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Fuel Retail: The Future


Fuel retail is evolving. With a UK ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars set for 2035, its days of relying on fossil fuels are numbered.  The future will see different types of…

The State of Retail: How to Buck the High Street Closures Trend


Latest figures have revealed the highest net number of high street store closures since monitoring began in 2010. Each day in the UK during the first half of 2019, 16 shops closed their doors while…

Embracing Tech to Power Productivity: Retail Insider Tips


Standing still in retail isn’t an option. The opportunities to implement ground-breaking tech are all around us. From slick payment options to streamlined scheduling, there are tools out there to buck the trend of high…

Celebrating Women in Technology


To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, we caught up with some women at REPL to tell their own story. What inspired them to get involved in technology? What are their proudest achievements? What would they change…

What Will it Take to Get More Women in Tech?


The number of women working in tech is significantly lower than in other UK sectors with just 17% of tech roles held by women. Yet businesses are more aware than ever before about the importance…

The 2019 WFM Forum: Another Successful Day of Insight and Ideas-sharing


All of us working in retail understand that our industry is facing ongoing challenges. Challenges that for some have proved impossible to overcome. High street closures are at their highest level since monitoring began in…

How Testing Automation Gives Retailers Competitive Advantage


What would it mean to your retail business if you could test changes to your global IT systems overnight? What sort of competitive advantage would that give you? This isn’t a theoretical question for some…

The Evolution of POS in Fuel Retailing – The Future’s Not What it Used to Be


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 most creative evolutions in POS has been…

Why Bigger Isn’t Better: Six Benefits of Partnering with a Smaller Provider


When searching for the ideal professional services partner, it can be tempting for businesses to assume that bigger will be better. But choosing a major well-established name isn’t the only option. Big things can also…

How Will Motoring Innovation Impact on the Fuel Retail Sector?


The fuel industry is ever-changing, from ‘Pay at the Pump’ services and Electric Vehicles (EV) to mobile payments, self-driving vehicles and more. The question many fuel providers are asking as these new innovations come into…

The Future of Workforce Transformation – Adapting to Workforce Trends


The CEOs of 181 major US businesses have issued a statement saying that corporations should no longer value shareholder profit above all. Instead, they believe that high-level goals – like considering customers, the environment, employees,…

The Future of Workforce Transformation – Adapting to Workforce Trends


The CEOs of 181 major US businesses have issued a statement saying that corporations should no longer value shareholder profit above all. Instead, they believe that high-level goals – like considering customers, the environment, employees,…

Mastering the Art of Fulfilment


Like the links in a necklace, supply chains are only as strong as each section. It takes just one weak connection for the chain to work less effectively or even to stop functioning. Correcting imperfections…

Reaping the Benefits of Robotic Process Automation


From steam powered engines to personal computers, technology has played a major role in reshaping the workplace. In the past, machines would often replace complete job roles, like telephone and lift operators. But the future…

Taking Forecasting and Category Management From Art to Science


Shifting market dynamics are increasing the urgency for supply chain digital transformation. However, one area of supply chain management missing the boat is category management. We explore how new tech is making the most of…

The Tech Foundations Every Retailer Needs


The message to retailers is clear: digital transformation is key to future success. As familiar names disappear from the UK high street, the race to keep up with both employee and consumer demands has never…

The State of Supply Chain in 2019


This morning, I’ve already had three deliveries to my front door. And it’s not even 10am. Five years ago that would have been unusual. Today, it’s standard consumer behaviour and it’s had a major impact…

The Future of Retail Technology


Retail history is littered with has-been megastars. Those who’ve failed to adapt to changing consumer expectations. Who have failed to invest in technology. And quickly found themselves flagging with no way to catch up. Keeping…