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Is the retail future checkout free?

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Is the retail future checkout free?

7-Eleven has become the latest Australian retailer looking to make the retail experience checkout free, with the trial of a new app that allows customers to go “cardless and cashless”. Announced last week, the trial follows in the footsteps of grocery retailer Woolworths and of course Amazon Go in the US. The 7-Eleven trial is…

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Disruption is business as usual, according to Australian Retailers Association report

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The Australian Retailers Association has released their 2019 report into the State of Retail Technology, finding retailers need to step up and treat tech disruption as business as usual or be forced to step aside. The report notes many retailers are harnessing the power of technology, but are overlooking critical opportunities and struggling to unite…

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Augmented Reality – The new edge for bricks and mortar

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Augmented Reality, new edge for bricks and mortar

Augmented Reality is touted as one of the biggest tech trends for retail, with experts tipping it could just offer bricks and mortar the edge they need to thrive in an e-commerce era. Its potential is considered so important, in 2016 most speakers at the US National Retail Federation Conference in New York singled it…

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Gen Z equally driven by physical and digital retail

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Generation Z equally driven by physical and digital retail

Born with the internet at their fingertips and a mobile phone in their hand, Generation Z seamlessly blurs the online and real world when it comes to retail. Yet, according to a new study, they still prefer stores to have both a digital and physical presence, and the majority favour websites over apps when it…

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Protecting IoT products in-store

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Protecting IoT

Australia stands at the doorstep of a “smart home” revolution, with IoT devices like smart speakers and security cameras set to see adoption more than double in the next three years. For the retailers marketing these devices, the sector is already worth $583 million and is expected to increase rapidly over the coming years. So,…

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Point of Sale set for a shake-up

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Point of Sale for a shake-up

Researchers are tipping the Point of Sale is set for a shake-up this year as retailers look to better cater to the mobile consumer and seek to replace legacy-based systems that are now reaching their end of life. According to the latest IHL North American POS study these factors will result in one of the…

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Retail roundup February 2019

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Vitag Retail Round Up

The new year has kicked off with mixed news on the retail front, with two Australian retailers entering voluntary administration and December sales figures failing to live up to expectation. Meanwhile, technology continues to dominate the retail landscape as stores across the globe investigate the latest ways to offer an improved customer experience. Here’s the…

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What retail apocalypse? – The NRF Big Show 2019

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NRF Big Show 2019

“More healthy, more vibrant, innovative and exciting than ever.” –  That was the verdict for the retail sector at the recent  National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York. This year’s Big Show marked the 108th time the event has been hosted and it was bigger than better than ever before, attracting over 38,000…

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Retail to get personal in 2019

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2019 in Retail - Vitag Australia

As retailers flip the sign to ”open” and roll back the shutters for another trading year ahead, 2019 is shaping up to see the technology that dominated 2018 make further inroads into the retail experience. This year retailing looks primed to become more personal and more immersive as more shoppers take their search online. For…

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Christmas Retail Statistics 2018

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Retail Statistics

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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