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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Does Online Marketing Contribute to Brick and Mortar Sales?

Does Online Marketing Contribute to Brick and Mortar Sales?

Online marketing is continually on the rise, with an estimated $23.5 billion being dedicated to the channel in 2010. Despite the production and labor expenses incurred to produce and deliver online offers, it has been impossible to tie such offers to retail store purchases. Hans Theisen, chief revenue officer for Cardlytics, explains how transaction marketing is making direct marketing more valuable than ever.

Will RFID overtake the barcode?

Will RFID overtake the barcode?

Every year, RFID adoption picks up the pace, moving into different verticals and finding new applications. The burning question is: will RFID replace the barcode, and if so when?

New centre for sustainable retail in Leicester

New centre for sustainable retail in Leicester

A new state-of-the-art research and development facility for the retail industry will be opened at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester during the UKs first Universities Week (14 - 20 June 2010).

Now is the time to change how you approach your IT strategy, because retail is changing says Alan Morris, Managing Director of Retail Assist

Now is the time to change how you approach your IT strategy, because retail is changing says Alan Morris, Managing Director of Retail Assist

As retail is changing, more now than ever before, Alan Morris advocates a new way for retailers to review how they plan their technology, to reflect and remain on the upside of market change.

Mobile couponing: the next step for Europe?

Mobile couponing: the next step for Europe?

The concept of mobile couponing is increasing in popularity in the US, especially among the younger generation. A recent study by Honeywell found that two thirds of 18-34 year olds in the US would be receptive to receiving and redeeming bar-coded coupons via their mobile phones.

Tesco benefits from First Friday skills training

Tesco benefits from First Friday skills training

Supermarket giant Tesco operates in 14 countries across the world and is dedicated to developing the business skills within its staff, including those around project management and managing change.

Merchandise visibility: the future for the apparel industry

Merchandise visibility: the future for the apparel industry

The apparel market has undergone dramatic transformations over the last four decades, both in terms of the size and scope of its manufacturing base and in the technologies used to move the industry forward. Yet even more profound changes have occurred in the expectations of the consumers who sustain this massive and ever-expanding industry.

Angel de Juan named Retail Sales Director at Toshiba TEC Europe

Angel de Juan named Retail Sales Director at Toshiba TEC Europe

Toshiba TEC has named Angel de Juan as sales director for the Retail Division in Europe.

Simple answer to a complex problem

Simple answer to a complex problem

Trading electronically makes great strategic sense for buyers and suppliers alike, but technical complexity can be a barrier to realising the benefits of enhanced supply chain visibility.

Leading retailers align cross-channel supply chain execution for reducing total landed cost

Leading retailers align cross-channel supply chain execution for reducing total landed cost

Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company, surveyed 128 retailers to reveal that 50% of retailers identify the need to respond to demand and reducing current inventory levels in stores, channels, and warehouses

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