Vanessa Hodgkinson
Author Archive

Vanessa Hodgkinson

Retail Trends

Loyalty programs are not new and many large retailers are looking to take loyalty schemes to the next level, and go beyond simply offering rewards. Nordstrom, for example, has recently revamped its loyalty scheme to offer personalized shopping experiences and exclusive access to products and events. But according to a recent study

Read More
sharaf electronics store dubai
ElectronicsindustriesSuccess Stories

Since opening its doors in 2005, Sharaf DG has become a leading electronics and electrical goods in the Middle East, with 32 stores and online stores in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Oman. To continue growing and deliver the first-class experience its 1.5 million-strong customer base has come to expect, Sharaf

Read More
Back to school and happy time! Apple, pile of books and backpack on the desk at the elementary school.
ElectronicsFashionFurniture & DecorRetail Trends

A new survey by Monetate found that when it comes to Back-to-School shopping, brick-and-mortar stores continue to thrive and that certain product categories are far more likely to be bought in a store than online. The results suggest that retailer deciding which technology to invest in should prioritize those that ultimately

Read More
Online shopping and delivery service concept. Paper cartons in a shopping cart on a laptop keyboard, this image implies online shopping that customer order things from retailer sites via the internet.
Retail Trends

Convenience, speed, cost-effectiveness and security are all factors in the increasing popularity of Buy Online, Pick-up in Store (BOPIS). With BOPIS, customers have the option to buy or reserve product online with the intent of picking it up or trying it on in-store.  Customers save on shipping costs, avoid package theft

Read More
Coca-Cola
Retail Trends

For many retailers, having empty shelves for a day, or even several days, versus a few hours or less can make a significant difference on daily sales. Coca Cola’s focus on faster replenishment underscores its importance to retailers today. To guarantee their shelves would be stocked for World Cup 2018 customers

Read More
Beat cart abandonment with omnichannel retail
Retail Trends

Online shopping is often seen as invincible by retailers, but a recent Usabilla study on the biggest reasons for online cart abandonment shows why many shoppers still prefer shopping in the store and how retailers can use omnichannel capabilities to compete with pure online or offline competitors. Common online frustrations including too many

Read More
Back to College
ElectronicsFashionFurniture & DecorRetail TrendsSporting Goods

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

Read More
Paris Retail Week Phygital Openbravo
Featured Events

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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More