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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…

Future of Retail


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Raconteur about the future of retail and whether he thinks voice payments are all hype or not. “Amazon and other major retailers in the UK, for…

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…

Half of UK CIOs, CTOs invest in store digital capabilities


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Direct Commerce Magazine, about our recent research which revealed that retailers are prioritising a frictionless high street shopping experience by providing real-time stock availability (49 per cent)…

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


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…

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


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Global Banking & Finance Review about a recent survey we conducted. Over half (51%) of UK retail CIOs and CTOs are investing in up-to-date pricing and quicker…

The UK retail CIO and CTO must invest in tech to match the online experience


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with Information Age about our recent research we conducted. It shows that as the ‘high street’ declines, UK retail CIO and CTO must invest in tech to…

LBC News – Mike Callender comments on Mothercare


Mike Callender, Executive Chairman for REPL, recently spoke with LBC News about the news that Mothercare announced it was going into administration, putting 2500 jobs at risk. To listen to the comments, click here

REPL Are Officially Company of the Year


On Thursday 7th November at the annual Birmingham Business Excellence Awards, REPL Group were named as Birmingham Company of the Year. The awards evening, held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, saw REPL as…

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…

Why EVs and AVs could be a ‘win’ for future retailers


Chris Griffiths, Managing Partner at REPL, recently spoke with TechHQ about the move to EVs being a “complete game-changer” for retail. New commercial opportunities will arise; fuel (or charging) stations could launch value-adding subscription services and app-based…

REPL Drives Retail Engagement with Microsoft


Chris Love, Managing Partner for Workforce Transformation at REPL, recently spoke with Technology Business Today about teaming up with Microsoft to build workforce management (WFM) functionality into its Microsoft Teams solution. The collaboration has seen REPL…

REPL Creates Workforce Management Function in Microsoft Teams to Drive Employee Engagement


Chris Love, Managing Partner for Workforce Transformation at REPL, recently spoke with Supply Chain Times to discuss our recent collaboration with Microsoft.  As part of an initiative to drive engagement within the UK workforce of…