What are the retail and consumer trends of today? Today more than ever, there is a clear expectation emerging for retailers to become open, limitless spaces. We have left behind the era of boundaries, the physical is no longer pitted against the digital, there is no longer opposition between online and offline purchases, or separation […]
Apsys is a real-estate development company founded almost 22 years ago by Maurice Bansay that operates in France and Poland, whose mission is making cities and urban life more beautiful by designing and bringing to life iconic living and shopping spaces. Its motto: Create and innovate with the end client in mind. Eléonore Villanueva, […]
Since its birth, fifteen years ago, the growth of e-commerce has been rapid. And this year, once more, the share of online sales is expected to enjoy two-figure growth worldwide. Is this an omen of the imminent end of brick and mortar? On the contrary, I think that the profound change that the retail sector is […]
Consumers are becoming increasingly demanding when it comes to food. According to the ANIA (French National Food Industry Federation)/Opinion Way Barometer 2015, food expenses are where French people least want to cut corners. They are also paying more attention to the quality of what they eat: ingredients and nutritional value went up 18 and […]
QR codes, big data, facial recognition, data sharing, user predictive behavior assessment to fuel the young car-sharing economy in China.
Like anything else in China, local companies are not afraid of getting into a massive fight with the same idea in order to get market share; not afraid at all to share the cake. As a result, exactly the same way we saw dozens of bike-sharing companies budding for the last year, more than 30 […]
Here comes Hema Market (盒马集市) Despite its US $ 150 Million investment Alibaba has been quite low-key running the Hema Markets chain… Hema Market (盒马集市) is a rather premium, fresh offline chain here in Shanghai that refuses to label itself as a “supermarket” but rather as an “e-commerce experience store”. Hema Market is like an […]
According to Social Food, 79% of French people in 2017 think that food can cause health problems. So they look for certification and methods of consumption that give them control over what they eat. According to Social Food again, 65% of them eat ORGANIC products on a regular basis. In addition […]