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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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Manhattan Associates and IHL Group survey reveals the key to maximising omnichannel profits

Manhattan Associates and IHL Group survey reveals the key to maximising omnichannel profits

A recent survey byManhattan Associates Inc. and IHL Group has uncovered a strong correlation between omnichannel fulfilment maturity and margins.

Contextual commerce, loyalty, sustainability and payment preference will dominate eCommerce agendas in 2020, says Tryzens

Contextual commerce, loyalty, sustainability and payment preference will dominate eCommerce agendas in 2020, says Tryzens

2019 saw the retail sector continue to battle to keep ahead in an environment of rapid market, technological and consumer behaviour changes. Couple that with disrupted spending habits, both in terms of level of spend and the channels consumers prefer to buy through, as well as rising costs, the UK uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and increased international competition, it all added up to another challenging year for retailers.

ProGlove collaborates with Samsung to introduce solution that meets growing demand for wearable scanners in industrial environments

ProGlove collaborates with Samsung to introduce solution that meets growing demand for wearable scanners in industrial environments

Industry wearables company ProGlove, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, has announced a combined product solution to address the growing need for wearable scanners in industries ranging from retail, transportation, logistics and manufacturing.

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

By Joe Farrell, VP of international operations at PFS. 

Amidst ongoing political turbulence and the continued transformation of the modern high street, 2019 was a challenging year for retail to say the least. Brexit uncertainty, combined with the growing customer demand for sustainability and superior levels of customer service, has put substantial pressure on embattled retailers.

More than two-thirds of consumers believe mobile technology delivers a better shopping experience, new report finds

More than two-thirds of consumers believe mobile technology delivers a better shopping experience, new report finds

A new State of Mobility in Retail Report by SOTI Inc., provider of mobile and IoT management solutions, reveals that 67.3% of consumers perceive mobile technology as the most effective way to provide a faster shopping experience.

Elastic Path acquires Moltin

Elastic Path acquires Moltin

Elastic Path, the provider of headless commerce solutions, acquired commerce technology company Moltin to create what is claimed to be the industry’s only commerce platform that enables every business leader to quickly and easily leverage microservices to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Powering high quality IP cameras to deter crime – a Colorado Springs Case Study

Powering high quality IP cameras to deter crime – a Colorado Springs Case Study

A good security camera surveillance system acts as a deterrent to crime. A great security camera surveillance system provides law enforcement with high resolution video and pictures that enable them to catch and prosecute the criminals that were not deterred. To do this, high quality IP cameras need to be strategically located throughout areas that require surveillance.

Retail workers in career confidence crisis

Retail workers in career confidence crisis

Majority feel better about their appearance than they do their job prospects.The latest research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that even though nearly two thirds (64.9%) of retail professionals feel confident about their appearance, less than half (42.1%) feel the same way about their career prospects.

Online spending partly rescues dismal December

Online spending partly rescues dismal December

ONS retail sales figures for December saw overall sales fall 0.6% against November. But a strong showing from department store web sales saved Christmas for many retailers says ParcelHero.

Janam unveils rugged tablet

Janam unveils rugged tablet

Janam Technologies, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that capture data and communicate wirelessly, has introduced what it describes as the most powerful and advanced 8-inch rugged tablet. 

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