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  • No one dominant SEA eCommerce player as loyalty lacking, says new study

    There is immense potential for companies in Southeast Asia to build brand loyalty and growth as there is no dominant player in the eCommerce market, according to a new study titled “Riding the D...


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    https://www.marketing-interactive.com/no-one-dominant-sea-ecommerce-player-as-loyalty-lacking-says-new-study/2318
  • Authority to provide parking relief for retail

    Following a request from city business leaders Wednesday, the city parking authority expanded free parking hours for First Fridays and the holidays. To facilitate an accelerated and shortened holiday ...


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    https://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2019/10/authority-to-provide-parking-relief-for-retail/2314
  • Global shares lose steam on weak U.S. retail sales, Brexit in focus

    Global stocks barely moved on Thursday as soft U.S. retail sales data raised concerns about the health of the world's largest economy and risk of global recession, while sterling was volatile as n...


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    https://www.firstpost.com/business/global-shares-lose-steam-on-weak-u-s-retail-sales-brexit-in-focus-7511131.html2311
  • US retail sales of CBD to increase 133% in 2019, surpass $10 billion by 2024

    Retail sales of CBD in the U.S. are expected to surpass $1 billion in 2019 a 133% increase over 2018 sales and may eclipse $10 billion by 2024, according to projections from the newly released 2019 He...


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    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-retail-sales-of-cbd-to-increase-133-in-2019-surpass-10-billion-by-2024-300940056.html2315
  • Flowhub raises $23 million for its retail management software for cannabis dispensaries

    As cannabis dispensaries flourish across the country alongside the push to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana use, demand for tools to manage the specificities of the weed retail business c...


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    https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/flowhub-raises-23-million-for-its-retail-management-software-for-cannabis-dispensaries/2308
  • Retail Sales Slump Raises Questions About Consumer Spending

    One of the laws of physics, loosely phrased, is that an object in motion stays in motion, on its path, until outside forces act to change that path. The outside forces may be coming to bear on the eng...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/economy/2019/retail-sales-slump-raises-questions-about-consumer-spending/2312
  • Rags to riches: MLB to open NYC retail store at new offices

    Major League Baseball’s new office will have a rags-to-riches component. The commissioner’s office said Monday it will open its first permanent retail location in the U.S., the MLB Flagshi...


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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/rags-to-riches-mlb-to-open-nyc-retail-store-at-new-offices/2019/10/14/1e8ad7c4-eeb8-11e9-bb7e-d2026ee0c199_sto2305
  • Retail Innovation Is Not Just About Young Consumers

    When it comes to retail innovation, it’s not just young consumers who are driving change  so are older shoppers and an aging population. Recent PYMNTS research about mobile commerce and how...


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    https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/retail-innovation-is-not-just-about-young-consumers/2309
  • US Retail Sales amongst market movers this week Rabobank

    Rabobank analysts point out that the week ahead will bring updates on US retail and industrial production and in the UK labour, CPI inflation and retailing data are due. “The start of the third ...


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    https://www.fxstreet.com/news/us-retail-sales-amongst-market-movers-this-week-rabobank-2019101414502306

EVENTS

Conferences

Consumer Returns Management 2019

CONSUMER RETURNS MANAGEMENT 2019

October 21-23, 2019
According to the National Retail Federation 2018 Organized Retail Crime Survey, the amount of merchandise returned as a percent of total sales accounts for more than $369 billion in lost sales (median 10%) and, unsurprisingly, every retailer and manufacturer strives to recover their losses, as compl...

Where should retail move in the future?

WHERE SHOULD RETAIL MOVE IN THE FUTURE?

October 24-24, 2019
Digital Retail Conference will feature participants from business, politics, and science discussed how digital technologies can help to arouse the customer's interest, positively influence his purchasing decision, sustainably tie him down and optimize supply chains.

CHICAGO’S LARGEST CONTENT MARKETING CONFERENCE

CHICAGO’S LARGEST CONTENT MARKETING CONFERENCE

October 28-29, 2019
You will get actionable advice from the leading minds in content marketing and you’ll meet hundreds of marketers and business owners that have the same questions you do. Share ideas and learn from your new professional soulmates. Like your old summer camps, the connections you make at Content ...

Vietnam International Franchise & Retail Exhibition

VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE & RETAIL EXHIBITION

October 31-02, 2019
Vietnam International Franchise & Retail Exhibition will showcase products like Consulting service for store management and operations, real estate, finance etc.

Savant eCommerce Barcelona

SAVANT ECOMMERCE BARCELONA

October 17-18, 2019
A unique event with top level speakers covering some of the most pressing topics around CX, digital transformation and data-driven digital commerce; and where industry leading professionals gather to network and build meaningful relationships.

Driving the Future of Sales Enablement

DRIVING THE FUTURE OF SALES ENABLEMENT

October 16-18, 2019
In this session you will be taken on a journey that includes the sharing of strategies and tactics that were used to establish critical relationships resulting in new levels of executive collaboration and engagement that transformed one Sales Enablement organization from a relatively unknown entity ...

Annual Consumer & Retail Conference 2019

ANNUAL CONSUMER & RETAIL CONFERENCE 2019

October 17-17, 2019
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Association for Corporate Growth Consumer and Retail Conference

ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH CONSUMER AND RETAIL CONFERENCE

October 17-17, 2019
The Association for Corporate Growth Consumer and Retail Conference will provide the attendees with the opportunity to hear from companies that have pioneered innovation, developed bolder strategies to traditional product businesses, and successfully navigated this changing landscape.

 

Webinars

OCT 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM
NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING: IMPACT ON RETAIL & RESTAURANTS INDUSTRIES WEBINAR
Restaurants, retailers and consumer products companies need to consider new lease accounting and the impact it has on their business operations. If you haven't already taken action, now is the time. It could take months to organize resources, gather relevant lease data, and implement n...
OCT 22, 2019 | 2:00pm
THE STATE OF ECOMMERCE: TRENDS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND
Join the MMA and Jumpshot for a data-driven perspective on the state of eCommerce today, and the trends that will reshape the industry in 2020 and beyond. Based on an analysis of more than two billion digital transactions, Jumpshot will detail specific strategies that brands and retailers ...
OCT 22, 2019 | 11AM
DIGITAL STRATEGY: B2B LESSONS LEARNED IN 2019 & YOUR GUIDE TO SUCCESS IN 2020
According to Avionos’ 2019 B2B Report, B2B buyers crave new experiences, and nearly all (99 percent) expect B2B brands to prioritize innovation. But how do you innovate with everyone moving at an agile pace? Where should you invest your dollars to get the most ROI? Join Avionos as we...
OCT 22, 2019 | 2:00 PM
WHITE SPACE ANALYSIS RE-INVENTED
Join us October 22nd at 2pm ET as we unveil Site Sonar, our new White Space analysis solution. Users can calculate up to 50,000 sales projections in a matter of minutes, with unmatched accuracy. See how brands are leveraging this powerful solution.
OCT 22, 2019 | 2:00 PM
WEBINAR: THE STATE OF RETAIL 2019
Disruption in the retail industry is driven by elevated consumer expectations, personalization, and convenience. How can brands and retailers thrive in this environment and lead their customers to choose brands instead of barcodes? eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk webinar prese...
OCT 23, 2019
YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON SURVIVAL GUIDE: THE E-COMMERCE HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RETAILERS AND BRANDS
The 40-day period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day has come to determine the success of the year for many retailers and brands. With less than two months until Black Friday, join us as we share insights from the 2018 holiday shopping season from our 1,200-plus customers, and d...

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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...