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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

The number of takeover deals in the UK’s retail industry fell in the past year, as Brexit uncertainty continues to impede on the future of the high street. According to law firm RPC, the number of merger and acquisitions (M&A) was down 24 per cent in the year ending March 31, with a total ...

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

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May 20, 2019

Marks and Spencer has said it is focusing on closing down 100 outlets by the end of next year, speeding up its store closure scheme by two years.The British retailer initially aimed to shut 100 stores by 2022, and has closed 14 stores since the end of March, making a total of 63 closures in just ove...

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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

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May 16, 2019

Today’s consumers don’t differentiate between retail channels. They’ll jump between mobile, online and in-store to curate each individual purchasing journey according to their needs. It's becoming clear to retailers that shopping for them is all about ease, immediacy and the in...

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

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

Australasian retail management software company, Vend, announced a partnership with e-commerce platform BigCommerce, which it says will give tens of thousands of independent retailers around the globe access to more customers, and greater choice about how they run their business. This deal is design...

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

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May 09, 2019

If you think your business is perfect as it is, then think again. The imperfections and flaws of a particular business or industry are what propels it to keep evolving. Given the intrinsically capricious nature of today’s markets, owing to drivers of change (at micro and macro levels), changes...

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

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May 09, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

Retailers have faced a wave of complaints on problems relating to online shopping and package deliveries. Complaints regarding online shopping has risen by 84 per cent in 2018-19 compared with 2017-18, according to MoneySaving Expert associate Resolver.High street shopping complaints have risen by 3...

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

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May 08, 2019

Experiential retail capitalizes on millennials’ preference for engaging experiences as a key element of shopping, whether in-store or online over strictly product shopping. However, these experiential elements depend on IoT and other technologies that use open wireless networks — a big s...

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 06, 2019

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

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

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May 06, 2019

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

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

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May 06, 2019

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

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

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May 03, 2019

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

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

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May 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

Amazon has beaten analyst estimates by some margin after net income more than doubled during its first quarter.According to its first quarter results for the period ending March 31, the online retail giant saw net income grown from $1.6 billion (£1.24 billion) to $3.6 billion (£2.79 bill...

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

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Apr 27, 2019

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

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

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Apr 26, 2019

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

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

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Apr 26, 2019

Almost half of BHS stores have remained empty since its collapse into administration in 2016.A total of 44 per cent of stores are still empty, according to the Local Data Company (LDC), after new research found that out of the 160 stores that closed, 70 units are still empty.Sir Philip Green sells B...

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

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Apr 21, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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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 strongest growth since August MARCH RETAIL SALES SEE STRONGEST GROWTH SINCE AUGUST

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

Until recently, sustainability was a niche approach in retail. But in the past few years, we’ve seen corporations take on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives as a way to lessen their environmental impact. In 2017, health giant Johnson & Johnson pledged to source 35% of its en...

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

In our bustling retail landscape — today’s most competitive market — it’s hard to believe that many online merchants, particularly those based in the U.S., avoid access to global transactions. When considering U.S. cross-border e-commerce is expected to generate sales of $203...

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

Bonmarche has rebuffed a £5.7 million takeover offer tabled by Philip Day, saying it “materially undervalues” the retailer.Earlier this month Day, who owns the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, acquired more than half of Bonmarche’s shares through holding company Spectre, which t...

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

US private equity firm Leonard Green and Partners has sold its 25 per cent stake in Topshop & Topman back to Arcadia.Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire sold the £350 million stake to Leonard Green in 2012, which has now been sold back to Green for an undisclosed price. “T...

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

Retail has for years been one of the most active vertical industries experimenting with sensors of all kinds to drive greater efficiency and creativity in physical retail stores, delivering a digital experience to customers and valuable data to retailers and their suppliers. The journey hasn’t...

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

Dunelm has revealed positive third-quarter sales across its stores and online.The homewares retailer recorded a 6.1 per cent rise in group revenue year-on-year to £284.5 million in the 13 weeks to March 30. Like-for-like store sales increased by 9.8 per cent, while online sales increased 32.1 ...

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

Britain’s retailers have warned that Brexit uncertainty is holding consumers back from making bigger purchases, after a disappointing month for sales in March.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the accountancy firm KPMG said sales growth dropped to 0.5% in the year to March, down from an ...

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

If you’ve taken a stroll recently along Walnut Street in Shadyside, you might have noticed something missing. A couple of longtime retailers in the neighborhood opened the year by closing their doors. J.Crew announced in late February that it would close its shop at 5433 Walnut St. by spring. ...

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

Consumers aren’t just purchasing items anymore. They’re spending money on experiences and companies that reflect their personal lifestyles and values. They want relationships, they want authenticity — and they’re disrupting retail as we know it. Understanding who the customer...

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

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Apr 08, 2019

As Jeff Bezos expands the Amazon.com empire, its dominance is impacting consumer behavior as well as legacy business models across more business sectors than we could have originally imagined. It’s been referred to as the Amazon Effect. One notable ripple of the Amazon Effect has been felt by ...

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

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Apr 05, 2019

Some of the UK’s biggest retailers could be misleading consumers with “inflated” customer reviews of poor quality products, new research has found.According to consumer lobby group Which?, 15 products it had rated as “Don’t Buys” were found to have scored four sta...

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

Target Corp will raise its U.S. minimum wage to $13 an hour in June, from $12 currently, increasing its payroll costs and putting new pressure on rival Walmart to attract retail workers in a tight labor market. Minneapolis-based Target employs over 300,000 workers and runs 1,845 stores in the United...

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Hong Kong," lowest asking price: $58 (retail: $130) [You save up to $72] Originally released in 2001 as part of Nike's AF1 "B" series, the "Hong Kong" Air Force 1 made its return to retailers in 2018. With a nearly identical shape and use of ma...

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

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Apr 04, 2019

The Neighborgoods will open the doors of its first retail store in the Atlantic Plumbing building in Washington DC’s Shaw neighborhood (2130 8th St NW) by the end of the month. The store will showcase the fun-loving, colorful brand’s locally made food-themed signature products such as di...

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

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Apr 04, 2019

Shopping for a child is often tedious, especially if it means carting your children from one shop to another. At the end of the shopping spree, nerves are frayed, and the entire family is left in a bad mood.Though ecommerce marketplaces and malls have brought about more convenience, there is nothing...

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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Behind accenture BEHIND ACCENTURE'S GROUNDBREAKING DROGA5 DEAL

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

Retail can’t survive and thrive by ecommerce alone. Ecommerce is ceasing to be a stand-alone differentiator in retail success. Unified retail commerce meshes together the digital and physical worlds. Amazon generated US$141.92 billion in product sales in 2018, up 19.7 per cent  from US$11...

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

In the past few years, we've seen brick and mortar retail in decline. With stores closing left and right, from big box retailers to small businesses, thousands of stores shuttered in 2018 and big chains, from Macy's to Target to Starbucks, have plans to close hundreds more this year. Those a...

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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Retail Sales Drop in February RETAIL SALES DROP IN FEBRUARY

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 30, 2019

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

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

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Mar 30, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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Millions consider online grocery shopping MILLIONS CONSIDER ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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

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Mar 23, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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Retail transformation favors small business RETAIL TRANSFORMATION FAVORS SMALL BUSINESS

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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The future of retail has arrived THE FUTURE OF RETAIL HAS ARRIVED

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Mar 19, 2019

Director Steven Spielberg recruited a panel of futurists to predict a far-off tomorrow that included responsive, personalised advertising and sales assistants, triggered by iris and facial recognition.Well, today, we’re living in that future. Geo-location is ho-hum, facial recognition is a fea...

