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Retail Partnerships: What You Need to Know When Partnering with Other Businesses

September 20, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

Teaming up with other businesses can result in a win-win outcome for you and the company you partnered up with. When done right, retail partnerships can result in additional exposure and revenue, and both parties end up happy with more […]


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CFPB Announces Intention to Regulate BNPL Following Release of Consumer Impact Report

September 19, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is planning to start regulating buy now, pay later (BNPL) products. The organization noted that BNPL providers are already subject to some federal and state oversight, and that it has “authority to supervise any […]


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Holiday Retail Forecasts and Predictions for 2022

September 19, 2022

Via: RIS News

Summer may have flown by, but nonetheless, it’s time for retailers to prepare and rollout their peak selling season plans. To help readers develop their strategies, RIS once again tapped retail experts to get their predictions and forecasts. We also […]


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3 disruptive retail trends, and why retailers must adapt

September 19, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The unprecedented pandemic resulted in a rush of retail innovations that helped many retailers unlock value and improve the customer experience while turning other retailers into casualties of this worldwide disruption – and the changes are likely far from over. […]


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5 retail trends driving new imperatives in 2022

September 19, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Based on conversations we are having with retailers, customers, prospects, analysts and industry experts, we have identified five key trends driving new imperatives. Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Retail, Mike Webster, shared his perspective at Oracle Retail […]


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How ecommerce and delivery firms are preparing for the Queen’s funeral

September 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Several major UK ecommerce businesses and delivery firms have announced that they will be ceasing deliveries on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, which has now been declared a bank holiday. The government […]


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Holiday sales growth expected to slow this season: report

September 13, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Deloitte’s holiday forecast shows consumers are likely to feel the impact of inflation late into this year. “As inflation weighs on consumer demand, we can expect consumers to continue to shift how they spend their holiday budget this upcoming season,” […]


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What happened to off-price retail this year?

September 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Off-pricers have enjoyed a certain durability uncommon to retailers that sell mostly apparel. They tend to shrug off macroeconomic challenges and often thrive as other retailers falter. These players did relatively well during the Great Recession and even rode out […]


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Get Retail Ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

September 9, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

From supply chain struggles and delayed shipments to empty shelves and increasing inflation, retailers are yet again facing a myriad of struggles this holiday season. With the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend just months away, Wholesale Central spoke with experts from […]


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Instacart buys e-commerce tech provider Rosie

September 8, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Instacart’s purchase of Rosie continues its push to diversify beyond its origins and image as a delivery services provider for grocers. In a sign of the significance of the acquisition, Rosie’s staff will take the lead in developing Instacart’s strategy […]


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Nike Debuts New Material With 75% Lower Carbon Footprint Than Knit Fleece

September 8, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Nike has created a material called Nike Forward that requires fewer steps than traditional Nike knits or woven, which significantly reduces the environmental impact of the material. Nike Forward is created with an average 75% carbon footprint reduction and a […]


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Amazon halts reviews on The Rings of Power to combat fake ratings

September 7, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has started a policy of halting user reviews posted on its streaming service Prime Video by up to three days in order to tackle fake ratings. The moves comes after an influx of “review bombing,” which has been come […]


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With volatility and recession talk everywhere, what are retailers’ actual financial risks?

September 6, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The past 12 months or so have brought plenty of twists, turns and challenges for the retail world. In rough order the market has experienced booming sales and profits, supply chain bottlenecks and record inflation, followed by quickly collapsing consumer […]


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With volatility and recession talk everywhere, what are retailers’ actual financial risks?

September 6, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The past 12 months or so have brought plenty of twists, turns and challenges for the retail world. In rough order the market has experienced booming sales and profits, supply chain bottlenecks and record inflation, followed by quickly collapsing consumer […]


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Ikea opens first planning studio on US West Coast to cosy up to US consumers

September 2, 2022

Via: Charged

Ikea is opening the two planning studios as part of a strategy to get closer to US consumers on the West Coast. Two stores based in California opened their doors this week, located in Santa Anita and Long Beach and […]


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How Brands Can Bolster Women-Owned Businesses

August 30, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

In 2019, there were approximately 13 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Those companies employed almost 9.4 million Americans and earned $1.9 trillion in revenues. However, the number of women-owned businesses dropped 25 percent during the early months of […]


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High income shoppers have already spent nearly $9B on beauty in 2022: report

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Even as many households have cut discretionary spending during a time of high inflation, the beauty category is showing signs of resilience. Eighty-five percent of consumers have indicated a shift in their shopping behaviors, according to a recent Morning Consult […]


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Best Buy US sales slide 13% as inflation, discounting take toll

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Best Buy’s sales and profit levels faced dual pressures in Q2. On one front, consumer spending on discretionary categories, including big-ticket electronics, has fallen in recent months in the face of steep inflation on essentials, namely food and fuel. At […]


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Qurate Retail creates chief transformation officer role

August 25, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Leadership is changing at Qurate Retail following a hard quarter. The company, which owns a number of brands including QVC, HSN, Zulily and Garnet Hill, reported in early August that revenue decreased 16% year over year to $3 billion during […]


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Retail Entrepreneurship: How to Buy a Business

August 19, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

If you’ve always dreamed of running your own store, but don’t know where to begin, buying an existing business may be the perfect solution for you. Purchasing a turn-key business means everything is already in place and you can focus […]