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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Recession to impact retail industry for another year

Retail executives expect fundamental change to the industry landscape as a result of recession in three key areas: consolidation, structural shifts in the supply chain and the increasing prominence of value retailing.

Tates rolls out Torex Productivity Management across 210 Spar stores

The Torex solution will improve company efficiency, centralise budgeting and forecasting and manage all staff capacity and workload.

Win in a flat world

Win in a flat world

Now is the time to take a fresh look at how best to classify inventory in the world of e-commerce. Business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce continues its double-digit, year-on-year growth as sales patterns shift from conventional avenues such as stores to online channels.

Survey Reveals Workaholics now working 2-6 hours a week in bed

Survey uncovers a staggering number of obsessed workers are taking their laptops to bed, much to their partners annoyance

New DLP drive launched by Origin Storage

New DLP drive launched by Origin Storage

The Data Locker Secure Drive gives users peace of mind in the event that that their data storage device is lost or stolen.

New rugged tablet computer from Trimble

Varlink is delighted to introduce the Trimble YumaTM rugged tablet computer.

Unresponsive data centres can lead to supply chain chaos

Unresponsive data centres can lead to supply chain chaos

Richardson Eyres study highlights the need for retailers to ensure IT supports business continuity policies.

Vehicle Tracking In Demand as Companies Target Cost Savings

Vehicle Tracking In Demand as Companies Target Cost Savings

Vehicle tracking specialist reports changing customer demographic as British businesses look to save money and improve efficiency.

RFID - truth and fiction

RFID - truth and fiction

With the price of RFID tags coming down, more and more companies are investigating the benefits this technology can bring. However, with growing interest also comes scepticism and scaremongering.

Crombie cuts theft by 50% and improves store operations

Crombie cuts theft by 50% and improves store operations

Crombie has announced a partnership with Checkpoint Systems, to reduce shrinkage and improve store operations.

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