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Jul 20, 2020

Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners!Our MPC20 conference is going virtual to keep you safe, but the content is more valuable than ever. As the world battles COVID-19, we turn our eyes toward mobility, risk mitigation, and virtual workplaces. Digital commerce is literally keeping most busin...

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SEE WHO IS SPEAKING AT MPC20! SEE WHO IS SPEAKING AT MPC20!

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Jul 16, 2020

This year, we’ve rounded up an incredible lineup of industry experts to share their knowledge about the latest FinTech technologies, innovations, and trends for our now virtual MPC20. Our generous sponsors are covering your ticket in full—a $599 expense. If you haven’t locked down ...

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How is Point of Sale Software Changing in 2020? HOW IS POINT OF SALE SOFTWARE CHANGING IN 2020?

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Jun 25, 2020

All great businesses are blooming on the edifice of POS, which stands for Point of Sale System. Every inch of your business consistency, management, and profits is subjected wholly and solely to the retail POS system. As we all are aware of its importance in a business and how effectively it tends t...

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COVID-19 will bring lasting innovation to retail COVID-19 WILL BRING LASTING INNOVATION TO RETAIL

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Apr 21, 2020

To say these are interesting times for the retail sector would be an understatement. COVID-19 has created a dichotomy the likes of which we've never seen before. On the one hand, a large percentage of retailers have closed up shop temporarily either in response to regulatory mandates, or due to ...

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How field research can help retailers reach untapped sales opportunities HOW FIELD RESEARCH CAN HELP RETAILERS REACH UNTAPPED SALES OPPORTUNITIES

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Apr 20, 2020

When you think of field research, you might think of an archeologist bent over a dig site investigating civilizations from the past, excavating the terrain and sifting out important artifacts. In marketing, field research is also about the study of the human experience and uncovering those important...

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How AI Can Help Traditional Retailers Compete Against D2C HOW AI CAN HELP TRADITIONAL RETAILERS COMPETE AGAINST D2C

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Apr 20, 2020

Global annual spending on artificial intelligence (AI) by retailers is expected to surpass $7.3 billion by 2022, according to Juniper Research, and IBM estimates that 79% will implement AI for customer intelligence and 75% for marketing, advertising and campaign management. Traditional retailers are...

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5 steps retailers can take to ensure business continuity 5 STEPS RETAILERS CAN TAKE TO ENSURE BUSINESS CONTINUITY

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Apr 20, 2020

Every industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with governments implementing various measures in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. This means consumers have had to adapt their behaviour, which in turn is reflected within the economy. As many people are furloughed and many stores hav...

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How the coronavirus and retail closures are accelerating the rise of Amazon HOW THE CORONAVIRUS AND RETAIL CLOSURES ARE ACCELERATING THE RISE OF AMAZON

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Apr 19, 2020

Under orders to stay home, millions of Americans have turned to online marketplaces like Amazon to order much-needed essentials like toilet paper, food, hand sanitizer and cold medicine. In lieu of neighborhood supermarkets, consumers are relying on online grocery delivery services like Amazon Fresh...

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Plunge in digital ad prices opens spending opportunity for start-ups in gaming, e-commerce and online education PLUNGE IN DIGITAL AD PRICES OPENS SPENDING OPPORTUNITY FOR START-UPS IN GAMING, E-COMMERCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION

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Apr 19, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic has so ravaged travel, live entertainment and physical retail that companies across those industries have frozen their marketing, causing ad prices to plunge. Meanwhile, online beauty brand Insert Name Here is generating so much business that it’s snapping up ad space ...

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Top 6 Best Retail POS Systems For 2020 TOP 6 BEST RETAIL POS SYSTEMS FOR 2020

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Apr 16, 2020

A retail POS system is a system that includes customer display, barcode scanner, receipt printer, cash drawer, monitor, computer, and debit/credit card reader. POS systems offer the functionalities of CRM to interact with the customers or integration with an existing CRM system, sending of email &am...

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Top emerging technologies transforming the retail experience TOP EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFORMING THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

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Apr 16, 2020

Due to the latest technology innovations to hit the market, today's retail environment is changing at an unprecedented rate. From robots that can identify shoppers' purchasing habits to immersive virtual reality experiences and the increased popularity in BOPUS, the shopping experience has d...

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Diversify Your 3PL Warehouse for Ecommerce DIVERSIFY YOUR 3PL WAREHOUSE FOR ECOMMERCE

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Apr 16, 2020

In today’s changing landscape for third-party logistics warehouses, the ability to evolve is more important than ever. One of the best ways to meet this challenge is to shift from traditional B2B fulfillment to ecommerce workflows. With more than 2 billion digital buyers worldwide, and the tot...

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Retail Sales See Record-Breaking Drop, and More COVID-19 News RETAIL SALES SEE RECORD-BREAKING DROP, AND MORE COVID-19 NEWS

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Apr 15, 2020

Here are the latest stories to emerge as retailers and brands deal with the impact that the global spread of the coronavirus has had on their businesses. This daily update offers retail executives the chance to stay-up-to-date on all that's happening within the retail industry, particularly as t...

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Fashion retailers may have to write-off £15bn worth of spring and summer stock FASHION RETAILERS MAY HAVE TO WRITE-OFF £15BN WORTH OF SPRING AND SUMMER STOCK

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Apr 15, 2020

Unprecedented volumes of clothing are building up in warehouses as fashion retailers are unable to sell their spring and summer stock. The majority of physical shops in the UK remain closed under the government’s current lockdown measures, with sales of non-food items down by 70 per cent accor...

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How AI is changing the face of modern web design for retailers HOW AI IS CHANGING THE FACE OF MODERN WEB DESIGN FOR RETAILERS

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Apr 15, 2020

Consumers take just 50 milliseconds to decide whether your website is worth staying on. It's therefore important for websites to be of high-quality in order to make sales. For online retailers, items need to be presented in an enticing way that convinces customers to buy. Web design plays an imp...

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Next website overwhelmed after re-opening online trading NEXT WEBSITE OVERWHELMED AFTER RE-OPENING ONLINE TRADING

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Apr 14, 2020

Next returned to selling clothes online this morning after the fashion retailer put extra safety measures in place to ensure warehouse staff can work safely during the pandemic. However, by 9am the website had closed again, with the high street giant saying it had already received all the orders it ...

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EU and US apparel consumption could fall by 300 billion US dollars in 2020 EU AND US APPAREL CONSUMPTION COULD FALL BY 300 BILLION US DOLLARS IN 2020

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Apr 13, 2020

Most European countries and the United States have been in lockdown since mid-March due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and brick and mortar stores have been closed accordingly. Although online retail continues, it is proving difficult due to falling consumer spending, transport issues and disruptions of ...

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How In-Store Brands Are Taking Over In-Store HOW IN-STORE BRANDS ARE TAKING OVER IN-STORE

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Apr 10, 2020

CPG companies have been feeling the pain from store brands for close to a decade now. Increased quality, curated offerings and better graphics have all led shoppers to try and in many cases then switch to the store brand offering. The latest salvo in this war is about data. Supermarkets used to rely...

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How E-Commerce Inventory Management Can Help You Save Money HOW E-COMMERCE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT CAN HELP YOU SAVE MONEY

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Apr 08, 2020

E-commerce platforms are no longer secondary to that of brick-and-mortar stores. In fact, having an e-commerce platform is crucial to ensure business success today. The numbers don’t lie. Global retail e-commerce sales totaled over $3.5 billion in 2019. The value of the market is rising year o...

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Grow your retail business with new customer trends GROW YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS WITH NEW CUSTOMER TRENDS

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Apr 07, 2020

Retailers know how important it is to drive customer engagement a business's success depends on customer retention, growth and ultimately sales. As an entrepreneur and the owner of retail jewelry brand Blossom Box Jewelry, I understand first-hand how important and often difficult it is to develo...

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U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets U.S. DAIRY FARMERS DUMP MILK AS PANDEMIC UPENDS FOOD MARKETS

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Apr 07, 2020

Despite strong demand for basic foods like dairy products amid the coronavirus pandemic, the milk supply chain has seen a host of disruptions that are preventing dairy farmers from getting their products to market. Mass closures of restaurants and schools have forced a sudden shift from those wholes...

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Retail technology innovation hub RETAIL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION HUB

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Apr 06, 2020

The coronavirus is having a severe impact on the retail sector. The only way to tackle future disruptions is by reducing the desire to shop in stores, and placing focus on creating a retail ecosystem that makes it easy for customers to receive and retrieve the products they want. That’s the vi...

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What Our Community Expects Today from the Future of Retail WHAT OUR COMMUNITY EXPECTS TODAY FROM THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

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Apr 06, 2020

Attendees and speakers of PSFK's World Retail Innovation Week expect a “great reset” in attitudes, morals and behavior, both on a personal and corporate level Last week, we ran an e-festival with over 100 talks across different topics related to innovation in retail, along the custom...

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WFH? Here’s how to manage your ecommerce order deliveries successfully WFH? HERE’S HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ECOMMERCE ORDER DELIVERIES SUCCESSFULLY

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Apr 06, 2020

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has turned the whole world upside down. No one is sure about anything anymore. And that scares us. Luckily, the culture of remote working has been catching on. There are a gazillion tools that help you get rid of the snags of WFH. Regardless, managing your team ...

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What the coronavirus means for DTC brands WHAT THE CORONAVIRUS MEANS FOR DTC BRANDS

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Apr 02, 2020

In the past several weeks, over 100 retailers both legacy and DTC have temporarily shuttered their doors or reduced hours to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. For digitally native brands, which operate few stores relative to more traditional players, the move to operating exclusively online, ...

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Startup Fast raises $20M to streamline e-commerce checkout STARTUP FAST RAISES $20M TO STREAMLINE E-COMMERCE CHECKOUT

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Apr 02, 2020

Fast, a digital login and checkout company, announced last week that it raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Stripe, with additional participation by Index Ventures and Susa Ventures. The funding will enable the company to introduce Fast Checkout, a one-click purchase product for e-commerce...

