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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 ...

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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 an...

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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 nation...

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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 beginn...

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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, urgen...

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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...

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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...

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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 expe...

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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 t...

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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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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 reco...

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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 ...

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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 rewar...

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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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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 r...

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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...

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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 play...

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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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Feb 12, 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. And now...

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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 evolut...

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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 consume...

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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, retailer...

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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 technolog...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 Federa...

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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 ...

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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 devou...

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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...

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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 law...

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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 ac...

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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 app...

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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 ...

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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 overlay...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Sma...

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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 suppl...

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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 fa...

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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 unap...

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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 intersecti...

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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-commer...

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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 indust...

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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 o...

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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 addres...

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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 pr...

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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 lead...

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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...

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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...

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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 t...

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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-tail...

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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 t...

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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 deci...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 consti...

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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 behavi...

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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 shopp...

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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 ...

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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, creati...

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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. Customer...

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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 electron...

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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 th...

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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 fosteri...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 f...

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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 pre...

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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, environ...

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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 ...

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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 Usabi...

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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,...

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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 no...

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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...

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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 ret...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 neve...

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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 th...

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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 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...

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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 ...

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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 Inter...

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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 p...

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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 ...

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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 es...

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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 li...

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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 conside...

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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 20...

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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 inn...

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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...

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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 compani...

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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 lead...

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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 ...

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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 suppl...

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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 organis...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 b...

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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 throughou...

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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 t...

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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,...

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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, in...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ne...

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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 sh...

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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,...

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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&r...

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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 mar...

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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...

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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 ne...

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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 “...

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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 rea...

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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 dolla...

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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 facili...

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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 ...

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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 digita...

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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 provid...

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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 h...

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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, Bi...

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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 opti...

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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...

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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 shif...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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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 n...

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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...

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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 no...

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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 t...

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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...

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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...

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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 econ...

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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. ...

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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 sl...

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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 s...

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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,...

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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 f...

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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 product...

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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 hou...

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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 s...

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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 ...

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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 c...

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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 deba...

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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...

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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 r...

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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...

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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 s...

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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 reta...

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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 st...

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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 a...

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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 me...

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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 promoti...

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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 ree...

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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 calcula...

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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 tech...

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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 ...

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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. Cr...

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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 ...

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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 movement...

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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...

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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, Zeb...

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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&...

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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 i...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, underp...

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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. Wi...

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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 satisfi...

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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” mod...

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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, Zeb...

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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...

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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 re...

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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 syste...

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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 co...

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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 leve...

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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. Bran...

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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 Ne...

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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 be...

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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 di...

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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...

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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-tradition...

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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 headline...

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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 produc...

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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 analy...

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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 surve...

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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 digit...

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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 ...

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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&rsquo...

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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, Zeb...

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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...

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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 RMB...

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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 provide...

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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&nb...

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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 impo...

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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 tha...

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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 ...

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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 through...

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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 ...

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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 wi...

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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 ...

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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, th...

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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. ...

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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 ab...

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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 bus...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 clie...

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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 ele...

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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,...

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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 bre...

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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 tim...

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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 r...

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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 th...

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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...

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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.co...

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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...

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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 b...

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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 le...

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 A...

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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 in...

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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 co...

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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. Delo...

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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 movin...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 em...

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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 categorise...

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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 grow...

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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 declin...

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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 Eco...

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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 a...

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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 s...

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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 ...

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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 d...

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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 tha...

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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...

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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...

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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 cus...

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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 ...

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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...

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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% ...

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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 culmina...

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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 comme...

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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 mob...

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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 sho...

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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...

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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...

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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 incre...

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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 kee...

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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, sm...

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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...

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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 shop...

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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 manife...

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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, sm...

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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-chan...

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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 lar...

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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 sto...

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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 RFI...

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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 expe...

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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 w...

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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 diff...

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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 h...

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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 con...

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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 retailer...

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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, w...

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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 bec...

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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 M...

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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, ev...

