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Participate in the 2024 B2B Event Trends Survey: Unlock Valuable Insights for Your Organization

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s B2B event trends survey is back and we invite you to participate! Everyone completing the survey will gain access to the latest market trends and crucial information on building an audience-centric, integrated event strategy within their organization. Overview In the wake of the COVID pandemic, the B2B events landscape has undergone significant transformations.

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Macy’s to Close 150 Nameplate Stores, Focus on Luxury and Small-Format Locations

Retail TouchPoints

Macy’s, Inc. has unveiled its Bold New Chapter strategy, signaling a major shift for the iconic department store retailer. Macy’s plans to close 150 underproductive nameplate stores — approximately 50 this year alone — and continue its expansion of smaller-format stores as it prioritizes investment in about 350 go-forward locations. Additionally, noting that its luxury banners have been outperforming other divisions, Macy’s will open about 15 Bloomingdale’s stores and at least 30 new Bluemercury

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Can Platform Teams Improve Shared Services?

Forrester eCommerce

Business and technology leaders are moving away from shared services due to their association with delays, inflexibility, and bureaucracy. These negative perceptions have led organizations to seek alternatives to meet their agile and digital team requirements.

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Guarding the Retail Fortress: Cybersecurity Challenges and Network Interruption Risks

Retail TouchPoints

In the last several years, retailers have increased the speed with which they have built online and mobile app presence. With this evolution into digital sales and the increased use of data mining, retailers are facing unprecedented challenges in digital security. Cyberattacks and network outages can disrupt operations and erode customer loyalty. This article delves into the evolving threat landscape, examining the impact of these disruptions on retail operations and exploring proactive measures

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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El Futuro De La Segmentación De Redes 5G (5G Network Slicing) 

Forrester eCommerce

Muchas de mis conversaciones recientes sobre 5G se han centrado en el futuro de la segmentación de redes. Quieren discutir fechas, desafíos, oportunidades, casos de uso e industrias. La realidad no es tan rosa como podría pensarse, dada la dependencia de comunidades ajenas a la industria de las telecomunicaciones.

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720-Store Pet Supplies Plus Partners with DoorDash for Deliveries

Retail TouchPoints

Pet Supplies Plus and DoorDash will offer same-day delivery of pet products from all 720 of the retailer’s stores. DoorDash already works with a number of retailers in the pet supplies vertical, including Petco and Choice Pet. “Since launching the Pets vertical in 2020, DoorDash has more than 400,000 pet products available for on-demand delivery,” said Fuad Hannon, VP of New Verticals at DoorDash in a statement.

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How Boisson Benefits From — and Fuels — Non-Alcoholic Beverage Category Growth

Retail TouchPoints

The non-alcoholic beverage (NA) market is projected to reach $176.7 billion in 2024. With a compound annual growth rate of about 25% , this category is poised to reach $426.2 billion in revenue by 2028. Big name alcoholic beverage players such as Anheuser-Busch and Diageo will be fighting to get a piece of this pie by bringing new products to market, especially with U.S. wine and beer sales declining and spirit sales barely seeing growth.

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The B2B Cross-Border Payments Market: What’s Hot In 2024?

Forrester eCommerce

Regional cross-border payment infrastructures are proliferating, and business customers now have richer payment rail choices. This has enabled fintech firms to deepen their market penetration. In response, banks are playing a game of competition, collaboration, and, sometimes, acquisition.

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Digital Brands Group Gets Physical to Clear Excess Inventory

Retail TouchPoints

Digital Brands Group, Inc. (DBG), which has a portfolio of luxury lifestyle brands such as Bailey 44, DSTLD and Sundry , plans to open its first retail store in Dallas. Located at the Simon Premium Outlet Mall in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas, DBG will use the store to clear excess inventory it acquired with its Sundry acquisition, which was completed January 2023.

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520: Blog Apocalypse? Can A Pure Blog Still Make Money With Jim Wang

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today, I’m thrilled to have one of my good friends back on the show, Jim Wang. Last time Jim was on, we discussed how his first blog, Bargaineering, sold for a seven-figure sum. And since then, he’s created Wallet Hacks, where he teaches others how to make and save more money. In this episode, we’re going to discuss the state of blogging and his predictions for blogging going forward.

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The Future of Multi-Vendor Commerce

In this on-demand webinar, discover how Logicbroker’s cutting-edge technology enhances the overall experience for both current and future customers and gain insights into how leveraging our seamless integration process unlocks new dimensions of efficiency and functionality. Plus, learn how our advanced marketplace features are set to revolutionize the way businesses operate, offering opportunities for growth and success within your multi-vendor commerce program.

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Wawa Joins Retail Media Network Club

Retail TouchPoints

Wawa has launched Goose Media Network, the c-store chain’s retail media network (RMN), to give brands the opportunity to reach Wawa customers online as well as via the mobile app and videos played at the gas pump. Wawa worked with Publicis Groupe’s Publicis Sapient , Epsilon and CitrusAd to create the new offering. “Goose Media Network elevates convenience by delivering offers to customers right where they shop and allows us to build new connections with our customers and partners’ brands,” said

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How eCommerce Operations Unlocked Cutter & Buck’s Custom Apparel Business with Dave Santiago - EP 002

Groove

Podcast : Download | Subscribe : Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Meeting Dave Santiago of Cutter & Buck In this episode of the eCommerce Masters Podcast, host Ethan Giffin engages with Dave Santiago, VP of Omni Channel and Corporate Sales at Cutter & Buck. Santiago, with a rich background in consumer goods and digital sectors, dives into Cutter & Buck's transition from a golf-centric brand to a premium lifestyle label with long-lasting, consumer-favorite products.

