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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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BI software firm scoops US retail order

BI software firm scoops US retail order

Analytics and business intelligence (BI) software business Panintelligence has won a global retail technology customer with a multi-million pound turnover which will see its software used across thousands of stores of leading retail chains in the UK and US via Coventry-based software vendor PCMS.

Flawed customer experiences cost British retailers £102 billion

Flawed customer experiences cost British retailers £102 billion

New data released by Adyen, the payments platform provider, has revealed that flawed customer experiences cost British retailers up to £102 billion in lost sales each year.

SEGRO supports growth of online retailer Magic Madhouse at Great Cambridge Industrial Estate

SEGRO supports growth of online retailer Magic Madhouse at Great Cambridge Industrial Estate

Magic Madhouse, a specialist online retailer of trading cards and board games, has signed to occupy a 16,308 sq ft industrial unit at SEGRO’s Great Cambridge Industrial Estate, Enfield.

Beyond the ‘Buy Now’ button: How brands can prepare for social commerce success

Beyond the ‘Buy Now’ button: How brands can prepare for social commerce success

By Joe Farrell, Vice President of International Operations at PFS.

In today’s increasingly digital world, consumer expectations are growing. Technological and social advances have transformed the way customers interact with brands, and a rise in internet shopping has meant that customers now expect access to goods instantaneously.

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

Amazon’s $800 million investment in free next-day deliveries may be making headlines, but the home delivery expert ParelHero says same-day 24/7 deliveries are the future of e-commerce.

Brick-and-mortar retail in the EU: Highest 2019 growth in Romania and Lithuania

Brick-and-mortar retail in the EU: Highest 2019 growth in Romania and Lithuania

GfK anticipates nominal turnover growth of 2.0 percent in 2019 for brick-and-mortar retail in the 27 EU nations (excludes the UK). Romania (+7.0 percent) and Lithuania (+5.9 percent) are expected to have the highest growth rates. Growth is also forecasted for Spain (+2.4 percent) and France (+2.8 percent). These are some of the results from GfK's recently released 2019 European retail analysis, which is available free of charge.

Giada's BQ67 provides ample power in a compact package

Giada's BQ67 provides ample power in a compact package

Giada, the media player brand in the German-speaking region in 2018, has announced the availability of the new BQ67 high-end fat client. Despite its compact size, the BQ67 is a surprisingly versatile and powerful PC that offers desktop CPU performance.

Innserve rolls out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged tablets to its drinks dispense system technicians

Innserve rolls out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK rugged tablets to its drinks dispense system technicians

Innserve, specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of beer and soft drinks dispense systems, is rolling out Panasonic TOUGHBOOK L1 Android tablets to its 400 technicians across the UK.

Top retailers failing to capitalise on growing social media influence

Top retailers failing to capitalise on growing social media influence

An industry report has found that almost a fifth of leading UK e-retailers are missing out on potential sales due to a lack of connection with their customers’ extended social circles. These figures have worsened since a similar study was carried out 12 months beforehand.

Visualsoft ties up contract renewal with Daniel Footwear

Visualsoft ties up contract renewal with Daniel Footwear

eCommerce and digital marketing agency, Visualsoft, has announced a contract renewal with premium fashion company Daniel Footwear, extending their partnership for a further two years.

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