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Thumbnail-Photo: ARCHITECTS DARLING AWARD for MyLock online configurator from SALTO...
26.11.2020   #award #access control systems

ARCHITECTS' DARLING AWARD for MyLock online configurator from SALTO

Silver award in the category "Best Product Configurator"

The online configurator MyLock from SALTO has won the silver award in the category "Best Product Configurator" at the ARCHITECTS' DARLING AWARDS 2020.From the experts' point of view, the clear design and intuitive user experience ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Exploring sustainable, temporary lighting design...
11.11.2020   #lighting concepts #sustainability

Exploring sustainable, temporary lighting design

Tyvek Lighting Installation for a retail hub in Toronto

STACKLAB’s Tyvek lighting design was created for a beer hall in stackt market, a community-focused retail hub in Toronto’s city center. The unique market is distinctly industrial, made of over one hundred shipping containers, and will be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Denmarks first sustainable DIY store has great success...
30.10.2020   #sustainability #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Denmark's first sustainable DIY store has great success

Electronic price tags provide price and product information

In February 2020, STARK opened its doors to a whole new and sustainable DIY store in Hørsholm (Denmark), which will make it easier for customers to build sustainably. The store has got a flying start despite Corona and general restrictions in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Textile recycling system ’Looop’ by H&M
14.10.2020   #sustainability #fashion

Textile recycling system ’Looop’ by H&M

Transforming unwanted garments into new fashion favourites

H&M offers customers in Sweden the possibility to transform unwanted garments into new fashion with the help from their new garment-to-garment recycling system ‘Looop’. This machine visualizes to customers that old textiles hold a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: On-premise ghost kitchens at Kroger
09.10.2020   #brick and mortar retail #food retail

On-premise ghost kitchens at Kroger

Retailer and ClusterTruck to provide customers with on-demand meal ordering

The Kroger Co. announced the launch of two on-premise kitchens, respectively at stores in Metro Indianapolis, IN and Metro Columbus, OH. Developed in partnership with ClusterTruck, a technology start-up that operates delivery-only restaurants, the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: SALTO renews its commitment to quality management and environmental...
05.10.2020   #security #security technology

SALTO renews its commitment to quality management and environmental responsibility

At SALTO, just as we innovate to deliver market-leading access control solutions, we are determined to lead the way in quality management implementation and environmental efficiency savings

Achieving operational and environmental excellence takes many forms including social, environmental, and economic responsibility – particularly with regard to global sustainability and the environment we operate within. This responsibility ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Come together: local retailers connect with local customers...
15.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer relationship management

Come together: local retailers connect with local customers

The online platform Ladenfreun.de connects local retailers with potential customers. The common denominator: A product.

How can you bridge the gap and connect online retail to pedestrian zones? A Nuremberg startup wondered how this could be accomplished and came up with a solution: Ladenfreun.de. In this interview, founder Matthias Hueber talks about the idea behind ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How to help urban street commerce thrive
10.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #city centre

How to help urban street commerce thrive

The science of stores, streets, and public space

It turns out the amount of urban street commerce is strikingly related to population size. The biggest metro areas in the U.S. have one retail, food, or service establishment for roughly every 120 people, while the smallest metro areas have roughly ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Electric vehicles for safe on-the-go food distribution during pandemic...
28.08.2020   #food retail #delivery

Electric vehicles for safe on-the-go food distribution during pandemic

Gallery E vehicles solve food service challenges at universities and corporate campuses this fall

Gallery, the leading innovator of mobile carts for food, beverage and retail businesses, has announced a unique partnership with AYRO, Inc. and Club Car to launch a new line of electric vehicles to help bring food, beverage, and retail merchandising ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Indoor-grown greens across Albertsons’ California stores...
18.08.2020   #in-store marketing #food retail

Indoor-grown greens across Albertsons’ California stores

Collaboration between Albertsons Companies and Plenty will eventually expand to more than 430 locations

Albertsons Companies (ABS), Inc. and vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced an agreement that plans to provide shoppers in more than 430 stores across California with Plenty’s fresh and flavorful produce.Plenty’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Last mile: What do you have to do?
14.08.2020   #supply chain management #logistics

Last mile: What do you have to do?

How to win the battle for customer experience excellence in both the first and last mile of delivery

As recent events have caused major supply chain disruption with many physical stores abandoned, e-commerce has never been more under the spotlight. The double-digit growth the industry has seen over the last few years looks set to continue, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits...
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits

Sustainable logistics solutions for last mile delivery

Convenient, fast, and affordable. By now, "sustainable" has also been added to the list of what makes for the perfect online ordering process. That’s why retailers and delivery services must rethink their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Evaluation tool for recyclable packaging
10.08.2020   #sustainability #software applications

Evaluation tool for recyclable packaging

Fraunhofer UMSICHT tests Henkel's extended version for materials like paper and cardboard

Packaging protects products during transport and storage. In order to develop sustainable packaging and conserve resources, Henkel developed an evaluation tool that quickly and reliably checks plastic packaging for recyclability. The tool has now ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainability is surviving COVID-19
27.07.2020   #sustainability #coronavirus

Sustainability is surviving COVID-19

Trends and consumer demographics for sustainable products and brands

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and IRI® published the results of new research examining consumer purchases of sustainability-marketed consumer packaged goods in the US and taking a closer look at the top 10 states in terms of per ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …...
22.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …

… even though millennials favor eco-friendly choices

Millennials have become online “super buyers” during the COVID-19 lockdown and are receiving an average of 50 per cent more deliveries every week than the over-55 “baby boomer” generation, a new survey of 2,000 consumers has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Recycling packaging materials for the sake of the environment...
20.07.2020   #sustainability #packaging

Recycling packaging materials for the sake of the environment

What the German Packaging Act (“Verpackungsgesetz") means for retailers and manufacturers

Images of plastic accumulation zones in the world's oceans, dying animals, ice melting at the poles and extreme drought – as climate change intensifies, so too does public discourse. Garbage and packaging waste are top issues and play ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smart packaging: “Hi! I am your package“...
20.07.2020   #online trading #packaging

Smart packaging: “Hi! I am your package“

Interview with Alexander Cotte, Co-Founder and CEO of LivingPackets

The delivery service rings the doorbell but nobody is home. Recipients receive damaged products and cardboard boxes end up in the trash after just one use – these are just some e-commerce weak points and challenges that the German-French ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail & Brand Experience World Congress 2020...
06.07.2020   #e-commerce #retail

Retail & Brand Experience World Congress 2020

A unique edition for an unusual context

Since the global pandemic is still impacting our daily lives, the Retail&Brand team and Fira de Barcelona are finding a new way to reconnect all the industry actors and rebuild ecosystems to accelerate recovery. This year we are transforming ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The Virtual Africa Big Retail Expo 2020 (ABRE 2020)...
06.07.2020   #digital marketing #marketing research

The Virtual Africa Big Retail Expo 2020 (ABRE 2020)

The spotlight is on the emerging trends in the retail industry at The Virtual Africa Big Retail Expo 2020, set to take place on 6th August 2020

The event is scheduled to begin from 0900 EAT till 1400 EAT. This exhibition is the first annual event which is dedicated to discussing the following:How do retailers keep up as the world tries to deal with the enormous pressure to adapt to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: In-store farming: growing parsley inside the supermarket...
26.06.2020   #sustainability #in-store marketing

In-store farming: growing parsley inside the supermarket

Purchasing locally grown products

One aspect of globalization means that it’s possible for consumers to buy products from anywhere on Earth. That’s also why a head of lettuce may have traveled more miles from the place it was grown to the supermarket than some salad ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First-ever autonomous box truck fleet to move the middle mile...
11.05.2020   #logistics #delivery vehicles

First-ever autonomous box truck fleet to move the middle mile

Contactless solution for transporting multi-temperature goods from distribution centers to retail locations

Gatik, a Palo Alto-based startup deploying autonomous vehicles for business to business (B2B) short-haul logistics, announced a new platform to serve the supply chain’s middle mile: the autonomous box truck. Their self-driving fleet of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Coronavirus: digital commerce spend to fall by 14 percent in 2020...
28.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Coronavirus: digital commerce spend to fall by 14 percent in 2020

Spend set to recover in 2021 as offline spend moves online

A new study from Juniper Research found that global spending on digital commerce will fall by 14 percent in 2020 as lockdowns and reductions in consumer spend are felt. Spending will fall from $11.2 trillion in 2019 to $9.7 trillion.The new ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Local, cross-channel, pared down – retail trends...
27.04.2020   #digital signage #brick and mortar retail

Local, cross-channel, pared down – retail trends

Pointers from 3 EuroShop 2020 exhibitors

Current and future retail trends – what better place to look for them than EuroShop, the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair.iXtenso was there and talked to several exhibitors about their visions and their contribution to the future of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivery drones instead of postal vans?
24.04.2020   #retail #logistics

Delivery drones instead of postal vans?

Study reveals drones still consume too much energy

When delivering parcels, drones often have a poorer energy balance than traditional delivery vans, as shown by a new study conducted at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. In densely populated areas, drones consume comparatively high ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Love greetings from the online shop
17.04.2020   #online trading #digitization

"Love greetings" from the online shop

With the web-based application ViDGREETS, online shoppers can record personal messages and send them together with their purchase.

ViDGREETS – the name says it all. With this feature, customers in the online shop can quickly pack and send video greetings with their order. Retailers can also use it to send messages to their customers. In an interview, Marco van Eersel ...

Thumbnail-Photo: German prestige beauty industry generates 3,2 billion € in sales for...
14.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

German prestige beauty industry generates 3,2 billion € in sales for 2019

Sales are driven by skincare and fragrances

The sales of beauty products sold in the prestige beauty market generated 3,2 billion € in sales during 2019, according to The NPD Group. Within the five largest countries for sales of prestige beauty products in Europe, which are tracked by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Food waste in the supply chain: what to do?
02.04.2020   #logistic solutions #supply chain management

Food waste in the supply chain: what to do?

How can real-time visibility in the supply chain contribute to less food waste?

