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News • 04.05.2018

Millennial parents shop differently

NRF study finds varying shopping behavior in generations of parents

As millennials reach their late 20s and 30s, many are reaching their next step in life: parenthood. And findings from the spring edition of the National Retail Federation’s quarterly Consumer View report released today provide insight into how ...

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Interview • 03.05.2018

An easy way to reduce business operating costs

Climate protection is more than an environmental issue

Interview with Lars Reimann, Head of the Environment and Energy Department at HDE (German Retail Federation) Practical, informative and effective: The recently launched “Retail Climate Action Campaign” (“Klimaschutzoffensive des ...

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The U.S. bike specialty market • 30.04.2018

Mountain and electric bicycles leading the pack

Cycling trends ahead of the 2018 Bicycle Leadership Conference

The U.S. cycling market is a $5.9 billion industry, with independent bicycle dealers capturing about 52 percent of those sales and the rest of the market the remaining piece of the pie, according to retail sales data from global information ...

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News • 26.04.2018

Outdoor and craft brew companies put public lands before profit

20 brands raise money in fourth annual “We Keep It Wild” campaign

Outdoor and craft brew companies are putting public lands before profit throughout the month of April by hosting “We Keep It Wild” online promotions to benefit The Conservation Alliance. Funds raised will help further the ...

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News • 26.04.2018

Mastercard retires customer signatures

Merchants newly empowered to simplify and speed store checkout

Mastercard announced that merchants in the U.S. and Canada can forego cardholder signatures for in-store credit and debit purchases, effective on April 13. The goal is to speed customers through checkout lines and give merchants greater control ...

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Analysis & Benefits • 19.04.2018

Retail assistance systems: Reducing employee stress

Interview with Andreas Starzmann, Director Digital Office at Wanzl

There are countless retail data collection technologies on the market. The challenge for the retail industry is to connect them all. The collected data then enables retailers to draw the right conclusions and plan their next steps. At EuroCIS ...

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Study • 18.04.2018

Amazon is now the UK’s fifth largest retailer

The online giant accounted for over four pounds in every 100 pounds spent on retail in 2017

Amazon is now the fifth biggest player in UK retail, as its retail revenue continues to rise at a rapid pace, according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company. The online pureplay continues to outstrip growth in the UK online channel ...

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News • 18.04.2018

Asia convenience channel set to grow 6.6 percent a year to 2022

Results from a survey of the top ten Asian convenience retailers

Asia’s leading convenience retailers are predicted to grow 6.6 percent a year to 2022 by US$5.1trillion, according to the latest forecast from international research organisation IGD. Based on a survey of the top 10 Asian convenience ...

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News • 13.04.2018

European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices

Regulations for fair competition in the food supply chain

The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to manage risks over which they have little or no control. The Commission proposes today ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fenix Outdoor International AG acquires Royal Robbins...

News • 11.04.2018

Fenix Outdoor International AG acquires Royal Robbins

Consolidation will be made in second quarter of 2018

Fenix Outdoor International AG, a global player in branded outdoor apparel and equipment, announces that is has signed an agreement and acquired 100 percent of the U.S.-based outdoor and travel apparel company Royal Robbins.  Royal Robbins ...

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News • 05.04.2018

Online growth among housewares buyers extends to adjacent categories

“E-commerce has changed the way consumers shop for home products” (Joe Derochowski, executive director at NPD)

U.S. online sales of housewares products increased 18 percent in 2017, according to e-commerce insights from The NPD Group’s Checkout consumer receipt mining service. On average, nearly a quarter of online buyers purchased housewares ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer names POS industry veteran Nigel Ball as Vice President...

Company News • 04.04.2018

APG Cash Drawer names POS industry veteran Nigel Ball as Vice President of Sales

Global cash management solution manufacturer hires sales veteran to expand sales activities, reach, engagement and market share in North America

APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions is proud to announce the addition of point-of-sale industry veteran Nigel Ball to the role of Vice President of Sales in North America. In this role, Mr. Ball will lead and oversee ...

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Support • 03.04.2018

Encouraging retailers to introduce voluntary plastic bag charging

Retail trade bodies have launched new materials to help small stores introduce a plastic bag charging scheme

Retail trade bodies the Association of Convenience Stores and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents have launched new materials to help small stores introduce a plastic bag charging scheme following the publication of the ...

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Commentary • 03.04.2018

Goodbye cash – or maybe not? Germany’s relationship with cash and credit cards

Electronic payments are on the rise – cash payments continue to decline. Is that a sign that Germany will soon abolish cash? That‘s quite unlikely.

Not again! I just want to make I quick bakery run and grab a roll. Do I have enough change in my wallet? No. What about my purse? Yes, I found two Euros! That should be enough. Otherwise, I would have had to get some cash first. When it comes to ...

