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How does the Corona pandemic affect the retail industry? What tools and creative solutions can retailers use to revitalize their businesses? We're keeping you updated.

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09.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #payment systems

Payment and retail - what happens after the crisis?

Interview with Christine Bauer from CCV

We ask Christine Bauer, Vice President International Sales of the payment service provider CCV, which has been firmly established in Germany for 25 years and internationally for 60 years.Mrs Bauer, CCV has been on the market for a very long time, ...

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06.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Digital access controls support distancing requirements in the era of Corona

Essential staff are relieved and the risk of infection is reduced

Since the beginning of the pandemic, larger supermarkets and discounters have been imposing entrance restrictions to ensure that only a certain number of people are allowed within their Stores. Usually the access management is carried out by ...

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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 ...

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03.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Surge in dual channel grocery shopping

Supermarkets show strongest online grocery shopper growth during pandemic

Overall, 50% of in-store supermarket shoppers in the last 30 days also ordered groceries online. This shopping behavior is more common with Gen Z and Millennials, and to a lesser degree Gen X, followed more distantly by Boomers and the Silent ...

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02.07.2020   #supply chain management #coronavirus

Electronic bill of lading solutions to enhance safety and efficiency

Consumer Brands spearheads contactless delivery task force

The Consumer Brands Association announced that it has brought together 23 consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and retailers to launch a new task force that will study the impact of a contactless pick-up and delivery protocol to create greater ...

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01.07.2020   #security #personnel management

Safe in the office

„SpitProt-Office“: variable protective walls from POS TUNING

The corona virus has taught us a few things in the past weeks and months: We have to be flexible, rethink and question our working life and our usual activities. ...

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17.06.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Which businesses should be open?

MIT study looks at tradeoffs between economic value and public health, across different types of retail

Banks and bookstores. Gyms and juice bars. Dental offices and department stores. The Covid-19 crisis has shuttered some kinds of businesses, while others have stayed open. But which places represent the best and worst tradeoffs, in terms of the ...

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05.06.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

COVID-19: surge in first-time online shoppers

Risk of outdated fraud controls

The provider of fraud protection solutions ClearSale analyzed April 2020 e-commerce customer data from clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico and Argentina – all countries where some form of lockdowns were in effect. The analysis ...

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04.06.2020   #coronavirus #product presentation

Promotions and new product launches

Challenge for CPG companies in the Corona crisis

The industry is also affected by the Corona crisis, although retail store were always open and some products were allowed to experience a real boost in sales through so-called hoarding. But there are very big challenges in this time. On the one ...

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04.06.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

COVID-19: lasting changes in the way local pharmacies operate

Survey of American NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association)

COVID-19 is changing the way local pharmacies do business, perhaps for the long term, according to a new survey released by the National Community Pharmacists Association.According to the survey, 61 percent of community pharmacists anticipate that ...

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03.06.2020   #e-commerce #multichannel commerce

Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020 goes virtual

Transformation from an in-person event to a fully virtual experience

The StartmeupHK Festival 2020 is to be transformed from an inperson event to a fully virtual experience. Connected Retail Experiences will take place on 7th July 2020. Inves tHK’s decision to bring this annual event into the ever more rapidly ...

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03.06.2020   #coronavirus #delivery

Automated delivery services sprang up during China’s Covid-19 lockdown

Retail technologies at Smart Retail Expo (SRE 2020)

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, China’s retail giants JD.com and Meituan both deployed their smart deliver robots/vehicles in heavily locked down cities, such as Wuhan and Beijing. Insiders believe automated delivery technology will be ...

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02.06.2020   #brick and mortar retail #cashpoints

Cashier as british Vogue cover star

Keyworkers chosen for front cover providing a special moment of thanks during pandemic

British Vogue is breaking with their usual cover stars - a space normally reserved for ‘A’ list celebrities and supermodels, and instead have devoted their iconic cover for the July 2020 issue to honouring key workers who have been ...

