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Maximising the value of store assistants

Gareth Thomas, Retail Business Consultant at Zetes, explains the importance of optimising Store Assistant activity to not only prioritise excellent customer engagement but also improve efficiency and transform profitability.

The role of the high street store has changed fundamentally over the past decade – and with it the day to day activities of the Store Assistant. While it is now a given that retailers will offer click and collect and buy online and return in store, increasingly self-informed and empowered customers heading in store also expect a Store Assistant to offer a far more engaging and personal shopping experience. But where does that leave the Store Assistant now tasked with multiple roles from fulfilling click and collect orders to managing inventory, replenishing shelves and selling?  How can a retailer manage these diverse in-store activities to maximise productivity and efficiency and achieve a great customer experi


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30 Nov 2018
Autonomous Vehicles in The Intelligent Supply Chain
 

In this article we discuss the impending role of autonomous vehicles in the intelligent supply chain—and how they could benefit enterprises. Self driving trucks and ‘platooning’ have featured a lot in the news lately, drawing a heavy amount of skepticism, criticism and concern f

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

27 Nov 2018
Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion
 

From the incredible pace of turnover in style trends to the excess waste it produces, today’s fast fashion phenomenon is a controversial topic on many fronts. However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admirat

 
Ilyas Kucukcay
Kinaxis

23 Nov 2018
AI adoption among Canadian businesses stagnant: Only 16 per cent of companies use AI, which remains unchanged since 2014
 

Deloitte report finds Canadian consumers and businesses don’t understand or trust AI Canada is rapidly falling behind other countries in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption and demand, which is putting Canadian talent and future competitiveness at risk, according to Deloitte’s lates

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

23 Nov 2018
UK retailers brace for fiercely competitive Christmas amid cautious consumer appetite
 

Deloitte’s European Christmas Survey 2018 predicts Europe’s shopping habits in the run up to Christmas; UK consumers reveal signs of caution despite their expectations to spend £567 (€646) this Christmas, 42% more than the European average; 42% of Christmas spending wil

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

23 Nov 2018
Deloitte Study: More than 70 Percent of Consumers Plan to Shop During the Holiday Weekend; Cyber Monday to Grab the Most Spending
 

More than 7 in 10 (71 percent) holiday shoppers plan to head to the stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend (Thanksgiving Thursday - Cyber Monday), according to a new survey from Deloitte. Holiday shoppers say they’ll spend an average of $420 between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

 
Deloitte
Deloitte


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