Retail News - Is Virtual Reality the Future of Retail?

By Harry Whitehouse - It seems like virtual reality (VR) is swiftly evolving into a hot ecommerce trend that may impact more than just the gaming industry. Microsoft, Oculus and a dozen other players are all fighting for first place in this new market. And with two out of three consumers saying they would be interested in virtual shopping, it may just be the future of retail.

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Retail News - The Economics of the Customer Experience

Not all returns from your customer experience investments are financial. Will that scare your executives?

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Retail News - Stop Focusing On Your Brand’s Social Media Posting, Here’s What You Should Be Focusing On Instead

Weird thing for a social marketing measurement company to post, huh? It’s not even click bait — it’s true. I’ll even say it again: stop focusing on your brand’s social media posting.

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Retail News - Etsy´s IPO a roaring success

Etsy – the U.S.-based online antiques and crafts marketplace – went public earlier this month, and the move has proved to be a roaring success.

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Retail News - The 4 Emails Retailers Should Send for Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day is May 10 and if you don’t already have a plan in place to reach out to your customers by email, it’s not too late to get started.

As a retailer, Mother’s Day isn’t a holiday you want to miss out on. Take a look at these stats from Statistic Brain:

• There are 85.4 million moms in the U.S.
• The average American will spend $168.94 on mom for Mother’s Day.
• 28.5% of Mother’s Day gifts are bought online

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Retail News - Poundworld launches e-commerce site

Poundworld has launched an e-commerce website dubbed 'Poundworld Plus' as the discount retail chain positions itself for expansion across Europe.

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Retail News - Tesco braces for record losses of £5bn

The UK’s largest retailer is set to announce record losses of up to £5 billion this week, as the business looks to rebalance and reduce costs.

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Retail News - Liam Gallagher looks to raise funds for Pretty Green expansion

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has hired investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald as he looks to raise funds to expand his fashion brand Pretty Green on a national and international scale.

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Retail News - Nestle reports £14m Q1 sales

Nestle has reported a bumper set of first quarter results, with sales of Sfr20.9 billion (£14.41 billion).

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The rate of unemployment in the UK tumbled to its lowest level in six-and-a-half years during February, with 31 million people in work providing the government a significant boost in the general election campaign.

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