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How The Internet of Things Will Shake Up Retail in 2015

Just as there’s no pause button or adjustment period between one year and the next, technology doesn’t wait for laggards to catch up. That’s why, as we barrel into 2015, smart retailers are rapidly adopting one or more of a half-dozen technological breakthroughs that are beginning to permanently change how businesses and consumers interact. In [...]

2015-01-09T15:04:25+00:00January 9th, 2015|Retails|

Google Shopping to Counter Amazon

Google Inc. plans to push deeper into online commerce by enhancing its Google Shopping service with features that more directly challenge Amazon.com Inc. Google has approached retailers about creating a “buy” button for its online shopping site that would be similar to Amazon’s popular “one-click ordering” feature, according to people familiar with the discussions. Until [...]

2014-12-23T11:41:39+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Technology|

Coke milk? Coca-Cola to launch premium milk brand called Fairlife

Speaking at Morgan Stanley’s Global Consumer Conference last week, Coca-Cola’s North American chief, Sandy Douglas, said: “It’s basically the premiumisation of milk… We’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying in a jug.” Mr Douglas claimed that the milk “tastes better” than regular milk and is made on sustainable [...]

2014-12-12T13:03:49+00:00December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Retailers look forward to busiest Christmas in five years

THE ghost of cash-starved Christmases past is finally being laid to rest as high-street retailers predict the most successful shopping season in five years. Gift-seeking shoppers will fork out between €650 and €750 this month on top of what they would normally spend, new research shows. The overall December spend is expected to rise by [...]

2014-12-01T16:30:03+00:00December 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Retail giants Target and CVS ban Apple Pay as work begins on rival system

Well, that didn’t take long. Apple Pay launched mid October, and it’s already unmasking major strife in the retail industry. According to The New York Times and others, Rite Aid and CVS both blocked the use of Apple Pay. Though neither company is saying why, one likely reason is a competing mobile payments app that a group of big [...]

2014-11-19T13:36:06+00:00November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

SuperValu to sell 115,000 pumpkins this Halloween

SuperValu has announced that it expects to sell 115,000 pumpkins this Halloween, which will be used for carving and cooking. SuperValu expects the number of pumpkins sold this Halloween to increase by 30pc compared to 2013. Available in SuperValu stores nationwide from this week, pumpkins will retail at €3 for a giant pumpkin; €2 for [...]

2014-10-29T16:28:20+00:00October 29th, 2014|ShelfWatch News|

PENT-UP demand for big-ticket items like cars and furniture is set to trigger a rise in spending over the coming months, a new poll suggests.

Half of consumers feel more positive about their financial status compared to this time last year. The Millward Brown poll for Retail Ireland has revealed that more than a quarter of consumers are willing to splash out on cars and furniture in the next 12 months. While 40pc of consumers have delayed purchasing big-ticket items [...]

2014-10-24T10:53:11+01:00October 24th, 2014|ShelfWatch News|

How Augmented Reality (AR) Is Helping Define the Future of Shopping

There’s a lot of talk about how retailers should bridge offline and digital channels, and for good reason. As consumers become more accustomed to using multiple devices to research, browse, and buy merchandise, merchants who want to stay competitive will need to find creative and useful ways to interact with shoppers across different channels. Plenty [...]

2014-10-03T10:07:51+01:00October 3rd, 2014|ShelfWatch News|

Almac to create 348 jobs in Craigavon, Co Armagh

Northern Ireland based pharmaceutical group Almac is to create 348 jobs in Co Armagh, as part of a £54 million investment over five years. The jobs will be based in Craigavon, where the company is headquartered. The investment relates to two of the group’s business units, pharma services and clinical services. The company will recruit 141 [...]

2014-09-09T14:34:54+01:00September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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