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Thumbnail-Photo: Digital transformation strengthens brick-and-mortar retail...
16.01.2017   #e-commerce #retail

Digital transformation strengthens brick-and-mortar retail

The development in the relationship between “brick-and-mortar and online” in retail is not a one-way street

Brick-and-mortar retail will continue to score with customers with digital services for consulting, purchase and delivery. With new and intelligent concepts, smaller stores also give large competitors ranging from Amazon to Zalando a run for their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NPD holiday shopping bag 2016 weekly report
23.12.2016   #retail

NPD holiday shopping bag 2016 weekly report

Thanksgiving Week takes its rightful place as the true start of the holiday shopping season

According to The NPD Group’s weekly point-of-sale results for key general merchandise categories, dollar sales in the fourth week of the 2016 holiday shopping season, which included Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, more than doubled that of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Inter Ikea Group acquires TEXO Application AB...
22.12.2016   #retail

Inter Ikea Group acquires TEXO Application AB

Inter Ikea Group is the new owner of the innovative and entrepreneurial company Texo Application AB

Inter Ikea Systems has together with Texo Application designed and developed an automated storage and picking solution to the benefit for the Ikea stores, customer order, multichannel retailing and warehouse operations. “With this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: yStats.com report: Online retail sales in Japan will continue growth...
15.12.2016   #e-commerce #retail

yStats.com report: Online retail sales in Japan will continue growth

Rakuten and Amazon are the most popular sites

Slower, but continued growth of online retail in Japan is the prediction in a new publication from Hamburg-based yStats.com, "Japan B2C E-Commerce Sales Forecasts: 2016 to 2020." The report combines information from reliable primary ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sellers and consultants report a happy Jumia Black Friday 2016...
13.12.2016   #retail

Sellers and consultants report a happy Jumia Black Friday 2016

75 percent of orders had shipped by Friday November 25th

The 2016 edition of Jumia Black Friday may have come and gone, but the excitement and taste of success still lingers for the sellers, sales agents and community of entrepreneurs who experienced impressive sales and positive customer feedback during ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovate or die! Retailing in the cross-channel age...
01.12.2016   #retail #cross channel solutions

Innovate or die! Retailing in the cross-channel age

Linking brick-and-mortar stores and online options with a focus on the customer

The online market volume still grows steadily in Germany and is likely to break the 50 billion Euro mark for the first time in 2016. According to the “IFH-Branchenreport Online-Handel 2016“ (IFH industry report for the online retail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: VTTs spin off company to measure shopping intentions in physical stores...
30.11.2016   #security #retail

VTT's spin off company to measure shopping intentions in physical stores

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a unique solution to measure in-store shopper's intentions

The implementation respects privacy - no identity information of shoppers is collected. The objective is to start commercial deliveries in spring 2017. "Until now it has been technically possible only to record how many people entered the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail imports up as holiday shoppers head to stores...
10.11.2016   #retail #economy

Retail imports up as holiday shoppers head to stores

Imports are growing, but not as fast as in past years

With the holiday shopping season officially under way, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be up 4.4 percent this month over the same time last year and should see a slightly larger increase next month, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: An overview of five German local commerce models...
18.10.2016   #e-commerce #retail

An overview of five German local commerce models

Do online marketplaces really strengthen local retail?

E-commerce makes things hard for brick-and-mortar retailers. To improve the customer churn rate, various local commerce approaches have been developed to connect brick-and-mortar businesses to the internet and vice versa. The concepts range from ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New e-commerce website for Mattress 1
13.10.2016   #e-commerce #retail

New e-commerce website for Mattress 1

Accorin announces deployment for America’s largest independent mattress retail chain

Boston-based e-commerce agency Accorin and Orlando, FL-based Mattress1 have completed a comprehensive redesign and technology overhaul of the company’s website. The new website, which includes a new user interface, online catalog, mobile ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NearSt aims to add £4 Billion a year to UK High Street by 2020...
29.07.2016   #multichannel commerce #retail

NearSt aims to add £4 Billion a year to UK High Street by 2020

NearSt is capitalising on growth in 'near me' searches by connecting products in local shops with smartphones

The platform allows people to order products for instant collection and 1-hour delivery, beating any existing offer from online platforms such as Amazon. NearSt, which is backed by TrueStart, Europe’s leading retail and consumer accelerator ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smart Clothing to disrupt fashions future
06.06.2016   #retail

