groceries, diapers and beauty supplies.

Coles leads new tenant lineup at Westfield Parramatta food precinct

Inside Retail

Westfield Parramatta has revealed details of its refurbished food precinct which will open on November 30 with eight new retailers as part of a $33 million project.

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