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Traffic to US retail stores has almost entirely vanished due to Covid-19 TRAFFIC TO US RETAIL STORES HAS ALMOST ENTIRELY VANISHED DUE TO COVID-19

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Apr 01, 2020

At many malls and retail stores around the US, foot traffic has been in decline for some time. Even so, they’ve never seen anything like this. In a research note sent to clients today, investment firm Cowen and Company estimated total foot traffic to US retailers was down 97.6% for the week th...

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How Is Your Ecommerce Business Adjusting to Coronavirus? Let Us Know HOW IS YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS ADJUSTING TO CORONAVIRUS? LET US KNOW

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Apr 01, 2020

Reality as we know it has been interrupted. Our entire lives have been put on hold. And it’s not a great feeling. To fight the global coronavirus pandemic, we’re all stepping back from large gatherings even if it disrupts our business goals or denies us the ability to catch up with dear ...

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eCommerce losses to online payment fraud to exceed $25bn annually by 2024 ECOMMERCE LOSSES TO ONLINE PAYMENT FRAUD TO EXCEED $25BN ANNUALLY BY 2024

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Apr 01, 2020

Ecommerce merchants are set to lose in excess of $25bn to online payment fraud by 2024, from just of $17 billion in 2020, despite the ongoing implementation of SCA (Secure Customer Authentication) in Europe. The new study from Juniper Research, Online Payment Fraud: Emerging Threats, Segment Analysi...

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Retail warehouses - omni-channel fulfilment essential or Coronavirus breeding grounds? RETAIL WAREHOUSES - OMNI-CHANNEL FULFILMENT ESSENTIAL OR CORONAVIRUS BREEDING GROUNDS?

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Mar 31, 2020

Recent coverage of the pressures on the retail supply chains during the current global health crisis has made reference to the essential roles of the back end warehouses and distribution centers that power the fulfilment of online orders. In recent days, these have come front-and-center of attention...

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Macy MACY'S FURLOUGHS WORKERS, AND OTHER RETAIL NEWS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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Mar 30, 2020

Retailers are continuing to lay off and furlough workers due to the coronavirus uncertainty. Macy's announced this morning that the majority of employees for the Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Bluemercury brands will go on furlough beginning this week. U.S. clothing rental firm Rent the Runway...

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Google Enjoy Retail store Will take Down Controversial Infowars App GOOGLE ENJOY RETAIL STORE WILL TAKE DOWN CONTROVERSIAL INFOWARS APP

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Mar 29, 2020

The controversial Infowars app, an outlet of infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, has been taken down from the Google Play Keep for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Google confirmed to WIRED that it taken out the application, which had more than...

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Is It Too Early To Buy Retail Stocks? IS IT TOO EARLY TO BUY RETAIL STOCKS?

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Mar 29, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has been particularly lethal for the retail sector. The industry has been dealing with a variety of problems from store shutdowns to declines in tourism to a drop in demand for products considered non-essential. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF has fallen 25% this month, compared...

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Don’t get left on the shelf in the ecommerce evolution DON’T GET LEFT ON THE SHELF IN THE ECOMMERCE EVOLUTION

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Mar 26, 2020

Manufacturers are facing a retail armageddon and need to find new ways of driving sales direct or squeezing as much as possible through the ecommerce platforms of their partners. Pivoting to a DTC business is not a quick fix and for many brands, their own ecommerce sites are just not fit for purpose...

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Yotpo Names the Most Innovative eCommerce Agencies and Technology Companies YOTPO NAMES THE MOST INNOVATIVE ECOMMERCE AGENCIES AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

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Mar 25, 2020

Yotpo, the leading eCommerce marketing platform, has announced the winners of the third annual Yotpo Partner Awards. Drawing from hundreds of nominations from a thriving ecosystem of system integrators, agencies, and technology providers, Yotpo’s Partner Awards highlight the companies and bran...

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How A Toy Retailer Is Adding Quality Play Time To Quarantine HOW A TOY RETAILER IS ADDING QUALITY PLAY TIME TO QUARANTINE

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Mar 25, 2020

There are 32 million kids under the age of 14 in the U.S. This week, and for who knows how much longer, they will be home from school due to the COVID-19 crisis. It may sound like a situation that will try the patience of any parent. But Bill Onderdonk, COO of high-end toy and game company KiwiCo, t...

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Retail store space can have myriad uses RETAIL STORE SPACE CAN HAVE MYRIAD USES

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Mar 22, 2020

Brick-and-mortar retailers have embodied this concept since the inception of physical stores. The saying is taking on a different meaning for retailers seeking to reimagine the concept of physical stores. No-inventory stores, like Bonobos, are exchanging storefronts filled with large amounts of cost...

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Retail supply chains will be held liable for price gouging RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR PRICE GOUGING

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Mar 22, 2020

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a stern warning to retail suppliers, including those who supply grocery stores and pharmacies, that state law strictly prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Price gouging laws apply to any person or entity selling necessities at an...

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5 TIPS TO NAIL YOUR VIDEO MARKETING STRATEGY 5 TIPS TO NAIL YOUR VIDEO MARKETING STRATEGY

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Mar 22, 2020

Oftentimes, our social media video marketing efforts are weighed down by our own customers for the lack of thoughtful stories that can touch upon them. These are like run-of-the-mill, telling everything that the target viewers are least interested in knowing. And the heavy budgets we utilize to crea...

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Narzo 10 spotted in retail store, price segment revealed NARZO 10 SPOTTED IN RETAIL STORE, PRICE SEGMENT REVEALED

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Mar 20, 2020

Mistakes take place – this Realme Narzo 10, as an example, was not meant to be on the racks of a retail store for an additional week or two. But it is and also somebody also ran an AnTuTu standard on it forever procedure. This is the RMX2040, which introduced as the Realme 6i previously today ...

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Agile 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AGILE

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Mar 20, 2020

Software development is relatively new when compared to plumbing or electricity. We don’t have standard wire and pipe sizes or handbooks telling us how to “unclog” or “rewire” our testing problems, nor do we have licenses ensuring that we meet industry “code.&rdqu...

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How is coronavirus impacting the retail industry? HOW IS CORONAVIRUS IMPACTING THE RETAIL INDUSTRY?

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Mar 19, 2020

Primark is one of the latest retailers to announce the temporary closure of some of its stores, in a bid to help stop the spread of coronavirus. It has closed outlets in Italy, France, Spain, and Austria (where 30% of its revenue is generated), while its UK and Northern Ireland stores at the time of...

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Amazon could win big in the post-coronavirus retail economy AMAZON COULD WIN BIG IN THE POST-CORONAVIRUS RETAIL ECONOMY

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Mar 19, 2020

Pundits are already speculating about the post-coronavirus culture and economy. Among the lasting, potential changes are more diversified supply chains, the mainstreaming of online education, more companies embracing work from home, stricter hygiene rules for restaurants and hotels (that survive) an...

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Key Development That Will Drive the Retail Sector KEY DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL DRIVE THE RETAIL SECTOR

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Mar 18, 2020

The retail market of India is assessed to cross $1.3 trillion by 2020. Major factors responsible are the economic development, changing demographics, expanding disposable income, development of e-commerce and organized retailers helping the segment to change and advance quickly. For retailers, the w...

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The Retail Industry and the Persistent Digital Threat Landscape THE RETAIL INDUSTRY AND THE PERSISTENT DIGITAL THREAT LANDSCAPE

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Mar 17, 2020

In today’s age of digital transformation, retailers have changed the ways in which they interact and engage with consumers — starting with online shopping and e-commerce experience. In order for retail organizations to remain competitive, an omnichannel experience is critical, and with t...

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Which Stores in the United States Have Closed Due to Coronavirus? WHICH STORES IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS?

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Mar 17, 2020

In case you have been living under a rock, major US retail stores have announced they are closing or limiting their store hours to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus here in the United States. Besides almost every state closing restaurants, bars, gym’s, and theaters, you also have big compa...

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Factories shift operations in scramble to restock supermarket shelves FACTORIES SHIFT OPERATIONS IN SCRAMBLE TO RESTOCK SUPERMARKET SHELVES

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Mar 16, 2020

With supermarkets stripped of food and many other essentials, consumer product companies halted factory runs of niche items such as scented bleach in order to speed up production of more basic merchandise that is in high demand. Brick-and-mortar retailers have warned that hoarding toilet paper, clea...

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what impact will it have on convenience stores? WHAT IMPACT WILL IT HAVE ON CONVENIENCE STORES?

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Mar 16, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not an elegant phrase, but for independent retailers, it is an important one. It refers the way in which computing devices embedded in everyday objects can communicate with each other. In shops, this could mean anything from shelf-edge labels to fridges, to vending ma...

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Walmart will cut store hours starting Sunday to give workers time to restock WALMART WILL CUT STORE HOURS STARTING SUNDAY TO GIVE WORKERS TIME TO RESTOCK

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Mar 15, 2020

Walmart Inc., the biggest U.S. retailer, will cut its store operating hours starting Sunday to give its workers time to restock shelves as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies. The pandemic is prompting Americans to buy more groceries and other daily necessities, often emptying shelves in anticipati...

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WeWork To Sell Iconic NYC Building To Amazon WEWORK TO SELL ICONIC NYC BUILDING TO AMAZON

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Mar 12, 2020

Amazon’s New York expansion plans will now include the former Lord & Taylor building in downtown Manhattan, as the eCommerce company announced that it will purchase the storied building from office sharing startup WeWork, according to the New York Post. The price tag on the building, famou...

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How Retail Security Can Welcome IoT Innovations Without Putting Customers at Risk HOW RETAIL SECURITY CAN WELCOME IOT INNOVATIONS WITHOUT PUTTING CUSTOMERS AT RISK

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Mar 11, 2020

Retail businesses, from mom-and-pop shops to major department stores, are investing heavily in technology to enhance the in-store experience. With the imminent arrival of mainstream 5G, smarter systems are expected to dominate the retail space as the internet of things (IoT) expands. But as we know ...

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How Amazon’s Cashierless Tech Will (Or Won’t) Change The Physical Retail Landscape HOW AMAZON’S CASHIERLESS TECH WILL (OR WON’T) CHANGE THE PHYSICAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE

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Mar 11, 2020

The advance of Amazon’s cashierless technology is not a new story to the retail beat as of 2020. Since the first AmazonGo retail location opened in early 2018 with its much-hyped walk-in, walk out retail technology designed to make the line at checkout a thing of the past, Amazon has been slow...

