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Mothercare to be ‘digitally led’

Mothercare, a bricks and mortar and online retailer of products and services for mothers and children, has announced that becoming ‘digitally led’ is part of its new business strategy.

“Our ambition is for Mothercare to become the leading global retailer for parents and young children,” said Mark Newton-Jones, chief executive. Going on to say: “By modernising and transforming the UK into a digitally-led business supported by a modern store estate we will underpin the growth of the group’s

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Tablets on the sales floor

The retail industry and indeed a number of other industries like hospitality are turning their attention to tablets. The attraction being that they are an affordable and flexible way to provide convenient service to customers and manage back of house tasks.

Right now the tablets are still finding their place. In store they are popping up at till points to save space and are carried around by staff who can quickly assist a customer on the spot and cut queues, in a restaurant they work very well

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Carphone Warehouse goes digital in store

Carphone Warehouse, the phone retailer, is going digital with its new look stores. The digital format will be seen across 200 of its 771 stores within the next few months. The digital design is said to create a simplified and slick customer experience through technology.

Speaking at one of the revamped stores in London’s Brent Cross, Carphone Warehouse marketing director Julian Diment told Retail Week: “This has allowed us to bring the excitement and energy of smartphones to life through a

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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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US sees its biggest rollout of tabletop tablets

Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant chain has opted for tabletop tablets in 823 of its company-owned Chili’s restaurants. The impressive the rollout is the largest of its kind in the US with more than 45,000 tablets being installed.

Austen Mulinder, CEO of Ziosk comments: “This rollout marks the first time a restaurant company has installed communal tablets at this scale…guests at nearly every Chili’s in the country can place orders, play games and pay their bills from

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