#NRF2018: AI, robotics and VR: the latest key retail trends

After CES in Las Vegas, startups from all over the globe will now be flocking to New York for the Retail’s Big Show. The National Retail Federation is expecting some 35,000 visitors, including around 20,000 retailers looking for tomorrow’s trends and technologies. The NRF Retail’s Big Show, the global event for retailers which is taking place this week in New York, has a dedicated startups area where around twenty new companies are presenting the latest technological innovations in retail, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual and augmented reality. For the second year running, there will...

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#Retail and #logistics: a revolution in the supply chain

Behind every 24-hour delivery, there’s a whole supply chain at work: NFC tracking, RFID tagging, transportation management system (TMS) software, updating processes and IT systems:  companies are making substantial investments and efforts to stay competitive. Delivering to consumers is one of the keys to connected commerce: a differentiating factor where choosing a retailer is concerned and the top reason for shopping cart abandonment. And online shoppers are becoming increasingly demanding: a study by MetaPack via Voxlog revealed that 83% of consumers would like shipping information to feature on the product pages, while 80% expect an exact delivery time and...

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Data protection, e-payment: #retail needs to win over consumers’ trust

The NRF (National Retail Federation) Retail’s Big Show is a major showcase for new initiatives, offerings and digital innovations in the retail industry. The main focus of this year’s edition, which took place recently, was security issues associated with data and online and contactless payment systems. The leading digital trends for retail were showcased at the latest Retail’s Big Show: omnichannel for pure-play and brick-and-mortar retailers, using data to personalise offerings, simplified analytics solutions, m-payment, and unified IT platforms to ensure a seamless customer experience. Will the solutions on show at NRF 2016 reverse the trend revealed by the...

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#CDO vs. #CIO: no longer rivals

Will CDOs replace CIOs? The question is no longer topical. Initial feedback on the roles of CDOs in companies shows that both positions have the same goal: to speed up the digital transformation. But whilst CDOs focus more specifically on a marketing strategy and on putting in place an overall digital-oriented organisation, CIOs concentrates on implementing IT systems and services to match users’ needs. Over the past few months, Chief Digital Officers have been appearing on the org charts of large companies looking to step up their digital transformation. But what are their role and responsibilities, and how does...

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#DigitalSingleMarket: €11 billion worth of potential savings to be made in Europe

Centralised VAT, more modern copyright laws, access to more e-commerce offerings and digital services, regulated big data and cloud:  the EU has launched an ambitious project to speed up the deployment of digital Europe. Here’s an overview of the main priorities of the project. We’re a long way off from a single market in Europe for digital products and services and cross-border online sales of products. And the European Commission has decided to do something about it. There are currently a multitude of obstacles to a single digital market: regulations, tax, a lack of  visibility of marketplaces, distortion of...

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