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3 disruptive retail trends, and why retailers must adapt

Retail Dive

The retail landscape is changing at an ever-increasing pace, enabling some retailers to gain competitive advantages

3 Expert Perspectives on Why Margin, Experience and Loyalty Will be Key to Winning Holiday 2022

Retail TouchPoints

Inflation and the threat of recession are defining aspects of the 2022 holiday season, but the potential bad news will do little to dampen a potentially successful — if not extraordinary — season.


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What is ‘transcreation’ and why is it important for Aussie retailers?

Inside Retail

For retailers, the latest census should be more than just a few headlines that disappear with the news cycle. The results have a real-world impact on your business and it will only increase in the coming years. By way of the 2021 snapshot, we know that 29.1

How to Improve Customer Experience in Retail Stores


According to a study done by Salesforce , 84 percent of consumers say that customer experience is just as important as a company’s products and services. In fact, customer experience is one of the biggest factors that retailers have to consider.

How to Effectively Create a Frictionless Customer Experience in E-Commerce

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge, Founder, Managing Partner and CEO - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito, Interim VP and Consultant, Chameleon Collective | Mike Leibovitz, General Manager of Digital Solutions - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how addressing customer friction and smoothing out your digital customer experience will help you thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges.

What does Coles gain from dropping the Express chain?

Inside Retail

Earlier this week, supermarket player Coles announced it is selling its convenience arm Coles Express to long-time fuel partner Viva Energy for $300 million.

Unscrambling Cybersecurity Acronyms: The ABCs of EDR and MEDR Security

Cisco CSR

In the first part of this blog series on Unscrambling Cybersecurity Acronyms , we provided a high-level overview of the different threat detection and response solutions and went over how to find the right solution for your organization.

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Nordstrom Swallows ‘Poison Pill’ Following Mexican Retailer’s Stock Purchase

Retail TouchPoints

The Nordstrom Board of Directors has adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan, a.k.a. a poison pill, following the purchase earlier this month of 9.9% of the retailer’s stock by Mexican luxury department store Liverpool. The Liverpool stock purchase, valued at $293.8

Cinnabon to launch into Sydney

Inside Retail

US-based chain Cinnabon is expanding its Australian presence with its first store in Sydney soon to open. . Scheduled for late November or early December, the store be located in Darling Square, expanding a network that is currently confined to Queensland and Melbourne.

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Landsec grows dining and retail offer at Victoria, London

A1 Retail

Landsec has announced over 25,000 sq ft of leasing deals across Victoria, London, as demand for prime hospitality and retail space grows.

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Amazon offers sellers free software to speed fulfillment

Retail Dive

Veeqo helps merchants manage inventory and gives discounted rates with carriers such as UPS and FedEx

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.

Sticker Shock: DTC Marketing Omnichannel Pivots are Pricey, but Drive Long-Term Profit and Stability

Retail TouchPoints

There’s been a great deal of hand-wringing around the advertising industry lately as brands deal with rising marketing costs. Marketing budgets are 9.5% of total company revenue so far this year.

Star Pharmacy names new CEO

Inside Retail

Star Pharmacy Group has appointed Peter Piliouras as the new CEO of its national pharmacy business. The group incorporates its own national brand, Star Discount Chemist and a number of Priceline Pharmacies and independent stores.

Elephant Park looking rosy as three new F&B operators open

A1 Retail

Lendlease has announced the opening of The Rosy Hue at Elephant Park, a neighbourhood pub from south London group Livelyhood.

Exploring Default Docker Networking Part 2

Cisco CSR

Well, hello everyone. I’m back to continue my exploration of default Docker networking. If you haven’t already read (or it has been a while since you read) Exploring Default Docker Networking Part 1 I would recommend checking it out.

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.

Walmart slows holiday hiring to 40K associates

Retail Dive

A year ago the big-box retailer was preparing to hire 150,000 seasonal workers


Coles Group to sell convenience store business to fuel partner Viva Energy

Inside Retail

Coles Group is to sell its fuel and convenience business to listed Viva Energy for $300 million in a deal which will have to first satisfy the competition regulator and gain foreign investment approval.

Top Accolade for Fabulosa’s James Sharpe

A1 Retail

James Sharpe, Co-founder and MD of FMCG brand Fabulosa has been awarded a UK finalist position in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year ™ 2022 Awards.

Retail Industry Awards 2022: Winners (independent)

Talking Retail

The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Here are the winners and highly commended in the independent categories. More details about the winning entries will follow soon.

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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.

Barclays downgrades Nike on inventory trouble, slowing demand and volatility in China

Retail Dive

The retailer’s strength in North America may no longer be enough to offset its challenges in China, the analysts said


Are lab-grown gems the future of jewellery? Deltora Diamonds CEO thinks so

Inside Retail

Deltora Diamonds is an Australian fine jewellery brand specialising in lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. It has opened three stores in the last 18 months and is looking to enter the New Zealand market next year, as demand for ethical products grows.

The 4 Lenses of Resilience and What They Mean for Security

Cisco CSR

We’ve been talking a lot about security resilience recently, and for good reason. It’s clear the only way businesses can operate in today’s hybrid world is by taking bold steps to increase visibility, awareness, and integration across their systems.

Retail Industry Awards 2022: Winners (independent)

Talking Retail

The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Here are the winners and highly commended in the independent categories.

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Nordstrom adopts poison pill

Retail Dive

The retailer’s announcement follows news that Mexican department store company Liverpool acquired a 9.9% stake earlier this month

Booktopia boardroom spill clears the way for new CEO, says founder

Inside Retail

A boardroom spill at online book retailer Booktopia has seen chairman Chris Beare and three fellow independent directors resign. . Su-Ming Wong resigned yesterday with immediate effect, while Fiona Pak-Poy and Judy Slatyer will stay on until the group’s annual meeting on November 28.

#RSP22: Expert Advice on Achieving a Great Holiday Season With Agility, Personalization and Solid CX

Retail TouchPoints

Retailers are approaching an uncertain holiday season with any number of questions on their mind: Will pent-up demand beat out shoppers’ inflation-driven caution? Which channels will be most important for driving sales and building loyalty?


Retail Minded

Lexington, Ky. – As the retail industry gears up for the 2022 holiday shopping season and looks ahead to another new year, the Kentucky Retail Federation (KRF) will host its inaugural Retail Recharge Conference presented by Yelp in Lexington on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. .

Instacart rolls out tech enhancements centered on in-store shopping

Retail Dive

The company’s “Connected Stores” suite includes an updated smart cart, scan-and-pay program and electronic shelf labels that work together to digitize the shopping journey

A strong winter boosts KMD Brands’ sales

Inside Retail

A record winter and a return to in-store trading boosted KMD Brands’ sales in its latest full year. For the 12 months to July 31, sales increased by 6.2 per cent to $868.34 million (NZ $979.8

WSJ: Gap Cuts 500 Corporate Positions Following Weak Quarter 

Retail TouchPoints

Gap is reportedly eliminating approximately 500 corporate jobs, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

Woman Was Dead in Belk Department Store Bathroom for 4 Days


A 63-year-old woman named Bessie Durham, a janitor who worked at the Belk department store in Columbia, S.C., was dead in the store’s public bathroom for four days before she was found, the WIS 10 news station reports. Surveillance footage showed her entering the bathroom on Thursday, Sept.

5 retail trends driving new imperatives in 2022

Retail Dive

Oracle Retail's Mike Webster shares key trends and how to leverage the power of a retail platform

Dior opens Brisbane pop up to showcase winter menswear range

Inside Retail

Luxury fashion label Dior has opened a pop up in Queensplaza, Brisbane, to introduce its men’s winter 2022 collection. . Dior says the ground-floor store, which will remain open until the middle of next month, was inspired by a winter morning in Paris on the Pont Alexandre III.

Leveling Up CBD Product Packaging and Branding With AI to Ensure Consumer Attention, Retention and Conversion

Retail TouchPoints

Within the heavily regulated CBD industry, it’s difficult for brands to advertise their products across the same depth and variety of channels afforded to companies in other categories.