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Clorox responds to gouging on amazon, turns off ads as cleaning wipes run low CLOROX RESPONDS TO GOUGING ON AMAZON, TURNS OFF ADS AS CLEANING WIPES RUN LOW

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Mar 11, 2020

Clorox has stopped advertising on Amazon because its products have sold out, with shoppers having rushed to grab any disinfectant wipes available during the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, Clorox confirmed that as stores of its cleaning products dry up online, it has pulled back on advertising&m...

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How the digital revolution in the retail Industry enables better communication HOW THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY ENABLES BETTER COMMUNICATION

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Mar 10, 2020

Technology is changing at a fast pace and so is every industry related to it. People are moving from Facebook to Instagram, Google to Pinterest, blogs to video content, and so on. While the content remains to be the driving force behind all the marketing strategies, it is how it is generated, moneti...

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3 Retail Stocks to Sell Before Their Shares Fall Further 3 RETAIL STOCKS TO SELL BEFORE THEIR SHARES FALL FURTHER

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Mar 10, 2020

With retail stocks hammered in the coronavirus-driven market selloff, should you buy the dip? Some retailers, like Costco, may see upside from the panic. But, there are scores of retailers who could see diminished profits in the near term. Why? Supply shocks, for one. Also, if this crisis causes a r...

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How to choose your niche when starting a new amazon store HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR NICHE WHEN STARTING A NEW AMAZON STORE

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Mar 10, 2020

A large part of your success as an Amazon seller revolves around choosing the right niche. Everyone wants to select a niche that is profitable and has limited competition, but not many succeed with it. While products with high demand allow you to make money faster, the question is, how you find a pr...

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How Art Van went from a retail juggernaut to a house afire HOW ART VAN WENT FROM A RETAIL JUGGERNAUT TO A HOUSE AFIRE

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Mar 08, 2020

The Warren-based retailer's sudden announcement that it would wind down operations comes only three years after its late founder, Art Van Elslander, sold the company to a Boston-based private equity firm, Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, in an estimated $550 million deal. How did a seemingly healthy, ...

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3 SEO Lessons from Amazon for Ecommerce Product Pages 3 SEO LESSONS FROM AMAZON FOR ECOMMERCE PRODUCT PAGES

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Mar 08, 2020

Product detail pages on Amazon rank for roughly 34 million keywords in Google in the U.S. In this post, I’ll address three tips for optimizing the product pages on your own ecommerce site using lessons from Amazon. The name of a product greatly influences organic search rankings. Product names...

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How Retailers Can Engage Consumers with Creative Licensing HOW RETAILERS CAN ENGAGE CONSUMERS WITH CREATIVE LICENSING

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Mar 05, 2020

Consumer has become discerning, ultimately asking more from a brand and ensuring everything from value, quality, convenience and eco-consciousness is catered for. This places a strain on bricks-and-mortar retail to provide a unique experience and a reason for buyers to log-off and leave the house. J...

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Are you thinking about retail customer experience all wrong? ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ALL WRONG?

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Mar 05, 2020

It's not hyperbole to say that modern retail lives and dies by one overwhelmingly powerful metric: the customer experience. But knowing how to actually provide it, to a given retailer's unique collection of customers, is what has escaped so many of the retailers we once thought were too big ...

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How IoT is transforming the retail industry in 2020? HOW IOT IS TRANSFORMING THE RETAIL INDUSTRY IN 2020?

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Mar 04, 2020

The retail industry has experienced a rapid transformation in the last 20 years. And like other industries, the retail industry is also embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) technology for the innovative opportunities it offers. In fact, IoT has already been embraced in retail all around the world....

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How PWAs Empower Retailers to Exceed Customer Expectations HOW PWAS EMPOWER RETAILERS TO EXCEED CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS

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Mar 04, 2020

If you can blink twice before a retail website or app loads, it’s likely that brand is losing potential customers in those seemingly fleeting moments. According to Google data, mobile page speeds take an average of 15 seconds to load. That number could have serious consequences when you consid...

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How to Boost Your Sales with Ecommerce Fulfillment HOW TO BOOST YOUR SALES WITH ECOMMERCE FULFILLMENT

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Mar 03, 2020

Conditioned by ecommerce behemoths, consumers now have high expectations for online shopping and ecommerce fulfillment. They demand more than just easy product selection and ultra-fast or same-day delivery; they also want flexibility in both delivery location and delivery time, and real-time updates...

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3 Reasons Why Divante is The Solution To Your eCommerce Software Needs 3 REASONS WHY DIVANTE IS THE SOLUTION TO YOUR ECOMMERCE SOFTWARE NEEDS

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Mar 03, 2020

If you own a business, then hiring an eCommerce Software house is vital and will help you to gain a competitive advantage. An excellent eCommerce software house will provide you with software solutions that help you to manage your online business. All around the world, businesses are utilizing eComm...

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How Online Tracking and Bloated Ad Tech Impact the Customer Experience HOW ONLINE TRACKING AND BLOATED AD TECH IMPACT THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 02, 2020

The retail landscape is more crowded than ever. Nearly every day, a new brand pops up seeking consumer attention and buy-in across the globe, and this intense competition has fostered some questionable practices in the world of digital advertising. Hungry for impressions, retailers and online brands...

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3 Ways Automated Supply Distribution Can Transform Retail 3 WAYS AUTOMATED SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION CAN TRANSFORM RETAIL

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Mar 02, 2020

Over the past few years, the retail space has seen a rapid expansion of technological advancement as consumers and employers alike have begun to embrace the latest tools and trends. In fact, nearly three-quarters of retailers are planning to increase technology spending in the next 12 months, accord...

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Which Retail Store Is Better: Amazon or Walmart WHICH RETAIL STORE IS BETTER: AMAZON OR WALMART

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Mar 01, 2020

Walmart has long been the number one retailer across all of the United States, but with the age of online shopping coming into full swing, Amazon has slowly been creeping up on the brick-and-mortar giant and, according to Forbes, is set to surpass Walmart in sales in the next few years. The two stor...

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Yotpo Extends Its eCommerce Marketing Platform with Retail Syndication YOTPO EXTENDS ITS ECOMMERCE MARKETING PLATFORM WITH RETAIL SYNDICATION

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Feb 29, 2020

Today, Yotpo announced a partnership with Bazaarvoice that will enable Yotpo customers to syndicate their product reviews and visual user-generated content to the world’s largest network of retail websites, empowering over a billion monthly shoppers to make more confident buying decisions. The...

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Why retailers need to embrace renewable energy in 2020 WHY RETAILERS NEED TO EMBRACE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN 2020

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Feb 28, 2020

We’re constantly being pummelled by bad climate news. Despite the efforts of individual countries and international organizations, a November 2019 report by the United Nations asserted that “countries collectively failed to stop the growth in global GHG emissions.” This has led to ...

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Former Amazon exec on the state of retail e-commerce FORMER AMAZON EXEC ON THE STATE OF RETAIL E-COMMERCE

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Feb 27, 2020

The e-commerce retail environment is only getting more competitive thanks to digital and increasing mobile retail innovations. And while Amazon reins supreme, and often cited as the one to beat in e-commerce, the mega omnichannel player's marketplace can be a prime opportunity for online retaile...

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3 Ways Location Technology is Changing Retail 3 WAYS LOCATION TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING RETAIL

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Feb 27, 2020

Changes fire rapidly in today’s retail environment, and legacy retailers like J.C. Penney, Walmart and others are seeking innovative new ways to capture shopper attention. While e-commerce gains raise concerns that in-store experiences are obsolete, traditional retailers continually strike bac...

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How Retailers Can Handle an Influx of Store Traffic HOW RETAILERS CAN HANDLE AN INFLUX OF STORE TRAFFIC

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Feb 26, 2020

Amazon.com, Etsy, eBay these are just a few of the top grossing online merchandise sites, dedicated to making the consumer’s retail experience easier than ever. Amazon boasts its two-day shipping guarantee for Prime members, while Etsy caters to the entrepreneurial spirit of the buyer who want...

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Amazon Go Grocery Opens Largest Contactless Retail Store in Seattle AMAZON GO GROCERY OPENS LARGEST CONTACTLESS RETAIL STORE IN SEATTLE

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Feb 25, 2020

Amazon Go Grocery has opened to shoppers in Seattle at 610 E. Pike Street. The grocery store is running on a unique concept in retail, called “Just Walk Out Shopping”. The Amazon Go Grocery now allows shoppers to come in, take what you want, and just walk out. A totally seamless and cash...

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How retailers can be ready for busy sales seasons with proactive maintenance HOW RETAILERS CAN BE READY FOR BUSY SALES SEASONS WITH PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE

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Feb 25, 2020

In the retail industry, holiday shopping accounts for about 20 percent of annual sales. In the final few weeks of the year, it’s easy for retailers to feel overwhelmed with not only an influx of shoppers but the added pressure of needing to tie up loose ends before January 1st. These weeks can...

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What are the biggest barriers to AI adoption for retailers? WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST BARRIERS TO AI ADOPTION FOR RETAILERS?

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Feb 24, 2020

According to KPMG’s “Living in an AI World 2020 Report,” retailers have some optimism, some skepticism and some pessimism about how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact the industry. The study explored how 751 insiders across five industries, including retail, view the future o...

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How Retailers Can Deliver the Item at the Top of Shoppers’ Wish Lists: Time HOW RETAILERS CAN DELIVER THE ITEM AT THE TOP OF SHOPPERS’ WISH LISTS: TIME

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Feb 24, 2020

For consumers, shopping can either be an exciting experience or a downright stressful one. Finding enough time to shop for the perfect gift or merely everyday staples while attempting to manage the challenges of work, family and everyday life can undoubtedly add to stress levels. Considering all of ...

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Gap is the Latest Retailer to Get Into Resale, Partners With thredUP GAP IS THE LATEST RETAILER TO GET INTO RESALE, PARTNERS WITH THREDUP

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Feb 24, 2020

Gap is the latest retailer to dip its toes into the secondhand apparel market, following the lead of Macy’s, Nordstrom and others, in a bid to stay relevant in an industry shaken by changing consumer tastes. The company announced last week that it has partnered with resale platform thredUP, wh...

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How Point of Sale Software Can Improve Your Business Success HOW POINT OF SALE SOFTWARE CAN IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS

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Feb 20, 2020

As a business owner, utilizing technology may seem challenging or unnecessary, especially if you have been running your business without it for the last few years. There’s nothing wrong with doing business the old-fashioned way, but the time will come when you will need to embrace technology t...

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FLEXIBILITY THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN RESTAURANT POS FLEXIBILITY THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN RESTAURANT POS

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Feb 20, 2020

In this previous blog, we set out how self-service kiosks represented a new vision for customer-centric POS in the hospitality trade, building on the work done by QSR pioneers such as McDonalds and Nando’s. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for how the future of POS in the rest...

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Repair Store POS Software Must Have Automated Email Notifications REPAIR STORE POS SOFTWARE MUST HAVE AUTOMATED EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

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Feb 17, 2020

Automated Email Notifications are necessary for any repair store owner buying a POS Software to streamline workflow and keep customers engaged. This is because, the more information you provide to your customers about their device, the more in control and engaged they will feel. And this makes loyal...

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BEST RESTAURANT POS SYSTEMS FOR 2020 BEST RESTAURANT POS SYSTEMS FOR 2020

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Feb 17, 2020

A good point of sale system can help streamline your restaurant’s processes, from payments to inventory and much more. Today, some of the best POS systems for restaurants incorporate a host of useful tools that can efficiently integrate various processes all on one platform. If you’re a ...

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How to Boost Donations Through Online Point-of-Sale Fundraising HOW TO BOOST DONATIONS THROUGH ONLINE POINT-OF-SALE FUNDRAISING

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Feb 17, 2020

According to data firm Statista’s most recent e-commerce outlook, Americans will spend over $1,500 online each over the next 12 months. Moreover, that number is expected to surge even higher as Americans opt to do their holiday shopping online rather than wind their way through those infamous,...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Tablet POS Systems A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TABLET POS SYSTEMS

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Feb 14, 2020

Have you been considering changing your current traditional POS to a tablet POS system? Well, one thing is for sure, you aren’t alone. More and more businesses are making the switch from the bulky point of sale systems to POS touchscreen monitors that offer more mobility. The traditional cash ...

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Square, Xero enhance integration and point-of-sale features SQUARE, XERO ENHANCE INTEGRATION AND POINT-OF-SALE FEATURES

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Feb 14, 2020

If you’re a Xero subscriber using Square, you know how great these two solutions are. We’ve listened to your feedback and are working to make sure they’re even better when combined. Today, we’re delighted to announce we’ve enhanced the Xero-Square integration for Austra...

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TD Bank retail leader talks payment innovation, POS transformation TD BANK RETAIL LEADER TALKS PAYMENT INNOVATION, POS TRANSFORMATION

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Feb 13, 2020

One of the most transformative customer experiences is happening at the point of sale retail consumers are tapping and swiping more than ever compared to handing over cold hard cash. A driving force is the innovation taking place in retail payment as the cashierless storefront slowly takes root and ...

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Can AI give retail a boost? CAN AI GIVE RETAIL A BOOST?

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Feb 13, 2020

The retail industry has undergone multiple transformations during the past century, with those who adapt and innovate continuing to survive. It also helps if one is exceptionally unique. It seems that the world's consumers have gotten a little tired from having to explore multiple shopping locat...

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Retail RETAIL'S SECRET WEAPON: ORDER FULFILLMENT OPTIMIZATION

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Feb 12, 2020

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. While holiday 2019 was another record year for retail sales, brands faced some serious challenges when it came to a shortened shopping window and the ever-growing consumer expectations around timely, accur...

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How physical retail provides opportunities for consumer outreach HOW PHYSICAL RETAIL PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONSUMER OUTREACH

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Feb 11, 2020

As we come off another holiday season, it's worth taking a look at how the customer journey has changed, the role retail plays in the journey and what 2020 holds for innovative brands and retailers alike. Only a small minority of consumers these days are brand loyal according to a recent McKinse...

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Retail ,Wholesale Trade,Ecommerce,Retail,E-commerce,point of sale. RETAIL ,WHOLESALE TRADE,ECOMMERCE,RETAIL,E-COMMERCE,POINT OF SALE.

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Feb 10, 2020

Last July, a small group representing the giants of the tech industry gathered in the seat of US government, Washington DC. They probably didn’t want to be there. Congress had summoned their employers Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon to answer questions about the command they hold over the ...

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How SMEs can emulate the success of Amazon through ecommerce personalization HOW SMES CAN EMULATE THE SUCCESS OF AMAZON THROUGH ECOMMERCE PERSONALIZATION

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Feb 10, 2020

Whatever your feelings are towards Amazon, there is no denying that they have revolutionised ecommerce and now set the bar for the personalised experience of users when it comes to online shopping. So much so that it was recently reported that they have more than a 30% share of the UK’s ecomme...

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How Retailers Can Utilize In-Store Digital Signage HOW RETAILERS CAN UTILIZE IN-STORE DIGITAL SIGNAGE

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Feb 10, 2020

Consumer attention is shifting. Brick-and-mortar stores must now compete with e-retailers as customers spend more time online, thanks to targeted ads and personalized deals. As noted by Digital eCommerce, online sales rose almost 18 percent last year to $3.46 trillion worldwide and are on track to t...

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5 Ways Customer Engagement Can Boost Your Ecommerce Site 5 WAYS CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT CAN BOOST YOUR ECOMMERCE SITE

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Feb 10, 2020

“Every consumer wants a different experience when shopping, and this ‘experience‘ has become the differentiating factor for many successful business models.” This statement is even more important for ecommerce businesses, which have no face-to-face interaction with clients. W...

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Wall St Week Ahead-Consumer discretionary names could see bumpy ride WALL ST WEEK AHEAD-CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY NAMES COULD SEE BUMPY RIDE

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Feb 09, 2020

A raft of earnings reports from consumer discretionary companies and U.S. retail sales data set for the coming week could help investors determine to what extent the coronavirus is hitting consumer demand. The S&P consumer discretionary sector has been among the index’s best performers thi...

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Self-service retail and the changing landscape on payments SELF-SERVICE RETAIL AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE ON PAYMENTS

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Feb 07, 2020

Self-service technology has created a wealth of opportunities for retailers to serve customers. A panel at the Hi-Tech Retailing Summit during the CES show in Las Vegas explored the extensive scope of these technologies and the benefits they can deliver retailers that seek to meet the needs of a mor...

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4 ways Walmart is hoping its retail savvy can overhaul the health care system 4 WAYS WALMART IS HOPING ITS RETAIL SAVVY CAN OVERHAUL THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

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Feb 05, 2020

Walmart made waves in September when it announced an ambitious plan to create new, freestanding primary care clinics Supercenters for health that one vice president called the “epicenter” of the retail giant’s health care strategy. But Walmart is also working quietly on several sma...

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How to Remain Competitive in a Saturated Online Retail Market HOW TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN A SATURATED ONLINE RETAIL MARKET

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Feb 05, 2020

Online retail has always been a crowded market, and thanks to the plethora of free website builders, it’s more competitive than ever before. If you’re entering a niche that already has a dozen entities fighting for dominance, you’re going to get lost in the white noise. And even if...

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3 Reasons Why D-to-C Brands Should Say ‘Yes’ to Amazon 3 REASONS WHY D-TO-C BRANDS SHOULD SAY ‘YES’ TO AMAZON

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Feb 05, 2020

Modern direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) brands, which tend to be digitally native, have cracked the code on the contemporary shopper. Through a unique combination of brand voice, value proposition and storytelling, these brands have created memorable, end-to-end experiences that resonate with consumers o...

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Automated Insights: Turning Ecommerce Supply Chain Challenges into Opportunities AUTOMATED INSIGHTS: TURNING ECOMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

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Feb 05, 2020

Shoppers today want instant purchase gratification. For ecommerce sellers, this means having the right merchandise in stock to keep shoppers adding to their carts and clicking that buy button. When shoppers leave without converting, the first question we have to ask is, why? Sometimes the answer com...

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Stuck on Legacy (POS): Benefits of Switching to a Cloud-Based POS STUCK ON LEGACY (POS): BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO A CLOUD-BASED POS

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Feb 05, 2020

Has your restaurant ever been in the weeds when the most inconvenient thing happens? It’s the craziest afternoon and your terminal freezes. You hit reset, but you stare in disbelief as the realization that it’s not going to fix itself sets in. Servers sigh, and you start to apologize to ...

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Wayfair Wave Hits Online Retailers in More States WAYFAIR WAVE HITS ONLINE RETAILERS IN MORE STATES

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Feb 04, 2020

In June 2018, the Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the floodgates to dramatic changes for online retailers by giving state governments a green light to collect a projected additional $8 billion in tax from e-commerce sales that was previously out of reach. Specifically,...

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Forever 21 Enters Deal to Sell Retail Business for $81 Million FOREVER 21 ENTERS DEAL TO SELL RETAIL BUSINESS FOR $81 MILLION

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Feb 03, 2020

Forever 21 has reached an $81 million deal to sell its retail business to a consortium made up of mall operators Simon Property Group and Brookfield Properties, and brand management firm Authentic Brands Group. In a bankruptcy court filing, the mall-based retailer said it's seeking approval to n...

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Ever-changing digital landscape: What e-commerce retailers need to know EVER-CHANGING DIGITAL LANDSCAPE: WHAT E-COMMERCE RETAILERS NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 03, 2020

Keeping up with all the emerging trends and technology in the e-commerce world is no easy feat. AI, machine learning, chatbots, micro feedback... a lot of e-commerce managers tell me they're not sure where or how they should invest their time and resources. My advice is simple: focus wholly on y...

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Forever 21 reaches $81 million deal to sell its retail business to US mall owners and Authentic Brands FOREVER 21 REACHES $81 MILLION DEAL TO SELL ITS RETAIL BUSINESS TO US MALL OWNERS AND AUTHENTIC BRANDS

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Feb 03, 2020

Forever 21 has reached an $81 million deal to sell its retail business to a group that includes Simon Property Group, Brookfield Property Partners and Authentic Brands. Forever 21 said in a bankruptcy court filing it is seeking approval to name the three as the lead, stalking-horse bidders in an auc...

