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Associated British Foods takes on ITSM for shared services strategy

Friday December 11 2009

Associated British Foods (ABF), the global retail group, has signed a contract with IT Service Management (ITSM) provider, Axios Systems to implement its assyst software.  


Live Nation chooses integrated PoS for Dublin theatre

Friday December 11 2009

The new 2,000-seat Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, owned by Live Nation, is implementing new, integrated hospitality point-of-sale (PoS), inventory and procurement systems.   The new InfoGenesis POS and Eatec systems are being supplied by Agilysys Europe, a specialist hospitality software provider.  


Fashion retailer Quiz to accept online payment method

Friday December 11 2009

Multichannel fashion retailer, Quiz and alternative payment method provider paysafecard group have signed a deal that will enable fashion consumers to use Cash-Ticket to make online purchases.  


Customer product reviews increase conversion rates on eSpares.co.uk

Friday December 11 2009

eSpares.co.uk, the UK's largest electrical appliance spare parts retailer, has revealed that customer product reviews have increased conversion rates by up to 14.2%.  


Co-op online electricals gets hosted IT

Friday December 11 2009

Co-operatives E-Store, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Co-operative Group, trading as The Co-operative Electrical and offering a wide range of electrical products online, has selected hosted IT systems.  


Marks & Spencer signs up to Secure to tackle fraud

Friday December 11 2009

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has signed up to trial a new fraud, theft and shrink system across its entire store portfolio later in the year.   The deal is for Secure from Sysrepublic, providers of software products and consultancy services for the retail and hospitality sectors, to help tackle fraud, theft and shrink across the High Street retailer's store portfolio.


Henkel signs seven-year application outsourcing contract

Friday December 11 2009

International consumer packaged goods company (CPG), Henkel has chosen Accenture to provide it with application development and maintenance services in Europe and North America under a seven-year application outsourcing contract. Although financial terms were not disclosed.  


Tesco Wine slashes delivery times

Friday December 11 2009

Tesco has enhanced its wine distribution business with the introduction of Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management system (WMS) at its UK fulfilment centre (FC) for Tesco Wine by the Case at Brackmills, Northampton.  


IBC 2009: Transparent 360-degree LED display comes to Digital Signage Zone

Friday December 11 2009

The Digital Signage Zone at IBC 2009 will once again show a large variety of internet protocol (IP) networked displays suitable for presenting information, advertising, multimedia and TV content in retail environments, public transport hubs or company foyers.  


mydeco's email strategy gets a makeover

Friday December 11 2009

mydeco.com is using an on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) based platform from Emailvision to boost customer retention through improved segmentation and targeted email campaigns.   The furniture and interior design website has increased campaign deliverable rates to 99.8 per cent since switching to Campaign Commander from its incumbent email service provider.


Cardiff City kicks off its first season with new EPoS system

Friday December 11 2009

J2 Retail Systems and ECR Concepts have announced that their combined solution is driving electronic point-of-sale [EPoS] operations in the new Cardiff City Stadium (Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd).  


Retailers lose money and sales on traditionally created PoS marketing

Friday December 11 2009

Retail store staff are spending 10 times longer to organise and display point of sale (PoS) material than head office is allocating, according to marketing management systems provider, Pierhouse.