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RetailX’s Sustainability 2023 Report

This provides an analysis of the current state and future direction of sustainability among the world’s leading retailers and brands. This year’s research highlights the extent to which the RetailX Global Elite 250 are sharing their sustainability journeys with customers and how customers are shopping with sustainability in mind. Sustainability permeates all areas of retail from the pressures being placed on retailers by legislation and changing customer behaviour, through operations to final mile delivery and new business models. Find out how fashion brand Coach uses the scraps from its cutting room floor to make new bags and how Asahi has integrated sustainability into its brand marketing plans.  Zara and H&M are leading the way in pre-owned fashion whilst Selfridges has an ambitious target that 45% of transactions will come from Re-Selfridges by 2030. Download the Report here.

RetailX Global Fashion Report 2023

Fashion accounts for 20% of the world’s total ecommerce spend and has become one of retail’s key online sectors, mirroring its place in mainstream physical retail. Download this report which takes an in-depth look into consumer behaviour and channels whilst discovering how consumers are increasingly looking for more sustainable fashion, which is creating a new sales channel for brands.

RetailX European Ecommerce Report 2023

This report uses RetailX research and industry insight to offer a clear-cut overview of the state of ecommerce in 34 key markets across Europe.  Download now for unparalleled insight into everything you need to prepare for the consumer expectations of tomorrow, from buying habits across Europe, to the rise of marketplaces and influencers.

3 Key Trends Shaping the Advertising Industry

Disruption in the first half of 2023 has set the stage for a new era in advertising. Packed with expert analysis, eMarketer’s ebook, “3 Advertising and Marketing Trends Shaping 2023’s Second Half,” will equip you with insights to make smarter business decisions. It unpacks the shifts around an industry now fuelled by breakthroughs in generative AI, the ascent of connected TV (CTV), and the growth of retail media opportunities.

2023 Fintech Report

Find out who’s leading the fintech space in 2023 and why in CB Insights’ annual Fintech 100 ranking:–sL9SOtN_YDQkOCStUS63eLhNpY_ukEanQttrQo8Z3Dtk3MjegYv98kyp8-zFBPYSlVcGbXSzAKZOWwWdoBAkeohqqEw&utm_content=report-download&utm_source=hs_email-invite

Paid Internship at the European Commission

The European Commission offers paid internships for 5 months twice a year. This is the link –

Conference on Cybercrime

This premier event, now in its 18th year, will be held from November 15th to November 17th, 2023, in Barcelona. Symposium on Electronic Crime Research 2023 (eCrime 2023).

 Converge Africa 2024 is Coming to Cape Town in April 2024.

ECOM Africa has rebranded as Converge Africa 2024. EFSA will be a media partner. Register your interest to attend Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Information on the Gig Economy

The Gig economy has grown rapidly since COVID. Here are interesting articles:

RetailX’s Study on Ecommerce in Australia

Download the first edition of the RetailX Australia 360° 2023 report which looks in detail at this fast-developing market and how the shoppers who live there want to buy. It explores the market fundamentals, asks how Australians prefer to shop from ecommerce and multichannel retail businesses, and lists its leading retailers, brands and marketplaces.

Using AI for Ecommerce

Download this practical Blue Paper to explore how AI can be a transformative force in ecommerce, particularly in the domain of product discovery.

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