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Gerry Weber to shut down all UK stores GERRY WEBER TO SHUT DOWN ALL UK STORES

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Jul 19, 2019

News has emerged that Gerry Weber is set to close down its stable of UK stores as part of a wider restructure undertaken by its parent company. According to Drapers, the fashion retailer is slated to close down its stores by the end of October. The m...

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Tips for Getting your Retail Display Strategy Right TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR RETAIL DISPLAY STRATEGY RIGHT

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Jul 19, 2019

Retail display strategy is the art of presenting products to attract consumers, create interest, generate traffic and ultimately increase sales. Keeping the customer at the forefront, retail display strategies must have a clear direction and story to...

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Charity shop and antique purchases drive up UK retail sales CHARITY SHOP AND ANTIQUE PURCHASES DRIVE UP UK RETAIL SALES

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Jul 18, 2019

Retail sales in the UK were unexpectedly strong in June, boosted by sales of secondhand goods at charity shops and antique dealers, although department stores continued to struggle. The quantity of goods bought in June rose 1% from May, according to ...

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Strong UK retail sales data boosts Sterling STRONG UK RETAIL SALES DATA BOOSTS STERLING

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Jul 18, 2019

Sterling has been on a steady downtrend in the past few weeks, with investors selling the currency heavily on growing expectations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This sell-off has taken a breather in the past 24 hours, with the Pound rallying ar...

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Online retail sales bounce back in June ONLINE RETAIL SALES BOUNCE BACK IN JUNE

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Jul 18, 2019

Online retail sales for the month of June made a comeback after a disappointing May, which saw which saw the worst growth on record. According to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, June online retail sales grew 8.5 per cent year-on-year, ...

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Are These 4 Retail Stocks Operating Like A Well-Oiled Machine? ARE THESE 4 RETAIL STOCKS OPERATING LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE?

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Jul 18, 2019

The recent trends in Australia’s retail segments have been characterised by companies thriving towards growth through the delivery of exceptional personalised customer experience, the offering of a diverse range of products accompanied by speed...

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Improving retail sales and operations with customer traffic data IMPROVING RETAIL SALES AND OPERATIONS WITH CUSTOMER TRAFFIC DATA

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Jul 18, 2019

Highly detailed and accurate traffic information is an absolute necessity in the modern retail environment and the solution provided by Shopper Trak has allowed Kathmandu to leverage this data with great success. ShopperTrak gives retailers and shopp...

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Retail sales index RETAIL SALES INDEX

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Jul 17, 2019

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 2.9 per cent in August, the overall volume of retail sales fell 4.3 per cent. Four of the seven retail sectors recorded declines in sales volume with motor vehicle stores recording t...

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Wolverine Worldwide: Retail Analytics Increases Buyers’ Trust and New Business WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE: RETAIL ANALYTICS INCREASES BUYERS’ TRUST AND NEW BUSINESS

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Jul 17, 2019

Wolverine Worldwide, whose brands include Sperry, Merrell, Keds, Saucony and more, was looking for a retail analytics solution that would place sell through and other sales performance details from their retailers into the hands of their sales teams ...

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Why Big Marketing Bills Make Retail Price Wars Hurt Much More WHY BIG MARKETING BILLS MAKE RETAIL PRICE WARS HURT MUCH MORE

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Jul 17, 2019

As retailers fight to win online market share, they're forced to up their game and push boundaries to meet customer expectations. The reality of competition in today’s cutthroat world of e-commerce translates into companies looking to one u...

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BMET Business Fashion & Retail Diploma BMET BUSINESS FASHION & RETAIL DIPLOMA

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Jul 16, 2019

Are you interest in fashion business and retail? Wish to explore and extend this interest through study and training in a range of fashion business and retail disciplines? BMet is the only College in the Midlands to offer Fashion Business & Retai...

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Burberry’s first quarter like-for-likes exceeds expectations BURBERRY’S FIRST QUARTER LIKE-FOR-LIKES EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

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Jul 16, 2019

Burberry has reported a stronger than expected rise in first quarter like-for-like sales, thanks to the new designs from creative chief Riccardo Tisci. Like-for-likes rose four per cent during the luxury British retailer’s 13 weeks ending June ...

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Poundland drives sales & profits for European owner POUNDLAND DRIVES SALES & PROFITS FOR EUROPEAN OWNER

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Jul 16, 2019

Pepkor Europe has reported a double-digit surge in half-year sales and profits, boosted by the performance of its flagship discount chain Poundland.According to its interim report for the half-year period ending March 31, Pepkor reported a 13.3 per c...

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Joe Browns celebrates 2nd store opening after flagship success JOE BROWNS CELEBRATES 2ND STORE OPENING AFTER FLAGSHIP SUCCESS

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Jul 16, 2019

Joe Browns has officially opened its second store after a successful first year for its flagship store in Meadowhall shopping centre, Sheffield.The new and second store for the online fashion retailer, which recently is 1500sq ft in size and located ...

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The rise of airports & train terminals as shopping destinations THE RISE OF AIRPORTS & TRAIN TERMINALS AS SHOPPING DESTINATIONS

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Jul 16, 2019

Shopping at a travel terminal used to be a simple process  a snack, a drink and then you’d be on your way to your destination. But in recent years, travel terminals have evolved beyond that. They’ve not only become a haven for mid-ma...

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem t...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete sp...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical ...

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3 Reasons Why Prime Day Every Month Would Checkmate The Retail Industry for The Next Century 3 REASONS WHY PRIME DAY EVERY MONTH WOULD CHECKMATE THE RETAIL INDUSTRY FOR THE NEXT CENTURY

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Jul 14, 2019

Amazon Prime Day starts Monday, July 16th, and, while it seems innocuous on the surface and possibly even a little made up, Prime Day could be to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos what the nuclear bomb was to Harry S. Truman. It could be game over, checkmate, or...

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Merqueo steps into physical retail branches MERQUEO STEPS INTO PHYSICAL RETAIL BRANCHES

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Jul 13, 2019

By now, we all know big retailers are trying to find their way into the online market. That’s not news. What I find extremely interesting and, honestly, a little funny is how tech companies are now turning into retailers. Merqueo, the online gr...

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6 things to look at before you set up an e-commerce business in the UAE 6 THINGS TO LOOK AT BEFORE YOU SET UP AN E-COMMERCE BUSINESS IN THE UAE

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Jul 13, 2019

6 things to look at before you set up an e-commerce business in the UAE Marketing Conduct market research, learn audience behavior & study competition  Website Development.

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What D-to-C Brands Can Teach Legacy Retailers About Personalization and Data WHAT D-TO-C BRANDS CAN TEACH LEGACY RETAILERS ABOUT PERSONALIZATION AND DATA

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Jul 12, 2019

Legacy brands carry legacies for a reason. They have the history, heritage and name recognition associated with brand longevity, but sometimes all those years of experience can be a hindrance rather than a help when it comes to re-evaluating tactics ...

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Magic-as-a-Service for Retail - how it works MAGIC-AS-A-SERVICE FOR RETAIL - HOW IT WORKS

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Jul 11, 2019

MaaS is our new full-solution concept that eliminates your concerns about upfront investment in displays, installation and content development. In other words, we take care of everything, so you can lean back and watch the magic and results unfold.

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The Journey Towards In-Store Digital Transformation THE JOURNEY TOWARDS IN-STORE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 11, 2019

There has been a significant shift in what consumers expect from their in-store experiences. Retailers are working harder than ever to deliver a seamless shopping journey for their customers to cater to this change and come out as a winner in a compe...

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Charming Charlie Files for Bankruptcy, to Close All of its Stores CHARMING CHARLIE FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY, TO CLOSE ALL OF ITS STORES

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Jul 11, 2019

Fashion accessory retailer Charming Charlie will close all of its stores after going bankrupt for the second time in less than two years. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware with plans to close all of its 261 stores in 38 states, ...

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Voya Launches New Digital Advice Platform to Support Retail Advisors and their Clients VOYA LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL ADVICE PLATFORM TO SUPPORT RETAIL ADVISORS AND THEIR CLIENTS

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Jul 11, 2019

Voya Financial, Inc, announced today that its retail wealth management firm, Voya Financial Advisors, Inc, has launched a new digital advice experience for its network of advisors and their clients. Unlike other digital solutions in the advice indust...

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Creating a unified commerce experience CREATING A UNIFIED COMMERCE EXPERIENCE

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Jul 11, 2019

Physical and online retail have been on a collision course for years. Legacy brick-and-mortar stores, like Nordstrom and Walmart, have reinvented themselves as major e-commerce players. They've added sophisticated online shopping experiences and ...

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Video Analytics Provide Clues About What Retail Customers Really Want VIDEO ANALYTICS PROVIDE CLUES ABOUT WHAT RETAIL CUSTOMERS REALLY WANT

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Jul 11, 2019

Retailers have traditionally used video to watch for shoplifters, but they’re turning the camera’s eye to shoppers who want to obtain products legally as well, finding ways to better personalize services for those customers.“Video a...

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Embracing the Future of Retail Loyalty EMBRACING THE FUTURE OF RETAIL LOYALTY

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Jul 11, 2019

It’s no secret that the retail landscape is changing. With the rise of direct-to-consumer brands, widespread adoption of mobile and m-commerce, and the so-called “retail apocalypse,” retail’s status can only be described as co...

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What Retail Can Learn From Publishing as the Industry Transforms WHAT RETAIL CAN LEARN FROM PUBLISHING AS THE INDUSTRY TRANSFORMS

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Jul 11, 2019

If anyone was hoping 2019 would be a gentler year for brick-and-mortar retail, those hopes have been dashed. A recent New York Times report showed that closures in the first few months of 2019 exceeded those for all of 2018, itself a tough year. Reta...

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M&S’s managing director’s future uncertain after poor trading M&S’S MANAGING DIRECTOR’S FUTURE UNCERTAIN AFTER POOR TRADING

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Jul 11, 2019

Marks & Spencer has revealed that clothing & home managing director Jill McDonald’s future remains uncertain as she could be about to leave the business. There is speculation McDonald could resign from her role after less than two years...

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Persistence Pays Off To Earn High Profile Retail Contract PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF TO EARN HIGH PROFILE RETAIL CONTRACT

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Jul 10, 2019

Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in...

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Success Story: Future Ready Refrigerated Retail Cabinets SUCCESS STORY: FUTURE READY REFRIGERATED RETAIL CABINETS

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Jul 10, 2019

Our customer, a leading #Refrigeration OEM was facing the following challenges with their retail cabinets: We engineered a solution using analytics, #Sensors, #IoT, and Lighting. Watch the video to find out more.

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Inside Microsoft’s first retail store in Europe INSIDE MICROSOFT’S FIRST RETAIL STORE IN EUROPE

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Jul 10, 2019

Microsoft just opened a 21,932 square-foot flagship store in the heart of London, which is also its first in Europe. But why would Microsoft open a physical store in the first place? CNBC’s Elizabeth Schulze reports.

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eBay Works to Disrupt Ecommerce at Recent Hack Week EBAY WORKS TO DISRUPT ECOMMERCE AT RECENT HACK WEEK

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Jul 10, 2019

eBay recently held Hack Week, an event it started in 2015 to spur innovation. 3,000 employees gathered in 10 offices around the globe worked on “innovating and reimagining the eBay experience.” eBay said the annual week-long event aims to...

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Ecommerce Site Bolt Raises $68M, Plans To Expand Globally ECOMMERCE SITE BOLT RAISES $68M, PLANS TO EXPAND GLOBALLY

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Jul 10, 2019

Ecommerce startup Bolt just raised another $68 million in a Series B round of funding led by Activant Capital and Tribe Capital.Pursuing a “holistic” approach to ecommerce, Bolt’s services encompass everything from checkout to payme...

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What’s Shaping Latin America’s Retail Ecommerce? WHAT’S SHAPING LATIN AMERICA’S RETAIL ECOMMERCE?

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Jul 10, 2019

Recent technological and logistical innovations in Latin America have given rise to myriad growth opportunities for retailers to engage with consumers across digital channels and geographic areas. One critical aspect that is helping expand ecommerce ...

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Driving Shopper Traffic with Sustainable Retail Models DRIVING SHOPPER TRAFFIC WITH SUSTAINABLE RETAIL MODELS

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Jul 10, 2019

In this report, we look at the growing importance of sustainability in retail, and offer a case study of a sustainably positioned retail business   Watermill Express. We also analyze the results of a survey of Watermill Express customers on...

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5 ways the retail risk landscape is evolving 5 WAYS THE RETAIL RISK LANDSCAPE IS EVOLVING

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Jul 09, 2019

The 2019 National Retail Security Survey tells a story of a dramatically changing retail risk landscape, with new threats and challenges being met at each turn with new loss prevention tools. Nearly 45 percent of survey respondents indicated their bu...

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Optimizing Your Online Store OPTIMIZING YOUR ONLINE STORE'S CHECKOUT

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Jul 09, 2019

Online store's checkout process ordinarily separates the information fields over three webpages. This declutters the screen, making it more manageable for customers to absorb and complete at a steady pace. This is excellent for certain businesses...

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Amazon’s 2nd Clicks & Mortar store to open in Cardiff AMAZON’S 2ND CLICKS & MORTAR STORE TO OPEN IN CARDIFF

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Jul 09, 2019

Amazon’s first Clicks and Mortar store for Wales is set to open in St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff on July 22.This is the online giant’s second store of its kind, with the first Clicks and Mortar store opening at St Mary&rsquo...

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Online to make up 50 percent of retail sales by 2028 ONLINE TO MAKE UP 50 PERCENT OF RETAIL SALES BY 2028

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Jul 09, 2019

Online purchases will account for more than 50 percent of UK retail sales in the next 10 years, up from 19 percent currently, new research suggests. According to the Digital Tipping Point report, commissioned by law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), ...

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What Retailers Can Learn From Bed Bath & Beyond’s Current Woes WHAT RETAILERS CAN LEARN FROM BED BATH & BEYOND’S CURRENT WOES

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Jul 09, 2019

The ongoing saga around Bed Bath & Beyond continues to send ripples throughout the retail industry. Once the pre-eminent home goods brand, Bed Bath & Beyond is in the midst of massive upheaval as it struggles to cope with the pressure it'...

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What is E-commerce Business? How to Start eCommerce Business- How to Earn eCommerce Business WHAT IS E-COMMERCE BUSINESS? HOW TO START ECOMMERCE BUSINESS- HOW TO EARN ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

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Jul 08, 2019

What is eCommerce Business? eCommerce Business is Nothing but to sell a product through Internet. That's call eCommerce Business. In this eCommerce Business There are two categories: Selling the product to third Party website.Selling the product ...

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The Buy Button’s Evolving Role In eCommerce THE BUY BUTTON’S EVOLVING ROLE IN ECOMMERCE

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Jul 08, 2019

Buy buttons are almost a given in 2019, with a majority of eCommerce sites offering at least one. And, in other retail news, Walmart is boosting its investment in supply chain logistics in China. All this, Today In Data.

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Versatile Robotic Case Packing VERSATILE ROBOTIC CASE PACKING

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Jul 08, 2019

Pack multiple package formats including Delkor's retail ready package design Cabrio Case, Stackable Club Store Trays, standard shipping cases and more on a single Delkor automated packaging equipment line.

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Offer an OFFER AN 'ENDLESS AISLE' OF PRODUCTS WITH IN STORE KIOSKS

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Jul 08, 2019

If your customers can’t find the products they want at your store, they will go somewhere else- it’s that simple.  So how can you create an ‘Endless Aisle’ in your store without stocking a ton more inventory?

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5 things ecommerce retailers should learn from Amazon 5 THINGS ECOMMERCE RETAILERS SHOULD LEARN FROM AMAZON

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Jul 08, 2019

Amazon excels at Full Funnel Optimization, make it easy for consumers to shop from the moment they begin their product search until they check out. Here are five key elements of this strategy that other retailers can emulate. A ubiquitous presence ac...

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How ecommerce is changing the packaged goods market HOW ECOMMERCE IS CHANGING THE PACKAGED GOODS MARKET

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Jul 08, 2019

Until recent years, store-based retailers could count on steady sales of consumer packaged goods (CPGs frequently replenished consumables like paper towels and laundry detergent used daily by consumers even as online shopping grew into a near-existen...

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PayPal Is Launching an Ecommerce Solution to Businesses: Why You Should Jump Onboard PAYPAL IS LAUNCHING AN ECOMMERCE SOLUTION TO BUSINESSES: WHY YOU SHOULD JUMP ONBOARD

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Jul 08, 2019

PayPal recently announced that it's making its ecommerce platform available to online businesses of all shapes and sizes. And that's cause for celebration: As Bill Ready, Paypal's COO and EVP, said: “The PayPal Commerce Platform is ...

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Walmart Remains Steady on NRF Top 100 Retailers List WALMART REMAINS STEADY ON NRF TOP 100 RETAILERS LIST

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Jul 08, 2019

As is the case with our own rankings of the top CE retailers, the NRF’s STORES Top 100 Retailers seems to have the same heavy hitters dominating the list every year. For them, it’s Walmart who raked in some $387.6 billion in retail sales ...

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SiriusDecisions B-to-B Fundamentals with Elisabeth Medaris SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELISABETH MEDARIS

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Jul 08, 2019

At SiriusDecisions, we’ve created a b-to-b fundamentals course to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision ...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected va...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless custo...

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How retail landlords can reinvent ailing shopping centres HOW RETAIL LANDLORDS CAN REINVENT AILING SHOPPING CENTRES

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Jul 07, 2019

It is hard to think of a worse time for Britain’s battered retailers. Whole chains are closing down, and even where they remain alive branches are getting pruned. Rents are being forced down with threats of bankruptcy if the chains are not allo...

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Google Analytics: Common Mistakes from Ecommerce Merchants GOOGLE ANALYTICS: COMMON MISTAKES FROM ECOMMERCE MERCHANTS

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Jul 05, 2019

Google Analytics provides impactful data that can help ecommerce merchants. But installed incorrectly, Google Analytics can produce inaccurate reporting. And a faulty analysis of Analytics data can lead to the wrong actions. In this post, I’ll ...

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Is it at Shops, is it Online, Wait, Retail is Everywhere IS IT AT SHOPS, IS IT ONLINE, WAIT, RETAIL IS EVERYWHERE

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Jul 05, 2019

Five decades ago, when it came to buying anything, it would mean people flocking around bazaars, negotiate rigorously, look for options, and found their way out. The retail industry has come a long way since then, with the lines between these shoppin...

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Swarovski x DFS Sparkle Summer Bus pop-up SWAROVSKI X DFS SPARKLE SUMMER BUS POP-UP

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Jul 04, 2019

Swarovski Travel Retail Asia Pacific has partnered with DFS, to launch the first European resort-themed summer collection brand activation: the Swarovski x DFS Sparkle Summer Bus pop-up store. The pop-up store officially opened 27 June 2019 at T Gall...

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Brazilian e-commerce firm B2W tests drones to tackle logistics challenges BRAZILIAN E-COMMERCE FIRM B2W TESTS DRONES TO TACKLE LOGISTICS CHALLENGES

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Jul 04, 2019

Brazilian retailer B2W Companhia Digital SA is testing the use of drones to transport products from its distribution centers and hubs to its stores, in a push to gain efficiency and tackle the country's complicated logistics and security issues. ...

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A peek at branding lessons from top retailers A PEEK AT BRANDING LESSONS FROM TOP RETAILERS

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Jul 04, 2019

The top five retailers in the U.S. made nearly $230 billion in 2018 $228.4 billion to be exact so they must be doing something right.Walmart, Amazon, Costco, Walgreens, and Home Depot have each built strong brand identities and all benefit from power...

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Australian Banks, IBM To Test Retail Financing By Blockchain AUSTRALIAN BANKS, IBM TO TEST RETAIL FINANCING BY BLOCKCHAIN

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Jul 04, 2019

Australia's three biggest banks said they will test a new bank-guarantee platform for shopkeepers that uses a shared database, claiming the project would mark the world's first use of blockchain technology to process retail financing.Commonwe...

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6 Steps to Boost the Value of Your Ecommerce Business 6 STEPS TO BOOST THE VALUE OF YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

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Jul 03, 2019

By some estimates, there are between two million and three million online retailers in the world, excluding those in China. Despite the scale of the online shopping industry, most of these businesses have spent years in what amounts to a kind of busi...

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Bollore Logistics Consumer Goods Retail Expertise by Dan Carter BOLLORE LOGISTICS CONSUMER GOODS RETAIL EXPERTISE BY DAN CARTER

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Jul 03, 2019

Dan is discovering the end to end shipment with LINK Mobile, our information system that offers complete control of the supply chain.

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Will Investing In E-Commerce Win The Game For Luxury Retailers? WILL INVESTING IN E-COMMERCE WIN THE GAME FOR LUXURY RETAILERS?

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Jul 03, 2019

In a time of increasing pressure for the retail industry, luxury retailers have been somewhat less affected by store closures and shrinking margins but they have not been immune to the exponential growth of online shopping. Kering's latest move t...

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Building a Scalable eCommerce Data Platform BUILDING A SCALABLE ECOMMERCE DATA PLATFORM

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Jul 02, 2019

70,000 Percent Growth Over a Three-Year Period is astounding-  and a cause for celebration.While champagne corks pop with such massive growth, real problems arise as well.  Like how to manage and exploit massive amounts of data. PopSockets ...

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Tootsies Ancaster Concept Retail Store TOOTSIES ANCASTER CONCEPT RETAIL STORE

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Jul 02, 2019

A new contemporary look for Tootsies Stores. BMF Retail helped redesign store displays for Tootsies providing an updated look, that provides more retail space with our Flexline store fixtures.

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Mobile Platform for Best-in-Class Retail Execution MOBILE PLATFORM FOR BEST-IN-CLASS RETAIL EXECUTION

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Jul 02, 2019

Movista is transforming how work gets done in retail. Founded by industry veterans who experienced the challenges of managing distributed workforces, Movista created the leading enterprise platform for flawless in-store execution and performance. The...

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Machine learning of artificial intelligence in retail market to grow prominently at over 42% cagr MACHINE LEARNING OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN RETAIL MARKET TO GROW PROMINENTLY AT OVER 42% CAGR

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Jul 01, 2019

Artificial intelligence in retail market for technological advancement and the development of the advanced machine learning & deep learning algorithms. Machine learning is estimated to grow prominently at high CAGR. The growth is driven by the in...

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Retailers, vendors must collaborate to improve customer experience RETAILERS, VENDORS MUST COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Jul 01, 2019

While retailers are under increasing pressure to deliver enhanced customer experiences to compete with online giants like Amazon, their relationships with vendors are becoming more important. Why? Because they shape an important aspect of the custome...

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How Retailers Can Ensure Their Stores Are Safe and Secure HOW RETAILERS CAN ENSURE THEIR STORES ARE SAFE AND SECURE

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Jul 01, 2019

Retailers face a number of threats, some specific to their brand and merchandise, others based on their geographic location. Keeping employees and customers safe requires a two-pronged approach: establishing the right culture and providing a safe and...

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How Technology Has Radically Transformed Retail HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS RADICALLY TRANSFORMED RETAIL

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Jul 01, 2019

Retail no longer solely means walking into a store or going to a website when searching for something to buy. The “if” factor of finding desired products is now “when” and “how,” and the possibilities for purchase ...

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Karen Millen officially puts itself up for sale KAREN MILLEN OFFICIALLY PUTS ITSELF UP FOR SALE

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Jun 28, 2019

The parent company of Karen Millen has officially put the womenswear retailer up for sale, and said it would begin formal talks with potential suitors in the coming days.According to Sky News, the sales process is being led by Deloitte and comes afte...

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With Counter, Amazon is poised to have a larger retail presence than Walmart WITH COUNTER, AMAZON IS POISED TO HAVE A LARGER RETAIL PRESENCE THAN WALMART

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Jun 28, 2019

Amazon just announced its Counter program today, allowing customers to pick up their orders at select retailers. Its first partner for this service is Rite Aid ($NYSE:RAD), which will roll out the service in 100 stores to start and expand to 1,500 by...

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Two-thirds of top UK brands TWO-THIRDS OF TOP UK BRANDS' ADS HAVE SAFETY ISSUES, WITH ECOMMERCE MOST AT RISK

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Jun 28, 2019

Two-thirds of ads from the UK’s top 100 advertisers ran in non-brand-safe environments this year, a report by Ebiquity has revealed.The study found that 65% of the brands had been exposed, with ecommerce the most at-risk category, followed by c...

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Brixton shop Diverse in running for ‘retail Oscar’ BRIXTON SHOP DIVERSE IN RUNNING FOR ‘RETAIL OSCAR’

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Jun 27, 2019

Brixton’s Diverse gift shop on Coldharbour Lane has been recognised as one of the best card retailers in the UK, reaching the finals of the national awards for the category.Retas Awards – also known as the Retail Oscars – are now in...

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Bathstore enters administration, putting 500 jobs at risk BATHSTORE ENTERS ADMINISTRATION, PUTTING 500 JOBS AT RISK

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Jun 27, 2019

Bathstore has entered administration, ultimately putting 500 job at risk after failing to find a buyer.The specialist bathroom retailer has appointed BDO restructuring partner Ryan Grant to oversee the administration. “Despite significant inves...

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Instagram threatens Amazon with its e-commerce plans INSTAGRAM THREATENS AMAZON WITH ITS E-COMMERCE PLANS

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Jun 27, 2019

If Facebook-owned Instagram pushes ahead with its plans to enter the ecommerce space as envisioned by its chief Adam Mosseri, the current dominance in online commerce enjoyed by Amazon could be endangered.In his first public interview on the company&...

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Is Pinterest More Relevant To Your ECommerce Marketing Plan? IS PINTEREST MORE RELEVANT TO YOUR ECOMMERCE MARKETING PLAN?

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Jun 27, 2019

Pinterest went public in April of this year, showcasing the strength of the social media discovery platform. Except for one little blip, it has since traded above its opening price. This isn’t necessarily because Pinterest is already a popular ...

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UP Traders Board discusses ecommerce retail policy; to offer suggestions UP TRADERS BOARD DISCUSSES ECOMMERCE RETAIL POLICY; TO OFFER SUGGESTIONS

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Jun 27, 2019

Amid growing clamour over regularising ecommerce and protecting traditional sellers from foreign retail giants, Uttar Pradesh Traders Welfare Board on Thursday asserted that it would act for protecting the interests of traders.Board chairman Ravikant...

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Retail and Service Shop Puts Feet First with Comfy Shoes and NCR Silver RETAIL AND SERVICE SHOP PUTS FEET FIRST WITH COMFY SHOES AND NCR SILVER

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Jun 26, 2019

The NCR Silver point-of-sale system makes generating reports and tracking sales and inventory easier than ever for the Reichls who own Arches Footcare in Temple, Texas. Learning which items are best sellers, the store’s most popular hours and o...

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Harry Rosen Confidently Implements Fortinet HARRY ROSEN CONFIDENTLY IMPLEMENTS FORTINET'S SECURITY FABRIC TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS

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Jun 26, 2019

Established in 1954, Harry Rosen has been in business for over 64 years. They operate 15 Harry Rosen stores, 3 outlets, 2 Zonia stores and 5 David Footwear stores. Harry Rosen needed visibility to oversee their networks and identify both security and...

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Breaking free from the spell of "Amazon-azement" BREAKING FREE FROM THE SPELL OF "AMAZON-AZEMENT"

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Jun 26, 2019

At its core, technology drives disruption. Innovation wouldn't be possible without the subsequent waves of uncertainty and awe that come as a result. Retailers are experiencing this shock today, as Amazon continues to push the boundaries and limi...

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Foreigners Mourn Carrefour FOREIGNERS MOURN CARREFOUR'S RETREAT FROM CHINA, MARKING THE END OF A RETAIL ERA

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Jun 26, 2019

Carrefour regulars looking for a discount might be dismayed by its latest markdown. Earlier this week the French retailer sold 80 percent of its China ownership stake to domestic retailer Suning.com for RMB 4.8 billion (USD 698 million), a valuation ...

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How Retailers Can Capitalize on Instagram Checkout HOW RETAILERS CAN CAPITALIZE ON INSTAGRAM CHECKOUT

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Jun 26, 2019

In March, Instagram publicly announced a new e-commerce feature. Rather than tagging items in posts and redirecting interested parties to an online shop, “Checkout on Instagram” enables brands to sell products to users directly inside the...

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Do you Need Sales Training or Packaging Training? DO YOU NEED SALES TRAINING OR PACKAGING TRAINING?

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Jun 25, 2019

A lot of interesting questions appear in our inbox at The Packaging School. This week, one in particular caught our attention: Should I be focusing on training my sales people to better understand packaging? Or should I be focusing on training my pac...

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Is Ecommerce Without Borders Still Doomed? IS ECOMMERCE WITHOUT BORDERS STILL DOOMED?

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Jun 25, 2019

Back in 2017, when I first wrote on this subject, it seemed like ecommerce without borders was doomed. Populist political movements were on the rise and UK had voted to withdraw from its largest market. Perhaps not much has changed? It’s slow p...

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How to Prevent Retail Shrinkage HOW TO PREVENT RETAIL SHRINKAGE

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Jun 25, 2019

While big box retailers build shrinkage into their budget, retail theft can cripple small businesses. So consider these easy ways to prevent, and hopefully eliminate, it. Get rid of that shrinkage!

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How to Bring Authenticity to Automotive Retail Selling HOW TO BRING AUTHENTICITY TO AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL SELLING

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Jun 25, 2019

We live in a world where it is extremely hard to pretend to be something you’re not. Social media and constant digital interconnectivity have put our lives out in front of the whole world for everyone to see. It’s kind of like the movie &...

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Hampshire Mall Morphs Into Eclectic Blend Of Retail, Entertainment Businesses HAMPSHIRE MALL MORPHS INTO ECLECTIC BLEND OF RETAIL, ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESSES

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Jun 25, 2019

Hampshire Mall has seen its share of changes over the decades, particularly in recent years with the onslaught of online retail that has severely challenged brick-and-mortar shopping centers across the country. But this complex on busy Route 9, in a ...

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May online retail sales sees worst growth on record MAY ONLINE RETAIL SALES SEES WORST GROWTH ON RECORD

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Jun 25, 2019

May continued the discouraging 2019 trend of below-average online retail sales growth, thanks to poor weather and no royal wedding when compared to last year. According to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, online retail sales last month ...

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How customer intelligence is revolutionizing the retail industry HOW CUSTOMER INTELLIGENCE IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Jun 25, 2019

Customer Intelligence (CI) is information derived from customer data collected from both internal (generated through interactions with the customer) and external sources (demographic data like age, income, and occupation, etc.). The purpose of CI is ...

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How multimodal can jumpstart voice in retail HOW MULTIMODAL CAN JUMPSTART VOICE IN RETAIL

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Jun 25, 2019

Voice-driven shopping is powerful, but it understandably comes with some skepticism on the consumer side. Yes, we have grown accustomed to a variety of digital retail methods – such as social commerce and mobile app- and web-driven commerce &nd...

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Here’s why Metcash tumbled today? HERE’S WHY METCASH TUMBLED TODAY?

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Jun 25, 2019

Will the rate cuts have a positive impact on the sluggish performance of the hardware division of Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS)? The implementation of the rate cut would explain this with time. The hardware pillar of the company had a major customer los...

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Vend’s seamless reporting allows Ginger Frank to spend more time selling VEND’S SEAMLESS REPORTING ALLOWS GINGER FRANK TO SPEND MORE TIME SELLING

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Jun 24, 2019

U.S. companies spend over $70 billion annually on training, and an average of $1,459 per salesperson almost 20 percent more than they spend on workers in all other functions. Yet, when it comes to equipping sales teams with relevant knowledge and ski...

