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The Ultimate Guide to POS Displays: Designing for Success

Tokinomo

Ready to deep dive into the world of POS (point-of-sale) displays? In our comprehensive article, we’ll share everything you need to know about POS displays. From the basics to real-life examples of POS campaigns, you will find out more about these displays.

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Digital Shelf Analytics: 9 Real-World Use Cases for Pricing Data

Wiser

Wiser Solutions’ Digital Shelf Intelligence (DSI) serves as a powerful tool for brand manufacturers navigating the dynamic landscape of eCommerce. This product offers a wealth of actionable insights, arming businesses with the necessary data to make informed decisions and stay competitive. One of its standout features is its capacity to provide competitive pricing and promotions intelligence.

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Physical Retail Environments will be Transformed by the Widespread Adoption of AR Glasses

Retail TouchPoints

The incoming adoption of augmented reality (AR) glasses has the potential to transform life as we know it — and that includes physical retail. Augmented reality is set to make the brick-and-mortar experience more personalized, immersive and efficient for retailers and shoppers alike — transforming how we buy, pay and shop. It’s no secret that innovations in technology have largely been reserved for online shopping and ecommerce.

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The Employee Hierarchy of Needs

Hyken

Last week, I introduced you to The Customer Hierarchy of Needs based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This week, we focus on our employees. Before you can have a strong customer experience, you must have a good employee experience. So, here are the five levels of the pyramid that make up The Employee Hierarchy of Needs. The Paycheck: At the base of the pyramid is an employee’s primary need: money.

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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Nearly three-quarters of holiday shoppers plan to buy from small businesses: survey

Retail Dive

Independent businesses offer a better customer experience and more unique merchandise than their larger counterparts, a new survey found.

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How AI is set to transform the retail industry

365 Retail

How AI is redefining the retail experience Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change the day-to-day work of retail professionals in a range of roles. While the potential behind the technology is significant, AI is a polarising subject. Some believe it will transform our lives and be the key to the future of retail. The extreme counterpoint is that AI could take over the world in a matrix-style machine coup.

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Co-op: Actions must speak louder than words to tackle retail crime

Retail Gazette

Co-op has warned there is a long way to go to tackle retail crime after the supermarket reported more than 300,000 incidents so far this year. Although it welcomed the ambition of the government’s new Retail Crime Action Plan, Co-op Food managing director Matt Hood insisted it needed to “see it in action” across its stores. The news comes as retail crime has reached record levels, with the supermarket’s latest data showing of the almost 3,000 occasions this year where spe

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The rise of the Stanley tumbler: How a 110-year-old brand achieved viral success

Retail Dive

The brand had long been marketed to workmen and outdoorsmen. But with the help of a group of influencers, the company unlocked the power of women selling to women.

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For the Holidays, a Reliable and Seamless Shopping Experience is Supported by Observability

Retail TouchPoints

For many ecommerce brands, stress-testing their digital systems in preparation for the holidays is an essential ritual. Retailers need to ensure their systems can scale to upcoming seasonal traffic spikes like Cyber Week so they can capture the attention and wallet share of the numerous consumers hunting online for deals. However, while the holiday shopping rush comes with significant opportunity — Cyber Monday 2023 alone is estimated to generate $13.7 billion in sales revenue — it also comes wi

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Why Oroton is bringing AR mirrors to Australian fashion

Inside Retail

Window shopping is about to get a whole lot more exciting, with Australian designer fashion brand Oroton launching augmented reality try-on mirrors across the window displays of its stores in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building and Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall. The AR displays, which come from fashion tech company Zero10, give customers the opportunity to virtually try on items from Oroton’s new collection.

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Innovation Fest: Summer of AI

Join Bloomreach at Innovation Fest: Summer 2024, a virtual event, to explore the future of personalized marketing and merchandising! Along with the company’s top product experts, CEO Raj De Datta will provide an exclusive look at the company’s latest AI innovations reshaping the omnichannel experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow industry leaders and explore the latest trends in retail technology.

