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Digital Payments Have Surpassed Traditional Payments In The US

Forrester eCommerce

Read this Forrester blog for data insights on what digital payment methods consumers are using instead of credit cards and cash.

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Tailored to Perfection: Creating a Hyper-Local Shopping Experience with AI

Retail TouchPoints

It’s easy to understand, emotionally, why consumers would want to shop from a store that tailors its product assortments to the neighborhood they live in. For large chain retailers, it’s a way of letting the community know that consumers are seen and that the store wants to be part of the community. Ultimately, it sounds like a no-brainer for a retailer, but managing a localized assortment can be quite complex.

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Breaking Down The US Executive Order To Protect Americans’ Sensitive Personal Data

Forrester eCommerce

President Biden issued an executive order to “protect Americans’ sensitive personal data from exploitation by countries of concern.

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Sam’s Club to Open ‘Design Thinking Studio’ This Summer

Retail TouchPoints

Sam’s Club will open its 37,000-square-foot design thinking studio, dubbed Clubhouse, this summer on the retailer’s Bentonville, Ark. campus. Sam’s Club, which first announced plans for the studio in June 2022 , will use Clubhouse as an innovation engine for testing products and designing new, enhanced experiences for members and associates. Additionally, the retailer has digitized the process for ordering cakes, which members had identified as a pain point in their shopper experience.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Best 7 eBay Sniping Tools To Win Auctions Automatically

My Wife Quit Her Job

Winning an eBay auction requires more than just placing a bid, especially for in-demand items. It’s about timing and strategic bidding. But staying glued to your screen for the final countdown isn’t always possible. That’s where eBay sniping tools come in handy. In this post, I’ll share the best eBay sniping tools to help you place winning bids at the last second and give you an edge over the competition.

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CVS Media Exchange Joins Pinterest’s Clean Room Initiative

Retail TouchPoints

CVS Media Exchange (CMX), the retail media network designed to help brands reach and serve CVS Pharmacy shoppers, is partnering with Pinterest and LiveRamp on a new data clean room initiative. Provided by LiveRamp, this clean room solution is designed to give CMX partners greater transparency, allowing them to track and attribute sales driven by Pinterest.

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JCPenney Has a Date for the Prom: Designer Johnny Wujek

Retail TouchPoints

JCPenney is partnering with the celebrity designer dubbed the “King of Pop-Rock Couture” for its first-ever prom collection: JCProm with Johnny Wujek. The limited-time collection, priced from $59 to $250 , includes dresses, separates and fashion suits with clever details that allow for dramatic quick changes to the looks. The 22 statement pieces, available online and in select stores, include gowns with removable straps and reversible skirts as well as suits and jackets with zip-off tails.

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4 Myths of International Ecommerce Expansion 

ESW

Growing and established brands alike know that keeping to domestic markets hampers overall growth. With increased global internet use and social media exposure, more shoppers have more access to more products than ever before. In an environment that makes everything – including international ecommerce expansion – seem like only a matter of pressing a button, brands need to know the reality.

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4 Key Point-of-Sale Trends for 2024

Retail TouchPoints

The point-of-sale (POS) system has always been the one truly indispensable technology for any merchant, large or small. The centrality of the POS has led both retailers and solution providers to integrate it with other fundamental operational systems, from inventory and order management to customer relationship management (CRM) and, of course, payments.

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7 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing is Important For Your Business

Digital Doughnut

In the past two decades social media has become a crucial tool for marketers, enabling businesses to connect with potential customers. If your business has yet to embrace social media and you want to know why it is crucial when it comes to promoting your business, then keep reading.

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The Future of Multi-Vendor Commerce

In this on-demand webinar, discover how Logicbroker’s cutting-edge technology enhances the overall experience for both current and future customers and gain insights into how leveraging our seamless integration process unlocks new dimensions of efficiency and functionality. Plus, learn how our advanced marketplace features are set to revolutionize the way businesses operate, offering opportunities for growth and success within your multi-vendor commerce program.

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Food Packaging With Forever Chemicals No Longer Sold in US

RetailWire

Food packaging coated in forever chemicals will no longer be sold in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration reports that grease-proofing materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are being phased out completely.

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Tools to Export Google’s SERPs

Practical eCommerce

Knowing the URLs in organic search listings leads to further analysis, such as referring domains, page authority, word count, and more. The post Tools to Export Google’s SERPs appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Voyant Beauty Worker Fired on Her First Day After Firm Discovered She Was Deaf

RetailWire

According to a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Voyant Beauty, a maker of skincare, hair, and bath products in Illinois, dismissed a worker on her first day of employment after finding out she was deaf.

