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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SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

SMEs must open up to the automation revolution or be left behind, say EACS

It has been a common trend that uptake in new technologies is slower amongst SMEs than that of major multinational companies, who have significantly more scale and resources.

How technology can ease the workload when it comes to on-boarding temporary staff during the festive period

How technology can ease the workload when it comes to on-boarding temporary staff during the festive period

Dr. Cristian Grossmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Beekeeper, looks at how retailers can better manage the tricky task of temporary staff during the busiest period of the year with technology.

Omnichannel retail trends that will shape the industry in 2020

Omnichannel retail trends that will shape the industry in 2020

A shift in consumer behaviour has seen the retail sector transition from bricks alone to a combination of bricks and clicks. With new shopping demographics purchasing products in a different format, the rise in e-commerce success has no doubt driven the recent retail revolution, with the world of digital proving increasingly important.

£2million fund to boost productivity and tackle late payments

£2million fund to boost productivity and tackle late payments

The Government is giving £2million to projects to test innovative ways for SMEs to be more productive through accountancy and HR management technology.

Ethoca wins Most Innovative Online Solution at the UK Fraud Awards 2019

Ethoca wins Most Innovative Online Solution at the UK Fraud Awards 2019

Ethoca, the leading provider of collaboration-based technology solutions that help card issuers and online merchants increase card acceptance and stop ecommerce fraud and disputes, has won ‘Most Innovative Online Solution’ at the UK Fraud Awards 2019.

Millennial UK shoppers forced to choose between the environment and their consumer rights new study shows

Millennial UK shoppers forced to choose between the environment and their consumer rights new study shows

A UK study of 100 retail executives and 2,000 consumers highlights tension between keeping records of transactions and eliminating paper waste.

Consumers still economic bright spot but Europe can’t avoid effects of global trade tensions, says Stenn

Consumers still economic bright spot but Europe can’t avoid effects of global trade tensions, says Stenn

Dr. Kerstin Braun, President of Stenn Group, an international provider of trade finance headquartered in the UK, comments on the Eurostat retail trade figures and drop in Asian markets/FTSE 100:

Ecommerce will account for a third of all global chain retail sales in five years

Ecommerce will account for a third of all global chain retail sales in five years

Analysts predict that 30% of global retail sales will be made through ecommerce channels by 2024, according to global ecommerce insights business Edge by Ascential at Retail Week’s Tech. festival.

New wide-load bagging machine boosts flexibility for growing e-commerce businesses​

New wide-load bagging machine boosts flexibility for growing e-commerce businesses​

With e-commerce continuing to grow year on year, along with ever-changing customer requirements, Automated Packaging Systems has launched the the Autobag 600 and Autobag 650, which have been designed to offer large bag packaging, providing mail order customers with a packaging solution, regardless of product size.

jisp and SFD Systems add colour to frictionless shopping

jisp and SFD Systems add colour to frictionless shopping

Frictionless shopping has just become much easier and more engaging, as the lifestyle app jisp partners with SFD Systems to bring an advanced digital shelf edge payment solution.

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