News that Amazon has bought Whole Foods broke late on Friday last week, but in the intervening days it seems that the company has given all other retailers the incentive they have long needed to look again at how to reinvigorate the physical shopping world. First up, let’s make no (more…)
Some may argue that ITV show Love Island merely holds a (black) mirror up to the human condition, reflecting back at us our own mores, prejudice and venal self interest – and a love of the beautiful people laid bare in their undies. But for m-retailing it is way more (more…)
The launch this week of the Siri-enabled HomePod by Apple marks a late-out-the-gate move by the tech giant, now playing catch up behind both Google and Amazon. But with these three voice-controlled device now out there – and some 25% of people already owning one before Apple leapt into the (more…)
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Things in retailing are getting a much needed virtual reality-shaped size nine to the back of the trousers thanks to pioneering work from, among others, Barclaycard and Worldpay. Like most people, I have never particularly admired banks and bankers, but if Barclaycard’s Grab+Go ‘pocket checkout’ lives up to its promise (more…)
When I was a kid I was pretty sure that when I was this old there would be robots doing stuff for us. I, of course, would have my own R2D2 and C3PO and my mum would, in all likelihood, have a Dalek that would threaten to exterminate me if (more…)
The latest study from Adyen into how retailers and consumers each view shopping online and in the real world makes for what a more flowery writer than I might refer to as an interesting juxtaposition. 95% of UK shoppers shop online, 60% of them in apps, yet only 21% of (more…)
The grocery business is the latest retail sector to fall under the spell of customer-driven technological revolution. With 40% of its sales now coming through mobile devices, it can hardly be a surprise. But could it be the sector that finally drives all retailers to embrace new technology and new (more…)
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I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the saviour of the high street is technology – but time is running out. Consumers demand it, the retailers really need it. According to research by Fujitsu, 61% of shoppers would choose one retailer over another based on the quality of (more…)
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This week Debenhams and the Body Shop have both outlined mobile strategies designed to turn around their businesses. For the likes of online printing business SpreadShirt, mobile has become the key to its development. And who can blame them? Mobile is driving growth in retail and is, for many, the (more…)
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The need for mobile to save the High Street is now imperative. Easter failed to bring the much needed bounce back to stores, with online and especially mobile winning out in the shopping bonanza fuelled by too much sugar and barbequed chicken. Making the High Street fit for purpose has (more…)