June, 2022

Samsung Australia fined $14 million over false water-resistance claims

Inside Retail

Australia’s competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of $14 million over misleading claims about a water-resistance feature in some of its smartphones.

Harrods to open stand-alone beauty emporium in Gateshead

Retail Focus

The opening of this fifth H beauty store nationally demonstrates Harrods’ continued commitment to bringing its beauty authority, expert curation, and luxury shopping experience to a wider audience across the UK. H beauty Gateshead is opening at 9am in the Metrocentre on the 14 th June. .

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7 Ways To Transform Retail Store Displays Into Sales

Retail Doc

There are a lot of ways your sales displays can be your silent salesperson. The trick is to make sure your displays include some of the basics. Try these seven ways to make your retail store displays do more than just look attractive. Retail visual merchandising

AI in the Big Easy: NVIDIA Research Lets Content Creators Improvise With 3D Objects

Nvidia

Jazz is all about improvisation — and NVIDIA is paying tribute to the genre with AI research that could one day enable graphics creators to improvise with 3D objects created in the time it takes to hold a jam session.

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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.

How to Write a Price Increase Letter + Examples

Small Biz Trends

With inflation impacting economies around the world, price increases are practically unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean customers welcome the price change. Even if consumers understand the price increase, it still could impact their buying decisions.

Building a Machine Learning Pipeline with Cisco Intersight and Kubeflow

Cisco CSR

This article was co-written with Michael Maurer, Cisco Intersight’s Technical Marketing Engineer. See the previous article in this series: Get Ready for Machine Learning Ops.Make sure to check out Cisco Intersight.

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Despicable Discs Minion pop-up is coming to Carnaby

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of Minions: The Rise of Gru Record store at 19/21 Foubert’s Place. The vinyl pop-up brings a 70’s explosion back to Carnaby to celebrate the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

How Retailers Can Keep Up With Retail Consumer Trends

Retail Doc

Trends become opportunities. That’s what I heard when I was an invited guest a t IBM’s massive "Amplify" conference in Tampa. This is the first of a three-part blog with tips all retailers can use to build their marketing and omnichannel sales.

How to Optimize Your Online Storefront

Wiser

If your business is looking to optimize its online storefront, then it’s likely your team already has a lot of great products. Now, it’s all about figuring out how to get people to find and hopefully purchase those products.

In the News: Apply by June 30 for a Chance at a $25,000 Business Grant

Small Biz Trends

From growth to inventory, equipment, employee retention, technical assistance and more, this week’s grants look to provide the funds that will assist small businesses to overcome these challenges.

As consumers spend more on gas and food, a shadow looms over retail

Retail Dive

The second half of the year will be tough for retailers as shoppers hunt for lower prices, opt for experiences and shift their loyalties

Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Inside Retail

After 90 years, the famous US cosmetics company Revlon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its debt.

IKKS Paris flagship brings Parisian attitude to Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

French fashion and lifestyle brand IKKS Paris has opened a new flagship store in iconic London shopping destination Carnaby Street, marking the brand’s entry into the UK. Bringing Parisian attitude and a sense of free spirit to London, the first shop is located at 3 Carnaby Street.

Cure Retail Disruption With A Customer-Focused Approach

Retail Doc

A lot of money is chasing the term of disruption in retail and examining radical disruptive trends. increase retail sales retail disruption

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Axonify Acquires Nudge to Enhance Frontline Training and Communication Capabilities

Retail Touch

Employee training and communications software provider Axonify has acquired Nudge , an employee communication and execution platform. This combined company will aim to simplify frontline team enablement and offer best-in-class tools for frontline-devoted organizations.

Denny’s Makes Commitment to Black Franchise Business Ownership Program

Small Biz Trends

Denny’s recently announced a commitment to the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program created by the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA). Denny’s Makes Commitment to Black Franchise Business Ownership Program.

Security Resilience for a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Future

Cisco CSR

Eighty-one percent of organizations told Gartner they have a multi-cloud strategy. As more organizations subscribe to cloud offerings for everything from hosted data centers to enterprise applications, the topology of the typical IT environment grows increasingly complex.

Viva China to take control of shoe label Clarks

Inside Retail

Hong Kong-listed Viva China, a major shareholder of Li Ning, is closer to taking control of British shoemaker Clarks after the company’s extraordinary general meeting approved the acquisition plan.

