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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 tell, they must be interactive yet simple, and th...

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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 most recent annual report from Gerry Weber Internat...

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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 the Office for National Statistics. City economist...

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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 speedy and reliable delivery. When it comes to putting ...

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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, representing the strongest growth so far this year...

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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 around one-third of a percent after today’s re...

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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 shopping centres the data they need to optimise labour,...

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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 up or match their competitors, which is doing more ...

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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-market and luxury retailers they’ve also led t...

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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 at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in York.“It&...

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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 cent year-on-year uptick in overall revenues to &eu...

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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 29, which was double the growth analysts.It also c...

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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 new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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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 data that can show you where the account is in th...

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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, as Seinfeld used to call it, the Death Blow to m...

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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 grocery-delivery company, expects to end the year wi...

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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 to attract a new audience. This is where studying ...

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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. Retail chains still face the migration of dollars to o...

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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 complicated in 2019. As retailers evolve and adapt t...

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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 analytics and real-time location systems are adding...

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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 digitally driven subscription box services like Tr...

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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, according to court documents via Bloomberg News. T...

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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 competitive landscape. Only those that transform their ...

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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 in the role, Sky News reports. The retailer has s...

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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 cultivate new ideas and disrupt ecommerce, and is...

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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 shopping behavior and characteristics. Of all the...

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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 is the rising trust consumers have in making trans...

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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 payments to fraud detection.Since its official launch i...

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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's facing from discounters and online pure-play bra...

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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), the rapid growth will be driven by three main fact...

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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’s Gate in central Manchester back in early June. ...

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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 customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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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 value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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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 last year. Our own No. 1 (in terms of consumer ele...

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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 designed to meet the specific needs of marketplace...

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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-existential threat. Now, more consumers buy these everyda...

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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 across a range of media platforms, Amazon has come a...

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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 allowed to pay less. Philip Green’s Arcadia empi...

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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 shopping streets and e-commerce blurring every second as ...

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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 address common mistakes from merchants in installi...

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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.Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corp and A...

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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 powerful household recognition and strong brand equity....

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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. B2W is the first homegrown retailer in Brazil to e...

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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 to strengthen their digital positioning and take co...

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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 business Wild West. In short, few people have fully un...

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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 are endless. Today, retail is about the experience...

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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 secure physical environment. For employees, this ...

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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 customer journey the first mile of it to be precise. It&#...

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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 increasing adoption of the technology by the retaile...

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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 charities and food and drink. Researchers also foun...

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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 the end of 2019. The benefits to this, in theory,...

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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 after several weeks of deliberations by Karen Millen&r...

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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 their 15th year. They were launched by Progressiv...

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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 Garg said the institutional body was seized of th...

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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 social media platform; it could also have as much ...

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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's future strategy since taking over at Instagr...

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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 investment into the business over the past five years, ...

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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 app. The promise is that companies can minimize a...

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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 of 0.2 times its 2018 sales. That is well below th...

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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 limitations of how retailers can operate — both ...

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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 loss in the Queensland region and a slowdown in trade...

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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 – but in every scenario, consumers are able to ...

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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 to better understand customers by analyzing their ...

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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 grew just 1.9 per cent when compared to the same t...

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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 largely affluent, college-dominated region, has re...

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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 “The Truman Show”, except we are all ba...

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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 progress, but the EU, WTO and Jack Ma have been wor...

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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 return rates. With customers unable to try on an item ...

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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 total marketing budgets is spent on customer experien...

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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 management allows marketers to deliver a consistent brand...

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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 handsome profits without having to invest heavily, unl...

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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 company is now aiming to reach profitability. Not on...

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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’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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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 conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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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 example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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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 Calvin Klein, Berlei and Bonds; discounts on select...

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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, but when everything clicks, there is almost nothing...

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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 of Monthly Reports.Our monthly UK Retail Sales Re...

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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 with high-velocity customer and operational data,...

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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 another form of a digital experience. By 2018, the V...

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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 number of benefits, from pointing your marketing effort...

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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 all benefit from powerful household recognition a...

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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 it is to make a purchase online without ever havi...

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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 the market at the time. “And here we are fo...

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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 behemoth retailers Walmart and Target, new-generati...

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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 that global sales require global presence. This, o...

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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 this radical shift is happening in the first place:...

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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, but not readily visible. “Location, location, ...

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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 news for shares of the upscale home-furnishings fi...

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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., voted in favor of a rescue plan for billionaire Phil...

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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 report that Meeker has produced (the longest being 2017...

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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 couldn’t be further from the truth, especially w...

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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 ecommerce could be done in India: content-led, compar...

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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, Kuwait, Bahrein, Omar and Jordan.In total, the group ...

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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 replicate and simulate human conversation, driving engage...

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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-consumer website or an online transaction done by...

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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 retailers, suppliers and solution providers. ...

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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 $140 million in revenue in 2018, thanks to its 20% c...

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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 superstores to JD Sports’ plans for window dis...

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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 their business model. Corporate social responsibilit...

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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 the planning, buying and trading complexities ass...

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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 recent years, the private equity industry has binged...

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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 strategies. An online marketplace brings third-party sell...

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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. Entirely powered by mobile, it blurs the lines between...

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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 have enabled companies to move beyond transactional ...

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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 2030 to reach 124 stations to meet the growing fue...

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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 an alert when the delivery person is near their hou...

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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, Walmart which also owns Sam’s Club generated an e...

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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 services through the platform. And 80% use the platform ...

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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 Management about debtor-in-possession (DIP) financ...

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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 whopping 56.9 per cent last month.While there may be a...

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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 analysts tracked by Zacks Investment Research of E...

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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 direct connection to customers during 30 years spent...

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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 and said in a statement on Monday it agreed to coope...

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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 Bank of Australia (RBA) lowered rates by a quarte...

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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 annual 2.7%, the biggest fall - excluding distorti...

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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 entrepreneurs.Eckert, a former executive of Bain Capital Ven...

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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 an extensive analysis of this corporate field, whi...

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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 that 2018 was a year of "constantly diminishing...

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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 expect to use intelligent automation to learn more abou...

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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 Ads has evolved, so too must retailers’ perf...

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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.S. e-commerce market reach 52.4 percent, up from 4...

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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? Well, all these things have happened to me. Ther...

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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 this way… Vinnies has thousands of members...

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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 locations in the nation will shutter their doors, The Wall...

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Most Popular Shopping Malls In America, 2019 MOST POPULAR SHOPPING MALLS IN AMERICA, 2019

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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 began from this country. Malls are exciting to sh...

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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 between cyclical and structural change is crucial b...

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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 where a store is located making it difficult to have a...

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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 Carrefour.As the French economy stages a gradual rec...

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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 and homeware and furniture chain @home, has been inv...

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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 for survival after a collapse in sales and profit...

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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 with Visa, indicates that confidence in local high s...

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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 womenswear clothing to wear for a month before swapping th...

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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 forward with a historic infrastructure bill. They are ...

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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 stiffer competition than ever before. Traditional...

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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 company’s core retail business and bolster strate...

