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Mastercard Launching Pay with Face: how will this change the way we shop?

Mastercard is launching this year globally a new technology that will let shoppers make payments with just their face or hand.
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YouTube Jumps into the Livestream Shopping Space!

We have a new big player in the online retail arena, as Youtube Launches its Livestream Shopping Features.

Retail Week Presents Five Future Store Trends

Retail Week’s Stores Week 2022 event has started gathering the top worldwide retailers to speak about their retail investments, strategies, and how they see the future of stores.

Slovenia Ranks as the World’s Most Crypto-Friendly Country

According to Fast Private Jet global research study, Slovenia has the most venues where cryptocurrencies are accepted as a payment method.

Men Want to Shop and Game at the Same Time

5WPR released a new Consumer Culture Report revealing over half of the men surveyed enjoy seeing their favorite brands on gaming platforms.

The Body Expanding its Global Refill Program

The Body Shop is continuing with its refill station program in order to help the global plastic waste crises.
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Emplate Mall Engagement Platform Raises New Growth Investment

After a year of great progress and increasing demand for customer experiences and digital marketing in shopping centres worldwide, Emplate has raised a second growth investment from family-owned investment company and existing investor, HEARTLAND

Twitter Tests Shops Feature to Grow E commerce

Twitter is testing out a new feature that allows users to sell products through their tweets. The "commerce feature," which is currently available to only select partners, allows users to build an online storefront within their profile.

Goodscast Launches New Video Shopping Marketplace on the App Store

Goodscast has launched a new mobile app allowing anyone to buy and sell goods using video. This means sellers can now quickly capture and show off items in hundreds of different angles in a matter of seconds, making the decision to purchase easier and safer for buyers.

Which Countries are Introducing Central Bank Digital Currencies?

Are we heading towards a cashless society as almost 100 countries are actively evaluating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)?

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Causing Global E-commerce Disruptions

Due to Western sanctions, a wave of e-commerce companies are suspending their operations in Russia and causing global retail disruptions. 

The World’s Top 10 Most Valuable Brands in 2022

Brand Finance, the world's leading brand valuation consultancy firm, released a new report listing out the most valuable and fastest-growing brands in the world.
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How to Create a Shopping Center App in 2022!

Emplate, a Scandinavian software company, is helping shopping centers go digital with customizable mobile apps that support loyalty programs and much more.

Open4Sale App Offering a Live, Interactive Video Shopping Experience

Check out the all-in-one shopping app that offers users personal interaction with in-store sales staff and allows retailers to cater to millions of online shoppers worldwide.

Get Visitors Addicted to your Mall!

Learn how successful shopping centers are using loyalty programs and gifts to increase traffic and sales. 

IBM Study Reveals Consumers’ want Sustainability and Hybrid Shopping

New study "Consumers want it all," reveals rising consumer preferences for sustainability and shopping journeys splintered across multiple digital, physical, and mobile touchpoints.

Treasure Data Survey Reveals Best Retail Strategies for 2022

New Treasure Data Survey outlines what will be the major consumer trends in 2022 and what strategies brands need to implement this year for success.

Expansion of AI Shop Assistants at Physical Stores

DeepBrain AI has developed "AI Kiosks" with human-based AI avatars that can interact with customers at shops and resturants!

Why You Need to Start Selling on TikTok in 2022!

According to Sensor Tower report, TikTok is the most downloaded and highest-grossing app in 2021! With the launch of online shopping features, the app is going to be an important tool for the retail industry in 2022.

Expansion of Sidewalk Delivery Robots

Serve Robotics, the leading autonomous sidewalk delivery company owned by Uber, received more funding this month for its further development and expansion. 

Konzum Becomes First Retailer in Croatia to offer Crypto Currency Payments

Konzum, the leading supermarket chain in Croatia, has become the first retailer in the country to offer cryptocurrency payments.

Nike & H&M Jumping into the Metaverse

Are you ready for the Metaverse? Big brands like Nike and H&M are already investing in developing virtual worlds with fashion and shoe collections for your avatars. 

New Research Study on Digital Gifting Retail Trends

A new Coresight Research study reveals digital gift shopping challenges and untapped opportunities for retailers and brands.

EY Issues New Study on Understanding Generation Z Consumers

Ernst & Young released a new research study on understanding Generation Z, which can help all businesses adapt to the new wave of workers and consumers. 

Major Comeback for the Luxury Goods Industry in 2021

According to a study by global consultancy firm Bain & Company, the personal luxury goods industry is experiencing a major recovery in 2021. 

Shopping Centers should Start Livestreaming Now!

Shopping Centers are Livestreaming in order to keep sales going in their stores during the pandemic. Here are the reasons why all shopping centers should jump into this new trend.  

