General Retail Technology News

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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Matalan chooses ContentSquare to enable omnichannel strategy

Matalan chooses ContentSquare to enable omnichannel strategy

Matalan has chosen ContentSquare's user experience (UX) analytics solution to enhance its online performance and help the digital teams, including insight, marketing, UX, trading and content teams, create a seamless omnichannel experience.

Siemens extends RFID portfolio with compact reader for space-saving uses

Siemens extends RFID portfolio with compact reader for space-saving uses

Siemens is extending its range of Simatic RF600 ultra-high frequency (UHF) devices to include a new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader. The Simatic RF615R comes with a particularly compact design (133 x 155 x 45 millimeters), an internal, circularly polarised antenna and an additional external antenna connection.

SATO - Embracing the IoT era in retail

SATO - Embracing the IoT era in retail

Retail is rapidly changing, with a huge increase in the use of technology across every element of the process, from concept to consumer. In particular, the increased prevalence of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) in the retail sector means businesses must adapt and invest in technologies to support this new era of network-controlled device management and automation.

Geodis appoints a global head of e-commerce

Geodis appoints a global head of e-commerce

Geodis has created a global position for e-commerce with the appointment of Ashwani Nath as Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Philippe de Carné, Group CCO, Ashwani Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce omni-channel solutions, gathering all existing physical & digital expertise in the company.

Are we reaching an ethical tipping point?

Are we reaching an ethical tipping point?

The UK is a nation addicted to fashion, buying five times more clothes today than in the 1980s. But 400,000 tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year – and there is growing awareness that the way these clothes are produced and discarded is having a massive impact on the environment, from water consumption during production to marine contamination from microfibres.

As younger, more mindful consumers increasingly dominate the fashion customer base, are we at an ethical tipping point, asks Craig Summers, UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates.

Only 36% of top UK retailers fully secure online store

Only 36% of top UK retailers fully secure online store

The shopping season is upon us and, like every year, many of us choose to buy online instead of trawling through the shops. But do UK retailers ensure shoppers can trust their websites?

In the loop: how technology can enhance customer service for the hearing impaired –UK’s largest disabled group

In the loop: how technology can enhance customer service for the hearing impaired –UK’s largest disabled group

The spending power of disabled customers in the UK is estimated at £249bn. But the high street is yet to maximise income from the ‘Purple Pound’ because of a lack of awareness, poorly-maintained facilities or assistive technology that could smooth the interaction between customer and staff.

Casual Dining show announces more Keynotes – including Pizza Hut UK’s CEO Jens Hofma & Mowgli founder Nisha Katona

Casual Dining show announces more Keynotes – including Pizza Hut UK’s CEO Jens Hofma & Mowgli founder Nisha Katona

Big speaker announcements are coming in fast for next February’s Casual Dining show, as it adds industry leaders and influencers from Mowgli Street Food, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK, The Alchemist Bars & Restaurants, Bill’s Restaurant, and the Soil Association to its high-profile Keynote line-up.

Cylance Smart Antivirus now available on Amazon

Cylance Smart Antivirus now available on Amazon

Cylance Inc., the provider of AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions, has announced that Cylance Smart Antivirus is available for purchase on Amazon, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

UKFast Network sees 30% Black Friday spike

UKFast Network sees 30% Black Friday spike

Traffic to the UKFast network, which hosts thousands of eCommerce websites and booking platforms, has seen a massive 30% increase in web traffic this Black Friday, compared to Black Friday last year.

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