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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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Supply chains avoid scoring own goal ahead of Euro 2020 thanks to C.H. Robinson’s predictive technologies

Supply chains avoid scoring own goal ahead of Euro 2020 thanks to C.H. Robinson’s predictive technologies

Euro 2020 is here and despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions with pubs finally allowed to open their doors, many fans are expected to cheer on their nation from the side-lines at home, prompting the first ‘stay-at-home’ tournament in a generation.

Does tech hold the answer to retail staff wellbeing?

Does tech hold the answer to retail staff wellbeing?

Retail is facing one of the most challenging periods in modern history and following a year of uncertainty, isolation and furlough, staff will be feeling this pressure in a range of ways.

Fake websites, delivery delays and foreign languages deterring UK-EU online purchases

Fake websites, delivery delays and foreign languages deterring UK-EU online purchases

Fear of buying from fraudulent websites (72%), damaged or delayed deliveries (72%) and issues with customs (68%) are putting UK consumers off from cross-border ecommerce purchases, new data suggests. 61% said shopping on a foreign language website was a significant put-off, while 49% said they wouldn’t buy a product online if the website wasn’t in English.

Quality audio solutions become a critical success factor for hybrid working and set a new standard of professionalism

Quality audio solutions become a critical success factor for hybrid working and set a new standard of professionalism

61% of end users say the right technology solutions empower professionalism.

UK consumers willing to take action for greener future

UK consumers willing to take action for greener future

UK consumers are willing to compromise on online purchases and delivery demands, but only if it creates a more sustainable environment, according to new data.

The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The pandemic has transformed the high street, with smaller retail brands having to quickly innovate, and global household names becoming more agile to meet consumer demands and expectations.

Consumer spending grew 7.6 per cent in May as easing of restrictions saw more Brits shop, socialise and get set for summer

Consumer spending grew 7.6 per cent in May as easing of restrictions saw more Brits shop, socialise and get set for summer

Consumer spending rose 7.6 per cent in May compared to the same period in 2019 – the highest growth recorded since coronavirus restrictions began – as the further lifting of lockdown restrictions encouraged more Brits to shop and socialise.

Worldline and Toshiba expand partnership to deliver sophisticated shopping experience

Worldline and Toshiba expand partnership to deliver sophisticated shopping experience

Worldline, the European payments and transactional services solutions provider, has strengthened its relationship with long-term partner Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, provider of retail store technology.

Kooomo locks in online success for EverydaySafe

Kooomo locks in online success for EverydaySafe

Gunnebo, a global provider of security products, services and software, has selected global eCommerce platform provider Kooomo to launch its new one-stop B2B e-shop for resellers of its innovative EverydaySafe, a compact safe that discreetly integrates into kitchen units.

Desigual teams up with MishiPay to test the mobile self-checkout shopping experience in physical stores

Desigual teams up with MishiPay to test the mobile self-checkout shopping experience in physical stores

Desigual, the fashion retailer, is deploying MishiPay in stores in Barcelona and Madrid. MishiPay is a mobile self- technology for shopping in physical shops and transferring the immediacy of the online experience to the real world. The technology enables shoppers to scan the barcode of products and pay via their mobile phone, eliminating the need to visit a checkout.

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