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A Guide For Understanding The Marketing Analytics Landscape

Forrester eCommerce

Harnessing the power of marketing analytics isn’t just about crunching numbers — it’s about unlocking a tidal wave of insights that drive business and marketing understanding and success.

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Non-Alcoholic Brand Boisson Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Closes all Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Boisson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shuttered its eight brick-and-mortar stores, according to multiple media reports and a LinkedIn blog post by Boisson founder Nicholas Bodkins. The non-alcoholic (NA) beverage brand plans to continue operating as a wholesaler and a DTC ecommerce retailer. Boisson had taken a “neighborhood stores” approach to brick-and-mortar expansion, opening stores in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami.

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Microsoft Unbundling Teams From Microsoft 365 Is Just A Sneaky Price Hike

Forrester eCommerce

Microsoft announced — on April Fool’s Day 2024, no less — that it was unbundling Teams from its various Microsoft 365 plans worldwide. While these new changes affect Microsoft customers worldwide, they mirror the changes that the company announced in August last year for its customers within the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

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Best Buy, Microsoft Celebrate Earth Month by Turning ‘E-Waste’ into Couture

Retail TouchPoints

Best Buy , one of the largest retail collectors of e-waste in the U.S., is partnering with Microsoft on a new activation designed to inspire consumers to recycle their unwanted laptops and tablets. During Earth Month in April, customers can bring in any eligible laptop or tablet to a Best Buy store for recycling and save $50 on a Surface device. These recycled devices will then be used for an innovative contest powered by Junk Kouture , a youth-focused sustainable fashion competition.

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The Pragmatic Path to Composability: Creating Efficient Commerce Systems

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

Brands used to look for a commerce platform that could do everything. But over time, one vendor was no longer enough to meet a brand’s needs, so they added, and added, and added— and now it's essential that these vendors work well together. That’s composable, and it’s important to get it right. Customers and your board expect you to be in new channels and to adapt quickly to market change.

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Upcoming Changes to iDeal, Giropay, and Webmoney on FastSpring

FastSpring

Background: As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with the best possible experience, we’re streamlining our payment methods to ensure the highest standards of safety and compliance. In alignment with this commitment, certain payment methods are being carefully evaluated and, where necessary, removed. This proactive measure enables us to maintain a robust security framework, protecting both your interests and the integrity of our services.

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Strategies Unleashed: Navigating TikTok’s Viral Trends for Brand Success

Retail TouchPoints

TikTok is where the action is for brands wanting to go viral today. So many brands have found viral success on the platform, purposefully or accidentally, and there is no other platform that may be as useful to businesses seeking to connect with millennials and Gen Z. However, finding success on TikTok goes beyond the savvy use of hashtags and having fun content to share.

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Yeti opens first New York store

RetailDive

The cooler maker’s 20th store, featuring a large customization space, comes as the brand reached $1 billion in sales last year in the drinkware category.

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Communities Flock to 99 Cents Only Stores

RetailWire

Shoppers are flooding into 99 Cents Only Stores for a final stock-up before closure. With 143 locations in Southern California set to close, there's a push to save them led by Mark J. Miller, CEO of Pic 'N' Save Bargains.

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New Ecommerce Tools: April 8, 2024

Practical eCommerce

This week: updates on fulfillment, design services, financing, digital marketing, payments, customer support, shoppable videos, and more. The post New Ecommerce Tools: April 8, 2024 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Petco faces downgrades amid sales, profit and share declines

RetailDive

Analysts from S&P Global Ratings and Bank of America said the pet retailer’s struggles are likely to continue this year and possibly into 2025.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

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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Last Mile Delivery: Untangle Complexity to Delight Global Shoppers

ESW

Last mile delivery, the final stage of the logistics process from a distribution centre to the end customer, presents significant challenges for retailers. This crucial phase plays a pivotal role in shaping customer satisfaction, operational costs and overall business profitability. But last mile delivery is often one of the roadblocks for brands wanting to expand their DTC presences into new markets.

