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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 sets out to provide a blueprint for survival. “We’re pooling our own expertise with other industry leaders at this new Reinvention Retail conference to provide practical advice, tools and solutions that can help you …

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EuroCIS 2019: Treasure trove of retail tech

From today (19th February 2019) a wealth of ground-breaking technology is being at showcased EuroCIS in Düsseldorf, Germany – the giant trade show where ‘technology never sleeps’. The leading lights of retail will be discussing one of the biggest business questions of our age – what does the future of retail look like?  Delegates from …

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Visionaries celebrated at NRF Foundation gala awards

At this years’ NRF Foundation gala awards American rapper Snoop Dogg presented “The Visionary” award to Chip Bergh, Levi Strauss & Co. president and CEO, in recognition of inspiring leadership with a record of transforming the retail industry for the better. Snoop Dogg made news recently as an investor and the new face of Swedish …

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Robots now welcome in store

Robots are dividing themselves by roles, and in so doing, are emerging as important players in retail, after playing starring roles on YouTube but not really being taken all that seriously. The talking robot receptionist in hotels in Japan is unlikely to be anything other than a curiosity, despite the business case that a machine …

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Diebold Nixdorf maps out route for self-service in fashion retail

Self-service in fashion retail was the focus of an event in London between 6-7 November, hosted by Diebold Nixdorf in association with an array of key industry partners.

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Five questions to ask your prospective workforce management partner

Retail Connections attended Reflexis’ recent EMEA Customer Forum, and has put together five questions retailers should be asking their prospective workforce management partner.

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Are you measuring laughter per square foot?

Retail Connections attended a retail evening hosted by Klarna, to hear expert consumer insights from the industry.

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Amazon, Virgin Trains and the rise of voice commerce

Virgin Trains is currently allowing customers to book tickets using voice commerce capabilities on Amazon’s Alexa. Natasha Toothill, head of enterprise at Amazon Pay, sees it as a landmark moment in the advent of a new era for retailers and consumer-facing brands.

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Future Stores Europe: Time to dream bigger

After two days chairing the Future Stores Europe Conference in London, my head is still spinning with all the ideas I learned from both the speakers and the audience.

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Future Stores: Latest innovations in ‘Bricks and Mobile’

Future Stores Europe looked at many of the major themes impacting today’s retail world, but one that stood out during the two-day event was that of ‘brick & mobile’.

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