A new digital age dawning on the retail sector

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A new retail report has conducted two international surveys focusing on the deployment of digital technologies and payment methods in retail sector, as well as consumers’ willingness to use them. The results: Around the globe, more and more people are ready for entirely new ways of paying.

For example, payment authentication using biometric features such as face, voice or body movement are becoming increasingly popular. In France, Germany, and the UK contactless payment methods are currently experiencing a real boom. But what is the willingness to adapt to these technologies and will they have significant consequences for the retail sector?

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Ford resurrects Mustang Mach 1, a throwback to the golden age of muscle cars

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Ford is resurrecting a well-known model of the Mustang called Mach 1, a performance version of the pony car that first debuted in the late 1960s. The company released this teaser image of the vehicle May 29, 2020.

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Ford Motor is resurrecting a well-known model of the Mustang called Mach 1, a performance version of the pony car that first debuted during the golden age of muscle cars in the late 1960s.

The company confirmed the return of the vehicle for the 2021 model-year with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine Friday, saying it will “be true” to the

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COVID-19 and the age of the contactless experience

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit hard across the world, consumers are putting a high price on health factors when interacting with organisations. To reduce the risk of infection, people are anxious to minimise physical contact and maximise contactless interactions, and companies are taking note.

Tesla, for example, offers a contactless car delivery scheme that minimises customer contact with the car maker’s employees. This trend raises a number of questions for organisations and their leaders. How can organisations redesign customer experiences to align with this contactless world?

Will the focus on touchless interactions persist beyond the pandemic? And how

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Glow at home: Beauty industry remakes product pitches in the age of coronavirus

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(Reuters) – Out: smoky eyes, red lipstick and fake eyelashes. In: dewy skin, under-eye concealer, moisturized hands.

Model Emily DiDonato gives a makeup tutorial in a Maybelline YouTube video April 19, 2020. YouTube/Handout via REUTERS

The $500 billion global beauty industry has almost overnight changed what and how it markets to a clientele hidden behind masks or stuck at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

As consumers’ social and travel plans have evaporated and work is conducted online, beauty brands have had to quickly redirect their pitches to show how their products are still relevant.

Companies are promoting make-up

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