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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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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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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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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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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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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Kroger Employs New Gen AI Tool to Enhance Marketplace Listings

Retail TouchPoints

Kroger will be the first company to test out Intelligence Node ’s new digital shelf optimization solution as it seeks to enhance its online marketplace. The digital marketplace solution from Intelligence Node — which is powered by generative AI and real-time data capture — generates comprehensive product listings and ratings for customers while also providing custom, data-rich insights to guide a company’s marketing strategies.

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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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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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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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$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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Innovation Fest: Summer of AI

Join Bloomreach at Innovation Fest: Summer 2024, a virtual event, to explore the future of personalized marketing and merchandising! Along with the company’s top product experts, CEO Raj De Datta will provide an exclusive look at the company’s latest AI innovations reshaping the omnichannel experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow industry leaders and explore the latest trends in retail technology.

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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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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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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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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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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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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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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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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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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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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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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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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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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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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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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

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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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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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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Lidl Introduces Innovative Bottle Return Scheme in Glasgow

365 Retail

Lidl has become the first supermarket chain to initiate a bottle return scheme trial, debuting in Glasgow. This groundbreaking trial, starting today, enables customers to receive unlimited cash rewards for depositing empty PET plastic and aluminium drink containers into reverse vending machines available in-store. This initiative is currently available across all 21 Lidl stores in Glasgow, with the possibility of further expansion.

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Increasing alcohol MUP could negatively impact c-stores and communities, warns SGF

TalkingRetail

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) has warned that increased Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol could deepen the cost-of-living crisis, impacting local businesses and hitting struggling households the hardest.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI