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Thumbnail-Photo: Take a deep breath ...and get back to work!
26.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #personnel management

Take a deep breath ...and get back to work!

Retail employee break rooms and rest breaks in Germany

Working hard is important, but so is taking proper rest breaks! Whether we spend this time alone or with colleagues, by getting some sunlight and fresh air or by relaxing in designated rooms – we all need to take a break sometimes to relax and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Coronavirus: most Americans now using face masks...
15.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Coronavirus: most Americans now using face masks

New nationwide survey from Fast

A new nationwide survey from Fast shows that the vast majority of Americans – 88 percent – are now using face masks, but 19% want to personally receive a COVID-19 vaccine before they feel safe shopping in stores again, while another 29 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What shop design can look like: Natura
14.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #shopfitting

What shop design can look like: Natura

Light up the world with a smile

Pink flamingos adorn the walls in the entrance area of Natura in Barcelona. The name reflects the essence of the store: the sales floor features natural colors, wooden design elements, greenery walls, and warm light. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Custom-tailored: new in-store safe shopping journey solution...
13.05.2020   #consulting #brick and mortar retail

Custom-tailored: new in-store safe shopping journey solution

Suitsupply reinvents retail experience including virtual pre-shopping

Suitsupply, the global men's tailoring brand built on radically personal customer experiences, launches new retail journey as stores reopen. The upside of being global, and the staggered timelines of the outbreaks around the world, is the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Study on firms return policies offline and online...
06.05.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Study on firms' return policies offline and online

Guidance on pricing, returns, refunds

Because customers who shop online cannot try on their purchases, a third of all Internet sales get returned. But handling these returns is costly, giving retailers that have both physical stores and digital sales a clear advantage over retailers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A return to core competencies: visual merchandising and customer service...
04.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #services

A return to core competencies: visual merchandising and customer service

Showrooming with samples in brick-and-mortar retail

Brick-and-mortar stores are facing tremendous pressure: competition, pricing pressure, shifting consumer habits. Is setting up your own online store the answer? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Local, cross-channel, pared down – retail trends...
27.04.2020   #digital signage #brick and mortar retail

Local, cross-channel, pared down – retail trends

Pointers from 3 EuroShop 2020 exhibitors

Current and future retail trends – what better place to look for them than EuroShop, the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair.iXtenso was there and talked to several exhibitors about their visions and their contribution to the future of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: COVID-19 initiates surge in late payments in the retail market...
27.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #real estate

COVID-19 initiates surge in late payments in the retail market

New research by Trepp about the retail commercial real estate sector

Trepp, a provider of information, analytics, and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets, has released a research report on the retail commercial real estate sector amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: March retail sales plummet during coronavirus pandemic...
21.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

March retail sales plummet during coronavirus pandemic

New data by the National Grocers Association

Retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March as the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants, bars and many stores to temporarily close across the nation and stay-at-home orders also impacted gasoline sales, the National Retail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Buying behaviour: interactive map by Catalina...
20.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Buying behaviour: interactive map by Catalina

Map features national, regional & statewide perspectives on week's hottest-selling categories

To demonstrate the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on shopping decisions and buyer behavior across the U.S., Catalina Marketing has launched an interactive map on its website. The map reports sales data across 78 major grocery ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NGA and the United Fresh Produce Association...
17.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #logistic solutions

NGA and the United Fresh Produce Association

Partner on produce procurement efforts

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket and the United Fresh Produce Association have partnered to connect produce distributors to retailers.“The entire food industry has come ...

Thumbnail-Photo: LED: optical illusion at the airport
16.04.2020   #digital signage #brick and mortar retail

LED: optical illusion at the airport

‘The Fashion Gallery’ concept in Vienna International Airport Shopping Plaza

BrightSign, LLC® announced  that Lagardère Travel Retail has recently opened its new ‘The Fashion Gallery’ concept, an 800m² shop in Vienna International Airport Shopping Plaza Terminal 2 Departure under customs ...

Thumbnail-Photo: German prestige beauty industry generates 3,2 billion € in sales for...
14.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

German prestige beauty industry generates 3,2 billion € in sales for 2019

Sales are driven by skincare and fragrances

The sales of beauty products sold in the prestige beauty market generated 3,2 billion € in sales during 2019, according to The NPD Group. Within the five largest countries for sales of prestige beauty products in Europe, which are tracked by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online channel may not be the savior clothing retailers hoped for...
13.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Online channel may not be the savior clothing retailers hoped for

Closing distribution centers for employee safety

Since the UK Government enforced stores to close for the foreseeable future, many non-food retailers hoped that customers would divert spend onto their online channels. However, last week, Next – the UK’s third largest clothing retailer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Consumer survey: social distancing is changing shopping habits...
10.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #payment systems

Consumer survey: social distancing is changing shopping habits

Touchless or self-checkout options preferred for instore shopping during COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly two-thirds of consumers are changing their grocery shopping habits in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent consumer survey from Shekel, pioneers in advanced weighing technologies. And 87 percent of shoppers say ...

Thumbnail-Photo: WirvonHier – Virtual strolling through retailers from the neighborhood...
02.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #mobile shopping

WirvonHier – Virtual strolling through retailers from the neighborhood

How an app brings local retailers and customers together contactless

Many retailers have had to close their shops due to the Corona crisis. But this does not mean that as a result the connection to the customer has to suffer. The WirVonHier project shows how to reach customers and moreover connect with their needs ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Spit protection instead of push feed systems...
01.04.2020   #security #brick and mortar retail

Spit protection instead of push feed systems

Medium-sized company POS Tuning converts production and develops hygiene products

Special times require special action. The past few weeks have shown that unforeseeable events can simply turn the usual life upside down. The corona virus partially paralyses public life completely. Every contribution that helps to keep a regular ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020...
01.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020

New dates for the events announced

Bailey Communications and InvestHK have confirmed today that the Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020, the flagship event of the startup community event has been rescheduled and will now take place during the week of 6th July, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: COVID-19: majority of Americans changing how they shop...
01.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

COVID-19: majority of Americans changing how they shop

Most consumers are stocking up in-store, despite health concerns and empty aisles, according to the new Shopkick survey

As uncertainty and anxiety rise across the country due to COVID-19, Americans are doing whatever it takes to stay safe and healthy, including changing the way they shop, according to a new survey by leading shopping rewards app Shopkick. In fact, 76 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Coronavirus: impact on European businesses
31.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer analysis

Coronavirus: impact on European businesses

Purple Wifi's data available for free

Due to the pandemic, Purple has decided to make its data available to all who wish to see, enabling people, businesses and economists to track the real-time impact COVID-19 are having on all industries across the globe.The enterprise-class analytics ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Where store design meets way of life
31.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #shopfitting

Where store design meets way of life

Brava Fabrics concept store reflects the Barcelona spirit

With its endless streets full of fashion boutiques and chain stores, Barcelona is a mecca for shopaholics. As they venture off the beaten track into the city’s side streets, travelers will discover hidden local brands. Brava Fabrics, a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shop NEXT 2020
31.03.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Shop NEXT 2020

Next shopping experience

Due to the retail industry in Southeast Asia is developing rapidly and the retail industry value has exceeded 100 billion dollars. Over 250 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from 30 countries or regions are expected to participate in Shop Next ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Running shoes in Portland
30.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #omnichannel

Running shoes in Portland

Fleet Feet launches new retail concept shop

Fleet Feet has announced the debut of Fleet Feet Drop Shop, a new retail concept shopping experience in Portland, Ore. The first-of-its-kind retail concept for Fleet Feet combines the brand's 3D foot scanning technology and personalized ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Corona crisis: Contactless payment more popular than ever...
30.03.2020   #cashpoints #brick and mortar retail

Corona crisis: Contactless payment more popular than ever

Practical, fast, and, above all, hygienic

"Please make contactless payment if possible." These or similar notices are currently in the checkout area of many grocery stores. By reducing necessary contact points in the checkout zone, it is hoped to counteract the spread of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Tired of paperwork? It’s time for AI!
26.03.2020   #consulting #brick and mortar retail

Tired of paperwork? It’s time for AI!

Artificial intelligence helps small and medium-sized retailers to tackle accounting

Accounting - A term that is synonymous with stress for many businesses. The minds behind sevDesk felt the same way, which prompted them to develop accounting software that tackles the annoying paperwork. In this interview, CEO Fabian Silberer talks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Customer-centered, digital and adaptive
23.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Customer-centered, digital and adaptive

Bonprix’s Fashion Connect Store in Hamburg

In-store shopping via app – the fashion connect store in downtown Hamburg makes it happen. Daniel Füchtenschnieder, chief executive officer of Bonprix retail, is one of the creative minds behind the new retail concept. An interview about ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Flooring for retail spaces: durable, sustainable and smart...
11.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #shopfitting

Flooring for retail spaces: durable, sustainable and smart

Why design isn’t everything

The secret is out: The iXtenso editorial team loves flooring. After years of putting up with old carpet, our office hallway has now turned into a real eye-catcher.This made us wonder: Apart from a modern and customized design, what other ...

Thumbnail-Photo: One-way street turns into central hub
02.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #omnichannel

One-way street turns into central hub

Checkout area a game changer for retailers: payment goes “omnichannel“

Retail checkout counters have to rise to the challenge of ever-increasing customer needs and expectations: The checkout as a one-way street, where customers simply pay for their items and physically take them home, is no longer a viable business ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The eye is shopping too!
20.02.2020   #brick and mortar retail #decorative lighting

The eye is shopping too!

Visual merchandising and product presentation at EuroShop 2020

For a successful purchase, it sometimes takes more than just a full wallet. Customers want to be addressed in the store - not only by staff, but also visually. We also took a look around EuroShop in terms of visual merchandising and product ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Self-Service for the ultimate customer experience...
19.02.2020   #brick and mortar retail #self-checkout systems

Self-Service for the ultimate customer experience

EuroShop 2020: iXtenso spoke with Diebold Nixdorf

Diebold Nixdorf as a leader in connected commerce offers innovative technologies for the optimized mix of self-service and checkout systems. With the program Storerevolution™ their solutions are a benefit for customers and retailers at the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Checkpoint: Commitment to the shopping experience...
19.02.2020   #customer satisfaction #brick and mortar retail

Checkpoint: Commitment to the shopping experience

Technologies for satisfied customers

Are you wondering how you can deliver a seamless shopping experience to your customers? Checkpoint's experts provide retailers with three ways to make your customers even happier. Watch the video to learn more. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Building the bridge between offline and online...
18.02.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Building the bridge between offline and online

Mobile click & collect station for remote locations

With e-commerce growing stronger every year, there is a rising pressure to run brick and mortar stores more efficiently. One way is to connect online and offline services for the benefit of the customer. Jacob Tveraabak, CEO, and Amanda Cremon, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Leveraging your retail strengths with digitization and automation...
16.02.2020   #consulting #brick and mortar retail

Leveraging your retail strengths with digitization and automation

Oliver Voßhenrich of POS Tuning talks about EuroShop 2020 and the promise of process optimization

Retailers have to make multiple decisions every day as it pertains to the point of sale (POS) according to the managing director of POS Tuning. He explains how digitization and automation help the industry to minimize manual processes and free up ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Effective and Independent
12.02.2020   #epos systems #cashpoints

Effective and Independent

Present and future of self-checkout

Better use of personnel, lowering overhead costs while still providing customers with a smooth and seamless shopping experience – that’s what every retailer strives to accomplish. For Thomas Dibbern, CEO of ALMEX GmbH, there is an ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Vans opens its first community-driven retail store in LA...
12.02.2020   #brick and mortar retail #brand management

Vans opens its first community-driven retail store in LA

Including gallery, lounge, workshop and event space

Vans opens its first community-driven retail and event space in Downtown Los Angeles. The 11,500 square feet space pays homage to Los Angeles' deep skateboarding roots and thriving art community over two floors featuring work from a number of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 7-Eleven pilots cashierless store concept
11.02.2020   #brick and mortar retail #app

7-Eleven pilots cashierless store concept

First cashierless store opens at company headquarters

7-Eleven, Inc. is pushing the technological envelope once again, testing a cashierless store at its corporate headquarters, in Irving, Texas. During the pilot, the 700-square-foot non-traditional store is available to 7-Eleven employees."Retail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What you want is what you need!
07.02.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

What you want is what you need!

Retail experience – What shoppers want and how to implement

E-commerce has significantly changed how people shop, and push retailers to rethink the role of their stores. With change being a constant and continually accelerating, there is truly only one way to learn what shoppers want and expect their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Next Level Point of Sale: The transformation of the buyer-seller dialogue...
06.02.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Next Level Point of Sale: The transformation of the buyer-seller dialogue

VR Payment at the EuroShop 2020

Tempora mutantur – and rather quickly. While the focus of interest in this sector has primarily been on online trade in recent years, analogue trade is currently moving back into the foreground.  Competition among distribution channels is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Book swap as you food shop
05.02.2020   #brick and mortar retail #omnichannel

Book swap as you food shop

Waitrose launches novel way for shoppers to share their favourite books

Whether it’s romance, adventure or a gripping mystery, book lovers can now share their favourite reads with others in selected Waitrose cafés as part of the supermarket’s new book swap initiative. A successful trial in five ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovation in sales!
30.01.2020   #online trading #customer satisfaction

Innovation in sales!

N3XT by MediaMarktSaturn – finding ideas for customers and company

What do customers want? How can you create a more intense and powerful shopping experience? And what new technologies and innovations can help in this endeavor? MediaMarktSaturn has set up its own innovation unit to find answers to these and similar ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Worst year on record for retail
20.01.2020   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Worst year on record for retail

Facts and figures about Black Friday and the Christmas sale 2019

The December figures are positively distorted by the late timing of Black Friday, which occurred in December 2019 as opposed to November in 2018. The 3-month and 12-month averages are not distorted. Total sales for 2019 decreased by 0.1 ...

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