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    TURNING RETAIL SOLUTIONS TO CRISIS MITIGATION

    Mar 05, 2020

    At this point, the COVID-19 virus has gone global, with a foothold on every continent but Australia, an increasing caseload and, most disturbingly, a mortality rate that has officially been upgraded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from around 2 percent to 3.4 percent. According to Director-...

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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND RETAIL: SERVING MILLIONS WITH 0S AND 1S

    Mar 05, 2020

    In recent years, there has been a greater demand on retailers to adapt to rapid changes in consumer attitudes and the marketplace in order to keep up. Customer experience is very much dependant on retail operations, which have the potential to make or break a customer’s journey. It’s imp...

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    PRIMARK AMONG 1ST RETAIL STORES OPENING AT AMERICAN DREAM

    Mar 05, 2020

    One of the first retail stores at American Dream plans to open its doors on March 19. Primark, a European chain popular with shoppers looking for the latest trends at low prices, announced it'll be opening its 10th U.S. store later this month at the Meadowlands mega-mall. The new 42,200-square-f...

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    LOYALTY RULES: PERSONALIZATION DRIVES RETAIL CONNECTION

    Mar 04, 2020

    The connected consumer wants to feel more connected. That’s one of the conclusions drawn from a new report on customer loyalty from Merkle, and it holds some clues for retailers looking to improve the recency and frequency of customer visits and purchases. “To truly stand out from the cr...

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    RETAIL INDUSTRY UPHEAVAL POSES CHALLENGES FOR ALLIANCE DATA

    Mar 04, 2020

    The last year has been rather tumultuous for Alliance Data Systems, the Columbus, Ohio-based credit card issuer that specializes in the mall-based retail sector. Two large retail partners, Forever 21 and Pier 1 Imports, have declared bankruptcy, and a third affiliate, Victoria’s Secret, has be...

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    IN RETAIL, KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY AND READ THE FINE PRINT

    Mar 04, 2020

    This is part of a series of stories called “How to survive in California as a business owner,” offering tips on how to be successful in the face of the Golden State’s challenging business climate. California can be a challenging market for retailers. With regulations and cost-of-li...

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    SAMSCLUB.COM CEO JAMIE IANNONE NAMED WALMART U.S. ECOMMERCE COO

    Mar 03, 2020

    Sam’s Club executive Jamie Iannone has joined Walmart as chief operating officer of Walmart U.S. eCommerce. Iannone, previously CEO of SamsClub.com and executive vice president of membership and technology at Sam’s Club, starts in the new role immediately, Walmart said in a company memo....

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    ECOMMERCE MAY SAVE FASHION WEEK EVENTS IN 2020

    Mar 03, 2020

    The business of fashion shows is struggling this week, but fashion retailing is not. Already eCommerce figured to play a major part in the various fashion weeks across the globe this week and next due to new technology and a willingness for designers to make their clothing more accessible. But now e...

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    CAMP PHILLIPS CENTRE RETAIL DEVELOPMENTAL WORK SUSPENDED

    Mar 03, 2020

    The Forward Development Group of Verona announced its suspension of work Tuesday on the retail piece of the Camp Phillips Centre Project. According to a press release, FDG reported its work suspension during an open session meeting of the Village of Weston Board of Trustees. The work aimed to develo...

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    WORLD’S LEADING ECOMMERCE & DIGITAL MARKETING CONFERENCE FOR MANUFACTURERS & DISTRIBUTORS IS HERE

    Mar 02, 2020

    B2B Online 2020 is required to bring over 900+ business pioneers in a single spot and at once to shape the eventual fate of the business. Altius Technologies, the supplier of the main arrangements, is outfitted to exhibit its items and administrations on the planet’s biggest eCommerce and Digi...

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    ECOMMERCE DRIVES SALES OF TRANSPORTATION PARTS

    Mar 02, 2020

    At VSE Corp., a supplier of aftermarket transportation industry parts and repair services, its diversification among commercial and government markets is helping it post strong growth—with 2019 sales up 7.9% year over year to $753 million—as it overcomes a drop in demand from one of its ...

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    ECOMMERCE MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN THE NEW DECADE

    Mar 02, 2020

    No one knows when a new era is going to start. In tech, business, or anything else besides, new epochs arrive as circumstances dictate. There are certain times, though, when it makes sense to look ahead at what the coming years may hold. The start of the new decade is a perfect example. As 2020 gets...

