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Santa Supports Smart Package Rooms for Secure Package Delivery During the Holiday Season

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Santa Claus highlights the growing challenge of secure package delivery during the holiday season, driven by the surge in online shopping. He draws a parallel between his traditional gift-delivery duties and the modern-day logistics of ensuring every package reaches its intended recipient securely. With an increase in package volume, Santa points out the innovation…

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Retail Theft is Pushing Stores to Weigh the Risk of Keeping a Physical Presence

In today’s retail landscape, the role of brick-and-mortar stores has been under scrutiny, especially with the rise of online shopping and retail theft. The iconic San Francisco Centre Nordstrom store, a downtown staple for over three decades, has permanently shut its doors, reflecting the city’s changing dynamics and rising crime rates. Retail theft has even…

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PUDO: The Future of Pickup and Delivery Options

Host Daniel J. Litwin welcomed Dan O’Connor, Vice President of Pickup and Delivery Options at Position Imaging, to discuss pick up and drop off options in this ever-changing world where delivery means and methods are evolving to match the needs of society. O’Connor is well versed in the delivery industry, having spent 30 years…

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Black Friday 2021
Cyber Monday Will Be the Big Test for Retailers’ Ecommerce Strategies

The holiday shopping season gets its first big test this weekend with Black Friday deals and the welcomed-by-retailers resurgence of in-store shopping and deals. Even if consumers are looking to hit stores bright and early on Friday, the last almost two years of ecommerce acceleration and validation have changed retailers’ omnichannel strategies. Retailers will…

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Deliveries Slow Down as Economy Reopens for Business

Deliveries saw a huge spike during the pandemic, with shoppers locked indoors and companies working harder than ever to accelerate ecommerce strategies to usher in a new era of doing business. Now, though, with reopening progressing, some of those elevated numbers are regressing to the mean — or worse. What does this mean for…

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How To Solve The Online Conversion Arithmetic

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   Connecting consumers to products they want to buy can sometimes be a complicated venture. Converting a…

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Can Instacart Make its Automation Vision a Reality?

Some businesses found themselves as well positioned as they could have been for the disruption left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world shifted to remote interaction and online shopping, companies like Instacart that offer grocery delivery fit right into what quickly became a new way of life. However, with the world…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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What Does the Retail Landscape of 2025 Look Like?
May 18, 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   The past year has been a deeply transformative one for the retail industry, which saw already…

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Next Level Commerce: Staying Up on Fraud Prevention through Pandemic-Inspired Innovation
March 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge for retailers, but many of them rose to the occasion with solutions that made it possible to keep running their business while keeping their employees and customers safe. Unfortunately, where there is commerce, there will almost always be crime, and the pandemic gave fraudsters other avenues to pursue, said…

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The Importance of Building an Omnichannel Experience in Retail
January 26, 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   The ecosystem of eCommerce is always evolving, and the last year has seen a…

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Frictionless Solutions for the Future of Retail
January 14, 2021

The future of retail is being built daily, but one thing is practically certain – as a continuation of pre-pandemic trends and in the wake of COVID-19, consumers will be on the lookout for frictionless experiences. In this episode of  To The Edge and Beyond, the host Tyler Kern explores the use cases Intel’s…

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How Brick & Mortars Should Prepare for 2021
December 28, 2020

Seeming to spare no one in its path of devastation, the coronavirus not only brought about health concerns for populations around the world, it’s wreaked havoc on the traditional brick and mortar landscape, with many filing bankruptcy and more than 8,000 retail locations going dark for good. In an industry where trends are constantly shifting…

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eCommerce Puts Strain on Supply Chain
December 7, 2020

Holiday shopping season is here, and just like everything else in 2020, it looks very different. The pandemic has caused an explosion in eCommerce shopping. In fact, new data from IBM’s U.S. Retail Index reports the pandemic accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by roughly five years. With more online shopping comes…

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Despite the Economic Strain of the Pandemic, Holiday Retail Sales are Expected to Grow
December 3, 2020

Despite a rough economic year for everyone, retail sales during the holidays are expected to keep pace, even surpass, growth trends of previous years. According to the Associated Press, the National Retail Federation made this prediction recently to account for the uncertainty of shutdowns caused by the pandemic. For essential businesses like big-box stores,…

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How to Leverage IoT Solutions While Remaining Human-Centric
November 3, 2020

On this episode of Retail Refined with host Melissa Gonzalez, Lenovo Design Strategy Leader – Commercial IoT Group Rebecca Horton dove into her mission to help industries power intelligent transformations without losing sight of companies’ ability to be human-centric and purpose-driven. The Commercial IoT Group at Lenovo is, as Horton puts it, really a…

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Managing Fraud Risk During the eCommerce Boom
October 27, 2020

On this episode of Next Level Commerce, a FreedomPay podcast, Forter CMO Angela Whiteford joined host Daniel Litwin to explore how retailers everywhere are working to address growing security concerns cropping up in the wake of a COVID-driven eCommerce explosion. Because so many consumers are looking to interact with brands and make purchases…

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