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Retail Technology

Beacons and Smart Stores Will Make Shopping Malls Fun Again

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Himanshu Sareen

Through a combination of kiosks, smart mirrors and branded companion apps that utilize beacon technology, retailers can now create futuristic shopping experiences that appeal to a generation glued to its phones.

Software, Analytics and Mobile Apps Are Headed to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Himanshu Sareen

Similar to online tracking software and web applications for monitoring mouse flows on a website, such technology is progressing from the desktop screen to the shopping aisle.

112-Year-Old Nordstrom Back in the Mining Business?

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

These are good times for Nordstrom. Its stock price is high, its investments in technology are industry leading and its customers are happy. Nordstrom listens to them, and analyzes their behavior behind the scenes with slick technology.

The Future of Mobile Payments and What It Means For Retail

Joseph Farrell | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Joseph Farrell

Retailers seem so staunchly committed to transact business the same way they have for decades: a large (expensive) central cash register accepting cash, checks or credit/debit cards only. This is all about to change -- and, in fact, quietly has been right under our noses.

Sephora's VP Interactive On Mobile Technology: Threat or Opportunity?

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Sephora execs may have heard Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen predicting the death of traditional retailers earlier this year. But with its leadership in digital and mobile technology, Sephora's future is bright.

5 Retail Technology Approaches to Combat Showrooming

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A growing number of shoppers are researching their purchases in-store then buying later online, which would be fine if the sale went to that retailer. But when it goes to Amazon or a competitor, it means the store served as an unpaid showroom.

Top Retail Buzzwords for 2013: Omnichannel, Personalization, Mobile

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A record 27,000 retailers and technology vendors converged in NYC this week for the National Retail Federation's Big Show. On the heels of a modest holiday retail season -- up only 3 percent year over year -- three keywords dominated.

Radical Retail 2.0

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Small Business
Paul Kedrosky

The ways in which products and services are sliced and sold are changing, aided and abetted by online technology.