As a nation we spend over $5 trillion a year to feed our bodies.1 That’s the value of food sold each year in the United States through retail and food service including nearly 38,000 supermarkets, an estimated 150,000 convenience stores, and over one million restaurants. The U.S. food industry is immense, touching every person in the nation every day. We then spend trillions more each year taking care of ourselves. The U.S. healthcare industry is massive, projected to be over $5 trillion a year by 2025 and representing an estimated 20% of the country’s GDP.2 So we have two titanic industries that touch each consumer… and yet food and healthcare are largely disconnected. Imagine the person who goes to the doctor and receives a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, given a prescription for Metformin, and told to exercise and watch their diet. Returning home, the same person finds a mailer from their local supermarket with special prices on soft drink, ice cream, and potato chips. This concerning scenario and similar others play out every day for millions of Americans. The result of this institutional schizophrenia: Exploding healthcare costs and poor health conditions for millions of people. The Milliman Research Report 2017 states that annual medical costs for a family of four will be $26,944 this year. For the first time in over 20 years life expectancy in America has declined.3 The bottom line is that healthcare costs are no longer sustainable at the individual, business, or government level. Something must give.
The massive food and healthcare industries in the United States are largely disconnected, though they touch nearly every consumer every day. Imagine the person who goes to the doctor and receives a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, given a prescription for Metformin, and told to exercise and watch their diet. Returning home, the same person finds a mailer from their local supermarket with special prices on soft drink, ice cream, and potato chips. This concerning scenario and similar others play out every day for millions of Americans.
The result of this institutional schizophrenia? Exploding healthcare costs and poor health conditions for millions of people. The Milliman Research Report 2017 states that annual medical costs for a family of four will be $26,944 this year. For the first time in over 20 years life expectancy in America has declined. The bottom line is that healthcare costs are no longer sustainable at the individual, business, or government level. Something must give.
Technology is powering a new paradigm in which healthcare and food are merged together to improve the human condition: Personalized wellness. Personalized wellness bridges the chasm by leveraging nutrition science, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and consumer technology to guide each person to foods and products beneficial to their individual health condition and aligns food manufacturers, retailers, employers, and managed care organizations to a singular focus: Improving and maintaining the well being of the individual.
It is only now that the data and the technologies are available to create the personalized wellness paradigm envisioned here. Deconstructing nutrition information to countless data attributes enables powerful linkage between health conditions and the hundreds of thousands of food products available across the United States. The ability to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to personalize, at a product level, food recommendations that are beneficial to each individual is only recently available. And what makes it all work is the ability to convey personalized food guidance to the individual via the smartphone in hand while in the store aisle.
“Food is the area consumers really want to deal with the most,” states Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health economist for Think Health. “Nobody really wants to take medicine. People would rather project-manage health through food as prescription. A recent meeting with a physician group highlighted the shortcomings of efforts to date as doctors explained patients forget nearly everything within 24 hours of leaving the office.
Perhaps what is most powerful about the personalized wellness vision is that everyone across the food-healthcare supply chain benefits from improved outcomes and quality of life for the individual. Retailers gain stronger customer relationships as they come to be viewed as true partners in wellness and consumer goods brand manufacturers have a path to redemption from the processed foods abyss.
Employers and managed care organizations who shoulder a substantial portion of healthcare cost finally have an ability to link improved eating to performance based measures, providing the foundation for meaningful incentives to encourage the sought-after healthy behavior.
The vision of a new model joining together the massive healthcare and food industries is powerful. The data and the technology needed to make personalized wellness a reality are available today. Participants across the food-health supply chain - managed care organizations, employers, providers, food manufacturers and retailers - are already coalescing around the personalized wellness vision, bringing it to life and improving the human condition.
Save Time. Save Money. Eat Healthy. - Highly personalized Meal Plans and Grocery Lists for your family.
