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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NETSCOUT’S latest Threat Intelligence report uncovers prime targets for cyber criminals as attacks accelerate

NETSCOUT’S latest Threat Intelligence report uncovers prime targets for cyber criminals as attacks accelerate

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., provider of service assurance and security, has announced the findings of its Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2019.

Supply chain impact: Trumps tariff warning rocks global markets

Supply chain impact: Trumps tariff warning rocks global markets

By Slimane Allab, EMEA General Manager and SVP, LLamasoft.

The ongoing US/China trade war affects businesses’ supply chains in a variety of ways and not just in terms of increased taxes and tariffs.

The advantages of competitive pricing strategy

The advantages of competitive pricing strategy

By Joemar Carillo, a content writer for Assosia, a retail research company based in the UK.

With the market becoming more and more competitive, companies should carefully implement an effective competitive pricing strategy. Competitive pricing strategy is where the final prices on their products or services have been analysed, modified and evaluated against the prices of their competitors.

Majority of retailers still losing revenue due to lack of payments performance

Majority of retailers still losing revenue due to lack of payments performance

More than half (58%) of retail businesses are currently losing revenue due to shortcomings with their payment gateway. And two thirds (66%) of payments professionals within these retailers report that they are coming under increasing pressure from senior leaders to improve payments performance as a matter of urgency.

Kyocera finds that one in three European businesses still struggle with document storage despite digital alternatives

Kyocera finds that one in three European businesses still struggle with document storage despite digital alternatives

As information drives our modern business environment, the value of data has never been higher for organisations.

More than 70% of retailers concerned about being outpriced by Amazon

More than 70% of retailers concerned about being outpriced by Amazon

ActiveViam has released a new study on pricing strategies and concerns from retailers. For the “Pricing Strategy Survey,” ActiveViam polled more than 500 senior pricing decision makers and executives at retailers with at least 100 employees from 21 May to 2 June 2 2019.

How parcel service delivery has evolved in 2019

How parcel service delivery has evolved in 2019

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Parcel service delivery has evolved significantly in recent years, especially as online sales continue to soar, the demand for parcel delivery has gone up in parallel.

Consumer confidence remains low as companies look to provide a human touch

Consumer confidence remains low as companies look to provide a human touch

Consumer confidence remains flat in Q2 amid continued economic uncertainty, according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker Survey.

Amazon Prime Day has ended – Futuresource explains how its daily price tracking service witnessed the greatest online event of projector deals yet

Amazon Prime Day has ended – Futuresource explains how its daily price tracking service witnessed the greatest online event of projector deals yet

By Victoria Tselykh, Information Analyst, Futuresource.

When people think of Amazon Prime Day, home projection may not be the first tech category that comes to mind but the etailer, online retail in general in fact, has grown to become a key channel for projector sales.

‘Love Island effect’ boosts UK’s men’s grooming market

‘Love Island effect’ boosts UK’s men’s grooming market

The total value of the men’s prestige grooming market in the UK was valued at £500 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2019, according to The NPD Group, an increase of £2.2 million on the same period the year before.

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