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Why retailers struggle to expand globally WHY RETAILERS STRUGGLE TO EXPAND GLOBALLY

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Mar 19, 2019

Global retail may be becoming more homogeneous due to international expansion by various chains, but the success of internalisation is patchy within and across retailers, and there have been failures on an industrial scale. This made me curious as to why a retailer fails in some markets and not othe...

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#7 Retail Trends You Can #7 RETAIL TRENDS YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS

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Mar 19, 2019

The global retail industry is changing too swiftly. The way consumers shop today is much more different than they would do two-three years ago. Apart from the change in consumer behaviour, penetration of smartphones and an increase in buying power is helping the retail industry support its growth tr...

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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1200 jobs at risk as Office Outlet falls into administration 1200 JOBS AT RISK AS OFFICE OUTLET FALLS INTO ADMINISTRATION

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Mar 19, 2019

The future of 1200 jobs at Office Outlet has been plunged into uncertainty as the retailer fell into administration. Partners at Deloitte were appointed joint administrators yesterday.All 90 of Office Outlet’s stores will continue trading while the business is marketed to potential new owners....

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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New retail offering at Aberdeen International Airport set for April opening NEW RETAIL OFFERING AT ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SET FOR APRIL OPENING

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Mar 19, 2019

Aberdeen International Airport will open the first part of its upgraded departure lounge area in April 2019, featuring several new stores that have been relocated from their current units to a new retail and catering area, housed in the former World Duty Free and Security facility. Larger Dixons Tra...

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Are retailers more powerful when in partnerships? ARE RETAILERS MORE POWERFUL WHEN IN PARTNERSHIPS?

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Mar 19, 2019

When Marks & Spencer and Ocado announced their partnership earlier this month, news rooms and industry analysts around the country went into overdrive.M&S, which is in the midst of a five-year turnaround strategy that has led to a series of store closures and job cuts, has long been criticis...

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Only 3 Percent of US Retail Sales Completed Via Mobile Wallet ONLY 3 PERCENT OF US RETAIL SALES COMPLETED VIA MOBILE WALLET

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Mar 19, 2019

A new infographic from Expert Market has mapped out mobile wallet usage in 36 countries around the world. In the US, only 3% of retail sales were completed through a mobile wallet.The global penetration rate of this technology is still very low topping at 6%, except for one country. The one outlier ...

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Retail company Yo-ren eyes Thailand and Malaysia RETAIL COMPANY YO-REN EYES THAILAND AND MALAYSIA

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Mar 18, 2019

Hong Kong-headquartered retail technology company Yo-ren has secured US$11 million in a funding round it plans to use to expand into Thailand and Malaysia. Yo-ren designs, develops, and operates smart phone-based customer management programs and provides retailers with social network services, e-com...

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Retail Sales growth slows in February RETAIL SALES GROWTH SLOWS IN FEBRUARY

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Mar 18, 2019

Electronic card spending was up 0.9 per cent month on month in February, according to the latest figures from Stats NZ, which are adjusted for seasonal effects. This was modest compared to January’s 1.8 per cent month on month increase, though spending rose across five of the six retail indust...

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Indian fashion chain Reliance Trends to open over 2,000 stores INDIAN FASHION CHAIN RELIANCE TRENDS TO OPEN OVER 2,000 STORES

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Mar 18, 2019

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries will expand its low-cost fashion store network Reliance Trends to 2500 locations within five years. The chain currently has just 557 stores in 160 cites, and will target a presence in 140 more, involving deeper penetration into tier 3 and 4 cities.The planned ...

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Understanding shopping centre traffic trends to adapt consumer strategies UNDERSTANDING SHOPPING CENTRE TRAFFIC TRENDS TO ADAPT CONSUMER STRATEGIES

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Mar 18, 2019

Kepler Analytics is in a unique and privileged position. We have our sensors in over 60 retail brands within 1,700 locations across Australia. We collect traffic and other consumer behaviour measures. By aggregating and anonymising our information we can provide the retail industry with benchmark me...

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Stockland divests $143 million of retail assets STOCKLAND DIVESTS $143 MILLION OF RETAIL ASSETS

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Mar 18, 2019

Stockland has announced further progress on its non-core retail divestment strategy, with the unconditional exchange of two retail assets for a combined total of $143 million, reflecting a 2.9 per cent premium to combined book value. Stockland are on track to reach their $400 million target of dives...

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What’s Your Email Discounting Strategy? WHAT’S YOUR EMAIL DISCOUNTING STRATEGY?

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Mar 18, 2019

Marketers have come to rely on discounts to spur purchases on, but poor coupon management eats into margins and trains customers to wait or shop around. According to eMarketer, 57% of mobile smartphone users will use a mobile coupon, and 53% of tablet users will regularly use mobile coupons to make ...

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How Retailers Can Adapt To A.I. And The Future Of Shopping HOW RETAILERS CAN ADAPT TO A.I. AND THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING

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Mar 18, 2019

The greatest challenge of the 21st century so far for the retail industry has been adapting to the online world.But the next hurdle is already in sight. Artificial intelligence will again change the way we shop, according to EY’s FutureConsumer.Now research. After consulting with more than 200...

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One-Million-Square-Foot Retail Center Opens at Hudson Yards ONE-MILLION-SQUARE-FOOT RETAIL CENTER OPENS AT HUDSON YARDS

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Mar 18, 2019

New York City’s Hudson Yards neighborhood is officially open to the public. The new development on the city’s far west side features a new five-acre public space; an interactive landmark known as Vessel; and The Shops & Restaurants, a one-million-square-foot retail center featuring a...

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Ecommerce Platform? IS IT TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR ECOMMERCE PLATFORM?

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Mar 18, 2019

Every company that dives into the world of ecommerce starts with the platform that works best for them at the time.However, as technology evolves and the business grows, companies may eventually find themselves at a crossroads: Should they stay with their current platform, or move to a new one?These...

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Join malia mills JOIN MALIA MILLS' UNCONVENTIONAL RETAIL TEAM

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Mar 15, 2019

malia mills is an entrepreneurial company specializing in luxury bra-sized swimwear separates and ready to wear -- the essentials to pack your dream suitcase. our brand was launched in new york city in 1993, out of my apartment, while i waitressed at night. we are a sister-owned, independent, self-f...

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Could Instagram Be the Future of E-Commerce? COULD INSTAGRAM BE THE FUTURE OF E-COMMERCE?

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Mar 15, 2019

Instagram is today's modern catalog. You find your favorite brands presenting themselves with beautiful imagery or behind-the-scenes video clips that take you on a journey. This catalog also presents new brands that find you with more relevant information than their print predecessor ever could....

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Five reasons retail investors need transparency from investment firms FIVE REASONS RETAIL INVESTORS NEED TRANSPARENCY FROM INVESTMENT FIRMS

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Mar 15, 2019

Investors’ trust in an investment firm is a significant factor in their decision to hire an adviser. We need to work hard on what we call the 'trust equation', which consists of two critical elements: Credibility and professionalism. Last year, CFA Institute published its third global ...

