Box Technologies signs agreement to become Official Digital Signage Partner for the Retail Fraud ‘On the Road’ 2012 and Retail Fraud 2013 events

Box Technologies to deploy the latest in digital signage technology at leading European retail fraud events run by Retail Knowledge

Oxfordshire, September 17th 2012: Box Technologies, the UK’s leading provider of customer interface technology solutions, today announced that it had signed an agreement with Retail Knowledge to become its official digital signage partner and event sponsor for the forthcoming Retail Fraud on the Road and Retail Fraud events.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary next year, these two highly influential events bring together key retailers from over 80% of the UK’s top 250 retail organisations. Designed and managed by Retail Knowledge, the organisation also produces the Retail Fraud.Com e-News casts which are delivered to over 79,000 UK based retail personnel.

As a sponsor and signage partner, Box Technologies will bring the latest in digital signage to the two events. Conference information, directions and timetabling are all areas where technology can assist speakers, delegates and other attendees to find their way around and make best use of their time. It also showcases the technology and provides good background information to support Box Technologies’ participation within the conference programme. Additionally, in retail master class studio sessions taking place during both events, Box Technologies will update the audience on how the integration of technology in the retail space can pro-actively enhance loss prevention implementations and combat the ever growing threats of customer and employee theft.

In the wider context of the event, digital signage is fast becoming an essential ingredient of the multi-channel culture of today’s in-store retail operations. It can improve the shopping experience, open new revenue streams and most importantly, engender loyalty from an ever more fickle buying public.

Speaking of the announcement, Paul Bessant, Managing Director, Retail Knowledge Ltd, said, “We are delighted to have Box Technologies as our Digital Signage Partner. As renowned experts in this field with a track record of excellence in solution architecture and installation, we will be hearing the very best of what is available to the retailer both in terms of improving the shopping experience whilst minimizing the risk of fraudulent activity.

For Box Technologies, Russell Willcox, Chairman, said, “We are pleased to be in a position to sponsor and support the Retail Fraud event in this close way. Retail Knowledge events provide the leading forum for those managing the very real threat of fraud within the retail industry. Both online and high street retailers welcome this venue to meet and discuss best practice and react to the latest trends and threats. Our knowledge and experience of making the best use of digital signage techniques gives us a unique understanding of the advantages for the retailer in terms of the customer experience, whilst understanding the potential risks and how to best minimize them.”

Box Technologies Attending Retail Fraud 2012 ‘On the Road’

Box Technologies is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Retail Fraud ‘On the Road’ conference and exhibition.

Box Technologies will be exhibiting its innovative range of loss prevention technology, most notably the SMARTtill™ solution designed to rapidly count the cash in your point of sale drawer and reconcile PoS transactions with till contents reducing cash management costs, improving control and deterring theft.

Taking place at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on the 4th of October 2012, Retail Fraud 2012 ‘On the Road is the United Kingdom’s only conference and exhibition dedicated to tackling retail fraud; showcasing the latest in loss prevention technology.

Box Technologies is also proud to announce that it is the Retail Fraud Official Digital Signage Partner. Stay posted for more information.

Thomas McKnight showcases Box Technologies Loss Prevention at Retail Fraud conference

London, April 19th 2012, the Novotel Hammersmith: Thomas McKnight, Technical Manager for Retail Solutions at Henderson Group in Belfast gave an energetic overview of the Group’s approach to loss prevention and theft over a period of some years with reference to their implementation of Box Technologies Loss Prevention Solution.

With over 650 delegates to the conference, Thomas’ theme was that loss prevention is always theft and needs to be seriously tackled by businesses whose profits can be destroyed by this malpractice. Thomas pointed out that the temptation to steal can be an habitual practice or can overcome an honest person in difficult circumstances. Retailers must be on guard and prepared to use technology to deter and, if appropriate, to prosecute offenders. Thomas suggested that embedded functionality, enhanced browsers, time synchronisation of activity and timed transactions are the best practices to use in an IT solution together with with data overlaying in-store video recordings. Also, data mining is the easiest way to identify shrinkage without spending hours and hours browsing recordings.

In addition to the retailer perspective from Thomas, loss prevention guru Marcus Brennan gave a technical overview of Box Technologies’ Loss Prevention Solution to the Masterclass session at the conference. Interested in loss prevention ? Please download the overview brochure from the website or contact your Box Technologies account manager.

Marcus Brennan at the Retail Fraud Masterclass in London