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Are retailers ready for shift to virtual reality shopping?

April 27, 2016

A wave of virtual reality content is hitting the market this year and consumer adoption could quickly follow, bringing with it growing demand for shopping experiences using the technology, according to a new report from the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology.

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Barneys’ “endless aisle” approach supported by beacons, personalization

April 25, 2016

Department store chain Barneys New York is furthering its omnichannel capabilities through the use of integrated iBeacon technology and a personalization platform.

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Technology to bring luxury to age of entanglement: Wired Consulting director

April 21, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea – Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies can help brands future proof the luxury industry.

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Mobile M&As increase 35pc on wave of branded content interest: report

April 21, 2016

The number of mobile-related merger and acquisition deals rose 35 percent during the first quarter of 2016 as businesses looked to beef up capabilities related to mobile distribution of branded content, analytics and machine learning, according to a new report from Berkery Noyes.

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Top 10 luxury branding efforts of Q1

April 15, 2016

As the consumer base undergoes shifts in attitude and geography, brands are repositioning themselves for a new audience.

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LVMH supports tech startups through Parisian event placement

April 13, 2016

French conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is actively participating in the digital revolution through a partnership with the event Viva Technology Paris.

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Apple, Amazon are luxury disruptors: L2

April 7, 2016

VERSAILLES, France – Luxury conglomerates are designed to boost their stable of brands by combining their strong points, but this has not played out in the digital space, according to the co-founder of L2 speaking at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 6.

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Sephora sparks mobile beauty growth by supporting startups

March 11, 2016

Sephora is the latest retailer attempting to push mobile innovation by supporting several entrepreneurs with forward-looking takes on the role of smartphones in booking beauty appointments and inspiring shoppers.

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Focus on analytics and ongoing coaching will improve store performance: report

March 10, 2016

Despite monitoring store traffic, conversions and related metrics, many retailers have not yet analyzed the connection these factors have with one another, according to a new report by RetailWire.

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Yoox Net-A-Porter, IBM establish strategic partnership to advance fashion ecommerce

March 7, 2016

Yoox Net-A-Porter Group is fostering omnichannel innovation through the creation of a long-term partnership with IBM.

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