We need to talk about retail

OK, so retail stores are closing at an alarming rate and fewer new ones are opening. Now what? The reasons have all been laid out and analysed, so there is little chance that we will discover any hidden causes that we can address in new ways. What is missing is a serious debate about what …

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Reasons to attend RBTE, Retail Design Expo & Retail Digital Signage Expo

There are numerous reasons to visit London Olympia on 2-3 May for the co-located RBTE, Retail Design Expo (RDE) and Retail Digital Signage Expo (RDSE), but here at Retail Connections we have picked out our five key things to look out for.

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BRC to host event exploring impact of technology on retail workforce

Following its successful Retail 2020 conference last year which focused on the recruitment challenges facing retailers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) is running an event on 10 May looking at the impact of technology on retail and the wider workforce.

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What’s in store? Hear from Arcadia and Benetton Group at Future Stores 2018

In-store transformation is high on the agenda for many retailers, as the realignment to multi-channel retailing continues to dictate strategy across the industry. What are the challenges, and how are forward-looking retailers managing change, and driving their businesses towards sustained success in the new landscape?

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The only way is tech for major retailers

It seems there is only one certainty at present and that is change.  The retail world is in a constant state of flux fuelled by new technology and the ever-demanding consumer.

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What makes a great retail technology leader?

Retailers need to be as tech-centric as their shoppers, and those running technology departments should all have several common traits. Internet Retailing has explored what those attributes are in a special white paper produced alongside payment specialist Klarna, helping make clear what comprises a great retail technology leader.

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Will Rowe earn top marks as sparks fly on high street?

In a mobile-first consumer world under constant bombardment from Amazon, it was refreshing to hear a candid assessment of the current retail market by Marks and Spencer’s Chief Exec, Steve Rowe who explained the recent decision to close 100 of its 330-plus store estate.

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More reasons to invest in mobile retail and measure digital differently

Forrester says digital’s impact on both online and physical retail sales will continue to grow, and it has advised retailers to ensure they are adopting a mobile retail strategy and measuring the true influence of their digital assets.

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Seven stats revealing Amazon Prime’s amazing growth

Amazon Prime continues to aggressively grow retail market share – here are seven secrets of its success from the online retailer’s 2017 Q4 results call.

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4 AI lessons for CIOs to consider according to Gartner

The CIO community – in retail and across multiple other industries – has shown a significant level of interest in artificial intelligence (AI), but implementation remains at low levels, according to Gartner.

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