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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’s retail environment," which leads to ...

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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 packaging label. As mentioned in Econsultancy’s ...

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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 of third parties, including landlords, about a po...

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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 per cent in the year ending March 31, with a total ...

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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 of March, making a total of 63 closures in just ove...

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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 landlords last week, along with details on its declinin...

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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 is one of the largest employers in many developed...

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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 shopping for them is all about ease, immediacy and the in...

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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 indicated by its group of beta partners. In many circums...

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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 customers, attract them back into stores, and ultimat...

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Retail Automation Market– Kuka AG, Wincor Nixdorf AG, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Pricer AB RETAIL AUTOMATION MARKET– KUKA AG, WINCOR NIXDORF AG, ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, PRICER AB

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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 consumer and supply chain dynamics, and insights abo...

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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. The report demonstrates a straightforward outline of...

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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 work in the retail sector, I know that just three...

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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 ranges from lost revenue to damaged relationships with...

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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 about how they run their business. This deal is design...

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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 drivers of change (at micro and macro levels), changes...

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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 just around the corner. Rent the Runway has persona...

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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 Resolver.High street shopping complaints have risen by 3...

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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 technologies that use open wireless networks — a big s...

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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 format will also see the launch of Pets at Home’s...

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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 stocks are limited and hence you should buy immediatel...

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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 waves of topline growth. However, in order to do tha...

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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 making personal selections from a variety of differe...

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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 headlines. According to Justin King, the former CEO of Sai...

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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 omnichannel experiences a top priority. So while con...

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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 cannabis store in Niagara Falls, Ontario, which is exp...

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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 fulfillment operations remain a key challenge for retailers...

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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 to open the store. “We’ve been really...

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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 (£1.24 billion) to $3.6 billion (£2.79 bill...

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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 Row being destroyed. Dataminer FiremonkeyFN recen...

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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 rolled out its Intelligent Retail Lab officially ...

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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 multi-faceted key role on a small and dynamic team...

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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 fashion value retailer opened a store in Leeds.Meanw...

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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, 70 units are still empty.Sir Philip Green sells B...

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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 can receive a 3D scan of their teeth that will be...

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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 intelligence engines all aiming to enhance the shopping exper...

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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 invoicing & reports are the smart features to keep...

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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 or from a tablet while on-the-go, or integrate it w...

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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 oversee it.Should this eventuate, a handful of the de...

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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 Main Street’s brick-and-mortar stores the cat...

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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 retail industry only recorded sales growth of five p...

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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 focusing on the retail experience to mastering mo...

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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 that Hockeytown might soon be restored to its former...

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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 significantly. The initial setup is considered to...

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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 of a button, brick-and-mortar retailers need to ste...

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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 feedback on expenses and sales, sales incentives and ...

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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 system helps your secure transactions and manage your i...

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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 may become evident to you that there is a lot more ...

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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-based POS software; this is one of the smartest moves ...

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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 can attend multiple tables in quick succession. With...

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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 last year. The growth rate in the quantity bought e...

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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 Department said that sales increased a seasonally adjust...

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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, “Hey Google, talk to Walmart”.  Google...

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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 customer during counter service, or small handheld tab...

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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 a wealth of consumer surveys to find out what toda...

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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 Johnson & Johnson pledged to source 35% of its en...

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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 technology for other offline retailers. The techn...

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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 shops in the seaside suburb.The goods seized included ...

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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 already be a significant portion of the global populatio...

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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 vision, which relies on a mix of virtual realities wo...

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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, with Target opening and closing; Future Shop shutting...

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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) and have joined forces to bring retail expert Marc W...

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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 doomed if they can embrace the retail renaissance.Resea...

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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 sources. Future Coupons is a promoter entity of the F...

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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 national retailers to experiment with self-checkout...

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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 turns over the past several decades, retailers have ...

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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-border e-commerce is expected to generate sales of $203...

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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 retailers and many take full benefit of Google Clou...

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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 Rebecca Feng agreed to buy the retailer overnight ...

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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’s shares through holding company Spectre, which t...

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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 typical challenge for growing businesses.Sales profess...

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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 of the simple changes you can make to optimize yo...

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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 sold back to Green for an undisclosed price. “T...

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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 lenders in a pre-pack administration deal in return for ...

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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 retailers think about meeting the demands of today&rs...

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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 Zealand is the fourth market Emirates Leisure Retail...

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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 scene, it presented such an appealing alternative to...

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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 experiencing the music quality of your futuristic headphone...

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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 by 9.8 per cent, while online sales increased 32.1 ...

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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 nearly every channel of marketing. But what are co...

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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-commerce, to parcel and heavy goods, to last-mile del...

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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 committee released its report on dispute resolutio...

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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 begun formally planning for the implications of B...

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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 company, which has struggled through a costly integrati...

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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 retailers and their suppliers. The journey hasn’t...

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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's-branded micro site on Amazon.com Inc.While ...

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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 of shopping. SmartBrief readers have been followi...

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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 fluffy knit hats. Against the wall, there’s a r...

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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 dropped to 0.5% in the year to March, down from an ...

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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 seeking permission from the bankruptcy court to begin 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 space freed up from the process will be used to s...

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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 impact. However, while most retailers see value in ...

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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 announced last week. CVS will partner with Shipt, ...

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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 of the top retail organizations and brands in the i...

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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 Franck Moreau said that, since launching there thr...

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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-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. UK retail sales decrea...

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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 and fine art.Creekmuir worked with Downtown Greensbo...

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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 retail as we know it. Understanding who the customer...

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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 notable ripple of the Amazon Effect has been felt by ...

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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 success, reports emerged late last week that becau...

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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 seeking more from a trip to the mall than a handoff o...

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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 would close its shop at 5433 Walnut St. by spring. ...

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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, it’s the world’s biggest NBA store o...

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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. He focused on the five key ingredients that diff...

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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 sales since its rival shopping centre Cabot Circus...

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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 trial their business, and move onto Circle Square pe...

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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 dashboard. And the solution should make these tools av...

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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 we decided to visit what is being touted as &ldquo...

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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, is an industry-leading competition designed to hon...

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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’t Buys” were found to have scored four sta...

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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 locally made food-themed signature products such as di...

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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 retail industry and has stimulated major retail R...

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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 has the potential to transform — and yes, sav...

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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 known for its independent labels.The new store ma...

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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 300,000 workers and runs 1,845 stores in the United...

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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 have brought about more convenience, there is nothing...

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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 2018. With a nearly identical shape and use of ma...

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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 like smartphones, cloud computing and e-commerce &...

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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-commerce sales. With these numbers and news of retailers...

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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 modern POS systems and for good reason. These sys...

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Euro zone retail sales stronger than expected in February EURO ZONE RETAIL SALES STRONGER THAN EXPECTED IN FEBRUARY

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Apr 03, 2019

Euro zone retail sales, an indication of domestic demand, were stronger than expected in February, led by a jump in sales of non-food products, data showed on Wednesday.The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said retail sales in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.4 percent month...

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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 slowing economy and thin margins in the sector. The ...

