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Retailers awarded for their digital innovations

Interactive digital walls, digital catalogues and e-receipts have been recognised at the Retail Week Technology Awards 2014 as brilliant technology projects in retail.

Thomson, holiday design store, won ‘Digital store of the year’ with its external mood wall that aims to get passers-by in the holiday mood and an interactive map that allows shop visitors to explore the world as they look for a holiday destination. An interactive table also guides customers on hotels and offers a ‘mood’ image

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Clarks now measure your kid’s feet with an iPad

Shoe retailer Clark is trialing an iPad based foot-measuring tool in its children’s department in store.

The complete device consists of a digi-tape and footplate that are used to measure a child’s foot; the iPad then receives the data via an app that creates a customised shoe guide.

The new technology, that replaces the older mechanical foot gauge, is said to make the foot measurement process easier and more interactive, while adding an element of fun to the task. Staff are able to take the

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Debenhams’ digital technology revamp

Debanhams has seen a £25m store revamp including new digital media.

Marking the department store’s 200th birthday, its flagship Oxford Street store now contains engaging visual displays that are helping to transform the customer’ shopping experience.

The new technology includes two nine screen video walls positioned at the main entrances from Vere Street and Marylebone Lane – creating an impressive visual array, which complements the high design standards across the store. On the ground floor

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On trend customer experience technologies

Technology has several focuses within the world of retail, from encouraging product browsing and supporting payments, to aiding staff and streamlining processes. Now the latest shift in focus is to customer benefits.

Already on the mark is House of Fraser, which is about to roll out a queue-busting technology that will reduce the time click-and-collect shoppers wait in store. The retailer will install the virtual queuing system to its entire estate by the end of the year in order to anhance its

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Which technology should retailers embrace?

There are conflicted views in the retail industry with reports suggesting that retailers aren’t grasping exactly how to utilise technology.

Following a decline in in-store footfall, it appears that brick and mortar retail stores are now taking steps to become showrooms in order to work in harmony with online stores rather than against them. Despite the obvious decline in consumer numbers, figures from the British Retail Consortium show that the fall is in fact slowing. In the first six months

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