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The future of retail loyalty schemes

The use of data for personalising offers and customised customer experiences drives loyalty.   Downfall of traditional retail loyalty schemes Customers are the soul of any business and fulfilling their needs is imperative. Even though attracting new customers is crucial, companies must emphasise holding onto existing ones, by creating a loyal relationship between them and…

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The week in retail trends

Happy Friday! What have been this week’s retail trends? Here are just a few of the stories that have been on our radar: Topshop are launching a collection of accessories that’ll incorporate bPay by Barclaycard contactless payment tech (pictured above). Amazon expands its UK grocery offering with the launch of Amazon Pantry for Prime subscribers.…

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How OfferMoments are making billboards personal

Describing themselves as “two guys in a garage just building something,”Abdul Alim and Shahzad Mughal are the creators of OfferMoments. Introducing itself as “one of the scariest yet exciting things you’ll see in retail,”OfferMoments is a digital billboard that changes in response to an approaching user’s social media and outfit. We talked to Abdul Alim…

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The week in retail trends

Happy Friday! Why not end your week with a browse through some of the retail trends articles that we’ve been reading this week? Lidl opens its “Lidl of the Future” in Northamptonshire (pictured above) Asda is not taking part in the Black Friday sales this year While more personalised services to be launched by Sainsbury’s next year John…

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Omnichannel vs Multichannel

Image credit: EG Focus   The integration of omnichannel and multichannel marketing in retail has become an essential part of the consumer experience but what are the differences between the two and their benefits, and which brands have mastered the approach?   What is Omnichannel?   Omnichannnel allows customers to seamlessly shop products over multiple…

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London retail openings November 2015

Image Source   November is providing an eclectic mix of retail openings from future-focused coffee stores and fashion forward concepts to the charity sector reaching out to a new market. Check out the best of London retail openings November 2015. The best new permanent retail openings November 2015 Starbucks Digital Concept Store Fancy an alternate…

The week in retail trends

Image source It’s been another busy week in the world of retail. Before you spend your time wading through hundreds of sites, why not read our selection of retail trends links that have taken our fancy this week? Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore. The store in Seattle will apparently “integrate the benefits of…

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Understanding the Modern Retail Consumer

Image credit: Herry Lawford Who is today’s consumer and how do we market to them?  Look around yourself in any Western city centre and you’ll see them en masse. Shops adorn themselves with LED TVs and trendy bespoke interiors to capture their attention. Hundreds of millions of pounds in market research and careers are spent…