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The decline in cash transactions provides obvious benefits for retailers, not least by reducing the time your associates spend each day counting cash and the potential for theft and errors. But the growth of digital payments raises broader issues about tomorrow’s cashless society that are only now beginning to be

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Furniture & Decorindustries

In the early days of eCommerce, buying furniture online was not common and it was the retail category that seemed most resistant to the online tsunami.  But the adoption of omnichannel strategies over the last few years has helped many furniture and décor retailers strike the right balance and boost both online and

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FashionFurniture & DecorindustriesSporting Goods

Despite the sensationalist articles warning about the Death of the High Street, it is clear that for some product categories, a physical store will likely remain the preferred way of shopping for some time. But which categories? The latest Global Consumer Survey from research firm Statista attempts to classify those

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Furniture & Decorindustries

With over 12,000 products in its famous catalog, IKEA must rely on business integration technology to optimize and manage their merchandise efficiently online and across its 400 stores. But even for smaller players in the furniture and home decoration sector, managing merchandise can still be a real challenge. Furniture and

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Furniture & DecorindustriesSuccess Stories

Spanish textile brand Bassols has a unique heritage that goes back two centuries and is possibly the oldest surviving textile company in the world. But it faced a problem common to a lot of long-established companies, namely it had disparate IT systems that were not designed to talk to each

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Furniture & Decorindustries

Before IKEA erupted on the market in the 1980’s,  furniture and home decor was not a very dynamic  part of retailing.  Furniture was often inherited or bought only when people set up home and then kept as long as it lasted. Furniture stores often kept pieces in the showroom or

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