ElectronicsindustriesSuccess Stories

Since opening its doors in 2005, Sharaf DG has become a leading electronics and electrical goods in the Middle East, with 32 stores and online stores in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Oman. To continue growing and deliver the first-class experience its 1.5 million-strong customer base has come to expect, Sharaf

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Retail Trends

What makes customers want to visit your stores? A compelling product range? Competitive prices? Superior customer service? All these things are important, of course, but in today’s digital era, many customers expect retailers to be using the latest technologies to enhance the in-store experience. Stores that have invested in in-store

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AnnouncementsElectronicsFeatured Eventsindustries

Openbravo is pleased to annouce the official opening of a new office in Dubai to spearhead the company’s growth in the Middle East. The attractions of this region are well known to retailers and for many years they have  enjoyed robust growth and above-average returns  due to the  favorable macroeconomic

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Retail Trends

As more retail sales shift online, many retailers are experiencing a slow but steady year-on-year decline in footfall and sales in their stores.   Nevertheless, the physical store continues to play a central albeit changing role in the strategy of most retailers.  So how should retailers now judge the performance of

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Furniture & DecorindustriesRetail Trends

But how will it look in my home? It’s a question heard every day by sales associates in a furniture or home décor store. Thanks to Augmented Reality, they may be able to help give customers a much better idea of how a new sofa or lamp will look in

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ElectronicsFashionFurniture & DecorRetail Trends

A new survey by Monetate found that when it comes to Back-to-School shopping, brick-and-mortar stores continue to thrive and that certain product categories are far more likely to be bought in a store than online. The results suggest that retailer deciding which technology to invest in should prioritize those that ultimately

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

How do we compete with Amazon? It’s a question that every retailer must ask as they anxiously watch the aggressive moves of Amazon into so many markets, including product categories that once seemed better suited to brick-and-mortar stores.  Take fashion, for example. Amazon’s increasingly confident push into own-brand fashion has

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