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LAS VEGAS: Brands seeking to connect with consumers across multiple touchpoints should consider exploring the potential of “d-commerce”, Carissa Ganelli, Chief Digital Officer at restaurant chain Subway, has argued.

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Subway, the sandwich chain, believes that "distributed commerce" could represent a powerful approach to driving sales in the future.

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LAS VEGAS: Toyota, the automaker, is attempting to transform the future of retail by making mobile commerce apply to actual stores, and not just devices.

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Toyota, the automaker, is attempting to transform the future of retail by making mobile commerce apply to actual stores, and not just devices.

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HONG KONG: Macy’s, the iconic US bricks-and-mortar retailer, has taken a digital-first approach in its effort to crack the complicated China market by using innovative virtual reality and influencer strategies.

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This article explores how best to utilise the omnichannel model to offer seamless shopping experiences to customers.

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Macy’s is one of the world’s most iconic traditional retail brands, but its push into the Chinese market required an entirely different approach with mobile, e-commerce and VR at the fore.

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Ten media and technology trends and their implications for brands, including e-commerce, loyalty, Chinese influence, voice, blockchain and smart cities.

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BEST OF 2017: The world of retail is ever-changing as the sector reacts to shifts in consumer behaviour occasioned by new technologies while also exploring how it can harness such tech to its own ends.

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LOS ANGELES: Fabletics, an activewear brand co-founded by actress and fitness guru Kate Hudson, has drawn major benefits from expanding beyond its online roots and opening bricks-and-mortar stores.

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Explains how Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands place customer relationships at the heart of their business strategies and often position themselves as challengers who seek to disrupt their category by providing a unique online offering with high levels of innovation.

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TechStyle, the online fashion retailer, has gleaned several advantages from taking its successful Fabletics activewear brand into brick-and-mortar retail stores.

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This annual report by J Walter Thompson Intelligence charts 10 emerging trends across 10 sectors that will shape marketing globally in 2018, spanning culture, tech, travel and more.

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SHANGHAI: Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has formed a strategic three-year partnership with Ford, which could see the American automaker sell cars on Alibaba’s Tmall online marketplace.

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This article outlines eight retail trends that are likely to shape Australian retail in 2018.

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NEW YORK: The great majority of sales still take place in physical stores, and while Amazon is undoubtedly a threat, retailers need to be more methodical in assessing where the real battleground lies, according to four McKinsey consultants.

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MUMBAI: Future Group, the retail business, is teaming up with Google India to open a chain of member-only, tech-driven stores under the Easyday name in a development they termed “Retail 3.0”.

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Sonae Sierra, an international retail estate company, conducted research to gain insights into shoppers' eating habits and environments in order to improve its food courts.

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Walmart, the retail giant, is using strategic partnerships as a way to drive its ecommerce business forwards.

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HANGZHOU: Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, kicked off its annual 11.11 sales event with a “See Now, Buy Now” multichannel fashion show earlier this week, and the company’s Chief Marketing Officer sees the promotion as the ...

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LOS ANGELES: Disney, the entertainment giant, is testing a new prototype retail store in an attempt to “immerse guests in the brand like never before”.

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The Walt Disney Company, the entertainment giant, unveiled a pilot retail store redesign that aimed to immerse shoppers in richer, more immersive brand experiences.

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LONDON: There are many applications and use cases for augmented reality (AR) at all stages of the shopper journey but it is essential to take a shopper-centric or UX approach to planning, rather than a media- or brand-centric one, two industry ...

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The term 'personalisation' covers a wide range of possibilities and fashion brands are exploring everything from how to deliver advice online to new segmentation approaches.

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COPENHAGEN: Traditional grocery retailing is being shaken up in Holland by an online-only, mobile-only supermarket based on the idea of the traditional milkman.