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McDonald’s and Crocs Announce Collab Inspired by Iconic Characters

Retail Wire

McDonald's and Crocs have collaborated to create a series of four shoes dedicated to some of the most iconic characters in the history of the fast-food chain.

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Christmas commercials, In-store returns, and Consumer trends - Weekly Snacks #80

Tokinomo

Campaign corner Must be. Jameson Irish Whiskey, renowned for its exceptionally smooth taste and belonging to a widely recognized family, introduces its latest worldwide campaign titled " Must be a Jameson." Narrated by Irish actor Cillian Murphy and directed by the two-time Oscar-nominated writer-director Bryan Buckley, the campaign celebrates the enduring qualities that have distinguished the brand since its establishment in 1780—perpetually welcoming and unfailingly smooth.

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Rebag, ThredUp Join Forces to ‘Push the Boundaries of the Secondhand Market’

Retail TouchPoints

Luxury accessory resale site Rebag and online resale platform ThredUp have announced a multi-faceted partnership to bring their clienteles closer together and enhance both companies’ circularity efforts. Rebag customers can now resell gently worn items on ThredUp to earn Rebag shopping credit, and ThredUp customers can now shop select Rebag inventory directly on Thredup.com. “Industry collaboration is key to building a more sustainable future for fashion, and Rebag and ThredUp have a share

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Accent Group’s sales remain weak in first 19 weeks of FY24

Inside Retail

Accent Group’s sales in the first 19 weeks of FY24 remained flat but the fashion and footwear company is still on track to open 70 new stores in the first half of the fiscal year. The company said that its owned retail sales went up 2.1 per cent while like-for-like sales declined 2 per cent. “Retail sales for the first 19 weeks have continued to be broadly in line with the -1.8 per cent like-for-like experienced in the first seven weeks.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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FTC Warns Trade Groups and Influencers To Disclose Aspartame and Sugar Promotions

Retail Wire

The FTC has sent out warning letters to two trade associations for not adequately disclosing influencer promotions of aspartame and sugar.

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M&S opens new 97,000 sq ft store at Lakeside

Retail Focus

Marks & Spencer has today (Wednesday 15th November) officially opened its new store in Lakeside – one of the UK’s most popular retail and leisure destinations, owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual. The new 97,000 sq ft store offers local shoppers a fresh market-style Foodhall, as well as spacious new Clothing, Home & Beauty departments, alongside a 140-seat M&S Café.

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Consumers Just Keep Spending Online: Here’s How to Keep it Going this Holiday Season and into 2024

Retail TouchPoints

August’s overall retail sales in the U.S. showed continuing resilience, with actual growth of 0.6% after economists polled by Reuters had predicted just 0.2% growth. However, the overall data masks some key data points that may be of concern to retailers, including data showing declines in discretionary categories such as furniture (-1.0%) and sporting goods (-1.6%).

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Do consumers really shop their values? Here’s what the data says, and why

Inside Retail

Australian consumers are becoming more conscious of the social, environmental, and economic implications of their purchasing choices. However, ongoing cost-of-living pressures remain a significant barrier to translating these values into action. A recent report by Baptist World Aid, based on responses from over 2000 Australians surveyed by research firm McCrindle in September, revealed an increased awareness of the impact of consumer choices.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Alphabet CEO Admits That Google Pays Apple 36% of Safari Search Revenue

Retail Wire

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has acknowledged that Google pays Apple a substantial fee of 36% of its Safari search revenue.

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Kocktail partners with John Lewis to open first instore concessions

Retail Focus

Award-winning independent ready-to-drink cocktail brand, Kocktail , has opened its first concessions in three John Lewis stores. The openings mark the brands first-ever physical presence in a department store and the first activation of its kind for Kocktail. Customers at John Lewis Cheadle , Cribbs Causeway and Kocktail’s hometown store of Newcastle will all be able to experience the sleek and sophisticated shopping experience.

