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Self-service technology in retail: new report addresses challenges and opportunities

Self-service technology in retail: new report addresses challenges and opportunities

New report produced by academics and NCR puts the focus on self-service technology in retail.

NRF event to shine light on food and beverage industry technology

NRF event to shine light on food and beverage industry technology

There'll be a new focus on food and drink at New York's The Big Show in January, thanks to a tie-up between NRF and the International Food & Beverage Technology Association.

Cyber Monday discounts higher than Black Friday, suggests research

Cyber Monday discounts higher than Black Friday, suggests research

Research from LovetheSales.com claims the volume of discounts available on Cyber Monday are 4% higher than on Black Friday.

More in-store digital grocery deployments expected in 2019

More in-store digital grocery deployments expected in 2019

IGD says grocery in 2019 will see more uses of data, AI, and in-store technology, as well as an increased focus on wellness and sustainability.

Hotel Chocolat starts journey in Japan with first store opening

Hotel Chocolat starts journey in Japan with first store opening

Hotel Chocolat CEO Angus Thirlwell says the brand has been well received in Japan following opening of first store there.

Business groups respond to EU's approval of Brexit deal

Business groups respond to EU's approval of Brexit deal

The British Retail Consortium and other business groups respond to European Council president Donald Tusk's approval of Brexit deal.

Unravelling the global supply chain

Unravelling the global supply chain

Aberystwyth University takes a look at how difficult it is to trace to trace the provenance of raw materials through a global supply chain.

Black Friday about speed and convenience, says Argos CEO

Black Friday about speed and convenience, says Argos CEO

Argos CEO John Rodgers says Black Friday is about speed and convenience, as well as money-off deals.

Marie Claire editor to drive magazine's new eCommerce venture

Marie Claire editor to drive magazine's new eCommerce venture

Marie Claire magazine launches new shopping platform, containing curated selection of the latest trends and styles.

Ikea cuts 7,500 jobs to focus on eCommerce and small-format urban stores

Ikea cuts 7,500 jobs to focus on eCommerce and small-format urban stores

Ikea is making up to 7,500 roles redundant as it continues to develop city centre stores and its eCommerce platform.

RBTE combines with RDSE and RDE to become RetailEXPO

RBTE combines with RDSE and RDE to become RetailEXPO

RBTE rebrands to RetailEXPO with the inaugural show to bring 15,000 retailers, tech vendors and designers to the event on May 1 & 2 2019.

Kingfisher announces exit from Russia, Portugal and Spain

Kingfisher announces exit from Russia, Portugal and Spain

B&Q owner Kingfisher says it is pulling out of Russia, Portugal and Spain as it looks to focus on its core markets.

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