Drone Delivery Services Expanding in the US

Online shopping for products and food is on the rise but slow delivery is still an issue. This is being solved in several cities in the US by drone delivery companies that are speeding up the service and reducing carbon footprint.

Google Expanding its Shopping Features

Imagine you are watching a video online of someone wearing a nice dress and you wonder where you can buy that dress. Well, wonder no more because that is the future of shopping thanks to Google.

Christmas Shopping Starting Early in 2021

The global supply chain crises and shipping delays are driving retailers and customers to start off the Christmas shopping season earlier this year. Covid Pass restrictions will also increase the demand for online shopping and speedy delivery services this winter. 

Fitting Rooms Becoming the Most Important Retail Spaces

With the rise of online shopping, physical stores need to be reinvented to place the fitting rooms at the heart of their spaces rather than in the back corners. The fitting room is the most important store space in the new retail age.  

How the Pandemic Changed Fashion Trends

The pandemic has majorly impacted our lives on a global scale and as a result the way we dress. New research data shows us which fashion product categories are thriving at this time and which are not.

Shopping Center Opens a Space for “TikTokers” to Create Videos

Mill Gate Shopping Center in the UK opened an innovative space for 'TikTokers' to record and share videos from the mall. 

Check Out Free Stores are Becoming a Major Trend

The need for checkouts in supermarkets will be a thing of the past as major retail players like Amazon, Tesco, Alibaba, are investing in new AI (artificial intelligence) technologies for checkout-free stores.

Facebook Introducing Shopping to WhatsApp

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this week the launch of four new shopping features to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

Pinterest Expands its E-Commerce Features

Social media E-Commerce is on the rise, and Pinterest is no exception in adding new features to assist retailers to advertise and sell their products.

Retailers Say Goodbye to Printed Receipts

A new trend is emerging in the retail market, as retailers decide to stop printing receipts in order to reduce paper waste. It is all going digital!

TikTok to Become a Major Player in Retail

TikTok social media app, owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, is testing a new service that allows retailers to sell goods directly to users.

Co-working Spaces a Growing Trend in Shopping Centers

With the rising number of remote workers across the world, shopping centers may become the perfect places for work.

Facebook and Instagram Expanding Advertising Options for Retailers

Due to the increasing demand from retailers to advertise on Facebook and Instagram, the company is launching new advertising capabilities.

Reselling Used Items is a Growing Trend Among Retailers

The secondhand market is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors within the fashion industry and a growing number of famous international retailers are now testing out a resale program where they allow shoppers to sell and buy used items.

QR Codes Saving Businesses During the Pandemic

Contactless technology is on the rise worldwide during the pandemic and experts say it will be part of the 'new normal'.

Museum of Senses Pop Up Concept for Shopping Centers

A mind-blowing pop-up exhibition that aims to engage shopping center visitors’ intellect and stimulate all their senses, is preparing a tour across southeast Europe within prominent shopping centers.

Hi I am IGIGI, your New Sales Assistant

The use of artificial intelligence in retail stores is already here in Serbia! A start-up Serbian company pygmyTITAN developed the first local digital sales assistant for retail stores. One of the first retailers to welcome Igigi is the famous Serbian supermarket chain AROMA.
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Fast Food will Go Through a Major Change

Redefine Meat, a company that produces 3D-printed alt meat is planning a massive European expansion mid this year. The alt meat products will first enter Israel, Germany, and Switzerland, before moving into Asian and US markets.
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Paper Bottles to Replace Plastic in 2021

Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will start selling drinks in paper bottles this summer!

The Future of Retail is in Live Streaming!

Whether you are a retailer or shopping center, it is now a smart idea to start live streaming from your retail premises in order to attract customers and increase sales.

Beo Shopping Center Introduces the First Retail Robot in Serbia

Beo Shopping Center in Belgrade started 2021 off with a new team member. Robot assistance in shopping centers is now a reality in Serbia and in the Balkan region.

Ananas – the new Amazon or AliExpress in Eastern Europe

Delta Holding is developing the first regional online retail platform called Ananas due to launch in the first half of 2021. The platform will cater to people in the countries of former Yugoslavia, including Albania.
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Talking Mannequins Presented by Paul Jean Gaultier

Paul Jean Gaultier fashion exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Belgrade presented talking mannequins, that responded to the movement of visitors. With the development of facial recognition and AI technology, one must wonder will dolls replace human sales staff in the future?

Mistakes of Retailers which went Bankrupt in 2020!

According to Forbes over 160 retail companies filed for bankruptcy in 2020. It is easy to assume that the pandemic destroyed these companies, but maybe their failure to adapt to changing trends has been the main cause of their troubles. Let us analyze some popular bankrupt retailers to learn from their mistakes. 
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