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Retail Trends

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 to the High Street who see big benefits in having a physical presence to get closer to the customer and

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Retail Trends

Let’s admit it, we’ve all done it. We browse an online store, moving items that grab our attention to the basket or wish list, even though we don’t intend to buy them now. Maybe, we want to research the items further, read some reviews or check another site for the same or

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Retail Trends

Amazon has announced plans to cut delivery times for its more than 100m Prime members in the US from two days to just one. The move puts further pressure on embattled brick-and-mortar retailers, who  will have to try to match Amazon on speed or find other ways to encourage customers

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Retail Trends

Every retailer knows that being able to accurately forecast demand for products is a key  capability if they want to optimize inventory levels, reduce costs and,  equally importantly, keep customers satisfied by ensuring the products they want to buy are available. In the omnichannel era, customers are less tolerant of

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Retail Trends

Is there a retailer who is not feeling the heat from Amazon and other digital upstarts? Surprisingly, yes. A study by RSR Research, Ramping Up Retail Innovation, reveals significant differences between how “retail winners” —  retailers with above-average sales growth – perceive the Amazon threat  and how laggard retailers see it. A massive 83%

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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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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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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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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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Retail Trends

AWS has recently confirmed the immediate availability of its new EU region, Paris. The Paris region joins Frankfurt, Ireland and London as the fourth European location of AWS and offers a new option for infrastructure located in Europe. Currently, AWS operates in 18 regions around the world, with a total

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