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Retailers changing product ordering model

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-11-22 13:28
Heath Wells, CEO and co-founder of NuOrder, discusses the new way that retailers are ordering products for in-store sales and what this means for long-term growth of a brand.

Clarks' new tech improves in-store response time

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-11-22 11:50
Shoe retailer Clarks announced that by using augmented reality and machine learning, the company has improved in-store response times between associates and customers.

Retail Roundup—Pair Eyewear launches for kids; Organized retail crime hits 96%

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-11-22 11:41
Pair Eyewear has launched as the Warby Parker for kids, organized retail crime was as high as 96% in 2016, and more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Walmart, Home Depot rank in top 5 most influential brands

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-11-21 12:03
Walmart and Home Depot were ranked among the top five brands with the biggest impact on U.S. communities, according to consumers.

Top 4 questions to ask when staffing for Black Friday

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-11-21 11:26
ShopperTrak's Senior Director of Advisory Services Brian Field lays out the questions that retailers need to ask in order to effectively plan staffing models for Black Friday and the holiday weekend.

Retail Roundup—Ace Hardware sales rise 9%; Alibaba investing in brick-and-mortar

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-11-20 13:11
Ace Hardware reports that sales are up 9% in the latest quarter, Alibaba is investing in Chinese brick-and-mortar, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Estee Lauder, Google offer voice-activated beauty regimen

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-11-20 11:15
Estee Lauder has announced a partnership with Google that will allow consumers to receive personalized beauty advice at home.

Chatbots making their mark on retail staffing

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-11-20 11:01
FierceRetail spoke with Dave Campbell at LogMeIn to find out more about how retailers are using chatbots for staffing and what they are potentially missing out on for brand experiences.

Retail Roundup—Amazon, Calvin Klein open holiday pop-ups; Bon-Ton to shutter 40 stores

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2017-11-17 20:45
Amazon and Calvin Klein partner for holiday pop-up stores, Bon-Ton will shutter 40 locations in 2018, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

The do's and don'ts of seasonal hiring

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:29
Though seasonal workers are essential to making many stores run smoothly over the holiday seasons, processing these new employees is not without its challenges. Carisa Miklusak, president and CEO of Tilr, talks about the do's and don'ts of seasonal hiring.

Retail Roundup—Sears starts Black Friday online; Shopify partners with UPS

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-11-16 15:49
Sears is beginning its Black Friday sale online early, Shopify is partnering with UPS for better delivery deals, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Retail Roundup—Toys R Us seeking $16M in bonuses; Loblaw launches online

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-11-16 12:20
Bankrupt Toys R Us is seeking incentive bonuses for top executives, Loblaw is closing stores and starting online delivery, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Retailers, landlords not seeing eye to eye

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-11-16 11:17
According to an FTI Consulting survey, 61% of retailers agree or strongly agree that adding new stores is critical to their sales growth, while 93% of landlords agree or strongly agree with this statement.

54% of purchases now on marketplaces

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-11-16 11:01
It seems consumers are moving away from brand sites and turning toward marketplaces as shoppers now make more than half, 54%, of all their online purchases on marketplaces.