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SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH

Bundesstr. 16, 77955 Ettenheim
Germany

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Contact

Michael Unmüßig

Managing Director SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH

Phone
+49 7822 8619960

Email
sales.de@ses-imagotag.com

Stefan Willmann

Sales Director

Phone
+49 7822 8619960

Email
sales.de@ses-imagotag.com

Matthias Trenkle

Press Relations & Communications

Phone
+49 (0)179 52 311 47

Email
matthias.trenkle@ses-imagotag.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.01  E-commerce solutions
  • 01.01.08  Click & collect solutions
  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.01  E-commerce solutions
  • 01.01.09  Omnichannel integration
  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.02  Business analytics
  • 01.02.06  Price optimisation software
  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.04  ERP, merchandise management
  • 01.04.04  Visual merchandising software

Visual merchandising software

  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.08  Digital marketing solutions
  • 01.08.05  Interactive display solutions
  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.10  Price labelling
  • 01.10.01  Electronic shelf labels
  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.10  Price labelling
  • 01.10.02  Labels and price tags
  • 01  Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • 01.10  Price labelling
  • 01.10.05  Price and labelling machines and systems

Our products

Product category: Click & collect solutions, Omnichannel integration, Interactive display solutions, Electronic shelf labels, Labels and price tags, Price and labelling machines and systems

VUSION - the world´s most modular digital price tags

An all new design
Sleek and modern, the VUSION electronic shelf label fits every environment seamlessly. Thinner than any tag before, it adds a modern touch to every retailer’s store. In a variety of colors, VUSION remains elegant while fitting the retailer’s corporate design.

Beautiful fixtures for every situation
Standing on its own, attached to a shelf or on exclusive rails, which provide the best fit for the labels, VUSION comes with a variety of clips and stands to choose from. Each option marries well with the elegant designed electronic shelf labels, and provides a level of security and flexibility that was never seen before.

The world’s most modular digital price tags
Adapt the front and back casing color to fit your corporate design perfectly. Choose the unique display colors based on the information you wish to display. Also, choose between bright white or multicolored flashing LED lights as an additional option to help draw attention at the shelf! Secure your labels with our patent Easylock solution. It’s up to you - your VUSION tag can be customized exactly as you wish it to be.

Dual radio frequency available
Choose the frequency that best fits your needs. You have the choice between different radio frequencies, 2.4 GHz and SubGig, which offer different functionalities for your VUSION ESLs – based on your needs, the frequencies available allow options of changes to the displays of these tags and the store layout too!

Anti-theft System
Our patented Easylock Anti-theft system secures the digital price tags with ease and reliability to your shelves. VUSION labels with the Easylock Anti-theft system are super easy to lock and unlock. Your staff will be able to manage these without any hassle to guarantee your digital tags to remain in a locked position!

Reliable in every situation
Damp, wet, dusty, hot or cold – our VUSION electronic shelf labels work in every environment. Based on the appropriate choice of labels, you can cover your fresh produce sections, or mount them to areas exposed to heat and sun exposure, and even in the freezer!

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Product category: Visual merchandising software, Interactive display solutions, Electronic shelf labels

ShelfWatch - the automatic shelf control

ShelfWatch from SES-imagotag is the world's first solution that digitally recognizes and immediately reports vacancies or placement errors on the shelf. In conjunction with the networked digital price tags, the shelf is detected and scanned by a sensor, for example in the surveillance camera. Each product is clearly linked to a shelf label. These data provide a planogram of the current situation in real time. The automated shelf monitoring system detects errors on the shelf and immediately marks them in the graphic display of all shelves. Exact matching of each individual product accurately documents the faulty location. The ShelfWatch app shows the sales staff in the business on the mobile devices immediately what to do and leads them via geolocation precisely to the "point of action".

The ShelfWatch stock-out detection system offers a new digital solution package for one of the core issues of physical retail. It is customer friendly and increases the efficiency of the business. The elimination of vacancies and misplacements can increase store sales by up to 15 percent.

ShelfWatch won the 2017 LSA Innovation Awards in the category "Merchandising".

