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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Datalogic acquires 20% of R4i to develop innovative identification solutions with RFID technology

Datalogic acquires 20% of R4i to develop innovative identification solutions with RFID technology

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has acquired a 20% of R4i S.r.l., a company based in Benevento, which develops cutting-edge solutions with RFID technology (Radiofrequency Identification).

81% of consumers prefer physical stores, research shows

81% of consumers prefer physical stores, research shows

81% of UK consumers see the physical store as vital to the shopping experience and 70% say they enjoy the full experience of going into stores to browse, see what's new and buy what they like, new research from Vista Retail Support shows.

Black Friday online demand to peak at 8am, up 55% on the daily average

Black Friday online demand to peak at 8am, up 55% on the daily average

Online demand on Black Friday will peak at 8am on 24 November, up 55% on the daily average, according to Summit, specialists in online retailing, with just under 50% of Black Friday visits taking place before midday.

New online retail tool ‘proven to optimise sales in record time’

New online retail tool ‘proven to optimise sales in record time’

Optiseller is a new online retail tool which reviews over 50m products each week.

Cost-effective complete ‘one-stop-shop’ passive RFID solution from PervasID

Cost-effective complete ‘one-stop-shop’ passive RFID solution from PervasID

PervasID, the RFID technology company, has introduced a complete single source solution that can detect, read and monitor RFID tags with the highest levels of accuracy (99%+).

Arrow and Palo Alto Networks expand relationship in UK to support cloud security

Arrow and Palo Alto Networks expand relationship in UK to support cloud security

Arrow Electronics has extended its relationship with Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, adding its offerings to the Arrow portfolio in the UK, tapping into the market opportunity around private, hybrid and public cloud.

Half of online shoppers abandon a purchase if they can’t get the delivery choices they want, according to new research

Half of online shoppers abandon a purchase if they can’t get the delivery choices they want, according to new research

Retailers and brands cannot afford to become complacent about the strategic role that delivery plays in their eCommerce strategies according to new research.

Retail 2.0: Is there a comeback on the cards for bricks and mortar stores?

Retail 2.0: Is there a comeback on the cards for bricks and mortar stores?

By Danny Molhoek, Managing Director & Country General Manager of Lexmark UK and Ireland.

Ask the modern consumer where they shop and they'll most likely respond with a handful of online retailers, along with maybe one or two shopping malls.

DataLase and PARC partner to develop inkless photonic printing solutions

DataLase and PARC partner to develop inkless photonic printing solutions

DataLase, the solutions provider for inline digital printing of products and packaging, and PARC, a Xerox company, have entered into a new strategic partnership and signed a lease agreement.

Millennials and pensioners less price conscious, baby boomers most frugal

Millennials and pensioners less price conscious, baby boomers most frugal

Millennials and pensioners are the shoppers least influenced by price, while affluent baby boomers are more likely to watch costs, research has found.

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