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Marks & Spencer Transforms Workforce Scheduling with JDA and Microsoft


Chris Love, Managing Partner for REPL, recently spoke with Bloomberg about a recent engagement strategy whereby Marks & Spencer transforms workforce scheduling for 80,000 colleagues with BlueYonder (formally JDA) and Microsoft Teams. M&S selected BlueYonder…

M&S transforms workforce scheduling for 80,000 colleagues


Chris Love, Managing Partner for REPL, recently spoke with Retail Times about our recent collaboration with JDA and Microsoft Teams to implement a solution for M&S. To simplify its in-store operations, M&S needed to combine…

REPL Joins Forces with Catapult to Help Employers Access a Shared Workforce


Global technology consultants REPL have partnered with shared workforce platform Catapult to boost workforce flexibility. The innovative system allows people to choose when they work and who they work for by offering specific shifts at…

Future of Retail


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Raconteur about the future of retail and whether he thinks voice payments are all hype or not. “Amazon and other major retailers in the UK, for…

Half of UK CIOs, CTOs invest in store digital capabilities


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Direct Commerce Magazine, about our recent research which revealed that retailers are prioritising a frictionless high street shopping experience by providing real-time stock availability (49 per cent)…

Half of UK CIOs and CTOs are investing in in-store digital capabilities to replicate the convenience of online services


Mike Callender, executive chairman for REPL, recently spoke with A1 Retail Magazine about our recent research that showed over half (51%) of UK retail CIOs and CTOs are investing in up-to-date pricing and quicker payment…

Half of UK CIOs and CTOs are investing in in-store digital capabilities to replicate the convenience of online services


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Global Banking & Finance Review about a recent survey we conducted. Over half (51%) of UK retail CIOs and CTOs are investing in up-to-date pricing and quicker…

The UK retail CIO and CTO must invest in tech to match the online experience


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Information Age about our recent research we conducted. It shows that as the ‘high street’ declines, UK retail CIO and CTO must invest in tech to…

LBC News – Mike Callender comments on Mothercare


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with LBC News about the news that Mothercare announced it was going into administration, putting 2500 jobs at risk. To listen to the comments, click here

REPL Are Officially Company of the Year


On Thursday 7th November at the annual Birmingham Business Excellence Awards, REPL Group were named as Birmingham Company of the Year. The awards evening, held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, saw REPL as…

Why EVs and AVs could be a ‘win’ for future retailers


Chris Griffiths, Managing Partner at REPL, recently spoke with TechHQ about the move to EVs being a “complete game-changer” for retail. New commercial opportunities will arise; fuel (or charging) stations could launch value-adding subscription services and app-based…

REPL Drives Retail Engagement with Microsoft


Chris Love, Managing Partner for Workforce Transformation at REPL, recently spoke with Technology Business Today about teaming up with Microsoft to build workforce management (WFM) functionality into its Microsoft Teams solution. The collaboration has seen REPL…

REPL Creates Workforce Management Function in Microsoft Teams to Drive Employee Engagement


Chris Love, Managing Partner for Workforce Transformation at REPL, recently spoke with Supply Chain Times to discuss our recent collaboration with Microsoft.  As part of an initiative to drive engagement within the UK workforce of…

Cerys Johnson gives advice as retail employment falls


Cerys Johnson, CEO of REPL, recently spoke with Internet Retailing about the research by BRC that shows retail employment falls by 85,000 in three years. She gives insights into how retailers can overcome this problem…

Mobile: A Key Driver in Managing Workforces


Gone are the days when employers would ban their workers from using mobile phones while at work. The Wall Street Journal cited a survey which showed that 93 percent of employees now use their smartphones…

REPL Group Appoints EVP Americas as US Growth Builds Pace


Jon Hughes, EVP Americas for REPL, recently spoke with Supply Chain Times about joining us. As EVP Americas, Jon will head up all operations including sales and delivery across the continent and will be responsible for…

REPL Attending IFSF Annual Conference 2019


On November 5th and 6th REPL will be at the International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF) Annual Conference 2019 in Budapest, Hungary at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel. We will be discussing and sharing the essential challenges…

When Diversity In Tech Goes Beyond A Tickbox, Lessons From A CEO


Cerys Johnson, CEO of REPL, recently spoke with Forbes about diversity in tech and how turning the culture of REPL into one where cognitive diversity is now the norm is essential; in her mind, there…