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Beware of Instant Site-speed Fixes

Practical eCommerce

A Shopify store owner once paid a firm to redesign his site. The result was slow page loads and the owner's journey to improve them. The post Beware of Instant Site-speed Fixes appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Saks Parent HBC to Buy Neiman Marcus Group for $2.65 Billion, Including Investment from Amazon

Retail TouchPoints

Marking the culmination of nearly seven years of on-again, off-again negotiations, HBC , parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman , will acquire another storied luxury department store brand, Neiman Marcus , for $2.65 billion. Amazon will be an investor in the newly formed Saks Global , which also will include the Saks Off 5 th brand.

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Samsung Hits Three-Year High as AI Demand Boosts Chip Business

RetailWire

Samsung Electronics has reached a three-year high in its share value, driven by a robust forecast for its second-quarter profits following a surge in global demand for advanced computer chips.

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WSS ‘Untethers’ Associates with New Mobile POS System

Retail TouchPoints

Athletic retailer WSS , which is owned by Foot Locker , will deploy the Aptos One mobile POS solution across its more than 100 U.S. stores. The retailer hopes to enhance the in-store experience and reduce hardware requirements as it actively expands its store footprint. “Building authentic relationships with our customers is core to who we are at WSS,” said Sarah Derba, Senior Director for Information Technology at WSS in a statement.

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

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Saks Fifth Avenue parent company to acquire Neiman Marcus Group for $2.6B

RetailDive

The rival companies will continue to operate independently and the deal is partially funded by e-commerce giant Amazon.

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Weathering the Storm: How Retailers can Ensure Resilience Amid Rising Cloud Outages

Retail TouchPoints

In today’s digital-first marketplace, consumer expectations for flawless shopping experiences, whether in-store or online, have reached unprecedented heights and are putting pressure on retailers to provide an “always on” business model. The Impact of Technical Disruptions on Retail A vivid illustration of the vulnerability of retail operations to technical disruptions occurred recently in the UK.

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Castore Opens Regional Flagship Store at centre:mk

365 Retail

Castore , the premium performance sportswear brand, has officially opened its regional flagship store at centre:mk. Located on the centre’s premium Silbury Arcade, Castore’s investment into centre:mk marks a new regional retail endeavour for the brand. Castore’s centre:mk regional flagship is home to the brand’s complete mainline range, including menswear, womenswear, and junior collections.

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Bira calls on new Labour government to prioritise independent retail sector

TalkingRetail

Following Labour's landslide victory in the July general election, Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association, is urging the new government to make good on its promise of change by prioritising the revival of the independent retail sector and high streets across the UK.

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Mango Opens New Store in Silverburn with Mediterranean-Inspired Concept

365 Retail

International fashion retailer Mango has opened a new store at Silverburn today (5 July), joining the growing lineup of fashion brands housed in the exciting retail and leisure destination. This store is one of the first in Scotland to showcase the popular Spanish brand’s new Mediterranean-inspired store concept, designed to reflect the spirit and freshness of the retailer.

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Nisa MD celebrates local retailers while calling for government action on crime

TalkingRetail

Peter Batt, managing director at Nisa, has written an open letter highlighting the celebration of Independents’ Day weekend and the role of independent retailers and convenience stores across the UK.

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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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Caesar Salad Turns 100: Its Secret History That Turned Into Big Business for Restaurants

RetailWire

The crunchy, salty concoction hails from Tijuana, Mexico.

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Retail industry looks forward to engaging with new government over key issues

TalkingRetail

Following the Labour Party's landslide general election victory, retail industry figures have turned their attention to the party's relevant manifesto pledges.

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Netflix Ends Cheapest Ad-Free Plan in UK and Canada and Sets Upgrade Deadlines

RetailWire

Users subscribed to the Basic tier in the UK and Canada are now facing deadlines to either upgrade to a more expensive option or accept advertisements.

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The Power Of Visuals In Hotel Advertising

365 Retail

Advertising is all about creating a lasting impression. Strong adverts capture our attention; some build emotional connections, others get the point of their message across uniquely, and many enhance social media engagement with the brand. What’s the common thing they all share? They are memorable. Just look back at some of the most iconic adverts – the cake advert by Škoda in which we saw the latest car, being shown made out of cake, being built.

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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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Chinese AI Firms Meet at Shanghai Conference

RetailWire

At the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, Chinese tech companies, ranging from industry giants to ambitious startups, gathered to showcase their latest innovations and express robust support for the country's AI sector despite facing U.S. sanctions.

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BRC calls on new government to help ‘bring footfall home’

TalkingRetail

According to BRC-Sensormatic IQ data covering the four weeks 26 May 2024 – 29 June 2024, total UK footfall decreased by 2.3% in June (year-on-year), up from -3.6% in May. High Street footfall decreased by 3.1% in June (year-on-year), down from -2.7% in May.

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Mark Zuckerberg Goes Viral With July 4 Video

RetailWire

Mark Zuckerberg went viral with a video celebrating the Fourth of July, symbolizing what appears to be his achievement of the American dream.

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Purity Soft Drinks introduces attached caps to Juice Burst

TalkingRetail

Purity Soft Drinks, makers of Juice Burst and firefly, is introducing attached caps across its entire Juice Burst range, making the packaging 100% recyclable from July.

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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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Tesla Cars Make Debut on Chinese Government’s Approved Procurement List

RetailWire

According to the Chinese state-owned media outlet The Paper, Tesla vehicles have now been added to the local Chinese government's purchase list for the first time.

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How Much Does a Front Door Cost?

365 Retail

Whether you’re revamping your home’s kerb appeal or prioritising security and energy efficiency, investing in a new front door is a wise move. However, navigating the cost can be daunting, with various materials, styles, and installation factors influencing the final price tag. Fear not, this blog post is here to help you with front door pricing.

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Impossible Foods Considers Potential Sale

RetailWire

Impossible Foods is contemplating a strategic shift as industry sales stagnate and competitor Beyond Meat experiences a significant decline in stock value.

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Small Business, Big Ideas: What a Niche British Cheese Shop Learned from Netflix

Retail TouchPoints

Alex Sinclair in the doorway of his specialty British cheese shop in San Francisco, Willow on the Green. (Image courtesy Willow on the Green) Alex Sinclair is Scottish, although you’d have a hard time telling it from his accent, which is more of the posh London variety. “I was raised in England and according to my staff, my Scottish accent only appears when I do two functions in the shop — when I take money or I say goodbye,” he said.

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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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Japan’s Stock Market Soars

RetailWire

Japan's stock markets have soared in 2024, with the Nikkei 225 and the Topix hitting new all-time highs.

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Delta Air Lines In-Flight Food Disaster: What We Know

RetailWire

Delta Air Lines is now only serving pasta dishes for international flights.

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Popular Candle Over Safety Concerns

RetailWire

Trader Joe's claims the candles pose a fire risk.

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