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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Retailtainment: a new in-store approach beckons

Retailtainment: a new in-store approach beckons

By Ian Tomlinson, President, Cybertill.

2017 has been a year of riveting and relevant retail marketing. During a period where shopping has altered significantly over the last decade, the retail climate has been experiencing an unprecedented shift in the way consumers are choosing to shop.

76 percent of European consumers will ditch businesses that don’t meet their customer experience expectations, Quadient research shows

76 percent of European consumers will ditch businesses that don’t meet their customer experience expectations, Quadient research shows

European consumers feel they have more power over businesses, and are increasingly willing to use it, research from Quadient – formerly GMC Software – has revealed.

Otto.de builds the ecommerce experience of the future, with high performance content provided by Amplience

Otto.de builds the ecommerce experience of the future, with high performance content provided by Amplience

The Otto Group is a globally active group of retailers and retail-related service providers with around 50,000 employees and sales of EUR 12.5 billion.

Alpha Generation Distribution helps enterprise tackle malware threats with Bromium partnership

Alpha Generation Distribution helps enterprise tackle malware threats with Bromium partnership

Proactive IT security distributor Alpha Generation Distribution has announced a UK partnership with virtualisation-based security specialist Bromium, giving resellers the opportunity to offer an innovative endpoint protection platform to the enterprise.

Retailers have up to six months to develop AR apps or risk losing customers

Retailers have up to six months to develop AR apps or risk losing customers

Nearly three in four consumers (69%) now expect retailers to launch an augmented reality app within the next six months, according to new research.

Following the launch of iPhone 8 and iOS 11, and Apple's new AR platform - ARKit - developers can now build high-quality AR experiences for iPhone and iPad users. And Google is also set to do the same for android developers with the launch of ARCore.

Label Expo 2017 will see New Solution demonstrating its full range of digital printing systems for labels and packaging

Label Expo 2017 will see New Solution demonstrating its full range of digital printing systems for labels and packaging

Following its BETA outing at Print 17 in Chicago, New Solution is proud to be officially launching the brand new Atom - a compact label printer, industrially built and designed for the short run digital label market.

PervasID, provider of RFID reader technology announces addition of Ian Sugarbroad to its advisory board

PervasID, provider of RFID reader technology announces addition of Ian Sugarbroad to its advisory board

Following the company’s recent launch of what is claimed to be its near 100% accurate wide-area passive RFID detection Space Ranger 9200 technology, PervasID is expanding its advisory board with the appointment of Ian Sugarbroad.

uberall acquires sales veteran Stephane Ville to spark digital-marketing revolution in French commerce; opens French office

uberall acquires sales veteran Stephane Ville to spark digital-marketing revolution in French commerce; opens French office

uberall, the digital location marketing solutions provider, has made Stephane Ville Vice President of Strategic Partnerships in France, to build on French consumers' advanced use of Local Search.

Why retailers should look to the cloud to power their Wi-Fi

Why retailers should look to the cloud to power their Wi-Fi

By Serge Denizyaran at Systal Technology Solutions.

Which aspect of retailing has a direct impact on staff productivity, cooperation and collaboration between stores, customer experience and future product development and marketing?

Maplin selects Kirona’s online booking and mobile services software for streamlined processing

Maplin selects Kirona’s online booking and mobile services software for streamlined processing

Maplin, the UK's specialist technology retailer, is partnering with Kirona to help customers and staff book services through an online solution, helping to minimise wasted time for travelling home service providers.