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  • How Payments Can Help Save the High Street

    Nobody can deny that traditional retail is dying and the high street is suffering as a result. But, as Peter Keenan, CEO, APEXX, argues here, retail is only dying – it’s not dead. Retailers that are innovating and evolving with the changing retail landscape are experiencing growth and success.

    Consumers have changed the way they shop; and the rise of online shopping is often cited as a reason for the reduction in people visiting physical stores. The latest retail [...]

  • Health & Lifestyle Brands Offered Amazon Alternative: Q&A with New Marketplace Makes Me Healthy

    Producers of health, beauty and wellness products are being given a ‘no risk‘ opportunity to increase sales and awareness of their healthy lifestylegoods by online marketplace Makesmehealthy.com. The site, which launches in October, offers small to medium producers a greater chance of their products reaching the dedicated target audience as it tackles the issue of smaller brands being ‘lost’ in much larger online retail websites. Here, RetailTechNews speaks to Jaspal Singh Nijjar, founder, Makesmehealthy.com, to discuss why he [...]


  • Vine Used to Boost Private-Label Sales; Advertisers Shifting Budgets from Google to Amazon

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: Vine Used to Boost Private-Label Sales; Advertisers Shifting Budgets from Google to Amazon; and Facebook Launches Portal Smart Speaker, with Alexa.

    Vine Used to Boost Private-Label Sales

    Amazon is using its Vine programme to boost sales of its private-label brands. Vine was originally intended to increase the number of customer reviews, and allow Amazon to serve as a [...]

  • Weekly Focus Europe: Industry Stalwarts Shake Up Retail Agency Sector with Tapestry Agency

    In this edition of Weekly Focus Europe: Industry Stalwarts Shake Up the Multi-channel Retail Agency Sector with the Founding of Tapestry Agency; Kelkoo Group Announces New Commercial Director to Help Boost Retailers’ Return on Ad Spend; and Geometry UK Unveils ‘The Flagship’: A Ground-Breaking Retail Innovation Space.

    Industry Stalwarts Shake Up the Multi-channel Retail Agency Sector with the Founding of Tapestry Agency

    Marketing veterans David Lockwood of Boden and, formerly Laithwaites Wine, and Robert Colquhoun, formerly of Myakka and Dream Direct, have [...]

  • Online Shoppers Looking to Discover New Products; Chinese ‘Golden Week’ Boosts British Retail

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: Online Shoppers Looking to Discover New Products; Chinese ‘Golden Week’ Boosts British Retail; and Amazon Controlling Search.

    Online Shoppers Looking to Discover New Products

    Three-quarters (74%) of online grocery shoppers are now focused on changing their basket of goods to discover new products, according to research from Bazaarvoice and IGD.

    According to the research, 41% of all British grocery shoppers say they [...]

  • Weekly Focus APAC: Honestbee Unveils Singapore 'NewGen Retail' Store

    This week, online marketplace Honestbee has opened up a dining-cum-grocery store in Singapore that is closely integrated with modern technologies to offer “a multi-sensory” shopping experience.

    Spanning 60,000 square feet, Habitat by Honestbee is touted as a “full supermarket, speciality fresh grocer, online fulfilment centre, and experiential dining destination” all rolled into one location.

    It marks the first time the Singapore-founded company has ventured into the brick-and-mortar retail space, three years after it first began offering online food delivery services. It [...]

  • From Price to Value: Understanding the Modern Shopper

    The retail world is changing; and technology will continue to influence how we shop and what we expect from retailers. But, as Myles Dawson (pictured below), UK managing director, Adyen, tells us here, while many industry experts equate the challenge facing the retail environment down to the rise in online shopping, research suggests that many UK stores are simply failing to create an in-store experience that matches customer expectations.

    Of all the countries surveyed as part of Adyen’s 2018 European [...]

  • Summit's Hedley Aylott Discusses JD.com's Expansion; How Amazon Is Advertising Private-Label Produce; and the Launch of Productcaster

    This week, Hedley Aylott, CEO & founder, Summit talks speaks to the RetailTechReview about Amazon advertising their private-label brands within their partners’ product listings, JD.com’s continuing rise to power, and the launch of his newest initiative – Productcaster. 

  • Zalora Urges APAC Retail Marketers to Watch for Local Nuances

    Retail marketers need to look out for local nuances across Asia-Pacific markets and tailor their campaigns accordingly to ensure they get the returns they want. Singapore-based online fashion retailer Zalora knows this only too well, as it too has to ensure it taps local market knowledge so it can stand out from a crowded e-commerce landscape. In this Q&A with RetailTechNews, its Asia-Pacific marketing manager, Alin Dobrea (pictured below), discusses how Zalora leverages both its regional and local presence. Founded in 2012, [...]

  • How Storytelling Can Help Retailers Leverage the Golden Quarter

    Thanks to Black Friday – one of UK retail’s most successful U.S. imports – Christmas comes earlier each year. Online sales from the likes of Amazon kicked off in October last year and drove shopping peaks right from early November. Here, Ally Stuart (pictured below), managing director, EMEA, Sharethrough, tells RetailTechNews that Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and Boxing Day are now part of a long ‘golden quarter’ – and it’s starting again.

    While the ‘golden quarter’ opportunity is vast, [...]