Transformational Retail partner, Mindful Meal provides Meal Planning & Recipe Management for shoppers
Mindful Meal helps grocers promote health and wellness through online meal planning and recipe management software. Grocers can now help their shoppers save time and money with highly personalized and editable online meal plans that convert to shopping lists. Mindful Meal’s turn-key solution for retailers integrates to existing ecommerce solutions, creating a meal planning and purchasing experience that aligns to shopper’s dietary and wellness goals. Featuring a curated, high quality and healthy recipe repository, grocers can quickly offer shoppers solutions for dietary-sensitive and health-conscious meal planning.
Artificial Intelligence & Genomics
LifeNome’s DNA-Personalized Wellness Technology
The computational genomics platform used by LifeNome to generate your reports provides the most rigorous science currently available for genetics-based wellness.
Variations in your genes (called SNPs) are what make you unique and different from others. They impact the way your body processes micro- and macro-nutrients, your muscles and joints structure, your skin characteristics, and many other wellness traits. LifeNome’s AI+Genomics Engine assesses the cumulative effect of multiple SNPs that may impact your wellness traits based on thousands of genetic studies, and provides you with state of the art predisposition likelihood assessment for that trait. Our algorithm analyses more genetic variations (9,000+) and reports more wellness traits (140+) than any other DNA-based wellness report.
NutraScreen is a state of the art online dietary questionnaire that asks you about the foods you eat and delivers information to enable healthcare professionals to provide personalized nutritional recommendations for improved patient health. NutraScreen was developed through National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research and uses a scientifically validated methodology. In about 20 minutes of patient time, NutraScreen captures a complete dietary history and performs a detailed analysis of current dietary behavior.
(KYN) is a leading edge health management solution designed to address the need for multi-dimensional chronic disease risk prediction in a diverse world. Using a clinically-based engine, Know Your Number generates best-in-class reports featuring easy-to-interpret, actionable, disease-specific information at both the individual and aggregate level. It may be deployed as a stand-alone solution or built into existing tools.
SYNQY uses cloud-based technology to transform manufacturers’ brand experiences across their reseller networks. We combine a network of intelligent touch points called SYNQYs (pronounced sync-ee) with a SaaS Brand Engagement Platform that makes it easy to create and manage these SYNQYs.
SYNQY’s patent-pending matchmaking technology dynamically associates high impact, manufacturer-provided content with their corresponding products – without the need for custom coding by the retailer. With a single line of code inserted through a retailer's tag management platform, SYNQY solutions automatically identifies which products get rich-media, persuasive content and adds that content next to the correct product at the point of sale. As a result, retailers can roll out the solution in minutes and shoppers will have access to the information they are seeking to make better product purchase decisions. We have proven evidence this works in both low-involvement purchases such as grocery and high involvement products such as generators, stereo equipment and even semiconductors.
SYNQY can be used on dynamically-driven ecommerce retail sites. It can also be used across dealer networks, blogger sites, factory-direct retail sites and public relations.
The SYNQY Brand Engagement Platform is the underlying technology that allows SYNQY to run many retailer/application-specific offerings.
SYNQY has launched SYNQY | PROMOTE, which is an application that delivers rich media promotional content onto loyalty/coupon pages, product listings, product detail pages and independent dealer networks.
SYNQY recently launched SYNQY | SMARTLABEL retailer solution that automatically identifies which products have associated SmartLabel content and adds that content next to the correct product at the point of sale. As a result, retailers can roll out the solution in minutes and shoppers will have access to 350 product attributes, including GMO information and allergens on thousands of products.
IAM Robotics Has Built the World’s First Mobile, Autonomous Piece Picking Robot
Mobile Picking Robot: Introducing Swift, an autonomous robot that navigates your warehouse aisles to pick products or retrieve goods.
Online grocery shopping is poised to take off. Automation is making it cost effective for grocers, and morme importantly, consumers are finally ready to adopt online grocery shopping on a larger scale. Grocery items have a high percentage of SKUs that can be easily picked by our robots. Race past your competition and delight your community of e-grocery shoppers with IAM Robotics solutions.
Wyzerr builds artificial intelligence software for data collection and analytics that look and feel like games. The basis of Wyzerr’s platform is making it as fun, fast, and easy as possible for consumers to provide actionable feedback data, and business stakeholders to understand and use that data to make decisions in real-time. Wyzerr’s ‘Smartforms’ can capture 25 questions in under 60 seconds. Our secret sauce is the machine learning algorithms infused within the platform. Wyzerr smartforms processes feedback in real-time like a human being would, rapidly digesting the information and asking new questions as a human would in a real dialogue. It allows brands to truly understand who their customers really are. What they like, don’t like, what makes them sad, mad, and happy…all in real-time. This machine learning capability makes it possible for every customer to receive a unique feedback questionnaire. There’s no such thing as one-survey-fits-all at Wyzerr. The data is analyzed in real-time to produce actionable insight around the clock. Instead of complex graphs and pie charts, our insight-based dashboard outputs data on a GPA scale, assigning grades (A, B, C, D, and F) for different key performance indicators. Similar to how progress reports in school advise students on what they should do to improve their grades, Wyzerr's AI component advises business stakeholders what they can do to improve their customer experience. Overtime, and with more feedback data, Wyzerr can also recommend new products and services to be developed, suggest improvements to existing products, identify new trends and upsell opportunities, and advise on the types of market messages to run. It’s essentially a technology to use customers’ feedback to support operational decisions. We offer data science in a box.
DoorStat sets up proprietary sensors at pedestrian doorways or points of interest where the technology automatically analyzes foot traffic & associated demographic info for attendees through video-based, proprietary software. The software, working in real-time, will collect, analyze, and report on customer demographic information, including the gender, age, ethnicity, and mood of each customer. Because customers are passively analyzed, DoorStat collects information on more customers than would be possible through surveys, other forms of technology, or high-overhead initiatives. DoorStat data helps retailers improve customer experience, optimize staffing/operations, validate marketing efforts, identify customer/product correlations, & predict future behavior.
Example Insight: between 1-4pm on June 1, location xyz had 523 customers, of which 311 were female; of those females, 36.72% were between 35-44 years old; within that age demographic, 29% were Hispanic.
We design, build, deploy and operate the world’s most productive indoor farming solutions. We believe the key to a more sustainable future requires eliminating supply-chain risks and undoing the commoditization of the food industry. That’s why our Local Roots Family is building a distributed network of cutting-edge farms throughout the world to grow the freshest, healthiest food possible.
We bring the Farm to you. We deliver turnkey TerraFarms, to your location, operated by our experienced farming team.
Instapio allows chain retailers to gain control of their business and automate customer experience standards. By using Instapio, retailers create seamless and intuitive locations that are responsive to the presence and habits of their customers. The solution will operate as a decision making engine for each store and across the chain to measure millions of data points in real time, make decisions based on business priorities and optimize operations. Imagine a super store manager that oversees the everyday operations of all stores.
The Automated Shopping Cart, “Smart Cart”, is an innovative consumer purchasing product that is designed to help shoppers fast-track their shopping experience! From the moment a shopper removes an item from the store’s shelf, the Automated Shopping Cart receives all of the information to where the final bill is calculated and ready for final checkout. This dramatically reduces shopping and checkout time.
ACTIVATION: The “Smart Cart” can only be activated only by a credit or debit card. Shoppers are allowed to use their personal credit/debit card or a store issued card to activate the cart.
SHOPPING LIST: The “Shopping List” customer service feature allows shoppers to create a shopping list before or during the process of shopping on the automated cart.
BUDGET ALERT: With the “Budget Alert” feature, shoppers have the ability to allow the “Smart Cart” to manage their shopping budget.
MERCHANDISE LOCATION: Shoppers have the ability to search and locate a particular item.
SCANNER: The detachable scanner is available for use anytime a shopper wants to check a price or the facts of a particular item.
GPS LOCATOR: The GPS programmed system within the device. This allows the stores to always have the location of the automated cart upon removal.