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Ask Profitero: the first AI eCommerce data analyst

Profitero

3 things we’ve learned while building our AI assistant, Ask Profitero 1. Learn to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich If you had to teach an alien from outer space to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, how would you write the instructions?

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AI Apps for Social Media Images, Videos, Infographics

Practical eCommerce

Visuals in social media posts drive engagment. New AI tools produce those visuals instantly from text prompts. The post AI Apps for Social Media Images, Videos, Infographics appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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99 Cents Only files for Chapter 11

RetailDive

The bankruptcy filing comes just days after the discount retailer announced plans to liquidate and close all stores.

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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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Peperami’s ‘Animal’ returns to UK screens

TalkingRetail

Nearly a decade since Peperami’s 'Animal' was last seen on TV screens, the creative is back.

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Battling shrink and theft across the globe

RetailDive

Retailers are trying numerous strategies — from technology to teamwork — to minimize losses.

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Nisa Local donates £1,200 to support free meals initiative in Watford

TalkingRetail

Nisa Local, also known as The Brow, in Watford, has donated £1,200 to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bhaktivedanta Manor through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity.

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Whole Foods to pull Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology from stores

RetailDive

The specialty grocer, which operates the checkout tech at just two stores, will follow the same path as Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S., a spokesperson confirmed Friday.

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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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PayPoint data reveals biggest selling chocolate products over Easter week

TalkingRetail

Data sampled from across from PayPoint’s network of 28,000 UK convenience stores reveals which chocolate products saw the biggest sales spikes in the week running up to the Easter bank holiday (25 – 31 March), compared to the previous four weeks (26 February – 24… This story continues at PayPoint data reveals biggest selling chocolate products over Easter week Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail

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Uniqlo to open first stores in Texas, expand in California

RetailDive

The upcoming openings will build on Uniqlo's plan to reach 200 stores in North America by 2027.

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Shake Shack Challenges Chick-fil-A and Announces New CEO

RetailWire

Shake Shack has made a move that seems to be aimed directly at Chick-fil-A. Its latest promotion offers a free chicken sandwich, but only on Sundays throughout April.

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Serena Williams launches Wyn Beauty

RetailDive

Along with its DTC site, the brand launched at 685 Ulta Beauty stores and on the retailer’s website.

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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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Trade calls for more government action after ‘harrowing’ crime impact survey from Independent Retail News

TalkingRetail

Independent retailers have described as “harrowing” the findings of a survey from Independent Retail News that found crime was having a huge impact on shop owners’ mental health.

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Solo Stove puts the ‘deep’ in deep dish with subterranean pizza-making class

RetailDive

A livestreamed event from Alabama’s Majestic Caverns builds on a more aggressive marketing strategy for the outdoor lifestyle brand.

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Hyatt Expands Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlan Golf & Spa Resort

RetailWire

Hyatt Hotels Corp., through its Inclusive Collection, is expanding its presence in Mexico with the recent opening of the Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlan Golf & Spa Resort.

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The future of retail media networks: Unlocking the power of Wi-Fi in store

RetailDive

Explore how RMNs & Wi-Fi will revolutionize the in-store retail experience, offering targeted ads & enhanced customer experiences.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & 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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Spirit Airlines Delays Deliveries and Furloughs Pilots

RetailWire

Spirit Airlines announced Monday that it has struck a deal with Airbus to push back all aircraft deliveries originally slated for the second quarter of 2025 through 2026. This move comes as part of the company's efforts to hoard cash, with about 260 pilots facing furloughs.

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JLL finds signs of rebound in New York City retail real estate

RetailDive

But some submarkets are doing better than others when it comes to asking rents and availability.

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Minneapolis Faces Potential Loss of Uber and Lyft

RetailWire

Residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota, are bracing for the imminent departure of Uber and Lyft, the popular ride-hailing apps. The reason? A contentious dispute with the city's government over driver pay is threatening to disrupt the everyday commutes and travel plans of thousands of residents.

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AI in Retail: Start Small and Think Big

RetailDive

How to start using AI and automation in retail to better serve employees and customers.

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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.