In March total UK footfall decreased by 68.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, which represents a 4.9 per cent improvement on the previous month, according to research from The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Sensormatic Solutions.
Clearpay, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service is partnering payments platform Adyen in a bit to allow more retailers to access Clearpay’s pay-by-instalments service.
The partnership will allow customers to pay in four instalments, with footwear and lifestyle brand Hunter the first brand to rollout Clearpay through Adyen.
Online fashion retailer Asos has seen pre-tax profits more than triple to £106 million in half a year. Profits accumulated in the six months to 28 February 2021 rose by 253 per cent compared to the previous year.
Almost two-thirds - 65 per cent - of finance, procurement and supply chain professionals said the pandemic has increased the importance of supply chain agility, according to research commissioned by Ivalua. Ivalua are a California-based provider of cloud-based spend management solutions.
Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) start-up Zilch has launched a new service which enables customers to ‘pay-over-time’ in store with just a tap. According to the London-based company, this will be the “first-ever” product of its kind in the UK and Europe.
Under the new guidelines, retailers still aren’t legally obliged to cut ties with modern slavery. Alexandra Leonards reveals why the latest measures aren’t likely to change things on the ground, and explores how retailers must look beyond the legal minimum to rid their supply chains of forced labour.
The ethics of retailer supply chains has been called into question recently, with brands now rushing to implement technology that gives better visibility into how products are made, sourced and shipped. The scandal that brought the issue into focus most recently was a report in July on Boohoo’s UK supply chain that had a significant impact on the company’s share price and reputation.
Retail Systems editor Peter Walker sits down with Brother’s senior commercial client manager Jessica Stansfield to talk through the company’s solutions for retailers and hospitality businesses, what’s new in labelling technology, and the benefits of outsourcing printing.
Fluent Commerce’s EMEA managing director Rob Shaw sat down with Retail Systems editor Peter Walker to discuss omnichannel opportunities, the best way to tackle technology and how the company is expanding into the UK and Europe.