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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.


Nisa endorses Zapper mobile payments across estate

08 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Nisa Retail is encouraging its members to sign up to Zapper, the mobile contactless payment app, following successful trials.

card payment

Contactless spending increases by 166% in 2016

22 Dec 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Contactless spending has rocketed in the last 12 months, with year-on-year spending up 166%, according to new data.

Zapper app in Nisa Peterborough

Zapper phone payment app gets off to flying start

13 Dec 2016 | By David Rees

Payment and loyalty app Zapper is off to a flying start in its trial at eight Nisa stores in the Peterborough area, the company reports

One in four young shoppers consult social media before purchasing

Social media presence has "little impact" on brand loyalty

06 Dec 2016 | By Andrew Don

Reliance on social media and smart phone apps to foster brand loyalty could be a mistaken strategy if the latest research among young people holds water.

vending machine

Innovative vending machine company targets c-stores

28 Nov 2016 | By Andrew Don

The company behind a vending machine that dispenses free product samples to customers who promote the brand on social media plans to target the convenience sector in the new year.


McColl's completes contactless roll out to all stores

25 Nov 2016

McColl’s Retail Group has completed the roll out of contactless payment across its entire 1,366-store estate.


P&H to reward customers with Zapper app

20 Oct 2016 | By Andrew Don

Palmer & Harvey’s (P&H) Plus Extra customers and Booker Premier convenience stores are linking with Zapper to provide store owners with marketing insight and the public with digital vouchers.

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