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The productivity problem: how can retailers and FMCG brands solve it?

12 Mar 2024
Tech & Digital Stage
Tech & Digital , Future Leaders

Sustainable growth continues to hinge on productivity. But with an unpredictable cost base, talent retention challenges, and constrained budgets, improving productivity can seem like an uphill struggle. This session explores the current pinch points in productivity, and where progress is being made, and how to identify gaps where brands can drive productivity harder. Using Retail Week's latest report 'Most Productive Retailers' as starting point, this panel will delve into the questions at the core of modern retail.

We will explore:

  • How do you baseline your own productivity?
  • Is it about doing more with less or being smarter in what you do?
  • The impact will technology like automation and generative AI have on productivity
  • Where easy gains can be made - from distribution centre to shop floor
David Lancefield, Director of Software Solutions Sales EMEA - Zebra Technologies
Charlie Field, People Director - Operations - Morrisons
Peter Finegan, Head of Retail Operations - Waitrose
Sponsored by Zebra