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5 Tips to Add Extra Privacy in Your Outdoor Space

Retail Focus

A garden or outdoor space is somewhere to go to relax and unwind during the warmer months of the year, and during the colder months, we dream of all the improvements we can make once we’ve banished the frosts and snow. Anyone planning a garden overhaul in the next few weeks might want tips on how to add layers of extra privacy so that the space can be enjoyed fully.

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5 Ways To Boost Your Retail Business Productivity Through AI

Retail Minded

Struggling to keep up with the pace of modern retail? You’re not alone. The retail landscape is evolving rapidly, and maintaining productivity can feel like chasing a moving target. Enter Artificial Intelligence (AI) – your new strategic partner. Retailers are discovering that AI can do more than just data analysis. It’s time to harness AI in ways that directly enhance operational efficiency and customer interaction.

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Walmart Self-Checkout Experiment Sparks Controversy

Retail Wire

Walmart self-checkout lanes are possibly being reserved for select customers like Walmart+ subscribers and delivery drivers as part of an experimental phase where different methods are being tested.

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Baby Boomers spend more on online shopping despite cost-of-living pressures

Inside Retail

While Baby Boomers and Gen X spent more on online shopping last year, the younger generations reduced online spending amid financial pressures, according to an Australia Post study. Baby Boomers spent $12.5 billion on online purchases last year, up 7 per cent, the 2024 Inside Australian Online Shopping Report showed. Similarly, Gen X spent $17.5 billion, a slight increase of 1 per cent.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Five AI topics to discuss with your CEO

Cisco Retail

AI is the biggest topic of conversation these days. At Cisco Live EMEA in Amsterdam in early February, you couldn’t swing an Ethernet cable without hitting someone who was talking about it.

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Salesforce Survey: 36% of Retail Employees Already Using Generative AI

Retail TouchPoints

Retailers have been eager to jump on the generative AI bandwagon: according to a new survey conducted by Salesforce and the Retail AI Council , retail executives estimate that 36% of their employees already are using generative AI today, with that figure projected to rise to 45% by 2025. Additionally, 93% of these retailers say they’re already using generative AI to support personalization of customer-facing communications like emails and product recommendations.

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Creative Retail Awards and Shop Drop Daily Introduce Innovative Shop Drop Daily Concept of the Year Award

365 Retail

The Creative Retail Awards, in collaboration with Shop Drop Daily, is excited to announce the launch of a groundbreaking new Award – The Shop Drop Daily Concept of the Year Award. This prestigious Award celebrates the most innovative and inspiring branded concepts from around the world, as featured on Shop Drop Daily – the premier destination for cutting-edge brand experiences.

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Ultra-fast fashion is undermining efforts to make the industry more sustainable

Inside Retail

Since the 1990s, fast fashion has enabled everyday people to buy the latest catwalk trends. But the sheer volume of garments being whipped up, sold and soon discarded is contributing to a global sustainability crisis. Now, just when the fashion industry should be waking up and breaking free of this vicious cycle, it’s heading in the opposite direction.

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Tyson Foods Faces Boycott After Report Claims Company Plans To Hire Asylum Seekers

Retail Wire

Tyson Foods, the well-known food processing company, finds itself in hot water as calls for a boycott surge due to allegations of planning to employ migrants at its factories.

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Exclusive: Google Debuts New Retail Media Solution with Lowe’s as First Beta Tester

Retail TouchPoints

Google wants a bigger piece of the traffic driven by retail media advertising. To start getting it, the tech company has launched a new offsite retail media solution in closed beta. Lowe’s has signed on to be one of the first retailers to test the solution for what will be the first offsite retail media offering from Lowe’s One Roof retail media network on Google Search and Shopping inventory, according to a blog post that will be published today, which Retail TouchPoints reviewed in advance.

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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.

