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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Dixons Carphone and Volume Network light up London with new LED light installations

Dixons Carphone and Volume Network light up London with new LED light installations

Volume Network, provider of 4K content delivery solutions to electronic retailers in Europe, has announced a series of project completions on behalf of Dixons Carphone.

Blue Yonder says decline in retail sales shows need for further innovation.

Blue Yonder says decline in retail sales shows need for further innovation.

The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium covering the period from October to December 2017, including the Christmas season, show that high street spending in the run up to Christmas increased at the slowest rate since 2012, after rising prices saw shoppers choosing to spend on essential items such as food.

Fraud authorities not visible enough to UK SMEs

Fraud authorities not visible enough to UK SMEs

Nearly 6 out of every 10 (58%) of the UK's SMEs do not know who the relevant authorities are to help them deal with fraud, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance.

U-Freight says ecommerce is driving air cargo growth

U-Freight says ecommerce is driving air cargo growth

Commenting on the most recent air cargo demand statistics revealed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), international freight forwarder and logistics service provider, U-Freight said the figures mirror much of its own experience of late.

Study finds that tech fails people every week

Study finds that tech fails people every week

Nearly one in two people say technology fails them once a week or more, a new study commissioned by CRITICAL Software has revealed.

UK consumers reluctant to buy expensive goods online

UK consumers reluctant to buy expensive goods online

Almost two thirds of consumers are unwilling to make expensive purchases online and prefer to spend larger amounts in store, according to new research.

Speedy websites bring holiday cheer to shoppers, with global retail websites ready to use in 3 seconds or less

Speedy websites bring holiday cheer to shoppers, with global retail websites ready to use in 3 seconds or less

Digital performance management company Dynatrace has announced the findings of a series of benchmark tests that reveal how well retail websites performed during the holiday shopping season.

The Importance of being Agile...

The Importance of being Agile...

The evolving role of mobile computing in food and convenience retailing....an executive brief by Datalogic.

Every day the food and grocery industry feeds nearly 64 million people, living in over 27 million households across the UK. A feat that can only be achieved through the combined efforts of many hundreds of thousands of people working across different parts of the grocery supply chain.

Multi-tasking Brits are embracing mobile working…but it’s not as easy as it could be

Multi-tasking Brits are embracing mobile working…but it’s not as easy as it could be

Dubber today announced the findings of research designed to better understand how prevalent mobile working is in the UK, and how well supported workers are to maximise productivity when away from their desk.

Business risk intelligence: An aviation necessity during the holidays and beyond

Business risk intelligence: An aviation necessity during the holidays and beyond

By Chris Camacho, Chief Strategy Officer, Flashpoint.

As an estimated 3.5 million Britons packed their suitcases and flew home for the winter break, the airline industry was working hard to ensure the holiday travel season ran smoothly.

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