Wed.May 22, 2024

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VivaTech & The New French Tech Next 40/120: When AI Meets GreenTech

Forrester eCommerce

Paris will be the center of innovation and technology this week. The 2024 edition of VivaTech in Paris is set to be a great success with more than 150,000 in-person visitors. It has become the largest technology and innovation event in Europe with CEOs, C-leaders, VCs, and startups attending from all over the world.

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Shopify’s Double-Edged Sword: Tackling Accounting Complexities with Automation

Retail TouchPoints

In an era when ecommerce is reshaping retail, platforms like Shopify have emerged as indispensable allies for businesses large and small. Shopify, originally a beacon for small and medium-sized enterprises, is now expanding its reach to larger corporations. However, this expansion brings to light a critical issue for CFOs and finance teams: the intricate and often underestimated task of recognizing and booking revenue in the ecommerce domain.

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Gen AI Just Got a Little Less Opaque

Forrester eCommerce

Yesterday the AI startup Anthropic published a paper detailing the successful interpretation of the inner workings of a large language model (LLM). LLMs are notoriously opaque – their size, complexity, and numeric representation of human language have hitherto defied explanation – so it’s impossible to understand why inputs lead to outputs.

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#RICE24 Solution Spotlight: iAdvize Copilot’s AI-Powered Chatbots Tackle Ecommerce Abandonment

Retail TouchPoints

To increase ecommerce revenue, brands and retailers need to engage online shoppers and convert them into buyers. But when consumers cannot quickly find the products they’re looking for or easily get answers to their questions, they are more likely to abandon the ecommerce site altogether. With iAdvize Copilot , iAdvize’s generative AI-powered chatbot, more than 100 online retailers and direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are empowering customers to discover, choose and buy more — resulting in a 10X

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

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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Platforms, Q2 2024

Forrester eCommerce

Ask a room full of CISOs about cyber risk ratings (CRR) platforms and you’ll find no shortage of opinion — hot or cold, but never indifferent. Like a judges panel in a Top Chef culinary competition, customers critique missing or poorly planned components of the “dish.

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Walmart Debuts Immersive, Influencer-Led ‘Walmart Realm’ Experiences

Retail TouchPoints

Just a few weeks after making real-world products available for sale within Roblox, Walmart has debuted Walmart Realm. This immersive experience features three distinct shopping environments designed around social trends and influencers: the underwater world of So Jelly, vintage Americana at Y’allternative and chic beauty and fashion at Go Chromatic.

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539: When To Hire Help And Where To Find The Best Talent With Toni Herrbach

My Wife Quit Her Job

In this episode, Toni and I answer one of our most commonly asked questions. How do you know when to hire and where can you find help for both of your e-commerce and content-based businesses? Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn When is the right time to hire help Where can you find the right people to hire What are the best jobs to hire out Sponsors SellersSummit.com – The Sellers Summit is the ecommerce conference that I’ve run for the past 8 years.

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Target Cuts Prices of 5,000 Items; Biden Calls on Other Companies to Follow Suit

Retail TouchPoints

Target will lower the everyday prices of approximately 5,000 frequently shopped items. Reduced prices already are in effect for about 1,500 items, and additional cuts will be instituted over the summer. Consumers will see lower prices on products including milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, coffee and diapers. In a post on X , The White House praised the move and noted that President Biden was calling on “other big corporations to join these leaders and lower gr

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How Walmart is using generative AI

RetailDive

Jon Alferness, chief product officer of Walmart U.S., spoke with Retail Dive about how the big box retailer is deploying tech to serve customers and frontline workers.

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British Home Improvement Retailer MKM Lays the Foundation for Future Success with New Composable Website

Retail TouchPoints

MKM Building Supplies is one of the leading home improvement purveyors for both commercial and DIY customers throughout the United Kingdom, known for its personal touch and localized offerings. But when it came to serving customers online, the company was decidedly behind the times. Image courtesy MKM “As a business, MKM is very traditional; people like to go into their branch, have a cup of tea, have a bacon roll, have a bit of banter,” said Craig McLaren, Head of Digital at MKM Building Suppli

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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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New Look Announces £3.3m Investment to Upgrade Greater Manchester Stores

365 Retail

New Look has announced a £3.3m investment to upgrade and improve its stores in Greater Manchester, strengthening its commitment to its store estate and wider omnichannel strategy. The retailer will initially trial several initiatives in its 20 stores in the area over the next 12 months to create a blueprint for further improvements across its wider estate.

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Microsoft Believes It Has Found a Way To Put PCs Back on the Map

RetailWire

Microsoft has taken a significant step by incorporating artificial intelligence into its Windows operating system, introducing new AI-enhanced computers designed to revive lagging PC sales.

