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How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

Many industries have had to quickly adapt to new operational guidelines due to the coronavirus outbreak completely changing the economy and the way we live our lives. Many professions that the public took for granted were prevented from operating under their normal circumstances.

Taming cloud complexity to drive excellent retail experiences

Taming cloud complexity to drive excellent retail experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people shop, making mobile and online experiences more important than ever. In response, many retailers have accelerated their digital transformation, and the pace is set to increase even further as customers’ expectations for sophisticated shopping experiences continue to rise.

Geolytix wins prestigious Queen's Award for International Trade

Geolytix wins prestigious Queen's Award for International Trade

Geolytix, location planning specialists, won in the International Trade category having achieved rapid growth and expansion overseas. Almost 50% of turnover is from international markets with teams in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Melbourne, Cape Town and Warsaw joining established teams in London and Leeds.

Half of EU retailers willing to pay extra for green delivery

Half of EU retailers willing to pay extra for green delivery

European retailers are becoming increasingly motivated to contribute to the planet's welfare, with just under half (46%) willing to pay additional fees of up to £1 per parcel to compensate for CO2-neutral ‘green delivery’, according to new data.

Warrington shop worker named a COVID hero for offering essential support during the pandemic

Warrington shop worker named a COVID hero for offering essential support during the pandemic

A 20-year-old store supervisor who eased pressure on his colleagues and supported the needs of his local community during the pandemic has been named a Retail Hero.

Dubai CommerCity launches second edition of MEASA e-commerce landscape report

Dubai CommerCity launches second edition of MEASA e-commerce landscape report

Dubai CommerCity (DCC), the first dedicated e-commerce free zone in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), has launched the second edition of ‘MEASA E-Commerce Landscape: B2C Products Edition’. Amna Lootah, Assistant Director General, DAFZA, and a Board Member at Dubai CommerCity, stated that the value of the e-commerce market will grow to $148.5 billion in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) by 2022.

Single mum named COVID ‘true hero’ in national search, securing Amazon delivery role after retail redundancy

Single mum named COVID ‘true hero’ in national search, securing Amazon delivery role after retail redundancy

A single mum of three from Finsbury Park who describes her delivery duties as ‘a holiday’ from the stress of COVID, has been recognised in a national award scheme by Quinyx, celebrating key workers in the logistics industry.

International retailing: logistical challenges and opportunities

International retailing: logistical challenges and opportunities

The pandemic has resulted in changing consumer behaviours which have brought about new opportunities for retailers – particularly when it comes to going global – but these retailers will only succeed in the space if they ensure they have a strong logistics strategy.

The digital training gap: Just 14% of retail’s frontline workforce receive training on their mobile devices

The digital training gap:  Just 14% of retail’s frontline workforce receive training on their mobile devices

As non-essential retail reopens, retail staff are facing a digital training gap, with store associates reporting a lack of digital training formats and infrequent learning opportunities, the latest report from digital workplace innovator, YOOBIC, warns.

Fashion company Lindex uses FotoWare to streamline their publication process, meeting market demand

Fashion company Lindex uses FotoWare to streamline their publication process, meeting market demand

Lindex has remained ahead of the recent surge in online retail, reporting stable full year results for 20201, thanks in part to the digital-first fashion brand recognising the importance of digital asset management in ensuring smooth communication across different software.

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