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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Douglas optimises supplier integration with Bayard’s Byrd

Douglas is set to optimise its product content consistently across stores and e-commerce using Bayard's Byrd platform. This will enable Europe's leading platform for premium beauty & health to achieve its aim of making the quality management of its product content more efficient and completing listings faster

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Lidl modernises POS software with GK

It is the largest POS software project in Europe to date: Lidl has once again chosen GK and will roll-out the Cloud4Retail platform of the Schöneck specialists in all 30 countries over the next few years. The largest banner operation of the European retail sector is thus enabling to operate the checkouts in the cloud and is simplifying the development…

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Combating retail food waste with system

Every year, almost 500,000 tonnes of food waste are caused in the retail sector in Germany alone, according to the UN Food Waste Index Report from last year. This is not only bad for the industry's image – the commercial damage caused by food being written off without sale is also immense. The problem has been recognised in retail companies,…

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Aldi Nord opens checkout-free store in Utrecht with Trigo

Aldi Nord has opened its Trigo technology-equipped store in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to everyone. After Tesco, Rewe and Edeka's Netto, the discount store operator is the fourth European retail group to test shopping without scanning with the technology of the Israeli start-up in real-life use. Unlike Rewe and Netto, but like Tesco in London, Aldi Nord in Utrecht is not…

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Denner connects suppliers with Bayard’s Byrd platform

Denner has started to enable its suppliers to deliver their product content via industry-wide networks such as the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) and Swiss Trustbox. For this purpose, the discounter, which belongs to Migros Group, uses Bayard's Byrd platform, which it has fully integrated into its Syndigo (Riversand) system.

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Rewe equips second store with Trigo technology

Rewe Group has equipped a significantly larger supermarket in Berlin with Trigo's scanless technology. Soon, all customers in the reopened supermarket in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district will be able to shop without having their goods scanned. In June 2021, Rewe Group had participated in the financing of Trigo.

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GS1 Switzerland builds product content platform with Bayard

The GS1 organisation of Switzerland is tackling the issue of industry-wide product data management in a new way. Based on the Byrd platform from Cologne-based specialists Bayard, it will build a product content hub that will replace the current Trustbox solution, but also offer an independent Swiss connection to the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).

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Schwarzwaldmilch wants transparency all the way to the shelf with Captana

The cooperative dairy Schwarzwaldmilch is testing with the SES Imagotag subsidiary Captana, whether technology on the refrigerated shelf can reduce food waste as well as supply bottlenecks and increase consumer confidence.

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Relex acquires promotion planning specialist Formulate

Relex Solutions has acquired Formulate, a Swedish promotion planning and analytics company. One of the joint users of Formulate and Relex is the Swedish Coop, whose Värmland region is one of Relex's early customers in the field of inventory optimisation, but also staff planning.

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Bayard launches product content platform Byrd

With Byrd, the Cologne-based product content specialists from Bayard have launched an integrated software platform for product data management that also facilitates work with the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN). Already today, numerous retail companies such as the Schwarz Group, Migros and Colruyt, consumer goods manufacturers such as Danone, Radeberger Group and Cosnova, healthcare product providers such as Pajunk, Vygon…

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