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Hear what Blooms the Chemist has to say about ETC services HEAR WHAT BLOOMS THE CHEMIST HAS TO SAY ABOUT ETC SERVICES

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Jun 24, 2019

We met with Keeley Rothwell the Retail Manager at Blooms the Chemist Elanora who was recently awarded as the ETC Employer of the Month. Keeley talks about how she looks after her staff and what her experience has been like with ETC.

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Minimizing Online Returns the Intelligent Way MINIMIZING ONLINE RETURNS THE INTELLIGENT WAY

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Jun 24, 2019

With 87 percent of shoppers beginning their customer journey in digital channels, brick-and-mortar retailers need to invest in optimizing their e-commerce strategy. For most brands, online shopping presents new challenges, including ever-growing retu...

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Amaro, a Brazilian direct-to-consumer fashion label, raises US$7 million AMARO, A BRAZILIAN DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER FASHION LABEL, RAISES US$7 MILLION

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Jun 24, 2019

AMARO, a digitally native women’s fashion brand, began in 2012 and has recruited over 400 staff members Before the end of this year, the company also plans to deliver 1.5 million articles of clothing. After many years of pursuing growth, the co...

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Ways in which training impacts your ecommerce success WAYS IN WHICH TRAINING IMPACTS YOUR ECOMMERCE SUCCESS

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Jun 24, 2019

The internet has presented lots of opportunities in terms of learning and earning. One of the most appealing ways through which you can earn online is through dropshipping. These ecommerce stores are quite unique as they present a chance to make hand...

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Retail Companies Leading Customer Journey Management Adoption, Study Finds RETAIL COMPANIES LEADING CUSTOMER JOURNEY MANAGEMENT ADOPTION, STUDY FINDS

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Jun 24, 2019

A recent study from Kitewheel sheds light on customer journey management, a practice that it says sees companies handling the customer journey from beginning to end with tools such as journey analytics. The study asserts that customer journey managem...

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Retailers Losing Customers Over Employee Experiences and Training RETAILERS LOSING CUSTOMERS OVER EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCES AND TRAINING

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Jun 24, 2019

Good customer service is a core driver of retention, as 75 percent of consumers would stop doing business with a brand if they had a bad experience or received poor customer support. According to a recent Gartner report, on average, 18 percent of tot...

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Why Content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) WHY CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you’re in B2B marketing, I would challenge you to think outside the box and do things that no one else is doing. The higher you can stand, the smaller everyone else seems and the farther you can distance yourself from the competition to show...

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Biggest B2B Marketing Challenges That We See Everyday as an Agency BIGGEST B2B MARKETING CHALLENGES THAT WE SEE EVERYDAY AS AN AGENCY

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Jun 24, 2019

One of the amazing blessings of getting to work at an agency is we get to see over 50 different companies and the challenges that they face. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the biggest B2B marketing challenges that we see ever...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing ob...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an exam...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your convers...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’...

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Unified Commerce - Retail Roundtable Highlights UNIFIED COMMERCE - RETAIL ROUNDTABLE HIGHLIGHTS

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Jun 23, 2019

The Unified Commerce Retail Roundtable, was held on 23rd May 2019. Australian retailers engaged in interesting and thought provoking discussion. Key topics discussed were; drivers for change, data first strategy, change management and business transf...

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Gartner L2 Amazon Intelligence: The Amazon Consumer 2019 GARTNER L2 AMAZON INTELLIGENCE: THE AMAZON CONSUMER 2019

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Jun 21, 2019

Amazon has redefined e-commerce as we know it, but in the wake of declining growth in Amazon Prime membership, the everything store is evolving. As the company scales content streaming, grocery delivery and private label offerings, brands have a lot ...

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UK Retail Sales, May 2019: Soft Growth, Driven by Smaller Retailers UK RETAIL SALES, MAY 2019: SOFT GROWTH, DRIVEN BY SMALLER RETAILERS

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Jun 21, 2019

Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection...

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5 Tips to Go From SMB Retail Startup to Ecommerce Powerhouse 5 TIPS TO GO FROM SMB RETAIL STARTUP TO ECOMMERCE POWERHOUSE

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Jun 21, 2019

It takes guts to start a business, particularly in the crowded and competitive world of retail. Besides courage, you’ll need a lot of determination and resilience. The process can take months and will likely involve a lot of sleepless nights, b...

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Amazon cutting prices on thousands of online items AMAZON CUTTING PRICES ON THOUSANDS OF ONLINE ITEMS

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Jun 21, 2019

Amazon Australia is holding its second mid-year sale, slashing prices on tens of thousands of products from Friday, May 31, through the month of June. The deals include up to 50 percent off select clothing, shoes and accessories from brands such as C...

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For high-velocity retail business, mind the data gap FOR HIGH-VELOCITY RETAIL BUSINESS, MIND THE DATA GAP

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Jun 20, 2019

Retail businesses must perform flawlessly to survive in the age of omnichannel, where convenient choices, cheaper prices and better service are always readily available for consumers. Companies that thrive in this competitive space will come to grips...

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Expectations and needs of retail customers in their banking relationship EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS OF RETAIL CUSTOMERS IN THEIR BANKING RELATIONSHIP

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Jun 19, 2019

BNP Paribas reveals a summary of two market studies conducted, with Kantar TNS and Gallup, that surveyed nearly 37,000 individuals in 10 countries about their expectations in terms of budget management, preparing the future, relationship with money, ...

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Western Retail Advisors WESTERN RETAIL ADVISORS

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Jun 19, 2019

Western Retail Advisors built their company with firsthand retail experience, in-depth market knowledge, established relationships, and a commitment to best-in-industry technology. These essential components are what set them apart from the rest.

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Rise of Social Media in E-commerce RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN E-COMMERCE

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Jun 19, 2019

95% of online adults, aged 18-34, are most likely to follow a brand via social networking. 26% of Facebook users like using Facebook to browse 26% for new items to buy. 75% of customers say they use social media as part of the buying process. In 2017...

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Top Benefits of Location-Based Augmented Reality for the Retail Industry TOP BENEFITS OF LOCATION-BASED AUGMENTED REALITY FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Jun 19, 2019

Augmented reality, much like any other form of technology, has evolved, presenting the world with a new opportunity through location-based augmented reality. Though, before we delve further into its intricacies, let’s discuss virtual reality an...

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Inventory management guide for retailers INVENTORY MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR RETAILERS

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Jun 19, 2019

Inventory management keeps many retailers up at night, and for good reason: staying on top of your store’s stock levels is a balancing act that can make or break your sales and customer satisfaction. Too much stock on hand ties up your capital ...

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Chatbots in retail: an efficient way to boost customer engagement CHATBOTS IN RETAIL: AN EFFICIENT WAY TO BOOST CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

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Jun 19, 2019

We're becoming increasingly dependent on messaging platforms. Just try to picture your life without them. It's not so easy, right? And our dependency creates opportunities for savvy retailers. Chatbot tech is an affordable and efficient ...

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The 2020 Customer Experience THE 2020 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Jun 19, 2019

The ongoing digital revolution and the remarkable rise of the commercial Internet over the last decade have transformed traditional business models and empowered customers to engage at their convenience with organizations with whom they interact and ...

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How Retail Businesses Reap the Benefits of CRM Software HOW RETAIL BUSINESSES REAP THE BENEFITS OF CRM SOFTWARE

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Jun 19, 2019

CRM systems have come a long way from being relatively simple contact databases to resources where retailers can now utilize CRM software to create insightful databases of customer interactions and detailed information that opens the doors to a numbe...

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ECommerce of Food – International Conference on Trends and Official Control ECOMMERCE OF FOOD – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRENDS AND OFFICIAL CONTROL

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Jun 18, 2019

The eCommerce of food – as well as of feed and cosmetics – is a rapidly growing market. Unfortunately, the amount of products on the internet that can cause harm to consumers is steadily growing, too. The trade of illegal goods does not s...

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Achieve Smarter Retailing with AI Now for Connected Commerce ACHIEVE SMARTER RETAILING WITH AI NOW FOR CONNECTED COMMERCE

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Jun 18, 2019

By integrating Salesforce, the World’s #1 CRM and digital commerce platform, with IBM’s industry-leading enterprise solutions, companies can unify enterprise-wide customer insights to activate intelligence across the customer journey, bus...

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Drive Retail Omni-Channel Performance With Visual Analytics DRIVE RETAIL OMNI-CHANNEL PERFORMANCE WITH VISUAL ANALYTICS

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Jun 18, 2019

What is Omni-Channel? Customer, inventory, experience across stores, e-commerce, mobile and all other channels. Unite customer, marketing, sales, inventory and supply chain data into a seamless view. 57% of retailers have a single view of stock but n...

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19 Branding Lessons From 5 Top Retailers 19 BRANDING LESSONS FROM 5 TOP RETAILERS

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Jun 18, 2019

The top five retailers in the U.S. recorded nearly $230 billion in revenue last year ($228.4 billion to be exact). They must be doing something right. Walmart, Amazon.com, Costco, Walgreens, and Home Depot have each built strong brand identities, and...

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How to Get More Reviews for Your Retail Store HOW TO GET MORE REVIEWS FOR YOUR RETAIL STORE

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Jun 18, 2019

There are a lot of factors that go into a customer’s decision to buy a product from your retail business. They most often ask friends and family for recommendations, and then do a lot of online research of their options. Given how fast and easy...

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How b8ta is reimagining the retail store model HOW B8TA IS REIMAGINING THE RETAIL STORE MODEL

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Jun 17, 2019

In 2015, Phillip Raub and his business partners pitched investors on a retail store concept that would carry tech products created by other brands. “Doors got slammed in our face,” Raub says, because online direct-to-consumer brands ruled...

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CHALLENGING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RETAIL CHALLENGING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RETAIL

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Jun 17, 2019

World Retail Congress has been the global platform for industry trends and the next wave of groundbreaking opportunities since 2007.The World Retail Congress represents a truly unique opportunity to interact with and learn from leaders of important r...

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How to start a retail business from scratch: A step-by-step guide to retail success HOW TO START A RETAIL BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO RETAIL SUCCESS

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Jun 17, 2019

Welcome to Vend’s retail startup guide a comprehensive “retail roadmap” that walks you through the ups and downs of setting up a brick-and-mortar store. Outlined below are the steps required to start a retail business. You’ll ...

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Ecommerce Shipping – A Step by Step Guide for 2019 ECOMMERCE SHIPPING – A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR 2019

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Jun 17, 2019

Global ecommerce sales are currently topping $3.5 trillion and cumulative data anticipates a 276% increase in global retail over the most recently tracked period. If you’re just starting out your ecommerce business, the first thing to learn is ...

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How small retailers can compete with the giants of retail HOW SMALL RETAILERS CAN COMPETE WITH THE GIANTS OF RETAIL

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Jun 17, 2019

The giants of retail might be trailblazers, but they are still fair game for the little guys. Much space in blogs is dedicated to the retail revolution driven by insights into consumer behaviour, powered by big data and instant home delivery. Giant b...

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Smart retail: why shoppers appreciate the power of artificial intelligence SMART RETAIL: WHY SHOPPERS APPRECIATE THE POWER OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jun 16, 2019

We were all excited when we got a chance to talk to voice assistants like Siri or Cortana for the first time, or when Alexa played a song we asked her to find. But a lot has changed since then, especially with the proliferation of AI-based apps and p...

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Curating the retail experience in the modern world CURATING THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE IN THE MODERN WORLD

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Jun 16, 2019

Joey Miller is the developer behind the Platform in Culver City. Joey has consulted on many other best in breed retail developments such as Rick Caruso’s Palisades Village, The Row in DTLA and up coming high profile projects in San Francisco an...

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INVESTMENT TRENDS IN EUROPE INVESTMENT TRENDS IN EUROPE

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Jun 16, 2019

Any business that generates some portion of its revenue from the delivery of a provisioned ICT-based resource via a pay-as-you-use, on-demand, or subscription model. Companies delivering compute/storage/network resources, or cloud software services, ...

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Respond to changing retail customers with Microsoft Dynamics 365 RESPOND TO CHANGING RETAIL CUSTOMERS WITH MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365

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Jun 15, 2019

It seems almost impossible for today’s retailers. The customer’s demands are changing on a daily basis and becoming increasingly challenging. While Amazon recently delivered its first package with a drone, Coolblue just placed an ad onlin...

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Retailers See An eCommerce Boom RETAILERS SEE AN ECOMMERCE BOOM

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Jun 14, 2019

A number of retailers have recently seen a surge in eCommerce sales. Lululemon revealed this week that online sales this past quarter increased 35 percent, while Target’s online sales rose 42 percent and Walmart reported 37 percent growth....

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PLANNED GIFT PURCHASES INFOGRAPHIC FOR FATHER’S DAY 2019 PLANNED GIFT PURCHASES INFOGRAPHIC FOR FATHER’S DAY 2019

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Jun 14, 2019

If you are an ecommerce owner, you should know the importance of key holidays, special days and celebrations and the big impact they have on your sales. Father’s Day is around the corner and you should get ready. If you are still not convinced ...

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CES Asia 2019 Retail and eCommerce CES ASIA 2019 RETAIL AND ECOMMERCE

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Jun 13, 2019

CES Asia 2019 will return to Shanghai, China on June 11-13, 2019. The only industry event focused on the Asia-Pacific market will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and the Kerry Hotel in Pudong New Area.

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Reed Gift Fairs: Australia REED GIFT FAIRS: AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST TRADE EVENT IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Jun 13, 2019

This award-winning show is coming back to Melbourne this 3-7 August for yet another one massive sourcing event for the local and international retailers - just in time before Christmas! If you're a stockist, a retailer, an interior designer,...

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What You Don’t Know About Baby Boomers’ eCommerce Habits WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT BABY BOOMERS’ ECOMMERCE HABITS

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Jun 13, 2019

The current obsession with Millennial consumer habits is misleading. The countless articles, studies, and thought pieces dedicated to picking apart the Millennial psyche make it seem like they’re the only generation worth considering. This coul...

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The New Age of Consumer Behaviour in Retail 2019 Report THE NEW AGE OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR IN RETAIL 2019 REPORT

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Jun 13, 2019

Is retail experiencing a moment of transformation or chaos? The answer to this question depends on who is framing it. Too long has our focus been placed on the problems experienced by retailers themselves. This has caused us to lose sight as to why t...

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Panel on Innovation in the Retail Industry with Oracle PANEL ON INNOVATION IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY WITH ORACLE

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Jun 13, 2019

This panel of industry experts discusses how retailers are harnessing their data and capitalizing on emerging technologies to create personalized experiences for their customers, effectively manage their supply chains, and beat the competition.

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Three key retail & ecommerce trends from Meeker’s Internet Report 2019 THREE KEY RETAIL & ECOMMERCE TRENDS FROM MEEKER’S INTERNET REPORT 2019

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Jun 13, 2019

This year’s report is the first that Meeker has put out since leaving venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins to found her own late-stage VC firm, Bond Capital. Clocking in at a hefty 334 slides, it’s the second-longest Internet Trends repor...

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Arcadia Rescue Deepens U.K. Landlords’ Retail Crisis ARCADIA RESCUE DEEPENS U.K. LANDLORDS’ RETAIL CRISIS

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Jun 13, 2019

Faced with the choice of accepting rent cuts or hunting for new retailers to fill hundreds of stores, U.K. mall owners are swallowing their medicine.Some of Britain’s biggest commercial landlords including Hammerson Plc and British Land Co., vo...

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A Home Furnishing Store Shows How Retailers Can Win in the Age of Amazon A HOME FURNISHING STORE SHOWS HOW RETAILERS CAN WIN IN THE AGE OF AMAZON

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Jun 13, 2019

Amazon.com (AMZN) has made retail a world of winners and losers. Today, at least, RH (RH) is winner.RH stock is soaring nearly 20% on Thursday, following the Restoration Hardware parent’s fiscal first-quarter earnings report. That’s good ...

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Inventory Management Implications For Automotive Digital Retail Strategies INVENTORY MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS FOR AUTOMOTIVE DIGITAL RETAIL STRATEGIES

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Jun 13, 2019

For most of the history of retail, the physical market structure drove sales volume. Top retailers were easy to identify by the number of locations and the retail was managed largely at the store level. Inventory selection was important over time, bu...

