Insights

LATEST INSIGHT

Retail Automation - a response to the challenges.

Innovations flourish when we turn to real-world problem solving to address pressing challenges rather than relying on fancy ideas like brainstorming or divergent thinking. In retail, there are certainly many challenges to deal with. Hence, the sector’s warm embrace of automation, which is playing a greater role within it almost every day. From automated tills and self-driven carts to walking robots, the way consumers shop and pay for merchandise is undergoing radical change - and both they and the retailers themselves are set to benefit in a number of ways.

 

July 20, 2017

0
Jul 20, 2017

Retail

Retail Automation - a response to the challenges.

Innovations flourish when we turn to real-world problem solving to address pressing challenges rather than relying on fancy ideas like brainstorming or divergent thinking. In retail, there are certainly many challenges to deal with. Hence, the sector’s warm embrace of automation, which is playing a greater role within it almost every day. From automated tills and self-driven carts to walking robots, the way consumers shop and pay for merchandise is undergoing radical change - and both they and the retailers themselves are set to benefit in a number of ways.

 

July 20, 2017

0
Jun 24, 2016

Retail

Where Does The Retail Industry Go From Here?

As the retail sector is propelled by a bright economic outlook, emerging markets and increased consumerism across the globe, e-commerce is widely predicted to overshadow high street shops. 

 

Is this the case? To give you an insight into changes within the industry, here are a couple of personal stories that I believe demonstrate how we as consumers have shaped the way we deal with e-commerce.

June 24, 2016

0
May 19, 2016

Retail

Brick and mortar stores must focus on experience to compete with online retailers

With online retailers staying one step ahead of the curve in their digital innovations, brick and mortar stores need to work hard to keep up. However, investing in innovation is a challenge that may not come intuitively to more traditional retailers.

May 19, 2016

0
Apr 18, 2016

Retail

How to convert window shoppers into actual shoppers using iBeacon-enabled mannequins.

iBeacon is basically a communication protocol developed by Apple, introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference back in 2013. iBeacon-compatible hardware transmitters – known as beacons - are a class of Bluetooth low energy devices, which broadcast their identifier to nearby portable electronic devices. 

 

April 18, 2016

0
Aug 24, 2015

Retail

Why will tablets replace POS systems?

Tablets were initially launched to bridge the unassailable gap between smartphones and computers. These devices had the agility of smartphones, along with the processing capacity and capabilities of a laptop or computer. This agility made them an instant hit in the market, with millions sold annually worldwide.

 

August 24, 2015

0

FREE REPORT

Retail in a post-PC world: A hedgehog lab report.

Understand trends in retail industry.

This white paper offers an in-depth review of the retail sector, looking at changing trends and strategies retail brands can adopt to survive and thrive amidst growing competition. Through our primary and secondary research, we provide valuable insights and guidance to retail brands facing challenges in this ever-evolving landscape.

•  Changing trends in the retail sector
•  Broader trends from primary and secondary research
•  Building better experiences to boost sales
•  Digital platforms leveraging the retail experience
•  The Road Ahead
Get your free report here