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Mirakl Connect lets sellers list products on multiple e-commerce marketplaces

The company works with e-commerce platforms so that they can add a marketplace of third-party sellers in addition to their own inventory. Marketplaces are increasingly popular on e-commerce websites, and Mirakl powers the marketplaces for Darty, Office Depot, Best Buy in Canada, etc. Now that marketplaces are booming, it becomes...


Harrods invests in experiential retail with watch talks

British department store Harrods is taking a journey through time with an in-depth experiential dive into luxury watches....


Harrods invests in experiential retail with watch talks

British department store Harrods is taking a journey through time with an in-depth experiential dive into luxury watches....


Harrods invests in experiential retail with watch talks

British department store Harrods is taking a journey through time with an in-depth experiential dive into luxury watches....


The Future Of Fashion Retail Is Already Here: Will You Adapt?

It involves a combination of customers, retail and e-commerce. Here are three ways you, too, can create more meaningful experiences in your retail shop. Turn your in-person returns into a customer experience opportunity. Now, think of a way to maximize the experience for your customers. Have you thought about where...


The shopper value equation: how understanding it unlocks retail growth

There is a North Star for retailers to follow: The "Shopper Value Equation." According to The Hershey Company, shoppers frequent the online and physical locations that most consistently provide value. Phil Stanley, chief customer officer at The Hershey Company, says earning loyalty takes more than a good deal: "Hershey shopper...


A Tale of Two Downtowns. In Miami, Modern Retail Meets Shuttered Storefronts

The under-construction Miami Worldcenter will have 300,000 square feet of retail mostly spread out across two promenades. "For me, when I look at downtown Miami, it's a tale of two cities," said Christos Costandinides, a director and South Florida market economist for CoStar Group in Miami. Because Mana owns a...


Big data could save physical retail. But privacy concerns are bubbling.

Concerns about consumer privacy are not just flourishing online but in brick and mortar stores as well. Retailers are already using Bluetooth technology to detect customers' smartphones when they walk into stores and hit them with promotions while they shop, and companies are also marketing facial-recognition technology to them, describing...


Retail Downsizing Will Accelerate, As UBS Predicts 75000 Stores Will Be Forced To Close By 2026

Called "Store rationalization" in an analysis from UBS, it finds that with each 1% increase in online penetration, some 8,000 to 8,500 stores will need to close. At its current rate that means some 75,000 stores will be forced out of business by 2026, or about 7% of the 1,044,754...


Google takes on AWS for Retail with new cloud platform

Google is releasing Google Cloud for Retail, a suite of cloud-based retail solutions that will directly challenge the Amazon Web Services (AWS) for ......


One of the most successful mall companies in America reveals how it has defied the retail ...

There are currently 32 Westfield malls in the US, located in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco. Getty/anouchka A good transit connection to the mall is crucial, especially given that many of these malls are located in urban areas where customers would not typically...


Is Retail Understaffing Solved By AI?

Increasing automation in the storefront may mean less retail worker idling on "Menial tasks" at the checkout by 2025 if staffing research checks out. Understaffing is retail workers' biggest point of frustration, according to a report released Monday by REPL Group, a U.K.-based consulting and technology group specializing in workforce...


Can Subscription Retail Solve Its Customer Retention Problem?

Subscription retail's unique customer retention challenges, exemplified by churn rates of up to 40% in the meal kit category;. It's safe to say that subscription retail has a serious customer retention problem. "Adjust your mindset because customer retention is not a problem to be solved - more like a chronic...


Bike Index launches free Lightspeed and Ascend POS integrations and crests over $7 million in ...

With almost 150,000 users, over 600 partner organizations, a quarter of a million bicycles registered, and over $7 million in stolen bikes recovered, we're the most widely used bicycle registration service in the U.S. Advertisement. Bike Index started in 2013 when two cyclists passionate about registering bicycles and recovering stolen...


Podcast | Women in Supply Chain, 2019: How the Industry Is Changing

There are plenty of stories of women succeeding as executives in the supply chain. The industry has a long way to go before achieving true parity. Women have gradually been rising into management roles throughout the supply chain. On this episode, we'll hear about some of those success stories, as...


What a Toys R Us Comeback May Mean for Retail

Although Tru Kids' brands still have a lot of consumer goodwill, the Toys R Us bankruptcy was brought about in part because shopping habits had changed and the toy store failed to adjust sufficiently. Nostalgia alone won't be ......


Tracking a Postmates Delivery Worker's Path, and Resulting Compensation

Many delivery services have come under scrutiny for questionable labor practices. Grub Street follows a Postmates delivery worker through one night to understand the nature of the work and assess the earnings....


Amazon Day for its prime members to pick a date of delivery

To make use of Amazon's new option, first, you need to select the Amazon Day option at check out on your next purchase. Once you get it, now choose ......


Tesla moving more towards online sales

The web store is going to be the primary point of sale internationally, and part of the change in strategy is simply closing Tesla dealerships for good. According to the company, the renewal of strategy is going to not only save the company plenty of money but will also be...


L Brands to shutter 53 Victoria's Secret stores this year

L Brands to shutter 53 Victoria's Secret stores this year. Same-store sales at the lingerie chain have dropped by 3 percent. L Brands is intending to close about 53 of its Victoria's Secret stores this year. The parent company for the lingerie chain is scaling back on investing in new...