Samsung installing 'Entertainment Experience areas' in 500 Best Buy stores

Samsung recently announced a new retail initiative at select Best Buy stores, aimed at working with the electronics retailer's goal of providing customers access to new technology, particularly the new UHD TVs. The new Samsung Entertainment Experience areas at Best...

FEATURES


Kohl's interactive experience at NRF 2014

Chad Brown with Xomni demonstrates his company's interactive assisted selling solution for Kohl's, at this year's NRF show.

Time Warner Cable debuts new Flagship Experience Store

Interactive digital signage creates a completely new atmosphere for buying cable services at NYC flagship store.

Infusion Retail Experience Lounge, New York

This year at NRF, Inclusion brought some highlights from its New York Experience Lounge. Although the "Big Show" has come and gone, the Lounge itself is still open for visits for a limited time, at the company's headquarters at Broadway and Houston.

What the future holds for retail iPad apps

From low-bandwidth video to eco-friendly communication, the tablet will transform retail even more than it already has.

OnCue Technologies demonstrates interactive POS system

At this year's Customer Engagement Technology World, OnCue Technologies brought a demo unit of an interactive POS system for retail which features audio and video response. Sy Walker, OnCue's VP of product development, walks us through the features of the machine in this video.

Five steps toward developing 'programmable retail'

Retail strategist discusses how to bring certain characteristics of the e-commerce world to the brick-and-mortar store.

Technology meets beauty in a New York subway station

A L'Oreal retail kiosk in the Bryant Park subway station gives New Yorkers a high-tech beauty consultation.

Can you afford to ignore cash in your kiosks?

Although payment options abound, cash should remain part of your business operation.

For retail, 'Big Data' means big benefits

The benefits of predictive analytics in retail could outweigh the potential for consumer concern.

NRF: Mobile assisted selling from Zebra

At this year's NRF show, Zebra Technologies demonstrated its new in-store technology that uses tablets for an assisted shopping and checkout experience.

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NEWS


Millennial travelers prefer digital shopping

Millennial travelers are willing to spend their money and loyalty points on purchases for ancillary items at self-service kiosk and mobile devices, according to a survey by NCR Corp. "Airports and airlines alike have a unique opportunity to cater to...

Retailer launches Oman's largest digital signage network

Anzyma, a digital solutions company in the Sultanate of Oman, has deployed the country's largest digital signage network across all 70 Omantel retail outlets, powered by Scala, according to an announcement from Scala Inc. This nationwide rollout across 80 screens...

Village Vending brings back English village stores

Village Vending, a company based in the small historic town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, U.K., is providing self-service kiosks with the look and feel of traditional village stores. Village stores, once the center of English rural life, have been on the...

ComQi adds interactive engagement features to retail digital signage

New high-impact interactive features designed to drive product awareness and boost sales are now being rolled out to retailers and brands through ComQi's EnGage shopper engagement technology platform, according to an announcement from ComQi. Enhancements to the cloud-based in-store digital...

ShopRite grocery chain pilots in-aisle scanning app

ShopRite, a grocery chain with stores around Connecticut and New Jersey, has launched a pilot program to test the ShopRite Mobile Scan app, an in-aisle scanning system that allows shoppers to scan products with their mobile phones. In addition to...

Modell's uses interactive tech to welcome Super Bowl fans to Times Square store

Tensator, provider of queue management and customer journey solutions, today announced that Modell's CEO Mitchell Modell is welcoming Super Bowl XLVIII fans to its Times Square flagship store via Tensator's Virtual Assistant interactive digital signage. According to the company, Tensator's...

AVT licenses wireless management system to Marley Coffee Automated Stores

AVT Inc., a provider of custom vending machines, automated retailing and self-service kiosks, has announced that it has licensed its patented wireless vending management system to Marley Coffee Automated Stores Inc. According to the companies, Marley Automated Coffee Stores is...

Smartrac highlights its contribution to Thinaire's NFC RFID-based solution for Bon-Ton

Department store operator Bon-Ton has engaged Thinaire, a provider of RF engagement marketing solutions, to turn shoes on display into mobile marketing channels for shoppers. Thinaire relies on Smartrac’s NFC RFID tags exclusively, and all three companies are demoing the...

STRATACACHE unveils Connected Journey to bring retailers closer to the consumer

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, today unveiled a new, interactive retail journey empowering consumers to become more involved in the shopping experience. Unveiled at Retail's BIG Show at New York's Jacob...

T1Visions to showcase digital signage, shopping app at NRF BIG Show

Interactive technology provider T1Visions will exhibi its latest in-store retail digital signage lineup at this year's NRF BIG Show in New York City, Jan. 13 and 14, including the inTouch Retail Table complete with Ultra HD 4K touchscreen, the interactive...

General Pants Co. goes multichannel with iPad kiosk plan

Australian retailer General Pants Co. announced its plans to deploy a fleet of in-store kiosks during a recent launch event in Sydney. According to an article on powerretail.com.au, the kiosks are iPad-based and blend "fashion shopping, social media and music...

Researcher says smartphones will 'completely revolutionize' retail tech, operations

Smartphones will change the face of retail technologies and shopping, enabling a whole new converged ecosystem to emerge, according to a new report. ABI Research's newest quarterly Market Data, "Retail Technologies," considers the evolving space of retail technology, taking the smartphone as a central component.

MyRegistry introduces mobile app for retailers

MyRegistry.com has announced the release of its "Kiosk" mobile app on iOS for merchants to operate an in-store gift registry service. According to the company, this new application enables any brick-and-mortar retailer to have sophisticated gift registry tools that in the past could only be afforded by major department stores.

CVS/pharmacy puts a new spin on the weekly circular

CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of myWeeklyAd, a savings solution that the company said reinvents the American shopping staple — the weekly sales circular. MyWeeklyAd is a digital circular experience powered by the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program — with more than...

Catalog Spree and Google partner on interactive ad content

The "digital mall" service Catalog Spree announced it has teamed with Google to distribute interactive retail catalogs and lookbooks on the Web through Lightbox Ads. The targeted ads will be distributed on the Google Display Network, which reaches more than...

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Today's customer is smarter and better informed than ever before, and smart retailers take advantage of this by empowering those customers to do and learn more. Assisted selling devices give power to the people, right in the aisle.