RFID READER: New generational method to wirelessly track the movement of each and every item in inventory.
ULTRA SENSITIVE SCALE: With the ultra sensitive scale, the automated cart can accurately detect the merchandise weight for heightened anti- theft efficiency
NUTRITION FACTS AND INFORMATION: For those who wish to gain knowledge of any product.
PARTNERSHIP SHARING: Ever been to a store for an item only to find out they have run out of stock? Using the automated cart, shoppers will be able to access a catalog of stores (same store or partner stores) in which have the item.
PERSONAL STORAGE SHELF: Storage for personal items such as cell phones, purses, personal bags, and etc… Basically, whatever the shopper has brought into the store.
CHECK-OUT: Self-check-out with mobility. Shoppers can purchase items as they shop.
CIRA (Cognicor Intelligent Response Automation) is a cognitive platform (patent pending) based on state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology. It combines the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Learning Algorithms to maintain the successful balance between control and flexibility.
Spatial Experiences - Communal frictionless experiences for physical commerce. Deviceless Mixed Reality for the masses.
SPACEE VISUAL RETAIL SOLUTIONS:
Interactive surfaces become even more exciting when products and media are merged to create immersive interactive experiences. This technology may be implemented on more complex 3D surfaces, such as furniture, beds or cars, or on items the size of a cereal box. The end result is a user experience designed to digitally enhance the product, using the product as the screen without altering the physical product attributes.
Simulated device interface replaces the actual device with a 3D printed or injection-molded plastic replica having the same shape and size. Using our interactive projection and virtual touch technology, an image of the original object is projected onto the plastic device, creating a realistic and interactive experience that looks and behaves like the real product, but is enhanced by a scripted experience that can do more than a real product. In this example, the technology is used on products like a thermostat, smoke alarm, computer display or cell phone screen. These techniques create infinite options for a business to implement a true “endless aisle” experience.
Is it possible to utilize a limited space and show all production variations available without requiring the customer to use his or her mobile device? Yes you can! Spacee leads this category by providing technology to give the customer control of an experience and see all possible product variations. This can be done in 2D or 3D space. Spacee can use real world existing items as the information conduit or a 2D interactive surface that mimics a giant touchscreen that is virtually unbreakable.
Turn any wall into a larger than life touch-Wall. Spacee creates larger than life touchscreens that are computer vision based. Setup is quick and any wall instantly becomes a giant interactive display. A computer vision based interactive surface is inexpensive compared to a compacitive touch screen. The best part? A FrictionFree TouchWall cannot break like a tablet or touch enabled TV.
Spacee’s “FrictionFree TouchGlass” technology turns any size glass surface into an interactive touch screen creating a world of possibilities to engage your customers … all through the power of light. The Spacee interactive display experiences grab and hold attention longer, giving anyone the opportunity to touch brands in fun and delightful ways. Brands in return get a larger window to tell their stories and make memories in the minds of customers.
RetailAR: A next generation of interactive retail display – RetailAR is a standalone Augmented Reality display system that adds 3D content to a real world view. It is designed to install simply into any space, providing app free AR content for all users. RetailAR transforms physical spaces into living digital spaces increasing engagement, sales and customer interaction.
HeroMirror: INDE’s next-generation Augmented Reality photo booth allows users to meet and interact with some of the greatest animated characters around through a totally unique immersive experience. HeroMirror is a simple yet highly effective tool to attract and engage users in entertainment, event and other public spaces. Operating on a kiosk size footprint, HeroMirror offers the ultimate entertainment solution in any location with limited space size.
BroadcastAR: INDE's award-winning BroadcastAR system installs a customisable, interactive 3D Augmented Reality experience on any screen large or small. It creates a unique edutainment and media platform capable of attracting, engaging and educating individuals and groups, through a mixture of the real world and digital content. Users can learn, explore and touch the untouchable while immersed in cinema quality 3D environments and interact with photo-realistic characters in real time. Off-the-shelf content packages include a huge range of environments featuring everything from dinosaurs to killer whales. Custom 3D can be commissioned via INDE’s content creation team.
