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Failed online deliveries will cost more than £771 million this year

The total cost of delivery failures to UK retailers is predicted to be £473 million this year, according to a review conducted by IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group). If this figure is added to the cost of Marketplace deliveries then the tota...
09:32AM - Wed 27th August 2014
Scott Welty, Vice President, Industry Strategy, JDA Software

Retail 2020: The 7 Trends Impacting Brick & Mortar Retailers

The retail industry is in the midst of a massive transformation driven by consumers’ rapid adoption of new digital technologies. By the year 2020, the retail landscape will have fundamentally changed how every retailer will go to market. No segmen...
10:32AM - Tue 12th August 2014
Image: Asos

Asos fire: Investigation will take “months”

North Yorkshire police have said that its investigation into the Asos fire in Barnsley will take “months” to conclude.A spokeswoman declined to give a specific date to schedule its findings but said the ongoing investigation will take longer than ...
09:31AM - Mon 21st July 2014
An O2 store

O2 extends next day delivery to 10pm

Mobile operator O2 has announced it will offer a 10pm deadline for next day delivery, becoming the first mobile firm to do so.O2 expects that over 3,000 customers a week will benefit by receiving their order 24 hours earlier than before.Tete Soto,...
05:32PM - Mon 14th July 2014
Michael Weedon, deputy CEO of bira

Death of the Supermarket: Dark stores have a bright future, but is the sun setting on the superstore?

The superstore that we know and love/hate/couldn’t-care-less-about-but-use-anyway (delete as applicable) has its foundations in the boot space made available in the tens of millions of cars on the road in our great car society. That has provided f...
02:29PM - Fri 20th June 2014
Image: Amazon

Amazon to double size of UK fulfilment centre

Online giant Amazon could create 350 permanent jobs at its fulfilment centre in Rugeley in Staffordshire as it continues to invest into its UK operations.The retailer has applied for planning permission to double capacity at Rudgely and plans to r...
04:29PM - Thu 5th June 2014

Warehousing in an all-channel world: the 3 key steps

Retailers have long been aware that strategic placement of merchandise in stores can boost sales and create efficiencies for the workforce, and customers like shopper A. But as all-channel shoppers like shopper B and C grow in numbers, many retail...
02:09PM - Tue 3rd June 2014

Reverse logistics: how to turn necessity into commercial opportunity

As e-commerce has grown, so too have returns - particularly for brands selling products in a range of colours, shapes, and sizes.Returns might be costly and time-consuming for retailers to process, but effective management can enhance customer sat...
03:46PM - Tue 6th May 2014

Cross-border trade Q&A, James Roper, Chairman and Founder of IMRG

With the booming parcel delivery market now seeing a quarter of all parcels being sent outside the UK (IMRG), we decided to investigate the cross-border options available to retailers.What is the most common way for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterpri...
09:06AM - Tue 6th May 2014
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