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Amazon opens bricks and mortar grocery store – no checkouts

Amazon opens bricks and mortar grocery store – no checkouts

Written by on December 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon Go, the online shopping company’s new 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter) store, uses sensors to detect what items shoppers have picked off the shelves and sends a bill to […]

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Your brand, in-store, is under cyber attack

Your brand, in-store, is under cyber attack

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Cyber attacks from malware, botnet move to other attack vectors. Retail cyber executives reported the most breaches in the past 24 months. Cyber attacks damage customer loyalty. Consumers are wary of the increased frequency of cyber attacks against retailers, and many are ready to walk away from their favorite retailers if a breach occurs. In fact, according […]

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Amazon revenues sky high from cloud services and online retail

Amazon revenues sky high from cloud services and online retail

Written by on July 29, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc posted strong results across its older and newer businesses on Thursday as global Web retail sales and cloud services topped Wall Street targets and the world’s largest online merchant forecast revenue would outpace expectations in the current quarter as well. The Seattle-based company is riding a wave of retail sales moving […]

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The future of drones, and the dark side of shopping

The future of drones, and the dark side of shopping

Written by on June 21, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It had to happen. Almost every new technology is exploited first by the bad guys. So, too, it seems with drones. Take drugs. Many do, but the days of the street corner or covert meeting under the motorway fly-over may be numbered. A recent CCTV film covering a particular block of flats in London recorded […]

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Online fashion retailer Zalando embraces ‘chaos’ to stay ahead

Online fashion retailer Zalando embraces ‘chaos’ to stay ahead

Written by on April 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – When Europe’s top online-only fashion retailer Zalando decided to overhaul its app to exploit mobile sales, it reaped the benefits of a new management philosophy that gives tech staff much more autonomy. Its software designers and developers were able to set goals with two to four week deadlines because progress was not […]

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Stealthy malware warning puts US retailers on alert

Stealthy malware warning puts US retailers on alert

Written by on November 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. “This is by far the most sophisticated point-of-sale malware seen to date,” said Maria Noboa, lead technical analyst […]

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Faster and faster delivery, is there a backlash?

Faster and faster delivery, is there a backlash?

Written by on October 12, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

‘They’ say that every advance in technology is met by a backlash. Or at least by a period when customers suddenly get cold feet and start asking questions – like ‘why?’ They also say that new technology takes 10 years to become invisible, and simply ‘the way that things work.’ Of all the things that […]

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Target matches online prices (rivals too)

Target matches online prices (rivals too)

Written by on September 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Target Corp will match its online prices with more than two dozen online competitors including Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores Inc from Thursday, the Associated Press reported. The change in policy is a big step for the fourth-largest U.S. retailer, which until now only matched prices at its own stores and not at online […]

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Is the end for the humble barcode?

Is the end for the humble barcode?

Written by on August 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode – the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. First used on a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum in […]

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A revolution in retail and the end of loyalty cards

A revolution in retail and the end of loyalty cards

Written by on July 27, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

We may think that the communications industry is suffering from the greatest disruption in its history. And we would be right. We may look at banking, where disruption is almost as great. Most 18-24 years have never been into a branch, and why would they, they would say. Spare a thought, though, for an industry […]

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