Smart Clothing to disrupt fashion's future

The smart clothing market will top 18 million clothing articles annually by 2021

Smart clothing will soon extend beyond fitness to target a wide range of personal, health, and enterprise uses, disrupting traditional fashion trends. In new analysis by ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Report: the wearable technology ecosystem
30.05.2016   #retail

Report: the wearable technology ecosystem

2015 - 2030 - opportunities, challenges, strategies, industry verticals and forecasts for wearable technologies

While wearable technology has been utilized in vertical sectors such as the military and healthcare for many years, ongoing advances have triggered a major resurgence of the concept, particularly among the consumer community. Key enabling ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for UK retailers...
18.05.2016   #consulting #retail

Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for UK retailers

Margins are expected to come under pressure too in Quarter 2, as the weak pound is already causing retailers pain

The health of the UK retail sector is expected to dip in Q2 2016, as retailers bear the brunt of soaring costs. The National Living Wage, a weak sterling, continued investment in channel shifts and rising petrol prices are expected to significantly ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Visitor delighted by exciting new products and solutions...
25.02.2016   #retail #EuroCIS

Visitor delighted by exciting new products and solutions

EuroCIS 2016 attracts visitors from all sectors of the retail industry.

Thumbnail-Photo: EuroCIS 2016: This is what the exhibitors think...
25.02.2016   #retail #EuroCIS

EuroCIS 2016: This is what the exhibitors think

For many exhibitors EuroCIS is an integral element of their annual planning.

Thumbnail-Photo: NCR: Omnichannel is now mainstream
25.02.2016   #retail #self-checkout systems

NCR: Omnichannel is now mainstream

In 2012, omnichannel was not a top priority for retailers.

Thumbnail-Photo: What beats in the heart of retailing?
24.02.2016   #retail #EuroCIS

What beats in the heart of retailing?

Impressions from EuroCIS 2016.

Which new technologies for online and offline retail are there? EuroCIS, the "Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology" shows it. You too can get an insight into how the store of tomorrow could look in the video.

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases customers profit from merger...
24.02.2016   #retail #cash management

APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases' customers profit from merger

The integration of APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases has been taking place over the last six months.

Thumbnail-Photo: Zebra Technologies: What does Unified Commerce mean for retailers?...
23.02.2016   #multichannel commerce #retail

Zebra Technologies: What does Unified Commerce mean for retailers?

Peter Friedel from Zebra Technologies thinks that retail has come a long way in the last 12 months.

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail imports wind down after end of holiday season...
20.01.2016   #consulting #retail

Retail imports wind down after end of holiday season

"This is the time of year when the retail supply chain catches its breath"

With the holiday season over, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to slowly decline through the first quarter of the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Thumbnail-Photo: FMI reaffirms supermarket industry support for common sense bill...
03.12.2015   #consulting #retail

FMI reaffirms supermarket industry support for common sense bill

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has reaffirmed the supermarket industry’s strong support for legislation (H.R. 2017). Introduced by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), that is being marked up by the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Elastic Path releases second ebook ‘The Future of Commerce’...
03.12.2015   #consulting #retail

Elastic Path releases second ebook ‘The Future of Commerce’

How to get senior decision makers on board for your next digital project

Elastic Path Software has published the second volume in its ebook series entitled “The Future of Commerce: Critical Commerce Conversations To Have Today With Your C-Suite.” Part of a series on experience-driven commerce, the new ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The world’s biggest retail trade fair is shaping up well for the future...
22.09.2015   #retail #trade fair organizer

The world’s biggest retail trade fair is shaping up well for the future

EuroShop 2017: 7 experience dimensions replace the 4 former segments

EuroShop 2014 in Düsseldorf was a success across the board. All records were broken: 109,496 visitors from some 100 countries travelled to the Rhine to gather information on all facets, innovations and trends in the global retail world from the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shop Waves: The Reconfiguration of UK Retail...
08.09.2015   #retail #marketing research

Shop Waves: The Reconfiguration of UK Retail

Asda ranked as the ‘best of the best’ retailer and faith being restored in Tesco

Despite its recent dip in trading, 51 percent of UK manufacturers ranked Asda as the overall top retailer, based on key criteria such as clearest strategy and best buying team, in the 2015 UK PoweRanking study launched today by the retail and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: World Retail Congress announces Hall of Fame inductees...
31.08.2015   #retail #award

