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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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Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain.

Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

Industry automation from Datalogic and OEM Automatic – See the company at the Smart Factory Exhibition

Industry automation from Datalogic and OEM Automatic – See the company at the Smart Factory Exhibition

Datalogic will be working alongside its Platinum partner OEM Automatic during the Smart Factory exhibition 2019, taking place at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on the 13th – 14th November.  Together, the companies will be showcasing Datalogic’s latest range of I-O Link sensors and complete solutions for Industry 4.0.

Softcat reveals the UK’s biggest business technology priorities in 2020

Softcat reveals the UK’s biggest business technology priorities in 2020

Softcat, a FTSE 250 listed company and provider of business technology solutions and services, has surveyed over 1,600 of its customers* across 18 different industries to reveal the biggest 2020 technology priorities.

Exertis launches ForgeServe IP device management service to enhance customer capabilities

Exertis launches ForgeServe IP device management service to enhance customer capabilities

Exertis, the distributor of technology products for the business, enterprise, Pro AV, mobile and retail markets, has announced the distribution of ForgeServe IP device provisioning and management suite from Swoop Datacom.

Sweet dreams are made of this: KPS picks up four award wins for its work with Dreams

Sweet dreams are made of this: KPS picks up four award wins for its work with Dreams

KPS, the UK-based eCommerce and transformation agency specialising in SAP Hybris and SAP Commerce Cloud, has been decorated with four awards for its work with Dreams, the specialist bed retailer.

Thames Technology joins Paragon ID

Thames Technology joins Paragon ID

Thames Technology, the European card issuing partner specialising in the design, manufacture, personalisation and distribution of payment and retail card programmes, has announced that the company will join Paragon ID.

Kyocera reimagines printing by entering inkjet production print arena with TASKalfa Pro 15000c

Kyocera reimagines printing by entering inkjet production print arena with TASKalfa Pro 15000c

As Kyocera Document Solutions UK, the document solutions company, expands into new business domains, the organisation has launched its first production print device with the TASKalfa Pro 15000c. This development is the next step in Kyocera’s diversification, building on a wealth of experience in the creation of inkjet printhead technology.

Retail pays almost £100K over the odds for technology products

Retail pays almost £100K over the odds for technology products

Technology services provider Probrand has released a study that reveals the scale of the margins some buyers are paying out to IT resellers, with retail spending an estimated £98,329.36 more than necessary due to inflated margins.

Handheld Group appoints Thomas Löfblad as new CEO

Handheld Group appoints Thomas Löfblad as new CEO

Handheld Group, the global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the appointment of Thomas Löfblad as its new CEO. Löfblad will lead the efforts of Handheld Group’s continued global expansion. 2019 has been a record-breaking year for Handheld Group, with several high-profile contracts and an expanded product portfolio.

Homebase partners with Neptune to support its focus on providing the best customer service

Homebase partners with Neptune to support its focus on providing the best customer service

Homebase, one of the UK's largest home improvement and garden retailers, has partnered with Neptune Software, provider of ‘low-code’, rapid application development software.

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