January is the NRF 2016 trade show in New York. This year looks to be busier than ever for self-service and signage. I did a count of exhibitors and it over three pages long. Retail lockers and automation are going to be high on the list of attention again this year. I’ll be there (big thanks to Pitney Bowes and… Read More »
NEW YORK – The CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s says he sees automated restaurants as the future of the industry and a solution to rising minimum wages. “I want to try it,” Andy Puzder told Business Insider.
More news from CKE owner (Hardee and others)
Smart technology consumer products are breaking the interactive retail barrier in creative, educational and experiential ways. Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. sponsored a white paper, “Interactive retail opens the door to market growth”, delving into this topic and what to watch for in the coming year. An excerpt from the whitepaper: While more and more retailers offer experiential… Read More »
Personally, I think 2014 was the year when the hype around digital technology in retail stores crested a wave.
Walmart Innovation Lab 415-C is opening submissions to technology companies wanting to be selected for Walmart’s “Technology Innovation Open Call” on Oct. 6, 2016. Submission deadline is July 22, 2016 or the first 250 submissions. Submissions should include a three-minute video and written overview of the company. During the open call event, vendors will meet with key technology… Read More »
The original founder of ZoomSystems has funding for new endeavor which seems to be in the same space in many ways.
Swyft was co-founded by Gower Smith, creator of the automated retail industry. “We are at the inflection point where automated retail is proven, however has not yet scaled. Just like when banks introduced ATMs, location numbers increased 10 times once independent manufacturers deployed low-cost machines. At ZoomSystems I quickly grew annual sales from zero to $100 million, but after handing off management, the company didn’t continue to lower capital cost to improve ROI. Our data showed that this was the key for scale to tens of thousands of locations and billions in revenue, which is our focus at Swyft.”
Walmart is testing new technology that could revolutionize the way customers pick up purchases they ordered online.
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From Kiosk.com Jun2020 We all know that returns are an essential part of the consumer journey, yet they can cause retailers some serious trouble to process. For instance, in-store returns are a great way to recapture lost revenue from returns, but processing them at the checkout can cause longer lines, create more work for staff and extend wait… Read More »
The technology inside Amazon’s new convenience store, opening Monday in downtown Seattle, enables a shopping experience like no other — including no checkout lines.
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