White Paper

Pragma, in partnership with Q&A and Microsoft, have published The Empowered Customer; The Digitalisation Of Retail, a white paper that outlines the key technologies that we see impacting retailers and their customers over the next 12 to 18 months.
We look at how these technologies will influence customer behaviours, what retailers will need to consider

Pragma are pleased to announce the launch of our whitepaper “Global Retail Innovations 13”, now available as a download.
Now in its 13th year, it brings together the best of innovative retailing from around the world together with insightful commentary from our global partners Ebeltoft Group, international retail experts.
This study and adoption of innovative

Beauty white paper

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Today there are many new definitions of beauty, categories of beauty and ways of promoting and buying beauty products, and manufacturers are dealing with the most knowledgeable customer ever. This has led to the giants of the cosmetic industry being shaken by a generation of clever start-ups.
How do customers navigate the lucrative yet confusing world

The practical face of agility

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Agility is the dad joke of business terminology – everyone lets out a little groan when they hear it. It is a term, alongside others such as “innovation”, “customer-centric”, “multi-channel” and “value-add” that has been exhausted by casual overuse.
Yet, as with those other terms, its practical, central tenet – the ability to adapt, quickly –

Welcome to the third Pragma Monthly, a deep dive into the key issues affecting retail, travel and consumer businesses, to accompany our weekly Pragmatists and our quarterly white papers.
In this paper we explore the emergence of delivery-only kitchens, which are set to shake up the restaurant industry. We have spoken with key operators in

Baby & Children’s Market

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It is no secret that the market for children’s clothing and equipment is a darling of the investment community, beloved for its scale and apparent resistance to recessionary pressures.
The disregard for traditional notions of value for money, particularly on the part of new parents, has served only to make an already sweet treat even

Welcome to the second in a series of thought pieces from Pragma. The Pragma Monthly is a deep dive into the key issues affecting retail, travel and consumer businesses, to accompany our weekly Pragmatists and our quarterly white papers.
In this paper, we explore the opportunity that travel hubs present for retail and consumer brands,

Welcome to the first in a series of thought pieces from Pragma. The Pragma Monthly is a deep dive into the key issues affecting retail, travel and consumer businesses, to accompany our weekly Pragmatists and our quarterly white papers.
In this first issue, we look at cash management.

Menswear

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2016 was a great year for menswear, with luxury and high street operators increasing their investment in the sector, making it an ideal subject for our latest white paper (see download links below).
Whether it’s a reaction to the challenges faced in womenswear, or men’s changing attitudes to their appearance, menswear is now firmly in focus

Home Market

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These are exciting times for the UK Home Market, with many retailers and brands targeting ambitious growth. It is for this reason that it is the subject of our latest white paper which you can download or view from the links at the end of this article.
John Lewis recently announced its plans to expand