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Retail study challenges myth that digital natives only shop online
Despite beliefs that the younger generation prefers to shop online, they’re actually the most likely to do more shopping in physical stores.
How digital print can keep retail spaces ‘instagrammable’
Digital print services can give retail spaces the flashy edge needed for an attractive décor to provide an engaging customer experience.
Retailers must prepare for social media revolution
Retailers need to ensure their back end operations are fit for purpose if they want to cash in on Instagram.
T2 chooses Triquestra as strategic software partner
The tea retailer plans to modernise its retail operations with Infinity unified commerce platform, with the aim of giving customers improved experiences and continuing to expand globally.
Huge strides for Kiwi tech star Vend as it looks to take US by storm
By tapping into this channel and offering resellers a new revenue stream, Vend has found a unique and strong position in comparison to competitors in North America."
Why the retail industry has misplaced network priorities
“For retail organisations unplanned network outages can impact both revenue and reputation significantly."
New Vend partnership expands capabilities to cloud
Vend and BigCommerce join forces to offer a seamless retail solution for independent retailers worldwide.
IDC: Manufacturing driving digital transformation spending in 2019
IDC forecasts global DX spending to reach US$1.18 trillion in 2019, an increase of 17.9% over 2018.
Google Cloud releases range of retail solutions
The solutions aim to capture the growing trend of cloud in retail, offering solutions for eCommerce, inventory management, and more.
Massive AI market growth to be driven by retail, banking
Spending on AI will hit close to US$36 billion with retail leading the way, followed by banking, according to IDC.
Exclusive: The impact of digitalisation and automation on the retail industry
"Digitalisation has certainly made shopping much more efficient and enjoyable for consumers, but the flipside of this is that there’s an increasing demand for businesses to differentiate themselves."
The blurring line between online and physical retail
42% of Australian consumers have visited a store for the first time because of the enjoyable online digital experience the brand provided.
Retail industry delaying digital transformation out of security concerns – Microsoft
While significant losses can result from cyberattacks, the benefits of digital transformation far outweigh the risks, according to Microsoft New Zealand.
Adobe revamps Experience Cloud for retailers
Adobe has revamped its Adobe Experience Cloud to offer customer experience management (CXM) capabilities that draw on AI and machine learning technology.
Infor snaps up SaaS contract with Drakes Supermarkets
Infor will be supplying Drakes with end-to-end systems to replace its legacy retail software and support its new wholesale venture.
Survey finds retailers 'bullish' on hybrid cloud adoption
The retail industry takes no prisoners and that’s made clear in its 'on the pulse' adoption of new technologies.
Turning customer data into a competitive advantage
Retailers have historically struggled with access to customer data—perhaps the most valuable, untapped resource in businesses today.
IDC: Manufacturing, retail/wholesale biggest cloud spenders
"Industry cloud growth rates will continue to accelerate over the next three years, which is very unusual for multi-billion-dollar markets,”
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
Retail transformation fuelling data centre boom
A new Vertiv report has forecast data centres and public cloud adoption to skyrocket in the coming years throughout the retail industry.
A deep dive into the present and future of retail off- and online
Russell McVeagh Special Counsel Liz Blythe examines the opportunities and risks associated with the eye-wateringly quick pace of change in the sector.
US retail sector security spend focuses on the wrong areas, says report
“These organizations continue, year after year, to spend on the same security solutions that worked for them previously."
Opinion: How brick-and-mortar retail is becoming a leader in edge computing
Schneider Electric's Dave Johnson says few industries feel the disruption of new digital business models more than traditional retailers.
NBN launches new POI product for RSPs
This new product is supposedly meant to help retail service providers increase their footprint.