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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Taking the temperature of your business

Taking the temperature of your business

In this challenging climate, Ian Tomlinson of EPoS and e-commerce solution provider Cybertill argues that retailers should pay more attention to setting and using meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs).

Very poor countries are on the wrong side of a growing logistical divide

Very poor countries are on the wrong side of a growing logistical divide

The gap between developed and developing countries has been a global concern for decades, but skyrocketing oil prices and the general growth of world markets threaten to widen the gap

Outsourcing and the retail sector

Outsourcing and the retail sector

Dan Smith of Retail Assist discusses the benefits of IT outsourcing in the retail sector.

Rapid Improvements in Real Time Locating Systems

Rapid Improvements in Real Time Locating Systems

One reason why the market for Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) is growing rapidly to pass the billion dollar mark well within ten years is technology. It is improving rapidly, with new variants for the many new sub sectors of the market that are emerging.

Staying focused a few guidelines to growing a business when finding clients is becoming more difficult

Staying focused  a few guidelines to growing a business when finding clients is becoming more difficult

Unless there is a significant change in attitude by the business community as a whole, it is likely that we will talk ourselves into an economic downturn.

New research reveals UKs top 100 retailers concerns over spiralling data centre energy costs

New research reveals UKs top 100 retailers concerns over spiralling data centre energy costs

On average, top UK retailers are overspending by 1.25 million a year on the power needed to run their data centres which can equate to 50 per cent of total data centre costs and 10 per cent of their total energy bills.

Retail Assist secures renewal of IT outsourcing agreement with adams kids

Retail Assist secures renewal of IT outsourcing agreement with adams kids

New multi-million 5-year contract

Survival of the Fittest

How Leading Retailers Are Positioning Themselves for Profitability and Strength in a Tough Economy.

Finding strength through adversity

The current economic climate is cause for concern to retailers, however, some companies are well prepared to weather the storm.

Asda, B&Q, Woolworths and Superdrug meet to discuss best practice in space and range planning

Market-leading retailers and brands are meeting in London to find out how to get the most out of every inch of store space at the inaugural Space Planning for Retailers conference.