Geoff Nairn
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Geoff Nairn

Retail Trends

3 min read As more transactions move online, last mile delivery continues to impose big challenges for online-only retailers. In this respect, physical retailers should have an inherent advantage when fulfilling online orders.

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Retail Trends

3 min read In a world in which the boundaries between physical and online commerce are increasingly blurred, Buy Online, Pickup In Store (BOPIS), has become an essential capability that all retailers should

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Retail Trends

2 min read It is not all gloom on the High Street.  Far from it,  as demonstrated by the growing list of high-profile retailers that are opening flagship stores in prime shopping locations

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Retail Trends

2 min read 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

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

2 min read 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,

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Retail Trends

2 min read 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

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Retail Trends

2 min read 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

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Retail Trends

2 min read 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

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Retail Trends

3 min read 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 –

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Fashionindustries

3 min read Fashion retailing has always been a fast-moving sector, but fashion trends used to be fairly predictable. Not any more, however. Customers are no longer content to be passive consumers of

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