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“Unkind and inconsiderate”: Why brands are leaving Twitter in droves

Inside Retail

The last few days have been particularly embarrassing for billionaire Elon Musk. The self-proclaimed ‘complaint hotline operator’s purchase of social media Twitter is the biggest story in tech circles, and not because it has gone smoothly. .

12 digital natives that have learned to love old-fashioned retail

Retail Dive

These e-retailers promised to disrupt conventional retail practices. Now, in a quest for growth, profits and maybe survival, they’re embracing them


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How to Buy a Franchise in 2022

Small Biz Trends

Buying a franchise business system can be a savvy financial strategy because you get to use an established brand and its products. According to statistics from the ADP National Employment report, franchise system businesses continue to attract a reliable stream of employees and customers.

The Importance of Accepting eWIC at Your Small Business

National Retail Solutions

Accepting eWIC cards can play a critical role for small businesses looking to serve their communities, grow their customer base, and increase revenue. eWIC is a program consisting of government-issued, electronic benefit cards focused on serving Women, Infants & Children.

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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!

Lululemon didn’t change activewear, it changed apparel

Retail Dive

The Canadian brand introduced retail to athleisure. Now Brooks Brothers sells stretch dress shirts and Levi’s owns a yoga business

Strand fined for fake discount claims after NZ regulatory probe

Inside Retail

Trans-Tasman retailer Strand formerly known as Strandbags has been fined $780,000 (AU $709,246) in the Auckland District Court after being convicted of misleading consumers over discounts.

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10 Zelle Scams to Watch Out For

Small Biz Trends

In the age of online banking and money transfer apps like Zelle, it’s important to be aware of potential scams. This article will outline 10 common scams to watch out for when using Zelle to send money. By being vigilant and knowing the warning signs, you can protect yourself and your finances.

The Reality of the Metaverse: Debunking 3 Myths about the World(s) of Web3

Retail TouchPoints

While the initial consumer and media hype surrounding the metaverse seems to have simmered down from its 2021 highs, the virtual spaces that were the talk of the town last year continue to grow and attract visitors — consumers and brands alike. “

Coach owner Tapestry, Ralph Lauren warn of slowing holiday season demand

Inside Retail

Coach handbag maker Tapestry and Ralph Lauren Corp on Thursday warned of a slowing North American demand for high-end fashion, cementing concerns that inflation was finally catching up to US luxury companies ahead of the holiday season.

Carnaby celebrates Christmas with a new instagrammable installation

Retail Focus

Last night, Tuesday 8 November , Shaftesbury celebrated the launch of the new Carnaby Christmas installation with a Christmas Shopping and Dining Party.

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.

Retirement Gifts for Employees, Co-workers,or Your Boss

Small Biz Trends

It’s always difficult to say goodbye to someone we worked with for years. Whether it is a co-worker, an employee, or your boss, celebrating their retirement can be a bittersweet situation.

The Future of Ecommerce Demands a Better Understanding of Online Consumer Journeys

Retail TouchPoints

Global ecommerce rose from 15% of total retail sales in 2019 to 21% in 2021.

The strategy behind Chemist Warehouse’s online marketplace launch

Inside Retail

Chemist Warehouse announced the launch of an online marketplace last week in an effort to expand its online presence in the pharmacy, health and beauty categories.

KENJI launches West Midlands flagship at the Bullring

Retail Focus

Hammerson has announced that KENJI, the East-Asian-inspired homeware and stationery brand, has opened its debut location in the West Midlands at the Bullring.

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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.

How to Price Handmade Items

Small Biz Trends

Selling handmade products can be a profitable business. However, you need the right pricing formula to ensure you cover all your business costs and enough extra to grow your business. Here’s a guide on how to price handmade items for Etsy sellers and other handmade business owners.

In $40M Deal, Gap Sells Greater China Business to Ecommerce Provider Baozun

Retail TouchPoints

Gap will sell its Gap Greater China (GGC) business to Shanghai-based ecommerce solutions provider Baozun in a $40 million all-cash transaction.

