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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Primera’s full range of label production solutions at the 20th Natural & Organic Products Europe

Primera’s full range of label production solutions at the 20th Natural & Organic Products Europe

More and more manufacturers get the customer involved in the product and packaging design. The beverage bottle with your own name on the label, the shampoo with the self-made photo on it or the cereal mixed according to the own recipe: If you want, you can give many products a personal touch.

DOCOMO Digital partners with Swisscom to enable physical goods to be purchased through carrier billing

DOCOMO Digital partners with Swisscom to enable physical goods to be purchased through carrier billing

DOCOMO Digital, the European based operation unit of NTT DOCOMO, has partnered with Swiss operator Swisscom to enable physical goods to be purchased online and paid for directly onto a customer's phone bill.

Tollring launches Fraud Management

Tollring launches Fraud Management

Tollring has enhanced its iCall Suite cloud call analytics and recording solution to include fraud detection alarming.

88% of Britons believe cybercrime is now as big a threat as offline crime

88% of Britons believe cybercrime is now as big a threat as offline crime

The results of new research in the UK have revealed that 88% of Britons see cybercrime as now being as big a threat as offline crime, whilst 76% of people believe governments and large organisations are not doing enough to combat hackers and cybercrime.

Scattergun sales approach shown in new survey

Scattergun sales approach shown in new survey

Some 70 per cent of business decision makers have admitted that their organisation's salespeople do not have a systematic approach to engaging with customers and prospects. Carried out for sales and negotiation experts Huthwaite International, the national YouGov research found that only 22 per cent of British business decision makers said their organisation has a single sales methodology and eight per cent do not know whether they did or not.

Internet of Things will place greater pressure on companies to modernise

Internet of Things will place greater pressure on companies to modernise

One of the hottest trends in tech right now is the Internet of Things, or IoT. Morgan Stanley projects that within the next five years, as many as 75 billion smart connected devices will be communicating with each other via IoT.

UFL Group set to deliver guidance on navigating the customs processes for ecommerce into China

UFL Group set to deliver guidance on navigating the customs processes for ecommerce into China

At the forthcoming Home Delivery World 2016, which takes place in Atlanta, USA, from March 30-31, 2016, the U-Freight Group (UFL) will be delivering advice on the logistics, customs and fiscal issues associated with the delivery into China of goods bought via online shopping or overseas agents.

Generous British IT firms invest in staff certification training and exams

Generous British IT firms invest in staff certification training and exams

The majority of IT employers across the UK are investing in their staff by paying for training and certification exams – and employees are reaping the rewards – according to new research.

Varner adopts Centric Product Lifecycle Management

Varner adopts Centric Product Lifecycle Management

Varner, one of Scandinavia's leading retail textile companies, has selected Centric 8 PLM (product lifecycle management) to support its growth strategy across Europe.

SOTI warns retailers must put mobile technology at the heart of their customer service strategy or risk losing out

SOTI warns retailers must put mobile technology at the heart of their customer service strategy or risk losing out

The presence of mobile technology in brick-and-mortar retail outlets is having a direct impact on customer experience. SOTI is today warning retailers they must ensure they place mobile at the very heart of their strategy.