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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 creativity. Still, skeptics have questioned the abil...

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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 & Mason will set up a store and restaurant within V...

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Key Takeaways From The Retail Industry KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE RETAIL INDUSTRY'S AI BOOM

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Apr 03, 2019

The artificial intelligence (AI) talent gap is one of the biggest challenges faced by businesses today, and retail is starting to feel the pinch. Traditional players like Home Depot and Nordstrom have been busy shopping for top tech talent and, going by a spree of acquisitions in 2018, these mega-re...

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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, have plans to close hundreds more this year. Those a...

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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 product sales in 2018, up 19.7 per cent  from US$11...

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Tottenham Stadium follows US financing model TOTTENHAM STADIUM FOLLOWS US FINANCING MODEL

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Apr 02, 2019

Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in north London, planning on how to finance the structure was underway nearly 3,500 miles away. Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in north London, planning on how to finance the structure was ...

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Big challenges for small businesses Downtown BIG CHALLENGES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN

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Apr 02, 2019

Six months into his tenure Downtown at Vagabond Coffee, owner Will Morgan is upbeat about prospects. But the specialty coffee shop’s hours show how tough the urban core market can be.Vagabond is open during business hours — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Compare that to the popular Murray Hi...

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John Lewis Partnership’s weekly sales slumps 11.4% JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP’S WEEKLY SALES SLUMPS 11.4%

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Apr 02, 2019

The later timing of Easter has continued to have an impact on John Lewis Partnership’s sales, with the firm recording an 11.4 per cent slump in its latest weekly trading update. For the week ending March 30, weekly sales at the parent company of Waitrose and John Lewis decreased to £224....

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s Philip Day snaps up Bonmarche for £5.7m EDINBURGH WOOLLEN MILL’S PHILIP DAY SNAPS UP BONMARCHE FOR £5.7M

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Apr 02, 2019

Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner and chief executive Philip Day has made an offer for fashion retailer Bonmarche, valuing it at £5.7 million.The struggling business revealed last month that its trading was worsening, and it expects to record a loss of between £5 million and £6 million ...

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Brick-and-mortar retail is not dead—here’s proof BRICK-AND-MORTAR RETAIL IS NOT DEAD—HERE’S PROOF

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Apr 02, 2019

Depending on whom you ask, brick-and-mortar retail stores are not just on shaky ground, they’re on a precipice of complete oblivion. Honestly, I am exhausted by the constant death knell for retail. I question the statements that I read over and over from economists and journalists who say that...

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Gear4Music posts 2nd profit warning despite sales uptick GEAR4MUSIC POSTS 2ND PROFIT WARNING DESPITE SALES UPTICK

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Apr 02, 2019

Gear4Music has issued a second profit warning for the year despite an uptick in sales amid its full-year results. For the 13 months ending March 31, the online music instrument retailer saw a 36 per cent rise in total revenues to £118.3 million. However, it downgraded its operational profit fo...

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The ‘Art and Science’ of GDPR Consent for Retailers THE ‘ART AND SCIENCE’ OF GDPR CONSENT FOR RETAILERS

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Apr 02, 2019

You’ve seen it before, the long form you must sign before participating in a potentially dangerous activity, the checkbox at the bottom of an end user agreement before you can use a new piece of software, the numerous documents that are part of every major financial purchase. These arduous pro...

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Tesco to trial plastic package recycling in 10 stores TESCO TO TRIAL PLASTIC PACKAGE RECYCLING IN 10 STORES

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Apr 02, 2019

Tesco has introduced new technology that allows the supermarket to recycle all forms of plastic packaging – as part of a trial.The leader of the Big 4 grocers has teamed up with recycling specialist Recycling Technologies to launch the initiative in 10 stores in the Bristol and Swindon areas. ...

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Fashion House Roberto Cavalli Closes its U.S. Stores FASHION HOUSE ROBERTO CAVALLI CLOSES ITS U.S. STORES

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Apr 02, 2019

The ailing Italian luxury fashion house Roberto Cavalli has shuttered its North American operations, hours after the brand said it was seeking a deal with creditors to stave off a bankruptcy filing and less than a week after the departure of its creative director, Paul Surridge. On Friday, the brand...

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Office Outlet administrators axe 161 jobs & close 16 stores OFFICE OUTLET ADMINISTRATORS AXE 161 JOBS & CLOSE 16 STORES

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Apr 02, 2019

Administrators for Office Outlet have announced a raft of store closures and scores of job cuts as they continue to search for a new owner.The retailer, formerly known as Staples, went under last month and administrators from Deloitte have confirmed that 16 stores will shut down this month, resultin...

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2019 Top Women in Retail: A Q&A With Sharon Leite, CEO, The Vitamin Shoppe 2019 TOP WOMEN IN RETAIL: A Q&A WITH SHARON LEITE, CEO, THE VITAMIN SHOPPE

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Apr 02, 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 of the top retail organizations and brands in the i...

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Mixed data offer glimmers of hope for slowing U.S. economy MIXED DATA OFFER GLIMMERS OF HOPE FOR SLOWING U.S. ECONOMY

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Apr 01, 2019

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in February, but a rebound in factory activity in March and strong increase in construction spending offered hope the economy was not slowing as sharply as previously feared. The mixed reports on Monday prompted economists to raise their growth projections for the...

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U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in February U.S. RETAIL SALES UNEXPECTEDLY FALL IN FEBRUARY

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Apr 01, 2019

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in February, the latest sign economic growth has shifted into low gear as stimulus from $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and increased government spending fades. The Commerce Department said on Monday retail sales dropped 0.2 percent as households cut back on purchases o...

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Report: Bed Bath & Beyond Laid Off 150 Employees REPORT: BED BATH & BEYOND LAID OFF 150 EMPLOYEES

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Apr 01, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond laid off about 150 of its 65,000 employees last week, CNBC reported. Anonymous sources familiar with the matter told CNBC that a little less than 50 workers, largely in the field-support team, which helps staff stores at namesake Bed Bath & Beyond stores, lost their jobs. I...

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Humans Are Retail Technology HUMANS ARE RETAIL TECHNOLOGY'S BIGGEST PROBLEM

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Apr 01, 2019

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty spoke about artificial intelligence (AI) in a keynote address last year, she pointed out that handing out more technology to companies isn't useful if you don't change their workflows.But what does that mean? In my industry, retail, poor workflow is a symptom of di...

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Retail Leaders Share 4 Rules To Radical Innovation RETAIL LEADERS SHARE 4 RULES TO RADICAL INNOVATION

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Apr 01, 2019

I was recently talking with Terry Jones, Founding CEO of Travelocity and Co-Founder of Kayak, who shared an interesting perspective on disruption, “My innovation is your disruption. It is only disruption because you didn't do it!” This concept to me is at the heart of the transformat...

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Hong Kong Feb retail sales fall 10.1 pct y/y, first drop since Feb 2017 HONG KONG FEB RETAIL SALES FALL 10.1 PCT Y/Y, FIRST DROP SINCE FEB 2017

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Apr 01, 2019

Hong Kong’s retail sales fell in February, ending a 23-month expansion streak, government data showed on Monday, and the total for 2019’s first two months was less than a year earlier as economic uncertainties kept consumers cautious.Consumer spending traditionally surges before the Luna...

