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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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Subscription services and automatic deliveries boost sales, says Kooomo

Subscription services and automatic deliveries boost sales, says Kooomo

Subscription services and automatic deliveries are not new to the eCommerce space, but are set to continue growing, meaning any retailer with relevant products not implementing this into their customer experience are falling behind the competition.

Marketplacer and Tryzens form partnership

Marketplacer and Tryzens form partnership

Online marketplace platform, Marketplacer, and international digital commerce consultancy, Tryzens, have partnered to enable online retailers to drive sales, gain rapid access to sellers, and manage products via a simplified dropship system.

Xaar 2002 printhead for effective print performance straight out of the box

Xaar 2002 printhead for effective print performance straight out of the box

Xaar, the inkjet printing technology company, has launched a highly advanced, simple to install printhead, following close collaboration with its global OEMs.

Short-term anxiety around shopping in store continues to ease, EY’s latest Future Consumer Index reveals

Short-term anxiety around shopping in store continues to ease, EY’s latest Future Consumer Index reveals

UK consumers have grown more comfortable with returning to the shops, according to the latest EY Future Consumer Index, which finds comfort levels with traditional shopping behaviours – such as going to a shopping mall and trying on clothes or going to the grocery store – have all more than doubled since May.

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50% in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

UK logistics sector deal activity falls by 50% in second quarter of 2020, despite notable transactions

Further consolidation in the logistics market is expected, despite a significant fall in UK deal activity – the lowest level since Q1 2018.

Transaction volumes in the UK logistics industry have fallen by 50% in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest report from national accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

Coronavirus phrases inspire new retail start-up businesses

Coronavirus phrases inspire new retail start-up businesses

The UK lockdown has seen an increase in new companies forming to meet the demands resulting from coronavirus, with ‘COVID-19’, ‘lockdown’ and ‘pandemic’ featuring heavily in the names of new businesses created since March. And retail accounts for 10 per cent of the lockdown-inspired business start-up sector, as businesses and entrepreneurs look to meet increased retail demand during the pandemic.

Eat Out to Help Out scheme set to attract 22 million people with local retailers benefitting from increased footfall, according to GlobalData

Eat Out to Help Out scheme set to attract 22 million people with local retailers benefitting from increased footfall, according to GlobalData

A total of 22 million people, representing 40.6% of UK consumers, have used or plan to use the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, according to a survey by data and analytics company GlobalData.

Post-pandemic, consumers’ shopping habits will be changed forever

Post-pandemic, consumers’ shopping habits will be changed forever

By Daniel Allin, Chief Commercial Officer, Diamond Logistics.

The strange sight of shoppers resembling medical professionals as they go about town in face masks is just the latest in a series of changes to our way of life that will have significant and lasting effects.

Metapack and Manhattan Associates team up to provide retailers with frictionless access to a complete suite of supply chain and delivery solutions

Metapack and Manhattan Associates team up to provide retailers with frictionless access to a complete suite of supply chain and delivery solutions

Metapack, the eCommerce delivery technology provider, has launched its direct External Parcel Integration (EPI) with Manhattan Associates, the supply chain and omnichannel commerce technology provider.

How electronic security can enhance workplace safety during the pandemic

How electronic security can enhance workplace safety during the pandemic

If you are reviewing your safety measures to protect staff from COVID-19, no doubt you will already have put in place the more basic measures, such as extra cleaning, sanitation stations, 2m distance markings etc. However, you may not have considered using your security systems to assist in this. These systems are often multi-functional and may be leveraged to reinforce COVID-19 workplace policies and mitigate health, safety and security risks.

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