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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.

Consumer driven strategies will be vital for retailers to bounce back from lockdown, says B-Stock

Consumer driven strategies will be vital for retailers to bounce back from lockdown, says B-Stock

As stores across Europe begin to re-open their doors, retailers who have survived lockdown will need to navigate the uncertainty of the retail landscape and adapt to new market strategies for business to continue, urged Giorgio Vitale, Head of Business Development EMEA at B-Stock.

One World Express becomes certified WCA eCommerce member

One World Express becomes certified WCA eCommerce member

One World Express has been announced as a certified member of the WCA eCommerce network.

Sourcing Playground wins government grant to deliver pioneering AI platform for retail supply chains

Sourcing Playground wins government grant to deliver pioneering AI platform for retail supply chains

Sourcing Playground, the supplier discovery platform connecting retailers with verified and sustainable suppliers, has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to deliver an AI platform that will overhaul retail supply chains.

Findologic introduces AI-powered virtual shopping assistant, Lisa

Findologic introduces AI-powered virtual shopping assistant, Lisa

Findologic, the search and navigation platform, has announced the launch of Lisa, an AI-based virtual shopping assistant, which uses intent signals and discovery to power improved on-site search to enhance customer experience and drive conversions.

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