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Celebrating Equality on International Women’s Day 2020


International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on Sunday 8th March. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.  In 1911 the…

Optimising Your Fuel Pricing Strategy Through Machine Learning


In a highly competitive and reactive market, setting petrol and diesel prices is an ongoing challenge for fuel retailers. Too high and you’ll drive customers to the competition. Too low and you compromise profit. REPL…

Turbocharge Your Existing Workforce Management Software With ADAPT


Is your retail business still using time-consuming spreadsheets to forecast your workforce needs? Do you use a range of workforce management (WFM) tools that rely on accurate forecasts to perform at their best? Do you…

Your Retail Tech Opportunity Download the Insight You Need to Thrive in the Digital World


Technology is revolutionizing retail businesses across the world. You know how essential digital transformation is for survival. As global tech consultants, we surveyed CTOs and CIOs from multiple retailers to reveal how they’re keeping up…

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…

Customer Experience is King. Long Live the King.


The importance of customer experience has long been recognised in retail. Informed consumers seek balance between immediate satisfaction and compelling experiences with brands and products. This dichotomy will only continue, embellished by an increasing pace…

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation with REPL At NRF 2020


You’re committed to transforming your retail business. You’re focused on delivering speed, convenience, hyper-personalization and slick integration. But when it comes to selecting your perfect tech consultancy partner, the choice can be overwhelming. Do you…

The Latest Retail Technology Trends In the UK and US


Similar cultures. The same language. Two sides of the same ocean. The US and UK seem to have a lot in common. But is this true when it comes to retail technology trends? Jon Hughes…

The State of Retail: How to Embrace Tech and Buck the Store Closures Trend


Latest figures reveal that 9,271 US  stores have closed since the start of 2019. Only 4,341 have opened.  Figures that compare starkly to the 5,854 stores which shut down in 2018.  But while major names…

Introducing the IFSF API Standards Simulator


The fuel retail industry is entering a period of significant disruption. By 2035, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK. Over the next few decades, the shift towards…

The Rise of the Robots – Why Automated Software Testing Makes Business Sense


Your warehouse management system, POS and card payment devices are the beating heart of your retail business. Incorrect data that blocks the flow of information, goods and money isn’t good for any business. Key to…

Big Enough to Deliver, Small Enough to Care


When it comes to air travel, you have a choice. Do you book a flight from a large international airport, with multiple terminals, many thousands of fellow passengers and an unnecessarily long walk from car…

How We Get Tech to Work


REPL has built a reputation for pioneering new approaches to digital technology solutions by delivering innovative, complex, large-scale projects for global retailers.  Every technology consultancy regardless of size has access to virtually the same tech….

Meet REPL’s Rising Star – Emily Lawton


What do you get when you cross an interest in tech with a degree in Russian and linguistics? REPL’s latest award-winning programmer, Emily Lawton.  As one of REPL’s rising stars – and the winner of…

Will Black Friday Lighten the Mood For the UK High Street?


Black Friday is supposed to be a bright spot in retailers’ calendars. But in recent years it has only delivered a small uptick in spend compared to October’s consumption.  Black Friday is supposed to be…

Solving the Productivity Puzzle With Advanced Robotics


The government is turning to technology businesses to help solve the UK’s productivity gap. A major concern for businesses and government alike, poor productivity hits the bottom line, which means less money to reinvest both…

The Power of POS in Fuel Retail: 2019 Insights


The world of POS has evolved rapidly over recent years. Innovations such as contactless payment and biometric personalisation have all made significant real world headway. One of the evolutions in POS has been the ability…