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  • Amazon tests 'Top Brand' badge for some fashion

    Amazon has developed a new "Top Brand" badge, affixed to several items in various categories but mostly to apparel and footwear, according to a blog post Friday from e-commerce marketplace p...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/amazon-tests-top-brand-badge-for-some-fashion/561196/2186
  • Avenue files for Ch. 11 with plans to sell e-commerce business

    Avenue Stores filed for Chapter 11 late on Friday, outlining its plans to close its physical retail footprint and sell its e-commerce business in bankruptcy. All remaining 222 stores are expected to c...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/avenue-files-for-ch-11-with-plans-to-sell-e-commerce-business/561197/2187
  • Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open

    Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-a...


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    https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-nevada-judge-new-retail-pot-shops-20190818-qimvoe635bevpbkjysydf42peq-story.html2183
  • Ecommerce Marketing Strategy Driving New Grocery Sales in Mexico

    The race is on as grocers deploy ecommerce marketing strategy in Mexico. Grocery and general merchandise retailer Walmart has taken the lead. But in Mexico, its competitors, including Soriana, are rac...


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    https://www.portada-online.com/2019/08/18/walmart-soriana-explain-alternative-payment-strategies-for-capturing-the-growing-e-commerce-grocery-market-i2184
  • Retail closures more than double openings

    Major retailers this year have announced 7,567 store closures as of July 31, according to the latest tracking information from Coresight Research. That is up from 5,524 closures in all of 2018, accord...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/retail-closures-outpace-openings-by-double/560968/2180
  • Online shoppers and Amazon Prime Day lift UK retail sales

    Online spending bolstered UK retail sales last month, while department stores notched up their first increase this year, as consumers shrugged off Brexit fears.The quantity of goods bought rose 0.2% i...


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    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/15/online-shoppers-and-amazon-prime-day-boost-uk-retail-sales2181
  • Back to school season fuels retail activity and innovation

    You can probably tell by the happy looks on all the children’s faces, but in case not back-to-school season is upon us. Not only is it a big time for retail but, in a sense, a kind of dress rehe...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/back-to-school-season-fuels-retail-activity-and-innovation/2174
  • More Than Pretty Pictures: Visual Commerce’s Rise Boosts Retail

    For fans of retail or marketing history or just fans of how people communicated in the past reading old magazine and newspaper advertisement from, say, before the 1960s can be fun and illuminating. Su...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/innovation/2019/more-than-pretty-pictures-visual-commerce-rise-boosts-retail/2175
  • High street retailers see 4.7% drop in footfall

    Footfall across all stores fell by 2.8% in July - a third successive month of decline but retail parks bucked the trend with recorded growth of 2.4%.The town centre vacancy rate remained at 9.8%, with...


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    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-493112592168

EVENTS

Conferences

International contracting and sale exhibition for cooperatives

INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTING AND SALE EXHIBITION FOR COOPERATIVES

August 22-25, 2019
International contracting and sale exhibition for cooperatives features a display of the products include Electronics & IT products Section, Commodities Sections, Leather Section, Textiles & Garments, Household Electrical Appliances Section, Foodstuff & Beverage Section, Medicine Section...

Florida Conference & Deal Making

FLORIDA CONFERENCE & DEAL MAKING

August 25-27, 2019
Join fellow industry professionals for networking, deal making and programming discussing the latest trends impacting the retail real estate industry. On-site student registration is not available advance registration is required. Only active student members can register. To learn more about ICSC me...

Manning modern retail

MANNING MODERN RETAIL

August 28-28, 2019
Be it customers or employees, a delightful experience to either of them is good for business. Just as the customer experience is critical to generating brand loyalty and driving revenue, the employee experience is important to employee retention, engagement, and wellbeing.

The Alibaba E-Commerce Expo

THE ALIBABA E-COMMERCE EXPO

August 30-31, 2019
The Alibaba E-Commerce Expo is Alibaba Group's flagship event program in Australia and New Zealand connecting local brands and small businesses to the growing market in China. Following the great success of three Expo events in the past two years, Alibaba E-Commerce Expo will come to Sydney agai...

19 retail law conference:retails premier gathering of corporate counsel

19 RETAIL LAW CONFERENCE:RETAILS PREMIER GATHERING OF CORPORATE COUNSEL

October 16-18, 2019
As the premier event for retail general and corporate counsel, the Retail Law Conference provides unprecedented networking for in-house legal teams. The program covers the pressing issues facing the retail industry and provides ample opportunity for interactive participation in roundtable discussion...

Retail Delivery Connect

RETAIL DELIVERY CONNECT

August 05-07, 2019
Retail Delivery Connect is for senior-level logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives. It’s an interactive forum where attendees benchmark, share ideas, find business solutions, and build lasting relationships.

Retail Delivery Connect 2019

RETAIL DELIVERY CONNECT 2019

August 05-07, 2019
An invite-only, executive level meeting of supply chain and logistics leaders in retail; who come together to benchmark, network and share strategies. Expect to meet at least 75 of the most senior level executives from North America's most successful and innovative retailers and brands. You'...

IGNITE 2020 - The E-Commerce Leadership Conference

IGNITE 2020 - THE E-COMMERCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

August 06-06, 2019
Is your company waiting for Merchants to decide which attributes their customers are clamoring for, then they force you to figure out what your answer is?  It is time for you to Lead. You know the consumer better than the Merchant. It’s time to guide them on how to create delighted custom...

 

Webinars

AUG 20, 2019 | 12 p.m.
BIG DATA AND THE RETAIL REVOLUTION
Learn how retail pioneers around the world are turning to data and analytics to design customer experiences and unlock a new world of opportunity. While the sheer volume and velocity of data is astonishing, what’s even more compelling is our growing capacity to gather, analyze and ma...
AUG 22, 2019 | 6:30 PM
DIGITAL MARKETING 101 - GETTING STARTED
During this one-hour webinar, learn the key aspects of digital marketing. Using a simple seven-step process, discover the essential components of an effective online strategy, with tips on how to get started using a website, social media, and email marketing, to promote your business.
AUG 27, 2019 | 4:00 pm
LANDMARK GROUP & UIPATH-DRIVING PRODUCTIVITY & EFFICIENCY IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY WITH RPA
Register now and join us live on August 27th to discuss how Chief Financial Officers worldwide can use RPA to drive digital transformation in their organizations and the various paths to increasing efficiency & productivity with an Automation First mindset. Don't miss Rajesh Garg (...
SEP 05, 2019 | 10:00 am-11:00 am
INSTANT IMPACT: 4 TIPS FOR REVITALIZING YOUR DOWNTOWN
As a city leader, you know the importance of your downtown in creating a sense of community and culture, but with limited resources and budget, how are you working to improve what your downtown has to offer residents and visitors? In this webinar, we’ll explore four steps that any do...
SEP 05, 2019 | 10:00
HOW TO COMPETE WITH AMAZON
Whether you like it or not, Amazon is here to stay. And while recent changes in tax law may have levelled the playing field, this pureplay giant is still constantly sending shockwaves through the retail industry, with its launched into grocery and fashion, the pharmacy sector is ripe for d...
SEP 11, 2019 | 1 pm
SECURING RETAIL POINT OF SALE PAYMENTS WITH PCI-VALIDATED POINT-TO-POINT ENCRYPTION
Bluefin specializes in PCI-validated P2PE solutions that immediately encrypt payment data upon swipe, key, tap or dip, with decryption only occurring outside your environment. Our solutions devalue cardholder data, reduce PCI compliance scope, and protect your corporate brand all while pro...

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THE ONGOING POINT-OF-SALE (POS) MALWARE CAMPAIGNS TARGETING RETAILERS
Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that it will host a Webinar that explores the ongoing Point-of-Sale malware campaign that has targeted retailers this winter and continues...
HOW TO PITCH SHOPIFY POS TO CLIENTS
Shopify POS can be used to analyze the success of day-to-day sales, track and measure important business metrics, process orders, take payment, swipe credit cards, produce receipts, control inventory, and more — but despite the benefits of switching to a more intuitive POS system, ma...
REDEFINING RETAIL: GLOBAL INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS
Retail is evolving dramatically before our eyes, and it’s all thanks to the disruptors: those technologies, companies and business models that are redefining what consumers value. In this webinar, we explore the biggest forces of disruption in global retail, from omnichannel giants a...
HOW TO OPTIMIZE THE SHOPPER JOURNEY USING RETAIL ANALYTICS
Creating inspired retail entails utilizing enabling technologies to fully digest customers’ behaviors and shopping journeys. In this webinar, Shelley E. Kohan of RetailNext explains how applying measurable and relevant retail analytics empowers the delivery of enhanced shopping exper...
9 TIME–TESTED HIRING RULES FOR RETAILERS.
If you’re struggling to find and keep competent retail employees, you can’t afford to miss this event. In this webinar you will learn a proven, successful process that will exponentially reduce your number of bad hires and make your successful hires even better. You’ll ge...

RESOURCES

This blog post is providing advanced notification to Watson IoT Platform customers about changes to the Watson IoT Platform in relation to security. These changes impact some endpoints communicating u...

Askuity Inc., the fastest growing retail sales enablement software platform provider for consumer product companies, today announced the closing of a growth funding round of $3MM to fuel its rapid exp...

The solid sales performance of Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. banners in the retail conglomerate’s third quarter of 2017 led to increased market share across the brands. Overall, Zaandam, Netherlan...

Cumulative U.S. sales of GM’s Cadillac brand decreased 0.1 percent to 13,931 units in October 2017. Retail sales decreased 13.3 percent or 1,629 units to 10,615 vehicles, representing 76.2 perce...

The Retail Litigation Center and the National Retail Federation have jointly filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to highlight the importance of upholding the Patent Trial and Appeal Bo...

FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Swyft, Inc. announced the strategic acquisition of NewZoom LLC (ZoomSystems), the global leader in automated retail, in a cash and equity transaction. The Swyft...

Each year it seems as though the ramp up to holiday season starts earlier for merchants, likely as retailers truly understand the implications are strong – and conversely poor – seasonal p...

After a permit was pulled earlier in the week for a new retail center on Poplar Avenue, more project details have emerged. Located at 6450 Poplar Ave. in one of East Memphis' largest business corr...

Rumman Ahmad holds a Masters in Creativity and Change Leadership from Buffalo State College, USA and also an MBA from Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. He is an entrepreneur who has been...