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News • 25.10.2017

The chancellor needs to deliver a budget for shoppers

Business and consumers are looking to the Chancellor’s upcoming Budget for action to support consumer spending

In a submission entitled Helping Shoppers Budget, sent to the Chancellor last week, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) proposes a series of targeted measures to support the retail industry in maximising its future contribution to the ...

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News • 24.10.2017

Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods

Study finds that labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free can impact consumer behavior

When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many ...

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Thumbnail-Photo: Hardwick Clothes re-launches brand, growing heritage fashion appeal...

News • 10.10.2017

Hardwick Clothes re-launches brand, growing heritage fashion appeal

America's oldest Made in USA tailored clothing maker has launched a new flagship website and brand identity update

Drafting off of steady seasonal increases in both wholesale and retail sales, including the company's first line in clothing retailer Saks Fifth Avenue's New York City stores and Southern department store Dillard's, as well as ...

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News • 05.10.2017

VIPs as keynote speakers at NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show

Social media and retail executives are among the speakers at the conference in NY

Senior executives from two of the internet’s largest social media platforms, the founder of one of the nation’s best-known online political publications and the head of a global food brand will be among the keynote speakers as more than ...

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Global brand survey • 04.10.2017

Over half of online shoppers prefer shopping directly with brands over retailers

Brick-and-mortar retail continues to be an important component of the brand experience

New study explores consumer shopping preferences in today’s connected society and provides insight into how brands can best meet consumer needs. The retail industry is constantly undergoing change, altering the roles of retailers, brands ...

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Expert article • 04.10.2017

Using content more efficiently across multiple channels

Social media platforms are a part of today’s portfolios of most marketing and communications departments

You need to create ambitious content for multiple social media channels but lack time and resources? Most companies are familiar with this challenge – more coordinated efforts, communication networking and a joint editorial calendar can ...

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News • 27.09.2017

Digital price tags enhance customer experience

EllaFashion’s pilot project for the leading Department Store in Noordwijk, Netherlands

The leading department store in Noordwijk is the latest retailer to benefit from the innovative electronic pricing solution from MariElla Labels Oy. EllaFashion digital price tags – which provide fashion retailers with key online advantages in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shoppers could pay up to a third more for everyday food items in the...

News • 21.09.2017

Shoppers could pay up to a third more for everyday food items in the event of a no deal Brexit

New analysis by the BRC spells out the potential cost to shoppers of leaving the EU without a tariff-free trade deal

Over three quarters of the food that the UK imports comes from the EU and without reaching an agreement on trade, most of these goods will be subject to new tariffs. As a result, the average cost of food imported by retailers from the EU would ...

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Company News • 18.09.2017

Dinner is served

Germans eat more fresh food than people in France

Contrary to a German proverb about eating like God in France, a consumer survey about fresh food now reveals that people in Germany averagely spend less money for fresh food than in France while eating more of it than their neighbors. The ...

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News • 14.09.2017

Top retail brands ranked with Personalization Index

The Retail Personalization Index ranks brands on the quality and degree of personalization in their customer experience.

Sailthru, the leading cross-channel experience management platform for the world's top retail and media companies, today announces the debut of its first annual Retail Personalization Index, a ranking of 100 top retail brands according to how ...

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News • 07.09.2017

Food businesses target sugar alternatives to improve public health

The BRC and the FDF promote sugar reduction efforts

Retailers and manufacturers are calling on suppliers from across the food and drink industry to help identify sugar alternatives in a bid to improve public health by reducing the amount of sugars in food and drink products. The British Retail ...

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News • 30.08.2017

Nordstrom expands its Reserve Online & Try In Store service

Nearly 40 stores across the US

Nordstrom announced that it has expanded its Reserve Online & Try In Store service to nearly 40 stores across the US; following a pilot in six stores. The service allows customers to select items online and try them on in person at ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Checklist: How to ensure that your staff has enough customer focus...

Company News • 30.08.2017

Checklist: How to ensure that your staff has enough customer focus

Is the customer always in focus?

