From online retail to working from home, the pandemic has accelerated underlying trends in the way we live, shop and work. However, it has also brought into sharp focus missed real-world experiences that can’t be replicated in the digital realm,
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There are no end of challenges facing the modern business owner. As well as turning a profit, they have to deal with filing taxes, handling recruitment, managing stock, launching marketing campaigns and a wide range of other considerations.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today warned that consumers will inevitably face higher food and drink prices if manufacturers are forced to absorb the cost of proposed Government policies during the next few years.
Closing the loop on circular economy supply chain “takes a three-fold approach”, says Schoeller Allibert UK
Schoeller Allibert, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of returnable and recyclable plastic packaging solutions, has shared insight on how it believes the retail supply chain will adapt their product lifecycle approach towards circular economies with a focus on systems
Tennis is beloved by all sports fans. Millions of people enjoy watching Wimbledon games. Some even bet on winners with promos available via tonybet.co.uk/articles/promotions. But some athletes have the greatest number of fans. Here are the most successful tennis players,
Product packaging should align with growing consumer demand for sustainability, says Southgate Packaging
By Darren Smith, head of marketing at Southgate Packaging, one of Europe’s leading packing supplier
Why it works: Pets at Home gets tails wagging with new 1 Hour Click & Collect service, powered by OneStock’s OMS solution
Pets at Home, the UK’s leading pet care retailer, has launched a 1 Hour Click & Collect service powered by the Order Management Solution (OMS) from OneStock, the leading European OMS provider for omnichannel retail, to improve customer convenience whilst enhancing
As the economy opens up, business is expected to boom. Subsequently, spending by UK businesses is set to surge as finance directors prepare for a sharp increase in hiring and investment, according to a new survey by Deloitte. Almost three-quarters
Miele welcomes Right to Repair requirements in UK market and claims quality craftsmanship and prioritising product longevity is ultimate form of sustainability
New rules are coming into force in the UK, which should make appliances like washing machines, fridges and TVs easier to repair.
According to research, if digital investment is maintained, GDP could be £74 billion higher by 2025, £127 billion higher by 2030, and £232 billion higher by 2040.
Say the word ‘sustainability’ to someone, and their immediate thoughts may gravitate towards initiatives around the environment. This connection is hardly surprising considering the increased awareness among consumers to do more for the planet. In fact, 68% of highly empowered
In a well-ordered world of intermediaries where everyone is making a reasonable margin, brands might never have considered going direct to consumer (DTC), but the old order is crumbling, making DTC a business imperative, and the fastest and most effective
E-commerce expert Alexander Graf explains why Amazon’s astonishing figures shouldn’t make retailers despair—but start getting personal
Agriculture and conservation experts have warned of the threat of extinction of some of the UK’s best-loved crops, predicting that we are on the brink of a biodiversity crisis because of our dwindling population of pollinators - such as bees,
There’s a sense of expectation around the country because, despite a four-week delay, we’re on the cusp of returning to a normal post-COVID-19 life. For many people, a big part of that normality will be the chance to ditch the
By Chris Griffiths, managing partner – customer experience, REPL Group, part of Accenture
Will Broome, founder of Ubamarket, discusses the ways in which hybrid models of retail could be the saviour of physical retail
Remote work offers health benefits, a productivity increase, higher job satisfaction and more. Learn more about the advantages of online work here.
Without question, the pandemic accelerated retail’s digital transformation. The fact that online giant Asos now owns the once seemingly invincible high street brand TopShop is a stark reminder that there is no going back to the ‘old normal’. The competition
As March is fading away and June is slowly arriving, change is in the air in Britain. When you look around, you are likely to see the return of shoppers strolling through the streets. We have known for a while,
We tend to think about digital transformation from a 30,000-foot view — the fundamental ways that new technology like AI will reshape the way we live and do business. But what about the 30-foot view? What does digital transformation look
Whether you’re planning your regular visit at an online casino or you haven’t ever played a game, there is no denying that the gambling industry is big business. People have been placing bets, gambling on big events, and enjoying competitive
We are all aware of the profound transformation that has occurred within the retail sector over the past 18 months. The pandemic and successive lockdowns have disrupted the norms of consumer demand and accelerated an already well-established shift towards digital
We all crave human interaction, especially as we navigate our way through the through the post-lockdown world. Who doesn’t miss being recognised by your favourite barista and being greeted with “the usual?”. In today’s world, this applies to online just
The predicted boom in last-mile logistics and the ongoing growth in online retailing could be hindered by inadequate planning policy, according to planning and development consultancy Turley.