New solution aims to give digital signage a voice

Audio solutions provider Barix today announced it will bring to Integrated Systems Europe 2014 and the 2014 Digital Signage Expo a new retail solution designed to enhance the shopping experience for consumers and add value for retailers through mobile connectivity...

Sears, Kmart using mobile marketing platform from Pikato

Pikato today launched its retail mobile marketing solution that it says personalizes the customer shopping experience to significantly increase consumer engagement and deliver measurable results. The company also announced that Sears and Kmart are the first companies to engage with...

American Eagle Outfitters testing iBeacons

American Eagle Outfitters and app developer Shopkick have announced plans to launch shopBeacon in 100 top-performing American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie stores across the country. According to the company, Shopkick's shopBeacon is the first Apple iBeacon-based presence signal for retailers....

Smartrac highlights its contribution to Thinaire's NFC RFID-based solution for Bon-Ton

Department store operator Bon-Ton has engaged Thinaire, a provider of RF engagement marketing solutions, to turn shoes on display into mobile marketing channels for shoppers. Thinaire relies on Smartrac’s NFC RFID tags exclusively, and all three companies are demoing the...

STRATACACHE unveils Connected Journey to bring retailers closer to the consumer

STRATACACHE, a provider of scalable digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, today unveiled a new, interactive retail journey empowering consumers to become more involved in the shopping experience. Unveiled at Retail's BIG Show at New York's Jacob...

Esri brings 'the power of place' to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Software provider Esri has announced the release of enhanced Esri Maps for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The software adds new analytical perspectives for retailers across channels, according to the company.

Enhanced Retail Solutions announces Rolling Forecast analysis tool

Enhanced Retail Solutions, a provider of software-as-a-service retail analytic and demand planning solutions, has announced the integration of its Rolling Forecast system with Retail Synthesis, its business intelligence module. According to the company, one of the biggest challenges any retailer...

Digby announces upgrades to mobile marketing platform

Digby today announced the launch of several new upgrades to Localpoint, the company′s award-winning platform that facilitates consumer engagement in and around brick-and-mortar locations. According to the company, Localpoint now offers enhanced targeting based on opted-in consumer profile data, the...

IDC Retail Insights releases top 10 predictions for 2014

IDC Retail Insights today hosted a webinar, "IDC Retail Insights 2014 Predictions: Worldwide Retail" highlighting the top 10 predictions for the year ahead. It featured analysts Robert Parker, Greg Girard, Leslie Hand and Spencer Izard, and can be revisited here.  IDC's Top 10 predictions are: 1.

Tetley using 'virtual assistant' to promote tea sales

Queue management firm Tensator announced it has helped long-standing British tea brand Tetley cause a stir in Kuwait’s supermarkets, by using Virtual Assistants to promote tea. Tensator’s Virtual Assistant Ultra model has been installed at 10 Co-op stores across the...

Retail digital ad spending to reach record levels in 2013

Bolstered by growing e-commerce sales and time spent across digital channels, the U.S. retail industry will grow its digital ad spending more rapidly this year than in 2012, according to new figures from eMarketer. By the end of this year, eMarketer predicts, U.S.

Bon-Ton Stores adds shoe-based mobile marketing solution

When in doubt, talk to the shoe. The retail chain Bon-Ton Stores has added a mobile solution that lets in-store shoe shoppers know if the store has the shoes they're looking for. If not, an RF/NFC-enabled display shoe will guide...

Verizon destination store opens at Mall of America

Verizon Wireless this week unveiled its first destination store at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., launching a new retail experience focused on helping customers discover all that wireless technology can do for their mobile lifestyles. Covering 9,715 square feet,...

Westfield, eBay partner to launch digital storefronts in San Francisco

Westfield Labs, an entity of the Westfield Group, has unveiled its first partnership pilot with eBay, which it says unites the power of mobile and online shopping with the physical retail world. Westfield Labs and eBay Inc.

Shopkick goes live with Apple's iBeacon at Macy's

Shopping app shopkick announced that today it deploys the first Apple iBeacon-based presence signal at any major retailer. ShopBeacon transmitters are now live at Macy’s Herald Square, New York and Union Square, San Francisco.

YourZoom adds enhanced image capabilities to e-commerce platform

E-commerce platform MarketLive announced that is has partnered with DEPlabs, makers of the YourZoom visual merchandizing platform, to provide MarketLive customers with sophisticated options for online image presentation on their e-commerce sites. Providing an additional layer of features to MarketLive's...

Researcher says smartphones will 'completely revolutionize' retail tech, operations

Smartphones will change the face of retail technologies and shopping, enabling a whole new converged ecosystem to emerge, according to a new report. ABI Research's newest quarterly Market Data, "Retail Technologies," considers the evolving space of retail technology, taking the smartphone as a central component.

Intel pop-up stores coming to NYC this month

Intel joins the ranks of Microsoft and Apple later this month when it opens its first pop-up store in New York's NoLita area on Nov. 23.

Luxury shoe brand L.K. Bennett upgrades online presence

Luxury brand and shoe specialist L.K. Bennett has selected the Amplience Adaptive Media Platform to enhance its online website merchandising across campaign and product pages.

World's largest online bike store adds 360-degree imagery

Chain Reaction Cycles has partnered with SpinMe to boost its online sales with interactive imagery as its customer base diversifies to include a broader demographic. The Northern Ireland-based cycling brand, which the company says is the world's largest online bike...

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