Test your store’s customer focus using our checklist – and make sure your future customer meetings are top notch! ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NRF: Retail industry employment declined slightly in July...

News • 18.08.2017

NRF: Retail industry employment declined slightly in July

1,700 jobs less than in June, although some retail sectors saw job gains

Retail industry employment declined slightly in July, decreasing 1,700 jobs from June, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 209,000 ...

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News • 15.08.2017

New Temando ‘State of Shipping in Commerce’ report reveals gap between U.S. retailers and Prime-centric online shoppers

Survey identifies CX-driven shipping experiences as critical to conversion

Temando, a leading shipping and fulfilment software platform for commerce, today announced United States retailer and consumer survey data from its annual research report ‘State of Shipping in Commerce’. The survey polled 270 small and ...

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News • 10.08.2017

Metro reaches a partnership agreement with MissFresh

Company enters the ready-to-cook meals market

Metro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in MissFresh Inc., a Montreal company specializing in the delivery of ready-to-cook meals. Ever-responsive to industry trends, Metro is thereby positioning itself in a growing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: FutureProof Retail offers solution for line free checkout...

News • 09.08.2017

FutureProof Retail offers solution for line free checkout

Brick & mortar merchants can compete with Amazon Go and offer a next generation shopping experience with a line free checkout platform

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market has come as a wake-up call to retailers who’d hoped to put off technology innovation until later. The tech giant is famously focused on innovating the customer experience and Amazon Go, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Differentiation leads the pack for Hot 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers...

News • 02.08.2017

Differentiation leads the pack for Hot 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers

Whether they sell through traditional stores, online or both, companies that provide unique offerings and experiences for consumers dominate the list of Hot 100 Retailers.

“The retail industry is getting better at addressing shifts in shopping behaviors and thinking differently,” Stores Media Editor Susan Reda said. “What matters most to consumers is a retailer differentiating itself in the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer sign a strategic partnership agreement...

Company News • 28.07.2017

Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer sign a strategic partnership agreement

Shaping mobility for tomorrow

Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of further enhancing this collaboration. What do the factories and workplaces of the future look like? How can emission-free, intelligent mobility for tomorrow ...

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Company News • 21.07.2017

Need for 'on-demand' workers increases in retail industry

Natural Insight reaches 35 million completed job assignments

Natural Insight, a leader in enterprise cloud and mobile applications for retail merchandising and workforce management, announced today that more than 35 million jobs assignments have been completed on its platform to date. This milestone is a ...

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Company News • 18.07.2017

Big Group acquires Frontline Display International

Big Group is expanding its footprint beyond the Thames Valley to Bath in Southwest England

Big Group, the leading integrated marketing communications agency based in London, has acquired Frontline Display International expanding its footprint beyond the Thames Valley to Bath in Southwest England. Terms were not disclosed Frontline ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Baskin-Robbins launches ice cream delivery with DoorDash...

News • 14.07.2017

Baskin-Robbins launches ice cream delivery with DoorDash

Brands will deliver to more than 600 locations in 22 cities

Ice cream lovers in nearly two dozen cities across the country can use DoorDash – the technology company connecting customers with the best local business through door-to-door delivery – to have their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK smartphone shopping to overtake tablet spend by 2018...

News • 10.07.2017

UK smartphone shopping to overtake tablet spend by 2018

Spend via smartphones will outperform spend via tablets, accounting for 51.5 percent of the UK mobile and tablet market in 2018, says research

According to the company’s latest report, sales of tablet devices are declining as consumers choose to spend more time on smartphones. Consequently, spend via these devices is set to grow 112 percent in the next five years. Key sectors aiding ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How efficient is cash handling in your store?...

Company News • 30.06.2017

How efficient is cash handling in your store?

Checklist of things for optimised cash handling

Are you a store owner or manager? Then there’s a significant chance that you can hugely streamline your cash handling and store operations. Here is a checklist of things for optimised cash handling – can you tick off all the points? ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Global online baby products retailing market 2017-2021...

News • 23.06.2017

Global online baby products retailing market 2017-2021

The retailing of different types of baby products through online or e-commerce is considered as online baby products retailing.

