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Why U.S. Fashion Retailers Can’t Afford to Miss Online Sizing Technology

As fashion retailers strive to enhance the digital shopping experience, they face significant challenges in implementing consumer-centric digital technologies. Overcoming these challenges requires innovative strategies and technologies that address customer needs and improve the overall shopping journey. One such innovation is Makip’s FaceChange, an advanced online sizing technology. Challenges in Implementing Consumer-Centric Digital Technologies…

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Enhancing Retailers’ Personalization with Gamification

In the ever-evolving retail landscape, staying ahead means embracing innovative strategies. This clip from a recent edition of Experts Talk explores the dual power of personalization and gamification in transforming customer experiences. Retailers today are harnessing the magic of personalization, tailoring experiences to individual preferences, and boosting customer satisfaction. Simultaneously, gamification injects fun and engagement…

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Culture and Craftsmanship with Sabah Founder Mickey Ashmore

In an age where mass production dominates, the art of craftsmanship and its profound impact on culture and community is increasingly rare. This rarity has brought craftsmanship into the spotlight, as consumers and creators alike seek authenticity in a digital world. At the heart of this movement is Sabah, a brand that has successfully…

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Retail Marketing Gamification is the Battleground for Customer Loyalty and Attention. How Do Retailers Win?

Retail marketing is undergoing a transformation driven by the experience economy, pushing brands to innovate with engaging and interactive customer experiences. Gamification is at the forefront of this movement, offering a dynamic way to enhance customer loyalty and drive revenue. As brands explore unique loyalty programs, immersive on-site marketing, and in-store pop-up experiences, the question…

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Sustainable Trucking Solutions for Small Businesses: Increasing Profitability and Efficiency with Adam Wingfield

The trucking industry is at a pivotal moment, facing significant changes and challenges from regulatory shifts to technological innovations. As one of the backbones of the global economy, the importance of efficient and sustainable trucking solutions cannot be overstated. With the industry grappling with issues like driver shortages, regulatory compliance, and the implementation of…

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Transforming Ear Piercings into a Tailored Journey: How Studs is Redefining the Industry with ‘Earscaping’

In today’s dynamic retail landscape, where personalization and self-expression lead consumer trends, Studs is redefining the ear piercing industry by transforming ear piercings into a tailored journey. The company blends aesthetics with comfort, introducing innovative store designs and a diverse earring assortment that underscores its mission—redefining the piercing industry. Amidst a surge in demand…

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Minimising Waste, Maximising Reusability of Returned Items: Streamlining the Returns Process with Two Boxes

As ecommerce continues to dominate retail, the efficiency of handling returns becomes crucial for customer satisfaction and operational sustainability. The return rates for online purchases are significantly higher than those for brick-and-mortar stores, underscoring a major challenge for online retailers. In this environment, investing in technology to streamline the returns process is essential for…

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Blink Charging Showcases Innovative EV Charging Solutions at NAFA 2024
June 13, 2024

The Blink team joined thousands of professionals from across North America to explore the newest advancements in EVs and showcase their EV charging solutions at the North American Fleet Association’s (NAFA) 2024 conference, held from April 22-24 in San Antonio, Texas. The event was a hub of activity for fleet professionals across various sectors….

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Global Blink Team Takes #BlinkPledge to Reduce Environmental Impact
June 13, 2024

In honor of Earth Day, members of the Blink team worldwide have taken the #BlinkPledge, committing to habits and efforts that contribute to a better, more sustainable world. In this video,  Blink team members from Colombia, the US, India, and Belgium, share their personal pledges to reduce environmental impact. These commitments include using reusable…

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Blink and Clean Miami Beach Team Up for Earth Day Environment Cleanup
June 13, 2024

In celebration of Earth Day, Blink partnered with the non-profit organization Clean Miami Beach to make a tangible impact on their local environment. The video showcases the collaborative effort, with the Blink team working alongside Clean Beach Miami volunteers to clean up Albert Pallot Park in Miami, Florida. Together, they successfully removed 179 pounds of…

