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With its 27% growth, the UK e-commerce market has significantly contributed to the global growth rate of the industry. A growth that should continue over the coming years.
The home delivery expert ParcelHero says UK businesses had lost over £250bn to Covid and an equal amount to Brexit by the end of 2021, but the Brexit tally is now rising faster.
I started as General Manager at Uber Eats in the UK in December, and since then my focus has been on understanding what we can do as a team to help our restaurant partners get the best out of our
As we enter further into the decade, we adjust more and more to the changing landscape of the pandemic. It is not only the day-to-day lives of people where we can observe such change, though, but also in
Oil markets have had a buoyant few months as the global economy continues to post an impressive recovery post-COVID. After demand literally shut down in 2020 as governments instituted tough lockdown and curfew restrictions, the price of crude oil rallied
LiveRamp’s partnership with Carrefour shows the potential of data strategy investment, says LiveRamp
Nowadays, a robust digital strategy is a necessity for brands to survive, let alone thrive. As the digital transformation of all industries reaches unprecedented acceleration, brands must think about how they can maximise their data insights, to have a competitive
2022 will bring continued volatility and uncertainty: global businesses will need a robust data strategy to adapt and thrive, says Kalibrate
Oliver Shaw, CEO at Kalibrate shares his thoughts on the trends that will shape 2022, as businesses face yet another year of uncertainty and retailers in particular battle increasing pressures in the form of rising inflation, disrupted supply chains and
E-commerce entrepreneur Alexander Graf gets out his crystal ball and discusses the two big ‘As’ in E-Commerce, Amazon and Alibaba
John Pallagi, CEO and founder of online meat retailer Farmison & Co, today issued a Veganuary SOS for 2022, urging those who care deeply about the provenance of their food to put eating seasonally ahead of the usual new-year marketing
Alex Rutter, UKI director, retail, Google Cloud, offers his top retail predictions for 2022
Retailers have once again faced a challenging year. But what legal challenges might retailers face in 2022?
GRI’s CEO reflects on the year’s achievements and the challenges to come
In the eyes of the law, a personal injury that can be raised as a valid claim only has to fall under a simple condition - proof that the pain and suffering of the person or persons resulted from the
Many companies were engaging in digital transformation before COVID-19 hit, doing so to meet changing customer expectations and business needs. But leaders saw the pace of their digital journey accelerate dramatically during the pandemic in order to keep up with
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the most hectic time of the year for shoppers and this year is no different. In fact, consumers are delving deep into their pockets with the average person set
Lucia Juliano, head of CPG research at Toluna, outlines what the retail industry can expect in 2022 and what retailers need to know so that they can deliver a better customer experience and on their brand promise
Retailers and couriers brace for a 17% surge in deliveries as High Street visits tumble, says ParcelHero
The home delivery expert ParcelHero says online retailers and couriers are experiencing a 17% surge in late gift deliveries to save Christmas. The rise comes as shoppers deserted the High Street last weekend in the face of the Omicron surge.
By Dave Huntoon, managing director at Intalytics, a Kalibrate company
After one of the most challenging periods on record, retailers need to be ready for the growing shift towards product-led growth in 2022, but how should they go about it and why has it become so important? Here, Malte Scholz
The recent announcement that beloved brand Toys ‘R’ Us will be returning to the UK market after three years was met with excitement by many up and down the country, after it completely ceased trading in the UK in 2018.
Grappling with a range of concerns from financial pressures to workplace aggression to having to enforce Covid restrictions, British retail workers are leaving their jobs at an alarming pace. In fact, a study out last November on stress and mental
If retailers and brands fall behind with technology innovation, they will not stay relevant, Amplience says
Amplience, the leading commerce experience platform for high scale, high growth brands and retailers, says that for retailers and brands to compete and stay relevant in the year ahead, eCommerce decision makers must embrace open tech ecosystems and recognize the
In 2021, 1,442 independent retailers in the UK were forced to close after facing a brutal combination of challenges including lockdowns, supply chain disruption, inflation and fuel costs. Those remaining had to innovate to stay afloat, but this marked the
It might sound like the preserve of tech and IT whizzes, but data science – simply put, the act of extracting meaning from data - underpins a lot of the progress on sustainability when it comes to retail technology.