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15.07.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail is surging

Sales to grow by up to 13.5% in 2021

Retail sales are growing at unprecedented rates. Earlier this month, NRF upwardly revised its retail sales forecast to grow between 10.5% and 13.5% in 2021. This is the highest growth rate we have ever forecast. May retail sales were 17.3% higher ...

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07.07.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

Reusable pop-up store

PANGAIA showcases high-tech naturalism at The Selfridges Corner Shop

In spring of this year PANGAIA offered its customers an extraordinary shopping experience. For the first time, customers were able to visit the PANGAIA pop-up store in The Selfridges Corner Shop, which was designed to literally guide them through ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Brick and Click: Pre-pandemic levels amid healthy spending...
29.06.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Brick and Click: Pre-pandemic levels amid healthy spending

E-commerce growth remains elevated, in-store shopping rebounds in a big way

U.S. discretionary spending on general merchandise continues to be healthier than expected. Dollar sales for the week ending June 12, 2021 rose 15% over the same period two years ago, continuing at a pace that exceeds the 9% growth over last year, ...

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28.06.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Benefits of investing in physical stores

The role of physical stores for selling "deep" products

Researchers from Colorado State University, Amazon, and Dartmouth College published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the role of physical stores for selling "deep" products.The study, forthcoming in the Journal of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Trigo Partners with Google Cloud to Accelerate Autonomous Grocery Stores...
24.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Trigo Partners with Google Cloud to Accelerate Autonomous Grocery Stores

Trigo, a global leader in frictionless checkout technology, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement to join Google Cloud’s partner ecosystem.

Under the agreement, Trigo’s AI-powered solutions for autonomous shopping will be available on Google Cloud, and teams from both companies will partner to help retail businesses accelerate their digital transformations with AI-powered ...

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15.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #sustainability

QR-based aRC quick scan tool for display recycling

arken wants to help retailers improve the recycling of displays at their end of life in-store

Retail display specialist arken P-O-P International announced the launch of aRC – the arken Recycling QR Code to create an easy and accessible way for help retailers improve recycling of permanent and semi-permanent displays at their end of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in Poland starts cooperation with Sephora...
11.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in Poland starts cooperation with Sephora

Plewiska/Poland - Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is expanding its cooperation with the cosmetics company Sephora. In April 2021, the company therefore commissioned a new distribution center to support its e-commerce and B2B business in Pruszków, Poland.

The new warehouse covers an area of 7,000 square meters, making it almost 2,000 square meters larger than the previous one. One of the innovative solutions used here for Sephora is self-driving vehicles called Weasels®, which automate transport ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fundamental changes in grocery shopping
07.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #customer analysis

Fundamental changes in grocery shopping

2021 U.S. grocery shopper trends: new era of at-home meals

For the past four decades, FMI—The Food Industry Association has tracked the grocery shopping habits of U.S. customers through the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. The 2021 edition, prepared in partnership with The Hartman Group, explores ...

Thumbnail-Photo: HEMA Buttons Up Omni-channel Supply Chain Transformation with Blue Yonder...
07.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

HEMA Buttons Up Omni-channel Supply Chain Transformation with Blue Yonder

Department store retailer increases forecast accuracy leading to improved planner productivity and better fulfilment with AI/ML-powered Luminate Planning

Ensuring the right inventory is available to meet customer demands became even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to its recent digital transformation with Blue Yonder’s cloud-based ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Foot traffic and behavioral analytics converge with digital signage...
02.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digital signage

Foot traffic and behavioral analytics converge with digital signage

More customer loyalty based on invaluable information

Brick-and-mortar retailers have recently been facing the most dramatic and rapid changes. In order to survive and thrive, they now must adapt and have a definitive understanding of customer behavior. They need to know the number of shoppers, detect ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A strong but changed retail industry looks to the future....
01.06.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

"A strong but changed retail industry looks to the future."

