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Reality bites: how composable architecture is a make-or-break strategy for retailers looking to thrive

Retail Focus

Global e-commerce jumped to $26.7 trillion in the first year of the pandemic, a dramatic leap forward from a trend that had already hobbled many high street retailers.

Balancing Privacy and Personalization: The Key to Customer Loyalty 

Retail Touch

Retailers are facing a myriad of challenges, from tightening budgets, smaller profit margins and financial constraints to clunky legacy infrastructure and increasing competition from major online stores. This is before they even address the issue of managing customer data.


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10 Red Flags That May Indicate Your New Hire Is a Bad Fit

Small Biz Trends

All new hires should be given a fair chance to acclimate to their new position and get used to the way things are done within your company. However, after some time, you may start noticing signs that the onboarding period simply isn’t going well for your new employee.

NSW retailers using single-use plastic bags to face fines from next week

Inside Retail

Retailers doling out single-use plastic bags in New South Wales face fines of up to $275,000 from Wednesday, June 1 as a statewide ban comes into force.

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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.

Public web data is the key to a free and open market

Retail Focus

Let’s say you want to buy a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s — undoubtedly the most recognizable Jordans of all time. What do you do first? . Chances are you answered: type “Jordan 1” in search. Correct? . By Itamar Abramovich, Director of Data Products, Bright Data .

How Cisco Duo Is Simplifying Secure Access for Organizations Around the World

Cisco CSR

At Cisco Duo, we continually strive to enhance our products to make it easy for security practitioners to apply access policies based on the principles of zero trust.

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ARA predicts $8.8bn mid-year spending spree as retailers quit excess stock

Inside Retail

Australian consumers are set to spend $8.8 billion during the coming months as mid-year seasonal sales ramp up and excess stock is sold. The Australian Retail Association (ARA) forecasts 52 per cent of consumers shopping mid-season sales will be doing so online. Around 6.2

New Look is to open a new 5,244 sq ft store in Barnsley

Retail Focus

Fit out work has already started and New Look says the new, brighter and modern store allows the best shopper experience possible for the people of Barnsley.

Perspectives on the Future of SP Networking: Intent and Outcome Based Transport Service Automation

Cisco CSR

One lesson we could all learn from cloud operators is that simplicity, ease of use, and “on-demand” are now expected behaviors for any new service offering.

How Does Raising Your Company’s Prices Impact Your Taxes

Small Biz Trends

In this inflationary environment, many businesses must raise their prices to continue paying higher wages, taxes, and expenses and at least stay even in terms of profitability.

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.

Coles launches plastic bags made from marine waste

Inside Retail

Coles supermarkets will roll out plastic bags made with 20 per cent marine waste and 80 per cent recycled plastic in stores across the country. The Marine Reusable Shopping Bag is made from recovered plastics from inland and ocean-feeding waterways, mainly in Malaysia.

Rituals Cosmetics to open in Solihull this May

Retail Focus

On Thursday May 26th, 2022, Rituals Cosmetics will open its doors in Solihull’s Touchwood Shopping Centre for the very first time.

Leading with Infrastructure Automation to Enable Consumable Business Services

Cisco CSR

Businesses are looking to increase their agility and deliver new services to attract and retain customers. Developers are working to create apps that creatively solve a business problem. These demands apply increasing pressure on IT departments, their partners, and tech providers.

14 Top Mom Influencers

Small Biz Trends

Some businesses are already experienced with influencer marketing. And others may wonder ‘ what is Cameo and how can influencers impact my business?’

How to scale your e-commerce business

Inside Retail

Congratulations! So, you’ve managed to launch a successful e-commerce business. Now what? At EIZ, we know a thing or two about e-commerce. And that doesn’t just come from designing and developing technology solutions for the industry.

Global Mutual signs 8,500 sq ft Sports Direct at Affinity Devon

Retail Focus

Frasers Group has this week committed to open a new 8,500 sq ft Sports Direct store at Affinity Devon , the 100,000 sq ft outlet scheme in Bideford. The news underlines the confidence in the Global Mutual managed scheme from the occupier community. This letting follows the opening of Quba and Co.

Get More from Your Cybersecurity Spend When Inflation Rates Climb

Cisco CSR

Find out how you can stretch your organization’s security budget amidst inflation and its economic impacts. No one could have predicted the lasting effects of the pandemic on our economy.

