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Call for POPAI 2015 entries goes out
Call for POPAI 2015 entries goes out

Entries for the South African 2015 POPAI SA Awards that recognise excellence in Point-of-Purchase (POP) advertising displays and marketing-at-retail activations are now open...

13 Apr 2015 12:28

Monument SuperSPAR gains 4% gross profit growth on sales floor following Pricer ESL rollout - XON Retail Solutions
Monument SuperSPAR gains 4% gross profit growth on sales floor following Pricer ESL rollout

Monument SuperSPAR has increased its monthly gross profit margin consistently by 4% since implementing Pricer electronic shelf labels by XON Retail Solutions...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 25 Mar 2015 13:05

Simple yet clever new electronic shelf label tech is solving top retail issues - XON Retail Solutions
Simple yet clever new electronic shelf label tech is solving top retail issues

The simple electronic shelf label (ESL) has been improved and several South African retailers are already investigating its new-found potential...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 18 Mar 2015 12:40

ESL product innovations focus on retailer ROI - XON Retail Solutions
ESL product innovations focus on retailer ROI

Pricer has created an intelligent store platform based on its electronic shelf label (ESL) system that enables retailers to deal with issues such as shelf space optimisation, planogram compliance, customers' in-store experiences, omni-channel efficiencies, order preparation and click and collect...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 10 Mar 2015 13:32

In-store satisfaction set to shift the scales with digital touchpoints
In-store satisfaction set to shift the scales with digital touchpoints

BT and Scala are working together to provide digital solutions that enable the deployment of consistent content and messaging to 'digital touchpoints' in stores...

5 Mar 2015 12:50

West Pack Lifestyle the first retailer in SA to use graphic electronic shelf labels throughout stores - XON Retail Solutions
West Pack Lifestyle the first retailer in SA to use graphic electronic shelf labels throughout stores

West Pack Lifestyle in Vanderbijlpark is the first South African retailer to employ Pricer graphic electronic shelf labels (ESL) throughout its store...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 4 Mar 2015 14:04

Moving Tactics introduces digital signage at the Keg chain of restaurants and pubs - Moving Tactics
Moving Tactics introduces digital signage at the Keg chain of restaurants and pubs

The Keg, a South African-based chain of restaurants and pubs, has deployed in-store digital signage powered by X2O Media throughout its network of restaurants...

Issued by Moving Tactics 2 Feb 2015 13:41

Gender stereotyping starts in the toy aisles
Gender stereotyping starts in the toy aisles

Could the reason why worryingly few women graduate in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths be found in the toy aisles?

8 Dec 2014 14:40

2014 POPAI SA winners
2014 POPAI SA winners

POPAI SA's 4th Annual POP Industry Awards was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain on Thursday, 13 November 2014, in sponsorship with ZaPOP, and saw Pod Communications walk away with the Display of the Year Award...

20 Nov 2014 14:33

Messaging should come last
Messaging should come last

Shoppers are bombarded with thousands of messages in store, with brands aggressively vying to grab attention by shouting the loudest. Unfortunately, most of what is said is falling on deaf ears.

By Pierre Le Grange & Jason (Frich) Frichol 7 Nov 2014 15:53

Geolocation technology maximises target marketing potential
Geolocation technology maximises target marketing potential

With consumers devoting more attention to their mobile devices, it is critical for retailers to start adapting to these behaviours and extend their interactions with customers to these channels.

4 Nov 2014 10:25

Be afraid... Or maybe not
Be afraid... Or maybe not

Despite my cynicism about Halloween being just another opportunity for companies to make more money, when we look at these special days from a marketing perspective, there are a few nice lessons that all businesses can learn.

By Aki Kalliatakis 28 Oct 2014 13:38

How does digital signage actually work? - Moving Tactics
How does digital signage actually work?

The current world of digital signage is confusing - so many buzzwords, so many channels, so many 'solutions'...

Issued by Moving Tactics 22 Oct 2014 14:18

SmartCaptcha puts point-of-sale ROI tracking in the picture
SmartCaptcha puts point-of-sale ROI tracking in the picture

Ready for a point-of-sale tracking revolution? SmartCaptcha is here to help brands better manage their point-of-purchase display executions and spend into the retail trade... in real-time.

By Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2014 11:18

Creating memorable experiences in-store through digital
Creating memorable experiences in-store through digital

Just as in good concerts, retail stores, restaurants, banks, hotels and the like can create memorable experiences by exciting the senses of their audience: their customers.

