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Retail Trends

Retailers are always looking for ways to stand out from the competition and payment flexibility could be the latest differentiator. In the past, price was a powerful retailing weapon – Wal-Mart built an empire of more than 6,000 stores whose main attraction for shoppers  is their low prices. Retailers that

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Retail Trends

We hear the term omnichannel a lot in retailing. It has been one of the industry’s favorite buzzwords and indeed some would argue it is overused and has lost its value. So what exactly does omnichannel mean? Interest in omnichannel is at an all-time high, as you can see from

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Retail Trends

Visit any popular  destination in the world and you will likely see Chinese tourists.  When not visiting the tourist attractions, they love to shop. They also like to use their mobile phones to pay, something that is taken for granted in China. So, retailers that want to want to profit

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Announcements

Openbravo is pleased to unveil our new website, completely redesigned to offer a more intuitive user experience and with a fresh modern look. But the redesign goes far beyond cosmetic changes, as the organization and presentation of content has also been radically overhauled to enable visitors to find what they

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Retail Trends

Greater POS acceptance has been steadily driving consumer adoption of mobile payments, particularly in the US and in China. Platforms like SamsungPay, AliPay and WeChat already have over a billion users each. The growth trend shows no sign of slowing. In fact, Euromonitor predicts the value of m-commerce will increase by 250%

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Retail Trends

One of the keys to  retail success is to pay close attention to the local customs in the markets where you operate. In those countries where Ramadan is widely observed, the holy month – which this year falls between May 5 and June 4 — creates both challenges and opportunities

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Dubai is is at the heart of the Middle East’s dynamic retail sector and its reputation for retail innovation is well deserved. So we were not suprised when our colleagues in the new Openbravo office in Dubai told us about an ambitious project that is now taking shape in Dubai to build Sport

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Featured Events

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to attend RECon Middle East & North Africa 2018, a key event for shopping center industry professionals in the MENA region and it confirmed my impression that the MENA retail scene is humming with activity and innovation.  Organized by the  Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC),

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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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Retail Trends

In today’s omnichannel era, understanding what customers value from various  channels and how that influences the prices they are willing to pay has become a key challenge, according to  a recent article from McKinsey & Company. Pricing strategies used to  be easy to devise, uncomplicated to implement, and relatively successful.

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