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  1. Corporate Finance
Have you ever thought of starting a retail business or are you currently running one? Operating a retail business is both rewarding and challenging. While owning your retail company presents plenty of room for growth and success, you’ll also face some problems or setbacks. One of the biggest challenges that you’ll face is related to […]
  1. Holiday & Events
The Christmas selling season represents the biggest portion of the $33 billion spent annually on toys. Retailers have been trying to stock up ahead of the holidays, although inventory holes remain. “There is more demand than we can supply,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, said, referring to retail orders for his company’s products […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Industry Association (FMI) is out with a report that examines how traditional grocery business cycles are being upended by pandemic-fueled changes in consumer behaviors. “The Food Industry Speaks 2021” tells the story of the food retail industry’s resilience and transformation in 2020, and identifies how the landscape continues to shift, […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
MANCHESTER, Conn. – The ADUSA Supply Chain network today announced the opening of its newest distribution center here, a 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will receive, select and transport 88 million cases of nonperishable grocery products annually for more than 450 Stop & Shop stores and e-commerce centers. The facility also includes a state-of-the-art technology […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The ways we work have radically changed. But the ways we build our workforces have not undergone the same shifts. How do we hire, support, and prepare a tech workforce for jobs that don’t exist yet? How do we ensure that the workforce we build is more inclusive, diverse, and skilled than ever?   These are […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Workday has captured the hearts of many enterprise buyers looking to modernize their employee experience with its human capital management (HCM) software in a way competitors have struggled to match. In recent years, Workday has sought to expand that foothold and compete more broadly to serve as a digital operations platform by expanding into financials […]
  1. WitsNotes
Loyalty takes center-stage with WitsNotes Volume 3:  Title: The Tipping Point of Loyalty (2021) Author: Upside Topic(s): Loyalty, Retail Length: 66 pages RetailWit Summary: 2 pages The Summary: The value of a loyal customer has increased—for retailers, the top loyal customers are worth up to 27x of revenue versus your non-loyals. And, shoppers are less […]
  1. Media & Marketing
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–project44, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Echtzeit-Visibilität für Lieferketten und ein Google Premier Visibility Provider, gibt eine weitere Partnerschaft mit Google Cloud bekannt. Die Kooperation ermöglicht Kunden einen noch besseren Echtzeit-Einblick in ihre Lieferketten. Im Rahmen dieser Partnerschaft ist project44 der erste strategische Partner für Echtzeit-Transportvisibilität sein, der seine Funktionen in die Google Cloud-Lösung […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  There are times that old industry insiders pontificate on things that they just don’t understand.  This may not be the case this time for our own Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson, based in Tacoma, WA with Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson stated, “consumers are attracted to restaurant brands for a plethora of reasons most are tired to […]
  1. Merchandising
Academy Sports – Product Developer Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth. Responsible for the Private Brand product assortment development, presentation and organization, this person would have excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate with not just their peers, but […]
  1. Department & Category
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf last week announced that private brand snack manufacturer Shearer’s Foods will expand its company in Erie, creating dozens of new jobs, retaining hundreds of existing positions, and injecting millions of dollars into the local economy. “We in Pennsylvania know that our commonwealth is the best place to live and do business, […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Labor shortages, pent-up consumer demand, and supply chain disruptions could dramatically impact retailers this holiday season. And adding privacy changes on Apple’s new iOS 15 means email marketers face a perfect storm of uncertainty. The post A Perfect Storm for 2021 Holiday Email Marketing appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Media & Marketing
