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8 ways UK supermarket brands are using technology to drive retail transformation
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8 ways UK supermarket brands are using technology to drive retail transformation

Supermarket brands have been among the few winners during the difficult times of the Covid-19 crisis. To keep up with fast-changing government regulations and consumer expectations, they ...

7 ways the Covid-19 pandemic will transform physical retail stores long-term
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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, ...

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.

Why it makes sense to move your retail management software to the cloud
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Why it makes sense to move your retail management software to the cloud

As a successful retailer, chances are you are already running some of your IT functions in the cloud. That’s smart.

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Deliver faster, better service with self-checkout technology
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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 ...

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 ...

7 tips to deliver better online grocery shopping
By Giada Pezzini -
7 tips to deliver better online grocery shopping

The boom of online grocery shopping has been a long time coming. In 2015, more than one third (37%) of shoppers in Asia-Pacific regularly shopped for food online, Nielsen reports. Although ...

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