Retail experts at NPD discussed future retail trends

The retail industry is now doing better than many retailers expected last year as stores, offices, and schools shut down across the country. In fact, compared to last year, discretionary retail sales revenue in the U.S grew 17% from January 1 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopping experience with interactive digital signage applications...
25.05.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digital signage

Shopping experience with interactive digital signage applications

Using lift & learn features and smart mirrors to activate customers

The advantage in traditional stores: customers can examine the items and pick them up. The advantage in e-commerce: There is a wide range of products and information. With the use of digital signage solutions, these two advantages can be ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Post Corona wardrobe refresh
21.05.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Post Corona wardrobe refresh

More than half of the Canadians plan to buy new clothing when the pandemic is over

More than 50% of Canadian consumers plan to purchase new clothing once pandemic restrictions are relaxed, according to a new report from The NPD Group. The desire for a wardrobe refresh is even stronger when it comes to consumers aged 18-34 as over ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovative ceramic floor covering for highest demands...
18.05.2021   #brick and mortar retail #shop building

Innovative ceramic floor covering for highest demands

Shop "Changemaker" in Zurich

In professional shopfitting, not only the question "What goes into the shop?" often arises but also "What  has to be taken out again when the property is vacated?" In the case of the ambitious concept of the Zurich shop ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Post-corona ‚feel-better situation‘ for consumers...
12.05.2021   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Post-corona ‚feel-better situation‘ for consumers

Economy could see the fastest growth since 1980s when the crisis is over

With more businesses reopening and bringing employees back to work, the U.S. economy is on firm footing and could see its fastest growth in more than three decades, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.“While ...

Thumbnail-Photo: More than just a technical gimmick: augmented reality in retail...
05.05.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

More than just a technical gimmick: augmented reality in retail

How to bring your retail space to your customer's home

When the shop doors have to remain closed due to pandemic regulations and customers switch to online offerings, the digital shopping experience from smart devices should be made as eventful as possible. This is where the use of artificial ...

Thumbnail-Photo: You don’t need big tech investments, but creativity...
28.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

You don’t need big tech investments, but creativity

How brick-and-mortar retail can profit during (or thanks to!) the lockdown

The Corona pandemic has led to an immediate dovetailing of brick-and-mortar and online retail. This development is overdue, says Gerold Wolfarth, Founder & CEO of bk Group. We don't need large tech investments, but creativity, he points ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Lowes introduces enhanced shopping experience for Pro customers...
21.04.2021   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Lowe's introduces enhanced shopping experience for Pro customers

Exclusive offers, such as perks, new products and services

Lowe's announced its next major step as the New Home for Pros by launching a tailored store shopping experience created specifically for Pros. The Pro customer shops at Lowe's significantly more often than DIY customers, so the upgrades were ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Automation leading the way to retail success...
19.04.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Automation leading the way to retail success

Possibilities of modern technology – online and offline

COVID-19 creates a slew of unprecedented challenges for retailers. In Germany, shops are closed due to the lockdown again since December, and many retailers not only fear the economic impact, but also that their customers might not return to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail at the edge of change
19.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Retail at the edge of change

The value of real-time data analytics for retailers

Seismic shifts in the retail sector in the last year have put unprecedented pressure on retailers to bounce back and make the most of the first half of 2021. With disruption expected to continue, retailers must also set themselves up for maximum ...

Thumbnail-Photo: British shoppers visit variety discounters for grocery shopping...
09.04.2021   #brick and mortar retail #food retail

British shoppers visit variety discounters for grocery shopping

Variety discounters to grow at four times the speed of UK food and grocery market

New research from IGD reveals that variety discounters – Home Bargains, B&M, Poundland, Wilko and smaller players – will be worth £12.6bn by 2022, up from £11.1bn in 2020. The channel will take a 5.8% share of the overall ...

Thumbnail-Photo: No business intelligence, no future
05.04.2021   #brick and mortar retail #data analysis

No business intelligence, no future

Why retailers should bet on data intelligence

Online store operators can track their visitors "at every click".  Many brick-and-mortar retailers, on the other hand, don't know much about their (potential) customers. Yet all industry experts agree: data is worth its weight in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021...
23.03.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021

Outlook: omnichannel, mobile, and social commerce

Without a doubt, COVID-19 changed the way most people see the world, and retail was one of the hardest-hit sectors. In October 2020, in-store footfall in the US was a massive 34.5% lower than October 2019, and 60% of customers said that COVID-19 may ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 2021 could see record retail sales growth in the US...
17.03.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

2021 could see record retail sales growth in the US

… but economy still hinges on coronavirus

A wide array of economic indicators point toward potentially record retail sales growth during 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic remains the biggest challenge for the year, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How do technologies find their way into retail?...
17.03.2021   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

How do technologies find their way into retail?

