The 3 pillars of the retail metaverse

Venture Beast

In the retail metaverse, businesses with a great understanding of how to build experiences and foster community in-person could have a leg up. Read More.

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Is Inflation Driving US Retail Sales Growth?

Forrester Digital Transformation

As retail industry analysts, the key question for us is whether inflation is already driving US retail sales growth – or is the retail sales growth still volume-driven? Age of the Customer digital business government Retail Trends


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BBC on Retail Robots


This is a great video because it captures the state of robotics in the retail industry. It starts off with developments pioneered by Amazon in their warehouse and fulfillment centers, and also includes the safety devices used by humans who need to interact with these dangerous robots. The video also reviews robots in use in […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Robots

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How retail is using digital twins

Venture Beast

Digital twins are transforming the retail industry. At Nvidia's GTC 2022 conference, top retail execs from the likes of Kroger and Lowes explained how this technology is making waves in their industry.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Sony is pulling PS Now retail cards from U.K. retailers

Venture Beast

at least at retailers in the United Kingdom. PS Now is coming to an end. The company will not let you subscribe with gift cards. Read More.

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PrettyDamnQuick automates logistics delivery for retailers

Venture Beast

AI Commerce Consumer Data automation category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology ecommerce embargo embargoes logistics retail retailers

7 Opportunities for Retailers to Benefit From Better Data Management


Data is an indispensable resource for retailers. Today, most retail businesses understand that they must capitalize on digital data, but fewer know how to make the most of it. Retail & Consumer BI & Analytics Contributors Featured Analytics Data Data Management Retail

Retailers Choosing Tech Upgrades Over Holiday Magic in 2021

Information Week

Retailers are busy improving their integration between online and physical sales channels this year, so don't count on them to deliver your holiday magic

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Predictions 2022: Retailers Will Compete On “Pre-Loved,” Returns — And New Partners

Forrester Digital Transformation

The biggest retail trends of 2022 will involving tapping into the circular economy and using returns to retain customers. Age of the Customer Brand and Communications commerce direct-to-consumer (DTC) predictions retail loyalty Retail Trends Sustainability promoted

AI in retail has to be semi-automated. Here’s why

Venture Beast

Automated decisioning systems will soon be making fine-grained decisions for retailers. AI Business category-/Business & Industrial retailBut these systems can't run autonomously. Read More.

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

JLab 2017 retail startups describe tackling retail’s biggest challenges

Computer Weekly

This year’s cohort of retail startups in the JLab accelerator describe the retail challenges their businesses face and how the 2017 JLab differs from the rest

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Tech Advances in Retail/Food Industry During the Pandemic

Information Week

The pandemic changed everything. The resulting technology adaptations rode the change to ensure survival of consumers and businesses alike. Much of it is here to stay

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Meta unveils its first physical retail store near its headquarters

Venture Beast

Meta is opening its first physical retail store at its headquarters in Burlingame, California. Is it the first in a chain? Read More. AR/VR GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Science/Engineering & Technology DeanBeat News Mark Zuckerberg Meta

Blockchain & the Retail Industry: Product Safety and Counterfeiting Use Cases


Falvey and Justin Porter explain the use of blockchain technology in the retail sector on Lexology: Blockchain is a digital, decentralized, distributed ledger that […]. Read Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Cheryl A.

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How AI and Data Can Help Retail's Ongoing Pandemic Challenges

Information Week

Retailers in the pandemic have faced a pivot to ecommerce, supply chain problems, labor shortages, and inflation. Here's what they can expect in 2022

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Snowflake launches data cloud for retail industry

Venture Beast

Snowflake today announced the launch of Retail Data Cloud to help enterprises in the sector extract maximum value from their datasets. Read More.

Databricks targets retail vertical with its first industry-specific lakehouse

Venture Beast

Data and AI company Databricks today announced Lakehouse for Retail as its first industry-specific offering. Read More.

Hackers Compromise More Than 4,000 Retail Websites

SecureWorld News

NCSC's Active Cyber Defense program discovered a vulnerability in the payment software Magento, which is connected to Adobe Commerce and has clients from industries across the board, including healthcare, wholesale, retail, and software. Potential threats of not securing a retail website.

