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Konica Minolta announces L’Artegrafica as first AccurioJet customer in Italy

Konica Minolta announces L’Artegrafica as first AccurioJet customer in Italy

L’Artegrafica’s investment in Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet digital press – claimed to be the first in Italy – has enabled the family-owned printing house to move into packaging, as well as develop canvas and plastics applications. Live production started in January for the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 that will replace four machines in the company’s digital division.

UK prestige beauty industry generates £2.6 billion in sales for 2019, driven by skincare, reports The NPD Group

UK prestige beauty industry generates £2.6 billion in sales for 2019, driven by skincare, reports The NPD Group

The sale of prestige women’s face skincare products in the UK reported an increase of 2% in the 12 months to the end of 2019 according to The NPD Group. The total value of the prestige beauty market in the UK was valued at £2.6 billion in 2019, a decline of 3% when compared to the same period in 2018.

Contactless payment transactions to reach US$6 trillion globally by 2024, fuelled by increased card use

Contactless payment transactions to reach US$6 trillion globally by 2024, fuelled by increased card use

New data from Juniper Research forecasts that global contactless transaction values will reach nearly $6 trillion in 2024, up from $2 trillion in 2020. It found that this increase will be driven by significant growth in OEM Pay and contactless card transaction values, especially in the US.

Off with their heads: The death of monolithic e-commerce and the rise of a headless, microservice approach

Off with their heads: The death of monolithic e-commerce and the rise of a headless, microservice approach

For over a decade, online retailers have been competing in the Amazon world and, as the saying goes, it’s a jungle out there.

Infosys to acquire Simplus, a Salesforce Consulting and Platinum Partner

Infosys to acquire Simplus, a Salesforce Consulting and Platinum Partner

Infosys, a provider of next-generation digital services and consulting, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Simplus, one of the fastest growing Salesforce Platinum Partners in the USA and Australia. Simplus is an advisor in cloud consulting, implementation, data integration, change management and training services for Salesforce Quote-to-Cash applications.

58% of Food Operators to go Self-Serve as Brits Get the Taste for Kiosk Ordering

58% of Food Operators to go Self-Serve as Brits Get the Taste for Kiosk Ordering

Within the next twelve months, kiosks will be mainstream in the UK quick service restaurants (QSR), fast food and the casual dining market, according to the first UK research into consumer views and hospitality sector plans.

EBI.AI to build the world’s most advanced grocery AI for Coop Sweden

EBI.AI to build the world’s most advanced grocery AI for Coop Sweden

EBI.AI, one of the most advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in the UK, has been chosen by Coop Sweden, one of the largest grocery retailers in the country, to build the world’s most advanced grocery retail AI assistant, available to Coop customers in Sweden via apps, web or Google assistant.

Delivery is the new discount: Retailers must wake up to the demand for wider and greener delivery options

Delivery is the new discount: Retailers must wake up to the demand for wider and greener delivery options

Delivery options can be more valuable than cheaper prices or ultra-fast same-day deliveries to many shoppers, claims ParcelHero. Retailers should work closer with their deliveries partners to ensure they aren’t missing out on £1000s of orders

KUMO V – Digital signage PC with Nvidia RTX 2060

KUMO V – Digital signage PC with Nvidia RTX 2060

spo-comm has introduced a new digital signage player for high-end graphics performance: the KUMO V. It is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card.

Under pressure: 78 percent of people feel more pressure from their employer than family when making big decisions

Under pressure: 78 percent of people feel more pressure from their employer than family when making big decisions

Business executives in the UK are more anxious about big decisions at work than critical decisions at home that impact their family, according to a new study conducted by Oracle NetSuite.

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