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Online shopping goes live to tap the untapped ONLINE SHOPPING GOES LIVE TO TAP THE UNTAPPED

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Jun 13, 2019

In many ways, this is a throwback to the 90s, when teleshopping networks occupied prime slots on cable television. Except today, all of this is happening on a 75-dayold app called BulBul, which has quietly started offering a different take on how eco...

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Oney - Optimising Customer Data for Retail Management ONEY - OPTIMISING CUSTOMER DATA FOR RETAIL MANAGEMENT

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Jun 12, 2019

Oney Data, a part of the Oney Group, specializes in utilizing retail data to improve their financial services organisation. Oney partnered with Snowflake and immediately saw benefits with scalability, speed, and an overall ease of use of the platform...

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Introducing the Mastering the Retail Game podcast INTRODUCING THE MASTERING THE RETAIL GAME PODCAST

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Jun 12, 2019

SPS Commerce proudly introduces the Mastering the Retail Game podcast. Each episode explores the new rules of retail and provides real-world advice from the retail experts at SPS, as well as executives, merchandisers and operations professionals from...

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Building Better Chatbots: 7 Tips for Retailers to Improve the Overall CX BUILDING BETTER CHATBOTS: 7 TIPS FOR RETAILERS TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL CX

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Jun 12, 2019

As more and more retail transactions move online, chatbots are becoming the sales associates of choice. When built effectively, these human stand-ins, made of software configured, programmed and embedded in apps, websites and SMS, can closely replica...

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Inditex to bring Zara’s ecommerce to five Near East markets INDITEX TO BRING ZARA’S ECOMMERCE TO FIVE NEAR EAST MARKETS

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Jun 12, 2019

Inditex brings its digital transformation to the Near East. The Spanish fashion distribution giant, world’s number one on volume of business, will launch Zara’s ecommerce in the following months in five countries of the region: Qatar, Kuw...

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Why Kimberly-Clark put ecommerce on a fast track WHY KIMBERLY-CLARK PUT ECOMMERCE ON A FAST TRACK

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Jun 12, 2019

Kimberly-Clark Corp., a manufacturer best known for brands such as Huggies and Kleenex, is closing in on $2 billion in ecommerce sales. But how Kimberly-Clark defines ecommerce is different from web sales completed in a shopping cart on a business-to...

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Selling on Amazon FBA 2019 | What SELLING ON AMAZON FBA 2019 | WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE FUTURE?

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Jun 11, 2019

Today, Greg chats with Justin Cooke from Empire Flippers, to discuss the state of selling on Amazon in 2019. Is it still a good opportunity now? What are the trends? Is Amazon going to take over selling products from FBA sellers? Find out the an...

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Retail Merchandise Processor: The Good Work of Angela RETAIL MERCHANDISE PROCESSOR: THE GOOD WORK OF ANGELA

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Jun 11, 2019

Good for young people to start or as a first job or while in school because pay is not great but I mean it's a Goodwill. Don't expect to love it there. Managers aren't the best but cow orkers are okay.

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Do-It Corporation Presents: Retail Display Solutions For Your Golf Products DO-IT CORPORATION PRESENTS: RETAIL DISPLAY SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR GOLF PRODUCTS

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Jun 11, 2019

Do-It Corporation offers a number of retail display solutions for your golf products. Do-It offers hang tabs, display strips, on-product promotion options, and carry handles. All Do-It Products are designed to get your product noticed in the store an...

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Boux Avenue hires merchandising director from M&S BOUX AVENUE HIRES MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR FROM M&S

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Jun 11, 2019

Boux Avenue has appointed a new merchandising director who will join from multinational retailer Marks & Spencer.Rachel Harley was previously the head of merchandising for M&S’ lingerie group, and will bring “in-depth knowledge of...

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What Retailers Should Look for When it Comes to Sustainable Store Design WHAT RETAILERS SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABLE STORE DESIGN

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Jun 11, 2019

It’s no secret the fashion industry is the second highest polluting industry in the world (after oil), and as fashion’s dirty secrets come to light, brands have reacted to internal and external pressure to incorporate sustainability in th...

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Roundtable: Embracing AV Technology to Fuel Retail Growth ROUNDTABLE: EMBRACING AV TECHNOLOGY TO FUEL RETAIL GROWTH

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Jun 11, 2019

Significant AV deployments are on trend in UK retail right now, and several big-name retailers and brands joined Retail Gazette and AVIXA for breakfast in London to discuss why.From Asda George’s commitment to digital signage in its new-look su...

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Poshmark Expands Its $625 Million Retail Empire From Fashion Resale Into Home Decor POSHMARK EXPANDS ITS $625 MILLION RETAIL EMPIRE FROM FASHION RESALE INTO HOME DECOR

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Jun 11, 2019

Poshmark started eight years ago as a way for women to offload their extra clothes and make money, like a more social eBay where people could comment and share the clothes they liked. It has since become a retail empire that racked up an estimated $1...

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Retail Means More RETAIL MEANS MORE

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Jun 10, 2019

A spa isn't just a spa. It's a 30-minute vacation. A coffee shop is an office away from the office. And we all know a shoe store can double as a therapy store. JLL understands that brick and mortar spaces are more than what they sell.

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OPAL EDI Future in Retail Industry OPAL EDI FUTURE IN RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Jun 10, 2019

Everybody wonders then: “Why are companies still using EDI?”   The simple answer – resistance to change and denial of harsh realities.  The fact is, many retail players are going out business – but not because o...

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Retailing at the end of the world: How large chains liquidate RETAILING AT THE END OF THE WORLD: HOW LARGE CHAINS LIQUIDATE

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Jun 10, 2019

Walmart Vice President, Health & Wellness Transformation Marcus Osborne and Cambia CEO Mark Ganz discuss the four ways companies can make it easier for consumers to access health care.

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Walmart vs. Amazon: Who is ahead in battle for retail dominance? WALMART VS. AMAZON: WHO IS AHEAD IN BATTLE FOR RETAIL DOMINANCE?

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Jun 10, 2019

When it comes to the grocery aisle, researchers estimate that Amazon generated as much as $20 billion in revenue from groceries last year. Amazon owns Whole Foods, and also offers delivery through both Amazon Prime Now and AmazonFresh. However, Walma...

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Walmart debuts store-to-fridge fresh food delivery service WALMART DEBUTS STORE-TO-FRIDGE FRESH FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE

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Jun 10, 2019

Walmart’s new service, InHome Delivery, delivers fresh groceries directly into refrigerators within shoppers’ homes and garages. Customers place a grocery order online, select InHome Delivery and pick a delivery time. The homeowner gets a...

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ENOC announces retail expansion in line with Saudi Vision 2030 ENOC ANNOUNCES RETAIL EXPANSION IN LINE WITH SAUDI VISION 2030

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Jun 10, 2019

ENOC Group, a wholly-owned entity of Dubai government, has announced ambitious expansion plans for its retail operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The Group’s retail arm will increase its service station network by more than eight fold by ...

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How The Sharing Economy Is Changing Online Sales HOW THE SHARING ECONOMY IS CHANGING ONLINE SALES

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Jun 10, 2019

The sharing economy has transformed the way consumers get transported from point A to B, how they rent vacation homes, how they get food delivered and, increasingly, how they shop.The latest Platform Economy Playbook explores how digital platforms ha...

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Tracking the future of retail with intelligent labelling TRACKING THE FUTURE OF RETAIL WITH INTELLIGENT LABELLING

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Jun 10, 2019

Retail is evolving. Eliminating the need for queues and checkouts, Amazon’s automated, cashier-less stores in the US are widely regarded as a significant milestone. In Shanghai, e-commerce giant Alibaba recently opened its own smart store. Enti...

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Mirakl launches Mirakl Connect – a global marketplace ecosystem MIRAKL LAUNCHES MIRAKL CONNECT – A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE ECOSYSTEM

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Jun 10, 2019

Mirakl, a SaaS marketplace platform has launched Mirakl Connect, a global marketplace ecosystem. The marketplace is a digital platform connecting marketplace operators with sellers and partners to support the launch and growth of new platform strateg...

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Fashion victim: private equity investments in UK shopping centres turn sour FASHION VICTIM: PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENTS IN UK SHOPPING CENTRES TURN SOUR

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Jun 10, 2019

Private equity firms that previously binged on bricks-and-mortar retail portfolios are changing their plans in response to the sector’s struggles. Bricks-and-mortar retail is going out of fashion, and that is a problem for private equity. In re...

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Apply These 5 Secret Techniques to Improve Instagram Ads for Your Ecommerce Business APPLY THESE 5 SECRET TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE INSTAGRAM ADS FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

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Jun 09, 2019

Instagram ads, when used correctly, can be the perfect channel to market your ecommerce business. In fact, a Facebook survey found that 54% of people purchased something after seeing it on Instagram. 83% of respondents discover new products or servic...

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Stericycle Recruiting: Environmental Solutions Retail Driver STERICYCLE RECRUITING: ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS RETAIL DRIVER

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Jun 07, 2019

Thinking of joining the Stericycle team? Stericycle’s Environmental Solutions is dedicated to protecting what matters for our customers. This video provides information on what it’s like to be an ESOL Retail Driver.

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Four retail technologies that will help you enhance the customer experience FOUR RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL HELP YOU ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Jun 07, 2019

MOCA went to the first edition of the Retail&Brand Experience World Congress (RBEWC) celebrated in Barcelona. Let's see four technologies that are helping the retail industry to transform the customer experience.

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2 restaurants, one retail business to open in Elizabethton 2 RESTAURANTS, ONE RETAIL BUSINESS TO OPEN IN ELIZABETHTON

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Jun 07, 2019

The city planning commission gave business developers the green light to start work on a 7,000-square foot, three-unit commercial building on the west side of Elizabethton. City leaders believe work will begin within the next few months.

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The Future of Retail AI with Shouut THE FUTURE OF RETAIL AI WITH SHOUUT

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Jun 06, 2019

As part of the IBM Innovation Incubator Project, Shouut has developed a platform that is changing shopping through friction-less and engaging shopping experiences. Under the IBM Innovation Incubator Project, qualifying businesses can leverage program...

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Retail vacancies surge 56.7% for May ahead of summer holidays RETAIL VACANCIES SURGE 56.7% FOR MAY AHEAD OF SUMMER HOLIDAYS

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Jun 06, 2019

The high street might be plagued with store closures, but retailers are still keen to hire the best people for the job.That’s according to new research from CV-Library, which found the amount of jobs on offer in the retail sector grew by a whop...

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Forever 21 looks into restructure FOREVER 21 LOOKS INTO RESTRUCTURE

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Jun 06, 2019

Fast fashion chain Forever 21 is thought to be in talks to plan its next steps around restructuring, with the possibility of the business seeking bankruptcy. The US-based retailer is speaking to potential lenders and public equity firm Apollo Global ...

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Jun 05, 2019

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Temi with Alexa in Retail Stores TEMI WITH ALEXA IN RETAIL STORES

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Jun 05, 2019

With temi & Alexa, the retail experience will never be the same.temi The Personal Robothttps://www.robotemi.com

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Omnichannel Retail: How to Build Winning Stores in a Digital World OMNICHANNEL RETAIL: HOW TO BUILD WINNING STORES IN A DIGITAL WORLD

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Jun 05, 2019

Our world is being radically changed by the fact that almost everyone is always digitally connected. This has led to a fundamental shift in the ways businesses should engage and interact with consumers.I first realized the importance of data and a di...

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Five Below is poised to buck the mother of all retail trends FIVE BELOW IS POISED TO BUCK THE MOTHER OF ALL RETAIL TRENDS

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Jun 05, 2019

Discount clothing retailer Five Below ($NASDAQ:FIVE) is set to report earnings Wednesday June 5 after the market closes - and it could buck the mother of all 2019 earnings trends.The Pennsylvania-based retailer is seeing expectations from a group of ...

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Direct Mail benefits to eCommerce retailers by Candy Geoffroy DIRECT MAIL BENEFITS TO ECOMMERCE RETAILERS BY CANDY GEOFFROY

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Jun 04, 2019

Candy Geoffroy shares her knowledge about the advantages of Direct marketing for eCommerce retailers and how Asendia can help them.

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Jun 04, 2019

As part of Volunteering Week 2019 we caught up with one of our amazing volunteers St Wilfrid’s Hospice is an independent local charity and, for over 30 years, has been caring for and supporting those in our community who are in the last phase o...

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UK shoppers slash spending in May – BRC UK SHOPPERS SLASH SPENDING IN MAY – BRC

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Jun 04, 2019

British shoppers cut back on their spending last month by the most in more than 20 years, a retailers’ group said, raising questions about how long consumers can keep on cushioning the economy from the impact of Brexit. Retail sales sank by an ...

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Australia cuts rates as global central banks move to head off trade shocks AUSTRALIA CUTS RATES AS GLOBAL CENTRAL BANKS MOVE TO HEAD OFF TRADE SHOCKS

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Jun 04, 2019

Australia cut interest rates to a record low on Tuesday as a worsening trade war between Beijing and Washington raises recession risks for the world economy and pushes major central banks into what could be a global monetary easing cycle. The Reserve...

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U.S. prosecutors seek records from Citgo Petroleum in bribery probe U.S. PROSECUTORS SEEK RECORDS FROM CITGO PETROLEUM IN BRIBERY PROBE

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Jun 04, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking documents from Citgo Petroleum Corp as part of an investigation into bribery by U.S. suppliers involving its Venezuelan parent, state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela. Citgo confirmed the receipt of a subpoena an...

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Walmart appoints new head for its startup incubator Store No. 8 WALMART APPOINTS NEW HEAD FOR ITS STARTUP INCUBATOR STORE NO. 8

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Jun 03, 2019

Walmart Inc said on Monday it has hired Scott Eckert to run its investment arm and startup incubator, Store No. 8, whose aim is to expand the retailer’s e-commerce business in partnership with retail startups, venture capitalists and entreprene...

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Scale Your Hospitality Retail Business Without Mistakes SCALE YOUR HOSPITALITY RETAIL BUSINESS WITHOUT MISTAKES

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Jun 02, 2019

"The feedback from all of our team has been fantastic, they literally can't understand how we managed without it before. So I got a few pats on the back from the team. It worked out well." Successful restaurateur Nick Pinn of the Malt G...

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Global Clothing And Footwear Retail Market Key Players 2019 GLOBAL CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR RETAIL MARKET KEY PLAYERS 2019

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Jun 01, 2019

Global Clothing and Footwear Retail Market 2019 has been providing up and changing the worldwide economy as far as growth rate, revenue, deal, market proposition, and scope. The Global Clothing and Footwear Retail market Consumption market report is ...

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A Look Into Cannabis Retail Challenges A LOOK INTO CANNABIS RETAIL CHALLENGES

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May 30, 2019

The global cannabis market could be worth $32 billion by 2022, and consequently presents huge opportunities for retailers. While the transition from prohibition presents huge opportunities, it also presents huge challenges. BDS Analytics commented th...

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Introducing the new AKVP electric expansion valve for food retail applications INTRODUCING THE NEW AKVP ELECTRIC EXPANSION VALVE FOR FOOD RETAIL APPLICATIONS

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May 29, 2019

The Danfoss AKVP is an electric expansion valve ideal for use in food retail refrigeration applications. The AKVP valve delivers a number of advantages to ensure food safety and reduce operating expenses, including maintenance and energy costs.

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I see you - by Magnus Norddahl, CEO & President of LS Retail I SEE YOU - BY MAGNUS NORDDAHL, CEO & PRESIDENT OF LS RETAIL

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May 29, 2019

What is the meaning of intelligence? How can we use it to create great solutions? Magnus Norddahl CEO and President discusses the impact of intelligence on the latest LS Retail solutions. Find out more about our unified commerce software solution on ...

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Consumer Behaviors on Amazon: What Matters to Shoppers Throughout Their Buying Journeys CONSUMER BEHAVIORS ON AMAZON: WHAT MATTERS TO SHOPPERS THROUGHOUT THEIR BUYING JOURNEYS

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May 29, 2019

The retail industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade, largely due to the disruptive force commonly referred to as the “Amazon Effect.” By the end of 2019, Amazon is projected to see its share of the total U....

