RBTE in the News

As one of the leading retail exhibitions in the world RBTE receives global coverage in trade, national and mainstream press. A selection of the coverage is displayed below: 

AURES launches SWING, the first multi-configured tablet PC to take full POS functionality to the customer 06/06/2017 12:23:55 AURES launches SWING, the first multi-configured tablet PC to take full POS functionality to the customer

The fruits of many man-years of design and development were revealed at last month’s Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) as AURES Technologies launched the eagerly-awaited SWING, an innovative POS tablet device.

RBTE 2017: Cosabella sales jump after diverting spend into AI 05/06/2017 10:09:16 RBTE 2017: Cosabella sales jump after diverting spend into AI

Lingerie brand Cosabella’s sales are surging after slashing marketing spend and its IT budget in favour of investing in artificial intelligence technology (AI).

A Review of RBTE 2017 01/06/2017 14:29:14 A Review of RBTE 2017

Earlier this month, we visited the London Olympia for the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE). Exploring the trade show floor on the final day of the event provided a tremendous insight into the trends and future predictions for the industry from leading experts.

RBTE 2017: One Stop meets customer needs through smart use of retail space 31/05/2017 10:05:58 RBTE 2017: One Stop meets customer needs through smart use of retail space

One Stop said it is using space optimisation technology to build a customer-centric retail strategy that helps deliver the products demanded by local communities. Mervin Nugent, space planning and merchandising manager at the retailer, said at RBTE 2017 that great customer centricity is about fulfilling local need to help build brand loyalty. Nugent said the focus on space planning is key for a neighbourhood-focused retailer like One Stop, which runs 850 convenience stores across the UK.

RBTE 2017: Conference round-up 26/05/2017 11:46:56 RBTE 2017: Conference round-up

More than 17,000 visitors flocked to one of Europe’s leading retail sector events, Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), at London Olympia earlier this month. The two-day annual event on 8-9 May was the biggest to date, with more than 370 suppliers on show along with a stellar line-up of retailers and industry experts speaking in over 60 sessions across three streams. The Retail Systems team was on hand to cover the whole conference, with Anthony Strzalek reporting from day one and Chris Lemmon from day two.

imageHOLDERS Showcased Innovative POS Solutions at RBTE 2017 25/05/2017 11:36:24 imageHOLDERS Showcased Innovative POS Solutions at RBTE 2017

imageHOLDERS showcased their innovative device integration and tablet kiosk technology at Retail Business Technology Exhibition 2017 at London Olympia. Attendees who visited imageHOLDERS at RBTE were able to experience the diverse range of solutions imageHOLDERS offer, including POS solutions and self-service kiosks. imageHOLDERS also showcased FingoPay within two tablet enclosures, a solution created in partnership with Stahler.

RBTE 2017: Coop Denmark creates value for customers at the checkout 25/05/2017 10:07:24 RBTE 2017: Coop Denmark creates value for customers at the checkout

“If you don’t do something to own the checkout touchpoint, it will be owned by banks and payment providers,” said Klausbo, speaking to other retail executives at RBTE 2017. “Retailers should get into the game and find out how to be present and to create value for their customers at the checkout.”

European retail trade shows – no signs of slowing down 24/05/2017 11:58:20 European retail trade shows – no signs of slowing down

Technology vendors are really keen to showcase their cutting-edge products Go back five or ten years and you would have thought that businesses would see less value in attending trade shows in the modern digital world; where information is instantly at our fingertips thanks to the internet. In fact, the opposite is true, trade shows still hold an important place in the business calendar.

Report: Automation threatens up to 7.5M retail jobs 21/05/2017 09:51:21 Report: Automation threatens up to 7.5M retail jobs

As retailers leverage technology to optimize their operations, industry jobs are changing rapidly — and in some cases they're disappearing altogether.

Retail Business Tech Expo, 2017: Best Tech Innovators 19/05/2017 11:45:14 Retail Business Tech Expo, 2017: Best Tech Innovators

Hundreds of technology start-ups exhibit at the Retail Business Technology Expo every year. We spotlight three of the most significant from the 2017 edition, and the brands they’re already partnering with.

