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Mobile Apps Usage - Statistics and Trends [Infographic] New infographic released by Go-Globe on mobile app usage statistics and trends indicates that mobile apps are on rampage.

Mobile Apps Usage - Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

Why, because there are tons of people out there who understand the importance of apps in so far as helping customers receive quick content is concerned. The stats show that people spend 52% of all time spent on digital media on mobile apps, a clearest indication that businesses are making a generous amount of money via mobile apps usage. Infographic Source – Recommended for YouWebcast: The Future of Competitive Intelligence on Mobile Advertising One thing that comes up repeatedly from the infographic is that people on mobile phones or tablets are using the web less and less proportionately. What can we infer from this? It is estimated that by 2017, global mobile app revenue will more than double to $77 billion from last year’s (2014) $35 billion. EU vote: Where the cabinet and other MPs stand. Health, Diet and Fitness for the Over 50's. Did you know that medical researchers have proved that a more active lifestyle leads to improved memory, intelligence and cognitive function in senior citizens?

Health, Diet and Fitness for the Over 50's

It also improves overall health in many other ways. Yoox Net-a-Porter Sells Stake, Shopping With Bots, Internet of Clothing. "Yoox Net-a-Porter Sells Stake to Middle East Retail Giant" (The New York Times)"Yoox Net-a-Porter, an e-commerce group that calls itself the “world’s biggest luxury fashion store,” is setting its sights on the Middle East, selling a 100 million-euro stake to Alabbar Enterprises.

Yoox Net-a-Porter Sells Stake, Shopping With Bots, Internet of Clothing

" Guides – Kayla Itsines. Grace Lyng (@haus_of_grace) “I first started using the bikini body guide and H.E.L.P plan about one year ago.

Guides – Kayla Itsines

I wanted to start because I wasn’t happy with my appearance or the way I felt about my body, mainly my stomach and thighs. I was always bloated, even though I did a lot of exercise (mainly cardio), and ate pretty well, or so I thought. I was often tired and found it hard to motivate myself to even go for a walk. I noticed a difference after the first week of starting the training program, mostly in how I felt.

Women's activewear. 'I know I should go to the gym more but, really, who's got the time?' I grew up in the countryside, where there was always physical work to do: heaving muck in the stables, carrying hay bales, weeding the vegetable garden.

'I know I should go to the gym more but, really, who's got the time?'

My sisters and I admired my mother’s constant toiling, while we lay on the grass, turning the pages of novels. When I moved to the city and discovered that people paid money to run on the spot or pretend to push things uphill, I could not get into the spirit of labouring for its own sake. Now I’m in my early 50s, I know I should go to the gym more but, really, who’s got the time? The late neurosurgeon David Servan-Schreiber once wrote about the transformative effect of a sense of purpose. He described a study in which one group of hotel cleaners were told that their everyday tasks would burn enough calories to help them lose weight. Flexible fitness taps into on demand trend among millennials. Training for a charity swim to the Isle of Wight was tough enough for colleagues Neil Harmsworth and Jamie Ward without the extra struggle of finding gyms that would let them use their services on an ad-hoc basis without committing to a lengthy membership.

Flexible fitness taps into on demand trend among millennials

But it was this lack of flexibility that presented the management consultants, whose jobs meant they were often away on business, with their lightbulb moment. “Our lifestyles were quite chaotic and gyms didn’t offer any flexibility,” recalls Ward. “We soon realised that there weren’t enough options for people who wanted to get fit without having to commit to a 12-month contract.” Selfridges invests £40m to 'future-proof' digital offering. Selfridges to extend global delivery after strong sales. Recession. Bank of England set to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent - again - this week. The Bank of England will keep interest rates on hold for the 85th month in a row when it meets on Thursday, economists and analysts have predicted.

Bank of England set to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent - again - this week

Interest rates, which are set by the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), made up of governor Mark Carney, a number of senior Bank officials and some external figures, have been at a record low of 0.5 per cent since March 2009, and financial markets are not expecting that to change anytime soon. “Anything else than a 9-0 vote for unchanged interest rates … will be a major surprise,” said Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Global.

United Kingdom Inflation Rate. Why is everyone so busy? THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long.

Why is everyone so busy?

“Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around “three hours a day”—and probably only by choice. Economic progress and technological advances had already shrunk working hours considerably by his day, and there was no reason to believe this trend would not continue. Whizzy cars and ever more time-saving tools and appliances guaranteed more speed and less drudgery in all parts of life. Nielsen%20Global%20Health%20and%20Wellness%20Report%20 %20January%202015. Younger Consumers Are Trending Toward More Health-Conscious Eating. Younger Americans Embrace Healthier Eating Options Does being younger than 30 translate to a predilection for healthier eating habits?

