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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Ergonomic Solutions enables great customer service at RBTE 2017

Ergonomic Solutions enables great customer service at RBTE 2017

On stand 518 at RBTE 2017, which took place at London Olympia from 8th-9th May, Ergonomic Solutions displayed its range of technology mounting & mobility solutions that enable customer facing applications to deliver excellence in customer service at the Point of Sale, Point of Payment and Point of Service.

Doro launches the 8020X: a durable smartphone built for the lone worker

Doro launches the 8020X: a durable smartphone built for the lone worker

Doro, the senior mobile phone technology provider, is launching the Doro 8020X smartphone, a device designed to keep lone workers safe and secure during their professional lives.

The retailers' guide to millennial expectations

The retailers' guide to millennial expectations

By Dan Thornton, Head of Solution Development, Hughes Europe.

Tech-savvy millennials may be spending like no other generation before them, but their ravenous appetite for online content and data enables them to make well informed decisions about what to buy and where to shop.

Franco Manca adds mobile and web ordering with help from Intelligent Business Systems

Franco Manca adds mobile and web ordering with help from Intelligent Business Systems

Leading Neapolitan sourdough pizza brand Franco Manca, owned by restaurant group Fulham Shore, has added mobile and web ordering options to its customer offering following bespoke integration work with Intelligent Business Systems (IBS).

The future of branded, inspirational and luxury packaging on display in London

The future of branded, inspirational and luxury packaging on display in London

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London returns to Olympia, London, on 13 & 14 September 2017.

Brother strengthens SMB print portfolio with latest colour laser launch

Brother strengthens SMB print portfolio with latest colour laser launch

Brother UK is boosting its SMB print offering with its latest colour laser launch. The new L8000 and L9000 ranges will help channel partners capitalise on a buoyant colour laser market, which has grown 28 per cent year-on-year.

Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says e-commerce expert

Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says e-commerce expert

Apple Watch sales doubled last year, and smart speakers such as Amazon Echo will be a £7bn market within 5 years. But are consumers and retailers ready for the revolution in shopping habits they will bring, asks e-commerce specialist Fastlane International

Potential major takedown of an IoT manufacturer’s services or devices

Potential major takedown of an IoT manufacturer’s services or devices

By Laurence Pitt, Security Strategy Director, Juniper Networks.

In a recent blog I discussed the risks associated with IoT. If we look at information technology progress in the last 25 years, it seems that malware or data-theft quickly follows major technology milestones. Let's look at some examples:

Retail Pro International warns retailers against digital transformation ‘white elephants’

Retail Pro International warns retailers against digital transformation ‘white elephants’

Retail Pro International, provider of platform retail management software for mid- and top-tier specialty retailers, is warning retailers undertaking digital transformations that they may be left with white elephants if they fail to integrate with the existing ecosystem.

Honeywell LIVE Launch Event: Inform. Protect. Connect.

Honeywell LIVE Launch Event: Inform. Protect. Connect.

Realise efficiency gains. Protect your workforce. Reduce operating costs.

Organisations today are under ever-increasing pressure to perform faster and smarter, keep up with the pace of technology, ensure compliance with government regulations, and protect the safety of their workers.