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New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

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At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday – Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

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Retail software vendor, Cegid, has signed a new deal to completely overhaul the IT systems at French footwear retailer, Minelli, in a bid to streamline the business and improve the shopping experience for customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

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Ideal Shopping Direct blasts through bullish forecasts

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Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD), the UK multi-channel home shopping retailer and owner of the Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channel, reports that it has achieved a significant turnaround in the past 12 months; £6.5m profit, 30% ahead of the £5m it predicted earlier in the year. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

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Ian Hall, COO at Atheon Analytics, provider of the SKUtrak platform, shares 3 things to plan now, to maximise Christmas sales in grocery retail. None of us foresaw COVID, and the impact it would have on panic buying. It feels like a lifetime ago that the shelves had no toilet roll and pasta. But you don’t have to be a retail expert to foresee an uplift in turkeys, alcohol, and mince pies this December.

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How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

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Aside from being a traumatic time for all, COVID-19 has changed the trajectory of the world. For one, before the pandemic, it had finally seemed possible to imagine a future without plastic. But, with a global pandemic on our hands, there’s been a need for rigid sanitation and some rapid adaptations to our daily life. With this, our plastic usage has been creeping back up. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Go Instore, HP and Currys PC World join forces to drive growth in online revenue for HP products

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Go Instore, provider of immersive omnichannel retail experiences for personalised ecommerce, has announced the success HP inc has had in providing human-led digital user experiences for their retail partners’ online customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Wehkamp plots double-digit growth trajectory with Manhattan Associates

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Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that Dutch online retailer Wehkamp has selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to manage its new distribution centre (DC) in Zwolle, Netherlands. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

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As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

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By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch. Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

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Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

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Talend, the cloud data integration solutions provider, has announced that PointsBet, an online bookmaker from Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as PointsBetting, is using Talend Cloud and Microsoft Azure to deliver a differentiated mobile betting experience to just under 100,000 customers worldwide and support its international expansion. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Astound Commerce delivers Salesforce Commerce Cloud Cartridge for eShopWorld

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Astound Commerce, the digital commerce agency and systems integrator, has been chosen to develop a pre-built integration or ‘cartridge’ for eShopWorld, the global commerce company that provides a technology platform to brands and retailers that wish to sell online into global markets. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

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Brexit brings a wave of uncertainty and change to the UK business landscape, and since the day the UK voted to leave the EU, it’s been a whirlwind. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Achieving retail?s Holy Grail: A 360-degree customer view

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The UK retail sector is unforgiving. High street sales recently suffered their biggest drop in 20 years, while online sales growth was forecast to decline to single digits for the first time this year. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

Embrace automation or get left behind, urge ecommerce leaders

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In recent months, more and more businesses have embraced digital than ever before in an attempt to claw back some revenue from factors such as store closures and physical restrictions. And, as a result, an omnichannel approach has never been so important. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Unboxing clever

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For online retailers creating a memorable ‘unboxing experience’ has become increasingly important, says Charlie Walker, marketing director of Walker Logistics Ltd. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Retail: How to harness automation to strengthen competition

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By Stephen Burnley, Client Delivery Manager at technology and engineering company, Expleo. It’s a no brainer that technology is central to retaining a competitive edge for most businesses today. But the rapid rate of technological development, both for end users and in the ‘back office’, has made it difficult for companies to judge which systems and tools they should invest in – and further, how to evaluate the success of these investments. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Managing disruption in intralogistics

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The rise of e-commerce has brought about significant disruption to traditional logistics activities, demanding constant adjustment to best meet changing demand. Similar adaptability is vital in intralogistics to ensure orders are processed and fulfilled effectively. In this article, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff UK, explains how to establish scalable, adaptable intralogistics activity from the warehouse floor up. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

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UK online retail rises sharply as shops reopen

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Consumer confidence in the UK appears to be rising as online retail grew sharply since the reopening of shops on the 15 June, data from ecommerce expert Emarsys shows. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Four Types of Ecommerce Merchandising That Business Owners Should Know

