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Face mask requirement is yet another blow for non-essential retailers, says GlobalData

Face mask requirement is yet another blow for non-essential retailers, says GlobalData

Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, the data and analytics company, offers her view on this news.

Ingenico helps digital businesses scale at pace

Ingenico helps digital businesses scale at pace

Ingenico Group, the seamless payments solutions provider, has unveiled a new offering for digital businesses specifically designed to reach peak payments conversion.

Beauty brand Shiseido applies Cegid software as foundation for expanding retail business

Beauty brand Shiseido applies Cegid software as foundation for expanding retail business

Shiseido, the Japanese beauty brand, is rolling out Cegid’s cloud-based retail software to over 600 stores in Asia to ensure standardised processes and systems throughout the group.

The great Android migration: How to take a systematic approach to modernising your warehouse operations

The great Android migration: How to take a systematic approach to modernising your warehouse operations

The modernisation of the warehouse is being driven by a confluence of factors. With the boom in e-commerce, warehouses are challenged to do everything better and faster. They are expected to meet increasing fulfillment demands and optimise efficiencies with streamlined workflows powered by smarter, data-driven insights.  

Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms, says Stanley

Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms, says Stanley

An extraordinary rise in work related injuries to warehouse and delivery staff, as a result of the UK’s biggest spike in online retailing, poses a threat to economic recovery unless there’s an evolution in materials handling practices. That’s the prediction of Luton-based Stanley, which is advocating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to protect workers.

Online retail sales continue to boom despite return of brick-and-mortar stores

Online retail sales continue to boom despite return of brick-and-mortar stores

Even as the high street came out of hibernation last month, June’s online retail sales spiked to a new twelve-year high of +33.9% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

75% of UK retail workers have feared for their physical safety at work

75% of UK retail workers have feared for their physical safety at work

Three quarters of UK retail workers have experienced a situation where they felt their physical safety was at risk at work, according to new research by retail communication specialist, VoCoVo.

Research: Promising year ahead for home interiors retailers, but consumers more selective about where they buy

Research: Promising year ahead for home interiors retailers, but consumers more selective about where they buy

New research has revealed millions of consumers are spending more money than usual on their homes as a result of lockdown, with 75 per cent of Brits planning further improvements over the next year.

Sonassi supports retailers still operating on Magento 1 post end of life

Sonassi supports retailers still operating on Magento 1 post end of life

Sonassi, the eCommerce hosting and consultancy company, has launched its Sonassi Assurance Scheme for retailers continuing to run eCommerce stores on Magento 1 following its end of life on 30th June, providing up to £50,000 warranty against a PCI breach.

Why brands and manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce

Why brands and manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce

COVID-19 has hit all kinds of sectors hard and fast. Businesses struck in particular – such as travel, restaurants and pubs – have a long and hard road ahead of them which, for many organisations, may seem impossible.

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