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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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WatchGuard brings secure Wi-Fi to the outdoors with new ruggedised Wi-Fi access point

WatchGuard brings secure Wi-Fi to the outdoors with new ruggedised Wi-Fi access point

WatchGuard Technologies has released a new cloud-managed outdoor Wi-Fi access point (AP), the AP327X.

Curve launches first purely mobile offering with Samsung Pay

Curve launches first purely mobile offering with Samsung Pay

Curve, the Over-The-Top banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and an even smarter app, has launched its first purely mobile offering with Samsung Pay.

Printer repair specialist Ontrac Digital Ltd drives towards carbon neutrality

Printer repair specialist Ontrac Digital Ltd drives towards carbon neutrality

Midlands based commercial printer repair company Ontrac Digital has made efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and has recently moved to replacing its vehicles from diesel to electric. They hope this will be the start of an on-going effort to reduce carbon emissions.

How do you ‘schuh’? Shoe retailer optimises processes with DENSO handhelds

How do you ‘schuh’? Shoe retailer optimises processes with DENSO handhelds

Footwear retailer schuh uses the BHT-1505BB handheld terminal from DENSO WAVE EUROPE. The branded shoe stockist was looking for a mobile data collection device to reduce the stock take time in their 132 stores in the UK and Ireland.

A third of “gold” jewellery sold online in the UK is suspected as fake, warns the British Hallmarking Council

A third of “gold” jewellery sold online in the UK is suspected as fake, warns the British Hallmarking Council

A third of ‘gold’ jewellery being sold online is suspected to be unhallmarked and therefore may be fake, raising concerns that UK consumers are being duped by internet traders, according to data released from the British Hallmarking Council (the UK’s hallmarking body) and the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office.

Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced that Cavender's, a premier specialty retailer of Western and work footwear, apparel and accessories for the American South and Southwest, has adopted its TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI platform to seamlessly collaborate with their entire supplier community and boost supply chain efficiency.

Chip-enabled cards segment estimated to hold more than 46% market share by 2018 end, which is expected to give way to regular cards

Chip-enabled cards segment estimated to hold more than 46% market share by 2018 end, which is expected to give way to regular cards

In an era filled with digital electronics, it would seem as if working with an actual plastic card would be a waste of a time. But modern technology has taken the use of plastic cards to the next level. Increased technological developments in plastic cards, such as smart cards and chip cards, are gaining traction among consumers.

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, has announced that during December 2019 it will offer next-day delivery on all orders placed up until 9pm. To offer this festive fulfilment service, Velocity has worked with Royal Mail to organise an additional collection from its warehouse at 10pm during the Christmas period.

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain.

Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

Industry automation from Datalogic and OEM Automatic – See the company at the Smart Factory Exhibition

Industry automation from Datalogic and OEM Automatic – See the company at the Smart Factory Exhibition

Datalogic will be working alongside its Platinum partner OEM Automatic during the Smart Factory exhibition 2019, taking place at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on the 13th – 14th November.  Together, the companies will be showcasing Datalogic’s latest range of I-O Link sensors and complete solutions for Industry 4.0.

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