In today’s market, consumer demands have not only driven supply chain efficiencies for greater speed and convenience but are increasingly now forcing retailers to address expectations of improved sustainability. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Custom and smart retail lighting solutions enhance your customer’s...
02.04.2020   #lighting systems #lighting concepts

Custom and smart retail lighting solutions enhance your customer’s experience

Three top trends for 2020

Not so long ago, the primary purpose of light was to provide lighting and illumination. These days you might say that light has become an intelligent language that not only produces an instant ambiance and affects our health and well-being, but also ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG releases retail and healthcare solution
01.04.2020   #coronavirus #pos systems accessories

APG releases retail and healthcare solution

For reducing the spread of COVID-19 at the point of sale

APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions announces the release of the Guardiant™ Countertop Shield for retail, grocery, convenience, gas stations, pharmacy and medical clinics. The Guardiant™ Countertop Shield ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020...
01.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020

New dates for the events announced

Bailey Communications and InvestHK have confirmed today that the Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020, the flagship event of the startup community event has been rescheduled and will now take place during the week of 6th July, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Where store design meets way of life
31.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #shopfitting

Where store design meets way of life

Brava Fabrics concept store reflects the Barcelona spirit

With its endless streets full of fashion boutiques and chain stores, Barcelona is a mecca for shopaholics. As they venture off the beaten track into the city’s side streets, travelers will discover hidden local brands. Brava Fabrics, a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Customer-centered, digital and adaptive
23.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Customer-centered, digital and adaptive

Bonprix’s Fashion Connect Store in Hamburg

In-store shopping via app – the fashion connect store in downtown Hamburg makes it happen. Daniel Füchtenschnieder, chief executive officer of Bonprix retail, is one of the creative minds behind the new retail concept. An interview about ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Start food waste reduction!
13.03.2020   #sustainability #food retail

Start food waste reduction!

New report provides tips for the food industry

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) — a collaborative effort of the Consumer Brands Association, FMI - The Food Industry Association, and the National Restaurant Association—released a new report,“ Messy but Worth It: Lessons ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Consumers continue to drive economy
11.03.2020   #retail #economy

Consumers continue to drive economy

NRF forecasts retail sales will grow 3.5 percent to 4.1 percent

The National Retail Federation today forecast that retail sales during 2020 will increase between 3.5 percent and 4.1 percent to more than $3.9 trillion despite uncertainty from the lingering trade war, coronavirus and the presidential election. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Flooring for retail spaces: durable, sustainable and smart...
11.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #shopfitting

Flooring for retail spaces: durable, sustainable and smart

Why design isn’t everything

The secret is out: The iXtenso editorial team loves flooring. After years of putting up with old carpet, our office hallway has now turned into a real eye-catcher.This made us wonder: Apart from a modern and customized design, what other ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A display goes future
10.03.2020   #shop building #shopfitting

A display goes future

burkhardt leitner modular spaces at the EuroShop

As part of the world's leading trade fair EuroShop Düsseldorf 2020, a trade fair for innovative products for global retail, burkhardt leitner modular spaces was presenting its new product clic up and a unique edition of clic up display ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Latest developments in robotics and AGVs
25.02.2020   #digitization #logistic systems

Latest developments in robotics and AGVs

LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart

The ongoing wave of automation and technical innovations is leading to greater demand in the intralogistics industry for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), collaborative robots (“cobots”), and picking robots. LogiMAT 2020 is offering ...

Thumbnail-Photo: LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart
21.02.2020   #digitization #logistic systems

LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart

Forks in the road to the future: Cutting-edge forklift truck technology

International forklift truck manufacturers are reinforcing the continued success of their equipment by introducing a wide variety of new products, innovations, and solutions at LogiMAT—the 18th International Trade Show for Intralogistics ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The eye is shopping too!
20.02.2020   #brick and mortar retail #decorative lighting

The eye is shopping too!

Visual merchandising and product presentation at EuroShop 2020

For a successful purchase, it sometimes takes more than just a full wallet. Customers want to be addressed in the store - not only by staff, but also visually. We also took a look around EuroShop in terms of visual merchandising and product ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The power of the sun
19.02.2020   #lighting systems #lighting concepts

The power of the sun

Oktalite at the EuroShop 2020

Oktalite's EuroShop appearance is themed "Sun. Light. Quality". This involves more than just lighting, rather it represents a comprehensive service approach. CEO Hermann Bohse and Head of Research and Development Stephan Renkes go into ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Let it shine!
17.02.2020   #lighting systems #lighting concepts

Let it shine!

Lighting trends at EuroShop 2020

Whether on the floor, on shelves or on the ceiling - light can make a big difference in retail. How to set the right scene for goods, address customers and control the lighting in a smart and energy-efficient way? We looked for the answers at ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital tool helps MENY in the fight against food waste...
13.02.2020   #sustainability #app

Digital tool helps MENY in the fight against food waste

Printing discount labels directly from the app

After a convincing test, Dagrofa rolls out the food waste app ‘Whywaste’ in all the Danish MENY stores. At MENY in Solrød, the store has already managed to achieve a significant reduction in food waste. In addition to the app, the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Effective and Independent
12.02.2020   #epos systems #brick and mortar retail

Effective and Independent

Present and future of self-checkout

Better use of personnel, lowering overhead costs while still providing customers with a smooth and seamless shopping experience – that’s what every retailer strives to accomplish. For Thomas Dibbern, CEO of ALMEX GmbH, there is an ...

Thumbnail-Photo: In harmony with nature
10.02.2020   #lighting concepts #shopfitting

In harmony with nature

Biophilic design in retail spaces in the 2020s

A new decade has begun and has inspired the iXtenso editorial team to track down the latest retail design trends for you. One of the hottest trends of the moment is biophilic design. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What you want is what you need!
07.02.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

What you want is what you need!

Retail experience – What shoppers want and how to implement

E-commerce has significantly changed how people shop, and push retailers to rethink the role of their stores. With change being a constant and continually accelerating, there is truly only one way to learn what shoppers want and expect their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A display goes future
07.02.2020   #displays #Trade fair special EuroShop 2020

A display goes future

Presentation of the unique edition of clic up display units

As part of the world's leading trade fair EuroShop Düsseldorf 2020, a trade fair for innovative products for global retail, burkhardt leitner modular spaces is presenting its new product clic up and a unique edition of clic up display units ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Safety First: Safe data transmission at the PoS...
01.02.2020   #lighting systems #decorative lighting

Safety First: Safe data transmission at the PoS

2020 EuroShop preview

Data security is the future currency in retail. Systems for inventory control, price labelling, customer and goods flow management must meet the highest security standards.ELEKTRA, together with a software partner, has been working on this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smart and sustainable solutions in the supply chain...
31.01.2020   #sustainability #supply chain management

Smart and sustainable solutions in the supply chain

Unilever and JD Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive sustainable business initiatives

Building on our existing strategic relationship with JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers, Unilever will work more closely with JD Logistics – an independent business group under JD.com that provides smart, digital supply chain and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Adventures in lighting
31.01.2020   #lighting systems #lighting concepts

Adventures in lighting

Light is an important factor in awakening the customer’s senses

Everyone is talking about omnichannel retailing - and that's a good thing. And we are talking about sensory experiences - and that's key. We live in digital times, and that’s why it is imperative not to tout a conflict between the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Britain’s thrifty young fashionistas
24.01.2020   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

Britain’s thrifty young fashionistas

More than half of 25-34-year-olds buy second-hand clothes

Savvy young Brits are buying, selling, mending, swapping and renting their clothes, according to the latest research from Mintel.‘Thrifting’ is the way forward among young British fashion shoppers, as Mintel research shows that in the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovative insights for a long-term competitive edge...
14.01.2020   #logistic systems #logistics (software)

Innovative insights for a long-term competitive edge

LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart

LogiMAT 2020 features an accompanying program of over 30 distinguished expert forums, exciting live events, and more than 100 exhibitor presentations covering a diverse spectrum of intralogistics issues. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Returns costing retailers billions each year...
09.01.2020   #online trading #dispatch

Returns costing retailers billions each year

B-Stock reveals the most returned Christmas gifts

The number of products being sent back on National Returns Day (2nd January) were expected to be 72 percent higher than the average day in December according to the Royal Mail - contributing massively to the yearly total of £60 billion worth ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smell – association - sale?
06.01.2020   #in-store marketing #marketing

Smell – association - sale?

How scents affect your customers

It’s highly likely that you have entered a store and immediately noticed a distinctive scent. The deliberate use of scents is no longer a rare occurrence. For quite some time now, companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Motel One or Singapore ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The favour of the hour
01.01.2020   #sustainability #refrigeration cabinets

The favour of the hour

Energy efficiency and environmental awareness in retail

The current events in the frozen food industry show: Energy efficiency and environmental awareness are becoming increasingly important. Old refrigerants have to be replaced in freezers and retail has to act.The demands placed on food retailers are ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The greenconsumption effect
23.12.2019   #customer satisfaction #retail

The greenconsumption effect

Concordia research shows that using green products leads to a warm glow in shoppers

Canadians spend a lot of money around this time of year, on gifts, food, entertainment and travel. In its annual study of holiday season spending habits, the accounting firm PwC estimates that the average Canadian consumer will drop close to $1,600 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What do people around the world buy?
16.12.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

What do people around the world buy?

Global fashion search engine Lyst reveals trends in online shopping behavior

High-quality and contemporary fashion: Online shoppers can find fashion’s hottest brands and products using the search engine Lyst and learn everything about the latest fashion must-haves. iXtenso spoke with Eva Lindner, Marketing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Unit development with R290
11.12.2019   #refrigeration cabinets #Trade fair special EuroShop 2020

Unit development with R290

Frost-trol develops a pilot water condensation project using R290 as a refrigerant

Since 2005, Frost-trol R&D efforts have focused on developing efficient cabinets and finding solutions with natural fluids: R744, R290 or R1270. Propane (R290) has always been at the center of attention of our research line, because it is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ARNEG GROUP: from Sharing Avenue to Melting Pot...
09.12.2019   #refrigeration cabinets #Trade fair special EuroShop 2020

ARNEG GROUP: from Sharing Avenue to Melting Pot

The sharing road leads a long way

At the 20th edition of Euroshop, the Arneg Group is expressing its cosmopolitan soul on a kaleidoscopic stand that embodies the concept of sharing, interpreted as a virtuous fusion of competence, experience and vision capable of generating change ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital and local
09.12.2019   #customer satisfaction #brick and mortar retail

Digital and local

Hannover startup creates fashion search engine for downtown stores

In early 2020, the BLVD startup will pilot an app of the same name into the market. The app aims to create a pleasant shopping experience in city centers by avoiding unnecessary routes and tedious searches. During the EHI Technology Days 2019, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Human rights in the food supply chains
18.10.2019   #personnel management #sustainability

Human rights in the food supply chains

Oxfam’s "Behind the Barcodes" campaign examine the policies and practices that affect workers and farmers

Food workers on farms and plantations that supply tea, fruit and vegetables to supermarkets continue to face human rights abuses, says Oxfam.The latest research from Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes Campaign shows how top supermarkets’ ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Rewarding customers for sustainable shopping...
29.07.2019   #sustainability #loyalty cards

Rewarding customers for sustainable shopping

Koin Rewards & Fidel bring loyalty and card-linking together

Koin Rewards, the ethical rewards platform built on the blockchain, announced that it has partnered with card linking API Fidel to build a responsible and sustainable rewards program for shoppers.Koin Rewards is working with Fidel to build a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Companies are missing growth opportunities in the supply chain...
26.07.2019   #customer satisfaction #supply chain management

Companies are missing growth opportunities in the supply chain

Smart investments and customer focus

In today’s era of ever-growing focus on the customer, only a small number of forward-thinking companies are realizing the unique opportunity their supply chains offer to better meet customer needs, fuel competitiveness and uncover growth, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Crisis management in retail: Making a mountain out of a molehill –...
18.07.2019   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Crisis management in retail: Making a mountain out of a molehill – what now?

