Success Story

Digital Innovation Starts from the Physical Store

Fashion, art, design and the search for new distribution formats, placing the customer at the centre.

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Capri Group

Case Study

Here and everywhere. Now or never.

The Capri Group, owner of the well-known fast fashion brands characterised by high growth potential - Alcott and Gutteridge - is taking on, with Retail Reply’s support, an innovative digital transformation process. This process puts Artificial Intelligence at the service of the Retail world and integrates the gradual nature of a scalable approach to the vision of a multi-channel oriented future.

Retail Revolution

Research

Retail in the 2020's

Download the IMRG-Reply "Retail in the 2020s" Report to find out how retail will be disrupted over the next decade. In this report we look at the changing dynamics of the consumer revolution and seek to highlight why this will affect how merchants manage demand, source products and which technology systems will play a key role in this brave new world.

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Supply Chain

Case Study

DRIVE EFFICIENCIES IN SUPPLY CHAIN

A major UK high street retailer has a multiple number of Distribution Centres (DC’s) that are managed internally and with 3rd Party Logistics companies. In order to drive efficiencies in their Supply Chain, Retail Reply helped the client streamline these capabilities to save operational costs.

SELEX

Case Study

Selex strengthens eCommerce infrastructure with AWS Cloud

Storm Reply, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, supported the Selex Commercial Group, starting from the early stages of migration to the company's day-by-day operations, through an active DevOps service based on the customer’s specific requirements.

Human machine interfaces

Best Practice

Smart Retail, take a photo and buy

Using AI and Machine Learning, Portaltech Reply has created a mobile app that brings the physical and digital worlds closer together, simplifying the purchase and increasing customer engagement.

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Primadonna

Case Study

The Convergence between Store and Digital

To pursue Primadonna‘s goal of transforming from footwear and accessories specialist to fast fashion retailer, Retail Reply has implemented an integrated solution with online channels that can manage all store operations, from providing information on product details and availability to creating orders on behalf of customers and managing loyalty programs.

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AI for Retail

Best Practice

AI Store Check: Shelf Survey at POS with just one click

"AI Store check" is an application which allows sales representatives to automatically perform shelf surveys – all they need to do is create photos of the shelves with the app and upload them to the cloud. An AI is then used to perform an analysis.

Sales Success

Best Practice

The three components of Sales Success

Competitive advantage and survivability in retail will depend on exceeding customer expectations, through gathering the right insights, intelligently applying automation and maximising the potential of your employees. Avvio Reply and Retail Reply support retail companies to leverage the opportunities offered by advanced technology to create compelling customer journeys while ensuring that the companies’ employees are integrated in the change process.

22.01.2018 - 23.01.2018 / Berlin

Event

LZ OPEN 2018

4brands Reply, the consumer goods specialists within the der Reply group, is joining as a partner the LZ open, taking place on 22-23 January in Berlin. The new industry event hosted by Lebensmittel-Zeitung connects the most important decision makers of retail and FMCG sectors. More than 300 top decision makers are arguing about „Mission Trade – How Trade and Industry Manage the Digital Transformation“ and share their experiences.

21.09.2017 / London

Event

Automated Commerce Roundtable

Retail Reply hosts the Second 2017 Roundtable on the topic of Automated commerce, all the tools and technologies that are revolutionising the retail sector.

Omni-channel Commerce

Case Study

The Best of Both In-store and ecommerce Technologies

Portaltech Reply closely supported SPAR ICS in the implementation and customisation of the functionality of the new ecommerce platform, based on SAP Hybris technology. Today, a truly flexible layout allows Hervis customers to enjoy a unique shopping experience.

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13.09.2017 - 14.09.2017 / Cologne

Event

dmexco 2017

Reply is represented at dmexco in Cologne, on 13-14 September 2017, in the Expo Special WORLD OF EXPERIENCE. This innovation hub for marketing-communication and technology highlights connected products, new consumer experiences and innovative business strategies.

