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Thumbnail-Photo: Fenix Outdoor International AG acquires Royal Robbins...
11.04.2018   #economy

Fenix Outdoor International AG acquires Royal Robbins

Consolidation will be made in second quarter of 2018

Fenix Outdoor International AG, a global player in branded outdoor apparel and equipment, announces that is has signed an agreement and acquired 100 percent of the U.S.-based outdoor and travel apparel company Royal Robbins.  Royal Robbins ...

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: Goodbye cash – or maybe not? Germany’s relationship with cash and...
03.04.2018   #payment systems #smartphone

Goodbye cash – or maybe not? Germany’s relationship with cash and credit cards

Electronic payments are on the rise – cash payments continue to decline. Is that a sign that Germany will soon abolish cash? That‘s quite unlikely.

Not again! I just want to make I quick bakery run and grab a roll. Do I have enough change in my wallet? No. What about my purse? Yes, I found two Euros! That should be enough. Otherwise, I would have had to get some cash first. When it comes to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers to White House: Do right by American families on trade...
28.03.2018   #economy #associations

Retailers to White House: "Do right by American families" on trade

Some of the largest brands in retail sent a letter to President Trump

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: ARKET to open first store in hometown of Stockholm...
20.03.2018   #brick and mortar retail #fashion

ARKET to open first store in hometown of Stockholm

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

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

Thumbnail-Photo: Nordstrom Rack to relocate Sugar House Store...
15.03.2018   #fashion #economy

Nordstrom Rack to relocate Sugar House Store

The approximately 36,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2019

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. plans to relocate its Rack store to a new, larger location within the Sugar House Shopping Center, in Salt Lake City, UT. The property is owned by Dees, Inc. The new location is in a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Traditional UK retailers hit hard by Brexit
13.03.2018   #brick and mortar retail #economy

Traditional UK retailers hit hard by Brexit

Fraser Hammond reports losses of many retail jobs due to Brexit

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

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay Inc. reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results...
01.02.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay Inc. reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results

eBay delivers record fourth quarter driven by strong holiday performance

eBay Inc., a global commerce leader, delivered revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 of $2.6 billion, increasing 9% on an as-reported basis and 7% on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis, primarily driven by gross merchandise ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. kids food market is about the parents too...
31.01.2018   #trend research #economy

U.S. kids food market is about the parents too

Marketing to mom and dad as well as kids has never been more important for food companies

Perhaps more than any other consumer packaged goods segment, the kids food market requires marketers to take a dual approach to satisfy the needs and interests of both parents (as the purchasers) and kids (as the consumers). The influence of kids on ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK click & collect sales set to soar 55.6 percent to 2022...
25.01.2018   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

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

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

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

Thumbnail-Photo: Industry veteran joins The Gordon Company as Vice President...
22.01.2018   #retail #economy

Industry veteran joins The Gordon Company as Vice President

Barry Lustig of Jade Trau Inc. has joined The Gordon Company as its new vice president

Barry Lustig of Jade Trau Inc. has joined The Gordon Company as its new vice president. With over 20 years in the diamond and jewelry industry with such notable firms as GIA, Cora Diamond, Lazare Kaplan and most ...

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: UK retailers unaware and unprepared in the face of Payment Services...
17.01.2018   #payment systems #payment systems (software)

UK retailers unaware and unprepared in the face of Payment Services Directive

Report calls for retail technology vendors to educate retailers and help them innovate

New research from independent technical consultancy Consult Hyperion and tech PR consultancy CCgroup, reveals that major UK retailers are unaware, unprepared and paralysed ahead of the Second Payment Services Directive ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Some glitter but no gold for Christmas
17.01.2018   #marketing research #economy

Some glitter but no gold for Christmas

In December, UK retail sales increased by 0.6 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2016

In December, UK retail sales increased by 0.6 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2016, when they had increased 1.0 percent from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 1.4 percent in December, against a growth of 1.7 ...

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: Toys R Us: Our results for the quarter were disappointing...
27.12.2017   #retail #marketing research

Toys "R" Us: "Our results for the quarter were disappointing"

The company reports results for third quarter 2017

Toys "R" Us, Inc. ("the Company") reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended October 28, 2017. "Our results for the quarter were disappointing.  They not only reflect the broad ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The chancellor needs to deliver a budget for shoppers...
25.10.2017   #marketing research #economy

The chancellor needs to deliver a budget for shoppers

Business and consumers are looking to the Chancellor’s upcoming Budget for action to support consumer spending

In a submission entitled Helping Shoppers Budget, sent to the Chancellor last week, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) proposes a series of targeted measures to support the retail industry in maximising its future contribution to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mobile payment can fail due to lack of knowledge and enthusiasm of...
15.10.2017   #mobile payment #customer relationship management

"Mobile payment can fail due to lack of knowledge and enthusiasm of checkout personnel"

Interview with Professor Ludwig Hierl of the DHBW Heilbronn

Out in the field, new technologies hinge on whether the people who use them also accept and adopt them. In this conversation with iXtenso, Professor Ludwig Hierl points out that things are still amiss when it comes to mobile and contactless payment ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Forecast to 2023 for the global cloud storage market...
21.08.2017   #marketing research #trend research

Forecast to 2023 for the global cloud storage market

Challenges, key vendors, drivers and trends for the next five years

The global cloud storage market is expected to grow at approximately 104 billion US dollars by 2023, at 25 percent of CAGR between 2017 and 2023. Major key players are Amazon Web Services, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, VMware Inc., HP ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NRF: Retail industry employment declined slightly in July...
18.08.2017   #retail #economy

