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Island Pacific FastPlan

The modern shopper is now influencing the evolution of retail more than ever, things are changing at unprecedented pace and it is now down to the retailer’s ability to adapt and keep up with the constantly shifting landscape of retail. Customers now come at you from all angles...

NRF 2017

The first big event of the Retail Technology calendar is the rapidly approaching NRF BIG Show running from January 15th to the 17th 2017, in New York City.     This is the retail industry’s premier annual event and this year it will bring together...

Is mobile POS the future to brick-and-mortar retail?

As the evolution of in-store retail continues to cater to fast paced shoppers who are not looking to waste the day standing in line for ten minutes on a transaction that will take one minute to complete. The Omni-Channel approach to sales seeks to provide...

Black Friday still reigns supreme

It is finally November and that means one thing, the free for all shopping of Black Friday, the date of this chaotic event is Friday 25th November 2016. Now, for our American readers this date has long been a tradition following Thanksgiving to cash in...

The frights of Halloween retail haven’t kept the shoppers away

  Yikes is it almost Halloween already?  For many decades the U.S have been embracing the demons and ghouls of holiday retail and it seems the U.K has awoken and is about to join the Americans in the thrills of Halloween.  Now, the U.S has...

Drapers Roundtable Breakfast – Future Planning

The Drapers roundtable breakfast partnered by Island Pacific on 6th October 2016 is more than just coffee and croissants in an upmarket hotel, it is an opportunity for the merchandising & planning knights of the roundtable (breakfast) to open the debate on whether Microsoft Excel...

Introductory Blog

So it begins, the Island Pacific blog has finally arrived and we are tremendously excited to inform and create a network for discussion in the wonderful world of retail. The consistent evolution of retail has resulted in the need for retailers and retail software to...

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