Retail Trends

Hong Kong has always been a vibrant market. Its location makes it a nice place to live, a city of trade and a touristic destination. For many years it was the door to access China’s production capacities. Nowadays, it is a place of fashion trends, luxury goods, art, technology and

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This week I’ve had the opportunity to attend the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona. Great organization and in a lovely city! “Driving Digital Business” was the main theme in this edition, so we had the opportunity to enjoy a lot of inspiring presentations by leading keynoters, that went through different topics

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Featured Events

The Chinese retail market is very dynamic: with a 13% growth rate in traditional offline and 40% in online e-commerce, there are many opportunities. Still dominated by local brands, the market continues to attract new international brands every year. Visitors at Equipmag Shanghai, an annual trade show that caters to

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Featured Events

Last week I had the opportunity to spend a few days at Equipmag Paris with the Openbravo commercial team and Phidias, our Gold Partner in France, presenting our Commerce Platform now with embedded retail analytics. It was really great and very encouraging to experience first-hand the tremendous interest of so

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Today I finish the blog post series I started 3 weeks ago discussing the 3 top IT investment priorities for retailers. After my previous posts talking about Mobility and Cloud, I’ll cover Cross-channel today. Retailers no longer need evidence that cross-channel capabilities are critical for success. Consumers today expect a seamless shopping

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My last blogpost about Mobility was the first one of a series of three to explain Openbravo’s take on the main 3 IT priorities for retailers identified in this study. Today I am elaborating on the second one in the list: Cloud computing. Cloud is a disruptive technology for all

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Last week our CEO posted an interesting article where he shared our vision about the huge opportunity we see in Retail with the Openbravo Commerce Platform. In this post he referred to a recently released study , which states that 82% of retailers were planning to increase their IT budget and

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Retail Trends

According to a recent market study on the state of the retail sector that we have released at Openbravo, almost 82% of today’s retailers were planning to increase their IT budgets this year which clearly shows a trend change that would continue in the coming years. Top priorities in retailers’

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Retail Trends

Without doubt we can say we are in the consumer age. Empowered consumers armed with multiple devices visit stores much more informed than ever, expecting to receive a personalized service. This is clearly disrupting retail and controlling brands. The role of physical stores in the cross-channel era has been widely

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