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“How can we compete against e-commerce?”

That’s the question I hear most often from traditional retailers. As a frequent speaker on the subject of marketing and selling to women, the subject comes up in most of the conferences I attend.  And while there are many strategies in play, I often see retailers overlooking their most obvious opportunity: to make their stores such a great experience to visit that people will want to spend time their time and money in them.

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According to the study presented end of January by FEVAD to the Ministry of the Economy and Industry, online sales have continued to increase in 2016.

E-commerce reached 72 billion euro in 2016

In total, French people spent 72 billion euro on the Internet in 2016, up 14.6% over one year, confirming a fresh burst of growth. The one billion mark of transactions online was reached in 2016 with an increase of 23%. This represents 33 transactions per second.

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Paris Retail Week and iloveretail.fr organised for LSA* a store tour of New York’s most innovative retail concepts.

Almost fifty stores were part of this journey including brands like Adidas, Capital One Bank, Eataly, Target, Cadillac House, Devialet, Maille, Purch, Spectacles, Sonos, Suit Supply, Under Armour, etc.

Discover in this article a selection of stores which stand out by their innovative character, by new technologies implemented, by a specific design or merchandising.

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From 19 to 21 September 2017 Paris will once again be the trendsetting meeting place for all retail professionals with the third edition of Paris Retail Week being held at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center.

More than an event, Paris Retail Week is now the unmissable highlight of the autumn for chains, brands and e-retailers at an international level.

Sophie Lubet, Director of the Retail Department at Comexposium Group, tells us what is has in store.

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Francois LOVITON, Retail Director France at Google
Francois LOVITON, Retail Director France at Google

Paris Retail Week was a partner of the NRFrench Party, the French–American gathering of retailers and e-merchants which was held in New York on 15th January.

Retailers, e-retailers and a selection of French and American start-ups whose innovations are aimed at the retail sector, gathered at the French Consulate to discuss the trends and innovations set to shape the future of retail.

The floor is given to Augustin Chavanne, Head of Corporate Venture at La Redoute.

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Paris Retail Week was a partner of the NRFrench Party, the French–American gathering of retailers and e-merchants which was held in New York on 15th January.

Retailers, e-retailers and a selection of French and American start-ups whose innovations are aimed at the retail sector, gathered at the French Consulate to discuss the trends and innovations set to shape the future of retail.

Here is a look back on the highlights of this inspiring event which brought together 300 people for an evening of festive spirits and disruptive, hard-hitting pitches.

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As the CEO of the consulting and training firm, Female Factor, and author of Why She Buys, I’ve spent more than a decade studying women’s impact on the consumer marketplace. At this time of year, people ask me what they should be incorporating into their new-year planning to grow their business with women buyers. Based on the trends we’re watching right now, here are 10 winning strategies to consider.

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Paris Retail Week is partner of the NRFrench Party which will take place on January 15th at the French Consulate in New York, and as part of this operation, is pleased to participate in the exciting exchanges on retail innovations, at the beginning of 2017.

The participants at this inspring French – American gathering of retailers and e-merchants will discover the latest initiatives of American leaders who succeed in their digital and customer-oriented transformation. They will also have the opportunity to exchange on the American vision of the latest trends, business models and new technologies that shape the future of retail. 

The Paris Retail Week team will attend and share the discussions.

Check out the agenda below: