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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Are you ready for the mobile ecommerce revolution? How and why your platform needs to be smartphone optimised

Are you ready for the mobile ecommerce revolution? How and why your platform needs to be smartphone optimised

By Branwell Moffat, Director of Commerce Consulting at Envoy Digital, part of the KPS Group.

Consumers love the way mobile enables them to slot online shopping, browsing and product research into their busy day as they sit on the train, wait in line for a coffee or kill time between appointments.

How parcel service delivery has evolved in 2019

How parcel service delivery has evolved in 2019

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Parcel service delivery has evolved significantly in recent years, especially as online sales continue to soar, the demand for parcel delivery has gone up in parallel.

Consumer confidence remains low as companies look to provide a human touch

Consumer confidence remains low as companies look to provide a human touch

Consumer confidence remains flat in Q2 amid continued economic uncertainty, according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker Survey.

Amazon Prime Day has ended – Futuresource explains how its daily price tracking service witnessed the greatest online event of projector deals yet

Amazon Prime Day has ended – Futuresource explains how its daily price tracking service witnessed the greatest online event of projector deals yet

By Victoria Tselykh, Information Analyst, Futuresource.

When people think of Amazon Prime Day, home projection may not be the first tech category that comes to mind but the etailer, online retail in general in fact, has grown to become a key channel for projector sales.

Janam introduces New ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’ rugged touch computer

Janam introduces New ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’ rugged touch computer

Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that capture data and communicate wirelessly, has introduced what it describes as the industry’s most rugged touch computer with a 5-inch display and Google’s ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’ (AER) certification.

Compact Datalogic Gryphon scanners installed at the point of sale improve checkout productivity and customer experience

Compact Datalogic Gryphon scanners installed at the point of sale improve checkout productivity and customer experience

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and industrial automation solutions provider, has announced that UK supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners has rolled out a new customer facing scanning solution to all its stores, empowering customers to scan codes from their smartphone screen at the checkout, without handing over their phone.

‘Love Island effect’ boosts UK’s men’s grooming market

‘Love Island effect’ boosts UK’s men’s grooming market

The total value of the men’s prestige grooming market in the UK was valued at £500 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2019, according to The NPD Group, an increase of £2.2 million on the same period the year before.

Two’s a party – why collaboration can help you to avoid privacy pitfalls

Two’s a party – why collaboration can help you to avoid privacy pitfalls

By Tim Abraham, Director, Second-Party Data, International at LiveRamp.

More than a year after coming into effect, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has transformed the data landscape and its effects look set to extend into the future, as nations worldwide adopt similar laws.

Rockwell Automation expands its threat detection services globally

Rockwell Automation expands its threat detection services globally

More than half of all respondents to an LNS Research survey said their industrial facility has experienced a cybersecurity breach.

Brother UK launches new portable printing devices to boost warehouse efficiency

Brother UK launches new portable printing devices to boost warehouse efficiency

Brother UK has launched two new portable label and receipt printers that will help retailers enhance their next day delivery and click and collect services by boosting warehouse efficiency and improving stock inventory management.

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