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Nespresso UK enter on-the-go coffee market with new coffee shop: The Nespresso Bar

Retail Focus

Nespresso UK has entered the on-the-go coffee market with the launch of a new coffee shop concept titled ‘The Nespresso Bar’ at a location close to Liverpool Street station in central London. The location has been carefully selected for Nespresso’s first entry into the on-the-go coffee market, positioned in the UK’s busiest commuter hub. The capital’s coffee culture continues to flourish, with coffee officially overtaking tea as the nation’s favourite drink in 2023.

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Piercing salon SkinKandy heads across the Tasman

Inside Retail

Piercing retailer SkinKandy is expanding into New Zealand, with Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch as its first location in the country. “Exciting growth continues at SkinKandy. Our international growth journey starts with hoardings up at our first store locations in New Zealand, getting ready to bring the piercing revolution to the amazing people of Aotearoa,” SkinKandy CEO Dain Friis said.

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Kroger Sells Specialty Pharmacy Business Amid Merger Concerns

Retail Wire

Supermarket retailer Kroger recently made a move to sell its specialty pharmacy business to CarelonRx, a subsidiary of Elevance Health. This decision comes amidst discussions of a $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons, a grocery store chain.

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Designing Medtail Spaces that Enhance the Patient Experience

Retail TouchPoints

The innovative concept of “Medtail” seamlessly integrates healthcare services into retail environments. This blend of medical expertise and retail convenience is revolutionizing the landscape of patient care, changing both where healthcare is delivered and how patients experience it. Moving beyond the conventional boundaries of hospitals and clinics, this approach offers unprecedented convenience and accessibility by bringing healthcare closer to where people shop, eat, and engage in their

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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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Revo Opens Sunglass Store in the Heart of Manhattan’s SoHo District

Retail Focus

Revo, the premium, high-quality, performance sunglass company, has announced the opening of its first U.S. brick-and-mortar retail store in Manhattan’s fashionable SoHo neighbourhood. The retail showroom is located at 436 West Broadway, one of the district’s most popular shopping areas. The recently completed store will introduce an exclusive and engaging shopping experience to both loyal Revo enthusiasts and those discovering the iconic brand for the first time.

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Planning to sell online in the US? Here are some tactics to ensure success

Inside Retail

Selling online in the US can be lucrative, as many Australian retailers and brands are discovering. But there is a fine line between success and failure. Tara Daly, senior director of product marketing at Loop Returns , shares with Inside Retail advice on getting started in the US market, some tips on cross-border shipping and logistics – including managing returns in a way that builds customer loyalty – and how to drive repeat business.

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Apollo Makes $11 Billion Bid for Paramount Studios

Retail Wire

Apollo Global Management, a prominent private equity firm, has made a hefty $11 billion offer to acquire Paramount Pictures along with the Paramount TV studios group.

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Ulta Beauty Rolls out ‘Beauty Dropoff’ Recycling Program in all 1,350+ Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Ulta Beauty and Pact have expanded their Beauty Dropoff recycling initiative chainwide, providing drop-off bins for clean, empty packaging from any beauty brand or retailer at all 1,350+ stores. The companies initially piloted the program last year in 90 Ulta Beauty stores, according to Glossy. Customers need to ensure there’s no liquid left in the packages and that they are small enough (generally no bigger than a fist) for the Beauty Dropoff program; larger packages can often be placed in curb

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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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Moss: Tailored to Edinburgh

Retail Focus

Menswear brand Moss, previously known as Moss Bros, recently announced its return to the Scottish market, with the opening of a new store under its successful rebranding. The 2,372 sq foot Scottish flagship is the latest addition to the brand’s retail expansion and showcases a new store concept that combines modern design with timeless elegance. It’s new location is in the capital’s St James Quarter , which opened in 2021 and is now a landmark destination offering the largest retail and leisure

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‘No viable offers’: Godfreys to be wound down

Inside Retail

Godfreys will be closed down after its administrators failed to seal a favourable acquisition proposal for the collapsed vacuum retailer. PWC received 55 expressions of interest and six indicative offers during the sale process. However, some of the interested parties withdrew while the others did not provide a sufficient offer to secure the business in the long term.