LiveAvatar: LiveAvatar, our plug-and-play 3D character control system connects to BroadcastAR to deliver a unique Augmented Reality experience within a large-screen setup. LiveAvatar offers 100% live interaction between the audience and any 3D character which is controlled by an actor in real time. LiveAvatar creates unparalleled levels of entertainment in a fully gamified AR environment perfect for education and entertainment. 3D Characters can either be ready-made, such as SEAN the alien, or subject to custom content development with a wide range of options.
MobileAR: INDE’s MobileAR application platform operates on iOS and Android smartphones, tablets and wearable devices to create incredible Augmented Reality experiences straight out of the box. MobileAR is a creative and highly effective education and entertainment tool that adds an extra layer of information
- content such as 3D characters, image, video, text, sound and more - to everyday objects and environments.
Social Media Marketing Made Simple: Aicial is 'social intelligence' - a system that uses machine learning to monitor your social media accounts, optimizing the way you engage with your followers. Aicial is like having your own personal social media team growing your followership, and protecting your brand, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week!
Monitoring In A Way You've Never Seen Before: Aicial brings the power of a sizable, never weary, social team to your social networking. For publishers, we can monitor general activity through to specific accounts - alerting you to net content, trends, or sentiment. Brands can be alerted to the use of their logo or other imagery in real time - a great way to really engage with your users. Consumers get the best of the best content in real time rather than missing something because a suggestion took days to pop up.
The ShopVisible platform is designed to be the most comprehensive and innovative available. A single, unified instance of the platform means that ShopVisible clients are on the most up-to-date version. Learn more about how we can grow your business by trying our ROI Calculator.
By 2018, the majority of digital purchases will be made on mobile devices. The future of retail involves meeting mobile customers as they travel from work to home to play.
Your stores are already in the right locations. Capture their full potential by providing a flawless pickup experience through real-time inventory and one-hour fulfillment.
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Curbside's location-based technology enables associates to meet shoppers as they arrive for pickup and prioritize order fulfillment.
Receive Orders: Your customers' orders are received instantly on the Curbside Merchant Console, which runs on smart devices in your stores.
Prepare Orders: Employees select orders for picking from an in-bound queue, which shows customer ETA for prioritization. The employees pick list is generated from the orders they've accepted. Customers are automatically sent a notification when their order is completed and ready to be picked up.
Delight Shoppers upon Arrival: Curbside uses the customer's smartphone in the background to provide seamless, real-time arrival detection. Store associates meet happy customers at the curb with their order.
Turn Site Search into a Personal Shopper.
Transform site search from a generic tool boosting popular products into individually relevant experiences that connect each shopper to the right products, and improves revenue per search.
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Sana delivers fully integrated e-Commerce solutions for Microsoft Dynamics NAV & AX and SAP that help manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers grow online, including mobile support for sales agents. We now have more than 500 web stores live on Sana, including some of the most-recognized companies in the world and both global B2B brands as well as consumer brands. Sana is a Gold Microsoft Partner, Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV & AX (CfMD) and an SAP Partner.
The Smart Cube delivers specialized analytics services to global corporations and professional services firms alike, with the goal of leveraging data to drive strategic insights and tangible performance improvement.
Our strength lies in our ability to integrate sophisticated statistical analysis of proprietary client data with rigorous, in-depth primary and secondary research to derive fundamental insights into our clients' most pressing issues. We don't simply deliver information, we deliver actionable, data-driven intelligence.
Our specialist analyst team integrates industry, functional, and technical capabilities with local-market knowledge to generate critical insights that enhance our clients’ strategic performance. Underlying this approach is a quality ethic that is reflected in every aspect of the client experience – from engagement design to execution and delivery.
Last week, SYNQY was named as a finalist in CART’s Virtual Pitch Event. We’re among an impressive few chosen from hundreds of applications. So, who are we and what does SYNQY do for retailers?
