Panasonic Business Solutions Blog

The Retail and Logistics industries are evolving at a fast past. Increasing competition and economic pressures are driving innovation in both technology solutions and process.

The Panasonic Business Solutions blog takes a look at some of the key issues facing these industries and discusses how gemba process innovation and smart technology solutions can help enhance customer experience and increase operational efficiency both instore and throughout the supply chain.

14/09/2020

In recent weeks, one thing that keeps cropping up repeatedly when talking to clients is that they want to know how they can deploy technology to make businesses COVID-secure. At the same time, safety guidance is ever-evolving, so any solution has to be flexible. And any investments need to deliver a return even when the pandemic is over.

In particular, I am often asked about AI in video analytics, and how it can contribute in the time of coronavirus – and that is what I want to focus on in this post.

09/09/2020

As Europe emerges from the pandemic lockdown early signs for the retail industry are that, initially at least, the recovery looks more V-shaped than U-shaped.  This article takes a look closer look at the revitalization of retail in a post-Covid world

13/07/2020

If you had told me in February that I would not go out to shop for months, I would have never believed you. But it is the reality, and I have yet to return to bricks-and-mortar stores.

Now, as lockdown eases, high streets are looking less like ghost towns.  I was wondering how shopping during the crisis has been for others. This blogs takes a look at shopper sentiment and some measures retailers could implement to reassure customers and entice them back to stores.

29/06/2020
Back in December 2019, Panasonic partnered with WBR Insights to survey 100 heads of retail across Europe. The aim was to find out what challenges they faced in 2020 – and what their priorities and plans would be moving forward.

The Future Stores report did not foresee such a tumultuous start to the 2020s. That said, several of its conclusions remain relevant in post-pandemic retail, though in different ways than we expected.

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