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How the UK government is supporting retailers amid the COVID-19 crisis

It’s impossible to get away from the current global crisis we are facing. As countries around the world try their best to stop the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, businesses of all types and sizes are figuring out how they are going to get through the next few months – …

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Tough tech: How the rugged marketing is evolving

As more and more consumers buy smartphones, tablets and laptop devices, they want to keep them functioning as long as possible, whether that’s by putting the big brand devices in ruggedised cases, or buying a device specifically manufactured to withstand extreme conditions. This demand for protecting devices for longer also …

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UK monitor sales almost double as employees are urged to work from home

With the UK government urging everyone to work from home if they are able to do so, British consumers almost doubled the number of IT monitors bought during the week ending 14th March compared to the week before, reporting to new stats from GfK. In contrast to the same period …

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Positive January sales could be a turning point for the high street

Over the past couple of years it has been difficult to weed out the positive news about the state of the UK high streets, as most headlines have been occupied by the words like “Brexit”, “Negotiations”, “Uncertainty” and so on. While we’re still working out the exact details of the …

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20 years on from the dot-com crash: What has commerce learnt?

Today (10th March) marks 20 years since the dot-com crash – the day the markets peaked and subsequently fell sharply. But what caused it and how can another be prevented? Brad Soo, Product Manager at commercetools, discusses. The dot-com crash was facilitated by a combination of poor digital customer experience and …

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Standing out in the cloud: How the market is evolving in 2020

Although there had been a few mutterings about “the cloud” sprinkled here and there throughout PCR’s publications beforehand, it was around 2010 that we really started to knuckle down and try to understand this somewhat mysterious concept. Ten years on, and every man and his dog – within or outside …

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CES 2020 Review: The most interesting tech from this year’s show

Gekko Field Marketing MD Daniel Todaro rounds up his interesting tech finds from this year’s CES show. The New Year in tech wouldn’t be the same without CES, the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas between 7th – 10th January attended by almost every established tech brand, start up …

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Unexpected items in the bagging area: The truth about biodegradable bags

On 5th October 2015, the UK government put in place a law that requires large shops in England to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. Supermarkets, high street stores and out-of-town retailers with 250 or more employees had to abide by this rule, and smaller businesses were encouraged …

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AI’s place in retail

Artificial intelligence has been slowly but steadily seeping into our everyday lives, from the smart home products that learn our habits to try and make our days easier to manage, to more complex use cases within areas such as cybersecurity, the financial sector and the automobile industry. But what about …

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UK tech sector sees weakest performance since 2012

The UK tech sector  has seen its weakest performance since Q2 2012, according to KPMG’s quarterly survey. Measuring the strength of business activity across UK technology sector companies, KPMG found that the sector’s performance  was “in limbo”, with staff hiring declining and new business activity flat-lining. UK tech companies reported …

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