Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

Retail Technology Review

The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery. By David Thomas, General Manager, ZoneSafe - Proximity Warning & Alert Systems.

7 Advanced Facebook Search Operators

Neil Patel

The social media giant’s rise to search engine status includes the addition of advanced features, like Facebook search operators. What are Facebook search operators, and why should you care about them? What Are Search Operators? 4 Reasons to Use Facebook Search Operators.

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Forecourt operator selects EDGEPoS for three sites

TalkingRetail

This story continues at Forecourt operator selects EDGEPoS for three sites. Retailer Ehtsham Ul Haq has installed EDGEPoS at his three Essar-branded forecourts at Hatton Service Station near Derby, Rockbay Service Station in Buxton, and newly opened Burslem Filling Station in Stoke on Trent.

Chevron, Handy Mart Operators Deploy AI-Powered Predictive Analytics to Streamline Operations

Retail Touch

Among the businesses now deploying solutions from Hypersonix are: H&S Energy — a retail, gasoline and convenience store operator with approximately 113 locations throughout California, most of which are branded as Chevron locations.

The Secret Recipe For A Successful Retail Operations System

Retail TouchPoints

By Praveen Kanyadi, SpotCues Retail operations are the backbone of every store, regardless of whether it’s a small business or a large big box retailer. While consumer-facing advances are essential, many retailers have yet to make critical investments in back-end operations. Brick-and-mortar retailers must optimize operations to sustain themselves, ensuring the seamless functioning of all customer-facing and back-end activities.

Crocs Hires Former Nike Executive to Lead Americas Operation

Retail Touch

She also served as VP, Nike Direct Global Retail Operations, responsible for global real estate, construction, retail operations, risk and control across 1,200 stores. Retail Movers & Shakers Store Operations Crocs Nike

How Robots Can Help Retail Operate Safely Again

Retail Touch

Other operations will innovate, but will this be enough? Executive ViewPoints Store Operations robots Brady Watkins SBRABefore COVID-19, the brick-and-mortar shopping differentiator for the consumer was the in-person experience: They could try on the goods, or just see them in context.

NFRN chief operating officer announces departure

TalkingRetail

The NFRN has announced that Greg Deacon has left his role as chief operating officer (COO) at the trade association.

Fry’s Shuts Down Operations, Shutters 31 Stores

Retail Touch

The company ceased all regular operations and began the wind-down process on Feb. News Briefs Store Operations covid-19 frys electronics store closures

Kidderminster operation seizes “significant amount” of illegal tobacco

TalkingRetail

This story continues at Kidderminster operation seizes “significant amount” of illegal tobacco. West Mercia Police officers seized a “significant amount” of counterfeit tobacco from three supermarkets and stores in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, this week.

IBM iSeries Integration: Streamlining Operations For A BigCommerce Client

Groove

Before working with the Groove Commerce team, Perform Group, the parent company to Curtain Call, operated a highly customized Magento website that often struggled with speed and page load times.

How Retailers Can Make Effective Changes for Better Logistics Operations

Retail Touch

Here’s a look at three ways retailers can make effective changes for better logistics operations. Holiday 2020 was unlike any other for ecommerce growth. In November and December, Adobe Analytics reported that online shopping grew 32.2% from 2019, totaling $188.2 billion.

Sam's Club equips its fulfillment operations with robotic pickers

retaildive

The retailer has adopted the use of autonomous mobile robots in its new Southern California fulfillment center for e-commerce orders

5 Tips for Improving Operational Efficiency With Salsify Workflow | Salsify

Salsify

Salsify Workflow helps speed up your time to market and improves operational efficiency by centralizing your entire content process within Salsify.

GameStop partners with Microsoft on operations tech

retaildive

The agreement, which comes just before the holidays, also gives customers the chance to buy Xbox All Access through the gaming retailer

Chico's shores up finances, digital operations amid store closures

retaildive

With stricter attention to profitability, the company has permanently closed 28 locations this year and plans as many as 50 more

9 Ways to Smash Operating Costs in Your Online Business

A Better Lemonade Stand

The post 9 Ways to Smash Operating Costs in Your Online Business appeared first on A Better Lemonade Stand. Accounting, Finance & Legal Operations & Customer Service Strategy & AnalyticsIn this article, we share our own business cost reduction tips that have made a difference for us & will make a difference for your business, too!

The New Operating Model Is Upon Us

Forrester's Customer Insights

Age of the Customer Agile development & operations (DevOps) infrastructure & operations operationalizing innovationThe world didn’t stop when the global health pandemic clobbered businesses around the globe. Companies large and small stepped up to the plate to find creative solutions. This accelerated an already ongoing trend for companies to become future fit — i.e., adaptive, creative, and resilient.

