New report details ROI for in-store digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Digital Signage Association has published "Retail Digital Signage ROI: Finding the break-even point," an exclusive research report that uses real-world numbers to estimate ROI and benefits for various types of retail. "The one question that gets...

Shortlist announced for 2008 European Retail Solutions Awards

Nominees have been announced for the eighth annual European Retail Solutions Awards, which will be awarded in a ceremony June 25 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The ERSAs are "focused on recognizing retailers and suppliers for excellence and innovation...

More retail technology on the way, and soon

Arizona Daily Star: More new technologies are likely on the way for retail stores, speakers said Thursday at this year's Global Retailing Conference, held by the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

Inaugural Customer Experience Summit announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inaugural Customer Experience Summit, co-hosted by RetailConnections and by Cathy Hotka & Associates, will take place August 17-19, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

Pay By Touch shuts down all biometric retail services

SAN FRANCISCO — Solidus Networks Inc., dba Pay By Touch, announced that it will no longer process biometric transactions on behalf of its merchant customers and consumer membership base, as of 11:59:59PM March 19, 2008. On December 14, 2007, Solidus Networks filed for U.S.

EU may require deactivation of RFID tags at the POS

Reuters: RFID tags embedded in items ranging from pets to retail products will have to be deactivated at the point of sale to protect purchasers' privacy under draft guidelines proposed on Thursday by the European Commission.

Critics worried about retail RFID potential

Associated Press: RFID tags at retail can improve supply-chain efficiency, cut theft, and guarantee that brand-name products are authentic, not counterfeit. At a store, RFID doorways could scan your purchases automatically as you leave, eliminating tedious checkouts. The problem, critics...

Cisco unveils new tools for retail at NRF

NEW YORK — Cisco announced a series of new technology solutions and multivendor architectures that will help retailers improve security and reduce complexity of store systems in addition to increasing employee productivity to enhance their customers' experience. Cisco is launching...

ARTS releases SOA blueprint for retail

NEW YORK — The Association for Retail Technology Standards, the standards division of the National Retail Federation, announced the release of the SOA Blueprint for Retail and associated SOA Best Practices technical reports. Developed by 26 of the world's leading...

Celerant announces retail RFID solution

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Retail software provider Celerant Technology Corp.

LaneHawk bottom-of-basket security tool now works with Windows

PASADENA, Calif. — Evolution Robotics Retail Inc.

Top source of retail shrink: employees

Progressive Grocer: Retailers suspect that their own employees are the main source of retail shrink, according to a new Retail Systems Research Benchmark report. The report, "Winning Trends in Loss Prevention: Benchmark Study 2008," found the worst-performing retailers are more worried about employee theft than other retailers.

London jewelry retailer to adopt RFID

RFID News: London's Grand Pacaraima Gold Corp. will begin using RFID tags specifically developed for use in jewelry retail stores to cut inventory management costs and protect from theft.

Titanium system combines RFID, facial recognition

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Titanium Group Ltd., a biometric and security solutions provider, announced the launch of a new product tailor-made for the high growth retail sector in Hong Kong and China. The product aims to provide the retail industry...

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