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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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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Simple System optimises processes with Salesforce and CAS AG

The e-procurement specialists at Simple System have succeeded in digitalising their core business processes with Salesforce's Sales Cloud. With the help of CAS AG's consultants, they have implemented the CRM in a way that it gives them a comprehensive view not only of their customers, but also of their suppliers.

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Lidl brings self-checkouts with 4POS and GK to Germany

Lidl is now also introducing self-checkouts in Germany. With Swiss hardware specialist 4POS and its software supplier GK, Lidl is embarking on a platform strategy using the same standard components as at its attended checkouts. Cash payment is possible at all devices: thanks to cash recyclers from Glory.

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Lekkerland plans unmanned Rewe To Go stores with AiFi and Latebird

Convenience wholesaler Lekkerland, which is part of Rewe Group, plans to launch several different types of unmanned vending boxes under its Rewe To Go banner operation. Lekkerland has developed a vending machine with German start-up Latebird. Now Lebensmittel Zeitung reports that parallel vending boxes with scanless technology from AiFi are also planned under the name Rewe To Go. With Latebird,…

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Auchan Poland wants Ocado’s new on-grid robots

Auchan in Poland will be one of the first retailers to use Ocado's innovative on-grid robotic picking technology for its online business. For Poland, Ocado will be the exclusive technology partner across all areas of B2C retail. It was only at the beginning of this year that Ocado presented its new robotics to the industry, with which single products can…

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Reta 2022: Edeka’s Netto wins twice with Trigo and Tiliter

Edeka's Netto Marken-Discount was able to secure two prizes at EHI's Reta Awards 2022, the winners of which were announced today. The teams around Netto CIO Claus Leitl won firstly with their Pick&Go branch in Munich's Schwabing district. They won a second prize together with Tiliter for the automatic recognition of products without barcodes such as fruit and vegetables.

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Strong tailwind for Relex

Hardly any retail technology provider was able to win more new customers -- including Aldi Nord, dm, Rewe Group and Sephora -- last year than Finnish software house Relex. The success has not gone unnoticed by investor groups. Last week, Relex was able to announce the closing of a financing round that was exceptionally high: around 500 million Euros are…

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McDonald’s selects Targomo platform for expansion planning

McDonald's Germany will use Targomo's location analysis platform for its future expansion planning.

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Werner & Mertz optimises product content with Bayard Consulting Group

Werner & Mertz has chosen Bayard Consulting Group's SyncManager platform to capture and provide its product content. The GDSN data pool of Bayard Consulting Group replaces the Atrify data pool at the manufacturer of brands such as Frosch, emsal and Green Care Professional.

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