How retailers should prepare for crisis communication

A lengthy order, a faulty delivery, an unsatisfactory customer service - all this is quickly evaluated and spread on the Internet and can have negative consequences for the retailer. We talked to Alexander De Ruiter from OBI4wan about the tasks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Well cooled shopping entertainment, please!
15.07.2019   #refrigeration cabinets #Trade fair special EuroShop 2020

Well cooled shopping entertainment, please!

What about modern refrigeration technology?

Pierluigi Schiesaro and Gian Paolo Di Marco from Arneg, a company focusing on food service equipments, talk about refrigeration systems as "shopping entertainment".They also tell us what sustainable refrigeration could look like and why ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovation in sustainable packaging design and materials...
08.07.2019   #sustainability #packaging

Innovation in sustainable packaging design and materials

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs intensify collaboration

The demand for sustainable packaging among consumers and brand owners all over the world is growing at an exponential rate, which in many cases drives a strong need to replace plastic packaging. Strong partnerships are required to bring about the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Consumers demand sustainable fashion but won’t pay more...
28.06.2019   #sustainability #fashion

Consumers demand sustainable fashion but won’t pay more

Top five demands for the industry to become more sustainable

New research suggests over half (52 percent) of consumers in the UK and US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable, with calls for reduced packaging and fair pay for workers among their top demands. But only 29 percent of these ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Denmarks largest garden center chain is chasing a green profile...
26.06.2019   #sustainability #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Denmark's largest garden center chain is chasing a green profile

Electronic shelf labels for paper reduction

Plantorama introduces electronic shelf labels in all stores, which significantly reduces the chain's paper consumption. The project will strengthen the chain's green profile and will have a positive influence on the customer experience and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Changing markets: embracing disruption to harvest opportunity...
18.06.2019   #digitization #event

Changing markets: embracing disruption to harvest opportunity

Reporting from the first annual Retail & Brand Experience World Congress in Barcelona

More than 200 industry insiders highlighted the many challenges facing the retail sector today in interesting talks and lectures.Topics included the customer experience, the use of technologies, digital media, omnichannel strategies, personalization ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers growing produce in automated farms...
10.06.2019   #food retail #food technology

Retailers growing produce in automated farms

A plug-and-play method to grow clean, healthy food

GP Solutions, a developer of modular, automated micro-farms, announced it is developing systems for major retailers.Throughout the world, companies are embracing the concept of growing clean food onsite in easy-to-operate, automated growing pods. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Internal communication via app at Modehaus Ramelow...
03.06.2019   #personnel management #app

Internal communication via app at Modehaus Ramelow

Mobile chat works as a bulletin board

What's new at Modehaus Ramelow? The fashion retailer’s employees can check PIA - and share information to their heart’s content. PIA is an app for "private information exchange".More and more internal communication ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supply chain transparency is good for business...
27.05.2019   #customer satisfaction #delivery

Supply chain transparency is good for business

The report by ICAR makes the case that greater transparency improves brands’ reputations.

A new report by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) makes the business case for companies to adopt greater supply chain transparency measures, showing that when they do, businesses enjoy better reputations, greater ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Creative Retail Awards shortlist announced at RetailEXPO...
24.05.2019   #displays #design

Creative Retail Awards shortlist announced at RetailEXPO

Innovative, inspirational and forward-thinking retail display and design

The Creative Retail Awards, which recognise and reward innovation and excellence in worldwide retail design, released the shortlist for their 2019 Awards at RetailEXPO, Olympia London last week.The Awards received hundreds of entries from around the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Goodbye paper receipts: All documents stored in one app...
16.05.2019   #epos systems #cashpoints

Goodbye paper receipts: All documents stored in one app

What happens when the Receipt Provision Ordinance takes effect? We digitize!

They create a lot of work and endless waste: tons of paper receipts from cash registers end up with customers or the waste bin every day. In early 2020, all consumers must be given a purchase receipt in Germany. That’s what the law mandates. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail holiday decorations: trends for the 2019/20 season...
09.05.2019   #decorative lighting #shop decoration

Retail holiday decorations: trends for the 2019/20 season

"The little affectionate details are always what’s most important." Interview with Annetta Palmisano

Many details or a simple design, artificial light displays or natural light – there are many ways to showcase window displays. Retailers who decorate with a light touch can use the emotional impact on customers and affect retail business ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Award-worthy product presentations – Point of purchase displays...
08.05.2019   #POS marketing #displays

Award-worthy product presentations – Point of purchase displays

The 2019 POPAI Awards finalists in our photo gallery

This year’s POPAI Awards finalists prove that retail displays can do more than just grab the attention of consumers.Today’s displays not only reflect the overall customer journey, but also focus on storytelling and digital elements.The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe
07.05.2019   #digital signage #digitization

Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe

iXtenso readers receive a 30% ticket-discount!

The two-day event comprises a comprehensive mix of twin-track conference programme; hands-on workshops; exclusive presentations; numerous networking opportunities and a vendor and service supplier exhibition area.In 2019, DSS Europe returns to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention...
18.04.2019   #e-commerce #sustainability

Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention

Choosy analyzes fashion trends on Instagram – and redesigns them

The fashion world moves at lightning speed – and more than ever thanks to the rise of social media. In the past, key trends emerged off the runways twice a year during fashion weeks. Now Instagram et al. set the tone daily thanks to feeds of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mintel announces top global packaging trends for 2019...
09.04.2019   #sustainability #packaging

Mintel announces top global packaging trends for 2019

implications for consumers, brands, and manufacturers

Looking ahead, David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director at Mintel, discusses the major trends influencing the packaging sector worldwide during 2019, including implications for consumers, brands, and manufacturers.Connected ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Plantorama grows
04.04.2019   #brick and mortar retail #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

Plantorama grows

And so does the customer experience

The largest garden and animal center chain in Denmark invests in a new and large inspiring garden center in the city Egå near Aarhus.  An extra effort is made for the customer experience with initiatives such as a coffee shop, a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainable delivery routes in neighborhoods...
22.03.2019   #sustainability #delivery

Sustainable delivery routes in neighborhoods

Farmstead plans with customer groups and delivery windows

Farmstead, an online grocer, announced the launch of its weekly Sustainable Routes to reduce the amount of vehicles on the road, reducing carbon emissions and Farmstead’s delivery costs. The savings are passed on to customers in the form of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What shop design can look like: Marktscheune in Berghaupten...
18.03.2019   #shop building #brick and mortar retail

What shop design can look like: Marktscheune in Berghaupten

Many wooden design elements, rustic flair, and the Farmer’s Café delight guests

Buy a piece of cake, have a cup of coffee and pick up some fresh vegetables and fruits to take home. Customers can run all of these errands at the Marktscheune (English: Market Barn). The so-called Naturpark-Bauernmarkt (English: Nature Park ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Footwear market expected to grow rapidly
15.03.2019   #trend research #fashion

Footwear market expected to grow rapidly

Application insights, latest trends, developments, and forecasts to 2021

Global Footwear Market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR in the upcoming years as the scope and its applications are rising enormously across the globe. Footwear is a garment worn on the feet to protect and comfort against adversities of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Students create packaging of the future
07.03.2019   #sustainability #design

Students create packaging of the future

Annual design competition PIDA

What will a sustainable and exciting packaging concept look like in 2030? Most likely we will see many and innovative answers to that question at PIDA (Packaging Impact Design Award), the international design competition arranged and hosted by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pioneering spirit in online retail: participation is welcomed...
27.02.2019   #online trading #food delivery service

Pioneering spirit in online retail: participation is welcomed

The startup company myEnso from Bremen shows how an online supermarket can be successful

Modern pioneers: At myEnso, customers have a say in the store’s product selection. The online store continues to evolve with its customers and focuses on quality, sustainability and an innovative spirit.We spoke with Isabella Henrichs and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Getting prepared for diesel driving bans
26.02.2019   #sustainability #logistics

Getting prepared for diesel driving bans

trans-o-flex orders 240 new special vehicles

The trans-o-flex logistics group has ordered 240 new transporters, trucks and trailers, all of which will be delivered and commissioned this year. The first vehicles will arrive in March. “On the one hand, we are investing in our vehicle fleet ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Six trends affecting our business and the security sector...
06.02.2019   #security #trend research

Six trends affecting our business and the security sector

2019 technology trends

It’s become something of a tradition to write about the key technology trends that we think will have a significant impact on our business over the coming year and the security sector as a whole. Future-gazing is never an easy task, and while ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Revolutionizing the global supply chain
04.02.2019   #supply chain management #logistics

Revolutionizing the global supply chain

IoT technology will provide opportunities for improved efficiency and transparency in the supply chain

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world around us in several different ways. Beyond influencing things like on-demand app development, it’s poised to make our lives significantly easier. We now have a vast array of physical objects ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Lone Kauri Road Ltd. has new e-commerce site...
04.02.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Lone Kauri Road Ltd. has new e-commerce site

Offering high performance, sustainable outdoor products

New Zealand-based company, Lone Kauri Road Ltd. recently announced the official launch of its first ecommerce site. Lonekauri.com was created to provide outdoor enthusiasts with premium quality products that minimise environmental impact by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First-hand packaging technology
01.02.2019   #event #packaging

First-hand packaging technology

LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart

In response to new regulations, packaging industry exhibitors at the 17th LogiMAT are showcasing new developments and innovations in machine technology, methods for reducing the use of traditional materials, and brand-new materials.As people become ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The fitting room leading the way of future retail...
04.01.2019   #touch screens #fashion

The fitting room leading the way of future retail

“The combination of physical and digital shopping is more profitable”

The Fitting Room in the shopping mall Nordstan in Gothenburg, Sweden exceeded expectations by combining the best of physical and digital retail. Project highlights include Increased online sales by 43 percent and returns reduced by 89 percent. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: PANORAMA Berlin January 15-17, 2019
19.12.2018   #event #fashion

PANORAMA Berlin January 15-17, 2019

The largest fashion marketplace in Europe

True to the meaning of the word panorama, PANORAMA BERLIN offers a broad overview of national and international mens and womenswear collections. Thereby, it enriches the international trade fair landscape consistently with strong and relevant new ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Intralogistics information from the source
17.12.2018   #digitization #event