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2000 jobs at risk as Select readies for administration 2000 JOBS AT RISK AS SELECT READIES FOR ADMINISTRATION

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Apr 01, 2019

Select is preparing to call in administrators, putting 2000 jobs at risk.The discount fashion retailer has filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator, a court document that prevents creditors from calling in debts for 10 working days. The document, seen by Retail Week, was filed at the ...

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Joules CEO Colin Porter to resign after 5 years JOULES CEO COLIN PORTER TO RESIGN AFTER 5 YEARS

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Apr 01, 2019

Joules has revealed that Colin Porter is due to step down as chief executive after serving five years with the British retailer.Porter will resign before the end of the retailer’s 2019/20 financial year.Joules said Porter’s fixed resignation date remains unknown but added that the timing...

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Retail Gazette Loves: April Fools’ Day retail round-up RETAIL GAZETTE LOVES: APRIL FOOLS’ DAY RETAIL ROUND-UP

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Apr 01, 2019

Celebrated since the 19th century, April Fools’ Day has come a long way, particularly in retail where businesses tend to “fool” their customers for a laugh.The Retail Gazette takes a detailed look into retailers’ pranks this year. Hotel Chocolat’s established restaurant...

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Sports Direct urges Debenhams shareholders to resist £200m refinancing plan SPORTS DIRECT URGES DEBENHAMS SHAREHOLDERS TO RESIST £200M REFINANCING PLAN

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Apr 01, 2019

Sports Direct has urged Debenhams’ shareholders to take action against a £200 million funding lifeline. The Mike Ashley-owned retail company also called on other shareholders to send letters to Debenhams to resist the department store’s refinancing plans. On Friday, Debenhams revea...

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Small retailers to benefit from business rates relief SMALL RETAILERS TO BENEFIT FROM BUSINESS RATES RELIEF

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Apr 01, 2019

Small retailers are set to enjoy a share of tax cuts worth half a billion pounds as business rates bills are slashed across England this month.While council tax, prescriptions, utility bills and car tax are all set to rise, thousands of high street shops will be set for a reprieve.In last year&rsquo...

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Retail Sales Drop in February RETAIL SALES DROP IN FEBRUARY

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Apr 01, 2019

Following positive growth in January, retail sales dropped .2% in February. The reversal marks a return to negative month-to-month sales totals. The industry was encouraged when sales increased .7% in January following a disastrous December that saw sales drop by 1.6%. The advance estimates released...

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Natural Language Processing Changing The Phase Of Retail In 2019 NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING CHANGING THE PHASE OF RETAIL IN 2019

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Mar 30, 2019

Increasing adoption and awareness has been causing conversations on how Natural Language Processing (NLP) can equally benefit retailers and customers in the shopping process. Omnichannel retail gets a new depth with voice-integration, and opens up new opportunities when combined with VR and IR-led s...

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On the retail road: Amazon infuses Rs 240 crore into India grocery unit ON THE RETAIL ROAD: AMAZON INFUSES RS 240 CRORE INTO INDIA GROCERY UNIT

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Mar 30, 2019

Amazon.com Inc, the world largest e-commerce company, has infused Rs 240 crore in Amazon Retail India (ARIPL), one of its units in India that manages the supply of grocery and food items, as it looks to double down on the segment in the coming months. ARIPL has received the fund from Amazon Corporat...

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Aussie retailers are fighting the Amazon Armageddon - and winning AUSSIE RETAILERS ARE FIGHTING THE AMAZON ARMAGEDDON - AND WINNING

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Mar 29, 2019

It's only been a year or so since headlines screamed dire predictions about the Amazon-induced retail Armageddon in Australia. So how is it that our major retailers are holding their ground against the onslaught?Broadly speaking there seems to be two reasons: Price and range. While Amazon has be...

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More Retailers Seize Their Search Marketing Opportunity with Sidecar’s Technology Updates MORE RETAILERS SEIZE THEIR SEARCH MARKETING OPPORTUNITY WITH SIDECAR’S TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

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Mar 29, 2019

Sidecar announced several technology updates to Sidecar for Paid Search and Sidecar for Shopping. These solutions now use new applications of natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI) to increasingly improve the performance of retailers’ paid search and shopping ad cam...

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UK’s outlet sector grows ahead of shopping centres UK’S OUTLET SECTOR GROWS AHEAD OF SHOPPING CENTRES

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Mar 29, 2019

The UK’s outlet centres are outperforming in the wider retail market, growing rapidly ahead of shopping centres, according to new research. Global real estate firm CBRE found that outlets have recorded close to double-digit sales per year between 2012 and 2017, with the UK’s Bicester dom...

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YG Entertainment Censors Seungri’s Face In Official Online Shop YG ENTERTAINMENT CENSORS SEUNGRI’S FACE IN OFFICIAL ONLINE SHOP

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Mar 28, 2019

On March 28, it was reported that YG Entertainment’s official online shop, YG Select, was selling BIGBANG merchandise with blurred photos of Seungri’s face.YG Select was criticized for continuing to sell merchandise related to Seungri even after the Burning Sun controversy erupted.It was...

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Drunk shopping could be a $45 billion industry DRUNK SHOPPING COULD BE A $45 BILLION INDUSTRY

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Mar 28, 2019

The latest survey on drunk shopping suggests that it’s a much more expensive habit than we had imagined.A 2018 survey of 1000 people showed that Americans who shop online under the influence spend over $40 each time they go on Amazon, with gin drinkers leading the pack at $82. Before that, we ...

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3 Ways Retailers Can Align Their Sales Funnel to Digital Strategies 3 WAYS RETAILERS CAN ALIGN THEIR SALES FUNNEL TO DIGITAL STRATEGIES

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Mar 28, 2019

During the 2018 holiday season, retailers saw stellar e-commerce year-over-year growth of over 15 percent. This upward trend was seen across retail categories, desktop and mobile. Average order values also indicated that even though shoppers took advantage of sale items, they spent their savings and...

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16 Brands That Are Closing Their Stores In 2019 16 BRANDS THAT ARE CLOSING THEIR STORES IN 2019

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Mar 28, 2019

Shopping in malls and physical locations are becoming less and less common. The fact is, online shopping is more convenient, often cheaper, and boasts a selection no bricks and mortar store can compare to. With competition like Amazon Prime, NewEgg, and other easy to access options, standing stores ...

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How eCommerce Technology Benefits the Business? HOW ECOMMERCE TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS THE BUSINESS?

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Mar 28, 2019

ECommerce technology has been flourishing drastically from the last decade, and most of the business owners curious to develop an online ecommerce store to give their local business a universal identity.If you are also one of them, but hesitate to open an online store due to the security concerns. D...

