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...

Webinar discussing the 'connected store' on-demand

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Retail Customer Experience hosted a live webinar, "The Connected Store: Integrating the customer experience with technology." Sponsored by Omnivex-Microsoft, the webinar covered the modern retail technology ecosystem, and how various devices and technologies are converging within...

Silver Jeans Co. unveils new tech-centric store design

YCD Multimedia, a provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced that Silver Jeans Co., a producer of high quality and well-fitting jeans in the mid luxury denim market, has installed YCD's content management system as the engine behind a...

Largest US mall operator Simon adds mobile shopping app for holidays

Zoomingo, a personalized shopping discovery app that helps shoppers find the best deals in their local stores and malls, today announced an agreement with Simon Property Group, the largest mall operator in the U.S., to market the Zoomingo app for...

Travel agency Thomson unveils new interactive store design

British travel agency Thomson is opening a new prototype store tomorrow in Kent, which it says will "modernize customer experience." Design Week reports that the new store, which features screens and interactive experiences from front to back, includes zoned areas...

Webinar to discuss the 'connected store'

On Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 PM EST, Retail Customer Experience will host a live webinar, "The Connected Store: Integrating the customer experience with technology." Sponsored by Omnivex-Microsoft, the webinar will cover the modern retail technology ecosystem, and how various...

Digital Signage Expo tabs Intel's Avalos for keynote address

Digital Signage Expo, the trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks, announced today that it has scheduled Intel's José Avalos, retail and digital signage worldwide director, Embedded & Computing Division, to keynote...

Reflect showcases in-store digital signage at Shopper Marketing Expo

Reflect, a provider of digital technologies for creating seamless in-store customer experiences, exhibited its wares for retailers at this year's Shopper Marketing Expo in Chicago to showcase the latest in-store digital signage and interactive applications technologies for consumer brands and...

Catalog Spree and Google partner on interactive ad content

The "digital mall" service Catalog Spree announced it has teamed with Google to distribute interactive retail catalogs and lookbooks on the Web through Lightbox Ads. The targeted ads will be distributed on the Google Display Network, which reaches more than...

Deloitte: Retailers must merge physical, digital storefronts for holiday sales win

As the economy improves at a gradual but steady pace, retailers can expect moderate gains this holiday season, according to a recent forecast from Deloitte. Deloitte's Retail & Distribution practice expects total holiday sales to climb to between $963 and...

AT&T goes heavy on digital signage, interactivity in KY, OH stores

As the lines between the physical and digital retail worlds blur and consumers turn to their mobile devices and apps to enhance their mobile lifestyle, AT&T said it is transforming its retail stores in Kentucky and Ohio to enhance the...

Digital Signage Today releases industry future trends report

Retailers have more options than ever when it comes to using digital technology to engage and serve customers. But what is around the bend that should influence their purchasing decisions? Digital Signage Today, the leading source of news and information...

CastNET integrates NFC with digital signage

CastNET announced today that it has developed and is shipping a new solution that fully integrates Near Field Communications, a.k.a. NFC technology, with its digital signage software.

Selfridges puts on denim and digital signage

Selfridges, one of the world's best-known department stores, put on denim and digital signage for the launch of its Denim Studio, which it is calling "the world's largest denim store," at its flagship location on London's Oxford Street, according to...

Cosmetics counter gets dolled up with transparent digital signage (Video)

­­­Inglot, a cosmetics company specializing in makeup and cosmetics accessories in the Netherlands, is enhancing its products' beauty factor in-store via transparent digital signage display cases from AOPEN, according to an announcement from AOPEN. According to the announcement, Inglot is...

AT&T to share customer experience insights at San Diego summit

In 2012, AT&T opened the doors to its first and only brand flagship store. This space is designed to showcase the best of the brand through interactive and hands-on customer experiences.

Study: In-store merchandising is broken

In a study by RIS News and RBM Technologies, in-store merchandising practices were deemed broken or outdated for a majority of national and regional retail chains. The report also found that the bulk of the retailing industry is doing workarounds...

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