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FTC Reveals How Grocery Retailers Survived Pandemic Supply Woes

Retail Wire

Large grocery retailers didn't just weather the storm of pandemic-related supply chain disruptions; they capitalized on them, as per the recent findings of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Even Late to the Paid Membership Party, Target Believes it’s ‘Starting from a Position of Strength’

Retail TouchPoints

Target ’s announcement earlier this month that it was launching a paid membership plan almost felt like a foregone conclusion. Amazon ’s Prime membership has been paying dividends for the company for decades, and after Walmart followed suit with Walmart+ in 2020 , it was only a matter of time before Target entered the mix. With the addition of Target Circle 360, eight of the top 10 retailers in the U.S. now offer a paid membership, with the only two outliers being The Home Depot and Lowe’s.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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Majestic Wine CEO slams ‘unworkable’ post-Brexit tax rules set to cause price hikes

Retail Gazette

The boss of Majestic Wine has slammed the new post-Brexit alcohol duty system, warning it will cost both businesses and shoppers more money. The price of some red wines could rise by over 40% next year, British shoppers have been told, after the government ignored calls from the wine industry to scrap complicated post-Brexit changes. As a result, the number of tax bands for wine will rise from one to 30, with retailers saying it will now cost them more money to administer.

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Exclusive: The thinking behind Coles’ revamped Chadstone flagship store

Inside Retail

Coles has delivered its first ‘transformational store’ through the group’s store renewal program. Located within Chadstone shopping centre, the largest shopping centre in Australia, the tweaked design comes as Vicinity Group invests in making Chadstone a renowned food destination in addition to being known as the nation’s “fashion capital.” Coles’ senior design and innovation manager Pete Rose described the project as turning a “tired shop” into an “incredible” one for the Chadstone shoppe

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JOANN Files for Bankruptcy Due to Drop in Consumer Spending

Retail Wire

Due to a steep drop in discretionary spending by customers, JOANN, the 81-year-old fabric and craft retailer based in Ohio, has filed for bankruptcy.

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Luxury Lessons: What High-End Brands Can Teach Store Designers

Retail TouchPoints

Global design and consultancy organization Arcadis (formerly CallisonRTKL) recently worked with Saks to reinvent its West Coast flagship experience. but the company also has worked with its portfolio of luxury clients on a range of new store designs and experiences. Based on the innovation that’s evident in all these projects, Sterling Plenert , Principal at Arcadis, believes the broader industry has a lot to learn from luxury players.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Asda confirms new pay rates and fresh staff benefits

Retail Gazette

Asda has introduced new staff benefits and confirmed its proposal to raise retail pay rates to £12.04 per hour has been accepted by workers. The Care Concierge benefit, managed by Legal & General, offers workers assistance in later-life care for loved ones, via free confidential one-to-one telephone services, while the Mortgage Advice Bureau provides guidance for staff navigating property purchase or remortgaging.

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Former Steinhoff leader found dead after massive fine levied

Inside Retail

Markus Jooste, former CEO of Steinhoff International , has been found dead in South Africa, just a day after the country’s financial regulator levied a $38 million fine against him. Jooste, aged 63, was charged for making false and misleading Steinhoff’s financial statements between 2014 and 2017, according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

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MrBeast Secures $100 Million Amazon Deal for Largest Competition Series in TV History

Retail Wire

MrBeast, the popular American YouTuber, has struck a deal with Amazon MGM studios worth possibly $100 million for his first streaming series.

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How Conversational Commerce Will Fill the Cookie Void

Retail TouchPoints

Removing cookies will wreak havoc on marketers, as they won’t have access to third-party data that many companies rely on to target consumers with personalized ads. If you’ve ever entered a website on your computer or phone, then you’ve probably seen the “Allow Cookies?” pop-up, giving you the option to enable that site to remember your data or not.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.