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Thumbnail-Photo: Obituary: The North American Mall (1956-2018)...
23.04.2018   #brick and mortar retail #trend research

Obituary: The North American Mall (1956-2018)

A comment on the development of shopping malls

It was an amazing run. With a tip of the hat to the franchise restaurant, nothing rivals the American mall in shaping the culture and lifestyle of the country over the past 70 years. However, 2018 is the year we can call the time of death on this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Asia convenience channel set to grow 6.6 percent a year to 2022...
18.04.2018   #digitization #trend research

Asia convenience channel set to grow 6.6 percent a year to 2022

Results from a survey of the top ten Asian convenience retailers

Asia’s leading convenience retailers are predicted to grow 6.6 percent a year to 2022 by US$5.1trillion, according to the latest forecast from international research organisation IGD. Based on a survey of the top 10 Asian convenience ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online growth among housewares buyers extends to adjacent categories...
05.04.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Online growth among housewares buyers extends to adjacent categories

“E-commerce has changed the way consumers shop for home products” (Joe Derochowski, executive director at NPD)

U.S. online sales of housewares products increased 18 percent in 2017, according to e-commerce insights from The NPD Group’s Checkout consumer receipt mining service. On average, nearly a quarter of online buyers purchased housewares ...

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: 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: US consumers: 36 percent plan to grocery shop online in 2018...
31.01.2018   #e-commerce #multichannel commerce

US consumers: 36 percent plan to grocery shop online in 2018

Report highlights importance of an omnichannel grocery experience in 2018 as consumer expectations rise

The annual Grocery eCommerce Forecast completed in partnership with ShopperKit, an in-store fulfillment platform, surveyed over 1,000 U.S. consumers about grocery shopping habits, intent and barriers moving into 2018 to better equip ...

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

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: Report shows not-so-smart holiday shopping habits...
25.12.2017   #retail #marketing research

Report shows not-so-smart holiday shopping habits

We're heavily inclined to make impulse purchases, but we aren't very likely to be as careful about what it is we're buying

A recent survey of consumer buying habits by Breakthrough Research reveals the contradictory nature of the American buying public. Right before winter holidays is the most common time of year for impulse buying, and consumers are half as likely to ...

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: Organized retail crime on the rise
18.12.2017   #retail #marketing research

Organized retail crime on the rise

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with 67 percent of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year

The 13th annual ORC study released  by the National Retail Federation found that 96 percent of responding companies had experienced ORC in the past year. Losses averaged $726,351 per $1 billion in sales, an increase from $700,259 last ...

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: Holiday Shopping Season 2017: The early bird catches the worm...
13.11.2017   #online trading #trend research

Holiday Shopping Season 2017: The early bird catches the worm

Online will be the growth driver

Procrastination dwindles as more shoppers plan to start Thanksgiving weekend with their holiday shopping. The Holiday 2017 shopping season will be the first when more U.S. consumers will start shopping in the middle of the season (Thanksgiving ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail isn’t doomed, but a tectonic shift is under way...
18.10.2017   #e-commerce #mobile shopping

Retail isn’t doomed, but a tectonic shift is under way

What’s causing this retail shift?

Online shopping has put tremendous pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers, causing large numbers of locations to go out of business. But lest anyone think retail is shrinking, the opposite is actually true. As of July 2017, retail sales were up ...

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: 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: Bluetooth Beacons Market Analysis 2014-2025
20.07.2017   #trend research #bluetooth

Bluetooth Beacons Market Analysis 2014-2025

The global bluetooth beacon market size is expected to reach USD 58.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

The introduction of next-generation software-based and virtual beacons are expected to boost the market demand. The key factor driving the industry growth is the increased number of applications powered by beacons and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NRF: Focus on new ways of shopping keeps biggest retailers big...
11.07.2017   #multichannel commerce #retail

NRF: Focus on new ways of shopping keeps biggest retailers big

The annual Top 100 Retailers list released by the National Retail Federation’s STORES Magazine and Kantar Retail