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Payment trends in the European retail sector PAYMENT TRENDS IN THE EUROPEAN RETAIL SECTOR

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Dec 25, 2013

This is the second annual EDC retailer survey and payments continue to be a hot topic for retailers. Consumers have an increasing array of choices when making a payment and they have greater empowerment in this choice and the channel they wish to tra...

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Retail Marketing Segmentation RETAIL MARKETING SEGMENTATION

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Jul 18, 2012

Over the past year, the growth in daily deals such as Groupon and Living Social has become one of the most significant trends in retail and service businesses. Daily deal sites are competing for new customers and to keep current buyers in such a high...

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Christmas Retail Review 2012 CHRISTMAS RETAIL REVIEW 2012

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Jul 17, 2012

Christmas 2012 was another record-breaker for the online retail industry boasting a 30% year-on-year increase in UK Internet visits and a 17.8% growth in online sales according to figures from the British Retail Consortium. Although the sterling perf...

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Customer-centricity in Retail: Improving the Customer Experience CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY IN RETAIL: IMPROVING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Jun 12, 2012

Executive leaders across all industries continue to face market challenges. Competition continues to accelerate; and, in retail, large chain stores compete by aggressively buying market share through acquisition, while small specialty and pop-up stor...

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Online Shoppers and Buyers White Paper ONLINE SHOPPERS AND BUYERS WHITE PAPER

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May 16, 2012

Retailers need to provide an outstanding online shopping experience. For most Canadians, online purchasing is no longer mysterious and, for many, it is the preferred way to shop. A detailed survey sponsored by Canada Post and conducted by J.C. Willia...

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Reducing TCO in Retail with Intel vPro Technology REDUCING TCO IN RETAIL WITH INTEL VPRO TECHNOLOGY

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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 cus...

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Mobile in Retail-Getting your retail environment ready for mobile MOBILE IN RETAIL-GETTING YOUR RETAIL ENVIRONMENT READY FOR MOBILE

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Terms like mobile commerce and mobile marketing have created a huge buzz. If businesses could use mobile phones to reach consumers anytime, anywhere, it would fundamentally change how they do business. However, today mobile still represents a tiny ch...

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RetailGlobal-Whitepaper RETAILGLOBAL-WHITEPAPER

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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...

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Retail Tax and E-Commerce RETAIL TAX AND E-COMMERCE

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One of the unique requirements of the American system is that businesses are expected to collect almost all of the taxes required by federal, state, and local governments. For example, property tax is collected by banks, income tax is collected by em...

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The Future of Retail is ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IS ‘HERE’ AND ‘NOW’

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To remain competitive in today’s real-time world, retailers need to more effectively read and respond to consumers’ digital fingerprints, or Code Halos, to anticipate their preferences and needs and deliver contextually-relevant, timely a...

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White paper on e-commerce (B2C) GS1 Switzerland policy document WHITE PAPER ON E-COMMERCE (B2C) GS1 SWITZERLAND POLICY DOCUMENT

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GS1 Switzerland is the platform on which experts optimise the flows of goods and information to create sustainable value. As an association of approximately 5,000 member companies, GS1 Switzerland provides a network for all trading partners to cooper...

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Retail Parking White Paper RETAIL PARKING WHITE PAPER

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Regardless of whether you’re an individual retailer, a retail park or a shopping centre operator and whether you offer free parking or paid for parking, you want to maximise the number of consumers in your stores. And if you’re going to w...

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Retail Insights Harnessing the Power of Data RETAIL INSIGHTS HARNESSING THE POWER OF DATA

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With global revenue of $22 trillion in 2014,1 the retail industry contributes a significant portion to the GDP of many countries, employs tens of millions of people and touches nearly everyone. Whether family-owned-and-operated shops, multinational c...

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Sixth sense of retail SIXTH SENSE OF RETAIL

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A study exploring how digital trends like social media,mobile applications and automation are reshaping the way UK retailers engage with shoppers.Here’s our take on the four essential steps retailers could embark on to create compelling and per...

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How to digitally transform your retail business HOW TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS

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Leaders in many retail companies see the promising opportunities of engaging with attractive providers in the global supply chain, digitizing processes and products, implementing profitable multi-channel strategies, taking advantage of the scalabilit...

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A Holistic Retail Solution A HOLISTIC RETAIL SOLUTION

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Retailers face a daunting task to map customer experience to ensure increase walk-in and conversion rate - factors directly correlated with positive customer experience. With cost involved in direct acquisition of technology, work force and infrastru...

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Retail futures RETAIL FUTURES

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Forum for the Future - the sustainable development charity - works in partnership with leading organisations in business and the public sector. Our vision is of business and communities thriving in a future that is environmentally sustainable and soc...

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Digital Commerce in Retail: Mass Distribution and Acceptance of Mobile Couponing DIGITAL COMMERCE IN RETAIL: MASS DISTRIBUTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF MOBILE COUPONING

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Across the world, merchants and brands use offers and coupons to engage new and existing customers. They increasingly want to be able to distribute digital offers that can be accepted efficiently and securely using smartphones and tablets. Consumers ...

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Three Benefits of a Cloud-Based Integrated POS Solution THREE BENEFITS OF A CLOUD-BASED INTEGRATED POS SOLUTION

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As technology leads to more robust and flexible point-of-sale systems, merchants face hard choices in selecting the best solution for their business. Traditional systems require on-site servers, proprietary hardware in some cases and expensive licens...

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The Retail Customer Experience THE RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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When it comes to shopping behavior, price is always a key motivator. However, to sustain a customer’s loyalty over the long term, retailers often find it valuable to focus on the customer experience. But which experiences are most important to ...

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Omni-Channel Retail in 2017 OMNI-CHANNEL RETAIL IN 2017

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A senior citizen looking to buy a smartwatch might be texted a recommendation by a grandchild, then walk into a physical store to purchase. That same grandchild on the other hand, might spend weeks parsing smartwatch reviews, adding, then abandoning ...

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The retail observer THE RETAIL OBSERVER

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“Diversification is more than adding a new product line or category. It is constantly evolving and changing your business to exceed the demands of the market. Remaining fluid in all things; how you layout and merchandise your showroom floor, to...

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Ecommerce Personalization ECOMMERCE PERSONALIZATION

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Personalization improves a shopper's experience by offering “relevant help in the form of better search results, specific product recommendations, or even product descriptions that help the buyer. This helps build long-term relationships.&r...

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Selling on Amazon: First Party or Third Party? SELLING ON AMAZON: FIRST PARTY OR THIRD PARTY?

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In this white paper, we’ll outline a few of the options available for brands looking to capitalize on Amazon’s success, along with what to consider along the way. We’ll explain the differences between the two primary approaches to s...

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Main Street Finance: How Can the Financial System Better Serve Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses? MAIN STREET FINANCE: HOW CAN THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM BETTER SERVE ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESSES?

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Entrepreneurs and small businesses are a key source of job creation and economic growth. Yet many small businesses and entrepreneurs face challenges accessing affordable financing, especially loans that are less than $250,000. This paper will explore...

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Mobile connections MOBILE CONNECTIONS

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Through geographical inquiry, students develop deep knowledge of our mobile connections and the resulting consequences on places. The guide engages students in key learning activities and case studies that investigate place perceptions, access to tec...

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Top Five Reasons to Use Solid-State Drives in POS Systems TOP FIVE REASONS TO USE SOLID-STATE DRIVES IN POS SYSTEMS

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Businesses that rely on point-of-sale (POS) systems are constantly looking for ways to improve performance, stability, accuracy and reliability. Today’s POS systems are critical to managing inventory, tracking orders, recording customer informa...

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Retail Insights Harnessing the Power of Data RETAIL INSIGHTS HARNESSING THE POWER OF DATA

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With global revenue of $22 trillion in 2014,1 the retail industry contributes a significant portion to the GDP of many countries, employs tens of millions of people and touches nearly everyone. Whether family-owned-and-operated shops, multinational c...

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A Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Industry A ROADMAP TO DIGITAL VALUE IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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If, as a retailer today, you aren’t racing to develop digital business capabilities as quickly as you can, you’re facing an imminent competitive threat and missing a major financial opportunity. The retail industry has the potential to ge...

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The New Rules of Retail THE NEW RULES OF RETAIL

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In its infancy, retail was comprised of small neighborhood stores where owners knew their customers and engaged in conversations that helped to determine the best merchandise mix and inventory levels. In the 1960s, the first chain stores appeared wit...

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The Effects of POS Implementation and Retail Technology on Sales and Profitability for Small to Mid Sized Retailers THE EFFECTS OF POS IMPLEMENTATION AND RETAIL TECHNOLOGY ON SALES AND PROFITABILITY FOR SMALL TO MID SIZED RETAILERS

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The purpose of this white paper is to explore the impact of the deployment of technology in a retail business. More specifically, we will look at the effects on sales, profitability and productivity of the use of Point of Sale, Inventory Control and ...

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems and Security POINT OF SALE (POS) SYSTEMS AND SECURITY

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With the Target Corporation breach as the main example, the last year has seen several POS systems compromised by bad actors. In many cases, these environments were PCI-DSS compliant. If the information security standard organization's use f...

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A Comparative Analysis of Retail Checkout Environments A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RETAIL CHECKOUT ENVIRONMENTS

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This white paper presents a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis of IBM's point-ofsale (POS) solutions and PC cash drawer (PCCD) solutions running on IBM PC platforms in the United States and Europe to uncover the actual costs associated with b...

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simPRO Point of Sale SIMPRO POINT OF SALE

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POS (or Point of Sale) software is the software retailers and hospitality businesses use to process sales. Point of Sale is a broad term that can encompass merchandising aids, displays and devices to conduct transactions in a store such as a cash reg...

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Point of Sale System Architecture and Security POINT OF SALE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND SECURITY

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To most people, Point of Sale (POS) systems with integrated payment processing are a black box where magic happens. In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData, talks about how financi...

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Retail Point of Sale Systems RETAIL POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS

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iPOS is a point of sale system with stock, debtor and creditor management functions, that is fully integrated with Monitor’s Supervisor Net transaction management system. iPOS retail system is a fully-integrated stock, debtor and creditor manag...

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A Beginners Guide to Computerized POS Software A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COMPUTERIZED POS SOFTWARE

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Most large retail stores have migrated from the old trusty cash register to more modern computerized point of sale (POS) systems. This Application Guide explores computerized POS technology and provides a roadmap for anyone contemplating acquiring PO...

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The Future of Retail Through the Internet of Things THE FUTURE OF RETAIL THROUGH THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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It may be one of the worst technology buzzwords of all-time, but the Internet of Things (loT) is on the cusp of changing all business sectors, including the retail industry. The Internet of Things is about to get serious. Forget the hype and those an...

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The four key challenges in the retail sector THE FOUR KEY CHALLENGES IN THE RETAIL SECTOR

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The retail sector has undergone significant transformation in the last decade with new technologies, intensifying competition and increasingly sophisticated consumers all playing their part in revolutionising the retail landscape.  While the ind...

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The Future of Retail is ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IS ‘HERE’ AND ‘NOW’

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To remain competitive in today’s real-time world, retailers need to more effectively read and respond to consumers’ digital fingerprints, or Code Halos, to anticipate their preferences and needs and deliver contextually-relevant, timely a...

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Consumer and Retail Choice, the Role of the Utility, and an Evolving Regulatory Framework CONSUMER AND RETAIL CHOICE, THE ROLE OF THE UTILITY, AND AN EVOLVING REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

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California’s electric sector is undergoing unprecedented change, brought about by a sequence of innovations in technology as well as many incremental policy actions taken in several different decision- making arenas. Between rooftop solar, Comm...