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Why Retail Giants Still Get Product Recommendations Wrong WHY RETAIL GIANTS STILL GET PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS WRONG

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Jan 31, 2020

Bad recommendations hurt e-commerce. Online retailers must be armed with product and customer data to correctly recommend complementary products. If they don't have the data points, nor the ability to use them, mismatched product recommendations are inevitable. This can be a source of embarrassm...

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The New Rules of Retail Marketing in 2020 THE NEW RULES OF RETAIL MARKETING IN 2020

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Jan 30, 2020

Two conflicting sentiments hope and trepidation are the driving force behind many U.S. retailers’ marketing plans for this year. U.S. retail sales rose 3.4 percent during the 2019 holiday season. The online sales for apparel, jewelry, and department stores all saw year-over-year increases. In ...

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How Will Comics Retail Change In 2020? HOW WILL COMICS RETAIL CHANGE IN 2020?

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Jan 30, 2020

2019 was a tough year for Brick and Mortar shops, but 2020 is already looking better. Stores are still reeling from the effects of online shopping, rent prices are in a constant state of flux, comics sales have been relatively flat, and retailers are still learning to adjust to new ways of doing bus...

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Ushering in the next generation of retail USHERING IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF RETAIL

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Jan 29, 2020

The race for frictionless customer engagement is on, but many retailers continue to find themselves restricted by legacy store technology that focuses on tasks, not customers. For retailers that are already under pressure, this presents a daunting challenge when they’re modernising their enter...

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How Nike Leaving Amazon Has Changed the Face of Retail HOW NIKE LEAVING AMAZON HAS CHANGED THE FACE OF RETAIL

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Jan 29, 2020

Nike is the biggest athletic company on the planet, with $39.1 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 and a market capitalization of $163 billion. That gives it the ability to make moves that smaller companies can't, and it also gives the company the opportunity to lead retail trends. One intre...

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What Retail Executives Will Focus on in 2020 WHAT RETAIL EXECUTIVES WILL FOCUS ON IN 2020

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Jan 28, 2020

As we move further into 2020, retail executives continue to respond to the ever-growing expectation for differentiated customer experiences and margin growth. North Highland’s annual Beacon survey of industry executives indicates that two themes will be top of mind for 2020: Retail leaders cit...

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How to launch an AR/VR-powered retail experience HOW TO LAUNCH AN AR/VR-POWERED RETAIL EXPERIENCE

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Jan 28, 2020

Ten years ago, brands got away with selling their products with only a simple web page, some pictures, and a description. Today, shoppers have higher expectations. From same-day shipping to 360-degree product views to libraries of customer reviews, brands like Amazon and Zappos have redefined the di...

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How Online Retailers Can Leverage the Power of LSI Content HOW ONLINE RETAILERS CAN LEVERAGE THE POWER OF LSI CONTENT

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Jan 28, 2020

Every online retailer is in a competitive market. As an online retailer you’re not only competing for customers, you’re competing to be found in search engines. Without visibility in search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, your store doesn’t stand a chance. Competing against b...

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4 Predictions That Will Shape Retail Marketing in 2020 4 PREDICTIONS THAT WILL SHAPE RETAIL MARKETING IN 2020

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Jan 27, 2020

Over the past decade, retail has undergone a number of shifts that have redefined how consumers find and purchase products. An analyst looking ahead from 2010 would have struggled to predict many of the changes we've seen, especially the ways in which the rise of smart devices have disrupted the...

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Scale of US retail upheaval laid naked as bankruptcies develop SCALE OF US RETAIL UPHEAVAL LAID NAKED AS BANKRUPTCIES DEVELOP

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Jan 27, 2020

The size of the upheaval throughout a lot of the US retail sector has been laid naked by figures exhibiting that about one in 10 listed firms has gone bankrupt since 2008 and the worth of procuring malls has tumbled 30 per cent up to now three years. About half of department shops in malls are predi...

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Why Private Equity Keeps Wrecking Retail Chains Like Fairway WHY PRIVATE EQUITY KEEPS WRECKING RETAIL CHAINS LIKE FAIRWAY

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Jan 26, 2020

The list of retailers that have been bought and wrecked by private equity firms keeps on growing. This week, the beloved New York grocery chain Fairway filed for its second bankruptcy in less than four years and announced plans to sell off its stores, thanks to a disastrous run of mismanagement by a...

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Why These Discount Retailers Will Continue to Grow in 2020 WHY THESE DISCOUNT RETAILERS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW IN 2020

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Jan 26, 2020

Why pay retail prices? That's what some of the most successful consumer goods companies ask of their customers every day, and customers are responding. In the current troubled retail market, some of the biggest winners are the ones that can offer great deals to their customers. Shopping has chan...

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Rewriting the Rules of Retail with Digital Technologies REWRITING THE RULES OF RETAIL WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

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Jan 24, 2020

For the retail industry, these are exciting times. With the massive amounts of data generated in the course of day-to-day operations, retailers can now gain intimate insights into their customers, products and operations. With these data-driven insights, retailers can provide richer customer experie...

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Why retailers should adopt a flexible e-commerce strategy WHY RETAILERS SHOULD ADOPT A FLEXIBLE E-COMMERCE STRATEGY

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Jan 23, 2020

There's a great deal of talk about what retail consumers want and expect and how those expectations are growing every day. Research from Elastic Path reveals that meeting those demands, and delivering a rewarding customer experience, requires flexible e-commerce. It's a critical strategy, ac...

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4 Ways AI Will Impact Retailers in 2020 4 WAYS AI WILL IMPACT RETAILERS IN 2020

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Jan 22, 2020

As we greet the new decade, it’s worth pausing to reflect on how technology has impacted retail over the last 10 years, and consider how it will continue to shape this industry over the next 10. In 2009, e-commerce represented 3.9 percent of total retail spending. This number has nearly triple...

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The Changing Metrics of Retail Success THE CHANGING METRICS OF RETAIL SUCCESS

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Jan 22, 2020

However, “We could go away at any minute,” said Walmart CEO Doug McMillon in mid-November. And then he added at that CNBC event: “I didn’t understand how much of a digital transformation was needed (when I first started). That is still underway.” McMillon became CEO in ...

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Is Cryptocurrency dead for ecommerce? IS CRYPTOCURRENCY DEAD FOR ECOMMERCE?

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Jan 21, 2020

Crpytocurrency was hailed as the next generation solution to online payments. An easy way to pay cross border, secure but untraceable and at the same time removing those pesky hidden exchange rates coupled with cross border payment fees. But is cryptocurrency dead so far as ecommerce goes? Major mar...

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How retailers can use marketing automation to create lasting customer loyalty HOW RETAILERS CAN USE MARKETING AUTOMATION TO CREATE LASTING CUSTOMER LOYALTY

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Jan 21, 2020

For every retailer, creating loyal customers must be a main focus, resulting in improved brand awareness and ultimately, a better bottom line. Marketing automation makes creating lasting customer loyalty much easier. Customers now expect relevant and personalized brand interactions every single time...

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Redefining retail: will 5G change the way we pay? REDEFINING RETAIL: WILL 5G CHANGE THE WAY WE PAY?

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Jan 20, 2020

5G is poised to power the next generation of internet connectivity and eCommerce. Faster and more reliable than anything that’s come before, 5G networks will enable people to communicate, consume entertainment and shop at unprecedented speeds. The UK is one of the world’s leaders in the ...

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A look at brick-and-mortar retailers growth and where customer experience fits in A LOOK AT BRICK-AND-MORTAR RETAILERS GROWTH AND WHERE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FITS IN

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Jan 20, 2020

Stores will always be an important part of the retail equation. In fact, according to research by the IAB, 30% of direct-to-consumer brands say opening stores is a present priority. This is likely because, in retail categories like fashion, more than 70% of purchases are still made offline. So while...

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Local businesses cut back on retail operations to focus more on wholesaling LOCAL BUSINESSES CUT BACK ON RETAIL OPERATIONS TO FOCUS MORE ON WHOLESALING

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Jan 20, 2020

Two Central Virginia businesses have shaken up the way their storefronts function in order to focus on growing their wholesale businesses. Charlottesville-based Snowing in Space Coffee and Troy-based Red Rocker Candy recently made major changes in an effort to meet the needs of their changing busine...

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This Is Why Amazon and Walmart Are Winning Retail THIS IS WHY AMAZON AND WALMART ARE WINNING RETAIL

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Jan 19, 2020

Amazon.com has made online shopping incredibly easy. For its Prime customers, it takes only a few clicks to make a purchase that will arrive at their home in about a day in most cases. The company has also innovated in its Amazon Go retail store.

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Mexico retailers see slight slowdown in sales growth for 2020 MEXICO RETAILERS SEE SLIGHT SLOWDOWN IN SALES GROWTH FOR 2020

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Jan 17, 2020

Mexican retailers expect sales growth to slow slightly in 2020 after a stronger-than-expected performance last year, a top industry association said on Thursday. Sales at stores open at least a year are forecast to climb 3% in nominal terms this year after an increase of 3.4% in 2019, according to t...

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Attribute management for your online eCommerce store ATTRIBUTE MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR ONLINE ECOMMERCE STORE

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Jan 16, 2020

A majority of e-commerce website offers the consumers the liberty to filter a number of products by choosing the desired attributes like brand, cost, condition, color, size, make or model. The attribute mapping can be called as a painstaking procedure through which the online retailers’ labels...

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Getting New Technologies Right Will Make or Break Retailers in 2020 GETTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES RIGHT WILL MAKE OR BREAK RETAILERS IN 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

More than 8,200 retail stores closed in 2019. Well-known brands like Forever 21, Radio Shack, and Barneys New York declared bankruptcy as consumers continued to move away from physical stores in favor of online shopping or more specialized experiences. Whether they’re looking at a product in p...

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How Luxury Retail Can Become a Tech Accelerator HOW LUXURY RETAIL CAN BECOME A TECH ACCELERATOR

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Jan 15, 2020

In the past, technology and luxury rarely mixed. High-tech culture has a futuristic connotation, while luxury has always had a reputation for being conservative and traditional, but today, revolutionary luxury conglomerates like LVMH and Kering have reconsidered their approach to tech and are now re...

