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2019 was not a good year for the high street. Big, stellar names such as Karen Millen and Coast disappeared, with no doubt more set to follow this year. Some fell foul by cutting their margins too fine, others failed to keep up with what customers really wanted, leading to empty shops and last-minute acquisitions. Personally…

20
Nov

Retail experiences are the new products

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And technology is the clever retailer’s best friend… Consumer preferences are always evolving – today it’s polka dots, tomorrow it’s stripes. But the change we’re witnessing now is a big one, and so are its consequences: countless stores close as their profits shrink, while online continues to rule. Word on the street is retail experiences…

30
Sep

Putting the ‘PR’ in protection

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As the saying nearly goes, “it takes twenty years to build a reputation and only a few minutes for a cyber incident to ruin it.” This is particularly prevalent as we find ourselves a day away from Cybersecurity Awareness Month (1-31st October). Introduced in 2004 by the US government, Cybersecurity Awareness Month (#CyberSecMonth) has grown…

Recent news has reported on the release of an artificial intelligence system that is able to generate realistic stories, poems and articles, as though they were written by a human hand. This system was made available for public use despite fears that it was ‘too dangerous’ because of its alarming potential to create abusive content,…

It is unsurprising that physical retail is in decline, but the extent to which it is suffering is somewhat unprecedented. According to recent figures from PWC, a record net 2481 stores left the high street in 2018 – 40 percent more than in 2017. The number of store openings dropped by 17.4 percent, while the…

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