Younger Consumers Are Trending Toward More Health-Conscious Eating

This rhetorical question may very well be true. A recent report conducted by the Nielsen Global Health and Wellness Survey offered surprising and detailed information about the culinary habits of young people. In a January 20, 2015 article by USA Today reporter Bruce Horowitz which surveyed more than 30,000 consumers in more than 60 nations revealed that more younger consumers are far more concerned about everything from food ingredients, genetically modified food to organic foods than previous generations.

People must make lifestyle changes, says Blair. Tony Blair urged the public today to take more responsibility for their own health as he warned the NHS was under "increasing strain" from the results of excessive drinking, eating and smoking.

People must make lifestyle changes, says Blair

The government could not make choices for people to improve their own wellbeing, Mr Blair said as he signalled a move away from the stereotypical image of a "nanny-state". But Mr Blair warned the "junk food" industry that if the voluntary code on limiting the advertising of unhealthy food to children didn't work the government would legislate next year to enforce the restrictions. Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has been consulting with the food industry over ways to limit children's exposure to junk food ads.

Ten ways to reward loyal customers. Offering free goods, discounts and special buying opportunities to regular customers shows them that you value their custom and keeps them coming through your door. Tom Whitney outlines ten ways to reward loyal customers Offer cumulative discounts on selected lines. Offer discounts to customers when they reach specified spending targets - for example, 10% off their next purchase if they spend £100. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Selfridges delivers record profits for 2015. Our-store Selfridges talked positively about its “fifth” store over the weekend – namely its digital ops. App: A Documentary About The Human Side Of The App Revolution. Those interested in how our culture shapes and is shaped by the software we use every day should check out “App: The Human Story,” a documentary project on Kickstarter that hopes to give an in-depth look at the impact apps have had since their introduction with the original iPhone in 2007: Though they don’t expect to complete the project until December 2015, the team behind the documentary has already gotten some impressive names from the app development community, including Apple blogger and Vesper co-creator John Gruber, Instapaper creator Marco Arment, and MacWorld’s Jason Snell.

Beacon technology offers plenty of opportunities for retailers. UK retailer House of Fraser announced in August that it will introduce beacon-equipped mannequins in its Aberdeen store to provide customers with a more engaging retail experience. When a customer with an enabled smartphone app is within a 50 metres of the mannequin, the beacon sends a signal providing them with useful information: details about the clothes and accessories the mannequin is wearing, the price, where the items can be found within the store and links to purchase the items directly from the retailer’s website. Inside the Business of Barneys New York. NEW YORK, United States — Don’t call it a department store. Karen Millen - Women's Clothes and Fashion.

 NET-A-PORTER.COM. Luxury Womens Fashion. HEAD OFFICE CAREERS London Head Office– (Old Street tube) and Stanton Harcourt Head Office in Witney, Oxford. Market Research on Luxury Goods. Global luxury goods market exceeds €1tn. Strong sales of luxury cars and fine art have helped push the global luxury goods market higher than €1tn (£700bn) for the first time, according to a new report, despite slowing demand for personal luxuries such as jewellery and handbags.

The personal luxury market has been hit by weaker demand in China and Hong Kong, said the annual report from consultancy Bain & Co. Chinese consumers account for 31% of global luxury sales, followed by US consumers at 24% and Europeans at 18%. Chinese consumers are still spending, but they are now heading to Europe and Japan – attracted by the weak euro and yen – rather than their traditional shopping destinations of Hong Kong and Macau. About 80% of Chinese luxury goods shopping is done abroad. New indie department store for Sheffield. Sandersons. Retailers to launch British department store online in China. Yoox and Net-A-Porter, Luxury Retailers, L'Oreal. Fortune. American department stores have been pillars of retail for well over a century. Do Department Stores Have a Future? Department Stores Fight Back from Online Challenge. PARIS, France — Department stores are starting to enjoy a renaissance after finding ways to attract a new generation of consumers in an age of global fashion chains and online shopping.

Austins: Derry department store closes after company goes into liquidation. Uncertainty at Next despite rising profits. Dutch V&D department store business goes bust. Department Stores: latest news, analysis and trading. The fitness apps giving gyms a class in flexibility. Two Thirds Of Brits Are On A Diet 'Most Of The Time', Study Shows. Huffingtonpost.co. Abundant rarity: The key to luxury growth  The Digital Iceberg. Vision Quest: 3 Technologies Shaping the Future of Fashion. Personal Shopping Services Seek Scale.

The rise of loyalty schemes. Asos launches loyalty scheme. Selfridges - Luxury Branding. RETAIL REVIEW: Our team of reviewers take an in-depth look at Selfridges - InternetRetailing. Sustainability. CHAMP Magazine. Selfridges & Co. Limited. Our heritage. Over half of online sales now made through mobile devices. Mobile commerce platform - Highstreet.

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