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Trend Report indicates the future of things is the Internet of Things
Trend Report indicates the future of things is the Internet of Things

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

Muted growth, yet retailers will still seek to expand - Broll Retail Consumer Survey
Muted growth, yet retailers will still seek to expand - Broll Retail Consumer Survey

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

Retailers still waiting for profits from omni-channel selling
Retailers still waiting for profits from omni-channel selling

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

Smart stores unite online and offline for omni-channel success - XON Retail Solutions
Smart stores unite online and offline for omni-channel success

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.

By Minesh Manga, Issued by XON Retail Solutions 15 Apr 2015 13:56

Smartphones often highlight the path to purchase
Smartphones often highlight the path to purchase

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

Warren Harding
The state of e-commerce in South Africa

South Africa's e-commerce market, although still in its infancy, is gaining size and momentum...

By Warren Harding 14 Apr 2015 06:37

[TrendTalk] Branding for good
[TrendTalk] Branding for good

There is no doubt the tide has turned in marketing, with products and campaigns from big brands working hard at providing solutions to societal problems. Some phenomenal work was launched recently that demonstrates this.

By Louise Marsland 13 Apr 2015 09:46