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zdnet.com - Catalin Cimpanu - GDPR: German laptop retailer fined €10.4m for video-monitoring employees
GDPR: German laptop retailer fined €10.4m for video-monitoring employees
ZDNet

The data regulator for the German state of Lower Saxony has fined a local laptop retailer a whopping €10.4 million ($12.5 million) for keeping its employees under constant video surveillance at all times for the past two years without a…

forbes.com - Daniel Newman - Exploring 5 Top Retail Trends At NRF 2021
Exploring 5 Top Retail Trends At NRF 2021
Forbes

If CES is the biggest show for tech every January, NRF is the biggest show for all things retail. The National Retail Federation has held the show every year for more than 100 years, helping to address the most pressing topics in the retail…

techcrunch.com - Manish Singh - Flipkart doubles down on rewards program, partners with 5,000 retail outlets in India
Flipkart doubles down on rewards program, partners with 5,000 retail outlets in India
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Manish Singh / TechCrunch Flipkart on Monday launched SuperCoin Pay that its customers will be able to use across thousands of retail stores across the country as Walmart-owned e-commerce giant bets on its loyalty program to win and…

bloomberg.com - Kim Bhasin - Personal Shopping Goes Mainstream, and Luxury Retailers Rejoice
Personal Shopping Goes Mainstream, and Luxury Retailers Rejoice
Bloomberg

The gatekeepers of luxury retail have long tried to convince customers that personal shopping isn't just for those who can afford to drop $10,000 on a handbag. After all, they're more likely to buy something and spend more on that visit, on…

businessinsider.com - Tanya Dua - How pharmacies and retailers like Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid could get a boost from the vaccination push
How pharmacies and retailers like Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid could get a boost from the vaccination push
Business Insider

Pharmacies and retailers helping administer coronavirus vaccines could see a boost to their own businesses, experts say. The vaccination effort is a chance for pharmacies show how they've been revamping their businesses as some big-box retailers…

the-star.co.ke - MARTIN MWITA - Retailers to benefit from Sh16.5m post-Covid recovery kitty
Retailers to benefit from Sh16.5m post-Covid recovery kitty
The Star

•The initiative is aimed at helping small retailers overcome cash constraints and enable them to access short-term credit. •It also provides free health products and training to ease the economic impact of the pandemic. A shoe vendor…

forbes.com - Joseph DeAcetis - The Future Of Fashion: Apparel And Luxury Brand Marketing In Post-Corona Times
The Future Of Fashion: Apparel And Luxury Brand Marketing In Post-Corona Times
Forbes

Let's face it, the fashion industry has been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic; since there was a shift in consumer sentiment, people now tend to focus on buying necessary items. According to Boston Consulting Group, revenue…

www.gov.uk - Prime Minister and Chancellor launch new Business Council
Prime Minister and Chancellor launch new Business Council
GOV.UK

Today the Prime Minister will chair the first meeting of a new Business Council established to work with government to fuel COVID-19 economic recovery and future growth plans. The Build Back Better Council will bring together a broad range of…

androidpolice.com - The Pixel 4a 5G is back down to $460 ($40 off) at multiple retailers
The Pixel 4a 5G is back down to $460 ($40 off) at multiple retailers
AndroidPolice

This story was originally published and last updated. Update This deal from December is back at all the retailers above. Hit any of the links to pick one up for yourself. The Pixel 4a 5G is a great phone for those on a budget, making it our current…

nj.com - Teri West | The Jersey Journal - This section of Hoboken could see retail corridor, light rail stop added under ambitious redevelopment plan
This section of Hoboken could see retail corridor, light rail stop added under ambitious redevelopment plan
nj

Hoboken officials hope to transform the northwestern section of the city into a residential and commercial hub with hundreds of new apartments and a new light rail station, according to the draft of a redevelopment plan released last week. The…

hackernoon.com - Innovative Retail Technology For Brick and Mortar Shops | Hacker Noon
Innovative Retail Technology For Brick and Mortar Shops | Hacker Noon
HackerNoon.com

In-store marketing solution for FMCG brands and retailers. Technology is evolving faster than ever and we have a hard time adopting it. As of 2015, more than 9 million patents have been granted. Just to make a small comparison, from 1790 to 1990…

mediapost.com - Laurie Sullivan - Skills Marketers Say They Want In 2021 -- And Why
Skills Marketers Say They Want In 2021 -- And Why
MediaPost

by Laurie Sullivan @lauriesullivan, 10 minutes ago Although 86% of marketers feel they are adequately trained and skilled, nearly all report that they want a new skill in order to advance their careers. The most frequently reported skills are data…

ft.com - Sarah Provan - Electricals retailer AO World's sales boom in UK and Germany
Electricals retailer AO World's sales boom in UK and Germany
Financial Times

Online electrical retailer AO World maintained its 2020 momentum as it enjoyed its best ever trading period in the run-up to Christmas, driven by booming sales in the UK and Germany. UK third-quarter sales at the white goods retailer shot 67 per…

ft.com - George Hammond - Hammerson collects less than half its rent from retailers
Hammerson collects less than half its rent from retailers
Financial Times

Hammerson has collected less than half the rent it is owed this quarter, adding to pressure on the shopping centre owner, which has been severely hit by coronavirus. Hammerson has struggled in the past year as the pandemic has ravaged the UK retail…

thisismoney.co.uk - Camilla Canocchi - The 30 top retailers that failed in 2020
The 30 top retailers that failed in 2020
This is Money

Retailers across the UK have been struggling for years due to online competition and rising cost like rents and business rates. But the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic was the final nail in the coffin for many of them. With 'non-essential' stores…

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