EuroShop 2017 will be the biggest in its 50-year history, from 5 to 9 March 2017 in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — EuroShop, The World´s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, from 5 to 9 March 2017 in Düsseldorf, is an innovation platform, discussion forum and creative hub for the entire retail sector. Boasting over 127,000 square metres of net exhibition space, 18 halls and 2,350 exhibitors from 61 countries, EuroShop 2017 will be the biggest in its 50-year history. EuroShop 2017 expects in excess of 110,000 visitors from all over the world.

EuroShop 2017 comes up with a new concept. EuroShop’s previous 4-area structure — the division into the segments EuroConcept, EuroSales, EuroExpo, and EuroCIS — is replaced by a sophisticated system of the future that is divided into seven experience dimensions. Why this? There are three reasons: first, we wanted to get rid of these artificial names by substituting the four areas by names of dimensions explaining their content with simple English words. Second we did not want any long to stress the prefix “Euro” for the reasons I initially mentioned: EuroShop is everything but not only European. Third, the four sections became too broad, as EuroConcept actually covered nearly 50% of the whole show. We sharpened the profile and created three new and very important areas. So  this year´s EuroShop kicks off with a new concept that is broken down into the following seven experience dimensions: POP Marketing, Expo & Event Marketing, Retail Technology, Lighting, Visual Merchandising, Shop Fitting & Store Design and FoodTech & Energy Management.

Digitalisation in retail is one of the principal themes at EuroShop 2017. After all, the future of retail will lie in the hands of shoppers that roam shopping worlds across channels like vagabonds – be it at stores, on a Tablet or Smartphone. And they don’t accept any residual risks while hopping back and forth between off and online channels. In other words: retailers will have to dovetail the various channels in such a way that their products and services guarantee ultimate convenience across all channels and fun for shoppers. To this end holistic IT solutions are a must.

And the rule for stores is: pure emotionalisation! This is not about creating individual shopping events. Here storytelling is called for – be it in architecture, design, lighting or the incorporation of the latest digital media in shop fitting – all of this must follow a consistent plot to give shoppers that certain kick. Furthermore, there is a clear trend in the staging of brands – namely to incorporate their history or make local references ever more frequently, so as to reflect the greatest authenticity and uniqueness possible.

EuroShop´s extensive line-up of exhibitor ranges is complemented by the proven, high-calibre forums with practitioners’ lectures presented on all five exhibition days right amidst trade fair activities. These include the EuroShop Forum Architecture & Design, the EuroCIS Forum, the POPAI-Forum and the OmniChannel Forum as well as the  ECOpark Forum and the new Expo & Event Forum. All forums are simultaneously interpreted from/into German and English and can be attended by trade visitors free of charge and without prior registration.

EuroShop 2017 is open for trade visitors from Sunday, 5 March 2017, to Thursday, 9 March 2017, daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. 1-day tickets cost EUR 70.- (EUR 50.- purchased online beforehand (e-Ticket)),  2-day tickets cost EUR 90.- (EUR 70.- purchased online beforehand) and season tickets are EUR 150.- (EUR 130.- purchased online beforehand). Admission tickets include a free return trip to EuroShop on public transport marked VRR (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Ruhr).

EuroShop Basics: In 1966 EuroShop was organised for the first time by Messe Düsseldorf and is held every three years. The EHI Retail Institute acts as the event’s conceptual sponsor. The last EuroShop in 2014 registered 2,229 exhibitors from 56 countries on over 116,000 m² of net exhibition space and 109,496 trade visitors, 63% of whom came from abroad.  www.euroshop-tradefair.com

Press Contact:

Cornelia Jokisch
(Referent)
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-998
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87998
JokischC@messe-duesseldorf.de

Tanja Karl
(Assistenz)
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-999
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87999
KarlT@messe-duesseldorf.de

Source: EuroShop

Diebold Nixdorf to showcase its full portfolio of retail self-checkout solutions at EuroShop 2017, March 5 – 9 in Düsseldorf, Germany

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf is presenting its full portfolio of retail self-checkout solutions—powered by software and services—to drive connected commerce and automate cash-handling at EuroShop 2017, the world’s largest trade show for the retail sector. From March 5 – 9 in Düsseldorf, Germany, at booth E62 in hall 6, visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s new retail automation solutions for all segments and store formats, as well as software solutions for connected commerce.

