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5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

Conversational interfaces are revolutionising sales by offering customers 24/7 product information - boosting customer acquisition, conversion and retention.

Stein Mart boosts omnichannel growth with Oracle Cloud

Stein Mart boosts omnichannel growth with Oracle Cloud

Stein Mart, a national specialty off-price retailer, has gained a holistic view of its inventory and a more streamlined approach to merchandise planning with Oracle Cloud.

Kinesis vehicle telematics shines a light on McGowan and Rutherford deliveries

Kinesis vehicle telematics shines a light on McGowan and Rutherford deliveries

Home interiors wholesalers McGowan and Rutherford has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis. McGowan and Rutherford offer a wide range of decorative objects to the trade and are focused on supplying and supporting independent retailers.

Bringing digital fluidity to bricks-and-mortar retail

Bringing digital fluidity to bricks-and-mortar retail

By Derrick Harris, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Pivotal Software Inc.

Boarded up windows, closing-down sales and a huge growth in e-commerce retail has seen the UK’s high streets continue to suffer in recent years.

Air freight must be prioritised in government's aviation strategy

Air freight must be prioritised in government's aviation strategy

Air freight will play a pivotal role in achieving Britain’s future trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA, so it must be placed front and centre of the government’s aviation strategy. Responding to the consultation, Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation, FTA is calling for a dedicated freight chapter in the White Paper; the government must set out a clear and ambitious vision for air freight.

Digital transformation: thyssenkrupp presents artificial intelligence "alfred”

Digital transformation: thyssenkrupp presents artificial intelligence "alfred”

thyssenkrupp Materials Services continues to drive digital transformation: Since early 2019 an artificial intelligence solution (AI), supported by Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure, has been integrated into the processes of the largest materials distribution and service provider in the Western world.

Paragon survey points towards growing reporting burden for the transport office

Paragon survey points towards growing reporting burden for the transport office

Transport planning teams are under pressure to share more information than ever before as businesses look to increase visibility of their distribution operations, improve customer communications and remove internal silos.

Top supply chain and logistics specialist snapped up…

Top supply chain and logistics specialist snapped up…

Warehouse management system (WMS) solutions provider SnapFulfil (part of Synergy Logistics) has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a retail software expert.

Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings

Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings

The revered Richmond Supply Chain Forum returns to Sopwell House this October, uniting an exceptional line up of top-of-their-game speakers, delegates and suppliers to examine what Supply Chain means now and how businesses can intuitively future-proof for success.

Over three quarters of retail professionals haven’t had a pay rise in the last 12 months

Over three quarters of retail professionals haven’t had a pay rise in the last 12 months

New research conducted by CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that over three quarters (78%) of retail workers haven’t had a formal pay review meeting in the past year.

cargo-partner introduces new container tracking service

cargo-partner introduces new container tracking service

The new and advanced container tracking feature offers customers full transparency over their FCL shipments. The state-of-the-art technology provides users with end-to-end data via the supply chain management platform SPOT.

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