Nexcom to showcase smart retail, kiosk innovations

Nexcom plans to showcase its latest kiosk and smart retail solutions at Digital Signage Expo, held on March 28 and 29, in Las Vegas. In particular, Nexcom will display its Kiosk Panel PC Series and IoT solutions, according to a press release. The KPPC is a fanless kiosk able to operate at temperature ranges of -20 to 70 degrees Celsius.

Amazon extends Prime discount to Medicaid consumers

Amazon is offering Medicaid consumers its Prime membership for $5.99 a month, a big discount from its monthly $12.99 cost. The move is a discount program expansion, according to the New York Times, as Amazon first offered the same discount...

Indian airport tests check-in kiosk on buses

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, in collaboration with the Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore, India, has installed an automated check-in kiosk in a Vayu Vajra bus on the Electronics City-KIA route. So far, 160 passengers have checked in from the...

Walmart debuts new meal kits

In its quest to remain competitive with the growing number of food kit makers, Walmart is debuting a slew of its own meal kits and rolling them out to more than 2,000 stores during 2018. The meals will also be...

Etsy CEO: It's all about gross merchandise sales

Etsy, an online spot for selling handmade and antique crafts and items, is mainly focused on one financial point: gross merchandise sales. A Fortune report noted that the e-commerce marketplace is prepping for an IPO effort, and one reason may...

Report: Technology essential for retail

A new GlobalData report reveals choosing the right digital technology is essential for retailers striving to survive and differentiate their brand. The Technology Trends in Retail, 2018 report mentions various solutions, including artificial intelligence for customer service, analytics and smart...

Millennials willing to pay more for a top mobile experience

Millennial consumers are willing to spend more if the return is a five-star mobile experience, according to a Worldpay research report. The research predicts mobile payment apps may become the "luxury shopping service" of the future despite the fact that the U.S. lags in terms of the global mobile app revolution.

Target revamps storm damaged location with next-gen strategy

A Texas-based Target location, shuttered following Hurricane Harvey in August, 2017, is now re-open and boasting the retailer's next generation strategy when it comes to technology and customer experience. The Humble-based store was left under eight feet of water after...

Confirmit taps Claire Sporton to drive customer experience innovation

Confirmit has tapped Claire Sporton for a newly created role of senior vice president of customer experience innovation. She will be responsible for ensuring the company delivers market-leading expertise and technology that companies need for CX programs. She joined Confirmit...

Amazon may be going into banking business, claims report

Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Capital One Financial are reportedly teaming up on a checking account initiative to attract the younger consumer. A Fortune report, citing the Wall Street Journal, claims the three companies are mulling the banking service, but it would not mean Amazon would be opening a banking division.

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery to San Francisco, Atlanta

Amazon Prime members in six more cities now have access to free, 2-hour delivery on Whole Foods Market orders. Amazon, the omnichannel giant which bought Whole Foods Market in 2017, is extending the fast delivery option to Atlanta and San...

Nexcom to showcase smart retail, kiosk solutions

Nexcom plans to showcase its latest kiosk and smart retail solutions at Digital Signage Expo, held on March 28 and 29, in Las Vegas. In particular, Nexcom will display its Kiosk Panel PC Series and IoT solutions, according to a press release. The KPPC is a fanless kiosk able to operate at temperature ranges of -20 to 70 degrees Celsius.

St. Patrick's Day spend will hit record-setting $5.9B, claims survey

Lots of Americans will be spending money to celebrate the annual Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, to the tune of $5.9 billion this year. That’s a record-setting expectation, according to an annual survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Walmart moves into the mattress business with new brand

The mattress industry just got a big new competitor as Walmart is moving in. The mega-retailer has launched its own online mattress brand, according to a New York Times report. The AllswellHome.com product line also includes bedding accessories and has its own website.

Amazon tracking deliveries with a click of a camera

Apparently Amazon delivery drivers have been snapping photos of packages they've left on doorsteps, and Amazon is now offering the tracking option to consumers. The Amazon Logistics Photo on Delivery, according to PC Magazine, is now available to shoppers who...

JC Penney cuts jobs, misses earnings predictions

Struggling retailer J.C. Penney has chopped about 360 jobs in a cost-savings effort and missed industry predictions regarding earnings. The news, according to USA Today, sent shares downward.

Amazon debuts its own health product line

Amazon is clearly taking on the big pharma and drugstore competition with its own special brand of health products. It has launched Basic Care, which is an exclusive line, according to a CNBC report, though the items are being manufactured...

Walmart's Marc Lore: I’m not leaving my job

Marc Lore, chief of Walmart's digital ecommerce for the U.S. and co-founder of Jet, which Walmart bought last year, says he's not leaving his job. As Retail Customer Experience reported last week, a news report claimed Lore was looking to...

Amazon buys itself some camera chip tech, claims report

Amazon has acquired a start-up, Immedia Semiconductor, which is responsible for Blink home security cameras, in what is described as a "secret bet" on energy efficient chips, according to a Reuters report. Reuters reported the mega etailer has paid $90...

Home Depot enjoys robust sales

The U.S. housing boom and demand for building and repair supplies due to natural disasters helped Home Depot's sales last quarter. A Bloomberg report stated the retailer enjoyed a 7.5 percent increase in same-store sales, which beat analyst projections of 6.5 percent.

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