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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How to navigate the cookie apocalypse

How to navigate the cookie apocalypse

The demise of third-party cookies has added layers of confusion to the data privacy debate; and when confused, consumer default is typically to disable and delete.

Printers aren’t the only security risk in the hybrid working world, says Kyocera

Printers aren’t the only security risk in the hybrid working world, says Kyocera

Recent months have seen a spate of high-profile ransomware attacks, with the method becoming the modus operandi for millions of hackers around the world.

Supply chain organisations see a new vision for next-gen vision technologies

Supply chain organisations see a new vision for next-gen vision technologies

By Laith Marmash, EMEA Product Marketing Advisor – Machine Vision/Fixed Industrial Scanning, Zebra Technologies. 

Like every other industry, manufacturing and logistics companies have faced huge change over the past year, including the urgent need to streamline processes and embrace new technologies to meet a shift in customer habits and expectations.

DivideBuy hails adoption of interest free credit by home improvement brands as consumers continue post-lockdown splurge

DivideBuy hails adoption of interest free credit by home improvement brands as consumers continue post-lockdown splurge

Following a strong year for the DIY and home improvement market during 2020, UK LendTech company, DivideBuy, has revealed that 54% of retailers onboarded in 2021 are based in this sector.

How will Apple’s iOS15 update impact email marketing and the customer experience?

How will Apple’s iOS15 update impact email marketing and the customer experience?

By Sam Holding, Head of International at SparkPost.

In June this year, Apple announced Mail Privacy Protection for their Mail app on iOS 15, a software update that can be automatically installed on every compatible Apple device.

How technology is changing the face of petrol station forecourts

How technology is changing the face of petrol station forecourts

By Kit Kyte, CEO, Checkit.

Today’s fuel stations are already looking very different to the ones we knew 20 years ago. But the changes are set to accelerate in the coming months and years.

Female gamers on the rise as pandemic habits stick

Female gamers on the rise as pandemic habits stick

According to new research, the number of women who take up gaming grew by nearly 20% during the pandemic, and 49% are most likely to invest time in the action and adventure genre.

How temperature threshold alerts give peace of mind to electronics suppliers

How temperature threshold alerts give peace of mind to electronics suppliers

By Jeff Broth, freelance writer

Electronic supply chains are complex and the risk of damage is high. Is there a way to mitigate losses and increase transparency?

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

WMS technology provider SnapFulfil is taking its North America business to the next level with the appointment of experienced transformational leader, Rich Pirrotta, as CEO.

The Japanese collectibles craze: how optimised ecommerce platforms are meeting global demand

The Japanese collectibles craze: how optimised ecommerce platforms are meeting global demand

Sam Ranieri, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Reach

The insatiable global demand for Japanese collectibles, such as anime figurines and pop culture items, is a goldmine for retailers in this space.

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