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Why Kohl’s and Other Major Retail Stocks Are Sliding Right Before the Holidays WHY KOHL’S AND OTHER MAJOR RETAIL STOCKS ARE SLIDING RIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

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Nov 19, 2019

A dismal earnings outlook from Kohl’s has spooked investors ahead of the holiday-shopping season, dragging down its stock and weighing on fellow retailers. Kohl’s stock (ticker: KSS) dropped 18% in Tuesday morning trading, bringing its year-to-date decline to 28%. That’s after the ...

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Greening Up Your Ecommerce Operations During the Holiday Sprint GREENING UP YOUR ECOMMERCE OPERATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAY SPRINT

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Nov 19, 2019

The holiday shopping season is well underway, and The National Retail Federation is predicting holiday retail sales will total between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion this year, and ecommerce is projected to grow 14.1% this holiday season, according to Adobe Analytics.The holiday season can make o...

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5 Tips on Using Tech to Beat the Holiday Retail Crunch 5 TIPS ON USING TECH TO BEAT THE HOLIDAY RETAIL CRUNCH

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Nov 18, 2019

The holiday shopping period in November and December is the busiest time of the year for retailers — not news to anyone who has seen shoppers lining up outside stores before most others have finished Thanksgiving dinner. That sheer volume of transactions means that missing out on even a portio...

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5 Retail Stocks with Attractive Valuations 5 RETAIL STOCKS WITH ATTRACTIVE VALUATIONS

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Nov 18, 2019

The holiday season is kicking off as we speak, and it’s just the time that retailers are waiting for. Now more than ever before, people flock to stores, both online and brick-and-mortar, because now’s the time for the best deals on most things, that fetch retailers 30-40% of their annual...

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U.S. business inventories unchanged; retail stocks revised down U.S. BUSINESS INVENTORIES UNCHANGED; RETAIL STOCKS REVISED DOWN

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Nov 15, 2019

U.S. business inventories were unexpectedly flat in September as stocks at retailers were not as large as initially thought.The Commerce Department said on Friday that the unchanged reading in business inventories followed a 0.1% dip in August. Inventories are a key component of gross domestic produ...

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U.S. retail sales rise modestly; factory output tumbles U.S. RETAIL SALES RISE MODESTLY; FACTORY OUTPUT TUMBLES

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Nov 15, 2019

U.S. retail sales rebounded moderately in October although consumers did cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items like furniture and discretionary spending, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season. Signs from the Commerce Department report on Friday that consu...

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3 Ways Local Retailers Can Win This Holiday Season 3 WAYS LOCAL RETAILERS CAN WIN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Nov 14, 2019

If you’re in the retail business, ‘tis the season to be jolly. Very jolly, indeed. Economists are predicting that total retail sales will eclipse $1.1 trillion this holiday season, an increase of nearly 5 percent compared to 2018. This is the continuation of an upward year-over-year tren...

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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business? IS A FREE POS SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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Nov 13, 2019

A point-of-sale (POS) system is an integral component for most businesses, and it's challenging to find the system that's the right fit for your company's specific needs. Since POS software and hardware are available in various combinations and price points, business owners can pick and ...

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Does a Shorter Shopping Season Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Affect Retail Sales? DOES A SHORTER SHOPPING SEASON BETWEEN THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS AFFECT RETAIL SALES?

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Nov 13, 2019

When compared with previous years, the 2019 holiday shopping season has six less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. What does this mean for retailers? Does less time for shopping translate to stagnating sales? To find out, we did an analysis of holiday trends dating back to 2013, the last time...

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What Consumer Payments Innovation Means for Retailers WHAT CONSUMER PAYMENTS INNOVATION MEANS FOR RETAILERS

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Nov 12, 2019

The trend toward cashless consumer payments has retailers preparing for an evolution at the point of sale (POS). With just 24 percent of Americans carrying cash on a regular basis, merchants will need to accommodate more convenient payment options to keep pace with evolving consumer preferences. A T...

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Australian retailers brace for worst Christmas since 2013 AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS BRACE FOR WORST CHRISTMAS SINCE 2013

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Nov 12, 2019

Sentiment among Australian retailers has slumped to its lowest in six years, with a fifth fewer forecasting a pick-up in sales in the Christmas period than a year earlier, a survey of retail executives showed on Wednesday. Just 62% of retailers expected to grow sales in the holiday gift-giving seaso...

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Why retail needs to leverage Edge computing solutions WHY RETAIL NEEDS TO LEVERAGE EDGE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS

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Nov 12, 2019

Retailers are no strangers to disruption, having been forced by online shopping to innovate and adjust their strategies to new consumer habits. The disruption is far from over, as the Internet of Things (IoT) creates new opportunities for brick-and-mortar stores to innovate by creating unique custom...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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The point-of-sale transformation continues THE POINT-OF-SALE TRANSFORMATION CONTINUES

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Nov 07, 2019

American consumers are hitting digital and physical storefronts hard. Nationwide retail revenue has increased 3% in 2019, with stateside shoppers collectively forking over an average of $312 billion every month, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But in addition to devoting larger portio...

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Framework for cross-border e-commerce FRAMEWORK FOR CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE

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Nov 07, 2019

This is considered a positive government initiative designed to facilitate and expedite the flow of e-commerce goods into Vietnam. The draft decree acts as an alternative for exporters and importers in conducting customs clearance of goods purchased and sold on e-commerce platforms via an e-commerce...

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Fiserv Payments Revs Up 6 Pct, While eComm Gains Double Digits FISERV PAYMENTS REVS UP 6 PCT, WHILE ECOMM GAINS DOUBLE DIGITS

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Nov 06, 2019

Fiserv reported results for the third quarter that, in the wake of its acquisition of First Data, showed progress on realizing revenue synergies and growth in sales of its Clover offering. The company posted adjusted earnings of $1.02, which topped consensus of 99 cents.  The consolidated top l...

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What Is a POS System? WHAT IS A POS SYSTEM?

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Nov 06, 2019

To complete a sales transaction, your company will likely need a POS system. There are several types of POS systems, each with its own features and functionalities; for example, you can get a simple platform to conduct sales transactions or one that includes various operational capabilities, like in...

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The Benefits & Pros of the Point of Sale System THE BENEFITS & PROS OF THE POINT OF SALE SYSTEM

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Nov 05, 2019

When compared to conventional cash registers, there are several benefits of Point of Sale System providers. If you are still using old and outdated Electronic Cash Registers and simple electronic card terminals, then it is the time to upgrade to a full-fledged POS or Point of Sales system. You will ...

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How Retail Business Services uses collaboration to remain at the top of tech HOW RETAIL BUSINESS SERVICES USES COLLABORATION TO REMAIN AT THE TOP OF TECH

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Nov 05, 2019

Retail Business Services was launched in January 2018 to support Ahold Delhaize USA’s consumer-facing grocery retail companies and online grocery retailer, Peapod. Retail Business Services provides innovative solutions by leveraging scale and expertise to ensure the company’s partners ca...

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Understanding the terms of engagement for in-store technology UNDERSTANDING THE TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT FOR IN-STORE TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 05, 2019

It's an exciting time to be in the retail space. Facing unprecedented pressure from the rise of e-commerce, some retailers are successfully reinventing themselves to stay relevant in this rapidly evolving shopping landscape  while other, more vulnerable retailers are ceding market share to ...

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING A POINT OF SALE (POS) SYSTEM FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION TIPS FOR CHOOSING A POINT OF SALE (POS) SYSTEM FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Nov 04, 2019

At retailers of all sizes, point of sale (POS) systems are overtaking the traditional cash register to manage transactions and interactions with customers. Simply put, a POS system “is the hardware and software that allows a business to process customer payments for products and services.&rdqu...

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Selecting a Point of Sale System for Modern Retailers SELECTING A POINT OF SALE SYSTEM FOR MODERN RETAILERS

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Nov 04, 2019

Innovation, disruption, evolution… these are all words that describe the change the retail industry has experienced over recent years. As we moved through the “retail apocalypse” (which is not really an apocalypse) we’ve seen new technologies emerge that have made the in-sto...

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How Artificial Intelligence can increasingly impact MENA retail market HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN INCREASINGLY IMPACT MENA RETAIL MARKET

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Nov 03, 2019

The retail market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is witnessing an ever-growing demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI), as key industry players and manufacturers increasingly look at innovative products. At the Retail Congress MENA 2019 held in Dubai, industry leaders shed lights on the ...

