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Most UK independent retailers and brands selling through the pandemic based outside of London

According to data from Ankorstore, a curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, the economic disruption caused by the pandemic has inspired a wave of entrepreneurial independent retail businesses. Over the last six months, more than 10,000 independent retailers were trading in the UK. The most recent data...

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Why digital maturity must be on the boardroom agenda

Why digital maturity must be on the boardroom agenda

Digital Transformation is not merely about technology. Once businesses understand why, what, how and when to digitally transform, they will see that the technology agenda is typically the easiest part. Halil Aksu, Co-Founder and CEO,...

GCC consumers will opt for digital banking services over visiting a physical branch

Consumer appetite for digital banking services continues to grow in the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by Backbase with YouGov. Eighty-nine percent of respondents to the survey said that they are now more likely to opt for digital...

Callsign warns half of MENA consumers trust organisations less after receiving scams...

Callsign, a digital identity pioneer, revealed that the rise of scams is harming organisations’ reputations across the world. The global study of consumers revealed that just receiving a scam message purporting to be from any brand is enough for 49.8% of them to lose trust in the organisation, regardless of any real...

Most UK independent retailers and brands selling through the pandemic based outside of...

According to data from Ankorstore, a curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, the economic disruption caused by the pandemic has inspired a wave of entrepreneurial independent retail businesses. Over the last six months, more than 10,000 independent retailers were trading in the UK. The most recent data...

Suncorp NZ invests in a technology-enabled workforce

Suncorp New Zealand has announced it is doubling down on developing a technology-enabled workforce, following its success in adapting to fully remote work during last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns. Suncorp NZ began a major digital overhaul in 2016 with a focus on offering employees the freedom to flexibly balance work, family and...

Coca-Cola North America steps up spending with minority-owned media companies

Coca-Cola North America has announced plans to nearly double its spending with minority-owned media companies over the next three years. Black, Hispanic, and Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)-owned and led media companies and partners will account for 8% of the company’s total annual media budget in North America by...

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