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Whitepaper Global eCommerce Expansion WHITEPAPER GLOBAL ECOMMERCE EXPANSION

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Nov 18, 2019

Consumers around the world are shopping online more every year. In 2019, they will buy more than $3 trillion from retail websites, and ecommerce will account for one-sixth of global retail sales, Internet Retailer estimates. And, while many international consumers cross borders to shop online on for...

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UPS New Ecommerce Ecosphere white paper UPS NEW ECOMMERCE ECOSPHERE WHITE PAPER

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Nov 03, 2019

We live in the age of the Platform Economy using Uber and Lyft to catch a ride, Airbnb to rent a room and OpenTable to get a reservation at the trendiest new restaurants. And those are just a few of the myriad companies that have succeeded in turning old-fashioned products and services into marketpl...

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Why choose Dynamics 365 for Retail? WHY CHOOSE DYNAMICS 365 FOR RETAIL?

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Oct 24, 2019

We live in an era of digital disruption, one that is transforming our behaviours and how we interact with the world around us. It’s changing the way we discover, research and purchase goods; and as a result, it’s now changing the way products are developed, manufactured, marketed and del...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Retail sales index RETAIL SALES INDEX

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Jul 17, 2019

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation, measured at 2.9 per cent in August, the overall volume of retail sales fell 4.3 per cent. Four of the seven retail sectors recorded declines in sales volume with motor vehicle stores recording the largest sales volume decrease of 29.0 per cent....

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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Accepting cryptocurrency at the point-of-sale ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY AT THE POINT-OF-SALE

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Jun 29, 2019

Our migration towards a cashless society is almost complete. Since the 1990s when electronic banking became common, digital payments have become increasingly widespread. Consumers today have a lot of choice when making electronic payments online. However, payments made in-person have struggled to ke...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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The 2020 Customer Experience THE 2020 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Jun 19, 2019

The ongoing digital revolution and the remarkable rise of the commercial Internet over the last decade have transformed traditional business models and empowered customers to engage at their convenience with organizations with whom they interact and transact across multiple channels. Today, they can...

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Inventory management guide for retailers INVENTORY MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR RETAILERS

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Jun 19, 2019

Inventory management keeps many retailers up at night, and for good reason: staying on top of your store’s stock levels is a balancing act that can make or break your sales and customer satisfaction. Too much stock on hand ties up your capital and can end up killing your margins if you decide ...

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How to start a retail business from scratch: A step-by-step guide to retail success HOW TO START A RETAIL BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO RETAIL SUCCESS

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Jun 17, 2019

Welcome to Vend’s retail startup guide a comprehensive “retail roadmap” that walks you through the ups and downs of setting up a brick-and-mortar store. Outlined below are the steps required to start a retail business. You’ll learn how to choose what products to sell, how to ...

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Respond to changing retail customers with Microsoft Dynamics 365 RESPOND TO CHANGING RETAIL CUSTOMERS WITH MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365

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Jun 15, 2019

It seems almost impossible for today’s retailers. The customer’s demands are changing on a daily basis and becoming increasingly challenging. While Amazon recently delivered its first package with a drone, Coolblue just placed an ad online for the position of package hugger. Various orga...

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Collaborating for Success in the Age of Disruption COLLABORATING FOR SUCCESS IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION

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May 14, 2019

Disruptive technologies are redefining industries, and boundaries are blurring. Traditional banks face new competition from fintechs and digital-first banks that are unburdened by legacy infrastructures and processes. While competition is ostensibly fierce, many banks have partnered with fintechs to...

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The intelligent enterprise for the retail industry THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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May 03, 2019

The past 15 years have been marked by an unrelenting and disruptive consumer revolution –a search for convenience, price, and customer experience that has moved consumers online. The next five years will require retailers to unify the online and offline worlds, a challenge dependent on both te...

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UX playbook for retail UX PLAYBOOK FOR RETAIL

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Apr 04, 2019

After looking at several hundred retail sites, we realized that there were certain universal UX elements that helped create a frictionless shopping experience. This list aims to expand on the 25 Retail Principles and provide a checklist for improving your mobile site experience across 6 key site are...

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FH Healthcare Indicators and FH Medical Price Index 2019 FH HEALTHCARE INDICATORS AND FH MEDICAL PRICE INDEX 2019

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Apr 01, 2019

This is the second annual edition of FH Healthcare Indicators and the FH Medical Price Index, two resources developed by FAIR Health to provide clarity in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Drawing on the independent non-profit’s national database of billions of privately insured healt...

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Data Privacy assessment for a leading Danish Retail Company DATA PRIVACY ASSESSMENT FOR A LEADING DANISH RETAIL COMPANY

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Mar 29, 2019

The client is a leading Danish Retail Company that operates as a convenience goods retailer, in the fields of retail, wholesale and food service.

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Cisco Remote Expert Smart Solution for Retail CISCO REMOTE EXPERT SMART SOLUTION FOR RETAIL

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Mar 29, 2019

As a retailer, how can your in-store experience keep up with today’s connected consumers, who are more educated about prices, products, and services? How can you differentiate your brand when products commoditize quickly and price transparency is the norm? Is there a cost-effective way for you...

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Lucre token (lcrt) whitepaper LUCRE TOKEN (LCRT) WHITEPAPER

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Mar 29, 2019

the age-old question, crypto-fied. HODL may have come up as a mistaken spelling of “Hold” but it was quickly embraced by the crypto community and, like many other things in the crypto world, took on a life of its own. From humorous beginnings to classic internet memes, HODL has swung bac...

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Rebirth of Retail Malls: New, Improved & Revitalized REBIRTH OF RETAIL MALLS: NEW, IMPROVED & REVITALIZED

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Mar 28, 2019

The Indian retail sector has metamorphosed significantly over the last few decades. Rapid urbanization and digitization, rising disposable incomes and lifestyle changes of particularly the middle-class has led to a major revolution in the retail sector, projected to grow from US $672 billion in 2017...

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Retail Trend 2019 RETAIL TREND 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

Trends seeing adoption but where there is uncertainty about market opportunity. As Transitory trends become more broadly understood, they may reveal additional opportunities and markets.

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E-Commerce Distribution: Where the Click Hits the (Dock) DOOR E-COMMERCE DISTRIBUTION: WHERE THE CLICK HITS THE (DOCK) DOOR

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Mar 27, 2019

Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors is a boutique consulting firm that is laser focused on helping companies improve their supply chain performance. E-Commerce growth reaches “tipping points” which creates the perception of a sudden, urgent need for warehouse automation Many material hand...

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Assessing oregon ASSESSING OREGON'S RETAIL ENVIRONMENT

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Mar 23, 2019

Every year, the tobacco industry spends more than $8.6 billion nationally on tobacco advertising. When TV and billboard advertising respectively), for tobacco was restricted (in 1971 and 1998, 3 the tobacco industry shifted its multibillion-dollar investment into convenience stores, grocery stores, ...

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Digital Future of Retail and CPG DIGITAL FUTURE OF RETAIL AND CPG

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Mar 21, 2019

The retail and consumer goods industries will change more in the next 10 years than they have over the past 40. One primary force is responsible digitalization. And it has already begun to help companies around the globe make their business strategies a reality.

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Retail Xstore Office/Oracle Retail Xstore Office Cloud Service RETAIL XSTORE OFFICE/ORACLE RETAIL XSTORE OFFICE CLOUD SERVICE

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Mar 21, 2019

This chapter provides information about using the Support Tools component to view issues taking place at the store level, to set up email alerts to be sent to the appropriate personnel when any issues occur, and to compile the PosLog data from within Oracle Retail Xstore Office and save it as a file...

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How Web and Mobile Performance Optimize Conversion and User Experience HOW WEB AND MOBILE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZE CONVERSION AND USER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 21, 2019

Seconds matter. It’s not overstating the case to say that even the smallest delays can collectively translate into significant lost revenue. Milliseconds can add up to mega-dollars. In virtually every sector of online retailing today, consumers have no time and less patience. They want a high-...

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Embracing Smarter Facilities Management EMBRACING SMARTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

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Mar 20, 2019

In today’s increasingly digital world, the nature and function of building facilities is constantly changing. Facilities managers (FMs) face increasing pressure to adapt to fast-evolving workplace and regulatory requirements. Buildings are expensive to operate and contribute significantly to e...

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Is Business Ready to Make the Quantum Leap ? IS BUSINESS READY TO MAKE THE QUANTUM LEAP ?

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Mar 20, 2019

We are just a few years away from a world where a new form of computing will make the currently impossible, possible. Imagine the potential when a life sciences company has the computing power at its fingertips to develop new drugs or treatments in the space of days rather than years, by solving com...

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Analytics in retail going to market with a smarter approach ANALYTICS IN RETAIL GOING TO MARKET WITH A SMARTER APPROACH

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Mar 20, 2019

Guided by a pricing strategy, advanced analytics can also identify unmet customer needs for retailers to profitably fulfill. First, analytics provide retailers the ability to set price points and anticipate the effect to their business by creating granular-level demand models using historical data.

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AppCoins Redesigning the App Economy The first ICO serving 200 million users APPCOINS REDESIGNING THE APP ECONOMY THE FIRST ICO SERVING 200 MILLION USERS

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Mar 20, 2019

Advertising. Relies on many inefficient middlemen, increasing the cost of user acquisition for app developers, reducing transparency and generating fraudulent transactions. Nowadays, only 4% of the app downloads are triggered by advertising.

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Consumer Conference Recap CONSUMER CONFERENCE RECAP

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Mar 19, 2019

Over 310 attendees, including prominent consumer, food & beverage and restaurant & retail investors, executives, business owners and industry experts 44 presenting private companies Themes Explored: omni-channel marketing, driving customer engagement, brand differentiation and more Event inc...

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Why Financial Services and Banks Need An Operational Data Layer WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES AND BANKS NEED AN OPERATIONAL DATA LAYER

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Mar 16, 2019

As consumer expectations evolve and more consumers rely on mobile devices and web apps to manage their lives, banks must develop robust data management systems that serve their customers with personalized services.

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Digital Transformation of Industries Consumer Industries DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF INDUSTRIES CONSUMER INDUSTRIES

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Mar 15, 2019

There is widespread recognition among leaders in most industries that the role of digital technology is rapidly shifting, from being a driver of marginal efficiency to an enabler of fundamental innovation and disruption. Digitalization is the cause of large-scale and sweeping transformations across ...

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Achieving Commercial Growth with Customization ACHIEVING COMMERCIAL GROWTH WITH CUSTOMIZATION

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Mar 14, 2019

From the explosive growth of big data to the proliferation of channels, the path to purchase is being overturned. Consumers now have the power to cherry-pick their brand experiences and expect personalization and engagement in context. Retailers recognize that they must rise to these demands in orde...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Email Marketing for Retail DO’S AND DON’TS OF EMAIL MARKETING FOR RETAIL

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Mar 13, 2019

Campaign Monitor makes it easy for mid-size businesses to crush it in the retail space, but there are a few simple rules to remember if you really want to hear that register ring.Check out the bite-sized tips and tricks below.

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Promoting climate resilient agriculture PROMOTING CLIMATE RESILIENT AGRICULTURE

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Mar 13, 2019

Farming has always been dependent on whims of the weather. For tens of thousands of years, farmers have developed multiple skills to manage the various risks that accompany changes in weather patterns. These can be the extremes of droughts or floods or less dramatic but still potentially damaging sh...

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The Rise of Startup Studios White Paper VFinal6 THE RISE OF STARTUP STUDIOS WHITE PAPER VFINAL6

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Mar 13, 2019

This white paper was written with input from inumberable individuals we could never begin to thank. But, we'd like to start by thanking all of the studios who are part of the Global Startup Studio Network. Next, we thank everyone who read and commented on the various drafts of this document, inc...

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Williamsburg’s Next Door Neighbors is a magazine WILLIAMSBURG’S NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS IS A MAGAZINE

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Mar 13, 2019

Williamsburg’s Next Door Neighbors is a magazine for people who call Williamsburg home. It is direct mailed monthly to 41,742 homes in the Williamsburg area and is written about locals, for locals. Each issue is theme-oriented and contains human interest stories written to capture the inner qu...

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Non-NFC based Mobile SEPA Card Proximity Payments NON-NFC BASED MOBILE SEPA CARD PROXIMITY PAYMENTS

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Mar 12, 2019

Mobile devices have achieved full market penetration and rich service levels in most, if not all, EU Member States, making the mobile channel ideal for leveraging and promoting the use of SEPA payment instruments.

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Retail REITs Successfully Adapting to New Shopping Environment RETAIL REITS SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTING TO NEW SHOPPING ENVIRONMENT

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Mar 11, 2019

Changing consumer shopping patterns are driving broad changes in the retail landscape. E-commerce has captured a rising share of total retail sales, although most sales still take place in stores. Competition from online sales has forced traditional retailers to change their business models, often s...

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A leading retail bank tackles the challenge of highly variable call volume A LEADING RETAIL BANK TACKLES THE CHALLENGE OF HIGHLY VARIABLE CALL VOLUME

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Mar 09, 2019

The retail bank operated several call centres to service its core retail customer base. This covered standard telephone banking activity such as managing account enquiries, assisting with money transfers, setting up or cancelling direct debits, handling complaints and so on. Managing fluctuating cal...

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Introduction to Retailing INTRODUCTION TO RETAILING

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Mar 07, 2019

The retail industry secures the fifth position as an industry and is the second largest employer after agriculture, providing bright and exciting job opportunities in India. Retail business is undergoing rapid transformation in its marketing practices. Till a few years ago, we bought most of the dai...

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How Point of Sales Systems Help Retail Stores HOW POINT OF SALES SYSTEMS HELP RETAIL STORES

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Mar 07, 2019

When James Ritty invented the cash register back in the 1800’s, its sole purpose was to protect from employee fraud and secure cash in the store front. Today, stores utilize cash registers for more than securing money. Cash registers have evolved into Point of Sale Systems (POS), which effect ...

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Small business: a global agenda SMALL BUSINESS: A GLOBAL AGENDA

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Mar 07, 2019

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management...

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Item-Level RFID in Retail ITEM-LEVEL RFID IN RETAIL

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Mar 06, 2019

Historically, RFID was used within the supply chain industry to automate the identification and tracking of cases and pallets. Case and pallet-level tagging was found to improve product movement visibility, streamline distribution, and aid in forecasting.

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Transforming the Store Experience with Cisco Retail Solutions TRANSFORMING THE STORE EXPERIENCE WITH CISCO RETAIL SOLUTIONS

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Mar 06, 2019

A key goal for today’s retailer is to become a true omnichannel business. Crossing the boundaries of digital and physical retail environments, stores are seeking new ways to serve the customer while maximizing profitability and competitiveness.

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Us cb retail outlook transition ahead 2019 US CB RETAIL OUTLOOK TRANSITION AHEAD 2019

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Mar 06, 2019

As retail collides with adjacent consumer-focused sectors, it continues to undergo constant disruption. And amid the disruption, one thing remains consistent: Consumers are becoming more powerful, with expectations of “having it all.”

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Reimagining retail in the digital age REIMAGINING RETAIL IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Mar 04, 2019

This change presents both a challenge and an opportunity for retailers faced with adapting to a shopping landscape being upended by a $2.3 trillion global ecommerce market, and the rise of savvy, everconnected consumers with the world’s biggest virtual mall at their fingertips.

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Catch On with the Omni-Channel Customer CATCH ON WITH THE OMNI-CHANNEL CUSTOMER

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Mar 04, 2019

Omni-channel retail is not just about providing a seamless shopping experience across physical and digital channels. Customers expect retailers to recognize. As Hubspot aptly explains; “All omni-channel experiences will use multiple channels, but not all multi-channel experiences are omni-chan...

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Deploy Oracle Retail Merchandising Suite Across Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Azure DEPLOY ORACLE RETAIL MERCHANDISING SUITE ACROSS ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AND AZURE

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Mar 04, 2019

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The d...

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DI 2019 global block chain survey DI 2019 GLOBAL BLOCK CHAIN SURVEY

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Mar 04, 2019

Simultaneously, 53 percent of respondents say that blockchain technology has become a critical priority for their organizations in 2019 a 10-point increase over last year.Other 2019 survey data points to signs of blockchain's increased maturity.

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Retail Market Snapshot RETAIL MARKET SNAPSHOT

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Mar 04, 2019

The demand for high street destinations remains high, since many brands, already present in the market, have decided to expand their retail network by opening new stores in the main pedestrian zone. New Calzedonia and Intimissimi store will be opened in Knez Mihailova Street during the summer, as we...

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Retail Trends 2019 RETAIL TRENDS 2019

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Mar 01, 2019

In this publication, we will discuss the biggest trends impacting the industry and highlight how some retailers are taking up the challenge and staying competitive. If you would like more information regarding this document please contact Dev Devani or Dan Coonan from the KPMG International Global C...

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Startups Serving The Enterprise STARTUPS SERVING THE ENTERPRISE

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Feb 27, 2019

Why are large enterprises so interested in startup tech? It’s a matter of survival. Every company is undergoing a digital transformation. Farsighted executives see the pace of change in business accelerating. These executives know that the companies who more rapidly adopt advancing technology ...

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ONERetail: Smart Information Ecosystem for Connected Retail Organization ONERETAIL: SMART INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM FOR CONNECTED RETAIL ORGANIZATION

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Feb 27, 2019

Retailers are embarking on a new age agenda to build stronger ecosystems that would transition their business from the “most effective business” to the “most engaged business” model. To achieve this transformation, their information systems would also be required to closely m...

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Looking to a Future of Retail White paper LOOKING TO A FUTURE OF RETAIL WHITE PAPER

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Feb 27, 2019

Retail in the Future will be as complex and financially challenging as today. It will still be over 90% in brick-and-mortar stores, though the line between the physical and the virtual will blur. The big shift will be the expanded matrix of connections between all the touchpoints of retail, shopper,...

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V&V Strategy for IOT Adoption in the Retail Industry V&V STRATEGY FOR IOT ADOPTION IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Feb 26, 2019

Digital revolution has enabled the online presence of a range of retailers, and on the other end urged participation from broad spectrum of consumer base. The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the impact of digitization ahead with new trends being set by cognitive computing, distributed commerce, a...

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The dawn of the 5G world THE DAWN OF THE 5G WORLD

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Feb 26, 2019

We stand on the doorstep of the 5G world. When the Wright brothers invented the airplane, it fundamentally altered how we experience traveling. It wasn’t just about speed. Yes, it was great getting from Chicago to Miami in less time. But flight also gave us thrill of defying gravity and soarin...

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Business & Technology White Paper BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY WHITE PAPER

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Feb 25, 2019

The information in this document is subject to change or update without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by LAPO BC AG. Nothing in this document constitutes investment, legal tax or other advice noris it to be relied upon in making an investment decision. You are responsible for yo...

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Transform Healthcare: Data-Driven Strategy for Digital Transformation TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE: DATA-DRIVEN STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Feb 25, 2019

Innovations in technology are making it possible to transform these data into meaningful and actionable insights to enhance patient care and consumer experience, reduce overall costs and transform business. Transforming clinical data into knowledge requires integrating disparate data sources.

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Welcome to the future of commerce WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF COMMERCE

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Feb 14, 2019

Products find customers through contextual discovery experiences. Win the engaged shopper By 2019, 50% of Major Retailers Will Adopt a Retail Omni-Channel Commerce Platform generating up to 30% increase in omni-channel profitability. By 2019, all digitally transformed organizations will generate at ...

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO SAVE THE PLANET WITH EVERY PURCHASE EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO SAVE THE PLANET WITH EVERY PURCHASE

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Feb 13, 2019

I often get asked why I started Poseidon and the answer is one word: purpose. I worked almost two decades in investment banking and I never found true fulfilment. Not even close. I enjoyed the work and the fact that it allowed me to live in 14 countries was definitely in itself very satisfying. But ...

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Eraswap white paper ERASWAP WHITE PAPER

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Feb 12, 2019

This Whitepaper is for Era Swap Token (“ES”). Its purpose is solely to provide prospective community members with information about the ES project, and it is not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities of any kind, or to invest in any financial instruments. There will be a Tok...

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Future Brand UXUS Retail and Everyday Wonder FUTURE BRAND UXUS RETAIL AND EVERYDAY WONDER

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Feb 12, 2019

In a world where every preference is collected and serviced in real time, what will happen to the thrill of discovery? The world of big-data and real-time personalization turned digital into a quiet curator of our life. But with each tailor-made playlist and fashion look, our desire for the unexpect...

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Relevance in the Digital Age Whitepaper RELEVANCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE WHITEPAPER

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Feb 11, 2019

On the heels of the first paper, which discussed technology’s impact on the consumer experience, and in tandem with our just-released costudy with IDC “The Future of the Supply Chain: Disrupt or Be Disrupted,” this paper takes an even broader view of the landscape and reviews compa...

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How Mobile Engagement is Reinventing Brick & Mortar Retail White Paper HOW MOBILE ENGAGEMENT IS REINVENTING BRICK & MORTAR RETAIL WHITE PAPER

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Feb 11, 2019

Judging by the trade press, retail mobile mania is in full swing, and it’s imperative to maintaining the relevance of the brick-and-mortar store. New research from CFI Group1, however, indicates that just 27% of consumers have been on the receiving end of assistance from mobile technology-wiel...

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Authoreon Whitepaper AUTHOREON WHITEPAPER

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Feb 05, 2019

Authoreon was founded in March 2017 with the goal of decentralizing Authorization, Authentication, Verification & Certification for Consumers, Corporations, Governments & Organizations.

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Frictionless shopping FRICTIONLESS SHOPPING

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Feb 05, 2019

In the highly competitive retail industry, with high market saturation and low consumer switching costs, digital transformation is a must to survive. Customers are in control. They demand more for every penny they spend, and they expect a near-continuous experience between their in-store purchases, ...

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5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Application Access Model 5 REASONS ENTERPRISES NEED A NEW APPLICATION ACCESS MODEL

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Feb 05, 2019

To thrive in today’s competitive corporate environment, enterprises must deliver services and experiences that are innovative, effective, agile, and secure. Digital transformation, and the technologies that enable it, are central to this evolution. The most successful companies continuously ev...

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Results 2018 Wereldhave RESULTS 2018 WERELDHAVE

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Jan 31, 2019

The Dutch leasing market is in a phase of cautious recovery. Retailers in the fashion and shoes segment had to deal with a hot summer. They seek a physical presence to support a true omni-channel platform with a seamless product offer for the consumer. This means that retailers seek locations that g...

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The Web3 Social Network of the Future THE WEB3 SOCIAL NETWORK OF THE FUTURE

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Jan 30, 2019

A common protocol for all Ethereum tokens to follow that allows blockchain developers to predict how a token will function within the Ethereum ecosystem and ensures interoperability across the network.

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How consumers are reshaping the landscape of logistics property HOW CONSUMERS ARE RESHAPING THE LANDSCAPE OF LOGISTICS PROPERTY

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Jan 30, 2019

Buoyed by firm consumption, China should surpass the U.S. to become the largest global online retail market in 2019, with total transaction volumes reaching RMB45.8 trillion (USD6.8 trillion) by 2022. In order to accelerate order fulfilment, retailers are creating networks of micro warehouses, namel...

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Temporary Retail Environments TEMPORARY RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS

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Jan 28, 2019

DESIGNING A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT is an evolving strategic process. While Retailers and designers must be able to address operational and structural constraints, designs must alleviate barriers and shopper pain points to be able to maximize customer experience

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Flexa Network Whitepaper FLEXA NETWORK WHITEPAPER

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Jan 26, 2019

Many companies have recently developed wallets and apps that enable retail blockchain payments, but they are universally dependent on existing payment networks. The promise of cryptocurrency is not being realized when it also requires physical debit cards, linked accounts, or centralized payment inf...

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Small business means big opportunity SMALL BUSINESS MEANS BIG OPPORTUNITY

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Jan 26, 2019

Amazon’s mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Among the customers we’re focused on are small businesses and entrepreneurs. They sell their products in Amazon’s stores. They start businesses to deliver packages for Amazon. They write books available on Kindl...

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From Digital Experimentation to Digital Transformation FROM DIGITAL EXPERIMENTATION TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 24, 2019

Many of today's most established organizations are feeling overwhelmed by the complex duality of new digital products and the renewal of legacy products.

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Redefining the loyalty rewards and marketing REDEFINING THE LOYALTY REWARDS AND MARKETING

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Jan 23, 2019

Our mission is to create a loyalty rewards network that is meaningful, valuable, and global for retailers and customers alike. To achieve this, we are building RAMP Rewards, a Retail Marketplace and loyalty network that leverages blockchain technology to better reflect the utility that a modern loya...

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Decentralized E-Commerce Network DECENTRALIZED E-COMMERCE NETWORK

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Jan 19, 2019

The information set forth in this White Paper may not be exhaustive and does not imply any elements of a contractual relation-ship. The content of this White Paper is not binding for Buying.com and its affiliates and Buying.com reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Wh...

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Retail 2020:retrospect,reinvent,rewrite RETAIL 2020:RETROSPECT,REINVENT,REWRITE

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Jan 17, 2019

This report has been released in association with Retailers Association of India (RAI). This publication highlights the most relevant themes for retail in India and brings perspectives from over 20 CEOs of top retailers in India.

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How to Sell Solution Guide – Point of Sale (POS) HOW TO SELL SOLUTION GUIDE – POINT OF SALE (POS)

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Jan 17, 2019

This comprehensive guide will aid you in selling Intel-based point-of-sale. (POS) solutions to small and medium- size businesses (SMBs). Inside you will. Your POS system should give you the ability to: Attach a sale transaction to a customer. Keep track of your customers' purchase history. Captu...

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72 features every e-commerce website must have 72 FEATURES EVERY E-COMMERCE WEBSITE MUST HAVE

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Jan 17, 2019

Every website should be concerned with security but one that sells products has absolutely no excuse. First and foremost, the site needs to be configured with an SSL certificate over https. Also, include links in your footer to a privacy policy and a terms and conditions page so users can easily acc...

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The E-commerce Effect: The Modern Supply Chain Disruptor THE E-COMMERCE EFFECT: THE MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTOR

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Jan 16, 2019

E-commerce has become the biggest supply chain disruptor in the 21st century. Whether your organization sells, buys, manufactures or delivers physical products, e-commerce has dramatically changed the way you do business in the past 25 years.

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Reshaping the retail industry paradigm through ai RESHAPING THE RETAIL INDUSTRY PARADIGM THROUGH AI

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Jan 16, 2019

The time is ripe for retail leaders to shift to a machine-first mindset, and rightly so. Several retailers across the world have realized to their dismay that solving business challenges using the traditional solutions has neither helped them differentiate themselves nor helped them survive. Further...

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IDC Report: Small Format Retail Winning with Innovation IDC REPORT: SMALL FORMAT RETAIL WINNING WITH INNOVATION

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Jan 16, 2019

The research examines how point-of-sale vendors are developing their solutions to in a two-part series of IDC Market Scapes for the apparel and soft lines retail sector; the first part of vendors are delivering, and which POS software vendors are leading in their innovation. Please fill out this for...

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Get ready for the nextgen e-commerce automation revolution GET READY FOR THE NEXTGEN E-COMMERCE AUTOMATION REVOLUTION

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Jan 15, 2019

E-commerce has grown tremendously in the past few years, and shows no sign of slowing. Indeed, the National Retail Federation’s 2018 economic forecast projects that overall retail sales will increase at a minimum of 4.5% over 2017, with online sales a part of that overall number  increasi...

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Innovation and technology processes in micro and small business INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROCESSES IN MICRO AND SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 15, 2019

The purpose was to analyze innovation in a micro and small business (MSB) metallic frames manufacturing process located in the Campinas Metropolitan Region. Based on the collected primary data of its productive processes was to analyze the innovation and applied technology in the context of a sustai...

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Unravelling the Indian Consumer web UNRAVELLING THE INDIAN CONSUMER WEB

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Jan 10, 2019

In the backdrop of evolutionary times coupled with day to day disruptions in the consumer sector, it is essential to pause, take a step back and unravel the Indian consumer.

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Unlock value through analytics driven insight and action UNLOCK VALUE THROUGH ANALYTICS DRIVEN INSIGHT AND ACTION

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Jan 09, 2019

Our learning programs help organizations accelerate growth by unlocking their  Capturing value from data depends on the integrity of the entire insights value Bottom-line use cases employ data-driven insights to optimize internal processes. sustained action on the insights from advanced analyti...

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Newly Refurbished Retail Unit NEWLY REFURBISHED RETAIL UNIT

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Jan 09, 2019

Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city having a residential population of approximately 220,000. The city provides the principal commercial and shopping facilities in the North East of Scotland serving a catchment population in excess of 500,000 persons.

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Accelerating growth in online retail with the ‘digital factory’ ACCELERATING GROWTH IN ONLINE RETAIL WITH THE ‘DIGITAL FACTORY’

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Jan 08, 2019

Retailers are failing at digital transformation because they don't Everything about retail was about transferring product from a supplier or factory to a consumer. I am charged with accelerating retailers' ability to innovate.

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Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels:Empowering Women, Driving Growth WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN MOBILE RETAIL CHANNELS:EMPOWERING WOMEN, DRIVING GROWTH

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Jan 02, 2019

The mobile technology revolution offers a wealth of social and economic opportunities, and I’m delighted that my Foundation has partnered with STC and TNS on this report to explore how women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets can benefit from the ever expanding mobile value chain...

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5 ways to improve accuracy in your medium-sized dc 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE ACCURACY IN YOUR MEDIUM-SIZED DC

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Jan 02, 2019

Maximizing warehouse and distribution center (DC) utilization as well as consistently maintaining peak performance are common goals shared by DC operators. One could imagine it simply starts with identifying and evaluating one’s unique business requirements and addressing the most common chall...

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Under used, under threat: Five critical technology challenges small businesses need to overcome now UNDER USED, UNDER THREAT: FIVE CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO OVERCOME NOW

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Jan 02, 2019

One of the toughest decisions the leader of a small business can face is knowing how and when to invest in technology so it can boost growth, enhance productivity, and help safeguard the future of the business. First Voice, the magazine of the Federation of Small Businesses, wanted to understand how...

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Mindexcoin global currency option MINDEXCOIN GLOBAL CURRENCY OPTION

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Jan 01, 2019

Mindexcoin is a new way of payment and a global currency option. We have constantly evolved, expanding our projects and each time conquering more. Cryptocurrency is the future of fi nancial transactions for the world economy and this is no longer a hypothesis, but a fact. Blockchain technology has r...

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Embracing the e-commerce revolution in asia and the pacific EMBRACING THE E-COMMERCE REVOLUTION IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

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Dec 31, 2018

The report, Embracing the E-commerce Revolution in Asia and the Pacifi c, reviews the current state and dynamic potential of business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce in the region. The potential of e-commerce is undeniable. From e-banking for the unbanked to small and medium-sized enterprises joining s...

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Revving Up for the Digital Commerce Highway: The Growing Importance of E-Commerce for Auto OEMs REVVING UP FOR THE DIGITAL COMMERCE HIGHWAY: THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF E-COMMERCE FOR AUTO OEMS

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Dec 30, 2018

Today's digital-rst consumers have access to limitless online options in the way they interact with businesses and shops for products and services. Most automotive OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) understand this. They are in the process of adopting digital commerce - a key enabler to exp...

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Basics of Launching a Startup BASICS OF LAUNCHING A STARTUP

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Dec 28, 2018

In our first edition of ‘Mobile App Technology Report 2018’, we present to you an insight into the Startups space, with a key focus on digital marketing trends. In the past decade, we have seen the rebirth of the startup ecosystem with a more sustainable business model in the form of ven...

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Retail excellence RETAIL EXCELLENCE

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Dec 28, 2018

Trading over Christmas 2018 to date has been challenging. It very much looks like the Irish Retail Industry will trade on par with Christmas 2017, at best. A number of factors have contributed to the current situation including: Alarmist Met Eireann weather alerts over last weekend have had a signif...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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True Cost of Fraud 2018 Study - Retail Edition TRUE COST OF FRAUD 2018 STUDY - RETAIL EDITION

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Aug 22, 2018

The volume of fraud at retailers is increasing - from a monthly average of 238 to 306 successful fraudulent transactions. Learn about the newest fraud trends and how your organization can defend against these challenges and stop fraudsters from devouring your profits.

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Future trends in consumer behavior FUTURE TRENDS IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

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Aug 21, 2018

We live in a consumer-driven world, focused more on the needs of the connected shopper than the retailer. Merchants are under increasing pressure to analyze consumer data, implement strategies to attract and retain customers, and craft a unique brand personality that will allow their business to sta...

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Small Merchant Guide to Safe Payments SMALL MERCHANT GUIDE TO SAFE PAYMENTS

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Aug 20, 2018

When your payment card data is breached, the fallout can strike quickly. Your customers lose trust in your ability to protect their personal information. They take their business elsewhere. There are potential financial penalties and damages from lawsuits, and your business may lose the ability to a...

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The u.a.e.’s startup ecosystem and opportunities for u.s. investors THE U.A.E.’S STARTUP ECOSYSTEM AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. INVESTORS

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Aug 17, 2018

The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is the premier business organization dedicated to advancing bilateral commercial relations. By leveraging its extensive networks in the U.S. and in the region, the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council provides unparalleled access to senior decision makers in business and gov...

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Together, Let’s Build Airline Retailing TOGETHER, LET’S BUILD AIRLINE RETAILING

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Aug 15, 2018

Real-time: TMCs leveraging the combination of deeper supply chain relationships, more dynamic technology & better data to support the corporation & buyer along the journey, in real-time • The power of personalization: Personalization applied at corporate & individual levels to impro...

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INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Aug 06, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Aug 06, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Travel & Retail: Exploiting Inherent Synergies to Collectively Boost Performance TRAVEL & RETAIL: EXPLOITING INHERENT SYNERGIES TO COLLECTIVELY BOOST PERFORMANCE

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Aug 06, 2018

After all, the travel and hospitality sector circles the globe, with customer touchpoints at every airline, airport, hotel and restaurant. Meanwhile, retailers fulfill consumers’ material needs and desires daily. Somehow the two industries are so close and yet still so far. Despite their natur...

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The next generation retail Experience THE NEXT GENERATION RETAIL EXPERIENCE

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Aug 06, 2018

The worlds of consumer technology and retail design have been upended in recent years as both have evolved on their own and converged in exciting and challenging ways. In the home and office, desktop computers and bulky monitors have been replaced by powerful laptops, stylish tablets and dazzling fl...

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The voices of small business owners THE VOICES OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Aug 04, 2018

Small business sentiment rose for the fifth consecutive quarter as the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index climbed to 68.7. The rise comes amid the strongest local economic outlook in the history of the survey, a firmer hiring environment, and a stronger backdrop for investin...

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10 Ways A Cloud-Based Point of Sale Will Save Time and Increase Revenue 10 WAYS A CLOUD-BASED POINT OF SALE WILL SAVE TIME AND INCREASE REVENUE

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Aug 03, 2018

A point of sale system is an investment that not all small businesses feel they can afford. In fact, 48% of retailers do not use an inventory management system at all. Small business owners need to make hard decisions about where to spend their money, and it is understandable that some would feel th...

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Starting and Growing Your Small Business STARTING AND GROWING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Aug 03, 2018

The authors, Dr. Scott Tate and Dr. Crystal Tyler-Mackey with Virginia Cooperative Extension, want to recognize the support for and input into the early versions of this publication provided by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), the Virginia Small Business Development Centers, the Virginia Depa...

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Journal of retailing JOURNAL OF RETAILING

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Aug 02, 2018

The Journal of Retailing is devoted to advancing the state of knowledge and its application with respect to all aspects of retailing, its management, evolution, and current theory. The field of retailing includes both products and services, the supply chains and distribution channels that serve reta...

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Retail market commentary q1 2018 RETAIL MARKET COMMENTARY Q1 2018

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Aug 01, 2018

The Irish economy continues to exceed expectations, with GDP growth of 7.8% in 2017 making Ireland the fastest growing economy in the European Union for the fourth consecutive year. Personal consumption remains a key driver of growth, supported by favourable market dynamics, continued increases in d...

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Self-service kiosks whitepaper improving sales through consumer convenience SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS WHITEPAPER IMPROVING SALES THROUGH CONSUMER CONVENIENCE

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Jul 31, 2018

The evolution of online business has made brick-and-mortar owners concerned about the outlook of local retail and attracting customers to their stores. For consumers, the idea of fighting traffic to travel to a store and then deal with crowds is unappealing compared to the ease of buying products on...

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Pawnshop white paper qualbe pawn ecommerce report PAWNSHOP WHITE PAPER QUALBE PAWN ECOMMERCE REPORT

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Jul 31, 2018

When you think of a pawn shop, you probably think of opening a glass door, hearing a bell ring and walking to the glass counter to see what’s for sale. People typically associate pawn shops with brick-and-mortar storefronts at street intersections.

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From Brick to Click: E-Commerce Trends in Industrial Manufacturing FROM BRICK TO CLICK: E-COMMERCE TRENDS IN INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING

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Jul 28, 2018

The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology- and Web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers. Over the past decade, e-commerce has evolved from a basic communication and tran...

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White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan 2018 WHITE PAPER ON SMALL ENTERPRISES IN JAPAN 2018

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Jul 27, 2018

The “small enterprises” that are the concern of the White Paper on Small Enterprises are businesses with a regular workforce of 20 or fewer employees (or five or fewer employees in the case of businesses in the commerce and service industries), as defined by the Basic Act for Promoting S...

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Land mark Retail Brochure 2019 LAND MARK RETAIL BROCHURE 2019

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Jul 27, 2018

LRC brings construction expertise and ongoing communications to all your projects, ensuring a smooth and easy process from the first design ideas through the final finishing detail. We use Procore, the #1 construction management software for all of our construction projects. Procore enables us to in...

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managing the extended enterprise for midmarket wholesale distribution MANAGING THE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE FOR MIDMARKET WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

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Jul 27, 2018

This Aberdeen Executive White Paper, sponsored by NetSuite, a provider of hosted integrated enterprise business applications, focuses on the challenges facing the small and mid-market wholesale distributor, as well as the role of technology in addressing those challenges. Aberdeen field research con...

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Small Business Payments Tookit SMALL BUSINESS PAYMENTS TOOKIT

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Jul 27, 2018

This resource was created for small businesses and the bankers and advisors who serve them in order to encourage more efficient and safer payments processes by small businesses, as well as to provide education on payments fraud prevention. It is a project of the Business Payments Coalition (formerly...

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InnoVen Capital India: Startup Outlook Report – 2019 INNOVEN CAPITAL INDIA: STARTUP OUTLOOK REPORT – 2019

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Jul 27, 2018

The Start-up Outlook report is an annual report published by InnoVen Capital India & provides an outlook on the sentiment prevailing in the start-up eco-system through the eyes of founders. The survey is administered to founders & senior leaders and covers a broad cross-section of companies ...

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Cloud Strategies for Operational Excellence in Retail CLOUD STRATEGIES FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL

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Jul 26, 2018

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The d...

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Using AI to Enhance the Quality of Retail Product Metadata USING AI TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF RETAIL PRODUCT METADATA

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Jul 26, 2018

By increasing the transparency of product information metadata, retailers can help consumers make more informed purchase decisions – and compete more effectively with digital pure-plays. Here’s how retailers can accomplish this goal, using machine learning and deep learning techniques.

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The consumer and retail updates THE CONSUMER AND RETAIL UPDATES

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Jul 24, 2018

The value of e-commerce in Thailand is projected to increase by no less than 10% annually over the next five years. Authorities are now working on the e-commerce tax law draft and obtaining comments from stakeholders. The Thai government launched the national e-payment scheme to increase the efficie...

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Retail with purpose RETAIL WITH PURPOSE

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Jul 23, 2018

Why now? Because retail is no longer business as usual. More than 200 retail bankruptcies have taken place in the United States since 2010.1 Startups and service companies are swooping in quickly to capture their share of the market, selling direct to end consumers instead of through traditional who...

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E-commerce white paper E-COMMERCE WHITE PAPER

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Jul 23, 2018

Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA), including the cities of Scranton, Pittston, Wilkes-Barre, and Hazleton, has become one of the leading logistics hubs along the Eastern Seaboard. The area has become especially appealing to e-commerce or “e-tailing” companies. In fact, many of the top e-c...

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Carbon on Blockchain CARBON ON BLOCKCHAIN

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Jul 22, 2018

This document is an accessible overview of Poseidon’s platform and the ongoing token sale. It provides the reader with an understanding of the goals and drivers of the Poseidon Foundation and its operational arm, as well as the functional and technical aspects of the platform. This document is...

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Journal of retailing and consumer services JOURNAL OF RETAILING AND CONSUMER SERVICES

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Jul 20, 2018

The journal is an international and interdisciplinary forum for research and debate in the rapidly developing - and converging - fields of retailing and services studies. It focuses particularly on consumer behaviour and on policy and managerial decisions, encouraging contributions both from practit...

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Grocery shopping goes back to the future GROCERY SHOPPING GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE

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Jul 20, 2018

As digital grocery shoppers proliferate, grocery merchants will increasingly look to createecommerce experiences to develop and maintain brand loyalty and grow market share.

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Driving Retail Banking Transformation DRIVING RETAIL BANKING TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 19, 2018

As financial institutions race to re-engineer all facets of retail banking, the branch channel looms large on the radar of many executives. Wide-ranging technologies offer incredible opportunities to reduce cost. At the same time, even tech-savvy millennials look for the inperson customer service th...

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Ultimate Guide to Retail Silver Edge Light speed ULTIMATE GUIDE TO RETAIL SILVER EDGE LIGHT SPEED

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Jul 18, 2018

Retail is a blend of art and science. Sometimes you need to go on instinct, sometimes you need to look at the numbers. Metrics matter for a number of reasons: they help you become more profitable, they help you bring in more sales, and they help you control costs. What’s more, when you approac...

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CTE POS: Oregon Program of Study Application CTE POS: OREGON PROGRAM OF STUDY APPLICATION

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Jul 18, 2018

This is a one semester course where students explore 2D design issues and specialized illustration techniques used by designers and illustrators in the graphics and comic book industry. Students will learn to create vector drawings and illustrations through the use of multiple techniques and technol...

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Revolution for the e-commerce industry REVOLUTION FOR THE E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY

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Jul 18, 2018

The information set forth below may not be exhaustive and does not imply any elements of a contractual relationship. While we make every effort to ensure that any material in this white paper is accurate and up to date, such material in no way constitutes the provision of professional advice and thi...

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The Top 51 eCommerce Trends for 2018 THE TOP 51 ECOMMERCE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Jul 18, 2018

According to McKinsey & Company: Early AI adopters that combine strong digital capability with proactive strategies have higher profit margins and expect the performance gap with other firms to widen in the next three years.

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THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 18, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Retail’s Next Frontier RETAIL’S NEXT FRONTIER

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Jul 18, 2018

There’s plenty of room in the digital economy for traditional retailers, as long as they shift focus from the products they offer to the experiences they provide, blending the physical and digital worlds to offer distinct and personalized shopping experiences and unleashing the untapped power ...

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Five Imperatives in Omnichannel Retailing FIVE IMPERATIVES IN OMNICHANNEL RETAILING

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Jul 17, 2018

Customer expectations have grown exponentially over the last decade. Your competition is no longer just your sector rival. It’s everyone in retail, hospitality, entertainment, telco, finance, healthcare, and beyond. The customer experience bar is being set by all industries and retailers need ...

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Econsultancy 2018 Digital Trends Retail EMEA ECONSULTANCY 2018 DIGITAL TRENDS RETAIL EMEA

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Jul 17, 2018

The 2018 Digital Trends report, published by Econsultancy in association with Adobe, looks at the most significant trends that will impact companies in the short to medium term.The report is based on a global survey of nearly 13,000 marketing, creative and technology professionals in the digital ind...

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Fit for purpose : the apparel fit trends report for ecommerce FIT FOR PURPOSE : THE APPAREL FIT TRENDS REPORT FOR ECOMMERCE

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Jul 17, 2018

Sizing and fit has long been an emotive subject for retailers and their customers alike. In the no-touch world of online, retailers need to be able to accurately and consistently portray the size and fit of their products to their customers. Customers need confidence that what they buy will be the r...

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Employment growth and wages in ecommerce EMPLOYMENT GROWTH AND WAGES IN ECOMMERCE

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Jul 17, 2018

E-commerce workers are employed in the electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of those workers is growing: From December 1997 to December 2016, employment in electronic shopping and mail-order houses increased by nea...

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2019 Retail Trends Report 2019 RETAIL TRENDS REPORT

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Jul 17, 2018

Over the last 15 years, retail has undergone a significant transformation. The internet has provided customers with access to seemingly endless options while mobile technologies have put information at their fingertips, anytime and anywhere. While these changes continue to reshape the retail landsca...

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European Ecommerce Report 2018 Edition EUROPEAN ECOMMERCE REPORT 2018 EDITION

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Jul 16, 2018

Online retail continues its double-digit growth, since the European e-commerce turnover increased by 12.75% to €540 billion in 2017. As European ecommerce association, we are of course delighted to see these figures, as strengthening and fostering online sales in Europe is our mission. This Eur...

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Smart retail powers data-driven insights SMART RETAIL POWERS DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS

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Jul 16, 2018

Retailers need better and faster data-driven insights in the evolving digital marketplace. It’s no longer enough for stores to assess information after a shopping season and then apply their findings to changes that will boost sales in the next year. With fierce competition from e-commerce, re...

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Imperfect fit and the £20 billion cost of returns IMPERFECT FIT AND THE £20 BILLION COST OF RETURNS

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Jul 15, 2018

Returns are a huge expense for retailers, costing a total of £20 billion a year(1). In the first six months of 2016, 56% of UK customers had returned clothing purchased online, with a single logistics firm handling the equivalent of 8 football pitches worth of returns at any one time(2). While...

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All-Star Employee Small Business Server Campaign Ordering Guide ALL-STAR EMPLOYEE SMALL BUSINESS SERVER CAMPAIGN ORDERING GUIDE

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Jul 14, 2018

Traditionally, whether an employee is paid hourly or given a salary has been determined by their role. Managers and chefs are often salaried, while most other workers are hourly. Of course, the water gets more muddied when you factor in tipping for front-of-house roles versus non-tipped wages for ro...

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Business start-up& resource guide BUSINESS START-UP& RESOURCE GUIDE

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Jul 12, 2018

This guide is authored by the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), a multi-campus center of The University of North Carolina System. It functions as The University’s business and technology extension service

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The attacker’s target:the small business THE ATTACKER’S TARGET:THE SMALL BUSINESS

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Jul 12, 2018

Cybercrime is increasing at epidemic proportions, from consumers, to SMB organizations to large enterprises. According to avtest.org, an independent service provider of anti-virus research, more malware was found in the past two years than in the previous 10 years combined. From 2013 to 2014, new ma...

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Measuring the fashion world MEASURING THE FASHION WORLD

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Jul 11, 2018

As consumers of fashion, most of us have changed our habits dramatically as digital and social technologies have transformed the way we shop, spot trends, and share ideas and passions. Ten years ago, we might have spent hours browsing around in fancy stores – or stuck to a few favored brands f...

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A Practical Guide to Sustainability and Energy Management in Retail Environments A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS

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Jul 11, 2018

Retailers are seeking opportunities to improve margins while leveraging corporate sustainability to build their brand. Consumers want to know more about the brands they buy, and shareholders expect more transparency regarding product, social, environmental and operational sustainability. This paper ...

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A Blueprint for Retail Investment August 2018 A BLUEPRINT FOR RETAIL INVESTMENT AUGUST 2018

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Jul 11, 2018

The retail market is a crucial element of the consumer finance division at Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC. As the UK’s largest point of sale finance provider, the business unit’s expertise helps retailers, from niche e-commerce outlets to high street brands, create a frictionless purchasing jo...

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Retail management software RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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Jul 11, 2018

This FrontRunners analysis is a data-driven assessment identifying products in the Retail Management software market that offer the best capability and value for small businesses. For a given market, products are evaluated and given a score for Usability (x-axis) and User Recommendations (y-axis). F...

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The Digital Transformation of Alcohol Retail THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF ALCOHOL RETAIL

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Jul 10, 2018

The Wine Market Council reports that in 2015, millennials (18 to 34-year-olds) drank 42% of all wine, more than any other age group. The same study found that women consumed 57% of all wine during the same period. Known as content creators and users, 46% of millennials post original photos or video ...

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International economy and trade 2018 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY AND TRADE 2018

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Jul 10, 2018

While companies in such sectors as energy, banking and telecommunications dominated the top rankings of companies in terms of market capitalization 10 years ago, IT platform providers have advanced in the rankings. Six of the top ten companies are now IT platform providers. In line with the expansio...

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US Retail Candidate Preferences Report US RETAIL CANDIDATE PREFERENCES REPORT

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Jul 10, 2018

America’s retailers are in a state of transformation, but one thing remains the same: the retail industry is dependent upon the interaction of people – both our workforce and the millions of customers we serve each day. In a fast-changing retail landscape, America’s most recognized...

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How we shop, live and look HOW WE SHOP, LIVE AND LOOK

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Jul 10, 2018

In the sixth edition of the John Lewis & Partners Retail Report, we take a look back at what has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years retail has faced. In the midst of all the uncertainty, one clear thing emerged. To thrive as a retailer now, let alone in the future, you must not o...

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05 infographic rabobank first half of 2018 05 INFOGRAPHIC RABOBANK FIRST HALF OF 2018

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Jul 10, 2018

Rabobank wants to make a substantial contribution to welfare and prosperity in the Netherlands and to feeding the world sustainably among retail and business clients in the Netherlands has improved.

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Dhl ecommerce customer needs in ecommerce white paper DHL ECOMMERCE CUSTOMER NEEDS IN ECOMMERCE WHITE PAPER

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Jul 10, 2018

A major factor for sustainable success in the e-commerce sector is the customer’s satisfaction with the parcel dispatch. DHL commissioned two surveys on this topic in order to obtain reliable information about online shoppers’ experiences, preferences and criticisms concerning parcel dis...

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Testing Times for E-Commerce TESTING TIMES FOR E-COMMERCE

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Jul 10, 2018

The major trend towards e-retail shopping is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon with US online sales continuing to thrive. Forrester Research states that online shopping accounted for almost 9% of the $3.2 trillion total retail market in 2013 and will continue to grow at a compound annua...

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The Global State of Online Digital Trust THE GLOBAL STATE OF ONLINE DIGITAL TRUST

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Jul 10, 2018

Amidst a continuous stream of headlines about major data breaches in enterprise and government agencies, the degree to which consumers have placed their trust in organizations to protect their personally identifiable information (PII) online has never been more relevant. In 2017 alone, the number of...

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2019 Retail Trends Report 2019 RETAIL TRENDS REPORT

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Jul 10, 2018

Over the last 15 years, retail has undergone a significant transformation. The internet has provided customers with access to seemingly endless options while mobile technologies have put information at their fingertips, anytime and anywhere. While these changes continue to reshape the retail landsca...

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Retail Trends Playbook 2020 RETAIL TRENDS PLAYBOOK 2020

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Jul 09, 2018

Technology within the retail space has primarily served to ensure transactional moments were quick and efficient. Now, retailers have an unprecedented opportunity to go a step further and leverage data-driven and digital technologies to elevate the customer experience in more meaningful ways. From c...

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2018 State of retail supply chain 2018 STATE OF RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 09, 2018

The situation is only intensifying. In the fourth quarter, and in 2017 as a whole, U.S. online retail grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce now represents 13% of total retail sales in 2017 and 49% of the growth.2 No longer can retailers view e-commerce as a side gig that may or may not pan ...

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Daisy Intelligence Theory of Retail Whitepaper DAISY INTELLIGENCE THEORY OF RETAIL WHITEPAPER

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Jul 09, 2018

To date, the Information Age has been dominated by the proliferation of internet access, web connected devices and the ability to capture and monetize larger and larger data sets. This has resulted in the development of a knowledge based society and a hightech global economy. With Moore’s Law ...

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E-Commerce Trends  A Service Enterprise Engineering Perspective E-COMMERCE TRENDS A SERVICE ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE

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Jul 03, 2018

Since the advent of the internet, the way business is conducted has changed greatly. This change has manifested itself in the form of the rise of e-commerce since the 1990s. Plunkett et al. (2015) define electronic commerce as “the use of Internet and other networks (e.g., intranets) to purcha...

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Cox automotive future of digital retail study final COX AUTOMOTIVE FUTURE OF DIGITAL RETAIL STUDY FINAL

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Jul 03, 2018

As part of the Cox Automotive Future of Digital Retail Study, 2,550 car shoppers described the 89% of consumers said they wanted to sign final documents.

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Redefine Retail Warehousing With Automation REDEFINE RETAIL WAREHOUSING WITH AUTOMATION

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Jul 02, 2018

This is an exciting time for the Indian retail industry as India is one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world. However, the industry is undergoing fundamental changes mainly driven by changing consumer demographics, increasing internet penetration, rising costs, and changing regulatory ...

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2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2017 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT ON MOBILE MONEY

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Jul 02, 2018

2017 was another record year for mobile money. Now processing over a billion dollars a day, the mobile money industry is having a demonstrable impact on the global effort to extend access to financial services and to provide a gateway to the digital economy.

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Absolunet’s 2018 Q2 Canadian eCommerce Index ABSOLUNET’S 2018 Q2 CANADIAN ECOMMERCE INDEX

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Jul 02, 2018

Just about every performance metric showed year-over-year (YoY) growth during the quarter, measured from April 1st to June 30th. This growth emphasizes that digital is a make-or-break strategic concern for retailers.

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Women wealth magazine spring issue 2019 WOMEN WEALTH MAGAZINE SPRING ISSUE 2019

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Jul 02, 2018

In our feature article, we sit down with Jodi Berg, the president and CEO of Vitamix, to discuss how a relentless focus on purpose has made Vitamix a thriving fourth-generation family business. Berg also talks about why working outside Vitamix was essential and how the business is raising the next g...

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2018 digital trends retail 2018 DIGITAL TRENDS RETAIL

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Jul 01, 2018

The 2018 Digital Trends in Retail report, based on an annual trends survey conducted by Econsultancy and Adobe, considers the most significant opportunities and challenges faced by digital retailers going into 2018.

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Retail & Wholesale Trade,Ecommerce,Retail,E-commerce,point of sale,news RETAIL & WHOLESALE TRADE,ECOMMERCE,RETAIL,E-COMMERCE,POINT OF SALE,NEWS

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Jun 29, 2018

The business plan consists of a narrative and several financial worksheets. The narrative template is the body of the business plan. It contains more than 150 questions divided into several sections. Work through the sections in any order that you like, except for the Executive Summary, which should...

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The Last mile Logistics whitepaper, 2018 THE LAST MILE LOGISTICS WHITEPAPER, 2018

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Jun 28, 2018

Eft surveyed 194 executives from leading global logistics providers and 129 supply chain executives from retailers, manufacturers and brands. The audience surveyed covered both North American and European markets. No individual responses were considered in any capacity to preserve anonymity of respo...

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Inside Australian Online Shopping INSIDE AUSTRALIAN ONLINE SHOPPING

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Jun 27, 2018

This annual paper, in its third year, is an in-depth study into consumer online shopping behaviour and trends in Australia. The report is based on an analysis of goods bought online and delivered by Australia Post between January 2016 and December 2017. Percentage growth and share figures are based ...

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Retail’s  revolution  how retail and consumer goods companies can adapt RETAIL’S REVOLUTION HOW RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS COMPANIES CAN ADAPT

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Jun 26, 2018

Consumers can now find, buy, and receive products in a multiplying number of ways. Where shopping was a chore, it now gets done in a few clicks. Where it was a pleasure, it has expanded into a journey of discovery. All this depends on a stream of innovations – in fields as diverse as online in...

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2018 digital trends retail 2018 DIGITAL TRENDS RETAIL

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Jun 26, 2018

Digital Transformation Trends from NRF 2018. Retailers Are Becoming Tech Companies. Tech as Problem-Solver. Mobile Is Expanding. Personalization is Key. Turning Towards AI. Voice Assistants Will Help Customers. IoT and Streamlining Shopping.

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Global e-commerce trends and statistics GLOBAL E-COMMERCE TRENDS AND STATISTICS

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Jun 25, 2018

Global e-commerce statistics of 2017. Retail e-commerce sales worldwide were 2290 billion US dollars and are expected to rise to 2774 billion in 2018, according to Statista.Digital buyers penetration worldwide states for 46.4% and will increase to 47.3% in 2018.

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The new retail reality THE NEW RETAIL REALITY

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Jun 21, 2018

For retailers across the UK, the question of whether to invest in high-street stores has never been more challenging. On the one hand, online sales continue to outpace the rise in overall retail sales. Furthermore, with expectations shaped by companies such as ASOS, customers are clamouring for reta...

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Eng Small Business Local Small Businesses ENG SMALL BUSINESS LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jun 19, 2018

The Start-up Outlook report is an annual report published by InnoVen Capital India & provides an outlook on the sentiment prevailing in the start-up eco-system through the eyes of founders. The survey is administered to founders & senior leaders and covers a broad cross-section of companies ...

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The Future of Commerce has Arrived Understanding the New Asian Consumer THE FUTURE OF COMMERCE HAS ARRIVED UNDERSTANDING THE NEW ASIAN CONSUMER

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Jun 12, 2018

The new Asian consumer expects seamless shopping experiences that save time and make life easier. These expectations are evolving in a dynamic new marketplace that creates huge opportunities for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. But they must move now to capture them – or risk ceding co...

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2017 Methodology statement: esri retail marketplace 2017 METHODOLOGY STATEMENT: ESRI RETAIL MARKETPLACE

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Jun 12, 2018

A complete, current, and accurate snapshot of the retail marketplace is critical to strategic decisions made by retail trade and related food service establishments to increase business. There are two ways to measure activity in a retail market supply and demand. Analysis of consumer spending reveal...

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Improving retail performance with business intelligence IMPROVING RETAIL PERFORMANCE WITH BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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May 25, 2018

The phrases ‘big data’ and ‘business intelligence’ have been around for decades. But while many companies claim to take the concepts seriously, few understand them well enough to maximise their business potential. Most organisations today collect large amounts of market data,...

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The Future of Jobs Report 2018 THE FUTURE OF JOBS REPORT 2018

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May 23, 2018

The emerging contours of the new world of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are rapidly becoming a lived reality for millions of workers and companies around the world. The inherent opportunities for economic prosperity, societal progress and individual flourishing in this new world of work a...

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The evolution of shopper behaviour THE EVOLUTION OF SHOPPER BEHAVIOUR

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May 23, 2018

Continued developments in digital technology and advances in e-commerce mean that the way we shop for products and services is also evolving. Technology has created a digital retail landscape that is unrestricted by geography and the normal dynamics of bricks and mortar stores. Physical stores are a...

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Protocol for cross border e-commerce PROTOCOL FOR CROSS BORDER E-COMMERCE

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May 15, 2018

Cryptocurrencies are spreading very fast around the world, from North America to Asia, Europe to Africa, notwithstanding Latin America. There are more and more cryptocurrency holders and the total capitalization of all cryptocurrencies reached $300 billion in April 2018 after a peak of $800 billion ...

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The eCommerce Guide to GDPR THE ECOMMERCE GUIDE TO GDPR

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May 15, 2018

Big changes are coming when it comes to protecting consumer data, and just about every eCommerce business will be impacted. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of regulations that determine how companies and organizations throughout the European Union (EU) capture, process and sto...

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Imperative for the Consumer Products Manufacturers and Retailers IMPERATIVE FOR THE CONSUMER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS

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May 14, 2018

Consumers today want an increasing amount of information about the products they purchase, use, and consume. They seek more transparency as a condition for trusting brands. A recent study demonstrated that today’s consumer is going way beyond the traditional value drivers of Price, Performance...

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Advanced blockchain & cloud-based electricity retail bidding platform ADVANCED BLOCKCHAIN & CLOUD-BASED ELECTRICITY RETAIL BIDDING PLATFORM

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May 08, 2018

The purpose of this document is for every supporter to gain a clear insight into our business model and our long term vision. Since our inception, we have managed to grow into a strong team, thanks to the community of initial supporters and partners, to whom we owe gratitude for the results that we ...

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End-to-end (e2e) ecommerce for smarter people END-TO-END (E2E) ECOMMERCE FOR SMARTER PEOPLE

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Apr 12, 2018

You are a newly minted internet entrepreneur or executive in an organization, tasked with developing strategies to market your product, service, or charity online, or perhaps expand your current eCommerce operation. You want to create a beautiful, intuitive website and implement innovative strategie...

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White paper e commerce automation guarium WHITE PAPER E COMMERCE AUTOMATION GUARIUM

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Mar 28, 2018

The token is not a reassurance, and the coin holders are not in any way shareholders of e-Commerce Automation. If the coin can be classified as a reassurance, it may be subject to certain restrictions under US security regulations, Canadian security regulations or safety regulations of other nations...

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How banks can grasp the digital future HOW BANKS CAN GRASP THE DIGITAL FUTURE

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Mar 27, 2018

Banks are on the cusp of seizing a great opportunity. Organizations in the sector have made significant progress towards delivering a seamless digital customer experience but they are missing the final piece of the jigsaw. This paper will demonstrate how to become a digital leader and guide you thro...

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Global retail trends 2018 GLOBAL RETAIL TRENDS 2018

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Mar 21, 2018

Over the last few years, we’ve heard about the disruption that is coming. In reality, we are already disrupted. The new retail world that we have been promised is here. The tools, strategies and technologies required to be successful in this new world are available. The toolbox for success is ...

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How to Protect Retail Margins Using the Science of Statistics HOW TO PROTECT RETAIL MARGINS USING THE SCIENCE OF STATISTICS

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Mar 19, 2018

The economics of retailing is changing, and with it the role of Loss Prevention/ Asset Protection. The responsibility to identify the root causes of loss due to procedures, policies, or systemic errors is being shifted to this department. As LP/AP shoulders these responsibilities along with the more...

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Retail packaging catalogue 2018 RETAIL PACKAGING CATALOGUE 2018

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Mar 14, 2018

Established in 1992, Advantage Packaging Limited supplies a wide variety of stock and customized packaging to the retail and industrial sectors. We strive to provide knowledgeable and personal customer service to all of our clients. We supply retail, industrial, and food approved packaging. Our bags...

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The new retail mandate: 2018 shopper vision study THE NEW RETAIL MANDATE: 2018 SHOPPER VISION STUDY

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Mar 14, 2018

Retailers worldwide are getting better at keeping step with the demands of today’s always-on, savvy consumers whose expectations are increasing in today’s digital economy, but more innovation is required. According to Zebra Technologies’ 2018 Shopper Study, one-third of shoppers ar...

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Uncovering the value of thailand’s top online platforms UNCOVERING THE VALUE OF THAILAND’S TOP ONLINE PLATFORMS

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Mar 14, 2018

ecommerceIQ is the first market research brand dedicated to ecommerce data and insights in Southeast Asia. Through qualitative and quantitative data analysis, we uncover the future direction of retail in the world’s fastest-growing internet markets. Our community is composed of professionals l...

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2018 Why brands matter on chinese ecommerce 2018 WHY BRANDS MATTER ON CHINESE ECOMMERCE

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Mar 13, 2018

China’ s ecommerce industry is already the largest in the world, and is continuing to grow at frenetic speed. In 2017, more than 10 million online stores sold over 1 billion products, with a transaction value of more than 1 trillion USD dollars. The recent Double 11 Shopping Festival recorded ...

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KPMG Retail Trends 2018 KPMG RETAIL TRENDS 2018

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Mar 13, 2018

Over the last few years, we’ve heard about the disruption that is coming. In reality, we are already disrupted. The new retail world that we have been promised is here. The tools, strategies and technologies required to be successful in this new world are available. The toolbox for success is ...

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The State of Retail: 2018 THE STATE OF RETAIL: 2018

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Mar 06, 2018

Terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Brexit negotiations in the UK among many other factors  have created a certain volatility in the global economy. Meanwhile, consumers have become more demanding and less predictable. As the ever-present “retail apocalypse” stares us down in every c...

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The Future Of Retail THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

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Feb 27, 2018

The critiques have primarily been levied against retailers who haven’t been able to adjust to the changing, digital-centric tastes of the modern consumer, often citing the successes of Amazon and Wal-Mart as moving the market into the cyber realm indefinitely.

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Shping Coin Token Sale Whitepaper SHPING COIN TOKEN SALE WHITEPAPER

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Feb 27, 2018

The world loves to shop. Few activities satisfy our most primitive hunter and gatherer instincts as much as the act of shopping for that perfect purchase. Shopping is part of our everyday habits and a popular pastime that generates trillions of dollars for the global economy annually. The mobile age...

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The future of ecommerce the end of retail THE FUTURE OF ECOMMERCE THE END OF RETAIL

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Feb 21, 2018

CARTELCHAIN (“CRTL” “The Company”) is a forward-looking blockchain project that aims to streamline e-commerce and usher in an era of seamless, commercial applications. The company intends to deliver a platform that will facilitate the direct sales of goods from the manufactur...

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The world THE WORLD'S FIRST INTEGRATED E-COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN ECOSYSTEM POWERED BY BLOCKCHAIN

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Feb 20, 2018

Vanig International, Inc, hereinafter “Distributor”, “Company”. This notice and disclaimer is subject to amendment without notice. This Whitepaper is neither an offer, nor grants any rights of any kind to you. This Whitepaper does not represent in any way, nor extends any off...

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2018 Merchandising Solutions 2018 MERCHANDISING SOLUTIONS

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Feb 20, 2018

AS E-COMMERCE HAS made significant inroads in retail market share over the past decade, many brick-and-mortar retailers have been left wondering how to recapture and retain shoppers in the store environment. With the lines between physical and digital shopping experiences being increasingly blurred,...

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Global Powers of Retailing 2018 GLOBAL POWERS OF RETAILING 2018

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Feb 19, 2018

Global Powers of Retailing identifies the 250 largest retailers around the world based on publicly available data for FY2016 (fiscal years ended through June 2017), and analyzes their performance across geographies and product sectors. It also provides a global economic outlook and looks at the 50 f...

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India’s e-commerce retail logistics growth story INDIA’S E-COMMERCE RETAIL LOGISTICS GROWTH STORY

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Feb 14, 2018

E-commerce retail companies continuously work to introduce innovative business models and technology-driven approaches. Convenient payment options, customer-friendly policies, speedy deliveries and easy returns drive customers to online channels. Further, concepts such as ‘online and applicati...

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Retail Transformation Landscape RETAIL TRANSFORMATION LANDSCAPE

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Feb 13, 2018

In this whitepaper, Trace One reviews how the retail landscape is transforming, focusing on three areas that are set to change the industry: FoodTech, the Amazon enterprise and E-commerce. The pages that follow, explain each area and how they might have an impact on Private Labels. In-depth intervie...

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The ultimate guide to ecommerce on wordpress THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECOMMERCE ON WORDPRESS

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Feb 06, 2018

While there are many powerful ecommerce platforms out there to choose from, one aspect they often neglect to bake into their infrastructure is content management capabilities.Whether your ecommerce site is powered by Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, or another solution, WordPress is the p...

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Point of Sale (POS) Implementation Guide POINT OF SALE (POS) IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

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Feb 05, 2018

Tobacco POS marketing targets both consumers and retailers. Core marketing activities include price discounts, exterior and interior advertisements, product displays, and financial incentives for retailers to increase retail marketing and ensure optimal placement within the store. Exposure to tobacc...

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Consumer and Industrial Products CONSUMER AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

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Jan 24, 2018

We wrote this paper for executives that are interested in retail innovation & technology, specifi cally those who work with brick & mortar stores. It’s been fi ve years since we predicted that digital channels would reshape store footprints. This year, we saw retailers investing to mak...

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Commerce lab whitepaper COMMERCE LAB WHITEPAPER

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Jan 17, 2018

commerceLAB is the world’s first distributed e-commerce credit and data alliance blockchain. It accurately matches consumers, sellers and brand owners with globally-accepted LAB Token, by issuing credits and building a de-centralized e-commerce data transaction network under user authorization...

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Annual Retail Survey 2018 ANNUAL RETAIL SURVEY 2018

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Jan 16, 2018

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the KPMG Annual Retail Survey looks at the buying, returns and brand experience of over 1,600 KPMG employees in their capacity as consumers.Their insight gives us a clear customer perspective of the UK’s shifting retail eco-system throughout Black Friday and...

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e-Commerce White Paper E-COMMERCE WHITE PAPER

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Jan 10, 2018

Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce or ecommerce, is the online transaction of business, which consisting of buying and selling products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraord...

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The importance of e-commerce and the advantages of moving to the cloud. THE IMPORTANCE OF E-COMMERCE AND THE ADVANTAGES OF MOVING TO THE CLOUD.

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Dec 26, 2017

E-commerce can improve revenues for all businesses irrespective of their size or market. There are a number of significant IT challenges for businesses to maintain and develop their e-commerce activity: How do I keep my customer data secure? Can my e-commerce site work for all my global customers, i...

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2017 shop! roi standards: store redesign 2017 SHOP! ROI STANDARDS: STORE REDESIGN

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Dec 19, 2017

In today’s retail climate, ROI data is no longer a “nice to have.” Retailers are counting on their suppliers to provide the information they need to demonstrate ROI when they implement changes in store design–whether it’s improved signage, upgraded fixtures, a new manne...

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Planning for Retail Diversity PLANNING FOR RETAIL DIVERSITY

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Dec 15, 2017

As E.B. White so vividly described in his 1949 essay “Here Is New York,” New York is comprised of thousands of tiny neighborhood units that make the vast size of the city as livable as a small town. At their most functional, residential neighborhoods each have a sufficient diversity of r...

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Instant utility rebate platform for omni-channel retail INSTANT UTILITY REBATE PLATFORM FOR OMNI-CHANNEL RETAIL

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Dec 12, 2017

Progressive, forward thinking retailers are deploying an omni-channel strategy, engaging with customers through physical stores, e-commerce websites, mobile apps and even social media. Given this new and evolving omni-channel sales approach customers are expecting an easy and targeted experience whe...

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How to Maximize Omnichannel – The Right Solution for You and Your Customers HOW TO MAXIMIZE OMNICHANNEL – THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOU AND YOUR CUSTOMERS

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Dec 05, 2017

Over recent years, retailers have been addressing the growing number of ways in which shoppers can buy from them by launching multiple channels and then improving the buying experience in each of them. But this does not reflect the way people shop now – they want to buy what they want, from wh...

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Defining the universe of robotics and ai automation for organisations DEFINING THE UNIVERSE OF ROBOTICS AND AI AUTOMATION FOR ORGANISATIONS

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Nov 30, 2017

Blockchain technology is poised to fundamentally alter the retail industry. Yet, many retailers have not taken the steps necessary to understand how the technology can help their business and what will be required to embrace blockchain thinking and technology. Retailers should begin collaborating wi...

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Making the Digital Connection: Why Physical Retail Stores Need a Reboot MAKING THE DIGITAL CONNECTION: WHY PHYSICAL RETAIL STORES NEED A REBOOT

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Nov 18, 2017

The way we shop and buy has undergone a fundamental revolution, with consumers armed with more knowledge, power and choice than they have ever had. As consumer expectations have changed and demands intensified, the physical retail experience needs to keep up. Consumers are bringing their online expe...

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Retail Global Whitepaper RETAIL GLOBAL WHITEPAPER

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Nov 01, 2017

Blockchain Business-as-a-Service Ecommerce Ecosystem, powering global sales for retailers and manufacturers with a complete white label online store solution. Start global sales of brand products easily don’t need infrastructure with all-in-one interface: customize shop, turn delivery and paym...

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The State of the Retail Thrift Industry THE STATE OF THE RETAIL THRIFT INDUSTRY

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Nov 01, 2017

The retail thrift industry was a predictable bright economic spot during the Great Recession. But what started as a response to consumers’ financial troubles in 2007, as the housing bubble burst, has continued well past the recovery of the economy. In the words of InvestigateWest: “Somet...

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Optimizing Transaction Speed at the POS OPTIMIZING TRANSACTION SPEED AT THE POS

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Oct 24, 2017

With the U.S. payments industry’s ongoing migration to EMV chip technology for more secure payments, the U.S. Payments Forum continues to identify and provide guidance on the areas essential to improving and optimizing secure EMV transactions. As chip cards continue to be issued and chip-enabl...

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Why Web Performance Matters: Is Your Site Driving Customers Away? WHY WEB PERFORMANCE MATTERS: IS YOUR SITE DRIVING CUSTOMERS AWAY?

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Oct 19, 2017

More than ever, your Website’s performance matters. The average online shopper expects your pages to load in two seconds or less, down from four seconds in 2006; after three seconds, up to 40% will abandon your site.

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The one-stop-shop talent ecosystem THE ONE-STOP-SHOP TALENT ECOSYSTEM

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Oct 18, 2017

After years of extensive and tiresome experiences with the traditional casting industry, iCasting was founded in 2013. The founders had a vision to change and boost the casting industry as we know it. A goal to make the unnecessarily difficult and slow processes that rule this industry simple, cheap...

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Aruba for retail create a next generation digital store experience ARUBA FOR RETAIL CREATE A NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL STORE EXPERIENCE

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Oct 17, 2017

Despite offering unique advantages, retailers with brick-and-mortar locations are under pressure to maintain and increase profitability while keeping payroll costs contained. While online competition steadily strengthens, retailers face a number of significant challenges to the revenue and cost expe...

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The Digital Transformation of Alcohol Retail THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF ALCOHOL RETAIL

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Oct 17, 2017

The Wine Market Council reports that in 2015, millennials (18 to 34-year-olds) drank 42% of all wine, more than any other age group. The same study found that women consumed 57% of all wine during the same period. Known as content creators and users, 46% of millennials post original photos or video ...

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Community insights enterprise b2b ecommerce starter guide COMMUNITY INSIGHTS ENTERPRISE B2B ECOMMERCE STARTER GUIDE

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Sep 21, 2017

In a world where GoDaddy promotes new and exciting web stores for $50 bucks a month that promise to produce vast riches in a day, it is fair to wonder why an enterprise level B2B eCommerce transformation operates at a completely different scale. In fact, even within an enterprise level approach, the...

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The Internet of Shopping How IoT Can Transform Shopping Malls THE INTERNET OF SHOPPING HOW IOT CAN TRANSFORM SHOPPING MALLS

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Sep 20, 2017

There is a long list of elements that draw customers towards online shopping – ability to search (preference filters), dynamic personalisation, tailor-made deals, responsive user-interface, visibility and access to a diverse universe of products on a single web/mobile interface. Brick-and-mort...

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How Ecommerce Creates Jobs and Reduces Income Inequality HOW ECOMMERCE CREATES JOBS AND REDUCES INCOME INEQUALITY

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Sep 19, 2017

We estimate that ecommerce jobs in fulfillment centers and ecommerce companies rose by 400,000 from December 2007 to June 2017, substantially exceeding the 140,000 decline of brickand-mortar retail jobs. We explain this job growth by showing that households are saving 64 million hours of week of sho...

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Air cargo serving e-commerce AIR CARGO SERVING E-COMMERCE

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Sep 19, 2017

The global economy is increasingly turning to e-commerce: whether for online shopping between consumers and businesses, from consumer to consumer, or business to business. Traditional and digital worlds are also closely integrated with omni-channel solutions and business models mixing offline, onlin...

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From Shopping Cart to SMART Kart FROM SHOPPING CART TO SMART KART

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Sep 19, 2017

One of the pressing challenges in 21st century retail is long checkout queues. A distressing experience for shoppers is long waiting times, whereas for retailers it is low customer footfalls. To avoid queues, shoppers abandon carts, offload products to leverage express checkouts, all of which direct...

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Asia (ex-China) Retail & E-commerce ASIA (EX-CHINA) RETAIL & E-COMMERCE

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Sep 16, 2017

Consumers in the Asia-Pacific region have a high level of acceptance of in-app ads and more likely to click through to purchase with shopping apps, according to French ad tech firm Criteo, which surveyed over 3,000 consumers across six Asia-Pacific countries – Australia, India, Indonesia, Sout...

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Commercial big-box retail: a guide to market-based valuation COMMERCIAL BIG-BOX RETAIL: A GUIDE TO MARKET-BASED VALUATION

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Sep 12, 2017

This IAAO position paper provides guidance for the valuation of big-box retail properties. Over the last several years, issues involving these properties and theories about how to value them, such as the dark store theory, have resulted in great debate within both the appraisal and legal communities...

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eCommerce Comparison White Paper: Magento, Odoo, PrestaShop & Shopify ECOMMERCE COMPARISON WHITE PAPER: MAGENTO, ODOO, PRESTASHOP & SHOPIFY

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Sep 07, 2017

Over the past few years, internet purchases have dramatically increased. Current statistics show that purchases made online have doubled between 2014 and 2015. The convenience of online shopping has made it the preferred medium for many shoppers with products and services at their fingertips via the...

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Digital at point of sale DIGITAL AT POINT OF SALE

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Sep 06, 2017

Our report on Digital POS provides an up-to-date overview of trends and opportunities in digital retail technology implemented at the point of sale. We identify three key trends for retailers: the rise of Assistive Retailer Technology (ART) to help retailers sell smarter, new Assistive Consumer Tech...

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The Decentralised Payment for E-Commerce Ecosystem THE DECENTRALISED PAYMENT FOR E-COMMERCE ECOSYSTEM

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Aug 31, 2017

The Araw platform has been under development for more than 2 years. Our Mobile Apps have been live in the UK Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore since May 2017. The current platform has been implemented using Virtual Tokens without Blockchain and has been integrated with PayPal and Stripe payment ga...

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Skills Framework for Retail SKILLS FRAMEWORK FOR RETAIL

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Aug 22, 2017

Contributing 1.4% to Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with $33 billion in operating receipts and employing 170,000 employees nationwide, retail is a key sector in Singapore’s economy. Comprising six sub-sectors, the local retail sector includes a good mix of both international an...

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Microsoft Word - Shoptalk 2019 Startup Pitch Competition Recap MICROSOFT WORD - SHOPTALK 2019 STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION RECAP

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Aug 18, 2017

The Coresight Research team attended and participated in Shoptalk 2019 in Las Vegas in early March. Shoptalk is one of the world’s largest conferences devoted to retail and e-commerce innovation. The conference brings attendees from across retail to discuss the rapid evolution of how consumers...

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10 Trends millennial retail 10 TRENDS MILLENNIAL RETAIL

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Jul 18, 2017

In the ever-shi¬ing cultural landscape, savvy companies don’t just keep pace with change; they leap ahead. With a keen awareness of the cultural forces that influence consumers, they connect fundamental desires with shi¬ing trends to stay relevant.

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The Road To 2025: Retail, Reimagined THE ROAD TO 2025: RETAIL, REIMAGINED

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Jul 18, 2017

Retailers that emerge successfully from the shock waves hitting their industry will be those that reinvent their physical stores and supply chains to meet digital consumer needs. The digitization that swept through books, music and travel has blown an equally chill wind through all retail categories...

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Retail Store Fixtures RETAIL STORE FIXTURES

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Jul 11, 2017

As more consumers choose to shop online, retailers with brick-and-mortar stores are looking for ways to keep customers coming in the door. Many are investing in unique fixture designs and in-store technology to create interesting, interactive, and memorable experiences for shoppers. Research shows i...

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RESA Restructuring Recharged White Paper RESA RESTRUCTURING RECHARGED WHITE PAPER

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Jul 07, 2017

It’s been a solid two decades since state and federal policymakers began taking steps to end the traditional monopoly regulatory approach to determining electricity prices for consumers. Twenty years ago federal regulators adopted rules promoting competition in regional wholesale electricity m...

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The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018 THE TOP SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN 2018

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Jul 06, 2017

Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Digital technologies are becoming more prevalent in basic supply chain functions, and changes in legislation are likely to spur dramatic changes that will result in the need to reevaluate supply chain strategy in both domestic and...

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Microsoft Word Rovio Q3-2018 interim report MICROSOFT WORD ROVIO Q3-2018 INTERIM REPORT

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Jul 05, 2017

Unless otherwise stated, the comparison figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period in the previous year. Calculations and definitions are presented in the Performance Measures section. The changes in comparable currencies have been calculated by translating the reporting period figures wi...

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Mindtree MINDTREE'S VIRTUAL ASSISTANT (VA) TO RETAIL STORES

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Jun 30, 2017

In retail shops, customers often seek assistance in locating a product or getting detailed information about a preferred product. With the advent of the digital era, however, retailers often find themselves in a fix trying to get an ideal mix of technology and the human factor. While having a human ...

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Ecosystem explained: payment methods and e-wallets ECOSYSTEM EXPLAINED: PAYMENT METHODS AND E-WALLETS

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Jun 29, 2017

The exponential growth of cross-border ecommerce has precipitated the rise of (alternative) payment methods and instruments worldwide. Seeing how the success of a payment method is dependent upon its adaptability to context, we believe that choosing the right payment method per payment context, vert...

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The future of retail supply chains THE FUTURE OF RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 27, 2017

With customers increasingly determining the supply chain of the future, the successful retailers will be the ones that embrace big data and technology to better predict consumer demand and optimise their supply chains to achieve profitable growth. Creating a fully functional and seamless supply chai...

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Brick and Mortar Agenda 2018 BRICK AND MORTAR AGENDA 2018

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Jun 27, 2017

Radial delivers on the brand promises you make to your customers by taking on the complexities of integrated commerce. In this session, Morris Saffer, Chairman, Saffer Retail will identify two critical trends: Data Driven Decisions, and relationship retailing, which are re-defining retail itself.&nb...

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The Road to a Consumer-centric, Context-aware, Self-Adaptive Retail Strategy THE ROAD TO A CONSUMER-CENTRIC, CONTEXT-AWARE, SELF-ADAPTIVE RETAIL STRATEGY

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Jun 27, 2017

Retailers have come to the realization that consumer shopping behavior has fundamentally and permanently. This next wave of improvements will focus on context-aware, self-adaptive, omnichannel retailing strategies. One way to articulate such movements is via political consumerism. As in the case of ...

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The next industrial revolution how e-commerce is transforming b2b THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION HOW E-COMMERCE IS TRANSFORMING B2B

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Jun 27, 2017

Over the last two decades, the face of retail has been dramatically changed by the internet and the emergence of new digital technologies. Electronic commerce has brought new standards of customer service, convenience and choice for the consumer. For retailers, it has opened up new opportunities to ...

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2017 Retail vision study 2017 RETAIL VISION STUDY

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Jun 24, 2017

In the age of evolving shopper expectations and technology advancements, the global retail industry is in the midst of a profound shift in retail operations. To gain a deeper understanding of retailers’ focus, concerns and investment plans, Zebra conducted a global research study across a wide...

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Five Dimensions of User Experience Balancing business and user experience perspectives to create successful e-commerce sites FIVE DIMENSIONS OF USER EXPERIENCE BALANCING BUSINESS AND USER EXPERIENCE PERSPECTIVES TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL E-COMMERCE SITES

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Jun 22, 2017

The local cheesemaker had built a name for himself. Folks came for his cheddar from miles around. Sales were strong. Marketing? All he had to do was open his door every morning. Now things are more complicated. CheeseMart has opened up nearby. There’s a Curds-R-Us going up. Customers are more ...

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Fast-track merchant growth paths in ecommerce FAST-TRACK MERCHANT GROWTH PATHS IN ECOMMERCE

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Jun 21, 2017

Payments have long been overlooked by merchants. Traditionally not considered as core to their business as merchandising, marketing or sales, payments have often been considered a foregone conclusion: once shoppers reach the payment step their mind is already made up and the purchase as good as comp...

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20/20 Vision By Lauren Freedman, SVP, Digital Strategy, Astound Commerce Looking Forward 20/20 VISION BY LAUREN FREEDMAN, SVP, DIGITAL STRATEGY, ASTOUND COMMERCE LOOKING FORWARD

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Jun 21, 2017

Each year one of my favorite things to read is the recap of the year’s events or the year in review. Having had the good fortune to have been a pioneer in the ecommerce industry, I hope that the perspective we can share and the lessons we have learned will inspire the next generation of digita...

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National report on e-commerce development in uk NATIONAL REPORT ON E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT IN UK

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Jun 20, 2017

This report is the outcome of the project “Promote the development and cooperation of SMEs between China and other BRICS countries through e-commerce development (Pilot phase)”. It was written by Tong Meng of the University of Birmingham.

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Digitization in retail making your omni-channel strategy a reality DIGITIZATION IN RETAIL MAKING YOUR OMNI-CHANNEL STRATEGY A REALITY

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Jun 20, 2017

Retailers across Europe face a range of challenges from various vectors: competition from top brands, pure online players’ expansion, pressure for cost optimization, and foremost, growing customer expectations. All these factors force retailers to look for new ways of market expansion. Traditi...

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Disruption in Retail DISRUPTION IN RETAIL

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Jun 20, 2017

As much as industrial companies and the tech industry are affected by rapid change and disruptions, the retail industry has been experiencing similar challenges. This is partly because technology has become such a crucial part of retail not just for pure online retailers but retailers of any kind, s...

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7 Steps to succeed in multiple channel retail 7 STEPS TO SUCCEED IN MULTIPLE CHANNEL RETAIL

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Jun 20, 2017

A multi-country survey found that 74% of businesses increased their sales with a multi-channel strategy Centralize and consolidate all your marketing and technical product information. By 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationship with an enterprise, without human interaction.

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Optimizing merchandise wp OPTIMIZING MERCHANDISE WP

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Jun 20, 2017

Efficient and effective merchandising is vital to a highly functioning retail operation. Retailers are taking a look at where they stand regarding their merchandising strategies, and many are planning near-term upgrades. Surprisingly for some, underperforming inventory is the top merchandising busin...

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Mitigating Security Breaches in Retail Applications MITIGATING SECURITY BREACHES IN RETAIL APPLICATIONS

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Jun 20, 2017

Retail security breaches have always been a concern in the past, present and will continue to be in the future. They have been a preferred target for the hackers for a long time due to the large amount of sensitive data available for exploitation. With the increase in Digitization of customer journe...

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Best Practices in Multi-Device Testing for Retail Applications BEST PRACTICES IN MULTI-DEVICE TESTING FOR RETAIL APPLICATIONS

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Jun 20, 2017

Before the intervention of Retail applications the term Retailer referred to a physical point of sale, where customers would have to visit to buy products. The options available to customers were very limited, and there wasn’t much of a satisfied customer experience. "The secret of succes...

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Understanding retail disruption UNDERSTANDING RETAIL DISRUPTION

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Jun 20, 2017

These shoppers are now spoiled. They expect browsing, ordering, payment and delivery to be painless, fast, and cheap, no matter how they buy. The want and demand omnichannel service. Every time Amazon innovates another “free delivery” model, you face more pressure to meet them head-on.

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Customer experience for retail industry CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOR RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Jun 20, 2017

Retail looking to cement customer loyalty in today’s digitized economy must create customer centric shopping experiences. This requires a holistic strategy that uses emerging technologies to curate personalized customer experience journeys.

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Reinventing retail: 2017 retail vision study REINVENTING RETAIL: 2017 RETAIL VISION STUDY

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Jun 19, 2017

In the age of evolving shopper expectations and technology advancements, the global retail industry is in the midst of a profound shift in retail operations. To gain a deeper understanding of retailers’ focus, concerns and investment plans, Zebra conducted a global research study across a wide...

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The 2018 nzte guide to e-commerce in Europe THE 2018 NZTE GUIDE TO E-COMMERCE IN EUROPE

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Jun 19, 2017

Building up an e-commerce toolbox serving both NZTE BDM teams in Europe/New Zealand, and NZTE customers (mainly those who are not yet doing e-commerce in Europe). Key business sectors currently considered by NZTE for this first phase include children’s apparel, personal care, wine, dairy, beer...

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Global retail trends 2017 GLOBAL RETAIL TRENDS 2017

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Jun 17, 2017

This report highlights some of the biggest retail trends impacting the industry today. Some of these trends have already emerged, with many of the biggest retailers beginning to respond and adapt their strategies accordingly. Case studies of these retailers are featured throughout.

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Wireless monitoring and intrusion detection in commercial enterprises WIRELESS MONITORING AND INTRUSION DETECTION IN COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES

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Jun 16, 2017

Whether we refer to a financial institution, a retail store, or any commercial building, the story is the same. Security executives' budgets are tight and getting tighter, and they have a short timeframe to install and update their security systems. With time constraints becoming more of an issu...

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Personality Traits of Entrepreneurs:A Review of Recent Literature PERSONALITY TRAITS OF ENTREPRENEURS:A REVIEW OF RECENT LITERATURE

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Jun 15, 2017

We review the extensive literature since 2000 on the personality traits of entrepreneurs. We first consider baseline personality traits like the Big-5 model, self-efficacy and innovativeness, locus of control, and the need for achievement. We then consider risk attitudes and goals and aspirations of...

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AER Performance Report on Compliance & Performance of the retail energy market AER PERFORMANCE REPORT ON COMPLIANCE & PERFORMANCE OF THE RETAIL ENERGY MARKET

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Jun 15, 2017

Energy affordability emerges from the report as requiring close attention. The impact of rising energy costs on households, particularly low income households, is illustrated in detail. The reports yields concerning figures: rises in energy debt levels, a fall in the number of customers successfully...

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Community Insights Enterprise B2B eCommerce Starter Guide COMMUNITY INSIGHTS ENTERPRISE B2B ECOMMERCE STARTER GUIDE

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Jun 14, 2017

In a world where GoDaddy promotes new and exciting web stores for $50 bucks a month that promise to produce vast riches in a day, it is fair to wonder why an enterprise level B2B eCommerce transformation operates at a completely different scale.

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Packaging Council Report final PACKAGING COUNCIL REPORT FINAL

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Jun 14, 2017

Research shows that the majority of Americans believe the design and materials used to package a product often influence their purchasing decision. And not surprisingly, package design becomes a greater influence when a shopper is buying a gift. Brands that are able to tell an authentic story are be...

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The First Decentralized Enterprise Cloud for Data Storage and Computer THE FIRST DECENTRALIZED ENTERPRISE CLOUD FOR DATA STORAGE AND COMPUTER

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Jun 14, 2017

The authors introduce DataBloc, the first decentralized enterprise cloud for data storage and compute. Data services is a $400B market and the amount of usable data is growing exponentially alongside advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Social Networks, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Thin...

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How Retailers Leverage SoftwareDefined, CloudManaged Networks HOW RETAILERS LEVERAGE SOFTWAREDEFINED, CLOUDMANAGED NETWORKS

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Jun 13, 2017

In the world of retail, IT teams and the networks they manage have never been more important—or more burdened. As the role of connected technologies continues to grow and intertwine with virtually every aspect of business, IT teams have left behind their old role as troubleshooters. Today, the...

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The State of Fashion 2018 THE STATE OF FASHION 2018

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Jun 13, 2017

The State of Fashion 2018 was created to provide a comprehen - sive view of the fashion industry. Its principal aim remains to lay out the interconnectedness of the entire fashion ecosystem across regions, market segments and product categories by distilling the industry’s current and projecte...

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The next generation retail Experience THE NEXT GENERATION RETAIL EXPERIENCE

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Jun 13, 2017

The worlds of consumer technology and retail design have been upended in recent years as both have evolved on their own and converged in exciting and challenging ways. In the home and office, desktop computers and bulky monitors have been replaced by powerful laptops, stylish tablets and dazzling fl...

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Tablet pos broadens opportunities for merchant payments TABLET POS BROADENS OPPORTUNITIES FOR MERCHANT PAYMENTS

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Jun 13, 2017

Mobile technology has disrupted traditional behaviors and commercial solutions, replacing anything from handy pocket cameras to anchored-in-place ATMs. The next target for such disruption is the traditional merchant point of sale, where non-traditional service providers believe they can bypass tradi...

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2018 POS customer engagement survey 2018 POS CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

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Jun 13, 2017

With the flurry of recent retail bankruptcies and store closure announcements, “Retail Apocalypse” has been the pervasive topic of the last 12 months. While mentions of “apocalypse” might work well when trying to grab headlines, the reality is something much subtler and far m...

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5 Digital Commerce Technologies That Will Make a Difference in 2018 5 DIGITAL COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2018

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Jun 13, 2017

Even as retailers close thousands of physical stores they are experimenting with and deploying a wide array of new digital technologies. Would you have thought a few years ago that consumers would be telling speakers in their homes to buy them products? Probably not. But they are, and in large numbe...

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White Paper Cloud for Retail WHITE PAPER CLOUD FOR RETAIL

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Jun 13, 2017

Retailers today are on board with cloud computing because of the immense opportunities it presents. Retailers can experience lower IT costs, greater innovation, efficiency and scalability, while also gaining valuable insights from powerful data analytics systems. According to Accenture, the four mai...

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From Omni-Channel to Frictionless Retail FROM OMNI-CHANNEL TO FRICTIONLESS RETAIL

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Jun 13, 2017

The following White Paper summarizes the results of a Canadian retail study conducted in 2017 in partnership with research tool WisePlum, Microsoft Canada Inc, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and RCC's Marketing Advisory Committee. The study surveyed 5,000 Canadian consumers to get insights on th...