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Meet the USA buyer and retail network event MEET THE USA BUYER AND RETAIL NETWORK EVENT

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Nov 01, 2019

A small but dynamic trade event was held in Kinsale on October 24, offering American and Cork retailers the chance to meet and review Cork gift, craft, design and food makers. Gift and tourism retailers are a key ingredient in the Irish economic landscape and part of the Irish tourism experience. Co...

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Global IT Spending in Retail Market to Deliver Prominent Growth & Striking Opportunities Scenario Highlighting Major Drivers & Trends 2019-2026 GLOBAL IT SPENDING IN RETAIL MARKET TO DELIVER PROMINENT GROWTH & STRIKING OPPORTUNITIES SCENARIO HIGHLIGHTING MAJOR DRIVERS & TRENDS 2019-2026

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Oct 31, 2019

Market research reports help you analyze Global IT Spending in Retail Market, and provide forecasts and statistics in terms of revenue during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. Provide an overview. It will affect the whole industry over the next few years. The study also describes the impact of ...

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3 strategies revealed by National Pork Board research could help retailers engage Hispanic shoppers 3 STRATEGIES REVEALED BY NATIONAL PORK BOARD RESEARCH COULD HELP RETAILERS ENGAGE HISPANIC SHOPPERS

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Oct 31, 2019

As the largest minority in the US and with a buying power predicted to reach $1.7 trillion by 2020 an estimated $95 billion of which goes to CPGs annually the US Hispanic and Latino population represents a powerful consumer segment with which most mainstream grocery retailers are failing to engage f...

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3 Ways to Handle POS Security Risks in Retail IT 3 WAYS TO HANDLE POS SECURITY RISKS IN RETAIL IT

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Oct 31, 2019

Today, organizations are prioritizing security, given the increased rate of occurrence of cyberattacks. And the retail industry is no exception. The most publicized breaches on retail include Target having records of 40 million customers pilfered in 2013, and the same attack compromised another 70 m...

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5 Myths About the POS System 5 MYTHS ABOUT THE POS SYSTEM

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Oct 31, 2019

The cloud-based POS (Point of Sale) systems are gaining acceptance among retailers and are being adopted by the retail industry. These modern-day cloud POS systems come loaded with multiple features, helpful in managing both payments and stores. The most preferred features are inventory management, ...

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Retail insolvencies hit five-year high RETAIL INSOLVENCIES HIT FIVE-YEAR HIGH

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Oct 30, 2019

There has been no let-up in the number of retail businesses entering insolvency, with new figures published today showing it has reached a five-year high. According to data from Insolvency Service statistics, there were 1252 insolvencies in the retail industry in the last year, compared to 1232 the ...

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Next third quarter sales drop while online sales advance 9.7% NEXT THIRD QUARTER SALES DROP WHILE ONLINE SALES ADVANCE 9.7%

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Oct 30, 2019

Next has posted a decline in full price sales in its third quarter, while online sales saw an uptick. The fashion retailer posted a 6.3 per cent decline in retail sales for the third quarter up to October 30. Digital sales saw a 9.7 per cent rise during the period. Next also reported a seven per cen...

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6 Tips for Retailers Battling the ‘Amazon Effect’ 6 TIPS FOR RETAILERS BATTLING THE ‘AMAZON EFFECT’

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Oct 29, 2019

With The New York Times reporting that nearly 6,000 storefronts will shutter in 2019, how can retailers avoid being added to the growing total? For many, taking on the “Amazon effect” will be critical. The “Amazon effect” refers to the ongoing disruption in retail and rising ...

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4 essential technologies for customer service in retail 4 ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE IN RETAIL

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Oct 29, 2019

In the retail sector customer experience is playing an increasingly important role. No surprises there perhaps, but in 2020 it will be the most important differentiator between brands, above price and product. The boundaries between physical and online stores are increasingly blurred, but customer c...

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A $12.6B land deal underscores shifting retail battlefield A $12.6B LAND DEAL UNDERSCORES SHIFTING RETAIL BATTLEFIELD

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Oct 29, 2019

Shares in Liberty Property Trust jumped 15% Monday after yet another land deal that underscores the drastic changes in how Americans shop. Over the weekend, Liberty was acquired by rival Prologis in a deal the commercial real estate companies are valuing at $12.6 billion, including debt. Commercial ...

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How will UK retailers approach Black Friday 2019? HOW WILL UK RETAILERS APPROACH BLACK FRIDAY 2019?

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Oct 28, 2019

UK online shoppers spent £1.49bn on Black Friday in 2018; an increase on the £1.39bn spent online the previous year. The ONS reported that November 2018 saw online sales as a proportion of all retailing exceeding 20% for the first time. The results were not quite as rosy on the high stre...

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How Retailers Can Adjust to the ‘Gig Economy’ HOW RETAILERS CAN ADJUST TO THE ‘GIG ECONOMY’

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Oct 24, 2019

The "gig economy" has taken the traditional hourly workforce by storm. 2019 has been a landmark year for the gig economy, with Lyft and Uber going public, and Postmates expected to do so in the near future. And with the number of gig workers forecast to keep growing, the traditional hourly...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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The ‘Triple Crown’ of Harmonic Retail: BOPIS, Returns, and Customer Service THE ‘TRIPLE CROWN’ OF HARMONIC RETAIL: BOPIS, RETURNS, AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Oct 22, 2019

Retail is facing more stress and complexity than ever before. U.S. population growth is less than 1 percent annually, shopper journeys no longer follow predictable demographics, and customers are simultaneously demanding more human interaction and more self-service technology. Add to that the rising...

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Retailers Are Embracing Personalization to Win Big This Holiday Season RETAILERS ARE EMBRACING PERSONALIZATION TO WIN BIG THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Oct 22, 2019

As hectic as major shopping holidays are, there's a method to the madness. Brands will be well on their way to putting their Black Friday and holiday campaigns into motion knowing that even the most airtight plans can fall victim to last-minute glitches, surprises and the inevitable headaches th...

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New Tech Bridging Physical and Digital Retail Channels NEW TECH BRIDGING PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL RETAIL CHANNELS

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Oct 22, 2019

The optics on the health of the retail industry have been gloomy for some time now, with one old-school brand after another biting the dust on a regular basis, according to major headlines. More often than not, the blame lands on online brands and big-box giants like Amazon.com or Walmart, which are...

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Retrain, Refit, and Reinforce: The Future of Retail Employees in the Age of E-Commerce RETRAIN, REFIT, AND REINFORCE: THE FUTURE OF RETAIL EMPLOYEES IN THE AGE OF E-COMMERCE

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Oct 21, 2019

While online shopping is growing in popularity, according to a 2018 NPR survey, 56 percent of consumers stated they appreciate the in-person experience over e-commerce. That means that today's in-person consumer is looking for a more bespoke buying experience, which puts pressure on brick-and-mo...

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Retailers and Shoppers Are All About BOPIS and BORIS RETAILERS AND SHOPPERS ARE ALL ABOUT BOPIS AND BORIS

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Oct 21, 2019

To combat this challenge, the savviest of retailers are adopting the buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) model and the buy online, return in-store (BORIS) model to compete against the likes of Amazon.com. For example, Walmart and Target are effectively utilizing their physical stores as hubs for fu...

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3 Retail High-Yield Dividend Stocks I’d Buy Right Now 3 RETAIL HIGH-YIELD DIVIDEND STOCKS I’D BUY RIGHT NOW

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Oct 20, 2019

The retail industry overall is a bit of a mess. At the top of the heap, there is Amazon.com. At the bottom of the heap, there are bankruptcies and thousands of stores closing. Between those extremes, there are enticing values to be found. Macy's , Tapestry, and L Brands are worth considering as ...

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Bedding execs hail good news in new retail survey BEDDING EXECS HAIL GOOD NEWS IN NEW RETAIL SURVEY

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Oct 20, 2019

A new retail bedding survey is being hailed as good news by bedding executives at this week’s High Point Market. Piper Jaffray’s September Mattress Retailer Survey provides an upbeat look at the bedding industry’s prospects. It says the industry enjoyed a “solid” Septem...

