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Survey sees shoppers welcome smartphone app to check authenticity of goods and protect from rise in counterfeiting

Survey sees shoppers welcome smartphone app to check authenticity of goods and protect from rise in counterfeiting

Almost half of UK shoppers would be happy to use a smartphone app to reveal a counterfeit product before buying it, a survey has revealed.

How retailers can ensure frictionless trade despite Brexit paperwork boom

How retailers can ensure frictionless trade despite Brexit paperwork boom

Despite the promises, both anecdotal and data-backed evidence suggests that the UK’s transition out of the European Union has not been as smoothed as hoped. Official government figures state that exports of goods to the EU fell by 40% in January 2021, with imports dropping 29%.

Lack of financial support is placing insecure workers at risk

Lack of financial support is placing insecure workers at risk

Following recent research that has brought to light that workers in insecure jobs are twice as likely to die of Covid, Aleksandra Flack, a senior employment lawyer at Langleys Solicitors, commented: “This increase in the chance of death for those in insecure roles can be linked to the lack of financial support available to them.

E-commerce companies urged to reduce parcel volumes to limit courier driver shortage’s impact on online deliveries

E-commerce companies urged to reduce parcel volumes to limit courier driver shortage’s impact on online deliveries

Research recently released by market intelligence agency, Mintel, shows that the Covid-19-inspired rise in online shopping has driven a boom in demand for UK courier and delivery services.

Online Retail Sales Hold Steady in March

Online Retail Sales Hold Steady in March

Despite the upcoming end of lockdown and promise of in-person shopping, online retail sales continued to show strong growth in March, rising by +71.7% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

Cross border commerce – it’s an age thing

Cross border commerce – it’s an age thing

Baby Boomers and Millennial/Gen Zers are quite different when it comes to cross border shopping. Tommy Kelly, CEO of eShopWorld (ESW) discusses the differences for companies planning global initiatives.

Amazon’s here – so what’s the future for UK supermarkets?

Amazon’s here – so what’s the future for UK supermarkets?

Amazon has set its sights on the UK supermarket sector. From the Amazon Fresh initiative to its partnership with Morrisons, offering free, next day delivery to Prime customers, the arch disruptor is looking to turn the UK multiple market on its head.

Two in three companies at risk of cyberattacks due to insufficient password policies

Two in three companies at risk of cyberattacks due to insufficient password policies

Password protection facilities ensure that personal data is kept safe, but a new study reveals that many businesses are ignoring advice and leaving themselves vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Growth in sales channels causes supply chain issues for half of retailers

Growth in sales channels causes supply chain issues for half of retailers

New research by Advanced Supply Chain Group shows that growing retail sales channels causes stock inventory management problems for 53% of retailers. According to the international supply chain business, nine in ten retailers are planning to increase the number of their sales channels following the impact of the pandemic and Brexit.

Goods-to-Person robotisation is key in meeting the new logistics challenges facing the cosmetic industry

Goods-to-Person robotisation is key in meeting the new logistics challenges facing the cosmetic industry

By Hugues Sterlin, Scallog’s Director of Operations.

The cosmetics industry in France is a major driver of the economy. Despite the drop-off in exports caused by the pandemic, the sector achieved total revenues of over €15.7 billion in 2020 and leads the world with a 24% share of the global cosmetics market.

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