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April’s retail sales figures will result in a cull of independent stores, warns ParcelHero

April’s retail sales figures will result in a cull of independent stores, warns ParcelHero

Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales estimates for April will result in the extinction of many much-loved stores, fears the UK home delivery specialist ParcelHero.

Salesforce launches Quick Start Commerce Solutions to help propel businesses into the digital-first economy

Salesforce launches Quick Start Commerce Solutions to help propel businesses into the digital-first economy

The world has transitioned to a digital-first economy, and online has become the lifeline for many businesses. New research shows that, in the UK, 41% are online shopping more than before the pandemic. 

Why can’t CEOs find technical leaders?

Why can’t CEOs find technical leaders?

In 2019, Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report found that only 41 percent of C-level respondents believed that employees within their own organisations were ready to meet their leadership requirements.

ShopFully acquires PromoQui SpA

ShopFully acquires PromoQui SpA

ShopFully, the digital platform connecting shoppers with retailers, has acquired PromoQui S.p.A. and its info-commerce marketplaces PromoQui and VolantinoFacile.

Essential supermarket workers face everyday suffering and managerial abuse – study

Essential supermarket workers face everyday suffering and managerial abuse – study

The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted how important essential supermarket workers are, but in reality, they are often among the most poorly paid and undervalued employees within our society.

InReality unveils ‘smart’ safe space solutions for contactless, AI-enabled temperature detection and occupancy monitoring

InReality unveils ‘smart’ safe space solutions for contactless, AI-enabled temperature detection and occupancy monitoring

InReality has unveiled a new suite of Safe Space Solutions powered by their integration and analytics platform. The Thermal Mirror, an Enterprise-focused  turnkey fever scanning solution, displays almost immediate temperature results, either anonymously for visitors or via facial recognition for employees.

Blue Yonder research reveals dramatic shift in shoppers’ behaviour since COVID-19

Blue Yonder research reveals dramatic shift in shoppers’ behaviour since COVID-19

New research from Blue Yonder highlights how shopping behaviour has changed globally since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Blue Yonder surveyed 6,000 European adult consumers in April and 1,000 US adult consumers in both March and April.

Footfall set to shift towards high streets when non-essential stores reopen, says GlobalData

Footfall set to shift towards high streets when non-essential stores reopen, says GlobalData

As retailers begin to open UK stores from the beginning of June (at the earliest), they can expect to see a shift in footfall with consumers more willing to visit town centres as opposed to other shopping destinations, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

What has struck me most about COVID-19 so far is the rapid business response to the crisis. Brands are switching up their game plan and capitalising on the e-commerce surge by going direct to consumer.

Store worker deaths show that retailers reopening must focus on staff safety, says GlobalData

Store worker deaths show that retailers reopening must focus on staff safety, says GlobalData

The ONS has reported that men working as sales and retail assistants were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19.

A communication plan of action

A communication plan of action

The ongoing crisis has undoubtedly presented considerable challenges for the retail sector, yet for those organisations that are able to be agile and adapt in these challenging times there is an opportunity to prosper.

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