Retail247 extends a warm welcome to new starter, Rebecca Malia

Retail247 is incredibly pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Malia as Head of Business Development. Starting her journey at her family’s business, Rebecca has lived and breathed retail for as long as she can remember. After spending some time in advertising, she naturally came back into Retail with her own card and gift store, […]

Introducing Ellie Mitchell – our new Business Consultant

Retail247 is delighted to welcome Ellie Mitchell, who joins the team as a Business Consultant. With over a decade of experience in retail and ecommerce, Ellie will focus on the functional roadmap of our Product Information Management solution, Origin. Origin delivers a robust and scalable single view of product data to enable modern retailing – […]

What can be done to prevent stockpiling in the future?

Retail stockpiling

Stockpiling, panic buying, stocking up – is this what to expect from your customers? We’ve seen the empty shelves and the pleas to shop responsibly and the concerns over the availability of food, but retailers are likely wondering if this is exclusive to coronavirus, or if the panic pandemic will strike again. Our founder and […]

Is the future high street going to be dominated by the Arkwright’s?

Future high street

It is good news for the retail industry as lockdown measures are starting to ease, with non-essential shops including high street shops, department stores and shopping centres given the go-ahead to reopen on the 15th June providing they are covid-secure. As retailers prepare to reopen, they need to evaluate what they have learnt from the […]

Back to the Future (of the high street)

high street

Our founder and CEO, Martin Schofield, is ready to help retailers prepare for the new redefined high street. His direct experience managing the retail IT of Harvey Nichols at a board level has equipped him with the knowhow to help retailers navigate uncertain times, with stock control and technology solutions to develop an omnichannel presence […]

Large ships take longer to turn – is response time impacted by retailer infrastructure?


Every industry is undeniably affected by the changing circumstances caused by COVID-19, and retail can be one of the industries most affected by global events. Retail will always exist, people have always sold things and always will – the industry just needs to adapt, as it always has. Retailers should not sit back and wait […]

Enabling agility for sustainable change in retail


As our circumstances change daily, we truly find ourselves in uncharted territory. At a time where the future is uncertain, we have time to reflect on our businesses, our home life and society at large. Understanding retail I have found myself reflecting and drawing on past experiences to plan and project for the future. I […]

Is a permanent shift in transactions the future?


Throughout history we can attribute social and economical changes to global events, such as the financial crash of 2008 and more recently the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Shifts in consumer behaviour and demand can also be linked to these seismic events. A slow shift in payment methods used has been taking place across the […]

Introducing Alan Morris – our new Non-Exec Director

Retail247 extends a warm welcome to Alan Morris who joins the team in his new role as Non-Executive Director. Working with some of the best-known retailers on the high street, Retail247 brings a pragmatic and delivery focussed approach to strategy and innovation; allowing technology to deliver advantage not burden. The company prides itself on having […]

Coronavirus challenges – why it’s not all bleak for the retail industry

Retail Industry

The challenges presented by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented, there is no denying it is a period of turmoil for almost every business, including the retail industry. From disruptions to deliveries to store closures, the threat to retail can’t be ignored. Yet although this may paint a relatively bleak picture for the future of […]