The “last mile” has hindered retailers for a very long time. The delivery of goods, or the connection of a network at its final stage, can account for 28% the total costs to move goods. This represents a disproportionately large chunk of a retailers’ budget. But has Mercedes’ digital innovation drone delivery system just put […]
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Food waste is a major issue in the United Kingdom, and one that has been a bugbear for food retailers nationwide. Digital Innovation has taken place in the last few years, steps have been taken by most major supermarket chains to reduce the problem, including Tesco’s pledge to end edible food waste by March 2018. […]
Not to be outdone by Amazon’s incredible logistical advancements in digital innovation, Ocado has produced a robotic army of its own, helping the grocery retailer to pack orders in their fulfilment centres. This innovation has helped Ocado speed up delivery times while cutting down on expensive human labour. These are all benefits which have been […]
Technology that was once only seen on the silver screen is now commonplace on a mobile phone, sitting in your back pocket. Both Android and iOS mobiles have biometric capabilities, and 2017 was the year that MasterCard latest digital innovation saw fit to put this cutting-edge technology to good use and end the bane of […]
The release of Starbuck’s Order and Pay app has been a huge plus as consumers have quickly latched on to its benefit. Much like many of the best digital innovations, it’s a simple idea with a big impact. Starbucks did face a challenging 2017, with a drop of 61% in profit at the beginning of […]
Deliveroo’s 2017 was not without controversy. Like most app-based delivery services, there has been a fair amount of criticism around their business model. But Deliveroo’s recent innovative decision – to go from simply the delivery service for food to food producer as well – has seen it step away from market competitors and break the […]
Amazon Logistics, the arm responsible for the delivery of products bought from the online retailer, really is bringing the future to the world of e-commerce in the UK. Jeff Bezos’ company already holds patents for flying warehouses that hold drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), to deploy consumers’ orders within minutes of them being placed. […]