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What is Artificial Intelligence?


The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a fictitious aim for a long time. Today, AI has gone beyond the realms of science fiction to become a hot topic and a reality. Leading retailers…

Highlights and hot topics from RetailEXPO day 2


Now RetailEXPO 2019 is wrapped up for another year, we reflect on what shaped up to be an insightful and interesting few days. Here are the show highlights from day two. The absence of innovation…

Highlights and hot topics from RetailEXPO day 1


Whether you attended today or will be along tomorrow, here are the highlights from day one at RetailEXPO 2019. Customer experience is the talk of the town Retailers are focused on how to make stores…

How Retail Can Reap the Rewards of Data Science


Data science is a hot topic. And, as with all hot topics, there’s plenty of disinformation out there. REPL’s CEO, Mike Callender, and Rafik Salama, head of data science, took time out to discuss: the…

U.S. Retail Workers Lament Understaffing as their Biggest Frustration


Our Executive Chairman, Mike Callender talks with AP News about the results from our recent survey conducted with more than 1000 consumers and 500 retail workers. You can read the full article by clicking here….

The Transformative Tech Your Supermarket Can’t Afford to Ignore


Some savvy supermarkets are already embracing artificial intelligence (AI) to establish difference and gain market share. From Tesco trialling checkout-free shopping to Morrisons’ introduction of automated stock replenishment, the possibilities for the £190 billion grocery…

The Future of Workforce Management


Cloud computing, mobile technology and big data have combined to create exciting advances in workforce management (WFM) software. Improvements that enable retailers to change the way they hire, schedule and support staff. WFM has already…

These 5 Retail Resolutions Will Change Your Business Strategy in 2019


Shifting consumer habits, fast-changing technologies, relentless innovation – the retail landscape is changing. Here’s how you can focus on the strategic needs of your business for the year. U.S. in-store retail sales are expected to grow…

Your Retail Resolutions for 2019


Despite the gloomy predictions, the first half of 2018 was positive for retailers with a 4% year-on-year increase in sales. But with the critical Christmas period now over, it’s time to review who performed and…

Retail Focus for 2019 from NRF’s Big Show


Executive Chairman, Mike Callender recently spoke with The Grocer about the Retail focus for 2019 from NRF’s Big Show. You can read the whole article by clicking here.