Björn Weber

Björn Weber

Björn Weber has been a journalist, analyst and consultant specialising in the retail and consumer goods industry for over 20 years. Prior to founding Fourspot, which is publishing The Retail Optimiser, Björn Weber headed the international analyst group LZ Retailytics. Previously, he was Research Director Retail Technology and Head of Planet Retail in Germany. Before that, Björn Weber was editor for IT & logistics topics at Lebensmittel Zeitung for eight years. Björn Weber is a member of the jury of the Retail Technology Award (Reta Europe) of the EHI. He is a regular speaker at events of the EHI, the NRF, industry media and the Consumer Goods Forum.
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Kraft Heinz optimises sales force with Trax

The branded goods manufacturers Kraft Heinz and Hengstenberg, which in Germany merged their sales forces at the beginning of the year, are making their work more efficient with Trax. The cloud-based solution analyses shelf photos and rapidly provides a dashboard that visualises the optimisation potential in a sales location.

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Aldi Süd realises just-walk-out-store in London – presumably with AiFi

Aldi Süd has launched a just-walk-out store in London on a trial basis. The technology comes most likely from Californian specialist AiFi, with whom Aldi Süd has been testing for several months.

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Deutsche Bahn tests convenience vending machines with Glory and Bite Delite

At two commuter stations in the greater Munich area, Deutsche Bahn is testing convenience vending machines from Glory with high-quality goods from Munich-based specialist Bite Delite. The stock is managed centrally taking the sell-by-dates into account. Commuters can reserve goods from a responsive website and pay in advance.

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Profitable digital at the shelf

With touchscreen displays instead of Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL), the Latvian retail company Spirits&Wine brings online shop content to the shelves. And it earns money with it – the use of the displays is paid for by the suppliers of branded goods. Spirits&Wine owner Andris Lukins had the technology developed in his own start-up Vivid Tech – and is now…

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Retailers see enormous opportunities in the use of artificial intelligence

Retail companies highly value the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in supply chain optimisation. But there are some hurdles. This is shown by a study conducted by EHI Retail Institute on behalf of retail software specialist Relex.

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Aldi Süd trials automated product recognition with Shopic

In Australia, Aldi Süd is testing automated recognition of products placed in shopping trolleys using technology from Israeli start-up Shopic. The solution, which eliminates the need for scanning at the checkout, is so exciting, that the company had also installed it for a short period of time in its innovations store near its headquarters in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

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Manufactum brings restaurants and retail onto one platform

Manufactum has brought the restaurant operations of its Brot&Butter outlets onto the same POS software as its retail business to provide its customers with an end-to-end shopping experience: GK Software now covers catering functions in its standard solution, enabling it to meet the requirements of retail restaurants.

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Edeka Nord provides digital receipt without registration

Edeka Nord is the first retail company in Germany to offer its customers digital receipts without the need for the shoppers to identify themselves. Who stands behind the solution reveals the server site on which the receipt is provided: It is the cloud solution eMailBon from GK Software.

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Aldi Süd wants to take customers out of anonymity

After the great success with which Lidl introduced its customer loyalty app, Aldi Süd is now also building a CRM infrastructure for its global business in order to generate a better database for its listing decisions. For this, Aldi Süd is relying primarily on tools from Adobe and Salesforce.

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A.Vogel supplies retailers with consistent product content

Swiss A.Vogel AG has selected Bayard Consulting Group's SyncManager product content eXchange platform to consistently manage its product data across the company

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