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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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3 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Your Remote Workforce

3 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Your Remote Workforce

How do you engage with employees who rarely come into the office? How do you maintain the company culture of communication you worked so hard to establish?

Kusmi Tea brews up Cegid’s digital solutions to strengthen retail business

Kusmi Tea brews up Cegid’s digital solutions to strengthen retail business

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has announced that the French upmarket tea brand, Kusmi Tea, tripled online sales on its e-commerce site during lockdown and used the period to accelerate plans for introducing more omnichannel and digital services across Europe.

UK companies are not effectively communicating with multicultural communities, warns Mediareach

UK companies are not effectively communicating with multicultural communities, warns Mediareach

Over the past few decades, the UK has undergone a drastic cultural shift which has seen an increase in the number of ethnic minorities living in the UK, despite this, far too many companies are not adequately communicating with multicultural communities in the UK.

Reimagined supply chains emerge from global crisis as enterprises focus on data insights to mitigate risk

Reimagined supply chains emerge from global crisis as enterprises focus on data insights to mitigate risk

New research from Orange Business Services found that the supply chains in 40% of multinational corporations were unable to cope with the crisis created by the pandemic. The survey of 320 enterprises, focusing on the manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors, revealed that the global crisis has dramatically changed attitudes to risk.  

Best Buy Canada selects Unily to modernise its intranet solution

Best Buy Canada selects Unily to modernise its intranet solution

Unily, provider of enterprise solutions, has been selected by Best Buy Canada, a fully owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co. Inc. and one of Canada’s top consumer retailers, to overhaul its current intranet system and digitally enhance its employee experience.

The integration imperative for XDR

The integration imperative for XDR

Large security vendors with XDR offerings position their solution as integrating their own set of products which may include a couple of third-party products already part of their suite and providing a central screen or single pane of glass to be able to see all the data. But that raises some important questions:

10 years of technology rolled into one: what will retail look like in 2021?

10 years of technology rolled into one: what will retail look like in 2021?

Boxing Day footfall fell by 57% in 2020. The footage of overnight queues that are normally a staple of end-of-year news reports were gone, replaced by shots of deserted high streets and sombre warnings of imminent lockdown. While it’s a bleak picture, it doesn’t necessarily paint a thousand words.

LogRhythm acquires threat detection platform MistNet

LogRhythm acquires threat detection platform MistNet

LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centres (SOCs), has acquired MistNet, a cloud-based analytics platform that is delivers network visibility and threat detection.

How AI Video Surveillance is Transforming the Retail Customer experience

How AI Video Surveillance is Transforming the Retail Customer experience

By Isik Onal Korpe, freelance writer.

Artificial intelligence technologies, which in recent years have made major changes in the world of digital marketing, continue to offer high hopes for several sectors today.

Online retail: showcasing digital assets for increased conversions

Online retail: showcasing digital assets for increased conversions

Shopping habits have changed completely over the past few decades and rapidly more so over the past few years. At the end of 2019, some retailers were still surviving with a basic, or even a zero, online presence. After nearly 12 months of Covid-19 even the most resilient of physical retailers are using digital assets such as images and videos to promote their wares, and investing increasingly in e-commerce development.

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