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26.05.2020   #mobile payment #payment systems

Europe to dominate open banking implementation

Instant messaging users to reach 4.3 billion in 2020, as new payment services emerge

A new study from Juniper Research found that the number of instant messaging users will reach 4.3 billion in 2020, rising from 3.9 billion in 2019. This is a growth of 9 percent year-on-year, largely driven by an increased need for remote ...

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22.05.2020   #data warehouse management #logistic systems

Now is the time to invest in retail

POS TUNING solutions for the retail industry

The retail sector is particularly affected by the current crisis. The high sales and large customer rushes are countered by staff shortages, sick leave and delivery bottlenecks. In addition to the increased effort required to replenish shelves, it ...

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20.05.2020   #payment systems #coronavirus

COVID-19 accelerates adoption of contactless payments

Consumers around the world are switching to contactless to help with social distancing

RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2024 reportreveals how increased contactless card issuance and acceptance combined with changes in consumer behaviour are driving growth in contactless payments. In 2018, the number of ...

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20.05.2020   #online trading #retail

Simple tips and tricks to start your online business

How to start an e-commerce business: Why you don’t always need a big online store

Creating your own online store is still the most popular way to sell products online. To start an e-commerce business, you first need a store setup and a fulfillment service provider who handles the warehousing, packaging, and shipment of ...

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19.05.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Buy now, pay later options drive increase in e-commerce

New data from Klarna about sales of travel services and event tickets

Klarna released new data from its app in the US, indicating that travel services and event ticket sales are beginning to recover. While still significantly lower compared to an average pre-COVID week, the Airlines category saw a 26 percent ...

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18.05.2020   #coronavirus #food retail

Pandemic fuels wine sales at grocery & convenience stores

Latest shopping data shared by Catalina and Koupon

Having closely tracked the impact of COVID-19 on buying behavior in grocery and drug stores since mid-February, shopper intelligence leader Catalina has compared sales data with its partner Koupon, the leading promotion solution provider for small ...

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15.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Coronavirus: most Americans now using face masks

New nationwide survey from Fast

A new nationwide survey from Fast shows that the vast majority of Americans – 88 percent – are now using face masks, but 19% want to personally receive a COVID-19 vaccine before they feel safe shopping in stores again, while another 29 ...

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14.05.2020   #e-commerce #coronavirus

26 percent of UK shoppers plan to spend more online after COVID-19

Retailers without online presence threatened

With over a quarter of shoppers now planning to spend more online after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, retailers with a limited (or no) online proposition must consider investment in order to remain competitive, says GlobalData, a leading ...

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13.05.2020   #consulting #brick and mortar retail

Custom-tailored: new in-store safe shopping journey solution

Suitsupply reinvents retail experience including virtual pre-shopping

Suitsupply, the global men's tailoring brand built on radically personal customer experiences, launches new retail journey as stores reopen. The upside of being global, and the staggered timelines of the outbreaks around the world, is the ...

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12.05.2020   #customer analysis #coronavirus

As pandemic spreads, most consumers retreat

How will today’s uncertain times affect consumer behavior?

As a global health crisis potentially morphs into an economic one, Deloitte is conducting a series of biweekly surveys around the globe to better understand the interplay between personal safety and economic vulnerability as a driver of purchase ...

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11.05.2020   #cashpoints #terminals

Stay safe with VariPOS

How technology helps – Stay safe at the point of sale

Technologies for product identification and payment authentication are great for improving the customer experience with speed and accuracy, but these technologies are also being seen as beneficial in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. ...

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08.05.2020   #retail #marketing research

US retail spend set to decline 5.1 % this year

More than double the fall of 2009’s financial crisis

As the second largest retail market in 2019 (behind China), the US is set to experience the steepest slump of all other countries this year (in terms of value) declining over 200 billion dollars versus 2019. Spend is forecast to fall 5.1 percent ...

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04.05.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

COVID-19: Study reveals impact on hourly workforce

78 percent are worried about making ends meet during the pandemic and 47 percent have less than $1,000 in savings

Bluecrew, the staffing technology platform connecting job seekers with W-2 protected hourly work, released new survey results which indicate hourly workers are bearing the brunt of unemployment and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19-fueled ...

