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in January 9, 2015 in News

Online wine retailer announces new delivery channel to increase choice and convenience for customers UK online wine retailer Virgin Wines now enables shoppers to order cases of vine and have them delivered to InPost lockers across the country for round-the-clock collection. When online shoppers proceed to check out on the Virgin Wines website, they can

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in January 8, 2015 in News

Wearables tech market predicted to be worth £104.7 million to UK retailers this year Total Christmas sales of wearable technologies in the UK are expected to rise by 182% (£67.64 million) this year, totalling 1,028,800 million units. People in the UK are forecast to spend £104.7 million on wearable technology this Christmas, more than Germany,

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in January 7, 2015 in News

Retailers use recently launched proximity marketing platform to enhance localised consumer communications A new group of partners, including HMV andSPAR, are starting bigDL trials in-store. In addition, Premier, NISA and Simply Fresh have installed the bigDL technology in-store and signed up to the marketing platform. bigDL, which works as both a website and an application,

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in January 6, 2015 in News

Wine Merchant turns to managed cloud to power its website as it stocks up for festive season and 2015 expansion UK High Street wine shop brand Oddbins has upgraded its e-commerce infrastructure as it stocks up ahead of the festive season and prepares for an expansion from 45 stores to over 100 by the end

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in January 5, 2015 in News

Data expert Nick Barth examines why analytics should be wielded carefully for maximum effect All retailers rely on data, as it’s critical to help improve productivity. Staff are used to receiving reports from their systems, which will always involve some form of analytics, however simple. “They might be getting the reports and be happy with

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in January 4, 2015 in News

International train station St. Pancras rolls out digital-out-of-home (DOOH) Advertising company JCDecaux has announced has unveiled the first 80” state-of-the-art digital screens today at London’sSt. Pancras International Station in an extension to its rail expansion programme. Eight new screens will provide advertisers with premium digital out-of-home (DOOH) opportunities in key locations throughout the station’s spectacular

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in January 3, 2015 in News

Bingo clubs UK-wide are now using upgraded software and hardware Mecca Bingo, part of European gambling and leisure business The Rank Group, has completed a systems upgrade across its 93 bingo clubs. Over a 6-month period, solutions providerMCR Systems, with whom Mecca Bingo has partnered for 8 years, took an estate-wide project from initial pilot

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in January 2, 2015 in News

World’s first micro-donation contactless payment system created to support ‘Penny for London’ charity Barclaycard has developed a new innovative contactless payment system that makes ‘contactless micro-donations’ possible for the first time. Recently launched by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, ‘Penny for London’ is a revolutionary new way of charitable giving that makes it quicker

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in January 1, 2015 in News

Research also shows over one in five UK consumers seek information about gifts on Facebook A recent survey showed that 61% of UK shoppers will have found gift ideas from researching the web site of online retailerAmazon this Christmas, with 50% getting ideas from searching on Google, while 38% will have used eBay. Turning to

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in December 31, 2014 in News

Over half of shoppers have taken part in a cash back or trade-in sales promotion Cash back sales promotions are consumers’ top alternative to price cuts, with one in four consumers saying a cash back offer was more likely to encourage them to buy a product than any other deal. According to a OnePoll survey

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