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4 Omni-Channel steps all retailers must take

  1. Gain not just visibility, but availability

Retailers are gradually making the transition to omni-channel data sharing, but complete visibility of inventory alone does not improve allocation and fulfilment. It is necessary to see what’s already on order, in transit or returned across networks to create complete operational control. The retailer needs to be able to view the inventory available to meet the specific customer proposition. (more…)

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Digital Displays  

The new allergens labelling law came into effect on the 13th December 2014. It requires retailers to clearly label food products at the shelf edge and display any ingredients which might trigger consumers’ allergies. As new laws come in, technology is on hand to provide solutions, along with time and cost savings, for retailers.  (more…)

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Multi-Channel Predictions for 2015

The UK’s leading retailers share predictions on the top key e-commerce milestones for 2015.

  • Beacon Technology

This technology enables retailers to communicate directly with customers whilst they are close to or instore. Shoppers are sent messages and alerts about offers, product details and information that is relevant to the store in which they are shopping, or they are enticed to shop in a nearby store. (more…)

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Digital Watermarking in Retail

Digital watermarks are imperceptible patterns embedded into printed or recorded material. Devices with more sensitive “eyes and ears,” like smartphones, can detect the unique ID within the pattern and link the item to the Internet — like a QR code.

The watermarks are hidden within printed material, like product packaging or photographs, and don’t take up space the way a QR or bar code does. (more…)

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Click and Collect this Christmas

It is estimated that 95% of UK consumers will plan to use click and collect this Christmas to avoid expensive delivery costs and the inconvenience of not having to wait in all day for a delivery. For retailers there is an increased footfall, as studies have found that 40% of consumers are proven to pick up something extra in store whilst collecting their click and collect order. (more…)

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New Allergen Law

The new allergens labelling law came into effect on the 13th December 2014

What is it all about?

With the new food law, all food providers serving unpackaged food or food that is packaged on site for immediate consumption, will have to supply details of the menu items that contain the EU Top 14 allergens within the dishes they serve. (more…)

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