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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Choosing an eCommerce supplier: what you need to consider

Choosing an eCommerce supplier: what you need to consider

From development ability, integrations, reliability and costs; eCommerce platform Kooomo advises on the top elements you need to consider when choosing an eCommerce supplier.

UK consumers reluctant to give up data but still value personalised experiences

UK consumers reluctant to give up data but still value personalised experiences

Half (50%) of UK consumers are unwilling to share their personal data with retailers over concerns about how this is being used, with those aged over 55 revealed to be the least willing to provide any data (56%), according to a survey from REPL Group.

Hitachi news: Retail businesses move online to stay competitive

Hitachi news: Retail businesses move online to stay competitive

One in seven small business owners (14%) say they are transitioning towards becoming fully or mainly online enterprises since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance.

Warehouse and supply chain management in the new normal

Warehouse and supply chain management in the new normal

Following the unveiling of Manhattan Associates’ Manhattan Active Warehouse Management solution at the company’s recent online Momentum Connect customer conference, Retail Technology Review spoke with the company’s UK managing director, Craig Summers, about the current warehousing and supply chain landscape – including the rise of omnichannel and the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic........

Contactless Touch Screens – “Untact” TFT LCD Kiosk Monitors

Contactless Touch Screens – “Untact” TFT LCD Kiosk Monitors

Most of us have used a self-service, multi-user kiosk at some point in our lives, to purchase train tickets, to select our burger at a fast food restaurant, to pay for parking in a multi-story car park, to check-in at a hospital or airport to name just a few.

The question is, will COVID-19, or possibly some future virus strain make people reluctant about using these now necessary machines

31% of retail marketers say ‘lack of ownership’ is their biggest challenge when building digital experiences

31% of retail marketers say ‘lack of ownership’ is their biggest challenge when building digital experiences

Over a third (31%) of marketers working in the retail sector say that a ‘lack of clear ownership’ is their biggest challenge when building digital experiences. That’s according to new research from CMS provider, Magnolia.

Online retail sales reach 12-year high as e-commerce underpins the ‘new normal’

Online retail sales reach 12-year high as e-commerce underpins the ‘new normal’

COVID-19 continued to reshape the retail landscape in May, as consumers acclimatised to the enforced shift of shopping online.

Germans spend proportionally less than other Europeans on brick-and-mortar retail

Germans spend proportionally less than other Europeans on brick-and-mortar retail

In 2019 the retail turnover share of private consumption decreased by 1.0 percent in the EU-27 countries. As such, EU consumers spend on average 29.9 percent of their money on brick-and-mortar retail.

Technology key for retail continuation during COVID19 Pandemic

Technology key for retail continuation during COVID19 Pandemic

Please find enclosed the invoice for the design and layout of Craft Butcher April issue.

The retail sector cannot escape the economic impact of COVID-19. But, despite the difficult economic outlook, is now the time to invest in technology?

COVID-19 will be the tipping point for digital transformation in procurement

COVID-19 will be the tipping point for digital transformation in procurement

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of digital transformation in procurement and supply chain management according to a new study from Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions.

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