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Future of retail today: 2014 National Retail Federation Show and Expo

For the last couple of years, Intergen has worked with Microsoft helping to showcase its retail vision at the USA’s National Retail Federations Annual Retail Show and Expo . Held in New York last week, the event is the largest of its kind in the world (if you take a look at this Photosynth panorama taken by Jay Templeton , our US Regional Manager, you’ll get an idea of the scope of the expo, then times it by 10) and the preeminent event for retail – where industry experts provide insight on trends and topics, and companies like Microsoft demonstrate the future of retail today . ... read full post

Posted by:  Jonny Lin , Developer, Seattle |  31 January 2014

Rich Internet Application, Retail trends, Retail

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Using innovative technologies to transform the customer experience

Out of the movie theatre and into our lives, new technologies will help improve the customer experience, transforming how we interact with our customers online and offline. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  24 September 2012

Google, Microsoft, Kinect, Retail trends, Retail

(2499 votes)



The changing face of retail at Retail Australasia 2012

Around 250 executives from many of New Zealand’s top retailers converged on the Aotea Conference Centre last week to hear about the latest developments in the retail sector. Held over two days, Retail Australasia 2012 is this year’s only national retail-focused event in New Zealand, allowing those in the retail sector to not only hear from industry experts and visionaries, but to also talk about these issues and opportunities with their peers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  30 May 2012

Retail trends, Retail

(3061 votes)



Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2012 roundup

Last week in Houston Texas, Microsoft held its premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics product suite - Convergence. Each year around 10,000 people from around the world attend what has become the largest of the Microsoft product team events. ... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  30 March 2012

AX, CRM, Dynamics, Economy, Microsoft, Windows Mobile, UX, Dynamics Day, Mobile, Retail trends, Dynamics Day 2011, Intergen, Convergence, Metro, Windows 8

(3412 votes)



How to sell smarter – staying ahead of consumer expectations on the web and in-store (part two of two)

Eventually, you will need a website, if you don’t already have one – and it requires ongoing care, attention and maintenance. A Neilsen survey last year showed 45% of New Zealanders now shop online and more than 1.4 million bought online between April 2009 and April 2010. You can’t afford to not have a presence. ... read full post

Posted by:  Daniel Munns , Retail Specialist |  25 May 2011

CRM, Social Media, Engaged Web, Twitter, Retail trends, 2011 predictions, Intergen website, Facebook

(3270 votes)



How to sell smarter – staying ahead of consumer expectations on the web and in-store (part one of two)

Online and mobile shopping has changed retailing dramatically over the past decade. Consumers have enthusiastically taken to the internet, social media and mobile technology to help in their buying decisions, and now have high expectations of what’s available, at what price, and how quickly. They’re researching, and buying, online, comparing prices and insisting on information and experience before they make their decision. Buying is no longer a simple in-store transaction, it’s a journey, and it can take many different routes. ... read full post

Posted by:  Daniel Munns , Retail Specialist |  24 May 2011

Social Networking, Social Media, Engaged Web, Retail trends, Facebook

(4026 votes)



Intergen at the NZ Retail Show

Intergen had a strong presence at the inaugural NZ Retail Show, held at the ASB Showgrounds on 6-7 April. Targeted at the country’s retailers, and timed to coincide with the National Retail Conference run by the Retail Association, this was an ideal opportunity to talk to the country’s retailers and understand their needs. ... read full post

Posted by:  Daniel Munns , Retail Specialist |  12 April 2011

Retail trends

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Convergence in channel shopping

New Zealand retailers are missing out on significant sales opportunities by not using multiple channels to market to their customers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Daniel Munns , Retail Specialist |  07 December 2010

online retail channels, Retail trends

(6266 votes)

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