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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Hitting the mark – new report outlines the best in the email marketing industry

Hitting the mark – new report outlines the best in the email marketing industry

dotmailer, the email marketing platform provider, has released its Hitting the Mark report, a look into the email marketing strategies of 100 influential global retailers.

Drive for efficiency sees procurement and supply chain roles rise by 43%

Drive for efficiency sees procurement and supply chain roles rise by 43%

The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that job vacancies for procurement and supply chain professionals rose by 43% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year.

Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase warns the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase warns the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

Cyberespionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and now education, warns the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report.

The robots are coming – be happy

The robots are coming – be happy

Jonathan Bellwood, Founder & CEO, Peoplevox, considers why the arrival of robots and AI is far from being the beginning of the end for warehouse personnel.

Personal shopping is out and virtual styling is in

Personal shopping is out and virtual styling is in

The idea of personal shopping is being replaced by virtual styling, according to new research by fashion company DV Closet.

How to avoid being lost in the IoT explosion

How to avoid being lost in the IoT explosion

By Jordan O'Connor, Technical Lead EMEA, SOTI.

IoT is having a profound effect on business. 57 per cent of all global businesses have adopted IoT practices and 72 per cent of those believe their company is more profitable since embracing IoT.

It was a 'Mardy March' for retail sales

It was a 'Mardy March' for retail sales

The Retail Sales Statistics for March 2017 revealed a month-on-month drop in sales, despite the spike in spending for Mother's Day.

Connected shopping reaches 'tipping point'

Connected shopping reaches 'tipping point'

New research from retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy, suggests that the rise of the 'connected shopper' has now reached a tipping point.

Cyber Security is a 'people problem' says IISP Survey

Cyber Security is a 'people problem' says IISP Survey

Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

1 in 20 online stores has been breached by hackers, new research shows

1 in 20 online stores has been breached by hackers, new research shows

One in 20 online shopping sites has been infiltrated by hackers who are actively stealing customers' payment card details, according to new research by cyber security experts Foregenix.