Luxury watchmaker Breitling has implemented an order management system (OMS) from Fluent Commerce.  The decision was made to replace its platform with a modern “headless architecture”, able to support peak season and growth. Immediate benefits for Breitling, and its customers, include the ability to open and manage orders from every sales channel and coordinate the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Raydiant’s new series, the Future of Shopping, interviews experts and thought leaders with a goal of better understanding what organizations can do to prepare themselves for what lies ahead.  The following is an interview we recently had with Maria Vasserman, Marketing Communications Specialist, MAROPOST. How has consumer shopping behavior evolved over the past 5 years? […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
日本大阪–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(美國商業資訊)–松下公司(Panasonic Corporation)今日宣布,該公司已經完成了對Blue Yonder的收購,該公司是領先的端對端數位交付平臺供應商。松下在2020年7月收購了Blue Yonder的20%股份後,現在又收購了剩餘的80%股份。此次投資對Blue Yonder的估值為85億美元。 自松下於2021年4月23日宣布收購全部股份以來,該收購已經完成了反壟斷審查程序,並獲得了美國等國監管部門的批准。 此次收購加速了松下和Blue Yonder關於Autonomous Supply Chain™(自主供應鏈)的共同願景。透過將松下的感測技術和邊緣設備與Blue Yonder的AI/ ML驅動的計畫、執行和商業解決方案統一起來,企業可以打造更智慧、更互聯的電子商務策略、零售商店、倉庫、交通和工作場所。這種獨特的端對端產品為客戶提供了無限的可視性、控制和協調流程,允許他們即時調整操作,提供卓越的客戶體驗,並交付更有利可圖的業務效益。 IDC專案副總裁、產業分析師Simon Ellis先生解釋說:「隨著供應鏈中斷的
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
By John Gallemore, CEO, THG Ingenuity  The last 18 months have seen extraordinary growth in online shopping, as the world adjusted to home working alongside periods of lockdown and isolation.  Indeed, THG data shows that sales increased by 42% in 2020, with a 73% uplift in new customers year-on-year.   For many retailers, it’s been challenging – in some cases impossible – to keep […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re pleased to announce QVALON as sponsor of the Overall Winner category at our 2021 retail technology awards. QVALON, which is also sponsoring the Most Innovative UK retailer and Most Innovative Global Retailer categories, is a cloud-based mobile solution designed to manage, monitor, and maximise retail operations. The system ensures a uniform execution of operational […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The increase in online sales have compelled retailers and consumer-direct brands to add more workers to their warehousing operations. That has caught the attention of labor unions, which are increasingly seeking to organize workers in fulfillment facilities.
  1. Holiday & Events
Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers are front loading inventory to make sure they have enough product on-hand to meet consumer demand this holiday season. This restocking is taking place after inventory housed in stores and warehouses fell to its lowest level since 1992, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Lollipop, a new online meal planner and grocery shopping platform, is hoping to give its users a real-time overview of every product in their kitchen. The AI technology will also… The post Grocery portal Lollipop aims to give users real-time inventory overviews of your cupboard appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Regular readers of this blog know that Casey’s General Stores shook-up the pizza industry when the introduced their now famous full-flavored pizza.  They shook-it up the pizza industry again, when they introduced pizza delivery chain wide, a first for a convenience store.  So, successful was the pizza introduction they began selling pizza all day, which […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Molson Coors Beverage Co., Chicago, announces Topo Chico Hard Seltzer will officially expand product distribution nationwide starting January 2022. Building on its launch footprint of nine states and seven metro areas, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer will its lineup of exotic flavors to consumers in all 50 states.
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Here’s how PR leaders can work to keep crucial team members engaged and ready for the next challenge. As of June, 11.5 million Americans quit their jobs earlier this year. And, buckle up employers: a recent Microsoft survey suggests that employees will continue to stream out the door in record numbers. Agencies are feeling the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on team productivity tools, small business financing, subscription sales, logistics, and managing campaigns on Amazon. The post Ecommerce Product Releases: September 16, 2021 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Shopper & Customer
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘time is money’ but in the world we live in, it’s not time that converts to dollars, it’s attention. Consumers are overloaded with screens, content and information, making their attention a scarce commodity. How can brands get and hold their attention, particularly on mobile, with a mobile app experience that […]

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  1. WitsNotes
Loyalty takes center-stage with WitsNotes Volume 3:  Title: The Tipping Point of Loyalty (2021) Author: Upside Topic(s): Loyalty, Retail Length: 66 pages RetailWit Summary: 2 pages The Summary: The value of a loyal customer has increased—for retailers, the top loyal customers are worth up to 27x of revenue versus your non-loyals. And, shoppers are less […]

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