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stores across the UK. 


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contactless payment terminals in almost 170 food stores within the M25 and in Manchester city centre in time for last year’s Olympics (Retail Technology September/October 2012, p6), and has already got contactless payment facilities across its pharmacy branch network. Now the terminals, which allow


customers to pay for goods worth £20 or less in seconds with a simple tap, have gone live in 1,800 food stores  more than 2,800 stores going live early next year.


he co-operative Group has extended its contactless payment technology to almost 2,000 food


andy haywood, The co-operative  “customer reaction to contactless payments has been very positive since  stores, so we are pleased to be rolling it out to an additional 1,800 stores today, with the entire food estate being enabled in early 2014. “contactless payments offer


customers a much faster, yet secure, way of paying for low-value items, which results in an improved service and a more enjoyable instore shopping experience.” paulette rowe, managing director of


Barclaycard Global paymentacceptance, which provides the point-of-sale 


“We’re extremely pleased to be able to support The co-operative Food with their introduction of contactless payments. it’s a payment technology  and their business by making payments quicker and secure.” To reduce security risks, cardholders


will occasionally be asked to enter their piN number. The card providers will also refund any losses if a card is lost  reports the loss at the earliest opportunity and does not act negligently or fraudulently. The co-operative Bank has also


commenced its roll out of contactless debit and credit cards, with around 700,000 cards issued to date.


Honey’s Real Dog Food, a traditional, family- run and ethical business based in rural Wiltshire has cut the cost of printing and  with a Citizen CL- S700 label printer incorporating a label rewinder and an AdvanPOS wall-mounted touchscreen PC and associated software supplied by Citizen value added distributor, Newbury Data.


Dubai Duty Free in partnership digital media specialist for the duty and travel retail industry,connectiv, has selected Onelan’s linux-based Net-Top-Box (NTB) signage appliances for its duty free advertising network. Onelan said Dubai Duty Free chose its NTB due to


its proven reliability in delivering 24-hour applications, high quality Blu-ray content playback, detailed proof of performance capabilities, minimal maintenance overhead and ease of use. a key operational requirement of Onelan was to deliver real-time dynamic scheduling of content to match advertising  of the connectiv offer to airport retailers. This will enable


 accurately as they transit the airport. For example, advertising in chinese can be delivered to passengers traveling to or from china. This is achieved using the advanced scheduling capabilities of Onelan’s new content management system, whereby dynamic metadata can be used to change the playback behaviour of the signage network in real-time, based  information data. later phases will introduce Onelan’s enterprise platform,


 for improved targeting and automatic playlist creation, and a media sales system for inventory and campaign management.


DIPTYQUE SELECTS NEW STORE IT


Diptyque, a world-famous purveyor of fragrance and scented candles, recently began using new retail and management software in its latest leadenhall Market store. The French-based retailer selected retail system


provider pioneer Solutions to supply retail pro software, hardware and training. pioneer Solutions, as the exclusive retail pro Business


partner in london, worked to deploy retail pro 9 to a total of four stores, integrating the management software with Sage 200 and QaS postcode lookup. “retail pro will play a fundamental role in the


RETAIL TECHNOLOGY March/april 2013


operations of our retail stores,” said Jayson Tane-Smiler, Diptyque operations manager. “customer data capture and management is key in the development of our retail systems.” The retail pro system provides Diptyque with


built-in customer relationship management (crM) and stock inventory management, as well as merchandising, automated replenishment and accounting features. “retail pro will allow for much improved processes and usability at the till point in terms of crM and also stock management,” Tane-Smiler added.


Littlewoods had already  successful with the launch of its mobile-optimised site and adding   Window ensured it was able to capitalise on the growth in m-commerce through the   December period Littlewoods saw 5% of all sales  channel being generated through mobile handsets.


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