White papers

  • Future Stores

    Retailers facing the challenges of changing shopper habits and falling footfall at brick-and-mortar-stores are looking to innovative technology solutions to drive their businesses in the 2020’s, recent research  for Panasonic Business indicates.  The key areas where technology could help include improving the customer in-store experience, personalised digitalised marketing, stock supply and security.

    WBR Insights and Panasonic surveyed 100 Heads of Retail and equivalent roles from companies across Europe for the latest in a series of retail whitepapers.

    Read the report to find out more.

  • Digitalisation of Retail: On the Way to the Smart Store

    The digital transformation of retail is in full swing: IoT, artificial intelligence and co. are opening up completely new opportunities. But even if bits and bytes are rewriting the rules, physical (yet smart) shops still have a pivotal part to play. Omnichannel solutions are the name of the game. They are blurring the boundaries between in-store and online.

    Against this background, Panasonic Business Europe teamed up with the Cologne-based EHI Retail Institute to produce a white paper for our In-store Insights series.  The document, based on multiple EHI surveys/studies, takes a long, hard look at the digitisation of retail in Germany.

  • Supercharged stores

    The Retail Week report about Supercharged stores investigates the top 30 retailers, who are winning with tech, produced in association with Panasonic.

  • Instore Insights Report: How Data Enhances The Customer Experience In Retail

    Industry-specific research on data usage inlc. a GDPR checklist

  • Fleet management – what role will technology play in risk management?

    Fleet management have a lot of challenges to overcome from the relentless quest for efficiency to the safety and security of the drivers and vehicles. Technology can provide new opportunities in facing these challenges but how much should it be used? In our recent industry forum on managing risk in fleet, speakers from three different perspectives in the industry explored some of these challenges.

  • How can intelligent security solutions enhance efficiency and safety on our railways?

    This paper outlines the challenges, inhibitors and opportunities for the rail industry and discusses the types and ways in which technology can be used to create more efficient, reliable and secure railways.

  • What are the challenges for robotics and automation in logistics?

    Robotics and automation have the potential to change the future of logistics in a big way. But there are still some challenges we need to face before we get there. In our recent industry forum on robotics and automation in logistics, speakers from industry and academia explored some of these challenges.

  • Scanning Pain For No Gain

    There is a popular phrase that “there is no gain without pain” but it appears from our latest research that logistics and delivery businesses and workers are suffering all the pain for no gain as a result of poorly designed mobile barcode scanning devices.