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TRENDING NEWS


    SHIPPING INCONSISTENCIES PLAGUE NONESSENTIAL ECOMMERCE

    Apr 06, 2020

    Nonessential retail is highly dependent – in some cases, completely dependent – on eCommerce during the COVID-19 crisis. And eCommerce success is dependent upon shipping. Therein lies a serious problem. Because as anyone who has ordered a nonessential item over the past few weeks can att...

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    US DAIRY FARMERS DUMP MILK AS PANDEMIC UPENDS FOOD MARKETS

    Apr 05, 2020

    Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening. “We need you to start dumping your milk,” said his contact from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest U.S. dairy cooperative. Despite strong demand for basic foods like dairy products amid the...

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    FEDERAL RETAIL FUNDING OPTIONS REMAIN CLOUDY

    Apr 02, 2020

    As nonessential retail continues to struggle, the federal funding picture remains cloudy. Companies that could apply for loans or relief from the series of provisions in last week’s COVID-19 relief package are awaiting final guidelines, due by the end of this week. In the meantime, some other ...

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    APPLE ANTICIPATES U.S. RETAIL STORE CLOSURES TO LAST UNTIL AT LEAST ‘EARLY MAY’

    Apr 02, 2020

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, Apple has made the decision to keep all of its retail stores in the United States closed until at least May. In a message obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple’s SVP of Retail + People Deirdre O’Brien reassured store employees that Apple will continu...

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    CAN ECOMMERCE OVERCOME THE STRAIN OF COVID-19?

    Apr 01, 2020

    While it is the only option for many retailers, eCommerce is running into its own limitations under the pressure of the COVID-19 crisis. And as those limits become evident, some strategies to navigate them are also coming to the fore. The most concerning news about those limitations comes as retaile...

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    ONLINE RETAIL MONITOR TRACKS CONSUMER BUYING BEHAVIOR DURING CRISIS

    Apr 01, 2020

    Amperity, an AI-powered Customer Data Platform (CDP), has debuted the COVID-19 Retail Monitor, an interactive tracking and benchmarking tool covering the impact of the pandemic on the retail industry. The COVID-19 Retail Monitor is an online tool for business leaders, journalists, and analysts, and ...

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    CORONAVIRUS CLOSURES AFFECT 630K RETAIL BUSINESSES

    Mar 31, 2020

    The retail closures related to the coronavirus have been a death knell for an already struggling retail industry, and many companies might not make it through, according to a report by the Financial Times. The industry is in dire need of cash, but the recently passed $2.2 trillion stimulus bill isn&...

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    SINGAPORE FINTECH MATCHMOVE TO ACQUIRE STAKE IN ECOMMERCE FIRM SHOPMATIC

    Mar 31, 2020

    FinTech firm MatchMove has struck a deal to acquire a “strategic stake” in eCommerce solutions company Shopmatic, according to reports. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Singapore-based ShopMatic said the new partnership aims to gain new customers and boost its gro...

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    PIER 1 CANCELS AUCTION AS LENDERS OPT TO TAKE OVER THE RETAILER

    Mar 30, 2020

    Pier 1 canceled a bankruptcy auction for its business and assets scheduled for this week. In court papers filed Friday, attorneys for the retailer said that its term lenders opted to take over the company rather than sell it by converting their loan into equity in Pier 1. That decision was made &quo...

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    ECOMMERCE FILLING ONLY SMALL PART OF ‘RETAIL GAP’

    Mar 29, 2020

    Earlier this month, a record number of Americans 3.3 million filed for unemployment benefits. Consumer sentiment, as reported last week, dipped to a three-and-a half-year nadir, brought down by lingering fears over COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the increasingly “new norm...

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    AMAZON TELLS EMPLOYEES TO TRANSFER TO GROCERY WORK

    Mar 29, 2020

    Amazon is looking to transfer employees to its grocery bagging division as the need for grocery delivery has risen sharply due to the coronavirus, according to a report by Reuters. So, the company’s warehouse employees will have the option to transfer to Whole Foods’ grocery team, also o...

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    TAILORED BRANDS FURLOUGHS ALL US STORE EMPLOYEES

    Mar 26, 2020

    Tailored Brands, Inc. has decided to extend the temporary closure of its retail stores until at least May 4, 2020. In conjunction with the decision to extend the store closure window, Tailored Brands announced it would implement additional cost reductions, including furloughing all U.S. store employ...

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