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My Wife Quit Her Job

Not too long ago, my wife and I were victims of a dreaded disease known as complacency. If you’ve never experienced this illness before, it’s a condition where your days blend together, you never accomplish anything noteworthy and you feel like you’re stuck on an endless treadmill.

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What’s Behind the New Urgency Driving Sustainability Initiatives?

Retail Touch

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many things in the business world, but one item that temporarily fell off the priority list was sustainability.

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Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

Retail Dive

Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion by 2025

Make Data Strategy Your New Year’s Resolution

Forrester Digital Transformation

Start 2022 with renewed marketing opportunity by assessing your data strategy and finding opportunities to round out your understanding of customers and prospects.

Management Techniques for Offshore Employees

This whitepaper looks at the changes and challenges that stem from remote hiring and current HR trends that address them. Download this comprehensive guide to learn more!

Big Lots plans to add 500 new stores

Retail Dive

The discounter wants to add more than 50 stores in 2022 and accelerate from there as it looks to expand both digitally and in brick and mortar

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The Types Of Stories Leaders Should Tell

Forrester Digital Transformation

Strengthen Your Leadership With Storytelling To lead in a world of complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity, tech executives must invoke emotions in others — which is why many leaders rely on one of our oldest communication techniques: storytelling.

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How to Build a Thriving Social Community Online – Real World Solutions to Enhance User Communication

Applozic

Before you set out on a journey to build a social media app or have already built the initial user base, it’s important to decide on some aspects of social media user trends. Visualize how your social community will look in the future. How many users are you aiming for?

Media Agency Reviews Are Coming In 2022

Forrester Digital Transformation

Forty-one percent of CMOs will conduct a media agency review in 2022, because reaching and influencing customers and prospects is fundamental to success, yet engaging consumers has never been more complex.

Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty to Open 5 Standalone Stores

Retail Touch

Pop star Rihanna’s size-inclusive lingerie brand Savage X Fenty will open its first brick-and-mortar retail location in Las Vegas later in January, and four additional stores will follow early this year in Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The Security Services Flywheel

Forrester Digital Transformation

The “Security Services Flywheel” is based on the Disney Flywheel. It serves as an explainer on why security services continue to stay relevant, no matter how sophisticated products get. Age of the Customer Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Trends Security Services Security Vendors

Why Offshoring is Better than Outsourcing

Offshoring and outsourcing are not interchangeable, as they differ in purpose depending on what drives the need behind the hiring decision. In this whitepaper, we clarify what offshoring and outsourcing are, along with the unique use cases they address.

1-800-FLOWERS Expands Experiential Offerings with Alice’s Table Acquisition

Retail Touch

1-800-FLOWERS.com com Inc. has acquired Alice’s Table , a lifestyle business that offers digital livestreamed floral and culinary experiences. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Food & Beverage Industry Deep Dive: Stats, Trends, & Strategies for 2022

ROI Revolution

Published January 11, 2022 At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, consumers and businesses couldn’t have predicted the long-lasting impact it would have on nearly every global industry.

C-Store Foxtrot Raises $100 Million in Funding Round, Plans 25 Additional Stores

Retail Touch

Delivery-focused convenience store Foxtrot announced $100 million in Series C funding led by D1 Capital Partners, with continued participation from existing investors Monogram, Imaginary, Almanac, Wittington, Fifth Wall and Beliade.

Supply Chain Strain: News & Updates on Shipping, Inventory, & Fulfillment [January 2022]

ROI Revolution

Published October 27, 2021 | Updated January 11, 2022. Business being good isn’t always a good thing.

7 Secrets of Effective Management for Remote Employees and Teams

In this white paper, we will review in more detail the challenges that virtual team managers face as remote work accelerates, and how companies are successfully overcoming these challenges with creative problem-solving.

Salsify Certification Program Launches Foundations Training Path for Partners and Customers | Salsify

Salsify

Introducing the latest from the Salsify Certification Program, the Salsify Foundations Certification. The Salsify Foundations certification path is an introduction to Salsify, its features, and how Salsify helps customers win on the digital shelf.