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High-Impact Gear Delivery by Rentex for DC Convention
June 13, 2024

Rentex is preparing for a significant event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Two tractor trailers loaded with top-of-the-line gear are set to be delivered for a morning setup. This logistical effort ensures that all necessary equipment arrives on time for a seamless event execution. Rentex’s commitment to reliability and efficiency…

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From Home Delivery & Store Pickups to AI Integration: The Key to Embracing Ecommerce for Grocery Retailers
May 8, 2024

As the digital transformation reshapes every sector, the U.S. grocery industry stands at a crucial juncture. According to a recent study by Brick Meets Click & Mercatus, over the next five years, traditional grocery sales are expected to slow as ecommerce gains a larger slice of the market pie. This shift is driven by…

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Branded Access Offers Work Best When They’re Not Sacrificing Brand Loyalty Over a Short-Term Gain
May 7, 2024

As iconic brands experiment with branded access offers—short-term product rentals—the latest research from the University of Illinois suggests a potential pitfall: these innovative strategies might erode a brand’s perceived exclusivity. This revelation comes when companies grapple with balancing accessibility and maintaining the allure that defines luxury. The study warns that while these offers…

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From Cart to Click: Retailers Must Enhance Operational Efficiency and Data Management in the Age of Grocery Ecommerce
May 7, 2024

A new study by Brick Meets Click indicates a significant shift in the U.S. grocery market: Over the next five years, traditional grocery sales are expected to slow, while grocery ecommerce claims an increasing share. This change is driven by a rise in online sales and a strategic shift towards first-party services to optimise…

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AI-Powered Retail Checkout At Scale May Take Some Trial & Error
May 3, 2024

Sam’s Club is innovating the retail checkout experience w with its AI-powered exit technology, contrasting sharply with Amazon’s recent setbacks with its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. Amidst Amazon’s rollback on implementing this technology in larger stores due to operational challenges, Sam’s Club’s approach emerges as a strategic experiment in customer service efficiency, particularly…

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To Retain Customers Amid the Rise in Grocery Costs, Stores Must Offer Competitive Prices & Home Delivery Services
April 26, 2024

In the face of global economic shifts, grocery prices have continued to escalate, climbing by 21% over the last three years, outstripping the overall inflation rate of 18% for the same period. This trend persists even as general inflation shows signs of cooling, presenting a paradox that affects consumers and retailers alike. The ongoing…

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Grocery Retailers Need to Adopt Adaptive Supply Chain Strategies to Stabilize Rising Grocery Prices
April 26, 2024

As recent reports highlight a cooling in overall inflation rates, the grocery sector tells a different story. Over the past three years, grocery prices have surged by 21%, outpacing the general inflation rate of 18% during the same period. This divergence is particularly pronounced in certain food items, where price increases have reached as…

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Scale Up, Unify Shopping Paths, and Transform Experiences with RFID Utilization in Retail
April 26, 2024

Recent discussions at NRF’s Big Show have catapulted RFID technology to the forefront of retail innovation, signaling a significant shift in how retailers manage operations and customer experiences. With major players like Macy’s and Levi’s demonstrating RFID’s effectiveness in enhancing inventory accuracy and reducing theft, the technology’s potential extends far beyond its initial applications….

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Big Box Stores Redefine Retail with Spaces Blending Personalization, Technology, and Community Engagement
April 25, 2024

As the retail landscape continues to evolve, big box retailers are increasingly focusing on transforming their spaces to cater to the experience economy. This shift comes as studies reveal that consumers are seeking more than just products; they desire immersive experiences that enhance their shopping journeys. The integration of advanced technologies such as virtual…

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The Resurgence of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: One-of-a-kind Shopping Experiences Are Turning Customers into Brand Ambassadors
April 24, 2024

In the convenient world of e-commerce, big box stores are seeing a resurgence. Chains like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Target are experimenting with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that can turn casual shoppers into loyal fans. In a recent Experts Talk roundtable, Allen Adamson, Co-Founder at Metaforce, highlighted how one-of-a-kind shopping experiences make for exciting…

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