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A1 Retail Q&A with Mike Callender


A1 Retail, a leading online retail magazine recently conducted a Q&A with our Executive Chairman, Mike Callender. You can read the full Q&A by clicking here.

Post-Match Analysis: Retail Did Well, But Could Do Better


As I write, the country is still in recovery mode after the roller coaster drama of the World Cup. It’s time for reflection on what was achieved and what might have been. Hopefully, many retailers…

Machines Enhance the Human Touch at RBTE


Robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence – there was no need for a crystal ball or even a forecasting app to predict the main themes of the recent Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), at London’s Olympia….

Machines enhance the human touch at RBTE


It’s great to see the article involving our Executive Chairman, Mike Callender published today on the Retail Times website. You can read the article by clicking here.

Understanding the Power of Retail Technology for your Business


In the rollercoaster world of retail, never has a truer word been spoken. Stand still and you won’t just get left behind, you could disappear completely. Look no further than Toys R Us, Maplin and…

What to Consider When Selecting Your Digital Retail Solution


Google “retail technology solutions” and you’ll be overwhelmed by over 18 million pages of information to plough through. The market is overflowing with innovative new offerings and older tech that’s been updated to keep up…

Here’s What the Best Retail Technology Solutions Make Possible


Fifteen years ago, Steven Spielberg presented us with his future vision of retail: a mall crammed with retina scanners and virtual reality humans bombarding shoppers with highly-targeted ad messages. When we watched Minority Report on…

Delinquency, the Genesis of the Retail Suicide


Retail is being forced to adapt to everything from increased minimum wages and stricter scheduling laws to online competition and the modern digital store. In this climate, some retailers have had to close locations or…

You Need to Love Mobile to Avoid the Retail Apocalypse


Retailers have been slow to adopt mobile technologies. The initial fear was “we don’t want people texting on the sales floor” or some variation of that core concern. Now we see this trend shifting towards…

Is Mobile Shopping the Future for Retail?


With “Black Friday” edging closer, stores prepare for thousands of shoppers to raid the in-store aisles, all searching for the biggest and best deals. But is this tradition slowly dying? A recent study by Adobe,…

Connecting Retailers For Better Customer Service


A recent report from McKinsey & Company highlighted how social technologies are impacting the workplace.  This analysis is understandable for a typical office-based organisation.  But will this really ‘cross the chasm’ into customer-facing environments, like…

Connecting Retailers For Better Customer Service


A recent report from McKinsey & Company highlighted how social technologies are impacting the workplace.  This analysis is understandable for a typical office-based organization.  But will this really ‘cross the chasm’ into customer-facing environments, like…

The Impacts of Gen Z on the Retail Industry


Generation Z or Gen Z as they are most commonly known are the newest consumers and workforce coming into the retail world. They are having a massive impact on retail both from a customer perspective…

Is Amazon at the Forefront of the Retail Revolution?


With Amazon’s latest acquisition of Whole Foods, it appears they are truly taking the current retail revolution by the scruff of its neck and leading the charge. Is Amazon shaping the future for retail? By…

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…

An Agile Mindset Isn’t Enough


Long gone are the days of massive organizations with rigid hierarchies and a workforce that joined in their teens and left in their sixties.  Long gone too, are the inflexible practices of centralized “command and…

10 Advantages of a Robust Warehouse Management System


Organizations often mistake all warehouse management systems (WMS) to be the same, however, a WMS solution can be configured to meet your business’s needs and provide your company with the benefits you require. A robust…

Are Retailers Prepared for Sales Boost over Easter?


Are you prepared for the Easter weekend? Have you made sure you have enough stock and sufficient staff available? Retail intelligence experts Springboard, forecast UK footfall to increase +8.8% in high streets over the Easter…