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Firms must be ready to adapt to potential new regulations

Firms must be ready to adapt to potential new regulations

By Mark Hughes, regional vice president, UK and Ireland at Epicor Software.

The recent warning that the manufacturing sector is “woefully unprepared” for a no-deal Brexit serves as a stark reminder that firms must be ready to adapt to potential new regulations that could alter trade processes and possibly affect growth trajectories.

74% of UK retailers do not correctly attribute footfall to digital spend

74% of UK retailers do not correctly attribute footfall to digital spend

Most UK brands are unsure of the actual impact digital marketing spend is having on visits to their own bricks and mortar stores.

A survey of 1,153 UK retail workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, Marketingsignals.com, revealed that three quarters (74%) of UK retailers are failing to assess the full worth of their digital marketing spend - due to them not accurately attributing the impact on footfall.

One in three retail workers holding out for redundancy before switching careers

One in three retail workers holding out for redundancy before switching careers

34% of retail workers in the UK are waiting to be made redundant before switching careers, according to a survey by professional training provider Learning People.

UK manufacturers missing out on £183bn due to lack of finance

UK manufacturers missing out on £183bn due to lack of finance

Research from Wyelands Bank, set up to help small and medium businesses, shows UK mid-sized manufacturers could be missing out on £183bn in revenues due to insufficient access to finance.

Are we embracing the profit potential of the over 50s?

Are we embracing the profit potential of the over 50s?

Are retailers overlooking a prime market? The over 50s age group contributes to 76% of the UK’s financial wealth and just under half of it is consumer spending.

Ivalua believes businesses are in ‘no-deal denial’

Ivalua believes businesses are in ‘no-deal denial’

Smart procurement firm Ivalua has warned that businesses trading with Europe need to urgently review supply chain operations ahead of Brexit, or risk being unprepared for the cliff edge posed by leaving without a deal.

Tech Data and Tata Consultancy Services partner to deliver connected consumer intelligence

Tech Data and Tata Consultancy Services partner to deliver connected consumer intelligence

While businesses collect customer data from a myriad of sources, distilling that information to be timely and actionable presents a growing challenge for many organisations.

New robotics: Shifting business models

New robotics: Shifting business models

IDTechEx Research analyses the changing trends in the robotics industry in its report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, as new and emerging firms challenge the norm.

Gartner predicts top 10 global retailers will use real-time in-store pricing by 2025

Gartner predicts top 10 global retailers will use real-time in-store pricing by 2025

Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2025, the top 10 global retailers by revenue will leverage contextualised real-time pricing through mobile applications to manage and adjust in-store prices for customers.

ProGlove to unveil time-saving, ergonomic IoT wearable at ProMat 2019

ProGlove to unveil time-saving, ergonomic IoT wearable at ProMat 2019

Smart, wearable device sales are projected to double worldwide by 2022, according to industry analyst CCS Insight. While many might think of wearables as something for the consumer, one German startup is showing the tremendous potential of wearables to increase efficiency, safety and ease in the workplace on a larger scale. It is now expanding its presence in North America.

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