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Stats Retailers Can’t Ignore When Crafting Their Google Ads Strategy STATS RETAILERS CAN’T IGNORE WHEN CRAFTING THEIR GOOGLE ADS STRATEGY

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May 29, 2019

Google is fast at work refining and consolidating its Ads platform. The tech giant has rolled out a number of new features and ad formats that increase automation across channels, improve the mobile experience, and drive in-store shopping. As Google ...

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AI in Retail: It’s Not Just for the Fortune 500 Anymore AI IN RETAIL: IT’S NOT JUST FOR THE FORTUNE 500 ANYMORE

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May 29, 2019

A new study from IDC predicts retailers will spend $5.9 billion this year alone on artificial intelligence (AI) tools like automated customer service and product recommendations. Furthermore, 79 percent of retail and consumer products companies expec...

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NRF Store Tour: L.L. Bean Manufacturing NRF STORE TOUR: L.L. BEAN MANUFACTURING

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May 28, 2019

NRF’s Store Tour program connects members of Congress with retailers to learn how retail powers the economy and creates jobs in the states and districts they represent.  Learn More at NRF.com/storetours

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May 28, 2019

The USA is one of those progressing countries which has the best of everything- including shopping. The hottest fashion trends, brand sensations, and attractive deals start from here. In fact, the consumerism,  evolution of shopping mall culture...

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How Retailers Can Use Augmented Reality to Improve the Customer Experience HOW RETAILERS CAN USE AUGMENTED REALITY TO IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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May 28, 2019

Ever sit in a department store, try some shoes on and wonder how they might look with an outfit? Or see some chairs and wonder if they go with your dining room set? Does that microwave fit well in your kitchen? Does that piece of jewelry actually fit...

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Topshop to Close All US Stores TOPSHOP TO CLOSE ALL US STORES

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May 28, 2019

Topshop is closing all of its U.S. stores after its operator, Arcadia Group, filed for bankruptcy. The British retailer was expected to begin liquidating inventory in 11 Topshop and Topman stores in the U.S. this weekend after announcing all location...

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‘The many benefits I’ve found in charity retail’ ‘THE MANY BENEFITS I’VE FOUND IN CHARITY RETAIL’

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May 28, 2019

I’m still a champion of charity shops and thought a bit of rundown on how shopping at op shops can really help others, reminding you that the $4 or $5 you spend in ‘Vinnies’ can be used to give an advantage to someone else. It works...

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Retailers changing stores to adapt to online shopping RETAILERS CHANGING STORES TO ADAPT TO ONLINE SHOPPING

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May 27, 2019

In order to compete with online shopping, retailers are changing their brick-and-mortar stores to appeal more to consumers.

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E-Retail Market and Trends to watch out in 2020 E-RETAIL MARKET AND TRENDS TO WATCH OUT IN 2020

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May 27, 2019

The E-Retail market in India is vibrant and will remain so for years to come. An important reason behind the vibrancy of E-retail is relatively the easy access to a nationwide or global market. Sales from offline channels are limited to the city wher...

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UK Retail Sales Up 5.5% YoY But This Isn UK RETAIL SALES UP 5.5% YOY BUT THIS ISN'T GOING TO BOOST RETAIL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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May 27, 2019

If we look at the economy purely as a set of cycles which take place over an unchanging underlying structure then we'll miss all of the really important things that happen. Those being those changes in that underlying structure. This difference b...

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Former Apple Retail Chief Ahrendts Defends Store Changes FORMER APPLE RETAIL CHIEF AHRENDTS DEFENDS STORE CHANGES

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May 26, 2019

May.24  Angela Ahrendts, former Apple Inc. head of retail, discusses her revamp of the company's stores and disputes the criticisms of the changes. She speaks with Bloomberg's Taylor Riggs on "Bloomberg Technology."

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Memorial Day at Retail; Chicken Cold Storage Analysis MEMORIAL DAY AT RETAIL; CHICKEN COLD STORAGE ANALYSIS

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May 24, 2019

The Official Start to Grilling Season; Chicken Cold Storage Holdings Show Signs of Seasonality; Sponsored by Urner Barry's Prospector

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How Do I Strengthen My Growing Brand Via Product Replacement PR? HOW DO I STRENGTHEN MY GROWING BRAND VIA PRODUCT REPLACEMENT PR?

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May 24, 2019

Wondering how to strengthen your growing brand through savvy product placement deals? Wonder no more. Scale up with smart PR using the tips from our latest video.

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French first-quarter online retail sales rose 11.9% - Fevad FRENCH FIRST-QUARTER ONLINE RETAIL SALES ROSE 11.9% - FEVAD

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May 24, 2019

Online retail sales in France rose by 11.9% to 24.9 billion euros ($27.7 billion) in the first quarter, said the French E-Commerce Federation (Fevad), reflecting growth in a sector that has seen Amazon put pressure on traditional retailers such as Ca...

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Philip Green PHILIP GREEN'S RETAIL RESCUE PLAN AT RISK OVER PENSION SCHEME

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May 23, 2019

Sir Philip Green is asking landlords for rent cuts of up to 70% on a swath of stores on top of the closure of 23 outlets as part of a rescue restructure of his retail empire. The former king of the high street, who employs 18,000 workers, is battling...

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UPDATE 1-South African retailer TFG looks to technology to adapt to retail changes UPDATE 1-SOUTH AFRICAN RETAILER TFG LOOKS TO TECHNOLOGY TO ADAPT TO RETAIL CHANGES

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May 23, 2019

South African retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) is investing $35 million in technology to adapt to the changing landscape of apparel retail, where online shopping has put a pressure on brick and mortar.Over the last decade, the owner of Sportscene an...

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Indie retailers optimistic about their local high street’s future INDIE RETAILERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR LOCAL HIGH STREET’S FUTURE

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May 23, 2019

Almost three quarters of independent retailers across the UK are optimistic about the future of their local high street, according to new data.The research, launched alongside the government-run Great British High Street.Awards 2019 in partnership wi...

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Urban Outfitters to launch online rental service URBAN OUTFITTERS TO LAUNCH ONLINE RENTAL SERVICE

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May 22, 2019

Urban Outfitters has announced the launch of an online subscription service for its US shoppers following a rise in its first-quarter sales on Tuesday.The service, which is due to launch in summer, will allow customers to borrow six items of womenswe...

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Retail Apocalypse Success | Customer Service Done Right RETAIL APOCALYPSE SUCCESS | CUSTOMER SERVICE DONE RIGHT

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May 21, 2019

Believe it or not, some retail stores are doing it right. Even though we are going through Retail Apocalypse 2019, there are people delivering good customer service! We've talked several times about poor customer service but now let's talk ab...

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May 21, 2019

According to WPP and Kantar’s second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands report, Amazon is by far the biggest retail brand in the world. With a brand value of $315.5 billion, Amazon accounts for nearly a quarter of the combi...

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UK inflation and retail sales ahead but all eyes on Euro elections UK INFLATION AND RETAIL SALES AHEAD BUT ALL EYES ON EURO ELECTIONS

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May 21, 2019

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Rebuilding America REBUILDING AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE WOULD IGNITE SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

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May 21, 2019

Our nation's aging, crumbling infrastructure has captured the spotlight in Washington. President Donald Trump met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with the three striking a commitment to move forw...

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May 21, 2019

Though we’ve seen fresh 2019 lows in Kiwi, a beaten up Pound on renewed Brexit worry and the Euro tracking just off its yearly low against the Buck, overall conditions remain quite subdued in FX, and all of these markets remain confined to fami...

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Jed Wang with Amazon Launchpad JED WANG WITH AMAZON LAUNCHPAD

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May 21, 2019

Amazon Launchpad is a program that makes it easy for startups to launch, market and distribute products to Amazon customers around the globe.  Jed Wang from Amazon Launchpad speaks with Make48 about the benefits to startups.

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Why we think Ascena Retail Group is closing 650 Dressbarn stores WHY WE THINK ASCENA RETAIL GROUP IS CLOSING 650 DRESSBARN STORES

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May 21, 2019

Ascena Retail Group ($NASDAQ:ASNA) is shutting down Dressbarn and its 650 stores months after trying to sell the brand off. But why?Dressbarn CFO Steven Taylor said that it "has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today...

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Lowe’s Acquires Retail Analytics Platform from Boomerang Commerce LOWE’S ACQUIRES RETAIL ANALYTICS PLATFORM FROM BOOMERANG COMMERCE

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May 21, 2019

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced it is accelerating its technology capabilities and focus on driving strong retail fundamentals by acquiring the Retail Analytics platform from Boomerang Commerce. The technology will be integrated into the compa...

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Why You Should Sell Retail and Restaurant Customer Survey Solutions WHY YOU SHOULD SELL RETAIL AND RESTAURANT CUSTOMER SURVEY SOLUTIONS

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May 21, 2019

If you provide solutions to retail and restaurant verticals, you should have customer survey solutions in your portfolio to complement the point of sale (POS) or retail or restaurant management systems you sell. Retailers and restaurateurs are facing...

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2019 Score Football Retail Sampling. Hanger Boxes and Rack Packs 2019 SCORE FOOTBALL RETAIL SAMPLING. HANGER BOXES AND RACK PACKS

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May 20, 2019

These were actually not too bad. Solid amount of inserts and color parallels. A really good option for those of you who maybe want to get your feet wet in the card game. Thanks for watching. Instagram and Twitter is @packercards87 Follow me if you...

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Amazon and Kohl’s: How unlikely retail partnerships could change the game AMAZON AND KOHL’S: HOW UNLIKELY RETAIL PARTNERSHIPS COULD CHANGE THE GAME

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May 20, 2019

From July 2019, customers will be able to return unwanted packages from Amazon to all of Kohl’s physical stores for free. Products can be returned whether or not the item is in its original packaging and whether or not the customer has the pack...

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Meet Tibor, Director, EMEA Retail RFP | BlackRock Budapest MEET TIBOR, DIRECTOR, EMEA RETAIL RFP | BLACKROCK BUDAPEST

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May 20, 2019

Based out of BlackRock’s Budapest office, Tibor Pal, a Director on the International Retail & iShares RFP team, is responsible for new business proposals. Tibor enjoys a good challenge, and managing a team sitting both in London and in Buda...

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Moss Retail, Fueling Engaging Retail Experiences with Technology + Technique MOSS RETAIL, FUELING ENGAGING RETAIL EXPERIENCES WITH TECHNOLOGY + TECHNIQUE

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May 20, 2019

At Moss, we turn retail environments into powerful branded experiences. We provide design tools and products that inspire brands, retailers, designers and architects to rethink what’s possible. Larger, richer images - exciting structures and sh...

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Arcadia Group restructuring details revealed amid sales slump ARCADIA GROUP RESTRUCTURING DETAILS REVEALED AMID SALES SLUMP

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May 20, 2019

The financial state of Arcadia Group has been laid bare in documents sent to landlords, reigniting speculation that a CVA could be launched imminently. According to The Sunday Times, Sir Philip Green’s retail empire sent a CVA proposal to landl...

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M&S to close 100 stores by 2020 as CEO expects profits slump M&S TO CLOSE 100 STORES BY 2020 AS CEO EXPECTS PROFITS SLUMP

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May 20, 2019

Marks and Spencer has said it is focusing on closing down 100 outlets by the end of next year, speeding up its store closure scheme by two years.The British retailer initially aimed to shut 100 stores by 2022, and has closed 14 stores since the end o...

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Retail takeover deals decline amid Brexit uncertainty RETAIL TAKEOVER DEALS DECLINE AMID BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

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May 20, 2019

The number of takeover deals in the UK’s retail industry fell in the past year, as Brexit uncertainty continues to impede on the future of the high street. According to law firm RPC, the number of merger and acquisitions (M&A) was down 24 p...

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Sports Direct eyes legal challenge over Debenhams CVA SPORTS DIRECT EYES LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER DEBENHAMS CVA

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May 20, 2019

Tensions between Sports Direct and Debenhams are far from over, with Mike Ashley’s retail company reportedly mulling a legal challenge against the department store over its CVA.According to City AM, Sports Direct has been in talks with a number...

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Retail chiefs dismiss AI job threat, promise more training RETAIL CHIEFS DISMISS AI JOB THREAT, PROMISE MORE TRAINING

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May 17, 2019

Executives from major global retailers played down the threat to employment in stores from artificial intelligence and automation on Thursday and pledged more training to help staff adopt more high-value tasks as machines take over their work. Retail...

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A Step Into the Future of Retail A STEP INTO THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

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May 16, 2019

Today’s consumers don’t differentiate between retail channels. They’ll jump between mobile, online and in-store to curate each individual purchasing journey according to their needs. It's becoming clear to retailers that shoppin...

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Americans Cut Back, Hurting Retail Sales AMERICANS CUT BACK, HURTING RETAIL SALES

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May 15, 2019

REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in April as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, which could temper expectations for a sharp rebound in consumer spendi...

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Instagram Taking On Retail Sales: Will It Work? INSTAGRAM TAKING ON RETAIL SALES: WILL IT WORK?

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May 15, 2019

Instagram’s new shopping checkout feature , once rolled out to a wider group of merchants, could have a notable effect on strategies for brands across several categories — fashion, beauty, anything sold direct to consumer, etc., as indica...

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Collaborating for Success in the Age of Disruption COLLABORATING FOR SUCCESS IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION

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May 14, 2019

Disruptive technologies are redefining industries, and boundaries are blurring. Traditional banks face new competition from fintechs and digital-first banks that are unburdened by legacy infrastructures and processes. While competition is ostensibly ...

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Employee Engagement in the Retail Industry: Impact on Customers EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY: IMPACT ON CUSTOMERS

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May 14, 2019

Retailers are beginning to understand the direct relationship between an engaged workforce and happy customers. Hear about PwC's recent Consumer Insights survey, and the Retail Experience app that they've built with SAP SuccessFactors.  ...

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TalkingSense Episode 1 TALKINGSENSE EPISODE 1

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May 13, 2019

In this episode of TalkingSense we’re talking some sense with Craig Rosenberg, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of TOPO. We’ll go behind the scenes of the building of TOPO as well as get the CliffsNotes version of their recent ABM study.

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Retail Chocolate Market Report – All You Need To Know About The Industry And Its Future RETAIL CHOCOLATE MARKET REPORT – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AND ITS FUTURE

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May 13, 2019

The “Retail Chocolate Market” report gives a weighty source to assess the market and other fundamental technicalities identifying with it. The examination unveils the total assessment and veritable parts of the Retail Chocolate market. Th...

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May 13, 2019

The report provides CAGR (compound annual growth rate) values along with its fluctuations for the specific forecast period. Retail Automation report contains most-detailed market segmentation, systematic analysis of major market players, trends in co...

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4 Technologies Helping Retailers Put the Customer First 4 TECHNOLOGIES HELPING RETAILERS PUT THE CUSTOMER FIRST

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May 13, 2019

Forward-thinking retailers are constantly being challenged and enhanced by technology. As online and mobile shopping continues to disrupt the “traditional” retail experience, retailers are relying on new technologies to better delight cus...

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Vend Goes Big With New Ecommerce Partner VEND GOES BIG WITH NEW ECOMMERCE PARTNER

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May 10, 2019

Australasian retail management software company, Vend, announced a partnership with e-commerce platform BigCommerce, which it says will give tens of thousands of independent retailers around the globe access to more customers, and greater choice abou...

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5 Tips to Track Down Unauthorized 3P Ecommerce Sellers 5 TIPS TO TRACK DOWN UNAUTHORIZED 3P ECOMMERCE SELLERS

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May 10, 2019

Are unauthorized third-party sellers a big deal? If you want to protect the integrity of your brand – not to mention your margins – the answer is yes. In the era of online reviews and SEO, the impact of unauthorized ecommerce sellers rang...

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Location Data is the Oil for Retailer Conquest LOCATION DATA IS THE OIL FOR RETAILER CONQUEST

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May 10, 2019

E-commerce has expanded the retail sector’s battlefield to beyond the physical store. While e-commerce has been at the center of retailers’ growth plans, expanding physical shelf space is still crucial to marketers. As someone who used to...

