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Online retailers are learning that physical stores still matter

Online retailers are learning that physical stores still matter

11/11/2019 - 09:43
Physical stores still matter, whether a retailer has an online presence or not, according to John Ryan, stores editor of Retail Week, a UK-based news magazine, website, and retail data service. read more
Why SA retailers continue to build brick-and-mortar stores

Why SA retailers continue to build brick-and-mortar stores

23/10/2019 - 11:42
Advisory firm Accenture suggests that traditional retailers in South Africa are putting most of their efforts into their core brick-and-mortar stores as they find online operations expensive to maintain and often unprofitable.  read more
The tug-of-war between physical and digital shopping

The tug-of-war between physical and digital shopping

21/10/2019 - 10:59
In March of 2019, Soumen Ghosh, a visiting US professor of operations and supply chain management, delivered one of the business world’s more earth-shattering lectures on disruptive technologies at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. read more
Christmas is coming: 3 ways retailers can ensure a more profitable festive season

Christmas is coming: 3 ways retailers can ensure a more profitable festive season

14/10/2019 - 10:29
According to Stats SA, retail figures for December 2018, showed an annual decline of 1.4% instead of the expected 2.1% growth. It seems like brick-and-mortar stores are battling against depleting footfalls and decaying consumer confidence.  read more
5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

13/12/2018 - 14:01
2019 is here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. read more
Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

25/06/2018 - 08:28
Macy’s has taken a minority stake in a company that helps emerging brands build out brick-and-mortar stores with minimal effort. read more
How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

07/06/2018 - 13:36
With retailers such as Toys 'R' Us, Sears, and Claire's closing shop, the industry has learned a big lesson this year. No, it's not that retail is dying. It's that consumer expectations have changed when it comes to the brick-and-mortar retail experience. read more
Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China

Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China

06/09/2017 - 16:02
Alibaba’s increasingly assertive move into physical retail reflects its recently announced "New Retail" strategy, which aims to connect with consumers on all channels.  read more
Brands are facing a whole new world of retail realities

Brands are facing a whole new world of retail realities

14/06/2017 - 09:56
Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar malls were the center of many people’s lives. Families would go to movies, adolescents would socialize with friends, and there were lots of places to buy everything from groceries to garments. Many of the anchor stores — like Sears, Macy’s or Best Buy — served as aggregators of brand-name products. read more
Wal-Mart experiments with tech-enhanced 'Next-Gen' stores

Wal-Mart experiments with tech-enhanced 'Next-Gen' stores

19/05/2017 - 10:21
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last week said it’s “testing new approaches in two recently opened supercenters" in Tomball, TX, and Lake Nona, FL featuring new layouts and technology to improve the shopping experience.  read more
Starbuck’s CEO unveils five keys to short- and long-term growth

Starbuck’s CEO unveils five keys to short- and long-term growth

11/05/2017 - 16:59
While many brick-and-mortar retailers are feeling the pinch of decreased foot traffic and shrinking sales Starbuck’s continues its highly profitable worldwide expansion. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to innovation and customer experience the coffee purveyor continues to produce record financial and operating results quarter after quarter. read more
The other side of brick-and-mortar retail: Survival of the fittest

The other side of brick-and-mortar retail: Survival of the fittest

10/05/2017 - 10:16
Here's what brick-and-mortar retailers can do to innovate and come out on top as the battle between online and in-store shopping ramps up. read more