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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Can drop shipping level the retail playing field?

Can drop shipping level the retail playing field?

Ken Chrisman, division President of Sealed Air, a global leader in packaging solutions and technology, discusses the risks of implementing drop shipping and how to mitigate those while remaining competitive and profitable in the marketplace.

Pallet Truck Shop explores eCommerce trends

Pallet Truck Shop explores eCommerce trends

With no signs of eCommerce growth slowing down, Pallet Truck Shop, one of the longest-standing online businesses in the UK, has explored the online retail trends for 2017/18, highlighting how being 'in the know' can help online agents succeed.

7 ways that Progressive Web Apps are disrupting digital strategies

7 ways that Progressive Web Apps are disrupting digital strategies

Will Morris of Alchemy Digital says that web apps herald a new era in how brands engage with their audiences.

GDPR polarises the enterprise as low awareness and confidence slows preparations among smaller businesses

GDPR polarises the enterprise as low awareness and confidence slows preparations among smaller businesses

Low confidence and a lack of awareness is hampering smaller businesses' preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with only a year until the May, 2018, deadline, according to a recent survey commissioned by data management company NetApp.

Transport operators to address terror risk from vehicles

Transport operators to address terror risk from vehicles

As the UK deals with terror threat, some of the UK's largest HGV fleet operators are to meet later this month for a briefing about preventing vehicles being used as a weapon.

Retailers must prepare for increased uptake of new tech or risk being left behind

Retailers must prepare for increased uptake of new tech or risk being left behind

Many retailers aren't able to properly meet the demand of increasingly popular retail technology and may be stretching their infrastructure to breaking point, warns retail IT service provider, Barron McCann.

Why are businesses still in the dark about their data?

Why are businesses still in the dark about their data?

By Paul Evans, Managing Director at Redstor.

Among the vast amount of challenges that modern IT teams have to deal with on a daily basis, the risks posed by unstructured data can be critical. As well as opening environments up to the threat of data breach, organisations could be missing out on valuable insights by not knowing what data they have and where it sits.

B2M Solutions names a ‘cool vendor’ in mobile and wireless analytics by Gartner

B2M Solutions names a ‘cool vendor’ in mobile and wireless analytics by Gartner

B2M Solutions, provider of mobile device analytics solutions that deliver actionable insights, today announced that it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the May 2017 Cool Vendors in Mobile and Wireless Analytics, 2017 report by Gartner, Inc.

75% of UK shoppers worried about fake online reviews

75% of UK shoppers worried about fake online reviews

75% of UK shoppers are worried about fake online reviews, research by global reviews and customer insights company Feefo has found.

The findings were revealed in a survey examining attitudes to online reviews among 2,000 UK consumers. Only seven per cent of those surveyed said they completely trust reviews even though 74% admit they are influenced by them.

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another. BSI noted multiple incidents that started out as a security, social responsibility, or a business continuity risk that cascaded into other supply chain issues.