RBTE 2017: Anya Hindmarch on coping with a tech overhaul 19/05/2017 10:11:59 RBTE 2017: Anya Hindmarch on coping with a tech overhaul

Luxury handbag retailer Anya Hindmarch is preparing to push on after a challenging major overhaul of its systems.

Made.com tests live-chat with showroom staff 17/05/2017 12:15:30 Made.com tests live-chat with showroom staff

Online retailer Made.com is testing a feature which enables online shoppers to chat live with showroom employees, so they can get help with queries and shopping decisions. For the implementation of its live-chat, Made.com has partnered with live-chat company Hero.

Tyco Retail Solutions recognized for innovative RFID Fitting Room solution 17/05/2017 12:11:56 Tyco Retail Solutions recognized for innovative RFID Fitting Room solution

Tyco Retail Solutions (www.tycoretailsolutions.com) has been recognized for its innovative RFID Fitting Room solution, providing retailers with real-time, item-level detail on inventory in the fitting room -- the highest sales conversion area of the store. Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2017, Europe's largest retail solutions event, shortlisted Tyco's solution for the Innovation Trail Awards during the show in London from May 8-9

Retail Business Tech Expo 2017: Monetising Moments 17/05/2017 12:01:59 Retail Business Tech Expo 2017: Monetising Moments

The growing importance of contextually relevant ‘moments’ – trading on of-the-moment desire and the expectation of instant satisfaction, but also the minor panic of being always-on – was a key theme at this year’s Retail Business Technology Expo.

Datalogic previews new products and solutions at RBTE 2017 17/05/2017 11:55:37 Datalogic previews new products and solutions at RBTE 2017

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, previewed new products and technology at the Retail Business Technology Show (RBTE) 2017, the Europe's biggest, best and fastest growing annual event for retail & hospitality.

Scandit showcases new MatrixScan scanning and AR tracking capability at RBTE 17/05/2017 11:53:01 Scandit showcases new MatrixScan scanning and AR tracking capability at RBTE

Scandit, developer of software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, demonstrated its new scanning feature, MatrixScan, at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2017 in London. Scandit also demonstrated a range of additional mobile data capture solutions.

Dazzling Retail Ingenuity That Should Put You In A Good Mood 17/05/2017 11:40:21 Dazzling Retail Ingenuity That Should Put You In A Good Mood

You may not be vain but I’m guessing any technology that shaves a few years off your age is likely to get your vote. But how about video technology that measures your mood when you are in a store?

RBTE 2017: The connected store of the future stills needs humans 16/05/2017 14:31:44 RBTE 2017: The connected store of the future stills needs humans

Experts from Waitrose and Manhattan Associates believe technology will be integral in supporting shoppers’ transactions, but human interaction will still be essential.

RBTE 2017: B&Q Enhances DIY With Digital 16/05/2017 12:10:23 RBTE 2017: B&Q Enhances DIY With Digital

B&Q, the UK’s #1 home improvement retailer, like its American counterparts Home Depot and Lowes, has a challenge. The “warehouse” concept for DIY products is certainly not convenient for time starved consumers (a casual browse through various social media threads will attest to that: “I can't brave the B&Q car park and only want one item”). B&Q and its kind aren’t alone; the challenges for DIY and other retailers today are created by consumers’ digitally enabled shopping behaviors.

Sorted - a new delivery app launched at RBTE 16/05/2017 11:50:36 Sorted - a new delivery app launched at RBTE

Previewed for the first time at RBTE, Sorted offers the functionality to aggregate all of a consumer's different delivery and returns correspondence into one handy app that they customise in a click. It has options to track deliveries and returns through Facebook and WhatsApp and also works as single unified paperless returns app. It allows retailers to not only better blend their logistics partners into the customer journey, creating a seamless delivery experience, but also to quickly take advantage of the rapid innovations that carriers are bringing to market. A win-win for all involved.

