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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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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dm drugstore optimises shelves store-specifically with Relex

Drugstore chain dm has opted for Relex's category management solution to optimise its shelves in all countries on a store-specific basis. For the creation of realograms, dm works together with the Bremen-based start-up Ubica.

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Scan and pay: All with the app

Migros plans to enable its customers to self-scan with smartphones in almost all its grocery stores by the end of March 2022. Under the name subitoGo, the newly developed application of the Swiss retail market leader complements self-scanning with proprietary handheld devices and stationary self-checkouts. Migros works with the same software for all forms of scanning and checkout as it…

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Scanless without black box

With its GK Go store, which launched last week in Schöneck, GK is showing a different approach to the hot topic scanless store technology. Together with its partners Hitachi and Shekel Ltd, the in-store experts show that real-time processing of shopping is also possible in scanless stores, bringing transparency and interaction to customers’ smartphone — while they shop.

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HealthMe offers retailers ready-made solution for food transparency

The digital shopping assistant is now also available as a white-label solution for grocery retailers. The app makes it easier for customers to choose the food that is right for them. An optional laboratory analysis provides clarity about nutritional requirements. Bayard Consulting and Better Life cooperate in providing access to product content.

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Aldi Nord is going to optimise stocks and shelves with Relex

Aldi Nord is introducing Relex for replenishment automation based on sales forecasts as well as shelf space optimisation. The discounter sees inventory optimisation as a central component of its modernisation, and is throwing out SAP's F&R engine, which was introduced only a few years ago. By discounter standards, Aldi Nord's plans to introduce electronic shelf price labels in all stores…

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Quick Commerce providers ride on Relex

After Delivery Hero and Jokr, Flink has now also decided to optimise its goods processes with solutions from Finnish specialist Relex. The rapid delivery service wants to improve its inventory and shelf space along the entire flow of goods.

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Aldi Nord takes POS software to the cloud with GK Software

Aldi Nord wants to move its entire POS software to the cloud with GK Software and Microsoft. In the area of inventory optimisation, Aldi Nord relies on artificial intelligence.

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