The Pros and Cons of a Retail Trend: Build-to-Order Products

Big box and ecommerce stores constantly review retail trends to try to find the best ways to stand out from the competition and capture shopper attention. By leveraging the best forecasting they have available, they can see which tactics best suit their budget, inventory capabilities, and shopper pain points. For some brands, that means applying… Read More

Protecting Consumer Data to Combat the Fear of Over-Connectivity

Like most areas of technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) has boomed quickly, offering shoppers a variety of devices, ways to communicate, and even ways to shop. Unfortunately, it’s also brought a fair amount of risk. The connected shopper has a reasonable fear of over-connectivity, meaning brands should take initiative to protect shopper data. This… Read More

How CPG and Grocery Can Thrive When Eating Out Is In

In 2016, the amount Americans spent on dining out surpassed the amount they spent eating at home for the first time. With more than one million restaurant locations to choose from and a rebounding economy, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is the case. Grocery and CPG companies want to reestablish their position in… Read More

Retail Robotics: Current and Future State

One of the latest trends in retail technology is the retail robot. Some companies have had robots in place for a while; Amazon is a fantastic example because of the way it operates around 30,000 of them in its warehouses. However, we’re starting to see retail robotics in store, and while robots as a tool… Read More

How Technology Has Revolutionized Food Delivery

The food delivery landscape has been undergoing significant change in the last few years. No longer limited to pizza or Chinese food, shoppers can now choose pre-portioned meal packages they can prepare themselves or have fully prepared meals from their favorite restaurant delivered to their door. Food delivery technology allows consumers to plan ahead or… Read More

Interactive Screens Bring Digital to the In-Store Shopping Experience

Technology constantly disrupts the retail space, forcing it to evolve. E-commerce raised the stakes for brick-and-mortar stores, while mobile devices changed the expectations and relationship between shoppers and stores. Technology is beginning to do that again with interactive screens. This post will give you an overview of what this technology is and the way interactive… Read More

Lowe’s Has the Vision To Bring Augmented Reality to Retail

Retailers have been driving technological development for some time now, and augmented reality (AR) in retail is on the forefront. While some retailers are focused on providing AR that relies on commonly available technology — ModiFace’s mirror displays and apps are a strong example of how powerful that can be — some brands are taking… Read More

Top 5 Shipping and Delivery Requirements for the Modern Shopper

Between 2015 and 2016, the number of online shoppers grew by 20 million (totaling about 224 million), and the total number of online transactions grew by 115 million. This is just the latest spike in e-commerce growth thanks to the introduction of mobile shopping, and it isn’t slowing down yet; the National Retail Federation expects… Read More

Wearables and Data: What Brands Should Learn from Biometric Tech

Wearable technology has keyed into big data in a big way. Each device can collect a myriad of information depending on what it is, revealing new perspectives on user habits and behavior, which can do much more than simply benefit the end users. Retailers and manufacturers can use this technology to understand those behaviors and… Read More

How Amazon Leads the Way in Subscription Based Services for Kids

Every generation of kids is distinct, preferring different books and TV shows, among many other things. But kids today are being raised much differently than current adults were. They’re not just digital natives — even toddlers are growing up with smartphones and tablets at their fingertips, and mobile internet access is an expected norm. They… Read More