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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5 e-commerce tips for businesses in 2021

5 e-commerce tips for businesses in 2021

By Rob van den Heuvel, CEO at Sendcloud.

If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it is the art of adaptability. As we knock on the door of 2021, the next stage of transition is upon us.

Tips on tackling stress over Christmas

Tips on tackling stress over Christmas

Ezra, the global provider of digital coaching, presents some tips on getting the most out of the Christmas period.

Citius, altius, deminuous? Why small is the new big in fulfilment centres

Citius, altius, deminuous? Why small is the new big in fulfilment centres

By Alex MacPherson,Manhattan Associates

The pandemic has accelerated the proliferation of ecommerce by up to six years according to certain reports and the grocery industry has been one of the most (positively on the whole) affected by this surge in online sales.

Five ways to ensure cyber security this Christmas

Five ways to ensure cyber security this Christmas

Web hosting company Fasthosts offers its top five tips for keeping customers secure this Christmas.

5 ways small businesses can grow after emerging from disruption

5 ways small businesses can grow after emerging from disruption

The pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many small businesses, as many closed permanently. But other small companies had success despite the surge in outbreaks and are hoping to build on those achievements in 2021.

Black Friday 2020: Gifts and self-care among leading purchases for loyalty programme shoppers in this year's unusual run-up to Christmas

Black Friday 2020: Gifts and self-care among leading purchases for loyalty programme shoppers in this year's unusual run-up to Christmas

Black Friday loyalty programme shoppers in 2020 spent significantly more than in previous years on items to show their love and appreciation for friends, family and themselves.

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

The pandemic has been a catalyst for change, way beyond our expectations. Ecommerce has been propelled to new heights, with online order volumes swamping conventional fulfilment centres. Now, as a second wave sweeps the country, are businesses ready for the predicted mega-peaks of a Covid Christmas? By Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for packaging solutions at Quadient.

Post-Brexit Product Compliance for CE-marked Products - what you need to know

Post-Brexit Product Compliance for CE-marked Products - what you need to know

With less than 30 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, there are growing concerns as to what the impact of leaving the EU will be on product labelling and compliance – particularly for CE-marked products. CE is the administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.

40% of small business employees worried they’ll be blamed for data breaches at work

40% of small business employees worried they’ll be blamed for data breaches at work

Avast (LSE:AVST), the digital security and privacy products provider, has found that almost 40% of small business employees think that a staff member who unknowingly clicks a malicious link would be held personally responsible for a data breach, which could be encouraging employees to keep quiet rather than flagging a potential threat.

’Tis the season for confusion: marketers are unprepared for the disruption caused as consumer shopping behaviour is upended

’Tis the season for confusion: marketers are unprepared for the disruption caused as consumer shopping behaviour is upended

Seismic shifts in consumer shopping behaviour are happening in the run up to the festive period, according to new research from BlueVenn.

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