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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Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has signed a new deal to completely overhaul the IT systems at French footwear retailer, Minelli, in a bid to streamline the business and improve the shopping experience for customers.

Supply chains face ‘winter of chaos’ from no deal Brexit and second Covid-19 spike

Supply chains face ‘winter of chaos’ from no deal Brexit and second Covid-19 spike

Warnings from government this week of queues of 7,000 trucks in Kent and 48-hour delays at Dover, have sent shivers down the spines of logistics and supply chain managers operating to ‘just in time’ principles.

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise launch collaborative ‘Edge in a Box’ solution in 6U wall mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise launch collaborative ‘Edge in a Box’ solution in 6U wall mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center

Schneider Electric has launched ‘Edge in a Box’ in collaboration with Alliance Partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK partners with ProGlove to offer seamless rugged wireless barcode scanning

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK partners with ProGlove to offer seamless rugged wireless barcode scanning

Panasonic has announced a partnership with ProGlove, the ergonomic wearable technology provider for industry, to further enhance its solutions for the supply chain.

Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US.

Yodel creates more than 2,900 roles as it bolsters resource in time for Christmas peak

Yodel creates more than 2,900 roles as it bolsters resource in time for Christmas peak

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel is recruiting 2,950 new colleagues across the country as it prepares for what is expected to be the busiest festive period in recent history.

Clarins gets a personalisation make-over, thanks to real-time marketing solution from Wunderkind

Clarins gets a personalisation make-over, thanks to real-time marketing solution from Wunderkind

Prestige skincare and makeup brand, Clarins, has driven online performance and grown email revenue thanks to a solution from Wunderkind (formerly BounceX), the behavioural marketing technology provider.

How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

Aside from being a traumatic time for all, COVID-19 has changed the trajectory of the world. For one, before the pandemic, it had finally seemed possible to imagine a future without plastic. But, with a global pandemic on our hands, there’s been a need for rigid sanitation and some rapid adaptations to our daily life. With this, our plastic usage has been creeping back up.

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Retailers as Important as Ever

By Ed Smith,freelance writer

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, you may have read that offline marketing channels such as billboards had seen a significant spike in demand over the last few years.

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Five simple ‘health check’ questions which can help unlock supply chain efficiency and resilience

Covid-19 has placed global supply chains under unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty. From consumers’ stock-piling commodities that left supermarket shelves empty, to supply issues of healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Supply Chain has never been under the spotlight so much as it gains new found respect.

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