Digital transformation lessons retailers can learn from Tour de France

Article by: By Raj Mistry, Group Director, Retail – Dimension Data The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world, attracting 12 million TV viewers for each of its 21 stages and 6.5 million digital fans from across 190 countries. It is a testament to the benefits of digital transformation that a […]

JDA Software to acquire Germany-based Blue Yonder

JDA Software Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain and retail solutions, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, the market leader in AI solutions for retail. This acquisition reflects the increasing importance of connecting intelligent data and insights to enable more profitable, Autonomous Supply Chain decisions and optimised […]

Bluegrass Digital client wins 2018 Website of the Year award

Allens, London’s leading supplier of catering equipment and furniture hire company, has won the 2018 Website of the Year at the Hire Awards of Excellence. Bluegrass Digital developed the new e-commerce platform and has been a digital partner of Allens for over 10 years. Every year, entries are judged independently to highlight the achievements of […]

Zalando reveals the location of new tech hub in Lisbon

Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, revealed the location of its new international technology hub in the heart of Lisbon. The office is situated on Avenida da Liberdade in central Lisbon and has space for around 60 team members, as well as large common areas which aim to promote cross-team collaboration […]

Wirecard and T-Systems offer innovative concept for connected shopping

Wirecard and T-Systems are working with retailers on the digital supermarket: The concept is designed to let consumers draw up their shopping list using an app, for example, at home. In-store, shoppers link their smartphones to a shopping trolley that will interactively take them through the shop to the items on their shopping list. The […]

Breuninger now offering Alipay and WeChat Pay

The fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger has introduced the Chinese mobile payment solutions Alipay and WeChat Pay. This has been made possible by Wirecard, specialists in digital financial technologies. Breuninger is the first German department store to offer both leading Chinese payment solutions across all 11 of its stores. The introduction of the Wirecard ePOS […]

Microsoft and M&S partner to transform retail experience

Microsoft and M&S have announced the signing of a strategic partnership focused on testing the integration of Microsoft AI technologies into M&S’s customer experience, stores and wider operations. The partnership will see the two organisations work together to explore how technologies such as artificial intelligence can be utilised within the retail environment to improve customer […]

Wirecard gains Italian footwear brand as new customer for Alipay

Wirecard, an international innovation leader in the field of digital financial technology, gains the luxury footwear brand, Giuseppe Zanotti, as a new customer for Alipay payments. The cooperation enables Giuseppe Zanotti to offer China’s favourite mobile payment method in Spain, France and the UK. Wirecard provides Giuseppe Zanotti with the Wirecard ePOS App for the […]

Three UK partners with Superdrug for new mobile service

Three UK and Superdrug have announced a partnership for a new mobile service (MVNO) targeted at the retailer’s highly engaged customer base. Superdrug Mobile will use the strength and reliability of Three’s network which was named ‘Best for Data’ at the Mobile Choice Awards 2017 to offer great value deals exclusively for the 12 million […]

Dassault Systemes and Centric Software accelerate digital transformation

Dassault Systemes has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Centric Software, a privately-owned industry market leader driving digital transformation with software innovation in the fashion, apparel, luxury and retail sectors. With this investment, Dassault Systemes aims to accelerate the digital transformation of companies seeking solutions for […]