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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SATO appoints Tetsushi Kondo as Head of Europe

SATO appoints Tetsushi Kondo as Head of Europe

SATO, the global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has announced the appointment of Tetsushi Kondo as Head of Europe for the SATO Group.

Handheld Group strengthens its European sales structure

Handheld Group strengthens its European sales structure

Handheld Group, the global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has strengthened its management and sales teams with three key appointments, with the goal of expanding sales and better supporting Handheld's global network of resellers.

New TNS card scheme gateway 'set to accelerate UnionPay acceptance worldwide'

New TNS card scheme gateway 'set to accelerate UnionPay acceptance worldwide'

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has launched a new global card scheme gateway which will enable merchants and banks to quickly and easily connect with UnionPay for authorisation and processing of in-store payment transactions.

Williams Commerce Develop Software to Help Protect Intellectual Property Online

Williams Commerce Develop Software to Help Protect Intellectual Property Online

The growth of the Internet has made it easier than ever for businesses to sell to larger numbers of customers, with users having access from anywhere they can connect online.

TelVue unveils new digital signage solution

TelVue unveils new digital signage solution

TelVue Corporation has launched TelVue InfoVue, a cloud-based high-definition, multi-zone digital signage solution for professional broadcast, campus and enterprise.

Canon MAXIFY business inkjet printers receive prestigious Red Dot international design award

Canon MAXIFY business inkjet printers receive prestigious Red Dot international design award

Canon Europe has announced that its Canon MAXIFY MB5350 and MB5050 all-in-one business inkjet printers have received the Red Dot Design Award for Product Design 2015 from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, a design institution based in Essen, Germany.

Epson announces distribution channel for WorkForce Pro RIPS business inkjet printers

Epson announces distribution channel for WorkForce Pro RIPS business inkjet printers

Epson has announced the distribution channel for its WorkForce Pro RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) range of business inkjet printers.

Jamison RFID and active identity announce strategic partnership to provide RFID smart portals

Jamison RFID and active identity announce strategic partnership to provide RFID smart portals

Jamison RFID (a division of Jamison Door Company), the manufacturer and integrator of rugged, purpose-built RFID portals and communications enclosures, has announced a new partnership and solution set with Active Identity, of Fort Myers, Florida.

High street shops remain a vital link in the omni-channel chain

High street shops remain a vital link in the omni-channel chain

By Rob Shaw, Global Vice President General Business, hybris and SAP Customer Engagement and Commerce.

The latest view of the British high street released last month by insolvency analyst PwC won't come as a great surprise to retailers or consumers. It simply reinforces a trend that began in earnest three or four years ago.

63% of shoppers can be tempted into a store by beacons

63% of shoppers can be tempted into a store by beacons

Some 63% of shoppers would be persuaded to enter a store by a push notification sent to their smart device via beacon technology, according to a survey by Vista Retail Support.

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