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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Manufacturing & Logistics IT June 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT June 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT. In this issue we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Also included is a special Cover Story by Sarah Gaffney, market insight analyst on the research team at Aberdeen Strategy & Research, in which she looks at how to unleash the full potential of manufacturing intelligence with smarter data

New study reveals 50% of UK shoppers have abandoned baskets due to poor digital experience

New study reveals 50% of UK shoppers have abandoned baskets due to poor digital experience

One third of the UK public have not completed an online purchase in the past year due to a bad experience with a website or app, according to new research from brand strategy agency, Curious, in partnership with YouGov.

Time to automate ID verification in an online world

Time to automate ID verification in an online world

By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa.

Online retail sales are booming thanks to the pandemic and shoppers increasingly recognising the convenience of buying online. This is backed up by figures from the ONS that reveal ecommerce sales grew 46 per cent in 2020, compared with 2019. The fastest growth since 2008.

How Trading Software Can Help To Improve Your Forex Profits

How Trading Software Can Help To Improve Your Forex Profits

By James Randall, freelance writer

Almost every trader would like to sit back and watch their portfolios increase in value without even lifting a finger. Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, Forex trading software could help you achieve this deployed correctly.

Supply chains avoid scoring own goal ahead of Euro 2020 thanks to C.H. Robinson’s predictive technologies

Supply chains avoid scoring own goal ahead of Euro 2020 thanks to C.H. Robinson’s predictive technologies

Euro 2020 is here and despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions with pubs finally allowed to open their doors, many fans are expected to cheer on their nation from the side-lines at home, prompting the first ‘stay-at-home’ tournament in a generation.

Does tech hold the answer to retail staff wellbeing?

Does tech hold the answer to retail staff wellbeing?

Retail is facing one of the most challenging periods in modern history and following a year of uncertainty, isolation and furlough, staff will be feeling this pressure in a range of ways.

Fake websites, delivery delays and foreign languages deterring UK-EU online purchases

Fake websites, delivery delays and foreign languages deterring UK-EU online purchases

Fear of buying from fraudulent websites (72%), damaged or delayed deliveries (72%) and issues with customs (68%) are putting UK consumers off from cross-border ecommerce purchases, new data suggests. 61% said shopping on a foreign language website was a significant put-off, while 49% said they wouldn’t buy a product online if the website wasn’t in English.

Quality audio solutions become a critical success factor for hybrid working and set a new standard of professionalism

Quality audio solutions become a critical success factor for hybrid working and set a new standard of professionalism

61% of end users say the right technology solutions empower professionalism.

UK consumers willing to take action for greener future

UK consumers willing to take action for greener future

UK consumers are willing to compromise on online purchases and delivery demands, but only if it creates a more sustainable environment, according to new data.

The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The pandemic has transformed the high street, with smaller retail brands having to quickly innovate, and global household names becoming more agile to meet consumer demands and expectations.

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