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Co-op automates supplier onboarding with adaptive supply chain technology from OpenText

Co-op automates supplier onboarding with adaptive supply chain technology from OpenText

OpenText has announced that Co-op Group, the UK-based grocery retailer, has automated supplier on-boarding for some of its suppliers with OpenText Trading Grid.

Warehouses under extra pressure this festive season

Warehouses under extra pressure this festive season

Christmas 2020 is set to break online shopping records as growth continues to accelerate due to the global coronavirus pandemic, with overall e-commerce sales expected to jump from initial predictions of 11% to 19% reaching £78.9bn (source: Edge Retail Insight).

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

How COVID-19 has impacted global supply chains

The impact of COVID-19 has been swift and devastating to those directly affected. Not just from a health perspective but also for businesses who had to promptly close their doors as the country went into lockdown, particularly those in hospitality and retail.

Taking control of the B2B supply chain

Taking control of the B2B supply chain

More and more links in the value chain — especially retailers and wholesalers — are being forced to reposition themselves under pressure from both existing, yet evolving competitors and fast paced challenger brands with innovative approaches to technology and disruptive business models. B2B supply chain approaches now play an important role in future success.

Retailers must prioritise secure and diverse payments for eCommerce success, says Kooomo

Retailers must prioritise secure and diverse payments for eCommerce success, says Kooomo

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to drive consumers and merchants online, there is a growing need for retailers to focus on securing and diversifying the existing digital payment methods of their online stores to ensure the checkout process is as safe and frictionless as possible.

Brother UK strengthens mobile print range with lightweight devices as market demand grows

Brother UK strengthens mobile print range with lightweight devices as market demand grows

Business technology solutions provider, Brother UK, has strengthened its rugged mobile print range with four new lightweight models as the company aims to support Auto-ID and general resellers in meeting the growing demand for mobile printers across logistics, retail and warehousing.

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

Optimising e-commerce business for the new normal

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted the retail sector significantly. With many stores forced to close their doors over lockdown, there has been a sudden and rapid rise in online shopping.

A break with tradition now inevitable in warehousing

A break with tradition now inevitable in warehousing

Bricks-and-mortar retail outlets have been decimated during lockdown and the ensuing chaos has travelled swiftly up the supply chain – especially with the many challenges of bulk-shipped goods entering a distribution network for further dispersal to individual locations.

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for June showed sales soared by over 13% compared to May, to reach near-normal levels. Indeed, with fuel sales excluded, they actually beat June 2019’s figures by 1.5%.

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Businesses across every industry have faced unparalleled disruption to their operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the retail sector, we saw shelves across the globe being repeatedly stripped bare during the early days of the crisis, as supply chains that simply weren’t geared-up to deal with such sudden and dramatic changes in buying behaviour struggled to keep up during the first stages of the crisis.

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