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Weekly Blog, October 21st 2020

During the holiday season in 2020, E-Commerce in the US is expected to increase by 25% as more consumers turn towards online shopping, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In the coming winter, this development is expected to benefit those retailers who have executed strong omnichannel sales schemes before and during the health crisis. According to a study conducted by McKinsey in October 2020, the popularity of online shopping has surged during the pandemic... Read more

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Weekly Blog, August 27th 2020

E-Commerce was the only active channel for retail sales of luxury goods in many countries during the lockdown which negatively impacted store-based revenues. For example, France’s L’Oreal saw its total luxury decline by −27% in the first half of 2020... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 2nd 2020

Travel is one of the hardest hit industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fear of contracting the virus and the nature of the lockdown restrictions have greatly affected India which is a world-reknown travel destination. According to a report, travel for touristic purposes in India nearly reached to zero... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 9th 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought in major shifts in grocery shopping trends, according to BCG in August 2020. E-commerce is playing a significant role in this particular industry as more than 40% of online shoppers in the world bought groceries through the internet for the fist time and out of those, 90% were satisfied with their experience... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 16th 2020

According to a World Travel and Tourism prediction cited by PhocusWire, the travel industry will experience a loss of around 100.8 million. In just the UK, international travelers’ spending declined by -78% accounting for a loss of EUR 22 billion. Additionally, booking platforms such as Kayak and reported a -51% decrease of activity... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 23rd 2020

Smart checkout is a frictionless checkout process designed to make online and retail shopping more convenient and faster for consumers. Triggered by the recent COVID-19 events, smart checkout technologies are developing much faster... Read more

Weekly Blog, September 30th 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail industry world-wide has been severely affected, though some signs are encouraging. In China, where the health crisis originally spread and devastated retail sales early in the year, impressive year-on-year sales growth was recorded through the summer months: +19% in June, +18.8 in July and +13.3% in August... Read more

Weekly Blog, October 7th 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak started, the initial reaction of consumers was to stock up groceries and certain goods. The panic buying led to shortages and increased prices of some goods. Additionally, FMCG sales reached USD 77.9 billion for the previous 52 weeks to the 12th of September 2020... Read more

Weekly Blog, October 14th 2020

Following the health crisis, 26% of US consumers stated that they will be using less cash compared to before the pandemic, according to the Visa Inc. & Strawhacker Group survey in October 2020. However, another 18% of survey respondents stated that... Read more