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When, Why and How to Host a Temporary Retail Space WHEN, WHY AND HOW TO HOST A TEMPORARY RETAIL SPACE

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Oct 18, 2019

It's an exciting time in retail, that's for sure. In fact, some might say it's never been easier to open a store (be gone retail apocalypse!). While at one point stores seemed like a thing of the past, the rise of the pop-up has dramatically shifted how the industry thinks about physical...

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How Data Analytics Is Driving Digital Transformation in Retail HOW DATA ANALYTICS IS DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN RETAIL

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Oct 17, 2019

The use of data analytics is powering digital transformation in retail, from supply chain and in-store inventory management to customer service and engagement. In this report, we offer key insights into the growing adoption of analytics by the retail sector: The use of analytics enables retailers to...

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How Online Retailers Can Beat the Holiday Season HOW ONLINE RETAILERS CAN BEAT THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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Oct 17, 2019

Huge discounts and campaigns mean more clicks and more customers. For example, Amazon.com's Prime Day has ballooned in just four years to a 48-hour online shopping bonanza, which this year raked in a whopping $7.9 billion and sold 175 million products. Then there’s Black Friday, which has ...

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Nordstrom flagship banks on luxury experience amid retail slump NORDSTROM FLAGSHIP BANKS ON LUXURY EXPERIENCE AMID RETAIL SLUMP

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Oct 17, 2019

Nordstrom will open its New York City flagship store on Thursday with convenient luxuries like on-demand alterations and 24/7 online order pickups, along with amenities like blowouts and spa treatments that may incline some to stay awhile. And the interactive in-store experiences are what's need...

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What’s Behind The Drop In US Retail Sales? WHAT’S BEHIND THE DROP IN US RETAIL SALES?

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Oct 16, 2019

Retail sales in the U.S. decreased 0.3 percent September 2019, the first such decline in seven months, according to figures released Wednesday (Oct. 16) by the U.S. Commerce Department. The news comes amid ongoing fears of a recession and worries about trade wars. Automobile sales fell 0.9 percent, ...

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US retail sales dip 0.3% in September US RETAIL SALES DIP 0.3% IN SEPTEMBER

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Oct 16, 2019

Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6% gain in August, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. It wa...

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Weak U.S. retail sales cast shadow over slowing economy WEAK U.S. RETAIL SALES CAST SHADOW OVER SLOWING ECONOMY

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Oct 16, 2019

U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month. The downbeat report from the Commerce Department o...

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Choosing the Best Point of Sale System for Your Business CHOOSING THE BEST POINT OF SALE SYSTEM FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Oct 16, 2019

Point of Sale Systems, frequently shortened to simple POS systems, are a mainstay of brick and mortar businesses. These machines combine hardware and software to handle payments from credit cards, debit cards, EBT, and much more. POS systems continue to improve as time goes by, but the basic functio...

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Retail Sector Pushes Talent Demand For Festive Hiring RETAIL SECTOR PUSHES TALENT DEMAND FOR FESTIVE HIRING

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Oct 15, 2019

With the beginning of the festive season, consumer-driven sectors such as consumer durables/FMCG (5 percent) and retail (12 percent) reported growth in talent demand in September 2019, says TimesJobs RecruiteX. Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals industry recorded the highest growth in talent demand (21 perc...

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The New Age of Retail Tugs at Consumer Emotions THE NEW AGE OF RETAIL TUGS AT CONSUMER EMOTIONS

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Oct 11, 2019

Consumers today are savvy. The traditional hard sell approach doesn’t move products off of shelves and into homes as it once did. However, what shoppers will open their wallets for (across all demographics) is an experience, whether technology-enhanced or immersive. To entice consumers in-stor...

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Unbun Foods makes its way across the US bringing grain-free, keto hamburger buns to restaurants and retail UNBUN FOODS MAKES ITS WAY ACROSS THE US BRINGING GRAIN-FREE, KETO HAMBURGER BUNS TO RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL

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Oct 10, 2019

Dissatisfied with flimsy lettuce wraps and preservative-filled gluten-free buns when eating out at restaurants, founder of Unbun Foods, Gus Klemos, created his own grain-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly buns to enjoy with his burgers.

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U.S. Retail Imports Expected to Surge Ahead of December Tariffs U.S. RETAIL IMPORTS EXPECTED TO SURGE AHEAD OF DECEMBER TARIFFS

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Oct 10, 2019

Imports at the major retail container ports in the U.S. are expected to hit their highest level of the year in November, just before more tariffs take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. New 15 percent tar...

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5 Things to Know About the Brex Card for Ecommerce 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BREX CARD FOR ECOMMERCE

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Oct 09, 2019

The Brex Card for Ecommerce is among a suite of the company’s $0-annual-fee business cards and like its Brex brethren, it offers some intriguing benefits. For starters, it doesn’t require a personal guarantee or a credit check. Brex underwrites using other factors, including cash flow an...

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Biomedical Engineering Student Discovers Careers in Retail BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT DISCOVERS CAREERS IN RETAIL

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Oct 09, 2019

I’m a Biomedical Engineering senior at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and President of my SWE Club. I had no idea the retail industry had career opportunities for engineers until I attended the NRF Foundation Student Program in January. Through my school, I heard about an opportunity for ...

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3 Reasons Why Retailers Need Mobile Payments 3 REASONS WHY RETAILERS NEED MOBILE PAYMENTS

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Oct 09, 2019

In today's retail world, more and more consumers are searching for faster and simpler ways to make purchases. Whether shopping online or in-store, innovations such as self-checkout aren’t enough anymore. The mobile wallet has emerged as a way to enhance the customer experience and edge out...

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Bella+Canvas Introduces Direct-to-Consumer Retail Channel BELLA+CANVAS INTRODUCES DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER RETAIL CHANNEL

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Oct 08, 2019

Bella+Canvas, Los Angeles, announced that it launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform. Previously, Bella+Canvas apparel was only available via wholesale channels, but now end-buyers can directly purchase blank men's and women's styles from a curated assortment of products. Furthermo...

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Predicting Peak: 3 Lessons for the Holiday Shopping Season PREDICTING PEAK: 3 LESSONS FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

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Oct 08, 2019

As the key trading period in retail, ensuring a successful holiday shopping season is a matter of survival for e-commerce and traditional retailers alike. But that’s about the only thing retailers can be certain of. Over the last few years, the shape of the peak shopping season has evolved in ...

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The Operational Impacts of Personalizing Subscription Ecommerce THE OPERATIONAL IMPACTS OF PERSONALIZING SUBSCRIPTION ECOMMERCE

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Oct 08, 2019

What do subscription commerce customers really want? An excellent personalized experience is paramount for 28% of subscribers of curated boxes, according to a report by McKinsey & Company. There’s no doubt that subscribers want to feel special. Subscription commerce companies can satisfy t...

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How US Retail Sales Changed in Two Decades HOW US RETAIL SALES CHANGED IN TWO DECADES

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Oct 08, 2019

Retail sales represent the purchase of goods by the end consumers during a particular period. It includes merchandise sold by establishments that are mainly involved in retail trade. Also, retail sales are indicative of the level of economic activity during a given period. The US retail sales rose f...

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The 6 Things Shaping Hotel Retail THE 6 THINGS SHAPING HOTEL RETAIL

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Oct 08, 2019

Locally curated retail provides hotel brands with an opportunity to continuously evolve and stay current within a neighborhood, all while deepening their connection among guests and the local community. In the lean toward local, luxury and lifestyle hotels are adding small retail spaces that serve a...

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Shopdrop is hiring retail sales representatives in new york SHOPDROP IS HIRING RETAIL SALES REPRESENTATIVES IN NEW YORK

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Oct 04, 2019

ShopDrop is the best sample sale finder in NYC. Aside from telling you where and when sample sales are happening, posting reviews of sample sales on Instagram and covering sales, we also run quite a few of them ourselves. Our goal is to provide a positive, clean & efficient shopping experience f...

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Three Cornerstones of Global Retail Innovation THREE CORNERSTONES OF GLOBAL RETAIL INNOVATION

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Oct 04, 2019

To the untrained eye or casual observer, the retail sector in recent years can seem like a blur of dizzying change. From experiential stores, virtual reality dressing rooms, voice commerce, anonymous shopping, to “online-native” brands opening brick and mortar shops, even pundits are fin...

