June, 2024

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Creating An eCommerce Email Newsletter

Groove

A newsletter can be a fantastic (and low cost) way to organically grow your customer and prospect database. It lets you shape how your brand is viewed and position your company as a thought leader, regardless of your industry or specialization. There are four milestones for any newsletter subscriber, and moving people through them is critical to your success.

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Meet Our 40 Under 40 Winners of 2024

Retail TouchPoints

For the fourth year, Retail TouchPoints and Design:Retail are revealing a new class of emerging leaders worth knowing. The 40 Under 40 Awards and its winners represent the diversity of the retail industry and its various players: brands, technology vendors, agencies and consultancies, and design firms. And at the brand level, we have the honor of spotlighting executives from both established legacy retailers as well as emerging direct-to-consumer brands.

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Forrester’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2024: As AI Dominates, Security Becomes Paramount

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2024 reflects the continued dominance of AI but also emphasizes the growing importance of security in our increasingly connected world. Get a deep dive on the top 10 list in this blog post.

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The 6 Main Holiday Shopper Styles | Salsify

Salsify

Explore the six main types of holiday shoppers, including what they value the most from the brands they buy from and how you can best reach them this holiday season.

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

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Introducing FastSpring’s Expanded Apple Pay Features

FastSpring

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Apple Pay capabilities, available now to your buyers using FastSpring for purchases on your website or web shop on Safari, Chrome for iOS, and Mac. Tailor-made for businesses selling in-game currencies or in-app items or subscriptions within the Apple ecosystem, this update from FastSpring allows you to offer a seamless, fast, and secure payment option to your customers, enhancing the overall shopping experience and driving more sales through decr

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Tractor Supply slashes all DEI roles, carbon-emission goals and Pride support

RetailDive

The retailer said it would focus on "being a good neighbor," but the Human Rights Campaign said the decisions mean the company is "turning its back on their own neighbors.

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Walgreens to Offer Free HIV and STD Testing at 550 Stores

Retail TouchPoints

For its National HIV Testing Day event on June 27, Walgreens will provide free testing for HIV and other STDs at a record 550 stores. No appointment is needed to get the tests, which typically provide results in 20 minutes or less, at any of these participating Walgreens stores. The retailer, which has been working with Greater Than HIV , a public information initiative of KFF , since 2011, has provided more than 82,000 free HIV tests through the in-store program, including more than 15,000 self

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Announcing Our Inaugural AI Foundation Models For Language Forrester Wave™ — 21 Criteria To Consider, Beyond Benchmarks

Forrester eCommerce

AI researchers and scientists love their benchmarks and model parameter counts, but perhaps not as much as tech journalists love to report on them. Every week there is news about a model beating a benchmark or exceeding parameter counts.

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Viral Video Sparks Concerns Over Walmart’s Watermelon Quality

RetailWire

A Walmart customer has recently taken the internet by storm with a TikTok video showcasing an unusual watermelon she purchased from the retail giant. The video, shared by Gabriela (@gabrielanailsnmakeup), has accumulated over 5 million views as of Saturday evening, sparking widespread curiosity and concern among viewers.

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A Better Ecommerce Landing Page

Practical eCommerce

What if there was a simple formula to improve landing page conversions from ad campaigns? Turns out, there is. The post A Better Ecommerce Landing Page appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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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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Under Armour to pay $434M to settle lawsuit that claimed Kevin Plank mislead investors

RetailDive

If approved, the agreement requires the retailer to keep its CEO and chair roles separate for three years and instill a performance-based condition for some executive stock benefits.

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Ex-Post Office CEO Paula Vennells almost sacked back in 2014, inquiry hears

TalkingRetail

Government officials were considering sacking former CEO Paula Vennells back in 2014, it has been revealed today (6 June) during the Post Office inquiry. The inquiry was shown an internal government document that showed Vennells’ position was under review.

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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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It’s Time For A Revenue Process Transformation

Forrester eCommerce

Buyers are in control of the revenue process — and B2B marketing, sales, and customer success teams need to align their approaches with that reality. Discover the Forrester Opportunity Lifecycle and how it can drive durable, long-term revenue growth.

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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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Nationwide Dog Treat Recall Over Metal Contamination Concerns

RetailWire

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a nationwide warning to dog owners following a recall of dog treats that may be contaminated with metal objects. The voluntary recall affects 3,551 bags of Green Tripe dog treats produced by Virginia-based TDBBS LLC, sold under the "Barkworthies" and "Best Bully Sticks" brand labels. These treats were available in retail outlets and online across the U.S. from February 2024 to May 2024.

