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The era of the “Great Resignation,” or “Great Reshuffle.” These past couple of years have earned these odd names – a period of changing priorities and new opposites has mixed things up when it comes to the working world. And about time we say! We firmly threw our hat into the ring ...

Friction Free With New Priorities

According to Gartner: “By 2025, organizations offering unified commerce experience, by moving customers, without friction through purchase journeys, will see at least a 20% uplift in total revenue." But this isn’t the true picture for me. Whilst the global retail industry might be worth around $27 trillion this year, owing to ...

Monthly Retail Insights March 2022

Here are our insights for this month, focussed on omni-channel retail technology. Check out some of the stories from Amazon, Next and even Aldi that we have pulled out as key for our industry this month.
Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals…don’t forget about Desktop!

Mobile first! Back in Feb 2021 Steve Dennis and I discussed the then forthcoming Google page experience update for Mobile which was a pointer for the world to focus on what we all now know (or should know!) as “Core Web Vitals”, these being LCP, FID and CLS otherwise Google could ...

Women in Tech – How to Address the Balance

Background Let's kick off with some global stats that will be new news to you.  Only about 25% of jobs in technology were held by women in 2021.   Bulgaria is the country with the most women in tech - 30.28%.  The overall gender pay gap is highest in South Korea - ...

Monthly Retail Insights Feb 2022

And we're back for more! We had great feedback from January's edition so here's number 2 of our Monthly Retail Insights. Each month Spike scour the retail technology and omni-channel world and our archives for new and interesting technology stories that you may have missed! Included this month are stories around shoppable ...

Monthly Retail Insights Jan 2022

Here's something new for '22, our Monthly Retail Insights. Each month Spike scour the retail technology and omni-channel world for new and interesting technology stories that you may have missed! In our inaugural edition we have news on some really cool stuff from brands as diverse as Nike, Mitsubishi, Tesco and ...
ECommerce

7 days in retail – 26 November 2021

7 days in retail - an at-a-glance weekly digest of things happening in the retail sector this week: More than 17 million have used buy now, pay later Extinction Rebellion hit Amazon on Black Friday with strikes and protests planned in 20 countries Co-op ‘bins’ this year’s Christmas TV ad ...
4 golden rules

The 4 Golden Rules for pain-free technology transformation

We are delighted to support the retail industry as an associate partner of the British Retail Consortium. Once through the upcoming golden quarter, many retailers thoughts will turn to what they do next to better embed tech and reap the benefits. It's not always plain sailing though and so we're sharing our ...