Toys R Us introduces tablets for store staff 15/05/2017 10:29:25 Toys R Us introduces tablets for store staff

Frank Muzika, UK lead executive at Toys R Us, told the 2017 Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) that the retailer has rolled out two iPads in each of its stores across the UK to give store advisors easy access to product information.

Made.com tests live-chat feature with showroom employees 14/05/2017 10:00:24 Made.com tests live-chat feature with showroom employees

U.K.-based Made.com is enabling live chatting capabilities between its online customers and staff in its physical showrooms staff using technology from live-chat company Hero, the company announced at the 2017 Retail Business Technology Expo.

RBTE 2017 reviewed by visitors & exhibitors 12/05/2017 14:28:30 RBTE 2017 reviewed by visitors & exhibitors

The aisles were packed at RBTE 2017 and a great show was had by all. But don't take our word for it, take a look at the videos, tweets and testimonials below and learn for yourself

Barclaycard exec: Eliminate payments from the shopping equation 12/05/2017 09:57:27 Barclaycard exec: Eliminate payments from the shopping equation

Retailers and payments companies need to explore ways to allow shoppers to bypass the “necessary evil” of having to stop and pay for items on the way out of a store, according to Anita Liu Harvey, vice-president of strategy and innovation at Barclaycard, who spoke at the 2017 Retail Business Technology Expo this week.

Retail Business Technology Expo 2017 11/05/2017 14:18:41 Retail Business Technology Expo 2017

. Having visited a number of technology focused exhibitions in the past, the thing that stood out to us about RBTE was the positive vibe across the floor. The event was buzzing with excitement and we got to see enterprise manufacturers alongside niche SME’s showing off their new technology - all focused on streamlining time and money for customers and making the buying process easier and more efficient!

Hobbycraft and its chosen charity both reap rewards of partnership with Pennies 11/05/2017 12:34:51 Hobbycraft and its chosen charity both reap rewards of partnership with Pennies

Since craft retailer Hobbycraft teamed up with ‘digital charity box’ provider Pennies it has attracted a significant level of donations from customers and improved engagement with both shoppers and employees. Speaking at the recent RBTE 2017 event Dominic Jordan, retail operations director at Hobbycraft, told a packed auditorium that the partnership has been extremely successful since the company installed the Pennies software into its payments solution – with the help of K3 Retail.

Links of London – How Digital Transformation is changing retail for the better 11/05/2017 12:22:03 Links of London – How Digital Transformation is changing retail for the better

Digital transformation is the buzzphrase on everyone’s lips at the moment, and it was the hottest topic at the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) this year.

Addison Lee uses common customer transport tech to offer luxury couriering 11/05/2017 11:30:00 Addison Lee uses common customer transport tech to offer luxury couriering

“This is all technology that is pretty standard in the car and ground transportation industry but is only just being applied in a same-day courier delivery service,” David Bruce, business and corporate development director for Addison Lee told the 2017 Retail Business Technology Expo.

RBTE 2017: How Retailers Deliver a Successful Digital Consumer Experience 10/05/2017 12:45:50 RBTE 2017: How Retailers Deliver a Successful Digital Consumer Experience

This week, Fung Global Retail & Technology was in London to attend the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2017, Europe’s largest retail solutions show, which showcased the latest technology solutions and their applications in retail. On the second and final day of the event, we focused on how retailers are improving the digital experience for their customers.

Ergonomic Solutions enables great customer service at RBTE 2017 10/05/2017 12:26:46 Ergonomic Solutions enables great customer service at RBTE 2017

On stand 518 at RBTE 2017, which took place at London Olympia from 8th-9th May, Ergonomic Solutions displayed its range of technology mounting & mobility solutions that enable customer facing applications to deliver excellence in customer service at the Point of Sale, Point of Payment and Point of Service.

Top Technology Takeaways: RBTE 2017 10/05/2017 12:17:26 Top Technology Takeaways: RBTE 2017

Away from the stand, we took some time to visit the various RBTE Conference Theatres, to find out more about latest technology developments, challenges, and innovations affecting the retail and hospitality sectors. Here’s a quick round-up of our findings.

