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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OneMarket introduces customer activation platform dedicated to retail

OneMarket introduces customer activation platform dedicated to retail

OneMarket has announced the availability of the OneMarket Customer Activation Platform, claimed to be the first combined data management platform and solutions ecosystem built exclusively to help retailers, brands and venues identify, understand and communicate with customers to build longer-lasting, more profitable relationships.

16% of UK shops lie empty according to Freedom of Information

16% of UK shops lie empty according to Freedom of Information

According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), 15.9% of all shops and retail outlets in the UK now lie empty.

The figures obtained by Duff & Phelps,…

Paragon cycling team raises more than £3000 for children’s hospice charity

Paragon cycling team raises more than £3000 for children’s hospice charity

A group of employees from Paragon Software Systems, has successfully finished a 150-mile cycle ride to raise more than £3000 for local children’s charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

European Commission launches Evolve Project to tackle big data processing

European Commission launches Evolve Project to tackle big data processing

Evolve is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Glee report – What can garden centres learn from supermarkets?

Glee report – What can garden centres learn from supermarkets?

Supermarkets roll out a host of sophisticated techniques to encourage shoppers to part with their disposable income.

Pepkor Europe selects Oracle Cloud as a platform for growth

Pepkor Europe selects Oracle Cloud as a platform for growth

Pepkor Europe, the pan-European variety discount retailer, has chosen Oracle Cloud to support the planned future growth of its brands, PEPCO, Poundland and Dealz.

Iconic shop George Fisher selects Eurostop’s solution for retail sales and in-store cafe

Iconic shop George Fisher selects Eurostop’s solution for retail sales and in-store cafe

Eurostop has announced that George Fisher, the iconic outdoor clothing and equipment store in Keswick, Lake District, has selected Eurostop’s retail system for its in-store retail operations.

How to create a successful fashion marketplace

How to create a successful fashion marketplace

By Philip Hall, Managing Director Europe, CommerceHub.

Online marketplaces are booming in popularity and it’s hardly surprising: they provide an excellent selling channel for brands to attract new customers and allow retailers to expand their offering to appeal to more customers.

Manhattan Associates and Newmine partner to advance unified commerce

Manhattan Associates and Newmine partner to advance unified commerce

Manhattan Associates Inc. has entered into a partnership with Newmine, a consulting and technology company focused on retail commerce optimisation.

Nearly three quarters have abandoned online shopping carts due to shipping

Nearly three quarters have abandoned online shopping carts due to shipping

A new global shipping report by BigCommerce,a leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, reveals that almost three quarters (73%) of UK online shoppers have abandoned their cart because they did not like the shipping options available.

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