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Virtual Event Trends in 2022
We live in a digital world. As technology develops, businesses are jumping on to digital trends and leveraging their benefits. Virtual events, in particular, are growing in prevalence.
Pros and Cons of Retail Store Layout
The retail store layout involves more than setting up merchandise and displaying products. Planning the retail store layout also provides an opportunity to maximize sales by focusing on the store design and customer flow.
Consumer behavior shifts to watch in 2022 and beyond
The past two years have impacted consumer habits so drastically that many retailers have had to rebuild their models from the ground up.
Retailers response to consumer shifts in the Middle East is key to determine their success in the upcoming future
In the midst of major shifts in consumer habits and market perception, coupled with the continuing Covid-19 impact on the business environment, companies in the Middle East must revisit their value propositions and competitive advantages.
7 Visual Merchandising Techniques to Increase Sales
If you ever walked into a store after looking in the window, then you know how powerful visual merchandising can be. It’s what piqued your interest and made you want to go inside.
Strategic pillars for the future of the FMCG industry
Nowadays, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms are defining their progress via steady expansion and the use of new technology to meet customer needs, with many well-known brands continuously working on expanding their portfolios and capabilities.
The New Retail Landscape
Working collaboratively with brands, retailers, and landlords, from concept to execution, as well as design and supervision. Explore the trends affecting the future of business and society with newest insights, ideas, and perspectives.
Important KPIs in Merchandising & Category Management
Advancements in technology and consumer research have equipped retailers with incredible access to consumer data.
How FMCG Sector is Using Technology to Increase Efficiencies
The FMCG sector is one of the most competitive industries in the world. To stay ahead of the curve, companies are always looking for ways to increase efficiencies and cut costs.
How will the next generation affect the future of retail?
It’s surprising to envision how different the experience of shopping is now compared to that which our parents and their parents had before.
Food and Beverages
Key Food and Beverage Industry Trends for 2022
The food and beverage industry is constantly evolving due to many factors. While this is happening to meet the requirements and demands of modern-day consumers.
Retail Consumer Trends to Watch in 2022
Building brand loyalty, introducing innovative products, and following consumer behavior trends are essential for retail brands to succeed.
How Technology is Revolutionizing Retail Industry
Technology has taken the retail world by storm, offering businesses the opportunity to connect with consumers all around the world with a few clicks of a button.
The New Retail Business Models are here to Stay
In Saudi Arabia and the UAE, e-commerce is predicted to expand by at least USD 4 Bln in 2020 and 2021. While e-commerce will have a distinct place in the MENA retail industry in 2020, its impact on traditional brick-and-mortar stores will be significant.
The Impact of Technology on the Retail Industry
It’s where much of the best technological innovation is taking place today. As retail design firms try to help outlets make the most of profit, convenience and efficiency, technology is providing the roadmap to provide outstanding customer experience.
Top Retail Design Trends in 2022
We understand the investment that comes with getting behind a trend which is why we’ve narrowed down the top retail trends you should follow for 2022.
UAE initiatives to boost the economy
Over the past 50 years, diversifying the economy away from reliance on oil and gas was at the heart of the UAE’s development strategy.
Global Supply Chain Impacts of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine has had far-reaching implications, affecting lives and businesses beyond the border of conflict.
Balancing agricultural productivity and sustainability?
In its most ideal form, agricultural productivity is concerned with contributing to the feeding of an ever-expanding world population while concurrently protecting the natural resource base on which future food production depends.
3 Retail Ecommerce Trends That Will Continue to Grow in 2022
In 2021, retail eCommerce sales went up to approximately 5 trillion U.S dollars worldwide, and growth is expected to continue over the next 4 years.
Proven ecommerce trends to implement in 2022
Ecommerce today is no longer an option, but a necessity. If you are an organization looking to expand and grow, adding eCommerce to your business model is crucial.
Challenges and Changes in Retail Space
The retail sphere has changed greatly over the last few decades, ranging from a greater reliance on technology to minimalist environments. They are the perfect canvas to push the retail game to the next level
Is Space Exploration the New Frontier in Farming, Pharmaceuticals and Biomanufacturing?
Innovators, entrepreneurs, agricultural advisors, farm consultants, biomanufacturers and pharmaceutical researchers, among others are combining expertise to leverage space technologies for humanity’s future.
Digital Merchandising and How Do You Implement It?