20.09.2017 - 21.09.2017 / Munich

Event

ECR Day 2017

4brands Reply is represented with a speech about the Smart Shelf at the ECR Day, taking place on 20-21 September 2017 in Munich. The congress highlights the challenges of the consumer goods industry in the age of digitization. More than 800 decision makers of the consumer goods industry will meet to network and exchange their experiences.

21.06.2017 - 22.06.2017 / Wiesbaden/Mainz

Event

SAP Forum for the Consumer Goods Industry

4brands Reply is exhibitor at the SAP Forum for the Consumer Goods Industry 2017, taking place on 21 June in Wiesbaden and on 22 June in Mainz. The event is a valuable forum with best practice reports, expert discussions and time for networking.

15.05.2017 - 17.05.2017 / Ayrshire, Scotland

Event

NG Retail Summit

Retail Reply will be attending the NG Retail Summit in Scotland. The event will bring together, senior retail decision-makers and business leaders from across the continent to share experiences, discuss current challenges – and find pragmatic solutions to help deliver meaningful results.

3D Printing

Best Practice

Streamlining processes with integrated 3D solutions in an Industrie 4.0 environment

Protocube Reply, a Reply Group company that develops integrated 3D solutions, is a 3D platform whose services enable customers to optimise industrial processes and to provide effective and innovative communication, design and architecture solutions. Protocube Reply explains how to optimise processes using integrated 3D solutions in an Industrie 4.0-ready company.

04.05.2017 / London

Event

The GDPR and Retailing: Consent, profiling and disruptive technologies

Data Reply and Twice Reply take part in The GDPR and Retailing: Consent, profiling and disruptive technologies event in London on 4th May 2017.

Customer Engagement

Best Practice

Proximity Commerce: It's all about the Conversation

The evolution of multiple channels for traditional retailers has resulted in fragmented operations leading to a poor user experience. Reply has coined a new term "Proximity Commerce" which better describes how retailers should approach Omnichannel. The new term "Proximity Commerce" seeks to encapsulate where retail is heading and fit with how customers and technology are driving the agenda for retailers.

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23.02.2017 / London

Event

First 2017 Forum on Trust

Retail Reply hosts the First 2017 Forum on Trust. The event is an opportunity to discuss trust in retail, key challenges arising from digital innovation, and implications for business in 2017.

28.07.2016 / MyCustomer

Press Article

Omnichannel and the evolving role of bricks-and-mortar

What role does the bricks-and-mortar shop still play, in a retail sector seemingly enslaved to expectant, impatient consumers who can buy any product online and have it delivered to their doorstep within a couple of days? Jason Stanard, Partner at Retail Reply, explains that the overwhelming majority of shopping experiences include at least one digital element – the phone. Even if a retailer doesn’t have a digital screen in-store, it’s still par​t of an omnichannel shopping experience​.​

20.09.2016 - 22.09.2016 / Nuremberg

Event

DSAG Annual Congress 2016

Once again Reply is represented at the DSAG Annual Congress 2016, taking place on 20-22 September in Nuremberg, Convention Center. Following the motto "Business Transformation out of the plug socket", the biggest meeting of German SAP users will focus on the challenges of transformation of business processes and even entire market models.

18.07.2016 / Trust and Retail

News & Communication

Reply's research shows that trust can be built by end-to-end Customer Experience excellence

What role does trust play in the relationship between consumers and retailers? And how has this been affected by digital transformation? Reply, which specialises in the design and implementations of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media, has conducted a ​research to understand the impact of trust on brand loyalty in this digital age.​

21.09.2016 - 22.09.2016 / Berlin

Event

ECR Day 2016

4brands Reply takes part in the ECR Day 2016, the leading congress of the German consumer goods industry, held in Berlin on 21-22 September2016.

29.06.2016 - 30.06.2016 / Düsseldorf

Event

ECR live!

4brands Reply takes part in ECR live! taking place in Düsseldorf, 29.-30. June 2016 and focussing on Category Management and Shopper Marketing.

Multi-Country ecommerce

Case Study

Costco strengthens the ecommerce platform worldwide

Reply turned Costco’s international eCommerce expansion plans into reality. Reply handled the entire ecommerce offering for Costco, with Mexico becoming the first market to use and test the blueprint ecommerce platform developed in the UK.