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Simon Property Lures Shoppers With Online Outlet Platform SIMON PROPERTY LURES SHOPPERS WITH ONLINE OUTLET PLATFORM

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Mar 27, 2019

In an effort to lure shoppers, and boost both online and retail-store business of participating retailers, Simon Property Group Inc. SPG recently launched an online outlet shopping platform. This latest platform, the fifth in the series, is called Shop Premium Outlets. It will help the "highly ...

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How to Make a Retail Pop-up Shop Successful HOW TO MAKE A RETAIL POP-UP SHOP SUCCESSFUL

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Mar 27, 2019

Retail pop-ups have become an essential tool in retail for driving experiences and finding new customers. Whether you are a mom-and-pop business or a large multichain retailer, there are essential elements to making a pop-up successful. What is a pop-up? A retail pop-up is a temporary, physical reta...

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Millions consider online grocery shopping MILLIONS CONSIDER ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING

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Mar 27, 2019

More and more Australians are considering buying their groceries online - but few of them are actually doing it.New research suggests more than five million people - nearly a third of shoppers - would consider ordering their groceries on the internet in the next year, up by more than 800,000 from 20...

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Wayfair defines its offline strategy as it pushes into permanent retail WAYFAIR DEFINES ITS OFFLINE STRATEGY AS IT PUSHES INTO PERMANENT RETAIL

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Mar 27, 2019

Wayfair is moving beyond pop-ups into permanent retail stores, joining the likes of online-first brands like Casper, Warby Parker and Everlane that built physical stores to amplify their online presence. For Wayfair, the move is part of a bigger strategy to test the waters of physical retail, assess...

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Human Connection Returns to Retail in 2019 HUMAN CONNECTION RETURNS TO RETAIL IN 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

As we approach the end of the year's first quarter, now is a good time for retailers to consider the trends that will impact their businesses in 2019 and beyond. One exciting trend crossing all segments of retail is the renewed focus on the human connection — i.e., building authentic relat...

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Retail chain Carter’s charts investment in digital capabilities RETAIL CHAIN CARTER’S CHARTS INVESTMENT IN DIGITAL CAPABILITIES

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Mar 26, 2019

Carter’s will test the new service that is designed to speed up the fulfillment of e-commerce orders later this year. Carter’s is selling its brands through our e-commerce capabilities in about 85 countries and relationships with retailers throughout the world. Carter’s believes th...

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Retail Reflections: 3 Big Takeaways From SXSW 2019 RETAIL REFLECTIONS: 3 BIG TAKEAWAYS FROM SXSW 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

Now that the dust has settled from the storm that is SXSW, I've had the chance to reflect on some of the key themes coming out of this year’s event. The retail industry in particular made waves with a higher profile presence than usual, with companies like Walmart, Patagonia, Away, lululem...

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Can Retailers Trust Their Third-Party Vendors? CAN RETAILERS TRUST THEIR THIRD-PARTY VENDORS?

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Mar 26, 2019

For many retailers, working with third-party vendors is part and parcel of doing business, offering financial benefits and operational flexibility. However, as companies take increasing care to protect themselves against cyberattacks, their vendors often don’t face nearly as much scrutiny. Thi...

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Asda launch George Rewards Scheme to earn points when shopping online ASDA LAUNCH GEORGE REWARDS SCHEME TO EARN POINTS WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE

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Mar 26, 2019

Families will be able to benefit massively from George's new Rewards Scheme, with plenty of room for savings.If there is one thing all of us cannot help doing is picking up the odd bits from George when doing our weekly shop.Now, perfect for when we need to switch up the kids school uniforms, a ...

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When robots change the retail industry, leveraging robots in the age of amazon and walmart WHEN ROBOTS CHANGE THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, LEVERAGING ROBOTS IN THE AGE OF AMAZON AND WALMART

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Mar 26, 2019

Automation is evolving and slowly changing all the industries, the retail industry is not left far behind where shippers, retailers and restaurants are experimenting with robots, self-driving cars and drones in a bid to use automation to drive down the high cost of delivery. Walmart is working hard ...

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The Difference Between Marketing To Millennials And Generation Z THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION Z

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Mar 26, 2019

In terms of marketing, millennials and members of Generation Z are often conflated. While both generations consist of younger individuals, there is a significant age difference. The  millennial age range typically falls between 21 and 37, and Generation Z consists of those born after the mid-90...

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The Best Local Bike Shops Across America THE BEST LOCAL BIKE SHOPS ACROSS AMERICA

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Mar 26, 2019

In some towns, bike shops are just a place to get your bike serviced or pick up a bottle of chain lube. But the best bike shops are so much more. They’re the place where cyclists of all kinds meet up before their ride, join groups for an all-day epic, or stop in afterward for a beer (and some ...

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Capgemini: The secret to AI success for retailers CAPGEMINI: THE SECRET TO AI SUCCESS FOR RETAILERS

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Mar 26, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will profoundly impact all aspects of business in the coming years, across many industries. In the retail sector, the impact of AI can already be seen on a broad scale. It’s more than likely that you’ve interacted with a chatbot on a retailer’s website,...

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What is Product Information Management? Defining PIM in 2019 WHAT IS PRODUCT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT? DEFINING PIM IN 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

As the name suggests, Product Information Management (PIM) is the technology an organization uses to centralize all the underlying information about their products, along with being the platform to manage any subsequent modifications or changes, such as new packaging or product marketing language. B...

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And Now For Something Completely Different: The Dollar Shave Club Vending Machine AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: THE DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB VENDING MACHINE

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Mar 26, 2019

Have you ever been to the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN? It has been about 20 years since my last visit there. The mall gets 40 million visitors annually. As a comparison, according to thestreet.com, the combined population of the 12 largest cities in the U.S. (just the cities, not the metro ar...

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3 Research-Backed Ways to Get Better Results From Your E-Commerce Blog 3 RESEARCH-BACKED WAYS TO GET BETTER RESULTS FROM YOUR E-COMMERCE BLOG

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Mar 26, 2019

Not just because content marketing is a super effective tactic for building trust, generating leads, and increasing sales. (Though it is really good at these things!)But because—quite simply—other marketing methods aren’t doing their jobs as effectively anymore. Or, at least, they&...

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Instagram users can now buy items from ads inside the App INSTAGRAM USERS CAN NOW BUY ITEMS FROM ADS INSIDE THE APP

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Mar 26, 2019

Instagram is taking its Shopping ads one step further by making it possible for people to buy the products in the ads without leaving the app. The feature, called Checkout on Instagram, is currently being tested in a closed beta program by nearly two dozen businesses and is only available to users i...

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Wren Kitchens beats John Lewis as UK’s top retail employer WREN KITCHENS BEATS JOHN LEWIS AS UK’S TOP RETAIL EMPLOYER

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Mar 26, 2019

Wren Kitchens has been crowned the best retail employer to work for in the UK, beating last year’s champion John Lewis Partnership.Job search site Indeed analysed reviews from millions of staff members to compile the list of the UK’s top 15 retail employers.Wren Kitchens takes the top sp...

