Mon.Sep 25, 2023

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Is Retail Media Like Eating the Forbidden Fruit?

Retail TouchPoints

There will be no religious talk in this article, but I will pose a challenging question. Is the shiny new toy of retail media everything the market has made it out to be, or is there a second wave of transformation needed for marketers to make the most of their investments? From a simple point of view, retail media has exactly what advertisers want: a direct connection to the consumers who are on a site to, hopefully, shop for a product or category of products.

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Revenue Waterfall Functionality To Look For When Choosing Revenue Technology

Forrester eCommerce

What to look for in revenue technology when evaluating platforms as part of adopting an opportunity-based waterfall.

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Can Nearshoring Prevent the Next Supply Chain Crisis?

Retail TouchPoints

Just as you don’t start worrying about your hot water heater’s performance until you get shocked by an icy-cold shower, most of us — even inside the retail industry — don’t think about supply chains until they stop working. (This is excepting, of course, the professionals tasked with maintaining and operating those supply chains.) Thomas Goldsby But after the wild pendulum swings caused by COVID — first not enough product, then a glut of it — the state of global supply chains deserves more susta

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Is TeePublic Legit And Safe? Read This Review Before You Buy

My Wife Quit Her Job

Print on demand is one of the easiest ways to create products to sell online, with no upfront costs. And TeePublic is a popular print on demand company that offers artists a marketplace to sell their creations. But is TeePublic legit? How does it work, and what types of products can you buy and sell? In this TeePublic review, I’ll share everything you need to know about the platform, including their policies and ways to earn from the platform.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Foot Locker Donates Shoes and School Supplies to 3,000 Kids in Need

Retail TouchPoints

Foot Locker and Fred Jordan Missions , which serves people in need in the Los Angeles area, have continued their three-decade-plus partnership with donations of new shoes, backpacks and school supplies to more than 3,000 underserved children. The 35th annual “Care for Kids” Back-to-School Giveaway took place on Sept. 22 on the streets of the city’s Skid Row.

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Standalone ESG Reporting Solutions Do Not Help Clients Build Reliable ESG Management Platforms For CSRD

Forrester eCommerce

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting is a required capability for organizations in the European Union and beyond, with most of them legally required to implement new regulations (starting in 2025 for the financial year of 2024) when the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) directive comes into law.

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Fastr in the Community: An Afternoon with Cradles to Crayons

Fastr

It's all too easy to get caught up in our to-do lists – be it at work, at home, or often both – and miss the opportunities to pause, be present, connect with our communities, and also to give back. So, as much as we love the work we do in the wild world of ecommerce, the Fastr team enthusiastically closed their computers to spend an afternoon with Cradles to Crayons.

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Shein Designer Incubator Program Showcases Sustainable Fashions

Retail TouchPoints

Shein has handpicked six U.S.-based designers to develop the first apparel collections for the EvoluSHEIN by Design program, which aims to accelerate the use of preferred materials and scale responsible manufacturing processes. Designers were selected based on their passion and their adherence to EvoluSHEIN by Design standards. Garments must consist of at least 30% preferred materials, such as recycled polyester, forest-safe viscose and rescued deadstock, and be manufactured by suppliers that ha

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Fastr in the Community: An Afternoon with Cradles to Crayons

Fastr

It's all too easy to get caught up in our to-do lists – be it at work, at home, or often both – and miss the opportunities to pause, be present, connect with our communities, and also to give back. So, as much as we love the work we do in the wild world of ecommerce, the Fastr team enthusiastically closed their computers to spend an afternoon with Cradles to Crayons.

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Rebag Debuts New Consignment Selling Option for Luxury Accessories

Retail TouchPoints

Luxury resale platform Rebag has added a new consignment selling option in addition to its existing “trade” and “buyout” options. The new offering will give sellers more visibility and control with upfront quotes, pre-approved payouts, fixed commission rates and quick payments. The consignment option is designed for sellers who want to maximize the proceeds for their item, allowing them to reach the highest-selling outcome for their pieces.

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Innovation Fest: Summer of AI

Join Bloomreach at Innovation Fest: Summer 2024, a virtual event, to explore the future of personalized marketing and merchandising! Along with the company’s top product experts, CEO Raj De Datta will provide an exclusive look at the company’s latest AI innovations reshaping the omnichannel experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow industry leaders and explore the latest trends in retail technology.

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Release Notes | September 2023: FastSpring Improves ACH Authorization Rates and Updates Trial UI

FastSpring

Release notes is our monthly highlight of our great features coming out on the FastSpring platform so you’ll be able to pick up and go with the latest features for your store. If you want to know more about FastSpring, reach out to our sales team for a demo , or try it yourself. Improved User Experience in Free Trial UI We’re always looking for ways to improve user experience in our application.

