Retail World

March 22, 2012

The Generous Store

No cash or credit cards, just good deeds – To reconnect their brand with generosity and inspire people to see the positive effects of being generous Danish chocolate brand Anthon Berg opened the world’s first chocolate store where you couldn’t pay with cash or credit cards, just good deeds…

March 16, 2012

PayPal takes on Square in mobile payments

PayPal, the payments service owned by eBay Inc, jumped into the nascent mobile payments arena on Thursday with a new device that helps businesses accept credit and debit cards via mobile devices, taking on early-moving start-up Square Inc…

March 1, 2012

Consumer 2020: reading the signs

As consumers have shifted their buying criteria to demand more value, better service, and greater convenience, retailers must adapt the way they offer services to meet these evolving consumer needs…

European Specialty Retail

L2′s first Index of European Specialty Retail brands assesses and ranks the digital aptitude of 55 brands across the five E.U. markets in Western Europe and the United States…

February 24, 2012

Best Retail Brands 2012

Retailers face a fast-expanding, multi-pattern competitive set. A company may see it’s losing market share, but may not see where it’s going. Consumer spending is scattered thanks to new ways of making purchases. Manufacturers are becoming retailers…

February 16, 2012

Online brands are coming to a high street near you

Emily Gosling of Design week analyses this week’s annoucement of online retailer Amazon to open its first physical retail store in Seattle, selling tablets and e-readers with a more ‘hands-on experience’, following moves by other online brands such as eBay into the physical realm…
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February 3, 2012

New innovations and ideas in Retail

Peter ‘t Hoen always brings us the most amazing news and innovations in his blog Brand Retail and Design.This January he presents 7 examples of strategies performed by retail companies to watch out, learn, get ideas and share. From sleeping above a store to exchaning with the new Swap-O-Matic, dont miss all these new innovations…

January 26, 2012

Retail trends 2012

Post by Jon Bird Published in New Retail
As retail commentators around the world gaze into their crystal balls for a peek at 2012, the overriding image I get is…one big blur.

On the one hand it’s a blur of speed, as the pace of change continues to ramp up and customer attention spans shorten…