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30.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Growth of online grocery sales in 2020

New research by Mintel

The latest research from Mintel reveals the online grocery market is forecast to grow by 33 percent in 2020 to reach an estimated value of £16.8 billion, up from £12.7 billion in 2019. This phenomenal rise follows four consecutive years ...

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29.04.2020   #coronavirus #food retail

Consumer product demand in wake of Covid-19 crisis

Newly launched IRI CPG demand index

IRI® released the IRI CPG Demand Index™, a proprietary metric measuring weekly changes in consumer purchases, by dollar sales, against the year-ago period across departments, categories and retail formats.“The COVID-19 pandemic has ...

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 ...

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22.04.2020   #retail #coronavirus

COVID-19: Freight activity falls after historic rise with disruption ahead

Double digit impact expected in Q2

It is no surprise that the COVID-19 outbreak has led to panic buying of items such as toilet paper and sanitizing supplies. However, this buying behavior has led to a massive need for trucks to help restock stores, shrinking the capacity available ...

Thumbnail-Photo: March retail sales plummet during coronavirus pandemic...
21.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

March retail sales plummet during coronavirus pandemic

New data by the National Grocers Association

Retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March as the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants, bars and many stores to temporarily close across the nation and stay-at-home orders also impacted gasoline sales, the National Retail ...

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20.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #coronavirus

Buying behaviour: interactive map by Catalina

Map features national, regional & statewide perspectives on week's hottest-selling categories

To demonstrate the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on shopping decisions and buyer behavior across the U.S., Catalina Marketing has launched an interactive map on its website. The map reports sales data across 78 major grocery ...

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17.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #logistic solutions

NGA and the United Fresh Produce Association

Partner on produce procurement efforts

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket and the United Fresh Produce Association have partnered to connect produce distributors to retailers.“The entire food industry has come ...

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15.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

All hands on deck in food retailing due to the coronavirus pandemic

How online retailers and delivery services are reacting to changing user behaviour

For a long time, online food retailing was the problem child for German e-commerce. In many other countries, order rates for food were consistently higher than in Germany. Various initiatives by bricks-and-mortar German food retailers to enter the ...

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13.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Online channel may not be the savior clothing retailers hoped for

Closing distribution centers for employee safety

Since the UK Government enforced stores to close for the foreseeable future, many non-food retailers hoped that customers would divert spend onto their online channels. However, last week, Next – the UK’s third largest clothing retailer ...

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10.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #payment systems

Consumer survey: social distancing is changing shopping habits

Touchless or self-checkout options preferred for instore shopping during COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly two-thirds of consumers are changing their grocery shopping habits in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent consumer survey from Shekel, pioneers in advanced weighing technologies. And 87 percent of shoppers say ...

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09.04.2020   #personnel management #coronavirus

Launch: SBA’s paycheck protection program for small businesses

Economic relief provision to protect workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a 349 billion dollars emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and ...

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08.04.2020   #personnel management #supply chain management

National supply chain threatened by lack of new truck drivers

State Driver Licensing Agencies closed because of Corona

In response to COVID-19, at least 27 states have closed their State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs – e.g. DMVs), while the remaining 23 states operate on a limited basis. With the trucking industry accountable for moving 71 percent of all ...

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06.04.2020   #customer analysis #coronavirus

Want to stop consumer hoarding in times of crisis?

New research may provide the answer

Consumer stockpiling and hoarding took center stage in recent months as the COVID-19 virus has spread around the world, and with it, panic buying on the part of millions. News broadcasts and social media feeds have been filled with examples of the ...

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03.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Online fashion retail sales revenue plummets by over 30 percent

New data from Nosto about online shopping in Europe and the US during the COVID-19 pandemic

Online fashion, apparel and accessories retailers in the US and key European countries have seen revenues fall by over 30% year-on-year in March due to the coronavirus epidemic according to a new report. However, traffic did not drop by as much, ...

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02.04.2020   #retail #coronavirus

Stopping the pandemic is first step to restoring sound economy

NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz about the coronavirus

In the April issue of the National Retail Federation’s Monthly Economic Review, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says the coronavirus pandemic “has triggered shocks” – but that the underlying economy is sound.“How ...

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