Cryptocurrency: Everything Retailers Need To Know

Forrester Digital Transformation

Let's demystify the crypto basics, examine the pros and cons, and share our take on whether retailers should accept cryptocurrencies. Age of the Customer Blockchain commerce digital business Retail Trends

Biometrics in Retail: Beyond Loss Prevention

HID Global

Biometrics in Retail: Beyond Loss Prevention. rfournier. Tue, 01/25/2022 - 09:57

AiFi raises $15 million to accelerate cashierless retail

Venture Beast

AI Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Mobile ai Aifi artificial intelligence cashierless category-/Business & Industrial computer vision funding daily machine learning retail

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Amazon's Kicking Retailers While They're Down (Again)

GizModo VR

In case you haven’t heard, retail is in trouble. the retail apocalypse amazon retail

How Gap leverages data and AI for retail success

Venture Beast

At Venturebeat's Data Summit, Heather Mickman, the interim CIO of Gap, shared the company's data journey and how it is leveraging AI for retail success.

Enhancing the Retail Experience While Improving Operations: Here’s How

HID Global

Enhancing the Retail Experience While Improving Operations: Here’s How. tseeley. Thu, 04/21/2022 - 14:49

Report: 81% of online retailers increase AI budget to boost holiday sales

Venture Beast

AI Commerce Consumer Marketing VB Home Page ai Amazon artificial intelligence category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services/E-Commerce Services category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology ecommerce online retailers

Google launches its Recommendations AI tool for online retailers


Google LLC said today that its Recommendations AI tool is now publicly available in public beta test mode. Recommendations AI was first announced in private beta in April 2019, and relies […].

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Gluttonous Persuasion: The Christmas Dinner Problem Of Retail

Forrester Digital Transformation

Retailers: of course it’s ok to influence people to choose your products. Age of the Customer customer-centric design experience design (XD) holiday retail loyalty Retail Trends

The shift to contactless physical retail and promise of haptics for online retail

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday the Sunrise national breakfast TV program featured brief excerpts from an interview with me highlighting two related key trends: Physical retail is going contactless, avoiding touch where possible, and online retail is using haptics to enable touch and feel at a distance.

The shift to contactless physical retail and promise of haptics for online retail

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday the Sunrise national breakfast TV program featured brief excerpts from an interview with me highlighting two related key trends: Physical retail is going contactless, avoiding touch where possible, and online retail is using haptics to enable touch and feel at a distance.

Meta is opening its first retail store next month

The Verge

Meta is launching its first hardware retail store on its campus in Burlingame, California. The store, which opens May 9th , will let visitors try out and buy Meta’s Portal videophones and Quest virtual reality headsets.

NYC Apple retail workers want a $30 minimum wage

The Verge

While the site doesn’t explicitly mention COVID-19 in the section about health and safety, Apple has made many changes to its store operations throughout the course of the pandemic, both opening and closing its retail locations and instating, removing , and reinstating mask mandates for customers.

Are US Retailers Black Friday Combat Ready?


His post is also relevant to non-retail organizations and even government. The problem is that pricing is a bigger issue in US retail than anyone suspects. Our insights into the US retail ecosystem – based on real-time, comprehensive data feeds – proves that the majority of ecommerce sites are very slow at refreshing online prices. Sanjeev Sularia.

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Tendances Retail et eCommerce 2022

Forrester Digital Transformation

Vidéo du keynote du One to One de Monaco sur les tendances retail et eCommerce. Age of the Customer B2C Marketing CMO Trends customer experience digital business

Why Retailers Are Turning to Biometrics

HID Global

Why Retailers Are Turning to Biometrics. vfabbrizio. Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:41

How artificial intelligence is powering retail customer experience

Computer Weekly

Retailers are beginning to explore how cognitive computing and AI could make e-commerce smarter and more personalised

Future Of Retail 2020: Retailers Will Create Bold Employee Experiences

Forrester's Customer Insights

To understand how Forrester’s predictions will unfold in the retail industry in 2020, my colleague Madeline Cyr and I interviewed experts within Forrester for our “Applying 2020 Predictions To Retail” series.

Transform 2021: Retail’s key topics

Venture Beast

Join retail leaders at the industry’s premier AI digital event, Transform 2021, hosted July 12-16.

Is tech investment taking away retail jobs?

Computer Weekly

Jobs in retail are in decline, and many blame increasing costs and investment in technology – but what should retailers do to adapt to tech disruption

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How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT

Information Week

Combining computer vision, IoT, and AI creates a system that delivers more value than those three technologies in isolation, as the retail industry is highlighting

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Ransomware Affects The Entire Retail Supply Chain This Holiday Season

Forrester Digital Transformation

This growth raises the stakes for retail professionals to support the increased demand, which ultimately makes them a prime target for ransomware attackers. Why should retailers particularly pay attention to ransomware preparedness?

5G and edge computing help retailers work smarter behind the scenes 

Venture Beast

Retailers can use edge computing, fed by 5G-capable IoT endpoints, to give their customers a safer, more convenient shopping experience. AR/VR Big Data Business Mobile 5G 5G IOT analytics and big data category-/Computers & Electronics edge computing retail

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