Category: Industry

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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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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2017 Outlook: Eight POS Trends to Watch

Each new year brings changes, reaffirmation of trends and patterns, and new developments. In the retail and hospitality space, expect to see in 2017 a continuation of the trend toward mobility, cloud-based solutions and the emergence of Unified Commerce strategies. Some belt-tightening is also likely as these industries wade through economic and political uncertainties, particularly

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Two Reasons Why You Should Visit APG at NRF 2017

  NRF’s annual “Retail’s Big Show” is right around the corner! The show will take place January 15-17, 2017 in New York City. The APG team will bring its global products, solutions, and technical experts to present during the “Big Show.” There are two reasons that you, as a retailer, VAR, ISV, or reseller, should

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Fighting Counterfeit Bills in Retail this Holiday Season

Retailers know this cold fact: Receive a counterfeit bill, and you’re often stuck with it. Counterfeit bills cannot be exchanged for real currency, and trying to pass one off to someone else is illegal. The chances of a retailer getting stuck with a fraudulent bill are fairly high. During the busy holiday season, business often

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Supermarket Managers Pressed for Time

While nine of 10 US grocery store department managers in a recent survey said they love their jobs, many lamented “not having enough time” to do them effectively even though survey participants gave themselves high marks for time management. About half of the respondents said their departments don’t get “enough labor hours to effectively complete

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Equipmag’s Paris Retail Week Focuses on Retail Innovation

Cash management and retail innovation were among the hot topics during the Paris Retail Week 2016 show in mid-September. APG representatives attended the event, which drew more than 48,000 show-goers and about 1,000 companies. While at the event, we had the opportunity to shake hands with other players in the retail and technology industries, and ask

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Why Brick and Mortar Isn’t Going Away

Online shopping has brought consumers an undeniable level of convenience. Who doesn’t appreciate placing an order from the living room couch or kitchen table? Say you order a pair of shoes online, and they don’t fit. Now you have to go through the hassle of printing out a return label, and driving to the nearest

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