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3 Reasons Retail Stocks Are Attractive 3 REASONS RETAIL STOCKS ARE ATTRACTIVE

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Mar 15, 2019

Retail stocks have been under pressure in recent years as consumers are buying online and moving aware from the tradition brick and mortar stores. Recently, hundreds of stores have closed recently but the ones that are able to survive have evolved and are emerging as leaders in a very strong space. ...

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V-MORE Enters Thailand’s E-Commerce Market With More Than 500 Marketplace Platforms and Merchants V-MORE ENTERS THAILAND’S E-COMMERCE MARKET WITH MORE THAN 500 MARKETPLACE PLATFORMS AND MERCHANTS

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Mar 14, 2019

V-MORE, Asia’s leading e-commerce supply chain management platform, has announced its plans to expand into Thailand. Over the pasts 12 months, the fast-growing one-stop e-commerce platform which has already garnered 500,000 users in the region.  V-MORE aims to recruit new Thai e-commerce ...

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Watson and L’Oreal’s ModiFace drive retail innovation with the launch of virtual makeup try-on service WATSON AND L’OREAL’S MODIFACE DRIVE RETAIL INNOVATION WITH THE LAUNCH OF VIRTUAL MAKEUP TRY-ON SERVICE

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Mar 14, 2019

L’Oreal’s AI and AR company ModiFace and A.S. Watson Group (“ASW”) announce the launch of the virtual makeup try-on #ColourMe, making ModiFace’s industry-leading AR technology available to consumers across Asia on mobile. #ColourMe, launching in March, is a virtual try-...

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Improved penalty rates and conditions for Priceline workers IMPROVED PENALTY RATES AND CONDITIONS FOR PRICELINE WORKERS

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Mar 14, 2019

Retail workers’ union SDA has secured a new agreement for Priceline Pharmacy workers that improves penalty rates and leave conditions for staff.The new agreement, which came into effect on Friday March 8, will see annual pay increases backdated from July last year, through to July 2020.“...

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What WHAT'S AHEAD WITH RETAIL MARKETING AND POINT-OF-PURCHASE TRENDS

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Mar 14, 2019

Each year Frank Mayer and Associates queries company thought leaders on what they predict will come in the year ahead when it comes to retail and point-of-purchase industries.Indicating everything from uncharacteristic marketing opportunities to continued growth for self-service, the forecasts illus...

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Fast-Growing Dealer Teamwork Recruits Oracle VP Jim Rogers FAST-GROWING DEALER TEAMWORK RECRUITS ORACLE VP JIM ROGERS

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Mar 14, 2019

The entire Dealer Teamwork organization welcomed Jim Rogers to the team in February 2019, including the CEO and Co-founder, Sean Stapleton, who said, “We are so lucky and blessed to have such an amazing, experienced leader join our Dealer Teamwork family! Jim is not only a class act, but his s...

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This Hemp Oil Company Found Success Partnering with Retailers THIS HEMP OIL COMPANY FOUND SUCCESS PARTNERING WITH RETAILERS

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Mar 13, 2019

Todd Morrow is devoted to bringing more “green” into the lives of Americans. But, not the type of green you’ll see on St. Patrick’s Day! Morrow is the CEO of HempMeds, the first pipeline to make products containing CBD hemp oil legally available across the United States. The ...

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The Power of Experiential Retail Marketing THE POWER OF EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL MARKETING

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Mar 13, 2019

Contrary to naysayers, I think it’s safe to say that we’re beyond the hotly debated and anticipated "retail apocalypse." However, tech-resistant brands that refuse to innovate still have the potential to be left behind. Those poised to survive (and thrive) in today’s reta...

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Mobilizing the retail customer experience requires new levels of collaboration MOBILIZING THE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REQUIRES NEW LEVELS OF COLLABORATION

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Mar 13, 2019

In today's complex, omnichannel marketplace, ensuring a superior customer experience isn't easy or guaranteed. The retail customer experience is constantly being shaped and reshaped by countless interactions across multiple points of engagement that span from online to in store. And growing ...

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Select Vietnamese sellers to get Amazon training support SELECT VIETNAMESE SELLERS TO GET AMAZON TRAINING SUPPORT

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Mar 13, 2019

100 selected Vietnamese businesses will participate in a support program to help them reach more customers on Amazon. These businesses will receive offline or online training, with in-depth support from Amazon and discounts from local service providers, according to a statement jointly released Wedn...

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Are Your Favorite Luxuries Killing The Environment? ARE YOUR FAVORITE LUXURIES KILLING THE ENVIRONMENT?

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Mar 13, 2019

In the self-care era, plenty of people have their chosen indulgences and ways of treating themselves. Enjoying a nice treat every now and then is great, but is it possible that your favorite way of spoiling yourself is actually hurting the environment? Here are a couple of common purchases people ma...

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eBay and Singapore Institute of Retail Studies come together to deliver eCommerce training EBAY AND SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF RETAIL STUDIES COME TOGETHER TO DELIVER ECOMMERCE TRAINING

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Mar 13, 2019

eBay and the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) joined forces to deliver training to small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking new and global sales channels in the fast-growing eCommerce sector. Titled “Let’s eBay with SIRS”, the full-day workshop was held at the Lifelon...

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Jumia, African e-commerce startup, to list in New York JUMIA, AFRICAN E-COMMERCE STARTUP, TO LIST IN NEW YORK

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Mar 13, 2019

African e-commerce start-up Jumia has filed papers for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on the 30th anniversary of the worldwide web. The company, headquartered in Nigeria, operates in 14 African countries and became the first African startup to hit a $1 billion valuation, e...

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FMCG sales at organized retail stores grew 22% in 2018: Nielsen India report FMCG SALES AT ORGANIZED RETAIL STORES GREW 22% IN 2018: NIELSEN INDIA REPORT

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Mar 12, 2019

The switch to goods and services tax (GST), acceptance of digital payments, and a consumer shift to convenience have helped push the sale of cheese, biscuits, hair conditioners, and packaged rice in modern retail stores in India for the year ended 31 August 2018. This has helped the country’s ...

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Amazon looking to hire 3,000 remote customer service workers AMAZON LOOKING TO HIRE 3,000 REMOTE CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKERS

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Mar 12, 2019

Looking to make some extra cash in the comfort of your own home? Amazon might have an opportunity for you.Amazon is looking to hire 3,000 seasonal remote customer service associates in 18 states, including Washington. The job pays $15 per hour and includes health benefits after 90 days of employment...

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Retail inflation at 4-month high of 2.57% in February, industrial growth rises 1.7% in January RETAIL INFLATION AT 4-MONTH HIGH OF 2.57% IN FEBRUARY, INDUSTRIAL GROWTH RISES 1.7% IN JANUARY

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Mar 12, 2019

Retail inflation rose to a four-month high of 2.57 per cent during February, government data showed. The rise in inflation level happened mainly due to higher food prices. The retail inflation stood at 1.97 per cent in January and 4.44 per cent in February 2018, a statement by the government said. R...

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Why airport retailers have never had it so good WHY AIRPORT RETAILERS HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD

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Mar 12, 2019

Once the sole preserve of duty-free and drab restaurants, the world of airport retail is as thriving and diverse as it’s ever been. Alex Avery, managing director for airports, travel and commercial spaces at Pragma Consulting, speaks about why high-profile brands choose to swap the high street...

