Taking a look at the latest retail trends for 2020 and beyond it is definitely true that there is a period of change which is taking place some of the key predictions include:
Retailers continue to Expand internationally
Retailers continue to expand internationally. *Deloitte highlights that the top 250 US retailers operate on average in 10 countries as more and more brands reach saturation at home retailers look to overseas.
Demographics are changing
According to **Kantar. 66% of the population considered to be Middle class will be in Asia Pacific which reflects the regions expected surge in higher incomes This in itself will have implications for retailers in terms of their global growth strategies.
Retail Sales are growing but channels and formats are changing
The news is good Global retail sales are expected to increase by 4.9% in 2020 according to Deloitte*** No surprise that E-commerce sales share continues to grow ****Statista predicts from 7.4% in 2015 to a huge 17.5% in 2021.
Many retailers are looking at their traditional formats of bricks and mortars and the changing consumer needs and looking at how they can be adapted in the future *****Kantar anticipates a change in retail formats, with a rise in nontraditional store formats such as pop up stores, mobile stores, flash websites.
Island Pacific supports retailer’s growth strategy
There are so many ways in which Island Pacific has and will continue to support retailer’s growth strategy through the use of its functionally rich software services.
Retailers Expanding through wholesale & franchisee partners
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Retailers growing eCommerce business
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Retailers acquiring more brands?
Island Pacific advanced multiple business stock ledger allows retailers with several brands to manage separate business entities. All within the same instance with its own stock ledger currency and average cost.
Retailers adding more stores
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