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TIER: Tech Leaders Must Adapt To The Evolving US Developer Labor Market

Forrester eCommerce

Despite the uncertain economic climate and continued layoffs, competition for skilled developers will remain high. Forrester’s Priorities Survey, 2024, reveals that 73% of respondents stated that their organization plans on significantly increasing their budget for software development in the coming year – suggesting continued demand for developers.

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Marketing Reset: How to Reach Customers Without Third-Party Cookies

Retail TouchPoints

The era of third-party cookies is at an end. In January, Google Chrome restricted third-party cookies for 1% of users and plans to ramp up restrictions to 100% of users by 2025. Full-fledged fingerprinting around the internet is depreciating, and marketers and customers alike will soon notice, particularly in the retail and ecommerce space. With today’s emphasis on privacy, third-party cookie deprecation will inevitably impact your brand, marketing strategy and customers.

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Dr Pepper Quickly Becoming America’s Favorite Beverage

RetailWire

Dr Pepper has made a remarkable ascent in the American soda market, now sharing the second spot with Pepsi, a position Pepsi has comfortably held for much of the past two decades. According to new data from Beverage Digest, Dr Pepper has climbed from fifth place in 2000 to its current second position, nearly matching Pepsi’s market share. This marks a significant shift in the soft drink landscape, where Coca-Cola continues to reign supreme.

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

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5 Must-Know Moments from the 2024 CommerceNext Growth Show

Fastr

This week, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the CommerceNext Growth Show in the heart of New York City. This event was a treasure trove of insights, innovations, and inspirations that left me buzzing with excitement about the not-so-distant future of ecommerce. From groundbreaking strategies to the latest trends, the show was a one-stop shop for global brands and retailers aiming to find ideas, new technologies , and new partners for scaling their already-impressive businesses.

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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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Rage Against The Machine: Confront The Agency AI Fear Factor With Workforce Literacy

Forrester eCommerce

The failure to rise to the AI moment puts the future of the agency industry and a decade of agencies’ business change at risk. Learn what it takes to help employees gain the skills and confidence to master AI so that fear of AI doesn’t master them.

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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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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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fsBuilds: Increase Conversions in Your Customer Portal with APIs and Embedded Experiences (Video)

FastSpring

About this series: fs Builds features developer-built projects showing step-by-step examples, code snippets, and advice on how to approach building with FastSpring. The goal of this series is to not only help you build with FastSpring, but also to inspire you with new and unique ways to leverage FastSpring’s systems to best serve your company. As always, our support and sales engineering specialists are available to help if you need assistance along the way.

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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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First-Line Sales Managers: Promote Or Hire?

Forrester eCommerce

Today Forrester is publishing new research revealing that, all else being equal, B2B sales leaders achieve better revenue results when they hire first-line sales managers (FLSMs) externally, rather than promoting individual contributors (ICs). This runs counter to standard practice and tradition, but the data is clear: Externally hired managers and their teams perform better.

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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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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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J.C. Penney closing 4 stores in coming months

RetailDive

The department store remains profitable, though net income plummeted nearly 90% last year and sales continued to slide.

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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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Vietnam: Navigating Business and Technology Priorities for 2024

Forrester eCommerce

Looking ahead to 2024, Vietnam’s economic prospects are bright. The country’s GDP is expected to grow significantly, fueled by robust international trade and supportive government policies. Against this positive backdrop, Forrester anticipates a substantial increase (+10.4%) in tech spending in Vietnam for the year 2024.

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Over 15,000 Amazon Delivery Workers Seek Compensation for Overtime and Unpaid Wages

RetailWire

On Tuesday, over 15,000 Amazon delivery drivers launched arbitration proceedings against the e-commerce giant, claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees entitled to minimum wage and overtime benefits.

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Really, Truly Fake: The RealReal ‘Opens’ Counterfeit Handbag Store on Canal Street

Retail TouchPoints

The RealReal makes a concerted effort to keep counterfeit luxury items off the market, removing approximately 5,000 fakes each month (a total of 250,000 since 2011). So what are these faux handbags doing in a RealReal retail store located on NYC’s Canal Street, a notorious knockoff hub? The answer is simple: the fakes, identified by The RealReal’s stringent authentication process, are decidedly not for sale (“hours” listed on the store’s window indicate it is closed Monday through Sunday).