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In Retail, The Common Currency Is Trust IN RETAIL, THE COMMON CURRENCY IS TRUST

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Mar 12, 2019

Retailers in the U.S. started 2018 strong, coming off fantastic holiday sales during November and December 2017 that increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 and exceeded NRF’s forecast. What a difference a year makes. Heading into 2019, some retailers delivered strong 2018 holiday s...

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Applying the Netflix Customer Experience to Retail APPLYING THE NETFLIX CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TO RETAIL

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Mar 12, 2019

When historians look to this century, there will be quite a few companies that stand out. Tesla is one, as are Uber and Airbnb. However, the three consumer platforms that will truly be seen as forward thinking and disrupting “business as usual” are Spotify, Netflix and Instagram. All thr...

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Retail slow in January despite Luxury growth RETAIL SLOW IN JANUARY DESPITE LUXURY GROWTH

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Mar 12, 2019

While several retailers have talked about conditions improving since a somewhat dismal holiday trading period, the Australian Bureau of Statistics have released a more muted view of month of January, with retail sales having improved by 0.1 per cent. This increase followed a fall of 0.4 per cent ove...

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Amazon Wants to Place Ads in Your EBooks and Videos AMAZON WANTS TO PLACE ADS IN YOUR EBOOKS AND VIDEOS

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Mar 12, 2019

Part of the attraction of online advertising is that you can change the ads anytime, including the content of the ads and the advertisers, and you can make them contextual. So far that kind of advertising has escaped digital content like ebooks and streaming shows and movies, but a patent from Amazo...

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You’d be surprised at the alarming 911 calls coming from Amazon warehouses YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT THE ALARMING 911 CALLS COMING FROM AMAZON WAREHOUSES

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Mar 12, 2019

The Daily Beast compiled reports from 46 warehouses across 17 states, which represents approximately one quarter of the fulfillment centres the company operates in the US. The number of calls to 911 over mental health concerns on average were not greater than employees of other companies or those wo...

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A New Argument for Pool Distribution as More Specialty E-Retailers Set Up Shop A NEW ARGUMENT FOR POOL DISTRIBUTION AS MORE SPECIALTY E-RETAILERS SET UP SHOP

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Mar 12, 2019

As consumer demand intensifies and changing shopping behaviors put pressure on the industry to adapt, retailers have continued to redesign their networks to keep up. When distributing high-volume retail goods, determining the right model is key. So what’s the quickest and most cost-effective w...

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Cannabis Stocks That Could See Significant Growth in Retail CANNABIS STOCKS THAT COULD SEE SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN RETAIL

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Mar 12, 2019

Cannabis sales have been soaring since legalization in Canada but there’s a lot more to come as the industry continues to change. With more retailers opening for business and the edibles market likely coming online this year, there’s going to be many more growth opportunities. Here are s...

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US January Retail Sales Rebounds: 0.2% v 0.0% eyed US JANUARY RETAIL SALES REBOUNDS: 0.2% V 0.0% EYED

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Mar 11, 2019

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for January 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $504.4 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent (±0.5 percent)* from the previous month, and 2.3 percent (±0.7 ...

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Retail Sales Rebound With .2% Growth in January RETAIL SALES REBOUND WITH .2% GROWTH IN JANUARY

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Mar 11, 2019

Following is disastrous December that saw retail sales drop 1.6%, the biggest decrease in a decade, industry sales increased a modest .2% in January, reports the Commerce Department. The estimated $504.4 billion retail collected in January represents a .2% increase over the previous month, and 2.3% ...

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Tesla TESLA'S LANDLORDS BEFUDDLED BY RETAIL FLIP-FLOPS

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Mar 11, 2019

Tesla's reputation as a really cool automotive industry disrupter might not be sitting so well with one set of key stakeholders amid CEO Elon Musk's vacillation over his bricks-and-mortar store and service location strategy.Besides customers, employees, vendors and investors, you can add lan...

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These Jabra Wireless Workout Earbuds Are $30 Off at Amazon THESE JABRA WIRELESS WORKOUT EARBUDS ARE $30 OFF AT AMAZON

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Mar 11, 2019

If you're one of those people who needs to listen to music while you work out, you know how important good earbuds are. They have to be able to keep up with your activity and stay secure in your ears while delivering high-quality sound. These earbuds feature a secure-fitting design that enhances...

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10 top retail executives on the state of the industry 10 TOP RETAIL EXECUTIVES ON THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

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Mar 11, 2019

The 8,000 attendees at Shoptalk this year got to hear from a lot of executives, founders and industry specialists, all offering varying degrees of candor in diverse areas of expertise. Chief executives don't tend to offer the nitty gritty — their position requires vision above all else, an...

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Nordstrom CTO restructures technology group NORDSTROM CTO RESTRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY GROUP

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Mar 11, 2019

Nordstrom is making structural changes to its technology organization that will result in an undisclosed number of layoffs, according to a GeekWire story, which attributed the information to a memo written by Nordstrom CTO Edmond Mesrobian. Meanwhile, senior vice presidents of technology Travis McEl...

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EUR/USD Euro listless at start of week, U.S retail sales next EUR/USD EURO LISTLESS AT START OF WEEK, U.S RETAIL SALES NEXT

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Mar 11, 2019

EUR/USD is showing little movement at the start of the week. In the Monday session, the pair is trading at 1.1241, up 0.06% on the day. On the release front, there are no major eurozone events. German industrial production posted a fourth straight decline. The reading of -0.8% missed the forecast of...

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Formerly Red-Hot Retail Sales Fizzle Back to Normal FORMERLY RED-HOT RETAIL SALES FIZZLE BACK TO NORMAL

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Mar 11, 2019

January retail sales confirm the trend seen late last year: Overall retail sales, including at restaurants and bars (“food services and drinking places”), had been running at red-hot growth rates starting in 2017, reaching 6.6% year-over-year last summer; and they’re still growing ...

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Gold dips as core retail sales sparkle GOLD DIPS AS CORE RETAIL SALES SPARKLE

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Mar 11, 2019

Gold has started the week with losses. In Monday’s North American trade, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1292.74, down 0.47% on the day. In economic news, retail sales rebounded in February. Core retail sales sparkled with a 0.9% gain, up from -1.8% in January. Retail sales improved t...

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Popeyes Philippines to launch with seven new locations POPEYES PHILIPPINES TO LAUNCH WITH SEVEN NEW LOCATIONS

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Mar 11, 2019

The brand – best known for its fried chicken menu – has confirmed seven locations where they will be opening: Arcovia in Pasig, Eastwood and Vertis North in Quezon City, Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa, SM San Lazaro and SM Manila in Manila, and Kroma Tower in Makati. “The Philip...

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Edge Retail Academy Introduces Retirement Readiness Program EDGE RETAIL ACADEMY INTRODUCES RETIREMENT READINESS PROGRAM

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Mar 11, 2019

The Edge Retail Academy, a retail jewelry business advising company, announced the release of its “Retirement Readiness” program. ERA has developed this program to fast track a jeweler’s business to be retirement ready – whenever that may be.“The jewelry industry has be...

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For Ecommerce Retailers, Sustainability Is More Than Just A Fad FOR ECOMMERCE RETAILERS, SUSTAINABILITY IS MORE THAN JUST A FAD

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Mar 11, 2019

Once viewed as a costly exercise, sustainability is being embraced by a growing number of retailers as a strategy that delivers cost savings and satisfies the demands of consumers. Companies are exploring automation tools to reduce the amount of packaging used, trying to find alternatives to plastic...

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Amazon Proved Online Retail Prowess, Tesla Destined To Do The Same AMAZON PROVED ONLINE RETAIL PROWESS, TESLA DESTINED TO DO THE SAME

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Mar 10, 2019

It’s not uncommon to see Tesla compared to Amazon. There’s also a bit of a rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Bezos has systematically extracted mass market product retail out of traditional brick-and-morter stores and into its industry-dominating Amazon marketplace online. Could ...

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Disinvest to pension funds, retail buyers DISINVEST TO PENSION FUNDS, RETAIL BUYERS

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Mar 09, 2019

The Cabinet has empowered a ministerial panel to take a call on strategic disinvestment of state-owned enterprises. Whether this, reminiscent of the UPA government’s strategy of setting up groups of ministers, would help quicker decision-making is debatable. The best way to disinvest is throug...

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Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck on 4 Compromises Retailers Must Reject GAP INC. CEO ART PECK ON 4 COMPROMISES RETAILERS MUST REJECT

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Mar 08, 2019

In a keynote presentation earlier this week at Shoptalk in Las Vegas, Art Peck, president and CEO of Gap Inc., detailed four key areas that retailers must not be willing to compromise in order to continually meet rising customer expectations and drive profitable growth. Coincidentally, Peck was on s...

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How to eliminate retail delivery anxiety HOW TO ELIMINATE RETAIL DELIVERY ANXIETY

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Mar 08, 2019

If you are an e-commerce company, you spend about 10 percent of revenue on acquiring new customers through SEO, advertising, and more in an effort to drive more potential consumers to your company's commerce site.  On average, you will convert approximately 2 percent of those into sales. Am...

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5 women making a major impact in retail 5 WOMEN MAKING A MAJOR IMPACT IN RETAIL

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Mar 08, 2019

In retail, you don’t have to look far to find intelligent, confident women taking on big challenges, creating opportunities and pushing boundaries. At NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show earlier this year, 44 percent of the more than 500 speakers were women. NRF’s Small Business Owners sur...

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15 e-commerce trends to watch out for in 2019 15 E-COMMERCE TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019

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Mar 08, 2019

From trading livestock with your neighbor to now buying stuff online, commerce has changed tremendously over the years. So much, that according to the reports, e-commerce sales will reach $27 trillion by 2020.The industry has come quite a long way since the incidence of first ever online sale on Aug...

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How To Invest To Grow Your E-Commerce Business HOW TO INVEST TO GROW YOUR E-COMMERCE BUSINESS

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Mar 08, 2019

In the early stages of running an e-commerce business, it can be a challenge to know where to invest money in order to grow the business to the next stage. The key to investing in growth is to always be doing it. Having guidelines in place is important, especially in the beginning stages of building...

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Retailers can track your movements inside their stores. Here RETAILERS CAN TRACK YOUR MOVEMENTS INSIDE THEIR STORES. HERE'S HOW

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Mar 08, 2019

Location-tracking technology can now monitor people so precisely that retailers know, for instance, which customers visited a fitting room but never made it to the cash register.From there, retailers can serve custom ads on platforms like WeChat, Facebook and Google.Cosmose is one start-up using loc...

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51 Noteworthy Online Shopping Statistics in 2019 51 NOTEWORTHY ONLINE SHOPPING STATISTICS IN 2019

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Mar 08, 2019

This has probably long been an option for you, depending on your personality and your shopping preferences (it has for me). But with e-commerce platforms and the ongoing online retail revolution, PJs have become unofficial shopping attire. You can buy everything online and in many cases, see it arri...

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Vancouver Apple Store plans in jeopardy over city official concerns VANCOUVER APPLE STORE PLANS IN JEOPARDY OVER CITY OFFICIAL CONCERNS

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Mar 08, 2019

As Apple continues the push to expand its retail footprint with larger and more prominent stores, continued growing pains threaten the future of an upcoming flagship location destined for Vancouver’s Pacific Centre. At a recent meeting, the city’s Urban Design Panel expressed preliminary...

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Facing What Matters at Retail FACING WHAT MATTERS AT RETAIL

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Mar 07, 2019

“Less is more” is a common theme with brick-and-mortar retailers. according to Mark Bunney, director of go-to-market strategy at Ingenico.Speaking to WWD on how retailers can better leverage omnichannel in stride with ever-changing consumer needs, Bunney sees three main areas of contenti...

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Kate Middleton KATE MIDDLETON'S FAVORITE SHOP FALLS VICTIM TO RETAIL CRISIS

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Mar 07, 2019

U.K. fashion chain L.K. Bennett collapsed into insolvency as the country’s growing retail crisis claimed a favorite haunt of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.The move threatens about 500 jobs, deepening the gloom on the U.K.’s shopping strips. Earlier Thursday, department-store a...

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What’s the future of cannabis retail in Canada? WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF CANNABIS RETAIL IN CANADA?

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Mar 07, 2019

In 2019 alone, sales from recreational cannabis are expected to reach up to $4.34 billion, according to a Deloitte estimate which was made prior to actual legalization.The same report found that more consumers, specifically 55 percent of those surveyed, are willing to pay a higher price, provided th...

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National Access Cannabis Ring Up Over $20 Million in Retail Cannabis Sales NATIONAL ACCESS CANNABIS RING UP OVER $20 MILLION IN RETAIL CANNABIS SALES

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Mar 07, 2019

National Access Cannabis (NAC) (TSXV:META) provided investors with a corporate and retail sales update. The Company previously reported achieving $10.18 million in cumulative sales in just over 80 days of retail operation. The Company is successfully executing on its growth strategy and has doubled ...

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Easyship and Pitney Bowes Partner to Provide Ecommerce Sellers with a Better Way to Ship EASYSHIP AND PITNEY BOWES PARTNER TO PROVIDE ECOMMERCE SELLERS WITH A BETTER WAY TO SHIP

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Mar 07, 2019

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of shipping and mailing, data, ecommerce, and financing, and Easyship, a leader in global ecommerce shipping, have partnered to provide merchants with seamless access to a host of tools and techn...

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January surge for Hong Kong retail sales JANUARY SURGE FOR HONG KONG RETAIL SALES

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Mar 07, 2019

“Retail sales tend to show greater volatility in the first two months of a year due to the timing of the Lunar New Year,” said a C&SD spokesman. “Local consumer spending normally attains a seasonal high before the festival. As the Lunar New Year fell on February 5 this year but...

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Customer-first strategy turns out profitable for Myer CUSTOMER-FIRST STRATEGY TURNS OUT PROFITABLE FOR MYER

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Mar 07, 2019

Myer CEO John King’s turnaround plan passed its first real test on Wednesday when the retailer reported a 3.1 per cent year-on-year increase in net profit after tax in the first half of FY19 to $41.3 million. While total sales fell 2.8 per cent to $1.67 billion and like-for-like sales fell 2.3...

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Amazon to Shut All U.S. Pop-Up Stores as It Rethinks Physical Retail Strategy AMAZON TO SHUT ALL U.S. POP-UP STORES AS IT RETHINKS PHYSICAL RETAIL STRATEGY

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Mar 07, 2019

Amazon.com Inc. is shutting down all 87 of its U.S. pop-up stores, ending the retailer’s yearslong experiment with these small shops as the company tinkers with an evolving bricks-and-mortar strategy.“After much review, we came to the decision to discontinue our pop-up kiosk program,&rdq...