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Product category: Click & collect solutions, Omnichannel integration, Price optimisation software, Interactive display solutions, Electronic shelf labels, Labels and price tags, Price and labelling machines and systems

FashionTag – digital price style for modern fashion retail

The new FashionTag from SES-imagotag ends the Stone Age in the fashion trade. It's a connected digital price tag tailored to the needs of fashion shops. The FashionTag looks chic and shows on the display always the right price from the cash system. Via the integrated NFC chip, the price tag can automatically communicate with common smartphones. Thus, the customer sees all the information about the product right up to the availability of goods directly in the store and directly on the product. Via NFC also a reservation in-store, a link with the customer loyalty program and a click-and-collect function is possible.

Retailer are easily enabled to adjust prices with the FashionTag, e.g. for seasonal / weather-related promotions such as summer or winter sale or online synchronization. Through the direct connection of the product and the digital price tag an inventory can be displayed in real time at any time. In addition, the FashionTag can be equipped with a security device.

The FashionTag design is variable and the graphic HD display offers all the individual digital possibilities that modern customers nowadays can expect from their trusted fashion shop.

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Feb 22, 2018

Wirecard partners with SES-imagotag to revolutionize the in-store customer experience by enabling mobile payments at the shelf

  • The new solution will permanently change the users’ in-store payment experience
  • Retailers will be able to boost their sales by speeding up payment processes
Wirecard, the leading specialist in digital financial technology, cooperates with SES-imagotag, global leader in ESL omnichannel solutions for physical retail, to launch an innovative in-store mobile shopping solution, which will bring the customer journey on a completely new technology level. SES-imagotag is a French stock-listed company that equipped over 14,000 stores in 55 countries with digital price tags (ESL). The solutions developed by SES-imagotag enable retailers to automate low-value-added processes, increase store efficiency, and enhance in-store shopper connectivity. Due to the new cooperation between Wirecard and SES-imagotag, shoppers will benefit from a seamless payment experience by paying with their smartphones via Wirecard’s technology.

This new solution enables consumers to pay everywhere and at any time in store and avoiding long checkout lines. To shop and add products to their basket, shoppers just need to hold their smartphones in front of a digital price tag from SES-imagotag and scan a product (QR Code / NFC). Rich content, e-coupons and relevant product information can be pushed during the process, giving customers access to as much information as available online. To finalize their purchase, customers can then select their preferred method of payment on their smartphones. Wirecard is providing users with a wide range of digital payment options, including China Payment Solutions, which are fulfilling the needs of different target groups.

This solution suits all retail sectors, from grocery supermarkets to fashion stores, and is evolving the customer journey, offering consumers seamless and instantaneous shopping experiences.

Michael Unmüßig Senior Executive Vice President Marketing at SES-imagotag: "Our aim is to guide retailers toward constant innovation, ultra-efficient processes, seamless omnichannel retailing and boosted brand sales. We are very proud to partner with a company such as Wirecard, which will enable us to combine our ESL solution with digital payments. Through this partnership, we also become the very first digital price tag company 100% compatible with Alipay and WeChat Pay, global leaders in m-Payments.

Alexander Hahn, Vice President POS Retail Solutions at Wirecard, comments: “The new technology will help to transform the classical customer journey into a fast and seamless digital experience. Which is why we are delighted to announce our new partnership with SES-imagotag and looking forward to extend our collaboration gaining new businesses.

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Feb 15, 2018

SES-imagotag and Panasonic announce retail digitisation partnership in Europe

SES-imagotag and Panasonic Business announce partnership, a major step in its strategy towards creating dedicated digital retail solutions for omnichannel commerce

Panasonic and SES-imagotag believe that digitalisation and connected technology has the power to both support and enhance physical retail spaces, bringing operational efficiency, greater customer engagement and greater security for customers, staff and merchandise.

This partnership will focus its retail strategy on three key points:

·         Store optimisation;

·         Loss prevention;

·         Improving sales through customer experience

Panasonic and SES-imagotag co-developed an Automated Shelf Monitoring solution combining CCTV, smart geolocated digital price tag and video analytics to provide real time automated stockout detection. It is currently on trial at a retailer in Paris.

We want to create a digital future for the physical store,” said Yojiro Matsubara, Managing Director of Panasonic Business in Europe. “Panasonic aims to become an indispensable technology partner for our retail customers, supporting in-store digitalisation and connecting technologies to increase operational efficiencies and improve the customer experience. To achieve this, we have set up a dedicated business unit that will develop partnerships that provide complete IoT technology solutions for our retail customers.

