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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75% of UK shoppers worried about fake online reviews

75% of UK shoppers worried about fake online reviews

75% of UK shoppers are worried about fake online reviews, research by global reviews and customer insights company Feefo has found.

The findings were revealed in a survey examining attitudes to online reviews among 2,000 UK consumers. Only seven per cent of those surveyed said they completely trust reviews even though 74% admit they are influenced by them.

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

BSI’s global supply chain intelligence report reveals top supply chain risks in 2016

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another. BSI noted multiple incidents that started out as a security, social responsibility, or a business continuity risk that cascaded into other supply chain issues.

HydroGarden grows seven-figure online sales channel with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Sana Commerce

HydroGarden grows seven-figure online sales channel with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Sana Commerce

A new integrated web store has generated £250,000 revenue per month for UK hydroponics wholesaler HydroGarden.

Cyber threats a growing concern among citizens - more than one out of ten subject to data breaches

Cyber threats a growing concern among citizens - more than one out of ten subject to data breaches

Seven out of ten are worried about Internet security and more than one out of ten have been subject to data breaches, according to a new survey commissioned by software and services company Tieto.

Abbyy intelligent capture accelerates digital transformation of business operations

Abbyy intelligent capture accelerates digital transformation of business operations

Abbyy, provider of technologies and solutions to action information, has announced a new version of Abbyy FlexiCapture.

Customer experience in the hospitality industry set for Improvement with Epicor iScala for Hospitality

Customer experience in the hospitality industry set for Improvement with Epicor iScala for Hospitality

Customers are at the heart of the hospitality industry, where successful businesses pride themselves on delivering the highest levels of customer experience, perhaps more than any other industry, according to Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth.

Preparing for the Peak Period: It’s that time again…

Preparing for the Peak Period: It’s that time again…

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Now that spring has arrived, for most of us this means that we can start planning for long evenings and hopefully some sunshine in the months ahead.

Cyberbit to showcase ransomware training and simulation platform at Infosecurity Europe

Cyberbit to showcase ransomware training and simulation platform at Infosecurity Europe

Cyberbit, whose cybersecurity solutions protect many of the world's most sensitive systems, will demonstrate its Cyberbit Range platform at the Infosecurity Europe conference, 06-08 June, in Olympia, London.

Late payment crisis will not be solved by new payment practice laws, say four in five SMEs, and could deepen thanks to unintended consequences

Late payment crisis will not be solved by new payment practice laws, say four in five SMEs, and could deepen thanks to unintended consequences

The vast majority (74%) of SME do not think new guidelines, forcing large businesses to detail how they pay smaller suppliers, will have an impact on late payments, according to new findings from Crossflow Payments, the supply chain finance platform.

Mobilising and managing supply chains on the go

Mobilising and managing supply chains on the go

By Paul Swaddle, Co-Founder, Pocket App.

All types of transportation services, whether trucking, public transport, aircraft, charter & shuttle bus services, railroads or shipping, and the warehouses that support them, are drowning in paperwork.