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In-Store Media, Others, Tech

The Market @ Macy’s debuts ahead of the holidays

September 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

NEW YORK — Macy’s is kicking its transformation up a notch with yet more curated partnerships and technology investments aimed at offering more categories, consolidating space and driving store traffic. “We’re going back to the way department stores used to […]


Others, Tech

The Growing Role of AI in the Store

September 17, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

More has changed in retail in the last 10 years than in the previous 100. Nowhere is this more evident than in brick-and-mortar stores, which are currently undergoing reinvention. They are morphing from their current sluggish, caterpillar state into a […]


Others, Tech

Walmart Labs expanding in Washington, DC

September 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart may want to increase the size of its tech operations closest to one of Amazon’s most likely HQ2 sites (an announcement eagerly awaited by the 20 finalist cities being considered), but the expansion of its Walmart Labs offices on […]


Others, Tech

Walmart patent filings hint at VR shopping experience

August 20, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

It’s been about six months since Walmart’s Store No. 8 innovation wing acquired virtual reality technology start-up Spatialand, raising questions as to what Walmart’s virtual reality strategy is. Will it acquire other start-ups to match with Spatialand? Will it use […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

L’Oréal brings AR makeup sampling to Facebook

August 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Major beauty brands have added AR to their marketing mix to engage consumers through mobile tech, promote new products and drive online sales of products that typically require physical try-ons and sampling. By partnering with Facebook, L’Oréal could see an […]


Others, Tech

Grocery-Picking Robots Fulfill Walmart’s Automated Future

August 6, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart will soon be using a new robotics system to pick shopper’s online grocery orders. Walmart has partnered with Alert Innovation to pilot the Alphabot system, developed especially for Walmart, and plans to have Alphabot online and running by the […]


Others, Self-Checkout, Tech

Amazon Go competitor raises $5.5M

July 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The funding announcement comes almost one year after Standard Cognition announced its cashierless checkout solution, which leverages computer vision technology and artificial intelligence in a manner similar to Amazon Go. The retail sector is still experimenting with cashierless and touchless […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Walmart’s Jetblack tells a lot about the future of e-commerce

July 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart made waves with its launch this spring of Jetblack, the retailer’s concierge shopping service targeting “time-strapped urban parents.” Currently available by invitation only in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the service is generating buzz, not because it’s seen as a game-changing […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Walmart Adds 3D Virtual Online Shopping and Buy the Room Features

July 2, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart rolled out its website redesign in May and launched its new home experience back in February. Now the mega retailer is adding two new ways for customers to browse and discover its home assortment. 3D VIRTUAL SHOPPING TOUR Walmart […]


Others, Tech

Study: For voice shopping, Google Assistant edges ahead of Amazon Alexa

June 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

RichRelevance’s survey suggests that voice-enabled shopping is still in its infancy, and that consumers still feel more comfortable with being able to see images of products before making a purchase. Tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft should be […]