HydraFacial open hybrid flagship in London

Retail Focus

A prime high street unit in Portman Square, London, has been transformed into HydraFacial’s new London flagship location as their first physical presence in the UK, after typically working online, B2B and with in-person skin clinic.

5 Ways To Ace A Store Refresh Of Your Retail Merchandising

Retail Doc

When I lived in Los Angeles, I did business makeovers for the Los Angeles Times. Now that I speak and travel more, I only do business makeovers as a paid consultant. visual merchandising business makeover retail merchandising

McKinsey: Metaverse may create $5 trillion in value by 2030

Retail Dive

The research firm found that up to $2.6 trillion of that value could be in e-commerce

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$20K in Small Business Grants Available to Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Small Biz Trends

From big cities to small rural communities, small businesses around the country can benefit from grant funding. This week, several large cities announced new programs to support their local business community. Read on for opportunities in NYC, Detroit, Boulder, and more.

Introducing Meraki Webhook Integrations

Cisco CSR

Instead of calling the Meraki API to look for critical network changes, why not have Meraki send alerts using webhooks? Send events, as they happen, to your network monitoring and operations services by having Meraki call them instead.

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Ikea launches loyalty program to support small businesses

Inside Retail

As small businesses recover from the pandemic, Ikea has unveiled a new loyalty club called Ikea Business Network. The network aims to create meaningful connections for small businesses, fostering a platform to share knowledge and opportunities.

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Caledonia Park signs Kate Spade for Scottish Outlet debut

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager responsible for the safekeeping and administration of over £37 billion AUM for several pension schemes, announces the launch of global lifestyle brand kate Spade New York’s first outlet store in Scotland, at the designer village, Caledonia Park.

How to Have Fact-Based Compliance Conversations With Store Managers

Wiser

Once products leave the manufacturer and make their way out into the world, it becomes a lot more difficult for brands to keep track of exactly how those products are being handled.

Zara now charges for some returns. Will other retailers follow?

Retail Dive

In some regions, customers pay a fee to return online purchases to third-party drop-off points. It may mark a turning point for companies

What is the Difference Between Bookkeeping and Accounting?

Small Biz Trends

Small businesses need to ask important questions, such as ‘What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?’ ’ The bottom line is both are needed to corral financial records and understand them. Critical financial decisions get made based on the different approaches.

Accelerate Your Hybrid Work Initiatives with Cisco+ Secure Connect Now

Cisco CSR

If your organization has employees who work from home, the road, and the office, then you understand the underlying costs and complexities of securely connecting a hybrid workforce.

Anaconda to open massive outdoor concept store in Sydney

Inside Retail

Outdoor retailer Anaconda is to launch its largest retail concept yet, dubbed the Anaconda Adventure HQ, within the next month. .

Theory opens layered flagship store on Regent Street

Retail Focus

Architecture studio Sybarite have created a retail concept for the new Theory flagship store located on 101-113 Regent Street. This will be part of a ‘connected retail space’ with Uniqlo, also owned by Fast Retailing.

How to Identify Pricing Competitors & What to Do with the Data

Wiser

Brands and retailers face many obstacles when forming a pricing strategy. Often, they are so focused on looking at their own images and internal goals that they forget to keep an eye on competitors. But there are many advantages when it comes to identifying and using competitor data.

Good Intentions Can Be More Important Than Perfection

Shep Hyken

Not long ago, I wrote about calling your customer or an employee “honey.” It generated dozens of comments. One of our subscribers made a good point.? .

$250,000 in Small Business Grants Available from Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Small Biz Trends

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the oldest legal distillery in Texas, is offering $250,000 in small business grants.

#CiscoChat – Unify IT: Announcing Innovations in Networking and Cloud

Cisco CSR

The Future of Modern Enterprise. In a world that is predictably unpredictable, you need to be agile, resilient, and productive whenever and wherever. Organizations need to be able to meet the pressures of the future of work while maintaining the experiences workers, customers, and partners expect.

Shein sued for US$100 million by artist over ‘stolen’ design

Inside Retail

An American freelance artist has sued Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein for US$100 million, alleging the company copied her artwork without permission.