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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Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

As the UK government continues to hold talks with hauliers over driver shortages which are affecting critical supply chains, Trakm8 is urging logistics firms to redouble efforts to drive up efficiency in existing fleets.

Sustainability as a business imperative in supply chain management increases, according to new report

Sustainability as a business imperative in supply chain management increases, according to new report

The 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report, explores how supply chain sustainability (SCS) practices are being implemented globally and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries, and the planet.

Vulnerability disclosures rising at an alarming rate; ransomware attacks costing critical and industrial infrastructure millions

Vulnerability disclosures rising at an alarming rate; ransomware attacks costing critical and industrial infrastructure millions

A new report from Nozomi Networks Labs finds cyber threats growing at an alarming rate in the first half of 2021. Attacks are driven largely by the emergence of  Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) gangs that are cashing in on critical infrastructure organisations.

Young shoppers splurge on buy now pay later more than ever before

Young shoppers splurge on buy now pay later more than ever before

Following the news that Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) transactions are set to exceed 1.5 billion transactions by 2026, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have released their latest Shop Now, Stress Late report to find out if the British public is still shopping now, and worrying about the consequences later.

Retailers will need to work harder to grow their online operations as we unlock, says Productsup

Retailers will need to work harder to grow their online operations as we unlock, says Productsup

This morning, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) published its latest Retail Sales Monitor report in partnership with KPMG and revealed that the retail sector recorded its fastest quarterly growth on record in the second quarter of 2021.

How to keep your shoppers safe online

How to keep your shoppers safe online

As e-Commerce displays exponential growth over the past year, unfortunately so does online fraud and recent data predict an 18% increase in cybercrime over the course of 2021, according to the latest research from Juniper Research.

The three obstacles that are blocking grocers on their path to merchandising success

The three obstacles that are blocking grocers on their path to merchandising success

By Mark Croxton, VP Customer Support, Symphony RetailAI.

Most of us are a little tired of the phrase ‘new normal’ but it’s a concept that isn’t going away any time soon. Whether or not life will ever feel or look as it did before the pandemic, it’s clear that adjustment remains the order of the day for businesses.

European e-commerce decision makers struggle to maintain control of their brand on Amazon

European e-commerce decision makers struggle to maintain control of their brand on Amazon

Over half (51%) of ecommerce decision makers find Amazon hard to navigate, while more than two in five agree that gaining control of their brand on Amazon is difficult. These are just some of the key findings of a new European survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of leading ecommerce platform and services provider Luzern.

Where’s my order? How conversational AI can support supply-chains post-pandemic

Where’s my order? How conversational AI can support supply-chains post-pandemic

The disruption to logistics networks over the past year has caused chaos across global supply chains. With the pandemic sparking an exponential rise in online shopping, logistics operations have been tested to the max.

94% of retailers open to phishing attacks: what we can do to close the net

94% of retailers open to phishing attacks: what we can do to close the net

By Sabrina Evans, Content Manager at Red Sift

Last year Trustwave found that almost a quarter of all cyberattacks are aimed at the retail sector, and it’s really no surprise why.

Retailers are in constant communication with their customers via email, and retail databases are some of the biggest housers of sensitive customer data and personal information on the planet. Put these qualities together, and it’s hard to imagine a sector more vulnerable to the dangers of email-based cyberattacks.

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