Key trends that are shaping retail in 2019

 

It’s our business to know how to get our clients’ products into the hands of their customers. With traditional physical retailing being challenged by technology and the ever-changing behaviour of the hyper-connected consumer, brands and retailers are being forced to rethink their businesses and approaches.

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Amplifying Your CX Delivery: Wrap-up

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Customer experience is the new battleground for consumer-facing brands across Australia. Last week, in conjunction with Swinburne University’s CXI Research Group, we held a breakfast seminar in Sydney & Melbourne on how brands can amplify their CX delivery.

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Australians’ tolerance for poor customer service is lower than ever

The State of Customer Service in Australia - CPM Aus & ACRS

Today’s consumers are faced with more choices than ever when considering how they want to reach a brand. They’re more digitally connected, socially networked and better informed than ever before.

Consumers are saying it’s still so hard to navigate and resolve customer service issues. These growing number of touch-points has had the negative effect of widening the gap between brands and consumers.

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Successful retailing is different now

“Successful retailing is different now” says Nabih (Nabs) Awad, GM – Merchandising and Assisted Selling, in a recent Retail World magazine article. There is a widely held view in marketing circles that the more channels and touch points a consumer is exposed to, the greater the prospect of making a sale.

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Getting the right mix

CPM Australia Assisted SellingRetail World approached Lynne McKay, GM Retail Activation at Retail Safari to discuss the emerging key trends in the retail and sales industry for their Business Review – Sales & Distribution section.

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ASDA UK Launches Christmas Quality Roadshow

ASDA-Roadshow Standout MagazineUK Supermarket chain Asda has taken to the road this Christmas, treating shoppers to a magical Après Ski lodge experience.

Customers are being invited to step inside The Lodge and be transported to a welcoming cabin in the snowy mountains, decked with vintage skis, sledges, Christmas trees and twinkling lights.  Brand ambassadors wearing George fairisle jumpers are offering tastings of key Christmas quality lines.

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Highlights from the 2015 ACRS World Retail Congress

ACRS World Retail Congress Highlights 2015 CPM AustraliaThis week I attended the “Highlights from the ACRS World Retail Congress” where my time was well spent hearing about merging global trends and retail best practice.

This year’s theme centred on the idea of ‘Transforming retail today, tomorrow and beyond’ to survive in an age of disruption. Retail leaders – Dr. Sean Sands and Dr. Violet Lazarevic – thoughtfully took to the stage and shared their global perspective on these interruptions and trends affecting our industry. Their presentation included key findings from the Global Retail Index plus learnings from their attendance at the 2015 Congress in Rome.

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The Consumer Purchase Journey: Blending the Basics


In a situation of retail revolution rather than evolution, long-successful brands are battling to maintain relevance.  Speaking in Melbourne at the ACRS Retail Insights Seminar –sponsored by CPM Australia – Dr. Sean Sands, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS), said retail disruption was a key concern for global brands today given the rapid and accelerating pace of change in the sales environment.

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Retail activation in the modern marketplace seminar

Providing perspectives on the challenges brands face in breaking through the marketing clutter to engage with consumers, key thought leaders united to share their insights regarding retail activation in the modern marketplace. Sponsored by CPM, the seminar took place in Melbourne over breakfast as part of the ACRS Retail Insights Seminar.

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