Vanessa Hodgkinson
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Vanessa Hodgkinson

Furniture & DecorRetail TrendsSuccess Stories

Zôdio, a French home goods retailer, has pioneered a new type of retailing concept at its Herblay store using Openbravo as its POS platform in a project that took just 3 months to implement. As well as a more compact format, the new store concept makes extensive use of in-store

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FashionRetail Trends

Ten years ago, the idea of renting clothing seemed quite outlandish, but a lot has changed in a decade, and now the wildly successful fashion rental pioneer Rent the Runway’s wild success has achieved unicorn status, valued over $1 billion. And they are no longer the only ones in the

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OtherRetail TrendsSuccess Stories

As one of Mexico’s top retailers for auto parts and repair services, Rolcar embarked on a digital transformation in 2017 to become faster, more efficient and more competitive in an increasingly omnichannel age. With over 60,000 products on offer, Rolcar currently offers operates 175 locations and 10 distribution centers. Monitoring

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Retail TrendsSuccess Stories

In just four months, Toys “R” Us Spain & Portugal, has completed the implementation of Openbravo software across all its 64 stores in Portugal and Spain, as part of its broader strategy to revitalise its stores to better support omnichannel and experiential retailing. The speed at which Openbravo was implemented demonstrates

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Retail Trends

Many retailers are realizing that their old methods of handling inventory and fulfilling orders are no longer enough to stay competitive in today’s retail climate. In 2018, Amazon added $35 billion in retail sales across America – the equivalent of roughly 7,700 stores.  So, many brick-and-mortar retailers found themselves also becoming

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

Until recently, sustainability was not a large driver in the fashion business, but in the last decade, customers have become more aware of the impacts of the fashion industry on the planet, and they are demanding real change in the industry. Before, retailers were interested in delivering higher volume at

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Announcements

The latest release of Openbravo Commerce Cloud, 19Q2,  includes several new features designed to improve the in-store shopping experience for customers and support omnichannel scenarios in the store and behind the scenes. In the Store To accommodate increasingly fragmented customer journeys, the latest release of Commerce Cloud now supports cross-store

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industriesSuccess Stories

Since it was established in 1895, Metal Supermarkets has become the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals with over 90 brick-and-mortar stores with 800,000 customers across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The company also offers value-added services such as production cutting, and it is known for its superior customer

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ElectronicsindustriesSuccess Stories

Outlet PC started business in 2008 in its home town of Tarragona, Spain,  offering customers affordable electronics.  Over the next decade,  the company greatly expanded its product assortment, opened nine stores and launched an online shop. The company serves several thousand customers and handles hundreds of orders a day across

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Featured EventsRetail Trends

Retailers today are under a lot of pressure to take advantage of new technologies and to choose ones that will have a good ROI. But as retail becomes more omnichannel and customer-centric, which technologies will have the most benefit for retailers, and where should you, as a retailer, invest? This was

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