World Retail Congress announces Hall of Fame inductees

2015 inductees for the first time include retailers from Africa and South America

Now in its ninth year the World Retail Hall of Fame has honoured founders of some of the retail world’s most iconic brands, and this year is no different.  The World Retail Congress’s Advisory Board, the Grand Jury for the World ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Imports up as retailers look toward holiday season...
11.08.2015   #retail #marketing research

Imports up as retailers look toward holiday season

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers begin to bring in merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Returns are a ticking time bomb
03.08.2015   #retail #mail-order business

Returns are a "ticking time bomb"

Barloworld SCS is urging retailers to re-examine their supply chain networks

Stark warnings were voiced at the latest Gartner UK Supply Chain Conference. Analysis from the event shows that a majority (66%) of retailers are seeing returns increasing, but one in three do not have the capability to track them.    ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ross Stores opens 27 new locations
22.07.2015   #retail #store branding

Ross Stores opens 27 new locations

Remains on track to add 90 new stores in 2015

Ross Stores announced the opening of 19 Ross Dress for Less ("Ross") and 8 dd's Discounts stores across 15 different states in July. These new locations are part of the off-price retailer's 2015 expansion plans to add a total ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 85 percent of consumers prefer to shop at physical stores...
10.06.2015   #consulting #multichannel commerce

85 percent of consumers prefer to shop at physical stores

Survey reveals that brick-and-mortar remain critical revenue driver for retailers

Despite the hype around e-commerce and online shopping, consumers still look to shop in the physical store. To help retailers better understand customer preferences, TimeTrade, the leading provider of online appointment scheduling, surveyed ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sainsbury’s struggles in search of growth
10.06.2015   #retail #trend research

Sainsbury’s struggles in search of growth

Planet Retail sees the latest quarterly like-for-like declines at Sainsbury’s as a sign the company is beginning to feel the pain of Tesco’s domestic recovery. With little or no growth available in the market, one company’s gains ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First edition of C-star comes to a successful end...
26.05.2015   #retail #trade fair organizer

First edition of C-star comes to a successful end

High acclaim from leading retailers and associations

May 15 saw the closing day of the inaugural edition of C-star, Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail.  On May 13-15 retail professionals from all around the world came to the Shanghai New ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shazam produce at the grocery store
08.05.2015   #pos marketing #retail

Shazam produce at the grocery store

The recognition app is now moving into the physical realm, starting with retail products

Shazam offers a highly innovative service where it tracks music and most recently TV shows via the audio recognition functionality, allowing users to directly link out to purchase the song or episode. The technology fills users with joy when they ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK retail: One of the fastest growing sectors for management consultants...
10.04.2015   #consulting #multichannel commerce

UK retail: One of the fastest growing sectors for management consultants

Multi-channel challenges and the threat of hard discounters sees UK retail turn to more consultants

Multi-channel challenges and the threat of hard discounters has driven up the use of management consultants in UK retail. The retail sector’s increasing use of consultants was one of the fastest in 2014 - up 9.7 per cent to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Moving Tactics South Africa launches retail analytics division...
31.03.2015   #digital signage #retail

Moving Tactics South Africa launches retail analytics division

New division is focused on gathering data from retail environments

Moving Tactics, a leading South African digital signage solutions company, has recently launched Moving Tactics Retail Analytics, a division focused on the gathering of data from brick-and-mortar retail environments through the use of a variety of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovation necessary for sustainability and competitiveness of Asian...
20.03.2015   #consulting #retail

Innovation necessary for sustainability and competitiveness of Asian retail industry

Only retailers who become true technology companies will survive

The Asian retail industry needs to drive continuous innovation in order to ensure it caters to the needs of tech savvy consumers in the region and stays ahead of global competition, according to speakers at the Retail Congress Asia Pacific this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Winners of the 2015 Edens Retail Challenge
06.03.2015   #retail #food technology

Winners of the 2015 Edens Retail Challenge

The most compelling new retail concepts have been announced in New York

Jules and Jim Cocktail and Bottle Shoppe led by Rob Pietroforte and Jesse Jahr from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has won the 2015 Edens Retail Challenge, a nationwide university student competition seeking the most compelling ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Scandit launches new mobile order entry solution for the retail industry...
02.03.2015   #retail #data warehouse management

Scandit launches new mobile order entry solution for the retail industry

Helping wholesalers and their retail customers leverage mobile technology to drive revenue and reduce costs

Scandit’s mobile Order Entry solution is designed to enable retailers to quickly and easily place orders using their smartphones and is available as part of Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Retail, a complete set of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Kantar Retail Unveils “REconfigure REtail
09.02.2015   #consulting #retail

Kantar Retail Unveils “REconfigure REtail"

Strategies to Drive Competitive Advantage

In today’s retail environment disruption abounds. Shoppers demand commerce on their terms, value has become increasingly personalized and contextualized, and multichannel commerce realities are challenging traditional retail profit ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IWD further expands to Southern Europe
04.02.2015   #consulting #retail

IWD further expands to Southern Europe

New project teams in Spain and Portugal

The IWD, specialist for retail market research, is expanding further. In the future the company offers its services with respect to the topic of POS customer surveys and mystery shopping also in Spain and Portugal. By these two new locations in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stationary retail as a market place for generations...
08.12.2014   #customer satisfaction #retail

Stationary retail as a market place for generations

In the old days, it was the market square; today's generation of elderly people likes to have a chat at the café integrated into the supermarket. Stationary retail is facing the challenge of a rapidly aging society. Veit Gregor Lange and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: JLL to be launch sponsor for ICSC European diversity initiative...
20.11.2014   #retail

JLL to be launch sponsor for ICSC European diversity initiative

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has agreed with global commercial real estate advisor JLL to be the launch sponsor for their European diversity initiative. JLL will support and assist ICSC as they expand their current ...

Thumbnail-Photo: World Retail Congress unveils 2014 Award Winners...
23.10.2014   #consulting #retail

World Retail Congress unveils 2014 Award Winners

Awards were presented during the World Retail Congress in Paris

Swedish multinational fashion chain H&M was named ‘International Retailer’ of the year, at the World Retail Awards gala dinner in Paris last night. Fast Retailing, the Japanese retail group behind brands such as UNIQLO, Comptoir ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Comexposium Group launches Paris Retail Week...
19.09.2014   #e-commerce #retail

Comexposium Group launches Paris Retail Week

The new leading event for 360° Retail

COMEXPOSIUM Group has announced the launch of the first Paris Retail Week, to be held from 21 to 23 September 2015 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The first Paris Retail Week will bring together on a single site E-Commerce Paris, Europe's ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NRF expects stronger second half of year
25.07.2014   #retail

NRF expects stronger second half of year

The National Retail Federation lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014 because of slow growth recorded during the first half of the year, but said sales are expected to grow significantly faster over the next five months. NRF forecasted in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Finalist in the World Retail Awards
21.07.2014   #retail #mobile couponing

Finalist in the World Retail Awards

Tlantic – a multinational company specialising in the development of technology solutions for retailers – is one of the finalists at the World Retail Awards 2014, an event which since 2007 has awarded prizes to projects which recognise ...

Thumbnail-Photo: World Retail Congress 2014: “Retailing in an age of disruption”...
17.07.2014   #retail

World Retail Congress 2014: “Retailing in an age of disruption”

Since its launch in 2007, the World Retail Congress has become the annual platform for thousands of retail industry directors from over 50 countries to come together at the highest level to discuss and point the way forward on global critical ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Deichmann, Hunkemöller and Uniqlo retailers of the year...
07.07.2014   #retail

Deichmann, Hunkemöller and Uniqlo retailers of the year

Twelfth ECE Retail Meeting

The "Retailer Awards 2014" were presented at the twelfth international ECE Retail Meeting. Deichmann received the award for "Best Performance", Uniqlo for "Newcomer of the Year", and Hunkemöller was presented the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eCommerce and logistics set for growth in Sub Saharan Africa...
23.06.2014   #e-commerce #retail

eCommerce and logistics set for growth in Sub Saharan Africa

DHL study analyses the role which eCommerce will play in consumer’s live in the year 2025

Over the next 10 years, online retail will continue to gain popularity in both developed and emerging markets and as a result, logistics companies are set to play a key role in providing vital supply chain management solutions that are able to ...

12.06.2014   #retail

Retail imports spike as contract deadline approaches

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to increase 7.5 percent in June as retailers bring unusually high quantities of merchandise into the country early to avoid any potential disruptions after the labor contract with West Coast ...

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