How will retail change and develop in 2019? We hear from industry insiders and share their predictions for the year ahead. This ongoing series focuses on a different theme each time. Today we’re looking at augmented reality, a technology that is currently mostly used by retailers in their mobile apps to enable shoppers to see how products might look either on them or in their homes, and at image and voice search, both as yet used by a minority of retailers to make it easier for shoppers to find
Our latest Week in Peak coverage focus on JD Sports, Shop Direct and Boohoo Group as they all report rising sales. We also report on New Look’s latest update on its multichannel trading, which comes as it looks to swap high levels of debt for equity, and we cover Games Workshop as it sees store and third-party sellers grow more quickly than its own online sales in the first half of its financial year.
How industry commentators see the way we take delivery evolving over the next year is the
In our This Week in Peak coverage, now in its final week, we look at the Christmas figures from Boohoo, JD Sports and Shop Direct. All have done well as they benefit from shoppers’ changing behaviour to buy more of their shopping online. Boohoo and Shop Direct benefited from the quest for lower prices, while JD Sports focused on maintaining its pricing without resorting to discounting.
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