Food & Beverage Industry Deep Dive: Stats, Trends, & Strategies for 2022

ROI Revolution

Published January 11, 2022. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, consumers and businesses couldn’t have predicted the long-lasting impact it would have on nearly every global industry.

UPS to handle record 60M returns during peak shipping season

Retail Dive

As returns activity increases, reverse logistics have become a vital part of the retail playbook to build customer loyalty. But costs are climbing

We Don’t Need to Wait for 2050: How CPG Brands and Retailers Can Take Climate Action Today

Retail Touch

In the months leading up to the recent UN Food Systems Summit and COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow , numerous leading CPG brands such as Unilever, Pepsi and General Mills, in addition to retailers such as Target announced plans to hit net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.

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Happy New Year? What To Know About Employee Burnout In 2022

Forrester Digital Transformation

For some, it was a spirited sprint toward the end of 2021 with optimistic energy, passionate convictions, and a positive outlook for 2022, and for others, it was a slow, lifeless crawl toward a finish line that they didn’t truly believe existed, armed with nothing but a mountain of unfinished work, COVID concerns, and all […].

Pottery Barn Kids, Lego partner on home collection

Retail Dive

The toy brand recently partnered with a number of other retailers including Target, Ikea and Adidas

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JCPenney Hires 2 New Chiefs to ‘Fortify’ Ecommerce and Omnichannel Development

Retail Touch

JCPenney has brought in two retail veterans to lead its technology and digital divisions. Former Gap and Walmart executive Sharmeelee Bala has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Katie Mullen has joined from Neiman Marcus Group as Chief Digital and Transformation Officer (CDO).

Bark co-founder reclaims CEO role

Retail Dive

Matt Meeker resumes the chief executive role less than two years after Manish Joneja, an Amazon veteran, succeeded him

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

What is the Cost of Headless Commerce?

GetElastic

When talking to brands about the benefits of Headless Commerce , one of the most frequent questions, and often the first, is "how much does it cost?". Spoiler: Before a commerce vendor understands a brands goals and roadmap, the answer is almost guaranteed to be “it depends”.

Nike vet joins The North Face as brand president

Retail Dive

Nicole Otto spent 16 years at the sports apparel juggernaut, most recently leading its North American digital and store operations

Why Holding Companies Matter More Than Agencies

Forrester Digital Transformation

CMOs’ Agency Buying Behavior Signals More Centralized Global Marketing Solutions To Come In 2021, seven major agency reviews worth over $7 billion went to integrated, centralized global marketing teams.

Il Makiage parent company secures $130M in funding

Retail Dive

The recent round, which values Oddity at $1.5 billion, was led by billionaire businessman Thomas Tull and Franklin Templeton, among others

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

10 Must-Read Retail Blogs of 2021 From KORONA POS For Retail and Small Business Owners

Korona

The retail industry is booming like never before despite the turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the National Retail Federation estimated that retail sales exceeded $4.44 trillion in 2021. In 2022, global retail sales are expected to reach $26.69 trillion.

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Brands Centralize Global Marketing Solutions

Forrester Digital Transformation

CMOs’ Agency Buying Behavior Signals More Centralized Global Marketing Solutions To Come In 2021, seven major agency reviews worth over $7 billion went to integrated, centralized global marketing teams.

How To Buy Wholesale- The Ultimate Guide

Korona

One of the golden rules to follow for anyone considering starting a retail business is to “buy low, sell high.” And one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is through buying wholesale.

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Real Time Banter: Examining the tectonic shifts in the programmatic landscape

Liveintent

In our latest Real Time Banter episode, Helene Parker, founder and chief programmatic sensei of Helene Parker Consulting, proposes a drinking game: whether you’ve got coffee, tea, or another beverage of your choice, take a sip each time she says “testing.”

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Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.