Forthcoming Zoom Cocktail Hours – speaker programme for March and April

Retail Insider is pleased to announce its next two Zoom Cocktail Hour events with an interesting mix of special guests from very different parts of the retail universe. Each guest speaker will tell their own interesting story that will undoubtedly throw some fresh insights and perspectives on the broad retail industry. As well as covering …

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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman on the company’s post-Covid growth

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman told CNBC on Friday that nobody knows what’s going to happen with the coronavirus pandemic this year, but he hopes the company will “outpace e-commerce overall.” “None of us have a crystal ball,” Silverman said on “Squawk Box,” one day after the online marketplace reported much better than expected fourth-quarter earnings …

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Cramer says Foot Locker’s falling revenue shows the risk in mall stocks

Shoppers stand in line to enter a Foot Locker Inc. store at the Queens Center shopping mall in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Peter Foley | Bloomberg | Getty Images A disappointing quarter from Foot Locker should make investors pause and reconsider the future of some mall-based stores, …

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Retailers sign more short-term leases in a risky bet for mall owners

American skateboarding footwear company brand Vans store seen in Hong Kong. Budrul | LightRocket | Getty Images Retailers and their landlords are engaged in a high-stakes game of risk right now. And it will be a few years until we find out which party is on the winning side. As thousands of retail leases come …

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How to Scale E-Commerce Operations up and Down

In the past, many e-Commerce operations had to make drastic changes to cope with peak periods and the fluctuation in amounts of orders. Moving forward, as our world becomes more connected through online ordering – especially after the whirlwind that was 2020 with the pandemic and Brexit, making drastic changes for each peak period is …

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Sainsbury’s and Argos workers to get pay rise and third Covid bonus | J Sainsbury

Sainsbury’s and Argos workers are to receive a third pandemic bonus and a pay increase of more than 2% to match the real living wage outside London, as supermarket sales continue to boom during the high street lockdown. Minimum hourly pay for Argos workers outside London will rise from £9.00 to £9.50 from March, and …

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Jason & Scot Show Episode 255 – Instacart Chief Revenue Officer Seth Dallaire

A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 255 is an interview with Seth Dallaire, Chief Revenue Officer at Instacart. Subscribe: ????? Seth Dallaire is the Chief Revenue Officer at Instacart. In this interview, we cover his experience at Amazon, the challenges of operating Instacart’s 4-sided marketplace, key trends in the digital …

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Goldman Sachs picks the grocery stocks set to rise as they take on Amazon

Amazon logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Igor Golovniov | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Grocery retailers are set to “close the gap” with Amazon as they develop new revenue streams that could be worth billions, according to Goldman Sachs. While brick-and-mortar stores’ push into e-commerce is costly, there is a “compensating upside” …

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Kerbside scheme to cut electronic waste could be launched in UK | Business

The UK government is considering nationwide kerbside collection of used electrical appliances and gadgets to help improve the recycling of electronic waste. Local councils in some areas already collect broken washing machines and toasters in schemes funded by waste collection fees that all retailers selling electrical goods must pay. The government is consulting on the …

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Omni-channel, BOPIS and Curbside key to retail effectiveness during pandemic, report shows – Retail Times

Following one of the toughest years on record for retail, investment in omni-channel and operational infrastructure is proving key to weathering the pandemic storm, a new survey of 400 US and UK international retailers, commissioned by PFS, has revealed. The report, titled ‘Digital takeover: What retailers can learn from peak season 2020 about a digital-first future’, …

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