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Shape Up Implements BIM POS in their multi-outlet store. STORCheck Retail POS Software SHAPE UP IMPLEMENTS BIM POS IN THEIR MULTI-OUTLET STORE. STORCHECK RETAIL POS SOFTWARE

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May 09, 2019

Roy Samaha, National Basketball player and Owner of Shape Up stores, tells about his vision and how he wanted a solution from the beginning that can anticipate into his multi-store business.

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How to spot opportunities in ecommerce HOW TO SPOT OPPORTUNITIES IN ECOMMERCE

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May 09, 2019

If you think your business is perfect as it is, then think again. The imperfections and flaws of a particular business or industry are what propels it to keep evolving. Given the intrinsically capricious nature of today’s markets, owing to driv...

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Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy A70 Retail Indonesia Version UNBOXING THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A70 RETAIL INDONESIA VERSION

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May 09, 2019

If yesterday we made the Galaxy A70 hands-on video, now it's the turn to be unboxing. Now what we unboxing is the official retail version that is sold in Indonesia. Cekidot! Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A70: Price: Rp. 5,8 million CPU: 8-core...

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Retail and the Sharing Economy: A Modern Alliance? RETAIL AND THE SHARING ECONOMY: A MODERN ALLIANCE?

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May 09, 2019

Imagine it’s Friday: You’re listening to the newest hits on Spotify while wrapping up a project for the new gig you found on Upwork. You have a dreamy apartment booked via Airbnb for the weekend, and the Uber that will take you there is j...

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Why Retail Faces Increased Cybersecurity Peril WHY RETAIL FACES INCREASED CYBERSECURITY PERIL

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May 08, 2019

Experiential retail capitalizes on millennials’ preference for engaging experiences as a key element of shopping, whether in-store or online over strictly product shopping. However, these experiential elements depend on IoT and other technologi...

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Datalogic End-to-End Solutions for Retail DATALOGIC END-TO-END SOLUTIONS FOR RETAIL

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May 08, 2019

Datalogic is the lead provider of cutting-edge technology designed for the Retail industry worldwide.Our products enable to maximize the retailer’s productivity and efficiency, enhancing at the same time the shopper’s experience in the st...

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Retailers face trouble as delivery complaints rise 203% RETAILERS FACE TROUBLE AS DELIVERY COMPLAINTS RISE 203%

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May 08, 2019

Retailers have faced a wave of complaints on problems relating to online shopping and package deliveries. Complaints regarding online shopping has risen by 84 per cent in 2018-19 compared with 2017-18, according to MoneySaving Expert associate Resolv...

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Why Amazon Is Gobbling Up Failed Malls WHY AMAZON IS GOBBLING UP FAILED MALLS

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May 07, 2019

As the decline of brick and mortar retail rolls on, commercial real estate developers are left with massive abandoned properties. Who will fill that underutilized space? A series of recent acquisitions by associates of Amazon in Northeastern Ohio pro...

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Why is the occupancy at malls low if the UAE WHY IS THE OCCUPANCY AT MALLS LOW IF THE UAE'S RETAIL SECTOR IS DOING WELL?

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May 07, 2019

"The occupancy levels of many shopping centres rises and falls. We are at a  bottom point of that to rise up again", said David Macadam, CEO of Middle East Council of Shopping Centres. "For 400 million people in the US, there is 6...

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Pets at Home launches £1m “Store of the Future” makeover PETS AT HOME LAUNCHES £1M “STORE OF THE FUTURE” MAKEOVER

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May 07, 2019

Pets at Home has launched its new “Store of the Future” makeover in Stockport and Chesterfield.The £1 million makeover offers a new store format, and includes revamped veterinary practices and groom rooms for pet care. The new forma...

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Rethinking Retail. Relinking the Supply Chain. RETHINKING RETAIL. RELINKING THE SUPPLY CHAIN.

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May 06, 2019

The idea of multi-channel retail is not new. Retailers have been dealing with the complexities of selling to consumers through online channels and traditional bricks and mortar stores for over 15 years now. Multi-channel retail adds a significant amo...

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Bridging Retail’s Digital Transformation Gap BRIDGING RETAIL’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION GAP

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May 06, 2019

Retailers are investing in impressive new technologies to enhance the customer experience. Nike’s flagship store in New York, House of Innovation, provides an innovative shopping experience in which shoppers can create customized products by ma...

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A New Perspective On Tapping Retail Potential A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TAPPING RETAIL POTENTIAL

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May 06, 2019

Leslie Zane, CEO of Triggers Growth in Armonk, New York, is a growth strategist. She has a unique philosophy that every brand has untapped growth potential. Her work over the past 25 years demonstrates that even mature retailers can experience new wa...

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Buy Blitzwolf BW-FYE3 with 2600mAh Power Bank for a discounted price on Banggood BUY BLITZWOLF BW-FYE3 WITH 2600MAH POWER BANK FOR A DISCOUNTED PRICE ON BANGGOOD

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May 06, 2019

If you are on a lookout to purchase a premium earphone, you should purchase Blitzwolf BW-FYE3 earphone available at a discounted price on Banggood. You can purchase Blitzwolf BW-FYE3 earphone for $39.99 instead of the retail price of $45.99. The stoc...

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EMHub Ground Breaking and SITEC E-Commerce Hub Award Ceremony EMHUB GROUND BREAKING AND SITEC E-COMMERCE HUB AWARD CEREMONY

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May 05, 2019

EMHub is the first of its kind 6-Storey Ramp-Up Commerce Hub, bringing you the ability to match next level ambitions in one elegant solution that combines versatility, innovation & logistics efficiency in the heart of Kota Damansara.

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Global online retail spending GLOBAL ONLINE RETAIL SPENDING

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May 04, 2019

Global online retail sales are growing and is estimated to reach 8.8% of total retail spending in 2018 as compared to 7.4% in 2016.  In terms of country, UK has the highest retail E-commerce sales as %age of total retail sales (15.6%) , followed...

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Wts online card WTS ONLINE CARD

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May 04, 2019

The Online Card is issued by Park Card Services Limited pursuant to a licence from Mastercard Europe SA. Park Card Services Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue electronic money. (FRN: 900016). Mastercard&re...

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Three ways companies are disrupting traditional retail models THREE WAYS COMPANIES ARE DISRUPTING TRADITIONAL RETAIL MODELS

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May 03, 2019

This is perhaps unsurprising given the current economic climate plus the substantial losses reported by big retailers in 2018. And as we head further into 2019, the news of Debenhams’ store closures has contributed to even more damning headline...

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The intelligent enterprise for the retail industry THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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May 03, 2019

The past 15 years have been marked by an unrelenting and disruptive consumer revolution –a search for convenience, price, and customer experience that has moved consumers online. The next five years will require retailers to unify the online an...

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Retail Careers Are More than Just Working in the Store RETAIL CAREERS ARE MORE THAN JUST WORKING IN THE STORE

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May 02, 2019

The Business Administration - Retail program (http://bit.ly/2BGVWhG) at George Brown prepares students for a career in this thriving sector. The program will equip students with invaluable knowledge and skills pertaining to retail. Students will gain...

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Is Omnichannel Retail the Future of Ecommerce? IS OMNICHANNEL RETAIL THE FUTURE OF ECOMMERCE?

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May 02, 2019

According to a report by Salesforce, 55% of shoppers say their retail experiences are somewhat disconnected as they switch between different channels, and yet a separate study by Statistica, shows that just 22% of North American retailers consider om...

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Amazon beats estimates in first quarter sales AMAZON BEATS ESTIMATES IN FIRST QUARTER SALES

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Apr 29, 2019

Amazon has beaten analyst estimates by some margin after net income more than doubled during its first quarter.According to its first quarter results for the period ending March 31, the online retail giant saw net income grown from $1.6 billion (&pou...

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American Apparel pulls back on Los Angeles store plans AMERICAN APPAREL PULLS BACK ON LOS ANGELES STORE PLANS

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Apr 29, 2019

American Apparel has tabled plans to re enter retail via a Los Angeles store as it focuses on continuing the momentum within other areas of its business. The company continues to still have a leasehold on the Melrose Avenue location where it intended...

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Leveraging machine learning to improve order fulfilment throughput LEVERAGING MACHINE LEARNING TO IMPROVE ORDER FULFILMENT THROUGHPUT

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Apr 29, 2019

Buy online pickup in store or click-and-collect is now a key omnichannel initiative with retailers for driving in-store traffic by identifying potential customers online and luring them to buy other products once they arrive. YetBOPIS order fulfillme...

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First Choom-Branded Store to Open in Niagara Falls FIRST CHOOM-BRANDED STORE TO OPEN IN NIAGARA FALLS

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Apr 29, 2019

Choom™ is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 26, 2019, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) issued a Retail Operator Licence to Lisa Bigioni, and issued a Retail Store Authorization for her Choom-branded cann...

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Leaked images of tilted towers and retail row buildings after volcanic rocks hit LEAKED IMAGES OF TILTED TOWERS AND RETAIL ROW BUILDINGS AFTER VOLCANIC ROCKS HIT

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Apr 27, 2019

After Epic released the v8.50 Fortnite update on Thursday, dataminers were quick to look through the new files and leak what they found. Leaks included new cosmetics, Discovery loading screens, leaked challenges and images of Tilted Towers and Retail...

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44% of BHS stores still empty since 2016 collapse 44% OF BHS STORES STILL EMPTY SINCE 2016 COLLAPSE

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Apr 26, 2019

Almost half of BHS stores have remained empty since its collapse into administration in 2016.A total of 44 per cent of stores are still empty, according to the Local Data Company (LDC), after new research found that out of the 160 stores that closed,...

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Matalan to open first Wolverhampton store MATALAN TO OPEN FIRST WOLVERHAMPTON STORE

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Apr 26, 2019

Matalan has announced it will open its first store in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, on May 11.The new 23,000sq ft store will be located at the Mander Shopping Centre, and will offer womenswear, menswear, kidswear and homesware.Just last month, the fa...

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Yumi kim is hiring retail store stylists YUMI KIM IS HIRING RETAIL STORE STYLISTS

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Apr 26, 2019

Yumi Kim, a growing contemporary women's brand based out of Soho, is looking for seasoned Retail Stylists, Keyholders, and a Store Manager for our flagship Lower East Side boutique. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is looking for a ...

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Walmart deploys ai technology to monitor retail stores in real-time WALMART DEPLOYS AI TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR RETAIL STORES IN REAL-TIME

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Apr 26, 2019

As the competition in the retail market is increasing, Walmart is experimenting with its physical stores. The company is digitizing its stores to manage it more efficiently and make the customer shopping experience more pleasant. The retail giant has...

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3 Strategies to Improve Customer Acquisition and Retention 3 STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AND RETENTION

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Apr 25, 2019

Retailers today are faced with more competition than ever before, making it challenging to both attract and retain customers. Customer expectations are elevating too, driven by new technologies from point-of-sale engagement and artificial intelligenc...

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CVS to Open Hundreds of SmileDirectClub Shops in its Stores CVS TO OPEN HUNDREDS OF SMILEDIRECTCLUB SHOPS IN ITS STORES

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Apr 25, 2019

CVS Health announced this morning that the drug store chain will open “hundreds” of SmileDirectClub locations inside its stores this year, with plans to open more than 1,000 locations over the next two years. Called a SmileShop, customers...

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Save time & money using Retail POS Software in Grocery & Minimart SAVE TIME & MONEY USING RETAIL POS SOFTWARE IN GROCERY & MINIMART

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Apr 25, 2019

Get high profitability & control over your Grocery & Minimart by using a Retail POS Software by PromptTech Solutions! Easy & fast billing, reducing pilferage, smart purchase features, discount & scheme management, user configural invo...

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Subdued growth in March online retail sales SUBDUED GROWTH IN MARCH ONLINE RETAIL SALES

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Apr 24, 2019

Online retail sales last month saw subdued growth due to a later Easter pushing back holiday spending and no repeat of last year’s Beast from the East snowstorms.According to the latest eRetail Sales Index from IMRG and Capgemini, the online re...

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Debenhams could shut down 20 stores in early 2020 DEBENHAMS COULD SHUT DOWN 20 STORES IN EARLY 2020

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Apr 24, 2019

The new owners of Debenhams are reportedly days away from launching a CVA which could include plans to shut down 20 stores in early 2020.According to Sky News, Debenhams will launch a CVA in the latter half of this week and have appointed KPMG to ove...

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Leveraging Human Touch and Technology to Create a Differentiated Shopping Experience LEVERAGING HUMAN TOUCH AND TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE A DIFFERENTIATED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Apr 24, 2019

The death of the physical store has been widely discussed for years, and many in the retail industry have predicted its demise. The retail industry, however, has survived disruption cycles in the past, including the “original” threat to M...

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Understanding Retail POS Systems UNDERSTANDING RETAIL POS SYSTEMS

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Apr 24, 2019

Point of Sale systems are designed to automate much of the more tedious day-to-day tasks of running your store. With all their features and capabilities, point of sale (POS) systems are a must-have. You can use a POS to sell from a store countertop o...

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How click & collect could bring traditional retailers back to life HOW CLICK & COLLECT COULD BRING TRADITIONAL RETAILERS BACK TO LIFE

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Apr 23, 2019

As an increasing number of staples of the UK’s high streets and shopping centres close branches, lay off employees and outright disappear, many have pondered how brick-and-mortar retailers can revive their fortunes in the age of ecommerce. From...

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Retail Sales Surge While Housing Starts Fall Off – Market Update RETAIL SALES SURGE WHILE HOUSING STARTS FALL OFF – MARKET UPDATE

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Apr 22, 2019

I hope everyone had a good holiday if you were celebrating! My family was in town, so it was a good weekend. Detroit is abuzz because a local legend is coming back to be the general manager of the Red Wings. It’s early, but hope springs anew th...

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Restaurant POS system: Presence of inbuilt inventory Management RESTAURANT POS SYSTEM: PRESENCE OF INBUILT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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Apr 22, 2019

Restaurant inventory management can be a real challenge. Manual inventory management will require spending lots of time every month to count condiments. With the latest Restaurant POS system, time spent on managing restaurant inventory can be managed...

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8 Types of Retail Experiences That Keep Customers Coming Back 8 TYPES OF RETAIL EXPERIENCES THAT KEEP CUSTOMERS COMING BACK

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Apr 22, 2019

Advice on “improving the retail customer experience” gets thrown around a lot these days, mainly because consumers can literally shop from anywhere. In an age where players like Amazon are enabling people to purchase products with a tap o...

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Retail POS: Know the-3 advantages over cash register RETAIL POS: KNOW THE-3 ADVANTAGES OVER CASH REGISTER

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Apr 21, 2019

If the desire is to start a new retail store, then it is quite natural for you to wonder whether to install retail POS hardware and software, which is said to come with three major advantages over cash register. The advantages derived are instant fee...

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March retail sales see strongest growth since August MARCH RETAIL SALES SEE STRONGEST GROWTH SINCE AUGUST

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Apr 18, 2019

Retail sales have had the strongest increase since August last year, according to the latest data from the ONS.Sales in the three months to March increased 1.6 per cent compared with the previous quarter, making it the strongest growth since August l...

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March Retail Sales See Healthiest Gains Since Late 2017 MARCH RETAIL SALES SEE HEALTHIEST GAINS SINCE LATE 2017

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Apr 18, 2019

Retail sales were up 1 percent in March seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.The Commerce Depart...

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Benefits of PromptTech Restaurant App/Software BENEFITS OF PROMPTTECH RESTAURANT APP/SOFTWARE

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Apr 18, 2019

Manage your restaurant from anywhere with PromptTech Restaurant Software! You can now improve sales and profits with a customized restaurant management system – a POS software designed for the foodservice industry. A restaurant management syste...

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6 Square POS Features To Run Your Small Business Like a Pro 6 SQUARE POS FEATURES TO RUN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS LIKE A PRO

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Apr 18, 2019

When a merchant signs up for a new Square account to start processing payments, many times the focus isn’t on the other features; it’s on getting paid — and rightfully so. But after signing into your account for the first time, it m...

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5 Amazing Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based POS Software Over a Traditional POS 5 AMAZING BENEFITS OF USING A CLOUD-BASED POS SOFTWARE OVER A TRADITIONAL POS

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Apr 18, 2019

Whether you’re totally new to the idea of installing a new cloud based POS software at your repair shop or have been considering it for months, switching from a traditional POS system to highly intuitive point-of-sale, or going for a cloud-base...

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How to Choose the Best Mobile POS System for your Restaurant HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MOBILE POS SYSTEM FOR YOUR RESTAURANT

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Apr 18, 2019

A restaurant mobile POS system is simply a handheld POS system. Typically, this is an Android tablet or an iPad. A handheld POS makes your order taking process faster. Making the flow of orders smoother. How? With a handheld POS system, the server ca...

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5 Things Customers Want from Retail Stores and How You Can Deliver 5 THINGS CUSTOMERS WANT FROM RETAIL STORES AND HOW YOU CAN DELIVER

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Apr 17, 2019

The world of retail is changing — perhaps faster than at any time in history. How can a small retailer keep up with what customers want? One way is by keeping up with the latest retail insights from retail consulting firm BRP. The company does ...

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3 Ways Customer-Facing POS Tablets Can Increase the ROI of Your Restaurant Point of Sale System 3 WAYS CUSTOMER-FACING POS TABLETS CAN INCREASE THE ROI OF YOUR RESTAURANT POINT OF SALE SYSTEM

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Apr 17, 2019

Customer-facing technology in restaurants is now an everyday part of the dining experience for many QSRs, FSRs, and even full-service concepts around the world. Whether it’s a self-ordering kiosk, a stationary terminal that flips to face a cust...

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Walmart partners with Google for voice shopping WALMART PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE FOR VOICE SHOPPING

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Apr 17, 2019

US retail giant Walmart and tech company Google have collaborated on voice technology to assist customers with grocery shopping.Starting this month, Walmart Voice Order will allow consumers to order groceries through Google Assistant by saying, &ldqu...

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Sustainability in Retail: 4 Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable SUSTAINABILITY IN RETAIL: 4 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE SUSTAINABLE

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Apr 16, 2019

Until recently, sustainability was a niche approach in retail. But in the past few years, we’ve seen corporations take on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives as a way to lessen their environmental impact. In 2017, health giant Joh...

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IBM’s Smart Mirror Technology to Boost Offline Retail IBM’S SMART MIRROR TECHNOLOGY TO BOOST OFFLINE RETAIL

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Apr 16, 2019

IBM’s is adding innovation to offline retail. The software giant is building a smart mirror technology to aid the vast offline retail sector. To begin with, IBM is collaborating with Vero Moda, and at the success of the project, will expand its...

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Is Canadian retail finally on the path to redemption? IS CANADIAN RETAIL FINALLY ON THE PATH TO REDEMPTION?

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Apr 16, 2019

The past few years have made it seem as though retailers haven’t been able to catch a break in Canada. Another month, another shutdown, or so it’s seemed. Retailers and commercial landlords in the country have experienced a wild ride, wit...

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Why Retailers Should Have a Road Map for Their Virtualization Strategies WHY RETAILERS SHOULD HAVE A ROAD MAP FOR THEIR VIRTUALIZATION STRATEGIES

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Apr 16, 2019

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become common terms among retail giants such as Amazon.com, Wayfair, Ikea and more as they discuss their futures. However, the question remains: Have consumers bought into this future-of-retail vis...

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From Dark Web to Check Out: How Consumer Data Breaches Are All Retailers’ Problem FROM DARK WEB TO CHECK OUT: HOW CONSUMER DATA BREACHES ARE ALL RETAILERS’ PROBLEM

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Apr 16, 2019

The numbers of those impacted by any of the high-profile consumer data breaches over the past few years sound almost comical: 50 million, 150 million and then 500 million.Is a billion next? It may not matter, considering that the sum total may alread...

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Counterfeit goods seized in Stanley retail raids COUNTERFEIT GOODS SEIZED IN STANLEY RETAIL RAIDS

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Apr 16, 2019

Hong Kong Customs seized about 1300 fake branded items with a street value estimated at $600,000 during Stanley retail raids yesterday.The raid followed an earlier patrol where officers found suspected counterfeit goods were being sold at retail shop...

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Myths vs. Facts: Exposing Myths in Retail Payments MYTHS VS. FACTS: EXPOSING MYTHS IN RETAIL PAYMENTS

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Apr 15, 2019

In our bustling retail landscape — today’s most competitive market — it’s hard to believe that many online merchants, particularly those based in the U.S., avoid access to global transactions. When considering U.S. cross-borde...

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Free Training Program By Retail And Restaurant Experts To Be Offered In Elkins FREE TRAINING PROGRAM BY RETAIL AND RESTAURANT EXPERTS TO BE OFFERED IN ELKINS

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Apr 15, 2019

There is no doubt that the box and online suppliers have changed the shopping landscape. However, small businesses don’t have to surrender the field. Main Street West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) an...

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How to Learn From These Failing Retailers HOW TO LEARN FROM THESE FAILING RETAILERS

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Apr 15, 2019

For years, the retail industry has been plagued by high-profile store closures, like Sports Authority, Payless, and Toys“R”Us. These retail chains buckled under economic pressure, but brick-and-mortar stores aren’t necessarily doome...

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Setting the record straight on the state of retail and store closures SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THE STATE OF RETAIL AND STORE CLOSURES

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Apr 15, 2019

It’s no secret that the retail industry is evolving rapidly due to shifting consumer preferences and new technologies. But the truth is, retail has always been in a constant state of change, and throughout all the industry’s twists and tu...

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Amazon Go, CafeX show a future of retail automation AMAZON GO, CAFEX SHOW A FUTURE OF RETAIL AUTOMATION

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Apr 15, 2019

The two futuristic retail experiences offer a contrast in how advanced tech can be used to prepare beverages on the spot as well as eliminate the scourge of the checkout line. But humans are still in the picture for now. CVS became one of the first n...

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BUZZ-India BUZZ-INDIA'S FUTURE RETAIL RISES ON REPORT AMAZON PLANS 49 PCT STAKE BUY IN FUTURE COUPONS

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Apr 15, 2019

Fast moving consumer goods company Future Retail Ltd’s shares rise as much as 3 pct to 435 rupees, their biggest daily pct gain since April 1 Amazon is considering buying up to 49 pct stake in Future Coupons, CNBC-TV18 reported here quoting sou...

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How to Optimize Your Online Store HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR ONLINE STORE

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Apr 12, 2019

An online presence is a must-have for any business, especially retail. But even after you’ve set up your online store, you should continually update and improve it to make the most of your online presence. In this blog, we’ll explore some...

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Cisco Tech Talk: Securing a Business Network Using Umbrella and Cisco Small Business Access Points CISCO TECH TALK: SECURING A BUSINESS NETWORK USING UMBRELLA AND CISCO SMALL BUSINESS ACCESS POINTS

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Apr 12, 2019

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet. Learn more about how it can protect your wireless network from malicious malware or ransomware here. For additional support informati...

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CHAMP- THE MODERN METHODOLOGY FOR SALES-READY LEADS CHAMP- THE MODERN METHODOLOGY FOR SALES-READY LEADS

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Apr 12, 2019

Can you imagine the existence of a company without sales?A big ‘NO’Like body needs oxygen to survive, the same way sales is considered as the air a company breathes. Sales is difficult. Building an ascendable sales model has become a typi...

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Bonmarche: Philip Day’s takeover offer “undervalues” retailer BONMARCHE: PHILIP DAY’S TAKEOVER OFFER “UNDERVALUES” RETAILER

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Apr 12, 2019

Bonmarche has rebuffed a £5.7 million takeover offer tabled by Philip Day, saying it “materially undervalues” the retailer.Earlier this month Day, who owns the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, acquired more than half of Bonmarche&rsquo...

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LK Bennett’s new Chinese owner to close 21 stores LK BENNETT’S NEW CHINESE OWNER TO CLOSE 21 STORES

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Apr 12, 2019

A total of 21 LK Bennett stores in the UK are due to close down after the retailer was bought out of administration overnight.The store closures will result in around 110 job losses.LK Bennett’s Chinese franchise partner Byland UK’s boss ...

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Talk on the State of Online Retail and Major E-Commerce Trends in South Africa with Bradley Elliott TALK ON THE STATE OF ONLINE RETAIL AND MAJOR E-COMMERCE TRENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH BRADLEY ELLIOTT

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Apr 12, 2019

Online retail in South Africa was due to pass the R14-billion mark in 2018 as eCommerce begins to go mainstream. Join us as we learn, get educated and inspired as we discuss the State of Online Retail and Major E-Commerce Trends in South Africa

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Google Cloud Announces Solutions Designed to Solve Business Challenges of Retailers GOOGLE CLOUD ANNOUNCES SOLUTIONS DESIGNED TO SOLVE BUSINESS CHALLENGES OF RETAILERS

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Apr 12, 2019

Google announced several latest retail solutions, built in collaboration with our ecosystem of retail partners and created to resolve business difficulties that retailers face over all parts of the value chain. Google have invested in solutions for r...

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Survive a retail apocalypse: Innovate the in-store customer experience SURVIVE A RETAIL APOCALYPSE: INNOVATE THE IN-STORE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Apr 11, 2019

Just when we thought retail was going extinct, it showed us it had a few more tricks up its sleeve. Before the advent of the internet, retail outlets defined themselves by their physical reach the bigger the better. When e-commerce busted onto the sc...

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The future of retail in an increasingly O2O commerce world THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IN AN INCREASINGLY O2O COMMERCE WORLD

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Apr 11, 2019

Imagine you’re living in 2025, and the experience of entering a physical store would be a stark contrast to how things are right now. You’d probably be adding items to a virtual cart from an advertisement board. If you feel like experienc...

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Sports Direct threatens Debenhams administrators with legal action SPORTS DIRECT THREATENS DEBENHAMS ADMINISTRATORS WITH LEGAL ACTION

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Apr 11, 2019

per cent stake in the department store retailer was wiped out.Earlier this week, Debenhams appointed joint administrators from FTI Consulting, who immediately sold the PLC part of Debenhams to a newly-incorporated company controlled by secured lender...

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US lender sells 25% Topshop stake back to Arcadia US LENDER SELLS 25% TOPSHOP STAKE BACK TO ARCADIA

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Apr 11, 2019

US private equity firm Leonard Green and Partners has sold its 25 per cent stake in Topshop & Topman back to Arcadia.Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire sold the £350 million stake to Leonard Green in 2012, which has now been sol...

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What’s driving retailers’ investments in 2019 WHAT’S DRIVING RETAILERS’ INVESTMENTS IN 2019

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Apr 11, 2019

Every year NRF and Forrester Research look at what’s driving retailers’ investments and strategies across their businesses. The latest results from the 2019 State of Retailing Online report are in, and the findings showcase how modern ret...

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Emirates subsidiary serves up dining and cafe concepts to Auckland Airport, has big plans to shake up local coffee scene EMIRATES SUBSIDIARY SERVES UP DINING AND CAFE CONCEPTS TO AUCKLAND AIRPORT, HAS BIG PLANS TO SHAKE UP LOCAL COFFEE SCENE

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Apr 11, 2019

Emirates Leisure Retail, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group which develops and operates hospitality outlets in Dubai, Singapore and Australia, is pushing further into the New Zealand market with the opening of a restaurant at Auckland Airport. New Ze...

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Get ready for Destination X Win travelers trust and loyalty in the post-booking ancillary game GET READY FOR DESTINATION X WIN TRAVELERS TRUST AND LOYALTY IN THE POST-BOOKING ANCILLARY GAME

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Apr 10, 2019

The market for travel activities is set to reach $183 billion by 2020. Are travelers prepared as they arrive in Destination X? Are their ancillary needs met? Through a global study, we have identified eight must-know key trends which highlights the c...

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Impacts of climate change on the food system IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE FOOD SYSTEM

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Apr 10, 2019

The infographic presents the trends and the challenges explored in the publication and is meant to be used for wider dissemination of the main messages via social media and other outlets.

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Retail IoT: Impinj Technology Drives the Economics and Systems for Connected Retail RETAIL IOT: IMPINJ TECHNOLOGY DRIVES THE ECONOMICS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONNECTED RETAIL

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Apr 10, 2019

Retail has for years been one of the most active vertical industries experimenting with sensors of all kinds to drive greater efficiency and creativity in physical retail stores, delivering a digital experience to customers and valuable data to retai...

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Small Business POS: Why NCR Counterpoint is the best all-in-one solution SMALL BUSINESS POS: WHY NCR COUNTERPOINT IS THE BEST ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

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Apr 10, 2019

Hear from Guinness and other brands (large and small) on why they trust NCR Counterpoint as their all-in-one POS Solution! Often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” retail solution, Counterpoint’s robust and customizable framework...

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Dunelm beats British retail gloom with online push DUNELM BEATS BRITISH RETAIL GLOOM WITH ONLINE PUSH

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Apr 10, 2019

British homewares retailer Dunelm expects to top analyst profit forecasts this year, it said on Wednesday after reporting a higher-than-expected sales increase due to another surge in online orders and higher sales from its stores.Shares in the compa...

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How HelloFresh is Using Data to Create a More Efficient Supply Chain HOW HELLOFRESH IS USING DATA TO CREATE A MORE EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 10, 2019

I attended the 2019 Home Delivery World conference in Philadelphia last week. Over the course of two days, the retail logistics conference featured speakers from brands such as QVC, Giant, and Etsy, presenting on topics ranging from grocery and e-com...

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Dunelm records Q3 profits & sales uptick DUNELM RECORDS Q3 PROFITS & SALES UPTICK

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Apr 10, 2019

Dunelm has revealed positive third-quarter sales across its stores and online.The homewares retailer recorded a 6.1 per cent rise in group revenue year-on-year to £284.5 million in the 13 weeks to March 30. Like-for-like store sales increased b...

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5 ways to personalize physical customer interactions 5 WAYS TO PERSONALIZE PHYSICAL CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS

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Apr 10, 2019

Personalization, which allows brands to cater to individual preferences and provide more relevant content and services based on customer behavior, has transformed the digital marketing world. In fact, consumers now expect personalized experiences in ...

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Investment plans take a hit as businesses worry about Brexit INVESTMENT PLANS TAKE A HIT AS BUSINESSES WORRY ABOUT BREXIT

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Apr 10, 2019

Over half of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) surveyed by AIB in its sentiment survey are reviewing, postponing or cancelling investment plans.The bank’s Brexit sentiment index for the first quarter of 2019 shows that two-thirds of SMEs have...

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Senate report backs more legal assistance for small businesses SENATE REPORT BACKS MORE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 10, 2019

Small businesses still need greater access to legal assistance to fight disputes with the banks and introducing a levy on financial institutions to provide assistance is a good idea, a Senate committee has found. The legal and constitutional affairs ...

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Using Data Analytics to Optimize Retail Performance USING DATA ANALYTICS TO OPTIMIZE RETAIL PERFORMANCE

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Apr 09, 2019

How retailers can use descriptive, predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analytics to create better retail forecasts based on consumer and user behavior. The following are tests conducted in the Retail industry by Massachusetts Institute of Technolo...

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Retail Revolution Conference 2019: Rethinking Retail RETAIL REVOLUTION CONFERENCE 2019: RETHINKING RETAIL

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Apr 09, 2019

Retail experts speaking at the 4th edition of the Retail Revolution Conference at ESADE highlight the need for reinvention in today’s context of digitalisation. Professionals such as David Imbernon, Sales Expansion Manager at IKEA, Guillem Gall...

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What Should Global Fashion Retailers Expect in Q2 2019? WHAT SHOULD GLOBAL FASHION RETAILERS EXPECT IN Q2 2019?

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Apr 09, 2019

Cart abandonment is a huge issue for all online fashion retailers, the latest data shows that over 70% of shoppers leave an order without completing the purchase. So when a visitor to your website adds something to their cart but leaves without purch...

