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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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BRCGS works with online retailer to demonstrate best practice

BRCGS works with online retailer to demonstrate best practice

The newly upgraded BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution will be adopted by HelloFresh, the meal kit company. The new version of the Standard, which was launched in November 2020, has been expanded to include e-commerce operations, will ensure the quality and safety of Hello Fresh products during their storage and distribution throughout the supply chain.

The impact of UK reopening on pedestrian flows across major cities

The impact of UK reopening on pedestrian flows across major cities

Celebration was in the air as the UK welcomed the return of outdoor dining and non-essential retail on 12 April. The hospitality and retail sectors alike have been radically hit by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last year, but visitor recovery is evident as the UK’s roadmap to recovery has now entered its initial phases.

Remote working fuels huge growth in IT vacancies with demand up 71%

Remote working fuels huge growth in IT vacancies with demand up 71%

Despite the impact Covid-19 has had on recruitment activity, professional IT vacancies have fared considerably well, with the number of jobs available in quarter one 2021 71.7% higher than the same time a year earlier. That’s according to new research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the trade association for the recruitment sector.

Returnado powers ASKET’s new Revival Program to help extend the life cycle of unwanted garments long after the returns period

Returnado powers ASKET’s new Revival Program to help extend the life cycle of unwanted garments long after the returns period

Swedish start-up Returnado has launched the Returnado Rescue platform, which will power ASKET’s new Revival Program, also newly launched. 

OmniIndex now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

OmniIndex now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

OmniIndex, the file analysis provider bringing analytics to unstructured data, has announced that its solution is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering added value to Oracle Cloud customers.

Eurotech joins the O-RAN Alliance to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable 5G network applications at the edge

Eurotech joins the O-RAN Alliance to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable 5G network applications at the edge

Eurotech, provider of rugged embedded and edge computers and IoT components enabling end-to-end applications, has joined the O-RAN Alliance to enable a faster design, development and deployment of 5G network applications at the edge, leveraging its High Performance Edge Computing (HPEC) systems.

Retail re-opens, but how can you capitalise on and, crucially, sustain, pent-up demand?

Retail re-opens, but how can you capitalise on and, crucially, sustain, pent-up demand?

How can retailers capitalise on both pent-up and longer term demand, asks Romulus Grigoras, Cofounder and CEO of OneStock.

Online deliveries from EU have halved since Brexit

Online deliveries from EU have halved since Brexit

European retailers are becoming increasingly motivated to contribute to the planet's welfare, with just under half (46%) willing to pay additional fees of up to £1 per parcel to compensate for CO2-neutral ‘green delivery’, according to new data.

Stocard launches free, unconditional buyers’ protection with Stocard Pay to offer a holistic shopping experience

Stocard launches free, unconditional buyers’ protection with Stocard Pay to offer a holistic shopping experience

Stocard, the European mobile wallet, has launched a free buyers’ protection for all Stocard Pay users. All purchases made, both, online and offline, with the virtual Stocard card are insured for 45 days and for an amount up to 250 euros.

eCommerce platform Visualsoft helps Lusso Stone bathe in success

eCommerce platform Visualsoft helps Lusso Stone bathe in success

UK supplier of luxury bathroom products, Lusso Stone, has seen exponential growth, with revenue up 90 percent year-on-year, through its partnership with eCommerce specialist, Visualsoft.

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