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Editorial

EuroCIS 2019: Treasure trove of retail tech

From today (19th February 2019) a wealth of ground-breaking technology is being showcased at EuroCIS in Düsseldorf, Germany – the giant trade show where ‘technology never sleeps’.

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Editorial

Giving store employees the freedom to grow

People power has been flagged by the likes of John Lewis, Jessops, Rituals, Nike, Harvey Nichols and Morrisons as driving success in stores.

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Insight

Latest Interview with Cas Paton, entrepreneur and founder of OnBuy.com

Have you heard of OnBuy.com, the UK’s answer to Amazon? If you haven’t yet, the customer-centric and seller-friendly online marketplace is destined for greater brand visibility after experiencing meteoric growth during the past year.

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Consumer trends

It’s a wrap: Retailers recognise the need to cut plastic packaging

For retailers, the benefits of trading more ethically go beyond simply appealing to a certain demographic of consumer.

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Editorial

Taking the floor: How to turn your store into the centre of your customer’s experience

Guest blog from Martin Newman, Retail expert and Founder, The Customer First Group.

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Consumer trends

Exploring the best collaborative uses of FMCG big data

After decades of growth, FMCG sales across Europe have largely reached capacity meaning that both manufacturers and retailers are in a period of no growth.

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Insight

IKEA : Let’s celebrate a retailer getting things right

No one really expected Ikea’s town centre stores to be quite as exciting as the one in Greenwich, London has turned out to be. Predictions were for a mini Habitat, a business Ikea once owned and couldn’t wait to get rid of. But take some time to visit this store, George Macdonald has written about […]

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Retailer interviews

Tech priorities at Vision Direct in 2019

Lens pure-play retailer Vision Direct adopts personalisation for added specs appeal

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Consumer trends

Ikea, Primark, Next and ASOS: retail brands loved for ‘quality and value’

While many retailers are struggling there are certain retail brands which continue to do well both financially and in terms of consumer perception, because they offer the perception of both value and quality.

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