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Why m-commerce is the new e-commerce and why retailers need to adapt quickly

Retail Dive

Market disruption has triggered massive changes in the retail sector, and one of the biggest developments is a major shift by shoppers toward m-commerce or mobile shopping and ordering

Bot Rot: 5 Reasons Why Retailers Need to Ensure Products Go to People

Retail TouchPoints

In early 2022, a top 10 footwear brand dropped an exclusive line of sneakers. Traffic to the site soared. The sneakers sold out. On the surface, everything went as planned. But behind the scenes, something was wrong.

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The Financial Illiteracy Problem Among Small Business Owners

Small Biz Trends

As I have met small business owners over the last two decades, I have realized that financial illiteracy is rampant. Less than 50% of those I have met can read their profit and loss statement and only 25% can understand their balance sheet.

Analysis: What the crackdown on sustainability claims means for retail

Inside Retail

Sustainability has become a top priority for investors and consumers concerned about the looming climate crisis – and the fashion industry, one of the leading creators of global emissions, is increasingly focused on portraying its green cred.

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!

Application Resource Management 101: What it is and how to get started

Cisco CSR

This is the second blog in a three-part series on application resource management. Also see “ How IT can become a better business partner through application resource management ” and join us next week for “What to look for in an application resource management solution.”.

How To Make Your Retail Store Instagram-Worthy

The Retail Doctor

Today's retail landscape is all about being Instagram-worthy like this space in New York City, pictured above. Consumers and influencers are always on the lookout for new, unique, and visually appealing places to take photos and videos for their social media channels. Marketing Social Media instagram

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Analysis: a perfect retail storm is brewing

Inside Retail

Australian retailers generally fared well over the last 18 months during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite temporary store closures as part of government-imposed lockdowns, although headwinds may be on the horizon.

Cisco DNA Center and Device configuration management

Cisco CSR

In my conversations with customers and partners, there are two topics that are different but somewhat related: compliance and device configuration management. In my latest blog, “Compliant or not?

Examining the Real Costs of Remote Work

Small Biz Trends

The rise of remote working was swift during the height of the pandemic, at first due to necessity and later due to many workers preferring to keep working from home. Even now that we can return to the office in-person, many businesses have retained at least some remote working.

Alo Yoga releases first ready-to-wear collection, NFT at New York Fashion Week

Retail Dive

The new Aspen Collection features floor-length faux fur jackets and cashmere sets, and comes with non-fungible tokens providing exclusive perks

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.

Aje eyes US expansion with NYFW debut

Inside Retail

Australian fashion brand Aje has made its first “off-schedule appearance” at the New York Fashion Week. At an immersive show at Roll & Hill in Manhattan, the brand featured curated pieces from its Spring Summer 23 ‘Lumen’ collection teaming up with NY-based creative agency Replica.

Break glass in case of emergency: How a SASE approach can solve remote network outages

Cisco CSR

As much as we’d love to write an article on how Cisco IT has perfected a network that never breaks, we’re not there yet. It’s a fact of life that networks and systems do — and will continue to — break. In fact, my home ISP went down as I was writing this piece.

Attend REUTERS MOMENTUM to Shape the Future Technology of Your Business

Small Biz Trends

If there is one constant in today’s digital ecosystem it is fast development. As a small business, it is imperative to find out what these developments are and see if you can implement them into your workflow.

Walmart, P&G Team Up to Tackle Beauty Product Waste

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart and P&G have joined forces to offer free in-store recycling collection for beauty packaging at 25 Walmart locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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.

Patagonia founder gives away company to help fight climate crisis

Inside Retail

Yvon Chouinard, the billionaire founder of the outdoor apparel brand Patagonia, said he is giving away the company to a trust that will use its profit to fight the climate crisis.

Cisco Secure 5 Best Practices Security Analysts Can Use to Secure Their Hybrid Workforce.

Cisco CSR

The hybrid work environment has been around for years, albeit not common but it existed. I can recall my first job where I was able to split my time working in an office and working from my makeshift home office. This was many moons ago as I will call it… pre-COVID-19. .

