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Some pointers on security label positioning

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Security Labels

In retail there’s often talk about the consumer experience, with a wealth of discussion about displaying products, showcasing them and positioning them to make wares more appealing. But what about the practicalities, especially when it comes to security? And what about security that also factors in store efficiency? Here are some quick pointers on security…

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Christmas Retail Statistics 2018

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With Christmas just round the corner, here are some interesting stats on Christmas and some predictions on growth by sectors as well as online purchases for 2018.    

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RFID tech gets serious in Australia with new Coalition examining the benefits

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RFID Coalition

The technology has been around since WWII but only recently has RFID re-emerged as one of retail’s key tech tools in the ongoing push to be more efficient, more impervious to loss, and more cognisant of the consumer experience. In fact market research indicates the retail sector will become the biggest user of RFID technology…

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The informed shopper – here’s what they do before they buy

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Bricks and mortar may still reign supreme, but according to new data, more and more of the customer journey is being undertaken online. From Googling products to seeking reviews, the customer is using the online realm to educate themselves and research, meaning they’ve often made a purchasing decision long before they enter a store. It’s…

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99.9 per cent supply chain accuracy with RFID

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RFID Accuracy

A new report has offered a critical insight into the value of RFID, finding the emerging technology can offer near 100 per cent supply chain accuracy, compared to traditional barcode accuracy of 31 per cent. And that’s just one of the benefits outlined in the report by Auburn University. Here’s an insight into their findings…

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Security at the Point of Sale

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Securing the Point of Sale

Akin to the helm of the retail ship, the Point of Sale is one of the most important areas of any store environment. It’s the place where customer service and sales unite, the gathering point for information and, ideally the central position where sales associates can monitor all the action on the floor. It also…

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Debunking the doom and gloom myth

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The retail apocalypse

Bricks and mortar retail is anything but doomed, with a series of reports indicating the sector continues to not just survive but in some cases even thrive as physical stores use the digital age to their advantage. The statistics come despite headlines that prophesise doom and gloom in the retail sector. Or as Inside Retail…

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Factoring the future into your loss prevention ROI

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Future Proofing Retail Loss Prevention

When it comes to selecting the right loss prevention strategies for your storefront, it’s not just about considering the issues affecting your retail outlet in the present. Effective loss prevention also entails ensuring the equipment you purchase now will continue to serve you in the future to ensure the longevity and best return on your…

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Retailers and the new digital expectaction

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Retailers are scrambling to keep up with consumer’s digital expectations, and those that keep pace in the right way are likely to be rewarded handsomely for their efforts, according to a new report. Here’s an insight into the role of digital in real-world retail and the key features consumers seek. The value of digital A…

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Playing a proactive, not reactive, loss prevention game

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Playing the proactive game

As the industry gears up for the busiest time of the year, retailers will be looking to maximise every opportunity to reap the rewards of the Christmas shopping season. And for many that will involve not just plugging leaks in their loss prevention strategy but also identifying areas of weakness where they can proactively reduce…

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