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Labor Day gas prices at lowest level since 2004

RetailWire

The last time gas prices were this low was 2004. The current national average for gas is $2.19 a gallon, down 37 cents from last year. “It’s It’s entirely fueled by COVID-19 keeping people at home and away from filling their tanks,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.com. The economy may be opening back up, but we’re having lifestyle changes at this point that were never expected. Overall, it’s more tricky to hit the road and, say, grab a motel.

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The Build Vs. Buy Vs. Lease Paradigm

BigCommerce

Disclaimer: I am a religious believer in the software-as-a-service model and have been since 2004 when I first implemented Salesforce.com… Ecommerce Technology

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Blue Nile to re-enter public markets through SPAC deal

Retail Dive

The DTC jewelry brand went public in 2004 before being acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street just over a decade later

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Dove tries to live up to its ‘Real Beauty’ history

Retail Wire

Dove upended branding in the personal care category with its 2004 “Real Beauty” campaign. Ever since then the company has attempted, not always successfully, to live up to the brand image it presented back then. in-article

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Frans Johansson And the Intersection of Diversity And Innovation

Retail TouchPoints

He founded the business following the release of his 2004 book, The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation.

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Prada Picks Former Luxottica Chief as CEO

Retail TouchPoints

From 2004 to 2014, Guerra served as CEO of eyewear firm Luxottica Group. Prada Group has hired Andrea Guerra as CEO, with the official appointment scheduled to be made during in January 2023.

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Costco’s plan to restrict gas sales to members may not fly in New Jersey

Retail Wire

The retailer was previously informed in 2004 by the state that it could not require membership in order to fill one’s tank. Costco next month is planning to restrict gasoline sales to its club members across the country. The plan, however, may not be legal in New Jersey. in-article

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Former Sainsbury’s boss joins Snappy Group

Talking Retail

King was chief executive of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014. Former Sainsbury’s boss Justin King has become a senior adviser to the Snappy Group, the technology platform that connects consumers with their local businesses, and has made a significant investment in the business.

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193: How To Hire Skilled Filipino Employees At A Fraction Of The Cost With John Jonas

My Wife Quit Her Job

John is an entrepreneur who has been making a full time income online since 2004. John is an entrepreneur who has been making a full time income online since 2004. Today I’m happy to have John Jonas on the show. He runs the popular site OnlineJobs.ph and he’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed by teaching them how to replace themselves through outsourcing.

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Zebra Technologies Appoints New CEO and Executive Board Chair

Retail TouchPoints

Prior to joining Zebra, he was CEO of Spirent Communications from 2004 to 2007. Zebra Technologies has named Chief Product and Solutions Officer Bill Burns as its next CEO and board member, effective March 1, 2023. Current CEO Anders Gustafsson has been named Executive Chair of the Zebra Board of Directors. Burns, a 30-year technology veteran, joined Zebra in 2015 as the company’s SVP of Enterprise Visibility and Mobility, and was promoted to the product and solutions chief role in 2018.

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Flip Flop Shops: Multi-store pick, pack, ship and in-store pickup

BigCommerce

Year founded: 2004. Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear. Why they won. Silk Software was a finalist for the Innovation Award for Agency Innovation for their work on Flip Flop Shops. For bringing a franchise brand up-to-date online, using content and regional merchandising, shipping & store pickup to grow sales. Business stats. Founder: Brian Curin.

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Back To The Future: My Return To Forrester

Forrester's Customer Insights

In late 2004 my team had completed […]. Fifteen years ago I faced a crossroads in my career.

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J.Crew Promotes Company Veteran to CEO

Retail TouchPoints

Libby Wadle, a retail industry veteran who has filled a number of senior management roles at J.Crew Group since she joined the company in 2004, has been named CEO.

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Former Sainbury’s boss joins Snappy Group

Talking Retail

King was chief executive of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014. Former Sainsbury’s boss Justin King has become a senior adviser to the Snappy Group, the technology platform that connects consumers with their local businesses, and has made a significant investment in the business.

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The 64 Best Channel Podcasts Of 2019

Forrester's Customer Insights

Since the first podcast came on the scene in 2004, there are now over 750,000 podcast shows with […]. By Jay McBain and Rob Spee If you haven’t listened to a podcast yet, you’re now in the minority. According to Podcast Insights, 51% of the US population has listened to at least one podcast.

