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Retail rut? Only 50% of UK retailers have a digital strategy in place despite consumer demand

Retail rut? Only 50% of UK retailers have a digital strategy in place despite consumer demand

Almost half (46 percent) of British consumers believe Augmented Reality (AR) will positively impact retail, with Virtual Reality (VR) close behind (22 percent), yet only 50 percent of retailers have a digital strategy to implement these technologies according to Fujitsu's Tech in a Transforming Britain Report.

Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will come together under one roof for the first time at Packaging Innovations 2018, to talk about the UK's hottest topic – plastics in packaging.

One fifth of Brits would use a robot gift generator to choose the right Valentine's gift

One fifth of Brits would use a robot gift generator to choose the right Valentine's gift

It's Valentine's Day, and if you've been stressing about what to buy your other half, the results of the latest survey from the folks at InternetRetailing EXPO, Europe's leading event for digital and multichannel retail (21st-22rd March 2018, NEC), may be of interest to you.

Are UK shoppers falling out of love with the internet?

Are UK shoppers falling out of love with the internet?

Home delivery expert ParcelCompare says todays ONS retail sales figures for January show online growth slowing to 9.1% - down from 19.2% last January.

Some 73% of UK shoppers have experienced online packages that have gone missing

Some 73% of UK shoppers have experienced online packages that have gone missing

A new report has found that UK shoppers also suffer disproportionately from late or failed deliveries, with 73% affected, compared with just 66% of shoppers from the US.

88% of IT leaders unable to deliver on organisation's need for business agility

88% of IT leaders unable to deliver on organisation's need for business agility

A survey of senior IT decision-makers in large enterprises, commissioned by Coeus Consulting, found that IT leaders who can clearly demonstrate the cost and value of IT have greater influence over the strategic direction of the company and are best positioned to deliver business agility for digital transformation.

Retailers reap major benefits though workforce technology investment

Retailers reap major benefits though workforce technology investment

Neil Harvey, CTO of Kirona, considers the implications of the Industrial Strategy white paper on the retail sector and asks; is there such a thing as a perfect balance, and what benefits can technology have on workforce productivity?

High street still has a bright future if retailers are agile, says Conversity

High street still has a bright future if retailers are agile, says Conversity

With the inexorable rise of digital still in full force and regular news stories reporting high street shop closures, it is fair to say that physical stores no longer have the hegemony that they once enjoyed.

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

By David Lindores, Technical Director, Eureka Solutions. The recent festive period saw shoppers spend huge amounts, with consumers already spending an average of £220 each in online January sales alone.

Automated parcel delivery – the future of last mile

Automated parcel delivery – the future of last mile

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO NetDespatch.

I read a particularly interesting article this week. It focussed on technology and the changing face of delivery.

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