Geoff Nairn
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Retail Trends

Consumers often assume that the more choice, the better. Having “hyperchoice” at the click of a mouse is seen as one of the big advantages of shopping online over shopping in a physical store. And it has caused physical retailers to adopt “endless aisle” strategies in a bid to compete

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Retail Trends

Brick-and-mortar retailers must feel they are having to run as fast as they can just to stand still. According to the Retail Bay Report 2018, between 2012 and 2017, the sales from physical stores in the UK rose by 11.1% in value. However, 95 percent of that increase was eaten

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Electronicsindustries

Consumer electronics retailing has entered a new and more challenging era. Customers demand a different shopping experience, one that closely matches their digital lives and characterized by immediacy, personalization and efficiency. So retailers in this highly competitive sector need to offer products and services that reflect the always-on, always-connected lifestyles

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Retail Trends

We read a lot about the Retail Apocalypse but it is clear to Openbravo that physical stores are never going to disappear. Indeed, they will play an essential role in enabling the offline and online worlds fuse together around the concept of “bricks and clicks” retailing. It is obvious to

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Retail Trends

Data privacy is a hot topic particularly after Facebook’s shock admission that it had improperly shared information on up to 87m users. And it’s going to get hotter, especially in Europe, where a new piece of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, comes in to effect on May 25. It

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Retail Trends

What’s so special about Openbravo Web POS? It is a question many retailers ask us so let’s take a  closer look at Openbravo’s POS solution and how it helps you as a retailer. In today’s retail environment, you need to give customers good reasons to want to keep coming back

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Announcements

Is your POS system giving customers what they want? The rise in mobile payments and the growing popularity of customer self-service are two recent trends that retailers cannot afford to ignore. Fortunately, the latest release of Openbravo Commerce Cloud (18Q1) makes it easy to add mobile payment and self-checkout capabilities,  so

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Retail Trends

Amazon is often blamed for the difficult conditions facing many brick-and-mortar retailers, and with good reason. Amazon’s aggressive expansion into almost every retail sector including, most recently, convenience stores and its seemingly perfect execution clearly give retail executives sleepless nights. But sometimes retailers have only themselves to blame if customers stop

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Retail Trends

Mobile technology has changed the way customers interact with the world, given them new ways to buy goods and services – and new ways to pay for them. By the end of this year, 3.4 billion smartphones will have NFC technology which means they can easily use any of the

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AnnouncementsRetail Trends

Cloud computing is changing the IT landscape and while the retail industry has traditionally had a conservative attitude to new technology, it is clear that cloud computing is poised to play an essential role in every retailer’s strategy to face the challenges ahead.  According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 70%

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