Banking Automation Summit registration opens with fresh agenda

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Bank Innovation is proud to announce a brand-new event — 2020 Banking Automation Summit — designed to provide industry professionals with the necessary platform to share insights, trends, strategies and practices to automate back-office functions.

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Retail Pulse: Rebag Opens Miami Store; Amazon Brings Second Amazon Go To NYC

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Online brands are expanding their brick-and-mortar footprints: Online handbag marketplace Rebag , for instance, is opening a new store in Miami’s Design District with more stores said to come. We are thrilled to expand Rebag’s retail footprint to the Miami community. Miami has a global reach with customers visiting from all over the world. Retail Amazon amazon go Brookfield Properties CBD Green Growth Brands Kroger News Rebag

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Sainsbury’s Introduces New C-Store Format; SHOWFIELDS To Open In Miami

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Top-performing premium and specialist brands from the company’s supermarkets like Leon Grocery and Tony’s Chocolonely, along with fresh food and floral products, have been brought to the store’s shelves. SHOWFIELDS will open a new location in Miami in 2020.

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Santander Bank to open Miami branch

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the unit of the Spanish banking giant Banco Santander wants to reach international clients who are familiar with the brand. With its first branch outside the Northeast U.S., Santander Consumer banking Branch banking

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Pandemic Accelerates Social Commerce; Gives Brands New Selling Option

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Through this year’s Levi’s Haus Miami activation, the brand partnered with TikTok influencers Callen Schaub , Cosette Rinab , Gabby Morrison and Everett Williams to create customized denim using Future Finish 3-D denim customization technology.

C3 CEO: Omnichannel Food Hall Creates Physical Touchpoints For Virtual Brands

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Enter food technology platform and restaurant company C3 (short for “Creating Culinary Communities”), which has been creating brick-and-mortar spaces for its digitally native brands to engage consumers across channels. Take, for instance, C3 brand Krispy Rice’s Instagram success.

Retail Pulse: Luxury Beauty Brands Revamp Stores; Glossier Opens Temporary Shops

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The concept comes with interactive walls and follows similar moves by sporting or other fashion brands. Lancome, as it stands, is one of the largest brands of L’Oreal, the French cosmetics group. Beauty companies are also acquiring other brands.

Retail Pulse: Kohl’s To Curate Brands With Facebook; Domino’s Rolls Out eBike Tie-Up

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Kohl’s , for instance, will bring emerging brands to over 50 physical retail locations and online starting in the fall through Curated By Kohl’s. The retailer also plans to team with Facebook on brand curation starting next year — “identifying and engaging with brands that have built a strong online community on the social media platform.”. Its next assortment of brands that will be chosen in conjunction with Facebook will be available next spring.

Durant’s Decision: How Star Athlete Departures Impact Brands, Retailers

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When a massive sports superstar like Kevin Durant or LeBron James elects to depart one team for another in the greener pastures of free agency, such a move can send shockwaves not just through those teams or that sport but also through a string of brands and retailers who have aligned themselves with that star and their particular image over the years. And that says nothing of the opportunity costs that James and his brand suffered as a result of “The Departure.”.

Building An Online Brand, In Real Life (#IRL)

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After opening the first of these brick-and-mortar pop-up shops in New York in 2016 — followed by more in cities including Boston, Los Angeles and Miami — Shuken noted the shops often led to repeat customers. While Qüero may have built its brand with the help of real-world pop-up shops, its foundation remains decidedly in the virtual world.

Cuentas wants to turn convenience stores into financial centers

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Cuentas, a Miami-based prepaid debit card company targeting Spanish-speaking populations, wants to turn convenience stores into financial hubs through Cuentas-branded debit cards and accounts. The cards, which will launch in early September, will be linked to an online bank account from Saturn Bank. Customers can the reload the cards at any SDI Next convenience store […].

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PNB, Nymbus launch digital bank Facile 

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Miami-based Pacific National Bank is using a stand-alone digital brand called Facile to reach younger customers and position itself for long-term success. “It’s

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SeaWorld’s Ocean Of Uncertainty

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That’s the comparison drawn by Debanjan Mitra, branding expert at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, in an AP story regarding SeaWorld’s announcement last week that it is phasing out the killer whale attractions at all of its theme parks (beginning in San Diego this year and then at its Orlando and San Antonio locations by 2019). Retail Branding entertainment retail retail branding SeaWorld Shamu sku theme park retail theme parks

Instacart Debuts 30-Minute Priority Delivery For Groceries

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cities — including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle — will have access to 30-minute delivery from more than 300 store locations and dozens of grocery and specialty shop brands.

Luxury Pops Up For The Summer

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Pop-up shops are nothing new in retail — the last several years have seen several as online brands sought to put a toe into physical retail without a long-term lease commitment. fashion brand Ted Baker.

Kayak Aims To Give Travelers Digital Path To Small Hotels

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According to The Wall Street Journal , Kayak will launch this system next month at its new property in Miami Beach, but hopes to soon expand it to other hotels around the country.

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TVPage Social Selling App Integrates With SAP Commerce

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Consumers today are looking for a guided experience when purchasing products, and hold brands they trust to an extremely high standard," TVPage CEO and Co-founder Allon Caidar said in the announcement.

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Levi Strauss Net Revenues Drop 27 Pct Amid Pandemic

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President and CEO Chip Bergh said it is focused on “elevating our already iconic brand, investing in digitization, and accelerating our efforts to diversify across geographies, product categories and distribution channels, including doubling down on our fast-growing direct-to-consumer business.”.

