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5 Time-Saving Tips for Your Small Business in 2022

Retail Focus

As a small business owner, efficiency and productivity are always at the top of the list of your priorities. All systems, processes and tasks within the business need to be running smoothly to be efficient.

Gen Z: Merchants of cool or brand killers?

Inside Retail

The alarm’s just gone off. It’s 6am and I roll over in bed, bleary eyed, half-awake, hands blinding scratching around for my phone on the side table. Quick email check. GlamCorner has a sale. Aje has released its new collection. Mecca reminds me that my loyalty Loop gift is ready.

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5 ways to maximize your revenue this Mother's Day

Retail Dive

Gifters are eager to spoil their moms this year. So why not dazzle them during their hunt for the perfect gift

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ChatOps: How to Secure Your Webex Bot

Cisco CSR

This is the second blog in our series about writing software for ChatOps. In the first post of this ChatOps series, we built a Webex bot that received and logged messages to its running console. I n this post, we’ll walk through how to secure your Webex bot with authentication and authorization.

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.

Bang & Olufsen re-opens Ealing showroom following refurbishment

Retail Focus

Today, 96-year-old Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen has announced the re-opening of its store in Ealing on Bond Street – a bustling high street destination.

Sensory maps improve accessibility at Stockland town centres

Inside Retail

Australian property development company Stockland has created a first-of-a-kind sensory map of its shopping centres to assist customers with autism, and their families.

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Improvise, Adapt, Overcome: Building Security Resilience in a World of Uncertainty

Cisco CSR

For my very first interview for the Security Stories podcast , I met a wonderful person called Mick Jenkins, MBE. Mick is sadly no longer with us, but his story will stay with me forever. One of Mick’s philosophies was centred around the importance of cyber resilience.

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The Watches of Switzerland group opens a new Omega Boutique at Meadowhall, Sheffield

Retail Focus

The Watches of Switzerland Group advances on its mono-brand boutique expansion strategy with the opening of its sixth OMEGA boutique, in Sheffield.

Facebook-owner Meta to open first physical store in metaverse bet

Inside Retail

Meta Platforms is set to open its first physical store where shoppers can try out and buy virtual reality headsets and other gadgets as the company plots a course to take its highly touted metaverse mainstream.

SBA Announces “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” Bus Tour

Small Biz Trends

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a special bus tour dedicated to ‘Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship’ SBA Announces “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” Bus Tour.

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Security resilience from the classroom to the cloud

Cisco CSR

A conversation with Shawnee Heights School District . You have likely heard us talking more about security resilience in recent weeks. Resilience has always been a key part of cybersecurity, but the last few years have really highlighted its importance. .

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What not to miss at Retail Technology Show, 26 & 27 April, London Olympia

Retail Focus

After 1095 days, the world of retail finally reunites at London’s Olympia tomorrow for the Retail Technology Show (26-27 April).

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Why it’s time to twerk your work perks

Inside Retail

It’s like a scene out of The Walking Dead. The table tennis net is sagging and there’s not an annoying ping-ping-ping noise to be heard. The taco truck just stopped turning up one day. The beer fridge is actually full for once.

Amazon's e-commerce retail sales fall 3% in Q1 as consumers return to stores

Retail Dive

The company said that Prime Day will take place in July, and some analysts say it may host a second one to make up for its muted sales

Policy Management for Enterprise Software Developers and Administrators

Cisco CSR

“The evolution of policy management must include applications. and their supporting frameworks such as Kubernetes. with public cloud, microservices, and APIs.”

How Retail Stores Can Improve The Quality Of Indoor Air

Retail Focus

Retail stores need good customer service requiring them to follow a lot of protocols. Air quality is something that is often overlooked. Here’s why it matters. With the ongoing pandemic, regulations have been constantly evolving to maintain a safe and hygienic environment.

It’s time for brands to lead with a social impact mindset

Inside Retail

Society is facing some significant social challenges. Each day we face alarming headlines like the global Covid-19 pandemic, climate change threatening the very future of humanity, and the looming peril of another world war. .

5 Key Business Challenges Behind Your Merchandising Strategy

Wiser

Merchandising is obviously an essential part of retail, but keeping your strategy up-to-date and profitable is difficult in a growing competitive market. There is a number of merchandising challenges that retailers are facing.