Intralogistics information from the source

LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart

LogiMAT 2019’s accompanying program, with more than 30 forums and live events hosted by a distinguished slate of presenters, offers industry professionals real-world insights and information across the spectrum of trending themes in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Accurate and efficient: Artificial Intelligence for hiring and...
12.12.2018   #personnel management #artificial intelligence

Accurate and efficient: Artificial Intelligence for hiring and recruiting employees

"Other channels are no longer working": Interview with Melikshah Ünver from Taledo

Skilled labor shortage, high turnover rates and the challenges of digitization: recruiting and hiring top-quality employees is especially difficult in the retail sector, particularly when companies must shake off a dull and dusty image. This is when ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A new design for GebrauchtWarenHaus Westend in Munich...
30.11.2018   #shop building #shopfitting

A new design for GebrauchtWarenHaus Westend in Munich

Sustainable concept for a non-profit project of Weißer Rabe

Shopping with a clear conscience: This was the core concept of the new store for Weißer Rabe (English: white-necked crow, a nonprofit organization in Munich). When an additional 200 square meters of retail space freed up, the company was able ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Luxury, tradition, and new trends
19.11.2018   #shop decoration #shop design

Luxury, tradition, and new trends

dlv tour 2018 to Tokyo

In collaboration with EuroShop, the dlv - Netzwerk Ladenbau e.V. shopfitters and suppliers network organizes a tour to a major city of the world once a year. Tour participants visit trendsetting locations that captivate with unique store designs. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sharing is caring
08.11.2018   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

Sharing is caring

Renting versus buying: Outdoor specialty store VAUDE dares to venture out

Renting outdoor gear and equipment versus buying it? That's okay. VAUDE makes it possible since 2017. The company’s "iRentit" project is still in its infancy. A good time for us to sit down with Lisa Fiedler, who co-developed the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Preventing food waste: It’s ecological, social and saves resources...
07.09.2018   #sustainability #food retail

Preventing food waste: It’s ecological, social and saves resources

SirPlus fights retail food waste

Measuring more than 530 square meters, SirPlus stores are a force to be reckoned with. At this point, the food saviors from Berlin have become widely known thanks to radio, television and their strong online presence of course. Their mission? ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Only Nature Packs Better
03.09.2018   #packaging #packaging technology

Only Nature Packs Better

Bizerba at the FachPack 2018

Bizerba will be exhibiting in two booths at this year’s FachPack trade show in Nuremberg (Germany). From September 25-27, the focus at the main booth will be on intelligent hardware for error-free labeling and end-to-end label inspection. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Solving the massive food waste problem
17.08.2018   #sustainability #food retail

Solving the massive food waste problem

8.5 million dollar investment in b2b excess produce marketplace Full Harvest

Full Harvest, a marketplace for excess produce that would otherwise go to waste, today announced it has closed an 8.5 million dollar Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. New investors Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Rent the Runway Founder ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A powerful weapon in battle against industry disruption...
07.08.2018   #brick and mortar retail #category management

A powerful weapon in battle against industry disruption

Category management: Opportunities for retailers to thrive in the face of new competition

Rather than concede general merchandise sales to new and disruptive competition, brick-and-mortar retailers are seeking creative ways to maintain their share of this critical and high-margin category. This is one of the conclusions contained in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cotton USA reveals latest UK shopping trends...
03.08.2018   #fashion #shopping habits

Cotton USA reveals latest UK shopping trends

Man-made fibres are falling out of fashion, as more UK consumers choose natural materials

New research released today by Cotton USA reveals the latest shopping habits of UK consumers – including where and how consumers buy products, their financial optimism, qualities that motivate purchase decisions, and material ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Partnerships between POS ISVs and resellers provide mutual benefits...
02.08.2018   #POS communications

Partnerships between POS ISVs and resellers provide mutual benefits

Tips for successful ISV relationships with resellers

How can ISVs find reliable reseller partners to build long-term relationships? Typically, the best path to these relationships is through hardware manufacturers. Channel-focused technology manufacturers play an integral role in the channel ecosystem ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Luxury department stores outperform the market...
01.08.2018   #marketing research #investments

Luxury department stores outperform the market

Investment to create destination appeal pays off

The performance of the luxury and midmarket players has been, and will remain, extremely polarised as the premium/luxury department store retailers continue to invest to retain their appeal and the midmarket players struggle to excite and lure in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New Packaging Act in Germany: Online retailers must register...
23.07.2018   #online trading #sustainability

New Packaging Act in Germany: Online retailers must register

In the future, it will be public record whether companies license their packaging

Online retailers and mail order companies that have not licensed their packaging yet should do so no later than the beginning of 2019. So-called first-time producers of packaging (“Erstinverkehrbringer”) are legally obligated to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Concrete use in architecture and design: “Imperfection is back in...
16.07.2018   #shop building #shop design

Concrete use in architecture and design: “Imperfection is back in fashion”

Interview with art historian and author Chris van Uffelen

By calling their latest album "Concrete & Gold", the members of the American rock band Foo Fighters are not the only ones who are playing with the contrast between concrete and other materials. Architects also use this building ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Plastics at a tipping point
04.07.2018   #retail #environment

Plastics at a tipping point

What is the role for retailers?

Tackling plastic pollution is moving up the EU agenda as European citizens express concern at the impact of plastics on their health and the environment. Many initiatives already look for circular solutions engaging every stakeholder. This implies ...

Thumbnail-Photo: AI and ML capabilities accelerate digital transformations...
04.07.2018   #supply chain management #artificial intelligence

AI and ML capabilities accelerate digital transformations

JDA software to acquire Blue Yonder

JDA Software Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain and retail solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, the market leader in AI solutions for retail. This acquisition reflects ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Paris Retail Week
13.06.2018   #retail #digitization

Paris Retail Week

Smart Phygital 2018 Survey Havas

Paris Retail Week, the annual event dedicated to the global commerce community, will open the doors of its fourth edition at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on 10-11-12 September 2018. For this occasion, the Havas Paris agency, in partnership with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient...
28.05.2018   #sustainability #refrigeration cabinets

New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient

Environmentally friendly alternatives are systems which use water

Waste heat from industry can often not be utilised because of its low temperature. With this material, it can be used in environmentally friendly cooling systems for example in the field of building technology. Cooling devices are considered to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Personalization & pricing summit
09.05.2018   #event #omnichannel

Personalization & pricing summit

Artificial Intelligence in omnichannel business

The personalization & pricing summit (pps) is Germany’s leading conference for the earnings enhancing application of artificial intelligence (AI) in omnichannel business. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: An easy way to reduce business operating costs...
03.05.2018   #lighting concepts #climate systems

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mountain and electric bicycles leading the pack...
30.04.2018   #marketing research

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Outdoor and craft brew companies put public lands before profit...
26.04.2018   #sustainability #fashion

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Implementing successful e-commerce projects
19.04.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Implementing successful e-commerce projects

Everything starts with a thought that develops into an idea ...

This also applies to an E-commerce project, which often provides the basis for a company’s digitization strategy. The following important points need to be considered for a successful implementation: Assemble the right team An E-commerce ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Future strategy “Compact branch”:  GLORY is supporting Postbank with...
04.04.2018   #cash management #cash handling systeme

Future strategy “Compact branch”: GLORY is supporting Postbank with innovative cash management solutions

GLORY, a global leader in cash technology solutions has been selected by Postbank to install cash automation solutions in their branches

Following a successful test phase in three pilot Postbank branches in Alsfeld, Diez and Mörfelden, a further 22 compact branches have now been successfully fitted with GLORY technology, finishing in late November. An up-to-date combined device ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Encouraging retailers to introduce voluntary plastic bag charging...
03.04.2018   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: C&A signs UN Womens Empowerment Principles
21.03.2018   #economy #associations

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Serious violence against staff
12.03.2018   #security #marketing research

Serious violence against staff

New retail crime figures by the British Retail Consortium (BRC)

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey reveals a concerning spike in violence against staff causing injury, with the number of incidents happening at twice the rate of last year’s survey, the previous ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. beverage market: four key growth factors...
05.03.2018   #sustainability #food retail

U.S. beverage market: four key growth factors

Leading beverage market trends according to Packaged Facts

While seemingly overshadowed by the whirlwind developments in the food segment, innovation and trends in the beverage market are equally impressive and just as likely to resonate for years to come. Hybrid beverages that cross categories, savory and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Birkenstock is voted most animal-friendly shoe company...
16.02.2018   #sustainability

Birkenstock is voted most animal-friendly shoe company

PETA USA youth organization honors Germany's largest shoe manufacturer for its commitment to producing fashion without animal components

Birkenstock has received the peta2 Libby Award "Most Vegan-Friendly Shoe Company 2017. "With this award, which is highly regarded throughout the global vegan community, the youth organization of Peta USA is honoring Germany's largest ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global...
15.02.2018   #sustainability #gastronomy

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Amazon is not the cause but the symptom
29.01.2018   #online trading #customer satisfaction

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: AGACI announces Chapter 11 restructuring update...
22.01.2018   #brick and mortar retail #fashion

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Faster, more flexible and innovative: facing increasing pressure...
09.01.2018   #software applications #marketing planing

Faster, more flexible and innovative: facing increasing pressure

New sales tools from MobiMedia AG for optimal inventory planning

The speed at which trends are being created and introduced to the sales floor increases. To ensure a company’s success today, it is, therefore, crucial to quickly and flexibly respond to new developments – a challenge for many retailers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shoppers to lose out if UK doesn’t adopt EU global trade deals...
28.12.2017   #economy #pricing

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Recipients of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards...
20.12.2017   #design #trend research

Recipients of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards

Design and Development Awards competition recognizing excellence in innovation and creativity in the U.S. retail real estate industry

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) U.S. Design and Development Awards competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, or other professionals responsible for any ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour signs the 2018 French Business Climate Pledge...
15.12.2017   #climate systems #sustainability

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened in Shanghai...
08.12.2017   #shop building #sales promotion

Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened in Shanghai

New multi-sensory retail experience offers customers an immersive manufacturing and cafe environment

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, the first fully immersive coffee experience in Asia, celebrated its opening. When the doors open to the world’s second Starbucks Roastery, created three years after the inaugural Seattle Roastery, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Business leaders call for new rates cap to support investment...
05.12.2017   #retail #trend research

Business leaders call for new rates cap to support investment

Four business groups have combined to speak up in advance of the Scottish Government’s Budget which is expected on 14 December

Four of Scotland’s leading industry groups – representing manufacturing, commercial property, retail and tourism - have united to challenge the Scottish Government to ensure future increases in business rates rise by no more than CPI, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainable solutions for grocery shopping
01.12.2017   #sustainability #food retail

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bioclimatic architecture: “The human body is a seismograph”...
27.11.2017   #customer satisfaction #shop building

Bioclimatic architecture: “The human body is a seismograph”