Rolf Schumann, CDO of the Schwarz Group, provides answers at the "Retail Innovation Days"

Tech is cool! Gimmicks, gadgets, gizmos – they impress and inspire quickly. However, it often takes much longer than technology experts and developers initially predict before the technologies actually arrive in everyday life and are used by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sephora to expand brick & mortar footprint across the U.S....
16.03.2021   #brick and mortar retail #services

Sephora to expand brick & mortar footprint across the U.S.

Omni-channel in-store experience for shoppers

Sephora announced its largest store expansion in the retailer’s 21-year history in the U.S., including over 60 freestanding client-centric locations and 200 locations opening inside Kohl’s stores later this year.Following a year in which ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First Amazon grocery store opening in Britain...
15.03.2021   #brick and mortar retail #food retail

First Amazon grocery store opening in Britain

Young shoppers interested in skipping checkout lines with cashier-less tech

With the first Amazon grocery store opening in Britain, latest research from Mintel reveals that three quarters (76%) of Brits say they would shop at one.When asked what would encourage them to shop at a physical Amazon grocery store, almost two ...

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08.03.2021   #brick and mortar retail #mobile payment

What the payment future is about

Interview with John Kolthof, Chief Commercial Officer, CCV GmbH

We asked our CCO John Kolthof about the future of the payment industry. What megatrends does John see and how do they influence CCV’s day-to-day business? Read more in our interview. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Rapid click & collect service in Australia
19.02.2021   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Rapid click & collect service in Australia

Coles to launch 90-minute Click&Collect Rapid offer on supermarket range

Coles is the first major retailer to launch 90-minute click & collect in Australia, making it even easier for busy Australians to shop with Coles Online. Now available at more than 400 Coles supermarkets nationally, Click&Collect Rapid ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Zalando onboards C&A to Connected Retail
18.02.2021   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Zalando onboards C&A to Connected Retail

Network passes 3.000 active stores mark

Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, continues to grow its Connected Retail network at high speed. The program now counts over 3.000 active stores, selling to millions of Zalando customers online. Since the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How COVID-19 vaccines will impact current shopping habits?...
08.02.2021   #brick and mortar retail #security

How COVID-19 vaccines will impact current shopping habits?

Americans still expect safety precautions in-store

For some, widespread vaccinations offer a glimmer of hope that life will soon return to normal. However, with many Americans (44 percent) planning not to receive the vaccine, consumers say vaccinations will hardly change their current shopping ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021...
15.01.2021   #brick and mortar retail #security

The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2021

The trends are shaped by how and why technologies are used

It’s useful when looking forward to first look backward: hindsight has a wonderful way of providing context for future-gazing activity. And when looking back over the past year, one insight could understandably be that attempting to predict ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021...
05.01.2021   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

How the industry thinks: The most important trends for 2021

What awaits retailers after the first Corona year?

2020 – most certainly not an easy year. But many agree: The only way forward is to look ahead. So we asked industry insiders – retailers, academics, manufacturers – what they expect for this year. How will changing customer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Swiss Brand Ons new flagship store
29.12.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Swiss Brand On's new flagship store

New standards for retail?

Swiss performance running brand On opens its global flagship store today, On NYC, located at 363 Lafayette Street in New York, NY. On has pioneered a design-centric and technologically driven approach to the in-store consumer experience. Centered ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bra-shopping during COVID-19 pandemic
15.12.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Bra-shopping during COVID-19 pandemic

M&S launches contact-free bra fit service in England & Wales

On Thursday 3rd December M&S has launched a contact-free bra fit service at 64 of its biggest stores in England & Wales.The contact-free offering will be run by M&S’s team of lingerie experts and the consultations will include the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopping experience thanks to electronic shelf labels...
10.11.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Shopping experience thanks to electronic shelf labels

A unique customer experience at new danish gaming store

At the end of August 2020, Denmark's new gaming universe Games N 'Gadgets opened its doors to gamers and game-loving people in the center of Horsens city. Games N 'Gadgets offers everything within gaming, gadgets and computer ...

