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Can retailers get consumers on track?

In a recent OpinionLab survey into consumer attitudes toward use of tracking technology in-store, significant concerns were revealed about its use, with up to 80% saying they would refuse to have their movements traced. The survey of just over 1,000 consumers in the US, showed that 64%

Opinion piece

28/04/2014

Online Marketplace Best Practice: the Product Creation Process

There are many elements to consider when looking to trade on online marketplaces. Do I need to create products on marketplaces?

Industry news

28/03/2014

Unexpected item in the patient...

Jeremy Hunt has announced a ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign that encourages NHS trusts to draw up plans for halving ‘avoidable harm’ such as medication errors, blood clots and bedsores by 2016-17. Some of the types of avoidable harm can be greatly reduced through the standardisation of sys

Industry news

28/03/2014

Fly away with a bar code

German company airberlin is now allowing passengers to board one of its planes with the use of a special bar code. Airberlin’s app can then display the ‘ticket’ on the devices’ screen, such as an iPhone, tablet or even smartwatches.

Industry news

25/03/2014

Whatever the actual cost of fraud, the NHS should focus on increasing efficiencies wherever possible

A Panorama programme aired last night claimed that fraud costs the NHS £7bn per year – although the Department for Health estimates the figure at around £229m. Whichever of these figures is closer the truth, fraud does appear to be a genuine issue that negatively impacts upon the NHS’ c

Industry news

24/03/2014

3 things Asda's trade briefing taught us about customer behavoiur

Last Wednesday Asda gave a trade briefing in Harrogate to outline the strategic approach for the business over the coming years. 1) Household economic pressures will continue for low earners…

Industry news

12/03/2014

Barcodes may be used to make fashion more transparent

A coalition of the world’s largest fashion brands is considering using barcode-like Quick Response (QR) codes to help consumers make sustainable choices. The QR codes would be placed on to the labels of clothing, which can be scanned by shoppers using a smart device.

Industry news

06/03/2014

New app to help avoid high salt content in food

A campaign is underway that seeks to help consumers cut the amount of ‘hidden’ salt in their diets. Such high amounts of salt in a human diet can lead to many health issues, with the large intake of sodium chloride having been medically linked to both high blood pressure and hypertensio

Industry news

03/03/2014

5 things we learnt from the BRC Omnichannel event

On Tuesday I attended the BRC Omnichannel event in London, which featured insightful presentations and panel sessions from several retail brands. Mobile is a communication device…

Opinion piece

01/03/2014

Most shoppers not swayed by horsemeat revelations, says survey

A new survey has shown that most UK shoppers have not changed their buying habits due to the horsemeat scandal that broke in January 2013. Among the minority that did admit to a rethink on what they buy, a tenth of those surveyed said that they no longer purchase as much processed meat

Industry news

14/02/2014

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