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
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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
Despite several economic interruptions over the last year, the global retail industry has produced impressive numbers, especially as sales from online retail stores have steadily increased, moving from $1.34 trillion in 2014 to $2.84 trillion in 2018. Yet even as
E-commerce and rise in consumerism will create almost 40,000 extra HGV trips a day by 2025, inhibiting attempts to reach net zero emissions, says top economist
A leading economist has revealed that the unrelenting rise of e-commerce, will create an additional38,885 extra HGV round trips per day by 2025. These extra vehicles could take up one lane of the motorway from London all the way
Packaging data specialist, ecoveritas, has shared its perspective on how retailers and brands are responding to the incoming UK Plastic Packaging Tax, and believes many are only now appreciating the potential impacts to their supply chains.
Current promotions management strategies are obsolete in a world where retailers are now trading across more and more channels, territories and devices. Robin Coles, EMEA managing director of XCCommerce brings the story up to date
THG Ingenuity powers THG’s own brands such as Myprotein and Lookfantastic and provides a fully integrated end-to-end e-commerce platform for third party clients and partners.
We’re on the countdown to Black Friday 2021 - an event that has become one of the defining moments in the UK retail calendar and this year, it’s more important than ever.
To get the best results, you need to push your fleet business to its limits. Tweak the system to your liking and see how you can get the best returns. Fleet tracking system specialist Rideshur has produced a 10-step strategy
Warning retailers: mind the gap – before your customers fall through it…join Critizr’s new webinar, hosted by former John Lewis CX director, to find out how
By Hazel Morton, head of marketing UK, Critizr Has the word ‘proximity’ cropped up in your 2022 planning meetings yet? Thought so. But what does retail’s favourite new buzzword actually mean? In the dictionary, it’s nearness in space, time or
Cryptocurrency can be an excellent investment that offers investors the chance to make a profit from any increases in its price when they sell the coins at a higher price than they bought them for. Digital currencies also have another
The online casino world is growing by the hour. At a pace of almost 13% annually, the global iGaming market will reach approximately £54 million in 2021, compared to £43 billion in 2020.
While there are many ways to keep staff productive, few are as well-established as keeping them happy. As basic of an idea as this, understanding which steps to take can be a much more challenging task. Taking a look at
Many people are daunted by the zero-waste lifestyle. The convenience of ordering delivery to your front door or opting for a to-go cup of coffee is hard to beat. For the modern consumer seeking ways to reduce waste, take a
Whether you are looking to invest, remortgage or purchase your first home, with changes in inflation and interest rates, many are considering the outlook for the property market in 2022 and if it is the right time to buy. With
Christmas is always an important time for consumer retail outlets and, this year, more than ever before, it is a crunch point for retail owners and shopping centres who will really be able to see whether consumers are venturing back
Today marks World Food Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of how precarious our food supply is and how climate change is affecting food production and distribution, and vice versa. More than three billion people, almost 40 per cent of
Solent University business experts, Professor Jillian Farquhar, Dr Akash Puranik, Dr Whysnianti Basuki and Nicola Pryce-Roberts, explore the most critical questions surfacing for small businesses challenged by the current and future business climate.
Neo4j’s Alicia Frame explains how retail brands that once relied on third-party cookie data will need to shift their strategy to measuring other downstream metrics using smart data technology
E-commerce saw strong growth at the onset of the pandemic. Consumers quickly embraced digital behaviours, developed higher expectations around experience and weren’t afraid to try new brands. In doing so, they cast aside long-lasting relationships for convenience and value. The
In my opinion: packing away the cardboard box – why the future of transit packaging is plastic, says Schoeller Allibert UK
From raw materials to final destination logistics, supply chains are under more pressure than ever before. Whether retail, food manufacturing, pharmaceutical or beyond, the drive towards more transparent and sustainable operations is taking absolute precedence.
The newly appointed managing director of Co-op Power, Scott Etherington, has called for more co-operation to re-build the energy sector. Etherington replaces David Roberts as head of the largest energy buying group in the country, boasting over 70 members and
By Justin Floyd, CEO of RedCloud
Philip Morris steps-up fight against illegal trade – as figures show counterfeit cigarette consumption rose 9% in UK last year
Philip Morris International (PMI) is calling for new applications for PMI IMPACT, the $100m global initiative to support projects dedicated to fighting illegal trade in all forms, ranging from illicit tobacco products and other consumer goods to counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals
It has been hailed as either fashions sustainability saviour or dismissed as a cynical cash-in. But is digital fashion - which includes virtual styling apps, virtual clothing and virtual fashion shows - a gimmick or a genuine attempt to improve