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Rewiring retail thinking to celebrate diversity REWIRING RETAIL THINKING TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

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Jan 14, 2020

The cost of asset can range from INR 5,000 to 30,000. A typical large refrigerator cost about 10-12K each and a ViziCooler costs about 4-5K each. However, the scale of proliferation increases investment significantly. Many FMCG companies and Brands promote products inside retail shops by supplying a...

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Experiential retail: How can screens improve the in-store experience? EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL: HOW CAN SCREENS IMPROVE THE IN-STORE EXPERIENCE?

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Jan 14, 2020

Let the retail race begin! From smarter store layouts to interactive kiosks to high-concept pop-ups, retailers across all business sectors are working rapidly to update and optimize new in-store experiences for a new era of IRL interaction. Your brand isn't alone 68% of retailers say they are ma...

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E Ink Color Portfolio for Smart Retail, Education and Consumers E INK COLOR PORTFOLIO FOR SMART RETAIL, EDUCATION AND CONSUMERS

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Jan 13, 2020

E Ink Holdings, a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, announced the expansion of its color ePaper offerings to address applications within signage, retail, education and consumer electronics. E Ink is introducing a new technology, Print Color, for eReader and eNote applications. This new...

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APAC retailers struggling to unite data from online, offline realms APAC RETAILERS STRUGGLING TO UNITE DATA FROM ONLINE, OFFLINE REALMS

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Jan 13, 2020

Challenged to see data from the two channels on a single pane, retailers won't be able to recognise their online customers when they walk into a physical store, notes a Microsoft executive who recommends the need for a common data platform. Retailers in Asia-Pacific are struggling to unite onlin...

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Peak Achieves AWS Retail Competency Status PEAK ACHIEVES AWS RETAIL COMPETENCY STATUS

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Jan 13, 2020

Peak, a pioneer of the AI System, announced today at the US National Retail Federation conference that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency status. This accreditation supports Peak’s expansion to the US market, establishing itself as an AWS Retail and Machine Learning Co...

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Can Luxury Retail Attract a New Generation of Shoppers? CAN LUXURY RETAIL ATTRACT A NEW GENERATION OF SHOPPERS?

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Jan 13, 2020

In spring 2019, Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled a lavish, much-publicized $250 million renovation of its iconic Manhattan store. Meanwhile, Seattle-based luxury retailer Nordstrom which had already staked a claim in New York City with its Nordstrom Rack and Nordstrom Local stores just threw down the gaun...

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SOTI Releases Third Annual State of Mobility in Retail Report SOTI RELEASES THIRD ANNUAL STATE OF MOBILITY IN RETAIL REPORT

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Jan 09, 2020

It’s no secret that for the last decade the retail industry has experienced significant technological disruption, more so than any other sector. In order to accommodate this changing consumer behavior, retailers deployed strategies and built new business models to bridge the gap between online...

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What Retailers Need to Know About Retail 4.0 in 2020 WHAT RETAILERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RETAIL 4.0 IN 2020

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Jan 09, 2020

Heightened brand experience. Systemic integration. Ultra-efficient inventory and fulfillment. Sales associates turned sales superstars. This is retail 2020. The question is, will your organization be ready? Retail has experienced tremendous evolution since the inception of new technology, increasing...

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Six steps to ensure retail success in 2020 SIX STEPS TO ENSURE RETAIL SUCCESS IN 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

Deloitte advises retailers to stress factors including convenience and digital enablement in the coming year. In its new 2020 retail industry outlook, Deloitte outlines a number of key trends retailers can expect over the next 12 months, with calls to action to best respond to them. Following is a b...

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Retailers’ Mobile Customer Engagement Mandate for 2020 RETAILERS’ MOBILE CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT MANDATE FOR 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

Empowered by the proliferation of smartphones and the digitization of everything, today’s shoppers are more aware and informed than ever. The upshot? Engaging with customers and understanding their evolving preferences is no easy feat. Gone are the days when brands could “buy” a cu...

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Predictions for Grocery Retail in 2020 PREDICTIONS FOR GROCERY RETAIL IN 2020

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Jan 07, 2020

The grocery industry is undergoing momentous change. With online consumer packaged goods sales promising to reach over $70 billion in 2019, and that number set to double by 2025, these purchases will directly cannibalize brick-and-mortar supermarkets’ in-store sales if grocers don’t take...

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Amazon is going to open up retail stores in Germany AMAZON IS GOING TO OPEN UP RETAIL STORES IN GERMANY

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Jan 05, 2020

Germany is Amazon’s second strongest market, after the United States. They will be opening up a retail store sometime in the next year. Ralf Kleber is in charge of Amazon Germany said “The fact is that we know that customers shop offline and that they like variety,” adding that he ...

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How retailers can get a jump start for busy retail seasons in 2020 HOW RETAILERS CAN GET A JUMP START FOR BUSY RETAIL SEASONS IN 2020

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Jan 03, 2020

The January sales just starting, but forward-thinking retailers should be looking ahead and plan for 2020's busy retail seasons. The more prepared you are, the smoother and more profitable these times will be. Now is a great time to review your operation and identify the things you could do bett...

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The Future of AI in Retail: Predictions for 2020 and Beyond THE FUTURE OF AI IN RETAIL: PREDICTIONS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

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Jan 03, 2020

When it comes to vendor hype in retail, perhaps no other term is being tossed around as casually and frequently as “artificial intelligence.” A cursory look at technology vendor claims would have the retailer believe that AI is successfully deployed in every corner of the business, worki...

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Why Is Inventory Forecasting Important to Ecommerce Businesses WHY IS INVENTORY FORECASTING IMPORTANT TO ECOMMERCE BUSINESSES

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Jan 03, 2020

The holiday season has already begun and your sales are probably pouring in. However, are you really ready in such an amazing spike in sales? Imagine this. A customer orders a product just to find out it has gone out-of-stock. Instead of celebrating a successful sales season, you would need to deal ...

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How web-based 3D, AR tools enhance the customer shopping experience HOW WEB-BASED 3D, AR TOOLS ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Jan 02, 2020

The retail industry has a real problem with returns. They not only eat into profit margins, but they put a strain on retail staff and cause inventory pileups. According to estimates, retail returns make up about 8% of total sales, but for e-commerce merchants, return rates can be as high as 15 to 30...

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How to create extraordinary or wow retail experience for shoppers HOW TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY OR WOW RETAIL EXPERIENCE FOR SHOPPERS

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Jan 02, 2020

The topic of Retail experience has gained the most traction in the wake of digital era. This is not to say that the topic did not hold much credence in yesteryear market. However, a “wow” retail experience is the milestone that all the retailers are striving continuously to achieve as th...

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Landry LANDRY'S RESTAURANT CHAIN DISCLOSE POS MALWARE INCIDENT

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Jan 02, 2020

US restaurant chain Landry's disclosed a security incident that involved the discovery of malware on the network of hundreds of restaurants. According to a notice published on its website, the company said the malware they found was designed to collect payment card data from cards swiped at its ...

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How Mobile Order-Ahead Drives Innovation In Restaurant Design HOW MOBILE ORDER-AHEAD DRIVES INNOVATION IN RESTAURANT DESIGN

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Jan 02, 2020

As diners can order a wide range of cuisines from their smartphones, mobile order-ahead continues to become more popular and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are taking note. The technology is changing the design of restaurants, as some coffee chains are rolling out pick-up only locations while othe...

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6 Retailers That Collapsed in the Last Decade 6 RETAILERS THAT COLLAPSED IN THE LAST DECADE

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Jan 01, 2020

As 2009 came to a close, we were still surveying the wreckage of the financial markets' collapse and the worst economic recession the U.S. suffered since the Great Depression. While many industries were shaken, it was really only the beginning of the carnage that would spread across retail, a ma...

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7 Reasons To Choose WordPress For Your eCommerce Venture 7 REASONS TO CHOOSE WORDPRESS FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE VENTURE

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Dec 29, 2019

If you’re opening a store, you’re likely overwhelmed with all the options available. It can be tough to know where to start, and which option is the best for you, especially if you’re on a budget. Luckily for you, WordPress eCommerce solutions are aplenty, and when you really get d...

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4 Ways Ecommerce is the Missing Link for Truck Parts Stores 4 WAYS ECOMMERCE IS THE MISSING LINK FOR TRUCK PARTS STORES

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Dec 26, 2019

The sale of truck parts is a $30 billion a year industry, and heavy-duty truck parts comprise nearly 20 percent of those sales. Leading manufacturers in this space include Grote, Meritor, Bendix and Truck-Lite. Most bricks-and-mortar auto parts supply stores aren’t getting in on this action, t...

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Taming the Beast of Retail Supply-Chain Operations TAMING THE BEAST OF RETAIL SUPPLY-CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Dec 26, 2019

Retail supply-chain executives are under intense pressure to support the seamless omnichannel experiences that consumers are demanding in the digital age. Consumers want more product variety, faster delivery, affordability, and pickup and return over any channel. Meeting those expectations depends o...

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Top retail customer experience blogs of 2019 TOP RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE BLOGS OF 2019

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Dec 25, 2019

2019 was a banner year for Retail Customer Experience readers hungry for insight, best practices, tips and advice from those in the retail customer experience trenches. Contributors with expertise in everything from delivery and AI to digital signage and marketing, and pretty much any other strategy...

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Forget store traffic and bag count: Gauging retail performance in an online world FORGET STORE TRAFFIC AND BAG COUNT: GAUGING RETAIL PERFORMANCE IN AN ONLINE WORLD

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Dec 24, 2019

Marshal Cohen has religiously visited the same stores every holiday season since 1999. But rather than snapping up bargains and favorite gifts for friends and family, the chief retail industry adviser is there to scrutinize the purchasing habits of others as online shopping upends the retail busines...

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Top 3 Most Funded AI Startups in Retail TOP 3 MOST FUNDED AI STARTUPS IN RETAIL

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Dec 23, 2019

The retail industry could be losing nearly $1 trillion in sales annually due to business process errors that could be automated by AI, such as restocking in eCommerce. In this article, we discuss the top 3 most well-funded AI startups selling to the retail industry and how their solutions could help...

