Every year, retailers worldwide are left counting the cost of shoplifting and the entire industry reports losses in excess of $100 billion annually.
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Unfortunately, as costly as they are, returns aren’t something that retailers can avoid, with customers wanting to return purchases for a variety of reasons.
f commerce is live retail. Here’s how it will happen at scale, by Jamil Ahmed, director and engineer at data transfer giant Solace
Our screens are filled every day with an array of adverts tempting us to spend, spend, spend – but in an era when consumers value a more personal experience, is the power of the traditional paid ad coming to an end?
The UK food industry must work together to ensure the latest plant-based and vegan products are authentic, according to food safety certification experts, Lloyd’s Register.
By Bella Bui, senior PPC manager at specialist Amazon e-commerce agency Melody, part of smp
Do you want your customers to be rewarded after completing a level in any game that they have downloaded on their phones? Do you want them to grab great offers and discounts from playing games? If the answer is 'yes',
Today’s Green Alliance report highlights how brands ditching plastic packaging and swapping to perceived ‘better alternative materials’ are potentially creating more harm to our planet. This firmly backs up the stance Belu has taken to help customers make the most
Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands, retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions and demands for new
Anticipated developments in native advertising, structured data, and voice search could present huge opportunities for e-commerce brands in 2020 and beyond, according to a new trends white paper released today.
The digital marketing campaign has become an essential part of any business. More than ever, consumers turn to the online world to invest in products and services. From customer reviews to online user guides, your digital footprint needs to make
By Hilary Rundle, director at Bis Henderson Recruitment
2019 was the year when the wine industry collectively noted the decline in consumption and started to set the wheels in motion to counteract this negative trend.
The online gambling industry in the United Kingdom is on track to become a much safer environment in 2020 as newly introduced rules start to have an impact.
Nikki Baird, VP Retail Innovation at Aptos, shares her predictions for the world of retail in 2020
2019 was full of headlines about the struggling high street and Brexit uncertainty. With so many unknowns, it’s challenging to correctly predict the trends that will shape 2020, but it’s not all doom and gloom.
Ben Stirling, MD of Webloyalty, the provider of market-leading reward platforms
Bricks-and-mortar retailers have barely seen a week pass by in the last few years without another bad news story hitting the headlines. Stagnant high streets, currency fluctuations, political uncertainty, stuttering consumer confidence, CVAs, disruptive competitors – you name it, retailers
Symphony RetailAI forecasts a significant transformation for physical stores, a complementary working-alliance between man and machine, and a much-needed reduction in food waste – along with two additional predictions for the roaring 2020s.
Emotional engagement is much more important than you may realize. Recent studies have found that when asked to think of a specific product, 86% of consumers first mention products of brands they are emotionally engaged with. In fact, studies have
Online security company, Infoblox, have outlined five steps for retailers to protect themselves and keep their customers safe online this shopping season
The countdown to Christmas is on; the trade is filing last orders, while consumers turn their thoughts to the festive food and drink shop. As retailers and the on-premise gear up and stock up, Kingsland Drinks’ Jo Taylorson, comments on
Every couple of months, there’s another story proclaiming that the time is nigh for physical stores - a recent report actually revealed that Britain’s high street lost more than 2,400 shops last year. Yet, new store openings are seen to
2020 is almost here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. For me, there are three key trends to watch.
Ben Stirling, managing director, of Webloyalty, the provider of market-leading reward platforms, sounds the death knell for Black Friday: “Consumers should enjoy the Black Friday deals while they can because as it stands, the model is not sustainable for British