Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart is fulfilling a big part of its one-year-old technology incubation strategy by buying a virtual reality startup. As a leader notes, it's just the start of what Walmart hopes to accomplish with emerging technologies at its Store No 8.

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Matt Sebek, vice president of digital, World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs, pinpoints the big trends coming into play for customer experience from NRF's Big Show held in January.

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashier-less checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

Is staying up with consumer acceptance of automation worth the challenges?

Is staying up with consumer acceptance of automation worth the challenges?

A session on the need to adopt automation in retail drew an overflow audience during the CES show in Las Vegas.

Has automated retailing's time finally arrived In the US?

Has automated retailing's time finally arrived In the US?

Paul Schlossberg, president DFW Consulting, talks automated retailing and why, despite challenges and failures, the concept just won't die.

Leverage these retail IoT options to drive growth

Leverage these retail IoT options to drive growth

Sara Sugar, a contributor to ShopKeep, explains why Internet of Things technology is something every retailer should be considering. While solutions vary drastically when it comes to technology and price there are many options to choose from.

Rolling out the robots: The next tech transformation

Rolling out the robots: The next tech transformation

The main benefit of robots is often described as automating repetitive tasks. Robots are perfectly suited to such tasks, they can check over and over without losing concentration, while remembering every single planogram, matching it to the shelf in fractions of seconds, and producing actionable reports.

How AI plays into every step in the retail customer journey

How AI plays into every step in the retail customer journey

Artificial intelligence isn't just about having a chat bot. As a leading women's wear retailer is discovering, AI offers a way to solve a slew of retail challenges and boost the bottom line way beyond just better customer communication.

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.

Future of retail is robotic and not just in the supply chain

Future of retail is robotic and not just in the supply chain

While augmenting human labor in the supply chain with robots enables increased productivity, this advancement is rendered ineffective when the back office acts as an effective bottleneck. The next frontier of automation will be in white collar jobs, not warehouse stackers.

Vending/micro market veteran ready to take on Amazon Go

Vending/micro market veteran ready to take on Amazon Go

A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.

IoT proving valuable in driving customer experience, savings and operational efficiencies

IoT proving valuable in driving customer experience, savings and operational efficiencies

Retailers not using Internet of Things technology may soon want to investigate its potential given big opportunities to boost the customer experience and save big bucks.

Ashley Furniture taps VR, AR to deliver an innovative customer experience

Ashley Furniture taps VR, AR to deliver an innovative customer experience

The national brand is rolling out a consumer augmented reality app and an in-store virtual reality experience come 2017.

Paul Price to keynote Interactive Customer Experience Summit

Paul Price to keynote Interactive Customer Experience Summit

Paul Price, CEO of marketing technology company Creative Realities, will offer ICX Summit attendees his expert insights and real-world examples for putting the 'wow factor' into the customer experience.

Technology meets beauty in a New York subway station

Technology meets beauty in a New York subway station

A L'Oreal retail kiosk in the Bryant Park subway station gives New Yorkers a high-tech beauty consultation.

Automated retail could be a mobile payments kickstarter

Automated retail could be a mobile payments kickstarter

The ubiquity of vending may help push mobile payments into the mainstream.

Coinstar counting on growth of automated retail

Coinstar counting on growth of automated retail

The company's kiosk lineup focuses on a new ways to automate the buying process.

Coinstar: Rubi and Redbox Tickets a benefit to retailers

Coinstar: Rubi and Redbox Tickets a benefit to retailers

If the company's predictions are correct, coffee and tickets will drive foot traffic to stores.

CETW12: Zebra demos on-demand gift card kiosk

CETW12: Zebra demos on-demand gift card kiosk

Zebra showcased its on-demand gift card kiosk in San Francisco at Customer Engagement Technology World.

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