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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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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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AI And Open Banking Payments Dominate Money20/20 Europe 2024

Forrester eCommerce

While Money20/20 Europe had a number themes this year – including "A Customer Universe Of One" and "The Business Of Money" – AI and open banking payments did really steal the show. However, while the AI discussion remained mostly high-level, a confluence of factors have made open banking payments closer to mainstream adoption and therefore red hot.

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Meta To Reduce VP Positions in Continued Restructuring Effort

RetailWire

Meta Platforms is reportedly making further reductions in its executive ranks, with plans to decrease the number of vice president positions from 300 to approximately 250.

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Execs from Target, Hy-Vee and Five Below Top 2024 Retail Innovator Award Winners List

Retail TouchPoints

In the simplest terms, an innovator is someone who creates or introduces something new. But in the world of retail, innovators have the power and potential to do so much more: they drive cutting-edge tech implementations, unlock new revenue opportunities and help drive a brand into a new era of relevance and impact. This year’s Retail Innovator Award winners represent all of this — and more.

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£45M Investment in Gunwharf Quays Enters Second Phase

365 Retail

Portsmouth City Council has granted planning permission for the second phase of Landsec’s £45 million investment in Gunwharf Quays. This phase aims to enhance the visitor experience at the waterfront outlet destination. The second phase of investment focuses on Marlborough Square, one of the primary points of arrival at Gunwharf Quays. The planned improvements include enhancements to the entrance tunnel used by guests arriving via Portsmouth Harbour train station or from the Historic Dockyard.

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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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Make People The Key To Your Success In An AI World

Forrester eCommerce

Success with AI will depend on how effectively you lead your people who leverage powerful AI tools. Learn how to effectively find and train talent for AI in this preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation Summits.

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Qurate faces Nasdaq delisting

RetailDive

The struggling company, which runs home shopping networks QVC and HSN and a small brand portfolio, has until Dec. 9 to regain share price compliance.

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Kohl’s Expands Return Services for Additional Brands and Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

Kohl’s has added brands including Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s to its newly christened in-store returns service, The Return Drop @ Kohl’s. The retailer has partnered with Inmar Post-Purchase Solutions and Narvar to provide shoppers with package-free, label-free returns in its 1,100+ stores nationwide. Kohl’s has years of experience in this area; the retailer partnered with Amazon in 2017 to accept returns for the ecommerce giant, expanding the service chainwide in 2019.

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Akeneo Appoints Annabelle Malherbe as First-Ever Chief of Staff

365 Retail

Akeneo , the product experience company, today announced the appointment of former Zoovu Chief Operations Officer Annabelle Malherbe to Chief of Staff. In this role, Malherbe will work directly with Chief Executive Officer Fred de Gombert to drive the firm’s strategic agenda. Malherbe will serve a critical role in Akeneo’s corporate development, working closely under the guidance of Chief Strategy Officer Kristin Naragon to drive merger and acquisition strategies and coordinate due diligen

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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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Apple’s New Intelligence Is Here

Forrester eCommerce

The tech community, Wall Street, the media, and a smorgasbord of analysts had been holding their collective breath until June 10th. Apple, famously reticent about AI, was about to break its silence at its 2024 WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC).

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TJX to expand into Mexico

RetailDive

Both analysts and the off-pricer itself, which runs TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and other retailers in the U.S., see opportunity in international expansion.

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Bath & Body Works Deploys Gen AI to Help Customers Sniff Out the Perfect Fragrance

Retail TouchPoints

Seeking to modernize its core technology platforms, Bath & Body Works is working with Accenture to leverage the latest digital, martech, AI and generative AI solutions. The retailer will collaborate with Accenture on new capabilities like a digital Fragrance Finder, a gen AI-powered conversational experience designed to help customers find the perfect fragrance tailored to their individual preferences.

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QUIZ Opens New Flagship Store in Manchester’s Trafford Centre

365 Retail

QUIZ , the omni-channel fashion brand, has opened its new flagship store in the iconic Trafford Centre , Manchester. The shop, which opened its doors to the public last week, is located at 126 Regent Crescent within the centre and replaces QUIZ’s former store. The new store boasts approximately 2,500 sq ft of sales floor, providing a larger space for customers.

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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.