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How coaching influences retail sales culture

Inside Retail

It’s time to get that great sales team of yours delivering the best possible well-rounded customer experience. Here’s the coaching framework to make that happen: Sales training alone won’t cut it anymore.

Content Marketing Course Options for You

Small Biz Trends

Getting your product ready for market is only the primary step, selling your product requires different types of marketing strategies.

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Retailers, Are You Ready to Maximize Your Retail Media Revenue?

Retail Touch

With heady revenue predictions for retail media north of $100 billion and with equally impressive growth rates, it’s not surprising to see a surge of retailers opening advertising shops in attempts to capture share.

Dyson launches new pioneering technology space in Harrods, London

Retail Focus

Dyson has unveiled its innovative new technology space in Harrods, Knightsbridge. Dyson’s latest innovations in Haircare, Environmental Care and cord-free Floorcare will now be available at Harrods.

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.

Click Central closes after strategic review

Inside Retail

Australian online marketplace Click Central closed on Friday as its owners decided to redirect resources to its other online platforms.

Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme

Small Biz Trends

Two Florida men have been given prison sentences after they led a nationwide scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars in loans. Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme. So far, 25 people have been charged for their part in the scheme, and now the U.S.

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Marks and Spencer to open new store at Lakeside, Essex

Retail Focus

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, is pleased to announce that M&S has signed to open a new store at the centre, due to launch in Spring 2023. Lakeside’s existing M&S store will move from its current location to the new unit, covering 98,000 sq ft of net selling space.

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Woolworths to take a majority stake in MyDeal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is to acquire a majority 80.2 per cent stake in online marketplace, MyDeal. Sean Senvirtne, CEO and founder of MyDeal, and other key management will retain the balance of the shares and will continue to lead the business after the sale. The deal – an all-cash consideration of $1.05

What You Need Out of Your Price Comparison Software

Wiser

In the world of modern retail, most shoppers prefer to compare product prices before making any final purchases.

From Cloud to Car: How NIO Develops Intelligent Vehicles on NVIDIA HGX

Nvidia

Building next-generation intelligent vehicles requires an AI infrastructure that pushes the cutting edge. Electric vehicle maker NIO is using NVIDIA HGX to build a comprehensive data center infrastructure for developing AI-powered, software-defined vehicles.

Laings opens debut OMEGA showroom for Wales in St David’s

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced that Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, has opened a new dedicated OMEGA showroom at St David’s Cardiff.

Opinion: Our customers will vote on climate action with their wallets

Inside Retail

Incredibly, climate action barely rates a mention in this year’s election campaign, yet a significant national survey undertaken during the heart of the pandemic revealed that – even in the midst of that crisis – Australians were more concerned about climate change than Covid-19.

28 Brands Sign Charter to Mitigate Racially Biased Experiences in Retail Environments

Retail Touch

Sephora and 27 other retailers, along with the Open to All nonprofit, have signed the Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter, marking their commitment to concrete steps that will improve equality across the industry.

Secondhand US market to reach $82B by 2026: ThredUp

Retail Dive

Consumers are turning to used goods to save money during a time of high inflation, a new report found

Volvo zooms into Brent Cross with electric car showcase

Retail Focus

Volvo, one of Europe’s leading car makers, has opened a new studio at Brent Cross, providing unique access to its latest electric vehicles as the brand aims to ‘become all-electric’ by 2030.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year.

10 Tips for Planning for Your Small Business’s Future

Small Biz Trends

It’s impossible to know exactly what’s in store for the future of your business. But some careful planning can help you make the most of your opportunities. Below are tips from members of the small business community for planning for the future. Make Your Business Bloom This Summer.

Walmart's profits take a hit as fuel spikes and consumers react to inflation

Retail Dive

As costs continue rising, the retailer is being strategic about pricing — raising and rolling back as it seeks market share and profit

e.GO Mobile Opens New Brand and Experience Store in Berlin

Retail Focus

Independent German electric car manufacturer, Next.e.GO Mobile SE, is setting a new benchmark in customer experience with brand stores that are more than just a point of sale. In the new Brand Store on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm (216), visitors can experience the e.GO

Mountain bike apparel startup debuts sustainable clothing range

Inside Retail

Mountain bike apparel startup, Norman, has unveiled its first range of sustainable and ethically-produced clothing that combines “support and utility with a modern minimalist aesthetic”.

