Digital Disruption Retail Infographic

| May 1, 2017

article image
Digital disruption has clearly impacted the incumbent retail infrastructure, but this doesn’t mean that bricks and mortar retail is over. Popping to the shops is a communal experience that is integral to society, and that fact won’t go away any time soon. Instead, disruptive technology is facilitating a whole new retail experience that merges digital insights with physical reinforcement.

Spotlight

Douglas

Douglas is a leading company in the beauty care sector in Europe. With more than 2,500 stores in prime locations across 19 European countries, Douglas holds a strong market position.In the past financial year 2016/2017 (October 1, 2016 until September 30, 2017), Douglas and its subsidiaries generated annual sales of approximately EUR 2.8 billion.Its multi-channel offering – which is well integrated across the stores, online shop and mobile application – as well as its continually updated offering of more than 38,000 products make Douglas the frontrunner in the growing selective beauty market.

OTHER ARTICLES

Retail warehouses - omni-channel fulfilment essential or Coronavirus breeding grounds?

Article | March 31, 2020

Recent coverage of the pressures on the retail supply chains during the current global health crisis has made reference to the essential roles of the back end warehouses and distribution centers that power the fulfilment of online orders. In recent days, these have come front-and-center of attention as concern has grown about the well-being of the people working in them. Ocado’s robotic warehouses are very far from the norm. Behind the scenes at the vast majority of facilities is a human workforce now in search of reassurance that their health is being taken into account.

Read More

Amazon Go Grocery Opens Largest Contactless Retail Store in Seattle

Article | February 25, 2020

Amazon Go Grocery has opened to shoppers in Seattle at 610 E. Pike Street. The grocery store is running on a unique concept in retail, called “Just Walk Out Shopping”. The Amazon Go Grocery now allows shoppers to come in, take what you want, and just walk out. A totally seamless and cashless physical store that offers everything you could ask for! Amazon Go Grocery offers from fresh produce and meat and seafood to bakery items and household essentials plus easy-to-make dinner options. In addition, Amazon members now also have free two-hour grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 2,000 U.S. cities and towns.

Read More

How retailers can be ready for busy sales seasons with proactive maintenance

Article | February 25, 2020

In the retail industry, holiday shopping accounts for about 20 percent of annual sales. In the final few weeks of the year, it’s easy for retailers to feel overwhelmed with not only an influx of shoppers but the added pressure of needing to tie up loose ends before January 1st. These weeks can make or break the year and creating a positive customer experience that’s memorable is essential for continued success. For this reason, retailers need to strive for 100 percent Brand Uptime in order to meet customer expectations, maximize sales and revenue, and deliver a positive customer experience. The preparation must have an omnichannel focus. It starts with digital realms such as ensuring your website can handle the influx of visitors in the weeks leading up to the new year as well as the months following. But for most retailers, the key factor will be how well they prepare brick-and-mortar stores for increased inventory and foot traffic.

Read More

How AI is changing the face of modern web design for retailers

Article | April 15, 2020

Consumers take just 50 milliseconds to decide whether your website is worth staying on. It's therefore important for websites to be of high-quality in order to make sales. For online retailers, items need to be presented in an enticing way that convinces customers to buy. Web design plays an important role in this. While a website needs to appeal aesthetically, it also needs to provide a simple user experience from landing on the page through to purchase.

Read More

Spotlight

Douglas

Douglas is a leading company in the beauty care sector in Europe. With more than 2,500 stores in prime locations across 19 European countries, Douglas holds a strong market position.In the past financial year 2016/2017 (October 1, 2016 until September 30, 2017), Douglas and its subsidiaries generated annual sales of approximately EUR 2.8 billion.Its multi-channel offering – which is well integrated across the stores, online shop and mobile application – as well as its continually updated offering of more than 38,000 products make Douglas the frontrunner in the growing selective beauty market.

Events