Retail technology news on innovation, integration, rollout and the people behind developing retail technology systems. Be it payments, supply chain or chiller cabinets we cover the bits & bytes of retail tech.
Zappar, a world leader in augmented reality, has partnered with Rovio, the maker of the global smash hit Angry Birds, to create the ultimate Angry Birds augmented reality experience. The partnership will build a bridge between the physical world of
ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that The Co-operative Group (Co-op), one of the UK’s largest food retailers, has selected the company to run its card payments processing operations
Today’s, the UK’s largest independent buying group, has announced its partnership with bigDL, a powerful digital marketing tool, to drive sales in convenience stores. The partnership will see over 400 Today’s & Day Today symbol stores, throughout the UK, roll
Route Genie, iForce’s advanced carrier management platform, has secured a long-term partnership that will see InPost UK’s network of fully automated parcel lockers integrated into its software. The agreement will allow online retailers to provide more choice and convenience to
Billabong, the surf clothes and equipment specialist, has appointed Mood Media, the world leader in Customer Experience design, to develop the sound and scent for a number of its flagship stores.
Online retailer JD Williams has adopted Monetate’s experience marketing technology to create highly personalised, relevant experiences to differentiate the brand from competitors and enhance conversion and loyalty.
JD Williams, a leading digital fashion retailer with 140 years of experience had previously
A new partnership between McDonald’s UK and leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) expert SOTI has enabled the rollout of customer-facing experience initiative.
As part of McDonald’s’ ambition to provide the ‘Experience of the Future’ for its customers, it commissioned SOTI to
Blippar – a leading visual browser – and Max Factor – a top global colour cosmetics brand – claim to have revolutionised the world of cosmetics and the retail sector.
Now every one of Max Factor’ products is interactive, almost
The Southern Co-operative has completed an ambitious project to install LED lighting throughout their entire estate, saving enough carbon annually to equate to 164 flights around the world.
The rapid growth of The Southern Co-operative business has meant that LED installation
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of product availability solutions for the retail industry, has today announced that international chain JYSK NORDIC, which sells “everything for the home”, has selected it as its global partner for a full roll-out of
JDA Software, today announced that Iceland, the UK’s leading frozen food retailer, has chosen to implement four JDA Category Management products to optimise sales and margins across its 860+ stores. Iceland will begin its implementation of JDA Floor Planning, JDA
iForce, the fastest growing supply chain business in the UK, has been chosen by Aldi to support the launch and future growth of its e-commerce platform for ‘non-food’ products. The retailer has awarded iForce a long-term contract to provide a
With 350 stores across Europe, Asia and the Middle East and six dedicated websites in four currencies, River Island is known as a global leader in stylish, affordable fashion. As more and more customers are purchasing online, the retailer has
Poundland, Europe’s leading single price retailer, has completed a significant technology rollout by upgrading all of its UK and Ireland (Dealz) stores to accept payment by contactless and Apple Pay.
Poundland customers want a fast, friendly and efficient checkout experience. The
The virtual reality-kitchen, IKEA VR Experience, was today released on Valve’s world leading game platform Steam. The app is a pilot test exploring new ways to empower customers without increasing the impact on the environment. In the future it could
StreetAd, the digital out of home screen provider, has gone live with its WHSmith deal to deliver and manage exterior facing digital display screens in the principle windows of 100 prime WHSmith stores across the UK.
The digital displays are delivered
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced that more than 3,000 retail stores are now protecting P&G Gillette razor blades with its innovative iS AutoPeg Tag.
The iS AutoPeg Tag was designed
Millions of MasterCard cardholders and Android device owners in the UK will soon have additional safe and secure ways to make mobile payments and purchases, as Google announced it will launch Android Pay in this market. HSBC, Lloyds, MBNA and
A new app, which is intent on shaking up the archaic alcohol industry, is launching in the UK.
Bevy is a new on-demand service that puts a local convenience shop in the palm of the shopper's hand using disruptive mobile technology.
Starting from a shop in Derbyshire in 1911, Thorntons has been making chocolates, toffee and fudge for over 100 years. In 1998, the British company opened its online store and today, the website sells a wide range of products including
OneView Commerce, the retail industry’s leader of digital transformation in the store, has announced that following the merger with UK company Armour Group, its shares are now trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the name
ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic and e-commerce payment and banking solutions, has announced it will partner with Verifone, a global provider of payments and commerce solutions, to deliver a comprehensive pan-European card payments platform for Auchan Group,
Costcutter Supermarkets Group is helping its retailers save time and money by introducing the next generation in cash management technology, the SMARTtill Intelligent Cash Drawer.
SMARTtill Solution, the first intelligent cash drawer on the market, is currently being trialled within a
Atheon is proud to announce the immediate availability of the Morrisons channel for SKUtrak, its award-winning grocery retail analytics service.
Since it was launched in March 2014, success of the original Sainsbury’s channel has established SKUtrak® as the UK’s leading grocery