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07.06.2016 - 08.06.2016 / Bielefeld

Event

SAP Forum for the Consumer Goods Industry

4brands Reply takes part in the SAP Forum for the Consumer Goods Industry in Bielefeld from 7 – 8 June 2016.

Ecosystems Architecture

Best Practice

Open Ecosystems, unlock the ultimate customer experience

Open your company for ecosystems thinking. Be flexible with delivering value to the customer. Think about partnerships as new ways of generating revenue and optimizing customer experience. Innovate collaboratively with your customers and partners to ultimately improve the customer experience​.

27.04.2016 / A1 Retail

Press Article

The future of Retail

How will retail evolve over 2016? Jason Stanard, Partner at Retail Reply​, speaks about the future of Retail. To engage customers, it’s critical for retailers to think first about the conversation​, not the channels. Customers expect to recognise them and their history regardless of the touchpoint used.

Innovation Gene

Best Practice

INNOVATION GENE: THE DRIVER OF INNOVATION

Innovation is a hot topic right now. Many organisations claim that they are already innovative, or that they’d like to be. Retail Reply​ has found that the reality is that innovation is either built into a company, or it’s something they struggle with.

04.04.2016 / Information Age

Press Article

A Retailer's guide to Cyber security

Retail is in the top five most frequently targeted industries when it comes to cyber-attacks. Daren Ward, Partner at Retail Reply, examines top information security threats faced by the retail sector and the trends resulting from them.​

29.03.2016 / Digital Marketing Magazine

Press Article

Give your customers "MeCommerce" not eCommerce

Retailers should use​ business data to provide customers with relevant, contextualised digital experiences which truly deliver the potential and ethos of the brand. In this context, MeCommerce has a clear aspiration: to ensure that customers are pampered individually through bespoke and personal one-to-one relationships and experiences, making them both engage in a brand’s values, while feeling a unique part of the brand’s world.​

Oracle eCommerce Solution

Case Study

Euronics presents its new ecommerce portal by Reply

Euronics needs an efficient ecommerce platform integrated with the corporate and information functions. Through our experience and the contribution from our partner Oracle, Reply has developed an innovative solution providing quick, direct access to the ecommerce functionality while integrating seamlessly with third-party systems and external platforms.

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07.04.2016 - 08.04.2016 / Rome

Event

Dimensione Cliente 2016

Reply takes part in Dimensione Cliente, the ABI institutional event on Retail dedicated to the relationship between the Bank and the Retail Customer, now in its tenth edition. Reply holds the speech "Millenials and Banks: “disintermediation” risk or incentive to innovate the sector?".

07.03.2016 / Customer Experience Magazine

Press Article

Five Customer Experience Trends to Turn Into Reality

Customer experience seems to be the hot topic for business wishing to compete on more than just brand, product and price. Dominic Stinton, Partner at Open Reply​, describes his top five trend predictions for how customer experience delivery will evolve in the near future.

19.01.2016 / Digital Marketing Magazine

Press Article

How Total Data Can Overcome Retail Challenges

With the recent growth of Big Data, it is vital for retailers to consider their ‘total data’ and understand the touchpoints, not only the collection of data but also how and where intelligence needs to be delivered in order to solve critical business problems. Daren Ward, Partner at Retail Reply​, discusses how recognising the feedback loops and creating a capability-based plan are the keys to maximising the benefits of Big Data.

Retail Transformation

Best Practice

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND THE RETAIL STORE OF THE FUTURE

We’ve never lived in a more exciting era for shopping than we do right now. The combination of better experiences, personalised needs being met, and retailers disrupting the traditional retailer-consumer contract, means that retailers that embrace new ideas and business models with relish, rather than fear and intractability, will be best placed to succeed in the future​.

16.02.2016 / ecommerce

News & Communication

SAP Hybris awards Portaltech Reply “Global Service Delivery Partner of the Year” for its end-to-end service management

Portaltech Reply, the Reply Group company specialising in providing eCommerce implementation and Multichannel consulting services, was recognised as Global Service Delivery Partner of the Year, by SAP Hybris, a leading provider of omni-channel commerce software, during the SAP Hybris Summit 2016, held in Munich from 15th to 18th February 2016.