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"A visit to the Retail Center always sparks new ideas" "A VISIT TO THE RETAIL CENTER ALWAYS SPARKS NEW IDEAS"

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Mar 26, 2019

The recipe for the Retail Center’s success is based on several key ingredients: offer tailor made programmes, organise workshops, study various store layouts and recreate them in a realistic model of a supermarket environment. The Rijk Zwaan Retail Center has three different shelf layouts: a D...

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Wayfair to open first full-service retail store in Massachusetts WAYFAIR TO OPEN FIRST FULL-SERVICE RETAIL STORE IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Mar 26, 2019

Wayfair Inc. W, +0.39% said Tuesday it will open its first full-service brick-and-mortar retail store in Massachusetts. The new store, to be located in Natick, is scheduled to open in early fall. The online home furnishings seller said it will also open four pop-up shops later this summer, after pre...

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Greensboro pop-up shop will offer free prom wear GREENSBORO POP-UP SHOP WILL OFFER FREE PROM WEAR

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Mar 26, 2019

Guilford County middle and high school students can get free formal wear at downtown pop-up shop.Camille’s Closet and Theo’s Threads Pop Up Shop, a free formal wear shop, will open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 at the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie St.The shop is open t...

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Data-sharing Algorithm launched for Indian rural store owners DATA-SHARING ALGORITHM LAUNCHED FOR INDIAN RURAL STORE OWNERS

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Mar 25, 2019

Next Billion, which creates insights to enable companies to expand in high-growth emerging markets, provides free point-of-sale platforms to rural store owners to record real-time inventory and sales data. It is building a data marketplace and piloting a new data sharing model based on Ocean Protoco...

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Happy Lemon teashop showcases Alibaba tech HAPPY LEMON TEASHOP SHOWCASES ALIBABA TECH

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Mar 25, 2019

Taiwanese bubble-tea chain Happy Lemon has teamed up with Koubei, Alibaba Group’s local-services app, to upgrade its in-store technology, including a new drink-making robot. At its pilot “smart store” in Shanghai, customers have the option of buying their drinks at a counter manned...

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How to Fix Your Ecommerce Checkout to Sell More HOW TO FIX YOUR ECOMMERCE CHECKOUT TO SELL MORE

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Mar 25, 2019

Checkout is the most critical part of the ecommerce sales funnel as this is the area where people complete transactions and purchase your products.Non-optimized checkout is one of the major reasons for cart abandonment and low conversion rate. If it’s too complex, lengthy, or confusing, shoppe...

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Data and Analytics Are the Path to Success for Retailers DATA AND ANALYTICS ARE THE PATH TO SUCCESS FOR RETAILERS

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Mar 25, 2019

While outsiders have long tried to put a death sentence on retailers in the brick-and-mortar space, the industry keeps chugging along. Insiders understand there’s still plenty of potential for growth — even as e-commerce continues to scale. But for there to be sustained success, big data...

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Waterstones boss says retailer “frankly not profitable enough” to raise wages WATERSTONES BOSS SAYS RETAILER “FRANKLY NOT PROFITABLE ENOUGH” TO RAISE WAGES

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Mar 25, 2019

Waterstones managing director James Daunt has said the retailer was “frankly not profitable enough” to increase wages, after staff launched a campaign to be paid the Real Living Wage.Speaking to Press Association, Daunt said that while he personally thought the work of The Living Wage Fo...

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Customer Experience: 5 retail graphics must dos to spark an offline-retail resurrection CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: 5 RETAIL GRAPHICS MUST DOS TO SPARK AN OFFLINE-RETAIL RESURRECTION

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Mar 25, 2019

“Need to shop? – Let’s Amazon it” – This appears to be the modern day consensus among shoppers across different age categories, and rightly so. There is no denying the marvel that online shopping is today. It’s time-effective, cost-effective, and above all conveni...

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Poshmark challenges the norms of traditional retail POSHMARK CHALLENGES THE NORMS OF TRADITIONAL RETAIL

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Mar 25, 2019

With its community of millions of buyers and sellers, Poshmark offers a new way to buy and sell clothes, leveraging technology to bring the human element to online shopping. The model might seem unlikely; the initial version of the store didn’t even have search functionality, instead emphasizi...

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Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green expected to appoint administrators LIAM GALLAGHER’S PRETTY GREEN EXPECTED TO APPOINT ADMINISTRATORS

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Mar 25, 2019

Pretty Green, the fashion retailer set up by Liam Gallagher, is reportedly preparing to appoint administrators this week.According to Sky News, the menswear business has filed a notice of intention to appoint Moorfields Advisory to handle an insolvency process.According to sources cited by Sky News,...

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3 ways younger consumers are embracing Easter 3 WAYS YOUNGER CONSUMERS ARE EMBRACING EASTER

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Mar 25, 2019

It’s the only time of year to put all your eggs in one basket, and consumers are gearing up for the Easter holiday. Roughly eight in 10 U.S. adults plan to celebrate Easter, spending an average of $151 per person on everything from clothing and candy to cards and flowers. Even consumers who do...

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The problem of plenty: Multi-brand stores battle with flawed retail margins THE PROBLEM OF PLENTY: MULTI-BRAND STORES BATTLE WITH FLAWED RETAIL MARGINS

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Mar 24, 2019

Last week, Arti Kirloskar walked into Churchgate's concept store, Bungalow Eight (B8), looking to find something interesting from its multi-brand curation. She was there because she heard the 16-year-old clothing, accessories and décor pit stop was shuttering. Trustee of the Kirloskar Fou...

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Instagram Jumps Into Ecommerce; Launches ‘Checkout’ For Making Online Shopping Easier INSTAGRAM JUMPS INTO ECOMMERCE; LAUNCHES ‘CHECKOUT’ FOR MAKING ONLINE SHOPPING EASIER

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Mar 23, 2019

Instagram is coming up with a new feature for all you shopaholics and soon! The feature is already developed and is under testing with some closed beta for businesses and available for people in the US, but it still isn’t clear when it will be available for us.Speculations were being made abou...

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Can You Succeed In Retail With No Online Sales In 2019? CAN YOU SUCCEED IN RETAIL WITH NO ONLINE SALES IN 2019?

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Mar 22, 2019

The UK high street has become big news in recent months; with numerous articles debating the problems being experienced, expounding a variety of solutions and looking to predict who the next retail casualties might be.A common theme has been online shopping and its impact on the high street, with ma...

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Canada inflation climbs, while retail sales decline CANADA INFLATION CLIMBS, WHILE RETAIL SALES DECLINE

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Mar 22, 2019

Canadian inflation rose last month at a slightly faster-than-expected pace, pushed higher by increased costs associated with mortgage payments and fresh vegetables.According to Stats Canada, Canada’s CPI climbed +1.5% y/y in February, up from a +1.4% rise in January. Market expectations were f...

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Shoppers protest end of Walmart price-matching tool SHOPPERS PROTEST END OF WALMART PRICE-MATCHING TOOL

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Mar 22, 2019

Customers who use Walmart’s Savings Catcher price-matching tool took to social media to complain after the retailer announced plans to discontinue the service, with some claiming the service had netted them hundreds of dollars in savings.Walmart (NYSE:WMT) sent an email to program members anno...