Only if the customer feels comfortable in the shop, he will spend time there doing his shopping

The need for sustainable architecture is becoming more and more widely recognized. According to Isabella Goldmann, managing partner of the architectural firm Goldmann & Partners, interior design based on the principles of bio-architecture does ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Refrigerants in supermarkets: Possible savings up to 51 thousand euros...
22.11.2017   #refrigeration cabinets #refrigeration technology

Refrigerants in supermarkets: Possible savings up to 51 thousand euros

Interview about the development of refrigerants in retail

Sustainable refrigeration concepts are more important than ever and especially since measures to reduce extremely harmful coolants that accelerate the greenhouse effect have been initiated at the EU level. This means that food retailers, in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Renewable, economical and intelligent clothes hanger...
22.11.2017   #brick and mortar retail #shop furnishing

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Parcel lockers: around the clock delivery service...
22.11.2017   #online trading #e-commerce

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Blockchain has great potential for global retail...
23.10.2017   #data management #supply chain management

Blockchain has great potential for global retail

Transparency and security are the crucial advantages of blockchain technology

Blockchain technology has been around for eight years. What’s new is that more and more industry sectors discover the advantages of this technology, as is now the case with food retailing. It is designed to optimize economic processes and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: British Land: Offline and online stimulate each other...
06.09.2017   #e-commerce #store branding

British Land: Offline and online stimulate each other

New research reveals symbiotic relationship between a brand’s physical store and its ecommerce platform

The research, using data from Connexity Hitwise, shows that when a new store opens, traffic to the retailer’s website from the surrounding postal area increases by 52 percent on average within six weeks of opening. Importantly, digital traffic ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Differentiation leads the pack for Hot 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers...
02.08.2017   #online trading #retail

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: From shopping center to third place
19.07.2017   #e-commerce #design

From shopping center to third place

Entertainment and gastronomy dictate tomorrow’s shopping center concepts

Only eight shopping centers are currently being built in Germany. There are a number of reasons for this. Booming online business, extensive approval processes and the development of new building sites thwart development. To stay attractive, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour announces its first vertical garden at...
13.07.2017   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

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 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: From transport to information carrier: intelligent packaging in retail...
03.07.2017   #digitization #supply chain management

From transport to information carrier: intelligent packaging in retail logistics

“The biggest challenge in packaging is its integration into the supply chain”

Conventional packaging meets many demands – intelligent packaging can do even more. It is proactive and provides information about the condition, time and location of the transported goods. This is made possible by sensors applied on or inside ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Dimension Expo + Event was a three-dimensional success...
29.06.2017   #design #event

Dimension Expo + Event was a three-dimensional success

Never before did so many exhibitors present ranges on such a large area as in 2017

The world’s biggest trade fair for retail investment needs, EuroShop 2017 held in Düsseldorf from 5 to 9 March 2017, succeeded in posting the best results ever in its 50-year history. 2,368 exhibitors from 61 nations presented the entire ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Growth equity fund Scope partners with Happy Plugs...
20.06.2017   #e-commerce #sustainability

Growth equity fund Scope partners with Happy Plugs

Scope will add a scalable platform supporting sustainable brand growth and presence, further enhancing Happy Plugs' expansion internationally

Happy Plugs (brand for fashion tech creating consumer electronics accessories) announced their partnership with Scope, a growth equity fund. Scope will add a scalable platform supporting sustainable brand growth and presence, further ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The right touch when it comes to price changes...
12.06.2017   #digital signage #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

The right touch when it comes to price changes

Who is afraid of ESL?

There are many benefits of digital price tags for retailers, especially given the ever more sophisticated solutions. Yet consumer advocates are still skeptical – for fear of price fluctuations. But is this concern justified? Until two years ...

Thumbnail-Photo: No more needless packaging waste in food retailing...
07.06.2017   #sustainability #packaging

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: Editions de Parfums: Like a voyage into a parallel world...
01.06.2017   #shop building #lighting concepts

Editions de Parfums: Like a voyage into a parallel world

Frédéric Malle’s new perfume boutique Editions de Parfums in Paris' Marais district opened in 2016. We asked Brendan MacFarlane how the tiny room turned into an apparently infinite space.

It is one of the first major retail stores the architects Jakob+MacFarlane have designed. Hopefully, it will not be the last, since it is offers a highly surprising and individual look. Brendan, what is special about the new store of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Developing leaders for the rapidly changing retail industry...
24.05.2017   #marketing research #education

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...
24.05.2017   #sustainability #event

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: Digital Signage at the POS: how virtual and real retail worlds merge...
08.05.2017   #digital signage #digital marketing

Digital Signage at the POS: how virtual and real retail worlds merge

Digital signal systems are among the hotly debated topics in retail marketing.

They provide attractive new opportunities for interaction with customers but also imply a holistic marketing concept as well as an integration of distribution channels. They increasingly take the place of the familiar billboards at train ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bizerba further pursues its dynamic course of expansion in its...
04.05.2017   #scales #slicers

Bizerba further pursues its dynamic course of expansion in its anniversary year

Growth of 9 percent compared to the year before

Bizerba, the market-leading supplier of weighing, slicing and labeling technology, recorded worldwide sales of 652.6 million Euros in fiscal 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to the year before. The company, which is fully owned by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UL Consumer & Retail Services joins the ZDHC program as official...
01.05.2017   #sustainability #fabrics

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, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Spar Netherlands renovates stores throughout the country to reflect new...
28.04.2017   #shopfitting #design

Spar Netherlands renovates stores throughout the country to reflect new design style

Initiative is aimed at building an even stronger brand

Spar Netherlands enjoyed a very successful year in 2016, with the company achieving good sales results. This year, working jointly with Spar independent retailers and suppliers, Spar Netherlands is rolling out a number of initiatives aimed at ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ikea completes one of Ohios largest rooftop solar arrays...
03.04.2017   #sustainability #energy management

Ikea completes one of Ohio's largest rooftop solar arrays

Completing the installation is another sustainable step in the progress towards opening the future IKEA Columbus

Ikea announced that the solar panel installation is complete atop its future Columbus store opening Summer 2017. The array is one of the largest solar rooftops in Ohio, just as is the Cincinnati-area one. The Columbus store’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Reima AirConcept runs smelling pictures
03.04.2017   #sales promotion #multisensual marketing

Reima AirConcept runs smelling pictures

Perfect visual display advertisement you can smell

To make a pleasant scent and moving images stay in the mind of customers and visitors, Reima AirConcept developed the “eye-catcher for the nose”, the first serial video-scent-display for sales promotion. At the EuroShop 2017 in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers and manufacturers take responsibility...
21.03.2017   #sustainability #EuroShop

Retailers and manufacturers take responsibility

Retail sector in a great mood to invest

The term “sustainability” increasingly becomes a buzzword. Especially in the retail sector, it is difficult to reach a consensus on what sustainability truly means. Is it referring to the sustainable production of materials, recycling ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sustainability: How investments in energy efficiency pay for themselves...
07.03.2017   #climate systems #sustainability

Sustainability: How investments in energy efficiency pay for themselves

Refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, heat recovery or building technology at EuroShop 2017

Energy-efficient solutions offer a high potential to save energy in retail. Many retailers are considering investments in energy-efficient systems because of this. The "Food Tech & Energy Management" dimension not only presents the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour Spain rolls out compressed natural gas trucks in its fleet...
22.02.2017   #sustainability #logistic systems

Carrefour Spain rolls out compressed natural gas trucks in its fleet

Vehicles reduce nitrogen oxide (Nox) emissions by up to 99 percent and the level of particles emitted by 95 percent

Carrefour Spain, is incorporating compressed natural gas trucks in its fleet to carry out deliveries of e-commerce orders together with home delivery vans with the same characteristics. These vehicles reduce nitrogen oxide (Nox) emissions by up ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Store Design and Shopfitting at EuroShop 2017...
21.02.2017   #lighting concepts #shopfitting

Store Design and Shopfitting at EuroShop 2017

Shopfitters, designers, lighting experts: They all have to work hand in hand to design the ultimate store

Needless to say, this is also always an issue of time, driven by an opening date that’s as early and as much on schedule as possible. Trends are increasingly moving towards customized shopfitting solutions: brands and products are being ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Update for retailers – The forums of EuroShop...
20.02.2017   #EuroShop

Update for retailers – The forums of EuroShop

Visitors of EuroShop 2017 can expect high levels of retail knowledge at the multi-faceted forums of the trade fair.

Experts, manufacturers and trade partners introduce innovations from the world of retail in compact lectures. The presentations will be translated simultaneously into German and English. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport...
17.02.2017   #shop building #shopfitting

New Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport

The new airport restaurant creates an informal and urban atmosphere

 SSP Group has opened a new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf airport. The restaurant, situated at Gate A, has been created by Patrick Rüther and star chef Tim Mälzer, who travelled to Dusseldorf to celebrate the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopfitting: Sustainability is a driving force and not the antithesis of...
13.02.2017   #customer relationship management #sustainability

Shopfitting: "Sustainability is a driving force and not the antithesis of design"

Interview with Dr. Christian Hilz, Managing Director at TREND-Store on customer loyalty resulting from sustainable actions

His genuine enthusiasm for responsible shopfitting is palpable. Dr. Christian Hilz of Trend-Store is one of those people who is wholeheartedly facing this tough challenge and willing to pass his knowledge on to others. For him, the key to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Worlds first 3D printed store created for Louis Vuitton...
09.02.2017   #shop building #store branding

World's first 3D printed store created for Louis Vuitton

Dual print head capability accelerates production

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has announced that its customer, OMUS, a specialist 3D print provider in Australia, has constructed what is believed to be the world’s first 3D printed pop-up retail store on behalf of luxury fashion brand, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Kesko now purchases 100 percent renewable electricity...
07.02.2017   #sustainability #energy management

Kesko now purchases 100 percent renewable electricity

K-Group also increases own renewable energy production

Since the beginning of 2017, all electricity purchased by Kesko in Finland is renewable. In 2017, the amount of electricity purchased by Kesko will be approximately 540 GWh. This electricity will be used in K-stores and the K-Group’s other ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital mirror provides shoppers with extra product information...
03.02.2017   #sales promotion #digital infotainment

Digital mirror provides shoppers with extra product information

Award-winning technology makes it into the new flagship store of Coop Italia

The Supermarket of the Future is a large grocery store featuring pioneering digital solutions developed by Carlo Ratti Associati and built by Coop Italia, Italy’s largest supermarket chain. The Supermarket of the Future represents a further ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The supply chain of the future: “Think globally, network regionally,...
01.02.2017   #supply chain management #trend research

The supply chain of the future: “Think globally, network regionally, act locally“

What effects does eCommerce have on the supply chains of brick-and-mortar stores? Professor Jörg Becker of ERCIS in Münster has an answer to this question

“Ebay marks the end of traditional retail“ – that was the title of a manager magazine cover in 2012. It is certainly true that the increasing digitization and technologization in all business practices and various areas also ...

