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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SUZOHAPP appoints Simon James as New Executive Vice President of Retail & Transportation, EMEA

SUZOHAPP appoints Simon James as New Executive Vice President of Retail & Transportation, EMEA

SUZOHAPP is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon James as its new Executive Vice President of Retail & Transportation.Simon joined SUZOHAPP as Managing Director (MD) of the United Kingdom & Ireland, on September 1, 2018 and has made a very positive impact on our business there in a year's time.

Are Concept Stores Keeping Physical Stores Alive?

Are Concept Stores Keeping Physical Stores Alive?

It’s no secret that physical high street stores are struggling to survive. As online shopping continues to rise, the number of physical stores being closed down is also growing at an alarming rate. This has led to a lot of concern over how long physical stores can last in this new digital era.

E-commerce driving retailer investment in Point of Sale solutions, according to VDC Research

E-commerce driving retailer investment in Point of Sale solutions, according to VDC Research

The growth of e-commerce is transforming the retail landscape, magnifying the importance of the customer experience in order to build consumer loyalty.

32% of online retailers are not ready for the Golden Quarter

32% of online retailers are not ready for the Golden Quarter

The Golden Sales Quarter (October - December) for retailers is fast approaching, but many retail businesses are not fully prepared for the accompanying onset of increased website traffic this usually brings, according to new research.

3 Ways suppliers can get their voice heard

3 Ways suppliers can get their voice heard

Ian Hall, COO, Atheon Analytics, outlines three key steps that will help suppliers of all sizes be heard in front of retailers.

Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions

Gift card and voucher sales grow despite challenging trading conditions

The UK’s gift card and voucher market has grown by 7.2% year-on-year, according to the latest analysis carried out by the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKCGVA) and KPMG UK.

New LDC data: what are the implications for online retail with UK shops sitting empty?

New LDC data: what are the implications for online retail with UK shops sitting empty?

New data from the Local Data Company that has shown Britain’s high streets, shopping centres and retail parks have the highest number of empty stores in five years. What does this mean for online retail? Can technology help? Michael Schirrmacher, Managing Director UK, Bloomreach, offers his thoughts…

Vista Global in revolutionary partnership with Collins Aerospace

Vista Global in revolutionary partnership with Collins Aerospace

The business aviation space is changing. With the advancements in technology comes a revolutionary partnership between Vista Global and Collins Aerospace. Part of United Technologies, Collins has stated it will provide “the fasted broadband speeds available within the United States” and it’s LuxStream offering will be the only service providing incredible bandwidth speeds of up to 25Mbs in the US and 15Mbs globally........

The top ten most relevant UK brands revealed

The top ten most relevant UK brands revealed

Global consultancy Prophet has announced the results of the fourth annual Brand Relevance Index (BRI) in the UK, a ranking of the most relevant brands in consumers’ lives today.

This year saw the NHS soar to the top for the first time, a spot that has been previously dominated consecutively by Apple. Following the NHS in second and third place sit the streaming giants, Spotify and Netflix. Lush and Samsung were new entrants into the top 10, replacing Amazon and Android.

Building an e-commerce platform from scratch

Building an e-commerce platform from scratch

By Ievgen Kustorovskyi, Head of Magento and specialist in eCommerce development, Ciklum.

Building a custom e-commerce platform may seem like a daunting task and building one from scratch is not an easy task. These days, it’s increasingly becoming the preferred choice of online retailers who wish to take total control of their customer experience.

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