Panasonic’s retail technology range stretches from EPOS and queue busting computing systems, video analytics capable of providing valuable customer information and personalised service, through high end AV technology, such as LinkRay™, that adds an interactive element to POS displays and communication equipment that can keep a workforce closer than ever.

Thierry Gadou, SES-imagotag Chairman and CEO, said, “Panasonic’s technology line up can help address many of the challenges that the retail sector faces. Together we are working on solutions that will provide real operational benefits for retailers. Using technology to free up human capital and direct staff towards high-value-added tasks is one of the key ways for retailers to revolutionise the in-store customer experience.

For more on Panasonic’s range of B2B solutions, please visit: http://business.panasonic.eu

www.ses-imagotag.com

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Jan 15, 2018

SES-imagotag digitizes retail in China – Presentation of VUSION at NRF in New York

The background is that the BOE Technology Group (BOE) has agreed with Alibaba to digitize their HEMA Fresh supermarkets.

Previously, BOE and SES-imagotag joined forces in the retail digitalization business. Alibaba has recently announced plans to open 30 new HEMA stores in Beijing alone by the end of the year. There are currently 25 in seven Chinese cities.

The concept of the HEMA Fresh stores is radical and unique. Within a radius of three kilometers, HEMA delivers all food directly to your doorstep in just 30 minutes - including freshly caught fish and seafood. This novel supermarket is the purest manifestation of Alibaba's ambitions to merge online and offline, offering customers more efficient and flexible shopping. + the best execution of omnichannel retailing to this day.

It starts with a mobile app that allows for researching of products while consumers browse the store. All payments are handled through Alipay, the mobile-payments platform owned by Alibaba. To improve consumers’ experience, the data collected from transactions is used to personalize recommendations, while geographic data helps to plan the most efficient delivery routes.

The HEMA flagship store, which recently opened in Beijing, is 10,000 square meters and therefore larger than most soccer fields. The Megastore is optimized for both online and offline shopping - 80 percent of sales are made online and 20 percent directly in the shop. Up to 7,000 orders a day can be delivered with the in-house delivery service via a fleet of modern electric scooter within a radius of 3 kilometers. And it does not take more than 30 minutes per order to be delivered.

All this is only possible through the radical and seamless combination of goods system, logistics and payment. This is particularly evident in the areas of mobile Internet, retail in the cloud and intelligent hardware. The SES imagotag solutions fit exactly to these requirements. That's why the HEMA flagship store is equipped with VUSION - the latest ESL generation from SES-imagotag. VUSION is the world´s most modular digital price tag (ESL). It offers multi-optional features in Shopper Connectivity, Channel Synchronization and Shelf-Edge Automation.

According to a 2017 study by Goldman Sachs, China's online trade will grow to $ 1.7 trillion by 2020. This market is the largest in the world anyway.

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The Chinese BOE Technology Group is an IoT company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of displays for mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, as well as monitor and TV screens. The annual turnover in 2017 is about 15 billion dollars. For example, BOE displays are used by brands such as Samsung, LG, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Huawai.

SES-imagotag is the world leader in smart digital price tags and electronic price adjustment. The group is headquartered in Paris and has 15 offices on four continents. There are research centers in Austria, Germany and Taiwan.

The combination of both companies wants to take the lead in networking the retail infrastructure. A central global platform will be created for this. The strategic core elements are Screens, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. The most important growth markets are Asia, North America and Europe.

At the NRF 2018, SES-imagotag will showcase the ultimate omnichannel experience with many HEMA Store applications and present the new ESL Generation VUSION as a world premiere.

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Jan 12, 2018

SES-imagotag systems adopted by Hussmann to enrich its digital solutions for food retailers

Hussmann Corporation, a Panasonic company, has entered into a distribution agreement with SES-imagotag, for selected countries across the Americas. SES-imagotag is the world’s leading provider of electronic shelf label (ESL) systems across all retail applications, and Hussmann is a market leading provider of products and services that enable excellence in food retailing. Together, Hussmann and SES-imagotag offer a complete integrated solution that changes the in-store retail environment and establishes a digital foundation for a seamless omni-channel experience and the future of food retailing.

