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15/03/2021

Retailers have weathered storm after storm of partial, full, or reversed lockdown restrictions. There is no sugar-coating a tempestuous 2020 and its grim figures. But adapting to an evolving world is part and parcel of retail – it was before the pandemic arrived, and will remain so after.

In this post I want to look ahead to when non-essential brick-and-mortar stores will reopen their doors.

10/02/2021
Transforming the goods receiving process and eliminating search times
17/12/2020

What drives every robot? The technology under the metal covers, the drives and sensors. And where is Panasonic, a leading electronics manufacture, within the robotics landscape? Let’s take a look

11/11/2020

PANASONIC SAYS THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR GEMBA PROCESS INNOVATION IN EUROPE. Bracknell, UK.

05/11/2020

PANASONIC HELPS COSTCUTTER STORE STREAMLINE SHELF LABELLING TO IMPROVE SALES AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. The store sees a 100% reduction in human error, an 80...

07/10/2020

We know that customers’ expectations and shopping habits have evolved in over 100 years. High street retailers have spent the last few years attempting to translate the seamless shopping journeys customers receive in online and app worlds back into the store. How can ESL technology support this seamless experience?

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.

02/07/2020

PANASONIC APPOINTS HIROYUKI NISHIUMA AS MD OF ITS EUROPEAN B2B OPERATION CZ. Focuses on growth of B2B products and solution business across Europe...

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.
02/06/2020
The debate about the role of high street stores is not a new thing. There has been a massive decline of store openings vs closure over the last decade.  What will might happen to the role of bricks and mortar stores once lockdown eases?