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By Sam Cortez, managing editor and outreach specialist for Scalefluence.com Merchandising is the process and practice of displaying and arranging products for the best customer experience. The concept of merchandising is based on guiding prospective customers through the buyer’s journey and presenting them with the right products, at the right time and place, in the right quantity, and with the best prices. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Loading

Retail’s covid response: 71% of frontline retail workers say employers have taken the right actions to keep colleagues and customers safe

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Retailers’ efforts to keep employees and customers safe during the covid-19 pandemic have been recognised by frontline retail workers, the latest research from Axonify, the modern training and communication solution for frontline associates, reveals. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

ClearSale wins Comparably Awards for Best Work-Life Balance and Happiest Employees

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ClearSale, the ecommerce fraud prevention solutions provider, has been recognised with awards in two categories, Best Company for Work-Life Balance and Happiest Employees. . Internet Retailing Exhibitions and Events

Online sales growth begins to normalise despite reimposed restrictions

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As lockdown restrictions were reintroduced throughout September, online sales returned to patterns that would be expected this time of year. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Online retailers risk alienating older generations amid a rush to digitise during COVID

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The shift towards online shopping risks alienating older consumers in the event of another lockdown, according to research by global commerce agency 5874 Commerce. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Five key drivers for agile fulfilment

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As the Coronavirus creates turmoil in our daily lives, businesses are moving quickly to respond to a radical shift in consumer behaviour. A boom in online orders, likely to become a feature of the ‘new reality’, is triggering a major re-think of the fulfilment operation. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Cashfree payments set to drive small business recovery in the retail sector, Tyl by NatWest data reveals

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More than a quarter, (24%) of British SME retailers have reported that all payments made to their business are already contactless as the sector adjusts to the rapid increase in e-commerce and online transactions, accelerated by the pandemic. Data Capture Internet Retailing Critical Issues Loading

Nearly a half of consumers will turn to Amazon for their Christmas shopping this year

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With consumer behaviour drastically changing as a result of Covid-19, just under a half of UK shoppers (44%) plan to complete their Christmas shopping online this year – with a majority (42%) looking to turn to Amazon first. This is according to newly released findings from Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

TrueCommerce EDI gives Vandemoortele the tools it ‘kneads’ for the future

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Vandemoortele may be new to the US, but the company’s history goes all the way back to 1899 in Izegem, Belgium. Originally a baking oil refinery, Vandemoortele expanded into dough and pastry products in the 1960s, and in 1978, began making frozen bakery products. Already selling across Europe, Vandemoortele entered the US market in 2017. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

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Research: Promising year ahead for home interiors retailers, but consumers more selective about where they buy

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New research has revealed millions of consumers are spending more money than usual on their homes as a result of lockdown, with 75 per cent of Brits planning further improvements over the next year. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Digital Goodie and Maginus merge to form Naveo Commerce

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Naveo Commerce has launched as a new company, following the merger of operations between Digital Goodie and Maginus. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

‘Prioritise H&S’ ahead of online Xmas sales spike, Bureau Veritas tells retailers

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With tighter coronavirus restrictions forcing increasing numbers of Christmas shoppers online this year, compliance authority Bureau Veritas is advising retailers and logistics firms to prepare for the extra health, safety and hygiene risks this rise in festive e-commerce sales will bring. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

DIY fever prevents a second retail slump but it’s the High Street that really needs fixing up, says ParcelHero

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The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures for August show that the retail bounce-back has stumbled, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. The value of all retail sales grew by just 0.7% in August - not the significant recovery stores had been hoping for and a marked slowdown from July’s 4.4% Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

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CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

inotec labels supporting COVID-19 pandemic response

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Warehouse solutions and label specialist, inotec UK, has ramped up production of its labelling systems to support the medical, facilities and e-commerce industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Print and Label Internet Retailing