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Retail roundup February 2019

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Vitag Retail Round Up

The new year has kicked off with mixed news on the retail front, with two Australian retailers entering voluntary administration and December sales figures failing to live up to expectation. Meanwhile, technology continues to dominate the retail landscape as stores across the globe investigate the latest ways to offer an improved customer experience. Here’s the…

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What retail apocalypse? – The NRF Big Show 2019

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NRF Big Show 2019

“More healthy, more vibrant, innovative and exciting than ever.” –  That was the verdict for the retail sector at the recent  National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York. This year’s Big Show marked the 108th time the event has been hosted and it was bigger than better than ever before, attracting over 38,000…

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Retail to get personal in 2019

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2019 in Retail - Vitag Australia

As retailers flip the sign to ”open” and roll back the shutters for another trading year ahead, 2019 is shaping up to see the technology that dominated 2018 make further inroads into the retail experience. This year retailing looks primed to become more personal and more immersive as more shoppers take their search online. For…

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Christmas Retail Statistics 2018

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Retail Statistics

With Christmas just round the corner, here are some interesting stats on Christmas and some predictions on growth by sectors as well as online purchases for 2018.    

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Debunking the doom and gloom myth

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The retail apocalypse

Bricks and mortar retail is anything but doomed, with a series of reports indicating the sector continues to not just survive but in some cases even thrive as physical stores use the digital age to their advantage. The statistics come despite headlines that prophesise doom and gloom in the retail sector. Or as Inside Retail…

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Factoring the future into your loss prevention ROI

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Future Proofing Retail Loss Prevention

When it comes to selecting the right loss prevention strategies for your storefront, it’s not just about considering the issues affecting your retail outlet in the present. Effective loss prevention also entails ensuring the equipment you purchase now will continue to serve you in the future to ensure the longevity and best return on your…

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Retailers and the new digital expectaction

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retailers digital expectations blog

Retailers are scrambling to keep up with consumer’s digital expectations, and those that keep pace in the right way are likely to be rewarded handsomely for their efforts, according to a new report. Here’s an insight into the role of digital in real-world retail and the key features consumers seek. The value of digital A…

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Retail roundup – September

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Retail Round-up

Technology dominates the retail news this quarter as the sector gears up for Christmas and the busiest season of the year. From smartphones to AI and payments, here’s an insight into what’s making the news, with the retail roundup for September. Smartphones to drive Christmas retail For the first time ever, smartphones will be the…

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The human touch in retail

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Human Touch in retail

Retail might be finding new and innovative ways to support the consumer experience and operate with greater efficiency, but according to a recent report from global accounting firm PwC, it’s the human factor that really counts. PwC recently surveyed 15,000 people from 12 countries to find that although technology can offer insight and improve the…

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Retail round-up – May 2018

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May Retail Round Up

A quick read of the headlines would indicate it’s been a rough start to 2018 for the retail sector, with Toys ‘R’ Us in trouble, and retail spending weaker than expected. It’s not all doom and gloom, however, with technology tempering the sentiment. Here’s an insight into what’s making the recent retail news. Toys ‘R’…

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