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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The potential for AI

The potential for AI

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO of NetDespatch.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to grow massively in 2017. Analyst firm Forrester predicts investment in AI to treble in 2017 alone. The impact could well be profound, potentially transforming industries and providing huge streamlining and commercially beneficial upsides.

DB Schenker reduces onboarding time for eCommerce customers with Magic Software’s Integration Platform

DB Schenker reduces onboarding time for eCommerce customers with Magic Software’s Integration Platform

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. has announced that DB Schenker, the global logistics provider, has implemented the Magic xpi Integration Platform as the backbone of its integrated sales and logistics solution.

How festivals are engaging audiences through mobile

How festivals are engaging audiences through mobile

By Paul Swaddle, Chairman and Co-founder of Pocket App

Festival season is officially in full swing. From Glastonbury to Wireless and from Love Box to T in the Park, the UK plays host to some of the greatest musical spectacles in the world over the summer months.

Retailers under pressure to revamp their shopping experience as online sales continue to rise

Retailers under pressure to revamp their shopping experience as online sales continue to rise

The latest ONS retail sales figures show that the volume of online spending increased year-on-year by 15.9% and by 1.8% compared to last month.

Extreme sports retailer conquers warehousing challenges with Snapfulfil

Extreme sports retailer conquers warehousing challenges with Snapfulfil

Online action sports retailer, Freestyle Xtreme, has implemented the Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system to drive efficiencies in its global fulfilment operation.

Lastline unveils new breach protection capabilities

Lastline unveils new breach protection capabilities

Lastline, Inc., the advanced network-based malware protection solutions provider, has introduced Lastline Breach Defender, a solution that provides a dynamic blueprint of a breach as it unfolds and moves laterally across a network.

Hospitality professionals among professions considered the most intimidating by customers

Hospitality professionals among professions considered the most intimidating by customers

Hospitality professionals including chefs and bartenders are among the professions considered to be the most intimidating by customers, according to new research.

eRetailing, telematics and service aggregation boost evolution of global automotive aftermarket in 2017

eRetailing, telematics and service aggregation boost evolution of global automotive aftermarket in 2017

The global automotive aftermarket is rapidly evolving. While technological enablers in eRetailing, telematics, and service aggregation will facilitate the evolution of traditional business models and transform the market into a digital and connected ecosystem, multiple opportunities exist in parts and service retailing due to steady growth in worldwide vehicles in operation (VIO).

Gearing up for the busy period: what to expect from Black Friday 2017

Gearing up for the busy period: what to expect from Black Friday 2017

By Sangeetha Narasimhan, Marketing Manager, UK at Ingenico ePayments.

In Europe, Black Friday is a big deal. We've witnessed first-hand this American-born phenomenon spread first across the Atlantic and then move online.

Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed

Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed

With less than a year to go before organisations which process, use or exchange consumers' personal data within the EU need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), eCommerce systems integrator Tryzens has highlighted how this new directive will impact retailers, and what key steps brands will need to take to mitigate the impact when the regulation becomes enforced from 25th May 2018.