InComm launches in-store digital sales program

A new in-store sales program launched today by InComm uses point-of-purchase marketing to encourage shoppers to make a digital purchase while in a brick-and-mortar retail store. The program allows retailers to expand their prepaid offerings into product categories like downloadable...

Staples goes omnichannel with new prototype stores

The office supply chain Staples today announced the launch of its omnichannel prototype stores that feature endless-aisle kiosks and consultation areas for small business customers — or what the company calls "the future of retail." Staples said the stores will...

Australian digital signage co intros Virtual Wardrobe to fight showrooming

Brisbane, Australia-based digital signage integrator Prendi has created a new product that it says brings the online experience that customers love so much back into the retail store and can help minimize the impact of showrooming: the Virtual Wardrobe. The...

ComQi releases Engage 8.4 digital signage CMS

Multichannel message management platform provider ComQi has announced its the release of the latest version of its digital signage and media content management system, EnGage. Release 8.4 delivers to the end-user powerful real-time data integration, a broader assortment of content...

Pricer intros new line of smart ESLs

Pricer, a provider of electronic shelf labels (ESL) for retailers, has launched SmartTAG, its new generation of ESL products. Pricer's SmartTAGs enable retailers to add more information to labels including one-off promotional messages, stock information and promotional discounts to boost...

Scala CEO talks in-store digital design with retailers at Digital Screenmedia Symposium

Digital displays are common in today's retail space, but it takes planning to execute a design strategy. Tom Nix, CEO of the location-based media company Scala, will try to help shed some light on the topic during this week's Digital...

Dunkin' Donuts 'Fresh Brew' model designed to enhance in-store experience

During Dunkin' Brands' Investor Day, today in Boston, John Costello, president of global marketing and innovation, discussed some of the ways Dunkin' Donuts U.S. is enhancing the in-store experience for customers.

Reality Interactive will power digital media in new Time Warner demo stores

Reality Interactive, a full-service digital merchandising agency, will serve as the digital media partner for Time Warner Cable, which has recently launched several "experience stores" across the United States to provide in-store demonstrations of the company's interactive digital media offerings....

Checkpoint intros hardware for RFID transition

Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced the launch of EVOLVE Exclusive E10, a range of RF- and RFID-based antennas designed to match a retailer's aesthetics. The EVOLVE...

Origin Displays grows in tandem with Long Island drive-thru supermarket chain

The last two years have been busy for The Barn, a chain of drive-thru supermarkets on Long Island, N.Y. And as the family-owned chain has grown through acquisitions, Origin Display Group has grown right alongside it, according to a release...

Samsung Experience Shop opens in NYC Best Buy

Samsung Electronics celebrated the launch of the Samsung Experience Shop with the grand opening of their newest location in New York's Union Square Best Buy store — complete with a performance by Bruno Mars. The Samsung Experience Shop was unveiled...

Cambashi publishes paper on design approaches for Retail

Cambashi, a global industry analyst and market consulting firm, has released a paper describing ways that retailers are gaining a competitive advantage with the use of technical applications such as computer-aided design, product lifecycle management, and simulation and workflow management....

MoMA Design Store to fill windows with littleBits

MoMA Design Store to fill windows with littleBits

LittleBits, the open hardware start-up, has been invited to take over the windows of MoMA Design Stores in New York City from today through May 12. LittleBits is a library of electronics that snap together with magnets to inspire invention...

DSA to hold digital signage/self-service/mobile symposium in Dallas

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced that it will produce a Digital Screenmedia Symposium May 9 and 10 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Topics to be addressed include: Staying ahead of the consumer Omnichannel...

John Lewis: 'Big data is a big hype'

Speaking at the Retail Business Technology Expo in London, John Lewis's head of IT architecture, Julian Burnett, said that the company is coming to terms with the masses of data being generated across its operations. Here is an excerpt from a write up of his discussion from pcadvisor.co.uk: "Retailers are awash with [data]," he said.

ComQi digital signage-mobile solution takes honors from Canadian marketing group

Digital in-venue media management company ComQi today announced that its Passport platform recently won an award for In-Store Engagement at the 2013 Shopper Innovation Awards. The Passport application allows users to control content on a digital signage screen via their...

Harris DOOH auto dealership rollout builds steam

The Automotive Broadcasting Network is several months into its large-scale, digital signage network rollout at auto dealerships across the U.S., according to an announcement. Harris DOOH solutions serve as the core network architecture, with the company's InfoCaster suite of hardware...

Google will open physical retail stores by year's end

According to an "extremely reliable source," 9to5google.com confirmed suspicions that Google plans to open physical retail stores by the end of the year, just in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season. The main purpose of the stores will be...

Sporting goods store unveils 'retail lab' with in-store tech

The Canadian sporting goods retailer Sport Chek today unveiled a tech-heavy retail lab at its flagship store in Toronto. Utilizing interactive kiosks, digital signage and augmented reality, the official store of the Canadian Olympic Team goes all out for what...

Voto app brings democracy to shopping

Retailers looking for a tool to boost customer engagement have a new mobile application to add to their array of choices. The iPad kiosk company ArmorActive recently released Voto, a feedback platform where shoppers post a series of photos showing...

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