The future of retail on show at Olympia in London 10/05/2017 12:06:15 The future of retail on show at Olympia in London

What is the future of retail in the modern internet age? At a time when consumers are focusing on experiences rather than everyday goods, how will the High Street respond? If the Retail Design Expo, running alongside Retail Digital Signage Expo and Retail Business Technology Expo at Olympia has any indications of the future, it is, on the one hand, immersed in technology, on the other providing an experience whether a sandwich bar in a park or in a mesmerising digital presentation. And, wherever you look, robots are on hand.

Signagelive partners with Pioneer Group & Google to deliver smart retail solutions at #RBTE2017 10/05/2017 10:15:55 Signagelive partners with Pioneer Group & Google to deliver smart retail solutions at #RBTE2017

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Signagelive team were at Olympia, London supporting our partners Pioneer Group on their stand at the Retail Business Technology Expo / Retail Digital Signage Expo.

RBTE ROUND-UP: THREE TAKE-AWAYS FROM 2017 10/05/2017 09:22:28 RBTE ROUND-UP: THREE TAKE-AWAYS FROM 2017

The Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) was the first trade show I ever visited as a fresh-faced PR, so it holds a special retail-technology-shaped space in my heart. While tech and innovation has always been a consistent topic of discussion at the show, it’s funny to think back to 2013 when all the talk was about how multichannel was set to shake up retail!

Wickes trials new POS system in Bristol 09/05/2017 14:32:26 Wickes trials new POS system in Bristol

Commenting about the announcement, which was made at RBTE, the Retail Business Technology Expo taking place May 8-9 in London, Travis Perkins CIO Neil Pearce said, "The successful pilot of OneView Digital Store at Wickes is a significant milestone as we embark on our commitment to digital transformation across the Travis Perkins brands. OneView's digital point of sale enables a high level of agility in delivering on operational strategy, and the hosted infrastructure aligns with the Travis Perkins cloud-based business strategy that supports the ability to take advantage of innovative, advanced applications to continuously improve store operations and supply-chain effectiveness."

RBTE 2017: Current and Future Applications of RFID in Retail 09/05/2017 12:54:50 RBTE 2017: Current and Future Applications of RFID in Retail

The two-day event showcases the latest technology solutions and their applications in retail. On the first day of the expo, we focused on the retail applications of radio frequency identification (RFID).

Wickes kicks off busiest season with OneView PoS transformation pilot 09/05/2017 11:57:24 Wickes kicks off busiest season with OneView PoS transformation pilot

Commenting about the announcement, which was made at RBTE, the Retail Business Technology Expo taking place 8-9 Mayin London, Travis Perkins CIO Neil Pearce said, “The successful pilot of OneView Digital Store at Wickes is a significant milestone as we embark on our commitment to digital transformation across the Travis Perkins brands.

#RBTE: PCI Compliance is Cheap Compared to EU GDPR, Says Payment Security Panel 09/05/2017 11:43:59 #RBTE: PCI Compliance is Cheap Compared to EU GDPR, Says Payment Security Panel

At RBTE at Olympia London, May 09 2017, a panel of payment security experts considered the future of secure payments and the impact that EU GDPR will have in a panel session titled Strengthening security without losing sales.

RBTE 2017: Charitable giving at Hobbycraft improves customer engagement 09/05/2017 10:03:59 RBTE 2017: Charitable giving at Hobbycraft improves customer engagement

Craft company Hobbycraft's partnership with 'digital charity box' Pennies delivers not only money for good causes but also drives improved customer and colleague engagement.

Toshiba Brings Brilliant Commerce to Life at RBTE 08/05/2017 13:00:51 Toshiba Brings Brilliant Commerce to Life at RBTE

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. will showcase a broad variety of retail solutions in Stand 577 during the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), Europe’s fastest growing annual event for retail and hospitality, held 8 – 9 May in Kensington Olympia.

