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LS Central 16.2: improved Store Capacity Management, redesigned Replenishment Journals
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LS Central 16.2: improved Store Capacity Management, redesigned Replenishment Journals

LS Central version 16.2 was released on July 9, 2020. Here’s a summary of what we have introduced in this latest version.

Deliver faster, better service with self-checkout technology
By Giada Pezzini -
Deliver faster, better service with self-checkout technology

Self-checkout technology may be nothing new – but it’s hot news in retail. The global retail self-checkout market is expected to grow 10.3% year over year until 2024, Loss Prevention Media ...

Make your retail business more resilient with eCommerce & the Cloud
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Make your retail business more resilient with eCommerce & the Cloud

When the residents of Paris were told to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, French supermarket Carrefour launched a new eCommerce service to help customers get their hands ...

Omni-channel successes and failures: lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis
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Omni-channel successes and failures: lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis

Digital-first and omni-channel retailers have been more resilient to the coronavirus crisis than their traditional bricks-and-mortar competitors, experts say. Closed stores, social ...

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How AI and AR can help retailers stay in business in crisis moments
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How AI and AR can help retailers stay in business in crisis moments

When Forbes published an article in late 2019 highlighting the merits of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) in retail, it could not have predicted just how important ...

How to get ready for the rise of mobile payments in retail
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How to get ready for the rise of mobile payments in retail

The retail payment space is going through a sea change, and the Starbucks mobile payments app is a shining example of that. Despite being specific to one retailer, in 2018 the app held the ...

4 ways you may be wasting your cloud spend, and how to avoid it
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4 ways you may be wasting your cloud spend, and how to avoid it

One of the big reasons businesses choose to take advantage of cloud computing is to become more agile and save resources across their business. But for many companies, unregulated cloud ...

How to keep transactions secure with payment fraud on the rise
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How to keep transactions secure with payment fraud on the rise

Last year, the retail sector was the target of 17% of all cyberattacks, making it the single largest industry for cybercrime, research by Trustwave found. Why? Retailers are selling more ...

How retail and hospitality businesses can support their communities in times of crisis
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How retail and hospitality businesses can support their communities in times of crisis

“In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.” Howard Schultz

How to be productive working from home: tips from the LS Retail remote employees
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How to be productive working from home: tips from the LS Retail remote employees

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought many changes to businesses, one being a sudden shift to remote work for many employees. During the past few days, like many others, I have been trying to ...

How to keep your retail employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
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How to keep your retail employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health crises are confusing and frightening. During uncertain times like these, customer-facing businesses such as retail stores must implement clear, stringent measures to ensure their ...

5 ways to appeal to modern consumers and boost sales in your store
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5 ways to appeal to modern consumers and boost sales in your store

We hear a great deal about how modern consumers, and the whole retail landscape, are changing. Expert predictions about the latest trends, and how they will play out in the coming years, ...

6 ways retailers are redefining the concept of store
By Giada Pezzini -
6 ways retailers are redefining the concept of store

Although brick-and-mortar retail is far from being dead, online is changing expectations towards frictionless, immediate shopping, where everything one needs – products, in-depth ...