Retail

Why High Street Retail is Advent-ageous this Christmas

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Why High Street Retail is Advent-ageous this Christmas It’s that time of the year again: fairy-lights laden the streets, brisk air scented with the charm of roasted chestnuts, warm winter jumpers and hot mulled wine. I mention it because, it’s exactly what retail needs to capitalise on. We hear again and again how the future…

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5 Insane (but true) Facts About Black Friday

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5 Insane (but true) Facts About Black Friday For many, Black Friday has become synonymous with cheap deals and shopping sprees. We’ve all seen pictures of crowds camping outside stores, fighting among themselves and pushing through barriers like a zombie apocalypse. This has been tamed slightly by the introduction of online shopping, which now accounts…

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How Retailers Can Turn Promise into Profit this Black Friday

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How Retailers Can Turn Promise into Profit this Black Friday With Black Friday approaching, retailers are doing all they can to capitalise on one of the year’s biggest shopping frenzies. With the promise of customers by the masses, retailers can’t afford to get complacent and let this opportunity slip by. Therefore, what tactics can be…

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An Argument for E-Readers and the Digitalisation of Books

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An Argument for E-Readers and the Digitalisation of Books Today is World Book Day and an opportunity to analyse two of my favourite subjects: literature and digitalisation. Since the arrival of the Kindle in 2007, literature has taken strides into the digital world. As a literature student myself, I didn’t always take kindly to the…

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3 Reasons Why Your Business Might Collapse in 3 Years

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3 Reasons Why Your Business Might Collapse in 3 Years “The average age of a company listed on the S&P 500 has fallen from almost 60 years old in the 1950s to less than 20 years currently.” Digital transformation is a life vest in turbulent water. And what’s the turbulence? Change. Consumer Demands. Competitors. Why is it…

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The Future is E7: Why India Will be the Next GDP Powerhouse

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The Future is E7: Why India Will be the Next GDP Powerhouse As India celebrates Independence Day and kite-fliers line the streets, there is an air of optimism to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech. He stands with a calculated expression and speaks clearly: “From being seen as among the fragile 5, India is now the…

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Evolve or Expire: Why Retailers Need to Differentiate

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Evolve or Expire: Why Retailers Need to Differentiate As recent as ten years ago, a store served a simple purpose. Book shops sold books. Cafes sold coffee. Fashion stores sold clothing. This worked because at that moment, what it meant ‘to shop’ was different. The hub was a high street. Shopping meant lacing your shoes…

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The Future of Retail Technology

Retail businesses should be looking towards the future in regards to their technology aspirations as there is always space for new and innovative ideas. When retailers adopt new technology solutions, they will often be looking to benefit from streamlined business processes, increased efficiency, and smarter understanding of their customers. Ultimately they are all looking increasing…

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