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Heald partners with German security firm

Heald partners with German security firm

Heald Ltd, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products, has entered into a partnership with German security firm truckBloc GmbH.

What does the future hold for retailers?

What does the future hold for retailers?

Shopping habits are changing, and retailers are doing an exceptional job at keeping up and adjusting their business models with the help of technology to meet these ever-changing shifts. With many high streets still struggling but the desire to shop local remaining strong, retailers are looking at a very different future than they would have imagined this time last year.

Flexible antimicrobial surface covering from Alanod protects retail businesses against coronaviruses and bacteria

Flexible antimicrobial surface covering from Alanod protects retail businesses against coronaviruses and bacteria

Alanod, the manufacturer of specialised coated metal surfaces, has launched MIRO CU. This copper-coated antimicrobial surface covering is designed to protect retail staff and customers against the transmission of bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses.

Booming e-commerce with wine & spirits requires new logistics concepts

Booming e-commerce with wine & spirits requires new logistics concepts

Europe is one of the most important markets for wines and spirits. In 2019, almost a third of the world's wines were produced here. Due to the Corona crisis, the already growing e-commerce in this sector has continued to expand heavily during this year.

Online shoppers more concerned about deliveries than personal security, according to PCI Pal survey

Online shoppers more concerned about deliveries than personal security, according to PCI Pal survey

A recent survey of 2,000 online shoppers in the UK, commissioned by PCI Pal, found that shoppers are more concerned about prices, speed and cost of deliveries or being able to find specific products over and above security of their personal data.

Kooomo launches B2B catalogue site for global retailer Blauer H.T.

Kooomo launches B2B catalogue site for global retailer Blauer H.T.

Blauer H.T., the clothing brand created following technical, functional and high-performance standards, has chosen global e-commerce platform provider Kooomo to launch its showcase website specifically designed for its growing B2B customer base.

How being a ‘remote-first’ business can improve your organisation

How being a ‘remote-first’ business can improve your organisation

By Gerry Tombs, CEO, Clearvision

In the last few days, there has been encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines, with the vaccination programme kicking off across the country. And while there’s still a lot of green between this particular ball and the pocket, most of us let out a sigh of relief, with hope that there might be some return to normality.

Boxing Day footfall knocked out, as shopper traffic falls -87% year-on -year

Boxing Day footfall knocked out, as shopper traffic falls -87% year-on -year

UK Boxing Day footfall slumped -87% year-on-year, Sensormatic’s retail data from ShopperTrak, revealed.

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

The trade and security deal the UK Government struck with the EU is a bare-bones deal for tariff-free trade in goods, but a no-deal for many other business sectors, creating significant frictions and less EU market access from 1 January, according to tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Exertis acquires JB&A Inc

Exertis acquires JB&A Inc

Exertis, the route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, has acquired JB&A Inc. JB&A Inc is a distributor of broadcast, post-production and pro AV technologies, to system integrators and B2B resellers in North America. Located in San Rafael, California, the company saw revenues of $80 million in the last financial year.

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