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Over 440 companies from more than 40 countries exhibited solutions and products at EuroCIS 2024.

 

The accompanying lecture programme presented on the three stages specialised in Technology, Connected Retail and Start-Ups provided a wealth of insights for visitors’ business thanks to exciting use cases, trending themes and top-notch speakers.

 

Retail technology stage

The highlights on the retail technology stage in hall 10 (stand F42) included amongst others:

  • VF Corp – Mobile scanning to optimise store operations: The VF Corporation, one of the world’s biggest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, joined forces with Scandit to improve its inventory management system. Andrea Comi of the VF Corporation and Jessica Grisolia of Scandit reported on the results.
  • Profit increase with AI-powered demand forecasting & inventory optimisation: Igor Matus of CCC & Özgür Karabulut of Invent Analytics demonstrated the enormous impact on corporate profits that AI can have when used for optimising inventory decisions.

 

Connected retail stage

On the connected retail stage in hall 10, G02, high-calibre speakers revealed their success strategies for tapping into the potential of dovetailing digital and classical distribution channels. Visitors could look forward to the following talks, to name but a few:

  • 360° view of our customers with the “Customer Insights Portal 2.0”: Douglas further developed its “Customer Insights Portal” which now turns the extensive customer data gained from various touchpoints into actionable insights for real-time decisions. Dr. Vanessa Junc of Douglas and Markus Klesel of Adesso SE presented the new portal version.
  • C&A successfully integrated modular self-checkout solution to support maximum flexibility during the customer journey: Jochen Probst, C&A, reported on the introduction of the three new check-out options “Self-Service”, “Assisted-Service” and “Semi-Assisted-Service” and how they were received by shoppers.
  • KiK digitalised store operations at more than 4,000 European locations: Karen Dyke of Retail Manager Solutions Ltd. shared how KiK, Germany’s biggest discounter for fashion and household goods, introduced a new outlet management system in over 4,400 outlets and 14 countries with the aim of improving communication with employees, rationalising outlet management and minimising administrative burdens.

 

Start-up stage

On the start-up stage in hall 10 (stand D12), 16 start-ups showcased their innovations and solutions in such lectures as:

  • Last-mile delivery: How crowdshipping delivery optimises everyone’s resources! (Shopopop)
  • Revolutionising retail: AI-powered smart tags for enhanced shopping experiences (BuyBuddy)
  • Unleashing the potential of store associates through generative AI (DataDoIt SARL)
  • Leveraging AI for shelf management (Envelope OÜ)
  • The future of retail: IoT vending and self-checkout in 2030 (Automatenland GmbH)
  • Retail goes live shopping – The sales channel of the future (Livemax GmbH)

 

The lectures were complemented by four panel talks on such topics as Retail & AI, Smart Tech & CX and Future Retail Trends. In addition, the fourth edition of the popular Start-Up Hub again provided the opportunity to establish business contacts with promising newcomers. Two high-calibre awards presented by EHI – the retail technology awards europe (reta) and the Science Award – again recognised especially impressive approaches. As part of Guided Innovation Tours visitors could again get to know high potentials and innovations.

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