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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ScS invests in Paragon’s ePOD software for consistent brand experience across all home deliveries

ScS invests in Paragon’s ePOD software for consistent brand experience across all home deliveries

ScS, the home furnishings retailer specialising in sofas, carpets, flooring and furniture, has enhanced its customer experience by adopting Paragon’s fleXipod electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software.

Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Still no Brexit plans in place for over half of British retailers, Global-e research reveals

Despite three years passing since the EU referendum, over half (57%) of British retailers still have no plans in place for Brexit, according to a survey of 200 British retail decision-makers by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce solutions provider, in conjunction with Censuswide.

Edge computing and the modern retailer

Edge computing and the modern retailer

Retail Technology Review spoke with Jamie Bourassa, Vice President, Edge Computing, Schneider Electric at the recent Retail Expo 2019 about the company’s EcoStruxure Ready edge computing architecture and what advantages it can bring to the retailer marketplace.

HMY launches new digital solution for boosting point of sale

HMY launches new digital solution for boosting point of sale

HMY has launched a new digital solution in the form of real-time digital signage. Commercial signage at the point of sale is becoming an increasingly important element of the shopping experience.

Aiimi to showcase AI-driven data and information management solutions at Insight & Answers event

Aiimi to showcase AI-driven data and information management solutions at Insight & Answers event

Data and information company, Aiimi, is hosting a half-day conference on June 19th 2019 to discuss and assess trends in the market as well as bring together a host of organisations to give real-world insight into how they are delivering business expansion through the effective use of AI, machine learning, data analytics and intelligent content management technologies.

Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Digital practices and technology adoption are bringing greater productivity, effectiveness and profitability in the shipping and logistics industry, Cogoport president Flemming Frost told industry leaders at a major shipping conference in the Netherlands.

FuturMaster launches new AI-powered forecasting software to help manufacturers and retailers more successfully launch new products

FuturMaster launches new AI-powered forecasting software to help manufacturers and retailers more successfully launch new products

FuturMaster, which provides supply chain planning software for clients including L’Oreal, Heineken and LVMH, is launching a new forecasting solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies more successfully launch new products.

Puretec Fitness boosts revenue and takes back control of brand with new eCommerce site

Puretec Fitness boosts revenue and takes back control of brand with new eCommerce site

Home fitness equipment retailer, Puretec Fitness, has secured its future and taken back control of its brand by launching a fully transactional website, after historically relying on eCommerce marketplaces to target customers.

Sluggish growth highlights imperative for eCommerce innovation, says Tryzens

Sluggish growth highlights imperative for eCommerce innovation, says Tryzens

The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed the sharpest decline in retail sales since 1995 last month, sparking further fears for the UK retail industry. According to their figures, retail sales fell by 2.7 percent in total and like-for like in May, while online sales of non-food products grew at a rate of just 1.5% year on year, which the BRC and KPMG said was “an all-time low”.

Over half of consumers demand sustainable fashion

Over half of consumers demand sustainable fashion

New research suggests over half (52%) of consumers in the UK and US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable, with calls for reduced packaging and fair pay for workers among their top demands. 29% of these consumers say they will pay more for sustainably-made versions of the same items.

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