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108,000 retail jobs lost to automation and e-commerce since 2011

More than 100,000 high street retail jobs have been lost to automation and e-commerce since 2011, according to a report.

Women and regional workers were most affected as retailers cut traditionally female customer service positions in favour of extra warehouse roles which had mostly gone to men, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) said.


Four digital transformation challenges faced by businesses at the network edge

Digital transformation is proving a gamechanger for small businesses and franchise owners who operate at the edge, but it brings with it a distinct set of challenges. Those that can combine digital tools with their existing strengths and local market knowledge will be well positioned to compete and win.


Pushing the high street to the edge
In a world where immediacy is the big consumer model, there’s no time for the latency that occurs when data travels to and from remote data centres or the cloud In the last year alone the UK has seen the struggle, decline, and collapse of iconic high street retail brands such as BHS, Toys R... Read More

Half of retail CXOs have data trust issues

Survey of Retail C-Suite reveals retailers do not have a single source of truth for data or the workforce to derive insights Despite growing investment in AI and edge technologies retailers are struggling with core digital transformation challenges such as data visibility and provenance, according to a survey of retail CXOs released today. JDA and… Read More


How Marks & Spencers leverages data science to reduce food wastage
How’s the appetite for Marks & Spencer's food demand forecasts? John Bensalhia finds out from its data science chief, Callum Staff Hungry for more information about Marks & Spencer's food data science initiative? Well, you've come to the right place. Heading up the company's data science function is Callum Staff, who joined in April 2018... Read More