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Category: World Retail news

Crocs standardizes merchandise management across the globe

A specialty footwear brand is unifying customer engagement and merchandise management on a cloud-based retail platform. Based in Broomfield, Colo., Crocs operates more than 350 stores in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia, France, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Japan, and China. The company is deploying cloud-based Aptos solutions for POS, merchandising, audit and operations management, …

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M&S CEO Steve Rowe warns of further job losses if business rates are not overhauled

// M&S boss Steve Rowe says “seismic upheaval” caused by the pandemic would lead to more job losses unless business rates are reformed // He called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to increase corporation tax to help overhaul business rates // His comments come after the Treasury delayed the final report on its review of business …

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Brexit £20m support fund is ‘not enough’

On 12 February the government launched a £20m fund to help small and medium sized businesses adjust to changes to trade rules prompted by the Brexit trade deal that was approved in December. Applications to the fund will open next month. It will provide businesses with under 500 employees access to grants of up to …

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Amazon Quietly Buys Shopify Competitor Selz

Amazon has acquired Selz, an Australia-based company launched in 2013 that helps small businesses build out their ecommerce capabilities. While Amazon has yet to speak publicly about the acquisition, Selz CEO and Founder Martin Rushe made a short statement on the company’s blog a month ago. “We have signed an agreement to be acquired by …

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Tanger Outlets says foot traffic is back to normal

Dive Brief: Tanger Outlets this week said that in January, footfall at its U.S. shopping centers returned to pre-pandemic levels, thanks to their outdoor orientation and value proposition. In the fourth quarter, traffic was at about 90% of the prior-year level, rising to about 96% last month.  The mall REIT also said in a press release …

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Consumers won’t desert luxury brands, but will demand the best digital experience – Retail News – A1 Retail Magazine

By Michael Valdsgaard, Executive Chairman and CEO, London Dynamics Luxury retailers have set the bar high for customer experience. Flagship stores in some of the most sought-after real estate in major cities across the globe continue to drive innovation and push boundaries. But the Covid-19 pandemic had a seismic impact on the high-end market. Customers …

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Higher Promotional Returns Are Available to Retailers

In 2020, Covid-19 forced many retailers to pursue promotional and loyalty programme activity using luck rather than judgment. This is entirely understandable given the upheavals that sent shockwaves through even the most organised stock management and sell through strategies, and the difficulties of appealing to customers whose shopping behaviours have become so unpredictable and changeable. …

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Jason & Scot Show Episode 254 – Walmart and Shopify earnings and retail sales data

A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 254 is a breakdown of Walmart and Shopify Q4 2020 earnings reports, a recap of 2020 sales data from the US Dept Commerce, and Amazon News. Subscribe: ????? 2020 Sales Data US Dept of Commerce released it’s retail data for December, which gives us …

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Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell, AKA The Squirrel Sisters, are on trial at Sainsbury’s – Retail Times

Healthy snacking brand, The Squirrel Sisters, is on trial in Sainsbury’s stores. “We are beyond excited to have the backing of one of the UK’s largestsupermarkets at a time of national crisis,” says co founder Gracie Tyrrell. “The UK is facing an obesity epidemic. The villain of the piece? Processed and sugary foods. “Supermarkets have …

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