01 Dec 2016

How the Cosmetics Industry Embraced Technology

According to Allied Market Research, the cosmetics market is expected to reach $390.07 Billion, Globally, by 2020. With its ability to reinvent itself using emerging technology and an array of entry price point products in its arsenal, it’s beaten the […]

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23 Nov 2016

The State of eCommerce Localisation 2016 Report

Practicology & TranslateMedia release research identifying localisation opportunities for global online retailers. “The retail industry is still in the early stages of defining strategies for localisation.” Cross-border eCommerce has always been a major challenge for brands and retailers. This report […]

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05 Oct 2016

Extreme Segmentation: How Big Data is Transforming Retail

Retailers are making use of complex algorithms that help them identify patterns in consumer spending and associated behaviour in order to increase sales. It’s thought consumer retail spending could reach nearly $27 trillion next year, thanks to rising population and […]

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22 Jul 2014

Localising Smells: How Different Cultures Perceive Scents

Smell is not just a biological or psychological experience, it is also a social and cultural phenomenon. For the Ongee people, who reside on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal between India and Burma, the universe and everything […]

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13 Jan 2014

The Future’s Bright, the Future’s Silicon

Online shopping took off this Christmas Anyone thinking about growing their business in 2014 should have at least one eye on the online market. Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) show online sales grew at their fastest rate for […]

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06 Dec 2013

British Firms Urged to Meet China Tourism Demand

British firms are being urged to think about tailoring their customer service and marketing strategies around Mandarin as a major campaign to encourage more Chinese tourists to visit the UK is launched. The campaign, announced as part of the Government’s […]

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14 Nov 2013

Are Retailers Ready for the Christmas Tourist Influx?

Last year, department store Harrods opened its Christmas World department on July 26th, a mere 151 days before the big day. Knightsbridge may have been sizzling in the Olympic summer heat when Harrods’ Santa donned his beard for a spot […]

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14 Nov 2013

LVMH to Capitalise on Chinese Tourism With New Store

LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton are to renovate their old department store in Paris in a bid to attract tourists from emerging markets. LVMH will renovate the old La Samaritaine store eight years after concerns about fire safety forced them […]

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23 Oct 2013

German Consumers Embracing Ecommerce

German shoppers are embracing commerce as online shopping moves closer to becoming the standard retail entry point for the country’s consumers. An analysis of data from EU statistics agency Eurostat shows that two-thirds of Germans shopped online last year, up […]

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14 Oct 2013

Middle East Ecommerce: Opportunities and Challenges

As Google, PayPal and logistics firm Aramex announce an important ecommerce tie-up in the Middle East to empower small businesses to go online, we take a look at what it means for the region’s retail landscape. To say that ecommerce […]

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