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Why shaping industry-wide standards matters

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Find out how being part of future plans, standards and regulations for the retail value chain will enhance your business and the industry as a whole.


How can retailers take advantage of blockchain?

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Oracle's Antony Welfare explores the role of the Retail Blockchain Consortium in advancing innovative new tech within the retail supply chain.


How to survive in the connected age

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In the age of the connected consumer what does a modern, successful company look like?


Consider these caveats concerning blockchain technology

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At Oracle, we are extremely interested in the current and future state of blockchain in retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) supply chains.


How to connect with consumers who want to be forgotten

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Consumers want to disengage from irrelevant and impersonal communications – the key to keeping their attention is personalisation


How artificial intelligence is disrupting retail

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The sooner retailers start experimenting with artificial intelligence and learning more about how it can improve their customer experience the better.

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In a tech-led world has retailing really changed?

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In order to thrive and not simply survive, retailers must keep a laser-sharp focus on the basics of retailing in their innovation and technology developments.


How blockchain can help build trust in a trustless world

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Blockchain could be the answer to helping retailers share data with parties who do not fully trust each other, believes Oracle’s innovation strategy director.


What retailers don’t know about customer loyalty

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Retailers rely on loyalty programmes to incentivise shoppers and ensure repeat business, with 62% saying they plan to refresh their loyalty offerings within the next year.


Three steps to delivering the perfect order

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David Turner, senior director EMEA marketing at Oracle NetSuite, reveals the three steps retailers can take to ensure customers keep coming back.

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Is your spreadsheet addiction leading to administration?

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With sky-high consumer expectations and a difficult economic environment to contend with, retailers must have robust planning and forecasting processes.

Breaking down blockchain: The tokenised ledger

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With blockchain the future of the retail supply chain, Oracle’s Antony Welfare looks at the benefits of implementing a token-based system.

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How to implement blockchain effectively

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Blockchain may currently be one of the biggest talking points in retail, but businesses must take a considered approach to ensure successful implementation.


Introducing a new approach to modern finance

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Technology investment and data insight are transforming the way finance teams operate, allowing them to better navigate an uncertain market and unlock value.

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Why back-office functions are an investment priority

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Retailers should start their investment plans with back-office technology and recruitment, rather than prioritising front-end functions.