New Sorted app hopes to shake up delivery for consumers and retailers 08/05/2017 12:17:49 New Sorted app hopes to shake up delivery for consumers and retailers

The delivery industry faces a massive shake-up today as Sorted, a new game-changing app, launches with a promise to put both retailers and consumers in charge of the delivery experience.

60 Second Social 08/05/2017 08/05/2017 12:02:05 60 Second Social 08/05/2017

This week marks the annual RBTE event in London, where retail organisations come together to find the right tools & innovations to improve their business. Social media will no doubt feature, particularly with recent developments on platforms that integrate digital stores with their physical counterparts. #60secondsocial this week focuses on the importance of retail & social working together, and the advantages that this will have for businesses.

RBTE 2017: MariElla Labels and SmartPixels win Innovation Award 08/05/2017 09:58:10 RBTE 2017: MariElla Labels and SmartPixels win Innovation Award

The votes are in and MariElla Labels Oy and SmartPixels have been named joint winners of the RBTE Innovation Award for 2017. In a very hotly contested and close competition, the Innovation Trail judges couldn't decide between two companies for the covetted award. Therefore in an RBTE first, we have two winners for this year’s RBTE Innovation Trail & Awards.

Star Micronics appoints James Cassar as BDM, UK & Ireland 05/05/2017 10:07:14 Star Micronics appoints James Cassar as BDM, UK & Ireland

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has expanded its management team with the appointment of James Cassar as Business Development Manager, UK & Ireland.

What to expect from next week’s RBTE event 04/05/2017 12:57:40 What to expect from next week’s RBTE event

The worldwide retail community will be gathering at London’s Olympia next week when RBTE, the retail solutions event, opens its doors for business. Global visitors from as far away as Australia will be joining their European colleagues from hundreds of tier one and two retailers, as well as hospitality and leisure providers, while over 17,000 visitors are expected over the two-day event.

Diebold Nixdorf showcases portfolio at RBTE 2017 04/05/2017 12:45:16 Diebold Nixdorf showcases portfolio at RBTE 2017

Advanced retail IT solutions designed to drive connected commerce in support of the four key drivers in the retail industry— digitalization, individualization, automation and miniaturization-- all powered by Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) await visitors to this year’s Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) in Olympia, London.

Retail industry gears up for RBTE 2017 04/05/2017 11:49:14 Retail industry gears up for RBTE 2017

The Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) is returning to London Olympia next week, with more than 17,000 visitors expected to attend. Billed as the largest retail solutions event in Europe, the show on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th May will feature more than 370 suppliers on the exhibition floor and over 100 expert speakers in the three conference theatres.

RBTE – Europe 03/05/2017 13:15:59 RBTE – Europe's Biggest Retail Solutions Event Opens For Business Next Week

The European retail community will be gathering at London’s Olympia next week when RBTE, Europe’s most influential retail solutions event and the co-located Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo opens its doors for business. Global visitors from as far away as Australia will be joining their European colleagues from hundreds of tier one and two retailers, as well as hospitality and leisure providers, while over 17,000 visitors are expected over the two day event.

SignStix Set to Showcase Latest Retail Innovations with Toshiba at RBTE 2017 03/05/2017 13:09:20 SignStix Set to Showcase Latest Retail Innovations with Toshiba at RBTE 2017

SignStix®, the award-winning digital engagement platform, is set to return to Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) for the third year running.

HSO are showcasing transformative cloud solutions for Retailers – Stand #570 at RBTE 02/05/2017 12:06:59 HSO are showcasing transformative cloud solutions for Retailers – Stand #570 at RBTE

At this year’s RBTE 2017, HSO is excited to be showcasing Microsoft Dynamics 365 – the first full, end-to-end cloud based ERP and CRM solution at stand #570.

Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 02/05/2017 11:09:55 Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE)

Free to attend, RBTE is the must visit event for retailers and hospitality organisations looking for the right tools, solutions and advice on how to best run their business. With over 350 exhibitors showcasing a range of solutions from cards and payments, ecommerce and multichannel, through to supply chain and customer experience solutions.

