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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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Young fraud victims on the rise: new data reveals 24% rise in under-21s falling victim to identity fraud

Young fraud victims on the rise: new data reveals 24% rise in under-21s falling victim to identity fraud

Cifas, the UK fraud prevention service, has released startling new figures showing a marked increase in the number young people falling victim to identity fraud.

University of Southampton Student Union makes jisp its official deals app

University of Southampton Student Union makes jisp its official deals app

The University of Southampton Student Union, (SuSu) has announced a partnership agreement with Hampshire-based technology company, jisp that will give students a new incentive to take advantage of the latest deals from the city’s retailers.

TechHouse chooses new EPoS solution from Futura for improved stock control

TechHouse chooses new EPoS solution from Futura for improved stock control

A ‘Mobile Choice Consumer Awards winner’ for Best Repair Service, retail brand TechHouse, which currently operates online and through four stores in greater London, has upgraded to Futura’s real-time EPoS and HO retail management system.

ASOS customers can now shop the latest fashion with Google Assistant

ASOS customers can now shop the latest fashion with Google Assistant

ASOS, the global destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings, has become one of the first fashion retailers in the UK to launch on Google Assistant, meaning customers can discover the latest ASOS products across popular categories using just their voice.

‘Replace mobile hardware spend with mobile apps and BYOD.’ suggests Thumbtel’s CEO

‘Replace mobile hardware spend with mobile apps and BYOD.’ suggests Thumbtel’s CEO

With government departments and local authorities facing ongoing pressure to reduce spending, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is offering a solution for IT and telecoms departments in public sector organisations to replace capital expenditure on mobile devices with intelligent apps that staff can use on personal mobile phones, confirms Andy Munarriz, founder and CEO of Thumbtel.

Understaffing and outdated tech become barriers for UK retail workers

Understaffing and outdated tech become barriers for UK retail workers

Over half (53%) of UK retail staff feel unable to provide good levels of customer service as a result of understaffing, a survey by retail IT consultancy and technology firm REPL Group has revealed.

Edesix teams up with Waitrose to secure new in-home delivery service

Edesix teams up with Waitrose to secure new in-home delivery service

Waitrose & Partners have teamed up with Body Worn Camera experts Edesix to trial its new in-home delivery service which will allow drivers to enter a customer's home while they are out and put their groceries away.

Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend – Periscope By McKinsey

Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend – Periscope By McKinsey

Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth, has announced the findings of research on consumer sentiment towards Black Friday 2018.

‘Six years to save the Great British high street’

‘Six years to save the Great British high street’

Retailers failing to engage in digital transformation won’t be operating by 2024, according to 90% of senior decision makers within the retail industry. A quarter believe that retailers steadfastly clinging to more traditional ways of doing business won’t exist three years from now.

Retailers need to outsource digital application to help weather a tough retail climate and improve the bottom line

Retailers need to outsource digital application to help weather a tough retail climate and improve the bottom line

By Wayne Munday, Non-Executive Director, Rokk Media.

The Retail climate is proving increasingly challenging for bricks-and-mortar stores of all sizes, with many major brands and familiar high-street names announcing profit warnings, job cuts and even store closures.

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