Thu.Feb 08, 2024

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2024 Consumer Research Reveals Valuable Insights

Salsify

Salsify publishes its 2024 consumer research report — a survey of 2,700 U.S. and U.K. respondents — highlighting the latest consumer trends and the intricacies of the modern buying journey.

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Higher Ed Is Rethinking The Three Rs To Close The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Forrester eCommerce

Thanks to the widely publicized cybersecurity talent shortage, degree requirements are fading from job postings – even for US Federal contractors – and being replaced by demonstrable skills challenges, making expensive four-year programs less appealing to high school grads and those in the workforce looking for a career change. To keep up, colleges and universities are doing some rethinking of their own as many attempt to carve out a slice of the cybersecurity skills and training pie.

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Meta Outlines Proactive Approach to Labeling AI-Generated Content

Retail TouchPoints

Content created with Meta ’s generative AI tools already automatically receives an “Imagined with AI” label, but the company has shared how it is working to create technical standards and signals to notify users on its platforms when any of the content they see has been created using AI. “As the difference between human and synthetic content gets blurred, people want to know where the boundary lies,” said Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs at Meta in a blo g post.

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Wield Invisible Experiences Like A Ring Of Power

Forrester eCommerce

It is an iconic scene – the Ring of Power flying through the air in slow motion as Frodo tumbles to the floor of the Prancing Pony. As drunken revelers look on and the ring slips onto his finger, the small, frightened hobbit vanishes into thin air. Frodo Baggins is invisible.

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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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With Retailers Thinking Like Media Owners, Media Owners Must Think Like Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

The growth of retail media networks (RMNs) in recent years has been impressive. As the world moves away from third-party identifiers, retailers are using their own channels to unlock the potential of their valuable shopper audiences — so much so that retail media is now the fourth-largest advertising medium, according to data from WARC. Media owners also have found their position in the advertising ecosystem changing as third-party tracking cookies deprecate.

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High-Performance IT: Security Enters The Chat

Forrester eCommerce

You've heard about high-performance IT. Now learn how the CISO and the security organization fits into this new technology model.

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Uber Has Finally Become a Profitable Player

RetailWire

Uber, the ride-hailing company, made headlines this week, announcing its first annual operating profit. This significant achievement marks an important turn in the firm's approximately 15-year journey, shedding light on its resilience and capacity for growth.

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Claire’s Taps Young Creators for Year-Long Celebration of ‘Gen Zalpha’

Retail TouchPoints

Claire’s has tapped a range of young creators and influencers for its new campaign and a corresponding platform called The Collab, inviting them to share their stories, talents and perspectives through ongoing content development and social dialogue. The new platform will launch with a group of “Gen Zalphas” in tandem with the debut of the brand’s spring collection and will add new people throughout the year, with members influencing the retailer’s creative direction across content, communicatio

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$3 Hash Brown at McDonald’s Is Not Going Down Well With Customers

RetailWire

Hash browns from McDonald's might have been a popular choice in the past, but the $3 spiked-up price isn't as appetizing for customers.

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Misfits Market Debuts B2B Fulfillment Solution for Perishables

Retail TouchPoints

Misfits Market has introduced Fulfilled by Misfits (FBM) , offering its logistics platform for perishable brands to store, pick, pack, fulfill and deliver their products nationwide. The solution leverages Misfit Market’s existing infrastructure and in-house technology to provide a simple, customizable solution for perishable businesses. FBM already is working with consumer brands including Spot & Tango , Cometeer and Little Spoon.

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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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Kroger Leverages Generative AI to Optimize Third-Party Listings in Marketplace

RIS News

Kroger is set to apply artificial intelligence in its seller marketplace, tapping the tech to assist in dynamic pricing, content management, and market analytics solutions.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Exec Appointments: Shakeups Reaffirm Focus on Healthcare

Retail TouchPoints

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) CEO Tim Wentworth has made three new executive appointments that reaffirm the company’s focus on health services and retail pharmacy. “Today’s announcement solidifies the leadership team that will carry WBA into its future as we look to expand our reach beyond neighborhood pharmacies into the fastest-growing areas of healthcare,” Wentworth said in a statement.

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Retailers face increasing crime if alcohol MUP rises, warns The Fed

TalkingRetail

Raising the minimum price for alcohol sold in Scottish shops will not stop problem drinking but could put retailers at further risk from retail crime.

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Macy’s Continues Private Label Overhaul with ‘State of Day’ Loungewear Debut

Retail TouchPoints

Macy’s has launched a second new private label line as part of its ongoing reinvention of its in-house brand strategy aimed at making its offerings more customer centric. Developed following a large consumer survey and in-store fit clinics, the new State of Day loungewear brand is designed to help women “feel more comfortable and relaxed at home.” The first State of Day collection, which includes more than 165 pieces with prices ranging from $8.50 to $79.50 and sizes ranging from XS to XXL and u

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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

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Google’s Core Update vs. Helpful Content

Practical eCommerce

Google's algorithm updates were once more or less apparent. No more. Here's the different between the two primary types. The post Google’s Core Update vs. Helpful Content appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Target Mulls Paid Loyalty Program

Retail TouchPoints

Target could soon be following in the footsteps of competitors Amazon , Walmart and Kroger by introducing a paid membership program, according to reporting by Bloomberg and other media outlets quoting people familiar with the matter. Titled “Project Trident” internally, the new program could launch as soon as this year. The retailer already offers its free Target Circle loyalty program, providing members with deals and rewards for purchases.

