Keyword: brick and mortar retail

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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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Report • 16.04.2018

Only what the boss himself would wear makes it onto the clothes hanger

Visiting the Herrenbude in Köln-Ehrenfeld

Custom, authentic and exclusive – words that describe the product selection of the small fashion store called Herrenbude in Köln Ehrenfeld (a city district of the German City of Cologne). It’s a concept that is able to keep up with ...

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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 ...

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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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News • 20.03.2018

ARKET to open first store in hometown of Stockholm

ARKET will open its first store in Sweden in early summer 2018

The new store follows the brand’s launch in August 2017 with openings in five major European cities as well as an online store in 18 markets. A modern-day market offering essential products for men, women, children and the home, ...

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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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Company News • 14.03.2018

Elo helps Hardy Amies deliver a tailor-made digital experience

Case Study - Hardy Amies Fashion Retailer

Founded in 1946, Savile Row menswear store Hardy Amies has its heritage ingrained in the British fashion history. Its founder and namesake, Sir Edwin Hardy Amies actually started out as an official dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II, before ...

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Report • 14.03.2018

Sunday shopping creates rift

Can Sunday shopping save brick-and-mortar retailers?

The ongoing debate over shopping hours on Sundays has heated up in recent months in Germany. Ver.di (the German trade union) successfully filed lawsuits against a number of Sunday shopping events nationwide. Communities and retail representatives ...

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News • 13.03.2018

Traditional UK retailers hit hard by Brexit

Fraser Hammond reports losses of many retail jobs due to Brexit

Fraser Hammond economists say at least 5,300 retail jobs are in danger after a major toy retailer and an electronics chain closed their doors last week. Both companies were unable to continue operating due to stiff online competition and economic ...

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Company News • 19.02.2018

The new multimedia shopping experience

Brick and mortar stores as showrooms for online retailers

Anyone who wants to survive as a brick-and-mortar dealer in the future must offer their customers a special shopping experience and a functioning online store. That’s a widely known fact. But the opposite is also true – and this is ...

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Interview • 15.02.2018

Unified Commerce: Mapping all processes in real time

Avoid "frustrating stumbling blocks in the shopper experience”

Once it was multichannel, then omnichannel and now unified commerce. With new software options, all the functions of a customer journey are supposed to be apparently invisible and run from a single source. Jean-Marc Thienpont, Managing Director POS ...

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Interview • 08.02.2018

Showrooming – Escaping the one-way street!

Showrooming is becoming a popular retail model that addresses changed buying and information behavior

For many brick and mortar retailers, showrooming was and continues to be akin to “stealing consulting services”. After all, the term describes the practice of prospective customers of researching products in brick and mortar stores and ...

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Company News • 07.02.2018

Levelling the retail analytics playing field

Network cameras plus retail analytics equals insight

Data. Increasingly at the heart of every business, the ability to collect, analyze and derive actionable insights from multiple sources if data in real-time can be the difference between winning a customer or seeing them captured by the competition. ...

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News • 07.02.2018

New A.T. Kearney study projects a changing future for retail real estate

“Retailers are still opening new stores every year.”

“The Mall Is Dead. Long Live the Mall,” is the main message of The Future of Shopping Centers, a study released today by A.T. Kearney that identifies key trends in retail real estate and how customer demographics and attitudes are ...

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Top News • 01.02.2018

’Shoppertainment’ is the key to increasing sales in-store

By Mark Thomson, Director of Retail Solutions, Zebra Technologies

In-store retail technology is evolving with great speed, and a growing trend for 2018 is ‘Shoppertainment’, a millennial-led trend where a trip to a shopping centre is as much as seeking an experience as coming home with a product. As ...

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Amazonization • 29.01.2018

Amazon is not the cause but the symptom

"Retailers must finally take advantage of their opportunities and stop complaining"

Regardless of what you might think of Amazon, in 2017, the internet giant has pioneered more innovations than any other entity. Amazon Flex, Prime Now, and Amazon Fresh are just some of the projects the U.S. company created to explore new ways to ...

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News • 25.01.2018

UK click & collect sales set to soar 55.6 percent to 2022

Click & collect continues to rise rapidly in the UK, outpacing growth in the online retail channel

Click & collect continues to rise rapidly in the UK, outpacing growth in the online retail channel, with click & collect sales forecast to account for 13.9 percent of total online spend in 2022, 1.9 percentage points higher than in ...

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News • 23.01.2018

Fairway Market with new mobile app partner

The New York’s iconic grocery store has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next-generation mobile app

Today, Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, announced that it has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next-generation mobile app. The new app builds on FutureProof’s line ...

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Finances • 22.01.2018

A'GACI announces Chapter 11 restructuring update

The Fashion retailer which filed for Chapter 11 relief will begin discussions with landlords regarding 49 of its locations

A'GACI, LLC, a leading fashion retailer in Texas, which filed for Chapter 11 relief on Tuesday, January 9th, will shortly begin discussions with landlords regarding 49 of its locations. In a court filing on Tuesday, A'GACI ...

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Video • 17.01.2018

Retail of the future: technologies for a smart customer journey

Video report shows trends of EuroCIS 2018

The customer is the focus of tomorrow's Customer Journey. Retailers can use interactive, virtual and personalized offers to attract and inspire customers at home, especially in the digital age. We have tried out the latest technologies in the ...

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News • 10.01.2018

COURTS invests in growth by reimagining its omnichannel retail experience

COURTS Singapore, a popular retailer specialising in electronics, IT and furniture, has redesigned its in-store experiences and omni-channel customer journey

With the help of e-commerce agency SmartOSC, COURTS Singapore, a popular retailer specialising in electronics, IT and furniture, has put more than a year into researching and redesigning its in-store experiences and omni-channel customer journey. ...

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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 • 18.12.2017

Sainsbury’s launches its first in-store Zizzi pizza counter

Hot pizzas to go

The move is part of Sainsbury’s commitment to offer customers a distinct and differentiated choice of quality food for every occasion and follows the successful introduction of Sushi Gourmet counters, Patisserie Valerie products and a Crussh ...

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Company News • 15.12.2017

Police and retailers must join forces in the fight against organised retail crime

Impact of international organised retail crime groups operating within the UK is huge

In 2016 we saw the total cost of crime suffered by the retail sector amounting to an astonishing £660m, with £458m attributed to theft. According to the British Retail Consortium, a contributor to this rise was the limited capacity of ...

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Video • 14.12.2017

MediaMarkt Eindhoven: Inspiring customers with interactive technologies

The customer experience is an important success factor in the digital age since customers want more inspiration and emotions. MediaMarkt’s Next Generation Store in Eindhoven is one of those stores that are focusing on a new lasting shopping ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How a sense of touch helped Eton shirts double expected sales...

Case Study • 13.12.2017

How a sense of touch helped Eton shirts double expected sales

Eton equipped their brick-and-mortar stores with a range of touchscreen displays

The fashion retail space is evolving. The fact is, more and more consumers are tethered to devices, their faces glowing in a blue, e-commerce-hue of smart phones, tablets and laptops. That’s not to say the in-store fashion shopping experience ...

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News • 11.12.2017

Retailers transform their business to be more customer-centric

According to the 2017 Merchandise Planning Survey, Retailers are focused on transforming their entire merchandising process

According to a new report from BRP, retailers must accommodate customers who “pre-shop” for merchandise online before they ever enter a store, want one-day or even same-day delivery, and expect “more” from their shopping ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Wendy’s rolls out door-to-door delivery service powered by DoorDash...

News • 11.12.2017

Wendy’s rolls out door-to-door delivery service powered by DoorDash

Delicious menu delivered right to the door

Wendy’s and DoorDash are partnering to bring fans what they’ve been craving: Wendy’s deliciously different menu delivered right to their door. Wendy’s is partnering exclusively* ...

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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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Report • 06.12.2017

Messenger apps and headset systems for speedy retail communication

Goodbye loudspeaker announcements – changing in-store communication

Communication is everything. To be able to quickly pass on important information, large retailers increasingly rely on messenger apps or headset systems to communicate with their staff. By nature, retail associates are more often found on the ...

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Report • 06.12.2017

“Just walk out“: the invisible payment process

Pay automatically with zero-click payment and smart store technologies

Retailers are constantly looking for solutions that make payments easier and more automated. After all, an easy payment process also makes it easier to spend money, at least when it comes to small amounts and quantities. According to a study by ...

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Company News • 05.12.2017

The high street surveillance revolution

A journey towards intelligence

There is a great competitive force at work against high street retailers, one that continues to tempt customers into spending their hard-earned cash elsewhere. This is of course online shopping, with online sales rising 17 per cent following a ...

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News • 22.11.2017

Renewable, economical and intelligent clothes hanger

KappAhl and Ekoligens developed hangers produced using recycled paper

Through an exclusive partnership, KappAhl and Ekoligens AB have developed innovative hangers produced using recycled paper. Now these hangers, EcoligentPaper, are being used to display KappAhl’s Limited Edition collection. “We are ...

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News • 17.11.2017

Future success of food retail industry depends on transformation

Report: "Transformation: The future of successful food retail"

The European food retail industry is facing challenging times: Falling profits, disaffected customers, a looming health crisis, disengaged employees, ongoing economic concerns and ever increasing environmental threats are all changing the way people ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 3 stores aim high and brands themselves digitally...

Company News • 16.11.2017

3 stores aim high and brands themselves digitally

The tele company, 3, strongly focuses on the digital costumer experience

The new 3 stores will be build up as an inspiring and interactive framework for the choice of phones and accessories with electronic shelf labels, as well as a stylish and welcoming environment that embraces the costumer. The 29th of September, ...

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News • 10.11.2017

7-Eleven gives unbanked access to online shopping with Amazon Cash

Paying with a barcode

Online shoppers who don’t have a credit card, or prefer not to use one for purchases, can now use Amazon Cash to add funds to their Amazon.com Balance at almost 8,000 7‑Eleven stores in the U.S. The process is simple. To load money into ...

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News • 10.11.2017

Visa creates wearable payment devices in the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games

Payment-enabled gloves and stickers

Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices. In the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games, Visa created NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative ...

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News • 10.11.2017

Starbucks opens the first Princi bakery location in the U.S.

Rocco Princi brings the craft of bread baking, exceptional ingredients and the “Spirito di Milano” to customers

Starbucks announced the opening of the first Princi bakery and café location in the United States at its Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle. The Roastery opened in December 2014 as an homage to coffee, a completely immersive and sensorial ...

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Company News • 06.11.2017

SES-imagotag and Hussmann partner in Australia

Cooperation fosters ultra-efficient, connected stores

Hussmann Australia and SES-imagotag signed a distribution agreement to launch an IOT platform for retailers in Australia. The partnership focuses on enabling Australian food retailers to create ultra-efficient, data-driven connected stores and ...

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Specialist article • 27.10.2017

The "connected" associate

With personal consulting at the POI improving the customer experience

A superficial observation of online growth rates can give the impression that e-commerce is continuing its triumphant march and stationary retail is driven back. However, industry experts know this view is too simplistic and a closer look is ...

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Opening • 23.10.2017

Eddie Bauer Outdoor Outfitter: First Shop-in-Shop in Cologne’s Globetrotter Store

Interview with Bernd Niemeyer, Chief Marketing Officer for Eddie Bauer Germany

It is the first store of its kind in Germany: Eddie Bauer’s shop-in-shop just opened inside the Globetrotter Store in Cologne. It features 70 square meters of sales area on the first floor. In this interview, Bernd Niemeyer revealed the ...

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Interview • 19.10.2017

“Omnichannel is not a retail invention but a response to customer needs“

Interview with Jens Thomas, Department Manager POS Design at Dänisches Bettenlager

Dänisches Bettenlager continues to expand its city store concept. The company is currently testing a high-tech store in Flensburg. In this conversation with iXtenso, Jens Thomas reveals how the firm offers its complete portfolio of products ...

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Company News • 18.10.2017

Retail isn’t doomed, but a tectonic shift is under way

What’s causing this retail shift?

Online shopping has put tremendous pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers, causing large numbers of locations to go out of business. But lest anyone think retail is shrinking, the opposite is actually true. As of July 2017, retail sales were up ...

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News • 17.10.2017

Online shoppers plan to spend more than in-store shoppers this holiday

The rivalry between online and traditional retail will heat up during the 2017 holiday season

On average, U.S. consumers anticipate doing nearly 40 percent of their 2017 holiday shopping online, up from one-third just two years ago. According to NPD’s 2017 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey, consumers who will be holiday shopping ...

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Report • 29.09.2017

Smart retail through use of sensor technology

How brick-and-mortar retail can catch up to the informational edge of e-commerce

E-commerce has a clear advantage over brick-and-mortar retail when it comes to subjects like big data, personalization, and automation. Every time search and buying processes take place online, information about customers practically collects ...

