Catering to cash-poor millennials

When retailers announce profit warnings or store closures, it’s often millennials who get the blame: ‘They value experiences over possessions’, ‘They spend all their money on avocados’ etc. In fact, millennials do want to buy things with their money – they just don’t have a lot it, enduring higher living costs, lower wages and worse job prospects than older generations did at the same age.

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Thinking ‘last mile’ first

In 2019, we can shop without stopping at a checkout, chat to customer support through WhatsApp and beam a showroom sofa into our living room using AR (so far, so sci-fi). But one element of the shopper journey remains stubbornly inconvenient: the last mile.

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Retail Trends in 2019

Bricks-and-mortar retail in 2019 is looking like a brave new world. It’s all about consumer expectations – specifically how to anticipate and meet them seamlessly. We take a look at some of those expectations, and how they’re dictating the trends of 2019.

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