WALKING THROUGH THE ‘STORE OF THE FUTURE’ | Winsight Grocery Business
Gary’s Take: The ‘Store of the Future’ article showcases just how fast retail is evolving, driven by the exponential growth of computer processing power which, in turn, drives growing use of AI. Few people, retail execs included, truly appreciate how fast technology is moving and the implications of that for the future. Mixed reality capabilities are coming on fast that will truly meld the physical and digital worlds of shopping and enable retailers to deliver exciting new services, information, and experiences. The big 'but’ here is that retailers need to figure out how to move faster to keep pace with innovation!
BIG BROTHER AT THE MALL | Wall Street Journal
Gary’s Take: The opportunity to collect shopper data within the physical store is exploding as facial recognition, mobile tracking, and other capabilities flood into the market. Government is taking notice with Congress considering getting involved because of data confidentiality and privacy issues. This topic came up last week when I guest lectured at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Our discussion focused on the fact that technology is moving far too fast for 'reactive’ government regulation to be effective and the fact that many politicians and people in government are not up to speed on technology - as was all too evident in the Facebook and other tech hearings Congress held this past year. The retail industry needs to be cognizant of these issues and work to build protections around data and create a compelling value proposition for shoppers to participate and share their data.
WHY GROCERS WEBSITES ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT | Store Brands
Gary’s Take: Great call-out from RFG’s study that retailers need to focus on customer digital engagement. Retailers largely don’t understand how fast things are moving and the need for the personalization and relevancy made possible through digital engagement.
WILL WALMART’S KIDSBOX HELP KIDS LOOK GOOD AND DO GOOD AT THE SAME TIME | RetailWire
Sterling’s Take: It’s a great chance for all parties to learn — Walmart learns about a kids subscription model and KIDBOX opens their offering to a new audience. If all goes well, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Walmart take the next step and invest or buy them. It’d only be natural to look at extensions into other demographics from there.
WILL LIVESTREAM SHOPPING TAKE OFF IN THE U.S.? | RetailWire
Sterling’s Take: I’m already seeing pockets of livestream sales from influencers in the US. And it’s definitely growing. Only the biggest and/or most focused retailers will have opportunity to build their own platforms. Others will have to take advantage of the existing platforms and associated costs. It’s just like any of these other new channels and new technologies — even if it’s a bit early, it pays to test, trial and learn. Keeping one foot in current operations and the other in what’s newly possible keeps any organization viable over the long term.
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The Butcher Block Demo Table adds an upscale element to your store with the thick butcher block wood top. The neutral design will match any decor. This demo table includes a garbage can that is mountable on either side. There are cabinet style doors on the backside for storage. You also have an option to include signage or graphics on the front to increase attention and awareness.
Specialty Printing is one of the few pressure sensitive label manufacturers that supplies labels, and other packaging products to Grocery stores on a national basis. Virtually every major grocery chain purchases labels from Specialty.Specialty Printing can provide an ideal solution for your specific needs and requirements. From Custom Designed Labels that help sell your product, Stock Weigh Scale Labels, Coupon Labels, Pharmaceutical & Prescription Fulfillment Labels, and Gourmet Recipe Labels.
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New customer behaviors are creating complex merchandising challenges for retailers. Consumers browse and buy online, but may choose to modify that order in their local store, collect in a different store, and then expect to be able to return goods at yet another store.
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Since 1987, as the Point-of-Purchase Industry’s innovator in engineering and manufacturing, DUCO Technologies supplies the most comprehensive selection of attention-getting electronic advertising products used throughout the industry. DUCO continues to design, develop and create the largest array of eye-catching products specifically for P-O-P advertising. Each of our products, including: our unsurpassed line-up of LCD Media Players, Custom LED Light Harnesses and Light Strips, and our unrivaled variety of Custom Digital Audio Technologies are all sure-fire solutions that captivate, engage and immerse the retail consumer into memorable and educated buying experiences.
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The Front-End: Innovative Fixture Solutions is the largest manufacturer of custom wire fixtures for front-end merchandisers in the United States with a 60%+ market share. Fixtures are made at our 300,000+ square foot manufacturing facility located in Rockford, Illinois.
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