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EuroCIS Newsletter

Overview: Retail Technology News

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Future Lab and ideas platform for the retail trade: the new START-UP HUB at EuroCIS 2018


Start-up companies are creative, flexible, and forward-looking. Many of them have devoted themselvesto the development of state-of-the-art IT systems and solutions in the retail trade. So what could be better suited for EuroCIS 2018, the leading trade fair for retail technology, than providing a dedicated presentation space for these newcomers?
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Self-checkouts are getting increasingly common in the retail trade


The number of outlets with self-checkouts has risen by 50 per cent within the last two years. Yet Germany is still a developing country for self-checkouts. As the market is rapidly gaining momentum, leading international suppliers are offering full range of today’s SCO solutions at the EuroCIS 2018.
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Retail’s Digital Startup of the Year award


The award honors promising new companies expected to drive digital retail forward. The digital startups could significantly improve or alter the retail industry with their innovations.
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Retailers should start developing AR apps or risk losing customers


Nearly three in four consumers now expect retailers to launch an augmented reality app within the next six months. According to new research, consumers expect to be using augmented reality applications soon.
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Customer-facing technology paves the way for digital transformation of retail


New holistic and data-driven approaches optimize personalization and shopper experience, finds the Digital Transformation team of Frost & Sullivan. Customer-driven digital transformation is of the utmost importance for retailers wanting to stand the pace.
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