The nation’s largest retailers have held onto their top spots by focusing on value and embracing new ways consumers are shopping. “Retailers will always be measured by sales numbers, and ranking the leaders is important,” STORES ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK smartphone shopping to overtake tablet spend by 2018...
10.07.2017   #online trading #e-commerce

UK smartphone shopping to overtake tablet spend by 2018

Spend via smartphones will outperform spend via tablets, accounting for 51.5 percent of the UK mobile and tablet market in 2018, says research

According to the company’s latest report, sales of tablet devices are declining as consumers choose to spend more time on smartphones. Consequently, spend via these devices is set to grow 112 percent in the next five years. Key sectors aiding ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Study: Pet product ecommerce trends
22.06.2017   #e-commerce #marketing research

Study: Pet product ecommerce trends

If the seeming omnipresence of ecommerce innovator Amazon is an indicator of anything, it's that the power and influence of online retailing is not to be underestimated.

If the seeming omnipresence of ecommerce innovator Amazon is an indicator of anything, it's that the power and influence of online retailing is not to be underestimated. The nigh limitless scope of products available online through Amazon ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and...
07.06.2017   #marketing research #trend research

Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods

Driving innovation is the guiding philosophy of the Accenture Customer Innovation Network

Located in the heart of Porta Nuova, the city’s up-and-coming innovation district, the new Accenture Customer Innovation Network (ACIN) is part of Accenture’s global network including facilities in Bangalore, Chicago, Manila and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IAB clarifies processes for automated digital advertising...
25.05.2017   #data analysis #trend research

IAB clarifies processes for automated digital advertising

“An Evolving Framework for Advertising Automation” is to create clarity around programmatic functions and encourage more meaningful conversations among buyers, sellers, and technology vendors.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today released “An Evolving Framework for Advertising Automation” to create clarity around programmatic functions and encourage more meaningful conversations among buyers, sellers, and technology ...

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: Marketers: investment in original digital video nearly doubled since 2015...
16.05.2017   #digital signage #marketing planing

Marketers: investment in original digital video nearly doubled since 2015

80 percent of marketers and media buyers plan to increase spending on original digital video through the end of the year

Advertiser investment in original digital video programming has nearly doubled over the past two years, with 80 percent of brand and agency executives saying that they are planning to spend even more on original digital video this year, according to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Report on omni-channel retail market
02.05.2017   #multichannel commerce #trend research

Report on omni-channel retail market

In-depth analysis of the global addressable omni-channel retail market by value

The report titled "Global Omni-channel Retail Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2017-2021)", provides an in-depth analysis of the global addressable omni-channel retail market by value. The report also gives an insight of the global ...

Thumbnail-Photo: RetailMeNot: best things to buy in April
10.04.2017   #marketing research #trend research

RetailMeNot: best things to buy in April

Top categories that garner the best savings this month

When it comes to spring purchases, staples like flowy tops, spring break excursions and updates for the home are all must-haves. In order to not break the bank this season, RetailMeNot, a leading savings destination, has done the research and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cross-border B2C E-Commerce drives intra-regional retail trade in Europe...
23.02.2017   #e-commerce #trend research

Cross-border B2C E-Commerce drives intra-regional retail trade in Europe

Strong intra-regional cross-border E-Commerce trend develops, as many online shoppers in Europe buy from countries in the same region

The report “Europe Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2017” reveals key trends and perspectives of cross-border online retail in this region, citing multiple market statistics, forecasts and consumer surveys. One of the key findings of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Over 80 percent of online ad effect is on offline sales...
06.02.2017   #trend research

Over 80 percent of online ad effect is on offline sales

How do I know if my online ads work when 90 percent of my sales are offline?

