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Finding Your Customer-Centric Growth

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Marketers who are data-driven and thought leaders pay close attention to their most active customers. Through good times, and bad, they are the ones who are perpetuating your business.

Where To Find Private Label Manufacturers To Source Your Products

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When it comes to selling your own private label products, it’s important to find private label manufacturers that you can trust. After all, your supply chain will provide a solid foundation for your ecommerce business to grow.

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Duda Review: What Does This Platform Do?

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If you're looking for a site builder, you may have come across Duda. Whether you're considering switching from one of Duda's competitors or picking a web builder for the first time, you'll want to do some research to ensure it's the right choice for your business.

Macy's Windy City blues

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The department store is closing its Magnificent Mile location in Chicago. Some who remember Marshall Field's wish it had never arrived

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

Sephora Plans 260 New Stores for 2021, Including 60 Freestanding Locations

Retail Touch

Sephora is continuing its move away from malls with the announcement of the largest store expansion in its 21-year history in the U.S. More than 260 new stores are slated to open this year, including 60 freestanding locations and 200 shop-in-shops inside Kohl’s department stores.

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Nisa partner extends store in Northern Ireland

TalkingRetail

Nisa partner Peter Rice has extended his Springisland Supermarket in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, by 60%. The store, which now stands at 16,000sq ft, has enabled the retailer to build on its range of freshly prepared foods.

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David's Bridal debuts the Little White Dress Boutique

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The collection, which starts at $90, is meant to reach a more casual bride, brought about by the downsizing of wedding events during the pandemic

Nestlé Cereals supports bee population with seeds promotion

TalkingRetail

Nestlé Cereals is running a “Save the Bees” campaign across packs of Cheerios, offering shoppers mini boxes of sunflower seeds.

February 2021 COVID-19 + Ecommerce News Roundup

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Published March 1, 2021. We’ve been updating our How Coronavirus Is Impacting Ecommerce blog post since last March when the pandemic started taking shape. Read it here and keep it bookmarked to stay up-to-date with all of the latest coronavirus + ecommerce news.

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

Retailer reports soaring sales after Simply Fresh switch

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Retailer Steve Bassett has reported soaring sales since relaunching as a Simply Fresh store, supplied by Sainsbury’s.

Nordstrom partners with at-home fitness startup Tonal

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The deal helps the retailer meet escalating demand for workout gear and reflects its willingness to work with up-and-coming brands

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McColl’s extends Morrisons supply deal

TalkingRetail

McColl’s has extended its supply arrangement with Morrisons for a further three-year period to January 2027. Morrisons is now the single wholesale supplier across the entire McColl’s estate.

Nordstrom to Open Tonal Exercise Demo Spaces Inside 40 Stores

Retail Touch

Nordstrom will open 40 Tonal store-within-a-store locations in 20 states, including 12 where the exercise equipment retailer doesn’t have a physical location.

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5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

Thinx launches more affordable line at Target

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The brand will also add the products to CVS and Urban Outfitters later this year

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How Sam’s Club Leverages Online Content to Boost Consumer Confidence

Retail Touch

Brands and retailers often use reviews, ratings and other types of content to boost consumers’ confidence about a pending purchase.

Breaking Down GoPro's E-Commerce Site [Video]

Fabric Blog

In this episode of Coffee + Commerce, we break down GoPro's e-commerce site with Faisal Masud and Raj Desai. Faisal is our CEO at Fabric and was previously the director of AmazonBasics and CTO at Staples.

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Amazon set to open first grocery store in UK

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Amazon is set to open its first grocery store in the UK later this week in Ealing, West London. The store in Ealing will be the first Amazon Go to open outside the US, where Amazon currently has around 25 stores, The Mail on Sunday reports.

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The Retailer’s Playbook for Customer Acquisition

This playbook outlines the four phases of program development and illustrates each point with real-world case studies from retailers that have found success.

Securing Modern E-Commerce Applications

Fabric Blog

In 2013, Target’s retail and e-commerce servers were breached. The attackers stole 40 million customer credit card numbers and damages totaled more than $162 million. The root cause ended up being poor security practices within Target’s IT and software development teams.

On-trend flavour added to Boost coffee range

TalkingRetail

Boost Drinks is expanding its ready-to-drink coffee range with a Caramel Latte flavour. The variant is available now in a £1 price-marked can and “represents great value for current iced coffee drinkers, whilst also enticing new shoppers into the category”.

Bloomingdale’s Adds Extra Tier, Removes Branded Credit Card Requirement from Loyalty Program

Retail Touch

Bloomingdale’s has expanded its Loyallist program by adding an extra tier of benefits, and allowing all shoppers to reach every level even without their having a Bloomingdale’s-branded credit card.

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News UK delays carriage charge review

TalkingRetail

News UK Direct to Retail has further delayed its review of carriage charges. The company, which supplies nearly 6,000 retail outlets inside the M25 area with The Sun and The Times, told the NFRN that its next review of its carriage charge would now take place in May 2021.

Going Beyond Account-Based Marketing: Why ABM-i is the Wave of the Future

Evolve beyond account-based marketing and create a hyper-personalized approach that considers stakeholders as individuals. Learn 8 strategies to use data and technology to create scalable yet personalized ABM programs.

3 ways ignoring the weather costs retailers

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No other external variable shifts demand trends as immediately, frequently and meaningfully as the weather

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Wales introduces new smoking laws

TalkingRetail

Wales has introduced legislation to make it illegal to smoke outside hospitals, schools, and other outdoor areas. From today (1 March), all hospital grounds, school grounds, public playgrounds, and outdoor care settings for children in Wales will be required to be smoke-free.

7 UX benefits driving retailers to adopt virtual waiting rooms in 2021

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Retailers have been embracing virtual waiting rooms to deliver high-quality user experiences in the face of overwhelming web traffic

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CJ Lang & Son team up with Scottish Rugby to donate to NHS

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CJ Lang & Son has teamed up with Scottish Rugby, to donate iPRO Hydrate drinks to NHS Tayside hospitals. More than 6,000 healthy iPRO drinks will be on hand to help NHS staff over the coming weeks, as keyworkers continue the fight against the pandemic.

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7 Data-Driven Lead Generation Strategies That Drive Growth

Delivering sales-ready leads is a constant challenge for B2B marketers. Check out these 7 strategies to find and target high-value prospects who are ready to buy, and motivate them to act.