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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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Ultracomms warns businesses to review processes as telephone payment security watchdog issues strict new guidelines

Ultracomms warns businesses to review processes as telephone payment security watchdog issues strict new guidelines

Ultracomms, the provider of PCI DSS compliant secure telephone payment solutions, has warned businesses that they must urgently review the way they take card payments over the phone after the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) issued the latest update to its guidelines for telephone payments.

Fickle Fashion: Over 80% of consumers are buying clothes they never wear

Fickle Fashion: Over 80% of consumers are buying clothes they never wear

Fickle fashion is killing off sustainable clothing as eight in 10 (83%) consumers admit to buying items they never wear, according to data from the Fashion Retail Academy.

November sees a recovery in store footfall, but Black Friday loses momentum

November sees a recovery in store footfall, but Black Friday loses momentum

If further evidence was needed that Black Friday has altered shopping patterns over the Golden Quarter, then this year’s store footfall data provides it.

80% of UK shoppers expect retailers to better tackle plastic waste

80% of UK shoppers expect retailers to better tackle plastic waste

Recent independent research commissioned by compostable packaging company TIPA reveals 80% of UK shoppers believe that the retail industry should be doing more to tackle the issue of plastic waste, while 6 in 10 (63%) feel it is retailers’ responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste.

Pop-up book shop conquers online competition using AI

Pop-up book shop conquers online competition using AI

RichRelevance been appointed by Qwerkity, part of The Book People Group, to provide personalised product recommendations through its Xen AI platform.

More than half of diners would eat food made by robots - survey

More than half of diners would eat food made by robots - survey

A new survey reveals that more than half of restaurant diners would eat food made by robots – if it tasted good.

Consumers three times more likely to shop with independent shops over next five years than large brands

Consumers three times more likely to shop with independent shops over next five years than large brands

In light of the recent difficulties faced by high street giants like Debenhams, House of Fraser and Claire’s, British consumers have been revealed to be three times more likely to shop more with independent stores than large shops over the next five years according to findings from marketing automation suite Pure360.

Publish Creo data into an interactive 3D PDF with Theorem’s Publish 3D

Publish Creo data into an interactive 3D PDF with Theorem’s Publish 3D

Theorem Solutions of Tamworth, Staffordshire has released the latest Creo-3D PDF publisher from the Publish 3D product range.

New research confirms businesses will pivot to a ‘voice first’ strategy within five years

New research confirms businesses will pivot to a ‘voice first’ strategy within five years

Red Box, the platform for voice, has announced the results of a global survey of CIOs, general C-suite and IT management enterprise employees into their views of voice capture in the enterprise, showing the majority of businesses are capturing only partial voice data sets and are not able to make the most of this highly valuable data set as it is largely inaccessible.

Seasonal sales at risk as UK’s biggest retailers neglect website load speeds for second year running

Seasonal sales at risk as UK’s biggest retailers neglect website load speeds for second year running

The UK’s top retailers are risking seasonal sales through failure to improve their website load speeds over the past 12 months, according to a new index report.

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