Tag Archives: technology

SMC launches solution to ‘pesky’ dust problems

SMC’s new JSXFA series is said to be “the answer” when it comes protecting your operational space from dust. While many make use of “elaborate” filtration systems to trap dust, SMC says it has recently released a cost-effective and simple solution to this “pesky problem”. “In response to [the significant …

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IRI launch empowers FMCG

FMCG manufacturers can now benefit from the ‘always-on’ access to market data, analysis and insights with IRI’s new end-to-end analytics platform. Launched at the 2019 IRI Growth Summit in London, July 8-10, the IRI Always-on Marketing Mix Effectiveness platform enables manufacturers to measure, optimise and plan their brand’s performance, including …

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How far is retail technology driving sales? 

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA), in collaboration with Australian technology company Pronto Software have released a white paper based on a survey of technology uptake and priorities among the country’s retailers. ‘The State of Australian Retail Technology 2019’ included responses from representatives of 172 retailers. Seventy-five per cent of the …

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Millennials changing Australian food culture

Millennials are now the largest ‘healthy-eating’ consumer group in Australia at an unprecedented 32 per cent, according to a new report released by global research company the NPD Group. The report suggests that requirements for health-motivated meals, ‘clean’ eating and transparency around ingredients have dramatically increased and online ordering of …

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New data/insights head for Shopper Media Group

Former Pacific Magazines Head of Insights and Strategy Emily Sak has been appointed to the new position of Head of Data and Insights at Shopper Media Group. The digital-retail out-of-home-media business has developed the new role as part of its expansion plan, which it claims has led to its portfolio …

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GlobalData pushes FMCGs to experiment with voice-recognition technology

Leading data and analytics company, GlobalData says voice-activated devices are becoming a ubiquitous presence in consumers’ lives and the growing market for virtual digital assistants presents new opportunities for retailer and brands. According to GlobalData’s report ForeSights: Voice-Activated Shopping, voice-activated shopping is multi-tasking friendly and can increases the ease and …

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Fully automated mixed-pallet technology for Coca-Cola Amatil

In the expansion of and automation of its Auckland distribution centre, Coca-Cola Amatil has selected Swisslog’s fully automated robot-based picking system, ACPaQ. Promoted as combining robotic solutions for palletising and depalletising with Swisslog’s CycloneCarrier shuttle technology, the ACPaQ is claimed to create a “fully automated process that facilitates high throughput …

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Australian retail innovation lags behind national average

A new report from Commonwealth Bank showed that only 17 per cent of retailers are innovating in direct response to customer feedback, while just 15 per cent are innovating due to observed changes in customer needs. Furthermore, only 10 per cent of retailers are seeking to drive innovation to protect …

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Employees look to employers and government for tech training

New research from Salesforce has shown that 88 per cent of workers believe that all Australians should have equal access to technology training that will equip them for jobs of the future at no personal cost. The report also highlighted that 62 per cent of workers believe they will need …

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