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Retailers must embrace change

Retailers must embrace change

Another day, another high street stalwart announces store closure. Coming hard on the heels of M&S cutting 27 stores, now House of Fraser is set to close 31 of its 59 stores and Poundworld is calling in the administrators. Added to the list of recent failures, including Maplin and Toys 'R' Us, plus the sale of Homebase for £1, claims that 2018 will be the worst year for retail news since the recession in 2007, do not look in any sense far-fetched.

Machine learning and the supply chain

Machine learning and the supply chain

Retail success is now directly related to the speed with which businesses innovate. As a result, the 'typical' retail employee is changing, with retail technology teams larger – and younger – than ever before.

Retail technologies are ‘stressing out’ shoppers

Retail technologies are ‘stressing out’ shoppers

A fifth of US consumers (21%) find that going shopping makes them feel stressed, while more than 1 in 10 experience high stress levels while buying online.

E-retailers need to ensure their fulfilment centres are ready to handle rising demand as online sales rise

E-retailers need to ensure their fulfilment centres are ready to handle rising demand as online sales rise

Businesses that are focused on tapping into the fast growing online retail market need to ensure they have the correct equipment and procedures in place to effectively handle rising sales or risk customer satisfaction taking a hit, says Midland Pallet Trucks.

Over a quarter of mid-market businesses expect to fall victim to cyber-attacks in 2018

Over a quarter of mid-market businesses expect to fall victim to cyber-attacks in 2018

Despite security being a top priority for mid-market businesses, over a quarter (28%) of companies expect to fall victim to a cyber-attack in 2018, according to the 'Mid-market IT priorities 2018' report by Node4.

Parts manufacturers and retailers being left behind in e-commerce 'revolution'

Parts manufacturers and retailers being left behind in e-commerce 'revolution'

Many parts manufacturers and retailers are in danger of being left behind as more and more sales move online, warns motor industry e-commerce specialist Dijitul Automotive.

Most millennials still prefer stores to online shopping but want re-evaluation of staff roles - retail survey

Most millennials still prefer stores to online shopping but want re-evaluation of staff roles - retail survey

A retail trends survey commissioned by a London-based international brand experience consultancy has revealed that almost three-quarters of millennials still prefer stores to online shopping.

87% of UK’s top retailers risk revenue losses through poor mobile site performance

87% of UK’s top retailers risk revenue losses through poor mobile site performance

Almost nine in 10 (87%) of the UK's top retailers are risking a significant drop in online visibility by neglecting their mobile site performance, according to new research.

CRM has yet to win its own budget in two thirds of UK businesses

CRM has yet to win its own budget in two thirds of UK businesses

A survey of 750 leading CRM managers across the UK and Europe by marketing technology company Wiraya, reveals just 34% of UK businesses have separate budgets for CRM. For most CRM managers, the money comes from the marketing budget, which 53% of businesses are increasing over the next year.

Streamlining operations with waveless picking

Streamlining operations with waveless picking

By Eric Lamphier, Senior Director, Product Management, Manhattan Associates.

Modern supply chain and logistics professionals are grappling with the most challenging environment that they have ever faced, especially as one focuses to end point of retail commerce and consumption.

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