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How Cashless Retail Changes Analytics Strategy HOW CASHLESS RETAIL CHANGES ANALYTICS STRATEGY

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Oct 03, 2019

The familiar line from the American Express commercials, “Don’t leave home with it,” was meant to have consumers remember their credit cards. It is an especially useful reminder when purchasing online. With the advent of cashless retail (or cashierless retail, as some experts are c...

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Why Retail Stocks Were Slipping Today WHY RETAIL STOCKS WERE SLIPPING TODAY

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Oct 02, 2019

Shares of retail stocks were falling again on Wednesday as the specter of a recession spooked investors once again. A number of economic data points pushed stocks lower, including a weak ADP payroll report for September. That followed a report on Tuesday from the Institute of Supply Management that ...

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Why Attribution Remains the ‘Wild, Wild West’ for Retailers WHY ATTRIBUTION REMAINS THE ‘WILD, WILD WEST’ FOR RETAILERS

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Oct 01, 2019

With the rise of online retail and an explosion of new paths to purchase, consumers now average six or more touchpoints before making a purchasing decision. With so many channels for consumers to engage with, marketers are challenged to know which channels and messages drive the best results, and wh...

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German Retail Sales Rise Slightly in August GERMAN RETAIL SALES RISE SLIGHTLY IN AUGUST

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Sep 30, 2019

German retail sales rose slightly in August, data showed on Monday, helping to allay concerns that a recession in the manufacturing sector is starting to take its toll on a consumption-driven growth cycle in Europe's largest economy. Retail sales were up by 0.5% on the month in real terms after ...

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Forever 21 Files for Bankruptcy, Adding to Retail Apocalypse FOREVER 21 FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY, ADDING TO RETAIL APOCALYPSE

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Sep 30, 2019

filed for bankruptcy protection, the latest big fashion merchant who couldn’t cope with high rents and heavy competition as the shift to e-commerce cut a swathe through traditional retailers. Court papers filed in Wilmington, Delaware, show Forever 21 has estimated liabilities on a consolidate...

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How Aptos ONE transformed transactions in retail HOW APTOS ONE TRANSFORMED TRANSACTIONS IN RETAIL

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Sep 30, 2019

Sportswear retailer Under Armour reported ringing in more than 7,000 transactions in three days using groundbreaking point of sale (POS) and mobile selling solutions. With retail technology solution company Aptos, Under Armour sold a whopping 47,000 items after augmenting their existing POS capabili...

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3 Reasons Why Target Is a Higher-Quality Retail Play Than Walmart 3 REASONS WHY TARGET IS A HIGHER-QUALITY RETAIL PLAY THAN WALMART

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Sep 30, 2019

After crushing second-quarter expectations, both retailers look to be performing at a high level. And in an age and industry where Amazon is constantly threatening the bottom line, the fact that these companies are able to adapt on the fly solidifies their staying power. Although both companies look...

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Forever 21 to axe 350 stores after filing for bankruptcy FOREVER 21 TO AXE 350 STORES AFTER FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY

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Sep 30, 2019

Forever 21 has announced it will close up to 350 stores globally after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US. The fast fashion retailer, which has just a few stores in the UK, filed for bankruptcy thanks to the growth in online retailers such as Amazon. Chapter 11 protection resemble...

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Illycaffe seeks U.S. retail partner to expand its coffee cafe network ILLYCAFFE SEEKS U.S. RETAIL PARTNER TO EXPAND ITS COFFEE CAFE NETWORK

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Sep 26, 2019

Premium coffee maker Illycaffe is ready to sell a stake in the Italian company to a strategic partner to help it boost its retail network, the family-owned group said on Thursday. The coffee maker has picked Goldman Sachs to find a major U.S.-based retailer as a partner to expand Illy’s U.S.-b...

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The Retail Revival: Learnings From Amazon and Costco THE RETAIL REVIVAL: LEARNINGS FROM AMAZON AND COSTCO

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Sep 26, 2019

Connecting with individual shoppers is the mandate for retailers today. Using new technologies, they're capitalizing on internet-connected capabilities, launching new in-store innovations, and more, all to satisfy shifting consumer demands. But it's not enough. Consumers have moved beyond th...

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Amazon’s proposed tie-up with Reliance Retail may not happen: ET report AMAZON’S PROPOSED TIE-UP WITH RELIANCE RETAIL MAY NOT HAPPEN: ET REPORT

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Sep 25, 2019

Apparently, the anticipated association between Amazon and Reliance Retail is likely not happening and Amazon is looking elsewhere for tie-ups. The report on this development claims the e-commerce giant has opted out due to the high valuation Reliance was placing its retail business at. Even a minor...

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Retail at American Dream to open in March 2020 RETAIL AT AMERICAN DREAM TO OPEN IN MARCH 2020

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Sep 25, 2019

After more than a decade of stumbles and three owners, American Dream, New Jersey’s answer to Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall, is set to open this October. Come October 25, guests will be able to ride The Shredder and The Shellraiser at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe Th...

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Smart Retail Market Worth USD 43.76 Billion By 2024 SMART RETAIL MARKET WORTH USD 43.76 BILLION BY 2024

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Sep 25, 2019

The leading research firm Zion Market Research published a research report containing 110+ pages on "Smart Retail Market: By Technology (ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart and By Application Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis And Forecast, 2017 -2024", which serves with all-in...

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Blockchain in Retail Market Worth USD 3,704 Million Globally By 2024 BLOCKCHAIN IN RETAIL MARKET WORTH USD 3,704 MILLION GLOBALLY BY 2024

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Sep 25, 2019

The leading research firm Zion Market Research published a research report containing 110+ pages on "Blockchain in Retail Market by Product  Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2017-2024", which serves with all-inclusive, highly-effective, and thoroughly...

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How to Choose KPIs for Your Ecommerce Business HOW TO CHOOSE KPIS FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

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Sep 24, 2019

Key performance indicators apply to many aspects of an ecommerce business. Examples include marketing KPIs to track, say, coupon redemptions, or return on investment from advertising, or annual sales growth. A human resources department may have a KPI to monitor employee turnover. In this post, I&rs...

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How State Cashmere Navigated Its Global Ecommerce Expansion HOW STATE CASHMERE NAVIGATED ITS GLOBAL ECOMMERCE EXPANSION

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Sep 24, 2019

Over the last decade, ecommerce has fueled a boom in the digital economy, giving small businesses around the world an opportunity to expand their reach and capture the attention of consumers. This trend has prompted massive growth within the direct-to-consumer (D2C) space, where business owners can ...

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Suppliers in electronic retail shelf labelling solution market SUPPLIERS IN ELECTRONIC RETAIL SHELF LABELLING SOLUTION MARKET

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Sep 23, 2019

The global size of the electronic shelf labelling (ESL) solution market will reach $460 million in 2020 from $238 million in 2015, according to analyst firm Technavio. Leading electronic shelf labelling (ESL) solution providers include Altierre, Displaydata, Pricer, SES-imagotag, Teraoka Seiko, Huaw...

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5 Reasons Ascena Retail Group Will Survive 5 REASONS ASCENA RETAIL GROUP WILL SURVIVE

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Sep 23, 2019

Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) is a women's apparel specialty retailer. It operates several well-known brands including Ann Taylor, LOFT, Catherines, Lane Bryant, and Justice. The company has experienced major struggles in recent years due to weak top- and bottom-line performance which have been cau...

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How manufacturers and dealers can partner in online retail HOW MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS CAN PARTNER IN ONLINE RETAIL

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Sep 22, 2019

I think our industry is missing out on an opportunity for manufacturers in online retail, with product pickup at independent lumberyards. So many manufacturers that are too eager to sell products from their own websites don’t consider how it affects their distribution network. One decking manu...

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Retail Automation Market to Reach Record Value of USD 21 Billion By 2024 RETAIL AUTOMATION MARKET TO REACH RECORD VALUE OF USD 21 BILLION BY 2024

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Sep 22, 2019

Zion Market Research published a research report title “Retail Automation Market by Product (Point of sale, Barcode and RFID, ESL, Camera, AGV, ASRS, and Automated conveyor), by Type (Vending machines, Service kiosks, Retail kiosk, Self checkout, Retail apps, and Retail operations), and by End...

