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Retail Trends

Retail Trends

With over 12,000 products in its famous catalog, IKEA must rely on business integration technology to optimize and manage their merchandise efficiently online and across its 400 stores. But even for smaller players in the furniture and home decoration sector, managing merchandise can still be a real challenge. Furniture and

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Retail Trends

We read a lot about the Retail Apocalypse but it is clear to Openbravo that physical stores are never going to disappear. Indeed, they will play an essential role in enabling the offline and online worlds fuse together around the concept of “bricks and clicks” retailing. It is obvious to

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Retail Trends

Irrespective of the sector you are in, it is clear retailing has become a lot more  complex than it was a few years ago. Openbravo believes that a single cloud-based commerce platform is the best way to ensure that this complexity does not hinder business agility and your ability to

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Spanish textile brand Bassols has a unique heritage that goes back two centuries and is possibly the oldest surviving textile company in the world. But it faced a problem common to a lot of long-established companies, namely it had disparate IT systems that were not designed to talk to each

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Retail Trends

It’s notoriously difficult to get demand planning right in the fast-moving fashion retailing. Customers’ tastes change and so does the weather! So, I imagine that even rivals to Swedish giant H&M must have some sympathy when it admitted that its unsold inventory had grown 7% in the past year to

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Retail Trends

Data privacy is a hot topic particularly after Facebook’s shock admission that it had improperly shared information on up to 87m users. And it’s going to get hotter, especially in Europe, where a new piece of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, comes in to effect on May 25. It

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Retail Trends

What’s so special about Openbravo Web POS? It is a question many retailers ask us so let’s take a  closer look at Openbravo’s POS solution and how it helps you as a retailer. In today’s retail environment, you need to give customers good reasons to want to keep coming back

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Retail Trends

Is your POS system giving customers what they want? The rise in mobile payments and the growing popularity of customer self-service are two recent trends that retailers cannot afford to ignore. Fortunately, the latest release of Openbravo Commerce Cloud (18Q1) makes it easy to add mobile payment and self-checkout capabilities,  so

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Retail Trends

Sports retailing is a fast-moving sector and so retailers that want to stay ahead of the competition need a solution that can handle diverse inventory, large assortments and frequent season changes, which are inherent to this sector. Depique, a Spanish golfing specialty retailer, offers over 40,000 products and it was

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Retail Trends

Amazon is often blamed for the difficult conditions facing many brick-and-mortar retailers, and with good reason. Amazon’s aggressive expansion into almost every retail sector including, most recently, convenience stores and its seemingly perfect execution clearly give retail executives sleepless nights. But sometimes retailers have only themselves to blame if customers stop

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