U.S. Apparel Resale to Double in Next Five Years, Fueled by Retailers and Brands

Retail Touch

There was a time, not too long ago, when it took a lot of convincing to get consumers to consider secondhand. Now, both consumers and the retailers that serve them are quite willingly jumping on the resale bandwagon, driving an already hot sector toward even further growth. The U.S.

Ear piercing is the next fun retail trend

Retail Dive

Target is doing it. So is CVS and Five Below. But, can piercing draw shoppers into stores

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Retail Focus

Carnaby unveils a brand new installation to mark this year’s celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A glistening crown embellishes Carnaby Streets Union Flag with two platinum disc arches bookending both ends of the street.

The enormous cost of McDonald’s Russian exit

Inside Retail

McDonald’s is set to take a one-off impairment of US$1.2 billion to $1.4 billion from its decision to sell its Russian business and withdraw from the market in response to Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

10 eCommerce Fulfillment Services

Small Biz Trends

Are you too busy to take care of order fulfillment in your eCommerce business? Do you lack the infrastructure to efficiently serve your customers nationally and globally? Do you not want to invest in running and staffing your own warehouse because of uneven sales?

Bath & Body Works outlook on profit growth turns negative as inflation wears on

Retail Dive

The retailer expects material, transportation and wage costs, along with technology investments, to weigh on earnings

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New tenants sign up at Cwmbran Centre Wales

Retail Focus

Four new and exciting retailers are coming to Cwmbran Centre, Wales, after agreeing lease terms with the owner of the town’s leading retail destination.

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Woolworths to anchor new Devonport retail centre

Inside Retail

A development application has been lodged for a $40 million retail centre in Devonport, Tasmania with Woolworths confirmed as the anchor tenant. Stony Rise Village will be built adjacent to the suburb’s Devonport Homemaker Centre.

RICE 2022: How Brands Can Turn Their Unique Expertise into Memorable Value Propositions

Retail Touch

As its name implies, Direct to Consumer (DTC) retail seeks to appeal directly to consumers with a brand they will recognize and seek out. But as this part of the industry grows more crowded, DTC retailers are finding it tougher to make their mark.

2 top Kohl's executives to depart as the retailer gets closer to a sale

Retail Dive

The retailer, which reported a rough first quarter, said Chief Marketing Officer Greg Revelle and Chief Merchandising Officer Doug Howe are leaving

ISE 2022 debuts in Barcelona

Retail Focus

After much anticipation, ISE finally arrived in grand style at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía (10-13 May). With a total 43,691 unique attendees from 151 countries, making 90,372 visits to the show floor, exhibitors reported busier than expected booths and many fruitful business connections.

Apparel retailer Tiger Mist fined for misleading consumers over returns

Inside Retail

Clothing retailer A&S Labels – trading online as Tiger Mist – has paid $26,640 in penalties for allegedly misleading consumers about their right to return faulty items.

Stay on Top of Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS Technology at this Expo

Small Biz Trends

Staying on top of the latest technologies is one of the ways your small business can keep ahead of the competition. TECHSPO ATLANTA 2022 is going to bring together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators, and evangelists in their field.

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ChatOps: Managing Kubernetes Deployments in Webex

Cisco CSR

This is the third post in a series about writing ChatOps services on top of the Webex API. In the first post , we built a Webex Bot that received message events from a group room and printed the event JSON out to the console.

Why do Brits love online shopping?

Retail Focus

Online shopping has revolutionised how we consume goods and has also changed how businesses and companies market and sell their products and services. It has even eliminated the need for a shop front altogether. . But why do Brits, in particular, love online shopping?

Woolworths enters nine-year renewable energy deal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group has entered into a renewable energy partnership with Spanish energy giant Iberdrola to power the retailer’s South Australian operations.