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4 fintech companies that are helping retail-oriented investors 4 FINTECH COMPANIES THAT ARE HELPING RETAIL-ORIENTED INVESTORS

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Sep 19, 2019

If you’re looking to support fintech companies that help the retail sector, there are plenty of options to consider. Four companies are worth looking into are Divvy, Swiftly, Mavely, and Dosh. These apps help blend financial technology services with retail and are currently making waves in the...

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Why Shipping Must Be a High Priority for Online Retailers WHY SHIPPING MUST BE A HIGH PRIORITY FOR ONLINE RETAILERS

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Sep 19, 2019

The global e-commerce market is continuing to boom, and as the industry matures it’s clear that shipping is as important to success as any other aspect of business. Shoppers might love the product, but if they don’t like the shipping options, they won’t buy. Offer them cheaper or b...

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Technology slowly enters the cannabis retail space, as tablet-based applications change customers’ buying habits TECHNOLOGY SLOWLY ENTERS THE CANNABIS RETAIL SPACE, AS TABLET-BASED APPLICATIONS CHANGE CUSTOMERS’ BUYING HABITS

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Sep 18, 2019

At Cookies on Melrose, budtenders have literally turned a corner. Thanks to tablet-based point of sales (POS) applications made specifically to navigate the rules and regulations of the cannabis industry, budtenders are in a position to offer a front-and-center boutique sales experience. The friendl...

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Global Retail eCommerce Market Size, Share, Trends, Key Players, Overview, Competitive Breakdown and Regional Forecast by 2025 GLOBAL RETAIL ECOMMERCE MARKET SIZE, SHARE, TRENDS, KEY PLAYERS, OVERVIEW, COMPETITIVE BREAKDOWN AND REGIONAL FORECAST BY 2025

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Sep 18, 2019

The global retail e-commerce market is expected to witness high growth due to the favorable attitude towards new buying channels. The general market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of approximately 10% between 2019 and 2025.Retail e-commerce allows consumers to buy products from the se...

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Best B2B Lead Nurturing Examples BEST B2B LEAD NURTURING EXAMPLES

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Sep 17, 2019

Any way you slice it, nurtures are a demand generation staple but are not often seen or shared. It's no wonder marketers say their nurtures aren't performing. Searching for examples of B2B lead nurturing programs is a frustrating and fruitless experience. So we did the heavy lifting for you ...

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U.S. retail gasoline prices jump after Saudi oil attacks U.S. RETAIL GASOLINE PRICES JUMP AFTER SAUDI OIL ATTACKS

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Sep 17, 2019

U.S. retail gasoline prices jumped on Tuesday after crude oil futures spiked nearly 15% following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, though the increase may be less dramatic than originally anticipated after Saudi Arabia said it might restore its facilities within a few weeks. The aver...

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Higher fuel prices may steal holiday cheer from U.S. retailers HIGHER FUEL PRICES MAY STEAL HOLIDAY CHEER FROM U.S. RETAILERS

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Sep 17, 2019

U.S. retailers already reeling from the U.S.-China trade war and an uncertain economic picture now have something else to fret about this holiday season - higher fuel prices. A surge in energy prices after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities has raised the specter of more expensiv...

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U.S. Inventories And Retail Sales - We U.S. INVENTORIES AND RETAIL SALES - WE'RE NOT SEEING A PRE-RECESSIONARY BUILD UP

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Sep 16, 2019

No one's information about the economy is perfect - this is rather the problem with a fully planned one as Hayek pointed out. Therefore people make all sorts of mistakes while they're waiting for the correct information to reach them. In our market economy one of those is that on the cusp of...

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Worried about the impact of tariffs on your wallet? Here’s what to expect WORRIED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF TARIFFS ON YOUR WALLET? HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

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Sep 16, 2019

Are you prepared to dig a little deeper into your wallet? If not, you may have to make some choices about the products you buy and your budget, thanks to the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods that went into effect earlier this month, as well as the duties set to hit in December. The end ...

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Pos Terminal Market Report 2019 Top Manufacturers Analysis and Industry Growth Forecast to 2019-2059 POS TERMINAL MARKET REPORT 2019 TOP MANUFACTURERS ANALYSIS AND INDUSTRY GROWTH FORECAST TO 2019-2059

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Sep 16, 2019

Global Pos Terminal Market report provides an incisive analysis with current and future Opportunities to clarify the upcoming investment in the market. Pos Terminal Industry report extensively provides the market size, share, trends, growth, and forecasts for the period 2019-2025. The Global Pos Ter...

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Global Point Of Sale (Pos) Terminal Market Size 2019- Free Research Sample Study & Huge Growth till 2024 GLOBAL POINT OF SALE (POS) TERMINAL MARKET SIZE 2019- FREE RESEARCH SAMPLE STUDY & HUGE GROWTH TILL 2024

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Sep 15, 2019

Global Point Of Sale (Pos) Terminal Market Is Highly Growing in Electronics Industry with Good Revenue by 2024.Global Point Of Sale (Pos) Terminal Market analysis report breakdown data by leading manufacturers, key region, product type, and application, also researches the market share, market statu...

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Boost Your Engagement With Email Marketing Benchmarks BOOST YOUR ENGAGEMENT WITH EMAIL MARKETING BENCHMARKS

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Sep 15, 2019

When it comes to boosting email engagement, the majority of B2B marketers will likely analyze their email metrics to see where they can improve. Analytics is a cornerstone of B2B email marketing and a factor that cannot be replaced or ignored. However, did you know that you can leverage a different ...

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Singtel Receives Industry Recognition for Flagship Retail Store SINGTEL RECEIVES INDUSTRY RECOGNITION FOR FLAGSHIP RETAIL STORE

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Sep 13, 2019

Singtel won the Most Innovative Retail Concept Award for the digital transformation of its flagship store in Singapore at the recent Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA) Awards 2019.This is the fifth accolade for the store at Comcentre since it reopened in January 2018. The FAPR...

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5 Things Brands Need to Monitor on Their Retailers’ Sites 5 THINGS BRANDS NEED TO MONITOR ON THEIR RETAILERS’ SITES

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Sep 12, 2019

You work hard to make sure your brick-and-mortar stores deliver a consistent experience from store to store. When you take your products online, creating that consistent experience is just as important but it looks a little different. Each product page on every retailer’s website represents a ...

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Lazada is Southeast Asia’s ecommerce leader with over 50 million buyers, CEO says LAZADA IS SOUTHEAST ASIA’S ECOMMERCE LEADER WITH OVER 50 MILLION BUYERS, CEO SAYS

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Sep 12, 2019

Lazada Group chief executive Pierre Poignant said the company operates the top ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia with more than 50 million active buyers annually, contrary to prior reports that painted the site as a laggard. “We are growing at triple digits for the past three quarters, whic...

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How New Payment Options are Changing Ecommerce HOW NEW PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE CHANGING ECOMMERCE

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Sep 11, 2019

There was a time when the concept of online payments made people skeptical, but that’s far from the case today. Payments are central to eCommerce and now people don’t think twice before making an online payment. However, with more concerns about entering payment credentials and the desir...

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Global Cannabis Retail POS Software Market 2019 Ample Organics, Cova POS, Dispensary Point of Sale Business Solution GLOBAL CANNABIS RETAIL POS SOFTWARE MARKET 2019 AMPLE ORGANICS, COVA POS, DISPENSARY POINT OF SALE BUSINESS SOLUTION

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Sep 11, 2019

The Global Cannabis Retail POS Software market report offers a complete evaluation of this market, highlighting the growth boosters, obstructions, future prospects, and the changing competitive aspect of this market, notably. It also exacts the most prominent market trends and the current and previo...

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Bike Index POS integration lets retailers quickly add serial numbers to registry BIKE INDEX POS INTEGRATION LETS RETAILERS QUICKLY ADD SERIAL NUMBERS TO REGISTRY

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Sep 11, 2019

With new integrations with retail point of sale systems allowing frictionless enrollment, partnerships with major used bike sellers, and promoted social media posting options for consumers with stolen bikes, BikeIndex.org is hoping to further reduce the scourge of bike thievery. BikeIndex began oper...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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How does Amazon dominate ecommerce? HOW DOES AMAZON DOMINATE ECOMMERCE?

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Sep 10, 2019

In late July, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leveled an explosive claim on CNBC, declaring Amazon has “destroyed the retail industry across the United States” and there’s “no question” it has limited competition. The comment was Mnuchin’s reaction to a U.S...

