BBC on Retail Robots

CTOvision

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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Google launches suite of AI-powered solutions for retailers

Venture Beast

Google's new Product Discovery Solutions for Retail aims to address ecommerce challenges during the pandemic with AI and machine learning. Read More.

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Report: Amazon Used Sales Data to Duplicate Popular Products and Box Out Retailers

GizModo VR

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

CTOvision

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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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.

Why Retailers Are Turning to Biometrics

HID Global

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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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AiFi raises $15 million to accelerate cashierless retail

Venture Beast

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

GizModo VR

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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.

Low code/no code increases efficiency in retail and beyond

Venture Beast

In a panel during VentureBeat's Low-Code/No-Code Summit, executives from HubSpot, Starbucks, and WestCap discussed their experiences. 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.

Google launches its Recommendations AI tool for online retailers

CTOvision

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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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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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.

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.

Sign of the retail times: Macy’s sues to block Amazon from taking over signature NYC billboard

GeekWire

24 lawsuit in New York state court, includes a provision that says the billboard “shall be limited forever” from being used by anyone other than Macy’s for advertising that refers “to any establishment selling at retail or directly to any consumer.”

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Are US Retailers Black Friday Combat Ready?

CTOvision

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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Glowforge cuts deal with Michaels to expand retail reach of its 3D laser printers

GeekWire

Glowforge has signed on with a new retail partner in a bid to get its 3D laser printers and other products in front of more customers who are already thinking about making and creating. Startups 3D printing Dan Shapiro glowforge Michael's retail(Glowforge Photo).

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Online fraud causes confidence gap between customers and retailers, study finds

Venture Beast

The impact of fraud on retailers' bottom lines is severe; 26% of global retailers said fraud is significantly damaging their profitability. Read More.

Hands-on: Amazon Fresh grocery stores tease brick-and-mortar retail’s future

Venture Beast

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Low code/no code increases efficiency in retail and beyond

Venture Beast

In a panel during VentureBeat's Low-Code/No-Code Summit, executives from HubSpot, Starbucks, and WestCap discussed their experiences. Read More.

Amazon earnings reveal major shift: Total services revenue on track to surpass retail sales

GeekWire

Direct retail sales are poised to represent less than half of Amazon’s business for the first time in its history — a fundamental shift that reflects the e-commerce giant’s expansion beyond its roots as an online store. Amazon Day 2 e-commerce retail

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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

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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Vertebrae lets fashion retail websites offer AR try-ons, no app needed

Venture Beast

Fashion retailing has become challenging thanks to store closures and pandemic concerns, but web-based AR try-on tools could help stores sell more online.

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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Retail websites riddled with security holes, researchers warn

Computer Weekly

Retailers urged to improve the security of their online stores amid a series of discoveries of cyber criminal campaigns to exploit vulnerabilities in retail websites

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One million cyber attacks on UK retailers forecast for Christmas

Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks on internet shopping are expected to increase in the run up to Christmas, with a million attacks targeted at UK retailers alone

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Amazon Go Ushers In A New Era In Retail Technology

Forrester IT

Becuase it gives shoppers back significant time savings and it gives retailers potentially enormous costs savings. Amazon's new Amazon Go store ushers in a new era in brick and mortar grocery and convenience shopping. In the early 80's, electronic point of sale (POS) dramatically changed the checkout experience in grocery stores, speeding up checkout lines.

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Microsoft is permanently closing all physical retail stores

Venture Beast

Microsoft will permanently close its retail stores and put its resources into online channels, after closing the outlets in late March due to COVID-19.

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Reap The Rewards Of Retail With Smart Tools For Store Associates

Forrester's Customer Insights

Retail associate enablement tools enhance the customer experience in the physical store and improve both labor and store operations efficiency.

Portland startup Candid lands $2M to help brands and retailers run their wholesale business online

GeekWire

Candid is a software program meant to help retailers with their online wholesale efforts. based startup Candid raised $2 million to help retailers and other businesses run their wholesale efforts online. Portland Retail Startups avery bloom candid Funding

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The Five Tenets Of A Sticky Retail Subscription

Forrester's Customer Insights

Subscription offerings from brands and retailers have been popping up everywhere. Age of the Customer B2C Marketing retail loyalty

Shoptalk 2017: Retail is dead, long live retail!

The Investing Edge

Discussion about the future of retail has never been more lively and opinions around what’s to come are diverse. Is retail dying? These topics and many others fueled interesting chatter last month, as Las Vegas flooded with everyone and anyone in the marketing and/or retail industries, attending conferences from Adobe Summit to Shoptalk and IBM Amplify. I met with and listened to panels of retailers, brands, technology vendors, consultants – you name it.

Retailers urged to change approach to demand forecasting

Computer Weekly

To achieve optimal fulfilment performance, retailers must now forecast how consumers will shop and understand the influences behind purchasing decisions

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Seattle’s DevHub acquires retail tech startup Brickwork to boost online-to-store experiences

GeekWire

The news: DevHub , the Seattle software-as-a-service startup that is used by more than 179 brands and/or their agencies to build websites and landing pages, has acquired New York-based Brickwork, a retail tech company that powers local consumer experiences for leading brands.

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John Lewis chooses three retail tech startups to receive 2016 JLab funding

Computer Weekly

Department store retailer John Lewis selects three retail tech startups to receive their share of the £200,000 JLab funding pot

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Bluecore raises $125M to drive retail customer retention with big data

Venture Beast

Bluecore, a marketing platform that helps major retailers "transform casual shoppers into lifetime customers," has raised $125 million. Read More. AI Big Data Cloud Data Marketing VB Home Page Bluecore category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services funding daily funding weekly

6 lessons Apple retail taught the industry in 2001

Computerworld Vertical IT

Apple opened its first Apple retail stores 20 years ago on May 19, 2001 — and soon became one of the most successful retailers in the world — at least, it was in the time before COVID-19. What Apple did with retail.

Holiday 2021: Three Holiday Tips For Retail Media Networks

Forrester's Customer Insights

The holiday season matters a lot to retailers, but it is also a busy and important time for media businesses. So, retailers with a media network should be ready to compete for ad dollars during the holiday season. Advertising holiday Media Retail Trends

Future Of Retail 2020: Retail CMOs Must Invest In Total Brand Experience

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. Madeline Cyr: CMO positions at retailers and […].