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#ParisRetailWeek - #ParisRetailAwards 2017 Official Teaser!

One Ceremony, 11 Awards:

The Paris Retail Awards help contractors and service providers to strengthen their reputation, to reward the work of the team behind a project, initiate new contacts and even raise equity, as previous winners did.

The main goal of this competition is to identify promising companies and innovations able to effectively provide solutions to issues faced by e-merchants, retailers and brands in general.

The Jury, comprising renowned industry professionals and experts, select from the applications submitted, the most promising projects.

For the fourth year, the Rookie Of The Year will highlight three finalists startups, who will pitch their project to the audience on the D-Day. A live vote will elect the French startup of the year. A stepping stone which aims to provide young startups the opportunity to shine before an audience of investors and potential customers gathered for the occasion.

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Bridget Brennan. Today we’re looking at a global shift I call the “mother of all trends:” there are more women in the paid labor force than at any other time in history. If you’re in retail, this is the trend that drives just about everything else, and something you should be monitoring closely.

Why? Every time a woman takes a job outside the home, her spending patterns are altered. Not only does she increase her personal and household income, she may travel a different direction on the roadways, wear different clothes, eat different foods, shop at retailers further from home (as well as online), involve other people in caring for her children if she’s a mother, and have a different relationship with money.

And that’s just for starters. Consider the following: When time for shopping goes down, expectations for service and convenience go up.

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Sophie Klöcker. Long known as a city of elegant fashion, Düsseldorf his since discovered its hip, gritty side.

Take the time to look around downtown and savour the unique blend of the exclusive flair of the “Kö” – insider-speak for the high-fashion boulevard Königsallee – and the new trend-district Flingern.

The Retail Academy has put together a list of Düsseldorf’s most exciting stores.

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Mike Dawson. Nín hǎo, Aldi, a nation of savers awaits you! Germany’s most profitable discounter is opening an online shop in the People’s Republic of China.

The privately-run company is using Australian subsidiary, Aldi Stores, as a springboard for entry and looks set to go it alone without local e-commerce giants Alibaba or as local partners.

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Sophie Hubet. Thanks to sustained activity and recruitment which has been constantly rising for several years, the retail sector, both physical and online, has become a dominant force within the French economy.

The surge in On- and Off-line retail: The retail and distribution sector is one of the biggest employers in France (3.4 million people work in the retail sector, with an increase of 24 500 jobs at the end of 2015). France is creating and innovating more than ever before...

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Bridget Brennan. “How can we compete against e-commerce?” That’s the question I hear most often from traditional retailers.

As a frequent speaker on the subject of marketing and selling to women, the subject comes up in most of the conferences I attend.

And while there are many strategies in play, I often see retailers overlooking their most obvious opportunity: to make their stores such a great experience to visit that people will want to spend time their time and money in them…

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Marc Lolivier. According to the study presented end of January by FEVAD to the Ministry of the Economy and Industry, online sales have continued to increase in 2016. E-commerce reached 72 billion euro in 2016:

In total, French people spent 72 billion euro on the Internet in 2016, up 14.6% over one year, confirming a fresh burst of growth. The one billion mark of transactions online was reached in 2016 with an increase of 23%. This represents 33 transactions per second…

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Sophie Lubet. Paris Retail Week and organised for LSA* a store tour of New York’s most innovative retail concepts.

Almost fifty stores were part of this journey including brands like Adidas, Capital One Bank, Eataly, Target, Cadillac House, Devialet, Maille, Purch, Spectacles, Sonos, Suit Supply, Under Armour, etc.

Discover in this article a selection of stores which stand out by their innovative character, by new technologies implemented, by a specific design or merchandising.

*LSA is the weekly key publication in France dedicated to news and trends analysis in retail

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Sophie Lubet. Social is becoming increasingly synonymous with retail. Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, they are all announcing their ambitions to become retailers and to monetise the heavy traffic which they generate. The key: more impulsive buying and a better conversion rate for retailers…

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#ParisRetailWeek, new post by Augustin Chavanne. A graduate of HEC Paris, Augustin has held various positions within the Carrefour group: Store Director, then secretary of Carrefour Market’s COMEX and finally Director of methods and organisation.

He then became an entrepreneur and founded the StoreForce startup. He is now Head of Corporate Venture at La Redoute. Augustin has conducted more than 70 missions in the distribution for leading food and non-food retailers.

He likes designing innovative strategies to create new user experiences in retail.
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