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News • 28.03.2018

Retailers to White House: "Do right by American families" on trade

Some of the largest brands in retail sent a letter to President Trump

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News • 21.03.2018

C&A signs UN Women's Empowerment Principles

Alain Caparros, CEO C&A Europe, described C&A’s commitment to gender parity as a key principle of the company’s culture

“Gender parity and women's empowerment are extremely important to C&A. Women are the driving force behind the apparel industry and our brand: 80% of our employees are women, and approximately the same percentage is true of the workers ...

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Report • 19.03.2018

Artificial Intelligence: a real opportunity for brick-and-mortar retailers

Combining personalized service with AI to optimally reach the customer

Today’s retailers must come up with great ideas to keep up with their online competition. Artificial intelligence (AI) opens up brand-new opportunities in this area. Ralf Reich of Mindtree illustrates why AI is not just a great tool for ...

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Interview • 15.03.2018

It’s all about the right fabrics: an industry sector is entering the digital age

”Research online, purchase offline has edged its way into the world of fabrics.“ Interview with Sven-Hendrik Timmermann from JAB ANSTOETZ Group

More than ever, today’s interior design industry has a tough time to attract customers to stores. In this interview, Sven-Hendrik Timmermann, Chief Digital Officer at JAB Josef Anstoetz KG, explains how the textile and fabric outfitter uses ...

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News • 16.02.2018

Meet the iXtenso team at EuroCIS 2018!

We will report live for you from the trade fair ground

The team of iXtenso – Magazine for Retailers will be there in Düsseldorf for the five days of EuroCIS from Feb 27th till Mar 1st to catch the most innovative trends of retail technology industry. All editorial contributions like articles, ...

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News • 15.02.2018

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain

New double-walled paper cups to phase into U.S. restaurants beginning spring 2018

As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted completion date of 2020. In ...

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3D technology • 06.02.2018

Virtus – a step up with footwear innovation

Born out of one of Canada's best-respected shoemakers, the decade-long venture of Virtus atelier makes a new move

Since its beginning, proudly Canada-originated Virtus has been dedicated to winning customer’s hearts and heels with high-end quality comfortable service, preventative health and safety created by pioneering 3D scanning technology which did ...

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News • 01.02.2018

eBay Inc. reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results

eBay delivers record fourth quarter driven by strong holiday performance

eBay Inc., a global commerce leader, delivered revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 of $2.6 billion, increasing 9% on an as-reported basis and 7% on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis, primarily driven by gross merchandise ...

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Report • 30.01.2018

Unrealized potential in online food retailing

Fresh delivery service coverage primarily in metropolitan areas

Prior to the launch of Amazon Fresh in Germany, many e-commerce observers expected brick-and-mortar grocery retailers to do everything in their power to fight back with their own offers and services. This prediction has not come true. Several of the ...

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Jewelry • 22.01.2018

Industry veteran joins The Gordon Company as Vice President

Barry Lustig of Jade Trau Inc. has joined The Gordon Company as its new vice president

Barry Lustig of Jade Trau Inc. has joined The Gordon Company as its new vice president. With over 20 years in the diamond and jewelry industry with such notable firms as GIA, Cora Diamond, Lazare Kaplan and most ...

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News • 17.01.2018

Some glitter but no gold for Christmas

In December, UK retail sales increased by 0.6 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2016

In December, UK retail sales increased by 0.6 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2016, when they had increased 1.0 percent from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 1.4 percent in December, against a growth of 1.7 ...

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Top-Produkt • 16.01.2018

4POS SCO-400 EveryPLACE

Where is EveryPLACE?

... in all places where your customers are, when they register and pay for their own purchases. 4POS has developed the 4POS SCO-400 EveryPLACE, a self-checkout solution which is highly responsive to the needs of customer-centric ...

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Company News • 12.01.2018

APG to display global family of pos solutions with cash management partners

Extensive POS solutions to enhance customer experience at NRF 2018 Big Show

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, will exhibit its latest innovations and global POS solutions at the NRF 2018 convention from January 14th – 16th, in New York City, New York. On display will be ...

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Company News • 11.01.2018

Ergonomic Solutions Launches SpacePole MultiClip™

The NextGen universal payment mount for the Ingenico Lane Series of payment terminals

Ergonomic Solutions, the acknowledged leader in the design and supply of technology mounting & mobility solutions at the Point of Sale, Point of Payment and Point of Service, today announced the launch of the SpacePole MultiClip universal ...

