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If You Have Fears Of Recession 2022 for Retail, Take Hope

The Retail Doctor

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How feasible are drone deliveries – and do we even want them?

Inside Retail

In recent years, cafes, supermarkets and online shops have started to trial drone delivery in a handful of locations around the world. More than a dozen drone delivery companies are now running such trials.

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Victoria’s Secret will acquire DTC lingerie company Adore Me for $400M

Retail Dive

The direct-to-consumer brand is one of many in the space that have challenged the intimates giant thanks to its inclusive sizing and fit technology

14 Ways to Build Business Credit

Small Biz Trends

In order to build a successful business, you need more than just a great idea. You also need good credit. Business credit can be used to get loans, lines of credit, and other financial assistance that can help your business grow.

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!

What the metaverse means for retail and consumer goods

Inside Retail

It seems like every day a new piece of content is published about the metaverse that defines the metaverse, projects its market size, and offers frameworks for conceptual understanding. But the big question is, What does the metaverse mean to my customers and my business?

MUJI brings its sustainability focus to the forefront of its Angel Central store

Retail Focus

MUJI, the Japanese retail company specialising in household and consumer goods, has refurbished its Angel Central store. The improved 2,624sq ft space allows MUJI to bring its sustainability focus to the forefront of its Angel Central offer by championing ‘recycle and repurpose’ initiatives.

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These Small Business Grants Have a November Deadline to Apply

Small Biz Trends

There’s never a bad time to receive some extra business funding. However, the end of the year can be an especially critical time for many companies. As we head into the holiday season, there are many grant opportunities that can help small businesses achieve their end-of-year goals.

Dell sued over misleading consumers about the cost of add-on monitors

Inside Retail

Federal Court proceedings have been initiated against Dell Australia by The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for allegedly making false or misleading representations about the cost of add-on monitors at checkout.

Blanchardstown Centre welcomes Ireland’s first ‘Nike Unite’ concept store

Retail Focus

Nike is to open its latest retail concept, Nike Unite, at Blanchardstown Centre, Ireland’s largest retail and leisure destination. It will be Ireland’s first Nike Unite store, growing the brand’s presence from its two existing Nike Factory Stores in Dublin and Kildare.

GameStop Accelerates Transformation into Tech Business with NFT Marketplace Launch

Retail TouchPoints

GameStop ’s highly anticipated NFT marketplace is now live, offering GameStop players and Powerup Pro loyalty customers in the U.S. access to Web3 games and millions of NFT gaming assets.

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.

In the News: Grants With November Deadlines and More From $5,000 to $100K

Small Biz Trends

One of the most important requirements, when you apply for a grant, is observing the deadline. Miss the deadline, and the vast majority if not all grants will not even open your application. And the best way to avoid that is to submit your application as early as possible.

“Make the change”: Ikea Australia CEO talks tuk tuks and electric vehicles

Inside Retail

Furniture company Ikea Australia is building on its commitment to be a carbon-positive retailer by the end of 2030 by investing in a number of new electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce the carbon footprint of its delivery offering.

Sleep.8 Brings its relaxing retail experience to new Westfield Stratford store

Retail Focus

Following the success of its recently opened stores, in the prime retail locations of Bluewater, Lakeside, King’s Road, High Wycombe and Guildford, smart sleep and home brand Sleep.8 continues its mission to bring consumers face-to-face with sleep solutions. The 2.5

7 Tips to Aid Your Business Growth & Increase Revenue

Wiser

Most companies prioritize increasing sales and revenue wherever they can. It only makes sense, as revenue is a key factor in the success and growth of your business. But this is easier said than done. If it was simple, then every company’s profits would be through the roof.

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.

Small Business Grants Aim to Boost Employment, Wages

Small Biz Trends

Many small businesses are struggling to find and retain employees. But certain grant programs aim to help employers fill these gaps. Some try to fill important community needs like child care. Others provide direct funds to be used for wages.

McDonald’s to invest $130m in new restaurants and renovations

Inside Retail

McDonald’s Australia is to inject more than $130 million into opening 19 new restaurants and renovating existing stores.

