ESM Magazine - The Technology Issue
Published on Mar 30 2014 9:39 AM in Technology
In the latest issue of ESM Magazine, we take an in-depth look at innovation in retail technology across the European supermarkets.
In this technology issue, we look at click & collect, augmented reality, ibeacons, smart carts and shelves, web-based competitor price moniotoring, the recent cyber attacks on shoppers’ personal data and more.
INNOVATION IN GROCERY
ESM investigates how supermarket chains are using the latest advances in retail technology to change the way consumers search and shop for their groceries. Euromonitor, Yomego, Profitero, Honeywell, ChannelSight, Fujitsu and Kurt Salmon discuss the latest technological developments.
CLICKING AND COLLECTING
Across Europe, grocers seeking to boost their online propositions are turning to click and collect in order to improve their margins. Chris Jones reports.
THE JOHN LEWIS GROUP
John Lewis is setting up an innovative technology hub, JLab, to ensure it can fully exploit the consumer’s growing desire for buying with digital devices.
Following a recent wave of cyber crimes against Rewe, Tesco, Target and SuperValu, ESM looks at the actions retailers and shoppers need to take to limit personal data exposure while industry experts Trustev, Eirtight and the Omnico Group give their views on the recent shady online activities.
ESM-PROFITERO PAN-EAUROPEAN PRICE SURVEY
ESM has teamed up with Profitero, the leading pan-European provider of online competitor pricing data, to bring you a selection of A-brand products and their varied prices across Europe.
THE CONSUMER GOODS FORUM
The Consumer Goods Forum officially opens the annual Global Summit 2014 on 18-20 June at the prestigious Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, with the crucial theme of Growth Through Change.
Gordon Hunt looks at the coffee industry and how it has bounced back from its price travails of 2011 and capitalised on the growing trend for in-home coffee drinking.
PRICE WARS AND PREMIUMISATION
In an increasingly competitive environment, Europe’s grocers are fighting for market share with many announcing major price cuts, while others go for increased quality.
Gordon Hunt meets Julius Peter Sinnack, owner of Sinnack, one of Europe’s leading private label part-baked goods providers.
MDD EXPO 2014
ESM looks ahead to MDD Expo 2014, where thousands of visitors are heading to check out the latest products and services for the retail industry.
BRICKS AND MORTAR
Enda Dowling examines the growing world of property management by leading retailers.
Demand for fish, a valuable source of protein, is expected to rise, but the EU is moving to ensure stocks are managed for the long term. Gordon Hunt reports on an industry aiming to catch the next customer wave.
Kevin Kelly looks at the most recent Forbes Billionaires list and asks what relevance it has to the world of retail.
IGD predicts the ‘game changers’ that will affect retailers and suppliers in 2014.
Could yesterday’s cola dispenser be the latest and greatest way to reach the consumer.
Along with our regular news on what’s happening in the supermarkets across Europe and around the world, we also keep you informed on the latest from the food and drinks industry, the A-brands, private label, fresh produce, supply chain and packaging news.
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