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Cash As A Service Opportunity

It Is Not Going Away – That Much Is Now Sure Now in this new era, retailers are beginning to move from looking at cash as cost of business to a customer service tool. The newly combined companies of APG and Cash Bases are engaging retailers and channel partners to allow the greatest opportunities to

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Retail Stores in Dublin Eradicate Cash Shrinkage

  An APG Case Study in Partnership with Londis Convenience Stores Controlling Cash Shrinkage Theft is one of the retail world’s biggest challenges. Especially in the independent convenience sector where stores are often manned by a handful of people that are not equipped with the latest security gizmos. In fact, nearly half of retailers (49%)

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Enhanced Customer Service Through Productivity Savings

An APG Case Study in Partnership with Grupo Compostelana Grupo Compostelana is a family owned restaurant chain on the Canary Islands providing excellent food and hospitality to its customers. Some of the restaurants specialize in pizza or fish whilst other provide a variety of food in a very warm, contemporary environment. The restaurants are usually

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European Retail Trade Shows – No Signs of Slowing Down

Go back five or ten years and you would have thought that businesses would see less value in attending trade shows in the modern digital world; where information is instantly at our fingertips thanks to the internet. In fact, the opposite is true, trade shows still hold an important place in the business calendar. They unite

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EMV Making Slow Progress

The adoption of EMV technology (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) at the POS in the U.S. has been slow and, at times, confusing. When the deadline for merchants to start accepting EMV chip-enabled cards passed in October 2015, more than two-thirds of merchants weren’t ready for the switch. But things have started to change, according to

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From Counting Cash To Counting On Operational Excellence

An APG Case Study In Partnership With Costcutter Supermarkets The Costcutter store in Porthleven, UK, is a busy place, especially in the summer months when tourists flock to the seaside town. The staff were spending more than two hours daily counting money, calculating cash floats and topping up tills, which hurt productivity. With multiple cashiers

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Seven Situations Where Cash Is King

There are plenty of good reasons to carry cash. You get better control of your budget and will likely spend less than when you use plastic or electronic payments for everything, even a cup of coffee or a candy bar. Mobile payments and credit cards make sense in some situations. If you’re putting down a

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EUROSHOP 2017 – What to Expect from APG Cash Drawer and Other Exhibitors

There will be over 2,500 exhibitors and 110,000 visitors making the trip to “The World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair” at EuroShop 2017. Therefore, attendees are eagerly anticipating the potential opportunities they could generate to realize their retail goals.  Hence, interacting with a nifty hi-tech gadget, an ingenious store design or artificial intelligence software should

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Still Not Comfortable with Millennials? Wait till You See Generation Z

Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong sense of work/life balance, and want to be rewarded for their work with clear career advancement

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NRF 2017 Exhibition Recap

NRF has come a long way since its early days in the ballroom of the New York Hilton. Retail’s Big Show now spans the entire retail technology universe. One exciting highlight was Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, visiting the show this year to give a keynote presentation on how to keep a

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