“We are very excited about our relationship with SES-imagotag and the value we can collectively bring to our customers as they compete in an ever increasing digital world”, said Mike Higgins, President of Hussmann’s Retail Technologies division.

“Hussmann’s market position, reach, and vision make them an ideal partner for us in the Americas,” commented Thierry Gadou, CEO of SES-imagotag. “This market is poised to grow significantly and we are thrilled to combine the resources of two market leaders to help shape the future of food retailing in the region.”

Today consumers are regularly shopping for food in as many as five retail formats to find the right product, at the right time and at the right price, so any opportunity for food retailers to differentiate themselves from their competition and manage their in-store costs helps them be successful.

Consumers are looking for the best in store experience and a digital foundation, grounded in ESL’s, can provide shoppers with more product information, help them locate specific products in the store, and can integrate with other programs, such as loyalty, shopper engagement, and in-store marketing, to provide an exceptional omni-channel shopping experience. It can also enable pricing automation that lowers operating costs and increases accuracy while allowing retailers to better manage their product mix and pricing strategy to be more competitive in a digital world. Store efficiency can be achieved by optimizing costs and inventories, managing out of stocks and decreasing waste by active price promotion strategies to move more product from the shelf.

“SES-imagotag has deployed 160 million electronic shelf labels in 14,000 retail stores in 55 countries, so they have proven success in providing retailers true value with a digital foundation, based on a dynamic pricing solution,” commented Higgins. “Perhaps more importantly, we share a vision of the future of food retailing and a passion for market leading innovations. Combined, we have the knowledge, expertise and reputation as trusted leaders in delivering meaningful innovation and technology solutions to food retailers. Together we will enable our customers to become or remain successful as they navigate the dynamic environment of the digitization of food retailing.”

About Hussmann Corporation
Hussmann Corporation, a Panasonic company, is an innovation and technology leader providing products and services that enable excellence in the food retail industry. Grounded in a history of industry-changing, innovative refrigerated merchandisers and refrigeration systems, today we provide a broad array of solutions for merchandising / shopper engagement, refrigeration, asset optimization, and supply chain management that address the critical needs of food retailers to increase sales, reduce costs, and increase shopper loyalty. We collaborate with customers across a variety of food retail segments including supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores and dollar stores as we work towards our vision to positively impact the lives of consumers by transforming the future of food retailing.

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Dec 14, 2017

SES-imagotag wins the 2017 LSA Award for its automatic stockout detection solution

SES-imagotag (Euronext: SESL, FR0010282822), a specialist in digital solutions for physical commerce and the world leader in connected digital price tags, announces that it has received a prize for the third year in a row at the 2017 LSA Innovation Awards, in the “Merchandising” category, for its Shelf Watch automatic stockout detection solution.

The LSA Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative retailers and manufacturers selected by 40 prominent professionals in the mass retail sector.

This year, the jury awarded the prize to Shelf Watch, SES-imagotag’s automatic stockout detection solution. The geolocated digital tags, which were already awarded a prize in 2016, show the exact location of each product. The tags are now linked to surveillance cameras that track and monitor the shelves, detecting all inventory stockouts and anomalies. This information then appears on a digital store map that shows the corrective measures to be taken by store managers. With this helpful tool, staff can focus their attention on keeping shelves in perfect order, avoiding shortages and the ensuing loss of revenue, and making themselves more available for customer service.

Thierry Gadou, Chairman and CEO of the SES-imagotag group, commented: “For the third year in a row, a jury of retail professionals has recognized our R&D investments aimed at offering solutions at the cutting edge of innovation. Retail is detail. Good performance depends on having constant access to quality information that enables you to take specific actions and automate as many tasks as possible, thereby maximizing each employee's added value. For store owners, the Shelf Watch offer is a real asset because it gives them a detailed breakdown of their inventory and the condition of their shelves in real time, all while helping them optimize that inventory and product availability. Digital technology is revolutionizing the industry and making it possible to reach new levels of excellence in stores to the advantage of customers and retailers.

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Nov 3, 2017

SES-imagotag and Hussmann partner in Australia to foster ultra-efficient, connected stores

Hussmann Australia and SES-imagotag signed a distribution agreement to launch an IOT platform for retailers in Australia. The partnership focuses on enabling Australian food retailers to create ultra-efficient, data-driven connected stores and further shopper engagement to better meet modern consumer expectations.

