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  • Millennials Reward Great Mobile Experience; Carrefour Launches Food Blockchain Technology

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Mobile Experience Rules; Carrefour Invests in Blockchain; and Online Sales Growth Trumps Food Sales Growth.

    Mobile Experience Rules

    The better the mobile experience, the more likely the consumer is to spend more on products or services. That is a key finding from Worldpay’s latest global report on mobile consumer spending. The Mobile Payment Journey study polled more than 16,000 people across [...]

  • Marks & Spencer Partners with Starcount; Slow Growth Rate for Retail Search Volume

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Marks & Spencer Partners with Starcount; Slow Growth for Retail Search Volume; and Instagram to Test Collection Ads.

    Data Science Partnership for Marks & Spencer

    British retail giant Marks & Spencer wants to gain more insights into customer demands and engagement. To that end, the company has just announced a partnership with data science specialists Starcount.

    “Starcount’s expertise is the science of [...]


  • Shopping via Voice Assistants Encourages Increased Spending; Retail Worst Affected by Cloud Failure Incidents

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Shopping via voice assistants entices customers to spend 500% more; Retail could be worst affected by cloud failure incidents; and Good times for UK SME online retailers.

    Shopping via Voice Assistants Entices Customers to Spend 500% More

    Alexa and Google Home are the shop assistants of the future. According to a report by Capgemini, which surveyed more than 5,000 consumers in the US, UK, France, [...]

  • German Media Giant ProSiebenSat1 Buys E-commerce Marketer Kairion; Number of Retail Insolvencies in the UK on the Rise

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: German media giant ProSiebenSat1 buys e-commerce marketer Kairion; Number of retail insolvencies in the UK on the rise; and New functionalities to give QR codes a second wind.

    E-commerce Marketer for ProSiebenSat1

    German media group ProSiebenSat1 is strengthening its ad tech portfolio in the e-commerce segment. With the takeover of e-commerce marketer Kairion, the media group wants to raise its profile in [...]

  • More Shopping on Smartphone than Tablet; Overstock Collaborates with Databricks

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Shopping via smartphone vs tablet; Overstock and Databricks collaborate; and Last-minute Christmas shopping in full swing.

    More shopping on smartphone than on tablet

    In the UK, spending on purchases made by using a smartphone will amount to almost £18bn. That is the latest prediction from eMarketer. The staggering number also means that smartphone sales are now overtaking e-commerce sales made by tablet. Smartphone [...]

  • Location Sciences Launches Online-to-Offline Attribution Product; Wayfair Launches Visual Search Product

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Location Sciences and On Device Research launch online-to-offline attribution product; Wayfair launches visual search; Accenture research finds AI-powered tech will drive Christmas spending; Research from DigitalBridge reveals better tech builds brand loyalty; and Visualsoft finds poor page loads speeds will hit retailer revenue.

    Location Sciences partners with On Device Research to deliver online-to-offline attribution product

    Mobile location intelligence company, Location Sciences, has partnered with [...]

  • Ecommerce Giants Outrank Retailers Globally; Ometria Raises USD$6m Series A funding

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Ecommerce giants outrank retailers globally; eBay launches ebook subscription with Thalia in Germany; Ometria raises USD$6m Series A funding; SLI Systems report finds most retailers see AI in their future; and Criteo and Forbes study finds collaboration is the way to meet customer needs.

    Ecommerce giants outrank retailers globally

    Source: eMarketer

    eMarketer has reported that global ecommerce giants Amazon and JD.com are dominating the retail [...]

  • Walled Gardens Limiting Consumer Choice; Acquisition of Body Labs Brings Amazon Closer to Matching In-store Experience

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Walled gardens limiting consumer choice; Acquisition of Body Labs brings Amazon closer to matching in-store experience; Creation of digital pocket money will boost teen loyalty; and New delivery services will improve Prime Now capabilities.

    Walled gardens limiting consumer choice

    Commerce companies are concerned about the rise of physical-digital giants and their [...]