According to a forthcoming study in the Informs Journal Marketing Science online display ads can increase both online and offline retail sales, providing valuable insight for future marketing decisions. The study titled "When Less is More: ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The supply chain of the future: “Think globally, network regionally,...
01.02.2017   #supply chain management (SCM) #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: Home still remains the heart of the holiday meal...
28.11.2016   #trend research

Home still remains the heart of the holiday meal

Thanksgiving traditions are evolving to reflect the new cultural and societal makeup of the U.S., finds The NPD Group

A mix of influences - economic, ethnic, generational, health, pop culture, and our social structure  - are shaping the new Thanksgiving traditions. Thanksgiving is now a meal with family or “family” redefined, a shopping ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How Digital Signage promotes visual marketing...
28.11.2016   #digital signage #trend research

How Digital Signage promotes visual marketing

Until recently, retailers addressed customers at the shop window or point of sale primarily with posters, displays or other eye-catchers

Yet media overload makes it increasingly difficult for these traditional, static advertising formats to assert themselves. New interesting presentation platforms that inform and entertain consumers increasingly prevail. They are summarized under ...

Thumbnail-Photo: On a global scale: Identify key strengths and critical opportunities...
01.09.2016   #pos management #trend research

On a global scale: Identify key strengths and critical opportunities

The Global GfK/NPD Brand Report, provides the highest amount of global point-of-sale (POS) coverage available for technology and home industries on the market

The Global GfK/NPD Brand Report, a single repository of category data across countries covered by both NPD and GfK, aligns brand names, key attributes, and attribute values with a powerful front-end interface that highlights key strengths and market ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Millennials are driving the rise of the grocerant...
21.06.2016   #trend research #food technology

Millennials are driving the rise of the grocerant

Supermarkets are raising the bar on their foodservice offerings and by doing so are attracting the attention of the coveted Millennials

Restaurant-quality and fresh food, chef-driven menus, in-store experiences have given rise to the Grocerant and inspiration to Millennials to visit and spend, finds a recently released NPD report, A Generational Study: The Evolution of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Making shopping even more convenient for consumers...
07.03.2016   #online trading #trend research

"Making shopping even more convenient for consumers"

Interview with EuroCIS-Director Elke Moebius about the highlights and trends of the trade fair

EuroCIS 2016 was a complete success: boasting a significantly increased number of visitors and for the first time, an exhibition floor plan of more than 10,000m², it featured the latest trends in retail technology. At the conclusion of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: EuroCIS 2016 shows the dynamic technological development in retail...
04.02.2016   #trend research

EuroCIS 2016 shows the dynamic technological development in retail

These innovations should not be missed at the fair

We have looked at what innovations from the different subject areas are shown at EuroCIS 2016 and compiled a selection of interesting products and solutions for you.

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail imports wind down after end of holiday season...
11.01.2016   #marketing research #trend research

Retail imports wind down after end of holiday season

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to slowly decline through the first quarter of the year.

With the holiday season over, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to slowly decline through the first quarter of the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 2016 retail business trends from Market Gravity...
08.01.2016   #multichannel commerce #trend research

2016 retail business trends from Market Gravity

Technology is set to have an even bigger influence on British retail businesses their product development strategies in 2016.

In addition, the way big businesses discover and implement innovation is set to shift, with the launch of venture teams and accelerator panels or internal ‘incubators’ to bring a start-up mentality to corporate ...

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: Marks & Spencer tops UK ‘Customer Loyalty Index’...
10.12.2015   #customer relationship management #trend research

Marks & Spencer tops UK ‘Customer Loyalty Index’

Marks & Spencer has topped a poll to find out to which clothing brand or retailer UK shoppers are most loyal

The high-street stalwart received 12 percent of all mentions in the free vote, ahead of Next (9.6 percent) and third-placed Primark (5.9 percent). The survey, conducted by apparel fit preference specialist Fits.me, asked over 2,000 UK adults to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Lidewij Edelkoort’s first seminar in Germany...
11.11.2015   #marketing planing #design

Lidewij Edelkoort’s first seminar in Germany

Trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort about upcoming trends in the realms of design, marketing and retail on 18 January 2016 in Berlin

Being one step ahead in terms of trends is a key success factor for brands and businesses in order to stay competitive in a fast-paced economy. The trend seminar addresses retailers, creatives, marketers and professionals across all ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sweden is on track to becoming the first cashless nation...
04.11.2015   #payment systems #trend research

Sweden is on track to becoming the first cashless nation

A study from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden is on its way to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of IT, as well as a crackdown on organized crime and terror, according to a study from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of ...

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