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DATA DRIVEN MARKETING DECISIONS IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY DATA DRIVEN MARKETING DECISIONS IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

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Data-driven decisions in retail need to rely on more than legacy analytics. In order to consistently make the most informed decisions, retailers need to take advantage of data science. The retail industry is changing quickly and those that adapt to m...

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Microsoft Dynamics for Retail MICROSOFT DYNAMICS FOR RETAIL

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Today’s retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunities alongside some daunting challenges. Economic factors, the increasing choice in products and shopping formats, and unparalleled access to information are fuelling today’s empowere...

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Virtual POS is Retail Ready – Are you Ready? VIRTUAL POS IS RETAIL READY – ARE YOU READY?

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Today’s informed, connected, and highly mobile consumers have come to expect the same from the companies they choose to do business with. While customers use the Internet to research products and compare prices while standing in the check out l...

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The Effects of POS Implementation and Retail Technology on Sales THE EFFECTS OF POS IMPLEMENTATION AND RETAIL TECHNOLOGY ON SALES

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Over the past fifteen years more and more independent retailers have installed software and hardware in their stores for the purpose of collecting sales data (POS) and ordering and tracking inventory (Merchandise Systems) and many have also added cus...

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Why Retailers Should Replace Old Point of Sale Systems Now WHY RETAILERS SHOULD REPLACE OLD POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS NOW

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While there is much debate in the financial community as to whether or not the United States is coming out of the current recession, there is no doubt that the current recession and financial crisis were extremely severe. Consensus is that it is the ...

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Enterprise Mobility for Retail Digital Transformation at your Fingertips ENTERPRISE MOBILITY FOR RETAIL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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With deep expertise and experience, Sonata is a leading mobility solutions and services partner engaging with leading retailers across the globe to digitally transform their businesses. Our mobile-first strategy enables retailers to provide superior ...

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data Big Opportunity for Retailers to Win Customers HARNESSING THE POWER OF BIG DATA BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR RETAILERS TO WIN CUSTOMERS

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Retailers generate large volumes of data across their supply chain and at various customer touch points across omni-channel  operations. At the same time, the current digital customer and social experience is feeding a massive data explosion. Th...

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The Next Generation of Retail Customer Interaction THE NEXT GENERATION OF RETAIL CUSTOMER INTERACTION

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For decades, the only constant in retail is change. Storefront retailing, the staple of the industry, has slowly evolved new branches; catalog sales, then e-tailing, then m-commerce, have taken center stage as channels of interaction expanded with em...

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Revolutionizing Retail with Digital Business REVOLUTIONIZING RETAIL WITH DIGITAL BUSINESS

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Retailers are perpetually struggling to differentiate themselves from the competition. Search engines and social media have made it easier for customers to compare and evaluate products and services. To compete, retailers must become digital business...

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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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New consumer buying patterns are impacting retail sales per square foot across many retail environments. This paper discusses how retailers can use a sustainability and energy management strategy to create brand loyalty, increase margins, mitigate ri...

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Cyber Security for Retail Services CYBER SECURITY FOR RETAIL SERVICES

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Cybercrime is big business and retailers are attractive targets. Traditional retail metrics that focus IT attention on initiatives to maximize store performance over security have left retailers with gaps in defenses. Combine inadequate security with...

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Big Data Analytics in Retail and Consumer Services BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN RETAIL AND CONSUMER SERVICES

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This paper provides you with insights into our vision, approach and consulting service offerings in big data analytics in the retail and consumer services industry. Industry research and experience from CGI’s customer engagements show an ever i...

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Pop-Up Retail and Instant Networks POP-UP RETAIL AND INSTANT NETWORKS

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Currently an eight-billion dollar industry,1 pop-up retail and instant networks have become established retail strategies for testing products, generating buzz, building brand awareness, maximizing customer engagement, and driving sales for big-name ...

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WHAT’S DRIVING TOMORROW’S RETAIL EXPERIENCE? WHAT’S DRIVING TOMORROW’S RETAIL EXPERIENCE?

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Decades ago, retail was based on relationships: When people walked through the front door, the merchant personally greeted them and asked how they could help. Customers trusted the merchant to help them with what they needed and educate them about ne...