Thumbnail-Photo: EuroShop 2017: focus on energy efficiency
16.01.2017   #sustainability #EuroShop

EuroShop 2017: focus on energy efficiency

ECOpark and Eco Forum demonstrate and discuss professional energy management in the retail trade

EuroShop is an important barometer and a worldwide indicator of future developments in the retail trade. When the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre opens its gates for the world's leading trade fair in the retail trade, from 5 to 9 March 2017, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Social Media is important, face-to-face interaction is even more...
09.01.2017   #brand management #EuroShop

Social Media is important, face-to-face interaction is even more essential

Interview with Jan Kalbfleisch, Managing Director FAMAB Association for Direct Business Communication

At the EuroShop 2017, nothing is more important than having a great trade fair booth. Technology and digitization are not just great toys, they are also amazing gadgets to showcase your brand. Virtual reality and interactive designs are major ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Nikes Mark Parker to be recognized by NRF as the visionary 2017...
21.12.2016   #award

Nike's Mark Parker to be recognized by NRF as the visionary 2017

2017 NRF Foundation Gala January 15 in New York City

The National Retail Federation today announced that it will name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker "The Visionary," a new honor intended to recognize outstanding retail industry leaders, during the 2017 NRF Foundation Gala ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail industry: act sustainably and talk about it!...
15.12.2016   #sustainability #marketing planing

Retail industry: act sustainably and talk about it!

“Sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive, they complement each other.“

Major retail chains like Coop and Marks & Spencer are role models in many ways when it comes to sustainable retail. They heap awards and accolades for their responsible projects and approaches. Other retailers should also acknowledge this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: adidas opened a new flagship store in New York City...
13.12.2016   #shopfitting #store locator

adidas opened a new flagship store in New York City

Consumer-powered brand experience to athletes craving a more tailored, personal and creative connection to sport

adidas opened adidas NYC, its brand flagship and largest store worldwide, on the 1st of December. Set at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 46th Street, adidas NYC heralds a new era in how consumers experience creativity and sport in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Pro International joins SAP PartnerEdge Program...
08.12.2016   #e-commerce #data warehouse management

Retail Pro International joins SAP PartnerEdge Program

Retail Pro offering now available delivers a flexible, global retail management platform

Retail Pro International has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program as a partner that designs, develops and builds software integrated with SAP solutions. Through its participation in the program, it is now announcing the availability of Retail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: German businesses focusing on climate protection...
25.11.2016   #sustainability #energy optimization

German businesses focusing on climate protection

More and more businesses interested in providing their own energy needs

German companies are making efforts to protect the climate. The latest trend study from E.ON shows that a majority of companies take the issue of energy conservation seriously. Around 75 percent of the CEOs surveyed indicated that they had ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail imports up as holiday shoppers head to stores...
10.11.2016   #retail #economy

Retail imports up as holiday shoppers head to stores

Imports are growing, but not as fast as in past years

With the holiday shopping season officially under way, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be up 4.4 percent this month over the same time last year and should see a slightly larger increase next month, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Schaeffler presents its strategy mobility for tomorrow...
09.11.2016   #sustainability

Schaeffler presents its strategy "mobility for tomorrow"

Future trends climate change, urbanization, globalization and digitalization as starting point

The demands on mobility are rapidly changing and require new responses. In order to address this challenge, the Executive Board of Schaeffler AG in close coordination with the Supervisory Board and after intensive dialogue with the Group’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Refrigerated cabinets in retail: What the market has to offer...
25.10.2016   #refrigeration cabinets #food technology

Refrigerated cabinets in retail: What the market has to offer

Sustainable, practical and elegant - refrigeration units do not have to be monstrous power eaters anymore.

They can be integrated into the store design and facilitate customers’ selection of products with the help of a clear and easy-open construction. We present some of the cutting-edge models for you. These days, retailers need to pay special ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cooling with liquid ice
05.10.2016   #refrigeration technology #refrigeration plants

Cooling with liquid ice

Sustainable slurry ice refrigeration systems in food retail

The use of ice in food retail already enjoys a long tradition. Today, the cooled mass, and more accurately slurry ice, experiences somewhat of a renaissance in cooling technology. The reason for this is also the F-gas Regulation that went into ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Toms: When shopping becomes a good deed
19.09.2016   #sustainability #touch screens

Toms: When shopping becomes a good deed

Image gallery of London’s Toms store sustainability commitment

At the trendy TOMS store in London’s Carnaby Street, the core elements of customer-centric store design catch your eye – right along with the feel-good factor. Located in the midst of London whilst featuring plenty of wood and simple ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Conversational Commerce: Messenger Apps are the new sales channels...
31.08.2016   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Conversational Commerce: Messenger Apps are the new sales channels

Addressing the customer in real-time is on the rise

Retailers want to reach their customers where they are – on the social web. In times of social media omnipresence, these are primarily messenger services. They don’t just lend themselves for customer service inquiries but also offer the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Brand appearance: building customer loyalty with relevant topics...
27.07.2016   #shop building #touch screens

Brand appearance: building customer loyalty with relevant topics

Interview with Michael Ostertag-Henning of Schmidhuber

Store design and trade fair presentation are the direct touchpoints between a brand and the customer. We talked with Michael Ostertag-Henning, Managing Partner at the creative agency Schmidhuber, about how increasing digitization impacts brand ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ColdChain Expo Eurasia will shed light on the cold chain industry...
24.06.2016   #refrigeration systems #refrigerated trucks

"ColdChain Expo Eurasia" will shed light on the cold chain industry

Conference program is covering the latest developments in the sector

Ever increasing world population and changing consumer behavior patterns, result in an increase in fresh, frozen and ready food products. This demand also increases the need for cold chain systems required for transportation and storage of such ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New research shows NCR leads in self-checkout and EPOS technology...
22.06.2016   #marketing research #self-checkout systems

New research shows NCR leads in self-checkout and EPOS technology

NCR grows share of self-checkout shipments in key markets

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) leads the world in self-checkout (SCO) technology, according to research published by strategic research and consulting firm RBR. NCR, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, saw shipment growth in key ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Footwear with history: Timberland partners with Thread...
07.06.2016   #sustainability #brand management

Footwear with history: Timberland partners with Thread

New collection of Timberland footwear and bags to feature Thread fabric, made from plastic bottles collected in developing countries

Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a partnership with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread, furthering both brands' longstanding commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Crafted from plastic ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for UK retailers...
18.05.2016   #consulting #retail

Retail Think Tank warns of a costly quarter ahead for UK retailers

Margins are expected to come under pressure too in Quarter 2, as the weak pound is already causing retailers pain

The health of the UK retail sector is expected to dip in Q2 2016, as retailers bear the brunt of soaring costs. The National Living Wage, a weak sterling, continued investment in channel shifts and rising petrol prices are expected to significantly ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Assortment GamePlan for retailers and brands...
17.05.2016   #software management #software applications

Assortment GamePlan for retailers and brands

Revolutionary approach integrates shopper demand signals to optimize product decisions

360pi has announced the launch of Project GamePlan at this week’s Shoptalk event in Las Vegas. GamePlan integrates assortment information across retailers with shopper demand signals to categorize products into a “good, better, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Higher quality of product and customer data
09.05.2016   #data management #data analysis

Higher quality of product and customer data

Stibo Systems re-enters retail sector with STEP MDM platform

Stibo Systems, a market-leading provider of Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, will install its STEP MDM solution in Globus hypermarkets across Germany. Founded around 190 years ago, Saarland-based Globus currently operates 46 hypermarkets in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Intelligent cash drawer is honored in UK
02.05.2016   #epos systems #cashpoints

Intelligent cash drawer is honored in UK

Cash Bases wins prestigious "Enterprise in Innovation" award

Cash Bases Limited has won the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation 2016 for itsSMARTtill™ Intelligent Cash Drawer. The award signifies another great accolade in the history of this company. A global provider of cash management ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Eco-friendly store brands are a win-win-win situation...
22.04.2016   #sustainability #marketing research

Eco-friendly store brands are a 'win-win-win situation'

Research shows higher prices plus ethical marketing improve sales

Private label brands (PLBs), like Costco’s Kirkland or Walmart’s Great Value,represent 17 per cent of total sales in the United States, growing by about 13 per cent annually. That’s big business for retailers, and it could be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Queen’s Award for Innovation: SMARTtill Technology...
21.04.2016   #award #cash drawers

Queen’s Award for Innovation: SMARTtill Technology

Global cash management solution provider recognized with prestigious Enterprise in Innovation Award.

Cash Bases Limited, established in 1981, has won the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation 2016 for its SMARTtill Intelligent Cash Drawer. The award signifies another great accolade in the history of this company. A global ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Zara unveils a 47,361-square-foot flagship store in the heart of SoHo...
22.03.2016   #shop building #shopfitting

Zara unveils a 47,361-square-foot flagship store in the heart of SoHo

Building has one of the neighborhood's most iconic nineteenth-century façades

Zara opens the doors of its new 47,361 ft2 flagship store on 503-511 Broadway today. With an unbeatable location in the heart of Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, one of the world's best known shopping districts, this new location on the block between Broome and Spring Streets represents some of the best late-nineteenth century retail architecture in the city.

Thumbnail-Photo: Video-controlled LED-lighting for an optimum energy efficiency...
16.03.2016   #lighting systems #LED technology

Video-controlled LED-lighting for an optimum energy efficiency

Nowadays warehouses and transshipment halls are more often equipped with LED-lighting.

DIVIS now offers high savings potential and at the same time an outstanding video image quality with an intelligent control of LED-lighting over the video system.

Thumbnail-Photo: Transforming cash handling processes, turning cash into real value...
07.03.2016   #cash management #cash handling systeme

Transforming cash handling processes, turning cash into real value

Suzohapp and Scan Coin bring Cash Solutions and Components to RBTE 2016

This week Suzohapp and Scan Coin will be exhibiting their state of the art range of cash handling solutions and components tovisitors attending RBTE, the premier UK Retail tradeshow that will take place between 9th and 10th March at Olympia in London.

Thumbnail-Photo: Needed changes in existing retail labor model...
02.03.2016   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Needed changes in existing retail labor model

Retail labor study indicates omnichannel challenges are driving a re-allocation of in-store labor

A recently completed study of leading retailer and consumer goods manufacturers by independent research firm EKN highlights the changes needed to the existing retail labor model due to a rapidly changing retail environment led by the rise of digital and mobile devices, omnichannel shopping, and increased demands by consumers for a more engaging shopping experience.

