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Metro Forum 2019 – Post Event Report

Metro Forum 2019 – Post Event Report

25% increase in attendees to the Forum, 91% of attendees stayed for the Awards, 96% satisfaction rating overall for the event, 100% want to attend again - These are just some of the headlines from this year's Metro Forum and Awards event where more than 120 retailers...

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What’s it like to be a Store Manager?

I don’t recall hearing anyone at school say, “When I grow up, I want to run a supermarket”, however, for those lucky enough to find their way into this amazing industry, the experiences and rewards are great. Retail is a proper ‘people industry’ where teamwork is...

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What’s our USP?

We’ve shared before what keeps Metro on the top spot for branch control and communication, but one question that comes up from time to time is “What’s Metro’s USP”? Let's take a look... For every application Metro offers, there are countless other vendors out there...

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List allergens to save lives.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has proposed changes so all shops that prepare and sell packaged food on-site should list all ingredients and highlight major allergens to avoid deaths. This follows the tragic deaths of Celia Marsh in 2018 and 15-year-old Natasha...

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Retail Reinvention

According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 93,000 fewer jobs in retail during 2018, and that trend looks to continue as the prediction made by the British Retail Consortium in 2016 starts to look increasingly accurate. The BRC said then that almost a...

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How to turn Black Friday into a Golden Quarter!

Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving when Americans traditionally start their Christmas shopping) and Cyber Monday have become growing phenomenon’s for UK shoppers seeking a bargain on their Christmas shopping. For retailers, the build-up to this event, along with...

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Maximising the AI opportunity

This week we had the opportunity to attend Microsoft Future Decoded 2018 and have come away with a mind-blowing view of the future. With incredible first-hand insights into technology concepts such as Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge, as well as emerging...

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What are you budgeting for?

Perhaps you are looking to improve communications, compliance and employee engagement? Or maybe your needs are more service-driven and you struggle getting the right staff working at the right time and with the right skills? Possibly your priority is to urgently...

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