Businesses today are always looking for new and innovative ways to market their products and services.
How Millennials are influencing FMCG consumer trends
There's no doubt that millennials have grown up in a very different environment than the previous generations. Millennials expect FMCG brands to be transparent and proactive about communicating their environmental efforts.
How will the Metaverse impact consumer goods businesses?
The Metaverse is an internet-based digital experience that immerses users in a three-dimensional world.
Food and Beverages
22 Food and Beverage Industry Trends to Consider
All participants in the sector should be aware of new trends and think about how they incorporate them into their own businesses while keeping the customer in mind. As food and beverage consultants, we've compiled a list of 22 trends to keep an eye on.
How Hospitality Companies Can Drive Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
To take advantage of this tourism upswing, UAE hospitality and leisure companies need support from a talented and committed workforce that can deliver memorable experiences to guests.
How digital transformation is enhancing the customer experience
Digital transformation simply explains the process of integrating digital technology into all of a business’ facets.
The Metaverse is already here to stay
One of the biggest news to come out of 2021 is Facebook’s recent decision to transform its parent company into one that embodies its new vision, Meta.
What Young Entrepreneurs and Influencers are Focused on in 2022
Every business professional should have their eyes on young and upcoming entrepreneurs and influencers.
Global Ecommerce: Stats & Trends to Watch in 2022
Companies adjusted to the new way of working and by staying connected with workers at home, and e-commerce took off due to brick-and-mortar stores slowing down and seeing less traffic because of restrictions as people rode out waves of the pandemic.
Consumer Spending and How it’s Shaping the Economy
Consumer spending can be thought of as one cog in the wheel of an economy. The other important components are the production of goods and services and the distribution of said goods and services.
Trends helping Luxury Brands thrive in 2022
As the globe marks two years since the pandemic, the luxury consumer goods business continues to change. New generation of luxury players are now giving affluent consumers a variety of products and services based on cutting-edge technology as AI or AR.
Marketers Move Into The Future Of Retail Design
The retail landscape is rapidly changing. Shoppers are becoming more demanding, expecting a seamless omnichannel experience that integrates the best of online and offline shopping.
How you can be part of the Metaverse
The metaverse is here to change our world. It brings with it a new way of interacting with each other and our surroundings - it’s a new category of human experience.
Transform Wayfinding to Improve Customer Experience
One of the most critical aspects of the retail business is providing customers with a satisfying and seamless shopping experience.
The Metaverse in 2022
Yet with each passing year, we slowly begin to understand what the metaverse will be as well as the aspects of our current culture that already reflect its growing influence.
How to Buy Land and Real Estate in the Metaverse
The number of property sales in the virtual world has been in the spotlight, with record million-dollar transactions reported every week.
Why 2022 is the year of workplace culture
In 2022, there'll be a lot of changes related to the workplace. One of those changes is culture. This article will explore what makes 2022 the year of workplace culture and how it will affect people's lives for years to come.
GCC Technology Market Growing Substantially
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates top the GCC in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain expenditure. AI is expected to account for roughly 13% of Saudi Arabia's and the UAE's GDP by 2030.
MENA agribusiness market posed for steady growth
Historically, nations in the (MENA) used to import large amounts of agricultural products and animals. This is changing as nations increase local production to improve food security and move toward self-sufficiency.
How to succeed in Digital Transformation and magnify its impact
What factors influence the effectiveness of Digital Transformation efforts and their rollout across the organisation? Here are nine crucial characteristics that will help it succeed. The role of technology in digital transformation cannot be overstated.
Saudi Arabia emerging as the Tech Hub of the Future
Technology is fundamental for innovation, opening doors to progress and development. Thanks to technology, countries around the world are pushing the realm of what is possible.
How IoT is Transforming the Retail Industry
Retail shops have been around for centuries, but with emerging technologies, it's not always easy to keep up with the latest trends.
4 Industries to be mostly impacted by blockchain in 2022
Blockchain has been a buzzword for quite some time. Most people correlate it with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
Here’s what retail real estate looks like in the Metaverse
In a world where people can buy anything from food, clothes, and autos online, now there is a shift towards retail real estate in a world that doesn’t even exist.
Retail growth and challenges in the Metaverse
The metaverse breaks through physical limitations by creating virtual constructs. In the retail space, the metaverse offers great value for customers and retail outlets alike.