Sustainability

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Research, Retail

IFS recently carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in 12 countries. The survey aimed to gather insight on the subject of change in businesses: its relevance, impact and drivers. The results revealed a number of interesting trends across different vertical industries and here, Ulf Tillander gives his thoughts on…

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Meet with IFS at NRF 2016

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Events, Retail, Supply Chain

The retail year of 2016 is kicking off with a bang as the industry’s biggest fair, NRF, hosted in New York January 17-20. As retail is one of IFS’s fastest growing segments we will be there to talk about industry trends, our solution for Retail and our customers. Welcome to meet with IFS at our…

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Industry Predictions

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the retail sector, Ulf Tillander, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Shoppers will reject retailers who don’t offer a true omni-channel retail experience The retail industry is experiencing a shift – the customers are switching between online and physical store contacts as they see…

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Omni-Channel Retail

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Retail, Strategy

Retailers that manage to offer a seamless shopping experience will stand strong, but keeping up with the pace of change has never been harder. It’s happening everywhere in retail – the blend of digital and physical. Digital presence now drives in-store traffic, smartphones are used as in-store shopping assistants, and in-store pickup and return are…

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mcommerce

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy

For the discerning consumer, there are few things as off-putting as a retailer who doesn’t get them. Personalized advertising of items that are of little-to-no interest to the customer, or the failure to cater to the users’ device of choice is capable of driving customers away from the (virtual or physical) checkout, vowing never to…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Retail

As you’re surely aware by now, there is a paradigm shift within retail. How do you tackle it? As bricks are replaced by clicks at an increasing speed, and the balance of power has shifted to the consumer, many companies fall short when it comes to securing the very backbone of any efficient retail approach:…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Retail

After a fast implementation – within nine months of initial analysis – IFS Applications was deployed in Rusta’s 81 Nordic stores and in its Asian offices and hubs, replacing 50 percent of existing ERP systems. According to Päivi Redig, CIO at Rusta, this rapid project pace was an important success factor in achieving Rusta’s international…

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Dubai duty free shopping

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Retail

Over 1 billion people travel internationally each year – approximately 15 percent of the global population – and they spend the equivalent of more than $1 trillion in the process according to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2015 study. In my new job as IFS’s Industry Director for Retail, I am doing my fair share…

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