Ideal Shopping Direct blasts through bullish forecasts

Retail Technology Review

Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD), the UK multi-channel home shopping retailer and owner of the Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channel, reports that it has achieved a significant turnaround in the past 12 months; £6.5m profit, 30% ahead of the £5m it predicted earlier in the year. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Vaping best for quitting smoking, report reveals

TalkingRetail

Vaping is better than nicotine replacement therapy for stopping smoking, a new report reveals.

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Belk reportedly close to bankruptcy

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The 130-year-old Southern department store, owned by private equity firm Sycamore, is working out a deal with lenders, Bloomberg reported Monday

REPORT: 2018 Is the Year BFCM Changed for Ecommerce Brands

Zaius

The post REPORT: 2018 Is the Year BFCM Changed for Ecommerce Brands appeared first on Zaius. Optimization Report

Lidl reports record Christmas

TalkingRetail

Lidl has reported a 17.9% year-on-year increase in sales in the four-week period to 27 December. The retailer said its basket size increased by 24.8% year-on-year and British households switched £34.7m of spend from all supermarkets. Lidl sold more than 2.7

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Hard seltzer category report launches

TalkingRetail

Hard seltzer brand DRTY has launched a report on the growing category. The report aims to provide detailed category insights, as well as predictions for the future of hard seltzers, the.

Aldi reports record Christmas sales

TalkingRetail

Aldi has reported a spike in demand for premium products that helped it record its best Christmas sales. In the four weeks to 24 December, sales rose by 10.6%, compared with the same period a year ago.

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One Stop franchisee reports huge increase in sales

TalkingRetail

One Stop franchisee Vinay Parekh has reported a huge increase in sales after focusing on smaller stores, positioned for their location and the needs of their community, rather than their size.

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M&S reports robust Christmas trading

TalkingRetail

M&S has reported a 2.6% increase in like-for-like food sales in the 13-weeks to 26 December. The retailer called the performance strong, given the reduced food-to-go sales and lower footfall in town and city centres.

New Forrester Report for Brands: How To Master Your Own Digital Destiny

ChannelAdvisor

And Forrester’s new report can help you do just that. Whether you choose to sell direct to consumers on e-commerce marketplaces or leverage retailer partnerships to expand your digital footprint, Forrester’s report is packed with insights you can use to future-proof your business.

Nisa reports record year for store recruitment

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Nisa says it has recruited more than 620 stores in the past 12 months, delivering a “significant uplift” on a year earlier.

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CMOs to rely on low-risk strategies in 2021: report

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A report from Gartner indicates that nearly three quarters of chief marketing officers will bank on existing consumers this year rather than new ones

Top 20 eCommerce reports any store owner should monitor for a successful business

Omniconvert

Focusing on Shopify and Reveal by Omniconvert, here are the top 20 eCommerce reports any store owner should monitor for a successful business. The post Top 20 eCommerce reports any store owner should monitor for a successful business appeared first on Omniconvert Ecommerce Growth Blog.

Post Office reports ‘strong’ Christmas performance

TalkingRetail

The Post Office has reported a 17% year-on-year increase in total network income, posting £66.3m in sales, for the peak Christmas period from 30 November to 27 December 2020.

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How to Respond to Ripoff Report Reviews

Neil Patel

Ripoff Report is a popular website that claims to give consumers recourse if they are scammed on the internet. How Ripoff Report Listings Can Impact Your Business. The reviews on Ripoff Report are always negative, unlike Yelp , where you will find a mix of good and bad reviews.

Local shops are lifelines for communities across Wales, report finds

TalkingRetail

Findings from the 2021 Welsh Local Shop Report reveals Wales has more.

Home Depot reports sales and earnings gains

RetailWire

Home Depot reported a 25 percent gain in U.S. same-store sales, well above the 20.9 percent consensus among analysts. The home improvement retailer’s profit came in at $2.65 a share, above the consensus of $2.63.

Fossil reports 'triple-digit' e-commerce growth

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Sales through its own online channel and third-party platforms like Amazon grew to account for nearly half of the company's total in Q2

Tesco reports convenience growth

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in the 13 weeks to May, Tesco has reported. This story continues at Tesco reports convenience growth. Booker Retail Partners – including Budgens, Londis and Premier – saw sales grow by 23.5% The supermarket giant said One Stop and UK Tesco Express saw sales grow by 9.9% in the first quarter. More than 50 One Stop stores have converted to Tesco Express in. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail.

