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Furniture & DecorRetail TrendsSuccess 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, and now the wildly successful fashion rental pioneer Rent the Runway’s wild success has achieved unicorn status, valued over $1 billion. And they are no longer the only ones in the

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

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, for example, the net reduction in stores on UK high streets hit record levels in the first half of this

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

Until recently, sustainability was not a large driver in the fashion business, but in the last decade, customers have become more aware of the impacts of the fashion industry on the planet, and they are demanding real change in the industry. Before, retailers were interested in delivering higher volume at

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industriesSuccess Stories

Since it was established in 1895, Metal Supermarkets has become the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals with over 90 brick-and-mortar stores with 800,000 customers across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The company also offers value-added services such as production cutting, and it is known for its superior customer

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Fashionindustries

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 fashion. Thanks to technology, they feel empowered not just to interact with brands but to influence trends using digital channels

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ElectronicsindustriesSuccess Stories

Outlet PC started business in 2008 in its home town of Tarragona, Spain,  offering customers affordable electronics.  Over the next decade,  the company greatly expanded its product assortment, opened nine stores and launched an online shop. The company serves several thousand customers and handles hundreds of orders a day across

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

Retailers that have not yet embraced eCommerce within a coherent omnichannel strategy cannot afford to wait any longer. That’s because as more retail revenue shifts online, a strategy based predominantly on selling through brick-and-mortar stores becomes more difficult to justify, not least because online is where the growth lies. Primark,

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industriesSporting Goods

Trading conditions for brick-and-mortar retail are tough, we are often told. But JD Sports, the UK sportswear retailer, has bucked the trend by reporting impressive results with like-for-like sales for  physical and online channels combined increasing more than 5%. Stripping out eCommerce, like-for-like sales in JD Sports stores still increased,  albeit

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industriesRetail TrendsSporting Goods

IT  managers in retail businesses are overwhelmingly in favor of  a cloud-based platform as it enables them to implement new technologies faster. A massive 98% of IT managers think the IT function is the department within a retail organization that benefits most from adopting the cloud, according to RSR Research.

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