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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UK shoppers fighting back against online retailers who fail to deliver

UK shoppers fighting back against online retailers who fail to deliver

UK consumers are fighting back against online retailers that fail to deliver, a new research report into what the UK public expects from retailers when shopping online has found.

Alcoholic beer and cider ranges shrink due to consumer health drive

Alcoholic beer and cider ranges shrink due to consumer health drive

The average number of alcoholic beer and cider ranges stocked in UK supermarkets is declining, as trends towards health-conscious consumption are leading consumers to opt for alcohol-free alternatives, suggests new data from ecommerce insights company, Edge by Ascential.

Smaller e-retail businesses should emulate larger ones – but sooner

Smaller e-retail businesses should emulate larger ones – but sooner

By Alex Mills, Sales & Marketing Director, ProSKU.

If you’re running a growing e-retail businesses your main priority is to market your products, win customers and satisfy their orders. So until order volumes hit a certain point you probably don’t need to worry about a great deal else, except of course your bank overdraft! And for most growing e-retail businesses getting orders out of the door isn’t usually the biggest problem.

How can food stockpiling be managed amid a no-deal Brexit?

How can food stockpiling be managed amid a no-deal Brexit?

Following news that Domino’s Pizza Group has spent £7m stockpiling ingredients in preparation of a no-deal Brexit, companies across the supply chain are facing the challenge of finding additional storage and cooling solutions to cope with demand.

Traka banks white paper on the changing nature of the retail landscape

Traka banks white paper on the changing nature of the retail landscape

Traka has launched a new downloadable white paper to open a discussion on the changing nature of retail banking in the UK, using latest case examples to consider branch management and shifting customer expectations.

Why true standardisation is key to harmonisation

Why true standardisation is key to harmonisation

By Arnaud Crouzet, VP Security & Consulting at FIME.

Standardisation is prolific in any digital sector and the payments world is no different. However, despite the existence and widespread adoption of global payment standards, we’ve still yet to achieve true standardisation. This is a pertinent and complex issue for today’s market. But what are the complexities making interoperability such a priority? And how can we achieve harmonisation in payment standards?

Sports technology market to reach USD 33.63 billion by 2024: Knowledge ourcing Intelligence

Sports technology market to reach USD 33.63 billion by 2024: Knowledge ourcing Intelligence

The sports technology market is estimated to reach $33,629.367 million by 2024 as a result of the growing demand for data-driven operations and focus on improving fans engagement: Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence.

70 Percent of organisations will be using Security-as-a-Service by 2021

70 Percent of organisations will be using Security-as-a-Service by 2021

Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to 10,000 organisations worldwide, including 15 percent of the Fortune 1000, has released the findings from its 2019 Global Research Report: ‘Security-as-a-Service on the Rise’, which is based on interviews with IT managers and technology decision makers at the KuppingerCole European Identity & Cloud conference in Munich in May.

Shoppers’ response to smart speakers is muted

Shoppers’ response to smart speakers is muted

Recent widely quoted predictions have claimed Voice shopping will grow to US$40bn (£32bn) in 2022, up massively from $1.8 bn (£1.4bn) in 2018 across the US and $0.2bn (£0.16bn) in the UK.

Rising demand for secure data analytics drives strong half-year results for Panintelligence

Rising demand for secure data analytics drives strong half-year results for Panintelligence

Fast-growing data analytics and business intelligence (BI) software developer Panintelligence has reported half-year financial results showing an increase in turnover of more than 20%.

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