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What you Need to Know about the Technologies of the Future and their Retail Application—Virtual Reality

by April 9th, 2017

As with any new technology, there exists a number of questions. Retailers around the world are asking whether or not virtual reality has the ability to positively impact their business. This piece will outline the basics of the technology and will serve as a primer for how businesses today are looking to use it to create […]

The E-commerce Retail Battle for India Heats up as Alibaba Steps In

by April 8th, 2017

India is an internet retailing hotbed. The past decade may have favoured the China over India economically, but with a booming population and notable income growth, India becomes even more intriguing as China’s development starts to slow down. Growth hungry retailers have eyed India for some time, but its restrictive laws towards foreign investment and infrastructure […]

Store Visits: Apparel Flagships Try and Figure Out what Experiential Retail Really Means

by December 14th, 2016

Making the in-store experience more “experiential” is an oft-discussed retail strategy as consumers continue to rely on the internet for more of their purchases. After all, what’s the point of a seamless omnichannel operation if people don’t want to come into the store in the first place? Giving shoppers something to experience that they can’t […]

Euromonitor Reveals New Retailing Research

by November 24th, 2016

  Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the publication of the latest edition of Passport Retailing, the premier tool for assessing the current state and expected path of the global retailing industry. The system’s in-depth global coverage of over 30 retail channels and 7,800 companies and their brands provides a foundation for understanding this rapidly […]

Analyst Insights on Black Friday Trends for 2016

by , , , , , and November 23rd, 2016

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, with a lot of workers choosing to take the day off to spend a long weekend with their families. Retailers have sought to take advantage of this by slashing prices in order to attract bargain hunters, but consumers don’t need to wait until Friday to […]

Why Big Box Retailers are Really Releasing Black Friday Deals Earlier Each Year

by and November 19th, 2016

Plenty of people wonder why retailers have been pushing holiday deals earlier each year, and no, it’s not to ruin everyone’s fall with pre-emptive Christmas concerns. In an age where everyone is too busy and all our actions are data points to learn from, retailers that release holiday sales information earlier than their competitors increase […]

The Great Retail Catalogue Debate

by October 8th, 2016

With apparel and homewares increasingly sold online, it makes sense that a number of high profile retailers have discontinued their catalogues in recent years. To many, the costs of maintaining a catalogue simply outweigh what customers are still willing to spend via catalogues. This logic may be flawed. Despite a lack of orders via mail, […]