We can affirm without doubt that physical stores will still be around in the next few decades, in fact, for some industry experts we are actually in the golden age of brick-and-mortar retailing. This can seem an irony in the digital age with the explosion of online and mobile commerce.
Last week I was invited to a company meeting in Pamplona, a city in the north of Spain, internationally known for its bull runs; probably the most famous example of running in front of ´toros bravos´ in the world. Pamplona is also where Openbravo was born and is today’s headquarters. That’s
Two weeks ago, the Indian Retail Forum took place in Mumbai, where the topic for this year was around Omnichannel as the future mantra and how retailers can build businesses that will stand the test of time. We believe this is a significant challenge, as many retailers are still struggling
2003, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Mumbai, I stood wide-eyed, looking at the magnanimity of probably the biggest convention I had witnessed until then. For me, my first step to the world of dynamism, the retail industry. And on its 12th year, I landed again, as wide-eyed as
Beacons are tiny low-powered radio transmitters that send signals to phones just feet away. The point of the devices is to send a specific signal, using low-energy Bluetooth, to phones that come into proximity, as long as those phones are running apps that can respond to the beacon. Those codes
It’s been a while since GE Capital Retail bank published in 2013 an annual shopper study showing that more than 80% of consumers start their search process online. Today, e-Commerce still only represents 10% of the total retail revenue, but without a doubt, digital channels influence brick and mortar sales
Many articles have been written about the future of online and offline retail. And many gave their opinion on the possible disappearance of physical stores. In 2014 however, in leading markets like the US or the UK, e-commerce sales only reached 6.5% and 13% of total sales respectively. In emerging