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14 Jun, 2017

Best Buy Takes a Spin at “Try Before You Buy” Tech

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Shopping in the tech industry has become less of a commitment and more of a hobby through the new start-up company called Lumoid, and their recent partnership with the powerhouse retail store Best Buy. Lumoid allow customers to rent a variety of devices that range from drones to wearable...

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12 Jun, 2017

Moving Beyond Omnichannel: The Rising Demand of Personalized Shopping Experiences Across Channels

 -Moving Beyond Omnichannel: The Rising Demand of Personalized Shopping Experiences Across Channels

In this omnichannel world that we find ourselves in, aligning our marketing efforts to answer evolving consumer demand is paramount. As consumer expectation continues to adapt, marketers in retail are strategizing on how best to manage their marketing initiatives and spend. Shoppers are increasingly demanding more personalized and seamless...

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06 Jun, 2017

The Fall of American Retail Icon Sears

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Retailers are closing their stores as they struggle to keep up with consumer demand and entice customers in-store. In a recent Washington Post article, Sarah Halzack took a look at the demise of Sears, an iconic American retailer. Sear’s once dominated the retail world. Now, stores are falling into...

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30 May, 2017

How can Retailers Take on Amazon?

 -How can Retailers Take on Amazon-

On Thursday last week, Amazon officially opened its first AmazonFresh Pickup locations in Seattle. These stores enable customers to order groceries in advance, with as little as 15 minutes notice and grab them on their way home. The service also has no minimum purchase requirements and is a complimentary service for...

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25 May, 2017

Apple takes Experiential Retail to the next level with ‘Today at Apple’

 -Apple takes Experiential Retail to the next level with 'Today at Apple'

Late last week, retail giant Apple announced their new initiative ‘Today at Apple’, offering special educational programs in-store. Apple is redefining its commitment to the educational community, by offering over 60 classes. Weekend Kids Hours sessions will focus on music making and coding robots, and Teacher Tuesday to offer...

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16 May, 2017

Have you found your “Extreme You”? How to Break Yourself to Make Yourself with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO, Flywheel Sports

 -Millennium Live Episode 2, Interview with Sarah Robb O'Hagan

In the 2nd episode of Millennium Live, we were joined by Digital Diary favorite Sarah Robb O’Hagan, famous for reinventing brands like Gatorade and Equinox, and now CEO of Flywheel Sports and leader of the movement Extreme Life. She joined us at the Digital Retail Transformation Assembly in Nashville last month to deliver...

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04 May, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is Finding its Feet in Retail

 -Artificial Intelligence is Finding its Feet in Retail

Ikea, the major furniture retailer, has been dabbling in augmented and virtual reality. Recently the company launched a survey to gauge how their consumers really feel about artificial intelligence. This indicated that Ikea is looking to AI and virtual assistant capabilities, to improve customer experience. The survey, called “Do You Speak Human?,” was created...

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25 Apr, 2017

What Retail Trends are you watching in 2017?

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Today at the Digital Retail Transformation Assembly, we’ve been talking about the retail trends to watch for in 2017. Mobile, Wearables and the Rise of Payment-Enabled Technology Phygital: Create A Holistic & Unified Brand Experience Location Data and Insights for Integrated Marketing Decisions The Role of Storytelling The Interaction...

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17 Apr, 2017

RetailWire BrainTrust throwdown: Is it inevitable that tech companies will dominate retail?

 -News round up March 24th - artificial intelligence

By Rick Moss, President, Co-founder, RetailWire From its origins with the Dutch West India Company through numerous evolutions, commerce is the engine that has driven the global prominence of the U.S. economy. Still, the e-commerce revolution that caught on in the late 1990s is so fundamentally different that the...

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12 Apr, 2017

Forget 3D! Retail Giant Adidas Announces 4D Shoe.

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Over the weekend, Adidas announced the launch of its new 4D FutureScape shoe. Using Digital Light Synthesis technology, the retail brand has taken a firm step into the future. “With Digital Light Synthesis, we venture beyond limitations of the past, unlocking a new era in design and manufacturing. One...

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