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Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Study: Voice assistant usage to surge 320% to 8B by 2023

February 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Android smartphones and iPhones currently are the biggest platforms for voice assistants, but the smartphone market has matured and shipments have slowed as consumers hold on to their handsets for longer periods. That means the growth for virtual assistants will […]


Others, Tech

Amazon to acquire Wi-Fi router company eero

February 13, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s various endeavors in the smart home market are becoming almost too numerous to track. It has its Echo family of devices and Alexa virtual assistant leading the way, but it also has other services, such as Key by Amazon, […]


Others, Tech

Puma unveils a self-lacing shoe

February 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The Puma announcement comes just a couple of weeks after Nike debuted its latest self-lacing shoe. While it is tempting to suggest that Puma’s Fi offering is a hastily-assembled reply to Nike’s announcement, it takes longer than two weeks to […]


Others, Tech

Balmain launches new mobile app with AR, VR features

January 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Much has been made of Balmain’s “digital revolution” in recent years, an effort steered by Rousteing. In truth, however, Balmain is one of many brands and retailers in the fashion apparel sector that have started to embrace a variety of […]


Others, Tech

5 retail technology trends to watch in 2019

January 17, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retail technology is a long game and advancing innovations can be on the rise for a very long time. Look no further than Retail Dive’s list — published two years ago this month — of the top five technologies we […]


Others, Tech

Top 7 Retail Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

December 21, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

2018 was an interesting and exciting year in retail. The overall market was strong, unemployment was low, we did not see as many store closings as in previous years. Traditional malls continued to spiral while new live-play-work-shop experiential shopping concepts […]


Others, Tech

Walmart testing in-house visual search technology

December 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Visual search has tremendous potential to change how consumers find products they want, and to influence how quickly they might make a decision to buy an item. It’s also a technology that is available to retailers now from third-party sources, […]


Others, Tech

Target taps AR to sell more Christmas trees

December 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Target first launched the “See It In Your Space” mobile app and web feature in October 2017, at that time positioning it for furniture shopping. That made a tremendous amount of sense back then, as many different home decor retailers […]


Customer Experience, Others, Point of Puchase, Tech

Walmart arms store associates with online shopping app

December 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Over the last year, Walmart has taken several big steps to merge its online and in-store experiences with the rollout of services that let customers pay for items in store on mobile devices. In January, Walmart announced Scan & Go, […]


Others, Self-Checkout, Tech

WSJ: Amazon reportedly testing cashierless technology architecture for larger stores

December 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Before Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in Seattle last January, it tested the enabling technologies of its cashierless concept for months. The company reportedly delayed that store opening due to technology glitches that surfaced in test situations when […]