Tag - physical retail

Analysing JD.com’s moves into retail space

The move by ecommerce platform JD to penetrate rural China through physical stores is a fascinating one. For those who missed it, JD announced in March it plans to open 10,000 home appliance stores across China via a franchise model. This aggressively expands a strategy that has to date seen the company open 1,700 in rural areas covering 450,000 villages in total. A month after another statement came, saying JD was to establish more than 1 million convenience [...]

2017 Predictions: Euclid Analytics – Mobile Marketing

Euclid Analytics CEO Brent Franson provides top three retail trends he expects to see in 2017. In 2016, we saw retailers begin to adapt to a changing retail landscape. Various brick-and-mortar retailers filed for bankruptcy while conversely, online retailers expanded into brick-and-mortar. This year, retailers sought a balance between going all in on physical retail or doubling down on eCommerce. As the holiday shopping season comes to an end, retailers will begin to buckle down and look to the opportunities that lie [...]