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How AI and AR can help retailers stay in business in moments of crisis

When Forbes published an article in late 2019 highlighting the merits of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) in retail, it could not have predicted just how important ...

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How to get ready for the rise of mobile payments in retail

The retail payment space is going through a sea change, and the Starbucks mobile payments app is a shining example of that. Despite being specific to one retailer, in 2018 the app held the ...

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4 ways you may be wasting your cloud spend, and how to avoid it

One of the big reasons businesses choose to take advantage of cloud computing is to become more agile and save resources across their business. But for many companies, unregulated cloud ...

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How to keep transactions secure with payment fraud on the rise

Last year, the retail sector was the target of 17% of all cyberattacks, making it the single largest industry for cybercrime, research by Trustwave found. Why? Retailers are selling more ...

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How retail and hospitality businesses can support their communities in times of crisis

“In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.” Howard Schultz

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How to be productive working from home: tips from the LS Retail remote employees

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought many changes to businesses, one being a sudden shift to remote work for many employees. During the past few days, like many others, I have been trying to ...

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How to keep your retail employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health crises are confusing and frightening. During uncertain times like these, customer-facing businesses such as retail stores must implement clear, stringent measures to ensure their ...

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5 ways to appeal to modern consumers and boost sales in your store

We hear a great deal about how modern consumers, and the whole retail landscape, are changing. Expert predictions about the latest trends, and how they will play out in the coming years, ...

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6 ways retailers are redefining the concept of store

Although brick-and-mortar retail is far from being dead, online is changing expectations towards frictionless, immediate shopping, where everything one needs – products, in-depth ...

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Discover unified commerce software at EuroShop with LS Retail and our partners

EuroShop 2020, the largest retail trade fair in the world, will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on February 16-20, 2020. More than 115,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the expo, ...

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7 trends that will drive retail in 2020 according to NRF Retail’s Big Show

What are the biggest retail trends that will determine success or failure in the next decade? According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, “every retailer will need to build their own tech ...

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Why data could well be your retail business’s biggest asset (and how you can harness it)

In London’s Westfield shopping center, a pop-up store sells products that are trending in real time. Its stock is put together using data collected from social media.

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Don’t let your retail system destroy your holiday season

Holiday season trading is big business for retailers. According to National Retail Federation (NRF) data, sales in November and December account for about 20% of a retailer’s annual sales. ...