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Starbucks Union Plans ‘Red Cup Rebellion’ Walkout; REI Accused of Unfair Labor Practices

Retail TouchPoints

Starbucks Workers United , the union trying to organize Starbucks workers across the country, is planning a “Red Cup Rebellion” on Nov. 16, the retailer’s “Red Cup Day” — traditionally one of Starbucks’ busiest days of the season. In addition to calling for its members to strike tomorrow, the union is asking “customers and allies to lead actions at Starbucks stores in their communities in solidarity with workers rising up for a fairer workplace.

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How RecycleSmart aims to simplify recycling for consumers and businesses

Inside Retail

Recycling has had a rough few years in Australia. While many businesses are doing their part to move away from plastic and use more sustainable and recyclable materials , it’s still proving difficult to keep non-biodegradable materials out of landfill. And, with the collapse of soft-plastic recycling provider RedCycle in 2022 , many brands have been left with few places to turn.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Tyson Foods Projects Lower Sales Amidst Falling Meat Prices and Demand

Retail Wire

Tyson Foods presented a slightly gloomy forecast for the next fiscal year, predicting revenue below Wall Street's projections.

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How Retailers Can Leverage Employee Advocacy in Support of Their Brand Vendors

Wiser

Leveraging the potential of store associates to become product advocates opens up a new dimension for retailers to connect with their customers organically. Associates, well-versed with the store’s offerings and ethos, can truly embody the brand and foster a genuine connection with the customers. Training and incentives can encourage associates to adopt this role of brand ambassadors.

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Lego Group Holiday Windows Inspire Transatlantic Digital Snowball Fight

Retail TouchPoints

For its holiday windows in New York and London, the Lego Group has deployed interactive technology that allows visitors to have a digital snowball fight with their peers across the pond. Families visiting the Lego store on New York City’s 5th Avenue and the store in London’s Leicester Square can participate in the big Lego Snow Throw, which will be live throughout the holiday season.

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Burberry expects to miss FY24’s revenue target due to weak demand

Inside Retail

British fashion house Burberry is likely to miss its annual revenue forecast for FY24 as global luxury demand weakens, the company said in its latest report. Comparable store sales for the second quarter were up 1 per cent, a sharp drop compared to the 18 per cent increase in the first quarter. The modest growth was influenced by the 10 per cent drop in sales in the Americas.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Walgreens Is Closing for the First Time During Thanksgiving

Retail Wire

Walgreens has decided to close most of its stores on Thanksgiving Day this year for the first time in the company's history.

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Hotel Chocolat bought by Mars in £534m deal

Retail Gazette

Hotel Chocolat has agreed to a takeover offer by confectionery giant Mars in a deal that values the business at £534m. The chocolatier said the cash offer represented a 168.8% premium on its current 139p share price at the close of business on Wednesday. It added that Mars is “culturally aligned” with its “shared values of quality, sustainability and purpose”.

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Meta and Amazon Link Up to Enable In-Platform Purchases on Instagram, Facebook

Retail TouchPoints

Meta and Amazon have quietly debuted a new closed-loop social commerce experience that allows Facebook and Instagram users to link their social media accounts to Amazon so they can make purchases directly in-platform. The news was reported by multiple sources , including Disruptive Digital ’s Maurice Rahmey, who shared images of the new shopping experience on LinkedIn.

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Novo Shoes Group expands online after NZ acquisition

Inside Retail

Melbourne-based footwear company Novo Shoes Group has acquired New Zealand brand Shoe Connection to further amplify its portfolio. The company said the acquisition will allow it to offer an “unparalleled year-round selection” of premium footwear products. “This expansion bridges the gap between comfort and sophistication, featuring a range of styles from casual to formal, all created with high-quality leather finishes at attractive price points that cater to various customer budgets.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.