Why you (probably) aren’t customer-centric

Inside Retail

If you have ‘customer-centric’ on your buzzword bingo card at any retail conference, you’re a sure winner. It’s the catch phrase. We’re all customer-centric, right? Right??? I would argue that most of us are a long way from being customer-centric.

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Newson’s Yard unveils new brands

Retail Focus

Grosvenor unveils the design and interiors brands expanding into Newson’s Yard, a new sustainable design hub housed in a re-imagined historic timber yard, as the property owner supports the growth of the renowned Pimlico Road Design District in London’s Belgravia.

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.

Do QR Codes Expire?

Small Biz Trends

The QR in QR code stands for quick response, and the first QR code was invented back in 1994. QR codes are readable barcodes that can store different kinds of information. Email addresses, phone numbers, and website URLs are just a few examples.

Preparing for the Rise in Online Retail Returns

Retail TouchPoints

In 2021, returns cost retailers a whopping $761 billion , or almost 17% of total U.S. retail sales.

“Fresh, modern and relevant”: Strand CEO Felicity McGahan talks rebrand

Inside Retail

The iconic Australian fashion and travel bag company has changed its name from Strandbags to Strand as part of a modernisation strategy that will affect every element of the business.

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Christmas window theme Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf

Retail Focus

Fenwick revealed its much-anticipated Newcastle Christmas window theme Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf, which magically depicts the much-loved character Clarice Bean trying ‘exceptionordinarily’ hard to save her family’s Christmas and stop the Christmas spirit completely floating away. .

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.

What Should You Be Doing With Your Shopper Data?


Behind every customer experience is a story. Every single product bought has reasoning and meaning behind it that, as a brand or retailer, isn’t always easy to understand at a surface-level. This is where shopper data comes in.

CNBC: Activist Investor Pressure Encouraged Kohl’s CEO to Take Levi’s Leadership Role

Retail TouchPoints

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) LS&Co.) CEO Chip Bergh said that pressure from activist investors encouraged Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass to take on her upcoming role as President and eventual CEO of LS&Co. according to CNBC.

Qantas sells Helloworld travel agency stake

Inside Retail

Qantas has sold its remaining 12.4 per cent stake in travel agency Helloworld for $33 million. Since 2008, the national carrier had held a stake in the travel agency when it was spun off as a merger of Qantas Holidays and Jetset Travel. Qantas subsidiary QH Tours sold the shares at $1.71

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RIXO opens its third store located at 44 Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

RIXO opened its third store located at 44 Carnaby Street, in the heart of Londo n ’ s busiest shopping area. The 995 square ft store opens this November. The RIXO Carnaby store is the ?rst rst to be curated with a design studio.

Target pivots to larger stores with new 150K-square-foot format

Retail Dive

The new concept is 20,000 square feet larger than the company average, with more space for pickup services, fulfillment and an expanded merchandise assortment

Carrefour and Publicis Join Forces to Scale Retail Media in Europe and LatAm

Retail TouchPoints

Carrefour Group — which was one of the first retailers in Europe to launch a retail media network — has created a joint venture with Publicis Groupe , with the goal of bringing the retail media market in Europe and Latin America to the same levels of scale and connectivity as in the U.S.

New board member and DJs update: Here are the key takeaways from Myer’s AGM

Inside Retail

Former Myer managing director Terry McCartney has joined the department store’s board as a non-executive director. McCartney, who had the backing of Solomon Lew’s Premier Investments Fund, received 61 per cent support at Myer’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday.

Cubitts expands to Scotland, opening two news stores in Edinburgh

Retail Focus

Modern spectacle maker Cubitts has today unveiled two new stores in the heart of Edinburgh, its first sites outside of England.

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DTC marketplace Heyday buys personal care startup ZitSticka

Retail Dive

The marketplace has raised $800 million so far to fuel its acquisition and brand growth goals


Sephora Adds On-Demand One-Hour Delivery Across North America

Retail TouchPoints

Sephora shoppers will now be able to get the retailer’s beauty products delivered to them in under an hour, on average, thanks to a new partnership with DoorDash. Items will be fulfilled from Sephora’s 500+ U.S. stores.