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Yodel Partners with what3words

365 Retail

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has signed a strategic partnership with innovative location technology company, what3words. The collaboration is set to revolutionise parcel deliveries for customers and drivers, with the power of easy-to-use and reliable what3words addresses. The partnership with what3words will integrate its cutting-edge location system into the Yodel customer app.

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Rite Aid could close hundreds of stores in possible bankruptcy: WSJ

RetailDive

The drugstore retailer is in negotiations with creditors over a plan that could see nearly a quarter of its stores shutter, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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ESW and DPD Announce Strategic Collaboration

ESW

The new alliance enables frictionless cross-border ecommerce selling and shipping for DPD customers 26 September 2023, LONDON – ESW , the global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, and DPD , the leading UK parcel delivery brand, today jointly announced a strategic partnership which enables DPD’s retail customers in Great Britain to accelerate their DTC expansion to reach global consumers in more than 200 countries.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Why EBITDA has such a strong hold on retail

RetailDive

Is it the 'Wild West' of measures or a fair predictor of long-term success? Either way, retailers won’t quit talking about EBITDA.

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Home Depot and Lowe’s CEOs Talk Supply Chain Transformation at Goldman Sachs Conference

RIS News

The CEOs of the two home improvement retailers shared insights into the impact of modernizing their respective company's supply chains at the 30th Annual Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference.

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J.C. Penney Q2 sales, profits slide

RetailDive

Still, margins expanded, inventory is down, store traffic is up and the department store remains in the black.

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The First 90 Days: Stitch Fix’s New CEO Is Looking at AI and Machine Learning Strengths to Build Long-Term Strategy

RIS News

Apparel retailer and personalized shopping service Stitch Fix has a new CEO at the helm, and 90 days in, he’s looking at the company’s digital strengths in order to craft a long-term strategy that will build on existing efforts.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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Kohl’s, Nine West debut adaptive clothing line

RetailDive

The department store will add even more adaptive choices for men and women cross two of its private label brands this fall.

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What’s new: Omnisend’s September 2023 updates

Omnisend

Reading Time: 3 minutes September can only mean one thing: Black Friday is right around the corner. You might be tempted to wait until nearer the time before you start planning your campaigns, but when it comes to this popular holiday, there’s no time like the present. The sooner you start, the more time you have for thoughtful planning and execution, avoiding a panicked rush just before the big weekend.

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Furniture-maker Noble House falls into bankruptcy, owes overseas suppliers millions

RetailDive

The company, which sells to some of the largest U.S. retailers, suffered from rising costs and disruptions in its supply chain.

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TikTok Shop: Influencer Marketing Driving New Social Commerce Initiative

RIS News

TikTok is reshaping the world of social commerce, introducing shoppable content to its platform and leveraging the power of influencer marketing.

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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Fly By Jing expands to 1,200 Target stores

RetailDive

The brand launched at Target in 2021, and the move builds on its wholesale presence, which also includes partnerships with Whole Foods and Costco.

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Hy-Vee Rolls Out Omnichannel Retail Media Network

RIS News

At Groceryshop 2023 in Las Vegas last week, Hy-Vee unveiled the full version of its retail media network, Hy-Vee RedMedia.

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Peloton names SVP of apparel, accessories

RetailDive

A few months after the fitness brand launched a rebrand, Cédric Fletcher joins the company with experience from Nike and Under Armour.

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EE unveils new Manchester Experience store in the Trafford Centre

365 Retail

EE opened the doors of its brand-new Experience store in the Trafford Centre on Thursday 21 st September, guiding shoppers through the latest in connected technology. Situated in the UK’s third largest shopping centre, the new EE Experience store is designed to empower customers with the best connectivity and technology solutions for their connected life.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Applications open for Macy’s vendor diversity accelerator

RetailDive

Established in 2011, the retailer is set to welcome its next cohort of underrepresented business owners in May.

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London’s West End Welcomes Four New Flagship Stores

365 Retail

The Crown Estate , the landowner and custodian of buildings along Regent Street and across St James’s, continues to bolster London’s West End offer as a global lifestyle destination with the announcement of four new flagship stores opening in Autumn 2023. The lettings span more than 10,000 sq ft of new retail space. Spanish women’s fashion brand Bimba Y Lola has just opened a new 4,000 sq ft store at 211-213 Regent Street, showcasing carefully curated collections, a brand showroom and a programm

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Meati Foods reduces staff by 10% as it focuses on profitability

RetailDive

The fermented meat company said the layoffs were not a result of the demand it has seen for its products.

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Mango Joins Silverburn in Glasgow

365 Retail

Eurofund Group has officially announced the addition of international clothing retailer Mango to Silverburn in Glasgow. Set to open in 2024, Silverburn will incorporate the brand new 6,572 sq. ft fashion store, which will transform and reconfigure an existing unit. In addition to a brand-new façade and re-designed, contemporary shop fit-out for a superior customer experience, the store will carry the latest clothing, footwear and accessories collections.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI