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23.03.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021

Outlook: omnichannel, mobile, and social commerce

Without a doubt, COVID-19 changed the way most people see the world, and retail was one of the hardest-hit sectors. In October 2020, in-store footfall in the US was a massive 34.5% lower than October 2019, and 60% of customers said that COVID-19 may ...

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19.03.2021   #personnel management #coronavirus

Psychological stress in the workplace during the Corona Pandemic

A guide to help employers to monitor mental strain caused by COVID19

The Department of Occupational Health (Fachbereich Gesundheit im Betrieb) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV = Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung) published a guide in PDF format in June 2020 that deals specifically with ...

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17.03.2021   #brick and mortar retail #self-checkout systems

How do technologies find their way into retail?

Rolf Schumann, CDO of the Schwarz Group, provides answers at the "Retail Innovation Days"

Tech is cool! Gimmicks, gadgets, gizmos – they impress and inspire quickly. However, it often takes much longer than technology experts and developers initially predict before the technologies actually arrive in everyday life and are used by ...

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16.03.2021   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Touchless Feedback

The Wall Street Journal published an article about Instant Feedback ‘Smiley’ Buttons

The Wall Street Journal, after interviewing our co-founder and Executive VP of Strategic Alliances, Ville Levaniemi, published an article titled “Instant Feedback ‘Smiley’ Buttons Go Touchless in Pandemic”. The article ...

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08.03.2021   #mobile payment #brick and mortar retail

What the payment future is about

Interview with John Kolthof, Chief Commercial Officer, CCV GmbH

We asked our CCO John Kolthof about the future of the payment industry. What megatrends does John see and how do they influence CCV’s day-to-day business? Read more in our interview. ...

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24.02.2021   #consulting #coronavirus

COVID-19 lockdowns kill small businesses

Snackable Solutions community for actionable tips to survive

The government lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic may destroy small businesses. In response to widespread lockdowns on small businesses around the United States, Dennis Consorte founded Snackable Solutions. It is a community where ...

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23.02.2021   #coronavirus #kiosk terminals

Automated and touchless associate health screening solution

Sam’s Club launches contactless kiosk for COVID-19 screening

Sam’s Club has developed an automated and 100% touchless health screening kiosk for their associates. The new health screening kiosk, currently rolling out to the clubs across the country, enables a safer, quicker and more reliable COVID-19 ...

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18.02.2021   #customer satisfaction #coronavirus

First free masks-vending bus in Saigon, Vietnam

Community event "Bus Mask"

DONY Garment Company, a subsidiary of DONY International Corporation and one of the largest manufacturers of workwear, casual clothing, and uniforms in Viet Nam, has responded to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic by designing and manufacturing a ...

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08.02.2021   #security #brick and mortar retail

How COVID-19 vaccines will impact current shopping habits?

Americans still expect safety precautions in-store

For some, widespread vaccinations offer a glimmer of hope that life will soon return to normal. However, with many Americans (44 percent) planning not to receive the vaccine, consumers say vaccinations will hardly change their current shopping ...

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27.01.2021   #coronavirus #customer retention

Consumer packaged goods purchases grew 19% in 2020

Fueled by the pandemic, half of Americans tried new brands

As consumers hunkered down at home during most of last year, their spending on consumer packaged goods (CPG) grew an average of 19% in 2020 compared to 2019 according to the latest data from NCSolutions. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a ...

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15.01.2021   #security #brick and mortar retail

The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

The trends are shaped by how and why technologies are used

It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity. And when looking back over the past year, one insight could understandably be that attempting to predict ...

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14.01.2021   #personnel management #POS communications

How to Build a Culture of Employee Engagement

What Retail Associates Care About

We all know that frontline employee engagement is important for retailers. Not only are engaged associates committed to their jobs—staying with the organization longer and often going above and beyond to support the whole ...

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11.01.2021   #coronavirus #kiosk terminals

Automated grocery PickUp kiosk for contactless grocery service

Albertsons Companies debuts kiosk at Jewel-Osco store in Chicago

Albertsons Companies announced that it is the first American grocer to pilot an automated and contactless grocery PickUp kiosk. The kiosk, located at one of its Jewel-Osco stores in Chicago, demonstrates continued expansion of the company’s ...

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05.01.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021

What awaits retailers after the first Corona year?

2020 – most certainly not an easy year. But many agree: The only way forward is to look ahead. So we asked industry insiders – retailers, academics, manufacturers – what they expect for this year. How will changing customer ...

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21.12.2020   #coronavirus #marketing

Local shops are lifelines for communities across Wales

ACS report shows vital role of convenience stores during pandemic

ACS’ ‘2021 Welsh Local Shop Report‘ has revealed the vital role that convenience stores play in the lives of customers and communities across Wales, particularly to those who may be more isolated or vulnerable.Findings from the ...

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15.12.2020   #consulting #customer satisfaction

Bra-shopping during COVID-19 pandemic

M&S launches contact-free bra fit service in England & Wales

On Thursday 3rd December M&S has launched a contact-free bra fit service at 64 of its biggest stores in England & Wales.The contact-free offering will be run by M&S’s team of lingerie experts and the consultations will include the ...

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26.11.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Beauty shoppers won’t try new products when shopping online

‘Virtual’ try-on technology positively impacts 45% of beauty shoppers

While nearly half (44%) of beauty shoppers in a new survey agree that they have bought more beauty and skincare products online (rather than in store) over the last 6 months, the research reveals that 56% (rising to 62% among female shoppers) tend ...

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05.11.2020   #coronavirus #hygiene

Retail grocery chain implementing sterile cart system

Hy-Vee uses a hospital-grade, automated cleaning system for shopping carts

Hy-Vee, Inc. is introducing an automated cleaning system that fully cleans and sanitizes shopping carts after every use. By mid-November, more than 200 Hy-Vee stores across its eight-state region will have a Sterile Cart system in operation.This ...

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02.11.2020   #coronavirus #award

AR: Touchless virtual makeup try-on solutions

e-COSMETIC 360 Award winner for groundbreaking innovation in Beauty Tech category

Perfect Corp. is named a winner of the e-COSMETIC 360 Award in the Beauty Tech category. The special announcement took place at the virtual event on October 12 & 13. The winners were selected on the basis of criteria such as the innovative ...

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07.10.2020   #coronavirus #food retail

Alabama retailer represents NGA on pandemic’s impact on small food businesses

Independent grocer Jimmy Wright testifies before U.S. House Committee on Small Business

Independent grocer Jimmy Wright, owner of Opelika, Alabama-based Wright’s Market, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, on behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Offline stores sales in US department stores decline by 75% in Q2 2020...
25.09.2020   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Offline stores sales in US department stores decline by 75% in Q2 2020

... as e-commerce is set to grow by 20% in 2020

According to the research data analyzed and published by StockApps.com, US department stores reported a 75% drop in sales during Q2 2020. The report estimated a decline of 60% for the whole year, while predicting a 20% increase in e-commerce for the ...

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04.09.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Labor Day ads up, consumers’ planned spend down

Half of consumers plan to purchase items for Labor Day

Numerator has launched a consumer sentiment survey to understand how people plan to celebrate, shop, and spend for Labor Day. Overall, almost two-thirds of consumers expect to celebrate and shop for Labor Day differently this year and 49% expect to ...

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31.08.2020   #customer satisfaction #coronavirus

Grocery consumers increasingly anxious about rising food prices

U.S. had the largest increase of any country in the dunnhumby Worry Index, corresponding to strong uptick in U.S. COVID-19 cases

dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released findings from a multi-phased, worldwide study of the impact of COVID-19 on customer attitudes and behavior. The dunnhumby Consumer Pulse Survey found that the U.S. ...

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27.07.2020   #sustainability #coronavirus

Sustainability is surviving COVID-19

Trends and consumer demographics for sustainable products and brands

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and IRI® published the results of new research examining consumer purchases of sustainability-marketed consumer packaged goods in the US and taking a closer look at the top 10 states in terms of per ...

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23.07.2020   #security #brick and mortar retail

Face coverings to be mandatory in shops from 24th July

Guidance and information for retailers

The Government announced that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops from Friday 24th July. Penalties for not wearing a face covering will be enforced by the police, who can issue fines of up to £100 (reduced to £50 if paid ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Upturn for brick and mortar retail in city centres?...
17.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer relationship management

Upturn for brick and mortar retail in city centres?

Economic development and city marketing about current measures

Bonn's inner city – like all other cities in Germany – is struggling with the consequences of the Corona lockdown. We asked directly on site what support there is from the economic development and city marketing departments. This ...

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15.07.2020   #retail #coronavirus

Retailers say credit insurance plan could increase liquidity during pandemic downturn

Backstop for trade credit insurance

The National Retail Federation welcomed a report released this week calling for a federal backstop for trade credit insurance, saying the proposal could help provide liquidity badly needed by retailers as they recover from the recession brought on ...