SYNQY provides a managed service for retailers to bring online shoppers rich content from manufacturers. We do that at the point of sale, which is the critical piece. To do this, we match manufacturer-branded content to the products on the retailer’s site and then pay the retailer a revenue share. If we think about what shoppers want, they’re looking for basic product information, but also rich product content. That can take the form of videos, product comparisons, as well as promotional content like new products, innovations, and in grocery, recipes and the upcoming SmartLabel content. Delivering all of this at the exact time that consumers are making buying decisions is key.
It’s also very important to provide that content to the consumers on the retailer’s website because more and more consumers are going to leave and find it somewhere else – and maybe never come back. But there are numerous challenges in providing content on the retailer site, one of which is that the content typically resides with the brand and not with the retailer. In addition, the content is always changing. As a result, it’s almost impossible to keep it up-to-date.
So, what if you could crowdsource from manufacturers the content customers are looking for? And what if it wouldn’t cost you anything? And what if it would enhance the buying experience and increase product consideration and sales? And you got paid for it?
Well, SYNQY can deliver on those promises. SYNQY delivers enhanced content to delight and inform the shopper. SYNQY has a proven track record in the retail space. Tony Mercado, Marketing Development Manager, Car Electronics Sector at Kenwood said, “ The appeal of SYNQY is it allows us to give shoppers on our retailers’ websites a branded, rich media content experience that we can easily update to stay fresh and reflect our latest products and promotions. It also keeps the shoppers on our retailer’s website, encouraging them to execute their buying decision with that retailer.” The key is that retailers deliver rich brand content at the point of sale and shoppers never leave the site.
The way this works is that the manufacturers upload their content into the SYNQY system and the retailer simply installs one line of code on their website. It takes about 10 minutes and it’s up and running. Last year, we ran a test of about 14 tier-1 CPG products and for those users who clicked on the SYNQY, we experienced a 65% increase in consideration and a 40% increase in purchases. Those are significant increases and SYNQY is definitely having a positive impact on sales.
We are working with clients in the grocery space, such as Albertsons, Safeway, Nestle, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Unilever, WhiteWave, VONS, Randalls, PepsiCo, and Pavilions – some of the leading CPG manufacturers and retailers. With our business model, we collect fees from the brands to post their content onto a retailer’s site and then we pay the retailer a revenue share from that fee. Seems like a no-brainer for retailers.
SYQNY brings the retailer an enhanced shopping experience for consumers. We increase product consideration and sales and bring a new high-margin site-monetization capability. And we do all of this at low risk, with minimal effort, and at no cost to retailers.
Track, compare and analyze competitive insights. Obtain recommendations for optimizing your pricing, based on real-time competitive information. The accurate and detailed information, available from our highly configurable solution, helps you develop the best possible competitive pricing strategy, gives you the means to translate the strategy into action, and allows you to monitor execution and results.
Your retail landscape changes every day, which means you need to make the right decisions every day. Structured using industry standard categories, EDITED lets you see every aspect of your assortment side-by-side with any other in the world. The decisions are still yours, we just supply the insight to help you make them.
-Strengthen your assortment and pricing
-React now to what's coming next
-Track the runways out into the streets
-Time your promotions and comms right
-Back the right trends at the right time
-Monitor key influences on social media
Point Of Purchase Displays include Tiltbacks, Chairbacks, Endcaps & A-Frames. These are some of the most widely used corrugated merchandising systems in today’s marketplace. In their simplest form they’re an effective and inexpensive tool with which to get your product off the shelf. They display merchandise front and center in retail environments to grab the consumers’ attention and increase sell-through percentages up to 68% vs. shelf placement.
LISNR Smart Tones inaudibly transmit data from any speaker to any microphone using a secure data-over-audio communication protocol. Leveraging the speaker system you already have installed, LISNR Smart Tones can deliver content, information, and incentives to your shopper based on their current location and previous activity in your store. With over 80% of shoppers using their smartphone to assist them during their in-store experience, LISNR Smart Tones provide a seamless and efficient connection between the physical and digital environment.