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UK consumer confidence improves three points

UK consumer confidence improves three points

GfK has released its 4th COVID-19 flash report using data gathered between 18th and 26thJune. It shows the long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by three points over the past two weeks. Four measures increased and one measure decreased.

Cardboard perforators – Offering a sustainable future for eCommerce

Cardboard perforators – Offering a sustainable future for eCommerce

Buying and selling online has never been easier and with eCommerce growing from strength to strength, Mark Harper of HSM investigates and questions the sustainability issues around use of packaging material in online selling.

Interest in AR/VR grows during COVID-19 pandemic but market needs to evolve, says GlobalData

Interest in AR/VR grows during COVID-19 pandemic but market needs to evolve, says GlobalData

The virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) market – collectively known as extended reality (XR) – has been on the cusp of becoming the next mainstream platform, but it has remained niche for many years thanks to technological limitations and scant content.

Consumers still feel cautious about returning to stores

Consumers still feel cautious about returning to stores

The coronavirus outbreak has had severe consequences for retailers and, according to the report, 48% of shoppers are now scared to shop in store as a result of the pandemic. Nigel Naylor-Smith, Head of Retail and Hospitality, Fujitsu UK, discusses why he believes retailers will still need to prioritise their digital offerings to appeal to the change in consumer demand as lockdown measures ease.

Avoiding planning pandemonium in a pandemic: How can you forecast in the new normal?

Avoiding planning pandemonium in a pandemic: How can you forecast in the new normal?

During the pandemic, the foundations on which retailers, brands and Consumer Products companies rely to determine trade volumes, pricing and promotions have been shaken and, in some cases, broken.

UK online retail rises sharply as shops reopen

UK online retail rises sharply as shops reopen

Consumer confidence in the UK appears to be rising as online retail grew sharply since the reopening of shops on the 15 June, data from ecommerce expert Emarsys shows.

Radius Payment Solutions launches new telecoms division, Radius Connect

Radius Payment Solutions launches new telecoms division, Radius Connect

Radius Payment Solutions has launched Radius Connect, a converged technology, mobile and fixed line telecommunications provider to work with businesses across the UK on how they implement, connect and manage their operations.

Shoppers must say ‘No’ to new minimum charge on home deliveries, says ParcelHero

Shoppers must say ‘No’ to new minimum charge on home deliveries, says ParcelHero

The Government is planning to consult the public about a new standard delivery charge for home shopping. Just like the plastic bag fee in supermarkets, it aims to discourage overuse of consumer deliveries by making shoppers think again. ParcelHero argues the plan is actually a ploy to replace lost business rates income and that home deliveries – the consumer’s saviour during lockdown – are far greener than shopping by car.

E-commerce giant takes 35,000 sq ft in £8 million Liverpool development

E-commerce giant takes 35,000 sq ft in £8 million Liverpool development

Network Space has secured its first letting at Element, the new £8 million development at Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley.

GreyOrange announces strategic partnership with e-commerce company Rex Brown

GreyOrange announces strategic partnership with e-commerce company Rex Brown

GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfilment operations for companies worldwide, has announced that Ranger Mobile Sort, the new GreyOrange fleet of modular sortation robots, will bring the latest automation to Rex Brown’s warehouses in a simple and scalable way.

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