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Making city centres attractive, boosting retail, filling restaurants – sounds easy enough. But is it?

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15.09.2020   #online trading #customer satisfaction

Please give us shopping, events, and emotions!

What should cities do to attract more visitors?

Online retail, coronavirus pandemic, monotony – city centers are fighting many battles these days. But although times might be tough for brick-and-mortar businesses, all is not lost when it comes to pedestrian zones.However, retailers should ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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01.07.2020   #lighting concepts #design

Social hub for urban lifestyles and retail experience

A piazza for the modern era: Grand Gateway 66 in Shanghai

Elena Galli Giallini Ltd. (EGGL) unveiled the rejuvenated North building of the Grand Gateway 66 retail complex (GG66), located in Shanghai’s bustling commercial, cultural, and historic zone of Xijiahui. Comprised of two distinct buildings of ...

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26.06.2020   #sustainability #food retail

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 ...

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04.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #services

A return to core competencies: visual merchandising and customer service

Showrooming with samples in brick-and-mortar retail

Brick-and-mortar stores are facing tremendous pressure: competition, pricing pressure, shifting consumer habits. Is setting up your own online store the answer? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. ...

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02.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #mobile shopping

WirvonHier – Virtual strolling through retailers from the neighborhood

How an app brings local retailers and customers together contactless

Many retailers have had to close their shops due to the Corona crisis. But this does not mean that as a result the connection to the customer has to suffer. The WirVonHier project shows how to reach customers and moreover connect with their needs ...

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31.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Coronavirus: impact on European businesses

Purple Wifi's data available for free

Due to the pandemic, Purple has decided to make its data available to all who wish to see, enabling people, businesses and economists to track the real-time impact COVID-19 are having on all industries across the globe.The enterprise-class analytics ...

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06.02.2020   #logistics #delivery

Demand for drone delivery in e-retail is high

Ability to meet that demand is low

Consumers want what they want, and they want it now. Drone delivery has long been talked about as an option to satisfy consumer delivery demands, but how realistic is it? New research in the INFORMS journal Transportation Science looks at how ...

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09.12.2019   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

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, ...

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11.11.2019   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

How to reinvigorate Germany's high street

Brick and mortar retail should focus on technology, especially Wi-Fi

It is not easy for the brick and mortar retail to assert itself in the course of the digital transformation and the competition from the online trade. Retail stores can upgrade with technology to stay competitive. An important factor that has been ...

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04.11.2019   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Retail problems: We’ve got the premises but where are the customers?

The Trendforum Retail 2019 highlighted multi-use retail developments

At the Trendforum Retail on October 9 &10, 2019, in Schwalbach near Frankfurt am Main, speakers and visitors examined how brick and mortar retailers can attract, keep and excite customers.Interested event participants were given a tour by Marcus ...

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17.10.2019   #brick and mortar retail #online marketing

Social networking for neighbors

Nebenan.de is a social media platform where both neighbors and local businesses can network

"Mrs. Müller, may I borrow some flour from you?" The online platform nebenan.de has accommodated requests like this one and others among neighbors for some time now. Neighbors can also post in the “for free” section or ...

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13.09.2019   #customer satisfaction #marketing

How to turn your checkout zone into the village hub ...

... with opportunities for community engagement

The checkout zone is not only the actual, but also the emotional conclusion of the purchasing process. Top or flop - the experience at the cash register can impact how customers rate their overall shopping experience. For retailers, this is ...

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21.11.2018   #brick and mortar retail #consulting

City management fights vacant storefronts and supports retailers

Insights from city manager Nicole Halves-Volmer from Delmenhorst

Modern city management always includes cooperation with the retailers of a city. The charismatic city manager Nicole Halves-Volmer works with passion for the city of Delmenhorst and talks in the interview about campaigns with and for retailers.For ...

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19.11.2018   #shop design #shop decoration

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. ...

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