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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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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Danone GmbH Germany moves GDSN content services to Bayard Consulting

Danone GmbH (Germany) has taken the decision to move its Essential Dairy and Plant based division in Germany, Austria and Switzerland onto b-synced, the GDSN master data pool of Bayard Consulting Group.

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Syndigo acquires Riversand

The consolidation on the market of Product Information Management (PIM) solution providers goes on. After Salsify acquired Alkemics with effect of last week, Syndigo now takes over Riversand. Syndigo is – as its competitor Salsify – a registered data pool of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) in the US.

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Salsify acquires Alkemics

US-based product master data platform Salsify is taking over its French competitor Alkemics. The companies did not comment on the terms of the takeover. Both offer cloud-based platforms for collaboration between retailers and their suppliers and are each registered as data pools of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).

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Ernsting’s Family brings endless shelf onto iPad

Ernsting's Family plans to equip its 1,850 stores with iPads on which employees can find goods for customers in other stores and reorder them online. The textile retailer developed its ‘endless shelf’ app with CaperWhite. Lodata supplies the shops with the hardware including special scanners from Newland.

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Amecke switches to b‑synced

The market for product master data synchronisation in Germany is increasingly in motion. The consultants were able to win over the Product Head from the market leader: Rainer Pietschmann was responsible for product strategy and development for 11 years at Atrify and its predecessors. Now he is part of the management team at Bayard Consulting Group. Amecke is one of…

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Openness is the new standard

Retail companies aim to test innovations faster in unvarnished real-world use. What they expect from their core technology suppliers is: more openness. Preferably in the style of Apple and Google's app policy, they should enable start-ups to develop on their platforms and provide add-ons. A wish that does not go unheard.

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Lidl France makes data available to consumers via Alkemics

Lidl has made data from its entire private label range available to consumer apps such as Yuka in France via the Alkemics platform.

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Fiscalisation solution of Edeka, Lidl and Aldi saved

Edeka Group, Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord, Lidl and numerous other German retail groups can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to fiscalisation. After the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) surprisingly came up with new requirements for the Fiskal Cloud solution, which had already been certified at the end of September 2020, the already implemented solution now had…

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