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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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