Retail Systems - RBTE Preview 02/05/2017 10:26:28 Retail Systems - RBTE Preview

Check out the Retail Systems Preview for RBTE 2017.

ACI Worldwide at RBTE 28/04/2017 12:09:57 ACI Worldwide at RBTE

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, will be showcasing its enhanced omni-channel payment solutions and its award-winning UP eCommerce Payments solution at RBTE.

Westbase Technology to Showcase Future Retail and Hospitality Applications at RBTE 2017 26/04/2017 12:58:00 Westbase Technology to Showcase Future Retail and Hospitality Applications at RBTE 2017

Westbase Technology, leading hybrid networking and digital signage distributor, are due to exhibit at this year’s Retail Business Technology Expo, hosted at London’s Olympia. The focus of the booth will be to demonstrate how future applications for retail and hospitality can be delivered today by leveraging the latest in connectivity and digital signage.

One Door at RBTE 26/04/2017 12:12:06 One Door at RBTE

One Door, headquartered in Boston, will showcase its merchandising 1doorexecution application, Merchandising Cloud, during RBTE. Merchandising Cloud is the only application that combines product and promotional visual merchandising with store information, providing each store with a unique, unified, and interactive merchandising plan.

RBTE, Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo 2017 25/04/2017 12:13:55 RBTE, Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo 2017

Discover a selection of suppliers on show at RBTE 2017, 8th–9th May 2017, Olympia, London

What to expect from this year’s RBTE event 24/04/2017 12:59:27 What to expect from this year’s RBTE event

Matt Bradley, event director at RBTE, gives us a sneak preview into this year’s conference which takes place at Olympia in London from 8-9 May

Relex Solutions to showcase cloud-based collaborative planogram solution at RBTE 11/04/2017 11:57:25 Relex Solutions to showcase cloud-based collaborative planogram solution at RBTE

At RBTE, Relex will showcase its cloud-based collaborative planogram solution for localised in-store planning, stock allocation and planograms.

Mobile-ordering experts Wi-Q Technologies return to RBTE 2017 with Wi-Q and Mi-Room 21/03/2017 13:00:26 Mobile-ordering experts Wi-Q Technologies return to RBTE 2017 with Wi-Q and Mi-Room

After a warm reception at the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2016, Wi-Q Technologies have announced their return to the 2017 expo on the 8th and 9th May, at Olympia, London. The award-winning Wi-Q software allows users to order and pay for food and beverages from any mobile device, without downloading and registering on an app. This year's RBTE visitors will be some of the first to experience Wi-Q's latest, seamless integration with partner and co-exhibitor Epson, on stand 831.

Nuts about Loyalty - Futura launches Squirrel at RBTE 2017 21/03/2017 12:00:16 Nuts about Loyalty - Futura launches Squirrel at RBTE 2017

Futura Retail Solutions, whose customers include Cath Kidston and Oliver Bonas, will showcase a brand new real-time, points-based, loyalty card system at RBTE 2017, designed to encourage brand loyalty and give retailers a valid reason to contact their customers directly.

Celebrating Retail Innovation 20/03/2017 10:40:01 Celebrating Retail Innovation

Technology has the power to enhance retail projects. Matt Bradley, event director at retail solutions event RBTE tells Zoe Mutter how the event is adapting to ensure it remains relevant for this exciting and evolving market.

RBTE: Immerse yourself 17/03/2017 12:51:00 RBTE: Immerse yourself

With its biggest ever floorplan to date, RBTE is gearing up to be a vital resource for those wishing to experience the latest technology developments for the retail and hospitality sectors. The show is co-located at Olympia London with sister exhibitions Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo.

Retailers flock to RBTE in their 1000 11/11/2016 11:59:02 Retailers flock to RBTE in their 1000's

RBTE has enjoyed it’s most successful event ever, with over 12,000 visitors descending on London’s Olympia to visit RBTE and the co-located Retail Design Expo, with more than 1,500 visitors coming from overseas.

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