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7 Game-Changing Marketing Automation Workflows for Lead Nurturing 7 GAME-CHANGING MARKETING AUTOMATION WORKFLOWS FOR LEAD NURTURING

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Sep 10, 2019

Let’s face it. You have thousands of contacts sitting in your database, some of whom are collecting dust. Why? Because without a plan to convert them into customers, they’re no more useful than a desk paperweight. So how do you begin to nurture them through the funnel? Workflows, of cour...

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Smart POS Terminal Market Analysis and Technology Advancement Outlook 2019 to 2025 SMART POS TERMINAL MARKET ANALYSIS AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT OUTLOOK 2019 TO 2025

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Sep 09, 2019

The report titled “Smart POS Terminal Market” report will be very useful to get a stronger and effective business outlook. It provides an in-depth analysis of different attributes of industries such as trends, SWOT analysis, policies, and clients operating in several regions. The qualita...

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Sales Acceleration Technology Market Valuable Growth Prospects And Forecasting Till 2029 SALES ACCELERATION TECHNOLOGY MARKET VALUABLE GROWTH PROSPECTS AND FORECASTING TILL 2029

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Sep 09, 2019

The future prospect of Global Sales Acceleration Technology Market report describes elements such as companies, types, and applications along with market size, share and global growth by its geographical region. This report analyses the business atmosphere with the most effectual market trends in th...

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Act Now to Meet Petrol Industry Mandates ACT NOW TO MEET PETROL INDUSTRY MANDATES

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Sep 09, 2019

Britain’s crisis-hit retailers suffered a dramatic fall in shopper numbers in the last three months as consumers continued to opt to visit out of town retail parks, or to shop online. According to the latest footfall data, the scorching hot bank holiday weekend failed to halt the decline in pe...

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Wash Dry Fold POS Promotes Gollahon WASH DRY FOLD POS PROMOTES GOLLAHON

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Sep 09, 2019

Henderson brought Gollahon on board shortly after starting the company in 2016.“I was focused on fulfilling incoming orders and I needed somebody to call back a list of Laundromats that had requested information on our POS system and to help me prepare for Clean Show 2017 in Las Vegas,” ...

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Three tips for expanding a retail business THREE TIPS FOR EXPANDING A RETAIL BUSINESS

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Sep 09, 2019

Running a retail store is getting a lot harder in the face of the rise of online shopping and if you want to thrive, you need to find ways to compete with the convenience and price of e-commerce stores. If you can do that, you should be able to build a successful business and even start thinking abo...

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Why You Need Rugged Tablets for Your Restaurant POS WHY YOU NEED RUGGED TABLETS FOR YOUR RESTAURANT POS

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Sep 05, 2019

There are many advantages to tablet technology in the restaurant, as we saw in my last post. But to really take advantage of them in the restaurant, you need Rugged Tablets rather than consumer-grade models. Rugged Tablets are designed specifically for the tougher conditions of commercial environmen...

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Our innovative approach reveals the ROI of your POS OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH REVEALS THE ROI OF YOUR POS

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Sep 05, 2019

It’s now possible to track the incremental sales driven by your POS campaigns, as Indicia’s Director of Insight and Data Steve Lowell reveals… It’s far easier to measure the effectiveness of digital marketing than in-store POS. That’s why many big global brands are dis...

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10 Types of eCommerce Business Models 10 TYPES OF ECOMMERCE BUSINESS MODELS

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Sep 02, 2019

The way we shop has never been the same before. It was not much before that we had stormed the markets, fought, bargained, hassled while shopping in the market. As things started to change in terms of technology and globalization kicked in bringing in more information and trends from across the glob...

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State of the AR Retail: Where’s Its Biggest Value? STATE OF THE AR RETAIL: WHERE’S ITS BIGGEST VALUE?

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Aug 29, 2019

By 2025, the global augmented and virtual reality market is predicted to reach $814.7 billion, in no small part due to the rapid commercial adoption. For marketers and retailers, this booming, increasingly accessible technology with numerous applications can be especially attractive. The current env...

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3 Key Takeaways About the Future of Retail: Selling Online, In-Store and Both 3 KEY TAKEAWAYS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RETAIL: SELLING ONLINE, IN-STORE AND BOTH

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Aug 28, 2019

It’s no surprise to anyone tuned into the current retail environment that A/B testing and having direct-to-consumer strategies and clear online purchase funnels are a regular reality of any up-and-coming brand’s retail playbook. And if you’ve really been paying attention, you know ...

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Retail think tank warns on future of department stores RETAIL THINK TANK WARNS ON FUTURE OF DEPARTMENT STORES

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Aug 28, 2019

A leading retail think tank has issued a warning about the future of department stores and its place on the high street. The warming was issued in a quarterly report from the KPMG and Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT), which also looked at the landscape of shopping in 2025.RTT members said retailers&rsq...

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Supermarket sales increase while other retail sectors feel the pinch SUPERMARKET SALES INCREASE WHILE OTHER RETAIL SECTORS FEEL THE PINCH

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Aug 28, 2019

According to the latest data from the HKSAR Census & Statistics Department, total retail sales registered an enlarged decline in June, but categories relating to daily necessities were more stable. The Hong Kong protests started on June 9, triggered by the now-abandoned extradition bill. The fig...

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Point of Sale WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING A POINT OF SALE

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Aug 28, 2019

So, by this point, you’ve chosen your restaurant concept. You’ve built your menu, begun hiring your staff and selected the perfect location (perhaps not in that particular order). Now, it’s time to pick the point of sale (POS) solution that will be the central nervous system helpin...

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Tip of the Week: Getting the Most Out of Your POS System TIP OF THE WEEK: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR POS SYSTEM

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Aug 28, 2019

If your business is in retail, you’re going to need technology that makes it easier to function. In many cases a Point-of-Sale (POS) system--or a Point-of-Purchase system--is the right tool. The POS system looks as though it is a common device you would see in most retail or service businesses...

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Insights From the Specialty Retail Market INSIGHTS FROM THE SPECIALTY RETAIL MARKET

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Aug 27, 2019

Despite a continuing global economic slowdown fuelled by international trade disputes and gloomy predictions of a forthcoming recession, the US tradeshow market grew again in the first quarter of 2019, according to its American governing body, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. However, as...

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How physical retailers can combat online competitors with experiential retail HOW PHYSICAL RETAILERS CAN COMBAT ONLINE COMPETITORS WITH EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL

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Aug 27, 2019

Consumers today have more shopping options than ever before. With online retail giants such as Amazon continuing to challenge traditional brick and mortar stores, retailers have been forced to change their strategy when looking to attract shoppers. As a solution, retail properties have looked to exp...

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Revolutionizing Tracking Capabilities in Retail REVOLUTIONIZING TRACKING CAPABILITIES IN RETAIL

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Aug 26, 2019

The consumer products and retail industry has undergone an evolution from mall to mail over the past decade. Brick-and-mortar retailers have aggressively sought out ways to remain competitive against the rising popularity of online shopping. E-commerce outlets are able to take advantage of a variety...

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Tips for retailers when it comes to international payments TIPS FOR RETAILERS WHEN IT COMES TO INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS

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Aug 26, 2019

Credit card, direct deposit, check, cash, e-pay making domestic payments is a breeze these days, with enough flexibility to offer optimization based on your vendor's payment preferences. International payments, on the other hand, are much more complex, and bring to mind painful images of cumbers...

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3 Ways to Improve the Retail Customer Experience With AI 3 WAYS TO IMPROVE THE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WITH AI

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Aug 23, 2019

Customer experience is quickly becoming the brand differentiator, and there’s no customer experience game-changer potentially bigger than artificial intelligence (AI).In a recent market analysis from UBS, retail ranked among the top industries predicted to be most impacted by AI. It's easy...

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Retailers Discuss Brand Marketing Strategies at eTail East RETAILERS DISCUSS BRAND MARKETING STRATEGIES AT ETAIL EAST

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Aug 23, 2019

In a panel discussion at eTail East in Boston this week, a panel of retail executives discussed how their companies are creating authentic brand experiences for their customers. John Lacy, co-CEO, Burton; Sherill Kaplan, head of marketing, Zipcar; Catherine Lewenberg, vice president, digital and omn...

