Global retail sector technology spending will grow 3.6% to reach almost $203.6 billion in 2019, with similar growth rates for the next two years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Customer expectations and competition are forcing retailers to
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Data released today by leading retail software provider Vend, shows that independent retail discounting levels have increased by 6% over the past two years, as market pressures continue to drive product markdowns.
New research investigating UK household shoppers’ plans for Halloween has been launched today byleading retail and shopper marketing agency, Savvy. The findings, which reveal that 46 percent of UK shoppers are set to get involved in the occasion, predicts spending
Not only is the chaos of queuing tedious for shoppers during the festive period, but it also causes a headache for staff as lines of frustrated shoppers snake towards the tills. As the countdown to Christmas begins, here are a
Monsoon is experiencing an increase in website dwell time following the launch of shoppable social technology on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Almost a quarter of consumers are still opening goods ordered online that are overpacked according to a survey by Macfarlane Packaging.
The John Lewis Partnership has announced today it will phase out all diesel-powered heavy trucks from its fleet by 2028. The move will see the company roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners
Moving items into carts does not mean the purchase is in the bag for UK online shoppers. According to the SAP Consumer Propensity Study focusing on online shopping behaviour, more than a third (38%) discard carts sometimes or all the time,
The UK non-food retail sector has become reliant on the demise of weaker operators to maintain growth for the survivors, according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company.
Research showing the extent to which the UK is continuing to embrace herbal teas and fruit infusions at the expense of traditional English breakfast tea reveals potential for significant category growth for those suppliers able deliver the insights on how
Artificial intelligence (AI) is saving companies hundreds of thousands of pounds by cutting the cost of translation services in half, according to a senior figure in the industry.
Venafi, the leading provider of machine identity protection, today released research on the explosion of look-alike domains, which are routinely used to steal sensitive data from online shoppers. Venafi’s research analyzed suspicious domains targeting the top 20 retailers in five
Zetes: the first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key
A poor understanding of data is hampering retailers’ efforts to drive a positive customer experience, says Claranet
In today’s digital world, data is a vital asset that gives organisations the ability to uncover valuable insights about customer behaviour, which ultimately provides businesses with a competitive edge. However, new research commissioned by managed services provider Claranet has revealed
Quorn, the leading meat-free alternative food brand, has appointed ecommerce analytics platform, E Fundamentals, to upskill its entire UK sales and marketing division to cope with unprecedented demand from casual vegetarians or ‘flexitarians’.
It’s no secret that the retail landscape has drastically changed, and amount of challenges the industry faces has increased. 2017 saw UK consumer spending slow to its lowest level in five years, highlighting that retailers are all vying for a
Local fashion retailers will be celebrating London Fashion Week for more than its design inspiration, after seeing sales on Saturday jump by 68% compared to the previous month, and increase by 24% over the week compared to Fashion Week last year.
Today’s retail environment is more complex than ever, given the rise of e-commerce and a rediscovery of the age-old truth that “the customer is king.” As retailers across the globe struggle with demands for both personalization and convenience, balanced with
SAP today announced plans to enhance the SAP Marketing Cloud solution, introducing new “smart” capabilities to help companies focus on the best sales leads and increase customer retention.
2018 Prophet Brand Relevance Index finds four UK retailers in top 50 list of most relevant brands to UK consumers
Global brand and marketing consultancy Prophet announced the results of the fourth Prophet Brand Relevance Index (BRI), a ranking of the most relevant brands in consumers' lives today. Amazon #8, Ikea #28, John Lewis #32 and eBay #45 all represented
he international parcel delivery specialist ParcelHero says every year hundreds of British traders are going bust as they can’t compete with ultra-cheap Chinese imports, whose postal costs are subsidised by the UK and US postal services, thanks to secret rates
New research published by Textlocal, one of the UK’s leading SMS marketing platforms, highlights how a third of respondents feel that they are dependent on their smartphones and that 80% now use their mobiles for shopping, with one in five
Manhattan Associates Inc today announced that it has been named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave: Point of Service (POS), Q3 2018 report by Forrester Research. The new research, which evaluated 13 vendors across 25 criteria in the areas of
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a fixture in the British shopping calendar, and with this year’s shopping events expected to be bigger than ever before, many retailers are counting on them to help boost their flagging fortunes. However, with just
What does the store of the future look like? ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the specialist for innovative household robots, will implement loadbee technology at IFA 2018 (Booth 103, Hall 5.1) to demonstrate how online and offline platforms seamlessly combine to create a