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Footfall set to shift towards high streets when non-essential stores reopen, says GlobalData

Footfall set to shift towards high streets when non-essential stores reopen, says GlobalData

As retailers begin to open UK stores from the beginning of June (at the earliest), they can expect to see a shift in footfall with consumers more willing to visit town centres as opposed to other shopping destinations, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

Connecting the supply chain blocks with WMS

What has struck me most about COVID-19 so far is the rapid business response to the crisis. Brands are switching up their game plan and capitalising on the e-commerce surge by going direct to consumer.

Store worker deaths show that retailers reopening must focus on staff safety, says GlobalData

Store worker deaths show that retailers reopening must focus on staff safety, says GlobalData

The ONS has reported that men working as sales and retail assistants were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19.

A communication plan of action

A communication plan of action

The ongoing crisis has undoubtedly presented considerable challenges for the retail sector, yet for those organisations that are able to be agile and adapt in these challenging times there is an opportunity to prosper.

Top tips for updating your eCommerce platform

Top tips for updating your eCommerce platform

As the news that the UK government plans to begin re-opening some retail stores in June, many retailers were last night faced with the reality of another month of tough trading conditions.

But with this in mind, retailers have been, and continue to look at investing in and ramping up their online operations to ensure they have an effective platform that drives sales.

eCommerce revenues rise 20% week-on-week, new data from the BounceX Covid-19 Retail Pulse reveals

eCommerce revenues rise 20% week-on-week, new data from the BounceX Covid-19 Retail Pulse reveals

Signs of the green shoots of recovery for retailers were revealed in the latest data from the Covid-19 Retail Pulse from BounceX (soon to be Wunderkind), with week-on-week rises in website revenue, site visits and conversions.

Severe data breach could cost tech companies $174 million per day

Severe data breach could cost tech companies $174 million per day

Tech companies could lose an average of $174 (£141) million per day - or $37.3 (£29.9) billion per month - as a result of compromised records per data breach, new research shows.

COVID-19 has brought cloud services to the forefront, says GlobalData

COVID-19 has brought cloud services to the forefront, says GlobalData

An unplanned, widespread move to home-working would have brought businesses to a grinding halt had large investments in cloud computing not been made over the past ten years, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Getting retailers ready for business post-lockdown

Getting retailers ready for business post-lockdown

The retail sector is in a state of flux. Whilst eCommerce sales might still be surpassing all expectations, many retail stores are still closed, awaiting Government guidance as to when they might be able to open again.

Over half of UK consumers have tried a new payment method since the outbreak of COVID-19

Over half of UK consumers have tried a new payment method since the outbreak of COVID-19

As the face of UK retail has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, so too has how people pay for goods and services, according to research conducted by specialised payments platform Paysafe.

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