According to the industry analyst firm RBR, the number of self-checkout installations grew by 5 percent in 2015, but the market remains full of potential.  In the UK, for example one in seven point-of-sale (POS) terminals in supermarkets have been converted to self-checkout systems.  In France, it is one in every 22 systems and only one in 100 in Germany.1 Yet, more than half of all consumers in Germany would use self-checkout systems if they had access to the technology in stores, according to a TNT Infratest commissioned by the EHI Retail Institute.

The industry’s leading checkout solutions will be showcased in Diebold Nixdorf’s booth at EuroShop 2017:

  • The recently introduced eXpress self-checkout solution can be used as an interactive kiosk or a payment terminal with a compact design that meets the industry’s demand for a miniaturized footprint. The user-friendly design is ideal for smaller grocery and convenience stores and supports cashless payments via card or smartphone.
  • The BEETLE/iSCAN EASY Hybrid checkout solution offers retailers unparalleled flexibility with the option to be used as a self-service terminal for smaller purchases during off-peak hours or as a traditional cashier-assisted checkout terminal during peak hours.
  • The K-One Kiosk solution was designed to digitalize the in-store consumer experience by quickly and seamlessly assisting consumers throughout their visit. The versatile, tailored solution can be easily adapted to changing consumer demands, with functionality for order taking, customer service, product information, ticket and lottery sales and even self-checkout.
  • The new Value Line is an attractively priced back office cash management entry-level solution for automatic coin and banknote processing at checkout. It is especially designed to handle smaller payments, such as those made in bakeries, butcher shops and pharmacies.

In addition, Diebold Nixdorf will show brick-and-mortar retailers how they can benefit from deploying mobile touchpoints such as the BEETLE mobile POS. Integrated with other partner technologies, this solution includes versatile possibilities of using beacon technology for direct customer communication and personalized one-to-one marketing in the store – prior, during and after conducting purchases. According IDC Retail Insights, stores offering mobile services are on the way to becoming as equally important as product variety, brands and prices.

Checking online availability of items before going to the store, ordering a product online and picking it up at the store, or ordering a product online that is not available in the store, as well as accessing stock in other stores and returning ordered goods in the store are normal shopping patterns today. With Diebold Nixdorf’s TP Application Software Suite, the company will present several consumer journeys to show how omnichannel processes can be quickly and efficiently deployed in heterogeneous environments. The open, service-oriented software platform links all consumer touchpoints and store applications, from loyalty tools and mobile customer services to back-end systems, and centrally controls all functions between the individual stationary and mobile touchpoints.

“Consumers expect fast, convenient and personalized shopping experiences,” said Thomas Fell, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president, retail. “Our comprehensive portfolio of solutions not only enables retailers to meet their customers’ expectations but also provides them with options for an efficient and cost-effective realignment of their processes and customer services.”

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

1 RBR. Global EPOS & Self-Checkout 2016.

Contacts:
Ulrich Nolte
Media Relations – Germany
Email: ulrich.nolte@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

EuroShop to be held in Düsseldorf, 5-9 March 2017

New Expo and Event Forum has Exciting Lectures for Live-Marketing Professionals in Store

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — From 5 to 9 March 2017 EuroShop, The World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, will be held in Düsseldorf. It is the world’s leading trade fair for all investment needs of retailers and their partners. One of the seven EuroShop Dimensions is dedicated specifically to the themes Exhibition Architecture, Design and Event. After all, modern retail stores are also stagings of live communication and this means that the borders between shop fitting and exhibition architecture, store design and communication design are becoming increasingly blurred.

