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Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon’s routing and scheduling software for superior customer service

Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon’s routing and scheduling software for superior customer service

Barker and Stonehouse, the UK's largest independent family-run furniture retailer, has invested in a logistics solution from Paragon to provide customers with a superior delivery service with more choice.

Putting the WOW in the checkout experience

Putting the WOW in the checkout experience

By Craig Summers, UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates.

Embracing technology is a prerequisite for success in the modern retail environment. There are many ways in which retailers can deliver a new in-store experience – and while some retailers will undoubtedly look to emulate the human touch free Amazon Go model, for many others, human interaction is the primary and fundamental component of a positive bricks and mortar experience.

Five steps the grocery industry can take to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit

Five steps the grocery industry can take to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit

The UK grocery retail industry could lose up to £4.5bn revenue in the three months after Brexit if retailers are not prepared by 29 March, analysis from operational improvement specialist Newton has revealed.

96,000 UK retailers failing to recognise value of effective pricing

96,000 UK retailers failing to recognise value of effective pricing

Around 96,000* UK retailers are putting their business at risk by failing to grasp the importance of an effective pricing strategy. The figure was published in a report by pricing and automation specialist, Omnia Retail, which questioned retail businesses on the scope and efficacy of their pricing processes.

Siemens PLM Software solution helps Aequator fulfil growing demand for customized coffee makers

Siemens PLM Software solution helps Aequator fulfil growing demand for customized coffee makers

There is more than one way to brew coffee, the invigorating beverage brought to the world from Africa in the early 17th century. Currently, most of the coffee is brewed using three categories of machines: inexpen­sive household appliances, commercial equip­ment for bars and restaurants and fully automatic machines used in retail shops and offices.

Brands in the UK should ensure their vegan food products remain healthy to consumers, says GlobalData

Brands in the UK should ensure their vegan food products remain healthy to consumers, says GlobalData

As veganism becomes increasingly available in mainstream retail, consumers’ attention inevitably shifts towards how healthy a vegan product is. Brands should address this by reducing sugar and salt levels in processed vegan food, removing allergens and adding ingredients beneficial for the vegan diet, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

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.

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain.

Research shows that retailers have five days to crack the sale, before risk of losing the customer rapidly increases

Research shows that retailers have five days to crack the sale, before risk of losing the customer rapidly increases

New research by retail technology expert Conversity has revealed that just under half (43 per cent) of shoppers researching complex purchases such as mobile phones, laptops or broadband packages make a buying decision within five days.

Beauty retailer is looking good thanks to new Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system

Beauty retailer is looking good thanks to new Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system

A leading supplier of beauty and hairdressing products has smartened up its customer fulfilment after choosing the Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system (WMS).

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