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Tech Data unveils new UK team focused on supporting independent retailers

Distributor Tech Data has formed a new team to focus on supporting sales and providing specialist services to independent webstores and retailers.  The move is part of a continuing programme of investment designed to ensure all retailers can take advantage of the full range of resources that Tech Data makes available …

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Small business confidence bounces back as lockdown eases

The proportion of UK small businesses predicting growth has almost doubled in just three months – from 14% to 27% – giving one of the first tangible indications that the Government’s easing of lockdown is having a positive impact on a key area of the UK economy. The quarterly tracking …

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Retail will need to adjust to the commercial realities of Covid-19

Gekko Field Marketing’s MD, Daniel Todaro, discusses whether the Coronavirus will present the opportunity to re-appraise the retail experience and increase communities’ appreciation of the high street. So here we are amidst the most bizarre of situations that no one in their lifetime has experienced. There’s never been a global …

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Network Group highlights member success stories during COVID-19 crisis

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Network Group has set up weekly community calls to provide a forum for its members where they can share experiences and talk through the common challenges they face. The company has been providing networking and mentoring opportunities to its members for 26 years – …

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Currys PC World to offer remote live video service to shoppers

Go Instore has partnered with Currys PC World to deliver ShopLive: a video-powered retail service that connects website customers with product matched experts using immersive HD live video. The ShopLive service empowers Currys PC World colleagues with the ability to work safely from home during the COVID-19 crisis and assist …

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How SD-WAN is transforming retail

Michael Cabra, Senior Product Manager at Cybera, looks at why retailers of all sizes should be investing in technologies such as SD-WAN. When it comes to shopping in-store, today’s consumers expect a truly connected experience that lets them switch between physical and digital channels – without missing a beat. Little …

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Dixons Carphone to close 531 UK stores on 3rd April, causing 2,900 redundancies

Britain’s biggest electrical and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has announced that it will close 531 standalone stores to “focus on selling mobile devices and connectivity through its shop-in-shops in 305 big Currys PCWorld stores and online”. The small standalone stores, representing 8% of Dixons Carphone’s total UK selling space, …

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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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The uberisation of retail

Jeff Manning, EVP of Worldwide Sales at Cybera, looks at how retailers are thriving and surviving in an era when digital disruption has become the norm. Digital transformation is impacting every industry in radical ways. Today’s customers now acquire products and consume services in multiple channels and nowhere is this …

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