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.

RSS

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.

Shoppers must say ‘No’ to new minimum charge on home deliveries, says ParcelHero

Shoppers must say ‘No’ to new minimum charge on home deliveries, says ParcelHero

The Government is planning to consult the public about a new standard delivery charge for home shopping. Just like the plastic bag fee in supermarkets, it aims to discourage overuse of consumer deliveries by making shoppers think again. ParcelHero argues the plan is actually a ploy to replace lost business rates income and that home deliveries – the consumer’s saviour during lockdown – are far greener than shopping by car.

E-commerce giant takes 35,000 sq ft in £8 million Liverpool development

E-commerce giant takes 35,000 sq ft in £8 million Liverpool development

Network Space has secured its first letting at Element, the new £8 million development at Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley.

GreyOrange announces strategic partnership with e-commerce company Rex Brown

GreyOrange announces strategic partnership with e-commerce company Rex Brown

GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfilment operations for companies worldwide, has announced that Ranger Mobile Sort, the new GreyOrange fleet of modular sortation robots, will bring the latest automation to Rex Brown’s warehouses in a simple and scalable way.

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.

Editorial: +44 (0)1892 536363
Publisher: +44 (0)208 440 0372
Subscribe FREE to the weekly E-newsletter