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14.07.2020   #security #brick and mortar retail

Stress-free and safe in the pharmacy

Contactless access control thanks to the Digital Butler by Apostore

The experiences of the last few months were decisive for the local pharmacy. Whereas in the past the focus was on creating shopping experiences, pharmacists are currently dealing with a completely changed and more sensitive purchasing ...

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09.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #payment systems

Payment and retail - what happens after the crisis?

Interview with Christine Bauer from CCV

We ask Christine Bauer, Vice President International Sales of the payment service provider CCV, which has been firmly established in Germany for 25 years and internationally for 60 years.Mrs Bauer, CCV has been on the market for a very long time, ...

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06.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Digital access controls support distancing requirements in the era of Corona

Essential staff are relieved and the risk of infection is reduced

Since the beginning of the pandemic, larger supermarkets and discounters have been imposing entrance restrictions to ensure that only a certain number of people are allowed within their Stores. Usually the access management is carried out by ...

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06.07.2020   #digital marketing #marketing research

The Virtual Africa Big Retail Expo 2020 (ABRE 2020)

The spotlight is on the emerging trends in the retail industry at The Virtual Africa Big Retail Expo 2020, set to take place on 6th August 2020

The event is scheduled to begin from 0900 EAT till 1400 EAT. This exhibition is the first annual event which is dedicated to discussing the following:How do retailers keep up as the world tries to deal with the enormous pressure to adapt to ...

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03.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Surge in dual channel grocery shopping

Supermarkets show strongest online grocery shopper growth during pandemic

Overall, 50% of in-store supermarket shoppers in the last 30 days also ordered groceries online. This shopping behavior is more common with Gen Z and Millennials, and to a lesser degree Gen X, followed more distantly by Boomers and the Silent ...

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02.07.2020   #coronavirus #supply chain management

Electronic bill of lading solutions to enhance safety and efficiency

Consumer Brands spearheads contactless delivery task force

The Consumer Brands Association announced that it has brought together 23 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and retailers to launch a new task force that will study the impact of a contactless pick-up and delivery protocol to create greater ...

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01.07.2020   #security #personnel management

Safe in the office

„SpitProt-Office“: variable protective walls from POS TUNING

The corona virus has taught us a few things in the past weeks and months: We have to be flexible, rethink and question our working life and our usual activities. ...

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17.06.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Which businesses should be open?

MIT study looks at tradeoffs between economic value and public health, across different types of retail

Banks and bookstores. Gyms and juice bars. Dental offices and department stores. The Covid-19 crisis has shuttered some kinds of businesses, while others have stayed open. But which places represent the best and worst tradeoffs, in terms of the ...

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05.06.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

COVID-19: surge in first-time online shoppers

Risk of outdated fraud controls

The provider of fraud protection solutions ClearSale analyzed April 2020 e-commerce customer data from clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico and Argentina – all countries where some form of lockdowns were in effect. The analysis ...

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04.06.2020   #coronavirus #product presentation

Promotions and new product launches

Challenge for CPG companies in the Corona crisis

The industry is also affected by the Corona crisis, although retail store were always open and some products were allowed to experience a real boost in sales through so-called hoarding. But there are very big challenges in this time. On the one ...

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04.06.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

COVID-19: lasting changes in the way local pharmacies operate

Survey of American NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association)

COVID-19 is changing the way local pharmacies do business, perhaps for the long term, according to a new survey released by the National Community Pharmacists Association.According to the survey, 61 percent of community pharmacists anticipate that ...

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03.06.2020   #coronavirus #delivery

Automated delivery services sprang up during China’s Covid-19 lockdown

Retail technologies at Smart Retail Expo (SRE 2020)

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, China’s retail giants JD.com and Meituan both deployed their smart deliver robots/vehicles in heavily locked down cities, such as Wuhan and Beijing. Insiders believe automated delivery technology will be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020 goes virtual...
03.06.2020   #e-commerce #multichannel commerce

Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020 goes virtual

Transformation from an in-person event to a fully virtual experience

The StartmeupHK Festival 2020 is to be transformed from an inperson event to a fully virtual experience. Connected Retail Experiences will take place on 7th July 2020. Inves tHK’s decision to bring this annual event into the ever more rapidly ...

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02.06.2020   #brick and mortar retail #cashpoints

Cashier as british Vogue cover star

Keyworkers chosen for front cover providing a special moment of thanks during pandemic

British Vogue is breaking with their usual cover stars - a space normally reserved for ‘A’ list celebrities and supermodels, and instead have devoted their iconic cover for the July 2020 issue to honouring key workers who have been ...

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