YANG Suite updates and new features: A sneak peek

Cisco CSR

Have you tried out Cisco YANG Suite yet? YANG Suite provides network operators with a set of tools and plugins to interact with and test YANG programmable interfaces including NETCONF, RESTCONF, gNMI, and more.

Dalziel & Pow partners with Victorinox to create a new retail design concept and brand experience

Retail Focus

Dalziel & Pow partnered with Victorinox to create a new retail design concept and brand experience. The store in Brunnen, Switzerland, is the first to feature the innovative design concept that focuses on Victorinox’s values of quality and innovation.

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Melbourne flower delivery service Lvly snapped up by Malaysian investor

Inside Retail

Flower delivery service Lvly has been acquired for $35 million by Malaysian e-commerce company Limitless Technology. As part of the deal, co-founder Hannah Spilva will take a seat on the board of Limitless Technology while Verity Tuck will leave the business.

On Our Radar: Chilewich, New York

VMS

Designed by architect and Chilewich (New York) CEO Joseph Sultan, Chilewich’s latest New York showroom features the brand’s full samples and swatch offerings, colorfully curated.

Big Data Explosion

Cisco CSR

The future of financial services will be shaped by the ability of financial institutions to extract and deliver more customer value from data.

Akeneo Appoints Mark Holenstein as Chief Operating Officer

Retail Focus

Akeneo , the global leader in product experience management (PXM) and product information management (PIM), announced today the appointment of ecommerce and PIM veteran, Mark Holenstein, as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.

Amazon results and outlook fall short as warehouse, fuel costs soar

Inside Retail

Amazon.com delivered a disappointing quarter and outlook on Thursday as the e-commerce giant was swamped by higher costs to run its warehouses and deliver packages to customers. Shares fell 9 per cent in after-hours trade.

Luca Faloni Expands in Italy, Germany and Florida

VMS

Menswear retailer Luca Faloni (Milan) is planning to open new locations in Munich, Milan and Miami, according to a company press release. The stores in Milan and Munich are set to open this summer with the Miami locale opening by September.

5 Steps to Virtual Learning Success

Cisco CSR

Learning is an experience that can have a profound impact on your future. I think that many of us can look back on a time when a lesson impressed upon us the desire to dig deeper into a subject. Maybe that experience was the one that inspired your career today.

Gener8 Founder, Sam Jones, and investor and rap star, Tinie Tempah, complete Retail Technology Show’s Headline Speaker line-up

Retail Focus

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ACCC raises concerns about Australian online marketplaces

Inside Retail

The four largest Australian online marketplaces – Catch, Amazon Australia, Kogan and Ebay – are under scrutiny by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over the way they use algorithms to influence consumers’ purchasing behaviour.

Deadline Extended One Last Time: Renovation Competition

VMS

VMSD is extending the deadline one last time for its annual Retail Renovation Competition to May 6, 2022. Looking for your chance to win a FREE registration to VMSD ‘s International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) taking place this Oct. 26-27, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio?

Why the new frontier of e-commerce is the shipping experience

Retail Dive

There's an opportunity to infuse personalization in a traditionally underserved area: shipping

DICK’S Enters the Resale Market With In-Store Buy-Back Program

Retail Touch

Resale has a new player with the launch of DICK’S Sporting Goods ’ in-store buy-back program, available in select markets through a partnership with outdoor and adventure gear resale platform Out&Back.

The Reject Shop CEO quits, interim chief named

Inside Retail

Andre Reich, CEO at The Reject Shop, has stepped down with immediate effect. The company’s CFO Clinton Cahn has been appointed acting CEO in the interim while the company searches for a permanent appointee and Amy Eshuys will take on the role of COO effective tomorrow.

The More You Know: Job Searching & Interviewing

Cisco CSR

In the midst of global change and virtual hiring, the landscape of job searching has changed.

Amazon Web Services Launches $30 Million Accelerator for Underserved Business Owners

Small Biz Trends

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon subsidiary which provides on-demand cloud computing platforms, has announced it is committing over $30m to startups of underserved business owners.

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For furniture retail, supply chain chaos has become 'normalized'

Retail Dive

As category players extend lead times and amass inventory to manage delays, they're also building sourcing relationships beyond China and Vietnam