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: New chain of toy stores in strong collaboration...
29.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

New chain of toy stores in strong collaboration

Kids Coolshop is booming with new toys stores in a pressured market where competition is fierce

The chain has started installing electronic shelf labels in its physical stores. The electronic price tags are linked to a strong e-commerce engine and must help ensure competitive prices across all channels.Kids Coolshop was launched in 2017 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Boom time for bicycle retailers
28.09.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Boom time for bicycle retailers

What is the recipe for success? iXtenso visited three bicycle retailers

What does it take to be successful during these growth times? iXtenso looks at three very different retailers – from online, to offline and all that lies between. Find out more in our exclusive video! ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Offline stores sales in US department stores decline by 75% in Q2 2020...
25.09.2020   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Offline stores sales in US department stores decline by 75% in Q2 2020

... as e-commerce is set to grow by 20% in 2020

According to the research data analyzed and published by StockApps.com, US department stores reported a 75% drop in sales during Q2 2020. The report estimated a decline of 60% for the whole year, while predicting a 20% increase in e-commerce for the ...

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: Knowledge is (retail) power
07.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Knowledge is (retail) power

The Germany Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) wants to attain knowledge to assist the retail sector and creates digital twins of stores to make it a reality

Knowledge for all retailers - DFKI has launched the Knowledge4Retail (K4R) project series to achieve this goal. The driving force is an open-source platform for complex AI and robotics applications in retail.  The project relies on a digital ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Event: E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021
28.08.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Event: E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021

E-commerce Berlin Expo is the biggest pure-play e-commerce event in the (tech) capital city of Germany. Over 9,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected every year.

E-commerce Expo views itself as a community and a meeting point for all major decision-makers in the e-commerce sector. We bring together leaders in the e-commerce industry to offer online sellers and retailers the opportunity to develop their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Face coverings to be mandatory in shops from 24th July...
23.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #security

Face coverings to be mandatory in shops from 24th July

Guidance and information for retailers

The Government announced that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops from Friday 24th July. Penalties for not wearing a face covering will be enforced by the police, who can issue fines of up to £100 (reduced to £50 if paid ...

Thumbnail-Photo: AfterPay: Survey on the shopping behaviour of Germans...
20.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

AfterPay: Survey on the shopping behaviour of Germans

German consumers will make a larger share of their purchases online in July

AfterPay Insights’ end of June research – now covering more 7.400 interviews with German online shoppers – indicates that German consumers will reduce their overall purchases in July. But at the same time, German consumers say ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Upturn for brick and mortar retail in city centres?...
17.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer relationship management

Upturn for brick and mortar retail in city centres?

Economic development and city marketing about current measures

Bonn's inner city – like all other cities in Germany – is struggling with the consequences of the Corona lockdown. We asked directly on site what support there is from the economic development and city marketing departments. This ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail shrink totaled $61.7 billion in 2019
16.07.2020   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail shrink totaled $61.7 billion in 2019

Rising employee theft and shoplifting/ORC

Theft, fraud and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, up from $50.6 billion the year before as industry security executives reported increases in the number of shoplifting, organized retail crime and employee ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supply chain: Know what’s on your retail shelves...
15.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Supply chain: Know what’s on your retail shelves

What should bricks-and-mortar retailers pay attention to in their supply chain management?

The Cha-Ching sound of the cash register rings up sales – that’s music to a retailer’s ears. Satisfied customers and happy employees are the key to increasing sales. What role does effective supply chain management play in this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stress-free and safe in the pharmacy
14.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #security

Stress-free and safe in the pharmacy

Contactless access control thanks to the Digital Butler by Apostore

The experiences of the last few months were decisive for the local pharmacy. Whereas in the past the focus was on creating shopping experiences, pharmacists are currently dealing with a completely changed and more sensitive purchasing ...

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