September 2021

Once a month, our team gathers a selection of the latest news about Retail, CPG & Luxury. 
Discover below the articles that have held our attention!

The Press Review Team:  Albane Rouaix and Léa Korenian - Consultants in Retail / CPG / Luxury 

Top News

The French supermarket company, Auchan, opened near Lille his first automated store: Auchan Go. This new concept allowed the customer to avoid the cashier machine and leave the store directly with his groceries. You can discover how this new concept works by reading this article. The author relates his experience.

LSA Conso- 2021/09/20 - More details

The famous retail group Net-a-porter juste annouced the launch of their resale service : Reflaunt. This new service is part of the company's strategy aiming to support circular economy and offering to customer fashion pieces designed to last. This new service will give the customer the ability to sell and buy luxury product via a safe and seamless channel.

Retail Gazette - 2021/10/01 - More details

Latest global announcements

LVMH launches into livestream shopping by signing a one-year contract with the Swedish company Bambuser. Bambuser offers an ultra-personalized online customer experience through a cloud-based software solution to host live shopping experiences via websites, mobile applications or social media such as Facebook or TikTok. Livestreaming is becoming increasingly popular around the world, especially in Asia and China, where livestream shopping has become a lifestyle and the most effective conversion channel.

Journal du Luxe - 2021/08/11 - More details

After the launch of the lipsticks and the blushes, the famous French luxury company announced the creation of their nail polish. The 24 color shades are all inspired by the leather colors of the brand.  With these new creations, Hermès is asserting its ambition to be an actor in the make up industry.

Fashion Book - 2021/08/30 - More Details

Notable Trends

The coronavirus pandemic has durably modified the retail sector and consumer behaviors. This article details the different retail trends that have gained ground following the health crisis: Phygitalization, which consists in combining the advantages of a physical store with those of digital tools; Personalization, which allows each customer to feel unique as an individual, encouraged by artificial intelligence; Virtual reality, which offers a new and immersive experience; Contactless payment, which seems to be becoming more widespread; and finally an eco-responsible will to consume less and better.
Le Petit Journal- 2021/09/16 - More details
Report Linker, an anlysis firm, published a report saying that the use of augmented and virtual reality technologies will increase in the retail sector. These services have already been tested by several famous retailers and shown to be a great success even more with the closed stores during the pandemic. Read the article to discover more!
Journal du Luxe - 2021/08/26 - More details
Sale figures in Great Britain have fallen due to supply chain issues. With 4 months of continuous decline in retail sales, this phenomenon has never happened since 1996. Specialists are saying that the pre-covid numbers will not come back before the third quarter of 2022.
The Guardian - 2021/09/17 - More Details
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