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3 Ways to Maximize Global E-Commerce Revenue 3 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE GLOBAL E-COMMERCE REVENUE

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Mar 22, 2019

E-commerce sales are expected to surpass $530 billion by 2020. The obvious benefit of running an e-commerce business is you're not restricted by geographic location. Even better, you're not limited to regular store hours and can be processing transactions from all over the world while you sl...

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Mswipe looks to expand services to retail sector MSWIPE LOOKS TO EXPAND SERVICES TO RETAIL SECTOR

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Mar 22, 2019

Mumbai-based card payments company Mswipe intends to expand its services to the organised retail sector by adding inventory management, billing and other solutions to card transaction. With this, the company will be entering a market where it will be competing with players like Paytm and Reliance Ji...

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E-Commerce Blueprint: Developing a Path to Success E-COMMERCE BLUEPRINT: DEVELOPING A PATH TO SUCCESS

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Mar 22, 2019

When building your e-commerce presence, it is important to prepare for challenges while striving for success. Online sales are exploding, and sometimes it’s in a mushroom cloud of customer frustration. If someone orders a big screen TV for a super bowl party only for it to show up a week later...

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Beware of These 5 E-Commerce CNP Fraud Trends BEWARE OF THESE 5 E-COMMERCE CNP FRAUD TRENDS

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Mar 22, 2019

E-commerce is booming, but so is card-not-present (CNP) fraud. In fact, CNP fraud is growing at 14 percent per year because fraudsters have become more sophisticated about leveraging all the stolen data that’s out there. While this isn’t great news for online merchants, knowledge is powe...

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5 Important Retail Technologies That Brands Should Be Prioritizing 5 IMPORTANT RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES THAT BRANDS SHOULD BE PRIORITIZING

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Mar 21, 2019

With Shoptalk 2019 solidly in our rearview mirror, we’ve now had ample time to digest the many presentations we saw and conversations we shared about the future of retail. We’re optimistic about what lies ahead for our industry and have very strong feelings about the strategies retailers...

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China Retail: Can A Personal Shopper Be Your Secret Weapon? CHINA RETAIL: CAN A PERSONAL SHOPPER BE YOUR SECRET WEAPON?

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Mar 21, 2019

During a lunch a few weeks ago in Los Angeles, a friend showed up with some products he had just purchased from the local CVS drugstore. When he relayed that the purchases were to be shipped to relatives in China, I observed that his purchases were already available there. He agreed, but said that h...

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Welsh retail automation platform Veeqo raises €3.8 million from Octopus Investments WELSH RETAIL AUTOMATION PLATFORM VEEQO RAISES €3.8 MILLION FROM OCTOPUS INVESTMENTS

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Mar 21, 2019

Based in Swansea, Wales, Veeqo is a retail automation platform that helps retailers to sync their inventory across multiple sales channels and fulfil customer orders. Each year, the Veeqo platform powers over 31 million shipments. Hundreds of retail brands such as Brompton Bikes, Maidenhead Aquatics...

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Walmart CTO Jeremy King resigned amid e-commerce push WALMART CTO JEREMY KING RESIGNED AMID E-COMMERCE PUSH

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Mar 21, 2019

Jeremy King, who joined the company in 2011, led a revamp of Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce technology platform by making it faster, more competitive and customer-friendly in order to take on rivals including Amazon.com. Walmart said capital expenditures for fiscal 2019 will be approximately $11 bi...

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How Retailers Can Strike the Balance Between Man and Machine HOW RETAILERS CAN STRIKE THE BALANCE BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE

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Mar 21, 2019

Brands across industries are eager to wow customers with new technology — and rightly so. In the age of heightened convenience, more personalized experiences and innovative shopping options like Amazon Alexa, consumers won’t tolerate brands that don’t embrace the future. However, t...

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This Entrepreneur Has Raised $200 Million To Address The Collapse Of Retail With One Simple Solution THIS ENTREPRENEUR HAS RAISED $200 MILLION TO ADDRESS THE COLLAPSE OF RETAIL WITH ONE SIMPLE SOLUTION

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Mar 21, 2019

Alexei Agratchev is a tremendous example of the American Dream in action, and how it is possible to overcome just about every obstacle to launch your own business, regardless of what’s happening in the markets.Originally born in Moscow, just before the Soviet Union fell apart, Agratchev went f...

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Future Group names Hardeep Singh CEO of 7-Eleven retail stores FUTURE GROUP NAMES HARDEEP SINGH CEO OF 7-ELEVEN RETAIL STORES

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Mar 21, 2019

Future Group has named Hardeep Singh as the chief executive officer for the 7-Eleven retail stores in India. The group is the master franchisee for these stores which are part of the world's largest convenience chain. Singh had joined Future Group last year on account of the acquisition of Vulca...

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How To Increase Brand Loyalty By Merging Online And In-Store Retail Experiences HOW TO INCREASE BRAND LOYALTY BY MERGING ONLINE AND IN-STORE RETAIL EXPERIENCES

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Mar 21, 2019

Once brick-and-mortar retailers caught on to the online shopping phenomenon, it was only a matter of time before the system unraveled to become even more complex for meeting demands. The “perfected” method of the retail experience is still one area where I believe many retailers are fall...

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COMMENT: Forecasting the Future of Retail Demand Forecasting COMMENT: FORECASTING THE FUTURE OF RETAIL DEMAND FORECASTING

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Mar 21, 2019

Demand forecasts are at the heart of a retailer’s profitability and reputation. These encompass strategic forecasts to help decide where to build a new store or distribution centre, tactical forecasts about what kind of promotion to run next month, and operational forecasts with fine granulari...

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Game interim profits surge but sales decline GAME INTERIM PROFITS SURGE BUT SALES DECLINE

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Mar 21, 2019

Game Digital posted mixed results in its first half, with profits surging amid a decline in sales despite a boost from blockbuster video games such as Fortnite.For the 26-week period ending January 26, the video game retailer saw pre-tax profits jump 20.3 per cent year-on-year to £14.8 million...

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Cost of crime in retail surges 12% to £1.9bn COST OF CRIME IN RETAIL SURGES 12% TO £1.9BN

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Mar 21, 2019

The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers in 2018 surged by 12 per cent to £1.9 billion. According to the BRC’s latest Retail Crime Survey, the total cost comprised of £900 million in direct cost from retail crime while £1 billion was spent in efforts to prev...

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Canadian inflation and retail sales next to move the loonie CANADIAN INFLATION AND RETAIL SALES NEXT TO MOVE THE LOONIE

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Mar 21, 2019

In January, the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) returned to positive territory after two months of declines, marking a marginal monthly rise of 0.1%. In February, forecasts are for a steeper increase of 0.6% m/m, which if true, would be the largest monthly gain in a year. Yet, additional advance...

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Retail and Convenience Store Trends Creating Opportunities for ISVs RETAIL AND CONVENIENCE STORE TRENDS CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISVS

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Mar 21, 2019

Growing demand in the retail and convenience store markets is opening the door for ISVs. As today’s consumers seek more store offerings of fresh, locally grown or healthy choices served hot or cold, c-stores and grocery outlets are looking to solution providers that can deliver solutions to he...

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Do furniture retailers need a new approach in the digital age? DO FURNITURE RETAILERS NEED A NEW APPROACH IN THE DIGITAL AGE?

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Mar 21, 2019

Through a special arrangement, what follows is a summary of an article from Retail Dive, a publication providing new and exclusive insights to retail executives and decision makers.Home goods retailers have adapted as retail has become more digitally focused, but it’s still a category in which...

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AHDB analyst teases out contemporary retail potato product innovations AHDB ANALYST TEASES OUT CONTEMPORARY RETAIL POTATO PRODUCT INNOVATIONS

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Mar 21, 2019

According to Kim Malley, Senior Analyst at AHDB Potatoes in the UK, smaller retail categories such as crisps and chilled are increasing at the fastest rate as potato retail volumes grow. “This is reflected in the innovations we see in the category, with significant degrees of diversification i...

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Retail transformation favors small business RETAIL TRANSFORMATION FAVORS SMALL BUSINESS

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Mar 21, 2019

The big-box apocalypse isn’t slowing down. Nationally, clothing brands and corporate retailers alike, have been filing bankruptcy, liquidating and closing stores. In February, Payless announced that it would be closing all 21,000 stores in the U.S., representing the largest retail liquidation ...

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42 Retail Statistics to Help You Build Your Business in 2019 42 RETAIL STATISTICS TO HELP YOU BUILD YOUR BUSINESS IN 2019

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Mar 20, 2019

E-commerce allows anyone access to almost any store at any time, with the convenience of their purchases being delivered right to their door.But it’s not just brick-and-mortar vs. e-commerce anymore. Mobile retail has exploded, enabling consumers to make purchases any time the mood or need str...

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Transform your print shop by investing in the right digital press TRANSFORM YOUR PRINT SHOP BY INVESTING IN THE RIGHT DIGITAL PRESS

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Mar 20, 2019

What impact can the ‘right’ press have in unlocking your print shop’s true potential? Find out in this fast-paced, hands-on session as one thriving printer shares their unique perspectives through the eyes of financial decision makers and technical press operators. Learn how the Xe...

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Prague-based Manifesto Market raises millions to create food and retail popup spaces across Europe PRAGUE-BASED MANIFESTO MARKET RAISES MILLIONS TO CREATE FOOD AND RETAIL POPUP SPACES ACROSS EUROPE

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Mar 20, 2019

Prague-based Manifesto Market, a proptech and hospitality initiative focusing on food and retail popups, has just announced the closing of a seven-digit growth equity investment from Rockaway, which it will use to expand its model in the Czech Republic and globally. Manifesto Market set up shop in a...

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Should online retailers blacklist shoppers who return too much? SHOULD ONLINE RETAILERS BLACKLIST SHOPPERS WHO RETURN TOO MUCH?

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Mar 20, 2019

Today's retail landscape is tough and getting tougher. Businesses are under increasing pressure, from reduced margins to online competition, and now they're facing another problem. I'm talking about 'serial returners' consumers that deliberately buy more items than they plan to k...

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Retailers lost tens of millions of dollars because of high-severity software bugs. RETAILERS LOST TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BECAUSE OF HIGH-SEVERITY SOFTWARE BUGS.

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Mar 20, 2019

The research report, which leveraged testing and feedback from Applause’s community of digital quality experts, evaluated the functional, user experience (UX), and omnichannel maturity of the world’s top retailers. In total, Applause found more than 3,000 software bugs during the testing...

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Editor EDITOR'S NOTE: THE 2019 TOP WOMEN IN RETAIL LIST

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Mar 20, 2019

I'm really excited today! Why? Because the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, is announcing the release of its ninth annual list of the Top Women in Retail! Honorees, some of whom were recommended via a survey of our WIRLC members and Inner Circle e-newslett...

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3 Innovations From Nordstrom to Inspire Your 2019 Retail Strategy 3 INNOVATIONS FROM NORDSTROM TO INSPIRE YOUR 2019 RETAIL STRATEGY

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Mar 20, 2019

This past year, Lord & Taylor announced it would close its flagship store in New York City, as well as 10 of its other retail locations through 2019. While many long-established retailers have struggled to keep up in an increasingly omnichannel retail environment, the announcement still came as ...

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Singapore retail sales up with 5.3 per cent SINGAPORE RETAIL SALES UP WITH 5.3 PER CENT

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Mar 20, 2019

When motor vehicles are included in the data, the official topline figure was a 7.6 per cent increase.Lunar New Year fell two weeks earlier this year compared with last year, which means some volume of pre-holiday stocking up was completed in January rather than the first half of February.According ...

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3 things to know about consumers in 2019 3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CONSUMERS IN 2019

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Mar 20, 2019

In retail, evolution doesn’t stop. As consumer behavior shifts and changes with every new technological advancement or cultural shift, retailers must rise to meet new demands. And that means keeping a disciplined focus on the customer. At NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, Mark Mathews, NRF&rs...

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Could Consumer Packaged Goods Be A Suitable Revenue Stream for Your Restaurant? COULD CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS BE A SUITABLE REVENUE STREAM FOR YOUR RESTAURANT?

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Mar 20, 2019

If you’re looking to boost revenue for your restaurant, paid advertising and adding another location aren’t your only options. You can enjoy the benefit of both while also increasing sales with a strategic move into the grocery store as a producer of CPGs – consumer packaged goods....

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3 Tips for Creating Effective Experiential Retail 3 TIPS FOR CREATING EFFECTIVE EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL

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Mar 19, 2019

Recently, we’ve witnessed many retailers respond to a decrease in foot traffic with attempts to make their brick-and-mortar shops more flashy and fun. A good idea on the surface, unfortunately, plenty of them miss the mark when it comes to brand authenticity. The most popular fad of 2018, Inst...

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Examining customer experience challenges in retail voice technology EXAMINING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CHALLENGES IN RETAIL VOICE TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 19, 2019

Voice tech is uniquely positioned to take over the retail market. However, customer experience challenges remain that directly affect full adoption.The voice shopping market is projected to grow to over $40 billion by 2022, up from $2 billion today. Increasingly, retailers are looking for ways to cr...

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Mastering Context: The New Digital Frontier MASTERING CONTEXT: THE NEW DIGITAL FRONTIER

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Mar 19, 2019

As brand marketers, we often believe we’ve seen the apex of new and unique ways to reach consumers as well as the levels of personalization a product can offer. As a brand marketer and digital strategist at Mars for eight years before joining Salsify, I’ve seen the struggle to maintain b...

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Five examples of podcasts from retail brands FIVE EXAMPLES OF PODCASTS FROM RETAIL BRANDS

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Mar 19, 2019

According to IAB, the challenge has been “for podcast producers and distributors to offer buyers a set of metrics that is consistently defined and measured equally across the podcast medium”. As a result of difficulties relating to ad measurement in podcasts, many brands – fashion ...

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