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News • 10.01.2018

Nordstrom Rack President Karen McKibbin to retire

After three decades marked by expansion and success she will be retiring from Nordstrom in March

 After three decades marked by expansion and success, Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Rack, will be retiring from Nordstrom in March. Karen joined Nordstrom in 1985 and has held many leadership roles within the company, ...

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Omnichannel • 08.01.2018

Click & Collect: More in-store sales thanks to store pickup

Opportunity and challenge for the retail sector: Retailers can really benefit from this service

Click and Collect, In-Store Pickup, Click & Go: there are many terms that describe the store pickup process of online orders. Retailers can really benefit from this service; provided that they are armed with a professionally developed concept of ...

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News • 03.01.2018

Click & Collect solution for UK retailers

Tryzens delivers Salesforce Commerce Cloud integration for start-up HubBox

Tryzens has successfully completed the development of a pre-built integration or ‘cartridge’ for innovative UK start-up HubBox, which will enable Salesforce Commerce Cloud users to reduce the time to market for the new delivery start-up. ...

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News • 28.12.2017

Shoppers to lose out if UK doesn’t adopt EU global trade deals

“Higher tariffs inevitably mean consumers would face higher prices”

As a member of the EU, the UK currently benefits from zero or low rate tariffs on various imports from trade deals that the EU has negotiated with third countries. From the day after the UK leaves the EU, on 30 March 2019, it will no longer be ...

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News • 27.12.2017

Toys "R" Us: "Our results for the quarter were disappointing"

The company reports results for third quarter 2017

Toys "R" Us, Inc. ("the Company") reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended October 28, 2017. "Our results for the quarter were disappointing.  They not only reflect the broad ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Business model of Takko Fashion optimized for future growth...

News • 22.12.2017

Business model of Takko Fashion optimized for future growth

The smart discounter intends to expand its footprint, with more than one hundred new openings planned for the coming business year

Takko Fashion ("The Group"), a leading European apparel retail group operating over 1,850 stores across 16 countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, today announces its results for Q3 17/18 (August - October 2017). Net ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge...

News • 15.12.2017

Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge

Investing in low CO2-emitting technologies and reducing energy consumption

Carrefour’s commitments: Reduce the CO2 emissions generated by its stores throughout the world by 40 percent between now and 2025 (compared with 2010 levels), and by -70 percebt by 2050. It is taking action at two levels: the ...

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National Retail Federation • 11.12.2017

Retail jobs jumped nearly 13,000 in November

Retail industry employment increased by an unusually high 12,900 jobs in November over October

The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, the economy added 228,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “This was one of the strongest gains we’ve seen all year,” NRF Chief Economist Jack ...

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Study • 07.12.2017

Increasing demand for convenience drives us shoppers online

61 percent felt it was easier to compare prices online as opposed to in the store

Convenience is the most important factor for US shoppers when choosing to buy online, reveals a study by Arvato, a global provider for full-service eCommerce and supply chain solutions. Original research of over 2,000 US shoppers found 58 ...

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News • 01.12.2017

Sustainable solutions for grocery shopping

Carrefour Belgium invites customers to bring their own bags and reusable boxes when shopping from traditional food counters

In an initiative to provide sustainable solutions and reduce the use of packaging, Carrefour Belgium is inviting Carrefour Hypermarket and Carrefour Market customers to bring their own bulk bags and reusable boxes to package their purchases from ...

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Study • 23.11.2017

Promotions just as important to UK customers as product quality

Study finds that promotions are a key factor in customers’ purchasing decisions when buying home and kitchen appliances

When it comes to buying home and kitchen appliances, British consumers admit that the right reward is just as important to them as quality of product. The independent study of 2,000 British adults, commissioned by 360insights, found that 17 ...

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Interview • 22.11.2017

Parcel lockers: around the clock delivery service

Interview with Gunnar Anger, managing director ParcelLock GmbH on the future of parcel delivery

A successful delivery significantly impacts how customers rate their shopping experience. That’s why new, flexible solutions along the entire supply chain are in great demand. This includes a universally accessible parcel locker system. Gunnar ...

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Study • 16.11.2017

Racial profiling by retailers creates an unwelcome climate for black shoppers

Discrimination endured by black shoppers forces them to downplay their race or shy away from an activity among the most common and celebrated in American culture, according to new research. The study, "Shopping While ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Record decline for non-food in October

News • 14.11.2017

Record decline for non-food in October

BRC – KPMG: Retail Sales Monitor

In October, UK retail sales decreased by 1.0 percent on a like-for-like basis from October 2016, when they had increased 1.7 percent from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 0.2 percent in October, against a growth of 2.4 percent in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The chancellor needs to deliver a budget for shoppers...

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods...

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 ...

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Using content more efficiently across multiple channels...

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Over half of online shoppers prefer shopping directly with brands over...

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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