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REPL Commits to Significant Job Creation Following Record Revenue and Pre-Tax Profit Growth


REPL Group has reported a 30% increase in revenue and 55% growth in pre-tax profit for the financial year 2019/20. The company has also announced plans to hire 100 new full-time employees before the end…

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…

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation


During these unprecedented times, retail faces challenges it must meet more accurately and rapidly than ever before. At REPL we have everything you need to reimagine the way you do business.   From legacy systems that…

Beyond Covid-19 – Optimizing Warehouses and Dark Stores for the New Normal


Warehouses and dark stores are set to play an increasingly important role in the acceleration of online shopping and more agile distribution and manufacturing. To capitalize on this shift, businesses must closely link employee numbers…

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: Greater Flexibility Around Staff Deployment


The Covid-19 pandemic has put flexible working at the forefront of the government’s economic response across the globe. The “work at home if possible” mantra of the UK government has obvious limitations for front-line retail…

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…

Workforce Scheduling and Communications – Are You Covid Ready?


As the UK transitions from lockdown to the new normal, and the government begins to allow retail stores and hospitality venues to open, it’s critical that businesses respond to the guidance on how to open…

Enabling the New Normal: The Importance of Technology for Physical Retail


It’s impossible to escape the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on both physical and online retail. Different verticals have been impacted in various ways – be it a dramatic and unprecedented surge in demand for…