In the News: Get From Up to $50,000 in Grants From Public and Private Organizations

Small Biz Trends

The current rate of inflation and all-around high prices is affecting small business owners disproportionately across the nation and indeed globally. And finding the funding to continue their operations is becoming more difficult as government-run programs no longer provide the same level of support.

Alquemie Group to launch National Geographic stores

Inside Retail

Apparel retailer Alquemie Group will launch a network of National Geographic apparel stores in Australia and New Zealand.

H&M opens doors to new Braehead store, Glasgow

Retail Focus

Braehead owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual Properties, has announced that H&M has opened the doors to its new new Braehead store in Glasgow. H&M has re-located from its former unit to a new ground floor space, spanning 17,000 sq ft, on a 10-year lease.

Revisiting the Session: The Potential for Shared Signals

Cisco CSR

Sometimes in order to move forward effectively, it’s good to take stock of where we’ve been. In this blog, we’ll review a concept that has been foundational to networking and cybersecurity from the beginning: the session. Why focus on the session?

Former Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Charged with PPP Loan Fraud

Small Biz Trends

Austin St. John, 47, McKinney, TX, is one of 18 people charged in a Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) fraud scheme that allegedly involved 16 loans and $3.5 million. John is best known as the original Red Power Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series. The series launched in 1993.

Reconciliation Week pop-up shines a spotlight on First Nations brands

Inside Retail

Australia’s thriving First Nations economy was on full display at a pop-up market in Melbourne last night, featuring artwork, apparel and homewares from several Indigenous brands and businesses.

JYSK continues UK expansion with new store to open in Telford

Retail Focus

As part of JYSK’s plans to expand in the UK, the largest Danish retailer, operating globally, will be opening its first Telford store on 2nd June 2022 at Unit NQ1, Northern Quarter, Telford Shopping Centre.

Loss Prevention & Fraud Detection in Retail

Cisco CSR

In an industry known for its tight margins, any loss in retail is significant. Retailers often need to sell many multiples of an item to breakeven on a single loss. Shrink” is a $60B dollar issue for the retail industry globally and growing rapidly.

Coinbase NFT Goes Live in Beta

Small Biz Trends

Coinbase NFT , a Web3 social marketplace for the cryptographic tokens NFTs, has gone live in beta. Anyone can now check out the first version of Coinbase NFT at and browse the vast collection of NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. Coinbase NFT Goes Live in Beta.

“It’s really exciting”: How Coles is supporting its LGBTQIA+ staff

Inside Retail

Supermarket Coles recently made the shift to offer its employees 10 days of paid gender affirmation leave. Coles had offered this leave without pay since 2020, but made the change after realising it can better support its staff members who identify as transgender.

Dr Esho launches social media ready clinic in brand new FLANNELS store

365 Retail

This week, ESHO., the clinically inspired and doctor led cosmeceutical brand from Dr Tijion Esho MD, is opening a dedicated ‘tweakments’ space in the UK luxury retailer FLANNELS.

Automated Service Assurance at Microsecond Speed

Cisco CSR

John Malzahn , Automation Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems | Richard Piasentin , Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Accedian.

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NVIDIA Adds Liquid-Cooled GPUs for Sustainable, Efficient Computing


In the worldwide effort to halt climate change, Zac Smith is part of a growing movement to build data centers that deliver both high performance and energy efficiency.

Marketplace Medcart chalks up $10 million in first-year sales

Inside Retail

Australian health and medical start-up Medcart has achieved $10 million in annual sales in less than 12 months. The website allows pharmacy, health and medical providers to display their products along with images, descriptions and prices.

Take a Virtual Assistant Course Today – Start Working from Home

Small Biz Trends

In the aftermath of the pandemic, companies have learned to adapt and grow the concept of a flexible workforce. Remote work is now being practiced in most of the world. And Virtual assistant services have seen a growing demand in the past few years.

Dive into IKS with SD-WAN and TriggerMesh Use Cases

Cisco CSR

I’ve had many opportunities to speak at conferences during my career, but this upcoming Cisco Live will be my first time leading a workshop in the Cisco Live DevNet Zone. I’ll also be a presenter at other sessions.

Digital Transformation Exposes the Missing Middle Layer Between Online and Brick-and-Mortar

Retail Touch

Digital disruption is taking place in retail more than any other sector. While customers are gaining benefits from easier access and smarter online commerce with friendly features, the real action is happening behind the scenes.

Amazon Australia creates 1000 seasonal jobs

Inside Retail

As mid-year seasonal sales pick up, Amazon Australia says it plans to employ 1000 new workers at its Fulfillment Centres (FC) and logistics sites. .