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Brexit uncertainty adversely affects March retail sales BREXIT UNCERTAINTY ADVERSELY AFFECTS MARCH RETAIL SALES

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Apr 09, 2019

UK retail sales in March have once again been negatively impacted by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Sales decreased by 0.5 per cent last month, against an increase of 2.3 per cent in the same period last year, according to the latest BRC...

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Top Women in Retail Over the Years (Plus Female Founders) TOP WOMEN IN RETAIL OVER THE YEARS (PLUS FEMALE FOUNDERS)

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Apr 09, 2019

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, recently released its ninth annual list of the Top Women in Retail. This annual feature, a joint effort of Total Retail and WIRLC, shines a spotlight on the women leading some o...

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Carrefour Kenya targets number 2 retail ranking this year, franchisee says CARREFOUR KENYA TARGETS NUMBER 2 RETAIL RANKING THIS YEAR, FRANCHISEE SAYS

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Apr 09, 2019

Carrefour aims to become Kenya’s number two retailer this year, adding floorspace and using ultra-competitive pricing to boost sales and increase market share, its franchisee holder in the country said.Majid al Futtaim’s (MAF) Kenya head ...

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Small Business POS: NCR Counterpoint – Wine and Liquor Case Study SMALL BUSINESS POS: NCR COUNTERPOINT – WINE AND LIQUOR CASE STUDY

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Apr 09, 2019

See why companies of all sizes trust NCR Counterpoint as their all-in-one POS Solution! The Guinness store and the Liquor Library both love Counterpoint’s robust and customizable framework, because it’s a highly personalized system that c...

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New Look to pull menswear from stores NEW LOOK TO PULL MENSWEAR FROM STORES

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Apr 09, 2019

New Look is set to stop selling menswear in its stores and make the category an online-only offering.According to Drapers, the fashion retailer will start removing menswear from its 160 dual-gender stores over the next four to six months.Any in-store...

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CVS Expands Same-Day Prescription Delivery Nationwide CVS EXPANDS SAME-DAY PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY NATIONWIDE

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Apr 09, 2019

CVS has decided its customers will no longer have to wait a couple of days to have their prescriptions delivered. The pharmacy chain is now offering same-day delivery nationwide, almost a year after introducing one- and two-day shipping, the company ...

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3 ways IoT is impacting retail 3 WAYS IOT IS IMPACTING RETAIL

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Apr 09, 2019

In 1999, Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things after witnessing inventory, logistics, and supply chain management challenges in retail. Since then, millions of global enterprises have adopted IoT and are uncovering its tremendous economic i...

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Editor’s take retail: Scalable tech, reaching shoppers and a tight labor market EDITOR’S TAKE RETAIL: SCALABLE TECH, REACHING SHOPPERS AND A TIGHT LABOR MARKET

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Apr 09, 2019

Retail has been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster so far this year, from some disappointing sales reports to an overall feeling of optimism and renewal as retailers and brands really start to crack the code of channel convergence and the new era...

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FOCUS-Selling with the enemy: Why rival retailers embrace Amazon.com FOCUS-SELLING WITH THE ENEMY: WHY RIVAL RETAILERS EMBRACE AMAZON.COM

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Apr 09, 2019

Chico's FAS Inc warned in January that it would shutter at least 250 stores across its namesake brand, along with its White House Black Market and Soma labels.But the U.S. women's clothing chain is expanding a different storefront - its Chico...

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Shoppers avoiding big buys due to Brexit uncertainty retailers SHOPPERS AVOIDING BIG BUYS DUE TO BREXIT UNCERTAINTY RETAILERS

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Apr 09, 2019

Britain’s retailers have warned that Brexit uncertainty is holding consumers back from making bigger purchases, after a disappointing month for sales in March.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the accountancy firm KPMG said sales growth d...

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For Now Co-owners Support Small Brands With a Big Retail Concept FOR NOW CO-OWNERS SUPPORT SMALL BRANDS WITH A BIG RETAIL CONCEPT

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Apr 09, 2019

When you step into Kaity Cimo and Katharine ReQua’s For Now store on Seaport Boulevard in the Seaport District of Boston, it’s hard to know where to look first.By the window, there’s a display of Sht That I Knit’s famously flu...

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LK Bennett’s US arm files for bankruptcy & mulls store closures LK BENNETT’S US ARM FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY & MULLS STORE CLOSURES

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Apr 09, 2019

LK Bennett’s US stores and online operation are at risk after the fashion retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the country last week.According to the Wall Street Journal, the US arm of the British fashion retailer is now seeki...

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NCR Provides Advanced Reporting, Inventory Control and Employee Management NCR PROVIDES ADVANCED REPORTING, INVENTORY CONTROL AND EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT

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Apr 08, 2019

Restaurants, service providers, retailers and other small businesses need a new option when it comes to analyzing and managing data. Basically, these businesses need a way to integrate detailed reporting and simple management tools into a single dash...

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Manchester’s Hatch to unveil Phase II expansion in June MANCHESTER’S HATCH TO UNVEIL PHASE II EXPANSION IN JUNE

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Apr 08, 2019

Pop-up retail space Hatch has announced its expansion plans to become one of the UK’s biggest destinations of its kind.Hatch Phase II in Manchester is due to be unveiled this June, with 10 independent retailers being given the opportunity to tr...

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Bristol’s The Galleries shopping centre eyed by investors for £32m BRISTOL’S THE GALLERIES SHOPPING CENTRE EYED BY INVESTORS FOR £32M

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Apr 08, 2019

The Galleries shopping centre in Bristol is reportedly being eyed up by real estate investors  LaSalle Investment Management for a price tag of £32 million.The shopping district has reportedly struggled to attract footfall as well as make ...

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Home accessories shop pops up in downtown Greensboro HOME ACCESSORIES SHOP POPS UP IN DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO

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Apr 08, 2019

A downtown corner retail space that has been popular for pop-up shops is getting another.Hadley Home is opening this week at 300 S. Elm St.Hadley Creekmuir is the owner of Hadley Home. Her online business specializes in sourced gifts, home accents an...

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The Amazon Effect on Physical Retailers: How Not to End Up Like Sears THE AMAZON EFFECT ON PHYSICAL RETAILERS: HOW NOT TO END UP LIKE SEARS

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Apr 08, 2019

As Jeff Bezos expands the Amazon.com empire, its dominance is impacting consumer behavior as well as legacy business models across more business sectors than we could have originally imagined. It’s been referred to as the Amazon Effect. One not...

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4 steps to predicting retail trends 4 STEPS TO PREDICTING RETAIL TRENDS

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Apr 08, 2019

Consumers aren’t just purchasing items anymore. They’re spending money on experiences and companies that reflect their personal lifestyles and values. They want relationships, they want authenticity — and they’re disrupting re...

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NBA Opens World NBA OPENS WORLD'S LARGEST STORE OUTSIDE OF THE US IN WANGFUJING

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Apr 08, 2019

The National Basketball Association shoots, but has it scored in Beijing? If we're talking purely in terms of square meterage, their new store on the Chinese capital’s touristy Wangfujing strip is certainly a slam dunk. In fact, at 1,200sqm...

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Despite recent closures, retail still strong on Walnut Street in Shadyside DESPITE RECENT CLOSURES, RETAIL STILL STRONG ON WALNUT STREET IN SHADYSIDE

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Apr 08, 2019

If you’ve taken a stroll recently along Walnut Street in Shadyside, you might have noticed something missing. A couple of longtime retailers in the neighborhood opened the year by closing their doors. J.Crew announced in late February that it w...

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The Survival Strategy For Retail Is Experience THE SURVIVAL STRATEGY FOR RETAIL IS EXPERIENCE

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Apr 08, 2019

To make retail shopping a desirable event in today’s internet-driven culture, you must deliver on the promise that a visit to your store is less of an errand and more of an experience.Retailers are beginning to understand that consumers are see...

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Despite Defying The DESPITE DEFYING THE 'RETAIL APOCALYPSE,' AT HOME REPORTEDLY PUTS ITSELF UP FOR SALE

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Apr 08, 2019

Amid all the doom and gloom about physical retail, there are quite a few unsung stories of robust growth and solid profitability. At Home Group, the Plano, Texas-based chain of home decor superstores, is one of them. Despite the brand's relative ...

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For Successful Flagship Stores, The Art Is In The Details FOR SUCCESSFUL FLAGSHIP STORES, THE ART IS IN THE DETAILS

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Apr 08, 2019

During the recently concluded Ebeltoft Group conference in Milan, I had the opportunity to hear from Franco Manna, president and founder of Rossopomodoro, an international pizza chain that is also the exclusive pizza restaurant within Eataly globally...

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Shop online infographic poster vector image SHOP ONLINE INFOGRAPHIC POSTER VECTOR IMAGE

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Apr 05, 2019

E-commerce process infographics with gadgets and online shopping conceptual images with editable text and statistics vector illustration.

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Retailers misleading consumers with “inflated” customer reviews Which? RETAILERS MISLEADING CONSUMERS WITH “INFLATED” CUSTOMER REVIEWS WHICH?

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Apr 05, 2019

Some of the UK’s biggest retailers could be misleading consumers with “inflated” customer reviews of poor quality products, new research has found.According to consumer lobby group Which?, 15 products it had rated as “Don&rsqu...

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Gohlke Pools Top 10 Pool Retail Store GOHLKE POOLS TOP 10 POOL RETAIL STORE

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Apr 05, 2019

Gohlke Pools in Denton, Texas has been named one of the Top 10 Pool Retail Stores in the United States. The AQUA 100 is an exclusive honor bestowed to just 10 North American Pool and Spa Retailers each year. The AQUA 100, presented by Aqua Magazine, ...

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Buy all that you see at this restaurant-cum-designer home store BUY ALL THAT YOU SEE AT THIS RESTAURANT-CUM-DESIGNER HOME STORE

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Apr 05, 2019

A FEW days ago, when a friend mentioned she had bought a set of dinner plates from a restaurant, the concept seemed implausible. “Those were the plates we ate in, I liked them so much that I ordered a set of six,” she added. That is when ...

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4 Benefits of Using POS Systems to Manage Inventory 4 BENEFITS OF USING POS SYSTEMS TO MANAGE INVENTORY

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Apr 04, 2019

The retail industry has changed dramatically over the course of the last decade. If you are still using an old-fashioned cash register to complete sales, you could be setting yourself up for failure. Businesses of all sizes are increasingly embracing...

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Why E-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Are Stronger Together WHY E-COMMERCE AND BRICK-AND-MORTAR ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

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Apr 04, 2019

It’s no secret that the e-commerce boom has transformed the way people shop and, in many cases, had a deleterious impact on in-store sales. Last year saw a 3.4 percent growth for brick-and-mortar sales and a notable 15 percent jump for e-commer...

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“The Neighborgoods to Open Its First Brick & Mortar Retail Store in Former Bazaar Spices Storefront” “THE NEIGHBORGOODS TO OPEN ITS FIRST BRICK & MORTAR RETAIL STORE IN FORMER BAZAAR SPICES STOREFRONT”

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Apr 04, 2019

The Neighborgoods will open the doors of its first retail store in the Atlantic Plumbing building in Washington DC’s Shaw neighborhood (2130 8th St NW) by the end of the month. The store will showcase the fun-loving, colorful brand’s loca...

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A one-stop shop for kids, Toonz Retail records Rs 100 Cr turnover with 100 stores across India in nine years A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR KIDS, TOONZ RETAIL RECORDS RS 100 CR TURNOVER WITH 100 STORES ACROSS INDIA IN NINE YEARS

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Apr 04, 2019

Shopping for a child is often tedious, especially if it means carting your children from one shop to another. At the end of the shopping spree, nerves are frayed, and the entire family is left in a bad mood.Though ecommerce marketplaces and malls hav...

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Retail Properties Of America: A High Quality 5% Dividend With Potential 20% Return RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AMERICA: A HIGH QUALITY 5% DIVIDEND WITH POTENTIAL 20% RETURN

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Apr 04, 2019

The retail industry has always experienced disruption in one way or the other, but now the industry is facing a permanent disruption in the way consumers are shopping. The change in consumer preferences and the evolution of eCommerce has impacted the...

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Target Raises its Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour TARGET RAISES ITS MINIMUM WAGE TO $13 AN HOUR

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Apr 04, 2019

Target Corp will raise its U.S. minimum wage to $13 an hour in June, from $12 currently, increasing its payroll costs and putting new pressure on rival Walmart to attract retail workers in a tight labor market. Minneapolis-based Target employs over 3...

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Folk & Ba&sh open stores in Soho, while Pineapple relocates flagship FOLK & BA&SH OPEN STORES IN SOHO, WHILE PINEAPPLE RELOCATES FLAGSHIP

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Apr 04, 2019

London’s Soho has this week seen the arrival of two well-known fashion brands while another relocated its UK flagship.Contemporary British fashion and lifestyle brand Folk has opened its latest store on Berwick Street, a locale that is becoming...

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Mobile First for 2019: Insights and Predictions From Retail MOBILE FIRST FOR 2019: INSIGHTS AND PREDICTIONS FROM RETAIL'S BIG SHOW

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Apr 04, 2019

Let’s be real: the state of brick-and-mortar retail in 2019 is equally exciting and terrifying. Amid widespread closures, uncertainty and the ever-present behemoth that is Amazon.com, there's an amazing wave of innovation in mobility that h...

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Your Small Business Should Start Thinking About AR/VR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD START THINKING ABOUT AR/VR

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Apr 04, 2019

Over the last few decades, we’ve seen technology change the way we do business in a fundamental way. Not only has the internet given us access to more information than we know what to do with, but it’s also given rise to new technologies ...

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15 sneakers you can buy for less than retail on StockX 15 SNEAKERS YOU CAN BUY FOR LESS THAN RETAIL ON STOCKX

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Apr 04, 2019

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Hong Kong," lowest asking price: $58 (retail: $130) [You save up to $72] Originally released in 2001 as part of Nike's AF1 "B" series, the "Hong Kong" Air Force 1 made its return to retailers in...

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Retail Scenarios 2025 Require More Than Ecommerce RETAIL SCENARIOS 2025 REQUIRE MORE THAN ECOMMERCE

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Apr 03, 2019

Retail can’t survive and thrive by ecommerce alone. Ecommerce is ceasing to be a stand-alone differentiator in retail success. Unified retail commerce meshes together the digital and physical worlds. Amazon generated US$141.92 billion in produc...

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SF Express shutters SF Best retail network SF EXPRESS SHUTTERS SF BEST RETAIL NETWORK

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Apr 03, 2019

Chinese logistics firm SF Express is reportedly closing its network of SF Best offline retail stores in major Chinese cities.The move, which has seen the shuttering of the firm’s e-commerce and retail business SF Best, has been prompted by a sl...

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Behind accenture BEHIND ACCENTURE'S GROUNDBREAKING DROGA5 DEAL

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Apr 03, 2019

Accenture Interactive today announced it has reached a deal to acquire Droga5 in what it's calling a game-changer for the business. Buying Droga5 could put to rest the notion that consultants pose little threat to ad agencies because they lack cr...

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Fortnum & Mason to open first store outside UK FORTNUM & MASON TO OPEN FIRST STORE OUTSIDE UK

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Apr 03, 2019

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled plans to open its first international store in Hong Kong in September.The heritage retailer said the initiative arised due to international demand for its products, particularly from Hong Kong and China. Fortnum &...

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Retail isn RETAIL ISN'T DEAD. IT'S CHANGING

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Apr 03, 2019

In the past few years, we've seen brick and mortar retail in decline. With stores closing left and right, from big box retailers to small businesses, thousands of stores shuttered in 2018 and big chains, from Macy's to Target to Starbucks, ha...

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The World THE WORLD'S BIGGEST RETAIL JEWELRY GROUP HAS HAD IT WITH MALLS

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Apr 03, 2019

Signet Jewelers is the parent company of jewelry outlets Kay, Zales, and Jared stores. And according to Business Insider, Signet has had it with dying-out shopping malls. In its latest earnings report, Signet announced it plans to close 150 stores ov...

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