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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

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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.

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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This Coming Holiday Season is Shaping Up to Have the Most Spending in History

As for what shoppers want to buy most, you'll have to read the “2021 Holidays Unwrapped” report by Klarna to find out. Download it here!

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?

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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.

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.

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”.

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.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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).

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.

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

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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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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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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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.

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 Data Strategy Your New Year’s Resolution

Forrester's Customer Insights

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

Grocery store out-of-stocks tied to multiple factors

Retail Wire

Grocery stores in much of the country are having difficulty finding adequate stock in some categories and a combinations of factors are responsible, including the surge connected to the Omicron variant, extreme weather conditions, a shortage of truck drivers, high consumer demand and corresponding record sales in December. in-article

The Types Of Stories Leaders Should Tell

Forrester's Customer Insights

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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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Costco open new clubs as part of $4B capex budget

Retail Wire

Costco Wholesale Corporation plans to invest $4 billion in capital expenditures this fiscal year, up 10 percent from 2021 and 42 percent more than 2020. The warehouse club retailer, which opened 20 new locations last year, plans to open 28 in 2022. in-article

The Security Services Flywheel

Forrester's Customer Insights

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

American Eagle Outfitters forecasts lower than expected holiday sales

Retail Wire

American Eagle Outfitters forecast sales for the holiday quarter in the mid-to-high teens, below the 21.5 percent jump expected by analysts. The retailer expects to report $600 million in operating income for the 2021 fiscal year. in-article