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How to Greet Customers in Retail: 20+ Examples to Try in Your Store

September 22, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

I distinctly recall a moment about a year ago. I was with some friends in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighbourhood, an area known for its upscale shopping, dining and hotels. One of my friends was getting married in a couple of […]


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Ikea has reduced food waste by 55% in its stores

September 21, 2022

Via: Charged

Ikea owner Ingka Group has announced that it has reduced food waste by 54% in its stores. That figure is the equivalent of over 20 million saved meals and 36,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions that have been avoided. In order […]


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Retail Crime on the Rise: Expert Advice on How Retailers Can Protect Stores and Associates

September 8, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Retail crime is on the rise, and it’s affecting companies of all sizes. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that organized retail crime cost stores an average of $1 billion in sales in 2020, up more than 50% over the […]


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4 Keys to Launching Products at Retail Stores

September 7, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Whether you are releasing a new product or launching into an entirely new retailer, the period leading up to the launch — and the first few weeks after — are critical. Not only do you have to think about the […]


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Walmart adds ‘smart garage’ company to InHome delivery program

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

As Walmart expands its InHome delivery program, the myQ partnership will help the retailer expand the in-garage option for shoppers who don’t want workers entering their home but are also uncomfortable with the idea of having packages left on their […]


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4 stand-out examples of innovative in-store tech

August 26, 2022

Via: Charged

It is no secret that the retail industry has seen a significant and widespread shift away from physical stores towards online shopping. In a world of constant digital transformation, consumers are becoming more confident and technically savvy. In order to […]


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7-Eleven debuts online merchandise shop in bid to be ‘more than just a convenience store’

August 25, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Launching the online marketplace is another step for 7-Eleven in its efforts to “become more than just a convenience store,” said Marissa Jarratt, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for 7-Eleven, in a press release. 7-Eleven is debuting two […]


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Why Amazon Fresh is ‘a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist’

August 24, 2022

Via: Charged

On the 2nd of March 2022, Amazon opened its first checkout-free grocery store of the year in Southwark, London. The previous year had seen an aggressive roll out, with 17 Amazon Fresh stores opening their doors in the capital, all […]


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How to Make Your Store Instagrammable

August 23, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Having an online presence is not an option anymore — it is a necessity, and one of the leading online platforms driving sales today is Instagram. By design, Instagram is a video and photo-friendly social media platform, but consumers are […]


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Will circular commerce drive traffic to stores?

August 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Resale is enormously popular. In fact, secondhand apparel, according to thredUp, is expected to grow 16x faster than the market for new apparel by 2026. But these upward trends in resale are occurring across all retail categories. They aren’t exclusive […]


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10 Ways to Increase Conversions in Your Retail Store

August 5, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

Ever see people walk into your store, look at a few things and walk right back out without purchasing? Every time someone does that, you’re losing out on profit. The good news is that you can fix this by working […]


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New stores are opening in malls, inflation or no

August 4, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some say a recession is on the way; others say it is already here, but according to the biggest owner of U.S. shopping malls, the threat of an economic downturn is not deterring retailers from opening new mall locations. Simon […]


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With the Peak Shopping Season Approaching, It’s Time to Think About Observability

July 29, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

It’s summer, and that means ecommerce businesses are once again gearing up for the peak selling periods of back-to-school and the holidays. As in years past, they are making sure their infrastructure is ready to cater to temporary spikes in […]


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Is luxury retail’s sweet spot?

July 19, 2022

Via: RetailWire

The latest “Saks Luxury Pulse” survey finds higher-income consumers continuing to spend on luxury despite record inflation and a plunging stock market. According to the survey of over 2,100 U.S. consumers fielded between May 24 to 27: Seventy-six percent with […]


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Inflation the latest challenge for malls

July 7, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The mall’s dependence on the automobile — a mid-20th century symbol of freedom and suburban utopia — is a source of trouble when fuel prices spike. The footfall decline at outlet malls in particular is illustrative of how discouraging high […]


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How Much Does it Cost to Open a Retail Store in 2022

July 6, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

Starting a retail store or boutique—and ensuring that it succeeds—is a major undertaking. One of the biggest factors is the cost. You’ll likely be turning to financing, loans and investment to start your business, so you’ll need to know how […]


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Retail workers want the right to defend themselves

June 29, 2022

Via: RetailWire

A RetailWire headline last October asked the question: “Who protects store associates when shoppers lash out?” The answer to that question may come in new labor contracts being negotiated by unions representing frontline retail workers and their employers. A New […]


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Self-checkout shipments could surpass 300K by 2027: report

June 28, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

RBR, a London-based research and consulting firm founded in 1992, pointed to multiple catalysts driving self-checkout growth. Retailers in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily Australia, China, Malaysia and Indonesia, are driving growth by deploying the technology. Meanwhile, rising minimum wages and […]


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Should retailers charge for curbside pickup?

June 14, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Sam’s Club will start charging most members a $4 curbside-pickup fee after June 28. Free curbside pickup was traditionally reserved for Plus members, but the fee was waived “for a limited time” for Standard members in June 2020 in light […]


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Amazon says big tech legislation ‘inappropriately’ targets it among retailers

June 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Shifting attitudes around antitrust issues in both major U.S. political parties has been a headache for Amazon that has only grown with time and the company’s size. The big tech legislation introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives […]