Retail

A New Era of Retail is the Rise and Integration of Social Commerce

As the retail landscape changes, the convergence of live streaming, social media, and e-commerce is revolutionizing how consumers interact with brands. This shift, propelled by advancements in technology and changing consumer behaviors, has led to innovative business models that are reshaping the industry. At the forefront of this transformation is Robert D’Loren, an entrepreneur…

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2024 Retail Refined
The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture and Strategies for Generating Capital with Steward CEO Dan Miller

As the global conversation around sustainable food systems intensifies, regenerative agriculture has emerged as a transformative approach to farming that prioritizes ecosystem health, soil vitality, and nutritional quality. This episode of Retail Refined explores why regenerative agriculture is capturing the attention of consumers, policymakers, and investors alike. With nearly 90 regenerative farms funded and…

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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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Balancing Customer Desires and Retailer Needs in Personalizing Shopping Experiences

In the contemporary retail landscape, a crucial dynamic exists between what customers desire and what retailers need to achieve. The core of this dynamic revolves around personalizing the shopping experience, enabling customers to find what they need quickly and efficiently. This personalization, however, hinges on the availability of customer data, presenting a significant challenge: the…

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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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Canadian Advanced Air Mobility
The Future of Transportation is Coming
July 15, 2024

As the aviation industry advances, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility (CAAM) is spearheading the integration of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, drones, and other innovative technologies into Canadian airspace. The need for sustainable and efficient air transport solutions is more critical than ever. The stakes are high, with environmental impacts and economic opportunities…

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Why Hardwired Buttons Outperform Wearable Devices in School Safety
July 15, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured” with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation revolved around the evolution of safety systems in schools and wearable devices. The discussion highlighted the simplicity of understanding effective systems, using Buc-ee’s gas stations’ success, known for their clean restrooms, as an analogy for consistency and excellence. Matranga…

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AIS targets
Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?
July 12, 2024

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

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AI in content marketing
Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Regenerative agriculture
2024 Retail Refined
The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture and Strategies for Generating Capital with Steward CEO Dan Miller
June 18, 2024

As the global conversation around sustainable food systems intensifies, regenerative agriculture has emerged as a transformative approach to farming that prioritizes ecosystem health, soil vitality, and nutritional quality. This episode of Retail Refined explores why regenerative agriculture is capturing the attention of consumers, policymakers, and investors alike. With nearly 90 regenerative farms funded and…

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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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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 Experts Talk
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Retail Marketing Gamification is the Battleground for Customer Loyalty and Attention. How Do Retailers Win?
May 17, 2024

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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embracing ecommerce for grocery retailers
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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

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

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

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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Latest Podcasts

Regenerative agriculture
2024 Retail Refined
The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture and Strategies for Generating Capital with Steward CEO Dan Miller
June 18, 2024

As the global conversation around sustainable food systems intensifies, regenerative agriculture has emerged as a transformative approach to farming that prioritizes ecosystem health, soil vitality, and nutritional quality. This episode of Retail Refined explores why regenerative agriculture is capturing the attention of consumers, policymakers, and investors alike. With nearly 90 regenerative farms funded and…

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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…

Read More
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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Streamlining the returns process
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Minimising Waste, Maximising Reusability of Returned Items: Streamlining the Returns Process with Two Boxes
May 10, 2024

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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A New York Pop-Up Experience Where “Motion is Magic”: Kizik’s Innovative Approach to Footwear and Retail Expansion Takes the Stage

As the concept of “Motion is Magic” takes center stage in Kizik’s national brand expansion, the footwear industry witnesses a seamless blend of digital and physical retail innovations. This strategic approach, is set against a backdrop of increasing consumer demand for experiential marketing, engages customers uniquely and memorably and establishes a deeper connection with…

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A Look Into MG2’s Sustainability Impact Report

When businesses invest in building strategies around a sustainability impact report, it’s a win-win for the environment, the company, and the community the business serves. The architecture and design industries face renewed pressure to innovate sustainably in an era marked by rapid environmental shifts and an escalating climate crisis. As businesses and individuals become…

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Unique In-Store Experiences Are Driving a Brick-And-Mortar Retail Resurgence

What’s behind the recent brick-and-mortar store resurgence? Could it be that big box stores recognize the one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that can occur in person? Finding unique ways to capitalize on those in-store experiences may lead to a brighter future for retail. Big box stores are reasserting the importance of their physical presence, continuing to…

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2024 Retail Refined
American Freight’s Open-Box Approach Sets a New Standard in Retail Where Quality and Affordability Go Hand-in-Hand
April 9, 2024

