Letter from America – September 2017

Letter from America – September 2017

The Fall Loss Prevention conference season is in full swing in the U.S. and I’ll give a quick update of what is being discussed, debated, and researched on this side of the pond. This week…

Blockchain – What potential for the supply chain?

Blockchain – What potential for the supply chain?

The blockchain is an information storage and transmission technology that is transparent, secured, immutable and unalterable. It operates without central control. Its impact on our lives can be as revolutionary as the creation of Internet…

Omni-Channel Returns – What is the true cost of a return?
RFID – How do you make it pay?

RFID – How do you make it pay?

At the ‘peak of inflated expectations’, RFID was going to revolutionise the shopping journey, no more boring time to be spent standing in a queue waiting for the items to be unloaded onto a checkout conveyor…

Collaboration – what does it take for it to be sustained and how can retail organisations get started?
Self-Scan Systems – The second significant research project from ECR Community Shrink and OSA Group.
Inventory Accuracy – does more accurate inventory grow sales, if so by how much and what investment is required to improve it?
Investing in Research – Keeping it Fresh

Investing in Research – Keeping it Fresh

Someone recently asked why it is that the ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group has kept going for so long? There are numerous explanations, not least the generosity of its members in hosting meetings and…

Letter from America – June 2017

Letter from America – June 2017

Technology was certainly a key theme at our recent ECR Workgroup on Shrinkage and On-Shelf Availability in Dusseldorf, Germany. We started with a tour of the European EPC Competence Center where we received updates on…

ECR UK’s Mentoring scheme grows to involve 270 people
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