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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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ForgeRock extends Trust Network, adds new technology partner program

ForgeRock extends Trust Network, adds new technology partner program

ForgeRock has announced an extension of the ForgeRock Trust Network partner program designed to unify its extensive community of technology partners, making it possible for new and existing customers to seamlessly integrate complementary technologies to extend and derive the highest value from their ForgeRock Identity solutions.

Online ads are killing traditional media: Here's how retailers can avoid dying with it

Online ads are killing traditional media: Here's how retailers can avoid dying with it

By Declan Kennedy, StitcherAds CEO.

Historically, the Internet's ability to rapidly disseminate news has made newspapers and magazines obsolete, with the demise of print ads following suit.

Black Friday boost for retailers ahead of a 'careful as you go' Christmas

Black Friday boost for retailers ahead of a 'careful as you go' Christmas

UK retail footfall saw a recovery in November, following a poor October. Average weekly footfall grew by +4.5% on the previous month, and the footfall gap against the same month in 2016 narrowed to -4.7%.

Blis introduces Smart Trends, a consumer behavioural analytics tool powered by movement data

Blis introduces Smart Trends, a consumer behavioural analytics tool powered by movement data

Blis has announced the beta launch of Smart Trends, a new analytics tool that allows marketers to analyse consumer behaviour, from audience profiling, to exposure, to attribution, by capturing and activating mobile movement data.

Stronger merchandising & inventory control as Joy transitions to Futura

Stronger merchandising & inventory control as Joy transitions to Futura

Lifestyle and fashion chain JOY, which operates online and through 20 outlets across the UK, has deployed new retail management and EPOS systems from Futura Retail Solutions, to drive improved business resilience and head office decision making.

Make sure the bad guys don't get what they're hoping for this Christmas

Make sure the bad guys don't get what they're hoping for this Christmas

By Stephen Keenan, Managing Director of Large Enterprise at Verizon.

It's approaching that time of year again. Summer is over and the festive season is just around the corner. This period is crucial to many retail and hospitality businesses, and they are crossing their fingers that 2017 will be a bumper year.

Ahlsell strengthens position within online sales

Ahlsell strengthens position within online sales

Ahlsell Sverige AB has signed an agreement to acquire Proffsmagasinet AB (Proffsmagasinet), a leading Nordic e-commerce business within tools and supplies with annual sales of approximately 260 MSEK.

Optimise Inventory with True Multi-Echelon Planning

Optimise Inventory with True Multi-Echelon Planning

By Rod Daughtery, Blue Ridge. As you reflect back on the language of retail and distribution, it is interesting to see how the description has changed over the years. While the actual functional areas change, there are also new buzzwords that come about.

Thought for Food: How can AI help supermarkets to keep food fresh?

Thought for Food: How can AI help supermarkets to keep food fresh?

Every retailer will understand the importance of carrying the right level of stock, knowing that if they have too many gaps on their shelves that they run the risk of consumers defecting to their rivals, and that if they over-order then they will have huge piles of wasted food.

Operation BIRD spreads its wings at Westfield Shopping Centre

Operation BIRD spreads its wings at Westfield Shopping Centre

National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit organisation that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, is celebrating the success of the very first Business Impact Reduction Day (BIRD) – also known as Operation BIRD – an industry led initiative that is designed to target and manage the effect of business related crime activity.

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