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Digital Retail

The British High Street has faced many challenges in adopting to significant changes in society, varied economic cycle and the continuing growth of online shopping. Over the next few years “bricks and clicks” will continue to evolve to help improve the overall consumer retail experience, but within the sector the boundaries between consumers, retailers, and brand owners are broken, the rules of the game are changing. Big sectors like CPG are feeling the implications of the digital revolution with McKinsey saying that eCommerce will account for anywhere from 10% to 30% of CPG sales growth in the next five years.

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Last week I went to one of the regular Research Salon discussion events organised by the Digital Leaders group. The session was on the Digital High Street and Smart Cities and kindly sponsored by Teeside University who work on smart place projects across Europe. Speakers were from Teeside University and […]

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In the ever-evolving, fast-paced and busy digital space it can be overwhelming for businesses to understand what they need to focus on in the New Year. The following 7 digital predictions for 2017 will be key for any size of business in any stage, from […]

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Online shopping is a phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity year on year. You can order pretty much anything online nowadays and as a result less and less shoppers are visiting the high street to purchase their desired items. Recent research from the British […]

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Today I chaired my first meeting of a council determined to make sure everyone in the country can thrive in the digital age. The Council for Digital Inclusion brings together leaders from business, charities and central and local government to help us build an inclusive […]

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