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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EDI: As important for you today as it’s always been

EDI: As important for you today as it’s always been

Can EDI still be the answer in 2017? Emphatically yes, but not necessarily in its familiar form, writes Stefan Köhler, Sales Director at Data Interchange.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is undeniably a mature business tool. With roots in the 1960s, it was embraced by the automotive, retail and other sectors but can EDI still be the answer two decades into the 21st century? Emphatically, yes, but not necessarily in its old, familiar form.

Employer demand for graduates remains high

Employer demand for graduates remains high

This year's graduates are heading into a robust recruitment market, with eight out of ten employers (79%) taking on new recruits in 2017/2018, a study by HR website XpertHR shows.

Resilient EPOS market grows for seventh consecutive year

Resilient EPOS market grows for seventh consecutive year

Tenth edition of RBR's pre-eminent annual study shows increasing demand for advanced point‑of‑sale hardware despite tough market conditions

'Follow the money' – How retail marketers can avoid mobile app install fraud

'Follow the money' – How retail marketers can avoid mobile app install fraud

Performance marketing-related ad spend now represents almost half of all digital ad spend.

Brands shunned by disloyal consumers: innovation and convenience 'more important' than the brand

Brands shunned by disloyal consumers: innovation and convenience 'more important' than the brand

The era of the disloyal consumer is upon us; new research from global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has found that brand loyalty is tumbling as consumers prioritise speed, innovation and convenience when they shop.

UK trends in cloud adoption point to strong future for Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service, says HyperGrid

UK trends in cloud adoption point to strong future for Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service, says HyperGrid

According to recent research conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), UK businesses looking to embrace digital transformation consider the cloud to be a crucial cog in this process.

How festivals are engaging audiences through mobile

How festivals are engaging audiences through mobile

By Paul Swaddle, Chairman and Co-founder of Pocket App.

Festival season is officially in full swing. From Glastonbury to Wireless and from Love Box to T in the Park, the UK plays host to some of the greatest musical spectacles in the world over the summer months.

UK shoppers more likely to be positive in on-line reviews than negative

UK shoppers more likely to be positive in on-line reviews than negative

UK shoppers are more likely to post a positive on-line review than one that is negative, research by global reviews and customer insights company Feefo has found.

Enterprise mobility initiatives stifled by poor information management practices, finds M-Files

Enterprise mobility initiatives stifled by poor information management practices, finds M-Files

Research commissioned by M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, has revealed that poor information management practices are preventing UK businesses from realising the true potential of mobile and remote working.

The rise of machines and AI in retail and logistics

The rise of machines and AI in retail and logistics

Advances in artificial intelligence are destined to make our lives even better, but will machines eventually out-do humans, asks Uwe Hennig, chief executive of tech specialist Detego?