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Editorial

Loyalty programmes in the age of app commerce

We participated in an excellent webinar recently that explored how loyalty programmes are evolving to become far more sophisticated and results-driven in the age of digital commerce.

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Editorial

Ethical retailer Adelante Shoe Co. connects customers with Guatemalan cobblers

Adelante Shoe Co., the Boston-based made-to-order footwear company, is ‘purpose-driven’ through and through. The startup has an agenda to support skilled cobblers in Guatemala, and help raise living standards in these supplier communities.

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Consumer trends

Alibaba sets Singles’ Day record with big focus on livestream shopping

To help boost sales, Hangzhou-based Alibaba expanded the number of discounted items in this year’s event and put a heavy emphasis on livestreaming via its platforms to help sell goods.

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Editorial

Shop Direct and University of Liverpool team to nurture retail tech talent

Shop Direct, the parent company of retail brands Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has teamed with the University of Liverpool in a bid to boost digital business talent in the North West.

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Insight

There’s still a long way to go on the digital transformation journey

There isn’t really a debate going on about what to do about the high street. Mary Portas was the first to really raise the issue and she tried to do something about it, but all she gets is criticism that what she was proposing was unworkable. OK, so now what?

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Editorial

Supercharged loyalty: Tesco’s Clubcard Plus aims to drive store footfall

A big win for Tesco will be securing large weekly shopping trips in stores – something the big four grocers can no longer take for granted.

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Advertorial

Don’t get FOMO, here’s our SD WAN review and a second chance to listen to the webinar

Fast, secure and cost effective…did you miss Vodat’s digital network webinar? Download it for free here+   While the UK high street may be struggling, there are still some great growth opportunities overseas. But how on earth can retailers open new stores abroad without betting the bank? One big piece of this challenge is replicating […]

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Editorial

BrandAlley eyes billboard and pop-up presence on high street

BrandAlley CEO Rob Feldmann spoke at a recent Retail Connections event in Aldwych, London, explaining that the site’s digital marketing strategy is the star of the BrandAlley show. The site spends £150,000 on marketing a month, through a mixture of Google Ads, social and refer-a-friend.

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Editorial

Can robots teach us how to dress better?

With the recent growth in online styling companies, including Stitch Fix with its recent IPO and Thread.com, which has also recently received investment from H&M, the relationship between machine and human stylists was a hotly debated topic at Retail Week Tech. Festival. We caught up with Kostas Koukoravas, Founder & CEO – Intelistyle, Tatiana Ohnyeva, […]

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