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Does blockchain have a home in retail?

Does blockchain have a home in retail?

Accenture takes a look at the opportunities of blockchain technology in retail.

Black Friday & the nonsensical ‘do we, don’t we? debate

Black Friday & the nonsensical ‘do we, don’t we? debate

Doddle explains why retailers need to get back Black Friday because the annual shopping event is here to stay.

Black Friday – All power to the consumers?

Black Friday – All power to the consumers?

Periscope By McKinsey takes a look at how retailers can optimise their Black Friday sales.

What retailers can learn from China’s cashless society

What retailers can learn from China’s cashless society

SafeCharge takes a look at the growing appetite for mobile payments by Chinese consumers and what retailers can do to capitalise on this trend.

How can retailers exploit the growing demand for voice

How can retailers exploit the growing demand for voice

Savvy’s insight director highlights how voice assistants are becoming a common part of life for many shoppers, but their potential is yet to be unlocked by brands and retailers

Blockchain: opportunities and challenges for retailers

Blockchain: opportunities and challenges for retailers

What links a Carrefour chicken with a De Beers diamond? Charles Russell Speechlys takes a look at the use of blockchain in retail.

How Farfetch uses technology to bring high-end fashion online

How Farfetch uses technology to bring high-end fashion online

Personalisation company Qubit takes a look at how Farfetch uses technology to become a market leader in high-end fashion.

Appetite for change: online shoppers set to shake-up grocery sector

Appetite for change: online shoppers set to shake-up grocery sector

Bazaarvoice takes a closer look at the changing grocery market and how consumer habits are also changing when it comes to putting new products in their online baskets.

Not all customers are equal

Not all customers are equal

Accenture argues why retailers need to stop treating all customers the same and instead harness the power of data and analytics to create loyalty.

Four considerations ahead of embarking on in-store digital transformation

Four considerations ahead of embarking on in-store digital transformation

As M&S rolls out mobile checkouts, Virgin Media Business takes a look at what retailers need to consider before executing in-store digital transformation.

The power of ROPO: the new reality for retailers

The power of ROPO: the new reality for retailers

Salesforce talks about the phenomenon of ROPO - research online, purchase offline

Technology and the Christmas Season – Are you on the front foot?

Technology and the Christmas Season – Are you on the front foot?

Periscope® By McKinsey takes a look at the key role of technology for retailers during Christmas 2019.

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