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.


RFID Basics for Retailers

RFID has become one of the most talked about technologies in the retail market today. Find out more...

IT professionals seek stimulating work over high salary

IT professionals seek stimulating work over high salary

Research reveals that salary is not the main deciding factor for people when looking for a new job.

9th Annual POS Benchmarking Survey January 2008

What Do Customers Really Want?

Providing Secure Payment to Self-Service Kiosks

In an increasingly uncertain environment, the key to maintaining trust is highly sophisticated security measures.

Replenishment Demands Data

With a wealth of software management tools now available, how can retailers move from supply to demand led replenishment?

European attitudes towards Biometrics

This Paper explores consumer attitudes towards the introduction of biometric technology in the European region, as well as their views on how biometrics can help to solve problems such as identity theft and fraud.

Retailers Commited To Sustainability But Consumers Dont Buy It

Retailers Commited To Sustainability  But Consumers Dont Buy It

New research from BT has uncovered a significant mis-match between the efforts being made by retailers to act sustainably, and the perceptions of consumers.

European Retail Theft Barometer

Monitoring the Costs of Shrinkage and Crime for Europe's Retailers.

The future of retailing

How retailers and shopping centres need to fight back against online sales sites.

Selling Like Hot Cakes Online

Selling Like Hot Cakes Online

What do you do when local supermarkets are squeezing the life out of your family business? One option is to refocus on an area where these giants can't compete.

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