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61% of Brits worry the high street will disappear in 10 years

61% of Brits worry the high street will disappear in 10 years

New research by KIS Finance has revealed that consumers are worried the high street is going to be lost completely due to the current store closures in the news. From surveying 1,000 consumers in the UK, Brits Christmas shopping habits have also been uncovered.

Gen Z driving retail’s cashierless future

Gen Z driving retail’s cashierless future

To borrow that famous quote from the great American author Mark Twain, reports of the death of the physical retail store have been greatly exaggerated.

Achieving retail’s Holy Grail: A 360-degree customer view

Achieving retail’s Holy Grail: A 360-degree customer view

The UK retail sector is unforgiving. High street sales recently suffered their biggest drop in 20 years, while online sales growth was forecast to decline to single digits for the first time this year.

Three trends that will disrupt MEA’s supply chain industry in 2019

Three trends that will disrupt MEA’s supply chain industry in 2019

Thanks to customer expectations, the supply chain, and logistics industry have evolved significantly over the past few years. Brick and mortar processes of delivering goods and services are just not good enough. Hence, surfaces the need to deploy technologies that empower business to keep up with customers.

69 percent of retail managers find employee absence a problem over the festive period

69 percent of retail managers find employee absence a problem over the festive period

With the Christmas rush now in full swing, 69 percent of managers in the retail industry are battling against the problem of unexpected employee absences rocketing during busy seasonal periods compared to a normal working week, reveals a new Censuswide survey on behalf of HR and payroll provider MHR.

December 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

December 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The December 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Supply Chain Management.

For this report, we spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent, current and possible future developments within the world of supply chain technology.

Ultracomms warns businesses to review processes as telephone payment security watchdog issues strict new guidelines

Ultracomms warns businesses to review processes as telephone payment security watchdog issues strict new guidelines

Ultracomms, the provider of PCI DSS compliant secure telephone payment solutions, has warned businesses that they must urgently review the way they take card payments over the phone after the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) issued the latest update to its guidelines for telephone payments.

Fickle Fashion: Over 80% of consumers are buying clothes they never wear

Fickle Fashion: Over 80% of consumers are buying clothes they never wear

Fickle fashion is killing off sustainable clothing as eight in 10 (83%) consumers admit to buying items they never wear, according to data from the Fashion Retail Academy.

November sees a recovery in store footfall, but Black Friday loses momentum

November sees a recovery in store footfall, but Black Friday loses momentum

If further evidence was needed that Black Friday has altered shopping patterns over the Golden Quarter, then this year’s store footfall data provides it.

80% of UK shoppers expect retailers to better tackle plastic waste

80% of UK shoppers expect retailers to better tackle plastic waste

Recent independent research commissioned by compostable packaging company TIPA reveals 80% of UK shoppers believe that the retail industry should be doing more to tackle the issue of plastic waste, while 6 in 10 (63%) feel it is retailers’ responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste.

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