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With its Newest Store, Washington Gets a Whiff of Olfactory NYC

Retail TouchPoints

Olfactory NYC has ventured inside the Beltway for its latest store, which will open in April. The brand, founded in 2017, has three stores in New York City and one in Boston. The Olfactory NYC store experience is designed to eliminate the guesswork behind choosing — or even creating — a signature scent. When visiting a studio, customers can smell and select from nine core gender-neutral fragrances that they can then further customize to their wants and preferences.

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‘Goldilocks Shoppers’ Seek Omnichannel Experiences | Salsify

Salsify

Get to know Goldilocks shoppers and what their search for ‘just right’ omnichannel experiences looks like in the modern consumer buying journey.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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Walmart trims store-to-home delivery costs by 20%

RetailDive

The retail giant's CFO credited the improvements in part to "densifying the last mile" by delivering more packages per route.

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Not on the High Street Founder, Holly Tucker MBE, Confirmed to Headline at the Retail Technology Show

365 Retail

The Retail Technology Show (RTS), the leading industry event that connects retail’s changemakers and leading tech innovators, has announced that Holly Tucker MBE, Founder of Holly & Co and Not On The High Street, will deliver a keynote session as part of its trailblazing 2024 conference programme. Taking place at London Olympia on the 24 and 25 April 2024, RTS is retail’s flagship event that brings the sector’s sharpest minds and leading luminaries to the stage.

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Lowe’s net sales fall 17% in Q4

RetailDive

Executives announced $140 million in discretionary year-end bonuses for assistant store managers and front-line workers.

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Macy’s Announces Plans To Close 150 Stores

RetailWire

In a bid to rejuvenate its brand amidst shifting consumer preferences, Macy’s is undergoing a significant makeover with 150 stores set to close.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Analytics Unite: Leaders From Target and Victoria’s Secret Join Iconic Retailer Lineup

RIS News

Analytics Unite is just over two months away, being held at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, and we’re excited to share an agenda that is packed with speakers from iconic retail brands, now including Target Corporation and Victoria’s Secret & Co.

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AI Tools for Logos and Branding

Practical eCommerce

Impressive AI-driven branding platforms can create or perfect logos, colors, templates, and more. The post AI Tools for Logos and Branding appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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February 2024 SEO News Recap

ROI Revolution

Welcome to our February 2024 SEO News Recap! This month, we have the latest news on TikTok SEO, a new name for Google’s AI, residual impacts from last year’s Helpful Content Update, and more. Jump to each February 2024 SEO News Recap news topic using the links below: Your Rankings Are Not Affected by Toxic Link Reports Is TikTok Really a Search Engine?

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Walmart Redefines Skilling Strategy to Meet Evolving Workforce Needs

RIS News

In a move aimed at empowering its workforce and meeting changing market demands, the retailer has rolled out several changes to its L&D strategy.

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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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Macy’s to close 150 more stores in 3 years

RetailDive

New CEO Tony Spring said under-performing stores must close even if they are cash-flow positive, telling analysts: “The bar has now been raised.

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Nespresso Professional launches new Brazil Organic coffee

TalkingRetail

Nespresso Professional has announced the launch of a Brazil Organic capsule, a new pure Arabica blend developed exclusively to complement the existing Origins Organic range.

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Wendy’s To Test Dynamic Pricing

RIS News

Beginning as early as 2025, Wendy’s will begin testing dynamic pricing along with AI-enabled menu changes and suggestive selling. Get the details.

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Outback, Carrabba’s, Fleming’s, and Bonefish Grill Closing 41 Locations

RetailWire

Bloomin' Brands is closing 41 of its eateries due to loss in profits and costly improvements.

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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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SheerID Ranks Among the Top Tier in Inc. Magazine’s List of the Pacific Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Year in a Row

SheerID

SheerID was included in Inc. Magazine's list of the Pacific region’s fastest-growing private companies for the second year in a row.

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Supergoop taps JLo Beauty vet as next CEO

RetailDive

The skin care brand named Lisa Sequino as chief executive, succeeding Amanda Baldwin, who left to head Olaplex.

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Kellogg’s CEO Faces Backlash After Suggesting Cereal for Dinner

RetailWire

Kellogg's CEO, Gary Pilnick, recently suggested a thrifty solution to combat soaring grocery bills: eat cereal for dinner. During an interview with CNBC, Pilnick emphasized the affordability of cereal compared to other meal options, noting its suitability for cash-strapped consumers.

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Syndigo Announces 2023 Americas Partner of the Year Recipients

Pivotree Blog

Pivotree, Acosta Group, Credencys, Accenture, and Thoughtspark recognized for excellence and impact in leveraging Syndigo solutions for data management and execution.

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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