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Future of Retail Report 2020


2020 has been one of the most difficult years for retailers. Despite this, here at REPL we believe there is a brighter future ahead if the industry is able to evolve at the pace required….

Easy Cost Cuttings in Your Warehouse


The warehouse industry faces a plethora of costly challenges. But what if controlling the biggest cost of all – labour – could boost the bottom line in more ways than one? That’s where workforce management…

The Warehouse Challenges Threatening Your Bottom Line – And How to Beat Them


Rising business rates. Fluctuating currency value. Wavering consumer spending. These are just some of the cost pressures facing businesses. As a result, executives are seeking savings from every element of the supply chain including warehouses…

Why Employee Experience Is Key to Optimising Your Warehouse Operations


With happy employees equaling happy customers, it’s no surprise that retailers have focused their workforce management efforts on customer-facing staff. But as more revenue moves online, effectively managing your warehouse and distribution centre (DC) workforce…

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…