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What will retailing look like in the future? No-one really knows, of course. But we can identify some trends that are already tangible, such as the convergence of the physical and digital channels, and the transformation of stores into inspirational spaces. Another important change we are seeing is the shift

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Retail Trends

Convenience, speed, cost-effectiveness and security are all factors in the increasing popularity of Buy Online, Pick-up in Store (BOPIS). With BOPIS, customers have the option to buy or reserve product online with the intent of picking it up or trying it on in-store.  Customers save on shipping costs, avoid package theft

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Omnichannel is here to stay and the current digital transformation creates a golden opportunity for shopping malls to reinvent themselves and become more relevant to today’s consumers. It is the age to create the perfect physical presence and then drive traffic through digital technologies. The confluence of physical and digital is

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Despite the sensationalist articles warning about the Death of the High Street, it is clear that for some product categories, a physical store will likely remain the preferred way of shopping for some time. But which categories? The latest Global Consumer Survey from research firm Statista attempts to classify those

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Retail Trends

Remember beacons? What are the prospects for VR in stores? The list of  innovative retail technologies grows longer and more confusing each day, so to help retailers make better tech choices, the HighStreet Collective has published the Retail Innovation Radar Report. It attempts to identify  the most “shopper-ready”  technologies, meaning

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Everyone likes a bargain, particularly fashion consumers and the spectacular growth of factory outlets and other off-price fashion chains indicates how popular the idea of buying high-quality fashion at bargain prices has become. Off-price retailers specialize in buying up seconds, end-of-season closeouts, canceled orders, overruns and goods returned by other

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Retail Trends

As more sales migrate to digital channels, store closures will inevitably continue, particularly in the more mature economies.  But many brick-and-mortar retailers are are underestimating the contribution their stores make to an omnichannel retailing strategy. That’s the conclusion of McKinsey & Company researchers, who say that many store closure decisions are simply based

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