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Suppliers

Reinventing the Supply Chain with Intelligent Technology

October 12, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

The traditional supply chain is a tapestry built on an outdated analog network – yet it exists in a digital world. This outdated supply chain model simply cannot effectively adhere to today’s shifting market demands that stem from fluctuating geo-political […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon to give additional pay bumps to make up for slashed bonuses

October 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon garnered good will — and likely competitor panic — when it raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The company had long drawn public criticism for its lower-wage practices; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the “Stop BEZOS” bill, […]


Retail Types, Stores

New York Post: Buzzfeed opening toy store in time for the holidays

October 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Buzzfeed’s toy store plans, if true, reflect both the opportunity left by the demise of Toys R Us and the appeal of New York City for brick-and-mortar retail. The gossipy news site already sells various types of merchandise, including its […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Increasing Brand Visibility for Ecommerce Retailers

October 11, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

For independent online sellers, getting brand exposure is a real challenge. In fact, when we interview retailers, getting customers to find their online store is usually one of their biggest challenges. With retail behemoths like Amazon and Walmart dominating online […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Walmart sued over use of customer data online

October 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Facebook’s Pixel program leverages cookies, bits of code stored in Internet browsers that Facebook says are “used to distinguish between website visitors,” as well as for the purpose of advertising and, or analytics, according to a Facebook blog post. Consumers […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon offers more Calvin Klein goods than Macy’s

October 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has cast a long, and at times dark, shadow over retail in the last two decades, but there are some things about the industry it has yet to master. The e-commerce giant sells just about everything, and lots of […]


Retail Trends

CNBC: Some brands are shifting up to 60% of Google search budgets to Amazon

October 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has been the likely third party to take on Google and Facebook for dominance in digital advertising for awhile now, but CNBC’s report underpins how the Seattle-based tech giant is potentially starting to hit Google harder where it hurts. […]


Retail Types, Stores

Digitally native brands set to open 850 stores in 5 years

October 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The trend analyzed in JLL’s report reflects Gartner L2 analysts’ prediction a couple of years ago that physical stores are an inevitable tactic in any startup’s growth strategy. The study also demonstrates the value of pop-ups. Nearly 62% of permanent […]


Retail Types, Stores

Sears reportedly readies possible bankruptcy

October 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Guessing the month and year of a Sears bankruptcy has become something of a macabre parlor game across retail and the financial world. Few will likely be surprised by the news of any potential filing, though if it comes soon, […]


Retail Trends

Is it time for retailers to get political?

October 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Turbulent political times might seem like a good time to avoid controversial issues, but Americans aren’t letting retailers and other businesses off so easy. Global Strategy Group, which has tracked U.S. consumers’ appetites for the mixing of business and politics […]