Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

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Optical store installs mirrored touchscreen that encourages online social interaction

London-based optician Kite GB has installed a touchscreen mirror in its East End store, with help from technology provider Zytronic.

Luxury brand Tod's new retail space, Syracuse, New York

When Tod’s, an Italian luxury shoes and leather goods brand, acquired a new retail space at Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York, the mall’s design management team tapped architecture firm Colkitt & Co. to carry out Tod’s design concept and vision for the premium outlet location.

Morocco's first duty free stores get a new look

Morocco’s first duty free store operator will continue renovation of its Mohammed V International Airport stores through later this year.

Retail co-op can provide out-of-the-park benefits for all

Major brands in certain circumstances are willing to provide free resources to retailers in the form of co-op dollars.

How to add additional value to your products

How retail associates handle and present products to customers adds to, or reduces, the perceived value.

Whole Foods’ paycheck may hinge on prices

People buy at Whole Foods because it stands for more than food, so simply dropping prices doesn’t solve its perception issue.

Trend: Online retailers discover value in having stores

Companies that began as pure-play online retailers are discovering the power of having physical stores to build their brand.

Five steps for staging a successful pop-up shop

Many pop-up shops are thrown together at the last minute, and often, it shows.

Why in-queue merchandising matters (infographic)

The waiting line is a golden opportunity to reach consumers, but restraint and proper design are key.

Why certification matters

Among the many considerations buyers should bring to the table when selecting a designer and manufacturer for their next cart or kiosk are the certifications the company has earned. An analogy from the consumer world is the NHTSA safety rating. That's the system that gives cars starred rankings on how well they perform in accident scenarios.

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Swirl, Motorola partner on beacon marketing solution

Swirl Networks, Inc., a provider of an enterprise-class beacon marketing platform, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Motorola Solutions, Inc. The two companies said they will work together in the areas of product, sales and services to support iBeacon technology rollouts in large-scale retail environments.

East of England Co-operative deploys category management solutions from Galleria

The largest independent retailer in East Anglia, East of England Co-operative Society, has announced its plans for implementation of category management solutions from Galleria, geared to optimizing the retailer's merchandising strategy and operations. East of England Co-operative Society operates 135...

Garden Ridge rebranding all stores to At Home

Garden Ridge, a home décor retail chain, has announced that it is investing $20 million to rebrand all stores to the successful At Home brand. According to the company, the new brand identity better reflects the company's mission to provide...

Study says 98% of shoppers buy private-label products

More shoppers are purchasing private label (store brand) products this year compared to last year, according to a recent study of more than 6,200 consumers by Market Force Information.

Galleria, Attraqt come together to offer omnichannel merchandising tool

Galleria, a provider of retail category planning, automation and optimization solutions, and online merchandising firm Attraqt announced they have formed a strategic alliance that will provide retailers with an end-to-end merchandising solution.

Retail Solutions partners with Gigwalk on real-time retail data

Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi), a global provider of cloud-based, Big Data analytics and real-time intelligence for the consumer products industry, announced it has selected Gigwalk, a local visibility software platform, to power its new RSi Intelligent Crowdsourcing solution.

Woolworths selects merchandising tool from Galleria

Woolworths, Australia’s largest retailer, said it plans to implement Galleria’s Foundation Services, Promotional Display Optimization and Store Operations Workbench to help them operationalize an enhanced promotional merchandising strategy to support their consumer-centric vision. According to the companies, by acting as...

Sears testing concept shops for 'connected living' products

Sears has announced the launch of its new Connected Solutions store format. The 1,700 square foot concept is being launched at three Chicago-area locations, each focused on what the company calls "one of the most authoritative assortments of smart, connected...

Checkpoint Systems launches new EAS tools

Checkpoint Systems Inc., a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced the launch of the next generation of intelligent electronic article surveillance solutions. The Evolve iRange, developed alongside global retailers, comprises six different state-of-the-art EAS...

Foot Locker launching Eastbay shop-in-shop

Foot Locker Inc. has announced the introduction of its latest retail collaboration: Eastbay Performance Zone at Champs Sports.

Walls and Forms introduces exterior cart merchandising units

Walls and Forms Inc.

Bang & Olufsen launches next-generation retail concept in North America

Bang & Olufsen has unveiled its first newly redesigned store concept in North America at the new Madison Avenue showroom in New York. According to the company, the new store design is significant as it presents "a breakthrough retail concept...

Checkpoint Systems unveils new RFID label for apparel

Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced its new Zephyr 2 RFID label, which is certified by the University of Arkansas ARC Center for item-level tagging of all apparel categories in the...

Impinj introduces Monza R6 RFID tag chip for retail

UHF radio frequency identification platform provider Impinj Inc. has announced its Monza R6 tag chip to drive high-volume applications in retail stores and supply chains.

Walls and Forms adds slim line gondola

Walls and Forms Inc. has introduced a slim line gondola to its retail merchandising line.

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Products strewn across shelves aren't appealing to customers, no matter how great those products are. Careful design of where products go, how they interface with the rest of the environment and their relationships with other products are all important aspects of building a great in-store experience for shoppers.