General Retail Technology News

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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RFID: Beyond retail and passive use

RFID: Beyond retail and passive use

By James Daniels, freelance writer.

Data comes in many different forms and is something we encounter every day, even though we might not be aware of it. Most of us are also generating tremendous volumes of data without ever realising it.

SpacePole, Inc. signs North American distribution agreement with BlueStar at the RetailNOW Trade Show

SpacePole, Inc. signs North American distribution agreement with BlueStar at the RetailNOW Trade Show

SpacePole, Inc., the designer and supplier of technology mounting & mobility solutions at the Point of Sale, Point of Payment and Point of Service, has entered into a distribution agreement with BlueStar to act as a distribution partner for North America at the RetailNOW trade show, which took place in Las Vegas from 6 to 9 August.

'Follow the money' – How retail marketers can avoid mobile app install fraud

'Follow the money' – How retail marketers can avoid mobile app install fraud

Performance marketing-related ad spend now represents almost half of all digital ad spend.

Brands shunned by disloyal consumers: innovation and convenience 'more important' than the brand

Brands shunned by disloyal consumers: innovation and convenience 'more important' than the brand

The era of the disloyal consumer is upon us; new research from global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has found that brand loyalty is tumbling as consumers prioritise speed, innovation and convenience when they shop.

Hong Kong's HK Express to implement Coruson Software from Ideagen

Hong Kong's HK Express to implement Coruson Software from Ideagen

Hong Kong's low-fare airline, HK Express, is partnering with Ideagen to enhance safety, security and quality management, being the first airline in North Asia to adopt Ideagen Coruson – an industry-leading cloud software solution.

UK trends in cloud adoption point to strong future for Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service, says HyperGrid

UK trends in cloud adoption point to strong future for Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service, says HyperGrid

According to recent research conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), UK businesses looking to embrace digital transformation consider the cloud to be a crucial cog in this process.

EXASOL helps Atheon Analytics power faster, better data-driven decisions for 400 FMCG brands and all major UK supermarkets

EXASOL helps Atheon Analytics power faster, better data-driven decisions for 400 FMCG brands and all major UK supermarkets

EXASOL has announced that Atheon Analytics, the big data retail analytics consultancy that works with more than 400 FMCGs and all major supermarkets in the UK, has now completed the move of its entire SKUtrak platform's analytical infrastructure onto EXASOL.

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.

UK shoppers more likely to be positive in on-line reviews than negative

UK shoppers more likely to be positive in on-line reviews than negative

UK shoppers are more likely to post a positive on-line review than one that is negative, research by global reviews and customer insights company Feefo has found.

Enterprise mobility initiatives stifled by poor information management practices, finds M-Files

Enterprise mobility initiatives stifled by poor information management practices, finds M-Files

Research commissioned by M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, has revealed that poor information management practices are preventing UK businesses from realising the true potential of mobile and remote working.