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  • GIA Organises Retail Sales Associate Training Programme for Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Dubai

    To help retail sales staff communicate effectively, GIA Dubai recently organised retail sales associate training programmes for Malabar Gold & Diamonds at their stores in Dubai, UAE. Since 2018, G...


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    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190721005004/en/GIA-Organises-Retail-Sales-Associate-Training-Programme2136
  • US retailers quicken exit from malls as online shopping bites

    Retailers vacated US shopping centres at the fastest pace in at least nine years in the second quarter as the relentless rise of online shopping and collapse of debt-laden chains begin to hit the comm...


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    https://www.ft.com/content/000e0c20-aa94-11e9-984c-fac8325aaa042134
  • Dean & DeLuca Closes Stores Due To Increasing Competition

    Gourmet grocer Dean & DeLuca continues to struggle due to increasing competition.After more than four decades in business, the grocer is dealing with bare shelves and lawsuits over unpaid bills. I...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/dean-deluca-gourmet-grocer-closes-stores-competition/2131
  • Creating A Second Life For A Retail Classic

    Heath Ceramics is not a newcomer to the world of retail. Founded by San Francisco artist Edith Heath in the 1940s, the company offers earthenware ceramics, uniquely textured designs and unusual color ...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/second-life-retail-classic-heath-ceramics/2126
  • Many Retailers Aren’t Prepared for PSD2 But Are Consumers?

    The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) groundwork laid out in 2016 is about to come to fruition in a few months – Sept. 14, 2019, to be exact. The deadline is looming for merchants and pay...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/retailers-consumers-prepared-for-psd2-compliance/2127
  • Amazon's most 'aggressive' Prime Day yet

    Amazon's blockbuster midsummer sale lasts twice as long this year, which (along with some global expansion) will help explode its sales numbers. But it's not just time and space that is drivin...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/amazons-most-aggressive-prime-day-yet/558836/2122
  • Retail sales soar in June

    June retail trade sales rose 0.4% from May, and 3.3% year over year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's monthly tally, released Tuesday. But May's numbers were revised downward, to a ...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/retail-sales-soar-in-june/558865/2123
  • Barneys reportedly mulls bankruptcy as rent woes take toll

    Barneys New York is exploring financial options that include a possible bankruptcy filing, Reuters and other media reported over the weekend. A Barneys spokesperson did not immediately reply to reques...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/barneys-reportedly-mulls-bankruptcy-as-rent-woes-take-toll/558749/2113
  • Rent-A-Center to acquire Merchants Preferred for $47.5M

    Rent-A-Center on Monday said it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire "substantially all of the assets" of virtual rent-to-own services company Merchants Preferred for $28 million in c...


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    https://www.retaildive.com/news/rent-a-center-to-acquire-merchants-preferred-for-475m/558742/2114

EVENTS

Conferences

NRF NXT Retail’s Digital Deep Dive

NRF NXT RETAIL’S DIGITAL DEEP DIVE

July 22-23, 2019
NRF NXT is an intimate, up-close look at the latest trends in data & analytics, digital marketing and customer experience. We use member-curated content, small-group sessions and peer-to-peer networking to deliver relevant content that provides real, actionable insights and opportunities to driv...

Retail’s digital deep dive

RETAIL’S DIGITAL DEEP DIVE

July 22-24, 2019
Registration is now open for the National Retail Federation's newest event. NRF NXT is designed by and for the digital retail community, delivering tactical takeaways through our unique learning model. If you loved Shop.org, join NRF in July for our newest digital retail event. NRF NXT is an int...

Nrf nxt retail digital deep dive

NRF NXT RETAIL DIGITAL DEEP DIVE

July 22-24, 2019
Hear Michelle Kelly, President of Lilly Pulitzer, explain how the brand balances staying both relevant and traditional for their yearlong 60th anniversary celebration. Get actionable takeaways from our unique learning model – a series of interconnected sessions that deliver top-level insights,...