In the Dimension Expo and Event Marketing segments in excess of 270 international exhibitors alone will be represented on exhibition space measuring 13,000 m² net (Halls 4 and 5) at the forthcoming EuroShop. With the support of FAMAB (Association for Direct Business Communication) and IFES (International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services) this area within EuroShop has become a unique get-together for the industry.

In 2017 a special attraction will be the Expo and Event Forum held for the first time at EuroShop. On all five trade fair days it will focus exclusively on current issues in the expo and event scene. The Forum agenda is organised by FAMAB, IFES, the Studieninstitut für Kommunikation (Institute for studies of communication) and the trade magazine m+a report. Topics such as “Exhibition Stands in the Context of Contemporary Design Trends”, “Gamification”, “Brand Spaces – Experience-Driven Brand Management”, “Sustainable Solutions for the Industry“, “New Materials”, “Corporate Architecture” or “Brave New World: How Virtual Reality changes the Exhibitionscape” will be addressed and discussed. All lectures will be interpreted simultaneously (German/English). All subjects and speakers can be accessed on the internet www.euroshop-tradefair.com/forums .

EuroShop 2017 is open to trade visitors from Sunday, 5 March 2017 to Thursday, 9 March 2017, daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. 1-day tickets cost EUR 70.- (EUR 50.- purchased online beforehand (e-Ticket)),  2-day tickets cost EUR 90.- (EUR 70.- purchased online beforehand) and season tickets are EUR 150.- (EUR 130.- purchased online beforehand). Admission tickets include a free return trip to EuroShop on public transport marked VRR (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Ruhr).

EuroShop Basics:
In 1966 EuroShop was organised for the first time by Messe Düsseldorf and is held every three years. The EHI Retail Institute acts as the event’s conceptual sponsor. The last EuroShop in 2014 registered 2,229 exhibitors from 56 countries on over 116,000 m² of net exhibition space and 109,496 trade visitors, 63% of whom came from abroad.

For further information go to www.euroshop.de.

Press Contact:
Dr. Cornelia Jokisch, Tanja Karl
Tel.: +49 (0)211/4560-998/-999
Fax: +49 (0)211/4560-8548
Email: JokischC@messe-duesseldorf.de
KarlT@messe-duesseldorf.de

Source:  EuroShop

Diebold Nixdorf part of Mavis and Tailorit exp37 store project in Düsseldorf

Innovation leader demonstrates connected commerce applications in Düsseldorf

North Canton, Ohio, USA, and Paderborn, Germany, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pushing the boundaries of the traditional shopping experience, international communications agency Mavis and retail consultancy Tailorit have opened a new experience store, exp37, in Düsseldorf. Exp37 is an innovative, no-line retail concept furnished as a fashion store that focuses on connecting physical and digital consumer experiences to reimagine the traditional shopping experience. Diebold Nixdorf is among several other well-known companies participating in the project. The company’s TP Application software suite serves as the project’s control center for its numerous innovative applications.

Diebold Nixdorf’s TP Application software suite functions as an omnichannel platform, integrating all POS-related online and office touchpoints. The special TP Loyalty application manages all processes related to sales history and customer loyalty. With its BEETLE iPOS plus Advanced and BEETLE moPOS systems, Diebold Nixdorf has contributed state-of-the-art stationary and mobile cash-handling technology to the project.

The exp37 experience store serves as a platform for retailers and solution providers to engage and exchange views on the future of retailing and the intelligent internetworking of online and offline sales channels through innovation workshops and discussion forums. “Connected commerce applications offer retailers enormous potential to generate added value for customers and to create a truly extraordinary shopping experience for them,” says Thomas Fell, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president, retail.

The exp37 store demonstrates the innovative digital technology of today and tomorrow designed to make retail processes more efficient, increase touchpoint performance and enable cross- and up-selling effects. Among the innovations on display for exp37 visitors to interact with is an app developed by Diebold Nixdorf that bundles a number of services such as a location finder, price and event information, a social media link and the digital administration of customers’ shopping history.

