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Retail Trends

NOTE: As Openbravo no longer offers an ERP solution, this article has been updated and a previous discussion of criteria for selecting an ERP has been removed.  But don’t go just yet. Please read on! So, you’re in the market for a new ERP system.  But If you run a

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Retail Trends

The store still has a bright future, but no one can deny that the current trading environment is a lot tougher and the future less predictable than in the recent past.  So it is more important than ever for retailers to ensure that their stores are performing optimally, which means

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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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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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Retail Trends

Is your current POS system pulling its weight? With customers expectations higher than ever, your POS system needs to work much harder, whether its handling transactions, empowering your associates to do their job better or supporting new omnichannel scenarios. But according to a RIS report, 43% of retailers say their

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Retail Trends

As more and more retail business shifts online, stores  today are desperately seeking ways to make customers return to their stores and to do so more often. Macy’s, the US department store chain, is  the latest mainstream retailer attempting to give its stores a radical makeover. It plans to roll

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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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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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Retail Trends

As long as consumers continue to visit physical stores, retailers will continue to invest in them. A recent report from research firm Altitude Group sets out to understand how leading retailers are trying to respond to digital disruption using innovation and the challenges that creates. The shopping habits and  behaviors of

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