Wed.Nov 23, 2022

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Macy’s to host Thanksgiving Day Parade in the metaverse with NFT design contest

Retail Dive

The retailer has been integrating NFTs into its holiday celebrations and will make the winning design into a real-life balloon for its 2023 parade

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TalkShopLive to Translate Window Shopping into Streetside Purchasing in NYC

Retail TouchPoints

Window shopping is a time-honored New York tradition, especially around the holidays when retailers pull out all the stops.

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Macy’s establishes mini distribution centers at 35 stores

Retail Dive

The conversions give the retailer a closer delivery presence to customers, which will be advantageous during the holiday season

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AP: Amazon Ordered to End Retaliation Against Organizing Employees in Mixed Ruling

Retail TouchPoints

A federal judge has reportedly ordered Amazon to stop retaliating against employees engaged in workplace activism, according to the Associated Press.

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how you can thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges. Don't miss out; register today!

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Dick’s Sporting Goods sales up 50% from 2019

Retail Dive

With comps continuing their steady rise, the retailer “remains a very bright spot in a darkening retail sky &rdquo

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Video is Not Just for Security Cams Anymore

Retail TouchPoints

Mention the words retail and video in the same sentence to any merchant and right away they think security cams, grainy low-res images and theft prevention. Ensuring safety and security is still one of the main reasons companies deploy cameras.

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Banana Republic Returns to UK and Ireland via Next plc Partnership 

Retail TouchPoints

Gap Inc. has expanded its partnership with Next plc as part of its return of the Banana Republic brand to the UK and Ireland.

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Dollar Tree sales jump 8% as revamped retailer chases price-wary consumers

Retail Dive

The company has a new bench of leaders and has turned its attention to improving price gaps and its shabbier stores

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The Holidays are Big for Cannabis — How Retailers can Succeed in ‘The Season of Green’

Retail TouchPoints

The holiday season is just as important for cannabis as it is for other areas of retail, with Green Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving), Black Friday and the leadup to Christmas all driving sales spikes in 2021, according to Surfside’s The Season of Green report.

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Nordstrom keeps focus on Rack as Q3 beats expectations

Retail Dive

The department store is opening more off-price locations and improving their inventory, but that invites cannibalization of its full-price stores

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How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

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Want To Improve Employees’ Insights-Driven Decision Making? Data Literacy Programs Alone Won’t Help

Forrester Digital Transformation

Companies want to be insights-driven, customer obsessed, and future fit. This journey includes investing in data literacy or spending on tech. In 2022, 75% of US business decision-makers responded that they are adopting enterprise-wide data literacy, and companies are projected to spend 4.7

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11 of the Best Link-Building Strategies to Grow Your SEO

Digital Doughnut

Starting out on your link-building journey can seem daunting at first. In fact, over half (52%) of marketers say link-building is the trickiest SEO tactic, according to data from Ascend2. It’s also one of the most effective SEO strategies behind on-page content and keyword research.

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How Home Depot uses tech to prepare for a holiday surge

Retail Dive

The final stretch of the year, with its back-to-back holidays and spikes in demand, puts supply chains and IT systems to the test

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How To Find The Right Dispensary Location

Korona

In some ways, looking for cannabis shop real estate is much like looking for a location in any retail industry. In other ways, it’s a far different experience. To be sure, selling recreational marijuana comes with many rules and regulations.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Composable Commerce in a Nutshell

GetElastic

The world of online shopping is constantly evolving. In the past few years poor customer experience and sluggish page loads caused by monolithic platforms have accelerated the need for better flexibility and the ability to create a more personalized customer experience.

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Cyber 5 Trends For 2022: Bring Your A-Game for a Frictionless Shopping Bonanza

Pivotree Blog

Let’s start with the supposed “bad news” first. As many as 46% of shoppers were reported to have started their holiday shopping earlier than usual in 2022, according to the National Retail Foundation.

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How Customer Data Can Take Your Retail Business To The Next Level

Retail Minded

As a retailer, you likely already have a wealth of customer data. This data can include customer contact information, purchase history, and demographic information.

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Master the “Get” Experience — Supply Chain Advice for Any Commerce Business

Pivotree Blog

Your hard work paid off. You gained your customer’s trust. Helped them find the right products. And created a buying experience that sealed the deal. . Now it’s time to nail the finish. . This article shares advice on the 4 th phase of the frictionless commerce customer journey.

