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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APG Cash Drawer celebrates 40th anniversary

APG Cash Drawer celebrates 40th anniversary

APG Cash Drawer, LLC, manufacturer of cash management solutions in Minneapolis, has been celebrating forty years of commitment and service to a wide variety of retail and hospitality environments.

Klarna drives new payment service for EMaC

Klarna drives new payment service for EMaC

Payments and consumer finance provider, Klarna, has announced a partnership with EMaC – the UK provider of service plans to the UK automotive industry.

Paris Retail Week – the European event dedicated to 360° retail

Paris Retail Week – the European event dedicated to 360° retail

For its fourth edition, Paris Retail Week will take place from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th September 2018 in Pavilion 1 of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Retailers must embrace change

Retailers must embrace change

Another day, another high street stalwart announces store closure. Coming hard on the heels of M&S cutting 27 stores, now House of Fraser is set to close 31 of its 59 stores and Poundworld is calling in the administrators. Added to the list of recent failures, including Maplin and Toys 'R' Us, plus the sale of Homebase for £1, claims that 2018 will be the worst year for retail news since the recession in 2007, do not look in any sense far-fetched.

Telenor Connexion joins Philips Professional Display Solutions roadshow

Telenor Connexion joins Philips Professional Display Solutions roadshow

TP Vision/MMD, the company marketing and selling Philips branded signage solutions and professional TV's, has initiated a marketing cooperation with Telenor Connexion, the global supplier of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Digital Signage Summit Europe

Digital Signage Summit Europe

The 2018 Digital Signage Summit Europe will examine how digital storytelling can change the narrative for retailers, integrators and manufacturers.

Machine learning and the supply chain

Machine learning and the supply chain

Retail success is now directly related to the speed with which businesses innovate. As a result, the 'typical' retail employee is changing, with retail technology teams larger – and younger – than ever before.

Retail technologies are ‘stressing out’ shoppers

Retail technologies are ‘stressing out’ shoppers

A fifth of US consumers (21%) find that going shopping makes them feel stressed, while more than 1 in 10 experience high stress levels while buying online.

E-retailers need to ensure their fulfilment centres are ready to handle rising demand as online sales rise

E-retailers need to ensure their fulfilment centres are ready to handle rising demand as online sales rise

Businesses that are focused on tapping into the fast growing online retail market need to ensure they have the correct equipment and procedures in place to effectively handle rising sales or risk customer satisfaction taking a hit, says Midland Pallet Trucks.

New brand and business model for OCS Retail Solutions following MBO

New brand and business model for OCS Retail Solutions following MBO

OCS Asset Solutions, the retail services arm of OCS Group UK offering stocktaking, supply chain management, store and merchandising support to the grocery and general retail sector, has been rebranded as Retail & Asset Solutions (RAS) following a £13m investment from mid-market private equity investor LDC and significant co-investment from the six-strong management team.

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