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August retail sales plunge at fastest pace since 2008 AUGUST RETAIL SALES PLUNGE AT FASTEST PACE SINCE 2008

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Aug 22, 2019

UK retail sales in August fell at the sharpest pace since December 2008, according to new data from CBI that added to signs of a slowing economy as Brexit nears. The CBI’s latest Distributive Trades Survey which provides a gauge of retailers or the difference between those reporting rising and...

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Are retailers understanding customers as much as they should? ARE RETAILERS UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMERS AS MUCH AS THEY SHOULD?

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Aug 21, 2019

There’s an ongoing debate as to whether retailers who understand their customer base have an advantage when it comes to generating sales and gaining customer loyalty. The real question lies in how retailers can recognise the patterns in their customers’ behaviours, especially as those be...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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How retailers can thrive in the age of Amazon HOW RETAILERS CAN THRIVE IN THE AGE OF AMAZON

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Aug 21, 2019

Cast your mind back 20 years (if you are old enough like me) and imagine a day in 1996. You are bored, so what do you do? Boot up your desktop computer, make the tea while you wait for a minute (or more) for your dial up to connect and, bingo, you're online! You've got the world at your fing...

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3 Crucial Challenges Retailers Can Overcome With AIOps 3 CRUCIAL CHALLENGES RETAILERS CAN OVERCOME WITH AIOPS

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Aug 20, 2019

The age of digital disruption has arguably impacted retailers more than any other industry, with well-known brands going out of business or closing stores on a regular basis and consumers increasingly choosing online shopping over brick-and-mortar because of convenience. With pressure to stay compet...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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Amazon puts AMAZON PUTS 'TOP BRAND' LABEL ON SOME BIG NAME BRANDS INCLUDING NIKE AND UNDER ARMOUR

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Aug 20, 2019

Amazon.com is designating products sold by certain companies as "top brands," a test that if widely implemented could ease tension between the online retail giant and big-name companies used to favorable positioning at brick-and-mortar retailers. The company appended a "top brand"...

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Barnes & Noble Named #1 Most Reputable Retailer in America BARNES & NOBLE NAMED #1 MOST REPUTABLE RETAILER IN AMERICA

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Aug 20, 2019

Barnes and Noble was named the #1 Most Reputable Retailer in America by Reputation Institute (RI), a global technology-driven provider of reputation measurement and management services, in their annual US Retail RepTrak study. This is the second year in a row that Barnes & Noble has earned the n...

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Understanding Your Customers is at the Heart of Retail Success UNDERSTANDING YOUR CUSTOMERS IS AT THE HEART OF RETAIL SUCCESS

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Aug 19, 2019

In 1998, economist B. Joseph Pine II wrote that the world of retail was changing. He noted that the service economy was coming to an end, soon to be replaced with an economy based on memorable experiences and shared events. Now, over 20 years later, the "experience economy" has moved from ...

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How retailers can prepare for the workforce of the future HOW RETAILERS CAN PREPARE FOR THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

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Aug 19, 2019

Demographic, social and technological disruptions are spurring retailers to step back and evaluate what tomorrow’s workforce should look like. Carrie Duarte, a leader in PwC’s Workforce of the Future, joins Retail Gets Real to talk about how organizations can keep up with the pace of cha...

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The Anatomy of a High-Converting Ecommerce Store THE ANATOMY OF A HIGH-CONVERTING ECOMMERCE STORE

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Aug 18, 2019

The ecommerce industry’s popularity has skyrocketed to the high-heavens. Considering how inclined people have become to online shopping, it’s no surprise that the industry has grown to nauseous heights. However, even having said that, growing a successful ecommerce store isn’t exac...

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7 Ecommerce Trends of 2019 to Entice Online Shoppers 7 ECOMMERCE TRENDS OF 2019 TO ENTICE ONLINE SHOPPERS

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Aug 16, 2019

It is of little wonder how eCommerce has completely revolutionized the way we shop. The complete elimination of hesitation while checking out a product as in the case of a brick-and-mortar store, eCommerce has turned many introverts into shopaholics. With growing technology and eCommerce developers ...

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Hey, quick question: has HEY, QUICK QUESTION: HAS 'STORE' BECOME A DIRTY WORD IN RETAIL?

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Aug 15, 2019

Welcome to our column, "Hey, Quick Question," where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion and beauty industries. Enjoy.Physical retail isn't dead, only evolving. While some retailers have filed bankruptcy proceedings and closed stores en masse (you know the ones), o...

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Attaining retail operational excellence with indoor location technology ATTAINING RETAIL OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE WITH INDOOR LOCATION TECHNOLOGY

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Aug 15, 2019

As in-store technology continues to evolve, retailers are recognizing the need and opportunity to know everything that's happening in the store. One of the most important emerging trends is real-time indoor location technologies not only for customers, but also for associates. With indoor locati...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Point of Sale Marketing: How To Optimize Your POS Area For Increased Sales POINT OF SALE MARKETING: HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR POS AREA FOR INCREASED SALES

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Aug 14, 2019

If you’ve ever walked through a store like Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls, you know that they make the most of the space leading up to the checkout counter. Using physical displays with smaller, relevant items, they create a path for customers to wind down on their wa...

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Retail, Consumer Stocks Jump on the Latest U.S.-China Trade News RETAIL, CONSUMER STOCKS JUMP ON THE LATEST U.S.-CHINA TRADE NEWS

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Aug 13, 2019

Shares of several retail and consumer stocks jumped Tuesday along with wider U.S. markets on news that the U.S. would drop or delay previously announced tariffs on goods imported from China.The news boosted a range of companies’ shares, including both retailers that sell goods made in China an...

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Offering an alternative voice for best practices in retail OFFERING AN ALTERNATIVE VOICE FOR BEST PRACTICES IN RETAIL

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Aug 12, 2019

Bruce Winder of Retail Advisors Network talks about the dramatic evolution taking place in retail and where the marketplace will go next. I spent about 20 plus years in big retail at places like Canadian Tire, HBC, Sears and Air Miles before deciding I wanted to explore life outside a head office an...

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How Project Is Recalibrating for a New Retail Landscape HOW PROJECT IS RECALIBRATING FOR A NEW RETAIL LANDSCAPE

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Aug 12, 2019

Attendees at Project in Las Vegas will see the full scope of expertly merchandised Spring/Summer 2020 menswear, denim, footwear and accessories. The show, taking place this week, from Monday to Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is the first with all 12 MAGIC trade shows housed under one ...

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Best-In-Class BOPIS Retailers (and How to Emulate Them) BEST-IN-CLASS BOPIS RETAILERS (AND HOW TO EMULATE THEM)

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Aug 09, 2019

Buy Online Pick-up In-Store is one of the most talked about retail trends this year; by 2021 90 percent of retailers will have BOPIS options. However, when it comes to how retailers implement BOPIS into their businesses, it’s still pretty much the Wild West out there.Despite the fact that 68 p...

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Retail potato sales value increases RETAIL POTATO SALES VALUE INCREASES

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Aug 08, 2019

Retail scan data from IRI for the July 2018 through June 2019 marketing year reveals that total potato sales increased in dollars by 2% while sales volume declined by 1%.The decline in total potato sales is due to a 3.3% decline in fresh potato sales, according to a news release. Russet and red pota...

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E-Commerce Numbers Are Higher Than Ever. Here’s How Retailers Can Keep Up E-COMMERCE NUMBERS ARE HIGHER THAN EVER. HERE’S HOW RETAILERS CAN KEEP UP

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Aug 07, 2019

The popularity of e-commerce continues to grow rapidly. Amid a constantly evolving technological environment, it’s increasingly important for retailers to separate the signal from the noise, and identify what makes up the core of online shopping’s staying power. So what are consumers rea...

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Retailers Prioritize Omnichannel Operations in Technology Spending RETAILERS PRIORITIZE OMNICHANNEL OPERATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY SPENDING

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Aug 06, 2019

The cross-channel behavior of today’s consumers are causing retailers and brands to re-evaluate the technology they're investing in. The result has been increased investments in technology systems enabling omnichannel operations, such as order and inventory management systems. That’s...

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How to Scale an E-commerce Business HOW TO SCALE AN E-COMMERCE BUSINESS

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Aug 06, 2019

Despite being split into almost 50 different nations, Europe is among the best places in the world for doing ecommerce. According to a recent study, European cross-border ecommerce rose by 13 percent in the past year and accounts for transactions worth about €137 billion in 2018, representing a...

