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All retailers want for Christmas…is to minimise retail shrink

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Over the coming weeks retailers across Australia will be enthusiastically unpacking stock, bringing in new staff and gearing up for the busiest event on the annual calendar – the Christmas rush. While Christmas is set to see registers ring across the country, it also presents a prime opportunity for thieves to take advantage of busy…

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No sign of hanging up on our love of mobile phones

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These days it’s hard to imagine life without a mobile phone. These nifty little go-anywhere devices now pay our bills at a tap, allow us to search the internet, stay connected to social media and of course make phone calls and text on demand. In Australia they’re such a ubiquitous device that experts tip this…

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Weighing up the ROI of RFID

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Most retail managers are aware of the benefits that employing RFID electronic article surveillance (EAS) will offer their shop front. From item tracking to increased security and streamlined inventory analysis, this technology has a wealth of promise in managing a shop front as well as preventing loss. But, as with any investment, the benefits have…

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Your common store security problems are telling you something

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Loss prevention can be an ongoing battle where the playing field rapidly shifts. Electronic article surveillance strategies (EAS) that worked beautifully at preventing retail loss 10 years ago may no longer stand up to the increasingly savvy shoplifter. That’s partly due to the internet and the increased information would-be thieves have about working around in-store…

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Smart cabinet locks the key to better customer service

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Whether it’s protecting electronics, jewellery or high-value cosmetics, retailers have long turned to the glass cabinet and good old mechanical cabinet lock to protect easily stolen items but still offer them for display. It’s a method that’s undoubtedly effective, but often plagued with issues like frequently lost keys. It’s also a time consuming process for…

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All eyes on electronics security as Apple launches new lineup

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All eyes are on Apple this week as the tech giant gears up for the release of its latest lineup of products. This season’s big reveal of the latest and greatest Apple items on offer is scheduled to take place on September 12, and among the items tipped for launch are the iPhone 8 and…

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Analytics revealing opportunity for retail

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E-commerce, virtual reality and chatbots night be the flash new terms of the retail world, but behind the scenes it’s simple data and analytics that are delivering a host of new opportunities to bricks and mortar retail. From counting customers, to watching what they pick up and put down, modern retail features a smorgasbord of…

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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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