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Find Out About Our Latest Features and Success Stories Openbravo is delighted to be returning to Paris Retail Week, now in its fifth edition and taking place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on 24-26th of September 2019.  As the biggest event of its kind in Europe, Paris Retail Week is where visitors can

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RFID is hardly a new technology, but many retailers have struggled to reap its full benefits, with most initiatives in the past limited to boosting warehouse efficiency by attaching RFID tags to pallets or cases. Today, retailers are taking a fresh look at RFID and the deployments are more ambitious

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The retail apocalypse is spreading beyond North America, forcing retailers around the world to examine closely their portfolio of stores and, if necessary, close the least efficient. In the UK, for example, the net reduction in stores on UK high streets hit record levels in the first half of this

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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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It is a problem every retailer wishes they had to face: too many customers trying to squeeze through its doors. When Costco, the US  discount retailer,  opened its first store in China earlier this week, the  Shanghai police had to be called on the opening day to restore order as

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Ikea is coming to a High Street near you. The Swedish retail giant revolutionized the way furniture is sold in the 1970s with its distinctive blue retail sheds in out-of-town locations. But now it wants to get closer to its customers with a new generation of smaller format stores in

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Traditional retailing is going through a difficult period of transition with stores closing and retail space occupancy rates falling. But some of the empty space is being occupied by newcomers to the High Street who see big benefits in having a physical presence to get closer to the customer and

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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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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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Retailers are always looking for ways to stand out from the competition and payment flexibility could be the latest differentiator. In the past, price was a powerful retailing weapon – Wal-Mart built an empire of more than 6,000 stores whose main attraction for shoppers  is their low prices. Retailers that

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