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Poundland steps up drive to revamp stores and widen ranges

Retail Focus

Poundland has set out plans to offer an alternative to the big grocers by accelerating ‘Project Diamond’ which will bring new ranges to between 275 and 300 more stores between now and Autumn 2023.

Walmart, Popable offer short-term store leases to small businesses

Retail Dive

Brands can sign up for leases ranging from one month to a year, and they also have the option of entering into a longer-term contract

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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.

Don’t Miss This Virtual Social Media Strategies Summit

Small Biz Trends

Managing the social media presence of public agencies and governments is more important than ever. Social media channels can communicate everything from emergencies to funding, and programs.

What we learned from the 20 Coolest Retailers this year

Inside Retail

In case you missed it, Inside Retail this week revealed the latest iteration of our 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia report. It’s an inspiring list of businesses big and small that, over the last year, have stood out to us as doing things differently.

Sign and Digital UK announces registration open for the 2023 show

Retail Focus

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) today announces registration is open for its annual return to the NEC, Birmingham, with Roland DG, Epson UK, Premier, Hexis UK, The Magic Touch, Tecna UK, Vivid Laminating Technologies and swissQprint, amongst the brands confirmed for the show.

Kroger-Albertsons Merger Faces Legal Pushback

Retail TouchPoints

The attorneys general for four states have filed lawsuits to block a $4 billion payout to Albertsons shareholders — set to be distributed on Nov. 7, 2002 — until the company’s proposed $24.6 billion merger with Kroger can be reviewed by antitrust authorities.

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.

Mastercard Opens Applications to Small Businesses for Start Path Program

Small Biz Trends

Mastercard recently announced an expansion of its commitment to small and medium-sized businesses in the form of a new program in its award-winning global start-up engagement program, Start Path. Mastercard Opens Applications to Small Businesses for Start Path Program.

Introducing the 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia in 2022

Inside Retail

It’s that time of year again when Inside Retail releases its annual list of the 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia, and this year’s list certainly doesn’t disappoint. .

Goldsmiths unveils its new luxury showroom in Meadowhall featuring their first Gucci shop-in-shop boutique

Retail Focus

Goldsmiths, part of the Watches of Switzerland Group – the UK’s leading luxury retailer, has opened its latest new luxury concept showroom at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, featuring their first Gucci shop-in-shop boutique.

Wayfair lost 1M customers in Q3 as revenues fell 9%

Retail Dive

The online retailer continues to lose share as it sinks deeper into the red, with its operating losses for the year already surpassing $1 billion

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Experts Share How to Create Company Culture That Gets Results

Small Biz Trends

Your company culture includes a huge array of elements that impact how your team feels and performs at work. If you want to get more out of your current employees or attract top talent, creating a positive culture can make a major impact.

Online fashion label ORTC Clothing Co opens first physical store

Inside Retail

Online South Australian apparel brand ORTC Clothing Co has opened its first physical location in Norwood, Adelaide. . Under the partnership with Adelaide-based interior designer, Georgie Fried of Alchemists ID, the store is located on The Parade and boasts three open-plan spaces.

The growing conscience of the fashion-conscious: Sustainability and authenticity become key considerations for UK fashion shoppers

Retail Focus

UK consumers are increasingly rating sustainability and brand authenticity as key consideration factors in their fashion buying decisions, the latest research from Centra, the headless commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle brands, reveals.

Retailers are wading deeper into customer data. States are raising the alarm.

Retail Dive

Brands from Walmart to Peloton are now able to access more personal customer data, including biometric identifiers, as they expand their digital capabilities. Where does that leave them legally

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9 Strategies for Year-Round Financial Stability as a Seasonal Business

Small Biz Trends

No matter what industry you’re in, it’s important to ensure that you have enough capital to maintain your business year-round.

Aussies rate online shopping experience above in-store – ACRS

Inside Retail

As businesses recover from the disruption of the pandemic, new research shows Australians prefer the online shopping experience more than that inside bricks-and-mortar stores.