By Craig Perry 9 Oct 2014 12:57

ABI report finds retailers increasingly seek ESL benefits - XON Retail Solutions
ABI report finds retailers increasingly seek ESL benefits

Electronic shelf labels (ESLs) will, in the next five years, grow beyond retail markets in legislated countries and revenues will increase six-fold to nearly $2bn by 2019, according to an ABI research report: Next Gen Retail: Electronic Shelf Labels...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 2 Oct 2014 14:11

OK Value Laudium implements Pricer ESL - XON Retail Solutions
OK Value Laudium implements Pricer ESL

The OK Value Laudium grocery and food retailer has implemented Pricer electronic shelf labels (ESL) from the sole authorised African distributor, XON Retail Solutions, throughout the store...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 30 Sep 2014 14:26

New retail app developed by local startup Beaconeye
New retail app developed by local startup Beaconeye

A new retail app, Piing, developed by local start up Beaconeye uses iBeacon technology to engage customers directly through their mobile devices, while in-store or nearby, using Bluetooth Smart tech...

12 Sep 2014 10:14

Instant promo success, but potential long-term loss...?
Instant promo success, but potential long-term loss...?

I've bought all my instant coffee for a year. I'm not a bargain hunter, a fickle switcher nor pantry-filler. I'm a cross-shopper. A cross-shopper that does keep his eye on the most expensive goods that frequents his basket.

By Jason (Frich) Frichol 5 Sep 2014 14:49

Eksteen's DIY Superstore implements Pricer electronic shelf labels - XON Retail Solutions
Eksteen's DIY Superstore implements Pricer electronic shelf labels

Eksteen's DIY Superstore in Bloemfontein has implemented Pricer electronic shelf labels (ESL) from XON, the sole authorised African distributor...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 4 Sep 2014 11:45

Evolution of point-of-sale systems
Evolution of point-of-sale systems

The evolution of the point-of-sale system (POS) from clumsy cash registers to self-serve checkout lines has led to its adoption by the world. Most people pass through a POS at some stage in the day, without thinking about the systems behind the POS.

29 Aug 2014 12:38

Experiential branding cuts through the clutter
Experiential branding cuts through the clutter

Experiential branding is still a relatively new concept for many South African businesses but is a logical extension of mass personalisation...

27 Aug 2014 10:58

XON Retail Solutions launches Dynamic Motion Ads digital media solution for retailers - XON Retail Solutions
XON Retail Solutions launches Dynamic Motion Ads digital media solution for retailers

XON Retail Solutions has launched a digital moving display that turns any HDMI TV into a smart TV and allows retailers to showcase products to customers in their stores...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 26 Aug 2014 13:41

Unilever sells ice cream to Eskimos
Unilever sells ice cream to Eskimos

Recently I stumbled upon one of the best ideas I've seen in store this year that drives a new consumption occasion... Magnum ice cream hot chocolate. But as exciting as this new idea is, I need to question why the execution fell short?

By Jason (Frich) Frichol 22 Aug 2014 13:28

Retailer spend on technology for efficiency and customer satisfaction is up - XON Retail Solutions
Retailer spend on technology for efficiency and customer satisfaction is up

XON Retail Solutions has enjoyed phenomenal success in the past financial year by gaining a 25% revenue growth over the previous year, which demonstrates robust commitment from retailers to improve...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 18 Aug 2014 14:30

How changing consumer tech trends affect in-store
How changing consumer tech trends affect in-store

As consumer tastes in technology rapidly change, retailers are constantly having to adjust their product offerings and could ultimately even discontinue certain categories.

By Mark Wood 31 Jul 2014 15:38

Dermalogica employs Moving Tactics for new concept store roll-out - Moving Tactics
Dermalogica employs Moving Tactics for new concept store roll-out

Dermalogica opened its second concept store at the renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in May, and most recently launched its third concept store at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg...

Issued by Moving Tactics 24 Jul 2014 11:37

Moving Tactics launches South Africa's first full-service digital activation company - Moving Tactics
Moving Tactics launches South Africa's first full-service digital activation company

Moving Tactics, a leading South African digital signage solutions company, has recently launched Digital Impact, an activation division that specialises in short-term, rental and campaign-based advertising solutions...

Issued by Moving Tactics 16 Jul 2014 12:21

Moving Tactics and MediaLoop launch unique digital trade channel - Moving Tactics
Moving Tactics and MediaLoop launch unique digital trade channel

MediaLoop has joined forces with leading digital signage solutions company, Moving Tactics, to develop and introduce a unique network platform of high definition digital screens strategically placed in the workspaces of media agencies throughout South Africa.

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jun 2014 20:05

Xpertek Contact partners with Turnstyle Solutions for social Wi-Fi services
Xpertek Contact partners with Turnstyle Solutions for social Wi-Fi services

Xpertek Contact, the customer experience management division of the Xpertek Group, has partnered with Canadian-based Turnstyle Solutions to launch Turnstyle's cloud-based solution and products in southern Africa.

Issued by Xpertek Contact 20 Jun 2014 12:39

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