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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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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Agrarius brings transparency to the supply chain with Yaliyomo

Agrarius has launched a project with Yaliyomo to harness blockchain technology for the seamless tracking of its agricultural products. In the highly competitive market, the agricultural company not only wants to prepare itself for new legal requirements such as the Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz), but also to differentiate itself from the competition through proof of quality and transparency.

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Electronic shelf labels need more use cases

Tests in some stores and even framework agreements with technology suppliers are not yet proof that electronic labels will soon be seen in all stores. Retailers will only achieve a rapid ROI if they use the labels to react more dynamically to market developments with intelligent price optimisation solutions, to optimise in-store processes or to offer customers significant additional benefits.

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Douglas optimises inventory with Relex

Douglas has chosen Relex to optimise its inventory along its entire supply chain and from a single source for its online and brick-and-mortar business. Hardly any software provider is currently reporting more success in retail than Relex. The Finnish specialist was able to report 33 new customers last year.

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PBS Network and Bayard Consulting jointly support office supplies manufacturers

PBS Network and Bayard Consulting have formed a partnership. As part of their cooperation, the suppliers of paper, office and stationery products currently connected to the marketplace will enjoy an additional option how to make their product master data available to retailers via GDSN data pool b-synced.

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GK Software, NCR and HP make strong gains in the POS systems market

Retailers prefer to use GK Software for new POS software installations globally. If restaurants, hotels and petrol stations are also taken into account, NCR is at the top of the list of new software installations globally. In the field of POS hardware, HP has worked its way to the top of worldwide installations, according to new study from RBR. The…

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How Rimi Baltic brings the customer dimension into its pricing

In less than a year, Rimi Baltic, a grocery retailer belonging to the Swedish ICA Group, has switched its pricing to the optimisation solution from Revionics, a pricing specialist recently acquired by Aptos. This has increased sales of its 280 stores in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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