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Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Following a very slow start to the year, the UK’s string of winter storms failed to stimulate online demand as online sales growth for the month limped in at -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY).

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

The New Digital Format of the magazine has been created to be intuitively interactive, easily navigable and optimised for viewing on a desktop or mobile device.

This edition features a Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems (TMS). For this report, we spoke with a number of leading analysts and vendors within the Transportation Management Systems space about current trends and possible future innovations within this critically important industry sector.

Huge increase in online sales across Italy offers hope for struggling retailers in the UK and Ireland, says Kooomo

Huge increase in online sales across Italy offers hope for struggling retailers in the UK and Ireland, says Kooomo

Global financial markets continue to suffer from the impact of coronavirus, with economists predicting the slowest rate of global growth since 2009. However, the current lockdown taking place in Italy has actually instigated a significant boom in eCommerce sales.

Britain's supermarkets are no longer competing – they are working together to survive

Britain's supermarkets are no longer competing – they are working together to survive

Will Broome, CEO of retail tech pioneers Ubamarket, discusses the unprecedented industry co-operation and examines how technology can help mitigate the crisis and prevent future shortages.

Delivery, drive thru and click & collect step up during Coronavirus

Delivery, drive thru and click & collect step up during Coronavirus

According to global information company The NPD Group, there was a +20% increase in food deliveries in China during the last 10 days of January when Chinese government restrictions began to be implemented.

Research sheds light on how big box stores can gain competitive edge in the age of 'Micro Seasons'

Research sheds light on how big box stores can gain competitive edge in the age of 'Micro Seasons'

Using store data to uncover micro-seasonal trends and accurately align supply with demand, is key to the future success of big box stores in the UK, a new report has concluded.

Making the most of available data

Making the most of available data

From onboard sensors monitoring the temperature inside a refrigerated container to GPS speed or location monitoring, access to real-time data has become a vital management tool for the tech-savvy fleet manager. But are they making the most of the available data?

Denmark’s fixed broadband coverage to reach 100% by 2020, says GlobalData

Denmark’s fixed broadband coverage to reach 100% by 2020, says GlobalData

Denmark’s fixed broadband penetration of the population will reach 39% by 2024, supported by its National Broadband Strategy. The country is close to delivering its targets, with fixed broadband coverage approaching 100% of households – up from 92% in 2018, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Mismanaged mobile technology is costing retailers - it’s time for a change

Mismanaged mobile technology is costing retailers - it’s time for a change

By Gary Lee, Chief Revenue Officer at the mobility specialists, B2M Solutions.

Retail workers today depend on mobile devices. Whether to scan barcodes for inventory management, or more sophisticated uses of mobility including mobile point-of-sale (POS) system, mobile returns, and endless-aisle applications, front line retail workers as well as warehouse personnel need their mobile devices to be fully operational at all times.

Coronavirus: Home shoppers should select an outside delivery/pick up point now, says ParcelHero

Coronavirus: Home shoppers should select an outside delivery/pick up point now, says ParcelHero

As social distancing measures ramp up, home shoppers should select a convenient drop off location such as a porch, garage or shed, make sure all delivery companies know about it and include it on all delivery instructions, urges ParcelHero. That way contact between delivery drivers and customers is kept to a minimum.

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