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What will tomorrow’s high street look like?
By Giada Pezzini -
What will tomorrow’s high street look like?

Footfall rates in city high streets are struggling to return to pre-coronavirus lockdown levels, dashing the hopes of many retailers. Statistics from The University of Oxford Covid-19 ...

LS Central 16.4: enhanced replenishment, restaurant table waiting lists, calendar view of hotel bookings
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LS Central 16.4: enhanced replenishment, restaurant table waiting lists, calendar view of hotel bookings

LS Central version 16.4 was released on October 16, 2020. Here’s a summary of what we have introduced in this latest version.

8 tips to build a successful restaurant experience in times of crisis and beyond
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8 tips to build a successful restaurant experience in times of crisis and beyond

Digital transformation is no longer a choice. That’s the key message from the experts who spoke at “How to build a successful restaurant experience in Covid times,” an online event ...

The technologies that will deliver returns for hotels and resorts in times of crisis
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The technologies that will deliver returns for hotels and resorts in times of crisis

Breakfast buffets, minibars and in-room service are just some of the hotel staples that have suddenly become a thing of the past, at least for the foreseeable future. What would have been ...

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How to reduce queues in your retail store and keep customers safe
By Giada Pezzini -
How to reduce queues in your retail store and keep customers safe

Consumers hate standing in line at the store. This is nothing new. Nine out of ten UK shoppers interviewed by Box Technologies and Intel revealed they avoided stores with long queues. When ...

LS Central 16.3: more flexible customer orders, hotel and activity packages, easier replenishment of product variants
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LS Central 16.3: more flexible customer orders, hotel and activity packages, easier replenishment of product variants

LS Central version 16.3 was released on September 17, 2020. Here is an overview of what’s new and improved in the system.

7 ways the Covid-19 pandemic will transform physical retail stores long-term
By Giada Pezzini -
7 ways the Covid-19 pandemic will transform physical retail stores long-term

The Covid-19 crisis has forced retailers to transform at a speed hardly seen before in the industry. In just a few months’ time contactless shopping and payments have become mainstream, ...

Why organizational change projects fail and how to prevent implementation disaster
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Why organizational change projects fail and how to prevent implementation disaster

New IT installations often fail. At least that’s the widespread belief surrounding organizational change initiatives today.

Reimagining the restaurant experience in 2021 and beyond: 6 trends
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Reimagining the restaurant experience in 2021 and beyond: 6 trends

After months of quarantine, closures and social distancing, what does the future hold for restaurants in the post-Covid world?

5 hotel technology trends to watch in 2020
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5 hotel technology trends to watch in 2020

Kicking off the new decade, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas revealed some of the main trends that will shape the year ahead in technology. Unsurprisingly, voice technologies ...

6 tips to help you win at omni-channel
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6 tips to help you win at omni-channel

Even if retailers have been talking about investing in omni-channel for over a decade, many still lack basic omni-channel capabilities. For example, only 5 percent of retailers can ...

How retailers use data to improve product offerings and customer experiences
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How retailers use data to improve product offerings and customer experiences

When online wedding gift registry business Zola confirmed a new partnership with US home retailer Crate and Barrel to sell their products through its website, a few eyebrows were raised ...

How the self-service trend is transforming restaurants
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How the self-service trend is transforming restaurants

The modern consumer places huge value on convenience. A recent report by the National Retail Federation found that 97% of consumers have backed out of a purchase just because it was ...