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Retail ahead of industrial sector in credit growth RETAIL AHEAD OF INDUSTRIAL SECTOR IN CREDIT GROWTH

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Mar 07, 2019

The share of industrial sector in total outstanding credit declines to 30%.There has been a structural shift in bank credit from the industrial sector to the retail sector, according to CARE Ratings. The share of industrial sector in total outstanding credit declined from 40-45 per cent between FY10...

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Mobile Metamorphosis: How to Win in the Changing World of Retail MOBILE METAMORPHOSIS: HOW TO WIN IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF RETAIL

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Mar 07, 2019

Experts have long bemoaned the demise of brick-and-mortar retail. There's no denying consumers’ preference for mobile has incited a major shift in the retail landscape over the last decade. While skeptics talk a big game about the “retail apocalypse,” the current state of the r...

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Are Rentals The Next Frontier For Retail? ARE RENTALS THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR RETAIL?

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Mar 07, 2019

Are the retail customers of this generation commitment-phobes? You would think so based on the rapid growth of the rental and resale market, but the answer is a little more complicated.Coherent Market Insights estimates that the global online clothing rental market was valued at $1.5 billion in 2017...

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New retail stores to open at Changi Airport NEW RETAIL STORES TO OPEN AT CHANGI AIRPORT

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Mar 06, 2019

Changi Airport has added new restaurants and stores to its retail offer. In the transit area, Irvin’s Salted Egg has opened a kiosk at Terminal 1. In the public areas, new eateries have opened at Terminal 3’s basement 2 including three by the Pezzo Group: Crave, Coffee Boy and Stuff&rsqu...

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Holiday season defines winners and losers in retail HOLIDAY SEASON DEFINES WINNERS AND LOSERS IN RETAIL

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Mar 06, 2019

The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised concerns that shoppers were hunkering down everywhere.Retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy that have been responding faster to a more competitive la...

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Retail today: Adapting, evolving and embracing technology RETAIL TODAY: ADAPTING, EVOLVING AND EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 06, 2019

As traditional retail struggles in many ways with new realities, there exist a pair of myths that persist and pervade most conversations related to the industry. They are:Such myths are exactly that and, upon further examination, quite far from reality. That said, there are a dizzying array of trend...

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4 Things ISVs Need to Know About Brick and Mortar Retail 4 THINGS ISVS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BRICK AND MORTAR RETAIL

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Mar 06, 2019

The retail industry has become an extremely competitive place – not just for retailers themselves, but also for ISVs developing solutions for this vertical. Rob Anson, CEO of Vancouver, BC-based ISV Loop Insights, says there is an excellent opportunity for ISVs to provide solutions to the reta...

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Amazon to Shut All U.S. Pop-Up Stores as It Rethinks Physical Retail Strategy AMAZON TO SHUT ALL U.S. POP-UP STORES AS IT RETHINKS PHYSICAL RETAIL STRATEGY

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Mar 06, 2019

Amazon.com Inc. is shutting down all 87 of its U.S. pop-up stores, ending the retailer’s yearslong experiment with these small shops as the company tinkers with an evolving bricks-and-mortar strategy.“After much review, we came to the decision to discontinue our pop-up kiosk program,&rdq...

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eCommerce development trends in 2019 ECOMMERCE DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN 2019

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Mar 06, 2019

We’ve broken the trends out to predictions for the entire industry all up, those specific for start-ups and those for large, legacy brands looking to stay relevant in 2019. There are a few trends, in particular, that stand out across the board. Adapt these trends in 2019 to increase your eComm...

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Retail E-Commerce Packaging Market to Expand as New Products Make Way across Distribution Chains RETAIL E-COMMERCE PACKAGING MARKET TO EXPAND AS NEW PRODUCTS MAKE WAY ACROSS DISTRIBUTION CHAINS

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Mar 05, 2019

The demand within the global market for retail e-commerce packaging has been rising on account of advancements in the overall e-commerce sector. The product portfolio of the global e-commerce sector has been expanding in the years to come. This factor has also played a pivotal role in the growth of ...

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10 tips for creating amazing online retail customer experiences 10 TIPS FOR CREATING AMAZING ONLINE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Mar 05, 2019

If the Information Age is over, we're now living in an Experience Age where emotion drives behavior. If retail brands can be there instantly, effectively and meaningfully when customers need them most, those same brands can create amazing online experiences for customers and inspire positive emo...

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Leveraging eCommerce To Organise The Perfect Nigerian Party LEVERAGING ECOMMERCE TO ORGANISE THE PERFECT NIGERIAN PARTY

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Mar 05, 2019

Nigerians party with so much pomp and pageantry. Barely a weekend passes by without having one event or the other to attend especially for the party freaks. Whether it is a christening, house warming or wedding, we celebrate to the fullest adorning resplendent and similar attires popularly called as...

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Why Retail Cannabis Could Be the Next Big Investment Boom WHY RETAIL CANNABIS COULD BE THE NEXT BIG INVESTMENT BOOM

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Mar 05, 2019

Imagine being an investor in Microsoft at the time of the company’s IPO in 1986. Or better yet, buying Amazon shares while it was still just an aspiring online book store in the late 1990s.Chances to be an early adopter in the next billion-dollar industry are far and few in between – but...

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Neighborhood goods raises $8.8 million NEIGHBORHOOD GOODS RAISES $8.8 MILLION

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Mar 05, 2019

Neighborhood Goods has often been referred to as the department store of the future. The retailer has raised $8.8 million of additional seed funding, bringing the total raised to date to $14.5 million. The latest funding round was led by Global Founders Capital, with participation from prior investo...

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DHL Express to deliver the 2019 DHL eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition DHL EXPRESS TO DELIVER THE 2019 DHL ECOMMERCE AFRICA CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

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Mar 04, 2019

The eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 19th and 20th of March 2019. Described as on of Africa’s biggest opportunities to bring stakeholders in the ecommerce sector together, the conference is hosted by Kinetic, a lead...

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Why hyperlocal delivery might be the best model for eCommerce in Nigeria now WHY HYPERLOCAL DELIVERY MIGHT BE THE BEST MODEL FOR ECOMMERCE IN NIGERIA NOW

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Mar 04, 2019

The past three years have not been a bed of roses for the Nigerian eCommerce industry. Within a space of a year, a couple of online marketplaces have shut down and there’s no sign of runaway profitability in sight for the sector.The major promise of eCommerce is the convenience of shopping fro...

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This Retail Billionaire Is Bringing 7-Eleven Convenience Stores To India THIS RETAIL BILLIONAIRE IS BRINGING 7-ELEVEN CONVENIENCE STORES TO INDIA

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Mar 04, 2019

Retail pioneer Kishore Biyani has a new pitch for India's consumers–convenience stores. Biyani's Future Retail has signed a master franchise agreement with Japanese-owned, U.S.-based 7-Eleven to set up small-format stores, according to a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. The first s...

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Report: Amazon to Open its Own Chain of Grocery Stores REPORT: AMAZON TO OPEN ITS OWN CHAIN OF GROCERY STORES

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Mar 04, 2019

Amazon.com is planning to open a new grocery store chain in an effort to broaden its reach in the retail category, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Sources familiar with the project told WSJ that the online behemoth is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities,...

