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Retail’s Response to COVID-19 in the US – and Where We Go From Here


When someone talks about “getting back to normal” in a post-pandemic world, what comes to mind? The distribution of a vaccine? Reaching herd immunity? A return to how things were before but with more social…

The message and mechanics of engaging employees post pandemic


When rules around facemasks are fluctuating faster than a flimsy fitting room curtain, retail leaders need a concise and consistent approach to communicating change.   It’s not just facemask policy that’s in flux of course. As we…

REPL Supports Retailers in Getting Ready to Reopen with Complimentary WFM Review


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL Group, recently spoke with A1 Retail on how REPL is offering retailers a complimentary WFM review of their scheduling and communications processes to ensure they meet government guidelines for the…

Enabling the New Normal: Creating New Customer Journeys


How customers respond to the new normal will be carefully monitored by the retail sector. Early indications from countries where lockdown conditions are gradually lifting and stores reopening show promise. Markets like Germany and Australia…

Everything You Need To Know About NRF 2020


If you couldn’t make the event, or you did attend and need a recap, this article is for you. Here, we highlight the best bits of the NRF 2020 big event and reveal the hot retail technology topics everyone was talking about.

Workforce Transformation – A Force For Good, For All


Right person, right place, right time. How many times have you heard that said when it comes to managing your workforce? However, this approach has become commonplace and therefore less competitive. And, due to a…

Walmart: improving its scheduling accuracy with REPL


REPL Groups Executive Chairman, Mike Callender recently spoke to Business Chief about how they successfully rolled out BlueYonder Workforce Management to help improve the scheduling accuracy for Walmart.  The rollout touches 1.6 million associates in…

REPL Implements Workforce Management Solution for Walmart Employees


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL Group, recently spoke to the US Business News about the WFM solution that was implemented by REPL and how it has provided Walmart with a number of benefits. It…

REPL Helps Implement Workforce Management Solution for More Than 1.6 Million Walmart Employees Worldwide


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL Group, recently spoke with Markets Insider about how we successfully rolled out JDA Workforce Management to help improve the scheduling accuracy for Walmart.  The rollout touches 1.6 million associates…

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…