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Digital transformation in the retail industry: empowering it to deliver strategic value to business DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY: EMPOWERING IT TO DELIVER STRATEGIC VALUE TO BUSINESS

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Jun 13, 2017

Digital transformation of the retail industry is well under way . Thanks to digital leaders like Amazon and Apple, retail customers have become more technologically savvy than ever before . Customers expect seamless, personalized, and enjoyable digital experiences spanning all touchpoints along the ...

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Public power statistical report PUBLIC POWER STATISTICAL REPORT

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Jun 13, 2017

Digital natives like Kenny are growing up fast. So is the utilities sector. With changing energy sources and usage, reliable power is more important than ever and this is exactly what the new ABB Ability Power Transformer delivers. Digitally enabled right out of the box, optimizing asset performance...

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Supply Chain Flow Considerations for Modern Omnichannel Retailing SUPPLY CHAIN FLOW CONSIDERATIONS FOR MODERN OMNICHANNEL RETAILING

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Jun 13, 2017

Retail supply chains are no longer linear. They don’t traverse a simple straight route from supplier factories to distribution centers (DC) and on to store shelves. With every node becoming a fulfilment location, efficiently ‘moving’ the product requires a scientific approach to ma...

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2017 Retail vision study 2017 RETAIL VISION STUDY

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Jun 13, 2017

In the age of evolving shopper expectations and technology advancements, the global retail industry is in the midst of a profound shift in retail operations. To gain a deeper understanding of retailers’ focus, concerns and investment plans, Zebra conducted a global research study across a wide...

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The future of retail THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

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Jun 12, 2017

The retail landscape as we know it today is facing major disruption that will fundamentally change the way the industry works. There are two main drivers in the market that have already redefined and will continue to redefine the entire industry: the new digital customer and the new face of competit...

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Asian cities report beijing retail ASIAN CITIES REPORT BEIJING RETAIL

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Jun 11, 2017

Economic overview Retail sales in Beijing continued to increase, up by 5.6% year-on-year (YoY) to RMB525.7 billion in the first half of 2017. Online retail sales also continued to record strong growth momentum, registering a 15.4% YoY increase to RMB94.9 billion, and accounting for 18.1% of total re...

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Indian retail the next growth story INDIAN RETAIL THE NEXT GROWTH STORY

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Jun 09, 2017

In India, many retailers are looking beyond the top 20 Indian cities, pro-actively exploring the online space and closely following mall developments across the country. The recent clarifications on the FDI relaxation in multi-brand retailing provides an interesting dynamic to the Indian landscape.

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Cloudflare whitepaper ecommerce mobile CLOUDFLARE WHITEPAPER ECOMMERCE MOBILE

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Jun 08, 2017

Mobile is at the tipping point to become the most important channel of e-commerce strategies. The top 25% of 8.S. retailers have already ȴgured out how to drive up mobile conversion rates to taNe an overproportional share of the addressable marNet  in a race where the winners taNe it all. 7hey ...

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retail management tutorial RETAIL MANAGEMENT TUTORIAL

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Jun 08, 2017

In the complex world of today, the consumer is king and retailers are keener on consumer satisfaction. Considering the busy lifestyles of today’s consumers, the retailers also provide services apart from products. Retailing occupies a very important place in the economics of any country. It is...

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2019 Internet retailer leading vendors report 2019 INTERNET RETAILER LEADING VENDORS REPORT

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Jun 07, 2017

Many retailers today are opting to buy e-commerce technology rather than build it. In an exclusive Internet Retailer survey of 183 e-commerce executives conducted in August, 66% of retailers said they opt to use a vendor for new technology rather than build it in-house, up from 51% last year.This FR...

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PowerPoint Presentation POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

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Jun 06, 2017

All of a sudden a promise from Science Fiction has become an everyday reality for the majority of consumers. Brands such as Amazon and Spotify, personal assistants like Siri and Cortana, technologies including programmatic trading and search; all of these rely on machine learning to deliver a compet...

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Retail 2025: Predictions on Innovation RETAIL 2025: PREDICTIONS ON INNOVATION

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Jun 06, 2017

This research was conducted in February 2017 with 1,000 consumers across the United States. Independent business market research agency, Technomic, conducted the survey which examines consumer attitudes towards the role of emerging technology throughout the retail experience. This report is based on...

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Recommendation in e-commerce RECOMMENDATION IN E-COMMERCE

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Jun 06, 2017

The massive adoption of the Web as an e-commerce platform1 has led to a fundamental change in the way that businesses of all sizes interact with their customers. Whereas potential access to a larger, more diverse customer base is generally viewed as an opportunity, this can also represent increased ...

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Disruptions in Retail through Digital Transformation DISRUPTIONS IN RETAIL THROUGH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jun 06, 2017

The word “Innovative Disruption”, to quote from Mr. Clayton Christensen, the Author of “Innovator’s Dilemma”, refers to an organization or entrepreneur anticipating Customer’s needs, passionately falling in love with Customer and creating a market where none exist...

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AudienceProject Device Study 2016 E-commerce across the Nordics AUDIENCEPROJECT DEVICE STUDY 2016 E-COMMERCE ACROSS THE NORDICS

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Jun 06, 2017

Online shopping in the Nordics has reached a high and steady level with 89% shopping online. Among these shoppers, 48% claim that they do most of their shopping online, while 40% say that they prefer to do their purchasing in offline stores. Despite the rise of ecommerce, this figure shows that the ...

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Ecommerce on wordpress: a getting started guide ECOMMERCE ON WORDPRESS: A GETTING STARTED GUIDE

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Jun 05, 2017

Certainly, there are Commerce as a Service (CaaS) solutions for enterprises that allow you to build a store with different levels of flexibility and functionality. But, they can be expensive. For example, Magento Enterprise starts at $18,000. And, there are lower priced cloud-hosted solutions such a...

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Getting Started with WordPress eCommerce GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS ECOMMERCE

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Jun 03, 2017

By 2016 there will be an expected 192 million people shopping online in the U.S. That’s 15% more shoppers than 2011, they’ll each be spending 44% more cash on average and the total spending will be up 62%. In short: ecommerce is growing. Are you ready? It’s time for Amazon to move ...

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Global Mobile Consumer Survey GLOBAL MOBILE CONSUMER SURVEY

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Jun 02, 2017

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Deloitte’s mobile consumer survey. It’s 2016 and there’s no place like phone. This is Ireland’s first year participating in Deloitte’s global study, which features some exciting insights about our relationships with mobile devices. A repre...

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Evolution of e-commerce in India Creating the bricks behind the clicks EVOLUTION OF E-COMMERCE IN INDIA CREATING THE BRICKS BEHIND THE CLICKS

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May 31, 2017

Recent years have seen a remarkable transformation in the way India shops and trades. E-commerce has taken the world of retail by storm and captivated the imagination of an entire generation of entrepreneurs, with e-commerce ventures with various business and commercial models. The explosive growth ...

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Remarketing for holiday retail success REMARKETING FOR HOLIDAY RETAIL SUCCESS

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May 31, 2017

Each holiday season, it seems like almost every company in the online marketing space releases a “best practices” list to inspire retailers. Even Adobe has addressed the issue of holiday readiness. This year, we’re leaving the basic best practices lists to others. While concerns su...

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The Global Governance of Online Consumer Protection and E-commerce THE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF ONLINE CONSUMER PROTECTION AND E-COMMERCE

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May 30, 2017

e-commerce has become an important feature of commercial activity throughout the world.1 However, hurdles to e-commerce do still exist,2 notably in an international context for consumers. Cross-border e-commerce accounted for just 7% of total online business-to-consumer (B2C) sales in 2015, accordin...

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Retail in the Era of the Connected Customer RETAIL IN THE ERA OF THE CONNECTED CUSTOMER

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May 16, 2017

A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage...

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Accelerating Digital Transformation in Retail ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN RETAIL

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May 15, 2017

The digital revolution is changing the world. And the customer is firmly at the centre of that change. The rewards are high for customer facing businesses that get it right. And conversely, getting it wrong can spell disaster. So what are the key elements to a successful digital strategy? How can di...

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Retail Point-of-Sale Under Fire RETAIL POINT-OF-SALE UNDER FIRE

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Apr 04, 2017

TrapX Security® reports, white papers, and legal updates are made available for educational and general informational purposes only. Although the information in TrapX® reports, white papers, and updates is intended to be current and accurate, the information presented here may not reflect th...

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The Future of Retail Security In the Eyes of Security Professionals THE FUTURE OF RETAIL SECURITY IN THE EYES OF SECURITY PROFESSIONALS

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Mar 30, 2017

Retail companies face a landscape filled with growing and increasingly complex threats. And the financial impact of these breaches is soaring. Just check the headlines. President Obama’s call for a 30-day mandatory disclosure of retail data breaches in his 2015 State of the Union address illus...

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Turning Retail Disruption Into Digital Opportunity TURNING RETAIL DISRUPTION INTO DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY

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Mar 29, 2017

The headlines are everywhere and they’re alarming. For a destination, the reaction to this news can be defensive-- to work harder, to make do with less, to cut and cover, but while this approach may be intuitive, it can also be an opportune time to consider where to grow.For as the best minds ...

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7 emerging trends that are changing retail 7 EMERGING TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING RETAIL

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Mar 28, 2017

In the last decade, few industries have been impacted by rapid advancements in technology quite like the retail industry has. Retailers have been faced with an “evolve-or-die” ultimatum as emerging platforms have created new channels to reach customers, introduced a seemingly endless flo...

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Sixth Annual 2015 Shopper Experience Study SIXTH ANNUAL 2015 SHOPPER EXPERIENCE STUDY

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Mar 23, 2017

What’s different about today’s retail environment is that people no longer go shopping the way they used to. In fact they don’t go shopping at all, they do shopping. They do it wherever they are because in the palm of their hands they carry an infinite universe of shopping options....

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Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION: ACCELERATING VALUE CREATION

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Mar 22, 2017

This World Economic Forum white paper is proposed in the context of the Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production, launched in 2016, which seeks to better understand transformations in global and local production systems and to provide a platform for pilots and collaborativ...

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Amazon Marketplace Strategy AMAZON MARKETPLACE STRATEGY

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Mar 15, 2017

This white paper is an introduction to selling on the Amazon.com selling platform. It discusses what the Amazon Marketplace is, how customers shop on the platform, competition for the Buy Box and the different business models for selling on Amazon.com.

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Surfing Tides of Retail Change SURFING TIDES OF RETAIL CHANGE

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Mar 07, 2017

Companies are continuously evolving to win the connected consumer. This includes changing the way they strategise, operate and collaborate – externally and internally. While aligning with external partners is important, internal cooperation too is becoming increasingly critical in an industry,...

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Best Practices and Excellence in National Family Meals Month™ Programming BEST PRACTICES AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL FAMILY MEALS MONTH™ PROGRAMMING

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Mar 02, 2017

The success of this movement has been, in large part, due to the synergy between the foundational tools provided nationally by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation and the commitment,In addition to an increase in the level of participation by implementers overall, the programming continues ...

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Why enhancing the in-store checkout and payment experience will help safeguard the merchant acquirer business model WHY ENHANCING THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT AND PAYMENT EXPERIENCE WILL HELP SAFEGUARD THE MERCHANT ACQUIRER BUSINESS MODEL

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Feb 24, 2017

These are challenging times for merchant acquirers. Fees have been under pressure for many years, but now with regulated levels of interchange and a requirement to disaggregate the merchant service charge into its component parts, there is nowhere left to hide. New competitors are emerging into this...

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2015 UPS Global Pulse of the Online Study White Paper 2015 UPS GLOBAL PULSE OF THE ONLINE STUDY WHITE PAPER

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Feb 14, 2017

UPS commissioned this Global Study with comScore for the second year to provide perspective for retailers on consumer behavior in today’s fluid shopping culture. Global e-commerce growth, which continues to fuel retail expansion, is estimated to reach 16% in 2015, moving from $1.47 trillion in...

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Pan-European e-commerce and new payment trends PAN-EUROPEAN E-COMMERCE AND NEW PAYMENT TRENDS

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Feb 14, 2017

The 2017 Masterindex is the first Mastercard survey of consumer trends in e-commerce and new payments in Europe. The aim of the Masterindex is to gain insights into the state of e-commerce, one of the pillars of the Digital Single Market, in over 20 countries across the European Economic Area (EEA)....

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Global retail placemaking report GLOBAL RETAIL PLACEMAKING REPORT

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Dec 28, 2016

Placemaking is a much-discussed topic that like “omnichannel,” “the Internet of Things,” and other ongoing trends has become a talking point without necessarily having acquired an agreed-upon definition. To help address this, we uncovered 22 examples of properties around the ...

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Artificial Intelligence Opportunities in Retail ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OPPORTUNITIES IN RETAIL

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Nov 29, 2016

This paper explores emerging opportunities for artificial intelligence within the retail industry. Discover new technologies - from visual search to machine driven sales forecasting, and find out how all of this ties into the mobile revolution. The AI momentum is building fast. Dynamic, intelligent ...

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Why Amazon Isn’t the Enemy of Large Retail Brands WHY AMAZON ISN’T THE ENEMY OF LARGE RETAIL BRANDS

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Nov 23, 2016

Amazon was born in 1995 with the sale of a single book, and it’s since evolved into one of the world’s leading online retailers. It’s arguably one of the most influential companies of the twenty-first century, continuing to break into new corners of the industry. After successful v...

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How you can join the omnichannel shopper in transforming australian retail HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE OMNICHANNEL SHOPPER IN TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIAN RETAIL

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Nov 22, 2016

Traditionally, retailers have segmented the market into those who shop online and those who shop in a physical store. Increasingly, however, the boundaries are blurring and a new consumer paradigm is fast emerging: the Omnichannel Shopper. Equally comfortable to research and shop on the Internet or ...

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Woo commerce core WOO COMMERCE CORE

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Nov 03, 2016

Built for WordPress: WooCommerce is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users, and connecting you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem.

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Snapshot for ecommerce SNAPSHOT FOR ECOMMERCE

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Oct 27, 2016

It’s no secret that visual content is becoming an integral part of the lives of today’s consumers. Photography once limited to those with an expensive camera and extensive training is now available to anyone who owns a mobile device. Deloitte predicts that in 2016, 2.5 trillion photos wi...

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Future of Retail Business in a Digital Society: In the Pursuit of Consumer-Centric Retailing FUTURE OF RETAIL BUSINESS IN A DIGITAL SOCIETY: IN THE PURSUIT OF CONSUMER-CENTRIC RETAILING

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Oct 26, 2016

Diversification in demographic composition and evolution of ICT are rapidly changing the environment surrounding retail industry. Today, everything around us (such as consumer electronics, broadcasting, automobiles, telephone, currency etc.) is moving towards digital transformation; this has opened ...

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Ecommerce White Paper ECOMMERCE WHITE PAPER

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Sep 27, 2016

eCommerce business is here to stay. It continues its rapid growth across the globe and over the coming years shows no signs of abating. With many businesses now more reliant on eCommerce than face-to-face transactions and with more companies becoming internet focussed, it is increasingly important t...

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Ecommerce white paper ECOMMERCE WHITE PAPER

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Sep 27, 2016

eCommerce business is here to stay. It continues its rapid growth across the globe and over the coming years shows no signs of abating. With many businesses now more reliant on eCommerce than face-to-face transactions and with more companies becoming internet focussed, it is increasingly important t...

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Return Rate Miscalculations Impact RETURN RATE MISCALCULATIONS IMPACT

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Sep 22, 2016

Today’s business environment underscores the necessity of accurately monitoring finances and implementing programs that will give meaningful numbers in terms of actual operations as well as accounting documents. For example, even though retail sales fluctuate every year, whether those sales ac...

