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14 Nov

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

A1 Retail CIO News

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 options in-store in a bid to improve their physical infrastructures to match the online shopping experience.

“It’s no secret that retailers are struggling with a number of challenges, however, the ones that are performing more successfully are those that are matching the differentiator of having a physical infrastructure with the capabilities of a digital environment. This is allowing them to maximise the benefit of having a physical store and provide the immediacy customers are demanding. However, this innovative approach to technology is currently only trialled by a handful of retailers, often in their flagship stores, and is yet to be widely adopted.”

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