Björn Weber

Björn Weber

Björn Weber ist seit über 20 Jahren als Journalist, Analyst und Berater auf den Einzelhandel und die Konsumgüterindustrie spezialisiert. Bevor er die Agentur Fourspot gründete, bei der The Retail Optimiser erscheint, leitete er die internationale Analysten-Gruppe LZ Retailytics. Zuvor war er Research Director Retail Technology und Deutschlandchef von Planet Retail. Björn Weber war davor acht Jahre lang Redakteur für IT & Logistik-Themen der Lebensmittel Zeitung. Björn Weber ist Mitglied der Jury des Retail Technology Awards (Reta Europe) des EHIs. Er ist regelmäßiger Sprecher auf Veranstaltungen des EHIs, der NRF, der Branchenmedien sowie des Consumer Goods Forums.
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Rewe, Edeka and Co present top IT projects

On 9 and 10 November, the German retail technology scene will finally come together again in person. The EHI Retail Institute invites to the parallel events "Technology Days" and "Connect" in Bonn. It could be a top meeting of German retail technology. Uli Spaan, Member of EHI’s Managing Board, gave Retail Optimiser a few insights in advance.

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Migros Online smoothes staff deployment with Relex

Together with Relex, Migros Online has intelligently decoupled the delivery of its distribution centres from customer orders in terms of time and product range in order to smooth out peaks in staff deployment. This was reported by the partners this week at the German-language ECR conference.

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Organic Garden backs up transparency with Yaliyomo’s blockchain technology

In a sign that forward-thinking brands are increasingly exploring technical solutions to satisfy customer concerns, Organic Garden AG is part of the new wave of innovative food companies embracing blockchain-backed technology to give customers clear visibility of sustainability and traceability information. The Bavarian firm will begin incorporating Yaliyomo’s blockchain-based tracking across their product line of health-conscious, sustainably-sourced groceries this autumn.…

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Porta optimises its stock with Relex

Furniture retailer Porta integrates its supply chain planning with Relex Solutions to benefit from aligned processes, reduced inventory and costs, and increased availability.

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Edeka Popp validates self-scanning with Supersmart

Edeka merchant Stefan Popp is the first retailer to use the technology of Israeli Bizerba partner Supersmart in Germany. In his E-Center in Würzburg, Popp has had the intelligent validation of self-scanning by its customers installed not only for the verification of items in shopping trolleys but also for those in shopping baskets.

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Système U optimises supplier collaboration with Alkemics

French retail group Système U has entered into a partnership with Alkemics to optimise cooperation with its suppliers of all sizes.

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Inditex builds omnichannel platform for one billion Euros in-house

The lockdown has made it abundantly clear to the textile retailers how dangerous it is to establish omnichannel strategies only half-heartedly or not at all. Zara owner Inditex had to report losses for the first time in the company’s history. Now the textile company is reacting with an investment of 2.7 billion Euros in technology. Inditex’s declared goal: to combine…

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Stress over checkout technology

In addition to new tax law requirements, the temporary reduction in value-added tax poses major challenges for the retail trade in Germany With the temporary reduction of the value-added tax, the German government wants to stimulate the economy. However, this will create a gigantic expense for the retail trade in Germany, which is probably out of all proportion to the…

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The race for the 2021 Reta Awards is on

With immediate effect, both retail companies and their technology partners can submit applications for Reta Europe 2021.

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