What’s 16 inches tall, weighs the same as a polar bear and saves Amazon tens of millions of pounds annually? The answer is Kiva, the ecommerce giant’s bright orange robot that has revolutionised its fulfilment centre stock picking operation.
Could German discounter Lidl be about to launch an online grocery delivery service in the UK? No official plans have been revealed as yet, but as Lidl already operates online shops in Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Poland, a UK service seems highly likely.
Are Amazon’s days as a retail disruptor numbered? In a post digital era, when online brands are racing to the physical space faster than the other way around, it means more to be in brick-and-mortar than it means to be digital. Ron discussed the notion of a disruption lifecycle when it came to retail.
Don’t miss this! Future Stores Europe 2020 is taking place on 19th and 20th May at The Tower Hotel, London, and will focus on these three central themes: Collaboration, inspiration and transformation. Retailers including John Lewis, Rituals, Burberry, The White Company, Selfridges, Ikea, Lego, Uniqlo and H&M will share learnings and ideas about unlocking the potential of brick and mortar retail.
It’s that time of year, dubbed Return-uary by analysts, when ecommerce retailers brace themselves for a tsunami of returned golden-quarter goods. However, retailers who target the root causes of returns, further upstream in their value chain, are arguably taking a more holistic and effective stance on return rates.
The Soho Retail Showcase Retail Connections hosted its 2020 New York Store Tour, the Soho Retail Showcase, taking over 20 retailers and tech vendors to explore six standout stores from innovative brands that are delivering new immersive brand experiences and rewriting the retail rulebook. The tours were curated and hosted by Retail Connections Chairman, Chris […]
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