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Amazon Go

Amazon to open revolutionary checkout-free store to public

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Amazon is set to open its first checkout-free convenience store to the public today (Monday), in a move which could revolutionise shopping convention.

Nisa app

Nisa develops new app to help members

18 Dec 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa has developed a new app to help its member place their orders more easily.

PayPoint One Pro with epos

PayPoint unveils full epos version of One platform

06 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

PayPoint has unveiled the full epos version of its One platform, the PayPoint One Pro, and developed a mobile phone app to help retailers access the technology on the move.

Online shopping

Cut-price online platform seeks to bypass stores

02 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

A new online platform which will allow manufacturers to sell directly to shoppers is hoping to launch next year.

Zapper in Spar stores

Payment app Zapper makes its debut in Spar stores

25 Oct 2017 | By David Rees

Appleby Westward’s company-owned Gillett’s stores have gone live with Zapper, the phone app-based payment, loyalty and instant rewards platform

Nisa twitter

Nisa winning new friends on social media platforms

20 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa is trumpeting its success at employing social media to engage with retailers, customers and business partners

Sainsburys app

Sainsbury's trials Amazon Go-style checkout-free app

27 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Sainsbury’s is testing an app which enables customers to bypass the checkout by scanning and paying for their items using their mobile phone, echoing Amazon Go’s checkout-free concept.

Ocado app

New Ocado app gives shoppers 'ultimate convenience'

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Online grocery shopping giant Ocado has heralded “ending the need for the shopping list tacked on the fridge forever” with its new convenience innovation that links it to Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant Alexa.

Zapper app in store

NFRN endorses Zapper loyalty app to membership

04 Jul 2017 | By David Rees

Mobile payment and loyalty app Zapper has signed a new partnership with the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)

Amazon Echo

Demand grows for voice-activated grocery shopping

23 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Voice-activated devices could play a key role in grocery shopping from home in future with more than a quarter of all shoppers open to “conversational commerce”, the IGD’s latest research shows.

Contactless card payment grows by 33.5% in a year

'Touch and go' contactless spending up 34% this year

20 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

‘Touch and go’ contactless spending has surged by 34% since the beginning of 2017, according to the Barclaycard Contactless Spending Index.


SGF issues PayPoint advice to retailers

25 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) has urged members who operate PayPoint to go through a checklist to ensure they are getting the right deal.

Blakemore app

Blakemore Wholesale launches new mobile ordering app

23 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Blakemore Wholesale has launched a new mobile ordering app enabling retailers the ease of ordering on the go.


Retailers terminate PayPoint contracts over £10 charge

15 May 2017 Updated: 19 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A growing number of retailers are terminating their PayPoint contracts in the wake of the “final straw” of the imminent £10 monthly charge for the established yellow terminals.

Hi! Street Media

Digital screens prove a hit for convenience store owners

18 Apr 2017 | By Simon Banks

Leading c-store retailers are singing the praises of digital media screens, ahead of a national roll-out by one of the main providers.

Mobile solutions

Smart tech to "revolutionise customer experience"

06 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Smart technologies are poised to provide shoppers with new levels of personalisation, speed and convenience over the next five years to “revolutionise customer experience”, new research reveals.

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