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Benetton Group rolls out Cegid‘s unified commerce and POS platform to 1,000+ stores worldwide

Benetton Group rolls out Cegid‘s unified commerce and POS platform to 1,000+ stores worldwide

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has announced that the Italian fashion retailer, Benetton Group, will roll out Cegid’s cloud-based unified commerce and POS platform across its global store estate following a successful deployment in 29 stores in Italy.

What Makes a New Business Attractive to Online Users

What Makes a New Business Attractive to Online Users

By Dine Racoma, freelance journalist

For most entrepreneurs out there, running a new business is like going through a popularity contest. It can be challenging for any company to thrive without the necessary relevance, what more with a startup. Therefore, an essential part of startup management is to make sure that your business is as attractive as possible to your target audience.

Post-pandemic: The Digitalisation of The Retail Industry

Post-pandemic: The Digitalisation of The Retail Industry

By Robert Sanders, freelance journalist

After a whirlwind of years navigating our way through the pandemic, many businesses were forced to temporarily shut their doors. Perhaps one of the most largely affected industries was retail.

Domino collaborates with Cambridge University to improve performance in CIJ printers

Domino collaborates with Cambridge University to improve performance in CIJ printers

A relatively small number of chemicals are used to formulate inks, and so understanding how these chemicals interact and behave in different environments, and in different printing processes, is key to ensuring consistent, reliable print quality.

Navori Labs acquires Innes’ PlugnCast dynamic display software business

Navori Labs acquires Innes’ PlugnCast dynamic display software business

Navori Labs, a global provider of dynamic display and analytics based on AI and computer vision, has acquired the PlugnCast software business of Innes, the leading French company for dynamic display solutions in corporate and government communications. The acquisition will strengthen Navori Labs’ business development in France, and allow Navori Labs to market and sell Innes’ dynamic display solutions globally.

UK retailers unlock seasonal shopping opportunity with Lift Days from Ankorstore

UK retailers unlock seasonal shopping opportunity with Lift Days from Ankorstore

Ankorstore, the curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, has announced the return of its Lift Days this 20-27 September, offering brands and retailers compelling offers for the upcoming holiday season to grow their business.

Mobile shopping persists amid global reopenings with purchases Up 30% January to May 2021, says new report from Liftoff and App Annie

Mobile shopping persists amid global reopenings with purchases Up 30% January to May 2021, says new report from Liftoff and App Annie

Liftoff, a global performance-based mobile app marketing optimisation platform, in partnership with the global data and analytics company App Annie and native mobile app platform Poq, has released its annual mobile shopping apps report detailing the rapidly-growing market. The study reveals a historic and prolonged surge in mobile shopping apps use in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as Android’s outperformance of iOS in key marketing metrics.

UK most unforgiving country when it comes to customer service

UK most unforgiving country when it comes to customer service

More than a third of people (38%) in the UK felt that their experience with customer service has got worse over the last 12 months, making it the highest figure out of the US and Europe. This is according to the Customer Service Index 2021, produced by Five9, provider of cloud contact centre software.

Response to BDO High Street Tracker: Retailers need to respond to changing shopping habits

Response to BDO High Street Tracker: Retailers need to respond to changing shopping habits

BDO has published its latest High Street Sales Tracker, revealing that total like-for-like (LFL) sales, combined in-store and online, increased by 20.1% in August from a base of -3.3% for the equivalent month last year. These positive results indicate a new wave of optimism for the retail industry but a lot has changed in the last year and there is set to be a long-lasting impact on consumer shopping behaviour.

Brexit bravado is ripping up retailers’ Christmas stockings, claims ParcelHero

Brexit bravado is ripping up retailers’ Christmas stockings, claims ParcelHero

The Government is denying visas to vital EU drivers and refusing to acknowledge the continued challenges facing companies who do business with Europe. As retailers start to stock up for Christmas, they face a severe shortage of products and drivers, claims ParcelHero.

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