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Stay-at-home Moms Drive Totally Dazzled

Practical eCommerce

In 2012, Natalie Mounter was a new mom looking to work from home. Other moms had the same goal. The post Stay-at-home Moms Drive Totally Dazzled appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Keys for Achieving Sustainability in Retail Supply Chains

Retail TouchPoints

In today’s global economy, the demand for sustainable business practices is rising, particularly in the retail industry. Consumers are increasingly aware and conscious of the social, environmental and human rights impacts of their purchases, prompting retailers to rethink their supply chain strategies. The recent EU-wide legislative changes also are affecting companies worldwide that trade with the EU.

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Struggling With B2B Data Quality? Let Me Guess …

Forrester eCommerce

Over the years, Forrester analysts have helped thousands of B2B clients grapple with data quality challenges. Across those highly custom sets of business issues, a few clear patterns have emerged.

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Bob’s Stores, EMS File for Bankruptcy Protection

Retail TouchPoints

Bob’s EMS Holdings, parent company of Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS), has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The retailers, which operate approximately 50 stores and employ nearly 800 full- and part-time employees, generated $131.85 million in net revenue last year, according to CEO David Barton in documents filed with the court.

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

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The 2024 DCIS Forrester Wave™ Reignites The Promise Of Truly Unified Channels

Forrester eCommerce

The Forrester Wave™: Digital Customer Interaction Solutions, Q2 2024, is now live! In this first-ever evaluation of the digital customer interaction solutions (DCIS) market, we analyzed 34 product and strategy criteria for the 11 most important vendors in this space (listed alphabetically): [24]7.ai, ASAPP, eGain, Gladly, iAdvize, Intercom, Khoros, LivePerson, Sprinklr, Unblu, and Verint.

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Starbucks and Marriott Bonvoy Link Loyalty Programs

Retail TouchPoints

Starbucks customers who are traveling often seek out the familiar green-and-white mermaid logo in or near hotels where they’re staying, so it makes sense that the coffee giant and Marriott Bonvoy are connecting their loyalty reward programs. Members that link their accounts can earn double Starbucks Star points during their stays at participating Marriott hotels and can earn 100 Marriott Bonvoy points when they make three qualifying transactions during designated weeks throughout the year (the f

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Milestone: Amazon Eliminates 95% of Plastic Air Pillows from Shipments

Retail TouchPoints

Amazon announced that it has replaced plastic air pillows with paper filler across 95% of its delivery packaging in North America and hopes to have the plastic air pillows completely removed by the end of the year. The effort marks Amazon’s largest plastic packaging reduction effort in North America to date, and the company estimates it will avoid using nearly 15 billion plastic air pillows annually.

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Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s Stores file for bankruptcy

RetailDive

The chains, in a “liquidity crisis” since their bank found them to be in default, require emergency funding to make payroll Friday.

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Walmart Pilots Program with Agricultural Data Supplier to Improve Seasonal Fresh Supply Chains

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart is partnering with Agritask , a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response to adverse environmental conditions in order to better manage supply and enhance overall product quality.

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The Weekly Closeout: Big Lots issues ‘going concern’ warning and Amazon ditches plastic air pillow packaging

RetailDive

The discount retailer said it may not meet its credit and term loan obligations, while Amazon aims to drop plastic air pillows in North American shipments by the holidays.

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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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Google Unveils New Profile Page To Showcase Movie and TV Reviews

RetailWire

In an email sent to users last month, Google revealed that all reviews for movies, TV shows, books, albums, and games will be visible under one profile page starting June 24.

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Online shoppers are shifting habits in the face of inflation

RetailDive

Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they had changed behaviors as a result of higher prices, according to a recent survey.

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567,000 Portable Chargers Sold at Costco Recalled Due to Fire Risks

RetailWire

A Michigan-based company, myCharge, has initiated a recall of approximately 567,000 portable battery chargers sold at Costco locations across the United States.

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Dollar General names Walmart vet as chief marketing officer

RetailDive

The retailer also announced the appointment of six others to leadership roles in merchandising, store operations and asset protection.

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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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American Airlines Employees Placed on Leave After Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

RetailWire

American Airlines said it was working to restore trust with its customers.

