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Many opportunities on the table for retailers despite April sales slump

1 Many opportunities on the table for retailers despite April sales slump

By Nick Delis, Senior VP of International and Strategic Business, Five9.

Despite the fall in retail sales last month, there are many opportunities for retailers to look forward to this summer, as heatwaves in the UK this June could see shoppers flock to high streets to spend their hard-earned cash.

Ocode and Akeneo join forces to help brands implement the DPP (Digital Product Passport)

2 Ocode and Akeneo join forces to help brands implement the DPP (Digital Product Passport)

Ocode, the French specialist in the identification of durable objects, recently announced a partnership with Akeneo, the Product Experience (PX) company and leading provider of Product Information Management (PIM) solutions, to integrate its Digital Product Passport (DPP) solution into the Akeneo App Store.

Which real-world applications commercial players are developing with quantum computers today

3 Which real-world applications commercial players are developing with quantum computers today

By Dr Tess Skyrme, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx.

The risk of missing out on the competitive advantage quantum computing offers is rising. Governments and private investors worldwide are placing multi-billion-dollar bets that the industry will produce huge long-term returns.

UK logistics market remains ‘prime’ destination for global investment

4 UK logistics market remains ‘prime’ destination for global investment

The UK remains a ‘prime’ destination for global investment, as deal appetite returns for logistics and supply chain management businesses. In the first quarter of 2024, 38% of deals in the sector were cross-border, highlighting the growing interest from international investors

Transforming transport operations with mapping intelligence

5 Transforming transport operations with mapping intelligence

Route optimisation has become ever more important in recent years. The rise in e-commerce has created new routing pressures, especially in the last mile; while rising fuel costs, the push towards net zero, load theft have placed the spotlight on using preferred refuelling locations and the need for safe, comfortable parking, especially overnight.

How the construction industry can take inspiration from retail logistics

6 How the construction industry can take inspiration from retail logistics

The construction industry faces many challenges daily, but one that must be addressed is the slow adaptation of new processes to help make sure that projects are efficient.A sector that construction can look to for inspiration is retail, where new strategies are constantly being implemented to meet consumer demands and stay current to meet expectations.

How to increase CLV in a competitive toys and games market

7 How to increase CLV in a competitive toys and games market

By Nathan Lomax, Co-Founder, Quickfire Digital.

E-commerce for toys and games is a kaleidoscope; it’s vibrant, ever-changing, and fiercely competitive. Success isn't just about snagging first-time buyers, it's about building lasting relationships with parents and maximising customer lifetime value (CLV).

April retail figures - wet weather puts a damper on sales

8 April retail figures - wet weather puts a damper on sales

The Office for National Statistics has reported retail sales figures in Great Britain for April: Retail sales volumes fell by 2.3% in April 2024 following a fall of 0.2% in March. Non-food store sales volumes fell by 4.1% in April, Food fell by 0.8%.

Driving ecommerce success with delivery & experience management (DMXM)

9 Driving ecommerce success with delivery & experience management (DMXM)

By Johan Hellman, VP Product and Carrier, nShift.

Building brand loyalty in retail and ecommerce is getting harder. Despite spending increasing sums on discounts and promotions to entice new customers, retailers struggle with one-time purchasers and serial purchase-and-return consumers. What’s more, they must contend with rising marketing and logistics costs.

Fortnum & Mason to enhance retail efficiency with RELEX Solutions

10 Fortnum & Mason to enhance retail efficiency with RELEX Solutions

Fortnum & Mason has selected RELEX Solutions, a provider of unified supply chain and retail planning solutions, for forecasting and replenishment capabilities.

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