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Deliveroo went public this morning with a UK listing and a price target of 390 pence per share, the lower end of expectations. But this still valued the Amazon-backed company at around £7.6 billion, way above its estimated value of
The pandemic has hastened the speed at which businesses have needed to transform digitally. As a result of lockdowns, curfews, and distancing measures, customers simply aren’t in just one place – and are instead existing and living in a so-called
On the 50th anniversary of the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), GS1 UK reflects on the moment when leaders from the biggest names in commerce came together to transform the global economy.
Artisan homeware business Bloomist has selected Brightpearl to help manage its growth as it enters the next season in its success story.
Customer Interaction Management specialists Critizr have launched a new ‘virtual shopping centre’ to showcase the art of customer conversations, in a bid to help retailers improve their skills and drive lifelong customer loyalty.
Swapi, an app that lets people swap loyalty points between brands, has raised £350,000 in seed funding as it counts down to launching in autumn 2021.
InPost, a leading out-of-home and eCommerce delivery company, today launches a brand new QR code returns solution designed to simplify the process of returning items bought online by removing the need for customers to use or print labels, an industry
Librestream, the #1-rated provider of augmented reality (AR) and remote collaboration solutions, is pleased to announce that multinational grocery retailer Tesco received the Food Logistics 2021 Rockstars of the Supply Chain Award for its integration of Librestream's Onsight technology to
Whitespace, the innovation engineering studio, has today announced the launch of the Shell Digitalisation Innovation Challenge. With the objective to explore new ways of digitising its current paper-based gift voucher process, Shell has partnered with Whitespace to source the most
INTERSPORT, the world’s largest sports retailer, has reduced out of stocks and boosted online revenues, by unifying its stock with the implementation of an Order Management Solution (OMS) from OneStock, the agile OMS provider for omnichannel retail.
GANT, the branded apparel retailer with over 750 stores in 80 countries, is close to completing a rollout of Cegid Retail’s Unified Commerce Platform across Europe in a bid to improve stock management and customer service across multiple channels and
Following today’s release of Kingfisher FY2020/21 figures; Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “FY2020/21 has been a year of positive change for Kingfisher. It has undoubtedly benefited from high demand for
Neighbourly connects businesses with thousands of vetted local charities and good causes across the UK and Ireland through a technology platform that facilitates the donation of volunteer time, redistribution of surplus products and grant funding to make the maximum positive
Spar International aims to further tackle food waste through scaling up its successful collaboration with digital platform Gander. The partnership initially launched in Northern Ireland and has grown to become a global collaboration.
The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an influence on people’s shopping habits. Even though it has dramatically disrupted the retail sector, the effects have varied massively between brick-and-mortar versus online shops, essential versus nonessential stores, and small versus large retailers
Specialist music business Bonners has swapped out ineffective on-premise solutions for a combination of Brightpearl and Shopify Plus as the company seeks to tune up its multichannel customer service offering.
InPost, a leading out-of-home e-commerce delivery company today announces the next phase of its partnership with Transport for London (TfL) which will see the rollout of more than sixty new parcel lockers across the TfL network over the next three
AutoStore, the leading robotic technology company, can today unveil its new Innovation Hub located in Karmøy, Norway, a pioneering new center for testing and replicating diverse in-store and warehouse environments.
Yext, Inc., the Search Experience Cloud company and Central England Co-op have announced the results of their collaboration, helping deliver online answers to thousands of customer questions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, the world’s leading variety retailer, is launching MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution, which offers the potential for the revitalisation of the high street after a tough retail year. Using MishiPay’s new ‘Scan & Go’ technology, customers at 30
Sensormatic Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio from Johnson Controls, continues to collaborate with Intel Corporation to deliver further innovative solutions to retailers.
The Independent Pharmacy, a CQC regulated online pharmacy and doctor offering advice and access to hundreds of medicines in the UK, has partnered with Mapp and Fresh Relevance for omni-channel personalisation and marketing automation.
Fashion brand MS Mode is equipping its 185 stores in the Benelux countries, France and Spain with a new inventory management system based on RFID technology. Technology company, Nedap, is providing all 185 MS Mode stores with its inventory management
Amazon Business is a global procurement solution now used by more than five million business customers, ranging from sole proprietors to multinational enterprises with tens of thousands of employees on a single account.r
Following today’s news (15 March 2021) that Deliveroo has announced plans to commit £1bn ($1.39bn) to float shares of the company on the UK stock market; Jim Toy, consumer analyst at leading data analysis company, GlobalData, shared his view on