How the high street has changed in the last five years – and why 2018 looks set to be the worst year for retail in a decade

Five years ago the Centre for Retail Research predicted that by 2018 one in five stores that were then open would by now have closed. Now the CRR has updated that report in Retail at Bay 2018. How have its forecasts stood the test of time? BRUCE DAVISMy interest in all things technical started at … Read moreHow the high street has changed in the last five years – and why 2018 looks set to be the worst year for retail in a decade

Purchasing LS Retail software: 5 reasons why you should remain on an active Enhancement Plan

If you have purchased LS Retail software, you may be familiar with the concept of “enhancement plan” (EP), the opportunity to extend your maintenance plan beyond the 1st year for a fee. Although the EP was designed to protect your investment in the software, as a retailer who has just made an investment in a … Read morePurchasing LS Retail software: 5 reasons why you should remain on an active Enhancement Plan

The blockchain effect: how this upcoming technology looks set to affect retail

How will blockchain affect retail in coming years? A new report from Deloitte, New Tech on the Block, planning for blockchain in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries, looks in detail at how retailers can prepare for the advent of this technology. We consider how blockchain is developing in the industry. BRUCE DAVISMy interest … Read moreThe blockchain effect: how this upcoming technology looks set to affect retail

May retail jobs increase 28,800 from April and nearly 100,200 from 2017

Economy June 1, 2018 Share Button:  SHARE Press Release Author:  Ana Serafin Smith May retail jobs increase 28,800 from April and nearly 100,200 from 2017 [email protected] (855) NRF-Press “May’s rebound in jobs together with yesterday’s report of solid income growth and the rise in consumer confidence points to the economy functioning very well.” Jack Kleinhenz … Read moreMay retail jobs increase 28,800 from April and nearly 100,200 from 2017

What is unified commerce and why you need it in your retail business

From Point of Sale (POS) to e-commerce, from CRM to inventory management, many retailers employ a patchwork of disconnected business applications to run their business. These software systems are often custom integrated or even homegrown, and as a consequence, they cannot communicate seamlessly with each other. As a result, retailers are left unable to deliver … Read moreWhat is unified commerce and why you need it in your retail business

Making Dreams Come True: Organic Candy Factory makes a sweet deal with Hy-Vee

When Piper Cochrane’s five-year-old daughter said she wanted to open a candy store, she didn’t try to brush off her little girl’s talk as a childhood fantasy that would never become a reality. Instead, Cochrane did something that put her in the running for Mom of the Year—she told her, “Of course you can open … Read moreMaking Dreams Come True: Organic Candy Factory makes a sweet deal with Hy-Vee

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