As consumers increasingly seek out sustainable and value-driven shopping options, American Freight stands out with its distinctive approach to the retail market. By capitalizing on the trend towards open-box purchases and the demand for high-quality products at lower prices, this retailer is leading the charge. American Freight’s model of selling recertified returns at steep…

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Loyalty in Retail: Mastercard is Shaping the Future of Retail by Creating Meaningful Connections with Customers

The retail space is heating up with innovation. Consumers are increasingly seeking personalized experiences and brands are harnessing the powers of new technologies and data to fulfill these demands like never before. In today’s episode of Retail Refined, host Melissa Gonzalez has partnered with Mastercard, a global leader in the solutions at the forefront…

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Stepping into the Future at Shoptalk 2024: Creating a Flagship Brand Experience with APL

The customers of today are no longer satisfied with mere products; they crave brands that provide immersive, distinctive, and tailored brand experiences. Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) epitomizes this shift, setting a new standard in the luxury performance market with its innovative athletic footwear. APL’s newly opened flagship boutique in Soho, with its artisan plaster walls…

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Domino’s Leads the Pack in Digital Innovation by Embracing AI Across All Operations for Unmatched Efficiency

As technology continues to reshape the retail landscape, digital innovation, especially through artificial intelligence (AI), takes center stage. Its transformative power over store operations and customer experiences positions AI at the forefront of industry evolution, driving businesses to explore how these tools can refine efficiency, enhance  personalization, and redefine the shopping experience. How can…

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Balancing Customer Desires and Retailer Needs in Personalizing Shopping Experiences
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Balancing Customer Desires and Retailer Needs in Personalizing Shopping Experiences
June 3, 2024

In the contemporary retail landscape, a crucial dynamic exists between what customers desire and what retailers need to achieve. The core of this dynamic revolves around personalizing the shopping experience, enabling customers to find what they need quickly and efficiently. This personalization, however, hinges on the availability of customer data, presenting a significant challenge: the…

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Staying Competitive in Retail: Future Success Tied to Adoption of Innovative Tech

In the rapidly evolving retail industry, a wide array of innovative tech is reshaping the landscape, marking a significant transformation in both the shopping experience and the operational aspects of businesses. This video from Datascan, explores a range of innovative technologies transforming the retail industry. It delves into the use of RFID for efficient…

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Closing the Loop: Our Sustainable Commitment to Circular Economy

This video focuses on EcoLOK4, a groundbreaking product by CONTROLTEK that exemplifies innovation in sustainability. It highlights the process of transforming landfill waste into new deposit bags, with 90% of each bag’s material being repurposed trash. This initiative not only reduces waste but also closes the sustainability loop, demonstrating CONTROLTEK’s commitment to environmentally friendly…

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CONTROLTEK’s Design Thinking Workshop with Rite Aid

The video showcases a dynamic workshop titled “CONTROLTEK Method of Design Thinking at Rite Aid,” highlighting the collaborative and innovative efforts between CONTROLTEK and Rite Aid teams. It features scenes of brainstorming, prototype development, and group discussions, emphasizing CONTROLTEK’s customer-centric approach to problem-solving and innovation in retail solutions. The workshop demonstrates how cross-functional teams…

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CONTROLTEK Design Thinking Workshop for Burlington Stores
December 4, 2023

The video captures highlights from the CONTROLTEK Design Thinking Workshop specifically tailored for Burlington Stores. It shows interactive sessions, engaging group activities, and innovative brainstorming, emphasizing CONTROLTEK’s commitment to developing customized retail solutions in collaboration with the Burlington Stores team.

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Enhancing Customer Value Through Innovation: The CONTROLTEK and Davis Bancorp Partnership

The collaboration between Davis Bancorp and CONTROLTEK is a shining example of how shared values and commitment can significantly enhance customer interests. This partnership is rooted in a strong foundation of similarities, with both entities being family-owned businesses that prioritize their people, property, and client service quality. CONTROLTEK’s approach is notably innovative and forward-looking….

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Other Retail Articles
Sustainable Trucking Solutions for Small Businesses: Increasing Profitability and Efficiency with Adam Wingfield
May 17, 2024

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’
May 14, 2024

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…

Read More
Minimising Waste, Maximising Reusability of Returned Items: Streamlining the Returns Process with Two Boxes
May 10, 2024

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
A New York Pop-Up Experience Where “Motion is Magic”: Kizik’s Innovative Approach to Footwear and Retail Expansion Takes the Stage
May 1, 2024

As the concept of “Motion is Magic” takes center stage in Kizik’s national brand expansion, the footwear industry witnesses a seamless blend of digital and physical retail innovations. This strategic approach, is set against a backdrop of increasing consumer demand for experiential marketing, engages customers uniquely and memorably and establishes a deeper connection with…

Read More
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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