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Bark leads initiative for dog toy safety

RetailDive

The pet retailer, known for its Super Chewer and Bark Box subscriptions, is working alongside international standards organization ASTM.

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Central Co-op sends ‘Everyone is welcome here’ message for Pride month

TalkingRetail

This year for Pride, Central Co-op said its focus is on ensuring that everyone feels safe to be themselves, with particular attention to the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community, who often face unequal access to necessary support.

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Beyond Meat launches next product in fourth generation formula lineup

RetailDive

The plant-based pioneer is furthering its mission to make cleaner-label products by offering new sausage varieties.

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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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Ice-cube sales at Co-op and Nisa to help fund clean water projects

TalkingRetail

Co-op has today (Friday, 21 June) introduced a ‘cool’ way for shoppers to make a difference and change lives with sales of its own brand ice-cubes now funding clean water projects around the world in partnership with The One Foundation.

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Sportwear brand On taps warehouse drones

RetailDive

The retailer has partnered with AI and robotics company Verity to improve fulfillment operations and inventory visibility.

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Vitamix Issues a Recall for Nearly 570,000 Blender Parts

RetailWire

Vitamix has broadened its recall of certain blender parts due to potential deep-cutting hazards, affecting models priced as much as $990.

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Macy’s kicks off summer with first campaign under new CMO

RetailDive

The campaign will link back to the department store chain’s July Fourth fireworks display.

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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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Love Island Pop-Up Shop to Open at Bluewater Shopping Centre

365 Retail

Love Island enthusiasts are in for an exciting treat this summer as the beloved TV show launches its first-ever Love Island Pop-Up Shop at Bluewater Shopping Centre. The store will open its doors next Tuesday, 25th June, and will be available for fans to visit for an exclusive four-week period. As the eleventh series of Love Island airs on ITV2 and ITVX every Sunday to Friday at 9 pm, the show continues to capture a significant audience.

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Fed’s new national president slams Telegraph cover price rise and cut in retailer terms

TalkingRetail

The Federation of Independent Retailers' (The Fed) newly elected national president Mo Razzaq is demanding answers from the publisher of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph after letters sent out today (June 20) advised of substantial rises to the cover prices of all three of its… This story continues at Fed’s new national president slams Telegraph cover price rise and cut in retailer terms Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail

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Market Halls Announces Expansion and New London Site at Paddington Square

365 Retail

Market Halls , one of the UK’s largest food hall operators, is thrilled to announce significant milestones in its journey towards expansion. The Gees Court backed company reports increased revenue while securing a prime location for its fourth London site at West London’s newest destination, Paddington Square. Market Halls’ strong financial performance underscores its trajectory of success, with a remarkable 155% increase in revenue to £22 million in the 12 months leading to July 2023.

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Retail sales volumes rose by 2.9% in May, ONS reports

TalkingRetail

The Office for National Statistics has reported retail sales figures in Great Britain for May, which show that retail sales volumes rose by 2.9% in May 2024 following a fall of 1.8% in April. Retail sales had been expected to rise by 1.5%. Non-food store sales volumes rose by 3.5%… This story continues at Retail sales volumes rose by 2.

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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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Cyberattacks Disrupt North American Car Dealerships

RetailWire

Car dealerships across North America are grappling with significant disruptions following a series of cyberattacks on CDK Global, a major software supplier.

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Why Strategic Discounts On Your eCommerce Store Can Increase Customer Loyalty

365 Retail

In the highly competitive business world of eCommerce, building and maintaining customer loyalty is crucial. One effective strategy to achieve this is through the use of strategic discounts. By offering carefully planned discounts, you can not only attract new customers but also retain existing ones. Here’s how strategic discounts can enhance customer loyalty on your eCommerce store.

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Forever 21 Seeks Rent Concessions Amid Financial Struggles

RetailWire

Forever 21, a legacy fast-fashion retailer, is grappling with significant financial challenges and is now seeking rent concessions from some of its landlords to alleviate its financial strain.

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Shoplifting increase just one cause of shrink, says Retail Insight

TalkingRetail

A third of UK consumers witnessed an instance of retail theft in the past 12 months, according to the latest research by Retail Insight, provider of store operations execution software.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI