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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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SnapFulfil invests £2million in new personnel to meet demand

SnapFulfil invests £2million in new personnel to meet demand

Demand for SnapFulfil’s functionally rich cloud-based WMS has seen the technology innovator invest £2 million in building its team to support growth.

Independent retailers launch Black Friday deals

Independent retailers launch Black Friday deals

Ankorstore, the curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, is offering a minimum 10% discount on all products from 25 October to 2 November to give independent retailers a fighting chance this Black Friday. Brands can add additional discounts. 

53% of companies are left exposed to supply chain attacks – Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2021 reveals critical security gaps

53% of companies are left exposed to supply chain attacks – Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2021 reveals critical security gaps

Acronis, the cyber protection solutions provider, has released its annual Cyber Readiness Report, providing a wide-ranging overview of the modern cybersecurity landscape and the key pain points faced by businesses and remote employees worldwide amid the global pandemic. 

Supplier e-commerce sites failing B2B buyers

Supplier e-commerce sites failing B2B buyers

B2B suppliers are failing buyers, new research has found, with 52% of e-commerce sites not fully meeting expectations.

Difficulty finding relevant products (32%), none or not enough product images or videos (30%), and an inability to talk to someone or ask a question (28%) were identified as the top frustrations with underperforming sites.

UK hospitality businesses lead the pack, as manufacturing output contracts

UK hospitality businesses lead the pack, as manufacturing output contracts

Hospitality businesses outpaced the rest of the UK economy for the first time in more than nine years during September, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker.

Weaver & Bomfords future proofs print with MPS Monitor 2.0

Weaver & Bomfords future proofs print with MPS Monitor 2.0

MPS Monitor, the company that develops and distributes the leading platform for the remote monitoring and management of printers and multifunctional devices, has announced that Weaver & Bomfords – the office supplies business – has standardised on MPS Monitor 2.0, to enable its clients to drive greater efficiencies from their print, while enjoying greater insights into their print volumes and costs.

Roland Cloutier, global CSO of ByteDance and TikTok, announced as keynote speaker for Infosec Inspire 2021

Roland Cloutier, global CSO of ByteDance and TikTok, announced as keynote speaker for Infosec Inspire 2021

Infosec Institute, the cybersecurity education company, has announced Roland Cloutier, Global Chief Security Officer of ByteDance and TikTok, as the keynote speaker for their Infosec Inspire conference. Live-streamed on October 18-19, 2021, the two-day event will include live sessions and interactive attendee experiences, connecting hundreds of security leaders and visionaries from across the nation.

Sensei’s FAST App launched to provide retailers with a real-time overview of store inventory

Sensei’s FAST App launched to provide retailers with a real-time overview of store inventory

Sensei, the European provider of autonomous stores, has launched its new FAST App to provide retailers with a real-time overview of store inventory, putting the store information at the staff´s fingertips and making retail operations much simpler.

Global survey shows surge in Christmas holiday shopping due to product shortage and lockdown fears

Global survey shows surge in Christmas holiday shopping due to product shortage and lockdown fears

According to a new survey* of 1,000 UK consumers carried out on behalf of JRNI, over half (56%) of consumers plan to do their Christmas holiday shopping early in 2021 due to fears of empty shelves and further lockdown measures.

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

Time’s up – new research reveals almost three quarters of businesses don’t have the skills to succeed in a post pandemic world

A new study into the concerns business leaders in the UK currently hold in relation to a post-pandemic world, has highlighted that a staggering 73% of businesses don’t believe they have the skills needed to succeed. The research has shown that communication skills are where the gaps lie with 50% of business professionals picking up bad habits over lockdown.

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