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We recently attended the Next Generation Retail summit in Lisbon.  As the research partner to the event organizers, we were pleased to have executives from across functions - IT, Supply Chain, e-Commerce, Marketing - who engaged in an open conversation about the opportunities and challenges in retail.  Delegates were universally positive that the time was well spent.

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The Challenging Mid-Market: Ecommerce Platforms in the UK

By Christine Bardwell

Mid-tier ecommerce platform vendors in the UK are finding goings tough. Although the ecommerce market is still buoyant, signs that it is maturing are becoming more apparent. Online retail has reached a point of saturation and online sale growth is gradually slowing – IDC expects online shopping year on year growth to average at around 16% between now and 2015, more than half that of the last decade. It seems that mid-market ecommerce vendors (those typically supplying medium sized UK online retail bus

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