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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Predicting the future and understanding the role of technology in logistics

Predicting the future and understanding the role of technology in logistics

It is vital to understand and keep pace with the moving tech landscape. Moreover, it is not only the type of changes, but the rate of change itself that is speeding up. Businesses that understand the role of technology in logistics, and are able to adapt are significantly more likely to survive the next decade of changes than those who don’t.

Using the cloud for integration turns marginal into massive gains for retailers

Using the cloud for integration turns marginal into massive gains for retailers

By Graham Woods, Managing Director of W3Partnership.

No-one talks about retail in terms of online and offline anymore. The word omnichannel entered and left our parlance with equal speed. Retailers are now focussed on providing customers with the choice, experience and delivery they want, when they want it – regardless of the channel on which any part of the customer journey takes place.

The new Matrix 220 imager by Datalogic - One model for any scanning requirement

The new Matrix 220 imager by Datalogic - One model for any scanning requirement

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the new Matrix 220 imager, a highly compact image-based barcode reader capable of providing top performance with the highest flexibility.

Expanding grocery retailers drive global POS software market

Expanding grocery retailers drive global POS software market

Global POS Software 2018, the new study by strategic research and consulting firm RBR, shows 3.4 million installations at major grocery, convenience and drugstore retailers as of June 2018. This makes the combined Grocery+ segment larger than General Merchandise and Hospitality+.

Gartner mentions FarEye in the Hype Cycle for Multienterprise Solutions, 2018 under the Global Logistics Visibility technology

Gartner mentions FarEye in the Hype Cycle for Multienterprise Solutions, 2018 under the Global Logistics Visibility technology

FarEye, a technology solution to run eCommerce and supply chain logistics operations has been mentioned as a sample vendor in Gartner’s recent Hype Cycle report for Multienterprise Solutions[1] under the Global Logistics Visibility technology which was published on 13 December 2018.

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related software – including those involving mobility, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and Digital Transformation.

Participants include: Gartner, Panorama Consulting, Aberdeen Group, Cap Gemini, Frost & Sullivan, Access Supply Chain Software, Manhattan Associates, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, DynaSys, TIMOCOM, Honeywell.

Selectronic offers the colour screens to promote your sales at the point of purchase decision

Selectronic offers the colour screens to promote your sales at the point of purchase decision

A new digital shelf edge display has been launched by Selectronic. Called ‘Edge’, the product is claimed to be ideally suited for retail POS applications. It allows retailers to make dynamic changes to product shelves and key merchandising areas in a matter of seconds.

WiFi SPARK and Blackbox launch real-time Transport Information Portal to give rail passengers instant mobile access to rail information

WiFi SPARK and Blackbox launch real-time Transport Information Portal to give rail passengers instant mobile access to rail information

WiFi SPARK and Blackbox Ltd are set to launch a real-time Transport Information Portal to the rail market via the SPARK Platform.

Carrefour launches world’s first sail thru supermarket, serving yacht passengers, jet-skiers and beach-goers in Dubai

Carrefour launches world’s first sail thru supermarket, serving yacht passengers, jet-skiers and beach-goers in Dubai

Majid Al Futtaim, the shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure company across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has unveiled ‘Carrefour Bites and More by the Shore’, claimed to be the world’s first sail thru supermarket.

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