Ronan and Gary recently attended EuroCIS in Dussseldforf, The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology.
It was a great exchibition of the leading technology companies from around the world showcasing their latest products and and the overall propensity to invest in technology as high as ever in retail
Many retailers have heavily accelerated their omni-channel strategies and are now investing in the digitalisation of their stores.
Summarising results Petra Cullmann, Executive Director at Messe Düsseldorf, delights: “The atmosphere in the exhibition halls was positive across the board and governed by optimism. From conversations with our customers we know that expectations have been far exceeded. At last, face-to-face contacts could be made and intensified again.”
The event ran for three days with 9.070 trade visitors from 88 countries were registered. 345 exhibitors from 33 countries participated, occupying 10,721 m² of net exhibition space.
This year’s EuroCIS focuses on innovations in the areas of Analytics, Payment, Check-out solutions, Connected Retail and Omni-channel, Artificial Intelligence, Self-Scanning Check-Out and Customer-Centric Marketing.
Solutions such as intuitively operated check-out kiosks and stations, digital signage solutions with touch-screen functionality or interactive shop windows thrilled the international expert audience as well. Lift & Learn systems that invite shoppers to interactively learn about products across all retail channels, were also presented. They offer retailers major added value: ranging from virtual shelf extension and higher customer loyalty to increased revenue.
EuroCIS also showcased innovative back-office technologies which enable retail companies to analyse and optimise workflows at all the process stages in store, at the warehouse and along the entire supply chain, thereby making them fit for the future.
Ulrich Spaan, Board Member at the EHI Retail Institute, sums up: “The success of EuroCIS 2022 reflects the high relevance of leveraging technology within retail organisations today. Technology penetrates all fields of retail and the pandemic has accelerated this trend yet again. ‘Smart Retail’ plays a pivotal role in the favour of shoppers who expect frictionless customer journeys and personalised services between on and offline channels.”
It was great to be back this year at the event and we are excited to that many of our products are very much leading the way in the 'future of retail' - in particular our Mashgin product is leading the way in Artificial Intelligence with their camera & video product recognition - the most advanced product offering in self-service friction-less check-out - find out more on Mashgin
Dualtron are market leaders in Ireland in offering the latest retail hardware and software products and technologies for your retail business. We continue to source the best & latest products worldwide from market leading partners such as Kisan, CashDev, Mashgin, UPAY, Uniware, Versapak and may more.
To find more about Dualtron - www.dualtron.ie