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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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Paragon CC launches apprenticeship programme

Paragon CC launches apprenticeship programme

Paragon Customer Communications (PCC), the UK provider of end-to-end omnichannel services for marketing, transactional, operational and workplace solutions, has launched its flagship UK-wide apprenticeship programme, named Ignite, following a successful 12-month pilot.

Consumer spending fell 16.3 per cent in January as lockdown measures took effect, yet online growth surged for many categories

Consumer spending fell 16.3 per cent in January as lockdown measures took effect, yet online growth surged for many categories

Consumer spending declined 16.3 per cent year-on-year in January – the sharpest decline since May 2020 – as the retail, hospitality and travel sectors felt the full impact of national lockdown measures.

UNTACT - Contactless Touch Overlays & Displays

UNTACT - Contactless Touch Overlays & Displays

What will be the "new normal" once the world re-opens for business? According to media and government sources, COVID-19 in one form or another will be around for many years to come. We'll hopefully all be vaccinated to protect us from the full brunt of the virus, but will we still take precautions when in public?

Luxury retail: Why a customer should love your packaging first, and then your product

Luxury retail: Why a customer should love your packaging first, and then your product

More and more, brands are beginning to see the value of their packaging in influencing consumers’ purchasing decisions. But much less often do they understand the true potential of their outer and additional elements in driving brand engagement, increasing loyalty and enhancing the overall customer experience – and it’s by doing the latter, you can really make consumers fall in love with not only your products, but your brand and business too.

80% of businesses say ‘world of work has changed forever’

80% of businesses say ‘world of work has changed forever’

Four out of five businesses believe the workplace will never be the same again, according to a new report.

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