Thumbnail-Photo: Five essential aspects for achieving a successful digital transformation...
15.01.2016   #management consultancy

Five essential aspects for achieving a successful digital transformation

Companies need to align their overall organizational pattern with markets and customers

Digital transformation considerably changes corporate action and therefore, has a serious and lasting impact on the corporate governance strategy. E-Business Specialist ARITHNEA in Neubiberg near Munich explains what companies need to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Customers are the most important resource in e-commerce...
14.01.2016   #customer relationship management #software management

Customers are the most important resource in e-commerce

Integration of e-commerce and CRM systems for increased customer loyalty

Apart from a technical optimization, retailers need to explore other options to set their business apart from the competition. Against this backdrop, the only thing left is to take a closer look at the most important resource: the customers.

Thumbnail-Photo: The ugly consumer: Ridiculing those who shop ethically...
05.01.2016   #customer satisfaction #marketing research

The ugly consumer: Ridiculing those who shop ethically

No one wants to knowingly buy products made with child labor or that harm the environment.

But a new study shows that we also don't want to work too hard to find out whether our favorite products were made ethically. And we really don't like those good people who make the effort to seek out ethically made goods when we choose not ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Insights for Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence...
15.12.2015   #consulting

Insights for Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence

Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) are now a partner of the non-profit professional development organization

Retail brand and supplier engagement specialists Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) are now a proud partner of Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE), a non-profit professional development organization within the store brand industry. The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers in ‘Final Balancing Act’
10.12.2015   #logistic systems #trend research

Retailers in ‘Final Balancing Act’

Holiday merchandise supply and demand

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be essentially unchanged from last year this month as stores bring in the last round of merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The regions leading showcase for innovation
07.12.2015   #packaging

The region's leading showcase for innovation

FESPA Eurasia 2015: Event shows 29 percent growth of floor space

The final countdown has started for FESPA Eurasia 2015 (10-13 December 2015, CNR Expo Istanbul) the leading regional event for the large format digital, screen, textile printing and industrial advertising industries. This year’s event will ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A statement for sustainability
11.11.2015   #sustainability

A statement for sustainability

New IKEA building in Kaarst is environmentally friendly pilot project

Furniture retailer IKEA launches a worldwide unique pilot project in Germany: Under the motto "More Sustainable Store" the new IKEA furniture store in Kaarst in North Rhine-Westphalia Kaarst will unite all aspects of the company's ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Loss of customers at German discounters
10.11.2015   #consulting

Loss of customers at German discounters

Difficult times for Aldi, Lidl & Co

Being cheap is no longer enough: According to a recent survey conducted by GfK, the German discounters have lost 1.3 percent in sales volume from January to September 2015. This is in stark contrast to the classical supermarkets, which are looking ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NiceLabel receives a national award for its fast growth...
04.11.2015   #award #label printers

NiceLabel receives a national award for its fast growth

NiceLabel, a leading developer of barcode and RFID labeling software and global provider of enterprise labeling solutions, has been awarded the »Silver Gazelle« award for its fast growth and development. The Gazelle award, presented ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Asheville Market celebrates new retailer openings...
28.10.2015   #sustainability #design

Asheville Market celebrates new retailer openings

Strong focus on sustainability – plus some fashion, good food and soul revitalization thrown in as well

New retailers abound this fall at Asheville Market, with a strong focus on sustainability – plus some fashion, good food and soul revitalization thrown in as well. The center's owner, Edens, has worked to bring a new and diverse mix of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivering real insights and margin optimization opportunities...
23.10.2015   #data management #data analysis

Delivering real insights and margin optimization opportunities

Three new solution innovations for retailers from Periscope

Periscope, a McKinsey Solution, focusing on price, promotion, and assortment optimization, has announced three new product innovations designed to help organizations rapidly transform their approach to customer centric pricing, category management ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Slicing, weighing, cashing
20.10.2015   #data warehouse management #scales

Slicing, weighing, cashing

Bizerba presents new products for the trade and hospitality industry at ISS GUT!

Bizerba will be exhibiting at ISS GUT! in Leipzig for the first time from November 1 through 3 (Hall 2, Booth K10). The manufacturer will be presenting its slicing and weighing technology for the trade and hospitality industry as well as cashing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Berkeleys soda tax boosts retail prices of sugary drinks...
15.10.2015   #marketing research #pricing

Berkeley's soda tax boosts retail prices of sugary drinks

These new study results differ from those of a working paper on Berkeley soda prices published in August

Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the retail price of soda. The latest signs, coming ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Matrix42 appoint James Johnson as Country Manager...
07.10.2015   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Matrix42 appoint James Johnson as Country Manager

Tasked with driving business forward and increasing revenue

Matrix42, a top provider of software for workspace management, today announced the appointment of James Johnson as the UK Country Manager. Johnson’s main goals will be to drive revenue and profitability growth in the UK market, expand the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bad weather in August held off crucial sales...
28.09.2015   #consulting

Bad weather in August held off crucial sales

The weather could also find some retailers in difficulties later in the season

The statistics for Retail Sales have been released, but even though they report a sustained period of growth year on year, the figures actually reveal that when broken down month on month, the growth statistics are minimal – and the bad ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Low levels of repeat buyers challenge new product success...
03.09.2015   #data management #customer relationship management

Low levels of repeat buyers challenge new product success

Less than 1 percent of shoppers drives sales volume for the typical new CPG product

In the CPG industry, generally-recognized failure rates for new product launches range from 60 percent to 80 percent. Catalina released a new report, which demonstrates the critical importance of data-driven shopper engagement in growing the success ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ingenious design, Green packaging
02.09.2015   #sustainability #design

Ingenious design, Green packaging

Smart package design at FachPack 2015

Organized by bayern design, the Forum for Design Knowledge and a speech series at the PackBox will complement the FachPack 2015 trade fair taking place from September 29 to October 1 on the Nuremberg fairgrounds. Nuremberg, Germany. At bayern ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Posiflex launches new mobile POS with Android...
27.08.2015   #POS systems #POS communications

Posiflex launches new mobile POS with Android

Quick transformation into an all-in-one POS

Posiflex Technology is officially launching a new Android version of its tablet-based mobile POS solution.  The MT-4008A is designed to meet the requirements of small and medium sized retailers that wish to offer their customers a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Growth in retail differed in scope and size in 2014...
05.08.2015   #online trading #e-commerce

Growth in retail differed in scope and size in 2014

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Retailers in the U.S.

In retail, it pays to stand out from the crowd, and STORES Magazine’s 2015 Hot 100 Retailers list finds several of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. have emerged head and shoulders above their competitors by honing a niche that clicks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The DL 50 LED luminaire range brings together pioneering technology with...
30.07.2015   #lighting systems #decorative lighting

The DL 50 LED luminaire range brings together pioneering technology with a classic design

As a result of its high aesthetic appeal, the family of luminaires has been nominated for the German Design Award 2016

The uniform and modular-design DL 50 LED range of luminaires from the OSRAM subsidiary Siteco brings together pioneering technology with a classic design to meet almost all technical and decorative road lighting tasks. In terms of appearance, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Kimberly-Clark Corporation releases annual Sustainability Report...
28.07.2015   #sustainability #trend research

Kimberly-Clark Corporation releases annual Sustainability Report

The 2014 Sustainability Report introduces the framework for the company's new 2022 platform

Kimberly-Clark Corporation published its annual report on sustainability, providing a comprehensive overview of the company's sustainability efforts, focusing on case studies that highlight social and environmental progress throughout the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ICSC launches new report
27.07.2015   #consulting #shoppingcenter

ICSC launches new report

The socio-economic contribution of European Shopping Centres

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) presented its new report on “The socio-economic contribution of European Shopping Centres” yesterday evening during a thought-provoking panel discussion by industry leaders hosted in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Europes first chain of vegan shoe stores opens EU-wide online shop...
24.07.2015   #online trading #sustainability

Europe's first chain of vegan shoe stores opens EU-wide online shop

Vegans and ethical consumers from outside Germany can now visit avesu's online shop

German vegan and ethical shoes retailer, avesu opened its new dedicated online shop for customers across the EU. Vegans and ethical consumers from outside Germany can now visit www.avesu.eu to order from avesu’s carefully selected and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Consumer willingness to make cashless payments needs to increase...
19.06.2015   #mobile payment #epos systems

"Consumer willingness to make cashless payments needs to increase"

Interview with Dr. Markus Weber, Managing Director of Ingenico Payment Services

Within the scope of the Regulation of the European Parliament, the payments market will continue to change. Given dwindling margins, only larger payment service providers will be able to afford the continued integration of new payment methods and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: TOMRA wins Business of the Year Award
15.06.2015   #consulting #award

TOMRA wins Business of the Year Award

Winner is being recognized as one of the best European companies in terms of
demonstrating innovation, business ethics and financial success

TOMRA was named the winner of the European Business of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of €150m or higher. TOMRA was one of ten finalists for this award category. As the winner of this award, TOMRA is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mobile Payment slowly gains momentum
12.06.2015   #mobile payment #mobile shopping

Mobile Payment slowly gains momentum

German consumers are also interested in mobile payments

It is a truism that continue to be confirmed in studies: German consumers love paying with cash. Based on recent assessments by the EHI Retail Institute, nearly 80 percent of transactions in German retail is still handled with cash. According to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sainsbury’s struggles in search of growth
10.06.2015   #retail #trend research

Sainsbury’s struggles in search of growth

Planet Retail sees the latest quarterly like-for-like declines at Sainsbury’s as a sign the company is beginning to feel the pain of Tesco’s domestic recovery. With little or no growth available in the market, one company’s gains ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Motivated employees are more efficient
09.06.2015   #personnel management

"Motivated employees are more efficient"

Interview with Markus Meyr, Marketing Director of Corporate Sales for mydays GmbH

One of the most important factors for a company's success are the employees. Markus Meyr develops creative ideas for corporate clients at mydays for successful employee retention and motivation. In this interview he explains what companies must ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What shop design can look like: Zara in Hamburg...
05.06.2015   #shop building #lighting concepts

What shop design can look like: Zara in Hamburg

Flagshipstore reopened with spacious and sustainable design

Here you could even shake a leg in your new summer dress: In Zara's reopened store at Mönckebergstraße in Hamburg, Germany, spacious corridors, with elegant, unobtrusive elements, catch the eye. Clear structures, simple lighting ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Technologies with potential to shift energy use in buildings...
28.05.2015   #sustainability #refrigeration systems

Technologies with potential to shift energy use in buildings

Mark Menzer, Danfoss North America, moderated executive dialogue session during 2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum

For the eighth consecutive year, Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial and water systems, was a sponsor of the Alliance ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New access point with internal antennas
26.05.2015   #WLAN #network engineering

New access point with internal antennas

LANCOM Systems presents 300 Mbps dual-radio access point in a modern white design

LANCOM Systems introduces a new 300-Mbps access point from the L-3xx series. The LANCOM L-330agn dual Wireless comes in a sleek white design and is equipped with two IEEE 802.11agn dual-band radio modules. Its four MIMO antennas are discreetly ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Edenred announces the departure of Jacques Stern on July 31st, 2015...
25.05.2015   #consulting #ticketing

Edenred announces the departure of Jacques Stern on July 31st, 2015

Jacques Stern, Edenred's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since July 2010, has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to leave the Group on July 31 and embark on a new phase of his career. The Board duly takes notice of Mr ...