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How to find the best POS System For Retail HOW TO FIND THE BEST POS SYSTEM FOR RETAIL

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Dec 22, 2019

In the last couple of years, there has been a paradigm shift in the retail world from retailers to the final consumer. With the development of a wide range of tools capable of tracking the needs of customers, rating, and other vital information, it is only wise that a retailer equips himself with th...

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83% of customers would use POS finance when purchasing from SME retailers 83% OF CUSTOMERS WOULD USE POS FINANCE WHEN PURCHASING FROM SME RETAILERS

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Dec 20, 2019

As buy now, pay later payment options continue to surge in popularity, new research finds that the majority of customers (83%) would use point of sale (POS) finance when purchasing from SME retailers. The research by innovative finance solutions provider, Duologi, found that more than a quarter of c...

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How Retail Can Retain Convenience HOW RETAIL CAN RETAIN CONVENIENCE

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Dec 20, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I love convenience. I love ordering my groceries from Whole Foods while at the office, and have them waiting on my doorstep by the time I arrive home. Recently, I’m loving being able to pick up online purchases in-store. I order shoes on Nordstrom.com, wait a ...

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How Gamification Can Help Improve Ecommerce Marketing Performance HOW GAMIFICATION CAN HELP IMPROVE ECOMMERCE MARKETING PERFORMANCE

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Dec 20, 2019

Gamification marketing is penetrating eCommerce as one of the hottest trends that promises business owners to increase customer engagement and drive sales. Gamification elements are widely implemented in some eCommerce websites or app features, as well as in email marketing and SMM techniques. But b...

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3 Top Retail Stocks for 2020 Are Self-Help Stories, Analyst Says 3 TOP RETAIL STOCKS FOR 2020 ARE SELF-HELP STORIES, ANALYST SAYS

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Dec 19, 2019

Retail has been a messy industry in 2019 as the convenience of e-commerce keeps consumers at home. Yet going to the store isn’t going away: Companies that respond fast and effectively can still thrive. RBC Capital Markets analyst Scot Ciccarelli and colleagues found three retailers they called...

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Free Shipping, Is It Sustainable for Retailers? FREE SHIPPING, IS IT SUSTAINABLE FOR RETAILERS?

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Dec 18, 2019

Shoppers who ventured into stores on Black Friday, November 29, may have noticed significantly less frenzy than in previous years, when the traditional start of the holiday retail season made headlines for stampeding crowds racing in for doorbusters and desperate parents fighting over the last Tickl...

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Personalized Offers Can Pay Big Dividends for Retailers PERSONALIZED OFFERS CAN PAY BIG DIVIDENDS FOR RETAILERS

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Dec 18, 2019

Applying the principle of personalization where you feel like you're receiving special treatment can also apply to personalized coupons and offers. You can personalize offers based on a variety of factors such as past purchasing behavior, recency of purchase, dollar value, time of year (seasonal...

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As Shopping Shifts to Smartphones, Retailers Invest to Keep Up AS SHOPPING SHIFTS TO SMARTPHONES, RETAILERS INVEST TO KEEP UP

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Dec 18, 2019

With the growth of online commerce on a meteoric rise, retailers of all kinds must compete to offer the most engaging consumer experience. Using data from 1,200 companies from across the globe, monetization platform 2Checkout took stock of retailers’ priorities, challenges and plans for the co...

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How to Secure Your E-Commerce Website: 6 Basic Steps HOW TO SECURE YOUR E-COMMERCE WEBSITE: 6 BASIC STEPS

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Dec 18, 2019

E-commerce platforms offer unlimited opportunities for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to increase sales, but cybercrime and online fraud are also at an all-time high. Follow these basic steps to keep your site, your customers, and their data as safe as possible. Small to midsize businesses (SMBs...

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Bringing Brands to Life: 2019 BRINGING BRANDS TO LIFE: 2019'S TOP RETAIL ACTIVATIONS

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Dec 17, 2019

With heavyweight retailers such as Barneys, Forever 21 and Toys ‘R’ Us (more on them later) having filed for bankruptcy or getting sold off, the world of retail is looking rather bleak for many former titans of the mall. As more and more consumers prefer the solace of online shopping, ol...

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How Mobile Apps Are Lowering Drug Prices For Consumers HOW MOBILE APPS ARE LOWERING DRUG PRICES FOR CONSUMERS

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Dec 16, 2019

Winter hasn’t officially started in the Northern Hemisphere, but it’s cold and dreary enough in many places, and that means all those fun winter bugs are doing their jobs and making people ill. It also means that pharmacies whether brick-and-mortar or online are popular places, perhaps e...

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How Independent Grocers Can Win The Digital Grocery Game HOW INDEPENDENT GROCERS CAN WIN THE DIGITAL GROCERY GAME

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Dec 16, 2019

Not all that many generations ago, grocery shopping was an all-day, logistics heavy affair that involved several visits to several specialty merchants all over town. Consumers who needed meat went to a butcher; fish were sold by the fishmonger and bread by the baker. The modern supermarket changed a...

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Retailers sell clothes at half price in huge pre-Christmas discounts RETAILERS SELL CLOTHES AT HALF PRICE IN HUGE PRE-CHRISTMAS DISCOUNTS

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Dec 16, 2019

Retailers are offering bigger than ever pre-Christmas clothing discounts this year in an effort to win customers against a backdrop of consumer uncertainty, heavy competition and relatively mild weather. Average price cuts could top 50% by Christmas Eve for the first time according to the advisory f...

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Why retailers need to slow down to go fast WHY RETAILERS NEED TO SLOW DOWN TO GO FAST

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Dec 13, 2019

Why does the idea of going slow to go fast still resonate at a time when retailers face pressure to move faster than ever before? Caesar Augustus is said to have first adopted the motto: Festina Lente. Make haste, slowly. He even had gold coins printed with a crab and a butterfly to symbolize the id...

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Google Ads For eCommerce: A Complete Guide GOOGLE ADS FOR ECOMMERCE: A COMPLETE GUIDE

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Dec 12, 2019

With over 3.5 billion search queries a day, and nearly 90% of market share, most of your existing and prospective customers are on Google’s search engine. As an eCommerce retailer, you’re most likely looking for a marketing channel that offers an easy way to quantify your ROI, and an opp...

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The HOTH Launches New eCommerce Video Product To Help Online Store Owners THE HOTH LAUNCHES NEW ECOMMERCE VIDEO PRODUCT TO HELP ONLINE STORE OWNERS

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Dec 11, 2019

The HOTH has recently created one of the most effective ways to reach out and grab customer’s attentions Martech News. It can relay everything that’s awesome about products and services to potential customers in just a matter of seconds. Introducing, e-commerce product videos. The HOTH h...

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Beyond Black Friday: Reimagining Retail With AI BEYOND BLACK FRIDAY: REIMAGINING RETAIL WITH AI

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Dec 11, 2019

The holiday shopping season kickoff isn’t called “Black Friday” because of the chaos in stores when shoppers turn up in droves. The origin of the name goes back to the bookkeeping color code retailers make their profits in the last quarter of the year, hoping to finish “in th...

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How is duty-free retail set to evolve in the future? HOW IS DUTY-FREE RETAIL SET TO EVOLVE IN THE FUTURE?

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Dec 10, 2019

The concept of airport duty-free has expanded from a small luxury shop in Ireland to one of the highest-earning sectors of the retail industry. How did duty-free shopping at airports reach this height, and what does its future hold? sectors of the retail industry. How did duty-free shopping at airpo...

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Can GameStop rebound this quarter with its retail revamp? CAN GAMESTOP REBOUND THIS QUARTER WITH ITS RETAIL REVAMP?

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Dec 10, 2019

Video game retailer GameStop Corp. has a top-secret plan to turnaround the company, and it involves inventing a time machine and going back to the '90s when video game retail wasn't on life support. No, that's not right GameStop's retail strategy is a lot less exciting: it involves c...

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How retailers can give consumers the personal care they expect HOW RETAILERS CAN GIVE CONSUMERS THE PERSONAL CARE THEY EXPECT

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Dec 09, 2019

Most people can name a negative experience they've had with a brand, and along with it usually comes a declaration of why they will never return to that company. According to the ACSI's latest Retail Report, shoppers are often unhappy with the customer service they receive, referring to it a...

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Vet clinics and retail stores combat e-commerce VET CLINICS AND RETAIL STORES COMBAT E-COMMERCE

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Dec 08, 2019

As one of the most noteworthy pet industry drivers currently in force, veterinary clinics continue to expand in retail stores nationwide, reports market research firm Packaged Facts in the new report Veterinary Services in the U.S.: Competing for the Pet Care Customer, 2nd Edition. "Today's...

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Holiday season check up: Are you effectively using store cards to foster customers for life? HOLIDAY SEASON CHECK UP: ARE YOU EFFECTIVELY USING STORE CARDS TO FOSTER CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE?

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Dec 06, 2019

This holiday season is forecast to reach new milestones for U.S. retailers, with sales expected to cross the trillion-dollar threshold despite it being the shortest since 2013. This crucial window also proves to be a massive opportunity to turn one-time transactions into long-term customer relations...

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Why it WHY IT'S TIME TO SUPPORT MOBILE PAYMENTS

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Dec 05, 2019

The question of "cash or credit" is no longer that simple mobile technology has led to an increase in payment options, including chip cards, apps on mobile phones and digital wallets. A recent survey from WBR Insights found that while retail executives have long wish lists for mobile tech ...

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Prime Day Lessons Retailers Can Apply to Their Holiday Shipping Plans PRIME DAY LESSONS RETAILERS CAN APPLY TO THEIR HOLIDAY SHIPPING PLANS

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Dec 05, 2019

This holiday season it’s all about fast and free shipping of online orders. Therefore, in an exclusive interview with Total Retail, Carson Krieg, co-founder and director of carrier operations at Convey, Inc., discusses the lessons from Amazon Prime Day that merchants can apply to the upcoming ...

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Robots in retail? The questions you need to ask when adopting ROBOTS IN RETAIL? THE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK WHEN ADOPTING

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Dec 05, 2019

Automating data collection in the brick and mortar space continues to be an elusive goal and remains the target to chase to bring in the highest level of efficiencies and automation to the whole supply chain. Understandably this is a solution that will ultimately be hardware and software-based, that...

