RetailEXPO, Europe’s leading retail trade show that brings together Reed’s three leading trade shows – RBTE, RDE and RDSE – in to a new single show format, has announced a series of show features, all showcasing innovation, from tech disruptors to the latest tech start-ups re-energising the retail industry to deliver enhanced customer experience, as it counts down to the event this week.

Bringing together over 15,000 retailers, tech exhibitors and retail design businesses on 1 – 2 of May at London’s Olympia, RetailEXPO will be showcasing even more retail tech innovation and design inspiration for the 2019 show.

Tour the tech disruptor landscape on a Start Up Safari

Returning for a second successive year due to popular demand, RetailEXPO’s Start-Up Safari tours have been curated by independent business and technology consultants, Baringa.  Showcasing the very latest disruptive technologies that are pushing the boundaries of retail innovation, Start-Up Safari tours will run throughout the two day event.

Featured as part of the Start Up Safaris in 2019 are: Konnecto, a digital research platform; Increasingly, AI cross selling solution; BlackCurve, a pricing optimisation engine; NearSt, a live inventory tracking management platform that drives in-store footfall by connecting the products to local shoppers’ search;

Yosh.AI, AI-enabled visual search and virtual shopping assistants; ZigZag, a global returns solution for retailers, How Do I?, a mobile learning platform for employees and customers; CoGo, a conscious consumer app, and DigitalBridge, a space planning and room visualisation tool.

Explore ahead of the curve innovation at the new Discovery Zone

Featuring exhibitors not yet seen at the show before, the Discovery Zone showcases the latest in game-changing tech with a mixture of disruptive start-ups and established tech companies with future-fit innovations to meet the needs of new retail.

Exhibitors featured in the Discovery Zone include among others: Neurolabs, a product recognition system supporting fully automated checkout experiences; Shoppar, a customer analytics software provider; Detego, a real-time RFID solution preventing out of stocks and improved inventory visibility; and Yapster, a mobile messaging app for store associates.

Vive la technologie in La France Tech Lounge, curated by Business France

Always looking to bring retail inspiration from around the globe, once again there is a strong international representation at RetailEXPO 2019.

La French Tech Lounge, curated in partnership with Business France, showcases the very best retail tech start-ups from across the Channel, including: Hubstairs, a 3D virtual content provider; Indigo, an IoT-enabled merchandising platform; Untie Nots, a gamification app for shoppers; and Dotaki, an AI solution that improves online conversions by adapting content and experiences to each visit.

Matt Bradley, Event Director at RetailEXPO, commented: “We know getting ahead of the innovation curve and discovering new technologies that drive enhanced customer experience, whether online or in-store, continues to be one of the key drivers for the senior retailer audiences that attend the show.  With the show now coming under a single format, we’re delighted to bring together even more game-changing tech and design innovations that can deliver just that for retailers at this year’s expo.”

Visitors can register for their free RetailEXPO pass here.

Terry Clark
Author: Terry Clark