Fashion retailer Zara adds RFID-based inventory intelligence

Tyco Retail Solutions announced that Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has awarded Tyco a chain-wide contract for RFID-based inventory intelligence. The Tyco solution is currently deployed in 700 Zara stores across 22 countries, the companies said...

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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.

The three main things customers want from mobile payments

How can you get customers to adopt mobile payments? Make them a value-added benefit that improves their retail experience.

Amazon's Fire Phone: Will it succeed?

The sprawling online retailer has finally unveiled its smartphone. But is the company too late to a game that is well underway?

L'Oreal app holds a mirror to consumer insights

The beauty giant, whose luxury brands include Lancôme, Giorgio Armani and Kiehl’s, has recently unveiled Makeup Genius, an app that redefines digital engagement as finely as a charcoal liner.

Retailers using mobile payment platform LevelUp get iBeacon support

The Boston-based company says customers increased spend after merchants integrated iBeacon.

To drive store traffic, give shoppers something they can't get online

Effective retail strategy is about where and how a retailer can engage consumers at experience touch points in the journey.

How to use technology to make a real impact on shoppers

Don't implement technology just for the sake of doing so. Always go back to the basic needs of your customers.

Why the future of retail is exciting, not gloomy

Brick-and-mortar retailers are primed to emerge victorious in the battle for shopper dollars.

Amazon teases 'amazing' new device coming later this month

Amazon has uploaded a brief video, showing the reactions of various consumers to a new mystery product.

Making data-driven decisions with your POS

Three questions to ask of your business to understand how to leverage POS data for a competitive advantage.

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Skin care brand applies digital signage for in-store experience

Skin care brand Dermalogica recently opend its second and third concept stores featuring face-mapping skin analysis, skin bar and micro-zone skin treatments in South Africa, and has deployed digital signage to help communicate the brand experience to customers.

Vibes introduces personalized push messaging for brands

Mobile marketing firm Vibes has announced the release of personalized Push Messaging, integrated with Catapult, its mobile relationship management platform for brands.

First Data introduces Perka mobile loyalty solution for SMB merchants

First Data Corporation has announced the commercial integration of its Perka Mobile Loyalty Solution. Its apps are now available through First Data distribution systems, according to the company. Perka is a cloud-based customer loyalty solution that connects businesses to their customers using location-based apps and mobile phones.

Slyde app combines loyalty, deals and touchless payments

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, has announced its beta launch of a touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app.

Report says most retailers lag Amazon in strategic use of analytics

The retail industry is rich in data, yet retailers struggle to derive significant value from their analytics investments, according to a new research report from EKN Research. Results show that while 4 in 5 retailers use enterprise-grade analytics, they cite analytics interpretation as their biggest challenge.

Mobile site redirects add 8 seconds to page loads for online retailers

Severe inefficiencies in how some of the top e-retailers' sites load on a mobile device add more than 8 seconds to the page load process, according to new data analysis from Yottaa. In its ongoing study of the top 500...

Retailers still far from 'omni-channel maturity'

Retailers have barely reached the halfway mark in their journey to omni-channel maturity, according to the results of a new report from Starmount and Retail Systems Research.

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.

Goodwill stores automate POS, cash handling with NCR

Retail Control Systems (RCS), a point-of-sale solutions provider for retailers, announced that Goodwill Industries of Chattanooga has successfully automated 14 stores with its NCR Counterpoint retail management solution. Prior to implementing RCS's NCR Counterpoint solution, Goodwill used electronic cash registers...

Report says most millennials are using mobile retail apps

CFI Group has published its Retail Satisfaction Barometer, which reveals consumer expectations during the shopping process, specifically noting the popularity of mobile technology. The report uncovered that the use of mobile applications for shopping purposes doubled in the past year,...

Salesforce.com introduces Salesforce1 for Retail

CRM platform Salesforce.com has announced Salesforce1 for Retail. According to the company, retailers can now leverage Mobile Clienteling and Salesforce Communities for Retail to build 1:1 relationships with shoppers anytime, anywhere and on any device to make every customer feel like a VIP.

mShopper launches Version 4.1 of mStore mobile commerce platform

Mobile commerce platform provider mShopper has announced version 4.1 of its mStore product. With the addition of new user experience improvements, universal navigation, extensive use of product imagery, custom faceted search, and more, mShopper's new mStore is set up to...

Webinar on retail HR management now on-demand

In the webinar, Norma Prisock, HR director at Texas Book Company, discusses her company's transition from paper-based timecards and payroll forms to an all-electronic system.

LightSpeed launches cloud analytics for independent retailers

Commerce platform LightSpeed has announced the launch of its Advanced Reporting for LightSpeed Cloud. According to the company, this product adds big data analytics to LightSpeed’s cloud-based POS system, giving retailers real-time insight into sales, inventory trends and customer preferences...

B2B Soft, QLess partner to cut mobile customer wait times

B2B Soft, a business-to-business software company specializing in retail management for the wireless/cellular retail industry, has announced a new partnership with line management solution provider QLess. According to the companies, the QLess virtual line management service is now integrated with...

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The modern retail store is a high-tech place, even if the products it carries are decidedly low-tech. From inventory management to point-of-sale to digital merchandising, the technology behind the retail experience can be incredibly complex. Use this research center as a quick way to keep up-to-date with what is new and exciting in retail technology.