Sustainable Ecommerce Initiatives That Drive Growth and Operational Efficiency

Kibo

However, providing great experiences will only take your organization so far before its inner operations are compelled to catch up. Take a capability-driven approach to operational processes based on the needs of the customer.

Employee Spotlight: Andrea Nelson, People Operations Champion

FastSpring

A: I actually ended up in people operations by accident! In this role, I was also working under the HR manager part time and she was actually the one who encouraged me to pursue people operations because she recognized how detail oriented and organized I was. You could even go as far as saying she was the catalyst for my people operations career since she was the one who encouraged me to pursue a Human Resources certification program through UCSB Extension!

What Is Market Intelligence and How Can It Help Your Retail Operations?

Wiser

Here’s what you need to know about market intelligence, and how you can use it to help improve your retail operations. The post What Is Market Intelligence and How Can It Help Your Retail Operations?

Bankrupt Century 21, Citing $175 Million Insurance Nonpayment, Will Cease Operations

Retail Touch

The company has filed motions with the bankruptcy court to keep the stores and web site in operation in order to run going-out-of-business sales. News Briefs Store Operations Century 21

Fast-growing convenience operator on course to almost double retail empire

TalkingRetail

A fast-growing convenience store operator is on course to almost double the size of its retail empire by the end of 2021. It means the company now operates 12 stores and.

Toucan Toco Helps Both Franchisors and Franchisees Access Operational Insights

Retail Touch

Toucan Toco has launched its fully interactive franchise analytics solution in North America. The data dashboard aims to provide franchise networks with rigorous insights to rapidly boost market share, customer satisfaction and sales performance, benefitting both franchisors and franchisees.

How This Custom eCommerce Integration Streamlines This Client's B2B Operations

Groove

eCommerce Integration: Improving B2B Operations. Operating in this manner caused frustrations for the sales team. B2B eCommerce businesses often run into problems when it comes to tracking inventory and processing orders.

7 Retail Operations You Must Manage Effectively

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Managing retail operations holistically means focusing on each aspect of the business and managing each essential element of the operation effectively and efficiently. If you manage each of these essential parts of retail operations well, you’ll have a successful retail business.

FAA: New drone rules address safety, provide more operational flexibility

retaildive

While the industry has seen a flurry of drone activity with UPS, Amazon Prime, Walmart and others, regulation and investment hurdles have precluded more widespread adoption for delivery operations

Tanger Outlets Returns to Pre-Pandemic Traffic Levels Even as Other Mall Operators Mull Closures

Retail Touch

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers , which owns and operates 37 open-air outlet centers across the U.S. malls hard, with many operators struggling to stay afloat after months of rent delays and the bankruptcies of anchor retailers.

Saks Fifth Avenue lays off store operations employees

retaildive

The department store confirmed the workforce cuts as part of a shift in strategy, but declined to say how many or which employees will be let go

March 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Forrester's Customer Insights

Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research. As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but all of the work and client insights that went into its creation.

Sales Operations As Switzerland: How Sales Leaders Can Avoid The Politics Of Territory Design

Forrester's Customer Insights

In her latest blog post, Anne Slough discusses the critical role that sales operations plays to maintain equity in the territory design process. Territory design and the subsequent application and management of those plans is fraught with opportunities for distortion by human intervention.

The flipside of CX: Operational excellence

TradeGecko

If there’s one factor that drives an exceptional customer experience (CX), it’s operational excellence. But what do we mean when we say “operational excellence”, how can it be achieved, and what are the outcomes? Operations and Supply Chain ManagementRead on to find out.

How Amazon Operations Can Boost Your Profitability

CPC Strategy

Amazon operations may not be the sexiest part of running a business, but it is vital to driving the profitability of your business. The post How Amazon Operations Can Boost Your Profitability appeared first on Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy. Read More. Amazon Marketplace

Cash machine operator Cardtronics UK admits to ‘backlog of problems’

TalkingRetail

Cash machine provider Cardtronics UK, operator of Cashzone ATMs, has admitted to “a backlog” of problems that had led to reported delays of up to six weeks in fixing faulty machines.

Bed Bath & Beyond brings in Walmart, Wayfair vets to support digital operations

retaildive

Jill Pavlovich and Jake Griffith will help grow the company's $3 billion online business as it works toward becoming an "omni-always" retailer

Coronavirus gives forecourt operators a new lease of life

TalkingRetail

The coronavirus pandemic has been liberating for forecourt operators and going forward they have to be more adventurous, an ACS conference has heard. This story continues at Coronavirus gives forecourt operators a new lease of life.

Gap to Close 350 Stores as Retailer Shifts Focus to Ecommerce and Off-Mall Operations

Retail Touch

Longer-term, the company plans to reconfigure its operations so that 80% of revenue comes from ecommerce and off-mall locations by January 2024. Digital Commerce Financial News Store Operations Gap banana republic Old Navy store closures athleta globaldataGap Inc.