Retail IT Featured Editorial

  1. Eye Tracking And Virtual Reality Comes Together For Researchers In Retail

    A new solution applying eye tracking research to immersive virtual reality environments could have immense possibilities for retailers. Global eye tracking leader Tobii Pro has announced the development of Tobii Pro VR Integration, a new solution that unlocks new research possibilities for retailers, advertisers and marketers.

  2. Why Creating Consistent Retail Customer Experiences Requires An NoSQL Database

    For retailers operating across multiple locations, maintaining consistency between stores is an ongoing — and crucial — challenge. As retailers discover and iterate on methods to better design and optimize their in-store customer experiences, ensuring the execution of those processes is uniform across storefronts can make the difference between failure and success.

  3. Walmart Raises The Stakes Against Amazon To The Cloud

    The Wall Street Journal reported that Walmart has apparently told its technology vendors that if they want the retail giant’s business, they need to ensure that none of its applications are being run on Amazon Web Services., but to shift them to alternative services like Microsoft’s Azure. This is raising the battle between Amazon and Walmart to new levels, according to Fox Business News.

  4. Newly Mandated UPS Surcharges A Result Of The ‘Amazon Effect’

    UPS Announces New Delivery Surcharges For Black Friday and Christmas orders.

  5. New Survey Finds Retail Shrink Increased To $48.9 Billion In 2016

    While retailers are being proactive in combatting crime, much work remains to be done.

  6. New Ikea Augmented Reality App Leverages Technology To Drive E-Commerce

    40 percent of consumers say they would consider using VR to purchase household goods.

  7. Acquisitions Make Consumers More Likely To Shop With Parent Companies

    While Amazon announced its plan for a grocery takeover with the $310 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, Walmart has its sights set more on luxury retail with a $310M acquisition of Bonobos.

  8. New Report Assesses How Retailers Cross Channel Efforts Are Faring

    Even as the way people shop has changed drastically in recent years, retailers have been applying systematic, incremental changes to old processes and the systems that supported old ways of shopping that are not just adjusting fast enough. A recent study from RSR Research has found that retailers must move faster, spend begrudging amounts on tech and employees, and — at the same time — get out of the Amazon price war.

  9. Acquisition Of Whole Foods Could Place Amazon As Clear E-Grocery Market Leader

    Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal worth roughly $13.7 billion, a move that speaks volumes about the future of the rapidly growing e-grocery market. The move falls in line with Amazon’s recent forays into the grocery industry as well as their ever expanding distribution presence.

  10. Explore The Cross-Departmental Benefits Of Asset Protection

    As Five Below’s first asset protection department head, Gregg Smith sought to reduce manual processes with a data-driven approach that would positively affect the entire organization.