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Millennials Have the Future of Retail Right in the Palm of Their Hands

20 March 2019

With the post-1980-born generation soon to have the whip-hand when it comes to dominating global consumer spend, retailers need to factor in the preferences of these digital natives if they truly plan...Read More

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Russians Poorer But More Discerning After Five Years of Sanctions

19 March 2019

With this month the fifth anniversary of the post-Ukraine sanctions, what impact have they had on Russian retail?...Read More

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UK E-Commerce Sector Braces for Brexit and Platform Obsolescence

18 March 2019

While the Northwest of England may be emerging as one of Europe's key digital hubs, the region is not immune from the looming challenges of Brexit nor the forced upgrades to the architecture of certai...Read More

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Next Gen Drones Now Set to Zone In on Outer Space and Ocean Depths

14 March 2019

With international air space now looking increasingly unwelcoming and tightly regulated, many drone manufacturers are looking at less congested options, including the unexplored marine landscape and e...Read More

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Five Domestic Shortages Threaten to Derail US-China Tariff Dispute-Driven Repatriation of NT$15 trillion of Overseas Taiwanese Investment

13 March 2019

Although already suffering from the fallout from the protracted US-China trade war, acute shortages of land, power, water, premium talent and manpower are currently deterring many overseas-operating T...Read More

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High Demand for Branded Cannabis Items at US Promotional Gifts Expo

12 March 2019

With cannabis newly legalised in many US states, there was a rush to supply dispensaries with branded giveaways at the Promotional Products Association International Expo, while many less controversia...Read More

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B2B Sector 15 Years Behind Current Wave of E-Commerce Innovation

11 March 2019

Companies in the business-to-business sector have a lot to learn from their more consumer-oriented counterparts when it comes to fully capitalising on the many possibilities offered by the latest deve...Read More

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Surprisingly Light Attendance at Shanghai Illumination Showcase

7 March 2019

Although the mainland lighting industry is seen as being in robust health, with its turnover expected to top US$24 billion by 2024, buyers were said to be relatively thin on the ground at the recently...Read More

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Flawed Implementation Cutting Cloud Efficacy in 85% of Installations

6 March 2019

Poor strategic considerations and limited integration are stopping the full benefits of the cloud from being wholly exploited within the wider Asia-Pacific region and beyond, according to many of the ...Read More

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E-Commerce and Discounters Driving Consolidation of Euro-Toy Sector

5 March 2019

A drop in numbers at this year's Nuremberg Toy Fair may be a sign of a realignment within the European toy retail sector, as operators look to multi-territory alliances as a means of outmanoeuvring th...Read More

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Rising Costs Marginalise Exported Chinese Textiles in Turkish Market

4 March 2019

Faced with continually rising costs, additional import tariffs, adverse currency fluctuations and low-quality perception, mainland-made fabrics now run the real risk of having an ever-diminishing shar...Read More

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London Toy Fair Proves Buoyant Despite Retail and Brexit Uncertainty

1 March 2019

Regardless of the looming Brexit deadline and the question marks that hang over the future plans and ownership of several key UK toy retailers, exhibitors and attendees at this year's London Toy Fair ...Read More

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Belt and Road Backing Set to Fast-track Kathmandu Monorail Project

28 Feb 2019

US$1 billion project set to cut congestion in the Nepalese capital and interchange with expanded ring-road facility....Read More

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Email Marketing Still Holding its Own in AI-driven Omni-Channel World

27 Feb 2019

While email promotion may seem somewhat quaint in light of more recent marketing technology innovations, updated and considerably enhanced, it remains a potent force, according to many exhibitors at t...Read More

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Tariff Talk Concerns Cast Shade Over Largest US Fashion Showcase

26 Feb 2019

While this year's Winter Magic event had lost none of its usual vibrancy, attendees remained preoccupied with the ongoing China-US trade talks, with many concerned as to just what "no deal" would mean...Read More

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Russian Product Labelling System Set to Impact on Hong Kong Exports

22 Feb 2019

Unified Labelling Information System set to be rolled out to consumer electronics, general clothing and other sectors....Read More

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Cultural Nuances: The Key to Successful Mainland E-Commerce

20 Feb 2019

When setting about targeting online Chinese consumers with its proprietary sports nutrition range, one UK company found it had an awful lot to learn in terms of matching the e-commerce culture and the...Read More

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Entrepreneurial Start-Ups Steal Limelight at UK Home and Gift Show

19 Feb 2019

With 'Out of the Ordinary' its clear mission statement, this year's London-hosted Top Drawer event, a curated design-led symposium for the home / gifts sector, saw many of the smallest and newest exhi...Read More

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IoT and Bespoke Data Security Loom Large as Electronica Mega-Trends

18 Feb 2019

Apart from price pressures and market fluctuations, the most recent Electronica – Europe's largest electronics expo – also saw exhibitors preoccupied with several mega-trends, including miniaturisatio...Read More

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