Debenhams invests in mobile ‘on demand’ beauty pioneer blow Ltd.

Debenhams invests in mobile ‘on demand’ beauty pioneer blow Ltd.

Debenhams has made an investment into blow LTD., one of the UK’s largest and fastest growing ‘on demand’ beauty services provider. The exclusive UK partnership enables Debenhams to accelerate its presence in the £4bn Beauty Services market, an ambition set out in its Debenhams Redesigned strategy in April. Debenhams will hold a minority stake and […]

Mindshare UK reveals key trends for retail brands

Mindshare UK reveals key trends for retail brands

Mindshare UK, part of WPP, unveiled its research report, The Future of Retail CX (Customer Experience). The Mindshare Futures report identifies five key trends for the retail industry, focusing on mobile, voice, physical stores, branding and data. A key conclusion is that the store offering will become a real point of differentiation from competitors in […]

Reebok makes social lifestyle content shoppable

Reebok makes social lifestyle content shoppable

Reebok is making social lifestyle content shoppable for the first time, as it looks to hone the ideal customer journey. The global fitness brand has appointed marketing technology company Curalate to make its social media channels fully shoppable, creating a seamless experience for consumers from the moment of discovery to the point of purchase. Beginning […]

Retail Set To Drive UK Digital Ad Spending Through 2018

Retail Set To Drive UK Digital Ad Spending Through 2018

The UK’s largest industry sector for digital ad spending will continue to be retail for the foreseeable future, with retailers driving overall digital ad spending gains in the UK through 2018, according to new forecasts from eMarketer. Among the five UK industries tracked by eMarketer – automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG) & consumer products, travel, retail […]

IBM claim Blockchain will enhance global food safety

IBM claim Blockchain will enhance global food safety

Food retailers like Walmart, Unilever and Nestlé are partnering with IBM on a blockchain collaboration intended to address food safety. Additional IBM partners include Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company and Tyson Foods. They will work with IBM to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from […]

Alibaba’s Mobile Engagement is Exploding Thanks to AI

Alibaba’s Mobile Engagement is Exploding Thanks to AI

Customers usually go on shopping apps to search for what they want to buy, but Alibaba also wants to tell them what they want to buy with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). The strategy seems to been working, as Alibaba has seen a surge in mobile engagement during the first quarter of 2017. The […]

Asos deploys image search functionality to fashion app

Asos deploys image search functionality to fashion app

Asos has become the latest e-commerce retailer to embrace computer vision after it introduced image search functionality to its iOS fashion app for the first time with an Android companion also waiting in the wings. The innovation will enable shoppers to simply take or copy a photograph of any clothing or accessory which they desire […]

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