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New report outlines ten-point plan to tackle record levels of theft and violence

TalkingRetail

With unchecked crime reaching record levels, a new report has been launched today (Wednesday, 7 February) - commissioned by Co-op, and written by professor of criminology Emmeline Taylor at City, University of London.

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Arm Hits a Home Run With Impressive Third-Quarter Earnings

RetailWire

The tech company Arm announced its third-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations, promising a profitable forecast for the next quarter. This revelation immediately provoked a surge in Arm’s shares, which skyrocketed up to 41% in extended trading.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.

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Wilson debuts 3D-printed airless basketball

RetailDive

The sporting goods brand will sell a limited number of the basketballs, which don’t need to be inflated, for $2,500 apiece.

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FastSpring Support: 2024 Q1 Updates From Customer Support

FastSpring

Get the latest from FastSpring’s Support leaders about important tax updates, fraud and chargeback strategies, our new Changelog, and more. Explore the Power of Changelog Integration in Our Documentation Navigating the Tax Landscape: Key Changes That Demand Your Attention in 2024 Quarterly B2B Onboarding Update: Your Complete Guide to Seamless Transactions!

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7 Best Jungle Scout Alternatives for 2024 Compared (Free & Paid)

eCommerce CEO

If you’ve ever planned to set up an online store or currently run an Amazon FBA business, then you know that deciding on what product to sell.

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FastSpring at WordCamp Asia 2024!

FastSpring

Ready to join the ultimate gathering in Asia for around 2,000 WordPress enthusiasts? If so, join FastSpring at WordCamp Asia 2024 at Booth 17! We’d love to talk with you in person! Join us at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) from March 7th to 9th, for an extraordinary event dedicated to all things WordPress. Immerse yourself in a diverse array of programs, workshops, and presentations, where industry experts will share their wisdom, and cutting-edge trends will be unveiled.

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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Why ‘pay-by-bank’ faces adoption hurdles in US retail

RetailDive

Pay-by-bank has been catching on slowly, and it’s a particularly long shot for showing up at the point-of-sale anytime soon.

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FastSpring at Seamless Asia 2024!

FastSpring

Despite global macroeconomic headwinds, Asia’s internet economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. Payments, digital banking and ecommerce all remain at the very heart of this growth, with tens of millions of new users joining the internet economy every year, and cashless transactions rising across the region. So how can you make sure you’re a part of this growth?

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Retail C-Suite Moves: Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Appointments

RIS News

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) CEO Tim Wentworth has announced updates to WBA’s executive committee.

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Eatertainment’s Beats & Eats Jungle Theme

Canadian Special Events

Eatertainment hosted an unforgettable Beats & Eats party, transforming their headquarters into an immersive jungle-themed extravaganza that left guests mesmerized. The event was a testament to their commitment to providing unique and memorable experiences, evidenced by their meticulous planning and execution. The preparation for the party began weeks in advance, as the team worked tirelessly to craft captivating jungle decor.

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Retail's Next Frontier: Exploring and Proving the Value of AI

AI is everywhere. It’s in customer service interactions, product recommendations, marketing outreach, and yes, even commerce experiences. But not every use of AI provides the same value to your brand. In this masterclass, experts from Constructor, commercetools, Contentstack, and Orium discuss how AI can complement your composable tech stack and help bring in immediate ROI.

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OutsideIn Launches First Outlet Store at The Boulevard to Support Homelessness Initiatives

365 Retail

OutsideIn , a socially conscious fashion retailer founded in Belfast in 2016, is set to open its first outlet store at Northern Ireland’s premier designer outlet, The Boulevard in Banbridge, on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Known for its unique approach to fashion with a cause, OutsideIn operates on the principle of aiding those experiencing homelessness through its ‘Wear One, Share One’ model.

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Under Armour CEO on sportstyle pivot: ‘We’re not trying to be anything other than authentically Under Armour’

RetailDive

Stephanie Linnartz talked about the evolution of the company's product offering as revenue fell 6%.

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Primark Announces £100 Million Investment in UK Stores for 2024

365 Retail

Primark has unveiled plans to invest over £100 million in its UK outlets as it celebrates its 50th anniversary on the Great British High Street. This announcement highlights a commitment of more than £75 million in new investments within the UK retail sector for 2024, continuing the expansion strategy outlined in November 2022. In 2024, Primark is poised to inaugurate new stores in Bury St.

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Bergdorf Goodman to run its own e-commerce as parent Neiman Marcus Group drops Farfetch

RetailDive

But the luxury e-commerce platform, now owned by Coupang, continues to be a minority investor in the iconic New York department store.

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2024’s Retail Odyssey: Going Small, Artificial, and Augmented!

Speaker: Kelly Goetsch - Chief Strategy Officer at Commercetools | Jason Cottrel - CEO & Founder at Orium | and guest speaker Brendan Witcher - VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Significant modifications are on the horizon for digital commerce in retail and customer experience come 2024. The pace of tech shifts will intensify, businesses are set to defund legacy solutions, and attractive opportunities will surface as social and retail media players join forces. To stay ahead of the curve, digital leaders are experimenting with less risky initiatives and scaling back on outdated projects that no longer yield impactful results.