What will Malls look like in 10 years? Just like all other types of markets, the retail market is also subject to rapid changes. When the shopping habits and preferences of the consumers change from time to time, the shops also have to bring changes accordingly. Those mall owners who have a flexible attitude and are always ready to bring changes in their shopping malls so as to enable the shopping centers to cater to the needs of customers according to their way of shopping that goes on changing will be able......

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How are EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) Systems Defeated

Introduction Shoplifting is a major cause for shrinkage in the retail industry. It is estimated that there are more than 27 million shoplifters in the US. Theft causes a shrinkage of more than $50 billion to the US retail industry and of this shoplifting accounts for 36.5% of the losses. Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems have been put in place by most retailers to reduce the shrink caused by shoplifting to the retail industry. However, the shoplifters have also become smarter with time and have worked out ways to defeat the EAS......

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How will delivering of groceries change the grocery store format of today?

In grocery retail, all eyes are on the prize of capturing the online grocery shopper. With everyone working overtime to get the last-mile delivery logistics working, they are overlooking the bigger opportunity right in their store aisles–make the in-store grocery shopping experience better. Most Americans still like to shop in-store for groceries Of course, Amazon is way out in front with an estimated share of the online grocery market with full integration. Most recently Amazon introduced free two-hour grocery delivery from Whole Foods for its Prime members in some trial markets and......

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Has Amazon peaked in regards to disrupting retail?

Has Amazon peaked in regards to disrupting retail? As a digital marketplace Amazon has brought great impact in retail by way of bringing exciting innovations in customer service according to the expectations of customers as well as their present shopping trends. People the world over now speak about the “Amazon Effect”. Many among the erstwhile retail giants of the world are now struggling for their survival consequent to the “Amazon Effect”. The past two decades saw the disruption of the retail world which happened as a result of the aggressive growth of......

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While shopping in a retail shop the consumers become victims of various merchandising hazards. During Loss Prevention Training, due importance is given to “how to ensure safe shopping”. In retail shops incidents of physical injury to shoppers and employees are very common while handling products that are either heavy or of irregular shapes. There are also incidents of falling from the ladder when products that are kept at the top layers of the shelves are taken out or kept back. Many children and elderly people slip and fall on the floor while......

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