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4 Things Ecommerce Retailers Must Learn From 1-800-Flowers.com 4 THINGS ECOMMERCE RETAILERS MUST LEARN FROM 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

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Mar 04, 2019

Recently, 1800-Flowers.com unveiled a feature that allows users to place their orders using a voice command that would be completed by a chat service. With this, it underlined the fact that it continues to leverage technology in improving customer experience and simultaneously increasing sales.From ...

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Tatas stick to measured growth in retail business, plan expansion TATAS STICK TO MEASURED GROWTH IN RETAIL BUSINESS, PLAN EXPANSION

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Mar 04, 2019

Last week, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran took steps to get over 1,000 subsidiaries within the group to synergise and to scale up key verticals. This was part of the holding company’s broader plan to simplify business operations and focus on high-growth areas such as consumer and retail. ...

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Six pureplay online retailers that opened brick-and-mortar stores SIX PUREPLAY ONLINE RETAILERS THAT OPENED BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES

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Mar 04, 2019

For pure play retailers, or brands that started out solely in the ecommerce space, brick-and-mortar retail is now an enticing proposition.The reason for this is not just acquisition and visibility, but the ability to turn online data into insight, creating a seamless and convenient shopping experien...

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Bulletproof BULLETPROOF'S RETAIL & PRODUCT EXPANSION TO REACH OVER 20,000 NEW STORES NATIONWIDE

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Mar 04, 2019

The leading food, beverage, and content company best known for the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee and starting the collagen protein movement, announced today that distribution for the high performance food and beverage products will expand to over 20,000 new retail stores throughout the country. ...

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Tailoring retail technology for the ultimate personalized customer experience TAILORING RETAIL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ULTIMATE PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 04, 2019

In our increasingly on-the-go, on-demand lives, shoppers are caught up in an internal tug-of-war. We want the convenience and easy access of a point-and-click shopping experience, but we don't want it to feel generic. Instead, we want a personalized, end-to-end shopping experience that fits seam...

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The Business Of Retail Is Changing As Robots Run Warehouses And Stores THE BUSINESS OF RETAIL IS CHANGING AS ROBOTS RUN WAREHOUSES AND STORES

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Mar 04, 2019

Around the globe, retail and technology giants are investing heavily in unmanned stores and automated warehouses, fuelling a wave of industry transformation that could potentially drive dramatic changes down under.The level of automation across Australian retailers lags behind the rest of the world....

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Retail-chain pain: Four companies to close more than 465 stores RETAIL-CHAIN PAIN: FOUR COMPANIES TO CLOSE MORE THAN 465 STORES

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Mar 04, 2019

While major chains such as San Francisco-based Gap, JCPenney and Victoria’s Secret announced hundreds of store closures over the past three days after reporting same-store sales declines for the fourth quarter, Foot Locker showed growth that was more than twice as robust as analysts had expect...

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What Could Happen to Big Retail Stores for Sale in Sioux Falls WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO BIG RETAIL STORES FOR SALE IN SIOUX FALLS

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Mar 04, 2019

Several big retail stores are closing around Sioux Falls and that means plenty of commercial space is up for sale. Because of this, the layout of these spaces could be changing.Kmart and ShopKo are two big retailers closing stores in Sioux Falls. A local commercial real estate broker says trying to ...

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What Retailers Need to Know About How Consumers Shop in the Mobile Age WHAT RETAILERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW CONSUMERS SHOP IN THE MOBILE AGE

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Mar 03, 2019

Smartphones are the center of our lives from the moment we open our eyes. In fact, a new report from RootMetrics by IHS Markit shows that nearly one in four (23 percent) Americans check their mobile phones within a minute of waking up, and over half (58 percent) check their smartphone within 10 minu...

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Amid a wave of retail store closures, Old Navy stays afloat AMID A WAVE OF RETAIL STORE CLOSURES, OLD NAVY STAYS AFLOAT

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Mar 03, 2019

Last week, The Gap Inc. announced it was splitting into two companies: One, informally dubbed “NewCo,” will include Gap, Banana Republic, and smaller chains (Athleta, Intermix); the other, just Old Navy.As part of the decision, Gap Inc. is closing 230 Gap stores over the next 2 years &md...

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What Old Navy WHAT OLD NAVY'S SPINOFF SAYS ABOUT AMERICA'S CHEAP CLOTHING ADDICTION

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Mar 03, 2019

When Old Navy stepped onto the scene in 1994, it seemed certain to shake up retailing. And it did just that.In four years, Old Navy hit $1 billion in annual sales by hawking trendy, low-priced clothes for Americans across age groups. Old Navy reached kids and teens in a big way, as well as their par...

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Premium bicycle brand Giant makes retail foray PREMIUM BICYCLE BRAND GIANT MAKES RETAIL FORAY

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Mar 03, 2019

Premium bicycle brand Giant has entered the Indian retail market this week with the launch of its first showroom in Mumbai, to be operated by Indian retail player Element Retail. According to Element, it will have the right to distribute Giant bicycles pan-India. Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd, the mak...

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Trend of recycling gold by retail users on the rise TREND OF RECYCLING GOLD BY RETAIL USERS ON THE RISE

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Mar 03, 2019

The quantum of recycled gold in the system is on the rise in India on account of an increase in gold prices and some players ensuring transparency in evaluation and pricing, said jewellers and gold loan companies.This trend is also helping curb imports, thus saving foreign exchange. India is the sec...

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Four Big Problems With Online Retail And The Startups Hoping To Solve Them FOUR BIG PROBLEMS WITH ONLINE RETAIL AND THE STARTUPS HOPING TO SOLVE THEM

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Mar 01, 2019

The worlds of fashion and retail exist in a perpetual paradox. On one hand, they are dynamic and ever-changing built around the idea that neither consumers nor their preferences sit still. But on the other, these industries are old school to a fault, and often set in their ways and surprisingly slow...

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Malls Take a 48-Hour Beating as Retailers Cull Over 300 Stores MALLS TAKE A 48-HOUR BEATING AS RETAILERS CULL OVER 300 STORES

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Mar 01, 2019

You can’t blame America’s teenagers for no longer congregating at the mall like generations past: There aren’t all that many stores left. In the last 48 hours alone, several shopping-center staples unveiled plans to trim their footprints across the U.S. Gap Inc. said it would slash...

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Rehan Huck joins ILC as VP-Retail REHAN HUCK JOINS ILC AS VP-RETAIL

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Mar 01, 2019

He is an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, and is considered an established stalwart in the retail, with over 15 years of rich experience in leasing and advisory.He had been at the forefront of the business development, leasing negotiations and transaction management for DLF Premium Malls. He has worked on alm...

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8 trends set to shape Southeast Asian e-commerce 8 TRENDS SET TO SHAPE SOUTHEAST ASIAN E-COMMERCE

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Mar 01, 2019

Southeast Asia’s e-commerce market is set to exceed US$102 billion by 2025, according to a study by Google and Singapore’s Temasek. As more and more consumers are attracted to shopping online for convenience and they build trust in the channel, investors in the e-commerce industry are ga...

