Farmer-owned dairy company Arla Foods UK has signed a deal with Rocket for the use of its SAP extended warehouse management (EWM) blueprint and template for its distribution centres in Leeds and Bristol. Arla hopes that the integration with the new sys...
Online grocer Ocado has released its financial results for the 52 weeks ended 27 November 2016, revealing a 13.6 per cent increase in gross sales and a 14.8 per cent year-on-year rise in revenue. The number of active Ocado customers grew by 13.9 per ce...
US retail giant Walmart has announced the launch of free two-day shipping to homes and stores on more than two million items, as it looks to keep pace with online retailer Amazon. Walmart has also lowered the mimimum purchase required for free shipping...
UK home and garden retailer WorldStores has selected delivery route planning software from Maxoptra in order to optimise its home delivery service. Since implementing the cloud-based Maxoptra Distribution solution, Worldstores has managed to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency and customer service. Maxoptra Distribution was implemented as part of a move by WorldStores to introduce its own delivery fleet in order to meet customer service objectives. As part of the selection process Maxoptra was compared with other planning tools on the market but it was felt that, as these were primarily designed for fixed route, business-to-business (B2B) rather than business-to-consumer (B2C) operations, they were difficult to use and not compatible with WorldStoresâ€™ existing systems and working practices.
H&M today said that it saw a clear shift towards online and digital in its latest financial year, although it also it still made financial sense to continue to invest in stores. Here are some of the key themes that emerged from full-year results in which the fashion retailer, a (more…)
Joules put the emphasis on multichannel and international shopping in its latest half-year results, published today. Here, we’ve pulled key themes from results that show the retailer, in the Top100 of the IRUK Top500, turned over £81.4m in the 26 weeks to November 29, 16.2% more than at the same (more…)
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London restaurant and bar, Proud Camden, has struck a deal with biometric solutions firm Sthaler to implement its Fingopay technology, which uses customersâ€™ finger veins to authenticate payments. Launching today, the roll-out of the finger vein technology, the first of its kind in the UK, will seek to reduce queue times and make transactions more secure.The technology builds a 3D map of the veins within a finger, creating a natural personal key. The chance that two people have the same vein structure is 3.4 billion-to-1
Today’s Ocado full-year results have much to say about the direction of the online grocer’s strategy, and about the future of online grocery itself. Here are the five key themes we noted, as the retailer reported revenues of £1.3bn in the year to November 27. They were 14.8% up on (more…)
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GUEST COMMENT Brexit and other EU adventures – what’s the impact on how a global retailer handles its customer data?
The UK’s referendum result in June 2016 defied all the pollsters when the nation voted to cut ties with the European Union and go it alone. The shock result caused political upheaval, a tumbling FTSE 100 and economic uncertainty. While the UK scrambles to determine how Brexit will play out, (more…)
£4 in every £10 spent over Christmas came from a mobile – but be warned its changing how people shop
More than £4 of every £10 spent online over the festive shopping period came from a smartphone, according to Adobe‘s Digital Index report – matching the percentage seen in 2015, but of a much bigger pie. The research shows that 60% of online traffic to UK retailers came from mobile between 1 November (more…)