In the News: Grants of $15K to $25K From Amazon As Well As Other ARPA Grants

Small Biz Trends

Grant opportunities come from public and private organizations and as an applicant, you have to keep an eye out for what is available. This is because there are new grants being offered all time. And when it comes to grants, time is of the essence.

GameStop Continues Push into Web3 with NFT-Based Loyalty Perks

Retail TouchPoints

GameStop has announced a new perk for its loyalty members in the Web3-based competitive trading card game “ Gods Unchained ” as the retailer continues to look for new ways to revitalize its business.

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.

Mosaic Brands pays penalties for misleading representations

Inside Retail

Mosaic Brands has paid $266,400 in penalties following two infringement notices issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for misleading representations.

ISE Cold Security Resilience

Cisco CSR

We hear and over again that security resilience is the ability to protect the integrity of every aspect of your business in order to withstand unpredictable threats or changes – and then emerge stronger.

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Content Marketing Experts Share How to Improve Writing and SEO

Small Biz Trends

Online content creation requires a tricky balance. You need to provide real value to readers, while also appealing to automated search engines. So how can you improve on both sides? Members of the online small business community have the answers.

Barneys New York emerges with a beauty line

Retail Dive

Parent Authentic Brands Group announced a deal with Korean-based lifestyle company Gloent Group to develop, manufacture and distribute products

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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.

Construction starts on Bourke St Mall’s Melbourne Walk

Inside Retail

Construction has begun on the new mixed-used development dubbed Melbourne Walk on Bourke Street Mall. The redevelopment is Bourke Street Mall’s first new project in 50 years and includes a 6000sqm area of retail and two hotels.

Deploy and manage networks globally with Cisco SD-WAN Multi-Region Fabric

Cisco CSR

How often do we prefer to avoid a detour to reach our home, office, restaurant, or subway station? The answer is – every time! We do not have the time for detours and delays in life as it affects our productivity and schedule.

What is a Franchise?

Small Biz Trends

Your own business comes in a variety of forms, the franchise model involves two parties. The franchisor owns the trade name or brand trademark, while the franchisee owes royalties and a fee to use that trade name to run a franchise.

Gen Z, in Their Own Words: What They Really Want from Brands and Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

Gen Z is arguably one of the most in-demand, and yet most elusive, generations of our time. While some brands claim to completely understand what these consumers really want, there are many times when Gen Z shoppers’ thoughts and behaviors don’t quite match up.

The Body Shop brings back Open Hiring to fill seasonal roles

Inside Retail

To remove barriers to employment, The Body Shop Australia says it will fill all seasonal roles in-store through its inclusive Open Hiring Program.

Transforming your Infrastructure with Cisco SD-WAN Innovations

Cisco CSR

Contributing author: Annie Li, Product Marketing Specialist Intern. Experience can be defined as, “having been affected by direct observation or participation.” It’s no secret that the business world is becoming intensely user-focused and experience-driven.

Bankrupt Revlon gets court approval for exec bonus plan

Retail Dive

Top executives could collectively receive tens of millions of dollars in incentive bonuses

Why DTC Brands Need to Add a Confidence Layer to Their Data Stack

Retail TouchPoints

The modern data stack is not dead, in spite of the many conversations going around the internet to this tune. Challenging? For sure. Bloated? Out of touch with reality? Most of the time.

Cotton On leads brands bringing Peter Rabbit to life in licencing deals

Inside Retail

Peter Rabbit apparel will now be sold in new territories globally as part of a fresh licencing deal with Penguin Ventures. Penguin Ventures – the licensing arm at Penguin Random House – has announced a worldwide series of partnerships on behalf of the brand’s owner, Frederick Warne?&

Cisco Catalyst 9162: Ready to Order!

Cisco CSR

If you head up the IT division in a small organization, did you ever wonder why all of the bigger organizations have all the cool toys? Wonder no more, because Cisco has heard you. At June’s successful Cisco Live!