Vendor Insights

  1. Top 3 Highest ROI Initiatives In Store Associate Mobility
    8/5/2016

    Disruption–transformation–reinvention. Buzzwords floating around as retailers, experts, and thought leaders speculate on the evolution of the physical retail store and how technology will play a role in this change. At the store-level, we’re seeing retailers experiment with beacons, kiosks, and digital displays to augment consumer’s access to product inventory and assistance.

  2. Consumer Expectations Soar: What Does It Mean For Retailers?
    7/27/2016

    Prepare yourself for the new retail.  In 2016 IBM surveyed 1,500 U.S. consumers aged 13 to 60+ to (1) find out what today’s consumers consider most important when choosing where to shop and (2) compare those results to a similar study done in 2011.

  3. A Look Inside Ascena Retail Group And How They Are Modernizing And Mobilizing Retail IT With VMware
    7/19/2016

    In this webcast you will be introduced to the digital world of Ascena Retail Group, which operates Justice, Maurices, Catherines, Dressbarn, Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, and how they are using innovative technologies to modernize and mobilize retail IT to transform back of store operations, increase employee productivity, and enhance customer engagements.

  4. The Retailer’s Guide To New Advancements In Cash Management
    7/6/2016

    Innovative Retail Technologies sat down with Jim Poteet, executive VP, sales and marketing at FireKing Security Group about the evolution of cash management and how it directly impacts the retailer’s bottom line. Poteet provides specific and actionable insight that retailers concerned with cash management won’t want to miss.

  5. Robotic Goods-To-Person Picking Technology For Simplified Omni-Channel Order Fulfillment
    6/29/2016

    Perfect Pick’s goods-to-person model allows businesses to do more with less by dramatically increasing productivity and efficiency, but with much fewer workers.

  6. Easter Holiday Promotional Analysis, 2014-2016
    6/20/2016

    Determining exactly when to have a sale, how long it should last, and how much to discount are recurring challenges for every retailer. One way to gain the upper hand is to have easy access to data-backed insights on your competitors’ promotional tactics at your fingertips. Such insights can reveal how your promotional calendar compares to others’, how discounting affects traffic, and how your promotions benchmark against competitors’.

  7. The Retail Doc Weighs In: A Prescription For In-Store Success
    6/20/2016

    We’re excited for Bob Phibbs — the acclaimed speaker, writer, and CEO of the Retail Doctor, a New York-based retail consultancy — to be in Chicago later this week, where he will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Retail Summit.

  8. Infographic: A Portrait Of The Millennial Shopper
    6/20/2016

    Representing the largest and most diverse generation in U.S. history, Millennials possess $200B, collectively, in annual spending power. Yet, attracting and retaining the attention of the Millennial shopper remains a challenge for many retailers.

  9. Using Deep Learning To Predict Foot Traffic In Retail
    6/20/2016

    DeepMind – an artificial intelligence (AI) company that Google acquired in 2014 – recently garnered headlines with its groundbreaking AI achievement. DeepMind succeeded in creating a machine learning program, called AlphaGo, that recently crushed one of the one of the world’s top players, Lee Sedol, at an ancient strategic board game called “Go.”

  10. 5 Steps To A Connected Consumer Experience
    6/13/2016

    Your most loyal and engaged customers spend more—a lot more. As consumers blend digital and physical on their shopping journey, retailers are finding that OMS and POS—the critical links to a connected brand experience—are just better together.