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Retail Trends

Retail Trends

IT budgets might be growing, but many retailers are reluctant to let go of their legacy systems and struggle to decide where to focus IT investment for future growth. These decisions cannot be delayed any longer because postponing critical technology upgrades and using out-of-date software hinders a retailer’s ability to operate efficiently

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Retail Trends

The series of bankruptcies involving major retail brands continues with the news that Diesel USA has filed for bankruptcy protection. Some may see the demise of Diesel and of so many other once high-flying retailers as further evidence that the High Street is doomed. But the reality is more complex. In

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The decline in cash transactions provides obvious benefits for retailers, not least by reducing the time your associates spend each day counting cash and the potential for theft and errors. But the growth of digital payments raises broader issues about tomorrow’s cashless society that are only now beginning to be

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Sport Society, Dubai
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Dubai is is at the heart of the Middle East’s dynamic retail sector and its reputation for retail innovation is well deserved. So we were not suprised when our colleagues in the new Openbravo office in Dubai told us about an ambitious project that is now taking shape in Dubai to build Sport

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Retail Trends

Cards have long dominated retail spending by value as very few consumers expect to pay for big-ticket items in cash.  Nowadays, many more shoppers expect to be able to use cards for low-value purchases as well, so the share of transactions taken by non-cash payments is now growing rapidly. According

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Openbravo: Les Top Webinaires et Blogposts de 2018
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Change is rarely easy to embrace, but the developments of the past 12 months have seen the pace of technological innovation and business transformation in retailing quicken considerably. To help you steer a course through the turbulent waters of modern retailing, in this blogpost we want to highlight some of the

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A multi-ethnic group of young adults are sitting in a public area outside. One woman is looking at her smartphone, and is getting ready to take a selfie of the group.
Retail Trends

Born between 1996 and 2006, the tech-savvy Generation Z makes up a third of the global population and already has considerable spending power, which will only grow stronger. Gen Z consumers are at a key point in developing their brand loyalties, so retailers who reach them now can attract customers who

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Retail Trends

For some retail sectors these two months represent up to 30 percent of their annual revenue, making it essential that they leverage omnichannel capabilities to maximize their profitability during this time. The National Retail Federation expects holiday spending in November and December to grow at least 4.3%, exceeding  a total of $717

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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

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Retail Trends

As long as consumers continue to visit physical stores, retailers will continue to invest in them. A recent report from research firm Altitude Group sets out to understand how leading retailers are trying to respond to digital disruption using innovation and the challenges that creates. The shopping habits and  behaviors of

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