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Why Adidas is preparing for the metaverse

The athletic shoe and apparel brand is the latest to gear up for the emerging shift of e-commerce towards virtual market...

Big in Japan: The return of vending machines

A traditionally low-tech piece of equipment has been at the heart of many innovations that have helped keep sales revenu...

Analysis: As technology marches on, Asia’s retail property huffs and puffs

Covid-19 forced retailers to adopt online solutions and made permanent changes to consumer behaviour. Shopping centres n...

A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world

Reliance on third-party cookies has been estimated to lead to a 36-per-cent decrease in measured and reported ROAS.

Meet the Aussie smart farm that made a statement at COP26

A Queensland banana farm that supplies the nation's biggest supermarkets is taking part in an innovative trial to minimi...

Spend your Christmas time well with this game-changing e-commerce platform

StoreConnect e-commerce gives small and medium businesses easy access to an all-in-one e-commerce platform.

Nikeland is just the beginning of Nike’s bid to win over Generation Alpha

The sports giant has created a virtual world on Roblox designed to get kids moving, though its ultimate goal may be to c...

CommBank launches apps Little Birdie and Cheddar in retail “land grab”

A social-media style algorithm will serve users with content from merchants relevant to them, offering deals to an alrea...

Analysis: Nike speeds up to enter the metaverse

The biggest apparel brand in the world isn’t going to let itself get caught unprepared for the blending of the virtual a...
Inside Retail & Centric Software

The future of remote collaboration for multi-category retailers

New-generation PLM software not only increases operational efficiencies but can boost a retailer’s bottom line as well.

Inside Afterpay and the Australian Fashion Council’s “cutting edge” store

The Edit is a new experiential retail space celebrating local designers and the latest in-store technology.

Social enterprise Homie enters metaverse with new NFT range

A collaboration between Homie and 3D artist Ivica Gokchevski provides a glimpse into the next generation of fashion, wit...

BNPL: It’s been a hit for consumers and now businesses get their turn

Buy now pay later (BNPL) services have quickly become commonplace for consumers.

Ikea trials mobile checkout in Queensland stores

From today onward, customers will be able to use the Ikea App to scan a product’s barcode, creating a virtual shopping c...

Wait minute. Here’s why surveys and focus groups aren’t dead yet

Access to a seemingly endless stream of computer-collected information about consumer behaviour has left some low-tech m...

Retailers now have a smarter way to accept payments

With the Smart terminal, CommBank seeks to transform how payments happen in Australia – making them more intelligent, co...

E-commerce tips from the expert who relaunched eBay Ads

Which technologies are just gimmicks, and what is the next big play online? We ask Ben May, managing director of The Cod...

Future-proofing your business with learnings from the past

Looking towards a Covid-normal future provides a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned from the adversity of the past ...

Analysis: We need to chat about chatbots

Studies show that as AI-driven customer service tools become more human-like, retailers must be mindful of how they affe...

The pros of going personal: Here’s what brands can learn from Amazon

The personalised data-driven model used so successfully by Amazon offers insight into how data can be used by omnichanne...

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