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Burberry Names Akeroyd its Next CEO

Retail TouchPoints

From 2004 to 2016, Akeroyd was CEO of Alexander McQueen , and he also has held a number of senior fashion roles at London-based luxury department store Harrods. Burberry has appointed Jonathan Akeroyd as CEO and Executive Director, effective April 2022.

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Dollar General Promotes New President and CFO Following Strong Quarter

Retail TouchPoints

From 2004 to 2014 he served at Yum! Dollar General has promoted John Garratt to President and CFO, effective September 1, 2022.

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Famous Footwear Parent Caleres Outlines Executive Changes

Retail TouchPoints

She joined Caleres as President in 2004 and by 2006 she became COO, before being named to the CEO and President roles in 2011. Caleres has revealed its executive succession plan after CEO Diane Sullivan announced her retirement, effective Jan.

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Foot Locker Plans Phase-Out of 250+-Store Footaction Banner

Retail TouchPoints

The retailer, which purchased Footaction in 2004, currently operates a total of 256 Footaction stores in 36 U.S. Foot Locker, Inc.

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Sears’ latest move: Four weddings and a(n) eventual funeral

Steve Dennis

In 2004 Lampert decides to merge a struggling and decidedly mediocre retailer (that’d be Sears) with a lousy one (that’d be Kmart). You’ve got to hand it to Eddie Lampert; the guy is tenacious. Of course he is also seriously misguided. At least when it comes to Sears. To briefly recap. Act One. Turns out that didn’t work out too well. 15 years of declining sales, hundreds of store closings, multiple rounds of layoffs and a veritable bonfire of cash burning ensues.

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And just like that, Peloton removes Chris Noth ad on sexual assault allegations

Retail Wire

The two women told of incidents that occurred in Los Angeles in 2004 and in New York in 2015, respectively. Peleton’s PR folks may need treatment for whiplash.

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Google Highlights 2021 Trends in Shoppable Digital Magazine

Retail TouchPoints

Google Shopping has teamed up with the fashion and pop culture publication PAPER to create a shoppable digital magazine highlighting the top trends of 2021 based on Google Trends data.

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In The Retail Renaissance, Omnichannel Is The Mona Lisa

RTP blog

From 2004 to 2015, he held multiple positions at Art.com, including COO and CEO, where he oversaw an explosive growth in revenue and customer base across 150 countries. By Geoffroy Martin, Criteo With two months left in 2019, there is plenty of evidence that retail’s doomsday is indeed upon us. Store closures abound — Q1 2019 saw more brick-and-mortar shutdowns than the entirety of 2018.

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Mobile Retail Technology – Too Fast, Too Furious?

RTP blog

In 2004, he created the company’s Custom Accessory Division, which continues to provide exponential growth. By Ross Homans, Stratix If you think of technological advancement for retailers as a highway, there seem to be two distinct lanes with very different speeds The first lane is where “traditional” technology such as monitors, laptops and desktops live.

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Macy’s Names Permanent CFO

Retail TouchPoints

Williams, who joined Macy’s in 2004, will play a key role in identifying, developing and promoting scalable and sustainable policies, and corporate best practices to address systemic racism and social injustice. Macy’s has appointed Adrian Mitchell as its new CFO, effective Nov. Mitchell will take on responsibility for leading all finance functions and will report to Macy’s Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette.

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Nike Promotes New Heads for North America and APLA Geographies

Retail TouchPoints

He has been with Nike since 2004, including in the roles of VP and General Manager, Sportswear (NSW), Greater China; VP and General Manager, NSW EMEA; and VP and General Manager, Men’s, North America.

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The Death Spiral of Discounting

Smile.io

Ever since Google first started tracking search results 2004, the number of searches made for terms like “discount code,” “coupon,” and “online sale” have been steadily increasing, showing that from the time people started shopping online customers have been trying to get the most out of every dollar they spend.

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2021 Sponsorship Marketing Awards (SMAs)

Canadian Special Events

The Sponsorship Marketing Council Canada (SMCC) was created in 2004 to drive advancements in the fi eld of sponsorship marketing. Redstone Agency , rocks the SMA’s.

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German Fitness Group Bids $100 Million For Gold’s Gym

Retail TouchPoints

which has held the majority share of the company since 2004.

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Sears lives to die another day

Steve Dennis

Comparable store sales have been down virtually every quarter since 2004, and e-commerce sales have consistently lagged the industry. Against the odds—and over the objections of most creditors—Eddie Lampert has “saved” Sears, with a federal bankruptcy court judge approving the sale of the once-storied retailer to the billionaire hedge fund king. At one level, we should admire the resilience of the former Sears CEO (and its principal shareholder, though ESL Holdings).

