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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Making your mark - Printing & Labelling Special Technology report

Making your mark - Printing & Labelling Special Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future developments within the world of printing & labelling technology.

This special technology report will investigate a number of key current and ongoing areas of innovation and development with the printing & labelling marketplace; one of the most critical and fast-changing technology environments within the manufacturing, logistics and retail sectors.

The Perfect Platform – A B2B Online report

The Perfect Platform – A B2B Online report

B2B customers are more demanding than ever. With targeted content on the rise, people expect relevant, accurate information to be made available at a moment’s notice. As a result, B2B companies are figuring out innovative ways to streamline their platforms. But where should you start?

A vision for the future of retail

A vision for the future of retail

In a retail landscape that is changing daily, you have to be prepared for constant evolution. Stand still for too long try to assess how to take the next step forward and you may in fact find yourselves two steps backwards, or worse - a Datalogic white paper.

October 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

October 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The October 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Printing & Labelling.

For this report, we spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent, current and possible future developments within the world of printing & labelling technology.

Consumers aren’t as opposed to bots as you might think

Consumers aren’t as opposed to bots as you might think

While bots are often cited as a reason for poor customer service, new research from Genesys finds many UK consumers do not rank them high on their list of frustrations.

New research: Payment fragmentation is the “new normal” across all markets

New research: Payment fragmentation is the “new normal” across all markets

Research published by RS2 examines the payment landscape across a number of global markets, and finds that proliferating payment channels and the expectations of consumers and merchants has made payment service processing increasingly complex.

Lack of consumer finance options costing UK retailers £25bn

Lack of consumer finance options costing UK retailers £25bn

UK businesses could be losing out on over £25 billion in potential sales by not offering a range of consumer finance options, according to recent research.

Disruptive Dutch scale-up sets sights on UK retail market

Disruptive Dutch scale-up sets sights on UK retail market

Omnia Retail, the pricing and online marketing automation software provider, has launched in the UK with a dedicated London office.

The seamless omnichannel journey: convenience at the heart of shoppers’ research

The seamless omnichannel journey: convenience at the heart of shoppers’ research

Convenience in product research is a key consideration in omnichannel conversions, a report from KPS, a transformation agency, reveals.

UK Research reveals consumers will boycott brands that fail to personalize, but are comfortable with AI in exchange for a better experience

UK Research reveals consumers will boycott brands that fail to personalize, but are comfortable with AI in exchange for a better experience

Poorly-targeted and unrelated marketing materials are driving customers away from their favourite brands, according to new research by AI marketing experts Emarsys.

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