Globalisation: How to penetrate new markets and win

In order for a retailer to be truly global the traditional siloed, retail store functions need to operate in harmony to improve business performance and meet the demands of today's consumer. The opportunity for retailers to capitalise on the ability to extend their brand beyond their existing stores and web is larger than ever before but global expansion also requires strict compliance with local regulations to ensure the highest level of efficiency, safety and security. Getting it wrong can be fatal to the reputation of a brand.

So how do retailers expand into new global markets and win?


Will 2017 see digital-only become a viable retail channel for cosmetics?

For decades, traditional retail environments thrived on the desire of consumers to experience products using all five of their senses – touch, hearing, sight, taste and smell – encouraging them to then make an impulse purchase.

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Whitepaper: How will GDPR affect law firms in the UK?

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SaaSification of the product landscape: when your products are not born in the cloud and your customer base is changing, how do you SaaSify and win?

In today's fast moving, ever-mobile landscape, an increasing number of customers are looking for SaaSified versions of their software tools, opting for the benefits of PAYG-style cloud-based working which gives them optimal flexibility. And among the business sectors looking for more creative and agile ways of working, are law firms.

Traditionally viewed as a somewhat desk-bound profession, lawyers are beginning to see the advantages of being able to work anytime, anywhere – and those software providers who are able to SaaSify their services for this group now have a whole new sector waiting to get on board.

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What does digital transformation mean for luxury retail?

In 2014, research showed pure online sales of luxury goods were growing at twice the rate of the luxury market overall. This is set to increase to 20 Billion by 2020, but what does this mean for a market that was traditionally face-to-face deal-closing? And how might it affect the sale of high-ticket, high-priced items that could now be bought without even seeing them physically?

For example, the biggest purchase any of us will ever make is a property, but given the next generation of homebuyers and owners now more digitally-savvy than ever, will this change their buying habits? Does this mean we are entering a digital-first future where you really could buy a house purely from your mobile?

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Stop right now: Why the IT cost of MiFID II doesn’t have to spiral out of control

How much is it going to cost the financial services community to prepare for implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, also known as MiFID II?

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How do you understand your customers in the digital age?

In today's digital-first world, there are seemingly no end of ways to capture your customers' data. From Google Analytics to signing them up to newsletters to simply asking for their personal details, the technology now exists to gain a 360-degree view of consumer habits. This was never the case for traditional bricks and mortar retailing a couple of decades ago but what do you do with the data when you have it?

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IP & IT – Looking ahead to 2017

The following document is a Lexis Nexis report focusing on what lies ahead for IP and IT lawyers this year.

Jamie Tyler, director of digital transformation and innovation at CenturyLink is one of the featured experts in the report, commenting on the increasing need for intelligent services and devices.

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Are men now savvier online shoppers than women?

When it comes to retail, the perceived wisdom has always been women like to shop more than men. But that traditional landscape and such binary thoughts are continually being challenged by an increasing dominance of internet-based purchasing. Consumer tastes and their buying habits are fast-adapting for the digital age with online retail spending in 2016 hitting £133bn according to figures from IMRG and Capgemini, up 16% on 2015.

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The Future of Supermarkets: The new age department store?

Supermarkets have historically been a more traditional retail bricks and mortar affair. However, with the increasing take-up of online shopping, and with the UK leading the way globally, supermarkets are having to "change" in order to maximise the value of their large physical retail assets.

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