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Key Takeaways from the Wiser Industry Leaders Brand Panel: Challenges and Adaptations

Wiser

Navigating the current retail landscape presents a unique set of challenges that retailers and brand manufacturers must face. One crucial theme addressed during a recent Customer Panel hosted by Wiser Solutions concerned the deficit of labor resources within the retail sector. Panelists highlighted the frustration with labor scarcity in an environment where consumer demands and expectations are constantly evolving.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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Country Choice unveils its Easter lineup

TalkingRetail

Country Choice has revealed its Easter treats lineup for 2024. Among the highlights of the Easter treats collection are: Hot Cross Buns: spiced buns, filled with sultanas, raisins, mixed peel, and a white flour cross.

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The Container Store lays off 100 employees amid ongoing sales declines

RetailDive

The move affects about 2.5% of the retailer’s workforce and follows lowered guidance for its fiscal year, which ends in a month.

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Nestle launches ice cream-inspired variations of its big brands

TalkingRetail

Nestlé has launched a new range of ice cream inspired sharing bags, featuring Aero, Milkybar, Munchies and Rowntree’s Randoms. Nestlé has announced its new range for 2024, the latest sharing bag selection, inspired by popular Ice Cream flavours.

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Qurate Retail Group looks to streaming growth as Q4 revenue declines

RetailDive

The company this week also announced that QVC U.S. chief merchant Stacy Bowe is HSN’s new president.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Building Brand Trust 101 | Salsify

Salsify

Learn how to build brand trust to strengthen your customer relationships and drive sales.

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Beyond Meat plans steep cost cuts as US demand remains weak

RetailDive

While the company lowered prices in the past to entice budget-conscious shoppers, an increase in prices on some of its product lines is planned to help restore margins.

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Central Co-op report outlines impact of retail crime on shopworkers and retailers

TalkingRetail

Central Co-op is encouraging its members, customers and colleagues to write to their local MPs and advocate for legislative reform, seeking to criminalise assaults on shopworkers.

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The Backroom: The story behind our stories on shrink and theft

RetailDive

When the National Retail Federation retracted a theft claim following our coverage of its special report on crime, the news went viral. Here’s what it took to get the story.

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The B2B Digital Commerce Playbook for Manufacturers

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into four essential ecommerce strategies for manufacturers. Each strategy is backed by a clear vision to ensure your efforts are aligned. Whether you’re a seasoned industry player or a budding digitalization champion, these strategies offer actionable insights to drive success. What will you find in the guide: Overview of how current events and external pressures impact business priorities.

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Foodhub delivers +86% basket conversion uplift using MoEngage’s AI-powered customer engagement solution

365 Retail

Online food delivery and takeaway app, Foodhub , has improved conversions and reduced basket abandonment, partnering with MoEngage, the insights-led customer engagement platform. Founded in 2008, Foodhub is now the UK’s third largest online food delivery service, which offers customers exclusive deals on online takeaways and food deliveries through its network of 30,000+ restaurant, takeaway and Quick Service Retail (QSR) partners.

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Family Dollar to pay $41.7M for issues tied to rat-infested warehouse

RetailDive

The discount retailer pleaded guilty to a one count misdemeanor violation after product contamination at the Arkansas distribution center.

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2024 Hottest Retail Loyalty Plans

RIS News

Take a look at the latest trends in loyalty and RIS News’ take on the membership programs that could change the loyalty game across the retail industry.

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Chick-fil-A Recalls Polynesian Sauce Due to Potential Allergens

RetailWire

Chick-fil-A has initiated a recall of its Polynesian sauce, citing potential wheat and soy allergens. Customers who have acquired Polynesian dipping cups from Chick-fil-A between Feb. 14-27, 2024, are advised to discard them promptly.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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80% of 85–95-year-olds now pay with contactless, according to Barclays

TalkingRetail

According to new Consumer Spend data from Barclays’ annual contactless trends report, usage grew across all age demographics in 2023, and the gap between older and younger audiences continued to narrow. It shows the fastest growth among the over 65s for the third year running.

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Bud Light Reveals Aftermath of Controversy

RetailWire

In 2023, Anheuser-Busch InBev faced a colossal setback, potentially losing $1.4 billion in sales due to a brief collaboration with a transgender influencer to endorse Bud Light beer.

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Supermarket staff pay gets more competitive as M&S announces wage rises

TalkingRetail

Marks & Spencer has announced that 40,000 staff members will receive a pay rise from April. The group said it was spending £89m on increasing pay for UK customer assistants across its food and clothing shops from £10.90 an hour to £12 an hour from 1 April.

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Birkenstock Exceeds Revenue Expectations Due to Price Hikes and Rise in US Demand

RetailWire

On Thursday, Birkenstock beat holiday quarter revenue expectations, with a 22% year-over-year spike, as the company benefited from its marked-up pricing and increase in U.S. demand.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib