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Midway through August, retailers still have time to capitalize on a significant piece of the $82.8 billion pie predicted by the NRF this year by leveraging their omnichannel capabilities. According to last year’s data, less than 15 percent had completed all their shopping by August, and more than a quarter had not even

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Paris Retail Week Phygital Openbravo
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Openbravo is delighted to be returning to Paris Retail Week, now in its fourth edition and taking place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on 10-12th of September 2018.   This year’s central theme will focus on “Phygital” retail, and while the term evidently comes from the juxtaposition of physical and digital, many retailers may still

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specialty golf shoes and accessories on the grass
Retail TrendsSporting GoodsSuccess Stories

In just a few short years, Patadon has grown into Spain’s largest supplier of golf shoes through its online store as well as outlets operating on-site 30 golf courses in Spain. And one of the key elements to the company’s success was adopting a software solution that could truly support an

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Fraud Protection and Prevention at the Point of Sale
Retail Trends

The financial loss due to theft, fraud and inventory shrinkage in  2017 added up to a massive $46.8bn,  of which one third  was due to internal theft, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation. Much of this internal theft happens at the point of sale, which is why countries such

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Faster Checkout Makes for Happier Customers
Retail Trends

Whether you are making a purchase or returning one, no one likes waiting in line at the store. That creates a great opportunity for retailers who want to differentiate themselves from the competition to leverage technology to better handle peak times and lower transaction times. One recent  report cited three

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Sustainable Fashion
FashionOtherRetail Trends

Fashion has increasingly come under fire over its environmental impact, including carbon footprint and textile waste. The pressure for fashion retailers to do something about it has also increased. Last week, the Environmental Audit Committee in the UK launched an investigation into the social and environmental impact of disposable ‘fast fashion’ and the wider clothing industry. Retailers

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Retail Trends

Mobile payments are gaining traction around the world using different technologies, and retailers will increasingly want to offer the latest payment options. But what is the best way to do that, exactly? While mobile payments may seem a niche payment option for most consumers, there is no doubt that they

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Pollyanna Boutique
FashionindustriesSuccess Stories

As the fashion industry becomes increasingly dominated by multinational fast-fashion brands like Zara and H&M, there is still room for niche players who put the emphasis on exclusive, contemporary fashion and serve a regional rather than international market. These retailers have much to gain from an integrated and omnichannel retail

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Retail Trends

Predicting demand for products and optimizing inventory have never been simple tasks for retailers. But they have become much tougher in today’s omnichannel era, characterizedy by more frequent product introductions and more volatile demand patterns. That’s why its essential to employ better forecasting tools if you want to achieve fewer

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Retail Trends

Shoppers usually walk into the store with some idea of what they need. So why do they often walk out of the store empty-handed? According to recent research published on Retail Touch Points, the are are four main reasons for shoppers leaving the store without buying anything: they couldn’t find the

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