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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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InternetRetailing Conference 2018 – Collaboration, Innovation, Expertise. A powerhouse of ideas to re-generate retail

InternetRetailing Conference 2018 – Collaboration, Innovation, Expertise. A powerhouse of ideas to re-generate retail

Retail is re-structuring, re-formatting, re-skilling and re-connecting with consumers. In the current climate, success belongs to retailers that dare to be adaptive, creative and to take risks. Re-launching for 2018 – in a brand-new London venue - InternetRetailing Conference 2018 brings together 800+ retail board members, C-level executives and directors for a breath-taking day of inspiration and collaboration.

Nortech's Transit Ultimate for demanding access control applications

Nortech's Transit Ultimate for demanding access control applications

People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech is now offering a robust long-range reader based on semi active RFID technology, which enables automatic vehicle identification at distances of up to 10 metres and speeds of up to 125 mph.

Will smart voice assistants revolutionise our shopping behaviour?

Will smart voice assistants revolutionise our shopping behaviour?

"What's the weather going to be like tomorrow?" "Play a Rolling Stones song" "What meetings do I have today?" These are just some of the most common requests made to smart voice assistants such as Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home.

It’s complicated: 55% of organisations struggle to keep up with new tech

It’s complicated: 55% of organisations struggle to keep up with new tech

In this world we can often say we have too much choice and not enough time. B2B decision-makers are finding much the same is true for them, with the influx of new technologies available to their businesses proving too much to keep up with.

GDPR is an Opportunity for Retailers to Better-Understand Customers

GDPR is an Opportunity for Retailers to Better-Understand Customers

By Ashish Koul, President of Acqueon.

In 2017, UK consumer spending slumped to its lowest level in five years, making the fight for the customer an even more chaotic battle scene.

Google’s mobile speed algorithm update: is your online business ready?

Google’s mobile speed algorithm update: is your online business ready?

Page speed really matters to web users, which is why Google has always taken it into account within its desktop search rankings. As from this month (July 2018), however, it will also be factored into Google's mobile search rankings as part of its new 'Speed Update'.

Why ERP is the key to unlocking the future of retail

Why ERP is the key to unlocking the future of retail

Drop shipping has the potential to completely change the world of retail. However, as John Weber, Director of Business Development and Product Management at Aptean, explains, retailers need an effective ERP system to truly make the most of this new retail reality.

Retailers data only 75% accurate, warn industry specialists, while chatbots reveal most common customer enquiries to be about stock availability

Retailers data only 75% accurate, warn industry specialists, while chatbots reveal most common customer enquiries to be about stock availability

Detailed analysis by retail tech specialists at Detego has confirmed that the average retailers data is only about seventy-five percent accurate when it comes to knowing exactly what inventory is actually in stock at any particular time.

Ensuring order visibility: How control towers can help retailers meet the customer promise

Ensuring order visibility: How control towers can help retailers meet the customer promise

By Bobby Shome, Global Business Development Director, Centiro.

In today's competitive market, ensuring delivery success is more important than ever for retailers. Around the world, customer expectations about the standard of product delivery continue to rise, with those in the more mature ecommerce markets growing increasingly picky.

'Game-changing' product discovery tool launched by retail specialist

'Game-changing' product discovery tool launched by retail specialist

A new product discovery platform allows suppliers to showcase their products to retailers and is claimed to revolutionise the way buyers discover new products.

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