Last week’s most essential retail technology articles — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Levy UK+I teams up with AiFi on Tap + Go launch at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium

Levy UK + Ireland, the sports and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has launched Tap + Go for stadia, with Leicester City’s King Power Stadium the first to tap the technology.

Five retail technology questions for Wunderkind’s Richard Jones

RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Richard Jones, Chief Revenue Officer at Wundekind.

McDonald’s on Xanax: Boxpark boss Roger Wade blasts self-service kiosks

Roger Wade, CEO and Founder at UK-based retail and food park firm Boxpark, has taken to LinkedIn to criticize McDonald’s and its roll-out of in-store self-service kiosks.

‘Slow’ Uber must do better in the grocery delivery space

Uber’s new grocery strategy is not enough, according to Brittain Ladd, a supply chain consultant and former Amazon executive.

July 2022: top 10 most clicked retail technology articles

These are the RTIH retail tech articles that caught your fancy during July, including dunnhumby, VST, Aldi Nord, Trigo, Boots, Getir, Blockbuster, Circ, Żabka Group, and AiFi.

The Very Group continues retail tech transformation push with Akeneo tie up

The Very Group, which operates digital retailer Very, has announced a new partnership with product experience management (PXM) vendor Akeneo.

This is part of a tech transformation project, the aim of which is to optimize the customer experience and modernize its tech stack.

Retailers ramp up mobile self-scanning investments

Customers can use mobile self-scanning at more than 46,000 stores across the world, according to research from RBR.

During 2021, an additional 10,000 stores globally began offering this service, with customers scanning items as they shop either using their own smartphone or a device provided by the retailer.

Dafydd Moore takes on Group Director IT Strategy and Architecture role at Halfords

Halfords has appointed Dafydd Moore as Group Director IT Strategy and Architecture.

He joins from Dyson where he held the role of Global Head of IT Strategy Architecture and Innovation.

Here’s what happened in the retail technology space during July

RTIH takes a look back at an eventful month for the retail systems sector, including checkout-free stores, buy now pay later firms, electric delivery vehicles, and retailers charging customers for online returns.

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