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Retail IT and technology news articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins and product launches. The site hosts information from trade associations, government departments, research analysts and the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology in-store and in the retail supply chain. All topics are covered in these articles which include Mobile Computing, RFID, Automatic Identification/Datacapture (AIDC), Printing & Labelling, EPoS systems, Kiosk TechnologySurveillance & Security, Internet Retailing, Retail Supply Chain Management, Digital Signage, through to current news,informed opinion articles and key events on the retail calendar.

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How festivals are engaging audiences through mobile

How festivals are engaging audiences through mobile

By Paul Swaddle, Chairman and Co-founder of Pocket App

Festival season is officially in full swing. From Glastonbury to Wireless and from Love Box to T in the Park, the UK plays host to some of the greatest musical spectacles in the world over the summer months.

Retailers under pressure to revamp their shopping experience as online sales continue to rise

Retailers under pressure to revamp their shopping experience as online sales continue to rise

The latest ONS retail sales figures show that the volume of online spending increased year-on-year by 15.9% and by 1.8% compared to last month.

Lastline unveils new breach protection capabilities

Lastline unveils new breach protection capabilities

Lastline, Inc., the advanced network-based malware protection solutions provider, has introduced Lastline Breach Defender, a solution that provides a dynamic blueprint of a breach as it unfolds and moves laterally across a network.

Hospitality professionals among professions considered the most intimidating by customers

Hospitality professionals among professions considered the most intimidating by customers

Hospitality professionals including chefs and bartenders are among the professions considered to be the most intimidating by customers, according to new research.

eRetailing, telematics and service aggregation boost evolution of global automotive aftermarket in 2017

eRetailing, telematics and service aggregation boost evolution of global automotive aftermarket in 2017

The global automotive aftermarket is rapidly evolving. While technological enablers in eRetailing, telematics, and service aggregation will facilitate the evolution of traditional business models and transform the market into a digital and connected ecosystem, multiple opportunities exist in parts and service retailing due to steady growth in worldwide vehicles in operation (VIO).

Gearing up for the busy period: what to expect from Black Friday 2017

Gearing up for the busy period: what to expect from Black Friday 2017

By Sangeetha Narasimhan, Marketing Manager, UK at Ingenico ePayments.

In Europe, Black Friday is a big deal. We've witnessed first-hand this American-born phenomenon spread first across the Atlantic and then move online.

Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed

Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed

With less than a year to go before organisations which process, use or exchange consumers' personal data within the EU need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), eCommerce systems integrator Tryzens has highlighted how this new directive will impact retailers, and what key steps brands will need to take to mitigate the impact when the regulation becomes enforced from 25th May 2018.

Retail Pro International Launches Merchandise Planning Software for Retail Pro POS

Retail Pro International Launches Merchandise Planning Software for Retail Pro POS

Retail Pro International, the developer of retail management platform software, has announced the availability of Retail Pro Planning, its best of breed sales forecasting, inventory planning, and open to buy software and expert consulting services.

10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient

10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient

An infographic by Peoplevox.

By analysing the orders you receive throughout the course of a year, you can identify trends that will help you to position your stock more effectively.

Sana Commerce named Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year

Sana Commerce named Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year

Sana Commerce has been crowned Microsoft's Independent Software Vendor of 2017 for Western Europe.