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How retail marketers are transforming tomorrow's shopper experience

From the rise of the experience store to integrating mobile and tech solutions, what are the key trends for marketers and agencies wanting to cut …

Customer Experience

Glasgow's retailers struggling to compete with online shopping

A net 6% of Glasgow’s shops closed their doors last year – 94 closures compared with 41 openings – according to the Local Data Company<p>Dilip Kotecha believes his health food store in central Glasgow won’t exist in five years’ time. “Younger people go online and we can’t compete,” he says.<p>Kotecha, …

Loyalty

Time for a rentals revival? – ERT

<i>As consumers move away from a ‘buy-to-own’ culture – especially millennials – techUK director of markets and membership, Paul Hide, asks if the time</i> …

Global consumer insights survey

How technology is transforming the bricks-and-mortar retail space

11<p>SHARES<p>Shopping experiences have undeniably changed over the last ten years. Technology is transforming our daily lives and customers are now far …

How China is rebooting retail

<i>Authors: Michael Wade, professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco chair in Digital Business Transformation, IMD Business School ; Jialu Shan,</i> …

5 Things Leading Retailers Do To Thrive In The Age of Amazon

Last week, leading retailers gathered in Las Vegas for Shoptalk, one of the world’s largest conferences for retail and e-commerce innovation. With over 8000 attendees, retailers were eager to discuss the future of retail and how to innovate in this rapidly changing landscape. Conference speakers …

eCommerce

'New retail' to VR: The hottest digital technologies in China that you should know about

<b>For a long time, China had been called the world’s factory for manufacturing and assembly – which seems to be unrelated to creativity.</b>However, …

China

Time as currency: how wellness became the new luxury

Mary Portas: retail is not dead, the visionaries are coming

Moss Bros, Carpetright, Mothercare and New Look all hit headlines last month with warnings of mass store closures while Toys R Us and Maplin both …

John Lewis’ profit challenge applies across retail

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading<p>Retail Week is the most trusted source of business intelligence for the retail industry. …

A New Era of Retail Is Coming

Toxic mass merchants are making brands commoditised hostages in a high-speed chase to the bottom. But a new class of experiential retailers is rising.<p>…

eCommerce

This luxury appliance store lets you take a bath or cook a pizza before deciding to buy its products — and it could be the future of retail

The gimmick: All of the home appliances and fixtures that Pirch sells actually work in the store, so you can experience them firsthand and imagine them in your home. The refrigerators chill, the faucets and showerheads run water, the ovens beep, the washers wash.<p>Pirch was cofounded in 2009 by wo …

Six reasons behind the High Street crisis

<b>Britain's High Streets are in crisis. This week toy store chain Toys r Us collapsed into administration, along with the electronics retailer Maplin.</b><p>The restaurant chains Jamie's Italian and Prezzo have announced closures, while fashion chain New Look and department store group House of Fraser are …

eCommerce

Subscription Businesses Are Exploding With Growth

In the month of April 2017, subscription company websites had about 37 million visitors. Since 2014, that number has grown by over 800%.<p>What are subscription businesses, who are these companies and why are they so popular?<p>A subscription business is a company that sends you a package, usually once a …

eCommerce

Should retailers set up subscription services?

There has been a boom in the subscription market over the last few years, with companies including Birchbox, Graze and Dollar Shave Club making …

Upgrade downturn: why are people holding on to their old phones?

It is less than a fortnight until the launch of the new iPhone, but shoppers outside Apple’s flagship London store express no enthusiasm at the thought of queuing up for it.<p>A common refrain among phone owners outside the shop is to point to their handset and state: “I’ll probably wait till it …

Mobile

Analysis: Amazon Go is a juxtaposition of new tech and retail tradition

Amazon Go was unveiled in Seattle last month, nearly one year behind schedule but still with the same promise to fundamentally change the store …

In China, Amazon’s ‘store of the future’ is already open

Amazon showed off its automated Go grocery store concept at the end of last year, but a few months later postponed any actual shop openings.One …

eCommerce

what matters in retail in 2018

I’m not sure when our industry became so obsessed with what’s shiny over what’s profound. I’m not sure when we became so keen to use buzzwords that …

eCommerce

The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>In the new age of ubiquitous connectivity the message is the …

Next pens deal with Rockar to use excess store space as car showroom

Next has penned a deal with motoring retailer Rockar that would soon give people the chance to shop for clothes and a new car within the same …

eCommerce

What does 2018 have in store for retail?

“Conflict and hardship plus growing environmental problems will bring good people together and ignite a desire to seek the true purpose of human …

eCommerce

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Try, not buy – how rental could save retail

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It’s not all doom and gloom for stores in 2018

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Analysis: Reinventing stores – inspiration from China

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What are the Top Challenges Facing Retailers in 2018?

Last year we explored some of the major challenges that we thought the retail industry would face in the upcoming months and years. It quickly became …

eCommerce