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Tracing the past for retail’s tomorrow

New research examines the key milestones in the evolution of customer experience to chart the store of tomorrow.

Tracing the past for retail’s tomorrow

New research examines the key milestones in the evolution of customer experience to chart the store of tomorrow.

H&M Hong Kong plans new flagship

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is launching a new-build full-concept flagship store in Gala Place, Mongkok.

Where Chinese tourists are spending their shopping dollar

As Chinese tourists discover new destinations, retailers in neighbouring countries are being left in the dust.

Where Chinese tourists are spending their shopping dollar

As Chinese tourists discover new destinations, retailers in neighbouring countries are being left in the dust.

Visa survey shows Singaporeans shop on the move

Fifty per cent of Singaporeans regularly use their mobile devices for shopping, according to a credit card company survey.

Aldi to launch online store

Aldi to shake up online grocery space with impending e-commerce launch.

Aldi to launch online store

Aldi to shake up online grocery space with impending e-commerce launch.

Aldi to launch online store

Aldi to shake up online grocery space with impending eCommerce launch.

Filipinos prefer traditional stores

Nine in 10 Filipinos prefer grocery shopping at bricks and mortar stores – not online. Nielsen’s Shopper Trends Report says 93 per cent of Filipinos prefer buying their groceries at offline shops. And eight in 10 check out all departments within the store when they shop. “The love for shopping is alive among Filipinos. They find joy in going up and down the aisles to check out grocery items,” says Lou-Ann Navalta, Nielsen’s shopper insights leader in the Philippines. “Retailers can …

Shopping in Portlandia

Hip. Seriously hip. Hilariously hip. Hipper than the hippest hipsters in Brooklyn, and that’s hyper hip. I’m talking about Portland, Oregon; a compact, very livable, and very cool city in the Pacific Northwest of the US. I visited Portland as part of the WPP Intel Futurecasting Summit and naturally snuck in time to do the downtown area in a city famed for its creative class. It’s Boston-ish or Melbourne-ish, but smaller, grungier, and easier to traverse on foot. The streets are fu…

GU lets shoppers take now buy later

Japanese retailer GU offers a new shopping experience at its store in Shibuya, Tokyo. GU, a sister brand of Uniqlo, allows shoppers to walk out of its Shibuya store with an item unpaid. The brand says it is part of its ‘fitting service’, enabling customers try the clothing outside the store premises prior to purchasing it. “Customers will be asked to leave their names and telephone numbers with us but can try out our items anywhere outside as long as they return by closing time,” sa…