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The store needs humans, not robots

The store needs humans, not robots

Relex Solutions ponders the role of the retail store staff, arguing that robots can never replace the human touch.

Too late to shop green

Too late to shop green

Gartner takes a look at how marketers can take the lead on retailers’ eco-conscious strategies.

eCommerce v stores: arch rivals or partners in retail?

eCommerce v stores: arch rivals or partners in retail?

Astound Commerce takes a look at how eCommerce can drive store footfall and help save the high street.

Coronavirus v in-store experience

Coronavirus v in-store experience

During the coronavirus crisis, online is stepping up to support quarantined Chinese consumers’ everyday lives, but JD.com argues shoppers will soon return to stores for the experience factor.

Simplify, split & sharpen; surviving the evolving retail landscape

Simplify, split & sharpen; surviving the evolving retail landscape

Comatch takes a look at how retail bosses should focus on transformation and survive the challenge facing the high street.

Pop-ups: Making a noise in a crowded retail market

Pop-ups: Making a noise in a crowded retail market

Accenture explains the value in pop-up retail stores.

LFW: Technology enables fashion-as-a-service

LFW: Technology enables fashion-as-a-service

The Evening Standard reflects on how a new wave of fashion and beauty brands are helping consumers get the most out of life

Customer needs vs omnichannel

Customer needs vs omnichannel

Greenlight Commerce highlights the need for retailers to focus more on their customers than succumbing to the curse of omnichannel.

Why Ikea needs to evolve its supply chain

Why Ikea needs to evolve its supply chain

Publicis Sapient takes a look at how Ikea should think about transforming its business for the modern consumer.

Pretty Little Thing advert ban will have wider implications for the fashion industry

Pretty Little Thing advert ban will have wider implications for the fashion industry

Law Firm Lewis Silkin analyses the Pretty Little Thing advert ban, questioning the ASA’s quick judgement.

Getting in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Getting in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Mood Media takes a look at how retaurants should be capitalising of customers’ senses in the approach to Valentine’s Day.

Lessons from Lush

Lessons from Lush

2CV Research describes how the beauty giant is positively transforming the ‘bricks and mortar’ wasteland

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