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Amazon Prime Members Can Now Pick a Weekly Delivery Day AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS CAN NOW PICK A WEEKLY DELIVERY DAY

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Mar 01, 2019

Amazon has launched Amazon Day for all Prime members in the U.S. This new delivery innovation enables Prime members to choose a day of the week to be their delivery day, which makes it easier to get purchases grouped and delivered together and, in many cases, in fewer packages. Members can also choo...

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Mastering the art of digital and physical: How retailers can champion customer experience from start to finish MASTERING THE ART OF DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL: HOW RETAILERS CAN CHAMPION CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH

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Mar 01, 2019

According to a recent survey, 69 percent of retail executives planned to increase investment in digital transformation strategies within the next year, bringing new tools and technology to the industry. Successful retailers are using these tools to stay relevant in a digital world. One example is No...

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Keys to success with your e-commerce KEYS TO SUCCESS WITH YOUR E-COMMERCE

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Feb 28, 2019

Aspire to excellence with your e-commerce :: distinguishing logistics, a winning approach in the customer experience, 100% legal and an offer of reliable and safe payment methods. Read the related article  https: //www.iempresa.net/diseno-web/c

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4 Ways AI is Transforming E-Commerce Businesses 4 WAYS AI IS TRANSFORMING E-COMMERCE BUSINESSES

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Feb 28, 2019

E-commerce has opened up the doors for all kinds of business ideas and entrepreneurial pursuits. It provides companies with virtually endless opportunities to reach customers, both domestically and internationally. The online retail market has continued to grow year-over-year, and is increasing in p...

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Where Are the Retail Industry’s Software Security Strengths and Weaknesses? WHERE ARE THE RETAIL INDUSTRY’S SOFTWARE SECURITY STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?

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Feb 28, 2019

The retail industry’s reputation for providing software security has taken some hits over the years. The top 15 data breaches of the current century include Target in 2013, with account information on an estimated 110 million customers compromised; TJX in 2006, with 94 million credit cards exp...

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U.S. craft marketplace makes plans to go green by offsetting emissions U.S. CRAFT MARKETPLACE MAKES PLANS TO GO GREEN BY OFFSETTING EMISSIONS

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Feb 28, 2019

Online crafts retailer Etsy Inc will go green by offsetting planet-warming carbon emissions from its shipping activities, the U.S. company said on Wednesday, joining a host of companies making public moves to battle climate change.Etsy will buy clean energy certificates supporting tree conservation ...

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12 Ways to Help Women in Retail Advance into Management 12 WAYS TO HELP WOMEN IN RETAIL ADVANCE INTO MANAGEMENT

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Feb 27, 2019

This isn’t surprising. Few companies know how to best support and grow their female talent. In fact, when corporations do invest in women, they largely focus on increasing the representation of women in the C-suite and the boardroom and pay much less attention to lower levels of management. Ev...

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Unpacking UNPACKING 'RETAIL EXPERIENCE' - AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL

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Feb 27, 2019

The initial two installments of this three-part article examined the brand and the consumer, and how they factor into the retail experience. Lastly, we examine the stage on which much of the retailing of the past half century has played out. The malls and shopping centers are arguably are on a steep...

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Brex Launches Card Geared Toward E-Commerce Companies BREX LAUNCHES CARD GEARED TOWARD E-COMMERCE COMPANIES

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Feb 27, 2019

In 2018, the company launched the Brex Card for Startups, a corporate card without a personal guarantee requirement. Now, it’s offering another iteration, which launched Feb. 26, called the Brex Card for Ecommerce. It offers a 60-day interest-free payment window and is aimed at companies that ...

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What should retailers do to remain afloat in 2019? WHAT SHOULD RETAILERS DO TO REMAIN AFLOAT IN 2019?

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Feb 27, 2019

Is retail in for a revolution in 2019? Going by the current dynamics and the ever changing market conditions, it most certainly is. Where consumer is always going to remain the king, it is equally important to recognize and respect the space of retailers and their need to make money. Focus on consum...

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5 Vital Elements to Focus on When Building an E-commerce Business 5 VITAL ELEMENTS TO FOCUS ON WHEN BUILDING AN E-COMMERCE BUSINESS

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Feb 27, 2019

When it comes to e-commerce stores, the barriers to entry have been significantly reduced in recent years. Various tools have been developed that let you set up a new store almost instantly. Even the products themselves can be drop shipped if you choose that path, reducing the need for storage and i...

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Why the Marriage of AI and AR Can Help Reduce Product Returns WHY THE MARRIAGE OF AI AND AR CAN HELP REDUCE PRODUCT RETURNS

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Feb 27, 2019

Thriving in today’s retail environment is no easy feat. It requires new thinking and new ideas. In addition to maintaining customer attention and loyalty, an old foe has come back, gobbling up margins and leaving a trail of waste: product returns.Costing brands upwards of $300 billion every ye...

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Doug Stephens on the future of the physical store DOUG STEPHENS ON THE FUTURE OF THE PHYSICAL STORE

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Feb 26, 2019

Consumers are increasingly turning to mobile to conduct research, compare prices, and purchase products. According to Forrester, over one-third of total U.S. retail sales are influenced by a mobile device during the buying process. As e-commerce continues to grow, will consumers still have an appeti...

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How AI Can Transform the Retail Customer Experience HOW AI CAN TRANSFORM THE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Feb 26, 2019

In a recent market analysis from UBS, retail was ranked among the top industries predicted to be most impacted by artificial intelligence (AI) in the years to come. In fact, analysts have estimated that global retailer spending on AI will reach $7.3 billion per year by 2022, up from just $2 billion ...

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Is your gift card program ready for Gen Z? IS YOUR GIFT CARD PROGRAM READY FOR GEN Z?

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Feb 26, 2019

Although many of those in today's youngest generation are still in their teens, Gen Z is already being defined and most well-known for being the first true digital natives. Raised by Gen X parents who came of age in the big-hair, MTV era of the 80s, Gen Z is growing up to be optimistic yet reali...

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6 Tips and Tricks to Boost your eCommerce Business 6 TIPS AND TRICKS TO BOOST YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

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Feb 25, 2019

We have heard it all before, eCommerce is the future of retail sales. In 2018 the worldwide online retail sales amounted to 2.84 trillion US dollars. By 2021, the market will evolve to 4.88 trillion US dollars in worldwide online retail sales. This is a growth rate of 72% in just three years!The big...

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6 Tips and Tricks to Boost your eCommerce Business 6 TIPS AND TRICKS TO BOOST YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

We have heard it all before, eCommerce is the future of retail sales. In 2018 the worldwide online retail sales amounted to 2.84 trillion US dollars. By 2021, the market will evolve to 4.88 trillion US dollars in worldwide online retail sales. This is a growth rate of 72% in just three years!The big...

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Redefining the Retail Customer Experience REDEFINING THE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Feb 24, 2019

Microsoft and the Kroger Company have announced a collaboration designed to expand the customer experience in the Retail-as-a-Service (RaaS) market. This partnership will enable Kroger Technology products to leverage the power of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s most popular cloud platform for Raa...

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Shoppers defy high street gloom with optimistic January footfall SHOPPERS DEFY HIGH STREET GLOOM WITH OPTIMISTIC JANUARY FOOTFALL

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Feb 21, 2019

British shoppers defied growing uncertainty over Brexit and started the new year by thronging the high streets, with new footfall figures indicating that January saw the lowest annual decline in non-food footfall in three years. The latest statistics from Ipsos Retail Performance reveal that non-foo...

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