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Varlink supports local Primary School at PA Raspberry Pi Competition Grand Final

Varlink supports local Primary School at PA Raspberry Pi Competition Grand Final

Varlink is proud to have sponsored Norton Community Primary School's attendance at the environmental themed PA Raspberry Pi Competition Grand Final, which took place on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 at the Science Museum, London.

Retail footfall on the way back up

Retail footfall on the way back up

The latest figures from Ipsos Retail Performance show an improvement to average weekly shopper numbers in March. The Retail Traffic Index, which measures the number of shoppers entering over 4000 non-food retail stores across the UK, rose by 4.5% on February, better than the monthly lift of 3.8% in 2013, despite Easter falling into March last year.

Much ado about showrooming

Much ado about showrooming

By Andrew Dark, CEO, Displaydata.

Showrooming – the act of visiting a store to view merchandise before buying online elsewhere – is often seen as the enemy of the bricks and mortar retailer. One can sympathise with the retailer, as shoppers browse their goods, handling and trying on items that they have no intention of buying.

Arcadia Group chooses Oracle Retail Platform

Arcadia Group chooses Oracle Retail Platform

Arcadia Group's commitment to its customers' experience across all of its brands is a key part of its global expansion strategy.

Datamax-O’Neil launches p1725 printer for wide-width label applications

Datamax-O’Neil launches p1725 printer for wide-width label applications

Datamax-O'Neil introduced the p1725 Performance Series printer which offers 7-inch wide label printing and offers a patented design that simplifies setup, operation, media loading and integration.

Maxatec launches new rugged 5-inch touchscreen PDAs

Maxatec launches new rugged 5-inch touchscreen PDAs

Maxatec continues pushing the envelope of rugged mobile computing with the cutting edge Bluebird Pidion BM180 – the first large screen enterprise class PDA / Terminal available in the UK.

Are you using an iPad as a business tool for mPOS, Merchandising or Stock Management?

Are you using an iPad as a business tool for mPOS, Merchandising or Stock Management?

By Anna Meens, EMEA Distribution and Business Development Manager, Socket Mobile.

Overwhelmingly the most popular solution demonstrated by Socket Mobile at RBTE earlier this month was the 8Ci slimline Apple certified Bluetooth barcode scanner neatly attached to the back of an iPad mini providing quick, reliable and accurate barcode scanning powered by an impressive two-day battery life.

Remote scanning pilot begins at Schiphol

Remote scanning pilot begins at Schiphol

Schiphol Airport has seen the launch of a new remote security scanning system, in which Dutch Customs will be able to view shipments being scanned at the premises of freight forwarders and handlers, from the Customs Control Centre. Customs can then decide if selected shipments require physical inspection.

RBTE 2014 - the most successful to date

RBTE 2014 - the most successful to date

Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) has held its biggest event since its launch four years ago, with a significant increase in attendance with visitors up by over 20%.

Myra Long appointed Handheld Group’s new program manager

Myra Long appointed Handheld Group’s new program manager

The Handheld Group, the global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, has appointed Myra Long as program manager.

Two new-age ways for retailers to engage with consumers

Two new-age ways for retailers to engage with consumers

By Manish Grover, senior director at Mindtree

As the usage of mobile explodes and the digital revolution moves to take centre stage, retailers are investing to shore up their consumer engagement and commerce capabilities.

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