US Lexus dealerships roll out MyDealerLot service solutions

Customer service and support solutions from MyDealerLot were selected by Lexus for implementation in its U.S. dealerships, according to a news release. Under the new program, MDL's fully integrated RFID service and sales solutions will be offered to Lexus dealers,...

Hellman's rolls out high-tech Recipe Cart (Video)

The Hellman's mayonnaise brand took an innovative approach to product awareness with its recent high-tech supermarket campaign in Brazil — one that resulted in almost a 70 percent increase in sales, springwise.com reported. The company completed a month long deployment...

RichRelevance expands global presence with acquisition of Avail

RichRelevance, the company behind personalized online product recommendations for clients including Walmart, Sears and Target, announced it has acquired Avail, a European provider of online merchandising platforms. According to Venture Beat, the acquisition gives RichRelevance presence in a total of...

Canadian clothier dispenses designer duds from a kiosk

Quattro Clothiers, a Toronto-based luxury menswear shop, is using an automated retail kiosk by Signifi to dispense designer Italian shirts, according to a news release. The SpotShop kiosk uses a tray system to carefully handle the shirts, which carry price...

Research on 'sequential' pricing shows strategy can boost sales

Researchers at the University of Arkansas revealed results of an in-depth study of "sequential" pricing of retail products in both online and brick-and-mortar businesses. The finding indicated that the ability to set prices based on real-time knowledge of customer preferences...

Control Group creates 'immersive' experience for Kate Spade flagship

The NYC-based technology and design firm Control Group today unveiled its work with the newly launched Kate Spade Saturday brand. The concept highlights the social side of shopping by "bringing the online experience into the retail stores," the announcement said....

DPAA sponsoring digital place-based ad summit at DSE13

The Digital Place-based Advertising Association will sponsor an all-day DPb Advertising Summit at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas on Feb. 26.

Amy Poehler brings the funny to Best Buy Super Bowl ad

Best Buy is hoping Amy Poehler makes a big score during her Super Bowl commercial for the electronics retailer. According to an article on latimes.com, Poehler's Best Buy spot will run during the first quarter of the big game. "Amy...

Augmented reality has its place in retail

Augmented reality is already cementing its place in retail. But according to an article on guardian.co.uk, music retail may be the business area with most to gain, as the software has the potential for album covers in-store to trigger samples...

Adspace books Conde Nast Traveler for DOOH

Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler is providing exclusive holiday digital signage content across the Adspace Digital Mall Network, according to an announcement from Adspace. The Adspace creative team has developed content straight from the pages of the magazine in 207...

Celebrity-branded products bring interest, need strong star-power for success

Celebrity-branded products are nothing new, but apparently sometimes the old ideas still present fresh opportunities. This year, a slew of celebs are slapping their names on everything from perfume to purses — and according to oregonlive.com, interest in celebrity products...

Best Buy begins roll out of audio kiosk program

Turtle Beach, a provider of gaming headsets, and Best Buy are launching an in-store interactive kiosk program that delivers a fully interactive and educational experience, while giving Best Buy customers access to samples from Turtle Beach's product line-up. According to...

Best Buy combats showrooming with changes to price-matching policy

Best Buy, realizing the potentially dangerous effects of showrooming, has changed its tune on holiday season price-matching. The electronics retailer originally excluded price-matching from its 2012 shopping season policy, but according to an article on TIME.com, the chain has revised...

PointGrab gesture-recognition tech reaching out to US digital signage market

Access1, a provider of advanced content triggering software, interactive applications and analytic reporting for anonymous video analytic-enabled digital signage and retail displays has completed a licensing agreement with PointGrab technologies of Israel to sell PointGrab's hand gesture-recognition software in the...

Augmented reality is part of IKEA's 2013 catalog

IKEA is taking the catalog experience up a notch, using augmented reality to grab readers' attention. After downloading the IKEA app to smartphones or tablets, shoppers can scan select pages of the retailer's 2013 catalog to unlock films, interactive experiences and photo galleries. Watch below to get a sneak peek at the app.

Tokyo toy co testing augmented reality kiosks

A Tokyo toy company is testing kiosks with augmented reality capabilities to allow shoppers to interact with toys even when they're still in packaging. The kiosks, developed by Tokyo-based Chariot Co. Ltd using technology from Metaio GmbH, are now in...

Nivea promotes products via digital shelf

Nivea in Germany is replacing some of its standard in-store product shelves with the digital multidisplay shelf-edge display solution designed by Crystal Display Systems Limited, according to a company press release. The brand hopes the long, thin display shelves that...

RCE Podcast episode 3: Why (most) retailers shouldn't worry about showrooming

RCE Podcast episode 3: Why (most) retailers shouldn't worry about showrooming

New survey data reveals that most retailers have nothing to fear from the mobile-enabled consumer, and on today's call our panel discusses why that is - and better still, how to use this as an opportunity for improvement and growth.

Robotic retail: AndyVision debuts in campus store

Retail now has its very own robot – AndyVision. The robot's designer Priya Narasimhan, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, who heads the Intel Science and Technology Center in Embedded Computing, recently demonstrated AndyVision at an Intel Research Labs event in San Francisco.

IBM, retail partners testing augmented reality

IBM may soon roll out augmented reality to help retailers better serve their customers, according to a story on PCWorld.com, that said the company's research labs have designed a mobile application that gives shoppers more product info while also gathering...

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