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Resilience Training: Small Business Innovation During a Recession

Retail TouchPoints

He is also passionate about science communication and from 2004 to 2011 was a regular panelist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors. Small business owners already have a lot on their plate.

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Is Your Job Up For Grabs By Chatbots?

RTP blog

White-collar jobs are not exempt from these trends, Ford added: “In 2004, the median staffing of a corporate finance department was 120 full-time employees for each $1 billion in revenue,” he said. “By By Adam Blair, Executive Editor Artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening/promising to remake the world’s workforce, and the retail industry will not be spared. Nor will journalism, for that matter.)

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AI and ML: What They Are, Why They’re Different, and How We Got Here

Sailthru

However, in 2004, Google engineers launched a model called MapReduce, which makes it possible to write a program that can be divided up amongst many normal computers. “What we want is a machine that can learn from experience.”

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Frans Johansson: How Diversity Drives Innovation and Attracts Top Talent

Retail TouchPoints

He founded the business following the release of his 2004 book, The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation. Although the book was initially released in 2004, its contents are more relevant than ever. But in 2004, the world was in a different place… if there was discussion around diversity and inclusion, it was more about it being the right thing to do.

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Windows 10 Emergency Security Update: What It Means for Your Retail POS System

Korona

Windows 10 Home, Pro, 21H1, 20H1, 2004 – KB5004945 (the most common). We have a different sort of blog post for today. Microsoft has just rolled out an emergency update for Windows 10 users. This includes POS users who are using a Windows operating system.

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Episode 80 – Building Long Term Growth and Profitability with SEO for eCommerce with Brandi Johnston of OMG Commerce

eCommerce Evolution

That was circa 2004. As some of you may know, my very first foray into online marketing was in the crazy world of SEO. After creating some wins for an online print shop I was hooked on SEO. In the early days of OMG Commerce, SEO was our bread and butter. Now it’s still an important channel, but as Google has become more of a pay-to-play environment, more companies come to us wanting help with ads. But…ignoring SEO is a mistake.

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The Future of Experiential Retail

Retail TouchPoints

Bose recognized the potential of search marketing as an essential advertising channel in 2004. The retail industry experienced a complete 360-degree transition since the onset of the pandemic.

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Windows 10 Emergency Security Update: What It Means for Your Retail POS System Copy

Korona

Windows 10 Home, Pro, 21H1, 20H1, 2004 – KB5004945 (the most common). We have a different sort of blog post for today. Microsoft has just rolled out an emergency update for Windows 10 users. This includes POS users who are using a Windows operating system.

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Holiday Shopping in a Post-Pandemic Era: What Retailers Need to Know

Retail TouchPoints

Bose recognized the potential of search marketing as an essential advertising channel in 2004. As retailers prepare for the holiday shopping season ahead, many may be thinking that now is the time to start preparing, wondering if we are gearing up for another extended, ecommerce-driven season.

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4 Tips to Help Retailers Meet PCI DSS Compliance

Retail TouchPoints

PCI DSS was first released in 2004, but it has since evolved to meet the shifting demands of the electronic payments landscape. . Over the last year, retailers have endured a range of unprecedented challenges.

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How to Use Digital Wallets and Mobile Site Optimization Tactics to Stamp Out Cart Abandonment

BigCommerce

As far back as 2004, studies like this one , led by psychologist Elizabeth Sillence, were telling us that how your website looks has a huge impact on how trustworthy potential customers deem your business to be. If your site isn’t responsive and optimized for mobile, chances are around 75% of people will bounce without making a purchase. Want people to create an account before buying? Say goodbye to 35% of mobile customers — and that’s not even the biggest reason they leave.

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How Small and Local Marketers can Take Advantage of the Metaverse

Retail TouchPoints

When Facebook came out in 2004, many marketers were hesitant to try it out. Tech giants like Facebook and Microsoft have gone all-in on the metaverse, based on the idea that it’s the future of digital experiences like gaming, collaboration and marketing.

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Sears: Is The End Finally In Sight For The World’s Slowest Liquidation Sale?

Steve Dennis

First, and most importantly, Sears has never laid out any realistic strategy to reverse a nearly perfect string of comp store declines for both the Sears and Kmart brands extending back to 2004. When I left Sears in 2003, I was quite pessimistic about the company’s long-term prospects. Some initiatives we had put in place during a two-year strategic re-positioning effort were gaining traction, but most key metrics were alarming.

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