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Voice assistants • 26.09.2017

Shopping with voice command

Voice commerce more than just another customer touchpoint for retailers

Their names are Cortana, Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa: the digital voice assistants of Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Amazon, respectively. They respond to your verbal commands or answer your questions. What’s more, you can also control ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online giant Alibaba seeks to boost brick-and-mortar retail in China...

Interview • 21.09.2017

Online giant Alibaba seeks to boost brick-and-mortar retail in China

Integrated omnichannel model to deliver a seamless customer experience

Embrace the change – that is one maxim of internet giant Alibaba. Change also means adapting to the wants and needs of customers. In this interview, Karl Wehner, Managing Director at the Alibaba Group, explains why the company is going to ...

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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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Giving costumers transparency and the right prices at the shelf edge...

Electronic Shelf Labels • 05.09.2017

Giving costumers transparency and the right prices at the shelf edge

Link between online and physical stores

Ensuring the same prices online and at the shelves in the physical stores can be a big challenge when you run a differentiated product strategy and want to offer customers a consistent experience and service across all channels. These are ...

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News • 31.08.2017

Carrefour Belgium brings its convenience stores in Brussels metro and train stations

Offering is combining shopping practicality with customer mobility

To forge ever closer relationships with its customers, Carrefour Belgium has expanded its convenience store network with the opening of two new Carrefour Express stores. They will allow the Group to provide a tailored offering combining shopping ...

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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: 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 ...

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News • 13.07.2017

Carrefour announces its first vertical garden at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois hypermarket

A new milestone in developing urban agriculture

Carrefour is committed to urban agriculture and is continuing to open urban gardens located near its stores. In Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, the famous “first hypermarket in France”, which opened in 1963, is breaking new ground by ...

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Company News • 04.07.2017

Toshiba lifts customer experience & sales for Brookstone

Dynamic content related to the products creates new shopping experience

Brookstone has loyal shoppers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico that are well acquainted with the retailer’s unique selection of innovative and lifestyle products, but Brookstone executives were seeking to dramatically broaden their ...

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Report • 29.06.2017

In-store tracking: customer buying behavior analysis ever more precise

… but keep it anonymous and compliant with data protection legislation

At what times do guests visit the store and how do they behave? And how does this impact sales? Retailers have to address these issues to optimize the brick-and-mortar shopping experience. To do this, retailers have access to a wide range of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Detail Garage: First out of state location in Salt Lake City Utah...

News • 14.06.2017

Detail Garage: First out of state location in Salt Lake City Utah

Auto detailing supplies superstore opens new franchise location

Detail Garage, the one stop shop for detailing needs has expanded out of California and is now in Salt Lake City area in Utah. A car lovers' ideal place, Detail Garage provides all car enthusiasts a place to purchase ...

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News • 09.06.2017

Books: Local online business opened retail store

The owner of the warehouse book sale, One Dollar Bookswap and Amazon retailer, Murfbooks, is offering the Dayton area another opportunity to find the books and media they seek.

The owner of the popular warehouse book sale, One Dollar Bookswap and Amazon retailer, Murfbooks, is offering the Dayton area another opportunity to find the books and media they seek at affordable prices. Greg Murphy, Owner of the One Dollar ...

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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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News • 27.04.2017

CVS Pharmacy introduces new store design to enhance retail customer experience

Reimagined store design, new health services, an expanded offering of health and beauty products and “better-for-you” food options rolling out

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, unveiled a new store design to enhance the retail customer experience with a new assortment of healthier food, health-focused products and expanded beauty selections paired with informational signage ...

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Company News • 25.04.2017

Patrizia Pepe celebrates opening with Umdasch Shopfitting

Umdasch took care of the entire construction management

On 11 April 2017 the new store for fashion & accessories in the high-end segment finally opened. It is centrally located in the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Parndorf. We take care of everything – in line with this mission statement ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Von Maur department store opens first location in Wisconsin...

News • 13.04.2017

Von Maur department store opens first location in Wisconsin

New location continues strategic national expansion plans

Von Maur opened a new store at The Corners of Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis.The 150,000-square-foot store is the company's first location in Wisconsin. Known for its selection of brand name and specialty apparel, shoes, ...