03.02.2016 / ecommerce

News & Communication

Portaltech Reply and SPAR ICS for Hervis: new Customer Engagement and Commerce platform

Portaltech Reply, the Reply Group company specialising in consulting services for multi-channel eCommerce strategies and solutions, has partnered with SPAR ICS, the group-wide assessed IT service centre of SPAR Austria Group, to provide to Hervis, a SPAR brand leader in sports apparel and equipment, a new ecommerce omni-channel platform.

Digital Transformation

Case Study

Möbel Inhofer accelerates Digital Transformation with Reply

Möbel Inhofer is the biggest store-based furniture retailer in Germany and runs a successful and award-winning online shop. With the relaunch of the webshop by Portaltech Reply, the company makes itself future-proof for the growing challenges of Digital Transformation that furniture retail currently faces.

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Retail

Best Practice

hybris Commerce Accelerator

Portaltech Reply implements hybris B2C Commerce Accelerator enabling retailers to reach customers with the industry’s most modern multi-channel commerce solution.

Capability Transformation

Best Practice

Get the most Value from your Digital Transformation

Retail Reply's Capability Transformation​ practice helps retailers realise ​value from their transformation efforts sooner with a focus on business-led and customer-centric planning & delivery.

Digital Transformation

Best Practice

HOW WILL RETAILERS SUCCEED IN A DIGITAL WORLD?

The retail industry has been constantly reshaped over recent years. Driven by a changing social and economic landscape, retailers have been forced to adapt and innovate to survive. Retail Reply helps you to succeed as a digital retailer by providing customer-centric solutions which create real value.

02.02.2016 - 03.02.2016 / Munich

Event

LOCA Conference 2016

Open Reply and Profondo Reply take part in the LOCA Conference on Location Technology and Service in Retail, Logistics, Aviation & Travel, taking place in Munich from 2nd to 3rd February 2016.

10.11.2015 - 12.11.2015 / Barcelona

Event

SAP TechEd 2015 Barcelona

Reply is present at the SAP TechEd in Barcelona from 10th to 12th November 2015. In a video interview, Filippo Rizzante, Reply CTO, explains, why Reply developed the Smart POS Category Management that offers leading-edge innovation to digitize retail, leveraging Google Glass at Work as a wearable augmented reality device to help sales people check the display of their products in the shelf when they visit a retail store.

17.11.2015 / Webcast

Event

Shelf Compliance & Smart Glasses for POS in Retail

4brands Reply holds, together ​with SAP, the webcast Shelf Compliance: Smart Glasses accelerate the Data Collection Process for POS Data in Retail on November 17th, 2015​. Reply is the winner of the SAP and Google Glass Challenge for its successful development of an enterprise wearable app using SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and Google Glass.

IT service offering

Case Study

John Lewis Infrastructure Services achieves excellence with Reply

Retail Reply helps John Lewis Infrastructure Services understand the IT landscape and produce strategy and plans to improve the service performance of the organisation, ultimately supporting John Lewis and Waitrose’s innovation and business transformation projects.

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06.10.2015 / Milan

Event

9th Consumer & Retail Summit

Square Reply attends the 9th Consumer & Retail Summit, a key annual event for the brand, distribution and consumer goods industries. The event takes place in Milan on 6th October 2015.

17.09.2015

News & Communication

Reply Named Winner of SAP and Google Glass Challenge for Enterprise

Reply today announced that it has been chosen as a winner of the SAP and Google Glass Challenge for its successful development of an enterprise wearable app using SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and Google Glass Explorer Edition technologies. Reply was selected from among more than 70 entries.

09.09.2015 - 10.09.2015 / London

Event

Future Retail Strategies Congress 2015

Glue Reply will take part in Future Retail Strategies Congress 2015, an event ​taking place in London at Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel. The event will be dedicated to explore the strategies crucial in building an exceptional retail brand.