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  • Shipping Inconsistencies Plague Nonessential eCommerce

    Nonessential retail is highly dependent – in some cases, completely dependent – on eCommerce during the COVID-19 crisis. And eCommerce success is dependent upon shipping. Therein lies a se...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2020/shipping-inconsistencies-plague-nonessential-ecommerce/2621
  • US dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

    Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening. “We need you to start dumping your milk,” said his contact from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), th...


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    http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/788946/US-dairy-farmers-dump-milk-as-pandemic-upends-food-markets2620
  • Apple anticipates U.S. retail store closures to last until at least ‘early May’

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, Apple has made the decision to keep all of its retail stores in the United States closed until at least May. In a message obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple&rs...


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    https://9to5mac.com/2020/04/02/apple-stores-coronavirus-reopening-early-may/2615
  • Can eCommerce Overcome The Strain Of COVID-19?

    While it is the only option for many retailers, eCommerce is running into its own limitations under the pressure of the COVID-19 crisis. And as those limits become evident, some strategies to navigate...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2020/can-ecommerce-overcome-covid-19-strain/2612
  • Coronavirus Closures Affect 630K Retail Businesses

    The retail closures related to the coronavirus have been a death knell for an already struggling retail industry, and many companies might not make it through, according to a report by the Financial T...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2020/coronavirus-closures-affect-630k-retail-businesses/2610
  • Pier 1 cancels auction as lenders opt to take over the retailer

    Pier 1 canceled a bankruptcy auction for its business and assets scheduled for this week. In court papers filed Friday, attorneys for the retailer said that its term lenders opted to take over the com...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/pier-1-cancels-auction-as-lenders-opt-to-take-over-the-retailer/575105/2609
  • eCommerce Filling Only Small Part Of ‘Retail Gap’

    Earlier this month, a record number of Americans 3.3 million filed for unemployment benefits. Consumer sentiment, as reported last week, dipped to a three-and-a half-year nadir, brought down by linger...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/ecommerce/2020/consumer-sentiment-slumps-ecommerce-fills-only-part-retail-gap/2607
  • Amazon Tells Employees To Transfer To Grocery Work

    Amazon is looking to transfer employees to its grocery bagging division as the need for grocery delivery has risen sharply due to the coronavirus, according to a report by Reuters. So, the company&rsq...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/amazon/2020/amazon-employees-transfer-grocery-work-demand-increase/2608
  • Tailored Brands furloughs all US store employees

    Tailored Brands, Inc. has decided to extend the temporary closure of its retail stores until at least May 4, 2020. In conjunction with the decision to extend the store closure window, Tailored Brands ...


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    https://fashionunited.uk/news/fashion/tailored-brands-furloughs-all-us-store-employees/20200326481772605

EVENTS

Conferences

Ecommerce Operations summit

ECOMMERCE OPERATIONS SUMMIT

April 14-16, 2020
Dive Into the Innovation, Strategies & Tactics You’ll Need to Succeed in Today’s Ecommerce Environment From Increasing Customer Satisfaction to Boosting Productivity & Cutting Costs, You’ll Leave With Answers to Your Top Questions

ContentTECH Summit

CONTENTTECH SUMMIT

April 20-22, 2020
Our ContentTECH mission is clear: We want to show how the effective use of technology and better processes can help your strategic efforts to create, manage, deliver and scale your enterprise content and provide your customers with better digital experiences. Come to the ContentTECH Summit to learn ...

Instore Asia

INSTORE ASIA

April 23-25, 2020
Instore Asia is one of a kind show where you can find the most comprehensive array of store fixture companies and in-store solutions in Asia. The show has keynote addresses by many industry stalwarts over a three day period and also provides a platform for networking opportunities in the retail and ...

RetailEXPO 2020

RETAILEXPO 2020

April 29-30, 2020
RetailEXPO is your gateway to the incredible opportunities ahead. We’ve combined the UK’s three leading retail exhibitions to give you a single, breathtaking and holistic view of tomorrow’s market. This is it: one place, one time, one chance to unlock your own bright future in reta...

E-Marketing Paris

E-MARKETING PARIS

March 31-02, 2020
E-Marketing Paris provides leading experts related to the digital marketing industry will attend this event and will get an opportunity to adopt the latest business strategies and opportunities. This expo will also bring forward the importance and value of investment and market opportunities which w...

Retail conferences 2020

RETAIL CONFERENCES 2020

April 01-02, 2020
The forum will take place on 1-2 April 2020 in Warsaw and will bring many new features and changes that will help you to build relationships with the most important retail chains and producers. It will be a source of inspirations and ideas for the company growth from the leaders’ experiences. ...

Retail Show Middle East

RETAIL SHOW MIDDLE EAST

March 25-26, 2020
Retail Show is the region's leading Retail and commerce technology conference and exhibition and it will enable retailers to adapt, grow and thrive in this new world of connected commerce. It focuses on creating meaningful and rich in person experiences through the use of retail technology, digi...

Seamless Middle East

SEAMLESS MIDDLE EAST

March 25-26, 2020
The Seamless Middle East will cover areas which will be focused on cards and payments, to a dynamic summit and large scale exhibition bringing together the converging worlds of e-commerce, retail and payments.

