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Welcome to The Age of The Smart Store

No cash, no cards – no tills? If you took this news to the middle ages, they’d have burned you at the stake. But here in the outrageous present tense, all is normal (well, kind of).

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Post-Covid Retail is Battling 2 Major Issues: Does IoT Solve Both?

It’s interesting isn’t it, how a single industry, like retail, can be simultaneously faced with two completely opposing challenges? On one side of the spectrum, the typical grocers are having to tackle rapid spikes in bulk buying alongside big-spending seasons, which results in supply chain and stock issues.

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Utilising the Retail Relief Package for Long-Term Survival

Utilising the Retail Relief Package for Long-Term Survival

Rishi Sunak announced that the UK Government are releasing a £4.6 billion relief package scheme to the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. These sectors are to be given up to £9,000 one-off grants. Additionally, £594 million will be given to councils to help the businesses impacted by local lockdowns who are not eligible for the new payments.

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Theft is on the rise; how can retailers prepare?

Theft is on the rise; how can retailers prepare?

One of the biggest economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is the exceptionally high increase in unemployment, which due to a combination of business closures and cutbacks, is set to rise to 2.6 million by mid-2021.

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