Retail Critical Issues

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy, legislation, technology, best practice and some of the most challenging business topics in the world of retail information technology. The articles in this section have been contributed by leading vendors, industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations and consultancies.

This collection of articles cover a variety of topics relating to IT equipment, hardware & software being used in a wide variety of retail and retail supply chain environments across Europe. They look at market trends, improvements in technology and some thought provoking comment on all aspects of optimising and improving efficiencies in store and across retail supply chains.

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e.fundamentals report highlights tectonic-sized shift in consumer shopping behaviour following Coronavirus Pandemic

e.fundamentals report highlights tectonic-sized shift in consumer shopping behaviour following Coronavirus Pandemic

e.fundamentals, the digital shelf analytics provider, has revealed the results of a comprehensive and exclusive new survey in partnership with YouGov.

Commissioned to uncover how the coronavirus outbreak has changed the way shoppers purchase grocery products, the e.fundamentals / YouGov UK Shopper Insights Report 2020 was designed to find quantifiable evidence to explain widely observed consumer shopping trends in the British grocery market. 

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT and robotics are evolving to benefit the supply chain

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT and robotics are evolving to benefit the supply chain

The Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) is a rapidly evolving technology. In just a few decades, industrial robots have become commonplace in factory settings across the world, and they only continue to gain popularity for their productivity and profitability.

Nordic enterprises embrace SAP Cloud Platform for mobile applications

Nordic enterprises embrace SAP Cloud Platform for mobile applications

Enterprises in the Nordic region are increasingly adopting the SAP Cloud Platform to build mobile applications and deliver services to customers while COVID-19 social distancing guidelines remain in place, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG), the global technology research and advisory firm.

Online retailers have no need to fear returns

Online retailers have no need to fear returns

For online retailers with an efficient and professional logistics partner, high volume returns should hold no fear says Charlie Walker, marketing director of Berkshire-based supply chain and online fulfillment specialist, Walker Logistics.

Historic moment as women account for 50% of online car purchases for the first time

Historic moment as women account for 50% of online car purchases for the first time

More women have headed online to buy cars in recent months than ever before through internet car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk, accounting for half of all sales for the first time ever.

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the retail sector significantly. With many stores forced to close their doors over lockdown, there has been a sudden and rapid rise in online shopping.

Labelmaster survey examines impact of COVID-19 on hazmat supply chain

Labelmaster survey examines impact of COVID-19 on hazmat supply chain

Labelmaster, the provider of products, services and technology for the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods (DG) and hazardous materials (hazmat), has announced the results of its fifth annual 2020 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook.

Wholesale & retail business mileage increase highlights start of COVID-19 recovery

Wholesale & retail business mileage increase highlights start of COVID-19 recovery

Customer data analysis by Allstar Business Solutions has revealed the easing of lockdown has prompted the green shoots of recovery in business travel, with an estimated 54 million extra miles travelled by wholesale and retail companies in June compared to May - up almost half (46.0%) month-on-month.

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing.

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

UK shoppers should make the most of international marketplace bargains on Amazon Prime Day on 5 October, says ParcelHero. A new Government policy paper deals a double-whammy to overseas purchases from 1 January: post-Brexit Brits will pay 20% VAT on all international online purchases while overseas sellers will have to register for UK VAT.

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