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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 ...

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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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News • 11.04.2017

Rutter's uncorks wine sales

The first Rutter's location to sell wine started sales

The first Rutter's location to sell wine is located at 2215 Old Trail Road in Goldsboro Newberry Township. It marks the first of seven Rutter's locations planning to sell wine with beer. This Rutter's is the first convenience store ...

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Product • 10.04.2017

Posbank DCR wins the Red Dot Design Award 2017

The all-in-one POS terminal offers supercompact size yet powerful performance

Posbank Co., Ltd., provider of Point of Sale solutions, announced that DCR, all-in-one POS terminal that offers supercompact size yet powerful performance, won the Red Dot Design Award 2017. The Posbank DCR is a completely redefined POS ...

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Company News • 05.04.2017

Click & Collect: the future of online grocery shopping

Smart services and techniques are constantly improving the customer experience

Click & Collect is a smart solution for both busy shoppers and profit-seeking retailers. It solves many of the problems that have prevented online shopping for groceries from taking off, such as costly deliveries and the small range of available ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Still not comfortable with millennials? Wait till you see generation Z...

Company News • 17.03.2017

Still not comfortable with millennials? Wait till you see generation Z

A multi-generational workplace offers diversity in thinking, which can be highly productive and a great place to learn

Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong ...

Video • 07.03.2017

EuroShop 2017: reat time retail operations with smart cosmos solutions

smart cosmos at EuroShop 2017

smart cosmos shows how living product data connects the real world to the digital world. ...

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Video • 07.03.2017

Put into the right light with LED

Elektra at EuroShop 2017

LEDs save energy costs and put everything into the right light. And the right lighting is getting more and more important in the store, too. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The supermarket of the future - SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH...

Video • 05.03.2017

The supermarket of the future - SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH

Searching a product in the supermarket will soon be a thing of the past for both customers and employees

This is made possible by the "connected store". Guillaume Portier from SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH explains how it works. ...

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Company News • 27.02.2017

Boosting business by combining digital with humanity

Combining digital and human assistance is the key to increasing your revenue

Combining digital and human assistance is the key to increasing your revenue according to a new survey. Customers double the amount of time they spend in the store and spend twice as much money when they have been assisted by engaged staff. Those ...

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News • 17.02.2017

Fast-growing multicultural influence across grocery's

Multicultural consumers are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and the growth engine for fresh food categories within the grocery space

With the rapid growth of multicultural households in America and their unparalleled influence on the marketplace, there is a strong need for retailers to revise their in-store strategies to include a wider range of fresh food products and flavor ...

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Showrooming • 16.02.2017

A possible solution: media at the PoS

The consultation is made in the stationary shop, the product is bought over the internet – showrooming is an upsetting phenomenon for every stationary retailer

Mr. Vogt, showrooming or advice theft is a hot topic in the toy trade, which is closely associated with trading online. How can retailers hold their ground? There is no question: Local retail is losing sales to online dealers and this trend will ...

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News • 07.02.2017

Future of bricks and mortar stores in question

Most physical shops remain ‘offline’, unable to offer the speed, flexibility and sheer ease of use that consumers take for granted on websites

Consumers are growing increasingly frustrated with a high street shopping experience that offers little of the convenience of online counterparts, with four in ten (40 percent) claiming shopping in-store is a chore and a third (32 percent) saying ...

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News • 03.02.2017

Online retail prices often match those in stores

Study shows online retail prices often match store prices - and suggests why they sometimes do not

When you buy products online, do you imagine you could get better prices in a store? Conversely, does in-store shopping lead you to wonder whether you are missing better prices online? Fear not. An innovative study by an MIT economist shows that ...

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Company News • 10.01.2017

The future of the grocery store

How it holds up to e-commerce and changing customer behaviours

A grocery store is so much more than a place to buy food. It can also be a bank, a pharmacy, a postal office, a restaurant, and so on. At the same time, customers are increasingly buying their groceries online and in many places, they are starting ...

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Local Shopping • 08.12.2016

Lokaso Siegen effectively strengthens the regional retail sector

Stepping stone into e-commerce with measurable success

Local commerce approaches are a dime a dozen these days. Yet none of them are effective enough to where brick-and-mortar retailers actually benefit from them. Patrick Schulte of billiton is someone who has recognized this and created Lokaso, a new ...

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