The retailing of different types of baby products through online or e-commerce is considered as online baby products retailing. Online retail provides consumers with the convenience to purchase products of their choice online and payment ...

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News • 22.06.2017

Study: Pet product ecommerce trends

If the seeming omnipresence of ecommerce innovator Amazon is an indicator of anything, it's that the power and influence of online retailing is not to be underestimated.

If the seeming omnipresence of ecommerce innovator Amazon is an indicator of anything, it's that the power and influence of online retailing is not to be underestimated. The nigh limitless scope of products available online through Amazon ...

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ebay & Co • 20.06.2017

"Support in the fight against fraudulent shoppers"

Interview with Attorney Yvonne Bachmann about the German Händlerbund eBay Study 2017

Selling products on portals like Ebay or Amazon seems to be easy at first glance. However, retailers should consider some things to be legally on the safe side. We talk with Yvonne Bachmann about pitfalls and best practice. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Affordable clothing e-retailer RoseWholesale is becoming more...

News • 16.06.2017

Affordable clothing e-retailer RoseWholesale is becoming more customer-centric

E-commerce clothing site is focusing on better quality and an easier shopping process

RoseWholesale, an Asia-based online fashion retailer with wholesale prices, has taken several major steps to ensure product quality and enhance the shopping process. "The increase in Internet shopping in recent years has encouraged many ...

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News • 12.06.2017

New Logistics & Customer Service Division

American Outdoor Brands Corporation: Lewis Hornsby joins as President, Logistics & Customer Service

American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC), one of the world's leading providers of firearms and quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced the creation of its new Logistics & Customer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: No more needless packaging waste in food retailing...

Report • 07.06.2017

No more needless packaging waste in food retailing

Of washable bags, natural branding and boxes made out of grass

As the first supermarket of its kind, Rewe abolished plastic bags. Numerous other supermarkets followed suit. Now the supermarket chains offer bags made out of paper and cotton as well as reusable shopping bags. The Federal Minister for the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Strategy for the future: back to consulting...

E-commerce • 02.06.2017

Strategy for the future: back to consulting

Curated Shopping promises an ideal shopping experience in online retail

Online shopping – a shopper’s paradise. It offers a huge selection, there is no commitment, you can do it without interruption and it’s fast. At least that’s the ideal concept. Reality often differs greatly. Finding the right ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?...

News • 01.06.2017

Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?

Drones tend to have carbon dioxide emissions advantages when they don't have to fly very far

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington transportation engineers finds. Researchers found that drones tend to have carbon ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Consumer information: education mitigates food wastage...

Company News • 30.05.2017

Consumer information: education mitigates food wastage

Consumers often feel informed insufficiently about the storage life of food products

German consumers are food-conscious and increasingly select fresh products. Simultaneously, there is a growing uncertainty regarding storage and storage life. This is one of the results of a recent survey conducted on behalf of Bizerba, a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Zalando to open its first Nordic fulfillment center in Sweden...

News • 29.05.2017

Zalando to open its first Nordic fulfillment center in Sweden

To meet the demand of the Nordic customers, and to further penetrate the market, investing in convenience is crucial

Zalando successfully completed its location search to open its first Nordic fulfillment center in Sweden later this year. Together with the developer NREP Logicenters, Zalando will build a fulfillment center in Brunna, situated in the county of ...

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University • 24.05.2017

Developing leaders for the rapidly changing retail industry

McGill University creating new knowledge and developing leaders for the rapidly changing retail industry

Retail icon and philanthropist Aldo Bensadoun has stepped forward with a visionary gift to his alma mater, McGill University, aimed at creating new knowledge and developing leaders for the rapidly changing retail industry. Thanks to a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Increased focus on sustainable use of chemicals in textile production...

News • 24.05.2017

Increased focus on sustainable use of chemicals in textile production

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, hosted 53 attendees at UL’s Sustainability Seminar on “Reducing Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals”.

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, hosted 53 attendees at UL’s Sustainability Seminar on “Reducing Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals”. The favourable attendance and feedback from the event suggested ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK retail parks will grow faster than high streets to 2022...

