Hi Tech Shopper: Technology that may seem like science fiction today could become commonplace in the stores of tomorrow. Simon Creasey sizes up the gadgets the shoppers and retailers of the future could be using.
Online Shopping: It’s been talked about for decades, but online grocery shopping has recently come into its own – with sales rocketing 35% over the past 12 months. Chloe Smith looks at the technology and businesses driving the retail revolution and examines a future for grocery that’s multi-channel.
Interview with Neal Austin: In his first major interview, Morrisons logistics head Neal Austin outlines bold plans to upgrade the retailer’s IT systems. Noli Dinkovski reports.
Promotions: Cutting-edge sales and operations systems have become essential weapons in promotional planning, reports James.Ball
Driver Monitoring Systems: Research reveals that few companies know the level of carbon emissions in their supply chain, but the wider availability of driver monitoring systems is slowly changing the situation, writes Simon Creasey.
Road to rail: Last year the EC branded the cost of transporting freight by rail prohibitive – so why are suppliers doing just that, asks Joanne Grew.
Category Management: Space management technology is helping to boost profitability and cashflow by rationalising categories and optimising the product mix. Penelope Ody looks at developments in store-specific planning.