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COVID-19 drives five retail supply chain trends

COVID-19 drives five retail supply chain trends

The business disruption caused by COVID-19 has resulted in four out of five (82%) retailers changing their approach to stock management and is driving five retail supply chain trends.

This is according to a new report from logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), which shows how the pandemic has caused stock management issues for 92% of retailers.  

Four in ten (42.2%) retail professionals feel their mental health is worse than a year ago

Four in ten (42.2%) retail professionals feel their mental health is worse than a year ago

According to the latest study by the UK independent job board, CV-Library, four in ten (42.2%) retail professionals feel their mental health is worse than it was a year ago. 

One Digital Signage partners with the Government's COVID-19 recovery fund to help Midlands SMEs adapt and recover during the pandemic

One Digital Signage partners with the Government's COVID-19 recovery fund to help Midlands SMEs adapt and recover during the pandemic

One Digital Signage is working with local businesses needing help to adapt and recover following the COVID pandemic.

Online retailers risk alienating older generations amid a rush to digitise during COVID

Online retailers risk alienating older generations amid a rush to digitise during COVID

The shift towards online shopping risks alienating older consumers in the event of another lockdown, according to research by global commerce agency 5874 Commerce.

Job market boom predicted in supply chain sector as vacancies rise above pre-lockdown levels

Job market boom predicted in supply chain sector as vacancies rise above pre-lockdown levels

The supply chain sector will experience a job market boom over the coming months as over 60 percent of workers in warehouse, logistics and delivery spent time during lockdown searching for a new role, according to latest research.

‘Prioritise H&S’ ahead of online Xmas sales spike, Bureau Veritas tells retailers

‘Prioritise H&S’ ahead of online Xmas sales spike, Bureau Veritas tells retailers

With tighter coronavirus restrictions forcing increasing numbers of Christmas shoppers online this year, compliance authority Bureau Veritas is advising retailers and logistics firms to prepare for the extra health, safety and hygiene risks this rise in festive e-commerce sales will bring.

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday –  Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid.

Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab Active3 – built for the modern workforce

Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab Active3 – built for the modern workforce

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched the new Galaxy Tab Active3, a rugged tablet based on the popular Tab Active2 design to meet the rigor of today’s mobile workforce with a sleek, compact design for portability.

BlackBerry AtHoc and ServiceNow partner to deliver secure and reliable incident response management

BlackBerry AtHoc and ServiceNow partner to deliver secure and reliable incident response management

BlackBerry Limited has partnered with ServiceNow to integrate the BlackBerry AtHoc service within the Now platform for rapid crisis communications and IT service management.

Konica Minolta withdraws from Drupa 2021 while engaging with customers in new and creative ways

Konica Minolta withdraws from Drupa 2021 while engaging with customers in new and creative ways

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has announced its decision to withdraw from its participation at drupa 2021 to follow the path of new, tailored formats of engaging with its customer base.

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