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Grow Your Business With Posible – Your Responsive Retail POS Solution GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH POSIBLE – YOUR RESPONSIVE RETAIL POS SOLUTION

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Aug 06, 2019

In the age of technology, retail as a business, is evolving every day. No wonder then, to stay competitive, you need to upgrade your business solutions. A top-grade POS cum ERP solution is one such business solution that you must have to ensure that you minimize the efforts in managing your retail b...

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Beating Online Retail Fraudsters at Their Own Game BEATING ONLINE RETAIL FRAUDSTERS AT THEIR OWN GAME

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Aug 05, 2019

Fraud affecting online retailers is on the rise. According to LexisNexis® Risk Solutions’ 2018 True Cost of Fraud for the Retail Sector study, successful retail fraud attempts rose almost 30 percent between 2017 and 2018. Every $1 of fraud costs midsize to large retailers an average of $3....

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US Retail Inventory Tracker, 1Q19 US RETAIL INVENTORY TRACKER, 1Q19

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Aug 02, 2019

In our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports, we analyze inventory trends among US retailers the Coresight 100. Most Coresight 100 retailers witnessed a decline in consumer spending, which translated into poor sales and inventory buildup in comparison to the same quarter last year. Tariffs a...

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How a POS System Can Help You Manage Your Margins HOW A POS SYSTEM CAN HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR MARGINS

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Aug 01, 2019

Small business owners tend to operate with fairly slim margins. Especially when you’re just starting out, you probably don’t have a lot to work with when it comes to time, money or other resources. That means you need to make the most of the tools you do have access to and use them to le...

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Verizon Connect: Delivering unmatched ecommerce customer experience through supply chain innovation VERIZON CONNECT: DELIVERING UNMATCHED ECOMMERCE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION

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Aug 01, 2019

The ecommerce industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, with the latest figures from the ONS showing that more than 18 percent of overall retail spending in Q1 2019 took place online, representing a 70 percent increase over the past five years. This revolution in purchasing habits has not only tra...

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Expert Tips to Keep Your Online Customers Excited and Engaged EXPERT TIPS TO KEEP YOUR ONLINE CUSTOMERS EXCITED AND ENGAGED

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Jul 31, 2019

Thailand’s largest mall operator Central Group said on Wednesday it will list its Central Retail Corporation unit, which will combine retail businesses in Thailand, Vietnam and Italy.The plan for listing comes amid intense competition among retailers and online shopping.

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German retail sales post biggest monthly jump since December 2006 GERMAN RETAIL SALES POST BIGGEST MONTHLY JUMP SINCE DECEMBER 2006

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Jul 31, 2019

German retail sales rose more than expected in June, posting their steepest monthly increase in more than 12 years, data showed on Wednesday, offering a rare beam of hope that household spending will prop up Europe’s largest economy.The German economy has been relying on private consumption an...

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ESSILORLUXOTTICA SETS SIGHTS ON RETAIL DOMINANCE WITH 8 BILLION DOLLARS GRANDVISION DEAL ESSILORLUXOTTICA SETS SIGHTS ON RETAIL DOMINANCE WITH 8 BILLION DOLLARS GRANDVISION DEAL

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Jul 31, 2019

EssilorLuxottica is buying Dutch opticians group GrandVision for up to 7.2 billion euros in cash to take control of thousands of stores where it sells spectacles and lenses. The deal marks a new milestone for EssilorLuxottica, which was formed last year from the merger of French lens maker Essilor a...

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Total Retail TOTAL RETAIL'S 2019 RETAIL TECHNOLOGY REPORT: OMNICHANNEL TECHNOLOGY SPENDING ON THE RISE

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Jul 31, 2019

Due to the cross-channel behavior of today’s consumers, shifting from channel to channel and device to device in the same purchase journey, retailers and brands are spending more of their technology budgets on systems and solutions that enable omnichannel operations e.g., order and inventory m...

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Why You Need a Great Restaurant Point of Sale System to Succeed in the Industry WHY YOU NEED A GREAT RESTAURANT POINT OF SALE SYSTEM TO SUCCEED IN THE INDUSTRY

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Jul 31, 2019

Introducing a restaurant point of sale system into your business means better dining experiences, attracting new and repeat customers, and overall business growth. These technology solutions range from simple systems to full service solutions that route tickets to the kitchen, monitor inventory, acc...

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Retailers Must Unify In-Store, Online Customer Experiences RETAILERS MUST UNIFY IN-STORE, ONLINE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Jul 30, 2019

The ways consumers engage with brands continue to change rapidly, from making your purchases at brick-and-mortar locations to now completing the same transactions in the palm of your hand. Toluna’s How Do You Shop? survey polled over 500 respondents to see how in-store shopping vs. e-commerce ...

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Do not Go to War Against Amazon Over Destroying the Retail Industry DO NOT GO TO WAR AGAINST AMAZON OVER DESTROYING THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Jul 29, 2019

Now Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin didn’t go quite that far on CNBC yesterday, but he may have landed in the same zip code. In a Squawk Box interview, Mnuchin said he was all for the Justice Department including the mega-retailer in its antitrust review of Big Tech. Here’s why: &ldquo...

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Ask the Experts: 3 Questions About Retail Cash Flow and Inventory ASK THE EXPERTS: 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT RETAIL CASH FLOW AND INVENTORY

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Jul 29, 2019

The retail sector is undergoing tremendous change, with a growing volume of sales shifting to e-commerce sites. But for owners of all types of retail businesses, issues related to cash flow and inventory remain a primary concern. According to an exclusive Kabbage survey of independent retailers, mor...

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U.S. economic growth seen slowing in second quarter U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH SEEN SLOWING IN SECOND QUARTER

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Jul 26, 2019

The U.S. economy likely grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the second quarter as an acceleration in consumer spending was probably offset by weak exports and business investment. The anticipated moderation in growth will come against the backdrop of rising risks to the economy’...

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Committee formed to examine issues related to FDI in ecommerce COMMITTEE FORMED TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO FDI IN ECOMMERCE

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Jul 25, 2019

A committee has been constituted under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to examine issues related to FDI in the ecommerce sector, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The panel will examine issues related to FDI (foreign direct investment) in the ecommerce sector ...

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Examples of Retail Business Ideas EXAMPLES OF RETAIL BUSINESS IDEAS

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Jul 24, 2019

Do you want to sell finished products directly to consumers? The retail industry could be the business opportunity for you. You could open anything from a clothing shop to a gaming parlour but before you get started you will need to know what strategies to employ and what you should offer. A coffee ...

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Walmart Shuffling Execs to Further Integrate Stores, Digital WALMART SHUFFLING EXECS TO FURTHER INTEGRATE STORES, DIGITAL

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Jul 22, 2019

Walmart is making further organizational changes as it continues to integrate its store and digital operations and leadership, according to a July 19 memo obtained by CNBC that was sent by CEO Doug McMillon to the retailer’s employees. The biggest change announced is Walmart's move to brin...

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Back to school spending expected to reach record highs BACK TO SCHOOL SPENDING EXPECTED TO REACH RECORD HIGHS

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Jul 22, 2019

Consumer spending is expected to reach nearly $26.2 billion, or $696.70 per household, on K-12 back-to-school items in 2019. The total household spend is up from 2018's reported $684.70, while spending a year ago was higher  $27.5 billion total due to more families with children in grades K...

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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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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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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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June retail sales given unexpected boost JUNE RETAIL SALES GIVEN UNEXPECTED BOOST

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Jul 18, 2019

UK retail sales had an unexpected boost in June thanks to antiques and second-hand sales, according to the latest figures from the ONS.Monthly retail sales volumes grew one per cent after May’s 0.5 per cent month-on-month drop in volumes, which was driven by unseasonably cold weather.Year-on-y...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Delivery Flexibility, Options Win Customers in the Age of Amazon DELIVERY FLEXIBILITY, OPTIONS WIN CUSTOMERS IN THE AGE OF AMAZON

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Jun 25, 2019

Amazon’s recent one-day shipping announcement upped the ante for retailers, but Walmart, Target and the rest still have a major advantage, namely their physical presence. While Amazon scrambles to set up tents in urban centers in order to be closer to their customers, Target is already reporti...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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