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Hour crisis unstable schedules in the los angeles retail sector HOUR CRISIS UNSTABLE SCHEDULES IN THE LOS ANGELES RETAIL SECTOR

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Jul 27, 2016

The retail sector is an integral part of the Los Angeles landscape with almost half a million workers in the county, and 147,157 workers in the city. Retail makes up one-tenth of the private sector workforce in the county and is its second largest employer. Yet more than half of the county’s w...

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Controlling Shrink by Monitoring Sales Reducing Activities CONTROLLING SHRINK BY MONITORING SALES REDUCING ACTIVITIES

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Jul 25, 2016

Loss Prevention departments have, for some time, successfully examined risk flags within POS transactions to identify exceptions that may indicate theft or loss. These risk flags, many of which decrement potential revenue, are increasingly categorised as SRAs or sales reducing activities. Today, mon...

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Contact centre 2025 trends, opportunities and strategies CONTACT CENTRE 2025 TRENDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES

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Jul 21, 2016

Customer service organizations have always been in a continuous struggle to respond to the ever-changing landscape of customer expectations. No other industry has had to adapt and evolve more quickly to the new era of the empowered consumer, the growing number of communication channels and the chall...

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Using Big Data To Enable The Omnichannel Retail Experience USING BIG DATA TO ENABLE THE OMNICHANNEL RETAIL EXPERIENCE

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Jul 20, 2016

The retail buying experience has been profoundly impacted with the advent of newer technologies such as smart phones and digital e-commerce. Traditional buying patterns and behaviors have changed significantly as illustrated by the progressive decline of customer visits to retail stores and the incr...

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Global B2C E-commerce Report 2016 GLOBAL B2C E-COMMERCE REPORT 2016

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Jul 19, 2016

At the Ecommerce Foundation, we believe that sharing knowledge is essential for the continuous growth of the e-commerce industry. For this reason we have recently developed two initiatives with the aim of helping e-commerce companies improve. The EcommerceWiki is an international platform on which w...

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Transforming Physical Retail TRANSFORMING PHYSICAL RETAIL

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Jul 13, 2016

“Omnichannel”, “In-Store Analytics”, “Customer Tracking”, “Big Data”, “Showrooming”: these are some of today’s buzz words influencing the rapidly evolving retail landscape. Consumers are more informed, more connected, and are more dem...

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Making my mark retail career progression - financial center staff MAKING MY MARK RETAIL CAREER PROGRESSION - FINANCIAL CENTER STAFF

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Jul 12, 2016

Accurate Friendly Positive Professional demeanor Lead by example Teach others Coach Resolve conflict Motivate others Lead Make decisions Follows through Proven external self-development Resourceful Manages time effectively Organized Proactive Build strong relationships Achieve goals Focused on membe...

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Mobile Commerce Insights for Retailers MOBILE COMMERCE INSIGHTS FOR RETAILERS

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Jul 07, 2016

Consumer behaviours towards purchasing have changed. A decade ago, the idea of online purchases coming predominantly through mobile would have probably been met with skepticism, but the reality is that mobile is continuing to dominate with some even going as far as to say that the future of eCommerc...

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Retail Security for the Digital Age: Preventing a Data Breach in Your Store RETAIL SECURITY FOR THE DIGITAL AGE: PREVENTING A DATA BREACH IN YOUR STORE

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Jun 28, 2016

As customer-facing businesses, retail brands have to work hard to uphold their reputations, and information security is a vital component of this effort. Retailers have to accept that today every business big or small can be a target, and they must do all they can to minimize the risk. As the retail...

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The top 10 retail trends for 2016 THE TOP 10 RETAIL TRENDS FOR 2016

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Jun 25, 2016

Fashion and function are coming together in exciting new waysfueling consumers’ craving for wearable technology. What’s hot? Wearable headsets, smartwatches, fitness devices, healthcare monitoring and bespoke fashion design. On top of that, wearable technology is promising to change how ...

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Effective Asset Management in Retail EFFECTIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT IN RETAIL

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Jun 23, 2016

Millions of people pass through supermarket doors every year, with retailers generating billions of pounds in sales. An escalating price war between the big five chains means shoppers saved £182m on their grocery bills last year. However, along with the millions of pounds that retailers make, ...

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The future of retail banking: the customers THE FUTURE OF RETAIL BANKING: THE CUSTOMERS

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Jun 21, 2016

Retail banking was long referred to as a 3-6-3 business. The bank borrows money at a 3% interest rate at the capital market, lends the same money at a 6% interest rate to the customer and the banker finds himself on the golf course at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Those were the days. Apart from...

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Reducing tco in retail with intel vpro technology REDUCING TCO IN RETAIL WITH INTEL VPRO TECHNOLOGY

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Jun 21, 2016

In the fiercely competitive retail industry, technology is being used to squeeze the last bit of margin out of every transaction. Throughout the store, computing and networking technology helps increase revenue and decrease costs by improving the customer experience, transaction processing and inven...

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Brick and Mortar Reborn BRICK AND MORTAR REBORN

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Jun 15, 2016

For years now, analysts have predicted that the rise of mobile technologies and the ascendance of e-commerce would result in the demise of brick-and-mortar retail spaces of all sizes. As retail went digital, the idea was, physical space would become redundant. But while pivoting to a new digital par...

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eCommerce Comparison White Paper: Magento, Odoo, PrestaShop & Shopify ECOMMERCE COMPARISON WHITE PAPER: MAGENTO, ODOO, PRESTASHOP & SHOPIFY

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Jun 15, 2016

Over the past few years, internet purchases have dramatically increased. Current statistics show that purchases made online have doubled between 2014 and 2015. The convenience of online shopping has made it the preferred medium for many shoppers with products and services at their fingertips via the...

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European B2C E-commerce Report 2016 EUROPEAN B2C E-COMMERCE REPORT 2016

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Jun 14, 2016

Stimulating cross-border e-commerce is Ecommerce Europe’s mission, and therefore we are happy to know that the digital sector is booming. Online retail continues to grow significantly. The European e-commerce turnover managed to increase 13.3% to €455.3 billion in 2015. Compared to the 1....

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NCR RealPOS Purpose-built for retail NCR REALPOS PURPOSE-BUILT FOR RETAIL

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Jun 14, 2016

NCR RealPOS represents the latest evolution of design for usability and reliability thinking around retail point-of-sale (POS) devices. The product form, materials and user interface builds on over a century of knowledge and global experience culminating in a purpose-built solution for retail store ...

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Reinventing retail: four predictions for 2016 and beyond REINVENTING RETAIL: FOUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2016 AND BEYOND

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Jun 14, 2016

For the past few years, the Walker Sands Future of Retail study has analyzed the rise and adoption of emerging retail technology, with a heavy focus on gauging consumer reaction to potential game-changers like drones, virtual reality and mobile commerce. The annual report has also documented the cha...

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Retail Mobility: Consumers in Control RETAIL MOBILITY: CONSUMERS IN CONTROL

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Jun 14, 2016

The new playing field for retailers is a mobile one, and the most successful retailers are overcoming challenges to provide a compelling mobile experience for tablet- and smartphone-based shopping. The retail industry has embraced the ubiquity of mobile devices across the consumer landscape. Studies...

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The Retailers’ Guide to Creating Personalized shopping experiences THE RETAILERS’ GUIDE TO CREATING PERSONALIZED SHOPPING EXPERIENCES

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Jun 14, 2016

In our always-connected digital world, your ability to deliver personalized, immersive shopping experiences is key to earning customer loyalty. Enabled and empowered by technology, today’s consumers seek out ever-richer and more captivating shopping engagements, rewarding retailers and brands ...

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3 Ecommerce Trends for 2016 3 ECOMMERCE TRENDS FOR 2016

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Feb 03, 2016

Last year there were big changes in the payments industry, with EMV migration being the biggest transformation the industry had seen. With 2016 underway, more merchants will migrate to EMV bringing additional payment methods such as mobile and online form-factors. This infographic by Vantiv highligh...

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Retail and local searches RETAIL AND LOCAL SEARCHES

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Oct 07, 2015

More than ever before, businesses are coming under pressure to adapt to the realities of a digitised society. To hold their own against the competition, they need to prove their agility by aligning their business models and their products or services as well as their processes to the new imperatives...

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IoT is THE game changer for Retailers. IOT IS THE GAME CHANGER FOR RETAILERS.

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Sep 04, 2015

We talk of the next big revolution of the internet world. It is Internet of Things aka IoT. What can be more intimidating when objects of daily usage start talking among themselves and give us intelligent insights? Means to improve productivity increases four-fold.

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The Future of Retail Financial Services THE FUTURE OF RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Jul 21, 2015

A customer revolution is underway, overthrowing established business models and fueling disruption. Financial services organizations must change how they operate to ensure they emerge on the winning side. Banks and insurance companies that cannot keep pace will find their customers, busy pursuing fl...

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Retail in a Digital World How to Survive and Thrive RETAIL IN A DIGITAL WORLD HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE

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Jul 21, 2015

In 10 years, retail will look very different. While the store will remain a cornerstone in most retail models, the “retailer of the future” will capture demand and trigger processes from novel sources such as wearables, mobile devices, smart homes, and cars. Nearly all store sales will b...

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The future of retail complaints THE FUTURE OF RETAIL COMPLAINTS

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Jul 16, 2015

Today’s always-on world means consumers can engage with retailers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The proliferation of new communication channels has created multiple touchpoints where brands and shoppers can interact and build relationships. In this era of the empowered consumer, it’...

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How Mobile Communications are Enhancing the Omni-Channel Customer Experience HOW MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS ARE ENHANCING THE OMNI-CHANNEL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Jul 15, 2015

In today’s global economy, retailers are being driven by the demands of an increasingly mobile and digital consumer; offering savings, service and effi ciency are merely table stakes. Armed with smartphones, tablets and laptops, tech savvy shoppers expect retailers to know their preferences an...

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Shaping the Future of Entertainment SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT

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Jul 01, 2015

Political parties have long published manifestos. Pressure groups and charities too. Until now, the UK’s entertainment retailers and digital entertainment services have done without. So why now? Does entertainment retailing really need a manifesto, a statement of principles, a vision for the f...

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Digital retail in 2020 rewriting the rules DIGITAL RETAIL IN 2020 REWRITING THE RULES

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Jun 24, 2015

Indian e-tailing hasso far focused on customer acquisition,gross merchandise value growth and scale,funded through heavy discounts and expensive acquisitions.

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Retail in a Digital World RETAIL IN A DIGITAL WORLD

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Jun 23, 2015

In 10 years, retail will look very different. While the store will remain a cornerstone in most retail models, the “retailer of the future” will capture demand and trigger processes from novel sources such as wearables, mobile devices, smart homes, and cars. Nearly all store sales will b...

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Canadian Brands Take the Next Step into Omni-Channe Retail CANADIAN BRANDS TAKE THE NEXT STEP INTO OMNI-CHANNE RETAIL

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Jun 23, 2015

This paper explores the latest trends in Canadian retail, including how Canadian brands are building out their omni-channel offerings, exploring new store formats and technologies, managing inventory, and confronting the challenges posed by omni-channel order fulfillment. Canadian retail brands are ...

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The Retail App: Ultimate Direct Link With the Customer THE RETAIL APP: ULTIMATE DIRECT LINK WITH THE CUSTOMER

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Jun 23, 2015

The phone affects the way consumers gather information, but also how they move and orient themselves, make purchases, plan holidays and maintain relationships. It’s the logical, almost always present extension for direct interpretation of a large number of daily consumer needs. The retail app ...

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Top Mobile Retail Trends for 2015 TOP MOBILE RETAIL TRENDS FOR 2015

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Jun 22, 2015

Mobility is changing every aspect of retail, from the corporate office to the field; from warehouse operations to customer engagement. According to RIS News, most large chain retailers now rely on wireless devices, with an average fleet of 60 per store that includes smartphones, tablets, rugged devi...

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Supply chain traceability with RFID and SAP SUPPLY CHAIN TRACEABILITY WITH RFID AND SAP

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Jun 16, 2015

Real time visibility into assets and products across the supply chain a critical business need is fast becoming a reality.this paper maker the case for a central real time event repository based on the SAP object event repository architecture for RFID-enabled supply chain in the Retail and CPG indus...

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Total Retail 2015: Retailers and the Age of Disruption TOTAL RETAIL 2015: RETAILERS AND THE AGE OF DISRUPTION

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Feb 17, 2015

In last year’s Total Retail report, I referred to the high bar that participants in PwC’s global online shopper survey had set for retailers worldwide. In the 12 months since, that bar has been raised higher still– but customer expectations are really just part of the story for ret...

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Retail Hyperpersonalization RETAIL HYPERPERSONALIZATION

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Oct 23, 2014

This quote aptly illustrates the evolving human relationship with technology personalization and privacy. You immediately wonder: Is the innovation about unmanned aerial vehicles? Wearables? The Internet of Things? Ironically, it is from an article written two decades ago about the arrival of caller...

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It’s not e-shopping it’s just me shopping IT’S NOT E-SHOPPING IT’S JUST ME SHOPPING

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Jun 18, 2014

While it is generally accepted that 90% of those connected to the Internet have made online purchases, that’s where the generalizations must end. Digital technology has spawned a vast array of options, and shoppers are using these channels differently depending on where they live, how digitall...

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PoS RAM Scraper Malware POS RAM SCRAPER MALWARE

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Jun 17, 2014

Stealing payment card data has become an everyday crime that yields quick monetary gains. The goal is to steal the data stored on the magnetic stripe of payment cards, clone the cards, and run charges on the accounts associated with them. Criminals have been physically skimming payment cards such as...

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Future of Retail White paper FUTURE OF RETAIL WHITE PAPER

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Jun 17, 2014

While it’s no secret that the introduction of new technology is rapidly changing retail, businesses are still figuring out how to use these technologies to their advantage to better understand customers and get ahead of trends. Walker Sands conducted its 2014 Future of Retail Study to gain a c...

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Balancing Multi-Generational Retail Strategies BALANCING MULTI-GENERATIONAL RETAIL STRATEGIES

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Jun 17, 2014

It is no secret that Baby Boomers are a shopping force and have provided retailers with the main source of income for the past decade. Baby Boomers (those born from 1943 – 1964), drive the strategy, merchandising and marketing for many retailers today. Small wonder. With a shopping force 65 mi...

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Visa Checkout: The Right Choice for Online Retailers VISA CHECKOUT: THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ONLINE RETAILERS

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Jun 16, 2014

A new report from comScore shows clear advantages to online retailers using Visa Checkout to simplify their checkout experience. The results of the report are highlighted below. Consumer retail spend has moved increasingly from in-store to digital, with more than 1 in 10 of U.S. retail discretionary...

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Report thinking like a retailer airline merchandising REPORT THINKING LIKE A RETAILER AIRLINE MERCHANDISING

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Jun 10, 2014

Simply put, merchandising is about providing the right product and service to the traveller, delivered through the right channel, and at the right time, in a way that is visually appealing and easy to understand. Merchandising matters to airlines because it is a vital tool to improve traveller satis...

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Mobile Commerce in Retail: Loyalty and Couponing MOBILE COMMERCE IN RETAIL: LOYALTY AND COUPONING

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Jan 29, 2014

In the Mobile Commerce in Retail White Paper published in July 2013, the GSMA outlined a compelling vision of how mobile commerce could transform retailing and the practical steps that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can take today. It explores how MNOs can cooperate with other operators, retailers,...

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Retail Analytics: Game Changer for Customer Loyalty RETAIL ANALYTICS: GAME CHANGER FOR CUSTOMER LOYALTY

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Jan 22, 2014

In these times of economic uncertainty and decreasing margins, retailers must improve their approach to driving traffic and sales. With increased mobility and always-connected capabilities, shoppers today can easily research competitive offerings, even while standing in a store aisle. As such, they ...

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