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Pier 1, Stein Mart ownership changes hands

RetailDive

The backers of Retail Ecommerce Ventures have acquired its IP portfolio, allowing it to avoid bankruptcy. Now they’re looking to expand.

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Lessons from John Deere’s Magazine ‘The Furrow’

Practical eCommerce

Launched in 1895, "The Furrow" was content marketing long before that term existed. The post Lessons from John Deere’s Magazine ‘The Furrow’ 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 Q1 sales drop 3%

RetailDive

The retailer is losing ground in grocery and household items as customers shop for less elsewhere, according to analysts.

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Tech Stack Consolidation Through Retail Network Expansion | Salsify

Salsify

Explore insights on tech stack consolidation and retail network expansion from the Digital Shelf Summit session with ecommerce experts from Salsify.

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Retail’s Timid Transformation Trap

Steve Dennis

As I’ve been saying for awhile now: Shift happens. It’s just happening faster and faster all the time. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the retail industry. Despite the seismic shifts that have unfolded during the past two decades, despite the nearly complete resetting of the competitive playing field, despite a radical redefinition of the relationship between buyers and sellers, far too many brands have been sleepwalking through this revolution.

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Following acquisition, Rowing Blazers names new CEO

RetailDive

Laura Willensky comes with experience from J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Talbots, Janie & Jack, Madewell and Away.

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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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Lululemon Announces Organizational Changes in Conjunction With CPO Sun Choe’s Resignation

RetailWire

On Tuesday, the Canadian athletic brand confirmed that the company's chief product officer, Sun Chloe, has resigned to take on another opportunity and will leave by the end of this month.

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After opening Mall of America location, Kizik plots first East Coast store

RetailDive

As it works to build out its physical footprint, the hands-free footwear brand plans to open a store at the King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania on June 14.

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Citigroup Fined $79M by British Regulators for $189B Error

RetailWire

Citigroup nearly invested $189 billion in the European market.

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Lululemon restructures product, marketing teams as Chief Product Officer Sun Choe exits

RetailDive

The roles of chief brand officer and global creative director will expand as Choe leaves for a new opportunity and won't be replaced.

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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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 Amazon Packaging Requirements for FBA and FBM Sellers [2024]

CPC Strategy

Amazon Amazon Packaging Requirements for FBA and FBM Sellers [2024] By Tinuiti Team May 22 2024 Imagine you’re ordering a new cutting-edge electric shaver, and you’re really excited about it. But when it arrives, your heart sinks. The box looks like it’s been used to transport wild animals. When you open the lid, the shaver lies at the very bottom with just a brown crinkled paper to shield it from apparent MMA moves during transit.

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Google to bring ads to new AI Overview as part of search transformation

RetailDive

At Marketing Live, the company also outlined how it’s enhancing shopping ads and supporting complex purchase decisions with generative AI.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Debuts All-You-Can-Eat Boneless Wings and Fries Deal

RetailWire

The limited promotion runs from May 13 through July 10 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Volumatic reminds businesses to prepare for the new King Charles notes

TalkingRetail

Cash handling specialist Volumatic is reminding all businesses handling cash, of the steps they need to take in the coming weeks to accept the new banknotes featuring King Charles III and avoid any potential problems. The new notes enter circulation on Wednesday 5 June 2024.

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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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The Liberty Romford Appoints New Leasing Agents to Drive Transformation

365 Retail

The Liberty Romford, a shopping centre owned by Redical , has appointed Cushman & Wakefield and Green & Partners to handle retail and F&B leasing as part of its ongoing evolution. This strategic move is essential for the centre’s development, which is anchored by major brands such as Primark , H&M , M&S, Flannels , JD Sports , Footlocker , and Next, housing a total of 120 brands.

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Fake Taylor Swift and Olympics Tickets Lead UK Fraud

RetailWire

The year has seen a notable rise in online scams, with fake tickets for the Olympics and Taylor Swift concerts being the most prevalent, according to a recent report by UK Finance.

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Marks & Spencer Reports Strong Full-Year Results for 2024

365 Retail

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has released its financial results for the 52 weeks ending 30 March 2024, demonstrating a notable recovery and growth across its business segments. The company reported a significant increase in revenue, driven by strong performances in both its food and clothing sectors. M&S revenue for the year reached £11.9 billion, a 9.9% increase compared to the previous year.

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UK shoppers set to spend £700m on Father’s Day this year, says GlobalData

TalkingRetail

With retail spending on Father's Day in the UK forecast to reach £695m in 2024, up 1.8% on 2023, retailers should kick off Father’s Day promotions earlier, according to GlobalData.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI