Retail Supply Chain Management

The term Retail is defined as the sale of goods and services from companies or individuals to the end-consumer. Retailers acquire goods from producers and then sell these goods in-store or on-line via the internet. Retail supply chain software can enhance supply chain efficiency and trading partner collaboration by better connecting product information, processes and trading partners.

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Face mask requirement is yet another blow for non-essential retailers, says GlobalData

Face mask requirement is yet another blow for non-essential retailers, says GlobalData

Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, the data and analytics company, offers her view on this news.

Beauty brand Shiseido applies Cegid software as foundation for expanding retail business

Beauty brand Shiseido applies Cegid software as foundation for expanding retail business

Shiseido, the Japanese beauty brand, is rolling out Cegid’s cloud-based retail software to over 600 stores in Asia to ensure standardised processes and systems throughout the group.

Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms, says Stanley

Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms, says Stanley

An extraordinary rise in work related injuries to warehouse and delivery staff, as a result of the UK’s biggest spike in online retailing, poses a threat to economic recovery unless there’s an evolution in materials handling practices. That’s the prediction of Luton-based Stanley, which is advocating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to protect workers.

Online retail sales continue to boom despite return of brick-and-mortar stores

Online retail sales continue to boom despite return of brick-and-mortar stores

Even as the high street came out of hibernation last month, June’s online retail sales spiked to a new twelve-year high of +33.9% 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.

75% of UK retail workers have feared for their physical safety at work

75% of UK retail workers have feared for their physical safety at work

Three quarters of UK retail workers have experienced a situation where they felt their physical safety was at risk at work, according to new research by retail communication specialist, VoCoVo.

Research: Promising year ahead for home interiors retailers, but consumers more selective about where they buy

Research: Promising year ahead for home interiors retailers, but consumers more selective about where they buy

New research has revealed millions of consumers are spending more money than usual on their homes as a result of lockdown, with 75 per cent of Brits planning further improvements over the next year.

Why brands and manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce

Why brands and manufacturers shouldn’t ignore Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce

COVID-19 has hit all kinds of sectors hard and fast. Businesses struck in particular – such as travel, restaurants and pubs – have a long and hard road ahead of them which, for many organisations, may seem impossible.

UK consumer confidence improves three points

UK consumer confidence improves three points

GfK has released its 4th COVID-19 flash report using data gathered between 18th and 26thJune. It shows the long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by three points over the past two weeks. Four measures increased and one measure decreased.

Consumers still feel cautious about returning to stores

Consumers still feel cautious about returning to stores

The coronavirus outbreak has had severe consequences for retailers and, according to the report, 48% of shoppers are now scared to shop in store as a result of the pandemic. Nigel Naylor-Smith, Head of Retail and Hospitality, Fujitsu UK, discusses why he believes retailers will still need to prioritise their digital offerings to appeal to the change in consumer demand as lockdown measures ease.

Avoiding planning pandemonium in a pandemic: How can you forecast in the new normal?

Avoiding planning pandemonium in a pandemic: How can you forecast in the new normal?

During the pandemic, the foundations on which retailers, brands and Consumer Products companies rely to determine trade volumes, pricing and promotions have been shaken and, in some cases, broken.

Retail companies become involved in supply chain management in order to control product quality, inventory levels, timing, and expenses. Retail supply chain software encompasses warehouse & transportation solutions, inventory control, and possibly additional strategic/planning modules, particularly for the larger/volume-based retailers.

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