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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Amplience powers rich media production with SAP Hybris Commerce

Amplience powers rich media production with SAP Hybris Commerce

Amplience has announced the release of Amplience Extension for SAP Hybris Commerce.

Next-generation supply & demand forecasting: How machine learning is helping retailers to save millions

Next-generation supply & demand forecasting: How machine learning is helping retailers to save millions

By Daniele Barchiesi, Senior Data Scientist at Think Big Analytics, A Teradata Company.

How many Granny Smith apples should I deliver to each of my supermarkets? Will there be a run on sun cream this weekend? These are the types of questions retailers are asking when attempting to apply demand forecasting, a way of predicting demand levels for products or services to plan and manage supply chains more effectively.

The rise of the payments facilitator – Getting control of the merchant services charge

The rise of the payments facilitator – Getting control of the merchant services charge

By Adina Ahmed, Director of Anderson Zaks, and Mark McMurtie, Independent payments consultant and Director of Payments Consultancy Ltd.

SIX launches mPRIME – the new mobile payment terminal

SIX launches mPRIME – the new mobile payment terminal

SIX is introducing a new mobile terminal – mPRIME – offering merchants and traders maximum flexibility for cashless payments. mPRIME allows payments to be processed quickly, easily and securely via the merchant's tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android).

Detego launches new mobile, chatbot and AI solutions for fashion retailers at NRF

Detego launches new mobile, chatbot and AI solutions for fashion retailers at NRF

Retail software vendor, Detego, will be showcasing its latest digital in-store solutions for retailers at NRF, the world's largest retail industry show on January 14-16 in New York, as a co-exhibitor on SAP´s booth # 2733.

Datalogic IMPACT Software 11.11, enabling advanced OCR

Datalogic IMPACT Software 11.11, enabling advanced OCR

Datalogic, has introduced the 11.11 IMPACT software release, designed to bring new functionalities to the MX-E and MX-U vision processors delivering the new Advanced OCR tool, an intuitive and easy to use vision tool for challenging Optical Character Recognition applications.

Complete ‘One-Stop-Shop’ passive RFID solution announced by PervasID

Complete ‘One-Stop-Shop’ passive RFID solution announced by PervasID

PervasID has launched a single supplier complete RFID Inventory, Portal & Checkout end-to-end solution. This delivers hugely reduced costs to deploy across wide areas, and provides real time monitoring for retailers, and the healthcare and security sectors.

Multitone expands its Appear range of powerful and secure mobile messaging applications

Multitone expands its Appear range of powerful and secure mobile messaging applications

Multitone Electronics plc, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communication systems, has unveiled two new versions of its powerful but intuitive and fully secure corporate mobile communications application.

The budget delivers a brighter future for home deliveries; but fuels Brexit worries

The budget delivers a brighter future for home deliveries; but fuels Brexit worries

The newly-launched online parcel price comparison site ParcelCompare has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond's plans to improve mobile connections to aid busy consumers shopping on the move.

IRI Shopper Insights highlight growth in popularity of specialist stores over mass market

IRI Shopper Insights highlight growth in popularity of specialist stores over mass market

A European Shopper Insights Report conducted by IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, shows that the influence and importance of emerging specialist retail channels, like drug stores, pharmacies* and make-up stores, is growing.

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