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.

RSS

Procurement and supply chain jobs up 13% in the UK year on year

Procurement and supply chain jobs up 13% in the UK year on year

The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that procurement and supply chain vacancies have risen across the UK, with the number of jobs available in the third quarter of 2017 up 7% compared to the same time last year.

New SolarWinds MSP European GDPR study of IT suppliers and end users shows progress, but work remains

New SolarWinds MSP European GDPR study of IT suppliers and end users shows progress, but work remains

SolarWinds MSP has released findings from a European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) survey of IT suppliers and end users that reveals progress, but remaining work, on the road to GDPR readiness.

Test for success – preparing for Cyber Monday

Test for success – preparing for Cyber Monday

By Sven Hammar, CSO and co-founder, Apica.

The major calendar events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 are approaching, and online retailers need to ensure that they are prepared for a sharp increase in customer traffic.

UK's preference for physical media overtakes love of digital downloads, as 18 - 24 year olds power the resurgence

UK's preference for physical media overtakes love of digital downloads, as 18 - 24 year olds power the resurgence

Physical media is the nation's entertainment format of choice once more, with 52% of Brits preferring physical books, music, film/TV and video games to digital downloads, according to eBay's Guide to Physical Media, released today.

Next day fulfilment no longer adds value to connected shoppers

Next day fulfilment no longer adds value to connected shoppers

Next-day delivery options no longer add value to connected customers' shopping journeys, a new report by Sorted, the delivery experience company, warns.

Deko appoints new CEO

Deko appoints new CEO

Retail finance technology provider Deko has appointed a new CEO to develop and deliver the company's ambitious growth strategy and help it expand into new markets.

AI to provide the antidote to pressures on retailers following Brexit, says Blue Yonder

AI to provide the antidote to pressures on retailers following Brexit, says Blue Yonder

Retailers, currently suffering through some of the most challenging trading conditions they have ever faced, should look to new technology to optimise their operations, reduce their costs and strengthen their bottom line.

Voice and the omnichannel advantage

Voice and the omnichannel advantage

Within the retail industry, warehouses have traditionally been tasked with fulfilling bulk consignments to the store. This involves putting in place a highly efficient methodology whereby all tasks – from picking and replenishment, to stock moves, stock count, stock cycles etc. – are executed in a highly efficient manner.

By Philip Jarrett, director of sales & marketing, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd.

Keep Black Friday shopping free of fake goods

Keep Black Friday shopping free of fake goods

MarkMonitor, the enterprise brand protection solutions provider, is advising online shoppers to be more vigilant leading up to Black Friday. In the annual search for bargains and discounted goods, consumers are more at risk when it comes to unintentionally buying counterfeit goods.

Terminal operators face a biomass challenge

Terminal operators face a biomass challenge

The challenges facing bulk terminal operators looking to make the transition from coal to biomass were put into sharp focus at the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators’ inaugural conference, Bulk Terminals 2017, which took place in London.

Editorial: +44 (0)1892 536363
Publisher: +44 (0)208 440 0372
Subscribe FREE to the weekly E-newsletter