Retail Critical Issues

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy, legislation, technology, best practice and some of the most challenging business topics in the world of retail information technology. The articles in this section have been contributed by leading vendors, industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations and consultancies.

 

This collection of articles cover a variety of topics relating to IT equipment, hardware & software being used in a wide variety of retail and retail supply chain environments across Europe. They look at market trends, improvements in technology and some thought provoking comment on all aspects of optimising and improving efficiencies in store and across retail supply chains.

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VeriFone White Paper: Extending the Self-Service Revolution

VeriFone White Paper: Extending the Self-Service Revolution

Wherever customer service is crucial, kiosk and unattended payments technology is on the rise. No other technology can help retailers achieve a more dramatic change in the way they interact with customers, allowing them to deliver individualised messages and services while saving costs and increasing revenues.

Switching off - Why are we so bad at it?

Switching off - Why are we so bad at it?

To get the benefit of your time away from the workplace it is vital to learn to how to wean yourself off your email/internet fix. Here is a ten-step plan to a summer holiday free from email or office interruptions ...

Experian Hitwise identifies the brands topping the World Cup sponsorship league

Experian Hitwise identifies the brands topping the World Cup sponsorship league

Experian Hitwise has revealed that drinks brands Corona and Heineken have broken back into the top five performers of the Experian Hitwise World Cup Brand Search Index after three weeks outside of the fastest-movers' list.

Dexion's versatile slotted angle is right in fashion

Dexion's versatile slotted angle is right in fashion

It may be over sixty years old, but Dexion's versatile Slotted Angle has never really gone out of fashion.

A quality appointment for Joanne

A quality appointment for Joanne

Third party logistics company, Atchison Topeka has to continuously adapt and respond to the ever changing rules and regulations associated with the food ingredients supply chain sector.

Consumers warn collaborate on supply chain or lose 46% sales

Consumers warn collaborate on supply chain or lose 46% sales

Consumers have issued a warning to the major brands that low on shelf availability regularly puts 46%* of sales at stake, a high profile survey into Grocery and FMCG consumer buying habits has revealed.

Will your organisation have a victorious World Cup campaign?

Will your organisation have a victorious World Cup campaign?

With the 2010 World Cup underway, Brian Norman, Managing Director at Vista Retail Support, asks whether retailers have their EPOS in peak condition for an increase in business.

LA Fitness shapes up carbon footprint with CloudApps

LA Fitness shapes up carbon footprint with CloudApps

CloudApps, the enterprise application provider in the management of carbon as a business asset, has announced its latest customer is LA fitness, the value for money health club chain with 220,000 members.

'Is attack the best form of defence?'

'Is attack the best form of defence?'

It may seem counter-intuitive, if not downright risky, but rather than battening down the hatches and waiting for the recession to pass, some of the UK's biggest retailers are preparing to bolster revenues by expanding their online operations overseas.

Are you Green or Not?

Are you Green or Not?

Steve Odland, CEO of Office Depot, argues that some businesses are green washing their products to adhere to consumer trends.

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