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Analytics for digital retail ANALYTICS FOR DIGITAL RETAIL

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The advent of organized retail propelled businesses to reach out to a wider spectrum of consumers in an effort to increase market share. This gave rise to various marketing channels and mediums for retailers to communicate with their consumers. Consu...

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Transforming the Retail Store of Today TRANSFORMING THE RETAIL STORE OF TODAY

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A global information management firm conducted a survey in which 2,000 adults across the UK were asked where they were going to buy Christmas presents. They found that a whopping 54.2% of overall spend would be online. The rise of online retailers ha...

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Retail Without Limits RETAIL WITHOUT LIMITS

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In 1776, Scottish economist Adam Smith in “The Wealth of Nations” published his concept of a commercial society and “the invisible hand” - an idea that self-interest drives the market. While the term has since been used more l...

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How Next-Generation Shopper Analytics and the Internet of Everything Transform the Retail Business HOW NEXT-GENERATION SHOPPER ANALYTICS AND THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING TRANSFORM THE RETAIL BUSINESS

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Few industries are changing more rapidly than today’s retail sector. A still-turbulent economy, new selling channels, advanced digital technologies, and increasingly demanding consumers all challenge retailers to find new ways of remaining rele...

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Mobile Commerce in Retail MOBILE COMMERCE IN RETAIL

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Mobile commerce services can play a pivotal role in bolstering bricks and mortar stores and ensuring that high streets can survive and thrive. As well as boosting local economies, mobile commerce services could help policy makers create greater socia...

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Transforming Retail Associate Productivity with a Customer-Firs Experience TRANSFORMING RETAIL ASSOCIATE PRODUCTIVITY WITH A CUSTOMER-FIRS EXPERIENCE

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As personalizing the customer experience becomes ever more critical to your retail business, it is equally important to transform the workforce experience. Studies show that 76 percent of shoppers see good customer service as the truest test of how m...

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2014 Methodology Statement: Esri Data—Retail MarketPlace 2014 METHODOLOGY STATEMENT: ESRI DATA—RETAIL MARKETPLACE

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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&mdash...

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Automotive Retail in the Digital Age AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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At the beginning of the 21st century, many thought the auto industry had reached the point where – in spite of the complexity of its product – it no longer represented the leading edge of technology. The industry was viewed as a lumbering...

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From Point of Service to Point of Differentiation FROM POINT OF SERVICE TO POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION

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In their journey to omni-channel transformation, retailers have had to rethink and reshape their strategies along the way. For instance, when Amazon and eBay lead the e-commerce tsunami, many predicted doom for brick-and-mortar stores. This led to a ...

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Mobile NFC in Retail MOBILE NFC IN RETAIL

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Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a contactless radio technology that can transmit data between two devices within a few centimetres of each other. Mobile phones are increasingly being equipped with NFC capabilities, enabling an array of new digit...

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The Future of In-Store Shopping THE FUTURE OF IN-STORE SHOPPING

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Connected consumers, “always-on”, will be provided with a new end-to-end shopping experience which natively includes the asset of the physical store, without interrupting their digital experience. The store will bring a strong asset for t...

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Internet of Retail Things Paves the Way for Autonomous Retailing INTERNET OF RETAIL THINGS PAVES THE WAY FOR AUTONOMOUS RETAILING

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According to IDC, there will be 30 billion connected things by 2020¹. The Internet of Things market for retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 48.36% for the period 2014-2019 according to MordorIntelligence². The adoption of IoT to create ...

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Future of Retail 2017 FUTURE OF RETAIL 2017

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Over the past five years, the annual Walker Sands Future of Retail study has focused on how new developments and technology in e-commerce have changed retail and the consumer shopping experience. As technology now penetrates nearly every aspect of ou...

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Shaping the Future of Retail for Consumer Industries SHAPING THE FUTURE OF RETAIL FOR CONSUMER INDUSTRIES

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The next decade is expected to be the golden age of the consumer, with shoppers having more choices and control than ever before. They will be presented with a growing array of products and services, often personalized to their specific needs and wan...

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STORE REDESIGN STORE REDESIGN

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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’...

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HOW RETAILERS CAN DRIVE GROWTH WITH UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS HOW RETAILERS CAN DRIVE GROWTH WITH UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

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Over the last 10 years the face of retail communications has changed irrevocably. The traditional phone system used to be managed as a separate entity, away from the rest of the IT, but has now converged with the arrival of VoIP and unified communica...

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Trends in Pop-up Retail TRENDS IN POP-UP RETAIL

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Once considered experimental merchandising for adventurous retailers and cashstrapped entrepreneurs, pop-up stores have become an established national phenomenon and a legitimate means of testing product, generating buzz, building brand awareness, an...

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Products to Market White Paper PRODUCTS TO MARKET WHITE PAPER

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Insights and general recommendations are an outcome of the NACDS Advisory Board Outreach and Business Development Products to Market Subcommittee. The Subcommittee gathered strategic insights and new product launch recommendations from retailer inter...

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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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Self-driven/ Automatic shopping carts which take you to items on your shopping list. Smart mirrors to virtually see the clothing products without actually trying them on Ability to design rooms (for example kitchens) through online or augmented reali...

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

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There is no shortage of information and analysis on the Millennial population. White papers, academic studies, customer research and social listening abound. Millennials have been analyzed for their thoughts, feelings, likes, dislikes, charity, diver...

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Traffic Count Systems in Retail Applications TRAFFIC COUNT SYSTEMS IN RETAIL APPLICATIONS

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Different types of businesses rely on various key metrics to provide an instant, general indication of their health and to identify performance trends. Hotels look at occupancy rate, theaters measure tickets sold, and doctor offices use patient visit...

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A Smarter Way to Mind the Store: IP-Surveillance A SMARTER WAY TO MIND THE STORE: IP-SURVEILLANCE

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In both retail operations and the sales floor, the competition is fierce and the profit margins are slim. To stay on top, retailers have to seize every advantage they can. This often means adopting the latest technological advances as they become ava...

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ONLINE RETAIL CROSS-BORDER SALES: HE GLOBAL TREND THAT’S HERE TO STAY ONLINE RETAIL CROSS-BORDER SALES: HE GLOBAL TREND THAT’S HERE TO STAY

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Since its inception, online shopping has evolved from desktop-only capabilities to completely responsive sites with the proficiency to function on any device, from white text splashed across black backgrounds to clean and modern experiences tailored ...

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Luxury Retail LUXURY RETAIL

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Retail companies should recognize that digital customers display different shopping behaviour than in-store buyers. Increasingly, in-store customers are turning into digital customers as internet access expands and speeds up. Luxury retailers, with t...

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RETAIL’S ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PLANNING RETAIL’S ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PLANNING

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For most retailers, the holidays are a frenzied rush of juggling multiple campaigns, meeting revenue goals, and hitting lofty numbers before the year is up. It’s far from a relaxing time of year. The holiday season has become critically importa...

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Retail Banking 2020 Evolution or Revolution? RETAIL BANKING 2020 EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?

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Powerful forces are reshaping the banking industry. Customer expectations, technological capabilities, regulatory requirements, demographics and economics are together creating an imperative to change. Banks need to get ahead of these challenges and ...

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The Future of Retail Customer Loyalty THE FUTURE OF RETAIL CUSTOMER LOYALTY

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It’s getting tougher to cultivate customer loyalty. Traditional programs have driven loyalty by rewarding customers with discounts: some retailers allow customers to use loyalty cards only for taking advantage of sale prices, while others have ...

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Outsourcing e-commerce logistics: pros and cons. OUTSOURCING E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS: PROS AND CONS.

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While traditional retail sales are increasing by around 4–5% per year, growth ratios in e-commerce are at least three times higher.1 Growth is even stronger in some countries. Such as China and India, which experienced growth of 43% and 30% res...