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Learn Today, Sell Tomorrow: Increasing ROI & Conversions Through Search Metrics

Search metrics can drive conversion by helping website owners, and marketers learn from their online visitors. The data provided by an onsite search engine can help personalize the eCommerce experience and turn a visitor into a repeat buyer.

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Learnings From Our Hybrid Cloud Management Forrester Wave™

Forrester Digital Transformation

This blog piggybacks off of my last post regarding the management evaluations I’ve been working on in 2022. As previously noted, they take a lot of effort but deliver high value — a lot of which can’t be captured in a single report.

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Shopify Success Stories

Prisync

As we all know, Shopify is one of the biggest ecommerce platform that millions of. E-Commerce Strategy Shopify Shopify Stores

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5 Ways Your Killer Products Make You Recession-proof in 2023

Retalon

5 Ways Your Killer Products Make You Recession-proof in 2023 The pressure is on. Only two minutes left in the last quarter of the championship basketball game, and your team is down by three points to take the win. Decision time. Do you send in your weakest player, the one.

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Tips for Magento Website Speed Optimization

MagentoBrain

In 2021, there were approximately 150 million online shoppers annually, compared to about 135 million online shoppers in 2020 India.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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Five of the Biggest Companies Already Using NFTs

Digital Doughnut

Over recent months, there has been an ongoing plunge in interest in non-fungible tokens or NFTs. It still seems to be quite a knowledge gap regarding what they really are, how useful they are and whether they could become valuable assets for individuals and businesses.

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Americans are willing to spend to keep Thanksgiving traditions

Retail Wire

It costs more to travel than last year. It also costs more for a Thanksgiving meal. These inflation-driven realities do not appear to be deterring Americans in any significant way from their annual traditions. in-article

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Retailers go deep, deep, deep with holiday discounts

Retail Wire

Chief financial officers in retail are forecasting lower profits as merchants squeeze margins to move excess inventory and entice consumers to increase their discretionary spending in the run-up to Christmas.

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Employee kills six at Walmart in Virginia

Retail Wire

A disgruntled Walmart worker opened fire, killing six people at a Virginia store before taking his own life. Most of the victims were found inside the store with one outside. At least four people were taken to local hospitals to treat injuries sustained during the attack. in-article

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The Headless (CMS & Search) eCommerce Hunt

Speaker: Jonathan Meyer & Jonathan Read

Headless CMS is redefining the way online content is presented. But don't worry––it’s not nearly as spooky as it sounds. Connect with Hawksearch’s Jonathan Meyer, joined by Sitefinity’s Jonathan Read, where the pair will define Headless CMS, the benefits it offers, and outline its eCommerce potential,

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Drought is costing U.S. cotton industry billions of dollars

Retail Wire

The combination of too little rain and extreme heat is decimating the cotton crop in Texas, where 40 percent of the nation’s total is grown. “It’s It’s been one of the harshest growing years that we have ever seen historically, all the way back to the 1950s,” said Kody Bessent, CEO of Plains Cotton Growers. The U.S. is one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton. in-article

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Nordstrom says younger customers cut back in September and October

Retail Wire

Younger Nordstrom customers cut their shopping back at the retailer in September and November as the company reported a 2.9 percent drop in net sales for the third quarter. in-article

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Union and Starbucks offer different takes on shuttered store

Retail Wire

Starbucks says it is closing a store in Seattle due to security and safety concerns. The union, which represents workers at the location, says the store is being shuttered to interfere with workers’ right to organize. in-article

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A rail strike would not cancel Christmas for retailers

Retail Wire

Retailers are concerned about what a national rail strike would mean for their supply chains should it take place but are not worried about it having any effect on their Christmas season sales. One-third of all freight in the U.S. moves by rail. Brian Dodge, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, believes that Congress should act if unions representing railroad workers and those for freight carriers are not able to reach a deal. in-article

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The Marketer's Guide to Surviving Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Speaker: Jonathan Meyer, Danielle Erwin, Jeremey LaDuque, Nathan Hedley & Nils De Moor

To help eCommerce merchants set themselves up for success, Bridgeline's leading eCommerce, SEO, and marketing experts are coming in an all-star roundtable to discuss Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. As a group, they will showcase the checklist for how to prepare your eCommerce site, how to identify the latest online shopping trends, and how to seize new revenue-generating opportunities.