At the recent DHL Global Technology Conference in Dubai, DHL and Cisco jointly released a new Trend Report focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). It estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today and looks at the potential impact this technological revolution will have on business.
16 Apr 2015 15:13
National chain retailers will invest additional R&D in order to improve their omni-channel presence, owners will look to their existing centres to unlock value thanks to limited green field opportunities, value/off price retail will continue to grow in 2015 and, with muted growth coming out of Europe, international retailers will continue to enter the market.
16 Apr 2015 11:10
The Omni-Channel Fulfilment Imperative, a new report prepared for JDA Software Group by PwC, reveals the enormous amount of money, energy and time that retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omni-channel sales capabilities but it is not yet profitable.
15 Apr 2015 14:25
The growing prominence of smart stores in support of omni-channel retail is due to changing behaviours of shoppers. Technology has progressed in the past 25 years and has changed the way consumers interact with brands and products. In the past 25 years traditional scenarios included limited consumer exposure to brands and products, typically localised to in-store experiences with a higher likelihood of a consumer purchase. Consumers were influenced by TV advertising and in-store marketing that resulted in fierce brand loyalty or lengthy - and expensive - campaigns to change consumer preferences.
Euromonitor International has released a new survey 'Consumers in the Digital World: Hyper-connectivity and Technology Trends', focused on hyper connected consumers and their use of technology, including shopping habits and attitudes toward online privacy and security.
15 Apr 2015 13:46