 

Webinars

APR 07, 2020 | 11:30 PM
INSPIRATION MATTERS: HOW RETAILERS ARE FINDING SUCCESS WITH PINTEREST SHOPPERS
As retailers adjust to unprecedented shifts in culture and consumer spending, e-commerce has become more important than ever. Meanwhile, people are turning to Pinterest as a key shopping destination: a place to get visual inspiration and discover new ideas as a refreshing alternative to ne...
APR 09, 2020 | 12:00 PM
GFI WEBINAR: PLANT-BASED FOOD RETAIL MARKET OVERVIEW
Plant-Based Market Overview. Plant-based foods are a booming business.As a result, a growing number of mainstream consumers are buying plant-based options. In fact, these products are a key driver of growth at grocery retailers nationwide, outpacing overall food growth by more than five ti...
APR 09, 2020 | 2 PM
DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. GET THE REAL DATA ON COVID-19
The Covid-19 outbreak is an event that is reshaping how your customers are buying online. While there has been a lot of confusion and misinformation around the coronavirus outbreak, NetElixir has continued to collect and compare real-time data about the impact of the outbreak on ecommerce ...
APR 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM
HOW RETAIL INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SHOULD ARCHITECT SOFTWARE-DRIVEN STORES
Retail companies are facing unprecedented challenges in the era of cashier-less stores and Amazon prime deliveries. Brick-and-mortar stores are not going away but they are under tremendous pressure to improve in-store customer experience and deliver more innovations. The challenge is magni...
APR 15, 2020 | 9:30 PM
THE FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL: THE OEM AND DEALERSHIP RELATIONSHIP
Automotive retail is undergoing huge shifts towards digitalization and prioritizing customer experience. The customers shopping, purchasing and servicing experience is now business critical to win loyalty. With the ongoing importance of this topic, Reuters Events Automotive will be hosting...
MAY 12, 2020 | 11:00 A.M.
ENHANCING THE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE USING VOICE AND OTHER PARTS OF THE OMNICHANNEL
Voice is still the number one way your customers interact with your individual stores. But do you know how to optimize voice to guarantee your customers have a good experience? Are you routinely mining the metrics to better understand your customer base and their needs? Are you considering...

SUPERCHARGE YOUR DYNAMICS GP ECOMMERCE SHIPPING
How to connect to the Magento ecommerce platform and streamline shipping.Our new and improved web-based StarShip user interface and dashboard.Save time and money, eliminate logging into your ecommerce shopping carts everyday .The latest ecommerce integrations to Etsy, OpenCart, Squarespace...
WINNING OMNICHANNEL TO GROW IN RETAIL
In 2018, 96% of FMCG growth took place outside hyper and supermarkets, e-commerce grew 20%, discounters have been appearing almost everywhere and new hybrid retail formats are becoming more common place around the globe. Our upcoming publication Winning Omnichannel – Finding growth i...
PRODUCT DEMO NETSUITE'S POS & RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
NetSuite is an end-to-end cloud solution designed for multi-channel and multi-location retailers and is the only cloud system to unify POS and ecommerce on a single platform with your core operational business systems inventory and order management, CRM, business intelligence, warehouse ma...
EXPERT TIPS TO KEEP YOUR ONLINE CUSTOMERS EXCITED AND ENGAGED
Surviving in online retail requires constant vigilance to keep your customers excited about your products and to be able to respond to the inevitable customer turnover. Keeping your site fresh and relevant, changing up products, building a customer community these are all must-dos to survi...
WEBINAR: WHAT’S NEXT IN E-COMMERCE
E-commerce sales across countries and markets continue to see growth, but profitability still evades most online retailers. It’s about to get even tougher, as the lines between online and offline retailers continue to blur.
B2B ECOMMERCE IN THE U.S. WILL TOP $1.2 TRILLION BY 2021
B2B ecommerce in the U.S. will top $1.2 trillion by 2021. This is your opportunity to take full advantage of a booming channel, and get an edge on your competition to grow your business. Our ecommerce experts can show you how.

RESOURCES

Attendees and speakers of PSFK's World Retail Innovation Week expect a “great reset” in attitudes, morals and behavior, both on a personal and corporate level Last week, we ran an e-fe...

The coronavirus is having a severe impact on the retail sector. The only way to tackle future disruptions is by reducing the desire to shop in stores, and placing focus on creating a retail ecosystem ...

Oftentimes, our social media video marketing efforts are weighed down by our own customers for the lack of thoughtful stories that can touch upon them. These are like run-of-the-mill, telling everythi...

Every brand out there is trying hard to get itself noticed and grab the attention of a potential customer by employing unique SEO tactics. With the rampant use of digital platforms working on seamless...

ABM -- one of the biggest buzzwords in the digital marketing world. A significant component in the marketing strategy, that took the pillars of marketing to its prime. And it still remains to be a con...

Fast, a digital login and checkout company, announced last week that it raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Stripe, with additional participation by Index Ventures and Susa Ventures. The fun...

In the past several weeks, over 100 retailers both legacy and DTC have temporarily shuttered their doors or reduced hours to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. For digitally native brands, which...

Ecommerce merchants are set to lose in excess of $25bn to online payment fraud by 2024, from just of $17 billion in 2020, despite the ongoing implementation of SCA (Secure Customer Authentication) in ...

Reality as we know it has been interrupted. Our entire lives have been put on hold. And it’s not a great feeling. To fight the global coronavirus pandemic, we’re all stepping back from lar...