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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Brexit bravado is ripping up retailers’ Christmas stockings, claims ParcelHero

Brexit bravado is ripping up retailers’ Christmas stockings, claims ParcelHero

The Government is denying visas to vital EU drivers and refusing to acknowledge the continued challenges facing companies who do business with Europe. As retailers start to stock up for Christmas, they face a severe shortage of products and drivers, claims ParcelHero.

New survey reveals online fraud disconnect between retailers and shoppers

New survey reveals online fraud disconnect between retailers and shoppers

New European and US data released by Riskified, an eCommerce enablement and fraud-prevention solutions provider, has revealed a stark disconnect between retailers and shoppers on the matter of online shopping fraud.

Could there be a green solution to the food supply chain chaos?

Could there be a green solution to the food supply chain chaos?

Barely a day goes by without news alerts pinging up with another new development on the current national driver shortage crisis sweeping across the nation. From Nando’s chicken to McDonald’s milkshakes to Haribo sweets, the food industry’s battle continues, wreaking havoc across the supply chain as companies and hauliers warn that they can no longer guarantee all pick-ups and deliveries.

Why RFID is the future: Working more efficiently with DENSO

Why RFID is the future: Working more efficiently with DENSO

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides new and profitable opportunities for increasing organisational, financial and operational performance. For instance, the retail and logistics industries can benefit from the superior RFID technology. DENSO explains why.

Nearly one-third of major retailers say the pandemic’s impact will be permanent, according to Taulia

Nearly one-third of major retailers say the pandemic’s impact will be permanent, according to Taulia

Following the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, retail businesses are focused on permanently shifting to online retail channels, according to Taulia, the fintech provider of working capital solutions.

Awareness and agility key to retail survival post-pandemic

Awareness and agility key to retail survival post-pandemic

Recently, supply chain and retail technology experts, Manhattan Associates researched the impact COVID-19 has had on consumer expectations and demands, driven by an accelerated shift to digital and its catalytic effect on ecommerce growth (which looks set to continue in 2021, albeit at a slower rate of 14.3%).

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

By Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director.

The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.

77% of UK T&L leaders believe that mobile tech will be critical to deliveries within 5 years

77% of UK T&L leaders believe that mobile tech will be critical to deliveries within 5 years

Two-thirds (77%) of the UK’s transportation and logistics (T&L) leaders (71% globally), believe that mobile-first technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, new global research from mobile and IoT management solutions provider, SOTI, has found.

Cost-effectively preventing heavy equipment theft

Cost-effectively preventing heavy equipment theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite.

Almost half of shoppers only stay loyal to brands for discounts

Almost half of shoppers only stay loyal to brands for discounts

With retailers desperate to entice shoppers back through their doors after months of disruption, new global research from retail experts, Emarsys, reveals that almost half (45%) of shoppers only stay loyal to brands due to being regularly offered discounts, points, and rewards.

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