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According to a recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center there was a 68% increase in data breaches in 2021 compared to 2020, awarding last year with the highest number of data breaches ever reported. Given that much of this compromised data will include email and password combinations, cybercriminals have been handed even more […]
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A 45-year-old family-owned luxury business might not be the kind of company one expects to be at the cutting edge of digital commerce, but thanks to President Ken Natori, the company’s second-generation leader, Natori is just that. The designer fashion brand launched its own ecommerce operation in 2008, at a time when many other high-end […]
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  Looking for success clues restaurants continue to evolve in foodservice most completive space the Grocerant Niche. That space is wide open it is not dominated by Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, or Dollar stores according to Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson; who stated “retail foodservice is now about […]
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 For many businesses and fast-casual restaurants, digital menus are nothing new. They’re easy to use, with clean, concise, neatly arranged screens that display menus in accurate, vibrant ways. Plus, doing it all in real-time without the need for chalkboards, expensive cardboard printouts, or inefficient static signs is far more sustainable and cheaper in the long […]
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Viahart is a manufacturer of educational toys. Having experienced repeated intellectual property theft, its owner, Molson Hart, responded with a new company, Edison Litigation Financing. The post Fed-up Toy Company Responds to Knock-offs appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
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NEW YORK – May 19, 2022 – Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO David Cohen released the following response to the Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act introduced today in the U.S. Senate, which would bar digital advertising companies from providing both ad-buying and ad-selling technology, as well as online exchanges facilitating those transactions: “This legislation […]
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Sales of alcohol and tobacco were the main cause of a surprising rise in UK retail sales in April. Sales volumes jumped 1.4% last month, following a fall of 1.2% in March, despite the inflationary pressure on consumers. However, the Office for National Statistics, which produced the figures, said there remained a longer-term downward trend […]
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Digital technologies have spurred the rise of resellers — individuals and organizations that look for opportunities and use bots to purchase goods instantly and at scale. Resellers may purchase discontinued or discounted merchandise, but often target the hottest items that consumers are waiting to purchase. And they’re dominating the fashion, technology, events and travel industries, […]
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Ensuring your website visitors have a positive experience is absolutely crucial for turning shoppers into buyers. But increasingly, the online customer journey is disrupted by pop-up ads, browser plug-ins and extensions designed to redirect shoppers away from your site. More than just distracting, “audience hijacking” can take a real bite out of sales, significantly impacting […]
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Target’s online out-of-stock SKUs soared from 5% in 2020Q1 to 15% in 2022Q1 according to Earnest Research Retail Pricing data. Out-of-stock SKUs, a proxy for unavailable products, initially jumped in the beginning of the pandemic. Around 20% of Apparel & Accessories items listed on Target’s site were out-of-stock in 2021, compared to 14% in 2020. […]
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Tough quarter for Target, which reported a $1 billion Q1 profit yesterday … a big number, but one that was about half that reported during the same period a year ago.  Q1 revenue was up four percent, to $24.8 billion, same-store sales were up 3.3 percent, and digital sales were up 3.2 percent, but profit […]
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First impressions matter. A poor onboarding process can set the wrong tone – for wealth managers trying to grow their assets under management (AUM) — and for clients who entrust their assets to someone new. Leaders in digital transformation at wealth management firms are seizing on this fact, with nearly half saying their biggest tech investment […]
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Predictive analytics — everyone in the insurance world is talking about it. But what is it, and how can predictive analytics help you grow your brokerage client list?  Here’s a quick definition: predictive analytics takes scattered pieces of data from across your systems, organizing them to assess what has happened in the past. Then, using […]
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While we had the chance to be at home more over the past few years, you may have spruced up a home office or replaced a couch. However, once the new item was in your home, you may have had some buyer’s remorse or the item didn’t live up to its website photo. In any […]
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Connected TV Makes Up Largest Ad Spend Amongst Digital Video Advertising NEW YORK — May 2, 2022 —Digital video advertising spend surged 49% in 2021 and is expected to increase an additional 26% to $49.2B in 2022 according to IAB’s “2021 Video Ad Spend and 2022 Outlook” report. Released at the 2022 IAB NewFronts, in […]
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Forecasted to Exceed $2B in 2022 and Over $4B by 2024 NEW YORK – May 9, 2022 –The explosive revenue growth of podcast advertising reached a new high in 2021, racing well past the $1B mark to $1.4B. Podcast advertising grew 2X faster in 2021 (+72%) than the total internet ad market according to the […]
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The explosive growth of online shopping has forced many retailers to quickly adapt and pivot. Without the right technologies, they often struggle to attract new customers, grow market share, and serve e-commerce customers profitably. Now is the perfect time for retailers to accelerate their digital transformation journey and discover solutions that support intelligent real-time decision […]
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Boutique marketplace Jane.com has hired David John Smith to serve as the company’s new CTO as it moves forward with its transformation from a three-day flash-deal platform into an evergreen selling model. Smith’s appointment follows Jane’s $40 million investment from Tritium Partners, as the marketplace marks $1 billion in sales to date. As home to […]
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The cost of living continues to rise. A few weeks ago it was announced that inflation hit a 40-year high. While many e-commerce businesses will see their sales impacted by the rising cost of living, there are some things that can be done to keep sales strong during this time. And they all boil down […]
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Retailers use and reliance on third-party data is changing due to rules on data collection established by privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA. In the coming years, all of the biggest web browsers, from Google Chrome to Safari, will prohibit the use of third-party cookies. This means retailers will have to solely rely on […]
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The shopper should set the agenda for your brand — always. Those brands that fall out of touch with consumer tastes become disconnected from those with the sole power to keep you profitable and relevant. This is why Raydiant produced the State of Consumer Behavior 2022 report. By serving up actionable insights into what the […]
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Taking its Nordstrom Local pop-up concept to swanky environs this year, the luxury retailer will open an 850-square-foot location in Southampton, N.Y. from May 27 through Sept. 7. Nordstrom customers will have access to an array of services at this location as visitors descend upon the town that is known as a summer haven. Blending […]
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Stripe — the payments giant valued at $95 billion — is on a product sprint to expand its services and functionality beyond the basic payments that form the core of its business today. Today the company took the wraps off Data Pipeline, an infrastructure product that will let its users create links between their Stripe […]
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Watch movies, play games, and stay connected at home or on-the-go with up to 10 hours of battery life, USB-C for easy charging, a 30% faster processor, and double the RAM—for only $59.99 New Fire 7 Kids comes with one year of Amazon Kids+ offering thousands of ad-free apps, books, games, videos,
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The billionaire’s plans are on hold, but you should still reconsider your relationship with the platform. The warning was blunt: “Once the deal closes, we don’t know what direction this company will go in.” That’s what Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal told his employees recently, referring to the pending takeover of Twitter by billionaire flamethrower Elon […]
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The future of comms will be about rebuilding trust, strengthening culture with new ways of working and innovative tools, according to a comprehensive Ragan Salary & Workplace Culture Survey report. When the world changed in March 2020, strategic communications became a necessity across business functions. Now, as communicators polish their crystal balls to prophesize what […]
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The nation’s largest retailers have been holding strong against supply chain challenges, high fuel costs and inflation, but their combined ongoing impact is finally starting to weigh on their performance. Both Walmart and Target reported weak single-digit sales growth in their latest quarters, and while continued home improvement interest elevated The Home Depot to record […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]

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