NRF Forecasts 25,000 Attendees for Virtual Big Show Kicking Off Jan. 12

Despite the biggest change to the Big Show — that it will, by necessity, be virtual rather than a physical event at New York’s Javits Convention Center — returning attendees will find much that’s familiar at NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter One. The 25,000 expected attendees will be able to visit more than […]

#RSP20 Webinars Offer Guide for Growth in the New Retail Reality

Retailers seeking guidance as they look ahead to an uncertain Q4 will find plenty of solid, practical advice in the 2020 Retail Strategy and Planning series of webinars, now available on-demand. Session topics ranged from ramping up touch-free in-store technologies to strengthening supply chains and getting the most out of marketplaces. Speakers included industry experts […]

Samsung Taps Mobile And Digital Signage For In-Store Personalization

Samsung has launched a number of new services designed to help retailers offer shoppers more personalized experiences in-store. The tools harness mobile devices, digital displays and kiosks to reduce friction and bolster security across the brick-and-mortar shopper experience:

CES 2019: Chinese Retailers JD.com, Suning Give New Meaning To ‘Smart’ Retail

With more than 180,000 attendees, 4,500 exhibitors and 3,000 product launches, CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) brings out the best technology retailers can look forward to experimenting with in the coming year. But this year, two China-based retailers stood out for their innovations displayed throughout the event. JD.com showcased one of its […]

Exclusive CEO Q&A: Get Ready For VR Saturation In Retail By 2028

With the ability to “take the best of the store experience and customize it for the individual…VR will be how people shop in 10 to 12 years,” said Lyron Bentovim, President and CEO of New York City-based The Glimpse Group. In this exclusive Q&A, Bentovim shares his insights and expertise, based on his work with […]

Exclusive Q&A: Brian Solis Reveals Five Keys To Real Retail Innovation

As a digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist, Brian Solis strives to get to the heart of not just how the art of doing business has changed, but more importantly, why. In his latest report, titled: Leading Trends In Retail Innovation: Insights from Some of the Most Progressive Retailers Changing The Game, Solis, a Principal Analyst […]

NYX And Samsung Launch VR Makeup Tutorial

L’Oreal’s NYX and Samsung have partnered to launch a virtual reality (VR) makeup tutorial in select stores, the “Impossibly NYX Professional Makeup” Gear VR experience. In-store shoppers can use Samsung Gear VR technology to access makeup tutorials led by beauty vloggers Kristen Leanne, Mykie (also known as “Glam & Gore”) and Karen Sarahii Gonzales.Consumers wear […]

Supply Chain Integration Tightens Inventory, Boosts Accuracy For Nebraska Furniture Mart

Five years ago, executives at Nebraska Furniture Mart realized that the retailer’s supply chain needed to be a major strategy driver within the organization. It was actually a logical conclusion: the omnichannel brand carries more than 650,000 SKUs, encompassing furniture, flooring, electronics and appliances, and nearly 25% of its product portfolio is brand new each year. […]

The Mobile Payments Landscape: Who’s Here and What’s to Come?

Mobile’s importance isn’t news anymore: 56% of online consumer traffic comes from mobile devices, but many retail marketers are still surprised by the pace of changing customer expectations and the cost and complexity of customer engagement. The advent of mobile has fractured consumer behavior into hundreds of fleeting mobile moments, while consumers’ expectations of simplicity and convenience have […]

Samsung Introduces POS Tablet Designed For SMB Retail

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Samsung Electronics America and payment processing provider Total Merchant Services have released the Groovv POS Flex platform designed for SMBs. Groovv POS Flex features a Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6” Tablet and an EMV-compliant, NFC-enabled payment processing device that is pre-programmed with software for inventory management, reporting and integrated marketing.

NRF 2017 Preview: A Big-Picture View Of The Big Show

New York City’s Javits Center will bulge with 33,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors from Jan. 15-17, all in town for the NRF Big Show 2017. The visitors, representing more than 3,300 retail companies, will be there to visit two Expo Hall levels totaling more than 235,000 square feet, as well as the educational […]