With the outlook still looking pretty grim, we can expect tough times on the high street. So what is an independent retailer to do? One approach is to batten down the hatches and hope the cold winds of recession will pass over. An alternative, more proactive approach is to use this time to make the business stronger, more efficient and better equipped to deal with the changing competitive climate in the years to come.
In the first of a series on this blog I will look at how retailers can improve business efficiency though EPoS software and retail technology. The reward for those who get it right is a thriving and more profitable business when the economy turns upwards again.