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Retail Created the Armchair Shopper and Now It Wishes It Hadn’t RETAIL CREATED THE ARMCHAIR SHOPPER AND NOW IT WISHES IT HADN’T

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Dec 04, 2019

Retailers trained us to order holiday gifts from the comfort of our couches by dangling free home delivery. Now they’re trying to convince us to get out of our pajamas and drive to the store after all. It’s not an easy sell. Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and other merchants have built their...

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5 ways CRM helps the small retailer 5 WAYS CRM HELPS THE SMALL RETAILER

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Dec 04, 2019

As a small business owner, you understand the importance of advantages when it comes to serving customers. These days, we typically look to technology to get the help and leg-up we need. For small to mid-sized enterprises, a customer relationship management (CRM) system or software platform is one t...

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Why Healthy Foods Won WHY HEALTHY FOODS WON'T FIX YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS

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Dec 03, 2019

Because poor diets cause obesity, Type II diabetes and other diseases, this nutritional inequality contributes to unequal health outcomes. The richest Americans can expect to live 10-15 years longer than the poorest. Many think that a key cause of nutritional inequality is food deserts or neighborho...

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How interactive retail kiosks enhance holiday shopping experience HOW INTERACTIVE RETAIL KIOSKS ENHANCE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Dec 03, 2019

As the weather gets colder and the annual big shopping season looms, retailers of all kinds are transforming storefronts into winter wonderlands to welcome the upcoming holiday season. For most, Black Friday, marks the launch of the holiday shopping season. However, a report by the National Retail F...

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Aurora Cannabis Opens Flagship Retail Store In Canada AURORA CANNABIS OPENS FLAGSHIP RETAIL STORE IN CANADA

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Dec 02, 2019

Canada-based cannabis company Aurora Cannabis Inc. opened its flagship retail store last week in the West Edmonton Mall in the namesake Canadian city. The 11,000 square-feet store in the largest shopping mall in North America combines both a retail cannabis store and an "immersive experiential ...

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3 Top Retail Stocks to Watch in December 3 TOP RETAIL STOCKS TO WATCH IN DECEMBER

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Dec 02, 2019

December is a huge month for retailers since it includes the peak holiday shopping period, which can make or break their wider fiscal year. That's why stocks in this industry can swing wildly as investors process day-by-day updates on consumer spending trends around the holidays. And this month ...

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Supporting Retail Logistics in the Cloud SUPPORTING RETAIL LOGISTICS IN THE CLOUD

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Dec 02, 2019

E-commerce has forever changed how consumers purchase product on a global basis. Rapid technological advances by retail giants such as Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba have forced merchandisers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to develop an omnichannel approach to stay competitive and facilitate growth. O...

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Mobile commerce can feed multiple platforms MOBILE COMMERCE CAN FEED MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

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Dec 01, 2019

With shopping trolleys in one hand and a smartphone in the other, the mobile phone has evolved from a simple texting and talking device into a constant companion for shoppers, having an ability to influence people along every step of their consumer journey. Shopping via mobile devices, computers, ta...

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Perfect Parenting Observed at a Busy Supermarket PERFECT PARENTING OBSERVED AT A BUSY SUPERMARKET

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Nov 30, 2019

Two days before Thanksgiving, my cart was piled high with perishables, prices all neatly entered into my hand-held scanner, and I was approaching the 12-items-or-less check-out lane. The items were bagged, and I’d be home in a few minutes, able to continue cooking for the holiday. The loudspea...

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ShoppingGives Announces Major New Retail Partners Just in Time for Holiday Shopping SHOPPINGGIVES ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW RETAIL PARTNERS JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

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Nov 29, 2019

Today, ShoppingGives, a retail solution that provides seamless integrations for customer-focused cause marketing, announced that new partners have joined its platform, just in time for the holidays. Retail partners launching for the holiday shopping season include Solstice Sunglasses, Natori, MiiR, ...

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How are robots fated for the retail industry? HOW ARE ROBOTS FATED FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY?

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Nov 27, 2019

As disruptive technologies have entered the retail market, the retailers are trying to figure out their potential partners. Among this, the company dealing in robots are trying to find out ways in which they can position their service in the retail and demonstrate value. Also, data companies and bro...

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Why retailers must equip seasonal employees with necessary tech tools WHY RETAILERS MUST EQUIP SEASONAL EMPLOYEES WITH NECESSARY TECH TOOLS

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Nov 27, 2019

With Black Friday and the holiday season around the corner, retailers are preparing for an influx of frantic customers. To adequately handle this increase in business, retailers will hire between 530,000 and 590,000 temporary workers during the 2019 holiday season, according to the National Retail F...

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How Small Retailers Can Keep Customers Coming Back, After the Holidays HOW SMALL RETAILERS CAN KEEP CUSTOMERS COMING BACK, AFTER THE HOLIDAYS

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Nov 26, 2019

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Small Business Saturday. They’re all just around the corner, followed by strong holiday retail spending. Research firm Deloitte predicts the average household will spend $1,496 this season, with 60 percent of shoppers splurging more than $2,100 on gifts and other ho...

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10 Steps to a More Agile, Flexible Ecommerce Supply Chain 10 STEPS TO A MORE AGILE, FLEXIBLE ECOMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 25, 2019

By definition, an agile ecommerce supply chain is a product distribution system focused on speed, cost savings, productivity and responsiveness and flexibility to market demands. Supply chain management (SCM) exists to improve a company’s long-term performance. Amazon is already capable of off...

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Three cool retailers that should be on your radar THREE COOL RETAILERS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR

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Nov 25, 2019

In case you missed it, Inside Retail recently revealed the 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia. It’s an inspiring list of businesses in a wide range of categories from fashion to food, and beauty to sports that are setting the bar for great customer service, internal culture, store experience an...

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Black Friday darker for some retail stocks than others BLACK FRIDAY DARKER FOR SOME RETAIL STOCKS THAN OTHERS

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Nov 25, 2019

The U.S. holiday shopping period kicking off on Friday may heighten Wall Street’s perception of a growing divide between retailers adapting to online sales and those unable to shake their reliance on dwindling shopping mall traffic. On one side are companies including Target (TGT.N), Costco (C...

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Aramco IPO retail subscription at $5.8 billion, says lead manager ARAMCO IPO RETAIL SUBSCRIPTION AT $5.8 BILLION, SAYS LEAD MANAGER

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Nov 25, 2019

Retail subscription for Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) reached 21.77 billion Saudi riyals ($5.8 billion) on Monday, lead manager Samba Capital said. The retail element of the sale so far amounts to a total of 680,254,540 shares, Samba Capital said in a statement. The last day of ...

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Why Black Friday is absolutely crucial for struggling retailers WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL FOR STRUGGLING RETAILERS

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Nov 24, 2019

Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. This year, Black Friday is more than just the starting gun for the all-important holiday shopping season (or the day you elbow your neighbor out of the ...

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AI-Backed Route Planning Solutions for Ecommerce Players AI-BACKED ROUTE PLANNING SOLUTIONS FOR ECOMMERCE PLAYERS

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Nov 21, 2019

When we think of events that cause a sharp spike in e-commerce revenues, occasions like Cyber Monday and Black Friday come to our mind.An often overlooked event that creates a massive boom for e-commerce companies in China and SE Asia is Single’s Day. Showcasing the pride of being single, in 2...

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How intelligent automation is driving retail of tomorrow HOW INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION IS DRIVING RETAIL OF TOMORROW

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Nov 20, 2019

The evolution of Intelligent Automation has paved the way for industries to accelerate their business processes much faster than ever. And in the retail sector, retailers are rapidly becoming involved in this tech as it has the ability to alter the customers’ shopping experience more impactful...

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How to Build an E-Commerce Brand, Part 1: Identify Your Brand HOW TO BUILD AN E-COMMERCE BRAND, PART 1: IDENTIFY YOUR BRAND

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Nov 20, 2019

Four years ago, I quit my day job in sales and started focusing on my Amazon business full-time.I’d never done anything entrepreneurial in my life! I had limited funds in my bank account. I was leaving behind a well-paying job. In summary, it was risky. My business had to succeed or I was goin...

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 03, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST RETAIL POS SYSTEM FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Oct 30, 2019

A retail point-of-sale (POS) system consists of POS software and hardware that enables retailers to ring up customer orders, record payments and perform several other operational tasks.When choosing a retail POS system, look for essential features like inventory management, employee management, real...

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Small Retailers Should Review Payment Security Controls as Fraudsters Shift Focus Post-EMV SMALL RETAILERS SHOULD REVIEW PAYMENT SECURITY CONTROLS AS FRAUDSTERS SHIFT FOCUS POST-EMV

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Oct 29, 2019

For small and midsized retailers, the upgrade to EMV-enabled terminals represented a significant and, in many cases, reluctant investment. Because credit card companies like Mastercard and Visa had been covering fraudulent purchases, many small businesses didn’t have visibility into the cost o...

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 18, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 02, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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

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Sep 22, 2019

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

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

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Sep 22, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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Best B2B Lead Nurturing Examples BEST B2B LEAD NURTURING EXAMPLES

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 15, 2019

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

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

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Sep 15, 2019

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

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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5 Marketing Technology Trends for 2020 5 MARKETING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Sep 13, 2019

“The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.” Peter F. Drucker Tweet This! While selling is an art, it solely depends on the fact how much marketing efforts you have put in to make it possible. And when it comes to marketing efforts it will be incomplete unless you leverage mode...

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10 Must-have Marketing Technology Stack for Your B2B Tech 10 MUST-HAVE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK FOR YOUR B2B TECH

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Sep 13, 2019

Still think your current martech stack doesn't need an upgrade? Think again. 2019 is gradually coming to a close and marketing channels have shown no signs of slowing down. If you’re a marketer who’s part of a technology-dominated industry, you know well that it’s no longer a b...

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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

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Sep 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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Revolutionizing Tracking Capabilities in Retail REVOLUTIONIZING TRACKING CAPABILITIES IN RETAIL

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 18, 2019

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

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

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Aug 16, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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Retail potato sales value increases RETAIL POTATO SALES VALUE INCREASES

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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