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A review of EuroCIS, February 2019

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EuroCIS 2019 was a relatively small trade show spread out over two halls (9 & 10) at Dusseldorf Messe. A majority of exhibitors showcased POS hardware and there was also a large contingent from Asia (mainly China, Korea and Taiwan). Our verdict: Approximately half of all the exhibitors were domestic to Germany, or companies we have not heard of before (this was our first visit to EuroCIS). The size of the show may be due to the much larger EuroShop show (next opening in Feb 2020) opening every other year. However, as a trade show country, Germany is definitely one...

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NRF 2019 Review of Frictionless Stores

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A review of the frictionless store concepts on view at #NRF2019; Ai-Fi, Cloud Pick, Cisco, Toshiba, Zippin, and Soul-M. Only one of these appeared commercially available right now - Cloud Pick, a Chinese company.

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Manhattan Associates #MAExchange in Amsterdam 2018

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Push Possible Manhattan Associates organises an annual event in Europe for EMEA customers. This was held Oct 8-10 in Amsterdam, 2018. Delegates included some of the top European (and quite a few global) retail names. The event is heavy on supply chain and logistics but targets the eCommerce sector. Eddie Capel, CEO, Manhattan Associates kicked off the event in style. We were treated to a press briefing by the CEO, SVP Product Management and the European MD. In the evening prior to the press briefing we had the opportunity to talk to Brian Kinsella, SVP Product Management and Adam Kline,...

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This is how you do scaffolding in Harrod's style

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20/09/2018: Passed by the famous Knightsbridge Harrods store on the way back from FT Future of Retail conference and noticed this amazing scaffolding cover. This is how you as a retailer can take advantage of refurbishment to build your brand instead of disappearing behind banners and metal bars.

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Farfetch IPO - Our view

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After a relatively long period of media speculation, Farfetch has finally filed an intention to list on NYSE (source). At the time of writing this blog there were no specifics on its pricing and the company is no doubt working the funding circuit hard to explore the level of interest and promote the pricing. While pricing is not known, there are a few other details that we know of. JD.com stepped in as an investor earlier in 2018 and have an option on about a third of the business. What is Farfetch? Farfetch is an aggregator platform for luxury fashion...

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