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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 […]

New Global Briefing: Vitamins and Dietary Supplements (VDS) – Trends and Prospects

by April 6th, 2017

Trends toward a healthy lifestyle and prevention among consumers aiming to avoid expensive healthcare costs and extend healthy life span are generating growth opportunities and challenges for VDS firms. Companies are adjusting to a new connected and more informed consumer who is starting to demand clean label VDS, while regulatory limitations around health claims and […]

Why Commerce Players Must Invest In Artificial Intelligence Today

by April 5th, 2017

There is no way to spell “retail” without AI. The power of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the consumer journey dominated the conversation at Shoptalk this week. In its second year, Shoptalk brought together 5,000-plus players across the full ecosystem to better understand the continuous evolution of how consumers discover, browse and buy in the […]

Future of Logistics: Electronics Production Transition to Southeast Asia Changes Global Logistics Directions

by April 5th, 2017

For a decade, the global logistics industry for electronics was driven by strengthening ties between China and other regions, which mostly included China receiving electronic components needed to assemble complete products that then were sold worldwide. Nowadays, however, a different trend is gaining pace as China boosts its intermediate goods production, whereas the final electronics […]