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New RadioShack Owner Looks To Turn 'Fallen Angels' Into eCommerce Stars

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When Miami-based Retail e-Commerce Ventures (REV) recently announced that it purchased the remains of twice-bankrupt RadioShack , it wasn’t some one-off strategy to acquire distressed assets for pennies on the dollar. Snapping up Fallen Retail Brands.

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Uber Eats Introduces Group Ordering

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head of restaurant brand marketing, told USA Today. The promotion rolled out in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento and Washington D.C., Uber has introduced a group ordering option, the company said in a blog post. .

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California's Monterey-Salinas Transit To Offer Visa's Tap To Pay

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For Cybersource, our role is to connect these three worlds — the [public transit operator (PTO)] infrastructure, the solution provider and the payment ecosystem — such that they can accept Visa or other payment brands within their transportation system,” Souza said.

Wanted: Amazon Sellers Built For Speed And Scale

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Miami-based startup unybrands is about to go shopping with that cash for a basket of small, authentic brands. We are creating a fully integrated platform that actually allows these smaller, authentic brands to thrive with the benefits of scale,” the former Goldman Sachs banker said.

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Restaurant Roundup: Industry Leaders Push Back Against Regulations

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OpenTable Opens Its Own Restaurant In Miami. The first OpenTable -operated restaurant is set to open in Miami Beach on Sunday (April 11), reports Food & Wine. She added that the company intends to “scale [the brand] across all of our locations.”.

How Retailers Are Bundling Up With Experiential Concepts

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It’s new Miami location is all about experiencing Miami. Miami is a city on the rise and we are thrilled to be part of this incredible ecosystem,” said SHOWFIELDS Co-Founder and Chief Real Estate Officer Amir Zwickel. “We

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Amazon Opens Black Friday Store, Teams With Kenmore For Parts

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President of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard Brands Peter Boutros said, according to Chain Store Age : “This service presents an entirely new way to get a filter conveniently that will save time, reduce the number of trips to the store and help keep families healthy by maintaining sanitary, filtered water.”. Amazon customers can purchase any tire brand and get the installation.

Unbundling The Travel Bundle

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eBay is further looking to compete with other sneaker storefronts via direct partnerships with several sneaker brands. The company recently opened a gig marketplace in Miami called Uber Works to connect employers and employees using the same star-based rating system for its ridesharing app.

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Khloé Kardashian’s Good American Plans Mall Of America Pop-Up

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We are thrilled to add Good American to our growing list of body-inclusive brands, as we remain committed to creating an environment that celebrates the diversity of body shapes and sizes.”. The brand, which was developed by Emma Grede and Khloé Kardashian , also plans to have a pop-up in Miami in 2019. We are one of the largest female-facing media brands, and we really wanted our entire audience to be able to interact with this.”.

Glossier Brings Shops To Nordstrom

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The brand will only sell its “Glossier You” fragrance, which has become one of the top-rated products on Glossier.com since rolling out in October 2017, CNBC reported.

Bitcoin Daily: BankLine Aids Crypto Banking, Belgium Issues Crypto Scam Warnings

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Miami-based BankLine has partnered with a variety of crypto-friendly financial institutions on banking and cash logistics services for the cryptocurrency industry. You have a large group of consumers that want to buy sustainability, and want to buy transparent products from brands. But they don’t do it today – they don’t trust what the brands are saying.

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Car Vending Machine Company Carvana Goes Up Against Wall Street

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According to Carvana Chief Brand Officer Ryan Keeton, opening new markets brings an uptick in overall business. “We The Miami vending machine has a new design and is definitely an attention-getter in new markets. Wall Street is a tough master, especially for eCommerce companies.

Amazon Testing Service That Lets You Choose The Delivery Date

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President of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard Brands Peter Boutros said, according to Chain Store Age : “This service presents an entirely new way to get a filter conveniently that will save time, reduce the number of trips to the store and help keep families healthy by maintaining sanitary, filtered water.” The ship-to-store feature will be available in 47 Sears Auto Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.,

Ouai Prepares For Ulta Beauty Store Rollout; Reliance Industries Launches Retail Service

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Online brands are growing their presence in the physical world by bringing their products into brick-and-mortar stores. The brand will begin by selling 12 selections, with the inclusion of super dry shampoo and scalp & body scrub at the store.

NCR’s D3 Combines With Nymbus To Enable Banks’ Digital Offerings

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Miami-based NYMBUS announced the licensing of NCR’s D3 Digital Banking platform (D3) to give financial institutions the opportunity to quickly offer customers new brands, the FinTech announced in a press release on Monday (Oct. Financial institutions are introducing digital bank brands to meet the needs of Gen Z and millennials , address new market segments and drive deposit growth,” said Mark Vipond, general manager, NCR D3 Digital Banking.

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Uber Pushes Partnerships In Pursuit Of Profits

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In early January, news emerged that Uber and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor , one of the most popular automotive brands in the world, were going to work together to create air taxis.

Uber Eats Rolls Out Pickup Feature Nationwide

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head of restaurant brand marketing, told USA Today. The promotion is rolling out in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento and Washington D.C., Uber Eats announced that it has launched a new pickup feature nationwide. The feature was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, Texas, and was made available across the country on Friday (Oct. The company’s rivals — DoorDash, Grubhub and Postmates — already offer a pickup service to their customers.