Announcements

Openbravo now has the solution for larger retailers that want the  best of both worlds. Our new SAP-certified integration means that retailers can run SAP software at headquarter level and use Openbravo’s software to deliver an enhanced in-store experience. The SAP-certified integration permits the seamless exchange of POS data between

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Joy of buying Christmas gifts
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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Featured Events

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to attend RECon Middle East & North Africa 2018, a key event for shopping center industry professionals in the MENA region and it confirmed my impression that the MENA retail scene is humming with activity and innovation.  Organized by the  Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC),

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Family shopping in a Toy Store
AnnouncementsOtherSuccess Stories

Last month, Portuguese investment firm Green Swan announced it had taken the opportunity to acquire the Toys “R” Us brand across Spain and Portugal. The new CEO,  Shark Tank Portugal investor Paulo Sousa Marquez, is keen to revive the brand and demonstrate how technological innovation can be used to bring customers

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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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Retail Trends

In today’s omnichannel era, understanding what customers value from various  channels and how that influences the prices they are willing to pay has become a key challenge, according to  a recent article from McKinsey & Company. Pricing strategies used to  be easy to devise, uncomplicated to implement, and relatively successful.

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