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Generation Z indicates in-store retail future anything but bleak

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Shopping in a bricks and mortar store is anything but a dying trend, with young consumers keen to enjoy the socialising and personal contact that only in-store retail allows. These are the findings of a recent AMP Capital Retail report that notes Generation Z conducts retail research online but still values the real-world experience of…

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Vitag gives retailer a “sporting”chance

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For many retailers a security solution is about more than reducing theft. This was the case with Sportsco who approached Vitag with additional store management requirements like traffic counting to improve their operation as a whole. As a nationally recognised brand, Sportsco operates a growing network of stores across Australia and online, offering a diverse…

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The rise and rise of mobile retail

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For Australians, mobile technology is very much a way of life. Over 16 million people own a smartphone or tablet and three quarters of us use it just as much as a desktop or laptop when searching for ideas and advice about what to buy. These are just some of the statistics that illustrate Australia’s…

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Opening a retail store? Here’s what to consider on the security front

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The stock is on order, the premises outfitted and the signwriter booked, meaning the countdown is on until opening day at your new retail establishment. But just as premises, point of sale and shopfittings are important, so too is the technology that protects your inventory from theft and helps guarantee a return on your investment.…

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The hidden options for EAS. The time is now

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Due to their minimalist design and aesthetic appeal, concealed Security Systems or Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems are an increasingly popular option for retailers looking to maintain item security, without the look of pedestals. And there are a variety of options for retailers embracing this trend. From overhead surveillance to under floor systems and concealed…

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A brief history of mobile POS

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For as long as there have been shopfronts there have been managers counting the beans, watching the takings and looking for more effective ways to handle their cash. But it’s only been the past 150 years that we’ve come to rely on technology to help us with the task. There was the creation of the…

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How retail can cash in on e-commerce

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Modern retail is all about convenience, catering to a new-age shopper whose inherent desire is to buy what they want, when they want it, as swiftly as possible. It’s a landscape enabled by technology where the lines between bricks and mortar and online shopping are increasingly blurred. It’s also an environment with fresh challenges for…

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Loss prevention resolutions for the new financial year

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As retailers complete their final stocktake and tick off the requirements that mark the end of the financial year, it’s a timely opportunity to look to the new business year ahead. And amidst a lengthy list of new year’s business resolutions, loss prevention should be high on the agenda. Statistics from the Global Retail Theft…

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The A to Z of what Amazon could mean to Australian retail

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After months of rumours, retail behemoth Amazon has confirmed its imminent arrival in Australia, bringing widespread speculation about its potential impact on the Australian retail landscape. In April, the US shopping giant issued a press release confirming it was actively seeking staff and looking for a warehouse site, with real estate sources telling the Sydney…

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What to look for in clothing tags?

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When it comes to retail security tags, apparel stores have a wealth of choices at their fingertips. But what’s the best option that will meet a store’s loss prevention needs? Here’s a breakdown of the common technology, optional extras and a guide to what to look for in tags to reduce stock loss. The technology…

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