NRF: Retail industry employment declined slightly in July

1,700 jobs less than in June, although some retail sectors saw job gains

Retail industry employment declined slightly in July, decreasing 1,700 jobs from June, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 209,000 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Research examines benefits of promoting competing retail websites...
03.08.2017   #online trading #marketing research

Research examines benefits of promoting competing retail websites

In-store advertising by competitors is a common practice across the web and can be advantageous for both retailers

A few years ago, Dr. Mohammad Zia PhD was checking flight prices on Expedia when he was puzzled by a section of the website that prompted him to run the same search on competing travel websites, including Priceline and Orbitz. "Instead of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer sign a strategic partnership agreement...
28.07.2017   #logistic systems #logistic solutions

Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer sign a strategic partnership agreement

Shaping mobility for tomorrow

Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of further enhancing this collaboration. What do the factories and workplaces of the future look like? How can emission-free, intelligent mobility for tomorrow ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New internationalization study
27.07.2017   #e-commerce #marketing research

New internationalization study

E-commerce retailers in the USA want to expand into Europe

"Europe is one of the largest and most dynamic e-commerce markets in the world", emphasizes Frank Schirrmeister, CEO at Arvato SCM Solutions. "US brands, therefore, need to actively improve their reputations in Europe." Hence, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Skilken Gold sells six Walmart neighborhood markets for 78 Million...
19.07.2017   #design #brand management

Skilken Gold sells six Walmart neighborhood markets for 78 Million dollars

National retail developer is the first in the country to build and sell Walmart Neighborhood Market's newest store prototype

Skilken|Gold, a national retail developer, today announced that they sold six Walmart Neighborhood Market grocery stores to The Hampshire Companies and their South Korean partner. The properties were sold for $78 million. The six properties, all ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Big Group acquires Frontline Display International...
18.07.2017   #shop building #economy

Big Group acquires Frontline Display International

Big Group is expanding its footprint beyond the Thames Valley to Bath in Southwest England

Big Group, the leading integrated marketing communications agency based in London, has acquired Frontline Display International expanding its footprint beyond the Thames Valley to Bath in Southwest England. Terms were not disclosed Frontline ...

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: BRC sets out the retail industry vision for the journey ahead...
17.05.2017   #trend research #economy

BRC sets out the retail industry vision for the journey ahead

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published its recommendations for the next Government.

‘Pioneers’ sets out the retail industry’s vision for a plan that promotes the interests of consumers in the Brexit negotiations and supports a pioneering, responsible and vibrant industry for the future. Helen Dickinson OBE, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail imports to keep growing through the summer...
11.05.2017   #marketing research #economy

Retail imports to keep growing through the summer

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.

“Regardless of whether the sales come in their stores or through their websites, retailers see that consumers are buying more this year and they’re importing the goods needed to meet the demand,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Turkeys B2C e-commerce market 2016
11.11.2016   #e-commerce #economy

Turkey's B2C e-commerce market 2016

Investors lured by online retail opportunities in Turkey

Turkey's B2C E-Commerce market is the second largest in Eastern Europe, and is also among the fastest growing, according to the new market report by yStats.com. Internet penetration in the country was barely at 50 percent of the population last ...

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: Epson and Left on Yellow announce strategic partnership...
27.09.2016   #printers #economy

Epson and Left on Yellow announce strategic partnership

Retailers and restaurants can leverage real-time bi-directional data sourced from the Epson OmniLink receipt printer independent of their POS systems

Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, and Left on Yellow, provider of tailored integrations for retailers and restaurants, today announced their partnership at the Food Service Technology ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Interoute opens new cloud zone in Stockholm
23.09.2016   #software as a service (SaaS) #economy

Interoute opens new cloud zone in Stockholm

This is its 17th VDC zone globally and the third to open in 2016, following the launch of Istanbul and Singapore earlier in the year

The new Interoute zone in Stockholm meets the growing regional demand for fast local cloud services from enterprises in the Nordics. Interoute has a well-established presence in the Nordics, with around 100 employees across offices in Stockholm and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: SPAR Group expands into Brazil
22.09.2016   #brand management #economy

SPAR Group expands into Brazil

With acquisition of New Momentum in-store companies

SPAR Group, a leading global supplier of merchandising and other retail services, announced that it has taken a majority position in a newly created joint venture corporation acquiring ownership from The Interpublic Group (“IPG”) in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mall of Scandinavia opens in Sweden
20.11.2015   #economy #shoppingcenter

Mall of Scandinavia opens in Sweden

The biggest mall to open in Europe this year made its debut last week, in Sweden

Perhaps the name “Mall of Scandinavia” is fitting, given that the project is the largest in the three countries that constitute the region: Denmark, Norway and Sweden - total population nearly 21 million.  At 101,000 square ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Back-to-school shoppers still wrapping up shopping lists...
27.08.2014   #economy

Back-to-school shoppers still wrapping up shopping lists

Recognizing that a number of the best deals of the summer are still to come, some families have only scratched the surface of their back-to-school shopping lists as of mid-August. According to NRF’s latest Back-to-School/College Surveys, the ...

08.05.2014   #consulting #customer satisfaction

Snobby staff can boost luxury retail sales

The forthcoming Journal of Consumer Research study reveals that consumers who get the brush-off at a high-end  retailer can become more willing to purchase and wear pricey togs.  "It appears that snobbiness might actually be a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Russian Retail Sales Growth Unexpectedly Slows...
22.11.2012   #retail #economy

Russian Retail Sales Growth Unexpectedly Slows

Unemployment on the rise again

Russian retail sales growth unexpectedly slumped in October after unemployment increased for the first time since January and slower-than-estimated gains in wages and incomes curbed consumer purchasing power. Receipts at merchants rose 3.8 ...

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