Physical retailers, under pressure from rising costs and shifting consumer behavior, need to reinvent the in-store experience to improve operational agility and shopper engagement. Today’s shopper expects a seamless shopping experience across e-commerce and physical stores. As such, a digital platform that supports data-driven operational agility and an omnichannel shopping experience, such as dynamic pricing and click-and-collect, is now top priority for retailers.

Individually, Hussmann Australia and SES-imagotag already have significant traction on the physical retail market. Hussmann Australia is a trusted premier provider of industrial refrigeration and cold-chain solutions to Australian food retailers. SES-imagotag is the global leader of in-store digital IoT platforms including digital shelf labels, wireless in-store infrastructure, and cloud-based software solutions.  Both companies endeavor to accelerate the transition to an omnichannel, data-driven store of tomorrow for Australian food retailers.

We are very excited to be working with SES-imagotag in Australia to deliver the benefits of this technology to our major retailer partners”, commented Sherif Hassanein, GM of Hussmann Oceania. “The pace of change in the retail industry means retailers are hungry to adopt new technologies and IoT solutions to meet their consumers’ needs. With SES-imagotag, we have a proven leader in this technology and we are looking forward to working together to help our customers realize the benefits this technology can unlock.

Thierry Gadou, CEO of SES-imagotag said, “This is an important step for SES-imagotag’s development in the Pacific. Australia is a very promising market for the digitalization of food retail. There is a lot of synergy between our respective solutions, and we will benefit from Hussmann's very strong position in the market. That is why we are thrilled with and proud of this partnership, which we are currently studying to expand to other parts of the world.

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Sep 20, 2017

SES-imagotag chosen by Dixon Carphone Nordic for a 100% Cloud roll-out in its stores.

SES-imagotag (Euronext: SESL, FR0010282822), a specialist in digital solutions for physical commerce and the global leader in connected digital price tags, today announces that it has signed a contract with Dixon Carphone Nordic’s retail chains Elkjøp and Elgiganten to install its connected digital price tags.

The SES-imagotag electronic shelf labelling (ESL) solution will enable Elkjop to improve pricing agility and omnichannel synchronization, as well as enabling improved shopper information and shopper connectivity at the shelf due to the embedded contactless technology (NFC) that allows smart ESLs to communicate with now most Android smartphones and, as Apple announced recently, with all iPhones 7 and beyond (using iOS11). The solution also includes an automated planogram feature using ESL-based product geolocation, allowing for compliance improvement, in addition to click & collect agility and productivity.

The first roll-out will take place in Norway in H2 2017, in almost 110 stores.

Hans-Petter Døvre, Format Director of Elkjop comments: “We are delighted with this collaboration with SES-imagotag, the worldwide leader in connected digital price tags and pricing automation solutions. Thanks to the SES-imagotag offer’s added value, our stores will be able to enhance customers’ in-store experience by providing them with the most advanced connected services and technologies available on the market. There is a strong demand from the consumers to improve their in-store experience and the SES-imagotag’s solution is a unique asset to achieve this goal.

Thierry Gadou, Chairman and CEO of SES-imagotag, concludes: “We are very proud to sign a new contract in Scandinavia, a region where our solution has been implemented in many stores, with another leading operator and the largest consumer electronics retailer in the Nordic countries. It is also a world premiere as the entire system will be operated through cloud-based solutions. This new important success allows SES-imagotag to further demonstrate how relevant its overall product range is and allows us to strengthen our leading position as digital solutions provider in the consumer electronics sector.

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About us

Company details

For 25 years, SES-imagotag is the trusted partner of retailers for the use of digital technology in stores. SES-imagotag, the worldwide leader in smart digital labels and pricing automation, develops a comprehensive IoT and digital platform that delivers a complete set of services to retailers. The SES-imagotag solution enables retailers to connect and digitize their physical stores; automate low-value-added processes; improve operational efficiency; inform and serve customers; ensure information integrity to continuously optimize on-hand inventory; prevent stock-outs and waste and create an omni-channel service platform that builds loyalty and meets evolving consumer expectations.

www.ses-imagotag.com

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Company data

Sales volume

200-499 Mio US $

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1992

Area of business
  • Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • IT services
  • Research and Consultancies