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EuroCIS Newsletter

Overview: Retail Technology News

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Two-thirds of voice-assisted device owners never purchase through them


Even though it seems everyone is talking about voice-assisted devices and smartwatches, the majority of consumers don't own these new devices, and even fewer use them to complete purchases, according to a recently released study by Episerver.
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EuroCIS 2018 closes with outstanding results


EuroCIS 2018 has impressively confirmed its position as the Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology. A multitude of forward-looking innovations fuel retailers’ propensity to invest. Mobile solutions, self scanning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality determine the customer journey today.
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The future face of shopping – virtual, customised, fast


For the 11th year running, EHI has selected the winners of the Retail Technology Awards Europe (reta). At the official awards ceremony – part of EuroCIS 2018 – in the Rheinterrasse restaurant in Düsseldorf, three equal prize winners were honoured in the following categories: Best Customer Experience, Best Enterprise Solution, Best Instore Solution and Best Omnichannel Solution.
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Retailer spending on AI to grow nearly fourfold


A new study from Juniper Research has found that global retailer spending on AI will reach 7.3 billion dollars per annum by 2022, up from an estimated 2 billion dollars in 2018, as retailers target new avenues to increase personalisation of the customer experience.
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By 2020, Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs than it eliminates


2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator.
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