Research • 18.05.2017

UK retail parks will grow faster than high streets to 2022

The UK retail parks market is expected to grow by 13.8 percent between 2017 and 2022, with the sector set to outperform the high street, says GlobalData.

The UK retail parks market is expected to grow by 13.8 percent between 2017 and 2022, with the sector set to outperform the high street, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that this ...

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General Election 2017 • 17.05.2017

BRC sets out the retail industry vision for the journey ahead

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published its recommendations for the next Government.

‘Pioneers’ sets out the retail industry’s vision for a plan that promotes the interests of consumers in the Brexit negotiations and supports a pioneering, responsible and vibrant industry for the future. Helen Dickinson OBE, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supermarket home delivery efficiency increased by 10 per cent...

News • 11.05.2017

Supermarket home delivery efficiency increased by 10 per cent

Retail customers readily taking advantage of the option to have their everyday grocery needs delivered to their home within a defined time slot.

For the chain stores, online retail activities involve a vast effort in terms of logistics, with much to lose, but also much to gain.  A team of mathematicians at the Alpen-Adria-Universität, assembled by optimisation expert Philipp ...

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NRF • 11.05.2017

Retail imports to keep growing through the summer

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.

“Regardless of whether the sales come in their stores or through their websites, retailers see that consumers are buying more this year and they’re importing the goods needed to meet the demand,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain ...

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News • 05.05.2017

Best UK retailer of the public at GlobalData’s 2017 customer satisfaction awards

The electricals retailer beat John Lewis and Asos, who came second & third respectively

Ao.com, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer dominated proceedings at GlobalData’s 2017 Customer Satisfaction Awards, held on 27 April at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London. Sponsors included global textile group Indo Count Industries; Lithium, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Poshmark launches the Posh Dressing Room

Company News • 01.05.2017

Poshmark launches the Posh Dressing Room

In-app styling experience matching shoppers with millions of stylists

Poshmark, a social marketplace for fashion where anyone can buy, sell and share their style with others, launches the Posh Dressing Room, a one-on-one styling experience between a buyer and a Seller Stylist that brings the essence of shopping in a ...

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News • 01.05.2017

UL Consumer & Retail Services joins the ZDHC program as official contributor

Vision is a widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry to protect consumers

UL Consumer & Retail Services (CRS) joins the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme and in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, ...

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Personal Announcements • 27.04.2017

Ross Burling is Absen's new Business Development Manager - UK, Ireland & Nordics

His focus will lay on OOH, Retail, Sports and Rental markets

Absen Europe has announced the appointment of Ross Burling to the newly created role of business development manager – UK, Ireland and Nordics. Ross will focus on OOH, Retail, Sports and Rental markets, working hand-in-glove with Absen’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Always in motion: SEAT rolls out new concepts for its dealerships...

Report • 25.04.2017

Always in motion: SEAT rolls out new concepts for its dealerships

How the automotive industry redesigns showrooms

Car dealers respond to the ever-changing buying habits of their customers and expand new retail concepts. The ambiance of car dealerships is increasingly defined by digital technologies, premium settings, and graphic displays. This is how the ...

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News • 20.04.2017

UK retail customer experience failing to improve

Nearly 50% of queries left unanswered

Despite 93 percent of consumers revealing they are more likely to buy if they receive a positive customer experience, UK retailers are struggling to deliver adequate, consistent service new research suggests. Companies were unable to answer 46 ...

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News • 12.04.2017

Retail employment lower than expected in march

Aimed slower national growth

Retail industry employment decreased by 30,300 jobs in March from February, a substantially weaker-than-expected report due in part to weather patterns from mild temperatures to blizzards, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Green renaissance:  dena helps retailers to renovate buildings...

Facility management • 11.04.2017

Green renaissance: dena helps retailers to renovate buildings

Interview with Andreas Tiemann, project manager “energy-efficient buildings“ at the German Energy Agency (dena)

Energy-efficient retail buildings are not only great for the environment, but also for business. This is why the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur), abbreviated dena, launched an exemplary project at the beginning of this year. The ...

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