Federal Heath wins digital signage contract with Beaumont Independent School District

The Beaumont Independent School District in Beaumont, Texas, has awarded Federal Heath with a digital signage services contract. Federal Heath will upgrade the school's exterior signs with color electronic messaging centers, which will allow the schools to update messages to...

Coinstar teams with Provision to deliver 3D marketing tech to retail

Coinstar has signed an agreement with Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. to integrate Provision's proprietary 3D holographic display and point-of-sale coupon platforms into Coinstar's exchange kiosks, according to a press release.

Hong Kong International Airport to install movable check-in kiosks

Hong Kong International Airport and Amadeus, a technology provider, announced an agreement to deploy the world's first hot-swappable battery powered movable check-in kiosks, called iCUSS, with both a self-service and full-service mode, according to a press release. The cloud-based mobile...

Toshiba delivers UHD displays to StubHub Center

Toshiba America Business Solutions recently delivered UDH scoreboards and ribbon displays to the StubHub Center, an arena in Los Angeles home to the Los Angeles Chargers and LA Galaxy. The company deployed a 53-feet wide by 20-feet long scoreboard and...

Report: OLED market to reach $48 billion by 2023

The OLED market is expected to reach $48.81 billion by 2023, up from $16.58 billion in 2016.

Chat customer experience not so great in UK, claims study

Consumers in the U.K. want to use chat when it comes to customer service, with nearly a third embracing the technology, but satisfaction isn't very high at this point, according to the Eptica 2017 UK Chat Study. It found that...

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

The Shanghai Roastery is the first Starbucks in the world to offer an augmented reality experience to customers. Customers, who download the app, get a whole new experience as they point their phones at key features around the roastery.

Edigma completes digital signage installation for Ikea, Mar Shopping Algarve

Edigma recently deployed digital signage and kiosks for Mar Shopping Algarve, a shopping mall in Almancil, Portugal, featuring Ikea centers. The company provided interactive kiosks, wayfinding solutions and more, according to a press release. Customers can use some of the kiosks to take selfies with 4K iconic backdrops.

Kiosk at Montana cemetery helps locate Vietnam War veterans

Recently Don Derby, a Vietnam War veteran, showed a group of veterans a kiosk to help people locate the names of veterans on Bozeman’s Vietnam Wall replica, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. The kiosk sits under a stone shelter...

Stratacache Capital launches retail tech consultancy

Stratacache Capital has launched a global retail consultancy, called Q Division, which will advise brands and retailers on how to create data-driven, best-in-class customer experience. Manolo Almagro, a 24-year retail and tech innovation veteran, has been named managing partner. The...

Green Monday expected to deliver another big online shopping opportunity

There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, this year's newly-crowned Sofa Sunday and — of course — Cyber Monday. And then there's today's Green Monday online shopping day, which eBay, among other etailers, plans to cash in on. Today's shopping today...

Gift pickup kiosks debut in Arkansas

Gift pickup kiosks have been introduced to Central Arkansas just in time for the Christmas holiday season, according to arkansasmatters.com. The Anytime Valet kiosks are available at six locations in Sherwood, Little Rock and North Little Rock. Once an item...

Future of UK retail not so bright as 2018 gets closer

The U.K., along with Egypt and Venezuela, is expected to see negative retail market growth come the new year, according to a press release. A prime reason will be fallout from the Brexit vote and an uncertain economic climate due...

Lightspeed hires on a new CTO

Cloud-based point of sale system company Lightspeed has a new chief technology officer at the helm. John Vandermay is the new CTO and will spearhead the vendor's product development strategy, according to a press release that also noted Lightspeed just...

Convenience prime factor in online shopping

The aspect of convenience is the main reason U.S. shoppers are heading online, with 58 percent of consumers choosing to shop on the web, according to an Arvato study. The data also reveals 61 percent of consumers say it's easier...

Garmin Pay now live on Garmin vívoactive 3 smartwatch

Garmin International and Fit Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, have announced that the Garmin Pay contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin's vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service, according...

Personalization pays off big time, claims new study

Retailers who personalize are likely seeing big benefits such as increased profits, according to Monetate's second annual Personalization Development Study. The report, developed with WBR Insights, includes insight from more than 500 markets in North America and the U.K. Personalization...

Pittsburgh neighborhood to purchase parking kiosks

The council for the bureau of Carnegie, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, neighborhood, approved up to $40,000 to buy parking kiosks for East Main Street, from Elk Avenue to Sansbury Street, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Report: Amazon's armor could be cracked

There may be an opportunity for retail brands to grab share from Amazon. But it would likely be due to a move by Amazon. A SmarterHQ report claims 82 percent of Amazon's Prime users — consumers who pay an annual...

Former Macy's VP takes on creative role at GSP

Margaret Sotrop, a former vice president of home and storewide creative at Macy's, is now the executive creative director for GSP, a retail services provider. Sotrop has more than 25 years experience leading design, visual merchandising and photography teams.

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