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Why concealed EAS might be suitable for your store

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For the retailer who’s looking to protect their store while embracing seamless design and an appealing fit-out, concealed electronic article surveillance (EAS) may be the system of choice. Installed within the door frame, under the entry floor, or overhead, concealed EAS offers a range of benefits, but some options suit some retailers better than others.…

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The power of the sale

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Retail sales

Australian shoppers are readying for some of the most anticipated sales periods of the year, with this month’s Black Friday gaining popularity to join Boxing Day as one of the top three discount periods that consumers seek to enjoy. Not only will these sales periods see shoppers on the hunt for specific items at a…

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The social shopper

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Social media shopping

Over a quarter of Australian shoppers now purchase via social media, according to a new report by e-commerce platform PayPal. The findings indicate Generation X and Millennials are leading the push, but across the ages, social shopping is proving increasingly popular. Here’s an insight into the social shopping habits of Australian consumers and what it…

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Gen Z makes its shopping presence felt

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Gen Z retail

Research indicates Gen Z is emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the retail front, with teens and pre-teens involved in both their own purchasing decisions and those made on behalf of the household. According to a recent report by the US National Retail Federation, nearly 9 in 10 parents say their children…

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Have you considered magnet-resistant security tags?

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Security Tags - Magnet-resistant

Whether it’s apparel, liquor or electronics, when it comes to protecting valuable or commonly stolen items from theft, occasionally you need to think outside the box. And a highly effective method of defeating the clued-up modern shoplifter is through the use of magnet-resistant tags. So, what are magnet-resistant tags, when can they be used and…

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Is it time to move beyond online versus bricks and mortar?

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Online vs bricks and mortar

This time two years ago Australian retail was awash with scaremongering the sector was at risk of imminent collapse courtesy of e-commerce giant Amazon’s impending arrival. “Online would kill real world retail” many headlines proclaimed. Two years later there appear to be few casualties of what was tipped to be a huge shakeup for the…

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Reducing liquor theft over the festive season

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liquor theft

It’s common knowledge the festive season brings with it both an increase in foot traffic for the retail sector, and an increase in theft. And some retailers and products are more likely to be targeted than others. In the grocery sector, for example, liquor retailers are among the most often targeted stores for shoplifting. So,…

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How shop security improves the customer experience

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EAS - Retail customer experience

Retail loss prevention and the customer experience may seem like two terms which have little in common. But often they work hand in hand, with effective shop security facilitating the delivery of better service, better prices, and a better reputation for both an individual store and their brand. Often relying on a mix of loss…

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Four pre-Christmas trends every retailer should know

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Retail Pre-Christmas

Next week, the retail sector officially enters the three-month countdown to Christmas, and already many brands are busily planning their marketing, ordering their stock and preparing for what they hope will be a bumper festive season. This year, there are also some new trends emerging, with American holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday set…

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How shoppers view technology

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How shoppers view retail technology

A US report has found most shoppers value the role of technology in retail, with innovation that assists in the product search and selection process their favoured form of tech implementation. According to the latest Consumer View Report from the US National Retail Federation more than three in five shoppers believe technology and innovation has…

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