Thumbnail-Photo: France takes action against wasting food in retail...
22.05.2015   #sustainability

France takes action against wasting food in retail

Large supermarkets are no longer allowed to throw away unsold food

Ambitious goals: The French government is aiming to reduce waste of food by 50 percent until 2025. This is why supermarkets are no longer allowed to just throw away unsold food. The retailers themselves are criticizing that a new law affects the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: You don’t have to be instantly 100 percent green...
22.05.2015   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

"You don’t have to be instantly 100 percent green"

Retail lags behind when it comes to sustainable packaging. Interview with Peter Désilets, pacoon AG

German retailers are scaredy cats – at least when it pertains to sustainable packaging concepts. The fact that they could save up to 20 percent in costs by using them and that they are passing up an immense image improvement, barely seems to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “Only a powerful network infrastructure makes omnichannel retailing...
11.05.2015   #multichannel commerce #cross channel solutions

“Only a powerful network infrastructure makes omnichannel retailing possible“

Interview with Christian Schallenberg, CTO, Lancom Systems GmbH

To be successful in omnichannel commerce, a retailer, above all, needs a powerful IT infrastructure. Current solutions make it possible to load the different channels together. This also includes the highly integrated radio access point by LANCOM ...

Thumbnail-Photo: German network manufacturer grows by 24 percent...
07.05.2015   #consulting #network engineering

German network manufacturer grows by 24 percent

LANCOM Systems breaks sales records with network technology "Made in Germany"

LANCOM Systems, the leading German manufacturer of networking solutions for the commercial and public sectors, increased its revenues by 24% to EUR 43 million in the fiscal year 2014. Also in terms of earnings, the specialist for VPN site ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bizerba reports record sales
06.05.2015   #consulting #scales

Bizerba reports record sales

Positive development in all key sales regions

Bizerba has exceeded the sales mark of 500 million euros for the first time in its history. In 2014, the globally active company based in Balingen, Germany, generated sales of 503.8 million euros - an increase of 8.1 percent compared to the previous ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 40 percent of consumers prefer shopping with green packaging...
06.05.2015   #sustainability #logistic solutions

40 percent of consumers prefer shopping with green packaging

Environmentally friendly packaging and green supply chain practices are important to most online shoppers

Environmentally friendly packaging and green supply chain practices are important to most online shoppers, according to a new study from Dotcom Distribution, a provider of fulfillment and logistics services for both emerging and established ...

Thumbnail-Photo: FIRAE: First annual meeting in China during C-Star 2015...
17.04.2015   #trade fair organizer #event planning

FIRAE: First annual meeting in China during C-Star 2015

International retail experts meet in Shanghai

The Forum of international Retail Association Executives (FIRAE) will join the C Star in Shanghai for its annual mid year meeting 2015. The annual meeting will be in the afternoon of May 14th.  The FIRAE has 41 member associations from 24 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: As a grocery retailer, we work on lean logistical processes every day...
07.04.2015   #sustainability #logistic systems

"As a grocery retailer, we work on lean logistical processes every day"

Lean and Green Award winner Lidl explains its sustainability concept in this interview with iXtenso

Sustainability and climate protection are subjects that ultimately also pertain to logistics. Recently, GS1 Germany presented the Lean and Green Award to four companies who plan to reduce their logistics-related CO2 emissions by 20 percent within ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Robus products verified by LIA Labs
24.03.2015   #sustainability #light technology

Robus products verified by LIA Labs

A selection of ROBUS products are the first to receive approval under the LIA Labs Verification Scheme

The LIA Laboratories has announced that a selection of ROBUS products from leading Irish lighting company LED Group Ltd, are the first to receive approval under the LIA Labs Verification Scheme.   LED Group’s ROBUS is Ireland’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovation necessary for sustainability and competitiveness of Asian...
20.03.2015   #consulting #retail

Innovation necessary for sustainability and competitiveness of Asian retail industry

Only retailers who become true technology companies will survive

The Asian retail industry needs to drive continuous innovation in order to ensure it caters to the needs of tech savvy consumers in the region and stays ahead of global competition, according to speakers at the Retail Congress Asia Pacific this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Learning programme ‘Social Innovation and Transition in Energy’...
17.03.2015   #sustainability #optimization analysis

Learning programme ‘Social Innovation and Transition in Energy’

KIC InnoEnergy launches a new 4-day course

Stimulating sustainable energy systems requires innovation of societal systems through which human needs such as for energy are being satisfied. The learning module ‘Social Innovation and Transition in Energy’ (SITEP) takes you on a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Record turnout at 10th UFI Open Seminar in Asia...
16.03.2015   #trade fair systems #stand building company

Record turnout at 10th UFI Open Seminar in Asia

The exhibition industry turned out in full force to mark the occasion

This year UFI celebrates the 10th edition of its Open Seminar in Asia and the exhibition industry turned out in full force to mark the occasion. More than 300 delegates from 21 countries and territories gathered in Hong Kong for Asia’s most ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NRF comments on Walmart wage decision
20.02.2015   #consulting

NRF comments on Walmart wage decision

Walmart announced that it will increase wages of approximately 500,000 associates

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Walmart’s announcement that it will increase wages of approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates in April ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Martin Smethurst joins Displaydata
09.02.2015   #personnel management

Martin Smethurst joins Displaydata

Prior to Displaydata, Smethurst served as the Managing Director for Wincor Nixdorf in the U.K.

Displaydata has announced that Martin Smethurst has joined as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. Smethurst brings more than 20 years experience in advising retailers worldwide on how to drive transformation, productivity and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: REWE Extends Cooperation with IFCO in Germany...
09.02.2015   #data warehouse management #sustainability

REWE Extends Cooperation with IFCO in Germany

The agreement also covers the introduction of the new Black Lift Lock RPCs

IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has extended its cooperation agreement with the REWE Group ahead of schedule. Within the scope of the agreement, IFCO will provide the REWE supermarkets and PENNY ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The power of multi-motivators in driving retail ROI...
26.01.2015   #consulting #customer satisfaction

The power of multi-motivators in driving retail ROI

NRF presentation by Walgreens and LoyaltyOne shows how a multi-motivator strategy can increase ROI

Without insight into the complex web of motivators that change customer behavior, retailers will struggle to achieve desired measurable results on loyalty initiatives. According to a presentation at the National Retail Federation 2015 Big Show in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Trend Store: Highlights take the customer by surprise...
09.01.2015   #shop building #shopfitting

Trend Store: "Highlights take the customer by surprise"

Interview with Björn Pippig, Head of Marketing at Möbel Hesse

It is called a trend store and it is trendy: Möbel Hesse has breathed new life into an area of ten thousand square meters. Shopfitters and interior designers have really pushed the envelope. Shortly after the grand opening, we spoke with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: „We want to pay attention to our customers not to our cardboard”...
04.11.2014   #shopfitting #sustainability

„We want to pay attention to our customers not to our cardboard”

Edeka Bruns disposes of packaging with the AutoLoadBaler

Around 40 tons of cardboard are yearly disposed by Edeka Bruns in Friedrichsfehn, Oldenburg, with the AutoLoadBaler. The collection and the disposal of the cardboard is a part of the daily business. Previously, the cardboard was collected on ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Investing to Save Money
01.11.2014   #climate systems #refrigeration cabinets

Investing to Save Money

Retail relies on comprehensive energy management and integrated systems

Increasing energy efficiency is and remains a major factor in retail. After all, you are not just able to save costs in this area, but also improve your image. Sustainability is very important to the modern consumer and no retailer can afford to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Environmental management starts with investment and ends with the...
01.11.2014   #climate systems #refrigeration cabinets

"Environmental management starts with investment and ends with the disassembly"

Interview with Agnes Schmitter, Director of Cooling Technology at ALDI SÜD

Recently, the ALDI SÜD group has equipped its 300th store with refrigeration systems for cooling racks that are run with the carbon neutral refrigerant CO2. Yet, this is only a portion of the provisions with which the grocery retailer increases ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Eli-Chem Resins launch Photo Luminescent products...
13.10.2014   #light technology #light systems

Eli-Chem Resins launch "Photo Luminescent" products

New developments in polymer resin and pigment technology driven by architects, artists and interior designers has resulted in an innovative new product range. Eli-Glow Photo-Luminescent pigments are taking hold as a self-sustaining, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Logistics industry calls on EU to place the sector at the heart of the...
13.10.2014   #logistic solutions

Logistics industry calls on EU to place the sector at the heart of the European Agenda

The Alliance for European Logistics (AEL) launched its re-newed Declaration aiming to work closely with the EU institutions towards a competitive European economy. Representing major EU players, the members of AEL ask to the new Commission and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “A professional concept for category and attribute management pays...
01.10.2014   #online trading #data management

“A professional concept for category and attribute management pays off“

Interview with Korhan Canbolat, Owner of Canbolat Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

In 2009, Korhan Canbolat founded the Canbolat Vertriebsgesellschaft (English translation: Canbolat Distribution Company) and has turned it into an efficient and sustainably successful online retail company since then. With a wide range of goods in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Güntner expands production facilities at several locations...
26.09.2014   #consulting #refrigeration technology

Güntner expands production facilities at several locations

The Güntner company is known for being locally present. This continuous contact with the market allows us to follow the requirements of the different market segments and to implement these requirements in innovative products. In order to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Güntner Group expanding
22.09.2014   #climate systems #refrigeration technology

Güntner Group expanding

With their consistent strategy of being close to the customer, the Güntner Group is able to identify market potentials and be actively involved in creating market developments. The Group address these challenges by consequently expanding their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Güntner Group Highlights at Chillventa
20.09.2014   #climate systems #refrigeration technology

Güntner Group Highlights at Chillventa

The entire industry is working feverishly to get ready for one of its most important events: the Chillventa fair is just around the corner. We look forward to showing you our latest innovations from October 14 to 16. Together with our sister ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Continued price cuts cheer cash conscious consumers...
11.09.2014   #consulting

Continued price cuts cheer cash conscious consumers

BRC Nielsen Shop Price Index August 2014

Overall shop prices reported deflation for the sixteenth consecutive month, decelerating to 1.6% in August from 1.9% in July. The deceleration in the overall SPI figure has broken the four month declining trend. Food inflation remained at 0.3% in ...

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