“The exp37 store is an exceptional project that enables retailers to experience first-hand innovative in-store technologies and to find the right individual solution for their future business needs,” adds Fell.

For more information, see www.exp37.de/en

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Contact:

Renee Murphy
Media Relations
Email: renee.murphy@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-5825

Ulrich Nolte
Media Relations – Germany
Email: ulrich.nolte@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

METRO GROUP achieved like-for-like sales in Q1 2015/16 on prior year level (0.1%)

  • Group like-for-like sales in Q1 2015/16 on prior year level: +0.1%
  • Very good Christmas business in Germany with like-for-like sales increased by 2.1%
  • Currency adjusted sales growth at METRO Cash & Carry compensates for portfolio changes
  • Media-Saturn with positive sales development especially in Germany and Western Europe
  • Sale of METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam successfully completed; positive EBIT effect of more than €400 million

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to preliminary figures, METRO GROUP achieved like-for-like sales in Q1 2015/16 on prior year level (0.1%).METRO Cash & Carry and Media-Saturn showed sustained positive development in terms of like-for-like sales. In the corresponding quarter of the previous year, sales in Russia benefited from pull-forward effects in the course of the rouble crisis, which then were even compensated through the overall strong Christmas quarter in 2015. METRO GROUPsales in local currency fell just slightly by 0.1%. Reported sales fell by 1.5% to €17.1 billion (Q1 2014/15: €17.3 billion) due to the development of exchange rates – primarily that of the Russian rouble – and portfolio effects in particular. “The positive development in terms of like-for-like sales at METRO Cash & Carry and Media-Saturn continued into financial year 2015/16. We can also look back on a very good Christmas business, particularly in our domestic market, Germany, with like-for-like sales rising by 2.1% in December,” said Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG. “We remain confident for financial year 2015/16, despite the difficult environ-ment, and expect positive development thanks to the range of measures introduced in our sales lines. We retain our original forecast.”

Strategic realignment has allowed METRO GROUP to make progress in introducing new services, expanding delivery and multichannel business and portfolio optimisation in Q1 2015/16.

METRO GROUP completed the sale of its cash & carry business in Vietnam successfully end of December 2015. The EBIT effect of more than €400 million will be included in Q1 2015/16 accounts. Therefore the reported result will increase significantly in Q1.

In Q1 2015/16, METRO GROUP opened a total of 11 new stores across 8 countries: 5 METRO Cash & Carry- and 6Media-Saturn stores. Of the new stores, 5 are located in the important expansion countries Russia, Turkey and India. Due to the sale of METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam the total number of METRO Cash & Carry stores decreased by 19. In addition, 2 Media-Saturn stores in Russia and 1 in Italy were closed.

METRO GROUP Q1 2014/15 Q1 2015/16
Sales (€ billion) 17.3 17.1
Change (€) -2.3% -1.5%
Change (in local currency) 0.5% -0.1%
Like-for-like 2.3% 0.1%

 

Development of the sales divisions in Q1 2015/16

 

METRO Cash & Carry

Sales at METRO Cash & Carry rose by 0.2% in like-for-like terms in Q1 2015/16, marking the tenth consecutive quarter of positive development. Sales in local currency fell just slightly by 0.1%. Reported sales declined by 2.4% to €8.0 billion. However, it should be noted that sales in the corresponding quarter of the previous year still included sales from business in Denmark and Greece. In addition, sales of METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam were only consolidated until the end of November 2015.

Sales at METRO Cash & Carry Germany experienced positive development. Christmas business gave sales a major push in December. The successful customer-focused initiative, which encompassed many marketing- and communication measures, made a very positive impression.

Moreover, sales in main countries such as Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Romania developed positively.