Retail Conference

RETAIL CONFERENCE

July 24-24, 2019
The Retail Conference is curated specifically for those who own or manage retail property in New Zealand and it provides a stellar line up of speakers who will take the attendees on a journey from the current retail market analysis to innovation and global retail trends with local and international ...

Peer-to-Peer Learning for D2C Brands

PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING FOR D2C BRANDS

July 19-19, 2019
Founders, CEOs, and business owners invariably find themselves in unknown territory. They may think this territory is uncharted water, but there have been thousands of founders, CEOs, and business owners before them who have experienced the same roadblocks, asked the same questions, or felt the same...

Influence the buying decision. shape the future of retail. drive business growth

INFLUENCE THE BUYING DECISION. SHAPE THE FUTURE OF RETAIL. DRIVE BUSINESS GROWTH

July 15-17, 2019
The leading shopper insights conference for retailers and manufacturers. The Shopper Insights & Retail Activation Conference was designed to help you navigate the changing landscape of online and offline retail, giving you unedited access to the people, the strategies and the insights you need t...

The Leading Conference For Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Innovators In Food & Beverage

THE LEADING CONFERENCE FOR ECOMMERCE & DIGITAL MARKETING INNOVATORS IN FOOD & BEVERAGE

July 15-17, 2019
Digital Food & Beverage is three days of action-packed stories, conversations, and connections with 450+ digital marketing and eCommerce leaders from the most disruptive companies in food and beverage. With an emphasis on the trailblazers, visionaries, and trendsetters that are changing the game...

MAPIC - The international retail property market

MAPIC - THE INTERNATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTY MARKET

November 13-15, 2019
Explore more than 12,000sqm of exhibition space, discover the hottest new retail property sites from around the world, sign deals and connect with essential players of the industry, all in only 3 days.

 

Webinars

JUL 23, 2019 | 2pm
HOW USER-GENERATED CONTENT IMPACTS THE CONSUMER JOURNEY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PURCHASE
Shoppers navigate a wealth of options each time they make a purchase. When customers weigh their choices, user-generated content (UGC) – such as consumer reviews, product Q&A and consumer photos  can make the difference between a pass or a purchase.
JUL 23, 2019 | 1:00pm
CLOUD COMPUTING IN RETAIL: THE WHY, HOW, AND SO WHAT?
With more than $15 Billion spent on Cloud computing, retailers are increasingly adopting Cloud technologies in order to drive greater agility and compete better. They are re-prioritizing investments in the cloud to handle multi-structured (big) data and real-time (IoT) feeds across the ent...
JUL 24, 2019 | 2 PM
NEVER MISS A SALE: RETAIL’S FINAL FRONTIER
Industry data and case studies from market leaders reveal an enormous opportunity for retailers to improve topline and bottom line results if they take the right steps to capture the huge amount of lost sales they miss every day. Join experts from RIS News and Cegid in an informative webin...
JUL 25, 2019 | 02:00 PM
MASTERING THE ONLINE CONSUMER JOURNEY: DRIVING LIFETIME VALUE VIA LOYALTY AND RETENTION OFFERINGS
Consumer goods and retail companies, both subscription and transaction-based, are constantly competing for the share of wallet of an increasingly fickle consumer. While there is often a hyper-focus on acquisition efforts to reach new consumers, until recently, less attention has been paid ...
JUL 25, 2019 | 2:00 p.m
MAKING SENSE OF THE NEW STATE AUTHORIZATION AND CONSUMER DISCLOSURE RULES
Nearly a decade of changes in federal policy regarding state authorization requirements and related consumer disclosures have left many institutions confused. With new rules emerging this year, the regulatory landscape is finally settling down. Join us for a complimentary 60-minute webinar...
JUL 25, 2019 | 10:00 am
PREMIUMISATION: ANALYSING THE IMPACT ON RETAIL AND PAYMENTS
The concept of premiumisation has shown no signs of slowing down in recent years as consumers continue to spend more of products and services that matter to them. How does this concept manifest in retail and payments and what are the future implications?

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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...