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Cash to cashless: the future of in-store technology?

Barclaycard’s Richard Armstrong recently predicted that 2012 will be the tipping point for contactless payment. In response, Richard Olds, CEO at Vista Support, discusses the new technology and the challenges that it still needs to overcome to ensure mass market acceptance.

 

Barclaycard has predicted that 2012 will be the year in which contactless payment will finally take off in Britain. The use of this technology has been gaining momentum over the last few years and with major events occurring this year, like the London Olympics, the benefits of this potentially, super-efficient payment technology have been duly noted. 

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Tesco ranked top UK retailer in Best Retail Brands report

Brand consultancy Interbrand has released its second annual global report dedicated to the retail sector. The Best Retail Brands report ranks the top 50 U.S. retail brands by brand value, as well as the top retail brands from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and the Asia Pacific region.
Findings show that U.S. retailers are continuing on a path of steady growth, with online retail spending making up to almost nine percent of all U.S. retail sales, a jump from seven percent from 2011. Looking beyond the U.S. list, Tesco (UK), Carrefour (France), Aldi (Germany), Zara (Spain), and Woolworths (Asia Pacific) are ranked as the number one retailer in their respective markets, all holding their top spots from 2011.

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Ogilvy Action creates Fantasy Experience for Selfridges launch of Triumph Essence

Ogilvy Action, the global brand activation network of The Ogilvy Group, has created an immersive 'Fantasy Experience' to mark the Selfridges debut of luxury lingerie collection Triumph Essence. The agency has created a rich shopper experience for selected ranges from the luxury collection, which launches tomorrow (23 February) for a period of two weeks.

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Opinion: 2012 - Contactless tipping point

Richard Armstrong, head of UK payment acceptance at Barclaycard, believes this year could be the turning point for contactless technology, with a number of big retailers looking to take it on. 
 
For nearly half a century the use of coins and notes at the till has been dwindling. This has largely been a result of the rise of electronic commerce, which has become a permanent fixture at point of sale, typified by the ubiquitous debit or credit card. For many, cash is already becoming obsolete.

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Automotive brand launches interactive experience centre

Retail design and delivery practice Green Room has created and installed an interactive experience centre for the Smart automotive brand at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey. A central digital graffiti board allows visitors to design their own Smart car using an innovative digital spray can. Budding designers can then share their designs with the digital world.

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nails inc. offers more personalised in-store experience

British nail bar chain nails inc. has launched an in-store touch screen application in London's flagship Harvey Nichols department store. Designed and built in collaboration with digital and CRM agency Tangent Snowball, the device enables customers to create and purchase their own personalised nail polishes, within 30 minutes.

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