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Get ready for Drapers Digital Festival!

Are you ready for Drapers Digital Festival? The fashion bible’s annual digital summit takes place Wednesday 15 May!

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Consumer trends

Blending commerce and giving is good business

            More and more UK retailers are catching onto the circular economy. However, rather than appealing solely to their social and environmental conscience, reGAIN app, the UK’s first app for the recycling of unwanted clothing, has appealed also to their commercial sense. Get paid to throw stuff away Customers of […]

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Editorial

Event preview:  The BRC’s Reinvention Retail Conference

Retailers need all the help they can get today, coping with profound change across the industry. The BRC’s Reinvention Retail conference on May 22nd sets out to provide a blueprint for survival.

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Insight

The shop floor, virtually

Martin Newman writes: “It is no longer a matter of selling via the internet or across a physical counter: self-evidently retailers must now do both, and those that miss the boat, or misjudge the distance between the boat and the pier, are destined for an undignified splash, before sinking without a trace.”

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Editorial

RetailEXPO 2019: Unlock a bright future in retail

What’s next in retail? For those in search of answers, the RetailEXPO show in London is  just the place to experience all the trending, ground-breaking ideas of the future. Practical solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow are at the heart of this much-anticipated show.

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Insight

How to survive disruption in retail

“To survive disruption, you must think long term and invest in tomorrow” Martin Newman   In the history of commerce, never has the sector undergone such rapid change as in the last 30 years. We’ve seen catalogues boom and bust, the DVD and CD industry crash out in the wake of online downloads and music […]

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Editorial

10 not very helpful technology trends for retailers

  Here is what Gartner predicts are the top 10 technology trends. I’m not saying I disagree, but it is further evidence that everyone wants to talk about the future, because it is safer and more seductive than talking about the present. This is not helpful for retailers, because there are some fundamental challenges that […]

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Editorial

Mobile technology in-store: Doing what exactly?

How do European retailers plan to use mobile technology in their stores, as part of their wider business strategies? Research from Future Stores organiser WBR finds ‘enhancing the customer experience’ to be the biggest business advantage of the tech.

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Consumer trends

Brands depend on real people to influence shopping

Research by InternetRetailingExpo (IRX) suggests that more consumers trust shopping recommendations from brands than online influencers. We take a closer look at what is happening when consumers make the decision to buy.

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