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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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The Increasing Demand of Consumer Delivery Expectations

The Increasing Demand of Consumer Delivery Expectations


At one time, when you bought goods online, it was commonplace to have to wait 7 to10 business days for delivery. However, as technology has improved, faster and more efficient delivery options have become readily available.

Ocucon develops a lighter version of its VSaaS product, Cloud by Ocucon

Ocucon develops a lighter version of its VSaaS product, Cloud by Ocucon

Technology company Ocucon has developed a lighter version of its VSaaS product, Cloud by Ocucon, allowing retailers to now benefit from cloud technology for a select number of cameras.

Spitfire launches Firewall as a Service solution

Spitfire launches Firewall as a Service solution

Spitfire, the Internet telephony service provider and ISP, has launched Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) providing customers using Spitfire MPLS or Ethernet services with a complete managed solution, including firewall.

Star Micronics launches SteadyLAN for iOS to provide reliable network access for iPad POS

Star Micronics launches SteadyLAN for iOS to provide  reliable network access for iPad POS

Star Micronics, the manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, as introduced SteadyLAN, claimed to be an industry-first solution designed to provide power and network access to iPad POS through one Lightning cable connection.

Eka launches new ETRM applications on its cloud platform

Eka launches new ETRM applications on its cloud platform

Eka Software Solutions has made significant investments in energy-specific capabilities on its cloud-native solutions platform.

1,000 shoplifting crimes a day, 52% go unpunished

1,000 shoplifting crimes a day, 52% go unpunished

The latest police data has revealed that UK retailers were plagued by 359,156 incidents of shoplifting in 2019, just shy of 1,000 per day.

Retail spending bounces back in January, providing much needed reassurance for high street retailers

Retail spending bounces back in January, providing much needed reassurance for high street retailers

The Office for National Statistics has reported a noticeable uptake in retail sales in the month of January, providing much needed reassurance for high street retailers that there is still considerable consumer demand for physical retail.

Small is the new big via ‘micro’ warehousing, says SnapFulfil

Small is the new big via ‘micro’ warehousing, says SnapFulfil

WMS solutions provider SnapFulfil is enjoying a new type of interest as ‘micro-warehousing’ takes off for smaller e-commerce companies looking to offer the same level of delivery efficiency and flexibility as retail giants like Amazon.

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