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How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

Aside from being a traumatic time for all, COVID-19 has changed the trajectory of the world. For one, before the pandemic, it had finally seemed possible to imagine a future without plastic. But, with a global pandemic on our hands, there’s been a need for rigid sanitation and some rapid adaptations to our daily life. With this, our plastic usage has been creeping back up.

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

By Ed Smith,freelance writer

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, you may have read that offline marketing channels such as billboards had seen a significant spike in demand over the last few years.

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Covid-19 has placed global supply chains under unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty. From consumers’ stock-piling commodities that left supermarket shelves empty, to supply issues of healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Supply Chain has never been under the spotlight so much as it gains new found respect.

OnBuy reveals globalisation plans backed by 525 million products

OnBuy reveals globalisation plans backed by 525 million products

OnBuy’s is about to embark on a worldwide scale-up of its eCommerce platform into over 140 countries by 2023, starting with 40 initial sites by year-end 2020. The company forecasts that this move will drive 50x growth within four years.

CGS announces BlueCherry Next Platform, bringing a digital-first supply chain to retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers

CGS announces BlueCherry Next Platform, bringing a digital-first supply chain to retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers

CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, has launched BlueCherry Next, a digital-first supply chain platform for consumer goods companies.

Mobile transaction volume to recover from a COVID-driven decline of 8.7 billion in 2020, returning to pre-pandemic 2019 levels by 2022

Mobile transaction volume to recover from a COVID-driven decline of 8.7 billion in 2020, returning to pre-pandemic 2019 levels by 2022

A new study from Juniper Research has found that mobile ticketing transaction volume, including tickets purchased via contactless, in-app, and mobile messaging, will recover to pre-pandemic 2019 levels by 2022.

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

Naveo Commerce has launched as a new company, following the merger of operations between Digital Goodie and Maginus.

‘There’s no need to stockpile,” says ParcelHero

‘There’s no need to stockpile,” says ParcelHero

As online grocers report a spike in orders and shoppers post pictures of newly emptied shelves, ParcelHero says we must all learn the lessons of March and avoid panic-buying ahead of a second coronavirus wave. It also warns pandemic profiteers, who buy cleaning products now to sell at a higher price during lockdown, won’t get away with it a second time.

DIY fever prevents a second retail slump but it’s the High Street that really needs fixing up, says ParcelHero

DIY fever prevents a second retail slump but it’s the High Street that really needs fixing up, says ParcelHero

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures for August show that the retail bounce-back has stumbled, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. The value of all retail sales grew by just 0.7% in August - not the significant recovery stores had been hoping for and a marked slowdown from July’s 4.4% jump.

New CrowdStrike Report reveals more cyber-attacks in the first half of 2020 than the whole of 2019

New CrowdStrike Report reveals more cyber-attacks in the first half of 2020 than the whole of 2019

Cybersecurity expert CrowdStrike has released its CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch 2020 Threat Hunting Report which reveals the company has stopped 41,000 potential intrusions in the first half of 2020, compared to the 35,000 it saw in the whole of 2019.

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