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Amazon, Walmart dominate shopping app downloads in 2020: report

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Target, eBay and Wayfair also made the top 10 list as consumers increasingly rely on mobile as a shopping channel, per Apptopia

Google Analytics eCommerce Reports: Improve CVR

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Google Analytics eCommerce Reports. We're sharing 7 ways you can up your game and utilize Google Analytics eCommerce reports to increase your site's conversion rate: Look at timelines using all time frames. Create & use custom reports. Comparing and contrasting the different groups in your Google Analytics eCommerce report, it is easier when they're side-by-side. Create & Use Custom Reports. That's why we recommend custom reports.

Walmart's marketplace doubles in a year: report

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The retailer's recent partnership with Shopify has accelerated its growth, according to Marketplace Pulse

Reports: Amazon Deploys Biometric Palm Reader in More Retail Locations

Retail Touch

Following the fall 2020 launch of its Amazon One contactless biometric palm reader in two Amazon Go stores, the retailer has rolled out the technology to a total of eight retail locations throughout the Seattle area, according to reporting in TechCrunch and other publications.

REPORT: Omnichannel Marketing is All Hype, No Execution

Zaius

According to the 2017 Ecommerce Holiday Report , 86% of ecommerce marketers have still not executed a full omnichannel marketing strategy for their brand. For the 2017 Ecommerce Holiday Report , hundreds of ecommerce leaders shared their omnichannel marketing plan for this holiday season. This report shows that while omnichannel may be a trendy topic in the ecommerce world, it’s not affecting day-to-day operations for most B2C marketers just yet.

Few consumers are happy with their online shopping experience: report

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As more consumers turn to e-commerce, frustration with retailers' websites and apps could create headaches

New Amazon Advertising Reports Available in Vendor Central

ROI Revolution

How will the new Amazon Advertising reports affect brands selling on the Amazon Marketplace? Recently, we’ve noticed that new Amazon advertising reports have been added for your Sponsored Product and Headline Search ad campaigns within Vendor Central. New Amazon Advertising Reports. To this point, reporting within the Amazon interface has been incredibly limited and often challenging. These new Amazon advertising reports look to alleviate these problems.

Minimum wage increase under threat, reports suggest

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Government ministers and the Low Pay Commission are considering shelving a minimum wage increase due in April, claiming it is unaffordable, reports suggest.

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Facebook buys omnichannel customer service startup Kustomer for reported $1B

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Kustomer's focus on supporting customers' online conversations with businesses advances Facebook's efforts to expand into social commerce

ACS adds to Local Shop Report launch line up

TalkingRetail

The Association of Convenience Stores has revealed more details about its virtual Rural Shop Report launch event, which takes place on 23 February.

Report: Birkenstock Could Seek Sale Valued at Nearly $5 Billion

Retail Touch

Birkenstock is reportedly exploring a sale to private equity firm CVC that could value the company at more than $4.85 While its 2020 performance has not been reported, searches for Birkenstock online have increased by 225% since the pandemic hit.

New Report: Email Segmentation Benchmarks

Klaviyo

The post New Report: Email Segmentation Benchmarks appeared first on Klaviyo. Blog Post Stats + Benchmarks email benchmark email segmentation

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Sainsbury’s reports strong Christmas performance

TalkingRetail

Sainsbury’s has posted a 9.3% year-on-year increase in sales over the Christmas period, from 1 November to 2 January. The supermarket giant said that during the festive period sales of its premium Taste the Difference range increased by 11%.

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US consumers reportedly seek bargains as employment picture darkens

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The Labor Department reported a spike in new jobless claims, as GlobalData analysts warn that pay cuts and job losses are affecting behavior

YouTube Cross-Network Reports: Understanding Video’s Impact on Your Customer’s Path to Purchase

ROI Revolution

That is why Google has developed Cross-Network Reports , which allow advertisers to more accurately measure YouTube’s role in the customer journey within the attribution reports in Google Ads. Published February 1, 2021.

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Consumers spent over $100B on mobile apps in 2020: report

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As shopping shifted from in-store to online, mobile purchases reached record-breaking heights

Wholesale sees subdued growth in 2020, report shows

TalkingRetail

Lumina Intelligence’s UK Wholesale Market Report 2020 shows that retail wholesalers faced record levels of demand in 2020, resulting in strong growth, but the impact of restrictions on the hospitality sector had a catastrophic impact on foodservice.

RTP Editors Share Takeaways From Price And Promotions Special Report

Retail TouchPoints

The RTP team shares their top takeaways from the report, including standout statistics and recommendations. Adam Blair, Executive Editor: Researching and writing the Price and Promotion Optimization Report, it occurred to me that I should have included a third “P,” for Personalization. What I’ve learned in many years of reporting on this topic is that personalized pricing shouldn’t mean that I pay $25 for the same item that someone else pays $50 for.

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