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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Gartner predicts top 10 global retailers will use real-time in-store pricing by 2025

Gartner predicts top 10 global retailers will use real-time in-store pricing by 2025

Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2025, the top 10 global retailers by revenue will leverage contextualised real-time pricing through mobile applications to manage and adjust in-store prices for customers.

New robotics: Shifting business models

New robotics: Shifting business models

IDTechEx Research analyses the changing trends in the robotics industry in its report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, as new and emerging firms challenge the norm.

ProGlove to unveil time-saving, ergonomic IoT wearable at ProMat 2019

ProGlove to unveil time-saving, ergonomic IoT wearable at ProMat 2019

Smart, wearable device sales are projected to double worldwide by 2022, according to industry analyst CCS Insight. While many might think of wearables as something for the consumer, one German startup is showing the tremendous potential of wearables to increase efficiency, safety and ease in the workplace on a larger scale. It is now expanding its presence in North America.

A climate-compatible alternative for tomorrow's mobility

A climate-compatible alternative for tomorrow's mobility

AIT is exploring a sufficiency-based mobility vision: What would be the economic, societal and environmental effects of a mobility budget?

From preparation to implementation: How to fully adopt automation in 2019

From preparation to implementation: How to fully adopt automation in 2019

By Joe Schreiber, Technical Director of Business Development, Tufin.

The past 12 months have seen a shift in how enterprises view automation and its benefits to their security and DevOps teams.

Stop saying ‘sorry, we’re out of stock’ –here’s how

Stop saying ‘sorry, we’re out of stock’ –here’s how

By Samir Belkhayat, UK Director for Cegid.

“I adore this floral shirt, but you’ve run out of mediums!” Sadly, just because the world is moving to a new digitally-enhanced, joined-up retail model – namely omnichannel – it doesn’t mean stock-outs are a thing of the past. Retailers still struggle to have product in the right place, in the right quantities, at the right time, and they are losing sales and customers as a result.

Firms increasingly cautious on risk-taking in the supply chain

Firms increasingly cautious on risk-taking in the supply chain

Companies are increasingly cautious over taking risks in their supply chain, with fears over their level of dependence on suppliers and sourcing from high-risk countries dominating their thinking, data in a new report shows.

Tech workers more willing to turn whistleblower in wake of scandals - data from Indeed

Tech workers more willing to turn whistleblower in wake of scandals - data from Indeed

The UK’s tech professionals are now more likely to blow the whistle on an employer’s misbehaviour in the wake of scandals in the sector, according to exclusive new research from job site Indeed.

Eyewear retailers lose over US$26 billion due to poor fitting frames

Eyewear retailers lose over US$26 billion due to poor fitting frames

A new report by Fuel3D, provider of 3D capture and measurement solutions, reveals that poor fitting eyewear is costing opticians and eyewear retailers more than US$26 billion a year.

Keeping ahead of the development curve – ERP Special Technology Report

Keeping ahead of the development curve – ERP Special Technology Report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current trends and areas of development within the world of ERP – including those concerning integration, digital optimisation and the Cloud.

Participants include Panorama Consulting, Frost & Sullivan, Aberdeen Group, Gartner, Epicor, QAD.

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