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  1. News article image 6 Ways Online Training Benefits Convenience Retailers

    Two thirds of convenience retailers see training retail staff as a major challenge. Here's 6 reasons online training can save you time, and money and drive sales growth in store.

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  2. News article image Sewell on the go join forces with Bolt Learning

    The multi-award winning Sewell on the go is the newest of a growing list of retailers working with Bolt Learning to provide them with eLearning modules.

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  3. News article image McColl's partners with Bolt Learning for new training initiative to 22,000 employees

    McColl's have shown their desire to invest in employee training and development by partnering with Bolt Learning to launch their new training initiative for 22,000 of their employees.

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  4. News article image How to train more motivated, top performing retail staff

    Do you feel like your retail staff could do better at up selling and customer service? Would your store staff benefit from better training? Or more knowledge about your customers, products and promotions? Read on for top retail staff training tips.

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  5. News article image Engaging, training and rewarding retail staff

    Bolt Learning have joined forces with epoints Trade to give FMCG suppliers and retail groups a new high-impact & cost-effective way of communicating directly to retailers.

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  6. News article image The secret to effective compliance training

    Compliance training is often considered dry, boring and at best a tick box exercise. Luke Merrick, Head of Learning at Bolt, shares his well-kept secrets for creating high-impact compliance training. 'Disruptive' compliance training isn't purely an exchange of facts, but is an active eLearning experience which will actually drive a change of mind-set and behaviour.

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  7. News article image Why HR is a critical line of defence against cyber attacks

    Multiple high profile cyber attacks have recently bought the topic of cyber security into the headlines. Claire Merrick, Learning Architect at Bolt, looks at the important role HR and L&D can play in cyber security and explores how high quality digital training is a powerful tool in the fight to become cyber-secure.

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  8. News article image Want to drive efficiency? Stop wasting your managers' time!

    Improving efficiency and maximising productivity is an ongoing focus for any successful company. Take a look at how one leading FMCG supplier is saving 600,000 hours of their managers' time by embracing eLearning and a more efficient and effective digital learning solution.

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  9. News article image James Retail latest to embrace digital learning

    Bolt is delighted to announce that The James Retail Group (JRG) is the latest high profile convenience retailer to embrace the benefits of eLearning. 600+ staff are set to benefit from digital learning modules covering compliance and customer service.

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  10. News article image On Friday Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7bn

    Here are 10 thoughts following Friday’s news that Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7bn

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  11. News article image Effective change management in a post Co-op-Nisa world

    Change is afoot in UK Retail, with Tesco trying to buy Booker, Co-op trying to buy Nisa, Amazon buying Wholefoods and further consolidation looking inevitable. How can an industry prepare staff to survive and thrive during these changes? Effective communication is the key to successful change management.

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  12. News article image What is a Learning Management System (LMS) and what can it do for me?

    A Learning Management System (LMS) is an application primarily used for the administration of learning and eLearning. It allows anyone to create, track, manage and distribute learning materials of any kind, anywhere, on any device. A LMS has many benefits, not least as an integral and strategic tool to help organisations grow their people and business performance.

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  13. News article image 5 things retailers want from suppliers

    FMCG manufacturers are finding new, more effective ways to engage with independent operators. They're looking for ways to better educate their supplier sales force, and talk to the retailers, food service operators and sales staff directly. They're taking things online.

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  14. News article image A fresh start: Induction training in Convenience stores

    Nearly a third of symbol retailers tell us that finding and retaining good staff is a challenge for their business, yet 1-in-5 do not offer induction training. Take a look at our infographic showing the current state of induction training, and why we think eLearning can revolutionise things.

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  15. News article image Significant gap in training identified for UK Convenience staff

    A worrying gap in the training, and knowledge, of UK Convenience store staff has been identified. 1-in-5 retailers offer less than 10 hours training to store staff due to a lack of time. Online training and eLearning could just be the answer. Check out our free infographic.

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  16. News article image 90% of symbol retailers have not tried eLearning... but most want to

    90% of symbol retailers have not tried eLearning, but most want to, according to Bolt which has just interviewed retailers from all major symbol groups to understand how they induct, train and engage staff in their stores.

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  17. News article image The Line Manager Effect - Transfer of learning and eLearning to the workplace

    Learning has never been more talked about or more exciting! There are reports and articles aplenty examining the benefits of fantastic learning models and their application, speed to competency tactics and advances in technology - but the silence around the transfer of learning in performance, and the role of line managers as enablers, is deafening.

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  18. News article image How we Developed VR for Mobile

    How do you develop VR for mobile? This is a question that we had to answer for ourselves when creating our VR demo. In this blog post Paul Wallace, our resident VR expert, walks us through how we did it and what we learned on the way.

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  19. News article image VR Uses and Misconceptions

    How can VR be used in eLearning in a sustainable, practical way? In this blog post Luke answers this question and counters common misconceptions.

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  20. News article image Learning Technologies 2016

    Bolt's Head of Learning, Luke Merrick shares his thoughts after visiting Learning Technologies 2016.

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  21. News article image Bolt's New Website

    The team at Bolt are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website!!

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  22. News article image Retail and Online Training in 2015

    In the midst of the current difficulties facing the retail industry, what will be the key factors separating the suppliers and retailers that flourish from those that perish? In this article we look at what a recent report has to say and take inspiration from the world of racing in order answer this question.

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  23. News article image Retailers: improve customer retention with employee training

    Recent research shows that online shopping isn’t the only factor to blame for dwindling customer footfall in retail stores.

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  24. News article image 3 surprising training stats from the retail industry

    A recent survey was conducted on a sample of around 2,000 retail store staff, and the majority felt that their induction and ongoing training was not up to scratch.

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  25. News article image BOLT presents at HIM! CTP Awards

    Our CEO, Tamlin Roberts, was asked to present the 'Best convenience retailer for staff training and development' award at HIM!'s CTP Awards in London.

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