Vanessa Hodgkinson
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Vanessa Hodgkinson

Retail Trends

There are many reasons why retailers may have put new retail technology on the backburner, if only to see how shopper preferences would evolve. But wait too long and risk falling behind the competition, particularly when it comes to technologies that customers are comfortable and willing to use – those

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Retail Trends

Attracting customers into physical stores is not just about competing with eCommerce. Today, retailers must think about competing with the total experience they offer across physical and digital channels. In other words, the battle for the consumer is about giving them not just a product or a service, but an

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RestaurantsRetail Trends

In-store restaurants can be a great idea for retailers who want to step up their in-store experience and increase foot traffic in their stores. And choosing the right restaurant POS can make the process a lot easier. Some retailers aim to add to the customer experience and create a dwell

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Retail Trends

As Black Friday gets closer, retailers need to be readying themselves for one of the biggest shopping spikes in the year.  Black Friday,  which this year falls on November 29,  is traditionally the kick-off to the peak holiday season, which runs  to December 31 and includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and

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La Europea Openbravo
Success Stories

La Europea, a leading retailer for wines, spirits and gourmet foods in Mexico with over 50 stores, has managed to increase its ticket capacity by 20% and boost sales by 15% thanks to its cloud-based POS solution with Openbravo. Founded in 1953, La Europea built a reputation for high-end products

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Furniture & DecorSuccess Stories

Zôdio, a French home goods retailer, has pioneered a new type of retailing concept at its Herblay store using Openbravo as its POS platform in a project that took just 3 months to implement. As well as a more compact format, the new store concept makes extensive use of in-store

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FashionRetail Trends

Ten years ago, the idea of renting clothing seemed quite outlandish, but a lot has changed in a decade. The National Retail Federation flags luxury resale and rental as one of the biggest trends for 2020. But retailers will need an agile and omnichannel technology platform if they want to

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OtherRetail TrendsSuccess Stories

As one of Mexico’s top retailers for auto parts and repair services, Rolcar embarked on a digital transformation in 2017 to become faster, more efficient and more competitive in an increasingly omnichannel age. With over 60,000 products on offer, Rolcar currently offers operates 175 locations and 10 distribution centers. Monitoring

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Retail TrendsSuccess Stories

In just four months, Toys “R” Us Spain & Portugal, has completed the implementation of Openbravo software across all its 64 stores in Portugal and Spain, as part of its broader strategy to revitalise its stores to better support omnichannel and experiential retailing. The speed at which Openbravo was implemented demonstrates

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Retail Trends

Many retailers are realizing that their old methods of handling inventory and fulfilling orders are no longer enough to stay competitive in today’s retail climate. In 2018, Amazon added $35 billion in retail sales across America – the equivalent of roughly 7,700 stores.  So, many brick-and-mortar retailers found themselves also becoming

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