With Glass, Google searches for place in retail

With Glass, Google searches for place in retail

The headsets allow users to access information through a heads up display. 

The five ways retailers can beat showrooming

The five ways retailers can beat showrooming

The term "showrooming" is the new buzzword in the dictionary of retail. It refers to the act of consumers literally shopping on their smartphones while in the aisle of a retailer.

At NRF this year, tablets were everywhere

At NRF this year, tablets were everywhere

Mobile in-store tech is the next big thing, if this year's exhibits were any indication.

Commentary: Omnichannel meets in-store merchandising

Commentary: Omnichannel meets in-store merchandising

A Frank Mayer exec discusses how in-store merchandising can bridge the gap between online and in-store shopping.

Tesco digital pilot brings online experience to in-store shopping

Tesco digital pilot brings online experience to in-store shopping

Insight from Cisco helps Tesco 'catch and keep' digital shoppers.

IBM study says showroomers should be targeted

IBM study says showroomers should be targeted

Although the notorious showroomer makes up only 6 percent of all buying traffic, they're young, active and influential.

NRF: Mobile assisted selling from Zebra

NRF: Mobile assisted selling from Zebra

At this year's NRF show, Zebra Technologies demonstrated its new in-store technology that uses tablets for an assisted shopping and checkout experience.

NRF: Intel demonstrates smart shelves for retail

NRF: Intel demonstrates smart shelves for retail

At NRF 2013, Intel's senior principal engineer Mary Murphy-Hoye demonstrates the company's latest smart-shelf technology.

Opinion: The right way to do in-queue merchandising

Opinion: The right way to do in-queue merchandising

If customers are distracted as they wait, the perception of how long they wait decreases, and overall satisfaction increases.

Create powerful retail experiences with digital signage

Create powerful retail experiences with digital signage

Digital signage helps retailers create immersive retail experiences for shoppers that can increase sales and improve ROI.

Digital signage and the shopper's path (Commentary)

Digital signage and the shopper's path (Commentary)

A digital signage expert looks at the convergence of mobile phone data and smart digital signage in mapping shopper paths.

Best Buy invests 50,000 hours in employee training on Windows 8

Best Buy invests 50,000 hours in employee training on Windows 8

The radical new operating system is leading to the kind of products that people need to see and touch.

Minnie Mouse does the catwalk at Barneys NY (Video)

Minnie Mouse does the catwalk at Barneys NY (Video)

Barneys flagship store in NYC installs an eye-catching electronic window display for the holiday shopping season.

Are your QR codes gathering dust?

Are your QR codes gathering dust?

Retailers need to use QR codes to deliver something of value to consumers.

Smart signage, smart phones and smart retailing (Commentary)

Smart signage, smart phones and smart retailing (Commentary)

A longtime digital signage pro takes a look at how smart signs and smartphones work together to make for smart retail.

C-store chain Wawa goes digital

C-store chain Wawa goes digital

After a successful pilot, the chain is rolling out digital signage to all of its more than 600 locations across the U.S.

The new 'super shopper' and the fate of bricks and mortar retail

The new 'super shopper' and the fate of bricks and mortar retail

Despite the mobile boom, 90 percent of consumers still embrace the physical store when making retail purchases.

Samsung's stores missing a page from Apple's playbook

Samsung's stores missing a page from Apple's playbook

My grueling travel schedule does not permit me to get out and see retail stores in Seoul. But since South Korea is the home of Samsung, I thought it would be appropriate to share observations on Samsung's new flagship "Experience Store" that just opened in Australia.

Macy's novel approach to rolling out mobility in 800 stores

Macy's novel approach to rolling out mobility in 800 stores

Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you'll know that showrooming is one of the hottest topics in retailing. Consumers are increasingly using their smartphones to shop online for better deals while standing in the store aisle.

What would happen if all the store signs were removed?

What would happen if all the store signs were removed?

Ever look around a store and notice all the signs? At least in technology stores you can't miss them. There seems to be a plethora of signs touting the latest technology, promotions ...

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