In the corresponding quarter of the previous year, sales at METRO Cash & Carry in Russia benefited from pull-forward effects in the course of the rouble crisis. Sales declined based on this high benchmark from the previous year. All in all,METRO Cash & Carry in Russia was able to cement its position in a more difficult economic environment.

METRO Cash & Carry’s delivery business continued to perform extremely well, with the percentage share of sales rising further.

METRO Cash & Carry Q1 2014/15 Q1 2015/16
Sales (€ billion) 8.2 8.0
Change (€) -3.6% -2.4%
Change (in local currency) 1.1% -0.1%
Like-for-like 1.4% 0.2%

 

Media-Saturn

Like-for-like sales at Media-Saturn were up year on year in Q1 2015/16 by 0.4%. This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of rising sales. Sales in local currency grew by 1.1% while reported sales affected by the currency translation increased by 0.2% to €6.9 billion. Sales developed very positively in Germany.

In Western Europe, like-for-like sales performed well in several countries. In Eastern Europe, Russia had benefited from extensive pull-forward effects at the peak of the rouble crisis in December 2014, which is why sales in Russia declined considerably in the 2015 Christmas quarter. The good sales development in some other countries like Turkey, which recorded a double-digit like-for-like sales growth, and the robust performance in Germany could overcompensate the decrease in Russia.

Media-Saturn Q1 2014/15 Q1 2015/16
Sales (€ billion) 6.9 6.9
Change (€) 4.1% 0.2%
Change (in local currency) 5.6% 1.1%
Like-for-like 3.8% 0.4%

 

Real

Like-for-like sales at Real declined by 1.6% in the Christmas quarter. Store closures meant that reported sales declined by 3.8% to €2.1 billion year on year.

Sales development remained relatively stable in the intensely competitive food retail sector against the backdrop of price deflation, while sales in the non-food sector declined. Thereby particularly goods which are weather driven suffered from the unusual warm winter. Online sales developed extremely positively, but this was only able to partly compensate for the overall sales decline.

“The right frameworks must be created to improve Real’s competitiveness. This includes competitive conditions for labour costs. Overall, the realignment of Real according to the Essen model remains on the right course and we are ready to implement further steps, if the frameworks are right”, said Koch.

Real Q1 2014/15 Q1 2015/16
Sales (in € bn.) 2.2 2.1
Change(€) -0.8% -3.8%
Like-for-like 0.9% -1.6%

 

METRO GROUP is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates at more than 2,000 locations in 30 countries and employs some 230,000 people. The performance of METRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Markt and Saturn, the European market leader in consumer electronics retailing; and Real hypermarkets.

Contact Media Department

Telephone: +49 211 6886-4252
Telefax: +49 211 6886-2001
E-Mail METRO GROUP: presse@metro.de

SOURCE: METRO GROUP

Co-operative Clothing Takes To The Big European Stage

October 13, 2009 Co-operative Clothing will be taking its first steps into Europe next month, exhibiting an extensive range of its products at the A+A Exhibition 2009 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

A+A 2009 will be the biggest international event of the year for companies involved in safety, security and health at work, and will showcase products from all over the world such as corporate clothing.

Clothing Managing Director Designate for The Co-operative Group, Mark Wilkinson, will be taking both North and South of England Sales Executives Calvin Weightman and Sean Noon to showcase the variety of sectors for which The Co-operative Group’s clothing division manufactures.

Mark Wilkinson said: “A+A is Europe’s largest uniform exhibition and is our first serious foray into Europe. We expect both trade and end user contacts to visit, and we’ll be hoping to make use of sterling’s current weakness to underline the excellent value which our products offer.”

This year, A+A’s major topic for the first time is disaster control, a timely subject which is currently at the forefront of many people’s minds.

The programme at the A+A Congress has been extended to include a day-long “Disaster Control Forum” to be held on November 4. The talks and discussions here revolve around the general theme “Overcoming Disasters – A Challenge for the Population, the State and the Economy”.

Via EPR Network
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