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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Gift card industry launches campaign to drive £2.3 billion high street recovery

Gift card industry launches campaign to drive £2.3 billion high street recovery

The gift card and voucher industry, led by the Gift Card & Voucher Association (GCVA), has urged the government to raise the tax free gift card limit to £500, which could bring the high street an estimated spending boost of more than £2 billion*.

Four in 10 retail professionals have struggled with their mental health in recent months, but majority feel supported by their employer

Four in 10 retail professionals have struggled with their mental health in recent months, but majority feel supported by their employer

According to brand new research from CV-Library, the UK-based independent job board, nearly four in 10 (38.6%) retail professionals admit that they have struggled with their mental health over the past three months; and job security appears to be the biggest concern for working professionals.

The value of global trade insights in navigating COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

The value of global trade insights in navigating COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fragility of the modern supply chain, as companies struggle to acquire the products and raw materials needed to keep revenue flowing. With many businesses relying heavily on a limited number of trading partners, many located in hard-hit areas like China, the scale of the supply chain disruption has been a wake-up call.

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.

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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