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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Are retailers really getting the most out of their Store Associates?

Are retailers really getting the most out of their Store Associates?

As the store evolves to support a complex, omnichannel retailer experience, the role of the Store Associate is changing. But, do retailers know what their Store Associates are doing right now? How can they maximise the value of each Store Associate? And, is there any activity greater in importance than consumer engagement in store?

Paul Creaney joins Maxoptra as Implementation Manager

Paul Creaney joins Maxoptra as Implementation Manager

Magenta Technology, the company behind the Maxoptra route planning and scheduling software, has recruited Paul Creaney.

Renovotec launches mobile operating system consultancy for supply chain companies

Renovotec launches mobile operating system consultancy for supply chain companies

Renovotec is launching a "mobile operating system consulting service that will help supply chain users regain full control of their mobile estate and deploy it to best effect," says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard.

How can pureplay retailers impress customers?

How can pureplay retailers impress customers?

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO NetDespatch.

In 1950 there were 600,000 retail stores in the UK, in 2012 there were 290,000, and just 220,000 are predicted to survive in 2020. Physical stores are not what necessarily attracts shoppers to make a purchase in the mobile era and pureplay retailers are looking to take advantage of the shifting structure in retail.

Warehouse staff shortages make logistics and supply chain automation an imperative

Warehouse staff shortages make logistics and supply chain automation an imperative

Staff shortages are making the role of automation even more important in the logistics and supply chain sectors, a sector expert has claimed.

Verizon 2017 Payment Security Report demonstrates a link between payment card security standard compliance and the ability to defend against cyberattacks

Verizon 2017 Payment Security Report demonstrates a link between payment card security standard compliance and the ability to defend against cyberattacks

With cybercrime on the increase, payment card security is increasingly a focus for companies and consumers alike.

Wirecard Brazil launches new white label solution with Enjoei, one of Brazilian’s biggest online fashion marketplaces

Wirecard Brazil launches new white label solution with Enjoei, one of Brazilian’s biggest online fashion marketplaces

Digital financial technology provider, Wirecard, has launched a new white label product for Enjoei, one of the biggest online fashion marketplaces in Brazil.

Major retail investment in Brazil is enhancing supply chain optimisation, states Crimson & Co

Major retail investment in Brazil is enhancing supply chain optimisation, states Crimson & Co

Supply chain operations in Brazil, which have felt the impact of the major political and economic turmoil in the country, could start to see significant improvements over the next few years, largely due to the relatively recent arrivals of major retailers, such as Amazon.

What will close the Cyber and Network Security Skills Gap?

What will close the Cyber and Network Security Skills Gap?

By Alistair Hartrup, CEO Network Critical.

All of us rely on secure financial management systems. Whenever we do online banking, we trust that the server is safe from hackers. There is usually no need to ponder the system that protects our virtual finances, but these systems are always on high alert.