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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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‘Wardrobing’ is costing retailers £1.5bn per year

‘Wardrobing’ is costing retailers £1.5bn per year

UK retailers are losing up to £1.5bn potential sales because dishonest customers are returning products after using them, according to new research from Checkpoint Systems, the global source-to-shopper solutions provider.

What does AI really mean for retailers?

What does AI really mean for retailers?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undoubtedly become one of the biggest buzzwords of 2019 and its use within retail is only set to grow, not just for large market-leading retailers, but for retailers of all shapes and sizes across many sectors.

itim hires Mike Smee to support growth in its order management solutions

itim hires Mike Smee to support growth in its order management solutions

UK retail software vendor, itim, which supplies point-of-sale, order management, merchandising and supply chain solutions to retailers including The Entertainer, Debenhams and Sainsburys, has appointed Mike Smee as new Client Director to assist with the continuing growth of the company’s market-leading order management solutions.

What devices are consumers using for online shopping in 2019?

What devices are consumers using for online shopping in 2019?

Online shopping is slowly supplanting the high street and the supermarket as the most popular form of commerce worldwide, with 87% of retail perchance in the UK alone now made online.

Richard Agostinelli is appointed CEO of ByBox

Richard Agostinelli is appointed CEO of ByBox

ByBox, specialists in smart locker technology and field service solutions, has announced that Richard Agostinelli is to succeed Stuart Miller as chief executive officer (CEO) at ByBox with immediate effect.

Salesforce launches Consumer Goods Cloud

Salesforce launches Consumer Goods Cloud

Salesforce has introduced Consumer Goods Cloud, a new industry product that enables consumer goods companies to drive revenue growth and maximise ROI through improved retail execution capabilities.

Google research finds rising customer expectations of online retail

Google research finds rising customer expectations of online retail

Google and Kantar have unveiled research into customer experience across online retailers, analysing 33,500 online shoppers across 17 countries (2,000 UK consumers). The research demonstrates the need for retailers to innovate and improve experience at an ever-increasing rate, as it shows overall experience improving while satisfaction plateaus.

Komprise adds virtual data lake capability to reduce cost of finding data for analysis

Komprise adds virtual data lake capability to reduce cost of finding data for analysis

Komprise has announced general availability of its 2.11 release which includes a new Deep Analytics feature that addresses the biggest concern with big data analytics - searching across multiple storage platforms to identify the right data sets to analyse.

AMH Material Handling completes two projects at Asda’s Lymedale DC to increase storage and throughput for George clothing

AMH Material Handling completes two projects at Asda’s Lymedale DC to increase storage and throughput for George clothing

AMH Material Handling has completed two projects for George clothing at the Asda Lymedale facility in Newcastle under Lyme. The projects have seen AMH increase storage capacity by 250,000 units and significantly speed up order throughput for George’s ecommerce operation.

72% of business data breaches came via unsecured wireless devices

72% of business data breaches came via unsecured wireless devices

UK businesses need to be more aware of the security vulnerabilities their wireless devices present, new research has revealed.

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