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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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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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Revo Opens New Pop-Up Store in Dubrovnik Harbor, Croatia

365 Retail

Revo , the performance eyewear company, has announced the opening of a new pop-up retail store in the picturesque harbour of Dubrovnik, Croatia. This marks another milestone in Revo’s global retail expansion strategy, following successful openings in Barcelona, Spain, and SoHo, Manhattan. Situated in the heart of Dubrovnik’s bustling main yacht marina at Lapadska Obala 17, the Revo pop-up store enjoys one of the highest traffic locations for tourists, boat owners, yacht owners, and cruise ship p

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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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Walmart Adds Digital Shelf Labels, AI Shopping Assistant as Part of ‘Retail Renaissance’

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart has unveiled a slate of new tech innovations as part of its “Retail Renaissance,” which the company said is aimed at “meeting customer demand with adaptive retail, innovations that intuitively fit into customers’ lives as they seamlessly move across platforms and places.” The new tech includes the rollout of digital shelf labels at all 2,300 U.S. stores by 2026, testing of a Gen AI-powered digital shopping assistant and the integration of drone delivery into its app. “Driven by our

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Six Technologies Will Make Digital Experiences More Humanlike (And GenAI Is Just One Among Them)

Forrester eCommerce

The future of human-machine interaction (HMI) will be drastically more humanlike in six ways — creative, conversational, perceptive, embodied, physical, and personified — as a result of six emerging technologies: generative AI, language AI, adaptive AI, somatic interfaces, spatial interfaces, and virtual people, respectively. But these technologies are still immature, and the road ahead is fraught with challenges.

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Amazon Reaches Historic $2 Trillion Market Cap Milestone

RetailWire

Amazon has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing a $2 trillion market capitalization for the first time in its history. This momentous event occurred during intraday trading on Wednesday, propelling Amazon into an elite group of tech giants that have crossed this formidable threshold. The company's stock closed up 3.9% at $193.61, marking a significant moment for the e-commerce and cloud computing behemoth.

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Charts: Business Adoption of AI Q2 2024

Practical eCommerce

Per a new PwC survey, 72% of global businesses now use at least one AI application. The post Charts: Business Adoption of AI Q2 2024 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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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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Walmart targets Gen Z with apparel brand relaunch

RetailDive

The overhaul of its “No Boundaries” private label is the retailer’s latest attempt to gain traction in fashion, this time with casual style and low prices.

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Arrival of the Laser-etched Avocado as Tesco Makes Plastic-saving Move

365 Retail

Avocado fans will notice some dramatic changes when they pick up one of Britain’s most popular salad items at Tesco. In a move to help the environment, the supermarket will trial the scrapping of barcode stickers currently on extra large avocados and replace them with a bold laser etching. At the same time it is also trialling replacing the plastic tray packaging for two of its most popular avocado lines and moving to a cardboard container that is easier to recycle.

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In Retail Real Estate, Smaller Spaces See Big Demand

Retail TouchPoints

“Less is more” appears to be the new mantra for retailers and QSRs when it comes to square footage for their stores and restaurants. A report from commercial real estate company JLL revealed that in Q1 2024, more than two-thirds (68.5%) of leasing deals were for spaces of 2,500 square feet or smaller. The trend toward compact selling spaces isn’t a new phenomenon, according to Arvind Cheruku, Partner and CIO of Janapriya Upscale USA , a subsidiary of a 36 -year-old real estate company with roots

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InfoSecurity Europe 2024: Next-Gen & AI Dominate The Show Floor

Forrester eCommerce

InfoSecurity, once known as the RSA of Europe, annually brings together around 20,000 and 500 exhibitors to share knowledge in over 200 sessions, network and showcase the latest solutions.

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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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Costco Fans Frustrated by Exclusive Canadian Food Court Favorites

RetailWire

Costco enthusiasts in the United States have been left frustrated and envious upon discovering that a popular food court item available in Canada is not offered stateside.

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Nisa Smithy Green owners donate over £20,000 to local causes through MADL

TalkingRetail

Nisa Local Smithy Green in Wigan, run by brothers Hepesh and Mitesh Halai, has donated over £20,000 to local causes through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity. The family bought the convenience business in 2008 and became part of the Nisa family in 2011.

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Landlords close in on acquisition of Express

RetailDive

With private equity-backed WHP Global, Brookfield and Simon Property Group have put up a stalking horse bid of some $160 million in cash and $38 million in assumed liabilities.

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Pandora Opens Refurbished Evoke 2.0 Concept Store at Liverpool ONE

365 Retail

Grosvenor has announced that Pandora , the world’s largest jewellery brand, has opened a 2,000 sq ft Evoke 2.0 concept store at Liverpool ONE. This refurbishment of its existing unit on South John Street is part of the ongoing investment by several brands in the destination since the beginning of 2024. Pandora’s refurbishment introduces the Evoke 2.0 store concept, featuring a modern aesthetic designed to immerse visitors in the Pandora brand.

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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.